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Maria Garcia

Funeral Mass for Maria de Jesus Ferrer Garcia, 51, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. John Salazar Jiminez, pastor of Church of the Holy Spirit in Tulia and St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Kress and Deacon Cantu of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Plainview officiating.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in Bartley-Silva Funeral Home Chapel and the family also will receive friends at that time.

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

Mrs. Garcia died at 9:45 p.m. Friday, June 2, 2000, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Dec. 25, 1948 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. She married Jimmy Garcia on Sept. 5, 1977 in Plainview. She was employed by Caprock Community Action in Plainview and also assisted the Home League of the Salvation Army for several years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Surviving are her husband; a son, Joe Kennedy Garcia of Plainview; three daughters, Suzanna Ferrer Sepeda of Crowley and Marisela Ferrer Garcia and Sonia Ferrer Garcia, both of Plainview; four brothers, Pedro Ferrer of Kress, Jose Angel Ferrer and Luis Ferrer, both of Lubbock, and Margarito Ferrer of Plainview; a sister, Maria del Refugio Gonzalez of Plainview, and five grandchildren.

He parents, Jose Remedios Ferrer and Maria del Carmen Briones, and an older brother are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Assn. 

Pauline Nelson

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Pauline Nelson, 64, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Sunset Church of Christ with Ron Bontrager officiating.

Burial will be at 4:30 p.m. in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia by Sanders Funeral Home.

Mrs. Nelson died Friday, June 2, 2000, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 6, 1935, in Lamesa. On March 26, 1954, she married Grady Bascom Nelson and that same year graduated from Tulia High School. She moved to Lubbock from Friona in 1987.

She was a homemaker and a member of Sunset Church of Christ and assisted in 4-H projects.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Scot Nelson of Lubbock; three daughters, Genie McKee of Gilbert, Ariz., Linda Light of Abilene and Tommie Henry of Lubbock; her mother, Neva Dickens of Tulia; two sisters, Glenda Taylor of Amarillo and Tina Hinsley of Tulia; two brothers, Jim Dickens of Lubbock and Jerry Dickens of Tulia; and eight grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today in Sanders funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to Lubbock Children´s Home.

M.B. Stanton

IDALOU - Funeral services for M.B. Stanton, 82, will be at 2 p.m. today in Idalou Church of Christ with Les Carey and Daniel Stanton officiating.

Burial will be in City of Lubbock Cemetery by White Funeral Home.

Mr. Stanton died Friday, June 2, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Oct. 1, 1917, in Collin County. He attended school at Becton, Prosper and Hale Center. In 1973, he moved from Abernathy to Idalou. He was a farmer and a member of the Church of Christ.

On Jan. 1, 1938, he married Faye Burress in Lubbock. She died March 2, 1994. On March 14, 1998, he married Elna Fern Arnold in Idalou.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Ronnie Stanton of Floydada; three daughters, Darlene Powers of Roswell, N.M., Kathy Roach of Idalou and Pam Willis of Lovington, N.M.; two brothers, Harold Stanton of Abernathy and Ralph Rogers of Arlington; a sister, Janie Ringener of Big Spring; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Two children are deceased. A grandson, Tim Stanton, died in 1980 and a great-granddaughter, Shayli Stanton, died May 7, 2000.

The family suggests memorials to the Shayli Stanton Memorial Fund, c/o Security Bank, P.O. Box 858, Idalou, TX 79329; or to the White River Youth Camp; or to a favorite charity.

Alma Swearingen

Graveside services for Alma Swearingen, 91, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Knox City Cemetery with Ron Huckeby, lay minister, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Swearingen died at 8:40 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2000, in Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center.

She was born July 7, 1908, in Knox County where she grew up and farmed. She was a homemaker and a Baptist and moved to Plainview in 1997.

In March of 1927, she married A.W. Swearingen in Haskell County. He died in October of 1968.

Survivors include two sons, Wallace Swearingen and Cled Swearingen, both of Plainview; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

A son, Joe Swearingen, and a grandson, Paul Swearingen, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Benita Gallegos

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Benita Gallegos, 61, will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Mission Bautista El Calvario in Kress with the Rev. Jose Silva, pastor, officiating.

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

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

Mrs. Gallegos died Saturday, July 15, 2000, in the Floydada Rehabilitation and Care Center.

She was born Benita Sanchez on March 21, 1939, in Allende, Mexico where she grew up and attended schools. She moved to Floydada from Kress in 1994. She was a Catholic and a homemaker.

On April 17, 1971, she married Ernesto Gallegos in Tarimoro Guanajuato, Mexico. He died Oct. 14, 1994.

Survivors include two sons, Ernesto Gallegos of Houston and Jose Gallegos of Floydada; three daughters, Felia Flores of Floydada, Teresa Castenada of Lorenzo and Silva Gallegos of Waco; two brothers, Fidel Sanchez of Pasadena and Eulacio Sanchez of San Antonio; a sister, Filma Sanchez of Allenda, Mexico; and eight grandchildren.

Doris Gray

LUBBOCK - Memorial services for Doris Edna Walters Gray, 57, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in White Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Charles Foster Johnson, pastor of Second Baptist Church, and the Rev. Walter Goodnight, pastor of Shadow Hills Baptist Church, officiating.

Arrangements are by White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gray died Friday, July 14, 2000, at her residence.

She was born April 13, 1943, in Roaring Springs. She graduated from Monterey High School in Lubbock in 1961. From 1961 to 1969 she was married to Ted Gray. She moved back to Lubbock from Amarillo in 1970 and was a volunteer for Lakeridge and Wincrest rehabilitation centers.

She attended Second Baptist Church.

Survivors include her mother, Faye McNelly Walters; four daughters, Patricia Gray of Hawaii, Debbie Pittman of Dallas, Kim Preston of Amarillo and Daria Gray of Pottsboro; a brother, Eddie Walters of Lubbock; three sisters, Carol Williams of Abernathy, Dartha Westbrook of Lubbock and Nona Doss of Lubbock; and four grandchildren.

A son, Teddy Duke Gray II, died in 1962.

The family suggests memorials to Lakeridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 4403 74th St., Lubbock 79424; or to Windcrest Rehabilitation Center, 2400 Quaker Ave., Lubbock, TX 79410.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home after the memorial service.

Dorothy Patty

Funeral services for Dorothy May Patty, 65, are pending with Bartley-Silva Funeral Home.

Mrs. Patty died early today, July 17, 2000, at her residence.

Drew Shurbet

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Drew Shurbet, 43, of Lubbock, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Christian Church with Dr. Max Browning, pastor of Plainview First United Methodist Church, and Quita Jones of Plainview officiating.

Burial will be in Floyd County Memorial Park by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Shurbet died Saturday, July 15, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Nov. 28, 1956, in Lockney. He attended school in Stephenville and graduated from Floydada High School. He moved to Plainview in 1975. He was a warehouse manager in charge of shipping and receiving at Randolph Manufacturing.

He was a member of the Texas Horseshoe Association and First Christian Church.

Survivors include his father, Bill Shurbet, and his wife, Nina, of Lubbock; his mother, Sherwyn Fyffe Nivens and her husband, Arville, of Plainview; a grandmother, Cecile Fyffe of Lubbock; a daughter, Hillary Shurbet of Plainview; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Shelby Shurbet of Plainview and Shawn and Gary Pate of Lubbock.

The family suggests memorials to First Christian Church, 301 W. Missouri, Floydada, TX 79235 or to a favorite charity.

Mozelle Windwehen

Graveside services for former Plainview resident Mozelle Windwehen, 91, of Andrews, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Plainview Cemetery.

Burial arrangements are by McNett Funeral Home in Andrews.

Miss Windwehen died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Permian General Hospital in Andrews.

She was born Aug. 28, 1908, in Gonzales. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a masters in administration. She taught several years at Seth Ward Elementary in Plainview and retired as principal for that school.

She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and First Baptist Church of Plainview where she had taught Sunday school. She moved to Andrews in 1992 from Plainview.

Survivors include a sister, Amelia of Midland; and a niece, Dee Underwood of Andrews.

The family suggests memorials to the Plainview Cemetery Association, 100 S. Joliet, Plainview, TX 79072.

Molly Adams

ABERNATHY - Graveside services for Molly Adams, 91, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Abernathy Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Horn, chaplain of VistaCare Family Hospice, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Adams died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, in Bender Terrace Nursing Home in Lubbock.

She was born Dec. 7, 1908, in Red Springs. She moved to the Lakeview community in 1938 and to Abernathy in 1966. She worked for the Abernathy Independent School District until 1978. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She married Worth W. Adams in 1928 in Marlo, Okla. He died in 1965.

Survivors include three sons, J.D. Adams of Petersburg, Thomas E. Adams of Austin and William R. Adams of Lubbock; a daughter, Edith Adams of Lubbock; two grandsons; two great-grandsons; and three great-granddaughters.

The family suggests memorials to VistaCare Hospice, 7606 University Ave., Suite C, Lubbock, TX 79423.

Jesus Marez

ABERNATHY - Funeral Mass for Jesus Marez, 80, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Isidore Catholic Church with the Rev. Glenn Rosendale officiating.

Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday in the same church.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Marez died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 16, 1919, in Sinton. He moved from South Texas in 1959 to the New Deal and Abernathy area and was in farming.

On Jan. 1, 1942, he married Elodia Diaz in Sinton.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Jessie Marez of Abernathy; three daughters, Emma Marez and Elena Marez, both of Abernathy, and Lisa Morrison of Arlington; four brothers, Francisco Marez of Oregon, and Abel and Jose Marez, both of Alamo, and Martin Marez of Altus, Okla., three sisters, Amelia Perez of Corpus Christi, and Felica Euresti and Josephina Rios, both of Alamo; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be sent to a favorite charity.

A daughter, Estella Mares, died June 30, 1992.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Robert Lee Meinecke

OLTON - Funeral services for Robert Lee Meinecke, 69, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sharon O´Quinn, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Meinecke died at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Dec. 31, 1930, in Plainview. He graduated from Plainview High School and Texas Tech University. He had farmed all his life and lived in Olton since 1952.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star.

On Dec. 31, 1985, he married Toni McCloud in Olton.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Jackye Meinecke of Las Cruces, N.M., Sheree Meinecke of Corrales, N.M., Mitzi Rhoads of Corpus Christi and Robin Riley of Sacramento, Calif.; one son, Ray Rohde of Modesto, Calif.; a sister, Margaret Lowe of Plainview; two grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

One grandchild is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to St. Jude´s Hospital or to the Olton Ambulance Association.

Anne Wilson

Memorial services for Anne Wilson, 72, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church with her son, the Rev. Ted Wilson, and Jody Boudreaux Wilson of First United Methodist Church in Petersburg, and Jeff McCreight of New Life Church of Christ in Lubbock, officiating.

Burial will be at 10 a.m. in Plainview Memorial Park by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wilson died at 11:05 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 22, 1927, in Avalon. She moved to Plainview in 1953 from Petersburg and was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Wesley Bible Class. She was Salvation Army Board secretary for many years, had helped with the Lion Club Queen contest and had worked with the Well Baby Clinic.

She was a member of Birthday Bridge Club, The Order of the Eastern Star, Junior Service League and Lady´s Golf Association.

On July 20, 1946, she married Robert Elton Wilson in Lubbock.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Jane Armstrong of Lubbock and Sue Brightbill of Cotton Center; two sons, Ted Wilson of Petersburg and Paul Wilson of Dallas; a brother, Billy Bob Whorton of Oxford, Miss.; a sister, Geneva Leach of Stephenville; six grandchildren, Cory and Aaron Armstrong, Matt, Chris and Agnes Brightbill, and Keith and Kyla Beth Wilson; and a great-grandchild, Christian Brightbill.

Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Georgia Arredondo

Funeral services for Georgia Arredondo, 71, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Arredondo died at 6:10 a.m. today, Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at her residence.

Ray Noel

Funeral services for Ray Noel, 41, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Noel died at his residence in Amarillo. 

Acencion Reyna

LEVELLAND - Funeral services for Acencion Perez Reyna, 62, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Michael´s Catholic Church with the Rev. Glen Rosendale, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Whitharral Cemetery by Head Family Funeral Home.

Mrs. Reyna died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at her residence.

She was born April 23, 1938, in Wilson County. She moved to Whitharral to Levelland in 1995. She was a homemaker.

In 1956, she married Santa Cruz Reyna in Karnes City.

Survivors include her husband; five sons, Rojelio Reyna, Jose Reyna and Abel Reyna, all of Whitharral, Cornelio Reyna of Levelland and Santa Cruz Reyna Jr. of Lubbock; seven daughters, Isabel Vargas of Whiteface, Adelita Vasquez and Janie Salazar, both of Levelland, Anita Gonzalez and Eva Reyna, both of Whitharral, Maria Inez Cardenas of Ropesville and Madelina Garza of California; a brother, Thomas Perez of Pettit; a sister, Josie Rendon of Stratford; three stepbrothers, Adrian Reyna Jr., of Petersburg and Israel Reyna and Raul Reyna, both of Lubbock; 45 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Loy Wayland Stewart

COTTON CENTER - Funeral services for Loy Wayland Stewart, 89, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Raymond Jones of Santa Anna and the Rev. J. Dean McNamara, chaplain for VistaCare Hospice, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Freeman-Abel Funeral Home in Hale Center.

Mr. Stewart died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 27, 1910, in the Halfway Community, the son of the late Joseph Elle and Norma Morton Stewart. He attended school at Runningwater, Stoneback and Kress.

He was a farmer and had been in the blacksmith business in Cotton Center for several years during World War II. In later years he did portable disk sharpening in and around Hale County. During the 1940s, he volunteered his vehicle to transport the Cotton Center girls basketball team to games in the district and also drove a school bus route.

He supported school activities, was a member of The Woodmen of the World for 65 years and was honored as Mr. Woodman in 1965 by the Hale Center Lodge. He was one of the organizers of the board of directors of the Hale County Farm and Ranch Museum in Hale Center, serving until 1997 and had worked as a volunteer guide at the museum.

He was a member of First Baptist Church.

On Dec. 19, 1943, he married Marion Ruth Dewey in the Iowa Avenue Community. She died Oct. 28, 1998.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Norma Sue and Kenneth Ashby of Cotton Center; a sister, Evelyn Bogart of Fence Lake, N.M.; a brother, Morton Stewart of Wichita Falls; three grandsons, Troy Ashby of Cotton Center, Kent Ashby of Waxhaw, N.C., and Kelton Ashby of Lancaster, S.C.; and seven great-grandchildren.

A brother, Glenn D. Stewart, and three sisters, Elene Thomas, Georgia Stewart and Annie Shackelford, are deceased.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Thomas, Bob Burroughs, Donnie Coker, Durvin Baker, Roy Lee Uptergrove, Keith Jones and John Starnes. Honorary pallbearers will be Loy Teague, Charles Norfleet, Wayne Greenhaw, Everett Masters, Wesley Masters, Henry Rieff, Eugene Carter, James Fisher and Mel Boggus.

The family suggests memorials to the Hale County Farm and Ranch Museum, P.O. Box 286, Cotton Center, TX 79021.

Trinidad Villanueva

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Trinidad Villanueva, 78, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Primera Iglesia Bautista with the Rev. Pedro Reyes officiating.

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

Mrs. Villanueva died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, in the Floydada Rehabilitation and Care Center.

She was born Oct. 18, 1921, in Robstown, the daughter of the late Rafael and Juanita Tijerina Villanueva. She moved to Floydada from Diboll in 1971.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Women´s Missionary Union and Primera Iglesia Bautista.

Survivors include a son, Joe Falcon of Floydada; five daughters, Nena Reyes, Chela Gomez, Gloria Morales and Mary Cabellero, all of Floydada, and Nellie Mendez of Raymondville; a sister, Leornor Gonzales of Kingsville; 32 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

The body will be at the church until service time.


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