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LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Charles E. Benson, 77, former Cotton Center resident, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Ford Chapel of First Baptist Church in Lubbock with the Rev. John Ballard officiating.
Burial will be in the Hale Center Cemetery by Freeman-Abell Funeral Home of Hale Center.
Mr. Benson died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, in Lubbock Healthcare Center.
He was born June 25, 1923, in Hale County. He lived in the Cotton Center area and joined the U.S. Marine Corps, serving from 1943 to 1946. He moved to Lubbock in 1955 and practiced law from 1957 to 1998.
He was active in Lubbock Little Theater, a member of First Baptist Church and the Timothy Class and of the Southwest Group.
On Sept. 2, 1944, he married Barbara S. Gowing in Cotton Center.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, John Albert Benson of Trophy Club, Mike E. Benson of San Antonio and Dusty Benson of Irving; a daughter, Darla Granberry, M.D., of Lubbock; and nine grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the Lubbock First Baptist Church parlor on Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time.
Memorials are suggested to a favorite charity.
Myrna Sue Billups
BORGER - Graveside services for Myrna Sue Billups, 59, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Silverton Cemetery with Bud Couch of Silverton officiating.
Burial arrangements are by Brown Funeral Directors.
Ms. Billups died Tuesday, July 4, 2000.
She was born in Tulia and graduated from Kress High School. She attended Lippert´s Business College in Plainview and moved to Borger in 1984. She was a legal secretary for Tom Edmonds Law Firm.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Mount Pleasant, a poet, songwriter and artist.
Survivors include two sons, Kurt Widmark Billups of Amarillo and Kipling Lee Billups of the Navy; her mother, Mary Sue Bingham of Amarillo; a brother, Doug Bingham of Amarillo; and a granddaughter.
The family suggests memorials to the Scottish Rite Hospital, P.O. Box 19567, Dallas, TX 75219.
Rose Ada Duckett
Funeral services for Rose Ada Duckett, 81, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home.
Mrs. Duckett died at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 6, 2000, in Covenant Hospital.
She was born May 16, 1919, in Clarendon where she grew up and graduated from high school. She moved to Hale County in 1947. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Rose Ann and Curtis Bailey of Amarillo and Donna and Lyndell Moore of Canyon; one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Cleta Duckett of Plainview; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Ima Dora Haile
Memorial services for Ima Dora Haile, 84, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with Robert Black, minister of music at First Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will be at 7 p.m. today in Anton Cemetery.
Mrs. Haile died at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at her residence.
She was born April 14, 1916, in Aspermont. She graduated from Anton High School in 1934 and from Texas Tech University in 1938, receiving her Masters Degree in 1954. She moved to Plainview in 1962 and worked with the Texas Education Agency where she supervised Homemaking and Future Homemakers of America programs in the Panhandle-South Plains area for 22 years. She retired in 1984.
She was a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Daughters of the American Revolution, Confederacy Colonial Dames, First Family of Texas, First Family of Tennessee and was active in the Plainview Toastmasters, receiving the Toastmaster of the Year in 1985. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Jacqueline Haile of Amarillo.
Georgia S. Perez
LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Georgia S. Perez 81, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Power of Praise Ministries with the Rev. Manuel Rendon, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Lockney Cemetery by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.
Mrs. Perez died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
She was born Jan. 14, 1919, in D´Hanis, the daughter of the late Eucievo and Maria Mireles Soliz. She moved to Lockney from Florida in 1952 and was a homemaker and a member of the Power of Praise Ministries.
On Oct. 10, 1938, she married Joe Perez in Keney.
Survivors include her husband; three sons, Ruben Perez of Ellinton, Fla., Ray Perez of Dade City, Fla., and Daniel Perez of Hot Springs, Ark.; five daughters, Fransis Sosa of Ellinton, Josie Talamantez of LaBelle, Fla., Anita Guerrero of Whitesboro, Elva Rendon of Lockney and Sylvia Perez of Kentucky; a brother, Lucio Soliz of Snyder; two sisters, Juanita Casarez and Georgia Casarez of Kenedy; 47 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Nora Ray, 87, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.
Mrs. Ray died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2000, in Baptist St. Anthony Hospital in Amarillo.
KRESS - Funeral services for Eual Burton, 80, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Church of Christ with Jack McCall, minister, officiating.
Burial will be in Kress Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.
Mr. Burton died at 12:10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, in Amarillo.
He was born July 25, 1920, in Jones County. He attended schools in Anson where he graduated from high school. He served with the U.S. Air Corps during World War II from 1942-1946. After his discharge, he farmed in the Anton area and moved to Kress in 1951 and farmed. He owned and operated Burton´s Grocery Store from 1961-1967 and in 1967 became chief tax appraiser and tax collector for the Kress ISD, retiring in 1983.
He was a member of Kress Church of Christ.
On Jan. 21, 1942, he married Eunice Lanore Dutton in Anson.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters and a son-in-law, Vickie Diane and Kendall Gene Freeman of Carrollton and Debra Mickey of Plainview; one son, Dennis Eual Burton of Temple, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Laurice "Fuzz" George
VIGO PARK - Funeral services for Laurice “Fuzz” George, 77, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church in Tulia with the Rev. Gary Dunn of Vigo Park Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia by Wallace Funeral Home.
Mr. George died at 8:42 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Amarillo.
He was born Aug. 10, 1923, in Donley County and grew up in Swisher County. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and after his discharge, returned to Swisher County where he farmed and ranched in the Vigo Park area.
He was a member of Vigo Park Baptist Church and was a Mason.
On Feb. 1, 1948, he married Frankie Richardson in Tulia.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Steve George of Florence, Mont., and Paul George of Amarillo; seven brothers, Bill and Charlie George, both of Tulia, Kenneth George of Lubbock, Ben George of Hurst, Robert George of Morton, Jack George of Hart, and Tom George of Kress; two sisters, Gladys Fambro of Tulia and Carrol Barrett of Fort Worth; and three grandchildren.
FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Helen Maurine Ferguson Gregg, 91, will be at 2 p.m. today in Trinity Church with the Rev. Henry Russell and the Rev. Charlie Stice officiating.
Burial will be in Floydada Cemetery by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.
Mrs. Gregg died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, in Floydada.
She was born Jan. 27, 1909, in Iowa Park. She attended schools in Mineral Wells and moved to Floydada from Petersburg in 1938. She was employed by Ferguson´s Laundry in the 1940s and 1950s and was a homemaker. She was a member of Grassland Nazarene Church.
Survivors include three sons, Dub Ferguson of Floydada, Billy Joe Ferguson of Beebe, Ark., and Bobby Ray Ferguson of Cisco; two daughters, Dorothy Helen Waggoner of Levelland and Joyce Adell Taylor of Wilson; 22 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 27 great-great-grandchildren.
A son, Herburt Paul Ferguson, died July 5, 1931.
MIDLAND - Graveside services for Ruth Hillman Sloan, 83, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Tommy Potter officiating.
Burial arrangements are by Ellis Funeral Home.
Mrs. Sloan died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, in a Midland hospital.
She was born Oct. 27, 1917, in Clarendon, the daughter of the late William Robert and Annie Arminda Hillman. She grew up in the Levelland and Plainview areas and graduated from Levelland High School. She attended American Business School in Midland. She moved to Midland in 1949 and worked for Retail Merchants and later joined Grammer-Murphy. She was a deputy clerk for the Midland County Clerk.
In 1939, she married Robert Southwood Sloan in Clovis, N.M. He died in 1986.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Kent and Ruth Sloan of Midland; a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Owen Parrish of Midland; a brother and sister-in-law, Royce and Inez Hillman of Plainview; two sisters, Evelyn Byrd of Petersburg and Gene Lambert of Tow; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A brother, Earl Hillman, and a daughter, Gaye Akins, are deceased.
John Foster II
WAYSIDE - Graveside services for John Gordon Foster II, 74, of Happy, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Wayside Cemetery with Mike Kuhlman officiating.
Burial arrangements are by Wallace Funeral Home of Tulia.
Mr. Foster died at 10:05 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, in Tulia Health and Rehab Center.
He was born Nov. 17, 1926, in Lubbock. He grew up in the Wayside community and was a farmer, rancher and cowboy.
Survivors include two sons, Jack Foster of Gatesville and Art Foster of Happy; three daughters, Paul Ann McCluskey of Athens, Connie Chance of Phoenix, Ariz., and Terry Jones of Kaufman; a sister, Mary Milam of Tulia; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Two brothers are deceased.
Rev. H.C. Lonis
LUBBOCK - Funeral services for the Rev. H.C. Lonis, 89, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in White Memorial Chapel with the Rev. John Murdock and the Rev. D.E. Buchanan officiating.
Burial will be in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park in Woodrow by White Funeral Home.
Mr. Lonis died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, in Lubbock.
He was born Dec. 27, 1910, in Mullin, the son of the late Henry Baldwin and Gauda Lonis. He attended schools at Evans in Mills County and moved to Lubbock from Tahoka in 1962. He was a member of the West Texas Assemblies of God and was a minister for 67 years. He pastored several churches in the Panhandle and South Plains region before retiring in 1999.
On Oct. 11, 1936, he married Morine Scott in Portales, N.M.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Scott Henry Lonis and Larry Morris Lonis, both of Lubbock; a brother, Morris Lonis of Amarillo; two sisters, Florence Nickel of Lubbock and Billy Hampton of Austin; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Elfie M. Sherman
LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Elfie Maud Sherman, 89, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Main Street Church of Christ with Russell Harris, minister, and F.L. Montandon officiating.
Burial will be in Lockney Cemetery by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.
Mrs. Sherman died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, in Lockney Health and Rehab Center.
She was born Jan. 23, 1911, in Lockney, the daughter of the late George T. and Marsha E. Jones Meriwether. She attended grammar school in Pasadena, Calif., and graduated from Lockney High School in 1929. She attended Lippert´s Business College, completing her studies in 1931 and attended beauty school in California.
She moved back to Lockney from Plainview in 1948. She worked as a beauty operator and then as hospital administrator at the Lockney General Hospital from 1955 until retiring in 1976. After she retired, she taught art classes.
She was a member of the Buffalo Grass Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Main Street Church of Christ.
On Oct. 31, 1931, she married Lewis K. Sherman in Clovis, N.M. He died Nov. 4, 1974.
Survivors include two sons, Bill Sherman and Tommy Sherman, both of Lockney; a daughter, Gayle Reay of Lockney; nine grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Five brothers, Tom, Raymond, Carl, Austin and G.T. Meriwether, are deceased.
The family suggests memorials to W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital Memorial Fund, Box 37, Lockney, TX 79241; to the Main Street Church of Christ, P.O. Box 596, Lockney, TX 79241; or to a favorite charity.
The family will receive friends at Boyd and Gayle Reay´s home, 115 SW 5th St., in Lockney today.
Debbie Ann Smith
CANYON - Funeral services for Debbie A. Smith, 39, will be at 2 p.m. today in Grace Baptist Church with the Rev. T.W. McClenton, associate minister of New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church in Amarillo, and the Rev. Melvin Walker of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Amarillo, officiating.
Burial will be in Dreamland Cemetery by Brooks Funeral Directors.
Mrs. Smith was born in Tucumcari, N.M. She graduated from Tulia High School in 1981 and attended Amarillo College. She was a shift manager at Braum´s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores in Canyon and a member of Grace Baptist Church.
In 1987, she married Leonard R. Smith in Canyon.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Deitra Hill and Sharee Brown, both of Canyon; a son, Joshua Smith of Canyon; her mother, Edna R. Brown of Tulia; her father, Ernest J. Brown of Texas City; three brothers, Stanley Brown of Tulia, Walter Brown of Pampa and Ernest Brown Jr., of Texas City; and a sister, Connie Matthews of Tulia.
NAZARETH - Funeral Mass for Katherine “Katie” Brockman, 82, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Family Catholic Church with the Rev. Pete Otto officiating.
Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home in Dimmitt.
Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. today in the CCD Building.
Mrs. Brockman died at 10:25 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2000, at her residence.
She was born July 2, 1917, in Nazareth where she lived all her life. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the Senior Citizens of Nazareth and the Christian Mothers.
On Feb. 11, 1941, she married Arnold F. Brockman in Nazareth. He died April 13, 1998.
Survivors include three daughters, Naomi McGrath of Kansas City, Kan., Monica Mote of Tulia, and Joyce Brockman of New Fairfield, Conn.; four sons, Ralph Brockman, Art Brockman, Dale Brockman, all of Nazareth, and Virgil Brockman of Dimmitt; a brother, Joseph Schumucker of Nazareth; a sister, Mary Gerber of Nazareth; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the Senior Citizens of Nazareth or to the Saints Scholaskia Monastery, P.O. Box 3489, Fort Smith, Ark., 72913.
The body will be at the funeral home in Dimmitt until 4 p.m. today and then will be taken to the CCD Building in Nazareth until service time Tuesday.
Funeral services for Oleta Dulaney, 79, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Christian Church with the Rev. Dean McNamara, interim pastor and chaplain of VistaCare Family Hospice, and the Rev. Gary Smith, pastor of First Christian Church in Canyon, officiating.
Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home.
Mrs. Dulaney died at 8:37 a.m. Sunday, March 5, 2000, in Plainview.
She was born April 7, 1920, in Plainview where she grew up and graduated high school. She lived in Plainview until World War II when she moved to San Antonio and worked at Kelly Field. After the war, she moved back to Plainview.
She was a member of First Christian Church since 1934.
On June 23, 1937, she married Norman Dulaney in Plainview.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Gayland Pitman of Canyon; a brother, Milton Mangum of Los Angeles, Calif.; and a sister, Fontilla Chiara of Petaluma, Calif.
The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association.
Graveside services for Angel Garcia, two-month-old son of Eric Garcia and Vanessa Rogers of Plainview, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Babyland in Plainview Memorial Park with the Rev. Gerard Kenney, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, officiating.
Burial arrangements are by Bartley-Silva Funeral Home.
Prayer service will be at 6 and 7 p.m. today in Memorial Chapel at the funeral home.
The child died Saturday, March 4, 2000, in Covenant Lakeside Hospital in Lubbock.
He was born Jan. 4, 2000, in Lubbock.
Survivors include his parents; his twin brother, Eric Garcia Jr. of Plainview; and his grandparents, Mike Rogers and Olivia Chapa and Armando and Christina Garcia, all of Plainview.
The family will receive friends at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel.
LUBBOCK - Graveside services for Patrick “Pat” Brewer Healy, 91, of Comanche, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Burial arrangements are by Resthaven Funeral Home.
Mr. Healy died Friday, March 3, 2000, in Dublin Nursing Home in Dublin.
He was born Oct. 17, 1908, in Red River County. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son, Marvin Healy of Comanche; a daughter, Joyce Bailey of Lubbock; two sisters, Mattie Johnson of Paris and Daisy Gist of Abernathy; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services for Garnett L. Palmer Stodghill, 89, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Llano Cemetery in Amarillo with the Rev. Robert Field of Southeast Baptist Church in Amarillo, officiating.
Burial arrangements are by Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors Memorial Chapel.
Mrs. Stodghill died Sunday, March 5, 2000.
She was born in the Egypt Community near Ada, Okla., where she attended the school built by her father. She had been a longtime resident of Amarillo before moving to Plainview in 1991. She was a Baptist.
In 1926, she married Thomas D. Stodghill. He is deceased.
Survivors include two daughters, Nora Jean Walker and Will Allen Jameson, both of Plainview; a son, Thomas C. Stodghill; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.