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Lucie Boedeker

Funeral services for Lucie Helen Boedeker, 87, will be at 5 p.m. Friday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with the Rev. David Jeske, pastor of St. Paul´s Lutheran Church, officiating.

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

Mrs. Boedeker died Tuesday, May 27, 1997, at her residence after a sudden illness.

She was born Lucie Helene Rauschenbach on May 1, 1910, in Remsa, Germany. She moved to the Prairieview community in 1924 and to Plainview in 1960. She was a homemaker and member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tulia.

She married Leo Boedeker on Jan. 24, 1929, in the Providence community. He died Nov. 11, 1963.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Weldon (Ruth) Smith of Tulia; two sons, Ervin W. and Werner L. Boedeker, both of Plainview; a sister, Hilda Huber of Taylor; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A son, Eugene Roy Boedeker, died in 1962 and a brother and sister also are deceased.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Stukey, Wayne Stewardson, Dennis Smith, Randy Smith, Ira Smith and Nicholas Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Melvin Kelm, Donald Kelm, Joe Hoffman, J.D. Boedeker, Steve Bertelson and R.L. Ammons.
 

Catherine Brooks

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Catherine Riddley Brooks, 63, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Mrs. Brooks died Monday, May 26, 1997.

She was born in Paris, Texas and moved to Lubbock in 1968.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She married Pat Oran Wilson Brooks in 1948. He died Feb. 12, 1993.

Survivors include three sons, Ringo, Oran Baker and Johnny Brooks, all of Lubbock; seven daughters, O.B. Brooks, Lorene Brooks, Irene Da Charles and Sandra Brooks, all of Lubbock, Marilyn Sue Penn of Kansas City, Mo., Corene Wigfall of Flower Mound and Irdale Brooks of Minneapolis, Minn.; two sisters, Margie Williams of Floydada and Mary Hamilton of Lubbock; two brothers, Louis Riddley of Plainview and Frank Spencer of Minneapolis; her mother, Bernice Riddley Spencer of Floydada; 21 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Kidney Foundation.
 

Cleo Bush
Pauline Bush

RULE - Funeral services for Cleo Bush, 83, and his wife, Pauline Bush, 79, will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the Rule High School Auditorium with the Rev. J.R. Williams officiating.

Burial will be in Rule Cemetery by McCauley-Robison Funeral Directors.

Mr. and Mrs. Bush died Monday, May 26, 1997, in a fire at their home.

Mr. Bush was born in 1914 in Eastland County. He was a farmer and retired from Rule Co-Op Gin. His hobbies were horses and playing dominoes.

He was a member of Sweet Home Baptist Church.

Mrs. Bush was born Pauline Paralee in 1918 in Liberty. She had worked as a nurse and was a homemaker and member of Sweet Home Baptist Church.

The couple married on Dec. 19, 1935, in Eastland County.

Their survivors include a son, Dural Bush of Rule, formerly of Plainview; a daughter, Norma Sherman of Midland; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Mr. Bush also is survived by a sister, Earlene Smith of Rule; and a brother, J.A. Bush of Plainview.

Mrs. Bush also is survived by three sisters, Meda Dickerson of Athens, Lois McBeth of Andrews and Anna Lou Clements of Oregon; and a brother, Jakie Harris of Plainview.

The family suggests memorials to the Bush Family Fund, c/o of the Farmers National Bank, P.O. Box 10, Rule, TX 79547.
 

Agnes Bush

RULE - Funeral services for Agnes “Samma” Bush, 60, will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Rule High School Auditorium with the Rev. J.R. Williams officiating.

Burial will be in Rule Cemetery by McCauley-Robison Funeral Directors.

Ms. Bush died Monday, April 26, 1997, in a fire at her home that also took the lives of her parents, Pauline and Cleo Bush.

Ms. Bush was born in 1937 in Eastland County. She was a homemaker and a healthcare provider to her parents. She enjoyed reading and cooking. She was a Baptist.

Survivors include three daughters, Debra H. Knight of Killeen, Sheri J. Sanders of Rule, and Jeanean Walker of Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, Dural Bush of Rural, formerly of Plainview; a sister, Norma Sherman of Midland; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Bush Family Fund, c/o Farmers National Bank, P.O. Box 10, Rule, TX 79547.
 

Erika Lea Sanders

RULE - Funeral services for Erika Lea Sanders, 16, will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Rule High School Auditorium with the Rev. J.R. Williams and the Rev. Carol Crumpton officiating.

Burial will be in Rule Cemetery by McCauley-Robison Funeral Directors.

Miss Sanders died, along with her aunt, Agnes Bush, and her grandparents, Cleo and Pauline Bush, in a fire Monday, May 26, 1997, at her home.

Miss Sanders was born in 1980 in Hale Center. She was a sophomore at Rule High School where she was an honor student and active in UIL One Act Play, FFA and FHA. She recently had been elected to serve as the school mascot. She was a member of First Baptist Church and active in Acteens Youth Group.

Her survivors include her mother, Sheri J. Sanders of Rule; her adopted father, Jeff Sorrells of Rule; her birth father, Robert Molina of Lockney; a brother, Justin Sanders of Rule; and a niece.

The family suggests memorials to the Bush Family Fund, c/o Farmers National Bank, P.O. Box 10, Rule, TX 79547.
 

Milton Lloyd Shedd

Funeral services for Milton Lloyd Shedd, 70, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Shedd died early today, May 29, 1997, of natural causes at his residence after a lengthy illness.
 

Monty Ray Sooter

Funeral services for Monty Ray Sooter, 37, of Dallas, son of Ray and Inez Sooter of Plainview, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Sooter died today, May 29, 1997, at 4 a.m. at his residence in Dallas.

Joe Castillo

OLTON - Funeral services for Joe Castillo, 74, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Trinity Baptist Mission with the Rev. Eloy Gonzales, pastor of Primera Baptist Church in Plainview, and the Rev. Valentine Martinez, pastor of Living Faith Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Olton Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

Mr. Castillo died at 12:05 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997, in Florida Hospital South, Orlando, Fla., after a brief illness.

He was born Sept. 21, 1922 in Beeville. He moved to Olton in 1953 and was a farmer and a Baptist.

He married Juaqina Carabajal on Jan. 3, 1947 n Beeville.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Ernest Castillo of Fort Worth and Hector Castillo of Orlando; five daughters, Eloyes Smith and Jackie Martinez, both of Plainview, Lupe Crum of Orlando, Irene Garcia of San Antonio and Lydia Moreno of Beeville; four sisters, Maria Cook of San Antonio and Paula Castillo, Elvira Carabajal and Lupe Carabajal, all of Beeville; four brothers, Ramiro Castillo of Beeville, Joe Castillo of San Antonio, James Roy Castillo of Billings, Mont., and Fino Vasquez of Lubbock; 21 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A son, Joey Castillo, died in 1994.

The body will be at the Mission Baptist Church until service time.
 

Evalena Chandler

TULIA - Funeral services for Evalena Chandler, 81, are pending with Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Chandler died at 2:48 a.m. today, Jan. 8, 1997, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.
 

D.O. Hindman

SUMNER - Funeral services for D.O. “Ode” Hindman, 76, former Plainview resident, were held at 2 p.m. Jan. 1 in Evangel Church of God in Paris, Texas with the Rev. Joe Blackshear and the Rev. Jonathan Back officiating. Burial was in Tigertown Cemetery by Gene Roden and Sons Funeral Home.

Mr. Hindman died Dec. 30, 1996, in St. Jo´s Hospital in Paris.

He was born June 24, 1920, in Lamar County. He was a retired service station owner and a member of Evangel Church of God.

He married Ernestine Blackshear on Aug. 19, 1939.

Survivors include his wife; a son, John Hindman of Lubbock; two brothers, Robert and Woodrow Hindman of Paris; three sisters, Henrietta Simmons of Colorado, Margie Walker of Paris and Bobbie Jean Simpson of Corpus Christi; a grandson, Tay Hindman of Sumner; three granddaughters, DeneŽ Payne of Lubbock, Tami Meador of Wolfforth, and Shelley Tue of Flower Mound; and nine great-grandchildren.
 

Wavie Johnson

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Wavie Lee Johnson, 61, sister of Ernest Gene Wilson of Hale Center, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in St. Matthew´s Baptist Church with Leroy Green and the Rev. James Cavanaugh officiating. Burial will be in Peaceful Gardens Cemetery in Woodrow by Ossie Curry Funeral Home.

Ms. Johnson died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997, in Highland Hospital.

She was born on Dec. 15, 1935, in Houston.

Other survivors include five sons, Major Lee White of Houston, Hampton White, Johnny Johnson and Donald Johnson, all of Lubbock, and Herbert Johnson Jr. of Abilene; five daughters, Gloria Smith, Barbara Johnson, Angela Johnson and Arlene Johnson, all of Lubbock, and Colleen Johnson of Amarillo; two other brothers, John D. White of Abilene and Willie L. White of Lubbock; two sisters, Adell V. Green and Della M. Cooper, both of Lubbock; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
 

Kenneth McWhorter

ARCHER CITY - Funeral services for Kenneth L. McWhorter, 72, brother of Bobby McWhorter of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with Roger Derinwater, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Archer City Cemetery by Aulds Funeral Home.

Mr. McWhorter died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997, in a Wichita Falls hospital.

He was born Feb. 28, 1924, in Olney. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II in the Philippines. He had worked for McWhorter & Sons General Store in Megargel until 1955 when he moved to Archer City and opened McWhorter´s Furniture and Appliance. He sold the store in 1980 and later worked at McWhorter Meat Market in Wichita Falls.

He was a member of the Ira Jones Post 198 of the American Legion and was a former member of the Windthorst-Scotland Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Archer City Lions Club and the Archer City Chamber of Commerce.

He married June McEwen on Jan. 1, 1942, in Lawton, Okla. She died Oct. 31, 1993.

Other survivors include three daughters, Ginger Hilton of Olney, Kandy McWhorter of Dumas and Jan Long of Abilene; three sons, Jerry McWhorter of Flower Mound, Joe McWhorter of Archer City and Jay McWhorter of Wichita Falls; two sisters, Doris Cashen of Weatherford and Peggy Hubbard of Archer City; another brother, Boyd McWhorter of Megargel; and 11 grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Archer City Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 198, Archer City 76351.
 

Eldon Stovall

HOUSTON - Graveside services for Eldon Latimer Stovall, 83, father of Mary Debra Welch and father-in-law of Dr. Guy Welch of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas by Earthman Hunters Creek Funeral Home of Houston.

Mr. Stovall died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997, in Houston.

He was born Sept. 29, 1913, in Clarksville and lived in the Dallas and Waco area. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1936 with a degree in chemical engineering and had worked for Mobile Oil Corp. He served in the Corp of Engineers during World War II and retired as a colonel from the Army Reserve in 1966.

He moved to Houston in 1962.

Other survivors include his wife, Mary Louise; a son, Larry G. Stovall and his wife, Maria Cristina of Houston; and two granddaughters, Shannan Stovall Beck and Allyson Ann Stovall, both of Wilmington, Del.

A daughter, Pamela Francis, is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association.

Carl Butcher

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Carl Butcher, 84, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. today in the 78th and University Church of Christ with David Minson officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home of Abernathy.

Mr. Butcher died Monday, March 24, 1997, in St. Mary Hospital in Lubbock.

He was born Aug. 28, 1912, in Athens. He was retired from Burlington Northern Railroad as a track foreman in 1976. He then worked for the Plainview Independent School District and moved to Lubbock from Plainview in 1981.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He married Myrtle Jones on July 3, 1935, in Hollis, Okla.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Wanda Bullion and LaJuan Lamb, both of Lubbock; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the 78th and University Church of Christ, c/o Wesley Edwards, 5716 84th Street, Lubbock 79423.
 

E.L. Edwards

Funeral services for Primitive Baptist Elder E.L. Edwards, 87, of Colorado City, formerly of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with Ronnie Hedges, elder of Tokio, and Gayle McCoy, elder of Spade, officiating.

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

Elder Edwards died at 6:35 p.m. Monday, March 24, 1997, in Mitchell County Hospital in Colorado City.

He was born Oct. 16, 1909, in Ellis County. He grew up in Ellis County and Waynesborough, Tenn. He moved to Plainview in 1944 from Haskell. He was ordained as a minister in the Primitive Baptist Church in 1942 and pastored at Springlake Primitive Baptist Church for 52 years.

He owned and operated a service station at Fifth and Juniper in Plainview from 1958-1988 when he retired. In 1989 he moved to Colorado City and was serving as pastor of the Colorado City Primitive Baptist Church.

He married Lela Clayton on June 15, 1929 in Haskell. She died March 27, 1988 in Plainview. He married Minnie Louise Dale on April 39, 1989 in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Clayton Edwards of Plainview; one brother, Herman Edwards of Oxnard, Calif.; one sister, Lorene Lewellen of Dallas; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
 

Tege Hart

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Tege Lynn Stephenson Hart, 32, of Bellevue, Neb., daughter of Peggy and Roy Burger of Abernathy, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Russ Byard, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hart died Sunday, March 23, 1997, in Papillion, Neb.

She was born March 16, 1965, in Lubbock. She graduated from New Deal High School in 1983 and moved to Bellevue, in 1992.

She married David Hart on Jan. 3, 1987, in Lubbock.

Other survivors include her husband; a daughter, Samantha Ashley Hart of Bellevue; and her other parents, Roy Don and Patsy Stephenson of Lubbock; a brother, Monty Stephenson of Abernathy; and a sister, Tasha Burger of Abernathy.

The family suggests memorials to the Samantha Ashley Hart Trust Fund at SAC Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 13007, OAFB, Omaha, Neb. 68113-0007.

Merwyn Igo

Funeral services for Wayne Merwyn Igo, 66, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Ninth and Columbia Street Church of Christ with Mike Prather, minister, and Kelly Newman, Church of Christ minister from Graham, officiating.

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

Mr. Igo died at 8:17 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, 1997, in Horizon Specialty Hospital in Lubbock.

He was born May 7, 1930, in Ralls. He graduated from Frenship High School and Texas Tech where he received a degree in agriculture. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

He moved to Plainview from Lubbock in 1956 and farmed and also owned and operated Halfway Farm Chemical, retiring in 1994.

He served on the Plainview hospital board for 30 years, was a 4-H Club leader, had served on the Hale County Stock Show board and had coached Little League baseball.

He was named “Man of the Year in Texas Agriculture,” in August 1993 in Galveston by the Texas County Agricultural Agents Association. He was an elder at Ninth and Columbia Church of Christ.

He married Shirley Brownlow on Aug. 3, 1957, in Kenedy.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Marci Igo Brown of Hot Springs, Ark., Shanna Gay Igo of Austin and Mandy Igo Goodwin of Friendswood; two sons, Kevin Wayne Igo of Plainview and Robert Joe Igo of Lubbock; three brothers, Granville Igo of Shallowater and Norman and Dorman Igo, both of Lubbock; and 10 grandchildren.

Elders and deacons of the Ninth and Columbia Street Church of Christ will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.

The family suggests memorials to the Children´s Home of Lubbock or to the Library Fund of the Ninth and Columbia Street Church of Christ.
 

Jay Washington

TULIA - Funeral services for Jay Washington, 68, will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jesse Hodge, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Washington died at 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, 1997, in High Plains Baptist/St. Anthony Hospital in Amarillo.

He was born Feb. 7, 1929, in Flomot. He grew up in the Flomot and Springlake-Earth areas and graduated from Springlake-Earth High School in 1948. He moved to Swisher County in 1948 and joined the U.S. Navy in 1951. He was caretaker of Rose Hill Cemetery.

He married Bernice Hinsley on March 19, 1954, in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Jeff (Pam) Wilks of Tulia; two sons, Buddy and Bruce Washington, both of Tulia; one sister, Peggy Dannecker, West Palm Beach, Fla.; three brothers, P.A. Washington of Springlake; George Washington of Clarendon and Earl Washington of Hereford; and seven grandchildren.

Two sisters and two brothers are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Tulia Cemetery Association.

Jessie Boyer

GRAHAM - Funeral services for Jessie Watts Boyer, 92, of Lubbock, mother of Jan Boyer Montgomery of Abernathy, were at 9:30 a.m. today in Mount Olivet Funeral Home in Fort Worth.

Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery by Morrison Funeral Home of Graham.

Mrs. Boyer died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, in a Lubbock care center.

She was born May 1, 1904, in Waco. She graduated from Texas Wesleyan College and taught at Hurst-Euless-Bedford schools, moving to Graham in 1964.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Graham. She moved to Lubbock in 1993.

She married Simon Smith Boyer. He died in 1956.

Other survivors include another daughter, Lou Boyer Jennings of Montgomery, Ala.; a sister, Ethel Wells of Arlington, Va.; 10 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Robert Deisher Jr.

Funeral services for Robert Ocie “Bob” Deisher Jr., 67, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Garland Street Church of Christ with Tim Lewis, minister of South McArthur Church of Christ in Irving, and John Peck, elder at Garland Street Church of Christ, officiating.

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

Mr. Deisher died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, at his residence after suffering an apparent heart attack.

He was born April 29, 1929, in Plainview. He worked for Hamby Co., until retirement in 1974 and then was owner/operator of Bob Deisher Farm Equipment Co., and was in partnership with the HDH Warehouse. He was very active with the youth of his church and was a lifelong member of the Plainview community where he was involved in the agricultural equipment business for 37 years. He was a member of Garland Street Church of Christ and was a past member of Toastmasters, Band Parents and PTA.

He married Joan Pool on June 17, 1956, in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Scott Horne of Plainview and Tonya and Randy Smith of Canyon; a sister, Vineta Locke of Borger; a sister-in-law, Jimmie Deisher of Plainview; and three grandchildren, Lindsey Christine Horne of Plainview and Robert Colton Smith and Kelsey Ann Smith, both of Canyon.

His parents, Robert and Addie Deisher Sr., and two brothers, Orville and Angus Deisher, are deceased.
 

Carine Flores

Funeral services for Carine Flores, 16, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church Chapel with the Rev. Samuel Ibarra, pastor of First Baptist Mission, officiating.

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

Miss Flores died at 6:32 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born March 29, 1980, in Plainview. She was a sophomore at Plainview High School.

Survivors include her parents, Alma and Francisco Guajardo; three sisters, Amanda Flores, Tanya Guajardo and Francis Guajardo, all of Plainview; and her grandfather, Joe Urbina of Edmonson.
 

Mike Kirk

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for W.W. “Mike” Kirk, 80, former Plainview resident, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Franklin-Bartley Chapel with the Rev. James W. Woodworth, minister to adults at First Christian Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park at 2 p.m.

Mr. Kirk died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, in St. Mary Hospital.

He was born Dec. 21, 1916, in Plainview. He had lived in Portales, N.M., for a while before moving back to Plainview in 1981. He moved to Lubbock in May of 1993.

He served with the U.S. Army field artillery in Europe during World War II. He was a member of First Christian Church in Plainview, Elks Lodge and American Legion Post in Plainview where he served in various officer capacities, and was a past member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and was the past 5th Division Commander of 40 & 8 State of Texas.

He served in the Texas National Guard and was on the Hale-Floyd-Briscoe-Motley County Draft Board. He was past chairman of the Hale County Health Board and past president of New Mexico Hospital Council.

He was a former business manager of the Plainview Sanitarium and Clinic and later was administrator at Plainview Hospital and Clinic Foundation from 1939 to 1963. He was business manager for doctors Smith, Johnson and Robins and administrator at Plainview Convalescent Center and for 14 years was administrator at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales.

After returning to Plainview in 1981 he worked at E.O. Nichols Hospital Inc., and participated in closing, sale and liquidation of the hospital. He also was manager of business affairs of E.O. Nichols Jr. M.D. and family. He retired in 1990.

He married Jewel F. Jones on May 10, 1936, in Meadow.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Virginia “Gin” Durham of Lubbock; a son, R.W. “Bob” Kirk of Lubbock; a sister, Mary Hefley of Pampa; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Family Hospice of Plainview, 7901 Olton Road, Plainview 79072.
 

Randall C. Martin

Funeral services for Randall C. Martin, 43, will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church sanctuary with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, and the Rev. Raymond Bowlin, pastor of Bushland Baptist Church, officiating.

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

Mr. Martin died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, in MD Anderson Hospital in Houston.

He was born April 14, 1953, in Borger and grew up in Plainview. He graduated from Plainview High School in 1971 and received a degree in psychology from Baylor University in 1975.

He worked in central Texas before returning to Plainview in 1985. He worked for The Plainview Daily Herald as an advertising salesman and also at MH/MR and Lonetree Recovery Center. In 1992 he began working for Texas Criminal Justice as a parole officer.

He was a member of First Baptist Church and the B.T. Lusk Sunday School Class. He had been active in the Noon Optimist Club and the Summer Baseball program. He served on the Floyd, Lamb, Hale County Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse and also served on the Serenity Center board.

He married Brenda Whitehead on March 3, 1973, in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; his parents, Nadia and Gerald Martin of Reydon, Okla., formerly of Plainview; two brothers, Dennis Martin of Nacogdoches and Kenneth Martin of Waco; and a sister, Cheryl Murphree of Houston.


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