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O.C. Campbell

KRESS - Funeral services for O.C. Campbell, 86, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Campbell died at 4:25 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, in Prairie House Living Center.

Genevieve Cole

NEW HOME - Funeral services for Genevieve Halford Cole, 74, will be at 2 p.m. today in the New Home Baptist Church with Ken Horn, chaplain, and Buddy Pain, officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park by White Funeral Home of Tahoka.

Mrs. Cole died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, in Lubbock Hospitality House.

She was born Oct. 27, 1925, in Idalou. She graduated from Lorenzo High School in 1943. She was owner/operator of Genny´s, a dress shop for women, until retiring in 1989. She was a Baptist.

On March 19, 1984, she married Leo Cole in Las Vegas. Her first husband, L.D. Halford, died in 1979.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Gary Halford of Lubbock; a daughter, Eddie Jo Miller of Post; two brothers, Harvey Reynolds of Floydada and Kenneth Reynolds of Lubbock; a stepson, John Cole; three step-daughters, Lori Bradford, Donna Finzia and Alice Rushing; a grandson; seven step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Vera Carlisle Crabtree

OLTON - Funeral services for Vera Carlisle Crabtree, 95, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sharon O´Quinn, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Crabtree died at 11:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, in Runningwater Draw Care Center.

She was born Jan. 17, 1905, in Montague County. She moved to Olton from Cottle County in 1942. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and a homemaker.

On July 4, 1923, she married Vernon Carlisle in Cottle County. He died in January of 1971.

Survivors include three sons, Vernon Carlisle Jr. of Hereford, Clifford Carlisle of Phoenix, Ariz., and Coy Carlisle of Eagletown, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

A son, Leonard Carlisle, died in 1953.

The family suggests memorials to the Runningwater Draw Care Center, Olton, Texas 79064.

Lynn C. Davis

TURKEY - Funeral services for Lynn C. Davis, 86, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Church of Christ with the Rev. Davis Price and Stuart Smith officiating.

Burial will be in Dreamland Cemetery by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mr. Davis died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000.

He was born July 12, 1914, in Umpire, Ark. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Philippines during World War II and farmed in Turkey for many years.

He was a member of the Hall County ASCS Board for several years.

On Aug. 17, 1942, he married Belle Driskill in Estelline.

Survivors include his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Joe Mark and Cheri Davis of Turkey; two sisters, Norene Crump of Rowlette and Imogene Price of Canyon; and two grandsons and a granddaughter.

Milburn Haydon

SPRINGLAKE - Graveside services for Milburn Haydon, 72, of Amarillo, were at 10 a.m. today in Springlake Cemetery with Raymond Jones of Santa Anna officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Homes.

Mr. Haydon died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, in Amarillo Nursing Center.

He was born Feb. 26, 1928, in Weatherford. He played football for Texas Tech and graduated from Tech in 1950.

He served with the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He was a farmer, a Baptist deacon and a Bible teacher in several churches.

His first wife, Janelle Ott, died in 1997. He married Mildred Taylor Rule in 1998.

Survivors include a brother, Eddie Haydon of Sunnyside; and a sister, Mrs. Frank Ottmers of Dallas.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Abdiel Garcia Mireles

Funeral Mass for Abdiel Garcia Mireles, 24, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerard Kenney, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Mireles died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, in Ralls.

He was born July 22, 1976 in Mexico.

Survivors include two sons, Abdiel Mireles and Alexis Mireles, both of Plainview; his parents, Francisco and Tomasa Mireles of Plainview; four brothers, Juan Mireles of Salina, Kan., Jose Mireles, Roberto Mireles and Leonel Mireles, all of Plainview; and two sisters, Nicolasa Mireles and Sandra Mireles, both of Plainview.

Yesenia Parra
Jennifer Parra

Funeral Mass for Yesenia Parra, 30, and her 7-month-old daughter, Jennifer Parra, were at 11 a.m. today in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerard Kenney, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Parra died in Colorado on Sunday, July 30, 2000, and her daughter child died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000. Both died from injuries received in a vehicle accident on July 30.

Mrs. Parra was born Nov. 24, 1969, in Mexico. On March 29, 1980, she married Saul E. Parra in Mexico.

Jennifer Parra was born Dec. 13, 1999, in Plainview.

Mrs. Parra´s survivors include her husband; two daughters, Daisy Parra and Michelle Para, both of Plainview; her parents, Isidro and Maria Ramos of Plainview; one brother, Roque Ramos of Plainview; and four sisters, Graciela Gutierrez of Yuma, Colo., Cecilia Rodriguez of Mesa, Ariz., Marla Zepeda of Plainview and Anabel Zuniga of Amarillo.

Jennifer Parra is survived by her father, Saul E. Parra; two sisters, Daisy and Michelle; and her grandparents, Isidro and Maria Ramos.

Wayne Thorpe

PETERSBURG - Memorial services for Wayne Thorpe, 78, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sharon O´Quinn, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Olton, and the Rev. Ted Wilson, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Petersburg Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home of Plainview.

Mr. Thorpe died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, in Petersburg.

He was born Aug. 12, 1921, in Petersburg where he grew up and graduated from high school. He attended Texas Tech and served with the U.S. Army during World War II.

He returned to Petersburg after his discharge and began working for Thorpe Cleaners. In 1949 he started farming, retiring in 1992.

He was a Master Mason and a member of Floydada Lodge No. 712. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

On March 23, 1945, he married Jean Hagood in Petersburg. She died Nov. 9, 1990.

Survivors include his mother, Lottie Thorpe of Lubbock; a daughter and son-in-law, Jann and Bill Rowell of Houston; a son and daughter-in-law, Jearl and Helen Thorpe of Lubbock; two grandchildren, Landon Thorpe of Lubbock and Grace Thorpe of Georgetown; and two nieces, Kim Newman of Brady and Gwyn Heflin of San Angelo.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Allmon, Lynn Culp, Eddie Fullingim, Jayson Culp, Don Kelley, Butch Finkner, Kyle Robertson, Kim Porter and Domingo Castilleja. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry McDaniel, Gene Fullingim, Shorty Robertson, H.L. Porter, Delbert Williams and Loy Wylie.

Bill Emmons

HEREFORD - Funeral services for Bill Wayne Emmons, 65, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Parkside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. H. Wyatt officiating.

Burial will be in Rest Lawn Cemetery by Parkside Chapel Funeral Home.

Mr. Emmons died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, in Baptist St. Anthony´s Hospital in Amarillo.

He was born April 22, 1935, in Ben Franklin. After returning from Vietnam where he was employed by a company that operated diesel equipment, he moved to Hereford. He owned and operated Hereford Diesel and Equipment from 1982 to 1998 and owned and operated Emmons Trucking from 1987 until retiring in 1998.

He was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

In 1969, he married Phung Lee in Vietnam.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Billy Emmons Jr., of Melborn, Fla.; two daughters, Linda Ann of Austin and Susan Lee of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and a sister, Virginia Loyd of Tulia.

The family suggests memorials to Temple Baptist Church in Hereford.

Romi Li Huskey

Funeral services for Romi Li Jacobs Patrick Huskey, 85, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church Chapel with Dr. Max Browning, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

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

She was born Jan. 30, 1915, in Honey Grove. She moved to the South Plains with her family in the early 1930s and attended school in Plainview. She graduated from Plainview High School and attended Lippert´s Business College.

She worked as secretary for the USDA Stabilization and Conservation Service in Hale County for 30 years, retiring in June of 1973. She worked for State Rep. Pete Laney as secretary from 1973 to 1980.

She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church, past presidents of the Iva Wheeler Circle, Las Camarades and B&PW Club.

On Aug. 15, 1980, she married Richard Ray Huskey in Plainview. He died in November of 1985.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Tom Bagley of DeSoto; a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Patsy Patrick of Plainview; three sisters, Willie Mae Moon of Ballinger, Evelyn Couch of Plainview and Gwenelle Carter of Lubbock; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

A sister, Loyce Bond, and two brothers, Bert and Joe Jacobs, are deceased. A grandson, Shawn Patrick, died in 1993.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice Hands of West Texas, P.O. Box 1118, Lockney, TX 79241 or to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Amarillo, 3706 20th, Lubbock, TX 79410.

Katherine Pierce

OLTON - Funeral services for Katherine Pierce, 88, will be at 1:30 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kyle Streun, pastor, and Dr. Strauss Atkinson of First Baptist Church in Amarillo, officiating.

Burial will be in Littlefield Memorial Park by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Homes.

Mrs. Pierce died at 3 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at her residence.

She was born Oct. 11, 1912, in Harvey, N.D. She moved to Olton in 1995 from Littlefield. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Olton and of Family Community Education.

In 1930, she married C.D. Pierce in Clovis, N.M. He died in 1987.

Survivors include a daughter, Pat Elkins of Olton; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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

Pete Price

COUNTY LINE - Funeral services for Pete Price, 75, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Lakeridge Baptist Church in Lubbock with the Rev. Bruce Cotton, Hospice of Lubbock chaplain, officiating.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home in Abernathy.

Mr. Price died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 18, 1925, in Little Rock, Ark. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and moved to Lubbock from Oklahoma City, Okla., in 1947. He worked for the Baker Company and moved to County Line in 1970 where he owned and operated Price´s County Line Store until 1988.

He was active in sports. He played softball for a Lubbock league for many years and was an All-State second baseman. He was a member of Horner Lake Club.

On Nov. 26, 1947, he married Betty Jo Snow in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Linda Graves, of Burns Flatt, Okla., and T.J. and Diane Price of Plainview; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Linda Sue and Ed Cradell of Inman, S.C., and Janie Pool, Cathy and Tim Redden and Vickie and Larry Pitts, all of Lubbock; a brother, James Price of Clarksville, Ark.; two sisters, Priscilla House and Georgia Ward, both of Little Rock, Ark.; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Four brothers, Joseph, Ed, David and Euel Price, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Lubbock, 1102 Slide Rd., Suite 3, Lubbock, TX 79416.

Gordon "Bill" Stephens

LUBBOCK - Memorial services for Gordon “Bill” Stephens, 61, will be at a later date.

Mr. Stephens died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, in Covenant Hospital-Lakeside.

His body has been donated to the Texas Tech Health Science Center for research.

He was born Nov. 16, 1938, in Morton and grew up in Silverton. He attended Tarleton State University and Texas Tech University and received a master´s degree from Sul Ross University.

He served with the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He had lived in Lubbock most of his life and was employed by the Plainview ISD as a special education teacher at Houston School.

In 1966, he married Mary Ann Robison of Turkey.

Survivors include his wife; his mother, Lola Mae Stephens of Silverton; a sister, Elaine Stephens of Silverton; a brother, Kenneth Stephens of Lubbock; and several nieces and nephews.

His father, Homer Stephens, and a brother, Donnie Stephens, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the Silverton Cemetery Fund or to the Silverton Methodist Church.

Euel Vernon Burton

Funeral services for Euel Vernon Burton, 80, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Burton died early today, Nov. 20, 2000, in Amarillo.

Steve Cathey

HEREFORD - Memorial services for Steve Cathey, 46, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Good News Church with David Alvarado officiating.

Arrangements are by Rix Funeral Directors.

Mr. Cathey died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, in United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls.

He was born April 13, 1954, in Plainview. He attended schools in Plainview and Kress and graduated from Kress High School in 1972.

He was a self-employed roofing contractor and was a foster parent the past eight years. He was a member of Good News Church.

On Jan. 14, 1977, he married Diane Little in Tulia.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Kris Cathey of San Diego, Calif.; two daughters, Karin and Brandi Cathey, both of Canyon; three brothers, Roger, Michael and James Cathey, all of Amarillo; two sisters, Pat Barnes of Portales, N.M., and Sherry Bulls of Amarillo; and five foster children of the home.

Leda Ferguson

Funeral services for Leda Ferguson, 87, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Bartley-Silva Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Millie Willoughby, retired minister from Amarillo, officiating.

Burial will be in Ochiltree County Cemetery at Perryton.

Mrs. Ferguson died at 10:20 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at Prairie House.

She was born Jan. 28, 1913, in Choctaw County, Okla., the youngest child of Henry Campbell Ishmael and Martha Ella Cavin Ishmael.

She finished high school in Paris, Texas, traveled extensively throughout her life, was an avid reader and gardener. She worked in the retail clothing business many years.

She lived in Midland from 1949 until she moved to the Santa Fe House in Plainview in 1996. For the past year she resided at Prairie House.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jeri and Rollie Hyde of Plainview; a son, Sam Squyres of Asheville, N.C.; a granddaughter, Kymberley Layne Munson and her husband, Kyle, of Flower Mound; and three great-grandchildren, Michael Shane Douglass of Massilon, Ohio, Samantha Ryan Munson and Brendan Alexander Munson of Flower Mound; and two great-great-grandsons, Austin and Evan Douglass of Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents; seven sisters and one brother; three husbands, Ira Cecil Allmon, Sam Merrill Squyres and Paul Ferguson; and a grandson, Frederick E. “Rick” Douglass IV.

Floyd A. Hauser

CLAYTON, N.M. - Funeral services for Floyd A. Hauser, 88, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Amistad Methodist Church with the Rev. Billy Rammage, pastor of First Baptist Church in Clayton, officiating.

Burial will be in Hayden Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors.

Mr. Hauser died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000.

He was born in Hayden and graduated from Clayton High School in 1930. He attended Highlands University in Las Vegas.

During World War II, served with the U.S. Army.

He was a farmer and drove a school bus. He was a member of Hayden Baptist Church.

In 1958, he married Elva Arrena Duncan in Plainview, Texas.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Ernest Floyd Hauser of Hayden; two brothers, Orville Hauser of Hayden and Leonard Hauser of Lompoc, Calif.; two sisters, Bernice Schlotterbeck of Las Cruces and Kathryn Morgan of Hayden; and a grandson. He was the uncle of Mary Ann Scott of Plainview.

The family suggests memorials to Carl Farley´s Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79105.

Lidia Perez

OLTON - Funeral services for Lidia Villegas Perez, 42, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Peter´s Catholic Church with the Rev. David Cruz, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Perez died at 12:14 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Aug. 3, 1958, in Petersburg. She grew up in Hart and graduated from Hart High School in 1976. She moved to Olton from Hart in 1981. She was a homemaker and also had worked for Olton ISD for five years. She was a Catholic.

On Feb. 20, 1978, she married Alfredo Perez in Hart.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Alfredo Perez Jr. and Chris Perez, both of Olton; five brothers, Manual Villegas of Olton, Mike Villegas of Elk City, Okla., Gilbert Villegas of Loveland, Colo., and Joe Villegas and Luis Villegas, both of Sayre, Okla.; and one sister, Rachel Sanchez of Bay City.

Carroll Smith

PADUCAH - Funeral services for Carroll Dean Smith, 64, will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. James Hooper officiating.

Burial will be in Paducah Garden of Memories Cemetery by Seigler Funeral Home.

Mr. Smith died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, in Plainview.

He was born Aug. 17, 1936, in Cottle County. He graduated from Paducah High School in 1954 and attended Wayland Baptist University. He worked for Peerless Pump in Plainview. He moved to Paducah from Aiken in 1997.

He served on the board of the Paducah Museum and First Baptist Church nominating and property committees. He was a member of the Adult II Sunday School class and First Baptist Church.

During the Korean War, he served with the U.S. Army and was a lifetime member of the National Guard.

On Oct. 7, 1956, he married Sandra Kay West.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Robert Smith of San Antonio and Kenneth Smith of Wolfforth; a daughter, Diana Shuping of Hale Center; his father, W.E. Smith of Paducah; two brothers, Charles Smith of Quitman and James Smith of Crowley; five sisters, Frances Sims of Wichita Falls, Barbara Mayberry of Plainview, Shirley Durham of Stratford, Gay Nell Adams of Guthrie and Jan Byrd of Summitt, Miss.; five grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

Pablo Chavez

Funeral services for Pablo Chavez, 67, of Levelland, were at 10 a.m. today in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Raul Morales, pastor of Templo Bautista, officiating.

Burial was in Center Plains Cemetery at Cotton Center by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Chavez died Sunday, March 13, 2000, in Levelland.

He was born June 30, 1932, in Cameron.

Survivors include four brothers, Steve Chavez of Tulia, John Chavez Jr. of Garden City, Kan., Joe Chavez of Hearne and Matilde Carrillo Jr., of Lockhart; 11 sisters, Julia Garcia of Hale Center, Janie Donoso of Temple, Marie Chavez-Fest and Teresa Sidon, both of Fort Worth, Eva Kuhns, Sandy Ruiz and Ramona Temple, all of Temple, Paula Burrows of Florida, Herminia Vasquez of Austin, Helen Carrillo of Austin and Elva Martinez of Houston.

Arla Copeland

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Arla Copeland, 91, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in West College and Third Street Church of Christ with Frank Duckworth, minister, Boyce Mosley of Lockney, and Kline Nall of Lubbock officiating.

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

Mrs. Copeland died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, in Lockney Health & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Nov. 9, 1908, in Aurora, Ark., the daughter of the late James and Nancy Phillips Wheeler. She attended grammar school in Aurora and graduated from high school in Springdale, Ark. She attended Gunter College, Littlefield College and graduated from University of Arkansas in 1934. She received her master´s in elementary education from Texas Tech University.

She moved to Lockney from Springdale in 1934. She was a retired teacher, a homemaker and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, El Progresso Study Club, Texas State Teachers Association and West College and Third St. Church of Christ.

On Feb. 6, 1934, she married J.D. Copeland in Springdale, Ark.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Frances D. Huddleston and Celia Ann Webb, both of Lubbock; two sisters, Eunice Whelchel and Mae Rose, both of Fayetteville, Ark.; six grandchildren, Jeffrey D. Huddleston, Nancy A. Jaramillo, Robert E. Huddleston, Amy R. Webb, Rebecca A. Webb and Hollis Webb III; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice Hands of West Texas, Box 1118, Lockney, TX 79241; Lockney Health & Rehabilitation Center, 401 N. Main, Lockney, TX 79241; or Mangold Memorial Hospital, 320 N. Main, Lockney, TX 79235.

Gala Jean Griffin

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Gala Jean Griffin, 46, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Assembly of God in Clovis, N.M.

Burial will be in Mission Garden of Memories in Clovis by Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis.

Mrs. Griffin died Friday, March 17, 2000.

She was born in Lockney. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

In 1996, she married Charles Griffin in Clovis.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Joshua White of Amarillo; a daughter, Loraine Price of Amarillo; five brothers, Napolian Price and Isaac Price, both of Lockney, Bobby Price of Amarillo and Jimmy Price and Eric Price, both of Clovis; six sisters, Rosie McDonald of Lockney, Myrtle Chester and Carol Bowers, both of Clovis, and Betty Price, Mary Johnson and JoAnn Phillips, all of Amarillo; and four grandchildren.

Jody James Joslin

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - Funeral services for Jody James Joslin, 32, former Plainview resident, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Westminster Memorial Park.

Burial will be at Good Shephard Cemetery.

Mr. Joslin died Saturday, March 18, 2000, at his residence after an apparent heart attack.

He was born in 1968 and had lived in Plainview before moving to California. He was a welder for Bay Ornamental Iron and Welding Co., in Costa Mesa.

Survivors include his parents, James and Peggy Joslin of Huntington Beach; four sisters, Betty Williams of Plainview, Helen Spagnoulo and Stacy Mazzone, both of Huntington Beach, and Jamie Holland of Killeen; eight nephews; two nieces; and one great-nephew.

A son, Robert S. Copeland, died June 8, 1961 and two brothers, Elmer Wheeler and Jason Wheeler, and two sisters, Ora Fritz and Minsie Latham, also are deceased.

Billy Wayne Poole

Funeral services for Billy Wayne Poole, 67, are pending with Bartley-Silva Funeral Directors.

Mr. Poole died at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2000, in M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston.
 

L.D. Smith Jr.

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for L.D. Smith Jr., 74, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in City Park Church of Christ with Doug Rainbolt, minister, officiating.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Olton Cemetery with the same minister officiating. Arrangements are by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Smith died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, in Mangold Memorial Hospital in Lockney.

He was born Feb. 6, 1926, in Idalou. He graduated from high school in Mobeetie in 1943. He served with the U.S. Army in the last mounted cavalry unit, serving in India-Burma area during World War II. His unit helped clear the path for the India-Burma Road.

He lived in Olton for four years before moving to Floyd County in 1951. He was a retired farmer and a member of City Park Church of Christ.

On Feb. 6, 1948, he married Wanda Faye Hysinger. She died Jan. 7, 1993. On Jan. 14, 1994, he married LaFaun Young in Floydada.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Mike Smith and Shawn Smith, both of Floydada; a stepson, Rance Young of Silverton; a daughter, Tynette DeSino of Danville, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Carlen Beedy of Floydada; two brothers, Leo Smith of Brownfield and Lonnie Smith of San Benito; a sister, Fern Orme of Rolla, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to the Benevolence Fund at City Park Church of Christ, 505 S. Fifth St., Floydada, TX 79235.


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