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Edith Newby Belk

Graveside services for Edith Newby Belk, 79, were at 10 a.m. today in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia with the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor of College Heights Baptist Church, officiating. Burial arrangements were by Wallace Funeral Home of Tulia.

Mrs. Belk died at 3:19 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 1996, in Methodist Hospital Plainview.

She was born Edith F. Johnson on Aug. 24, 1917, in White Deer. She attended schools in the Childress community northwest of Tulia and was a cafeteria worker for the Tulia schools for over 30 years. She retired in 1974 and moved to Plainview in 1978.

She was a member of Central Church of Christ in Tulia.

She married Paul Newby on Dec. 25, 1934, in Tulia. He died Oct. 19, 1973, in Tulia. She married Roy Belk on Aug. 19, 1978, in Plainview.

Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Chester (Jewell) Berner of Bella Vista, Ark.; five sisters, Evelyn Holloway, Carrie Belle Bradley, Lela Mae Nevins and Billie Mays, all of Tulia, and Helen Barlow of Cassville, Mo.; one brother, Jimmy Johnson of Purdy, Mo.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A son, Carlos Newby, died on Jan. 14, 1996.
 

Ruthie Lee Davis

HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Ruthie Lee Davis, 72, of Plano, former Hale Center resident, will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Hale Center Church of Christ with Silas Short of Post officiating. Burial will be in Hale Center Cemetery by Freeman Funeral Home.

Mrs. Davis died Friday, Dec. 13, 1996, at her residence in Plano.

She was born Dec. 4, 1924, in Marshall. She moved to Hale Center in 1949 and to Plano in 1993. She was a member of Hale Center Church of Christ.

Survivors include five sons, Joe Davis of Amarillo, Luther McDaniel and Cal McDaniel, both of Canyon, Paul McDaniel of Plainview and Orvell McDaniel Jr. of California; six daughters, Jeanetta Johnson of Canyon, Carolyn Williams, Jeanie Coleman, Callie Aquia and Freddie Strong, all of Plano, and Alice Malone of Happy; one brother, Buddy Walton of Dallas; and two sisters, Mary Walton and Victoria Walton of Dallas.

The family will be at the Hale Center Church of Christ from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday.
 

Ruby Sarah Graham

Funeral services for Ruby Sarah Graham, 78, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in 11th and Amarillo Street Church of Christ with J. Henderson officiating. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Graham died at 12:50 a.m. today, Dec. 16, 1996, in the home of her daughter in Tulia after an illness of six months.

She was born Nov. 29, 1918, in Roaring Springs. She moved to Plainview in 1947 and was a member of 11th and Amarillo Street Church of Christ.

She married Lewis Franklin Graham on Jan. 17, 1942, in Quitaque. He died July 20, 1995.

Survivors include one son, James Edward Graham of Arthur City; one daughter, Thresa Lamb of Tulia; two sisters, Opal Hamilton and Ruth Phelps, both of Quitaque; three brothers, Preston, Carl and James Woods, all of Quitaque; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Three brothers are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.
 

Mildred Guthrie

TULIA - Funeral services for Mildred Louise Guthrie, 81, of Albuquerque, former Tulia resident, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jesse Hodge, pastor, officiating.

Graveside services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Slaters Chapel Cemetery in Nolan. Arrangements are by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Guthrie died at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 1996, at her residence in Albuquerque, N.M.

She was born Mildred Louise Nelson on July 10, 1915 in San Jon, N.M.

She married Cecil D. Guthrie. He died in 1981.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Cecil Dale and Sherry Guthrie of Albuquerque; one sister, Dorris Latham of Elk City, Okla.; two brothers, Grady B. Nelson of Lubbock and Lanham Nelson II of Hobbs, N.M.; one granddaughter, Shellisha Mercante of Tucson, Ariz.; and one great-granddaughter, Sabrina Mercante of Tucson.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice Services of Presbyterian Home Healthcare, 4545 McLeod N.E., Suite G., Albuquerque, N.M. 87109.
 

George C. Poteet

MULESHOE - Graveside services for George Calvin Poteet, 70, father of Tony Maurice Poteet of Plainview and Regina Margaret Finke of Olton, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Littlefield Memorial Park in Littlefield with the Rev. Rodney Kruse, chaplain with Hospice of Lubbock, officiating. Burial arrangements are by Ellis Funeral Home.

Mr. Poteet died Saturday, Dec. 14, 1996, in the V.A. Medical Center in Amarillo.

He was born Oct. 17, 1926, in Spade. He moved to the Muleshoe area in 1969 from Crosbyton. He was a Baptist, a farmer and a truck driver. he served with the U.S. Marine Corp during World War II.

He married Hortense Hudnall on Nov. 22, 1947, in Lazbuddie.

Other survivors include his wife; another daughter, Dagmar Eileen Poteet of Lubbock; a sister, Salina Lynn of Fort Worth; and four grandchildren, Kira Eileen and Davidson Linn Finke of Olton, Lynn Rice Poteet of Amman, Jordan and Jason Wade Poteet of Canyon.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Lubbock, 4314 S. Loop 289, Lubbock 79401 or to the Jo Marie Pinkerton Fund c/o Olton State Bank, Olton 79064.
 

J.S. ´Sam´ Scarborough

DIMMITT - Memorial services for J.S. “Sam” Scarborough, 84, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Lee Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Kevin Wood, pastor, officiating. The body was donated to Texas Tech School of Medicine.

Mr. Scarborough died at 7:05 a.m. in Deaf Smith General Hospital after a lengthy illness.

He was born Aug. 27, 1912 in Burkburnett. He lived in Plainview and attended Wayland Baptist College from 1948-1950. He farmed in the Plainview area and Easter Community until retiring. He moved to Dimmitt in 1959.

He served with the Army Air Corp during World War II. He was ordained as a deacon in the Happy Union Church in 1951. He was a Past Noble Grand of the Independent Order of the Oddfellows #159 and helped organize and ordain the first deacons of Lee Street Baptist Church.

He married Naomi Young on May 15, 1943.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Donald Scarborough of Dimmitt; two daughters, Ann Ho-Gland of Amarillo and Carolyn McDonald of Hereford; one brother, Joe Scarborough of Spade; and six grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or to a favorite charity.

Curney Allen

TULIA - Funeral services for Curney Marion Allen, 85, of Salton Sea Beach, Calif., will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Auten, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. Allen died at 4 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 1996, in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

He was born Nov. 12, 1911, in Bowie. He attended schools in Post and graduated from Post High School. He farmed around the Muleshoe area for several years and worked as an automobile mechanic for Crow Chevrolet in Muleshoe until moving to Amarillo in 1949 where he worked for Plains Chevrolet.

He moved to California in 1953 and worked for various auto dealers until retirement in 1974 when he moved to Tulia. He returned to California in 1984 and lived in Salton Sea Beach, Calif.

He was a member of the Los Angeles Boat & Ski Club.

He married Moneta Burrow in 1948 in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Leta Walker of Bullhead City, Ariz.; one stepdaughter, Syglenda Ford of Antioch, Calif.; two sons, Marion F. Allen of Amarillo and Paul Allen of Roff, Okla.; two stepsons, John Johnston of Cathedral City, Calif., and Curt Johnston of Phoenix; and 25 grandchildren.

His first wife, Pauline Allen, died in 1952 in San Francisco. Two sisters, Vera Tyler and Tennie Taylor, also are deceased.

Pallbearers will be Cody West, Herk Allen, Mike Allen, Kenneth McCuthen, David Chester and Dave Tyler.
 

Mary Evelyn Fowlkes

ODESSA - Graveside services for Mary Evelyn Fowlkes, 93, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock with the Rev. Sol Rosen officiating. Burial arrangements are by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Fowlkes died Sunday, Dec. 22, 1996, in Medical Center Hospital.

She was born Mary Evelyn Fletcher on Sept. 24, 1903, in Wolfe City, in Hunt County. She lived in Dodd City and Windom in Fannin County before moving to the Sunnyside Community near Dimmitt in Castro County.

She also lived in Lubbock and Plainview and moved to Odessa in 1988. She was an active member of her church and lead singing and taught Sunday School, and was a member of the WMU.

She married Ray Painter, Sidney M. Taylor and Houston Fowlkes. All are deceased.

Survivors include a daughter, Allene Nance of Odessa; a sister, Beulah Avery of Dallas; four step-children, Nelle Hankis of Arlington, Tom Taylor of Phoenix, Ariz., Jo Behrends of Odessa and Willie Mae Fowlkes Sadler of Dimmitt; two grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many step-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 8202 Aberdeen, Lubbock 79424.
 

Stephen Hubbard

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Stephen M. Hubbard, 19, of Lubbock, former Abernathy resident, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Abernathy´s First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dudley Rutledge officiating. Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Hubbard died Friday, Dec. 20, 1996, in New Brunswick, N.J.

He was born Aug. 7, 1977, in Lubbock. He graduated from Abernathy High School in 1995 and was a member of the FFA. He entered the U.S. Navy in October 1995 and was a member of the precommissioning unit, The Sullivans. He was rated GSMFN. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Jessica, of Virginia Beach, Va.; his parents, David and Nancy Hubbard of Lubbock; two brothers, David Hubbard Jr. and Jason Hubbard, both of Lubbock; a sister, Lauren Hubbard of Lubbock; his grandparents, James P. Howell of Lubbock and David L. and Hattie Lou Hubbard of Irving; and his great-grandmother, Bertha Hennig of Phoenix.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.
 

Claude B. Lane

CHILDRESS - Funeral services for Claude B. Lane, 60, father of Laura Lane Townsend of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. today in Central Christian Church with the Rev. Irvin Stake, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Childress Cemetery by Johnson Funeral Home.

Mr. Lane died Sunday, Dec. 22, 1996.

He was born in Childress where he grew up. He graduated from Childress High School in 1954 where he played football and was co-captain of the team. He attended Cameron College in Oklahoma where he was chosen “Little All American.”

He had been Childress County Sheriff and had operated Lane´s Chevron. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

He married Carolyn Jarrell in 1963 in Childress.

Other survivors include his wife; two other daughters, Theresa Cross of Houston and Cathy Lane of Childress; two sons, Randy Lane and Rocky Lane, both of Perryton; his mother, Bernice Lane of Childress; five brothers, Ted Lane of Irving, Joe Lane of Lakewood, Colo., David Lane of Amarillo and Jerry Lane and Danny Lane, both of Cedar Hill; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.
 

Cecil Morris

Funeral services for Cecil Morris, 81, of Tulia, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with Steve Porter, elder of Borger Primitive Baptist Church, and Francis Scott, elder of Corinth Primitive Baptist Church in Tulia, officiating. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Morris died at 1:44 a.m. today, Dec. 24, 1996, in Methodist Hospital Plainview.

He was born March 10, 1915, in Clayton, N.M. He grew up in King County and attended schools at Dermott. He lived at Delwin before moving to Paducah in 1946. He moved to Plainview in 1952 and worked for Texas Farm Machinery for 25 years. He retired in 1976 and moved to Roswell, N.M. In 1983 he moved to Winnsboro and in 1992 moved to Tulia.

He married Mozelle Millican on Nov. 18, 1934, in Afton.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. David (Mary Lee) Price of Tulia; one son and daughter-in-law, Don and Cathy Morris of Farmersville; two brothers, Noel Morris of Harper and Loel Morris of Navarre, Fla.; one sister, Minnie Bell Forkum of Stockton, Calif.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A brother, Homer Morris, is deceased.
 

Shirley Nelms

IRVING - Funeral services for Shirley M. Nelms, 46, daughter of Elza Carr Washington of Petersburg and sister of Bettye Nails of Plainview and L.C. Carr Jr., Lillie Spence, Avias Croff and Artella Seth, all of Petersburg, were held last Friday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. W.O. Gentry officiating. Burial was in Petersburg Cemetery by Washington Memorial Funeral Home of Grand Prairie.

Mrs. Nelms died Dec. 15, 1996, in Irving Health Care Center.

She was born July 31, 1950, in Fresno, Calif. She graduated from Ralls High School and attended West Texas A&M University. She had worked for the GTE Corp.

She married Joe Nelms on Dec. 12, 1970, in Lubbock.

Other survivors include her husband; two sons, Randall Edward Nelms of New Orleans, La., and Christopher Brian Nelms of Arlington; two other brothers, Arvis Byrd of Carthage and Leonard Carr of De Soto; four other sisters, Dorothy Adams of Carthage, Ella Stewart of Lancaster, Calif., Evon Bradley of Dallas, and Murlene Watkins of Arlington; and a grandchild.

Thomas Ballard

No services were held for Thomas Samuel Ballard, 67, of Dodd City, brother of Willie and Melton Ballard of Plainview. Family visitation was held Saturday night at Wise Funeral Home in Bonham. The body was cremated.

Mr. Ballard died Friday, Dec. 27, 1996, at Northeast Medical Center in Bonham.

He was born March 29, 1929, in Mary Nebblack, Okla. He was a retired maintenance supervisor.

Other survivors include two sons, Thomas “Glen” Ballard of Leonard and Scott Dewayne Ballard of Fort Worth; a daughter, Charlotte Faye Ballard Clayton of Dallas; a sister, Claire Jane Gehardt of Dodd City; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

His parents, Lee and Stella Bradford, and a brother, Orvil Ballard, are deceased.
 

Delzie Bradford

FLOYDADA -- Funeral services for Delzie Bradford, 82, will be at 2 p.m. today in Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Claude Porter, minister, and the Rev. Hollis Payne, officiating. Burial will be in Floyd County Memorial Park by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Ms. Bradford died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1996, in Floydada Nursing Home.

She was born on Feb. 11, 1914, in Avalon. She moved to Floydada in 1926 from Johnson County and graduated from school in the Sandhill Community. She was a housekeeper and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include two brothers, Floyd Bradford and Robert Bradford, both of Floydada; and five sisters, Genera Cook of Winters, Marcellita Lancaster of Batesville, Ark., Jean Logan of Weatherford, Myrtle Blair of Plainview and Tinnie Galloway of Idalou.

A brother, Henster Bradford, and a sister, Mable Foster, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Calvary Baptist Church, 505 N. 2nd, Floydada 79235.
 

Charlie Daniel

TULIA -- Funeral services for Charlie Daniel, 62, of Tulia, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Tulia Church of Christ with Dennis Conway, minister, and Clark Johnson of Lubbock, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Daniel died at 12:57 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, 1996, in Amarillo after a sudden illness.

She was born Charlie Mae Johnson on May 19, 1934, in Tulia. She married Billie Ray Daniel on Jan. 30, 1953, in Clovis, N.M.

She grew up in the Rock Creek Community and attended schools in Silverton and Tulia, graduating from Tulia High school in 1951. She was employed by Royal Park from 1977-81 and worked for the Tulia Senior Citizens for two years. She also worked at the Tulia Livestock Auction for three years and began working at the Tulia Housing Authority as an executor in 1983.

She was a member of the Tulia Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Joni Ross of Tulia; two sons, Kirk Daniel of Tulia and Scott Daniel of Amarillo; her mother, Hazel Johnson of Tulia; two sisters, Bettye McKone of Tulia and Patsy Franks of Hart; two brothers, W.O. Johnson of Sudan and Danny Johnson of Tulia; and 14 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Patrick Johnson, Dale Johnson, Dean Johnson, Rodney McKone, Lee Franks and Lance Franks.

The family suggests memorials to Family Hospice of the Plains in Plainview or the Tulia Cemetery Association.
 

Arvil Wiley Harkins Sr.

Funeral services for Arvil Wiley Harkins Sr., 68, of Lubbock, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with Dr. Noel Williams of Lubbock, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Harkins died at 6:42 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 1996, in University Medical Center in Lubbock after a sudden illness.

He was born on May 11, 1928, in Plainview where he grew up and graduated from Plainview High School. He attended business college and served during World War II. He was manager of Levine´s Department Store and umpired in the Summer Baseball Program here. He was retired from building maintenance. He moved to Lubbock in 1992.

He married Martha Ann Lutz on June 4, 1967, in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Karan Rater of Mesquite; a step-daughter, Lucretia Cussins of Granbury; one son, Arvil Wiley Harkins Jr. of Fresno, Calif.; four step-sons, Jessie Stembridge of Santa Fe, N.M., Jimmie Stembridge of Albuquerque, N.M., Bobby Stembridge of Amarillo and Joe Stembridge of Granbury; a sister, Ellen Wasson of Childress; and 18 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Sam Collins, David Woody, Dean Lynch, Don Hill, Wayne McCullar and Johnny Welborn.
 

Evelyn Jarnagin

Funeral services for Evelyn Jarnagin, 81, of Bixby, Okla., former Kress resident, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Lemons Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jarnagin died Saturday, Dec. 28, 1996, in St. Mary of the Plains Hospital in Lubbock.

She was born Dec. 3, 1915, in Cedar Hill. She grew up in Dexter, N.M. and graduated from Dexter High School. She lived in Kress from 1948-69. She also lived in Heywood, Calif and Tulsa, Okla., moving to Bixby, Okla. in 1973. 

An avid bridge player, she had showings of her oil paintings in fairs and crafts shows and was a member of the quilting club and the First United Methodist Church in Bixby.

She married Melvin Jarnagin on Dec. 19, 1933, in Roswell, N.M. He died Nov. 3, 1963.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Bob (Delores) Ritter of Tulsa, Okla.; a son, Jerry Jarnagin of Carlsbad, N.M.; two sisters, Lavon Mills of Farwell and Faye Garry of Truth or Consequences, N.M.; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
 

Lillie Jester

FLOYDADA -- Funeral services for Lillie Florence Jester, 94, will be at 4 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Claude Porter, minister, and Rev. Hollis Payne, officiating. Burial will be in Floyd County Memorial Park by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home of Floydada.

Mrs. Jester died Friday, Dec. 27, 1996, in the Floydada Nursing Home.

She was born Dec. 22, 1902, in Howe, Okla., where she attended schools. She married A.D. Jester on March 6, 1923 in Oklahoma. He died Oct. 6, 1985.

She previously lived in Tahoka, moving to Floydada in 1950. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Floydada.

Survivors include a son, A. J. Jester of Tahoka; three daughters, Margie Womack of Floydada, Earlene Fenton of Slaton, and Lois Hodges of Lubbock; ten grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to Calvary Baptist Church, 505 N. Second, Floydada 79235.
 

Lester McNutt

Funeral services for Lester McNutt, 86, of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Church of the Nazarene with pastor Laverne Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. McNutt died at 1:16 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28, 1996, in Methodist Hospital Plainview.

He was born May 10, 1910, in Stuart, Okla., where he grew up and attended schools. He married Ola Looney on Aug. 26, 1930 in Watonga, Okla. He moved to Plainview in 1933 and worked for Plains Creamery. 

He was owner/operator of Eastside Grocery from 1960-76. He co-owned and operated the Furniture Barn from 1976 until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and served on the church board in the 1960s.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Lesal McNutt of Plainview and Eldon McNutt of Hereford; three brothers, Hollis McNutt of Stratford, Okla., Ona McNutt of Stuart, Okla., and Cleason McNutt of McAlister, Okla.; three sisters, Lois Looney of Plainview, Leota Kirk of North Richland Hills, and Delores Stinson of Oakwood, Okla.; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Terry Adams, Lawrence Looney, Gary Looney, Dearld Shaddix, Joe Settle, and Aaron Settle. 


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