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Frederico Cardenas

LEVELLAND - Funeral services for Frederico Cardenas, 75, father of Joe Cardenas and brother of Guadalupe Cardenas, both of Plainview, were at 10 a.m. Saturday in Park Drive Baptist Church with the Rev. Gil Ramirez, pastor, officiating. Burial was in City of Levelland Cemetery by George C. Price Funeral Directors.

Mr. Cardenas died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997, in Methodist Hospital.

He was born May 14, 1921 in Karnes City and married Pauline Garza on July 8,1940 in Falls City. They moved to Whitharral in 1949 and she died Feb. 12, 1985. He moved to Levelland in 1985, was a member of Iglesia Bautista Calvario and a Navy veteran of World War II.

Also surviving are five sons, Jimmy of Wolfforth Rudy and Bobby, both of Lubbock, and Roger of Levelland; four daughters, Mere Vasquez, Rosa Sainz and Lupe Gaitan, all of Levelland, and Sylvia Cardenas of Sundown; three sisters, Beatrice Jasso of Phoenix, Ariz. Paul Rios of Levelland and Sophia Morales of Round Rock; 22 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Marjorie Chisholm

KERRVILLE - Memorial services for Marjorie Chisholm, formerly of Plainview, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Grimes Funeral Chapels.

Mrs. Chisholm died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, at her residence.

She was born June 8, 1920 in Plainview and had been a resident of Kerrville for 16 years. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Plainview and Riverhill Country Club in Kerrville.

She married Malley J. Chisholm Jr. in December of 1936 in Clovis, N.M.

Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Pattie Sue Gierman of Llano; a son, James W. Chisholm of Houston; two sisters, Collene Webster of Tyler and Etoile Oltman of Florida; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

James A. King

Funeral services for James A. King, 82, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. A.C. Hamilton, retired Baptist minister and former pastor of Date Street Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. King died at 12:25 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997, in Prairie House Living Center.

He was born July 27, 1914 in Waxahachie and grew up in Springlake, Liberty and Waxahachie. He moved to Plainview in 1931 from Waxahachie. He married Dorothy Lovell on Jan. 18, 1936 in Plainview. 

He started to work for Southwestern Public Service in 1937, moving to the service department in 1942. He retired in 1979. He had been a member of Date Street Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife; three sons, J.B. of McKinney, Kenneth of Anahuac and Jerry of Amarillo; three brothers, Glenn of Oklahoma City, Lynn of Lubbock and Ralph of Amarillo; two sisters, Oma Daily of San Angelo and Dorothy Underwood of Tennessee; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Lupe Lara Sr.

LUBBOCK - Funeral Mass for Lupe Lara Sr., half-brother of Sandra Rodriguez of Abernathy, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph´s Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael O´Dwyer officiating. Burial will be in Peaceful Gardens Cemetery by White Funeral Home.

A rosary will be recited at 7 tonight in White Funeral Home Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Lara died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997, in Lubbock.

He was born Feb. 27, 1934 in Rosebud. He attended Rosebud schools and moved to Lubbock in 1940. He married Santos Ortiz. He owned Lupe Lara´s Roofing and attended St. Joseph´s Catholic Church.

Also surviving are five sons, Lupe Jr., Joe and Steve, all of Lubbock, Johnny of Garland and Gilbert of Sherman; a brother, Henry of Lubbock; five half-brothers, John of McAllen, Raymond of Riverside and Felipe, Lorenzo and Paul, all of Corpus Christi; four sisters, Susie Rivera and Maria Castillo, both of Lubbock, Hermina Davis of El Paso and Ortencia Smith of Missouri; three other half-sisters, Carol Lara of Dallas, Ernestine Aguirre of Colorado and Rosa Johnson of New York; and 27 grandchildren.

Eldon O´Neal

SILVERTON - Memorial services for Eldon O´Neal, 53, will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with his son, Patrick O´Neal of Silverton, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Jess Little, pastor. The body will be cremated. Arrangements are by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mr. O´Neal died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997, in Amarillo.

He was born Feb. 12, 1943 in Tulia and married Leola Pett on Nov. 23, 1946 in Bay City, Mich. He was a member of First Baptist Church and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.

Surviving are his wife; his son; a daughter, Linda Moore of Fredericksburg; two sisters, Lettie Hahn of Amarillo and Klela Dunn of Arkansas and one grandchild.

Bobby Gene Simmons

BOGATA - Funeral services for Bobby Gene Simmons, 65, of Cuthand, former Plainview resident and father of Tommy Simmons of Hale Center, will be at 2 p.m. today in Cuthand Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Williams and the Rev. Bob Bush officiating. Burial will be in Cuthand Cemetery by Wood Funeral Home.

Mr. Simmons died Friday evening, Jan. 3, 1997, at his residence.

He was born May 16, 1931 in Kress, the son of F.A. and Jewell Shockler Simmons. He married Lila Cannon on June 23, 1949 in Hill County. He was retired from Coca-Cola Bottling Co. and had worked for Borden while living in Plainview.

Also surviving are his wife; two other sons, Bobby Simmons and Jerry Simmons, both of Cuthand; his mother, Jewell Simmons of Bogata; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A son, Perry Simmons, died Dec. 12, 1978.

The family requests memorials to Cypress Basin Hospice of Mt. Pleasant.

Helen Cole Turner

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Helen Cole Turner, 59, sister of Ralph Cole of Hart, were at 1 p.m. Saturday in N.S. Griggs & Sons Funeral Directors Pioneer Chapel with David Brown, pastor of Victory Church, officiating. Burial was in Llano Cemetery.

Mrs. Turner died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996.

She was born in Amarillo and had been a lifelong Amarillo resident. She was manager of Fulton´s Burger before going to work at IBP, retiring in 1988. She was a member of Victory Church.

Also surviving are a daughter, Debbie Rando of Amarillo; three sons, Darrell Turner of Arlington and Bobby Turner and Tony Turner, both of Amarillo; her mother, Peggy Guinn of Amarillo; a sister, Betty Hallmark of Brighton, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association.

Mary Edna Baskin

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Mary Edna Lee Baskin, 82, of Fort worth, former Amarillo resident, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Boxwell Brothers Chapel with the Rev. Gene Box, her brother, pastor of Central Baptist Church in Pensacola, Fla., officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Ivy Chapel.

Mrs. Baskin died Thursday, May 22, 1997 in Fort Worth.

She was born in Caddo, Okla., and lived most of her live in Amarillo before moving to Fort Worth. She was a homemaker and had worked for Amarillo Independent School District. She was a member of Second Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Sam Baskin of Amarillo; three daughters, Barbara Brogdon of Fort Worth, Peggy Holder of Bridgeport and Sue Mouton of Azle; five sisters, Winnie Smith and Sammie Patterson, both of Plainview, Janie Pillow of Amarillo, Jonell Sims of Friona and Margaret Brown of Brownfield; three brothers, Charlie Box of San Diego, Gene Box of Pensacola and Dean Box of Plainview; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Victoriana Gonzales

HART - Funeral Mass for Victoriana Gonzales, 80, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. John´s Catholic Church with the Rev. John Hickey, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Hart Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Homes of Dimmitt.

Vigil services will be at 8 p.m. today in the same church.

Mrs. Gonzales died at 4:44 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 1997, in Plains Memorial Hospital.

She was born March 24, 1917, in Monterrey, Mexico. She moved to Hart from McAllen in 1960.

She married Fernando Gonzales in 1955 in Edinburg. He died in 1992.

Survivors include eight sons, Jesus, Fernando, Daniel, Rumaldo, Jose Francisco, Jose Angel and Guadalupe Gonzales, all of Hart, and Anselmo Aguilar of McAllen; two daughters, Maria Teresa Villegas of Elk City, Okla., and Juanita Rosas of Plainview; a brother, Pedro Escalona of McAllen; two sisters, Maria Vargas of McAllen and Teresa Hernandez of McAllen; 53 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Albert Rosas, Raul Gonzales, Tony Gonzales, Lupe Gonzales Jr., Jesus Gonzales and Arnold Gonzales.

Dorothy Mitchell

Funeral services for Dorothy Lee Mitchell, 73, of DeSoto will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with Gayle McCoy, an elder at Primitive Baptist Church, officiating.

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

Mrs. Mitchell died Thursday, May 22, 1997, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 26, 1923, in Lelia Lake. She grew up in Shamrock and Clarendon and attended Shamrock schools. She lived in California before moving to Plainview in 1969. She moved to DeSoto in 1995.

She had worked as a school bus driver and at Edgemere Cafeteria and also had worked at Lemons Funeral Home as receptionist from 1980 to 1995. She was a member of Primitive Baptist Church.

On June 10, 1945, she married Lee Mitchell in Dinuba, Calif. He died April 2, 1970 in Plainview.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda Kirkpatrick of Lubbock, Lora Bethel of DeSoto and Lola Box of Cedar Hill; a brother, Dudley Caldwell of Springfield, Mo.; four sisters, Wanda Glenn of Kerman, Calif., Lois McCoy of Santa Anna, Calif., Ruth Adkins of Lamar, Colo., and Alice Fuller of Canadian; six grandchildren, Jared Kirkpatrick, Melody Reed, Brian Box, Bradley Box, Robert Bethel and Amy McLean; and a great-granddaughter, Hayley Reed.

Lonnie H. Neinast

SPRINGLAKE - Funeral services for Lonnie H. Neinast, 81, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Riling, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Springlake Cemetery by Ellis Funeral Home of Earth.

Mr. Neinast died at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, 1997, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 12, 1916, in Sagerton. He lived in Springlake between 1960-1968 and moved back to Springlake in 1985 from Dateline, Ariz. He had owned and operated general mercantile store in Hyder, Ariz.

He was a member of the Olton School Board, president of Lamb County Farm Bureau and an active member of St. Martin Lutheran Church in Littlefield.

He married Wanda Fern Parkey on Sept. 22, 1940, in Littlefield. She died Aug. 16, 1992. He married Dorothy Offield on Oct. 22, 1993 in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Phil Neinast of Springlake and Robert Offield of Grapevine; two daughters, Francine Hudgens of Midland and Bonnie Smith of Amarillo; a brother, Victor Neinast of Tacna, Ariz.; a sister, Adele Wells of Littlefield; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

Hoyt Welch

CANADIAN - Funeral services for Hoyt Welch, 70, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Christian Church with Roger Smelser, senior minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery by Stickley-Hill Funeral Directors.

Mr. Welch died Tuesday, May 20, 1997.

He was born in Jacksboro and had worked on the 6666 Ranch and Portwood Ranch in Paducah. In 1961 he moved to Canadian from the Cogdell Ranch at Silverton. He broke and trained horses for several years and later began ranching.

He married Alice Cozette Copeland in 1949 in Quanah.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Bullet Welch of Amarillo, Cowboy Welch of Canadian and Rowdy Welch of Canyon; three sisters, Daisy Dipprey of Lockney, Mary Etta Howe of Wichita Falls and Bonnie Hall of Decatur; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

The family suggests memorials to the National Kidney Foundation or to a favorite charity.

Evelyn Stuart Williams

LUBBOCK - Graveside services for Evelyn Stuart Williams, 85, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Plainview Memorial Park with Dr. Max Browning, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Plainview, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Resthaven Funeral Home.

Mrs. Williams died Wednesday, May 21, 1997, in St. Mary Hospital.

She was born Nov. 4, 1911, in Kaufman County. She moved to Lubbock from Dallas and was a former resident of Plainview. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Survivors include one daughter, Susan Elaine Clark of Dallas; a granddaughter, Heather Faith Clark of Dallas; and a nephew, Stuart Russell of Wichita Falls.

A son, Robert Bruce Williams, died in 1975.

Rob Biles

Funeral services for Robert Wayne Biles, 19, of Plainview will be at 11 a.m. Monday at College Heights Baptist Church with Rev. Don Robertson, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Biles died at 12:25 a.m. on Friday, March 28, 1997 at his residence.

He was born January 31, 1978, in Arlington. He moved to Plainview in 1990 from Tulia and attended Plainview schools. He was employed at Dowdy Plumbing.

Survivors include his parents, Robert and Marion Biles of Plainview; a sister, Amy Biles of Plainview; and his grandparents, Ed and Ruby Biles of Sunset and Pearl Hooten of Plainview.

Debra J. Carson

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Debra J. Carson, 50, aunt of Lisa Becker of Plainview, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Sanders Memorial Chapel with Tom Elmore and Mickey Morris officiating.

Graveside services will be at 4:30 p.m. Monday in Burkburnett Cemetery with burial by Sanders Funeral Home of Lubbock.

Ms. Carson died Friday, March 28, 1997, in University Medical Center.

She was born March 12, 1947 in Wichita Falls and moved to Lubbock in 1976. She graduated from Wichita Falls Hirschi High School, attended Midwestern University and South Plains College and was a member of Sunset Church of Christ. She worked for Grants and Toombs for 10 years in Wichita Falls and for Bolenger, Segars, Gilbert and Moss in Lubbock as an accountant.

Also surviving are three sisters, Peggy Morris of Dallas, Patsy Elmore of Ardmore, Okla. and Charlene Eddleman of Lubbock; two brothers, D.S. “Bo” Carson of Hobbs, N.M. and D.L. “Slim” Carson of Wichita Falls; 15 other nieces and nephews and 22 great nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials to the Lubbock Area Coalition for Literacy, 1306 9th Street, Lubbock 79401 or the American Cancer Society, 3411 73rd Street, Lubbock 79423.

Verna Lee Moore

Graveside services for Verna Lee Moore, 85, of Plainview, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Plainview Cemetery, with Rev. Don Robertson, pastor of College Heights Baptist Church, and Rev. Roger Foote, pastor of Northside Baptist Church, officiating. A memorial service will be follow at 11 a.m. in Lemons Memorial Chapel. Arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Moore died at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 28, 1997, at Santa Fe House.

She was born July 6m, 1911 in Denton. She married George W. Moore on Dec. 18, 1932 in Tell. He died Sept. 24, 1988.

She worked at Meinecke Brothers Hardware and had worked at Paynes Dress Shop for several years. She was a member of College Heights Baptist Church.

She moved to Canyon in 1976 and returned to Plainview in 1992.

Survivors include two daughters, La Nell DeArmond of Plainview and Margaret Thomas of Duncan, Okla.; two sons, George W. Moore, Jr. of Austin and Lyndell Moore of Canyon; a brother, Jack Cooper of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Jill Kirk of Floydada; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

A brother, Jesse Cooper, is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Thomas G. Orr

PLAINFIELD, Ill. - Funeral services for Thomas G. Orr, 58, brother of Richard Orr of Edmonson, will be Tuesday in St. Jude´s Catholic Church in Joliet, Ill., with burial to follow in a Joliet cemetery. Arrangements are by Fred C. Dames Funeral Home in Joliet.

Mr. Orr died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 1997, in a Chicago hospital following neck surgery.

He was born Feb. 8, 1939, in Kankakee, Ill. He grew up in Chicago and Joliet and was a graduate of John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He had a private law practice in Joliet.

He was a Catholic.

Other survivors include another brother; two sisters; three children; and several grandchildren.

His parents and an infant son are deceased.

Wanda Sue Pruitt

DALHART - Funeral services for Wanda Sue Pruitt, 58, sister of Jerry Pruitt of Plainview, were at 11 a.m. Saturday in Cornerstone Church with James C. Loper, pastor, officiating.

Graveside services were at 3 p.m. in Old Mobeetie Cemetery in Old Mobeetie by Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.

Ms. Pruitt died Wednesday, March 26, 1997.

She was born in Wheeler and was a resident of Borger from 1960-94 when she moved to Dalhart. She was a home healthcare nurse´s aide and attended Cornerstone Church.

Also surviving are three sons, Donald Wayne Kelsey and Kevin Alan Kelsey, both of Chicago, and Keith Edward Pruitt of Amarillo; four daughters, Barbara Sue Mendoza of Houston, Robin Annette Lee of Costa Mesa, Calif., Ellen LaDon Davis of Borger and Cindy Karen Shewchuk of Hereford; four other brothers, Sam Pruitt of Hereford, Willis Pruitt of Canadian, and Joel and Jimmy Pruitt, both of Amarillo; three sisters, Wilma Lou Pederson of Yukon, Okla., Joan Ann Ward of Amarillo and Dortha Green of Caddo, Okla.; and 19 grandchildren.

The family requests memorials to the Cornerstone Church building fund.

Lloyd Thompson

AMARILLO - Graveside services for Lloyd Dee Thompson, 76, of Amarillo will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Lockney Cemetery with the Rev. Tommie Beck, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Lockney, officiating.

Arrangements are by Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors of Amarillo and Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home in Lockney.

Mr. Thompson died Thursday, March 27, 1997, in the Veterans Administration Nursing Home in Amarillo.

He was born Dec. 22, 1920 in Fort Cobb, Okla., graduated from Lockney High School and attended Wayland Baptist University.

He was an ace fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy during World War II, receiving the Navy Cross and Purple Heart.

He moved from Colorado to Odessa in 1980 and to Amarillo in 1987. He worked in pipeline construction for H.B.H. Construction Co.

He married Nell Hamilton on Jan. 14, 1950 in Carlsbad, N.M. She is deceased.

Surviving are a son, David of Edwardsville, Ill.; his mother, Edna Thompson of Lockney; a sister, Sandra Moody of Lockney; two nephews, Weldon Jones of Hale Center and Terry Martin of Lockney, and a special friend, Georgia Gaskins of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials to the Confederate Air Force (attention Donna Blalack), Box 6200, Midland, Texas 79711-2000 or to the Veterans Administration Hospital and Nursing Home (attention Community Resource Dept.), 6010 Amarillo Blvd. West, Amarillo 79106.

Chloe Garrett

PORTALES, N.M. -- Funeral services for Chloe Garrett, 61, are pending with Wheeler Mortuary of Portales, N.M.

She died early Saturday, April 5, 1997, in Methodist Hospital-Lubbock.

H.F. ´Pete´ Gregg

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for H.F. ´Pete´ Gregg, 87, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Wilcox, pastor, and the Rev. Dennis Teeters, former pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Gregg died Thursday, April 3, 1997, in St. Mary Hospital in Lubbock.

He was born May 6, 1909 in Louden, Tenn. and married Edith Prescott on Aug. 5, 1928 in Oklahoma. He moved to Abernathy from Lubbock in 1952 and was a member of Masonic Lodge 1142 and a deacon at First Baptist Church. He was a farmer.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Bill, of Abernathy; a sister, Eula Mae Campbell of Charlotte, N.C.; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren

The family suggest memorials to First Baptist Church, 411 Seventh Street, Abernathy 79311.

Francis LaPin

HARVEY, Mich. - Funeral Mass for Francis Keith LaPin, 67, father of Chrystal Franklin of Plainview, were at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Louis the King Catholic Church in Harvey, Mich., with the Rev. Ruy Thoren officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home in Ishpeming, Mich.

Mr. LaPin died Tuesday, April 1, 1997, in Harlingen, Texas.

He was born Nov. 26, 1929, in Calumet, Mich. He grew up in the Michigamme area and graduated from Michigamme High School in 1948. He served with the U.S. Air Force for 28 years and was in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was stationed in eight states and three foreign countries during his tours of duty.

After his retirement as a senior master sergeant, he worked for the Marquette County Housing Commission for 10 years.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and attended St. Louis the King Church in Harvey, where he had made his home. He also was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the Air Force Sergeants Association, Marquette area square dance groups and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He married Leila Harrala in 1950.

Other survivors include his wife; three other daughters, Mrs. Brent (Victoria) Rose of Anchorage, Alaska, Mrs. Jim (Gayle) Martin of Newport Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Dale (Yvette) Hobbs of Houston; a son, Jim LaPin of Watertown, Wis.; a sister, Mrs. Howard (Phyllis) Leggett of Horton, Mich.; and a sister-in-law, Patricia LaPin of Marquette.

Bertha Bontke Lichte

LITTLEFIELD - Funeral services for Bertha Anna Bontke Lichte, 101, a relative of the Barbian, Young, Self, Berner families in the Plainview, Kress and Tulia area, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

Burial was in Littlefield Memorial Park by Hammons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lichte died at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 1997, in Lamb Healthcare Center.

She was born April 7, 1895, in Abilene where she grew up and graduated from high school. She moved to a farm east of Littlefield in 1926.

She had played the piano and organ at her church in Abilene and was a midwife for the delivery of her brothers and sisters and cared for them before her marriage.

She married Arthur Edgar “Art” Lichte on Aug. 25, 1926, in Abilene. He died Feb. 10, 1977.

She was a homemaker and provided child care for working parents during the 1950s and 1960s. 

Survivors include a daughter, Ernestine Lichte of Littlefield; a sister-in-law, Inez Lichte of Littlefield; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A son, Arthur Edgar Lichte Jr., and two daughters, Helen and Arlene, are deceased.

Pallbearers were nephews.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Leslie McNeil

Funeral servicers for Leslie McNeil are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

He died at 1:25 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 1997, in Lubbock.

Marvin F. Neely Jr.

Graveside services for Marvin F. Neely Jr., 63, of Milwaukee, Wis., will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Plainview Memorial Park with Dr. Max Browning, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.

Memorial services also will be held in Milwaukee, Wis.

Local arrangements are by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Neely died Thursday, April 3, 1997, in Milwaukee.

Survivors include three sons, Gregory, Michael and Jeffrey Neely; his mother, Zaida Neely; and four grandchildren, Tor, Runa, Amirah and Marshall Neely.

His father, Marvin F. Neely Sr., is deceased.

Claudette Ward

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Claudette Ward, 61, sister of Billy Trotter of Hale Center, were at 3 p.m. Saturday in Caprock Church of Christ with Nate Fritz, Lloyd Cody and Glen Barnhart, all of the West End Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park by Resthaven Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ward died Friday, April 4, 1997, in University Medical Center.

She was born March 6, 1936 in Hockley County and was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and the Methodist School of Nursing. She had worked for Methodist Hospital and Dr. J.D. Donaldson and was a school nurse at Frenship schools before retiring in 1996.

She was a member of the Church of Christ and the Texas State Teachers Association. She married Jim Ward on Jan. 8, 1959 in Lubbock.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Keith of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Russ of Crowley and Lance of San Jose, Calif.; another brother, Leon Trotter of Lubbock; a sister, Pat Mimms of Plano, and two grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Bank of Commerce, Lubbock branch, in memory of Claudette Ward for the Bone Marrow Transplant Research Foundation.

Mabel Williams

Funeral services for Mabel Williams, 93, will be 2 p.m. Monday in the Family Life Chapel of First Baptist Church with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Williams died at 4:10 p.m. Friday, April 4, 1997, in Methodist Hospital-Plainview.

Born June 1, 1903, in Bell County, she moved to Kress in 1909 and attended Kress schools. She moved to Plainview in 1917 and also attended Plainview schools.

She and Harrison Ollie Williams were married in July 1918 in Plainview. He died March 9, 1962, in Plainview.

Mrs. Williams worked for Woolworths and ran the candy counter from 1946 until she retired in 1966. She then sold Avon products and did baby sitting.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a charter member of the TOPS Club.

Survivors include three daughters, Peggy Bain of Plainview, Evelyn Dagley of Houston and Betty DeRusha of Clifton, Colo.; one son, Jack Williams of Amarillo; one sister, Chrystelle “Chris” Gibson of Plainvieew; 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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