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Funeral services for Eldon Milstead, 69, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Seth Ward Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Griffith, pastor of First Baptist Church in Manor, the Rev. Glen Godsey, associate director of the Caprock-Plains Baptist Area Missions, and the Rev. Leslie Welch, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Lemons Funeral Home.
Mr. Milstead died at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, March 16, 1997, in Methodist Hospital Plainview.
He was born Feb. 25, 1925, in the Cousins Community in Hale County. He attended Running Water Schools and graduated from Plainview High School in 1945. He worked for the late Dan Kimball Sr., in 1945 and for the family-owned Milstead´s Grocery in Edmonson until 1947.
He moved to Plainview in 1948 and worked for the Daffern family unloading coal and feed. He remained with Daffern´s Steel for 28 years. In 1976 he and his son, David, opened Milstead Hardware.
He served with many organizations including the Flying Kiwanis Club and the High Plains Gem and Mineral Club and pursued his hobby of collecting, cutting and polishing meteorites. He was a deacon at Seth Ward Baptist Church.
He married Dorothy Marie Miller on Aug. 23, 1945, in Plainview.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Richard Milstead of Branson, Mo., and David Milstead of Plainview; three daughters, Diane McAninch of Conroe, Cathy Chandler of Abilene and Virginia Young of Fort Worth; one sister, Clara Lou Jones of Muleshoe; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Plainview Christian Academy, the Gideons,
or to a favorite charity.
Funeral services for Glenn Britton Patterson, 70, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with the Rev. David Jeske, pastor of St. Paul´s Lutheran Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home. Military services will be by the VFW and American Legion.
Mr. Patterson died at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 1997, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.
He was born Feb. 24, 1927, in Olton. He was retired from the U.S. Army in February 1969 and was a veteran of World War II. After discharge, he moved to Plainview and had been a letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office until 1990.
He was a member of First Baptist Church, the VFW and was vice president of the Plainview Letter Carriers Association.
Survivors include his wife, Theresia; four daughters, Dorothy Hunt and Angela Vega, both of Odessa, Gabriele Raulston of Plainview and Elizabeth Harris of Lawton, Okla.; a son, Larry Patterson of Aurora, Colo.; one sister, Louise Stephens of Plainview; one brother, Kenneth Patterson of Carrollton; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Three sons, Randolph, Duke and Robert Patterson; two brothers, Willard and Wayland Patterson, and a sister, Helen Patterson, are deceased.
Pallbearers will be Richard Stephens, Charlie Stephens, Curtis Surley, Doyle Driver, J.C. Armstrong and Ronnie Stambaugh.
The family suggests memorials to the Love Fund at Norwest Bank in Plainview.
LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Hazel Perry, 68, mother of Joey Perry of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Bethany Baptist Church with the Rev. Ross Spencer and the Rev. Kevin O´Brien, pastors, officiating.
Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park by Resthaven Funeral Home.
Mrs. Perry died Saturday, March 15, 1997, in St. Mary Hospital.
She was born May 14, 1928, in Dyer, Ark., and had lived in Lubbock all her life. She graduated from Cooper High School and had worked as a clerk and secretary for Furr´s Supermarkets, Doss Sheet Metal, Nunn Electric, Field´s & Co., and the Clark´s Department Store.
She taught Sunday school for several years at Temple Baptist Church and was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.
She married Melvin O. Perry on Aug. 10, 1946, in Lubbock.
Other survivors include her husband; two other sons, Ronald and Rex Perry, both of Lubbock; one daughter, Jean Lampe of Fort Worth; two brothers, James and Hubert Sullivent, both of Lubbock; one sister, Francis Marx of Colorado Springs, Colo.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Resthaven Funeral Home today from
William ´Bill´ Troedel
Funeral services for William “Bill” Troedel, 67, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home.
Mr. Troedel died at 8:10 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 1997, at his residence.
He was born March 12, 1931, in West Bend, Wis., where he grew up and graduated from high school. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 27 years of service as a senior master sergeant. While stationed in Japan he received the Bronze Star.
He was director of materials management at Central Plains Regional Hospital in Plainview for 17 years.
He was a member of Plainview Noon Lions Club, First Baptist Church and the Pastor´s Class.
He married Belle Laing on Nov. 25, 1971, in Wichita Falls.
Survivors include two daughters, Vicki Moran of Chesapeake Bay, Va., and Jackie Troedel of San Diego, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Cathy Huffington of Irving; a son, Michael Troedel of Wichita Falls; a stepson, David Huffington of Lubbock; his mother, Anna Troedel of West Bend; three brothers, Clarence, Art and Harold Troedel, all of West Bend; four sisters, Marvel Labott of Chesterfield, Va., and Arlene Bair, Harriott Berries and Alle Zettler, all of West Bend; and four grandchildren, Justin and Bradley Troedel, and Taylor and Clifton Moran.
The family will receive friends at Lemons Funeral Home Tuesday from 7-8 p.m.
Funeral services for Carmie Burch, 87, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Neil Unwin, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.
Mrs. Burch died at 5:05 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 1997.
She was born Aug. 16, 1909 in Davis, Okla. and married Alfred E. Burch on Sept. 12, 1925 in Ardmore, Okla. He died in 1974.
She came to Plainview in 1942 from Elmore City, Okla. and was a homemaker and member of First Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Bill (Louise) Frazier of Butler, Okla. and Mrs. Bill (Evelyn) Jernigan of Plainview; a son and daughter-in-law, Darwin and Aliene Burch of Plainview; a sister, Myra Graves of Rush Springs; a brother, Dr. Raymond Sewell of Muskogee, Okla.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two step-greatgrandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Two sons, Owen Doyle Burch and Eugene Burch, are deceased.
Bobby Frank Cantrell
FLOYDADA - Graveside services for Bobby Frank Cantrell, 63, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Floydada Cemetery with the Rev. Charlie Stice of Tahoka officiating.
Burial will be by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home of Floydada.
Mr. Cantrell died Friday morning, Jan. 31, 1997, at his home.
He was born May 8, 1934 in Floydada and was a lifelong resident of the community. He attended Floydada schools and worked for the City of Floydada for 20 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Delton Cantrell of Floydada; four sisters, Genell
Blanton of Idalou, and Aline Dobbins, Estelle Warren and Polly Myrick,
all of Floydada; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Noel T. Cudd Jr.
AMARILLO - Funeral services for Noel T. Cudd Jr., 71, father of Phyllis Lee of Plainview, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church in Wellington where he formerly lived. Officiating were the Rev. Steve Ulrey, pastor, and the Rev. James Martindale, pastor of First Baptist Church in McLean.
Burial was in North Fairview Cemetery in Wellington by Adams Funeral Home of Wellington.
Mr. Cudd died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997.
He was born June 30, 1925 in Wellington, graduated from Wellington High School in 1942 and from West Texas State University in 1950. He played professional football for the Los Angeles Rams in 1948 and the New York Yankees in 1949.
He married Wynona Light on June 15, 1947 in Wellington.
He lived in Clarendon from 1950-55, operating a trucking business and serving on the city commission. He operated Cudd Motor Lines and Cudd Insurance Agency from 1955-67 in Corpus Christi. He lived in Albuquerque, N.M. from 1968-80 and was president of AAA Business College. He moved to Amarillo in 1980.
He was a sales representative for Southwest Equipment in Justin and was active in numerous private school associations and had served on the Arizona Department of Corrections Trade Advisory Council, the New Mexico Board of Educational Finance Advisory Council and the Albuquerque OCETA Planning Board.
He had held all offices in the Lions Club, was a lifetime member of the Optimist Club and had held all local and state offices and also was a lifetime member of the Loyal Order the Moose where he held all local and state and some national offices, including Deputy Supreme Governor of Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and New Mexico.
He was a World War II veteran of the Navy and was a Methodist.
Also surviving are his wife; a brother, Wayne Cudd of Wellington; and a grandson, Brent Lee of Lubbock.
A brother, Hiram Cudd, and a sister, Ineva Bowen, are deceased.
The family requests memorials to Cal Farley´s Boys Ranch or the
Wellington Cemetery Association.
Zella Bernice Garner
Memorial services for Zella Bernice Garner, 77, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with the Rev. A.C. Hamilton, retired Baptist minister, officiating.
The body was cremated.
Mrs. Garner died at 6 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997 at her residence.
She was born March 27, 1919 in Krum. She graduated from Ralls High School and came to Plainview in the late 1930s. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are three sons, Allen Garner and Edmon Garner, both of Plainview
and Dwight Garner of Carrier, Miss.; a sister, Nellie Clark of Crystal
City; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
BROWNFIELD - Funeral services for Charlie Smith, 87, brother of Grace Avie of Abernathy, were at 4 p.m. Saturday in Brownfield Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Cletus Caswell, retired Baptist minister, officiating.
Burial was in Meadow Cemetery by Brownfield Funeral Home.
Mr. Smith died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, in St. Mary Hospital in Lubbock.
He was born May 14, 1909 in Fannin County and married Verna Lee Whisenhunt on Jan. 13, 1934 in Clovis, N.M. She died Aug. 27, 1991.
He farmed in Meadow until moving to Brownfield in 1960.
Also surviving are a son, James of Lubbock; another sister, Evelyn Bibbs
of Lubbock, and two granddaughters.
TULIA - Funeral services for Shirley Stevenson, 82, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Lubbock by Wallace Funeral Home.
Mrs. Stevenson died at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, in Lutheran Home of Lubbock.
She was born Shirley Mae Palmer on July 10, 1914 in Meridian and married Richard B. “Toby” Stevenson on Sept. 3, 1943 in Amarillo. He died June 23, 1987 in Amarillo.
She graduated from Floydada High School and attended Lippert´s Business College in Plainview. She worked for the ASCS office in Crosbyton and moved to Tulia in 1945. She worked for the Federal Land Bank in Tulia and owned and operated White´s Auto Store for 30 years.
Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Elmer (Maudie) Adams of Lubbock.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Graveside services for Chloe Garrett, 62, will be at 10:30 a.m. in Portales Cemetery with Jake Taylor officiating.
Burial arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary in Portales.
Mrs. Garrett died Saturday morning, April 5, 1997, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.
She was born on Aug. 20, 1934, in Whiteflat and grew up in Lakeview in the Panhandle. She married Pat Garrett on Jan. 17, 1952, in Spur. They lived in several areas of northwest Texas and eastern New Mexico following his road construction jobs. They moved to Dora, N.M., in 1977 and owned and operated Dora Cafe. They moved to Plainview in 1983. She was a member of the Church of Christ and enjoyed reading and crocheting.
Survivors include her husband; four sons and daughters-in-law, Danny
and Vicki Garrett of Amarillo, Barry and Pam Garrett of Las Cruces, N.M.,
Ronny Dean and Carol Garrett of Nashville, Tenn., and Quince and Jill Garrett
of Plainview; a daughter and son-in-law, Alisa and Kenneth Hale of Albuquerque,
N.M.; three brothers, Stanley Whitefield of Idalou, Jim Whitefield of Spur
and Alden Whitefield of Matador; a sister, Johnnie Ellis of Amarillo; and
SEYMOUR - Funeral services for Ronald Lee Gough, 57, twin brother of Robert Gough of Abernathy, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in First Christian Church with Jiggs Stowe, minister of Olney-Newcastle Church of Christ, officiating.
Burial will be in Westover Cemetery by Archer Funeral Home of Seymour.
Mr. Gough died Sunday, Apri 6, 1997, in Lubbock.
He was born on Dec. 6, 1939, in Seymour. He was an oil field worker employed by K-Span in Midland.
He served with the U.S. Army in overseas duty in Iran, Algiers, Equator, Brazil and on the north slope of Alaska. He was a Methodist.
Other survivors include two stepdaughters, Kathy Ferranani of Kemmerer,
Wyo., and Dana Hall of Cross Plains; two other brothers, Wayne Gough of
Olney and Bill Gough of Olney.
ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Rosario Mendoza Hernandez, 86, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Northside Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe. Perez officiating.
Burial will be in Peaceful Gardens Cemetery in Woodrow by Abell Funeral Home of Abernathy.
Mr. Hernandez died Sunday, April 6, 1997, at his residence.
He was born on Aug. 30, 1910, in Donna. He moved to Abernathy in 1977 from Friona.
He was a member of New Creation Baptist Church.
He married Anita Renteria in 1931 in Edinburg. She died on April 17, 1967.
Survivors include six sons, Juan Hernandez of Elsa, Rosario Jr. and
Reynaldo Hernandez, both of Hale Center, Rodolfo Hernandez of Clovis, N.M.,
Rene Hernandez of Portales, N.M., and Oscar Hernandez of Albuquerque, N.M.;
eight daughters, Carmen Cerda and Martina Montelongo, both of Elsa, Santos
Salinas of Abernathy, Josie DeLaCruz of Clovis, Juanita Hernandez of Hale
Center, Hermelinda Hernandez of Farwell, Sandy Terry of Portales and Estella
Tamez of Bovina; 62 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
NICOMA PARK, Okla. - Funeral services for Aubrey F. Long, 64, father of Steve Long of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Arlington Memory Gardens by Eisenhour Funeral Home in Oklahoma City.
Mr. Long died Friday, April 4, 1997.
He was born on May 13, 1932, in Stroud, Okla. He moved to Nicoma Park in 1976 from Oklahoma City and was employed with Airport Express the past seven years. He was a deacon at Nicoma Park First Baptist Church where he sang in the church choir.
Other survivors include his wife, Jeannie; two other sons, Mark Long
of Oklahoma City and David Long of Nicoma Park; one daughter, April Long-Fillippini
of Nicoma Park; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services for Leslie McNeil, 60, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with T.A. Williams, minister of Ash and Carver Church of Christ, officiating.
Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.
Mr. McNeil died at 1:25 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 1997, in Southern Manor Nursing Home in Lubbock.
He was born on Nov. 12, 1936, in McAlester, Okla. He moved from Tulia to Plainview and was a welder and operated heavy equipment for High Plains Pavers.
He married Lou Willie Lawrence in November of 1975.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Carolyn Wafer of Tulia; two
stepdaughters, Betty Acy of Plainview and Jo Ann Glenn of Kingsland, Ark.;
two stepsons, Ronnie and Donnie White, both of Abilene; a brother, Herman
McNeil of Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Cleta McNeil of McAlester, and Ezada
Jones of Dallas; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Roy L. Sawyer
Funeral services for Roy L. Sawyer, 84, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in College Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home.
Mr. Sawyer died at noon Sunday, April 6, 1997, in Methodist Hospital.
He was born on April 18, 1912, in Little, Okla., where he grew up and attended schools. He lived in Apache, Okla,. and farmed and operated a grocery store. He moved to the Edmonson community in 1945 and farmed until 1956 when he retired from farming and moved to Plainview. He operated a rural mail route from 1957 to 1967 and then worked for the City of Plainview in the Parks and Recreation Department until he retired in 1977.
He was a member of College Heights Baptist Church and Farm Bureau. He had served as president of the Edmonson Co-op Gin and was superintendent of the Edmonson First Baptist Church Sunday School department.
He married Florence Carrell on June 2, 1941, in Norman, Okla.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Sandy Sawyer of Plano, Carrell Ann Simmons of Denton and Judy Weatherford of Plainview; a son, Tom Sawyer of Austin; a brother, Ira Sawyer of Apache, Okla.; a sister, Edna Mae Noe of Anadarko, Okla.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Hazel Johnson, 85, will be at 2 p.m. today in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tommie Beck officiating.
Burial will be in Lockney Cemetery by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.
Mrs. Johnson died Monday, April 14, 1997, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.
She was born on March 17, 1912, in Hale County. She moved to Lockney in 1916 and graduated from Lockney High School. She received a teaching degree from West Texas State University and was retired from the Lockney Independent School District.
She was a member of Lockney Senior Citizens, the El Progresso Study Club, United Methodist Women, the Singles Club and First United Methodist Church.
She married G. Lavon Johnson on Dec. 21, 1940, in Clovis, N.M. He died on Jan. 8, 1979.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Johnson of Lockney; two daughters, Judy Jackson of Lockney and Mary Konlande of Arlington; a brother-in-law, Ike Johnson of Lockney; a sister-in-law, Lucile Johnson of Lockney; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jerald Johnson, Jason Johnson, Clint Jackson, Chad Jackson, Cody Jackson, Nathan Konlande, Matthew Konlande, Eric Humphreys and Clay Adrian.
The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church or to
the Lockney Senior Citizens.
SAN ANGELO - Funeral services for Modena Munselle Hill Pounds, 72, former Plainview resident, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Robert Massie Riverside Chapel with the Rev. Roy Smith, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Grape Creek Cemetery by Robert Massie Funeral Home.
Mrs. Pounds died Monday, April 14, 1997, in San Angelo.
She was born on Feb. 22, 1925, in Thrifty. She married Oscar Lee Hill in 1941. She later married Berry Pounds in 1963. He is deceased.
Survivors include two sons, Jackie Lee Hill and Kenneth Wayne Hill; a daughter, Sharon Kay Rushing; her mother, Ida Rutledge Stratton; two sisters, Irene Taylor and Joyce Reese; two brothers, John Munselle and Lee Munselle; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Five children, Ronnie Carol Hill, Carolyn Sue Hill, Shirley Jean Hill,
Jerry Dean Hill and Larry Lynn Hill, are deceased.
HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Myrtle Sledge, 83, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Meacham, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Freeman Funeral Home.
Mrs. Sledge died Monday, April 14, 1997, at Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital in Richmond.
She was born Myrtle Evelyn Berlin on June 21, 1913, in Weatherford. She attended school in Oleda and moved to Cotton Center in 1929 where she graduated from high school in 1934. She moved to Hale Center in 1972 after retiring from farming.
She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she had taught a children´s Sunday school, and the Hale Center Senior Citizens Association.
She married Charlie Henry Sledge on Feb. 3, 1934. He died in 1992.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Cotton of Phoenix, Ariz., Scharlene Winningham of Needville; two sisters, Marie Thomas and Mary Frances Weil, both of Hale Center; and six grandchildren.
A brother, Clifford Berlin and a sister, Verna Elizabeth Nivens, are deceased.
Pallbearers will be Troy Brown, Dub West, Gene Carter, Jake Bourland,
Lloyd Louthan, Robert Boyd, and Melvin Ritchey.
LEVELLAND - Funeral services for J.E. Wade, 79, of Whitharral, father of Cynthia Burnam of Petersburg, will be at 4 p.m. Thursday in Whitharral Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Holmes, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Levelland, and the Rev. Clarence Tedder, pastor of First Baptist Church in Enochs, officiating.
Burial will be in Littlefield Memorial Park by Geo. C. Price Funeral Directors.
Mr. Wade died Thursday, April 15, 1997, at his residence.
He was born on Sept. 1, 1917, in Perrin. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He farmed in Hockley County for 35 years and was on the Co-Op Elevator Board for 18 years, 15 as president. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Littlefield.
He married Erna Mae Hill on April 14, 1950, in Littlefield.
Other survivors include his wife; another daughter, Linda Dobrovolny
of Whitharral; three brothers, Joe Wade of Santa Fe, N.M., Weldon Wade
of Kenner, La., and Pervadus Wade of Hereford; three sisters, Frances Slape
of Levelland, Patsy Smith of Nampa, Idaho, and Elsie Pope of Roseville,
Calif.; and four grandchildren.
MULESHOE - Funeral services for Thurman R. White, 83, father of Jerie Nell Flowers of Abernathy, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First United Methodist Church with Dick Tarr of Levelland and the Rev. John Wagoner, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Muleshoe Memorial Park by Ellis Funeral Home.
Mr. White died Tuesday, April 15, 1997, in Muleshoe Area Health Care Center.
He was born on July 16, 1913, in Montague County. He moved to Muleshoe from Lubbock in 1945 and owned White Cashway Grocery from 1959 to 1983.
He was a member of First Christian Church.
He married Marie E. Flatt in February 1932, in Wichita Falls. She died on Jan. 1, 1970. He married Vivian Stevenson on Jan. 24, 1971, in Muleshoe.
Other survivors include his wife; two sons, Clifford White of Odessa and Joe Bob Stevenson of Muleshoe; two other daughters, Anette Gaillard, and Rhonda Walls, both of Texhoma, Okla.; two sisters, Bea Rhea of Pearland and Loraine Meyer of Burleson; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Muleshoe Heritage Foundation, P.O. Box 201, Muleshoe 79347, or to Muleshoe Meals on Wheels, Muleshoe 79347.