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Wayne Lincoln Cooper

DALLAS -- Funeral services for Wayne Lincoln Cooper, 81, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Restland Memorial Chapel in Dallas.

He died Friday, Oct. 18, 1996, at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

He was born Nov. 16, 1914, at Markley, in Young County.

He was a graduate of the University of Texas with a bachelor of business administration degree. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon social fraternity and the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity.

He was a member of Lovers Lane United Methodist Church.

Other than business-selected memberships, he was a member of the Vagabond Club and former member of Canyon Creek Country Club and Bent Tree Country Club.

Mr. Cooper was engaged in oil and gas production for many years. He was the founder and past president of Southwestern Grain, Inc., with headquarters in Plainview.

He married Roselle Van Loh 57 years ago.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Mike (Carolyn) Williams; a brother, James Cooper of Seymour; a grandson, Wayne Lee Williams; a granddaughter, Laura Williams Aills; and three great-grandsons.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Harder of Plainview, Col. Gerald Bunker of Salada, Mickey Delashaw of Midwest City, Okla., Dale Van Loh of Dallas, Kenneth Guebert of Hot Springs, Ark., Mike Delhshaw of Oklahoma City, Okla., Fred Bunker of Tyler and Sidney Van Loh of Temple.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Restland Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 560089, Dallas 75356.

Liddie Earp

PETERSBURG -- Funeral services for Liddie “Maw” Earp, 82, of Petersburg will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rusty McReynolds officiating. Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery by White Funeral Home of Idalou.

Mrs. Earp died Friday, Oct. 18, 1996, at University Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born June 27, 1914, in Whitney. She attended school at Becton.

She married B.S. Earp on Dec. 21, 1933, in Plainview. He died in 1980.

Mrs. Earp moved to Petersburg in 1941 from Crosby County. She was active in the Petersburg Senior Citizens, was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Idalou and was active in the Petersburg Community Churches.

Survivors include two sons, Curtis Lee Earp of Benton, Ark., and Jerry Wayne Earp of Waco; one brother, Walter D. Srader of Petersburg; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Shannon of Idalou and Mrs. Zella Smith of Petersburg; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

A brother, Jack Srader, and two sisters, Lela Stewart and Cecile Phillips, are deceased.

The family will greet friends and relatives at White Funeral Home from 3-5 p.m. today.

The family suggests memorials to the Petersburg Cemetery Association.

Charles Ray Hamilton

FLOYDADA - Memorial services for Charles Ray Hamilton, 68, of Floydada, are set for 10 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Clark Williams officiating. Cremation will be under the direction of Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Hamilton died Friday morning, Oct. 18, 1996, at Mangold Memorial Hospital in Lockney.

He was born Oct. 10, 1928, in Brownfield. He moved to Floydada in 1937 from Lamesa and graduated from Floydada High School. He was also a graduate of Texas A&M University. He married Bobbie Medlen on March 20, 1954, in Floydada.

He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He co-owned CRH Systems in Floydada and was a farmer and a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Calvin Ross of Flower Mound and Clay Morgan Arlington, Va.; and five grandchildren.

The family requests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church of Floydada.

Ruby R. Light

OLTON - Funeral services for Ruby R. Light, 91, of Olton, are set for 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Kyle Streun, pastor, officiating, assisted by Dr. Travis Hart, pastor of First Baptist Church of Plainview. Burial will be in Olton Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Homes.

Mrs. Light died at 11:40 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 1996, in Runningwater Draw Care Center after a lengthy illness.

She was born Sept. 17, 1905, in Georgetown and moved to Olton in 1907. She married Athol Light on Nov. 15, 1925, at Springlake. She was a member of the Olton Garden Club, the Motor Coach Association and had taught Sunday school for many years.

Survivors include two sons, A.C. Light and Floyd Light, of Olton; two daughters, Claire Cowart and Mattie Hodges, also of Olton; one brother, Carrol Jones of Colorado Spring, Colo.; a sister, Matalene Robertson of Tempe, Ariz; 10 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Barry Cowart, Mark Hodges, Mike Hodges, Jonathan Light, David Light and Gene Light.

The family requests that memorials be made to the JoMarie Pinkerton Fund, c/o First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 408, Olton, TX.; or the Olton Ambulance Association, c/o Olton State Bank, P.O. Drawer X, Olton, TX. 79064.

Boyd Morris

TULIA - Graveside services for Boyd Morris, 77, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. Jesse Hodge, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Tulia, officiating. Burial will be by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. Morris died at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 1996, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 18, 1918, in Flomot, and attended schools there. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a truck driver for several years in Dallas. He also farmed in Tulia for 30 years.

He married Freida Wright in 1976.

Survivors include his wife; two stepdaughters, Cynda Leitzke of Euless and Paula Ward of Bedford; a son, Mike Morris of Dallas; two sisters, Lilly Tanner of Tulia and Dillie Garrett of Plainview; and a brother, John Morris of Tulia.

Julia Rendon

RALLS - Funeral Mass for Julia C. Rendon, 71, mother of Amy Ramon of Lockney, was at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Michael's Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerald Leatham officiating. Burial was in Ralls Cemetery by Adams Funeral Home.

Mrs. Rendon died Thursday, Oct. 17, 1996, in St. Mary Hospital in Lubbock.

She was born Oct. 30, 1924 in Three Rivers and married Lupe Rendon there on Jan. 17, 1937. She moved to Ralls from Three Rivers and was a homemaker and a Catholic.

Also surviving are eight sons, Reynaldo of Littlefield, Lupe Jr. of Lubbock, Gilbert of Borger, Tony of Sanford, and Raymond, Frank, Rocky and Ricky, all of Ralls; three other daughters, Rosa Ramirez and Josie Aguilar, both of Lubbock, and Sandy Ramirez of Ralls; three brothers, Leonardo Campos of Beeville, Arasmo Campos of Ponce and Gilbert Campos of Corpus Christi; two sisters, Juanita Gonzalez of George West and Angelita Gonzalez of Lubbock; 43 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

A daughter, Mary Rendon, died Dec. 30, 1993.

Cassie Mae Rosser

ARLINGTON - Funeral services for former Plainview resident Cassie Mae Rosser, 76, of Arlington, are set for 10 a.m. Monday in Fort Worth. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Plainview Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Chapman of St. Mark's Episcopal Church officiating. Burial is by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home of Plainview.

Ms. Rosser died Thursday, Oct. 17, 1996, in Azle.

She was born May 15, 1920, in Plainview and lived in the Arlington and Fort Worth area since 1937. She graduated from North Texas State Teachers College with a bachelor's of arts degree in music. She was a member of the Arlington Music Club.

Survivors include a sister, Margaret Gwin of Azle; and a brother, Larry Rosser of Arlington.

The body will be available for viewing after 6 p.m. Monday at Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Hixie V. Royal

ABERNATHY - Graveside services for Hixie V. Royal, 97, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Abernathy Cemetery with the Rev. Don Bence, her nephew, and the Rev. Mike Wilcox, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial arrangements were by Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Royal died Thursday, Oct. 17, 1996, in Bender Terrace Nursing Home in Lubbock.

She was born Jan. 26, 1899, in Alexandra, Ala. She graduated from high school in Davidson, Okla., and later moved to Abernathy. she retired from Smith's Grocery Store in Abernathy in 1964. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

She married Sterling W. Royal Sr. on Sept. 26, 1933. He died April 17, 1963.

Survivors include one son, Dub Royal and his wife, Gwen, of Abernathy; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

Two daughters are deceased. Roberta Coffer died March 26, 1991, and Rubye Gaither died Dec. 3, 1987.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Miles Weston

RUIDOSO, N.M. -- Graveside services for former Plainview resident Miles Weston, 94, of Ruidoso, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruidoso with the Rev. Raymond Hardin officiating. Burial is by White's Funeral Homes in Azle, TX.

Mr. Weston died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1996, in a Fort Worth Hospital.

He was born Sept. 5, 1902, in Derby, Kan.

His wife, Sibyl, died in April. They had been married 60 years.

Mr. Weston was a sales manager for retail business. He had resided in Plainview until 1977 when he and his wife moved to Ruidoso. He had resided at Heritage Western Hills Nursing Home in Azle since May.

Survivors include one son, Dick Weston of Azle; a sister, Liddy Foltz of Dalhart; a grandson, Josh Weston of Azle; and a granddaughter, Cayce Weston of Azle.

Virginia Coleman

FLOYDADA - Graveside services for Virginia Ann “Puddin” Coleman, 61, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Floydada Cemetery. Arrangements are by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Homer Avery of First Progressive Baptist Church in Lubbock, the Rev. Howell Farnsworth, pastor and the Rev. Ralph Jackson, with Mt. Zion Church, officiating.

Mrs. Coleman died Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, in Floydada.

She was born Virginia Ann Young on Feb. 1, 1935, in Lorenzo where she grew up and attended schools. She moved to Floyd County in 1952 from Lorenzo. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Brandy Coleman Adams of Floydada; three brothers, Norman Young of San Jose, Calif., Burtis Young of Lovington, N.M., and Norvell Young of Lubbock; three sisters, Amanda Thomas, Opal Thomas and Mabel Lauderdale, all of Lubbock; and one grandchild.

A sister, Rose Gardley, died on June 19, 1992.

Pallbearers will be Wayne, Joe, Charles, Dean, John and Mike Gonzales. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Walls, Robert Ray Porter and James King.

The family suggests memorials to Brandy Coleman Adams in care of First National Bank of Floydada.

Ray Cruse

TURKEY - Funeral services for Ray Cruse, 72, of Flomot, father of Derinda Patton of Silverton, will be at 2 p.m. today in Turkey Church of Christ with J.D. Nance of Silverton, Gerald Bedwell and J Henderson, officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Dreamland Cemetery in Turkey by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mr. Cruse died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, in Lubbock.

He was born March 15, 1924, in Elida, N.M. He served with the U.S. Navy for 2 1/2 years and was in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.

He was a farmer, stockman and cotton ginner.

He married Tommie Jo Browning on Sept. 20, 1946, in Turkey.

Other survivors include his wife; two sons, Donny and Darrell Cruse, both of Flomot; two other daughters, Darla Gwinn and Diedra Clifton, both of Matador; three sisters, Joleta Johnson, Vernel Cotton and Betty Driskill, all of Turkey; a brother, Paul Cruse of Turkey; and 14 grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to a local cemetery or a favorite charity.

Jesus Gonzalez Sr.

Funeral Mass for Jesus Gonzalez Sr., 64, of Amherst, father of Jesus and Alvaro Gonzalez, both of Plainview, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Elbert A. Fadallan, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Calvillo Funeral Home of Lubbock.

Rosary will be recited at Lemons Funeral Home Chapel today at 7 p.m.

Mr. Gonzalez died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, in Methodist Hospital.

He was born May 1, 1932, in Muzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico. He moved to Amherst in 1975 from Friona and was a farmer and a Catholic.

He married Cecilia Godina on Dec. 30, 1956, in Muzquiz.

Other survivors include six other sons, Juan Gonzalez of Fort Worth, Joe, Oto and Javier Gonzalez, all of Amarillo, and Tim and Oscar Gonzalez, both of Amherst; two daughters, Leticia Garza of Lubbock and Maria Tuerina of Plano; two brothers, Runaldo and Cuauthemoc Gonzalez, both of Mexico; and one sister, Martina Lopez of Mexico.

Mintie Hall

HEREFORD - Funeral services for Mintie Hall, 90, sister of Pernie Leatherman of Floydada, were at 10 a.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Cosby officiating. Burial was in West Park Cemetery by Gililland-Watson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hall died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, in High Plains Baptist Hospital.

She was born Sept. 10, 1906, in Paducah. She moved to Deaf Smith County from Floyd County in 1946. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.

She married Tom Hall on June 30, 1923, in Floyd County. He died Nov. 2, 1991.

Other survivors include a son, Elmo Hall of Hereford; four daughters, Marn Tyler and Vel Simpson, both of Hereford, and Jo Mathews and Barbara Womble, both of Amarillo; three other sisters, Virgie Leatherman of Mineral Wells, Bernice Lewis of Collinsville and Oleta Elkins of Amarillo; a brother, J.A. Donathan of Wildorado; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Campus Crusade for Christ, account # 0352083, P.O. Box 6 28222, Orlando, Fla., 32862; or to First Baptist Church of Hereford Building Fund.

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Earl Hicks

Funeral services for Earl W. Hicks, 92, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First United Methodist Church with Dr. Max Browning, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Hicks died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, in Methodist Hospital.

He was born Aug. 2, 1904, in Erath County. He grew up in Floyd County and graduated with honors in 1924 from Lockney High School. He worked with his father as a paint contractor for one year and attended West Texas State College in Canyon.

In 1927 he moved to Houston and to Plainview in 1931. He moved to Bailey County in 1932 and farmed. In 1943 he moved back to Plainview and worked as a paint contractor. He established Hicks Art & Frame Shop in 1947 and operated it until 1995 when he retired.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, was a charter member of Plains Art Association and served as Scoutmaster of Troop 54 for many years.

He was an amateur radio operator with the call letters WA5URX and checked in with the Northwest Texas Emergency Net for many years.

He married Frances Louise Locke on Aug. 22, 1932, in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, James Hicks of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Louis Earl Hicks of Plainview; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Mercedes McHenry

BRIDGEPORT - Graveside services for Mercedes Kiedra McHenry, two-month-old infant granddaughter of Oscar and Sylvia Chavez of Plainview and Lucio and Irma Vasquez and great-granddaughter of Juanita Vasquez, all of Floydada, were held Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Arrangements were by Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel.

The child died Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996, in Fort Worth.

She was born Aug. 27, 1996, in Fort Worth.

Other survivors include her parents, Marlon and Marcia McHenry of Bridgeport; and other great-grandparents, Raymond and Mercedes Cortez of Bridgeport.

Robert Sims

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Robert “Bob” Sims, 58, brother of Margaret Johnson of Plainview, were at 10 a.m. today in Westminster Presbyterian Church with Dr. John Paul Powell, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park by Resthaven Funeral Home.

Mr. Sims died Friday morning, Nov. 1, 1996, in Methodist Hospital.

He was born in Amarillo. He attended West Texas State University and moved to Lubbock from Tulsa, Okla., in 1970. He had worked for Diamond Shamrock Corporation and was self-employed owner of the Southern Pride Catering.

He was past president of the Lubbock Restaurant Association, a member of the Texas Restaurant Association and was a member of the Executive Club. He was a trustee of the Texas Boys Ranch.

He married Priscilla Wright on May 4, 1963, in Memphis, Texas.

Other survivors include his wife; one son, Todd Alden Sims of Austin; two daughters, Tara Sims of Austin and Tanya Innocenti of Switzerland; and a brother, Sammie Sims of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials to the Texas Boys Ranch.

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Willie “Bill” Watson

Funeral services for Willie Vivian “Bill” Watson, 79, of Plainview will be at 2 p.m. today at the Ninth and Columbia Church of Christ with Delbert McLoud, minister, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Watson died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at 4:23 p.m.

She was born Willie Vivian Botts on Oct. 14, 1917, in Kress. She attended Kress schools and graduated from Kress High School. She then moved to Plainview and attended Watson's Business College.

She was a homemaker and loved crocheting and making crafts. She was a member of the Ninth and Columbia Church of Christ.

She married R. W. “Dub” Watson Jr. on March 2, 1940, in Lubbock. He died Aug. 19, 1988.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Audra and Tommy Paris of Noble, Okla.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard W. and Penny Watson of Plainview and W. Mack and Sherry Watson of Canyon; two sisters, Ruby Kemper of Midland and Opal Strother of Plainview; a brother, Audrey Botts of San Angelo; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Two brothers, Marshall and Elmer Botts, and a grandson, Mark Watson, are all deceased.

Roy B. Charles

SILVERTON - Funeral Mass for Roy B. Charles, 76, will be at 4 p.m. Monday in Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church with the Rev. Ed Graf, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Silverton Cemetery by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in Myers-Long Funeral Home.

Mr. Charles died in an Amarillo nursing home on Friday, Dec. 20, 1996.

He was born Nov. 22, 1920, in Lockhart and married Juanita Alvarado in 1940 in Laredo. He was a farm laborer and a member of Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church.

Surviving are his wife Juanita; four sons, Roy Jr. and David, both of Amarillo, Servando of Slaton and Cipriano of El Paso; a daughter, Olivia Martinez of Amarillo; a brother, Salvador Charles of San Antonio; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Romey Fennell Jr.

Funeral services for longtime Plainview educator Romey Fennell Jr., 65, are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at United Baptist Church, with Ray McCoy officiating. Burial will follow in Plainview Memorial Park by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Fennell died at 2 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 1996, at the Veterans Hospital in Amarillo.

He was born Dec. 25, 1930, in Vernon. He held a master's degree from North Texas State University, a bachelor's degree from Huston-Tillotson College and was a graduate of Center Point High School in Pittsburg, Texas. He married Clarisa Geneva Johnson on Aug. 17, 1957, in Plainview.

He was an Army veteran who served in Korea and who moved to Plainview in 1963. He served as principal of Booker T. Washington School until it closed and was principal of Lakeside School until his retirement in 1990.

He was past president of the Noon Lions and a past member of the Plainview Housing Authority board, the Selective Service Board, the Hospital Board, the YMCA board, the Texas Principals Association and the Texas Board of Teacher Certification.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Roderick L. Fennell of Arlington; his mother, Vivian Fennell of Plainview; four sisters, Qullar Westmoreland of California, Virginia Woods, Birdie L. Owens and Carolyn J. Thompson, all of Plainview; two brothers, Billy D. Fennell of Austin and Roy Fennell of Plainview.

He was preceded in death by a son, Romey Fennell III, on May 12, 1991.

Juanita Hamilton Jordan

Funeral services for Juanita Hamilton Jordan, 76, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Joe P. Weldon, pastor of Parkview Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jordan died at her home Friday, Dec. 20, 1996.

The former Juanita Love was born Oct. 1, 1920, in Floydada, grew up in Childress and attended Childress schools. She married Elmer D. Hamilton on Oct. 10, 1940, in Hollis, Okla. They lived in Kirkland and in Childress until moving to Plainview in 1957. Mr. Hamilton died in Plainview in 1967.

She married Eddie Jordan in Tulia on Aug. 12, 1968. She had worked as a grocery clerk at Ritter Food, Dunn Food and J&S Fruit Market. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Surviving are her husband; four daughters, Linda Presley, Nancy Cox and Judy Shuping, all of Plainview, and Brenda Marshall of Tulia; two sons, Johnny Hamilton of Plainview and Bruce Hamilton of Tulia; two brothers, Billy Ray Love of Wichita Falls and Ernest Love of Childress; four sisters, Minnie Shoffner of Childress, Ava Dean Shoffner of San Jose, Calif., and Betty Gray and Annie Ruth Raulston, both of Plainview; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Willard McCreless

Funeral services are pending for former Plainview resident Willard McCreless of Matador. McCreless died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 1996, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

Arrangements are by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Patric W. Neil Sr.

Funeral Mass for Patric W. Neil Sr., 83, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in St. Alice Catholic Church with the Rev. Tim Schwertner, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

A rosary, led by the Knights of Columbus, will be recited at Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel tonight at 7.

Mr. Neil died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 1996, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 27, 1913, in Plainview, graduated from Plainview High in 1930 and from the University of Texas at Austin in 1934 with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering.

He married Ruth Braly on July 21, 1938, in Plainview.

He retired from the Soil Conservation Service with a total of 41 years of federal service as an engineer.

Joining the Soil Conservation Service in 1941, he worked first in Amarillo and then at Buffalo Lake near Umbarger in January 1942. He spent 13 years in Plainview with SCS and in November 1957 moved to the Pampa Conservation office. In 1961 he moved to Tulia where he lived for 26 years before moving back to Plainview.

Prior to joining the SCS, Mr. Neil served 19 months with the U.S. Corps of Engineers, headquartered in Galveston. He was a registered professional engineer in Texas, a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a member of Chi Epsilon honorary civil engineering fraternity.

He was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Council in Plainview, a member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus in Lubbock, and life member of the Knights of Columbus for the past 61 years. He was a charter member of the Optimist Club in Plainview and an Eagle Scout who later served as a Plainview scoutmaster.

Mr. Neil was a member of St. Alice Catholic Church where he served as a lector, communion minister and usher. While living in Tulia he was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Tulia where he served as minister of worship, president of the Parish Council and served on the Building Committee.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter Mrs. Jim (Frances) Hutson of Amarillo; a son, Patric Wilson Neil Jr. and wife Marie of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. John (Margie) Pokorny of Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Agnes Braly of Plainview and Mrs. Malon (Lucille) Neil of California; and two grandchildren, Ruth Hutson of San Marcos and Emily Hutson of Amarillo.

Charles D. Noel

Funeral services for Charles D. Noel, 60, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Parkview Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe P. Weldon, pastor, and the Rev. A.C. Hamilton, former pastor of Date Street Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Noel died at 8:12 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 1996, from injuries received in an accident east of Plainview.

He was born Nov. 1, 1936, in Plainview where he grew up and attended schools. He farmed in Hale County until 1983 and had worked at Plainview Gin and at Plainview Produce from 1984-1995. He had been with Rollins Drilling since January 1996.

He was a member of Parkview Baptist Church and had taught School school at Date Street Baptist Church for several years. He also had umpired in the Optimist Summer Baseball Program for many years.

He married Jean Keeton on Nov. 12, 1954, in Roswell, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Vickie Noel of Plainview and Mrs. Moe (Darla) Borghee of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two sons, Jackie Noel of Charleston, W.Va., and Max Noel of Dallas; six brothers, Leon, Edward, Alvin and Leonard Noel, all of Plainview, Howard Noel of Goodview, Va., and Don Noel of Odessa; three sisters, Eloise Pennington of Fort Worth, Neva Stallings of Troy and Kathryn Ivey of Lubbock; and 10 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels.

Frances Overstreet

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Frances Overstreet, 74, 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.

Mrs. Overstreet died Friday, Dec. 20, 1996, in Lubbock's Bender Terrace Nursing Home.

She was born Feb. 19, 1922, in Gorman and graduated as salutatorian of Gorman High School.

She married Virgil Overstreet on Dec. 22, 1945, in Wichita Falls. He died Aug. 17, 1986.

She moved to Abernathy from Midland in 1954 and was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are three sons, Harry of Lake Jackson, Tommy of Abernathy and Charles of Lubbock; three brothers, Ed Duggan of Garland, Russell Duggan of Stephenville and Nicky Duggan of Waxahachie; three sisters, Dee Smithey of Gorman, Virginia Heggedahl of Floodwood, Minn. and Mary Lou Vincent of Brownwood; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Neurology Department at Texas Tech's Health Sciences Center, Fourth Street and Indiana Avenue, Lubbock 79430, or to the Children's Home of Lubbock, 4404 Idalou Highway, Lubbock 79413.

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J.T. Rogers Jr.

QUITAQUE - Funeral services for J.T. Rogers Jr., 70, owner of Dorothy's Ladies Apparel in Plainview, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Beck, former pastor, and the Rev. Anthony Sisemore, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery by Myers-Long Funeral Home.

Mr. Rogers died Friday, Dec. 20, 1996, at his residence.

He was born March 19, 1926, in Clovis, N.M. He was a farmer and rancher and a deacon at First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Johnnie; three daughters, Rhonda Rogers of Quitaque, Beverly Howard of Amarillo and Jonann Sandvig of Rowlett; and eight grandchildren.

A granddaughter, Melissa Howard, is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the Quitaque Cemetery Association or to the American Cancer Society.

Addlene Towe

SILVERTON - Funeral services for Addelene Towe, 75, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lee Roark of Amarillo officiating, assisted by the Rev. Edwin Norris of Silverton and the Rev. Randy Thomas, pastor. Burial will be in Silverton Cemetery by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Towe died Saturday, Dec. 21, 1996, in St. Mary of the Plains Hospital in Lubbock.

The former Addelene Bailey was born Jan. 29, 1921, in Cedar Hill. She married Verlin Towe on Aug. 9, 1942, in Portales, N.M. They moved to Silverton in 1954. He died Sept. 13, 1990. She was a homemaker and member of First United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Jay Towe of Silverton and Greg Towe of Bonham; three sisters, Evelyn Jarnigan of Bixby, Okla., LaVon Mills of Farwell and Fay Gary of Truth or Consequences, N.M.; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or First United Methodist Church.

Jose M. Aleman Sr.

DIMMITT - Funeral Mass for Jose M. Aleman Sr., 72, father of Armando Aleman of Plainview, will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Guillermo Morales, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Castro Memorial Gardens by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Homes.

Mr. Aleman died at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 1996, in Baptist/St. Anthony's Hospital in Amarillo after a brief illness.

He was born May 12, 1924, in San Benito. He lived in Donna before moving to Dimmitt in 1951. He was employed by the City of Dimmitt in the public works department for 30 years, retiring in 1989. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

He married Anita Rivera.

Other survivors include his wife; three daughters, Estella Galindo of Midland, Lupina Fry of Sapulpa, Okla., and Mandy Aleman of Dimmitt; two other sons, Frank Aleman of Amarillo and Joe Aleman Jr., of Dimmitt; a sister, Teresa Rivera of Dimmitt; and 10 grandchildren.

A sister, Lupe Pina, died in 1987.

Amanda Boss

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Amanda Bell Boss, 91, were at 3 p.m. Sunday in Northside Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Martin, pastor, officiating. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Roxton Cemetery in Roxton with the Rev. Jerry Boss, her son, officiating. Burial arrangements are by Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Boss died Friday, Dec. 27, 1996, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 25, 1905, in Kentucky. She moved to Abernathy from Grand Prairie and was a Baptist.

She married Norman Boss. He is deceased.

Survivors include her son, the Rev. Jerry Dale Boss of Los Fresnos; three daughters, Lucille Mahagan of Abernathy, Johnnie Belle Cullum of Eustes and Diana Gayle Allison of Los Fresnos; a brother, William E. Stamper of McAllister, Okla.; 21 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren.

Mary Lou Bradshaw

WINNSBORO - Funeral services for Mary Lou Martin Bradshaw, 91, of The Woodlands, former Plainview resident, were at 2 p.m. Dec. 23 in Beaty Funeral Home Chapel in with the Rev. Johnny Pollard officiating. Burial was in Rock Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Bradshaw died Friday, Dec. 20, 1996, in a Houston hospital.

She was born Mary Lou Heflin on Oct. 29, 1905, in Hopkins County, the daughter of the late Maxwell and Dovie Garvin Heflin. She lived most of her life in northeast Texas and Plainview and moved to The Woodlands in 1978. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Plainview.

Survivors include one son, Boyd Martin of Houston; one daughter, Gayle Gambin of Spring; two brothers, Jack Heflin of Plainview and Fred Heflin of Hereford; four sisters, Nell Massey of Winnsboro, Doris Borum of Lubbock, formerly of Plainview, Gene Hopkins of Houston and Vivian Carmickle of Abernathy; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands, William F. “Bud” Martin and Orman Bradshaw; a daughter, Louise Martin; sisters, Dorothy Golden and Hazel Humphrey; and brothers, Joe Heflin and Aubrey Heflin.

Victoria DeLeon

LUBBOCK - Funeral Mass for Victoria DeLeon, 79, mother of Augustine Pedroza of Plainview, was at 11 a.m. today in St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Ramirez officiating. Burial was in City of Lubbock Cemetery by Resthaven Funeral Home.

Mrs. DeLeon died Friday, Dec. 27, 1996, in St. Mary Hospital.

She was born March 6 , 1917, in Roswell, N.M.

She was a homemaker and a Catholic.

Other survivors include five other sons, Vicente Pedroza of Las Vegas, N.M., Frank DeLeon of Reno, Nev., and Domingo DeLeon, Jerry DeLeon and Juan DeLeon, all of Lubbock; five daughters, Cindy Molina and Lydia DeLeon, both of Rosenburg, and Janie Walker, Dominga DeLeon and Linda DeLeon, all of Lubbock; a brother, Luis Hernandez of Arizona; 41 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren.

Lawrence H. Drake

TULIA - Funeral services for Lawrence H. Drake, 92, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jessie Hodge, pastor of First United Methodist Church, and Derrick Wade of Silverton officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. Drake died at 12:25 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 1996, in Lubbock.

He was born Aug. 12, 1904, in Beattie, Kan. He moved to Fort Stockton in 1912 and attended schools there and at Lakeview until 1917. He moved to Kress in 1918 and attended Kress schools and attended Texas Tech University. He was a bridge inspector for the Texas Highway Department for several years.

He moved to Tulia in 1935 and was a carpenter and builder. He was responsible for construction of various residences, churches and commercial buildings throughout Swisher County.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

He married Ellen Osborn on June 16, 1935 in Kress. She died Jan. 2, 1989 in Tulia.

Survivors include one daughter, Annie Beth Wade of Tulia; two sons, Lawrence O. Drake of Amarillo and John R. Drake of Arlington; one sister, Phyllis Frick of Lubbock; two brothers, Francis Drake of San Bernadino, Calif., and Wilson Drake of Altus, Okla.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A brother, Robert E. Drake, is deceased.

Pallbearers will be Garland Wade, Lance Drake, Derrick Wade, Jerrel Eudey, John Drake and Lawrence Drake.

The family suggests memorials to the Tulia Senior Citizens Center or to a favorite charity.

Allyne Lambeth

ASPEROMONT - Graveside services for Allyne Opal Lambeth, 91, of Arlington, sister of Billy Sandefer of Floydada, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Aspermont Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Thornton officiating. Burial arrangements are by McCoy Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lambeth died Saturday, Dec. 28, 1996, in an Arlington nursing home.

She was born in Stamford. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church.

She married P.D. Lambeth on Oct. 19, 1924, in Stamford. He died Aug. 14, 1984.

Other survivors include a daughter, Bettye O'Dell of Arlington; a son, Bob Lambeth of Gardendale; two sisters, Elizabeth Hagler of Deming, N.M., and Rose Brown of Kingwood; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Carroll Mitchell

Funeral services for Carroll “Mitch” Mitchell, 64, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor of College Heights Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at a later date.

Mr. Mitchell died at noon Sunday, Dec. 29, 1996, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 8, 1932, in Pampa. He grew up in Center Plains and graduated from Plainview High School in 1948. He attended Wayland Baptist College and was a Conoco Distributor in Plainview until 1956 when he moved to Grandview.

He worked at Hobbs Truck Manufacturing Company and moved to Grand Prairie in 1966 and owned and operated a sanitation company. In 1988 he returned to Plainview and had worked for Delton's Automotive until retiring in 1993. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include one daughter, Rebecca DeMoreno of the Netherlands; two sons, Robert Mitchell of Grand Prairie and David Mitchell of Mansfield; one brother, J.R. Mitchell of San Pedro, Calif.; one sister, Beth Lipscomb of Plainview; and six grandchildren.

Cecile Pettit

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Cecile Pharr Pettit, 75, wil be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Teeters, pastor of Lamesa First Baptist Church, and the Rev. Murry Brewer of Amarillo and the Rev. Mike Wilcox, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Pettit died Saturday, Dec. 28, 1996, in St. Mary Hospital in Lubbock.

She was born Feb. 27, 1921, in Thalia. She moved to Abernathy in 1933 and was a member of Abernathy First Baptist Church. She served as matron of the Order of the Eastern Star from 1954 to 1955 and in 1996 was awarded a certificate for 50 years of membership.

She married Hugh Pettit on Nov. 28, 1940, in Abernathy.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Bob Pettit of Denton; a daughter, Melinda Wheatley of Lubbock; two sisters, Jo Dean Strate of Palm Dale, Calif., and Theo Phillips of Lubbock; two granddaughters; and three step-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Charles Ward Pinkerton

Funeral services for Charles Ward Pinkerton, 83, of Halfway, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Pinkerton died at 5:52 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 1996, in St. Mary Hospital of Lubbock.

Opal Rogers

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Opal Pearl Rogers, 82, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Howell Farnsworth, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Floydada Cemetery by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Ms. Rogers died Saturday evening, Dec. 28, 1996, in Heritage Home in Plainview.

She was born March 2, 1914, in Merkel. She moved to Floydada in 1938 and worked as a bookkeeper. She was a member of First Baptist Church and served as a Sunday school secretary and in other capacities.

Survivors include two brothers, D.R. Rogers of Temple and Kenneth Rogers of Yoakum; one sister, Frances Powell of Plainview; and several nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, TX 75219.

Mae Irwin

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Mae Irwin, 94, of Honesdale, Pa., are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Irwin died Friday, Dec. 27, 1996.


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