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Delmar Duncan

Funeral services for Delmar Duncan, 87, will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Horace Abbott, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Duncan died at 8:25 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 2000, in Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center.

He was born Nov. 6, 1912, in Cross Plains. At a young age, he moved to Plainview where he grew up. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and after returning to Plainview, worked for Pioneer Drilling Co., retiring in 1980.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Elks Lodge.

On March 12, 1934, he married Dorothy Marie Spann in Guymon, Okla. She died Oct. 15, 1993.

Survivors include four daughters, Darla Jones-Comer of Plainview, Patsy Hoermann of Andrews and Delmarie Davis and Debby Ketchersid, both of Lubbock; one sister, Laverne Wachob of Colorado City, Colo.; 12 grandchildren, including Shana Jones Gonzales of Plainview; and 21 great-grandchildren.

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

Bill Griffin

QUITAQUE - Funeral services for William Avery “Bill” Griffin, 89, will be at 3 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with Dr. Steve Venable, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Shallowater, the Rev. Tom Griffin, pastor of First Baptist Church in Wilson, and the Rev. Lance Cypert, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home in Plainview.

Mr. Griffin died at 7:55 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2000, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.

He was born May 19, 1910, in Tom Green County. He was a member of Quitaque Lions Club and was a deacon at First Baptist Church.

On Aug. 14, 1934, he married Mable Deere in Temple. She died Aug. 29, 1984.

Survivors include three sons, Don Griffin of Lubbock and Weldon Griffin and Johnny Griffin, both of Quitaque; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two nephews.

The body will be at First Baptist Church until service time.

The family suggests memorials to Quitaque Cemetery Association.

Judy Howard

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Judy Howard, 83, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wendell Horn, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Ralls Cemetery by Adams Funeral Home of Ralls.

Mrs. Howard died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at her residence.

She was born Jan. 30, 1937, in Lamesa. She worked for the Texas Tech Student Union. She moved to Floydada in 1985 from Snyder and was a secretary for Ray Lee Equipment Co.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

On Oct. 20, 1959, she married Bob Howard in Anchorage, Alaska.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Shelley Dawn Wheeler of Duncanville; four sons, Donald Franklin Page of Iwakuni, Japan, Howard Reynolds Page of Galveston, Dennis Mark Page of Lamesa and Kevin Lawrence Howard of Burleson; her mother, Maxine McGregor of Grapevine; two sisters, Billie Petty of Lewisville and Paula Pratt of Southlake; a brother, Roy McGregor of Clifton, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.

The body will be at the church until service time Tuesday.

James W. Flatt

LEVELLAND - Funeral services for James W. Flatt, 47, former Plainview resident, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Resthaven´s Abbey Chapel with Chaplain Elizabeth Abraham, of Hospice of Lubbock, officiating.

Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Resthaven Funeral Home.

Mr. Flatt died Saturday afternoon in Wolfforth.

He was born Sept. 29, 1952 in Plainview where he grew up and attended schools. He had been employed by the oil field industry since 1980 and lived on the South Plains all his life. He was a Baptist.

On June 24, 1969, he married Shirley Burton in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Paul Flatt of Lubbock; one daughter, Michelle Rosales of Wolfforth; two brothers, G.W. and Charles “Butch” Flatt, both of Amarillo; a sister, Patricia DeArmond of Atlanta, Ga.; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Lubbock, the American Cancer Society, or to a favorite charity.

Devin A. Saldivar

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Devin Alexander Saldivar, two-month-old son of Ralph and Valerie Saldivar, will be at 2 p.m. today in St. Peter´s Catholic Church with the Rev. Rey Sorgon officiating.

Burial will be in Olton Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home of Olton.

The child died Saturday, April 8, 2000.

He was born Jan. 28, 2000, in Lubbock.

Survivors include his parents; one brother, Deston Andrew Saldivar of Lubbock; his grandparents, Johnny and Linda Casares and Tranquillno Saldivas, all of Olton; and two great-grandmothers, Petra Zamora and Aurora Gonzales, both of Olton.

Melvin F. Anderson

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Melvin F. Anderson, 96, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in N.S. Griggs and Sons Pioneer Chapel with the Rev. John F. McClean of St. Paul United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia.

Mr. Anderson died Saturday, June 17, 2000, in Amarillo.

He was born in Desdemona. He retired from Amarillo Hardware. He was an active member of the Amarillo Senior Citizens and a member of Trinity Methodist Church. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps.

In 1938 he married Lucile Rousser in Tulia. She died in 1990.

Survivors include a daughter, Anita Woods of Amarillo; and two grandchildren.

A grandson, Ryan Woods, died in 1998.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Norma Jean Caylor

Funeral services for Norma Jean Caylor, 67, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor of College Heights Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Wood-Dunning funeral Home.

Mrs. Caylor died at 8:34 a.m. Sunday, June 18, 2000, at her residence.

She was born March 23, 1933, in Canton where she grew up. She moved to Plainview in 1945 and worked for City National Bank and Caylor Auto Parts. She was a member of College Heights Baptist Church.

In June of 1948 she married Jerry Caylor in Ft. Sumner, N.M.

Survivors include her husband; one son, Mike Caylor of Denton; one sister, Joyce Spears of Lampasas and one grandchild, Craig Caylor of Denton.

Melvin McMennamy

Funeral services for Melvin McMennamy, 62, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. McMennamy died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at Covenant Hospital Lubbock.

Wilma Seipp

Funeral services for Wilma Seipp, 79, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in First United Methodist Church with Dr. Max Browning, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Seipp died at 9:50 a.m. Sunday, June 18, 2000, at her residence.

She was born March 11, 1921, in Harrison, Ark. She grew up in Iowa and Missouri and moved to Texas in 1937. She graduated from Cotton Center High School in 1940. She taught at Hart schools during the early 1940s.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Gladys Carter Women´s Circle and was Past Worthy Matron of The Order of the Eastern Star.

On April 24, 1943, she married James Seipp in Grass Valley, Calif. He died Nov. 21, 1996.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Leigh Seipp of Plainview; her twin sister, Wilda Hutcherson Redin of Plainview; two brothers, Delbert T. Hewett of Susanville, Calif., and Ernest Hewett of Redding, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Ashley, Rebecca and Austin Seipp, all of Plainview.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church.

Nancy Trussell

Memorial services for Nancy Trussell, 60, are pending with Bartley-Silva Funeral Home.

Mrs. Trussell died Sunday, June 18, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

Bernarda Villarrial

Funeral services for Bernarda Villarrial, 79, are pending with Bartley-Silva Funeral Home.

Mrs. Villarrial died Sunday, June 18, 2000, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.
 

Stanley Wheeler

SLATON - Funeral services for Stanley Wheeler, 65, will be at 2 p.m. today in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kendon Wheeler of Guatemala and the Rev. Ross Dunn of Portales, N.M. officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Southland by Englunds Funeral Service.

Mr. Wheeler died Friday, June 16, 2000, at his residence.

He was born May 17, 1935, in Garza County. He attended Southland schools and graduated in 1952. He received his bachelor´s degree in government in 1957 and his master´s degree in education in 1975. He taught school in Slaton and Post and was principal at Lubbock Cooper Junior High and Roosevelt Junior High and Roosevelt Elementary, He retired from education in 1994.

He also had farmed for 55 years in the Southland Community.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church and had served on the board of trustees for the Southland ISD.

On Oct. 18, 1983, he married Sue Norman in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Mark Wheeler of San Jon, N.M., and Jonathan Wheeler of Southland; four stepdaughters, Revis Pernell and JanAn Diver, both of Slaton, Valynda Chandler of Mineral Wells and LaShay Everett of Floydada; two brothers, Ferrel and Velton Wheeler, both of Southland; a sister, Wilma Hill of Lubbock; three grandchildren; and eight step-grandchildren.

Mary Etta Bryan

TULIA - Funeral services for Mary Etta Bryan, 84, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Central Church of Christ with Trey Morgan, minister, officiating.

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

Mrs. Bryan died at 5:15 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2000, in Sears Methodist Center N.H., in Abilene.

She was born Nov. 2, 1915, in Saint Jo where she grew up. She lived in Lubbock, Levelland Abilene before moving back to Saint Jo. She graduated from Abilene Christian Academy High School and attended Abilene Christian University and Colorado State University and West Texas State, where she graduated in 1958.

She moved to Tulia in 1946 and taught choir in the schools until 1951. She moved to Happy in 1955 and taught school until retiring in 1979.

She was a member in Tulia of Central Church of Christ, Senior Citizens Board and the Regional and State Advisory Board for Senior Citizens.

On Dec. 23, 1936, she married Sam Bryan in Saint Jo. He died March 2, 1993 in Tulia.

Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Schulze of Abilene; a son, Neal Bryan of Flower Mound; a sister, Irene Nowell of Midland; and five grandchildren.

A son, Edward Bryan, died in 1952.

The family suggests memorials to the Senior Citizens Center, 619 SE 2nd, St., Tulia, TX 79088 or to the Sam T. Bryan Scholarship Fund at the ACU Physics Department, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX 79699.
 

Joy Ruth Cornelius

OLTON - Funeral services for Joy Ruth Cornelius, 86, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kyle Streun, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Olton Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cornelius died at 5:27 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2000, in Covenant Methodist Hospital in Lubbock.

She was born Nov. 7, 1913, in Hemphill County. She had lived in Olton most of her life and was a teacher at Olton High School.

She was a member of Olton Study Club and First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for several years.

On Aug. 11, 1932, she married Frank Cornelius in Olton. He died Oct. 2, 1983.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Daugherty of Olton; two sisters, Pearl Moore of Olton and Lanelle Ford of Austin; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Olton Cemetery Association, Box 1055, Olton, Texas 79064 or the Olton Volunteer Volunteer Ambulance Association, Drawer Q, Olton, Texas 79064.

Rev. J. Joe Stone

SAN ANGELO - Funeral services for the Rev. J. Joe Stone, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Assembly of God with the Rev. Derwood DuBose, district superintendent of the North Texas District of the Assemblies of God, officiating.

Burial will be in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens by Johnson´s Funeral Home.

Mr. Stone died at 6:40 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2000.

He was born March 27, 1930, in Ada, Okla., the son of the late Floyd W. and Lillie Clark Stone. He began his ministry in 1956 and was ordained in April of 1962.

He served in Lockney as Presbyter of the East Plains Section of the Assemblies of God and pastored churches in Lockney, Hale Center, Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Plainview, Abernathy and Muleshoe before moving to San Angelo in 1981 as pastor of First Assembly of God.

He served as probation board officer with the South Plains Probation Office in Lubbock, was secretary of the Ministerial Alliance in Muleshoe and served on the P.O.S.T. Board in the West Texas District of the Assemblies of God. He served as a member of the board of directors for the Concho Valley Area Agency of Aging, was contact pastor for the General Council of the Assemblies of God for Goodfellow Air Force Base a member of the board of directors of Pleasant Hills Children´s Home in Fairfield for four years and served eight years as presbyter of the Abilene Section of the North Texas District of the Assemblies of God with 36 churches in 26 counties under his supervision.

He had served as a member of the Presbytery Board of the North Texas District, headquartered in Irving and was representative in the San Angelo area for Teen/Life Challenge, a ministry for the Assemblies of God.

He was honored with a certificate of appreciation from the juvenile department of Tom Green County for his work with the youth. His name also was included in the 2000-2001 edition of the Nationwide Register´s Who´s Who in Executives and Businesses, registered in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

He was employed by Green Machinery in Plainview for 20 years.

On Dec. 24, 1949, he married Margaret Adams.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Gary L. Stone of Mountain Home, Ark., and Jackie E. Stone and his wife, Debbie, of Muleshoe; four sisters, Estelle Holman of Ada, Okla,. Helen Height of Plainview, Nadine Hastey of Clarendon and Lucille Pickering of Pampa; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to VistaCare Family Hospice, 1121 S. Bryant, San Angelo, TX 76903.

Beatrice Bilberry

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Beatrice Bilberry, 92, of Snyder, will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday in First Baptist Church in Flomot with the Rev. Nathan Mulder officiating.

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

Mrs. Bilberry died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, in Cogdell Memorial Hospital in Snyder.

She was born April 15, 1908, in Shackelford County, the daughter of the late William Harvey and Mary Ada Kelsey Giles. She moved to Lockney from Flomot in 1990 and to Snyder in 1996.

She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.

On March 16, 1927, she married L.D. Bilberry in Dickens County. He died May 5, 1985.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Speer of Floydada and Jean Richardson of Snyder; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
 

Dr. Pat Brecheen

LUBBOCK - Graveside services for Dr. Pat Brecheen, 68, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Fairmont Cemetery in Hollis, Okla., with his brother Carl Brecheen, a Church of Christ minister from Abilene, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by White Funeral Home in Lubbock.

Dr. Brecheen died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, in Lubbock.

He was born Oct. 22, 1931, in Hollis, the son of the late Earl and Inus Yowell Brecheen. He graduated from Hollis High School, Abilene Christian College and Baylor Dental School. He moved to Lubbock from Tahoka in 1969. In 1965, he partnered with the late Dr. K.R. Durham, a pioneer Lynn County dentist, and moved his practice to Tahoka. He opened his office in Lubbock in 1970 where he practiced dentistry until retiring in 1999.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He was married to Mary Draper from 1953 to 1970 and married Betty Bergeron Smith in 1972. She died in 1993.

Survivors include two sons, Cole Brecheen from Portland, Ore., and John Brecheen of Abilene; three stepsons, Billy Smith of Plano, Barry Smith of Hurst and Bobby Smith of Plainview; a daughter, Jodie McClintock of Plainview; a stepdaughter, Brenda Pierce of Birmingham, Ala.; a brother, Carl Brecheen of Abilene; a sister, June Cope of Hollis; four grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. today at White Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to Boles Home, 7065 Love, Quinlan, TX 75474 or Westview Boys Home, P.O. Box 553, Hollis, Okla.; 73550.
 

Petra Martinez

DIMMITT - Funeral Mass for Petra Martinez, 77, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Fern Couture, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Castro Memorial Gardens by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

Vigil services were at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and will be held at 6:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.

Mrs. Martinez died at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center Lubbock.

She was born Oct. 19, 1922, in Rotan. She moved to Dimmitt from Brownfield in 1965. She was a homemaker and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

On Aug. 25, 1939, she married Jose B. Martinez in Sinton. He died Oct. 8, 1995, in Dimmitt.

Survivors include seven daughters, Maria Vera, Fells Nino and Rosie Flores, all of Dimmitt, Lydia Ortegon, Gloria Ortegon, Estella De La Garza and Lisa Romero, all of Plainview; five sons, Tony, Max, Juan, Luis and Rudy Martinez, all of Dimmitt; three brothers; three sisters; 46 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Marta L. Rodriguez

EVANS, Colo. - Funeral Mass for Marta L. Rodriguez, 74, were at 2 p.m. today in Stoddard Funeral Home Chapel in Greeley.

Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Rosary was recited Thursday in the funeral home chapel.

Mrs. Rodriguez died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000.

She was born in New Braunfels, Texas. She lived in Lubbock before moving to Colorado.

Her husband, Pat Rodriguez, is deceased.

Survivors include four sons, Sylvester Salas of Milwaukee, Ray Salas of Lubbock, Juan Rosales of Amarillo and Domingo Trinidad of Greeley; a daughter, Mary Martinez of Evans; four sisters, Petra Barrentes of Petersburg, Maxine Ortega of New Deal, Connie Wimms of Del Rio and Raquela Marcel of Corpus Christi; three brothers, Santiago Rosales and Alejandro Rosales, both of Lubbock, and Lonnie Rosales of Seagraves; 26 grandchildren; and 70 great-grandchildren.

Roy James Thompson

Funeral services for Roy James Thompson, 60, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Thompson died at 10:37 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.


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