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Alpha Bownds

TURKEY -- Funeral services for Alpha Bownds, 75, of Childress, will be 2 p.m. Monday in Turkey Church of Christ with Stuart Smith, minister, and Bill D. Mayers, minister of the Childress Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial will be in Dreamland Cemetery in Turkey by Myers-Long Funeral Directors of Turkey.

Mrs. Bownds died Friday, April 18, 1997, in Amarillo.

She was born June 17, 1921, in Turkey and married Clayton L. Bownds on Dec. 30, 1992, in Quitaque.

She was a homemaker, member of the Childress Church of Christ and a longtime resident of Childress and Turkey.

Survivors include her husband; one son, Carl Lee Bownds of Lake Jackson; four brothers, I.D. Mullin Jr., J.T. Mullin, Woodrow Mullin and Billy Joe Mullin, all of Turkey; four sisters, Mary Byers of Lakeview, Leona Coffee of Camarillo, Calif., Bobbie Christian and Audra Mae Martin, both of Edna; two granddaughters, four stepgrandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to either the American Cancer Society or Baptist-St. Anthony´s Hospice in Amarillo.

Clarence W. Hall

Funeral services for Clarence W. Hall, 88, of Plainview, are set for 2 p.m. Monday at Lemons Memorial Chapel, with Elder Steve Briski of Lubbock Parkway Congregation of Jehovah´s Witnesses officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Hall died at 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 18, 1997, in University Medical Center, Lubbock.

He was born July 20, 1908. He grew up in Benjamin, attended schools there and worked in a hardware store until 1942, when he moved to Petersburg and farmed. He moved to Plainview in 1955 and retired from farming in 1978. He married Ruth M. Stewart on Sept. 3, 1927.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary B. Tiffin of Silverton; one son, C.W. Hall Jr. of Amarillo; a sister, Letha B. Yandell of Claypool, Ariz.; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the building fund of the Plainview Congregation of Jehovah´s Witnesses.

Lou Nan King

BOONEVILLE, Ark. -- Funeral services for Lou Nan King, 60, of Booneville, will be 2 p.m. Monday in the Heritage Addition Church of Christ.

Burial will be in Olton Cemetery, Olton, Texas, by Roberts Funeral Home in Booneville, Ark.

Mrs. King died Friday, April 18, 1997, in Booneville Community Hospital.

She was a housewife and a member of the Heritage Addition Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Leslie King; two sons, Kelly King of Booneville and Alan King of Harrison, Ark.; a daughter, Jana Beth King of Booneville; her stepmother, Mae Struve of Plainview, Texas; a brother, David Gary of Plainview; two sisters, Darlene Stites of Hereford, Texas, and Patsy Ballard of Springfield, Colo.; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Littleton, Wally Fletcher, Coy Evans, Ray Johnson, Shelburne Bryant and Dee Bledsaw. Honorary pallbearers will be Dale Taylor, Toney Slone, Roger Robertson and Everett Foster.

Findlar Monk

Funeral servicds for Findlar Monk, 88, of Spearman, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Monk died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 1997, in Hansford Manor Nursing Home.

Dominga Torres Rodriguez

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Dominga Torres Rodriguez, 50, former Hart resident, were at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Laurence Cathedral with the Rev. Pat Hoffman officiating.

Burial was in Llano Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Amarillo.

Mrs. Rodriguez died Friday, April 18, 1997.

She lived in Hart prior to moving to Amarillo five years ago. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.

Survivors include her husband, Honorio Rodriguez; three sons, Ronnie Rodriguez of Hart, Chris Rodriguez of McKinney and David Rodriguez of Amarillo; a daughter, Susan Rivera of Plainview; a brother, Marcelino Torres Jr. of Plainview; a sister, Francis Hines of Lufkin; and eight grandchildren.

Rose Ann Schulte

TULIA - Funeral services for Rose Ann Schulte, 88, are set for 10 a.m. Monday at Church of the Holy Spirit, with the Rev. John S. Jimenez, pastor, and Monsignor Harold Waldow of Amarillo officiating. Prayer service will be 7:30 p.m. today at Wallace Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery, Nazareth, by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Schulte died at 3:25 p.m. Friday, April 18, 1997, in Swisher Memorial Hospital.

She was born Rose Ann Pinkelman on May 2, 1908, in Box Valley, Neb. She attended schools there and moved to Tulia in 1932. She worked as a school cafeteria employee for 23 years and was a member of Swisher County Senior Citizens. She was also a member of the Ladies Altar Society, a volunteer for Swisher County Archives, taught religion classes in Tulia and Happy for 17 years, and was named 1984 Woman of the Year by the Amarillo Council of Women.

She married Adolph H. Schulte on Jan. 20, 1930, in Bow Valley. Her husband and a son, Hubert Schulte, preceded her in death.

Survivors include four daughters, Caroline Dietz of Happy, Mildred Callas of Amarillo, Betty L. Sharp of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Rosella Curry of Amarillo; one son, Gerald Schulte of Tulia; and 16 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Keith Dietz Stanley Dietz, John Callas, Sam Sharp, Kevin Sharp and Jeff Maynard.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity, the Holy Spirit building fund or Holy Family Cemetery.

Thelma Williams

OLTON - Funeral services for Thelma Williams, 91, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wendell Horn, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Williams died at 3:20 p.m. Friday, April 18, 1997, in Runningwater Draw Care Center after a lengthy illness.

She was born Jan. 4, 1906, in Rosebud. She previously lived in Littlefield and Spade, where she worked for the Spade School cafeteria for eight years. She married John Thomas Williams on Oct. 7, 1932, in Rosebud. He died April 16, 1978.

Survivors include four sons, Raymond Williams of Longview, James L. Williams of Midland, Kenneth Williams of Olton and Bobby Williams of Lubbock; a brother, Chester Dean of Bay City; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Mike, Kevin and Craig Williams, James McPherson, Ronny Alis, and Roger Russell.

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

Rocky Bigford

ABERNATHY -- Funeral Mass for Rocky Allen Bigford, 39, will be at 2 p.m. today in St. Isidore Catholic Church with the Rev. Louis Dussan, pastor, officiating.

Cremation arrangements are by Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Bigford died Monday, March 3, 19976, in University Medical Center.

He was born March 20, 1957, in Durand, Mich. He served with the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Hood, from 1974 to 1977. He moved to Abernathy from Detroit, Mich.

He was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Nova and Fred Shuman of Crossville, Tenn.; three sisters, Ella Clemons of Sparta, Tenn., Ruth Anne Adkins of Akron, Ohio and Debra Lynn Myers of Smithville, Tenn.; and a brother, William Ernest Bigford of Crossville.

Frank Castillo

CLOVIS, N.M. - Funeral services for Frank “Pancho” Castillo, 53, father of Joe Ernie and Hector Castillo, and Raymond Lopez and Rosa Rodriguez, all of Plainview, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Templo Bautista with the Rev. Jose L. Najera, pastor, and the Rev. Donny Carrasco of Lubbock officiating.

Burial will be in Friona Cemetery by Ellis-Blackwell Funeral Home of Friona.

Mr. Castillo died Monday, March 3, 1997, in Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis.

He was born Oct. 4, 1943, in Rocksprings. He moved to Clovis from Friona in 1973. He coached men´s softball many years and was a member of Templo Bautista in Friona.

He married Mary Jo Maya in 1995 in Clovis.

Other survivors include his wife; three other sons, Frank Castillo Jr. of Portales, N.M., Franklin Castillo of Clovis, and Nicky Lopez of Albuquerque, N.M.; six other daughters, Duve Macias of Dallas, Maggie Garcia, Margaret Castillo, Polly Macias and Isabel Mares, all of Clovis, and Myda Soliz of Amarillo; three brothers, Fermin Castillo of Junction, Pilo Castillo of Portales and Matilde Castillo of Friona; five sisters, Maria Flores of Rocksprings, Feliz Crutchfield of Friona, Ignacia Sanchez of Clovis, Victoria Hollis of Wichita, Kan., and Sara Armijo of Clovis; and 30 grandchildren.

Virginia Hardin

SILVERTON - Funeral services for Virginia Ellen Garrison Hardin, 59, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jess Little, pastor, and Wendell Hardin officiating.

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

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

She was born in Silverton where she grew up and graduated from high school. She was active in home demonstration and was a Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church.

She married Buck Hardin on June 6, 1954, in Silverton.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Wendell Hardin of San Antonio; three daughters, Ann Payne of Kyle, Linda Vernon of Silverton and Marilyn Cordell of Amarillo; two sisters, Jerry Sculley of Albany, Ga., and Kay White of Amarillo; a stepbrother, Brad Wilson of Costa Mesa, Calif., and nine grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Garrison/Elrod Scholarship Fund, the Silverton Cemetery Fund, the Silverton Volunteer Fire Department or to the Silverton Ambulance Fund.

Glenn Gipson

BROWNWOOD - Funeral services for Glenn Gipson, 71, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Glen E. Godsey, associate pastor of Iglesia Bautista Date Street, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Gipson died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, in Brownwood Regional Hospital.

He was born Nov. 27, 1925, in Plainview where he grew up and graduated from high school. He served with the U.S. Navy from 1945-1947 and farmed in the Olton and Lockney areas for 18 years. He worked for the State of Kansas for 19 years, retiring in 1987 when he moved to Olton. He moved to Brownwood in 1995.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Olton.

He married Zada Cooper on Aug. 24, 1947, in Olton. She died May 4, 1996 in Brownwood.

Survivors include one daughter, Paula Bovee of Yuma, Ariz.; one son, Pete Gipson of Brownwood; two sisters, Evodia Collis and Nelda Gorman; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family will be at Lemons Funeral Home Thursday to receive visitors from 5-8 p.m.

Randall Patterson

Funeral services for Randall Ernest Patterson, 36, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Patterson died at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, 1997, in Albuquerque, N.M.

Mae Rackley

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Mae Rackley, 75, mother of Nell Mayfield of Plainview and sister of James Standridge of Tulia, will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Elgin Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Hank F. Scott, retired Baptist minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Idalou Cemetery by Rix Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Rackley died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at her residence after an illness.

She was born Oct. 15, 1921 in Atkins, Ark. She moved to the Lubbock area in 1949. She was a member of Elgin Avenue Baptist Church and the Winsom Sunday School Class.

She married Dolen Rackley on Oct. 14, 1939.

Other survivors include her husband; two other daughters, Eulane Brackett of Lubbock and Kay Solomon of Comanche; another brother, Duel Standridge of Fisk, Mo.; five granddaughters, Donna Bowling, Charla Stringer, Gina Beck, Sandi Enloe and Kasey Kliegl; and five great-grandchildren, Will Stringer, Adam Stringer, Austin Enloe, Mackenzie Enloe and Abbie Kliegl.

David M. Smith

ALBANY - Funeral services for David M. Smith, 67, former Plainview area farmer, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. James Manley, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Albany Cemetery by Morehart Mortuary.

Mr. Smith died Monday, March 3, 1997.

He was born in Petway in Robertson County and attended Petway school and graduated from Bremond High School. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He had farmed in Plainview and Lubbock before moving to Albany in 1982 from Pecos. He was a member of Albany Church of Christ.

He married Jean Hawley in 1948 at Rochester.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, James Smith, Dusty Smith and Justin Smith, all of Albany; two daughters, Charlotte Cox of Keemah and Mamie Lester of Woodson; three brothers, Bud Smith of Dallas, Raymond Smith of Bremond and James Smith of Houston; four sisters, Mae Anderson and Faye Gorman, both of Dallas, Jesse Ganze of Houston and Marion Lyons of Kosse; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Marie Adams

SAYRE, Okla. - Funeral services for Marie Kennemer Adams, 82, mother of Donna Ryan of Abernathy, will be at 2 p.m. today in Sayre Church of Christ with Kevin Ballard officiating.

Burial will be in Sayre-Doxey Cemetery by Rose Chapel Funeral Service.

Mrs. Adams died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, in Elk City Skilled Nursing Center.

She was born Oct. 5, 1914, in the Highway Community in Oklahoma. She graduated from Highway School in 1932 and attended Oklahoma State A&M College. She received bachelor´s and master´s degrees in education from Southwestern State College. She taught three years at the Doxey School and taught at Crawford, Merritt, Hext and Sayre.

She moved to Sayre in 1962 and was a member of the Church of Christ.

She married Lester Adams on Sept. 23, 1938, in Clinton, Okla.

Other survivors include her husband; a son, Gary Adams of Sayre; and seven grandchildren.

Hollis Bryan

HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Hollis Bryan, 81, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Meacham, pastor, and Silas Short, minister of the Post Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial will be in Hale Center Cemetery by Freeman Funeral Home.

Mr. Bryan died at 7 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

He was born on Nov. 1, 1915, in Alford. He moved to Hale Center from Childress in 1925 and graduated from Hale Center High School in 1934. He was a farmer and a member of Hale Center Senior Citizens Association and First Baptist Church.

He married Lorine Waggoner on Aug. 31, 1940, in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Douglas Bryan of Townsend, Ga., and Michael Bryan of Brownfield; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be J.A. Nivens, Danny Nivens, Steve Keeton, Donald Chapman, Jackie Sims and Dick Lemond. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Sherrod, Arville Nivens, Roy McCollum, Jake Bourland, Jack Smith and Jack Tiner.

The family suggests memorials to the Hale Center Senior Citizens Association, P.O. Box 205, Hale Center 79041.

Lawrence E. Harding

UNION, Ky. - Funeral Mass for Laurence E. Harding, 56, former Plainview resident, were held Wednesday, Jan. 22, at St. Timothy Catholic Church. Burial was in Union Cemetery by Linnemann Funeral Home of Burlington.

Mr. Harding died Jan. 18, 1997, in St. Luke´s Hospital in Florence, Ky.

He lived in Plainview for about 20 years and had worked as a manager for EMCO. He moved to Union in 1990 and was president of Augur Industries & Fabrications of Erlinger and vice president of Mineola Industries. He was a Catholic and a member of Knights of Columbus. He was retired from the Coast Guard.

Survivors include his wife Janine; two daughters, Faith Harding of Berkeley, Calif., and Claudine Andrews of Union; one son, Greg Harding of Salt Lake City, Utah; two sisters, Ruth Gogolski of Topeka, Kan., and Dorothy Nash of Newmarket, N.H.; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Holy Cross Mountain Mission in Sandgap, Ky. 40481.

Earl Hillman

DOUGLASSVILLE - Funeral services for Earl Hillman, 68, brother of Royce Hillman of Plainview and Evelyn Byrd of Petersburg, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Nelson-Murphy Chapel with the Rev. Kathy Brun officiating.

Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery by Haaland Family Funeral Home of Linden.

Mr. Hillman died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997.

He was born Aug. 31, 1928. He married Martha Lambert.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Mike Hanslik of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Patrick Earl and Cheryl Hillman of Easley, S.C.; two other sisters, Ruth Sloan of Midland and Billy Lambert of Tow; and five grandchildren.

Three brothers, Herbert, Jack and Ray Hillman; a sister, Midge Fielder, and a granddaughter, Jennifer Hillman, are deceased.


Fred Howard

Funeral services for Fred Howard, 76, were at 11 a.m. today in the Ninth and Columbia Church of Christ with Jim Brewer, minister of South Plains Church of Christ in Lubbock, and Dee Martin, an elder, officiating.

Burial was in Plainview Cemetery by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Howard died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock after a brief illness.

He was born April 8, 1920, in Hale Center and had lived in Hale County most of his life. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked as parts manager for E.K. Hufstedler & Son from Feb. 1947 until he retired.

He was president of the Hale County Farm and Ranch Museum in Hale Center and was a partner in H.D.H. Warehouse. He was a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post #5399 and a member of Ninth and Columbia Street Church of Christ.

He had participated in 41 consecutive Edmonson Farm Dinners, only missing this last year´s dinner.

He married Minnie Lou Alley on Feb. 7, 1948, in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; one son, David Lynn Howard and his wife, Tonda, of Dallas; one sister, Eleanor Makewicz of Plainview; two brothers, Harold Dean Howard of Omaha, Neb., and James Roy Howard of Lynn Creek, Mo.; and two grandchildren, Samuel David Howard and Anna Leigh Howard, both of Dallas.

A granddaughter, Laura Eleanor Howard, died May 15, 1993 and a brother, Samuel Beech Howard, also is deceased.

Pallbearers were Marvin Goddard, Jim Olson, Don Hufstedler, Bob Deisher, Fred Keesee and Randy Seipp.

The family suggests memorials to the Hale County Farm and Ranch Museum, Hale Center.

Sharon Motley

Funeral services for Sharon Motley, 53, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Motley died early today, Jan. 25, 1997, in Methodist Hospital Plainview.

Barbara Ann Tucker

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Funeral services for Barbara Ann Tucker, 50, former Plainview resident, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Ken Brown and the Rev. N.N. Tisdale officiating.

Burial will be in Oklahoma Lane Cemetery in Bovina at 10 a.m. on Thursday with Wayne Tucker officiating.

Ms. Tucker died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, in Memorial Medical Center after an illness.

She was born May 19, 1945, in Clovis, N.M. She lived in Plainview before moving to Fort Worth. She moved to Las Cruces 1981.

She was a member of Mesilla Valley Road Riders and had served as the club´s vice president. She was a member of the American Motorcycle Association and the Cancer Support Group.

Survivors include two brothers, Charles Wayne Tucker and Robert Guwynn Tucker, both of Titusville, Fla.; a sister, Phyllis Steelman of Bovina; her former husband, Cliff Kenneth Medlin; two stepchildren, Bryan and Shelley Medlin; and a granddaughter, Charline Medlin.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Mesilla Valley Road Riders.

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