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Iwilla Adams

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Iwilla L. Adams, 87, will be at 2 p.m. today in Sanders Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Staton officiating.

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

Mrs. Adams died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center.

She was born March 4, 1913, in Forestburg. She grew up in Abernathy where she attended school. She was a homemaker and had worked in the cafeterias for the Lubbock ISD. She was a member of Forrest Heights United Methodist Church.

On Dec. 12, 1931, she married Ed Adams in Abernathy.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Walter Jo Arrant of Lubbock, Juanita Steger of Burnet and Myrtle Lou Bradshaw of El Campo; two brothers, Hubert Settle of Seagraves and W.T. Settle of Abernathy; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Naomi Bridwell

LITTLEFIELD -- Funeral services for Naomi Frances Bridwell, 80, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. A.J. Kennemer, the Rev. Joe Stewart and the Rev. Mike Wilcox officiating.

Burial will be in Littlefield Memorial Park by Hammons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bridwell died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Feb. 11, 1920, in Bowie. She moved to Littlefield from Hobbs, N.M., in 1949. She was a homemaker and an active member of First Baptist Church and the church choir.

On June 3, 1939, she married A.C. Bridwell in Paducah.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Jay Bridwell of Austin; two daughters, Missy Cunningham of Abernathy and Kim Longino of Littlefield; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.
 

Romi Li Huskey

Funeral services for Romi Li Jacobs Patrick Huskey, 85, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Huskey died at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at her residence.

Bianca Munoz

KRESS - Graveside services for Bianca Munoz, infant daughter of Jose Luis and Lorena Munoz, were at 3 p.m. Monday in Kress Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Stein officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Lemons Funeral Home of Plainview.

The child died at 8:20 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, in University Medical Center in Lubbock where she born a short time earlier.

Survivors include her parents; and a brother, Christopher Munoz of Kress.

Syble Thornton

LEVELLAND - Funeral services for Syble Inez Thornton, 84, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in College Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby James officiating.

Burial will be in City of Levelland Cemetery by Head Family Funeral Home.

Mrs. Thornton died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, in Covenant Hospital.

She was born Jan. 17, 1916, in Commerce. She moved to Levelland in 1928 from Commerce. She was a homemaker, a member of College Avenue Baptist Church, a Sunday school teacher at a nursing home in Levelland for 24 years and president of the Women´s Missionary Auxiliary.

In 1933, she married Newell Thomas Thornton. He died in 1991.

Survivors include three daughters, Laquita Juanita Stephens of Mira Loma, Calif., Margaret Ann Emmons of Lubbock and Doris Helen Sims of Bronte; three sons, Thomas Thornton of Plainview, Kenneth Thornton of Lubbock and Elvis Thornton of El Sobrante, Calif.; three brothers, Joe Davis, Wes Davis, and Tiny Davis; two sisters, Anita Davis Glass and Melba Mayfield; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A son, Jerry Wayne Thornton, died in 1948, and a daughter, Nina Ruth King, died in 1991.

Lottie Beatrice Thorpe

PETERSBURG - Funeral services for Lottie Beatrice Thorpe, 100, of Lubbock, were at 10 a.m. today in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ted Wilson, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Petersburg Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home in Plainview.

Mrs. Thorpe died at 8:07 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Feb. 28, 1900, in St. Louis, Mo. She attended schools in Texas and Oklahoma and moved to Petersburg in 1908. She owned and operated a beauty shop in Petersburg and was a member of First United Methodist Church.

On Nov. 16, 1919, she married Clarence Thorpe in Petersburg. He died March 23, 1984.

Survivors include a grandson, Jearl Thorpe of Lubbock; three granddaughters, Jann Rowell of Houston, Gwyn Heflin of San Angelo and Kim Newman of Brady; and four great-grandchildren.

Two sons, Wayne Thorpe and Stanley Thorpe, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Petersburg Cemetery or First United Methodist Church.

"Bill" Williams

TULIA - Funeral services for William G. “Bill” Williams, 94, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel with Loren Quick and John Mulford officiating.

Burial will be in Wayside Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. Williams died at 6:49 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 20, 1906, in Tom Green County. He attended schools in Santo. He was a New Testament minister for 49 years and served in World War II as a medic.

He was retired and moved to Tulia in 1975.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including Wylie and Billie Byrd of Tulia.

Barbara F. Bermudes

Funeral services for Barbara F. Bermudes, 90, of Amarillo, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Bartley-Silva Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Elbert A. Fadallan, pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and Augustine Cantu, a deacon at Sacred Heart, officiating.

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

Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.

Mrs. Bermudes died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, in Olsen Manor Nursing Home in Amarillo.

She was born Dec. 4, 1909, in Poteet. She lived in Plainview for several years before moving to Amarillo. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.

In 1939 she married Alberto Bermudes in San Antonio. He died April 15, 1985.

Survivors include a son, Ismael F. Leal Sr. of Plainview; eight grandchildren, Fernando Leal, Barbara Ramirez and Sarah Garcia, all of Plainview, Ismael Leal Jr. and Tony Leal, both of Amarillo, David Leal of Austin, Janie Sauceda of Hobbs, N.M., and Rebecca Cardenas of Rio Rancho, N.M.; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Estella Leal, and all her brothers and sisters, Federico Fernandez, Solidad Faz, Lorencia Fernandez, Enrique Fernandez and Rebecca Hernandez, are a deceased.
 

John Bumpus

CHILDRESS - Graveside services for John Bumpus, 63, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Cee Vee Cemetery with Bill Mayes of Childress Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Johnson Funeral Home.

Mr. Bumpus died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000.

He had worked as a cowboy in Matador on the Wagoner Ranch and also farmed in Cee Vee.

Survivors include five sisters, Betty Forcher of Sweetwater, Billie Moore of Floydada, Katie Hindergarth of Gruver, Linda Nauck of Ligonier, Penn., and Jan Timmons of Childress; and two brothers, Jay Bumpus and Thad Bumpus, both of Childress.
 

Cecil Doss

Funeral services for Cecil Doss, 83, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Doss died at 11:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at his residence.
 

Sue Duncan

Graveside services for Sue Duncan, 75, were at 10:30 a.m. today in Parklawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jim Ritter, pastor of Seth Ward Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Duncan died at 5:35 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, in Prairie House Living Center.

She was born Oct. 30, 1924, in Vardaman, Miss., where she grew up and graduated high school. She moved to Henderson, Ky., in 1949 and to Plainview in 1959. She was an active member of Seth Ward Baptist Church.

On Feb. 28, 1959, she married J.B. “Bill” Duncan in Henderson, Ky. He died in October of 1982.

Survivors include three nieces, Phyllis Lafferty of Hagerstown, Md., Nancy Price of Greenville, Ky., and Carolyn Burdon of Louisville, Ky.; four great-nieces; two great-nephews; one great-great-niece; and two great-great-nephews; a brother-in-law, Ken Duncan of Lubbock; and two sisters-in-law, Sue House of New Mexico and Virginia Gammill of Houston, Miss.
 

Lindell Myatt

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Lindell Myatt, 73, will be at 2 p.m. today in Abernathy Church of Christ with Condy Billingsley and David Bennett officiating.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Myatt died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 15, 1926, in Bonham. He was a longtime resident of the Abernathy and County Line areas and had served on the County Line Coop Gin Board and the Hale County Equalization Board. He served with the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947.

On May 29, 1999, he married LaRita Morris in Abernathy.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Tommy Myatt of Abernathy; a daughter, Debbie Barton of Abernathy; a stepson, Kevin Galloway of Lubbock; a stepdaughter, Kristi Gibson of Stamford; a brother, J.H. Myatt of Dimmitt; a sister, Imagene Bryant of Abernathy; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to the Abernathy Cemetery Association or to the Abernathy EMS.

Inez Roden

KRESS - Funeral services for Inez Roden, 62, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jay Simpson, pastor, the Rev. Ron Kelley, pastor of First United Methodist Church and Jack McCall, minister of the Kress Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial will be in Kress Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home of Plainview.

Mrs. Roden died at 7:27 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born March 15, 1937, in Boynton, Okla., where she grew up and graduated high school. She moved to Plainview in 1953 and to Kress in 1969. She had worked at Kress National Bank for 28 years. She was a member of Kress Baptist Church.

On Sept. 5, 1953, she married Hugh Wilks Roden Jr., in Okmulgee, Okla. He died May 23, 1997.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, David and Kim Roden of Benton, Ark., Denver and Cathy Roden of Midland and Dana and Brenda Roden of Amarillo; a sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Floyd Sharp of Morris, Okla.; two sisters-in-law, Nina Hager of Morris and Sue Hager of Haskell; two special friends, Wayne and Mae Stewardson of Plainview; and 10 grandchildren.

Juanita Stewart

PADUCAH - Graveside services for Juanita Stewart, 69, of Lake Charles, La., were at 1 p.m. today in Paducah Garden of Memories with the Rev. Jim Stewart officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Seigler Funeral Home.

Mrs. Stewart died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, in a Lake Charles hospital.

She was born Oct. 26, 1930, in Paducah. She was a homemaker and a past president of Lake Charles Country Club Ladies Golf Club.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby R. Stewart; a daughter, Anne Stewart Naul of Allen; two sisters, Onita Elliot of Tulsa, Okla., and Joy Sandlin of Plainview; and three grandchildren.

Stacy Brown

COTTON CENTER - A memorial service for Stacy Lynn Brown, 26, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Cotton Center High School auditorium.

Mr. Brown died Monday, March 20, 2000, in a vehicle accident near Sundown.

Funeral services were Wednesday in Morton with burial in Morton Cemetery.

He was valedictorian of his 1992 graduating class at Cotton Center High School where he played basketball and was quarterback for the Elks football team. He was policeman with the Lamesa Police Department and a former dispatcher and jailer at the Hale County Sheriff´s Department.

His parents, Vicki Hill Gonzales and Ben Gonzales, both reside in Cotton Center. His wife, Priscilla, and two daughters, live in Morton.

Glenn D. Flake

DALLAS - Funeral services for Glenn Desmond Flake, 87, former Plainview resident, will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Restland Wildwood Chapel.

Entombment will be in Restland Memorial Park.

Mr. Flake died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, in Dallas.

He was born Nov. 21, 1912, in Boyd and grew up in Plainview. He graduated from Baylor University in 1935 and from the University of Texas School of Pharmacy.

He married Gwen Marr Davis in 1939.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Caron Wilson of The Colony and Julie Hamilton of Bedford; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Dortha Louise Mason

CLOVIS, N.M. - Funeral services for Dortha Louise Mason, 75, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Parkland Baptist Church with Dr. Herbert Bergstrom and the Rev. Jimmy McGuire officiating.

Burial will be in Muleshoe Memorial Park by Steed-Todd Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mason died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, in Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis.

She was born Sept. 15, 1924, in Seymour, Texas, the daughter of the late Lacy M. and Bertha Britton Hardage. 

She married Lee Mason on Dec. 2, 1941. He died April 11, 1996.

She and her husband farmed in the Muleshoe area before moving to Clovis in 1970.

She was a member of Parkland Baptist Church and Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.

Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Robison of Muleshoe and Jan Noffsker of Clovis; two brothers, Bill Hardage of Plainview and Wayne Hardage of Vernon; two grandchildren, Chantel White and Collin Robison; and one great-grandchild, Sheridan White.

Pallbearers will be Tim Hardage, Ed Nichols, Bill Griggs, Calvin Mason, Paul Matherly, Cal Jordan and Gary Elliott.

The family suggests memorials to the Baptist Children´s Home in Portales, N.M.

Winston L. Oswalt

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Winston L. Oswalt, 72, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Redeemer Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jay Beyer, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park by Rix Funeral Directors.

Mr. Oswalt died Thursday, March 23, 2000, in University Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 16, 1927, in Farmersville. He moved with his family to Lubbock County in 1930. He graduated from Idalou High School and served with the U.S. Air Force during World War II in weather reconnaisance. For 24 years he was employed as a sales representative for several food brokers and then served as a representative for the Aid Association for Lutherans for 10 years.

He was a Volunteer Laborer for Christ for 10 years and was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, serving as head usher.

On Oct. 28, 1950, he married Jonelle Judd in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; three aunts, Juanita Pool of Petersburg, Merle Waner of Amarillo and Joyce Murphree of Dallas.

A daughter, Jo Ellen Oswalt, died June 20, 1951.

The family will receive friends at Rix Funeral Directors from 5-7 p.m. today.

Memorials are suggested to the Winston Oswalt Memorial at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2221 Avenue W., Lubbock, TX 79411.

L. Edwin Settle

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for L. Edwin Settle, 94, will be at 2 p.m. today in Asbury Methodist Church with the Rev. Herb Tavenner and the Rev. James Carter officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery by Wilsons´ Funeral Directors and Cemetery in Wolfforth.

Mr. Settle died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 24, 1905, in Forestburg. He attended McMurry College and began teaching school his freshman year. In 1927, he became a grade school principal in Vinson, Okla. He moved to Hale County in September of 1929 and taught at Science Hill school. In 1930, he taught in the League Four School in the Ralls school system and moved to Monroe (New Deal) to teach. He also worked with the State Department of Public Welfare in 1936. He graduated from Texas Tech in 1942 and worked for the U.S. Postal Service until retiring.

He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and South Plains Coin Club.

On Aug. 15, 1926, he married Rosa Alice Eddleman in Abernathy.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Rosa Marie Bevers of Lubbock and Mary Frances Leon of Petersburg; two brothers, Hubert Settle of Seagraves and W.T. Settle of Abernathy; a sister, Iwilla Adams of Lubbock; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

The family suggests memorials to Asbury United Methodist Church.

Johnnie Williams

Memorial services for Johnnie Williams, 76, of Petersburg, were at 1:30 p.m. today in First United Methodist Church. She died Monday, March 20, 2000 in Floydada. Her body was donated to the Texas Tech School of Medicine.

Jimmie W. Albright

LUBBOCK - Memorial services for Jimmie W. Albright, 80, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Sanders Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dean Harris of Central Baptist Church officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park by Sanders Funeral Home.

Mr. Albright died Saturday, April 8, 2000, in Lubbock Hospitality House.

He was born July 22, 1919, in Broadway. He moved to Lubbock in 1941 and married Margie Tew on Nov. 18, 1941, in Brownfield. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a mechanic at Louthan-Dowell Motor Co., University Dodge and Fenner Tubbs Co. After retiring, he worked as a greeter for Wal-Mart. He was a member of Central Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Jimmy of St. Joseph, Mo., Tommy of Hurst and Jerry of Plainview; a daughter, Cindy Bean of Crowley; a brother, C.R. Albright of Irving; three sisters, Bonnie Webb of Lubbock, Ethel Gregg of Sulphur Springs and Pauline Brown of Idalou; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to the South Plains Chapter of the Alzheimer´s Association, 3601 4th St., Room 3A116, Lubbock, TX 79430.

William A. "Bill" Cooke

Memorial services for William A. “Bill” Cooke, 71, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Grace Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Cooke died early Friday, April 7, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 17, 1928, in Spearville, Kan., the son of Walter and Pearl Cooke. He graduated from high school in Elkhart, Kan., in 1946 and served with the U.S. Army from 1950-1956, achieving the rank of master sergeant.

On July 23, 1950, he married Norma Chenault in Guymon, Okla. They moved to Elkhart and lived there until 1978 when he became manager of Cargill, Inc. He retired in 1990 after 25 years.

He was an elder at Grace Presbyterian Church, a member of the BPOE Elks and enjoyed fishing, gardening and hunting.

Survivors include his a daughter, Catherine McKnight of Livermore, Calif.; three sons, Andrew Cooke of West Des Moines, Iowa, Jeffery Cooke of Clovis, N.M., and James Cooke of Denver, Colo.; and seven grandchildren.

His wife and two sons are deceased.

Johnie A. Hutchinson

FLOYDADA - Memorial services for Johnie A. Hutchinson, 98, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wendell Horn pastor, officiating, assisted by Elizabeth Abraham, chaplain with Hospice of Lubbock.

Cremation is by Rethaven Funeral Home of Lubbock.

Mrs. Hutchinson died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at Covenant Hospital Plainview.

He was born April 30, 1901 in Archer County and played professional baseball with the Dallas Eagles and also was a tournament tennis player. He was first employed as an abstractor in Breckenridge, Barstow and Monahans during the oil boom of the 1930s and 1940s. He moved to Floydada in 1947 and coached men´s softball teams. In 1970, he moved to Oklahoma City and was employed by Southwest Title Co., working on the city´s urban renewal.

Following retirement, he moved to Lubbock in 1986 and returned to Floydada in 1991. He was associated with First United Methodist Church and was an active member of the Floydada Senior Citizens Center. He also was an avid fan of the Texas Tech Lady Raiders and Dallas Cowboys.

He married Floye Ward on April 20, 1924 in Canton. She died in October of 1983. A daughter, Helen Lewis, died in 1996.

Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jerry and Cheryl Hutchinson of Nashville, Tenn. and Jack Hutchinson of Denver, Colo.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Lee and David Bailey of Floydada and Barbara Eckenrode of McKinney; 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Floydada Senior Citizens Center, 301 E. Georgia, Floydada, TX 79235.

Vernon Marshall Jett Jr.

Funeral services for Vernon Marshall Jett Jr., 42, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Essie Givens, pastor of Good Samaritan Pentecostal Church officiating, assisted by the Rev. Ken Tolson, associate pastor.

Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Jett died at 8:28 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2000, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.

He was born Sept. 13, 1957, in Lockney. He married Jean Wright July 8, 1990, in Littlefield.

Survivors include his wife; his father, Vernon Jett of Lubbock; his mother, Marie Ramos of Plainview; a brother, Billy Edward Jett of McGuirre Air Force Base in New Jersey; four sisters, Barbara Otterson of Dodge City, Kan., Teresa Reeves of Lubbock, Tammy Taylor of Shallowater and Saline Torres of Overland Park, Kan.; and his grandfather and grandmother, Edwin and Gertrude Ray of Plainview.

Peggy Bryant Vineyard

Funeral services for Peggy Bryant Vineyard, 74, of Lubbock, were Saturday at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel in Muleshoe with the Rev. Beth Harrington of Kermit officiating.

Burial was in Muleshoe Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Vineyard died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. 

She was born May 16, 1925, in Vanatta, Ohio. She married Russell Bryant in Grand Prairie on June 12, 1946. She married Johnny Vineyard in 1986. He died in 1998.

She moved to Muleshoe from Dallas in 1946 and lived there until 1968. She moved from San Antonio to Lubbock in August 1999. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Survivors include a son, Mike Bryant of Plainview; three daughters, Debbie Hurt of Lubbock, Diane Actkinson of Farwell and Kim Shelton of San Antonio; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to the South Plains Chapter of the Alzheimer´s Association, 3601 4th St., Room 3A116, Lubbock, TX 79430.


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