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Vivian Kemp

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Vivian Yvonne Kemp, 91, of Floydada, were at 3 p.m. Sunday in Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel.

Private burial was to be today in Resthaven Memorial Park with Gene McCarty, minister of City Park Church of Christ, officiating.

Mrs. Kemp died Saturday, April 26, 1997, at her residence.

She was born May 29, 1905, in Tannehill Prairie, Okla. She moved to Lubbock in 1925 and to Floydada in 1990. She has worked as a salesperson for Dunlap´s, and in cafeterias for the Lubbock Independent School District. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She married Jimmy Ray Kemp on Oct. 30, 1921, in Memphis, Texas. He died in 1986.

Survivors include a son, Jimmy Kemp of Lubbock; a daughter, Jackie Gregory of Floydada; four sisters, Cynthia Lyon of Snyder, Maxine Wingrove and Betty Lowe, both of Driftwood, and Patricia Churchwell of Brenham; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Ruth Ann Cass Jones, died in December 1989.

The family suggests memorials to City Park Church of Christ or to Hospice of Lubbock.
 

Ninfa Leal

BOVINA - Funeral services for Ninfa Leal, 44, of Friona, sister of Jose and Mario Espinoza, both of Tulia, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Iglesia Bautista Belen in Bovina with the Rev. Joe Silva of Kress and the Rev. Jesus Cantu of Bovina officiating.

Burial will be in the Bovina Cemetery by Ellis-Blackwell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Leal died Saturday, April 26, 1997, at her residence.

She was born April 14, 1953, in Eagle Nest. She was a lifetime resident of Parmer County and had lived in Friona for 13 years, moving from Bovina.

She married Santiago Leal on Feb. 2, 1970, in Bovina.

Other survivors include her husband; a son, Charles Ray Leal of Friona; a daughter, Elizabeth Galaviz of Friona; her father, Jesus Espinoza Sr. of Bovina; eight other brothers, Valentine Espinoza of Oklahoma City, Guadalupe Espinoza of Cactus, Jesus Espinoza Jr. of Bovina, Carlos and Erasmo Espinoza, both of Clovis, N.M., Hugo Espinoza of Uvalde and David Espinoza of Downey, Calif.; two sisters, Beatrice Meza of Uvalde and Carolina Dulin of Colona, Ill.; and four grandchildren.
 

Alfred Reynolds

SLATON - Funeral services for Alfred Lee Reynolds, 57, of Southland, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. today in Trinity Evangelical Methodist Church with the Rev. Lee Elliss, pastor, and the Rev. Weldon Thomas, a retired minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery by Englunds Funeral Services.

Mr. Reynolds died Friday, April 25, 1997, in a vehicle accident near Petersburg.

He was born May 18, 1939, in Canadian and attended Slaton and Pampa schools. He served with the U.S. Air Force and moved to Southland from Plainview in 1987.

He owned Sono Agriculture Product Inc., of Plainview since 1975.

He married Janet Adamek on Dec. 15, 1962, in Tahoka.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Mark Reynolds of Orlando, Fla., Matthew Reynolds of Lubbock and Andy Reynolds of Plainview; his mother, Ruth Taylor of Slaton; his father, Alfred Leonard Reynolds of Clarendon; a half-sister, Betty Ann Reames of Pampa; a stepsister, Cheryl Cloud of Plainview; and six grandchildren.

Petronilo Ortiz

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Petronilo Ortiz, 84, will be at 2 p.m. today in Primera Iglesia Bautista Church with the Rev. Pedro Villareal, officiating.

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

Mr. Ortiz died Sunday, May 18, 1997, at his son´s home.

He was born on May 31, 1912, in Sain Alto, Zacatecas, Mexico. He moved to Floyd County from El Paso in 1963 and was a retired farmer.

He married Amalia Ortiz Ramos on Oct. 24, 1947, in Mexico.

Survivors include his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Selma Ortiz of Floydada; a brother, Guillermo Ortiz of Mexico; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Juan Villareal, Juan Castorna, Arsenio Martinez, Kenny Hooten, W.L. Carthel and Eddie Garza.

The family suggests memorials to Family Hospice of Plainview, 7109 Olton Road, Plainview 79072.
 

Eduardo Perez

PADUCAH - Funeral Mass for Eduardo Perez, 93, father of Richard Garza and Santos Perez, both of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Elizabeth Catholic Church with the Rev. John Ohlig, pastor, officiating.

Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. today in the same church.

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

Mr. Perez died Saturday, May 17, 1997, in Paducah Nursing Center.

He was born March 2, 1904, in Guanajuato, Leon, Mexico and moved to Paducah in 1956 from San Antonio. He was a retired farmer and a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.

He married Maria De La Luz Ruiz. She died June 5, 1990.

Also surviving are five other sons, Joe Garcia of Las Cruces, N.M., Lupe Perez of Santa Anna, Calif., David Garcia of Paducah, Jessie Garza of San Antonio and Rudy Perez of Scotts Bluff, Neb.; four daughters, Janie Vargas of West Fargo, N.D., Lucy Garcia of Gering, Neb., Adella Carduso and Victoria Canales, both of Paducah; one brother, Lee Perez of San Antonio; one sister, Isabel Garcia of Paducah; 48 grandchildren; and 70 great-grandchildren.
 

Arthur Turpin

Graveside services for Arthur L. Turpin, 72, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Park Cemetery in Dalhart.

Burial arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Turpin died at 10:15 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 1997, in Methodist Hospital Plainview.

He was born Aug. 25, 1924, in Dustin, Okla. He grew up in Dalhart where he attended schools. He was a farmer and rancher. He moved to Plainview in 1958 and worked for Green Machinery and Pioneer Seed Co.

He moved to Dumas in 1972 and to Hart in 1974 where he farmed. He returned to Dalhart in 1978 and farmed until retiring in 1990. He moved back to Plainview in 1991.

He attended the Baptist church and was a lifetime member of Plainview Rodeo Association.

Survivors include four sons, Allyn McQuarie of San Diego, Calif., Danny Turpin of Tijeras, N.M., David Turpin of Plainview and Johnny Turpin of Shallowater; two sisters, Unie Matthews of Amarillo and Ludy Rogers of Lubbock; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Mona Marie Turpin; a son, Jody Carl Turpin, and three brothers, Roscoe Turpin, Claude Turpin and Ralph Turpin, are deceased.

Walter M. Garmon

GROOM - Funeral services for Walter M. “Cookie” Garmon, 82, father of Mike Garmon of Plainview, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Groom United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Campbell of Agape Methodist Church in Lubbock officiating.

Burial will be in Groom Cemetery by Schooler Funeral Home Inc. of Amarillo.

Mr. Garmon died Wednesday, May 7, 1997.

He was born in Proctor. He lived in Groom for over 60 years and had worked in the fire department of Pantex for almost 30 years, retiring in 1976.

He married Ora Lea Burgdorf in 1937.

He was a member of United Methodist Church until he moved to Aledo in 1939.

Other survivors include his wife; two daughters, Wanna Sue Garmon of Bartlesville, Okla., and Carol Ann Garmon of Amarillo; four other sons, Dr. John Garmon of Kansas City, Kan., Steve Garmon of McLean, Va., Dr. Robert Garmon of Aledo and Randy Garmon of Springtown; two sisters, Wayne McCune of Las Vegas, N.M.; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity or to the United Methodist Church of Groom.
 

Audrey M. Brunson

LONGVIEW - Funeral services for Audrey M. Brunson, 85, mother of Mrs. Kenneth (Mary Jo) Coates of Plainview, are pending with Lakeview Funeral Home.

Mrs. Brunson died Friday morning, May 9, 1997.

She was born Audrey Story on Aug. 30, 1911 in Irving. She married Augusta A. “Gus” Brunson on Dec. 27, 1932. He died Dec. 6, 1988.

Mrs. Brunson had lived in Abilene for six years and was an active member of the senior adult ministry of Pioneer Drive Baptist Church.

Other survivors include three other daughters, Mrs. Dick (Dorothy) Nash of Burleson, Mrs. Don (Carolyn) Vardeman of Waco and Mrs. Richard (Wynell) Ogden of Seabrook; eight grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
 

Ava Hawkins

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Ava Hawkins, 107, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hawkins died early today, Friday, May 9, 1997, in Lockney Care Center.
 

Rheta Jones

Funeral services for Mrs. Leo (Rheta) Jones, 78, of Hot Springs, Ark., former Plainview resident, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jones died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 1997, in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.
 

Fred B. Luna

TULIA - Funeral services for Fred B. Luna, 75, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Church of the Holy Spirit with the Rev. John Salazar-Jimenez, pastor, officiating.

Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. Luna died at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 1997, in Amarillo.

He was born July 3, 1921, in Pearsall where he grew up. He lived in Robstown, Corpus Christi and Anson before moving to Tulia in 1960 where he was an independent welder for 20 years.

He served with the U.S. Army in Italy during World War II and was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit.

He married Refugia Herrera on July 5, 1960. She died on Feb. 8, 1996 in Tulia.

Survivors include one daughter, Susana Gonzalez of Royse City; four sons, Blas Estrada of Plainview, Danny Guzman of Royse City, Fred Dael Luna of Amarillo and Antonio Luna of Tulia; one sister, Josefa Penio of Slaton; one brother, Joe Luna of Corpus Christi; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Virginia Hardin

SILVERTON - Funeral services for Virginia Hardin, 59, are pending with Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Hardin died Monday, March 3, 1997, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.
 

J.B. Masten

Funeral services for J.B. Masten, 83, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Masten died at 8:25 a.m. today in Heritage Home.

He was born Jan. 8, 1914, in Plainview. He attended Plainview and Running Water schools and graduated from Running Water High School. He played with the Plainview Polo Team from 1934 to 1938.

He was a custom combiner until 1968 when he began farming in the Edmonson area. He retired in 1992.

He was a deacon at First Baptist Church where he was very active and sang in the choir.

He married Julia Tarwater on Dec. 27, 1937, in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Larry Bruce Masten of Minneapolis, Minn., and Billy Reese Masten of Shallowater; two sisters, Edith Waits and Otelia Clement, both of Lubbock; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
 

Mae Rackley

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Mrs. Dolan (Mae) Rackley, mother of Nell Mayfield of Plainview, are pending with Rix Funeral Home.

Mrs. Rackley died early today, March 4, 1997.
 

Sharon Roberts

TULIA - Funeral services for Sharon Roberts, 59, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Central Church of Christ with Trey Morgan, minister, and the Rev. Jesse Hodge, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Happy Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Roberts died at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 3, 1997, at her residence.

She was born Sharon Dee Nichols on Nov. 28, 1937, in Lehman. She moved to Happy at an early age and graduated from Happy High School. She graduated from West Texas State University.

An elementary teacher, she taught one year at Dalhart, moved to New York and taught at ISLIT for one year, taught four years in Lubbock and two years in Wink and also taught in Tulia. She retired in 1981.

She was a member of Central Church of Christ.

She married Bud Roberts on June 12, 1981 in Amarillo.

Survivors include her husband; two stepdaughters, Deltah Ilenard of Wellington and Princess Gruben of El Dorado; her mother, Ollie Nichols of Happy; two brothers, Dean Nichols of Levelland and Lyndahl Nichols of Arlington; two nieces and two nephews, Randy Nichols of Levelland, Kirk Nichols of Haltom City, June Richards of Denver and Mona Nichols of Amarillo; and five step-grandchildren.

Her father, Mark D. Nichols, died on Jan. 26, 1984.
 

James Watson

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for James W. Watson, 67, brother of Iva McCurdy and Millard Watson, both of Floydada, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Sanders Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Thomas H. Ashdown, bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, officiating.

Burial will be in City of Lubbock Cemetery.

Mr. Watson died Sunday March 2, 1997, in University Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 27, 1929, in Bethleham. He graduated from Crosbyton High School and Texas Tech University and Draughon´s Business College. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He worked as an accountant for Mr. Taxes in Dallas and Texas Instruments for 12 years.

Other survivors include three other sisters, Oma Lee Hall of Melburn, Ark., and Viola Green and Melba Raines, both of Lubbock.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

France Barton

MATADOR - Funeral services for France Barton, 78, brother of Mollie Burleson of Floydada and Mary Ellen Barton of Flomot, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Felton Gilmore, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in East Mound Cemetery by Seigler Funeral Home.

Mr. Barton died Wednesday, April 2, 1997, in St. Anthony´s Hospice in Amarillo.

He was born Jan. 17, 1919, in the Flomot community. He was a farmer and stockman and a veteran of World War II.

He married Eugenia Garrison on Dec. 15, 1940, in Spur.

Other survivors include his wife; a son, Coke Barton of Midland; two daughters, Dixie Campbell of Matador and Briget Brooks of Amarillo; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A son, Mike, died in 1980.

The family suggests memorials to St. Anthony´s Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo 79176, or to the East Mound Cemetery Association in Matador.
 

Dewey Fields

LITTLEFIELD - Funeral services for Dewey Joe Fields, 68, brother of Waylon Fields of Plainview, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Sunset Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Benny Goss, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. Saturday by Hammons Funeral Home.

Mr. Fields died Wednesday, April 2, 1997, in Lamb Healthcare Center.

He was born on May 17, 1928, in Paducah. He had worked in custom harvesting, farming and yard maintenance. He was a member of Sunset Avenue Baptist Church.

Other survivors include his mother, Alba Fields of Littlefield; and a sister, Joyce Ray of Littlefield.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.
 

H.F. Gregg

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for H.F. Gregg, 87, are pending with Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Gregg died Thursday, April 3, 1997.
 

Jerry J. Richardson Sr.

Funeral services for Jerry Joseph Richardson Sr., 66, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church Chapel with the Rev. Roy Johnson of Decatur, former pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating.

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

Mr. Richardson died at 4:20 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 1997, in the emergency room of Methodist Hospital Plainview.

He was born Dec. 24, 1930, in Maysville, Okla. He moved to Olton in the 1940s and to Plainview in 1962 from Littlefield. He had owned and operated Richardson Sewing Center since 1970. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a member of First Baptist Church.

He married Florence Champion on Dec. 24, 1952, in Littlefield.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Jerry J. Richardson Jr., of Plainview; one daughter, Mrs. Keith (Cindy) Billington of Plainview; three sisters, Joyce Roberts of Amherst, Fern Moore of Van and Doris Pickard of Roswell, N.M.; two brothers, Bud Richardson of Tucumcari, N.M., and Mike Richardson of Azle; and two grandchildren, Crystal Richardson and John Billington.
 

Bette Earle Vaughn

Graveside services for Bette Earle Vaughn, 73, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Llano Cemetery in Amarillo with the Rev. Roger Foote, pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Plainview, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Ms. Vaughn died at 3:30 a.m. today, April 4, 1997, in Prairie House Living Center.

She was born April 8, 1923, in Plainview. She attended Hockaday School in Dallas and graduated from Amarillo High School. She moved back to Plainview in 1984 from Amarillo.

She was an artist and had operated antique shops. She was a Baptist.

Survivors include her mother, Belle Wilkins of Plainview; and two friends, Bettye Quisenberry and Vonceil Casey, both of Plainview.

Leslie Burch

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Leslie Burch, 76, of the Colony, brother of Irene Merrill of Plainview, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors, Bell Avenue Chapel, 5400 Bell St., with the Rev. Larry Stone of Hillcrest Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Mr. Burch died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997.

He was born in Elmer, Okla. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1943 and served in World War II. He was discharged in 1946.

He married Maxine Kirkland in 1944 at Amarillo.

He was a carpenter for many years. He began working for American Home Products in 1952 and retired as a lab technician in 1985. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. 

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Linda Harris of Dallas; a son, Ronnie Burch of Euless; two other sisters, Winniee Sewell of Littlefield and Ruby Ramsey of Mineral Wells; a brother, Loy Burch of Amarillo; and two grandchildren.

A son, Jimmy Allan Burch, died in 1986.

The family will be at 1505 S. Woodland St. They request memorials be to the American Heart Association, 2402 W. Seventh Ave., Amarillo 79106.
 

Santana ´Sam´ Gloria

Funeral Mass for Santana “Sam” Gloria, 75, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Elbert Fadallan, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday in Lemons Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Gloria died at 7:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at Heritage Home.

He was born in Zaragoza, Coahuila, Mexico on July 7, 1921, and married Guadalupe Gonzalez. She died Aug. 16, 1981.

He grew up in Eagle Pass, where he graduated from high school. He joined the Army in 1942 and was discharged in 1945. He moved to Plainview in 1955 and worked for East Mound Gin, retiring in 1980. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Catholic Church.

Survivors include six daughters, Maria Talamantes of Midland, Beatrice Arteaqa of Mendota, Ill., Janie Gloria of San Antonio, Gloria Gloria Ramirez of Hart, and Virginia Gloria Landeros and Guadalupe Gloria, both of Plainview; six sons, Robert of Mendota, Ill., and Norman, Sam Jr., Jr., Arthur, Richard and Larry Gloria, all of Plainview; two sisters, Angie Villarreal of Pontiac, Mich., and Salume Melendrez of Corpus Christi; 35 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

A son, Secundino Gloria, died in 1981.

Grandsons Daniel Gloria, Johnny Arteaga, Chris Perez, Norman Gloria, Dino Estrada and Arnulfo Estrada will be pallbearers.
 

Bernice Wood

SILVERTON - Funeral services for Bernice Wood, 73, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jess Little, pastor, officiating.

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

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

She was born in Slaton and married Leland Wood in 1944 in Pampa. He died in 1979. A son, Leland Hugh Wood, died in 1975. 

She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Nelldean Kaemingk of Broomfield, Colo., Evelyn Wood of Mission and Twila Baldwin of Claude; two sons, Ken Wood of Silverton and Roy Dale Wood of Mission; three brothers, Glen Shipman and Marion Shipman, both of Round Rock, and Billy Shipman of Abernathy; three sisters, Jennie Davis of Round Rock, and Jean O´Briant and Donna Blalock, both of Lubbock; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Wood Memorial Scholarship in Silverton.

The body will be at the funeral home until service time.


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