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H.C. Burke

AMARILLO - Funeral services for H.C. Burke, 78, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Howard Batson, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by Schooler Funeral Home.

Mr. Burke died Wednesday, June 21, 2000.

He was born in Savannah, Okla. and married Juanita Meredith in 1946 in Floydada. He owned H.C. Burke Insurance Agency. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he was a deacon and former director of the Singles Sunday School class. He was on the board of Big Brothers, a past president of the Life Underwriters Association, and past president of South Amarillo Kiwanis Club. He was listed in Who´s Who of American Businessmen and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Cherry Patterson of Modesto, Calif.; a son, Ronald E. Burke of Sugarland; a sister, Genevea Stansell of Floydada; and seven grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church, in care of the Seniors, 1206 Tyler, Amarillo, TX 79101, or the American Heart Association. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:30-3 p.m. today.

Clara Bruce Coffin

MISSION HILLS, Calif. - Memorial services for Clara Bruce Coffin, 80, of Mission Hills, Calif. were held Saturday morning, June 24, on the Neptune II, cruising on the Pacific Ocean near San Pedro, Calif., with Alice Weiss, captain, in charge.

The Neptune Society was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Coffin died Nov. 18, 1999, at Mission Hills, Calif.

She was born Clara Velma Bruce in Roby, Texas. She grew up in Longworth where she attended schools. During World War II she worked at a plant in Fort Worth, then moved to Burbank, Calif., where she was employed by the local telephone company as an operator until her daughters were born in 1954.

She married Harry Coffin on Nov. 4, 1946. He died in 1987.

Mrs. Coffin was an active member of several PTA organizations and was a sponsor of Job´s Daughters while her daughters were growing up.

After her husband died, Mrs. Coffin spent part of her time in Plainview with her brother, Charles A. Bruce, and his family.

Survivors include her twin daughters, Debbie Coffin of Santa Clarita, Calif., and Cindy Coffin of Mission Hills and a granddaughter, Rylan, of Mission Hills; a number of nieces and nephews including Nicki Bruce Logan of Plainview, Cora Kubacka of Irving, Nina Velliquette of Austin, Charles M. Bruce of Long Beach, Calif., and Ken Bruce of Garland; great-nieces and nephews including Nicole Logan Russell of Hale Center, Alicea Cerovski of Tallahassee, Fla., and Lee Logan of Sudan, Dr. Shelley Bruce Ramos of Las Colinas, Matthew Bruce of Long Beach, Calif., Don Velliquette of Dallas, Beth Kubacka of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Ruth Thomason of Austin; great-great-nieces Emily Russell of Hale Center, Lacee and Danielle Logan of Sudan, Jordan Taylor Cerovski of Tallahassee, Fla., Alexandra Bruce Ramos of Las Colinas, Cori Hannah Bruce of Long Beach, and a great-great-nephew, Lane Logan of Sudan.

Joe DeLeon Jr. 

Funeral Mass for Joe DeLeon Jr., 44, of Plainview, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Theresa´s Catholic Church in Hale Center with the Rev. Rey Sorgon, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Hale Center Cemetery by Freeman-Abell Funeral Home. 

Rosary will be recited at the church at 7:30 tonight.

Mr. DeLeon died Friday, June 23, 2000, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born July 17, 1955 in Plainview and graduated from Hale Center High School in 1974. He moved to Plainview in 1978 and worked for Daffern Steel & Supply. He married Carmen Rodriguez on March 25, 2000 in Plainview. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the League of United Latin American Citizens and the Smack Down softball team.

Surviving are his wife; three stepdaughters, Sherrikee, Tiffany and Krystal Rodriguez, all of Plainview; his parents, Joe and Connie DeLeon of Plainview; a brother, Robert DeLeon of Hale Center; a sister and brother-in-law, Linda and W.H. Johnson of Hale Center; a niece, Kourtney Johnson of Hale Center, and a nephew, Willie Joe Johnson of Hale Center.

Willette McCoy

Funeral services for Willette McCoy, 89, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church with a son, the Rev. Clyde McCoy Jr., officiating, assisted by the Rev. Sean Robinson and Dr. John Read.

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

Mrs. McCoy died at her home on Friday, June 23, 2000.

She was born July 16, 1910 in Tyler and married William Clyde McCoy Sr. on Oct. 22, 1938 in Tyler. He died in 1972.

Mrs. McCoy came to Plainview in 1953 from Tyler. She was very active in the Lamar PTA, serving as president, secretary, reporter and parliamentarian. She also was an active member of the Plainview Seventh-Day Adventist Church, serving as Sabbath school superintendent, teacher at various times for both children and adults, and was a deacon and church treasurer for more than 25 years. She kept the First Presbyterian Church nursery for 23 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Susan Hristov of Lancaster; two sons, Jonathan McCoy of Mineral Wells and Clyde McCoy Jr. of Plainview; two brothers a niece, Kathryn McLaughlin of Lubbock; a nephew, Alex Gimble of Lindale; and three grandchildren, Laura Jarzynka of Lancaster, Alan Jarzynka of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Lance McCoy of Plainview.

Six sisters, Affie Carroll, Maude Gimble, Sallie Bell Penry, Louise Green, Lucile Loving and Jewel Rodefeld; two brothers, Clyde Loving and Tom Loving, and her parents, Thomas Walter and Annie Jackson Loving, are deceased.

The body will be at her home, 307 S. Date, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and Monday and from 8-10 a.m. on Tuesday.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Iris Carl Neel

ANDERSON, Mo. - Funeral services for Iris Carl Neel, 85, of Grove, Okla., will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Ellis, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the Peace Valley Cemetery by Ozark Funeral of Anderson, Mo.

Mr. Neel died Friday, June 23, 2000, at 4:20 p.m. at Grove General Hospital in Grove, Okla. after an illness.

He was born April 14, 1915 in Wichita Falls, Texas, to the late Alvin Leroy and Osie Samantha (Knight) Neel. He moved to Grove in September of 1998 from Anderson, Mo. where he had lived since 1981. He moved to Anderson from Plainview, Texas, where he spent most of his life. 

He was a supply clerk for the Southwestern Public Service Company. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II and was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans in Plainview.

He married Orene Ferguson on Jan. 2, 1943 at Mangum, Okla. She died on May 30, 1991.

Survivors include a son, Danny C. Neel of Lubbock, Texas; a daughter, Sharon Stapleton of Montgomery, Texas; a brother, Gene Neel of Texas; a sister, Pearl Etta of Florida; seven grandchildren, Terri Keefe of Carl Junction, Mo., Tammi Miller of Joplin, Mo., Melissa Brown of Grove, Okla., Amanda Bowden and Collin Gilmore of Austin, Texas, Caitlyn Neel and Julian Neel of Lubbock, Texas, and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Monday from noon until 8 p.m. at the Ozark Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8 p.m.

Joe Bob Crowell

FLOMOT - Funeral services for Joe Bob Crowell, 47, of Childress, will be at 3 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church in Turkey with the Rev. Melvin Clinton, pastor, and the Rev. Michael Arndt, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Childress, officiating.

Cremation arrangements will be by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mr. Crowell died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, in Childress.

He was born Nov. 29, 1952, in Matador. He retired from the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railroad as a roadmaster after 25 years of service.

On May 30, 1975, he married Joan Ferguson in Turkey.

He was a member of Fairmont Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Claudia Crowell Strode of Flagler, Colo.; a son, Jarrod Crowell of Fort Hood; a brother, Lynn Crowell of Fort Collins, Colo.; and a grandson, Jaydin Blake Crowell.

A sister, Glynda Crowell and his parents, Leonard and Ruby Crowell, are deceased.

Alba Irene Fields

LITTLEFIELD - Funeral services for Alba Irene Fields, 93, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Sunset Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Benny Goss, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be at 4:30 p.m. in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Paducah by Hammons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Fields died at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2000, in Lamb Healthcare Center after a lengthy illness.

She was born Oct. 26, 1906, in Van Zant County. She moved to Littlefield from Paducah in 1943. She was a homemaker and a charter member of Sunset Avenue Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for more than 20 years.

On Dec. 26, 1923, she married Brady Young Fields in Paducah. He died Dec. 31, 1967.

Survivors include one son, Waylon Fields of Plainview; one daughter, Joyce Ray Dewees of Littlefield; a sister, Earlee Pinkerton of Amarillo; a brother, Alvis Townley of Paducah; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Four sons are deceased. Dale Fields died Jan. 18, 1967, Louis Fields died May 24, 1988, Milam Fields died Nov. 11, 1995, and Dewey Joe Fields died April 2, 1997.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and great-grandsons as honorary pallbearers.

The family suggests memorials to Sunset Avenue Baptist Church in Littlefield.

Floyd E. Medley

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Floyd Edward Medley, 84, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Moore-Rose-White Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ione Sedinger, pastor of First Christian Church, officiating.

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

Mr. Medley died Monday, June 26, 2000, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Amarillo.

He was born Sept. 15, 1915, in Quinlan, the son of the late Robert Franklin and Ila Zee Williams Medley. He attended schools in Agra, Okla., and served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He had lived in Floydada most of his life and was a retired truck driver.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include a son, Mike Medley of Santa Anna, Calif.; a daughter, Ilene Cameron of Arizona; a brother, Jack F. Medley of Dove Creek, Colo.; two sisters, Evalene Goodnight of Floydada and Lorene Ford of Agra, Okla.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A daughter, Rachel Medley, is deceased.

Curtis Roberson

AMHERST - Funeral services for Curtis Ethel England Roberson, 91, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Donnie Howell and the Rev. Alan Berry officiating.

Burial will be in Springlake Cemetery in Springlake by Hammons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Roberson died at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at her residence.

She had lived in Lamb County since 1936. She was a homemaker and a member WMU and Rockyford Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school.

On Dec. 24, 1930, she married Herbert Roberson in Clovis, N.M. He died Dec. 31, 1969.

Survivors include three daughters, Ola Mae Brown and Mary Jo Griffin, both of Amarillo, and Dora Bass of Amherst; a brother, Wilburn England of Plainview; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

A son, Harold Roberson, died Jan. 14, 1994.

The family suggests memorials to the Amherst EMS.

Arrena Belle Vaughan

ALTUS, Okla. - Funeral services for Arrena B. Johnston Vaughan, 89, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Lowell-Tims Chapel with Sonny Tims officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Quitaque by Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

Mrs. Vaughan died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, in Altus, Okla.

She was born April 16, 1911, in Hollis, Okla. She was a homemaker and a child care provider. She had worked at Mothers Day Out at First United Methodist Church for nine years. She moved to Altus in 1980 and was a member of First Baptist Church and Senior Perspectives. She taught Sunday school at Park Lane.

On July 23, 1932, she married Carl Vaughan. He died in 1942.

Survivors include two daughters, Arrena Sue Littrell of Bethany, Okla., and Carleen Coffin of Altus; a son, Elbert Vaughan of Bethany; three sisters, Nancy Smallwood of Plainview, Kathryn Meeks of Hollis, Okla., and Dephena Crownover of Amarillo; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made in her name to a hospice.

George Walton

Graveside services for George Walton, 87, of Lubbock, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Plainview Cemetery with the Rev. William R. Fleming officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Rix Funeral Directors of Lubbock.

Mr. Walton died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Aug. 13, 1912, in Goldthwaite. He graduated from Lampasas High School and attended Southwestern University. He moved to Lubbock in 1932.

He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of St. John´s United Methodist Church and the Men´s Sunday School Class.

He married Dorothy Rushing on March 28, 1937.

Survivors include his wife; a niece, Lynn Witcher of Austin; and a nephew, William H. Walton of Palm Springs, Calif.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Bennie Counts

LUBBOCK - Graveside services for Bennie Donowho Counts, 80, were at 10:30 a.m. today in City of Lubbock Cemetery with the Rev. James P. Harney officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Rix Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Counts died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2000, in Lubbock.

She was born Sept. 27, 1919, in Zephyr. She graduated from Meadow High School in 1936 and Draughon´s Business College in 1938. She worked as an accountant and bookkeeper for Strawbridge Mortage and Loan Company and Spears Furniture Company.

She was a homemaker and a member of Junior League and St. Christopher's Episcopal Church.

On Jan. 17, 1943, she married Samuel Edward Counts. He died July 1, 1995.

Survivors include a daughter, Jane Ann Counts Moorehead of Lubbock; two sisters, Bess Castleberry of Canyon and Billie Standefer of Plainview; and a granddaughter.

The family suggests memorials to Lubbock Meals on Wheels, 2304 34th St., Lubbock, TX 79411.

Edwin Barker

Funeral services for Edwin Barker, 86, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Barker died at 7:13 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, in Hi-Plains Nursing Center in Hale Center.

He was born Nov. 6, 1913, in Comanche. He grew up and attended schools in Turkey and moved to Plainview in 1942. He was a retired farmer and a member of First Baptist Church.

He married Violet K. Burns on April 3, 1937, in Turkey.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Dr. Gary Lynn Barker of Lubbock and Dr. Tommy Barker of Stephenville; one brother, Bill Barker of Levelland; one sister, Thora Nieman of Muleshoe; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Danny Emery

IDALOU - Funeral services for Danny L. Emery, 52, of Lubbock, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Idalou Cemetery with Les Carey of Idalou Church of Christ officiating.

Arrangements are by White Funeral Home.

Mr. Emery died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, in Lubbock.

He was born Jan. 15, 1948, in Lubbock and graduated from Idalou High School in 1966. He attended Lubbock Christian University for two years and graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor´s degree in anthropology in 1972. He received a master´s degree from Tech in sociology in 1978.

He was a computer operator for Stuller Engineering, retiring in 1985.

Survivors include his parents, Lee P. and Laura Emery, both of Idalou; two brothers, Neil Emery of Terrell County and Ted Emery of Hart; and several nieces and nephews.

A brother, Thomas Franklin Emery, died in 1981.

Billie Gregg

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Billie Frank Gregg, 790, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Wilcox, pastor, officiating.

Cremation arrangements are by Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Gregg died Saturday Sept. 9, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Sept. 24, 1929, in Grassland. He graduated from Lubbock High School in 1947 and attended Texas Tech. He lived in Chiloquin, Ore., before moving to Abernathy in 1995.

He was a Baptist and attended First Baptist Church.

On April 3, 1975, he married Sharon McCall in San Point, Idaho.

Survivors include his wife; seven children, Francie Gregg of Laguna Hills, Calif., Bobby Gregg of Monroe, Wash., Tammie Clifford of Marysville, Wash., Stephen Gregg of Lubbock, Kayd Bean of Medford, Ore., Kristin Paxton of Lubbock, and Teresa Feireisen of Valley Central, Calif.; his mother, Edith Gregg of Laguna Hills, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 411 Seventh St., Abernathy, TX 79311 or to VistaCare Family Hospice, 7606 University, Ste. C, Lubbock, TX 79423.

Amanda Hart

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Amanda Hart, 92, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hart died Friday, Sept. 9, 2000.

Atanacio Hernandez

ABERNATHY - Graveside services for Atanacio Hernandez IV, infant son of Janette Montes and Atanacio Hernandez Jr., were at 1 p.m. Sunday in Abernathy Cemetery.

Burial arrangements were by Abell Funeral Home.

The child was born and died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, in Lubbock.

Survivors include his parents; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Atanacio P. Hernandez of Abernathy, Mr. and Mrs. Jesus Montes of Abernathy; great-grandparents Dorotea Locano of Mexico, Chester Cooper and Elena Montes, both of Lubbock, and Billie Cooper of Dallas.

Marva Eakin Jones

GATESVILLE - Funeral services for Marva Eakin Jones, 72, former Plainview resident, were at 10 a.m. today in Gatesville Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Walter Rose and the Rev. Fred Nelson officiating.

Burial was in Restland Cemetery by Gatesville Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jones died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at her residence.

She was born July 7, 1928, in Plainview where she grew up and attended schools. She was the daughter of the late Marvin Eakin and Lella Palmer Eakin Henderson, long-time residents of Plainview and Hale County and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Palmer, pioneer Hale County residents.

She married Doyle Brack Jones on Oct. 1, 1949. He died Nov. 30, 1983.

She and her husband owned and operated Jones Cleaners for 18 years and she worked at Medical Plastics for 23 years, retiring in 1996. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Mound Cowboy Church.

Survivors include three sons, Bobby Doyle Jones of Gatesville, Joe Jones of Flat and Don Jones of Mound; one daughter, Judy Cullar of Gatesville; two brothers, Robert L. “Bob” Eakin of Mt. Vernon, and Gleason J. Eakin of Portland, Ore.; two sisters, Betty Handley of Hesperia, Calif. and Elaine Guthrie of Gatesville; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Two brothers, Carl Eakin and Dewayne Eakin, and a grandson, Justin Cullar, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the Mound Cowboy Church, c/o Don Jones, 1375 CR 321, Gatesville, or to Scott & White Hospice, c/o Development Office, 2401 South 31st St., Temple, TX 76504-9983.

Mary Myrtis Barrett

Graveside services for Mary Myrtis Barrett, 95, were at 11 a.m. Saturday in Daingerfield Cemetery.

Burial arrangements were by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Barrett died at 12:08 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, in Hi-Plains Nursing Home in Hale Center.

She was born Dec. 29, 1904, in Decatur, Miss. She moved to Texas at a young age and lived in East Texas. She moved from Longview to Dallas in 1944 and to Plainview in 1989.

She had lived at Hi-Plains Nursing Home in Hale Center since 1991.

She was a professional seamstress.

In 1924, she married Maurice Calvin Barrett Sr. in Fort Worth. He died in 1963.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Marion) Garrison of Plainview; a sister, Ruby Matatchi of Boise, Idaho; three brothers, Herbert Day of Vivian, La., J.O. Day of Texarkana, Ark., and W.M. Day Jr., of Fouke, Ark.; five grandchildren, including Gary Garrison of Plainview; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Robert Davis

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS - Funeral services for Robert Davis, 49, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Richland Hills Church of Christ.

Burial arrangements are by Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel.

Mr. Davis died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, in Bedford.

He was born Feb. 18, 1951, in Wheeler and was a graduate of Plainview High School. He was a paramedic and a deacon at Richland Hills Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Janese Davis; two daughters, Landa Cognasi and Tasha Daniell; his mother, Edna Davis of Plainview; two brothers, Richard Davis of Midland and Bill Davis of Plainview; a sister, Sharon Davis of Plainview; his grandfather, Percy Farmer of Plainview; and two grandchildren.

Steven Gomez

HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Steven Gomez, 15, son of Mel and Alma Gomez, are pending with Freeman-Abel Funeral Home.

He died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000.

Jacinta Martinez

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Jacinta Marie Martinez, 16, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Ministerios Nueva Vida with Gene Martinez, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Guajardo Funeral Chapels.

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

Miss Martinez died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, in Lubbock.

She was born April 5, 1984, in Fort Hood. She was a junior at Coronado High School and attended Praise and Worship Center.

Survivors include her father, Lorenzo Martinez Jr., of Lubbock; her mother, Delia N. Martinez of Lubbock; a brother, Lorenzo III Martinez of Lubbock; her grandparents, Lorenzo and Julia Martinez of Lubbock, Maria Nava of Abernathy and Andres Nava of Lubbock; and a great-grandmother, Ramona M. Galaviz of Lubbock.

Wilma McKinney

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Wilma McKinney, 70, were at 10 a.m. Monday in Central Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerald Chadwick and the Rev. Don Gonce officiating.

Burial will be at 4 p.m. today in Dreamland Cemetery in Turkey by Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors.

Mrs. McKinney was born Jan. 16, 1930, in Coleman, Okla. She was a homemaker and a member of Central Baptist Church.

In 1973 she married Clint McKinney in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Shirley Reel of Amarillo; four sons, the Rev. Don Gonce of Arlington, David Gonce of Fort Worth and Devon McKinney and Evon McKinney, both of Amarillo; two sisters, Norma Young of Ralls and Pat Noble of Tulia; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Annie Mae Smith

Funeral services for Annie Mae Smith, 81, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. J. Dean McNamara, chaplain of VistaCare Family Hospice and the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor of College Heights Baptist Church, officiating.

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

Mrs. Smith died at 4:50 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at her residence.

She was born Feb. 17, 1919, in Chillicothe. She moved to Hale County and graduated from Plainview High School in 1939.

She married Herbert Norman Smith on Aug. 16, 1940, in Plainview and they farmed in the Providence Community. He died Dec. 4, 1991.

She moved to Plainview in 1972. She was a member of Avion Travelcade Club and Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Joan Rogers of Fort Worth and Donna and Jerry Griffith of Lubbock; a son and daughter-in-law, Herbert and Sharon Smith of Plainview; two brothers, Wayne Jackson of Plainview and Wylie Jackson of Lubbock; three sisters, Juel Slaughter of Huntington Beach, Calif., Minnie Faye George of Abilene and Joyce Harrison of Fairfield, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.

Three brothers and one sister are deceased.

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

Inez Wade

ABERNATHY - Funeral Mass for Inez Wade, 53, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Isidore Catholic Church with Msgr. Curtis Halfmann and the Rev. Louis Dussan officiating

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Resthaven Funeral Home of Lubbock.

Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today in Abbey Chapel at the funeral home.

Mrs. Wade died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, in University Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 20, 1947, in Abernathy. She graduated from Abernathy High School and from Wayland Baptist University where she received her degree in elementary education. She taught school at South Plains, Plainview (Hillcrest Elementary for about 20 years) and Lubbock.

She was a member of the Texas Classroom Teacher´s Association and had worked with the Texas Department of Human Resources. She was an active member and volunteer at St. Isidore Catholic Church and the Abernathy community.

On March 8, 1980, she married Delbert Wade in Abernathy.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Crystal Wade of Abernathy; two brothers, Daniel and Bobby Cuevas, both of Abernathy; four sisters, Manuela Cuevas, Amanda Garcia and Mary Lopez, all of Abernathy and Janey Rodriguez of Allen; and her mother, Dominga Cuevas of Abernathy.

09-25-2000 


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