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Elbert Auston

QUITAQUE - Graveside services for Elbert “Ebb” Auston, 95, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Resthaven Cemetery with the Rev. Jess Little of Sunset Heights Baptist Church in Odessa officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mr. Auston died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at his residence.

He was born March 15, 1905, in Red River County. He had been a janitor for First National Bank for 40 years.

On March 22, 1940, he married Betty Mae McKnight in Memphis, Texas.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Rosemary Perkins of Silverton, Jenifer Auston of Quitaque and Lola Mae Jouett of Amarillo; two sons, Paul Elbert Auston of Amarillo and Bobby Lee Auston of Quitaque; and a sister, Fronie Auston of California.

Frances Eagle

EARTH - Funeral services for Frances Eagle, 76, of Carlsbad, N.M., former Earth resident, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Church of Christ with Harry Riggs of Muleshoe officiating.

Burial will be in Earth Memorial Cemetery by Parsons-Ellis Funeral Home.

Mrs. Eagle died Saturday, May 6, 2000.

She was born Oct. 28, 1923, in Malvern, Ark. She lived in Earth from 1945-1974 and had been a clerk at Patterson Grocery Store and was a member of the Church of Christ.

On May 14, 1945, she married Jimmie Eagle in Muleshoe. He died Aug. 11, 1990.

Survivors include a son, Konnie Eagle of Carlsbad; a stepson, Daniel Lee Eagle of Bellingham, Wash.; a stepdaughter, Janie Franklin of Big Spring; two brothers, Gabe Burge of Plainview and Alvis Burge of Lubbock; four sisters, Freddie Lee Patterson of Earth, Hazel Shoemaker of Tucumcari, N.M., Jewel Carter of Indiahoma, Okla., and Alma Smith of Dexter, N.M.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and 13 step-great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Alma Fay Eagle, died March 10, 1960.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Howard Kelso

BOVINA - Funeral services for Howard Kelso, 94, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Venable officiating.

Burial will be in Sunset Terrace in Farwell by Ellis-Blackwell Funeral Home in Friona.

Mr. Kelso died Sunday, May 7, 2000.

He was born Jan. 27, 1906, in Jones County. He moved to the Bovina area in 1949 from Canyon. He was a farmer and had worked at Sherley Grain Elevator. He was a member of Bovina Senior Citizens and First United Methodist Church.

On July 24, 1933, he married Minnie Gollihugh in Vigo Park.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Ferman Kelso of Clovis, N.M., and Tally Kelso of Llano; his twin brother, Hugh Kelso of Amarillo; a sister, Leta Walker of Tulia; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Julia Langford, died in 1973. Four grandchildren also are deceased.

Guadalupe R. Ruiz

HALE CENTER - Funeral Mass for Guadalupe R. Ruiz, 91, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Theresa´s Catholic Church with the Rev. Rey Sorgon officiating.

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

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

Mr. Ruiz died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 28, 1908, in Acamboro, Mexico. He moved to Robstown in 1923, to Olton in 1947, and to Hale Center in 1954. He moved to Waco in 1965 and attended Paul Quinn College, graduating on April 13, 1969. He returned to Hale Center in 1970.

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

On July 25, 1927, he married Santos Castillo in Sinton. She died July 5, 1980.

Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Guadalupe and Delia Ruiz of Olton, Frank and Senaida Ruiz of Garden City, Kan., Juan and Petra Ruiz and Raul and Victor Ruiz, all of Hale Center; three daughters and sons-in-law, Manuela and Leopoldo Martinez, Antonio and Gilberto Vasquez, all of Hale Center and Virginia and Victor Sauceda of Mayfield; 58 grandchildren; 115 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren.

A daughter, two sons and three grandchildren are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Hale Center Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 205, Hale Center, TX 79041.

J.D. Dawson

COTTON CENTER - Funeral services for J.D. Dawson, 61, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Land, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Dawson died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 12, 1938, in Wise County. He moved to Cotton Center from Hale Center in 1974 and farmed. He had served on the Cotton Center School Board for 18 years and was a member of First Baptist Church.

On July 11, 1970, he married Jo Margaret “Jody” Barrett.

Survivors include his wife; his mother, Lorene Dawson of Hale Center; three sons, Tim Masters and Michael Masters, both of Cotton Center, and Tracy Dawson of Van; three daughters, Sheryl Brunson and Sharlotte Clemments, both of Lubbock, and Shanna Kirkland of Cotton Center; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

His father, Edgar Dawson, and a sister, Alice Lee, are deceased.

Pallbearers will be Joe McFerrin, John Starnes, Danny Sageser, Kenneth Ashby, Monte Lee, Ed Horsford and Tony Castilleja.

Merle Franklin

HALE CENTER - Graveside services for Merle Franklin, 78, were at 11 a.m. today in Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Plainview with the Rev. Gene Meacham, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Freeman-Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Franklin died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, in Heritage Oaks Nursing Home in Lubbock.

He was born Sept. 22, 1921, in Sidney. He was an aircraft mechanic in Uvalde prior to entering the service. He served with the Army Air Corps during World War II in Guam. He moved to Hale Center in 1952 from May.

He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars and of First Baptist Church.

On May 30, 1942, he married Ruthell Woods in May. She died Jan. 13, 1990.

Survivors include three sons, Danny Ray Franklin of Bullard, Gary Wayne Franklin of Lubbock and Robert Lynn Franklin of Waco; a sister, Polly Ann Jones of Lake Brownwood; a brother, Derrell Franklin of San Antonio; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Freeman-Abell Funeral Home in Hale Center from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday before the service. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, 8008 Slide Road, Lubbock, TX 79424.

Vera Rucker

TULIA - Graveside services for Vera Rucker, 78, will be at 2 p.m. today in Rose Hill Cemetery with Dennis Conway, minister of 6th and Gaines Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Rucker died at 10:58 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2000, in Swisher Memorial Hospital.

She was born June 6, 1922, in Bowie. She moved to Canyon at an early age and attended Canyon schools. She moved to Tulia in 1979. She was a telephone for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. and a bookkeeper for Crosby Motor Co. and Swisher Clinic.

She was a member of 6th & Gaines Church of Christ.

On Aug. 26, 1939, she married Carl Tilman Rucker in Clovis, N.M. He died Jan. 25, 1979.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna Morris of Tulia; a son, Russell Rucker of Tulia; two sisters, Mrs. George Knight of Pampa and Mrs. Steve Self of Canyon; two brothers, Reg Prichard of Lubbock and Wayne Prichard of Stephenville; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

Martel Stewart

LOCKNEY - Graveside services for Martel McDonald Stewart, 69, of Dallas, will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in Lockney Cemetery with the Rev. Russ Byard, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Monday, in Highland Park Methodist Church in Dallas.

Mrs. Stewart died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at her residence in Dallas.

She was born June 14, 1931, in Lockney, the daughter of the late James Robert and Myrtle Adeline Dillard McDonald. She attended Lockney schools and graduated from Lockney High School in 1948. She moved to Dallas in about 1961.

She was a legal secretary, retiring in 1990.

Survivors include a sister, Rosemary Salzmann, of Mabank.

Two brothers, W.R. McDonald and Hiram Norman McDonald, and two sisters, Marie Dillard and Evelyn Johnson, are deceased.

Felix Paul Book
SAN ANGELO - Funeral Mass for Felix Paul Book, 88, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery by Johnson´s Funeral Home.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in Johnson´s Funeral Home Chapel, 435 W. Beauregard, San Angelo, TX 76903.

Mr. Book died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, in a San Angelo hospital.

He was born May 16, 1911, in Runnels County, the son of the late John and Helen Book. He moved to San Angelo in 1941. He was a lifelong stock farmer. He was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral, Knights of Columbus, Red Creek Gun Club. His hobbies included making German sausage at the fall festival at the church, hunting, playing dominoes and tending his pecan orchard.

In 1936, he married Ruby Willberg. She died in 1944. In 1946, he married Anita Hoelscher. She also is deceased.

Survivors include six sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Diane Book of Plainview, John and Nancy Book, Fred and Vivian Book and Roy and Chris Book, all of Miles, Michael and Tina Book of San Angelo and Cecil and Stella Book of Mereta; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Patricia and Irvin Zeitler of San Angelo, Betty Jo and John Wilde of Wall and Marian and James Seidenberger of Stamford and Paula Sferes of Lubbock; a brother, Richard Book of Miles; 23 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Two sons, Paul and Alexander Book, five brothers, Frank, Ben, Edwin, Herbert and Alphonse Book, a sister, Amelia Schniers, two grandsons, Garrett and Gunnar Book, and a son-in-law, John Sferes, are deceased.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Jack E. Dickey

Funeral services for Jack E. Dickey, 62 will be will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Trinity Fellowship Church with the Rev. Steve Rogers, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Dickey died at 11:34 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, in Covenant Hospital.

He was born July 11, 1937, in Plainview where he grew up attended schools. He graduated from Plainview High School and began working for the Plainview Fire Department in 1966. He served as fire marshal for many years, retiring in 1989.

He was a member of the Texas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security agencies, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education, Texas Law Officers Association, was a past member of the Texas Fire Marshals Association, International Association of Arson Investigators, Texas South Plains and Eastern New Mexico Peace Officers Association, Boy Scouts of America, Bass Anglers Sportsman Society and had coached Little League, coaching his All-Star team to the State Championship.

He was a member of Trinity Fellowship Church.

On May 4, 1971, he married Cyndi Daniel in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Shannon Dickey of Austin and Misti Dickey of Dallas; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Isabel Dickey of Plainview; his mother, Lois Dickey of Plainview; a sister, Nancy Prater of Stinnett, and two grandsons, Morgan Luke and Connor Jack Dickey, both of Plainview.

The family suggests memorials to Trinity Fellowship Church or to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Harry Edward Eastham

CLOVIS, N.M. - Funeral services for Harry Edward Eastham, 92, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles F. Bader officiating.

Burial will be in Mission Garden of Memories by Steed-Todd Funeral home.

Mr. Eastham died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000.

He was born in Clovis and graduated from Clovis High School in 1955. He attended the University of New Mexico and worked in the Civil Engineering Department of Santa Fe Railway.

He was office engineer in Clovis before transferring to Albuquerque where he was a divisional office engineer until retiring.

He served with the U.S. Army and with the National Guard for 5 1/2 years.

He was member of the Clovis School Board, served on the boards of the YMCA, Clovis High Plains Hospital, Eastern New Mexico Campus, First Savings Bank and United Way.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church and Clovis Rotary Club.

In 1961, he married Cathy Williams.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Mark L. Eastham; a daughter, Melissa D. Eastham; two brothers, Carmel Eastham Jr. of Floydada and Mike Eastham of Temple; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the New Mexico Chapter of Alzheimer´s Association; or to First United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Oford King

SILVERTON - Funeral services for Oford King, 85, are pending with Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mr. King died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, in Plainview.

Maye Robb

TULIA - Graveside services for Maye Robb, 92, were at 11 a.m. today in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Robb died at 2:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, in Swisher Memorial Hospital.

She was born April 20, 1907, in Erath County where she grew up. She was a member of Tulia First Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

On July 14, 1944, she married T.J. “Dick” Robb in Quitaque. He died Dec. 28, 1981.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Norma Huckabay of Tulia; five grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

A son, Carroll Huckabay, died in 1992.

Rev. Aubrey L. Hurt

CORONA, Calif. - Funeral services for the Rev. Aubrey L. Hurt, 75, former Plainview resident, will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Thomas Miller Mortuary Chapel 

Arrangements are by Thomas Miller Mortuary.

The Rev. Hurt died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, in Gerber, Calif.

He was born Jan. 10, 1925, in Oklahoma. He moved with his family to Plainview in 1930 where he grew up and attended schools. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps and, after his discharge, lived in California where he studied for the ministry. He has pastored the El Cerrito Foursquare Gospel Church for the last 20 years and had pastored churches in California since the 1950s.

He and his wife, Irene, were married more than 50 years ago in Los Angeles.

Survivors include four daughters, Laura Penry, Paula Robertson and Reita Doran and Nita Comer, all of California; a son, Robert Hurt, of California; three brothers, Dwayne Hurt and his wife Lena, and Perry Hurt, all of Plainview, and Bobby Hurt of Stratford; two sisters, Joan Cox of Plainview and Erma Carroll of Houston; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

J.N. Richardson

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for J.N. Richardson, 91, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in New Salem Primitive Baptist Church with Ronnie Hedges, an elder, officiating.

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

Mr. Richardson died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, in Floydada Rehabilitation and Care Center.

He was born March 6, 1909, in Lakeview, the son of the late Steven Plummer and Amanda Louritta Holden Richardson. He attended Leatherwood school. In 1938, he moved to Floyd County from Crosby County and farmed until 1956. He retired as a bus driver in 1970. He was a minister and an elder in the New Salem Primitive Baptist Church.

In 1929, he married Zelma Faye Rogers in Clovis, N.M. She died Jan. 23, 1990.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Wayland and Debbie Richardson of Plainview; three daughters and sons-in-law, Geneva and Harold Bennett of Floydada, Gwen and Cline McDonald of Cross, S.C., and Estelle and Dale Tanner of Lubbock; a sister, Rena Barris of Clovis; 15 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Eight brothers, two sisters and a granddaughter are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the Floydada Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 130, Floydada, TX 79235.

Marcelina Trevino

Funeral Mass for Marcelina Contreras Trevino, 67, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Elbert A. Fadallan, pastor, and Augustin Cantu, a deacon, 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. Trevino died at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, in IHS Plainview after a lengthy illness.

She was born April 28, 1934, in Crystal City. She moved to Plainview in 1970 and to Lubbock in 1992. She returned to Plainview this year. She had worked at Care Inn Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

In 1970, she married Eulalio Trevino.

Survivors include her husband; four sons, Alejandro and Bobby Reyes, both of Waterloo, Iowa, and Elbardo and Johnny Trevino, both of Plainview; three daughters, Viola Reyes and Delia Marroquin, both of Plainview, and Andrea Esparza of Clovis, N.M.; 21 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A son, Joaquin Lopez Jr., died Jan. 26, 2000.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Trevino, D.J. Lerma, Bobby Reyes Jr., Elbardo Trevino, Anastacio Ramos and Rolando Trevino.

The family will be at 510-A El Paso.

Bertha Willis

SNYDER - Funeral services for Bertha Mae Willis, 69, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Wright Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jason Sidler and the Rev. Charles Bullock officiating.

Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Willis died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, in Cogdell Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 29, 1931, in Center. She was homemaker and a Baptist.

On Feb. 8, 1954, she married Tom Willis in Carthage. He died in 1973.

Survivors include three daughters, Ruth Esther Henry of Dallas, Evelyn Joyce Malone of Torreon Coahuila, Mexico, and Myrtle Louise Guadarrama of Snyder; three sons, George Edward Willis of Dallas, Richard Lee Willis and Samuel Willis, both of Plainview; four brothers, Leroy Sweet of San Francisco, Calif., Tom Sweet and Charlie Sweet, both of Dallas, and John C. Sweet of Tyler; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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