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Jack Reed Kunz

Funeral services for Jack Reed Kunz, 82, will be at 4 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church with Dr. Max Browning, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Kunz died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, in Methodist Hospital in Lubbock.

He was born Nov. 26, 1914 in St. Louis, Mo. He moved with his family to Little Rock, Ark. in 1921 and graduated from Central High School in 1933. The family moved back to St. Louis in 1933, where he worked for Brown Shoe Company and for Proctor and Gamble.

He served in the U. S. Army from 1942-1946, stationed at Camp Callan in San Diego, Calif. and at Fort Bliss in El Paso. He was discharged in 1946 with the rank of master sergeant.

He married Jeanne Patton on May 14, 1944 in St. Louis. He worked for Sears and Roebuck in El Paso, San Angelo and Abilene, and was transferred to Plainview in 1959. He retired from Sears in 1980 after 28 years with the company.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a member and past president of the Wesley Bible Class. He was a member and past president of the Plainview Rotary Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was an active member of the Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Sports Committee, the Convention and Visitors Committee, and was chairman of the Red Coats for many years.

He was a member and past chairman of the Lubbock Chapter of SCORE and was area chairman of the Texas Health Advocacy Services of AARP for many years. He was a member of the Plainview Country Club and an avid golfer.

He and his wife delivered Meals on Wheels for many years and he was a former member of the Texas Association of Left Handed Golfers.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie (Mary Anne) Sides of Abilene and Mr. and Mrs. Randy (Barby) Hodges of Houston; four grandsons, Matt Hodges of Bedford and wife Sheryl, Mark Hodges of Austin and wife Kim, Stephen Sides of Sherman and Patton Sides of Abilene; and a sister, Mrs. A. F. (Carolyn) Chapman of Chesterfield, Mo.

A sister, Marian Peterson, and a nephew, Bob Petersen, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, Meals on Wheels, or a favorite charity.
 

Berniece Wood

SILVERTON - Funeral services for Berniece Wood, 73, are pending with Myers-Long Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wood died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, in Lubbock.

Minnie Belle Hicks

CLARENDON - Funeral services for Minnie Belle Hicks, 78, mother of Billy Mac Hicks of Tulia, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Truman Ledbetter, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery by Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc.

Mrs. Hicks died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997. She was born in Allen and had been a lifelong resident of Clarendon. She married Alvin James Hicks in 1935 at Clarendon. She was employed for several years at The Tumbleweed and The Nook clothing stores before retiring.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Donley County Senior Citizens Association, the Clarendon Rebekah Lodge and First Baptist Church where she was active in women´s programs.

Survivors include her husband; another son, Rodney Hicks of Casper, Wyo.; two sisters, Lorrain Hudson and Lavern Hopkins, both of Van Cleck; a brother, Norris Spurgeon of Amarillo six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
 

Imogene Harvey

FORT WORTH - Graveside services for Imogene Harvey, 77, of Fort Worth, will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock, directed by Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth.

She died Monday, Feb. 17, 1997, in Fort Worth.

She was born July 13, 1919. She was an office manager for Weinstein Hardware.

Survivors include three sisters, Juanita Phillips of Abernathy, Dorothy Williamson of Plano and Doris Crump of Phoenix, Ariz.
 

Austin McClure

Funeral services for Austin McClure, 75, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Neil Unwin, pastor of First Assembly of God Church, officiating.

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

Mr. McClure died at 11:48 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 1997, in Lubbock Methodist Hospital.

He was born Jan. 17, 1922, in Afton. He moved to Hale County in 1928 and attended Plainview schools. He served in the Pacific and on Iwo Jima in the Army during World War II. After his discharge, he moved back to Plainview and worked at Harvest Queen Mill until retiring in 1985. He was a member of First Assembly of God.

Survivors include a brother, J. T. McClure of San Jose, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Donella) Manges of Plainview and Mrs. MayDell Olive of Aurora, Colo.

A brother, Loise McClure, and five sisters - Edith and Opal Lambert, Christine Snell, Patty Bell McClure and Iylene Calcote - are deceased.

Marilyn Gist

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Marilyn Gist, 53, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Wilcox, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Gist died Sunday, March 30, 1997, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

She was born on Jan. 8, 1944, in Lubbock. She moved to Abernathy in 1990. She was a teacher in the Lubbock area for 27 years and retired in 1996.

She married Gery Gist on May 21, 1988, in Lubbock.

Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Julia Carlton and Amy Carlton, both of Lubbock and Terri Knight and Tanya Gist, both of Abernathy; two sisters, Carolyn Conway of Lubbock and Jackie Dennis of Colorado City; and four grandchildren.

A daughter, Mica Lynn Carlton died in 1963.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association or to a favorite charity.
 

Roach Perry

LOCKNEY - Graveside services for Ledru Roach Perry, 70, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Plainview with the Lockney Masonic Lodge in charge.

Burial arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home of Plainview.

Mr. Perry died at 11:45 p.m. Monday, March 31, 1997, in St. Mary of the Plains Hospital in Lubbock.

He was born on July 19, 1926 in Walters, Okla. He grew up in Brownfield where he graduated from high school in 1942. He served with the U.S. Navy from 1942-1945 and after his discharge, moved to the Aiken Community and farmed. He retired in 1994.

He was a member of the Lockney Masonic Lodge and First Christian Church in Brownfield.

He married Versie Barclay Roberson on June 24, 1959 in Lockney.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Gay L. Bradley of Corsicana; one son, Joe D. Roberson of Lockney; one brother, Max Perry of Midland; one sister, Monah King of Abilene; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A son, David Roberson, is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity or to the Midland County Public Library.
 

Hazel Phillips

CLOVIS, N.M. - Memorial services for Hazel Phillips, 94, of Denver City, mother of K.S. Phillips of Plainview, will be at 3 p.m. today in RLDS Church in Clovis. Arrangements are by Roger Pool Funeral Home.

Mrs. Phillips died Sunday, MArch 30, 1997, in Yoakum County Hospital.

She married Albert J. Phillips in 1922 in McNary, Ariz. He is deceased. She was a member of the RLDS Church in Clovis.

Other survivors include another son, Gene Phillips of Clovis; a daughter, Dorothy R. Stockard of Denver City; 21 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Three sons are deceased.

Aubra J. Ellison

BROWNWOOD - Funeral services for Aubra J. Ellison, 88, former Plainview resident, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church with Dr. Bob Monk, The Rev. Don Scott and Johnny Glover officiating.

Masonic graveside services will be in Eastlawn Memorial Park. Burial arrangements are by Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

Mr. Ellison died at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday in Scott & White Hospital in Temple.

He was born Jan. 19, 1908, in Duncan, Okla. He lived in Plainview for several years and was owner/operator of Billington-Ellison Insurance Agency. He was involved in many professional organizations and was a member of the Plainview Masonic Lodge and was a 32nd Degree Mason.

He moved to Brownwood in 1970 and was involved in the AARP, Retired Teachers Association and was an Ambassador for the Texas 4-H. He was involved in the Road to Recovery Drive for American Cancer Society.

He was married three times. Margaret Ezell Ellison, Otie Purnell Ellison and Ruby Loban Ellison are all deceased.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Ellen Ellison of Brenham; two sisters, Bessie Denney and Mary Lee Tidenberg, both of Albuquerque, N.M.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Agatha Taylor of Brownwood.

A step-daughter, Sue Hoffer Moten, three sisters and three brothers also are deceased.
 

Dub Trowbridge

FLOYDADA - Graveside services for William Charles “Dub” Trowbridge, 71, of Lubbock, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Floydada Cemetery with Dr. Tom Mills, minister of St. Luke´s United Methodist Church in Lubbock, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Trowbridge died Wednesday evening, Jan. 8, 1997, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

He was born July 27, 1925 in Floydada. He graduated from Floydada High School in 1943 and received his master´s degree from West Texas State University. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War. He moved to Lubbock in 1981 from San Antonio.

He had taught school in Amarillo but spent most of his life in the crop/hail insurance business. In 1981 he helped start the G.T. General Insurance Agency. He retired in 1993.

He was a member of St. Luke´s Methodist Church in Lubbock, Avion and The Good Sams Travel Club and was a lifetime member of the American Quarter Horse Association, the VFW and the American Legion.

He married Betty Martin on April 8, 1985.

Survivors include his wife; and a brother, Steve Trowbridge of Petersburg.

The family suggests memorials to St. Luke´s United Methodist Church, 3717 44th Street, Lubbock 79413; the American Heart Association, 3403 73rd Street, Lubbock, 79423; or to the Floydada Cemetery, P.O. Box 130, Floydada 79235.

Bill Bell

BORGER - Funeral services for Bill Bell, 70, father of Mike Bell of Plainview, were at 11 a.m. today in the Church of Christ with Richard Kasko, minister, officiating.

Burial was in Garden of Love at Westlawn Memorial Park by Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors.

Mr. Bell died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, in St. Anthony´s Hospice of Amarillo.

He was born in Mount Pleasant and had served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was retired from Southwestern Public Service as a generating plant manager. He was a member of the Church of Christ and ISOM Masonic Lodge 1242.

He married Doris Pruitt on Dec. 15, 1945, in Amarillo.

Other survivors include his wife; another son, Gary Bell of Tyler; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Bell of Borger; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, 3915 Bell, Amarillo 79109.
 

Dorothy Burnette Clayton

BALCH SPRINGS - Memorial services for Dorothy Burnette Clayton, 84, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Laural Land Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation was by Laural Land Funeral Home.

Mrs. Clayton died at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at her residence.

She was born on Sept. 16, 1913, in Bonham. She had lived in Wolf City, Plainview and Dallas before moving to Balch Springs about 10 years ago. She was a Methodist.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Pat) Hicks of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Sandi Rudd of Balch Springs; one sister, Ruth Tallent of Dallas; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and special friends, Louise Hicks and Louis Earl Hicks, both of Plainview.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.
 

Sharon Motley

Funeral services for Sharon Motley, 53, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor of College Heights Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Motley died at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, in Methodist Hospital Plainview.

She was born on May 30, 1943, in Olustee, Okla. She moved to Halfway in 1952 and attended school in Plainview. She moved to Hart in 1956 and attended Hart schools. She moved to Plainview in 1970. She was a medication aide and had worked at Heritage Home until1992 and at Plains Convalescent Home from 1993 to 1994. She retired in 1995.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hart.

She married Weldon Motley on Dec. 21, 1959, in Hart.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna Motley of Plainview; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Charolette Motley of Olton; a brother and sister-in-law, Lonnie and Kay Bradley of Plainview; her parents, Myrle and Vanita Bradley of Plainview; and two grandsons, Derek and Evan Motley of Olton.

The family will be at the funeral home from 6-7:30 p.m. today.

Gretchen Edmonson

SULPHUR SPRINGS - Funeral services for Gretchen Edmonson, 87, mother of Ruby Terrell of Plainview, were held Saturday in Tapp Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial was in Old Tarrant Cemetery by Tapp Funeral Home.

Mrs. Edmonson died Friday, May 9, 1997, in Fort Worth.

She was born Jan. 9, 1910, in Hopkins County. She married Gaylord Edmonson on July 13, 1929, in Sulphur Springs. He died in 1988.

Other survivors include two other daughters, Lou Powell of Fort Worth and Betty Edmonson of Crowley; one son, Bill Edmonson of Lawton, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

A granddaughter and a great-grandson are deceased.
 

Eddie B. Jasper

AMARILLO - Graveside services for Eddie B. Jasper, 61, former Silverton resident, will be at 4 p.m. today in the Silverton Cemetery with the Rev. Edwin Norris officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers funeral Directors.

Mr. Jasper died Thursday, May 8, 1997, in Amarillo.

He was born in Silverton. He served with the U.S. Army in Germany from 1958-1960. He was a truck driver and moved to Amarillo in March of this year.

Survivors include four brothers, Darden Jasper and Joe Jasper, both of Albuquerque, N.M., Norman Jasper of Austin and Loyd Jasper of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials to Crown of Texas Hospice, 1000 S. Jefferson St., Amarillo 79101, or to the Silverton Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 795, Silverton 79257.
 

Andres Rodriguez

TULIA - Graveside services for Andres Rodriguez, 33, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Don Auten, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. Rodriguez died at 2:40 a.m. Sunday, May 11, 1997, in Tulia.

He was born Sept. 2, 1963, in Beeville and grew up in Plainview where he attended schools. He moved to Amarillo in 1992 and worked in Amarillo for IPB Meat Processors and for United Filters.

Survivors include two sons, Andy and Anthony Rodriguez, both of Tulia; his mother, Lupe Cardenas of Beeville; five sisters, Lanore Arredondo and Alice Sanchez, both of Amarillo, Flora Rodriguez of Post, Rachel Keller and Dora Garcia, both of Beeville; two brothers, Tito Rodriguez Jr. of Amarillo and Pedro Rodriguez of Ohio.

His father, Tito Rodriguez, is deceased.
 

Lane Ray Warren

SAN ANTONIO - Graveside services for Lane Ray Warren, 32, brother of Landon Warren of Plainview, were at 10 a.m. today in West Park Cemetery with the Rev. Johnny Griffith of Avenue Baptist Church in Hereford officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Gililland-Watson Funeral Home.

Mr. Warren died Thursday, May 8, 1997.

He was born in Dimmitt and graduated from Hereford High School in 1983.

Other survivors include his mother, Linda Shelton Warren of San Antonio; a sister, Lori Simpson of Hereford; and a grandmother, Zelma Warren of Hereford.

W.W. “Mike” Kirk

LUBBOCK -- Funeral services for W.W. “Mike” Kirk, 80, of Lubbock and a former longtime Plainview resident, are pending with Franklin-Bartley Funeral Directors of Lubbock.

Mr. Kirk died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997.
 

Romona Martinez

Funeral services for Romona Martinez, 83, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Ben Kasteel, pastor, officiating.

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

Rosery services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

The body will be at Wood-Dunning Funeral Home until funeral services.

Mrs. Martinez died at 7:04 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, at Methodist Hospital-Plainview.

Born May 22, 1913, in Tyler, she married Jaun Martinez on Dec. 6, 1930, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He died Nov. 22, 1994.

Mrs. Martinez and her husband lived in Brownwood for several years and moved to Plainview in 1952. She had worked at the Airport Cafe for several years and then at the Triangle Cafe until her retirement.

She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Vivian Trevino of Grand Prairie, Julia Olbeda and Maria Martinez, both of Plainview, and Carolina Jacques of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; one brother, Epifanio Olivas of Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Maria Ramires of New Deal; 14 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
 

Harmon White

STEPHENVILLE -- Funeral services for Harmon White, 84, former Cotton Center resident, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Graham Street Church of Christ. 

Burial was at Ramsey Cemetery by Stephenville Funeral Home.

Mr. White died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, in Stephenville.

He was born Sept. 17, 1912, in Retreat and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1930. He married Waldeane ´Deane´ Short on April 11, 1936, in Portales, N.M.

He lived in Cotton Center for 42 years before moving to Stephenville in 1978. He was a member of Graham Street Church of Christ.

While in West Texas, Mr. White was a farmer, grain elevator owner and operator, and an International Harvester dealer. He served on the Hale County directors for Plains Cotton Growers and on the Cotton Center Co-Op Gin board. He served on the Cotton Center school board for 12 years as well as the Hi-Plains Hospital Board, First National Bank board of directors, Plainview Hospital board and the Hi-Plains Research Foundation board. He was a member of the Cotton Center Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife; a son, J.C. White of Comanche; two daughters, Pat Varner of Abilene and Judi Lee of Olton; a sister, Lyndelle McClanahan of Dallas; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Mary Ila Chunn

CLARENDON - Funeral service for Mary Ila Chunn, 95, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Robertson Chapel of Memories with Dr. James Bell, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery by Robertson Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Chunn died Monday, Feb. 17, 1997.

She was born June 3, 1901 in Clarksville and moved to Lelia Lake in 1908, graduating from high school there and from Clarendon College in 1921. She taught speech and coached the women´s basketball team at Clarendon Junior College and also served as matron and chaperone of the women´s dormitory.

She married Leldon B. Chunn on Feb. 9, 1923 in Amarillo. He died March 6, 1981. They owned and operated grocery stores in Antelope Flat, Hedley and Plainview and also farmed in the Happy Union community before moving to Amarillo in 1960. She was a member of Kingswood United Methodist Church in Amarillo.

Surviving are a son, Winfred Leldon Chunn of Amarillo; a daughter, Marian Ruth Weiss of Amarillo; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
 

Austin McClure

Funeral services for Austin McClure, 75, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Neil Unwin, pastor of First Assembly of God Church, officiating.

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

Mr. McClure died at 11:48 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 1997, in Lubbock Methodist Hospital.

He was born Jan. 17, 1922, in Afton. He moved to Hale County in 1928 and attended Plainview schools. He served in the Pacific and on Iwo Jima in the Army during World War II. After his discharge, he moved back to Plainview and worked at Harvest Queen Mill until retiring in 1985. He was a member of First Assembly of God.

Survivors include a brother, J. T. McClure of San Jose, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Donella) Manges of Plainview and MayDell Olive of Aurora, Colo.

A brother, Loise McClure, and five sisters - Edith and Opal Lambert, Christine Sneed, Patty Bell McClure and Iylene Calcote - are deceased.
 

J.D. Vineyard

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for J.D. Vineyard, 83, will be at 2 p.m. today in Abernathy Church of Christ with David Bennett and Condy Billingsley officiating.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Vineyard died Sunday, Feb. 16, 1997, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 24, 1913 in Lone Wolf, Okla. and moved to Abernathy from Carter, Okla. in 1927. He married Theo Hart on Aug. 1, 1936 in Plainview. She died March 13, 1985. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Abernathy Riding Club and was an FFA supporter.

He was a partner in City Gin.

Survivors include a son, Skip of Brady; a daughter, Sidney Field of Lubbock; three sisters, Ula Mae Saul of San Antonio, Doris Evans of Van Wert, Ohio, and Dorthy Manley of Breckenridge; a brother, Johnny of Lubbock; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.


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