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Justin Dennison

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Justin Ryan Dennison, infant grandson of Linda Dyan Dennison of Hale Center, will be at 2 p.m. today in Resthaven Mausoleum Chapel in Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Charles B. Murray of Bacon Heights Baptist Church, officiating. Entombment will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

The child died Wednesday, June 12, 1996, in University Medical Center. He was born April 12, 1996, in Lubbock.

Other survivors include his parents, Kimberlee Dyan Dennison and Brian Nall; a brother, Stetson, of Lubbock; other grandparents, Daniel Thomas Dennison of Lubbock; and great-grandparents, Phyllis Nall and Joseph and Dorothy Mayer, all of Lubbock.

Austa Fisher

OLTON - Funeral services for Austa Fisher, 83, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kyle Streun, pastor, and the Rev. Richard Graham of Bovina, officiating. Burial will be in Olton Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Homes.

Mrs. Fisher died at 9:05 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 1996, in Runningwater Draw Care Center after a lengthy illness.

She was born Feb. 23, 1913, in Cranfills Gap. She graduated from Clifton College Junior Academy in 1932 and attended Lippert's Business College in Plainview in 1944. She attended Wayland Baptist College and graduated from Hardin Simmons University. She began teaching in Olton in 1948 and retired in 1978 after 24 years. She lived in Abilene before moving to Olton in 1948.

She was a member of First Baptist Church.

She married M.G. Fisher Dec. 22, 1950 in Eunice, N.M. He died Jan. 3, 1996.

Survivors include one daughter, Gay Snider of Olton; one sister, Reva Lou Grisham of Plainview; two grandchildren, Chad Snider of Lubbock and Teresa Snider of Canyon; and one great-grandchild, Alyssa Snider of Olton.

The family suggests memorials to the Runningwater Draw Care Center, P.O. Box 409, Olton 79064, or to the Olton Ambulance Association, c/o Olton State Bank, P.O. Drawer X, Olton 79064.

Rae Groce

PETERSBURG - Funeral services for Rae Groce, 78, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Russell Pogue, former pastor, the Rev. John Lowrie, pastor, and the Rev. Kerry Groce, pastor of First Baptist Church in Axtell, officiating. Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home of Plainview.

Mr. Groce died at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 1996, at Possum Kingdom Lake after an apparent heart attack.

He was born Oct. 6, 1917, in Byrdstown, Tenn., where he grew up and attended schools. He moved to Petersburg in 1939 and farmed until retiring in 1982. He was a member of First Baptist Church and had served on the building committee. He also was a former member of the Petersburg School Board.

He married Gladys Coe Feb. 12, 1938, in Byrdstown.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Gaylord Groce of Petersburg; a sister, Mrs. Shorty (Gladys) Robertson of Petersburg; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Vetress M. Landers

BROWNWOOD - Funeral services for Vetress M. Landers, 76, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. today in Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lee Bedford, officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Plainview Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

Mrs. Landers died at 2:06 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 1996, in Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

She was born Dec. 18, 1919 in Santa Rosa, N.M. She was a homemaker and a member of Central United Methodist Church. She moved to Brownwood in 1994 from Plainview.

She married Lewis Landers on June 15, 1939, in Plainview.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, June Hutson of Brownwood and Virginia Brown of Lubbock; two brothers, Vernon G. Arnold of Chino, Calif., and Virgil C. Arnold of Nampa, Idaho; one sister, Violet M. Ford of Nampa, Idaho; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Olan Poteet

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Olan Poteet, 85, are pending with Adams funeral Home.

Mr. Poteet died Thursday, June 13, 1996.

Troy Shockley

Funeral services for Troy Shockley, 78, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Roger Foote, pastor of Northside Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Shockley died Tuesday, June 11, 1996, in California.

He was born Dec. 30, 1917, in Denton.

Survivors include two stepdaughters and stepsons-in-law, Kay and Kent Haley of Rolling Hills Estate, Calif., and Shirley and Gary Jackson of Plainview; a stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Troy Jim and Dolores Shockley of Albuquerque, N.M.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Kathleen Shockley of Plainview.

D'Ann Witkowski Tingle

ARLINGTON - Memorial services for D'Ann Witkowski Tingle, 58, former Plainview resident, were held Monday in St. Andrews United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Tingle died Friday, June 7, 1996, in Arlington Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.

She was born June 22, 1937, in Plainview where she grew up and attended schools. She moved to Floydada and graduated from Floydada High School in 1955 and attended McMurry College.

She married James W. Tingle.

Survivors include her husband; one son, James W. Tingle Jr. of Lubbock; two daughters, Randhi Shuck and Lauri Potts, both of Arlington; her mother, Margaret Witkowski Foust and stepfather, Luther Foust of Plainview; a brother, John Witkowski of Allen; a stepbrother, Walter Foust of Lubbock; and five grandchildren.

Her father, Vernon Witkowski, is deceased.

Richard Adams

TULIA - Funeral services for Richard Adams, 93, will be at 2 p.m. today in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Andy Blair and the Rev. Janell Blair, ministers of First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. Adams died at 8:21 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 1996, in St. Anthony's Hospice in Amarillo.

He was born Sept. 4, 1902, in Swisher County where he grew up. He attended schools at McGuire and had worked as a rancher. He moved to Sunray in the 1930s where he ranched and to Amarillo in the early 1950s and ranched. He was a Mason.

He married Sue Bell Woods on Jan. 6, 1924, in Lockney. She died June 12, 1964.

Survivors include one sister, Janie McClurg of Tulia; and several nieces and nephews

A son, Junior Adams, died Dec. 17, 1945 and two brothers also are deceased. Avory Adams died in 1977 and Gales Adams died in 1993.

Pallbearers will be Weldon McClurg, Dudley McClurg, Jerry Adams, Donald Adams, Joe Adams, U.G. Berry, Pascal Hosch and Dale Young. Honorary pallbearers will be Ted Sprague, R.B. Dawson, Steven Brantley, Greg Skinner and Eldon McClurg.

Marvin Daniels

HEREFORD - Funeral services for Marvin Daniels, 55, father of several Plainview residents, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Irvin Street First Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Collins, pastor of Faith Missions Church, Inc., officiating. Burial will be in Littlefield Cemetery by McCarty Funeral Home.

Mr. Daniels died Thursday, May 30, 1996, in Methodist Hospital.

He was born Dec. 10, 1940, in Groesbeck. He lived in Hereford for 20 years and also had lived in Littlefield and Huntsville. He was a construction load operator.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; four sons, Sylvester Daniels of Plainview, Marvin Daniels Jr. of Dallas and Bryant Daniels and Jerome Gains, both of Hereford; nine daughters, Debra Roddy, Margaret Daniels, Elsta Daniels, Shawn Holloway and Shanna Holloway, all of Plainview, Ruth Daniels of Clovis, N.M., Helen Green of Amarillo, Delois Millington of San Francisco and Michelle Daniels of Hereford; a sister, Margie Miller of Fort Worth; and 26 grandchildren.

Elizabeth Kelley

OLTON - Funeral services for Elizabeth Kelley, 86, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kyle Streun, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Olton Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Homes.

Mrs. Kelley died Friday, May 31, 1996, in Runningwater Draw Care Center after a lengthy illness.

She was born Dec. 30, 1909, in San Angelo. She graduated from Littlefield High School in 1927 and moved to Olton in 1959. She was a retired reflexologist in the Olton area.

Her first husband, Boyd Stamps, died in 1969 and her second husband, Lonnie Kelley, died in 1977.

Survivors include one daughter, Betty Strange of Greenwood Village, Colo.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Runningwater Draw Care Center, P.O. Box 409, Olton 79064.

Eulalia Martinez

PETERSBURG - Funeral services for Eulalia Martinez, 44, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. John Lowrie, pastor, the Rev. Russell Lee McReynolds and the Rev. Bernardino Hernandez of Primera Iglesia Bautista, officiating. Burial will be in Idalou Cemetery by Guajardo Funeral Chapels of Lubbock.

Prayer services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel.

Mrs. Martinez died Sunday, June 2, 1996, at her residence.

She was born March 15, 1952, in Lubbock. She was a clerk for Porter Health Mart in Petersburg and a member of First Baptist Church.

She married Antonio Martinez Sr. on May 11, 1973, in Petersburg.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Antonio Jr. of Petersburg; a daughter, Christina Villarreal of College Station; her father, Ambrosio Cantu; two brothers, Andy Cantu and Amado Cantu, both of Petersburg; three sisters, Julia Navarro of Petersburg, Olivia Hernandez of Albuquerque, N.M., and Louisa Rodriguez of Lubbock; and one grandchild.

Bennie Mavat Rose

Memorial services for Bennie Mavat Rose, 80, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. LaVerne Wilson, pastor, officiating. Funeral arrangements are by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home of Lockney.

Her body was donated to the Texas Tech Health Science Center in Lubbock.

Mrs. Rose died at 10:06 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 1996, in Lockney Care Center after a brief illness.

She was born Bennie Malone on Jan. 31, 1916, in Paris, Texas. She attended Paris schools and after moving to Floyd County in 1928, attended school in the Liberty Community. She graduated from Floydada High School in 1933 and took post graduate schooling for four more years.

She was a homemaker and a music and speech teacher. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene and taught Sunday school and directed Bible schools and preached regularly as a supply pastor.

She married Delbur Rose on April 25, 1937, in the Liberty Community.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Jerry Rose of Lubbock and Johnny Rose of Plainview; one sister, Martha Bell of Texarkana; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Wilmer Teuton

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Wilmer R. Teuton, 82, brother of Paul and Don Teuton, both of Lockney, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church Chapel with the Rev. Chester O'Brien, associate pastor, officiating. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Mausoleum by Memorial Park Funeral Home.

Mr. Teuton died Saturday, June 1, 1996, in Amarillo.

He was born in Trent and graduated from Lockney High School in 1932. He moved to Amarillo in 1940 and worked as a brakeman and conductor for the Santa Fe Railroad for 38 years. He retired in 1975.

He was a member of First Baptist Church.

He married Oleta Huggins in 1939 in Lockney.

Other survivors include his wife; a son, Larry Teuton of Amarillo; another brother, William Teuton of Rio Rancho, N.M.; and three grandsons.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church music department.

Fannie Brown

PORTALES, N.M. - Funeral services for Fannie Brown, 83, mother of Jim Ann Gardner of Tulia, were at 10:30 a.m. today in Causey Baptist Church with the Rev. Glen Edwards, the Rev. Frank Smith and Darrell Brown, a grandson, officiating. Burial was in Causey Cemetery by Wheeler Mortuary.

Mrs. Brown died Thursday, May 23, 1996.

She was born in Vaughn, N.M. She lived in Littlefield, Texas and Amarillo as a youngster, attended Amarillo schools and graduated from Dumas High School in 1932.

She moved to Lingo, N.M., in 1933 and served as postmistress of Lingo Post Office from the early 1960s, until retiring in the late 1970s. She enjoyed camping, the outdoors, reading and handwork.

She married Floyd S. Brown in 1933 at Portales.

Other survivors include her husband; three sons, James Brown of Rockwall, Texas, Gene Brown of Jonesboro, Ga., and Gary Brown of Amarillo; another daughter, Kay Brown of Amarillo; a brother, L.F. Lynn of Amarillo; a sister, Mabel Stall of Pampa, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Nina Hildreth Fletcher

PETERSBURG - Funeral services for Nina Hildreth Fletcher, 93, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home in Plainview.

Mrs. Fletcher died at 4 a.m. today, Monday, May 27, 1996, at her residence in Petersburg after a lengthy illness.

She was born Nov. 20, 1902, in Pickett County, Tenn.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Bynum (Clara) Stapleton of Petersburg; and two grandchildren.

Eleanor M. Hanners

AUSTIN - Memorial services for Eleanor M. Hanners, 85, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Austin. Arrangements are by Harrell Funeral Home, 4435 Frontier Trail, Austin.

Mrs. Hanners died Saturday, May 25, 1996, in South Austin Medical Center after a brief illness.

She was born Oct. 7, 1910, in Ancon, Panama Canal Zone. She graduated from Union Memorial Hospital Nursing School in Baltimore, Md., and was an RN for more than 50 years.

She married Dwight D Hanners in 1937 in New York City. He died in 1976 in Santa Fe, N.M. He had served as an executive for the USO and later the YMCA and they had lived in many places, including a period for the United Fruit Co., in Colombia, S.A. From 1959-1970 they lived in Plainview where he operated the YMCA and she worked for the Plainview Hospital. They retired and moved to Santa Fe, N.M. in 1972.

She moved to Austin 1977 and worked as a volunteer for the Austin Public Library System and Travis Heights Elementary School.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Jan Hanners of Austin and William and Oda Lee Hanners of Fort Myers, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Leon Phillips of Plainview; two sisters, Jennie Johannes of Austin and Roberta Paterson of Dundine, Fla.; a brother, Guy Johannes of Reno, Nev.; and three grandchildren, Nathan Hanners of Austin, Bill Hanners of San Francisco and Elizabeth Hanners of Buffalo, N.Y.

The family suggests memorials to the Leukemia Society of America or to St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Austin.

Albert Silva

OLTON - Funeral Mass for Albert Silva, 24, was at 11 a.m. today in St. Peter's Catholic Church with the Rev. Martin Pena, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Olton Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Homes.

Mr. Silva died Monday, May 18, 1996, at Lake Meredith.

He was born Sept. 29, 1971 in Hale Center. He graduated from Olton High School in 1990 and lived in Fieldton before moving to Canyon where he had been a student at WTA&M since 1992.

He was a member of Pi Delta Theta Fraternity and the Accounting Club & Media Services Club.

Survivors include his parents, Juan Silva of Dimmitt and Mary Ann Silva of Gurnee, Ill.; three brothers, Joe Silva of Dimmitt, Chris Silva and Angel Silva, both of Gurnee, Ill.; three sisters, Cindy Jimenez of Dumas, Janie Silva of Canyon and Josie Silva of Dimmitt; and his grandparents, Julio and Esperanza Silva of Eagle Pass, and Tiodoro Carabajal of Olton.

Ruby W. Sims

Funeral services for Ruby W. #Sims, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Sims died Sunday, May 26, 1996, in her daughter's home near Dallas.

Edna Wages

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Edna Wages, 87, sister of Faye Whittle of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Sanders Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Walter Goodnight, pastor of Shadow Hills Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in City of Lubbock Cemetery.

Mrs. Wages died Saturday, May 25, 1996, in Southern Manor Nursing Home.

She was born Nov. 15, 1908, in Lisbon, Texas and moved to Lubbock in 1920. She attended Grovesville School and was a homemaker.

She was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Morton where she taught Sunday school. She attended Central Baptist Church in Lubbock.

She married Earl B. Wages on Aug. 20, 1927, in Lamesa. He died on May 12, 1969.

Other survivors include three daughters, Dolores Taylor and Kathy Sisco, both of Lubbock, and Doris Stevens of Clifton; four brothers, H.C. Anglin, John Anglin, Horace Anglin and Verlin Anglin, all of Lubbock; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Two grandsons, Shelton Stevens and Earl Stincel Sisco, are deceased.

The family will be at the funeral home today from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Waxahachie Baptist Children's Home or to a favorite charity.

Thomas Edwin Howell

Funeral services for Thomas Edwin Howell, 64, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church Family Life Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Howell died at 5:46 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 1996, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Aug. 25, 1931 in Plainview where he grew up and graduated from high school. He attended Wayland Baptist College for two years prior to enlisting in the U.S. Air Force in 1951. He served until 1955 and after his discharge returned to Plainview and was engaged in farming. He retired from active farming in 1981 and had worked with Rodgers Irrigation Well Service since 1981.

He was a member of First Baptist Church and Charles Bassett's Sunday School Class. He served on the Church Scout Committee and had been an active Boy Scout leader. He had taught the 8-year-old Training Union class.

He was a member of the 57 Supper Club and a former member of the Optimist Club.

He married Hiroka Matsumoto on May 8, 1953, in Kobe, Japan.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Damon (Becky) Bagley of Brownwood; two sons and daughters-in-law, Joey and Linda Howell of Rockwall and David and Jinx Howell of Houston; two brothers, R.B.C. Howell III of Albuquerque, N.M., and John T. Howell of Fremont, Calif.; and five grandchildren, Miko Bagley, Chelsea Bagley, Katye Howell, Rody Howell and Mitchell Howell.

Flossie Ruby Huggins

Funeral services for Flossie Ruby Huggins, 84, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church Chapel with Dr. Max Browning, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Huggins died at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 1996, in Prairie House Living Center.

She was born Flossie Ruby Reasonover on Oct. 8, 1911, in Waxachie. She was a homemaker. She had been a member of First United Methodist Church for 56 years and was a member of the Questers Club.

She married J. Emory Huggins on May 15, 1932, in Lockney.

Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Carolyn Hollis of Houston; one son and daughter-in-law, Norman and Mary Jo Huggins of Plainview; a sister, Alyene Taylor of Lubbock; and two grandchildren, Tanya Hollis of Houston and Chris Huggins of Plainview.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church.

Eddie Johnson

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Eddie Dewayne Johnson, 19, will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Christ Temple Church of God in Christ with Bishop Vance McDonald officiating. Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Jamison Funeral Home.

Mr. Johnson died Tuesday, May 7, 1996, in Abernathy.

He was born on April 20, 1977, in Lubbock. He attended Abernathy Junior High and Lubbock public schools.

Survivors include his fiance, Verginia Hood; a stepson, Dwayne Hood of Abernathy; his father, Ray Lee Walker, his mother and stepfather, Theresa Johnson Washington and Frederick D. Washington; eight brothers, Anthony Johnson, Mitchell Johnson, Ken Johnson, Dyone Johnson, Jerry Johnson, Gaylon McNeal, Virgil Hill and Meral Hamilton; four sisters, Loretta, Marquita, Alica and Katherine; and his grandparents, Johnny and Augusta Johnson, Louise Walker of Friona and Lula Brooks of Abernathy.

Bernard P. Makewicz

Funeral services for Bernard Peter ÒBernieÓ Makewicz, 78, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Drew Travis, pastor, and Gene McCarty, minister of Floydada Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Makewicz died at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 1996, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

He was born Aug. 20, 1917, in Chicago, Ill. He was retired as an electrical engineer from Hughes Aircraft Co. in Culver City, Calif., and from Simi Valley, Calif., School District where he was foreman of audio visual maintenance. He moved to Plainview in 1980 and was foreman of audio visual maintenance with the Plainview Independent school District.

He was a member of the Plainview Amateur Radio Club with the call letters NB5K and was a Federal Communications Commission volunteer examiner. He attended First Presbyterian Church.

He married Eleanor Howard Harris on Dec. 20, 1975, in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Survivors include his wife; a son-in-law and daughter, Richard and Anita C. Holden of Palm Desert, Calif.; two grandchildren, Matthew and Anna Elizabeth Holden; and three brothers-in-law, Fred Howard of Plainview, Dean Howard of Omaha, Neb., and Roy Howard of Lynn Creek, Mo.

Two brothers are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or to a favorite charity.

Rene Vega

TULIA - Funeral Mass for Rene Vega, 26, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Church of the Holy Spirit with the Rev. John Salazar-Jimenez, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. Vega died at 11:57 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 1996, in St. Anthony's Hospice in Amarillo.

He was born on May 20, 1969, in Tulia where he grew up and attended schools. He was a truck driver and a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit.

Survivors include his mother, Juanita Vega of Tulia; one sister, Mrs. Joe (Gracie) Favela of Tulia; two brothers, Jesse Vega of Dumas and Hilario Vega Jr. of Abilene; and his grandmother, Maria O. Vega of Mission.

His father, Hilario Vega Sr., died Feb. 10, 1993.

Pallbearers will be Arturo Hernandez Jr., Alfonso Vega, Israel Vega, Chico Vega, Lawrence Hernandez and Johnny Garcia.


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