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Vivian Conklin

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Vivian Nuzum Conklin, 62, former Plainview resident, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Sanders Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Sam Nader, pastor emeritus of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia by Sanders Funeral Home.

Mrs. Conklin died Monday, June 3, 1996, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

She was born Oct. 10, 1933, in Tulia and graduated from Plainview High School. She moved to Lubbock in 1970 and worked for Hillcrest Country Club, retiring in 1994.

She married Donald Horton and later married Darrell C. Conklin in 1978.

Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Kathy Lynn Riddle of New Orleans, La., Donna Lea Mitchell and Linda Carol Horton, both of Austin, and Lisa Joann Plyler of Lubbock; her mother, Kathryn Pryor of Aurora, Colo.; a sister, Pat Wienstroer of Amarillo; a brother, Tommy Ray Nuzum of Vancouver, Wash.; and six grandchildren.

The family will be at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to Meals on Wheels.
 

Marguerite Hyatt

OLTON - Funeral services for Marguerite Hyatt, 83, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kyle Streun, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Olton Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Homes.

Mrs. Hyatt died at 7:19 p.m. Monday, June 3, 1996, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock after a lengthy illness.

She was born July 22, 1912, in Sulphur Springs. She moved to Olton in 1937 and owned and operated the Olton Cleaners for many years.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Olton Study Club and Order of the Eastern Star #847.

She married James L. Hyatt on July 8, 1929. He died Nov. 18, 1976.

Survivors include one son, James Ray Hyatt of Lubbock; two daughters, Bobbie Keller of Canyon and Brenda Doran of Charlotte, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Dale, Don and Darrell Deberry, and Ryan, Matt and Michael Hyatt.

The family suggests memorials to Olton Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 81, Olton 79064 or to the Olton Cemetery Association, Rt. 1, Box 28, Olton 79064.
 

J.D. Vick

LITTLEFIELD - Funeral services for J.D. Vick, 69, stepfather of Donna Johnson of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Harrison of Whiteface and the Rev. Steve Buckland, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Littlefield Cemetery by Hammons Funeral Home.

Mr. Vick died Monday, June 3, 1996, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

He was born Sept. 26, 1926, in Union. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and had lived in the Pep community since 1935. He was a deacon of the former County Line Baptist Church and was a member of First Baptist Church.

He married Joe Ann Davis on Sept. 2, 1991, in Whiteface.

Other survivors include his wife; two sons, Larry Vick of Fort Stockton and Roger Vick of Lubbock; his mother, Estella Vick of Levelland; another stepdaughter, LuAnne Snow of Utopia; four stepsons, Bobby Johnson and Mark Johnson, both of Littlefield, and Steven Randall Johnson and Wayne Lucas, both of Levelland; two brothers, Bill Vick of Elk City, Okla., and Alfred Vick of Denton; 20 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
 

Patti Walker

TULIA - Funeral services for Patti Crawford Walker, 41, are pending with Wallace Funeral Home.

Ms. Walker died at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 1996, in St. Anthony's Hospice of Amarillo.
 

Estha Zimmerman

Memorial services for Estha Mann Zimmerman, 87, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First United Methodist Church Chapel with Dr. Max Browning, pastor, officiating. Private graveside services will be held Thursday morning. Arrangements are by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Zimmerman died at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 1996, in Prairie House Living Center.

She was born Estha Mann Sullenberger on Oct. 15, 1908, in Waco. She married John Paul Zimmerman on June 25, 1937, in Waco. He died July 16, 1982.

She moved to Plainview in 1940 from Dimmitt and she and her husband owned and operated the Plainview Tribune. They also operated a newspaper in Dimmitt.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, the B&PW past presidents club, Lacamarada, Altrusa Club, and Questers Club.

Survivors include one son, John M. Zimmerman of Amarillo; two daughters, Mrs. Coleman (Paula) Williams of Plainview and Mrs. John (Sue) Davis of Fort Worth; two sisters, Thel Laird of Mancos, Colo., and Irma Siemers of Columbia, N.C.; and five grandchildren.

One sister and one brother, Lois Umberson and Earl Sullenberger, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church.

Dudley Arlen Aven

Funeral services for Dudley Arlen Aven, 63, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Aven died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 1996, in the emergency room of Methodist Hospital Plainview after an apparent heart attack.
 

Agapito Cerbantez Sr.

THRALL - Funeral Mass for Agapito "Pete" Cerbantez Sr., former Plainview resident, were held at 2 p.m. Monday in St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Lonnie Urban officiating. Burial was in Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery by Condra Funeral home of Taylor.

Rosary was recited Sunday in Condra Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Cerbantez died Friday, June 7, 1996, in Johns Community Hospital in Taylor.

He was born on March 24, 1906, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He lived in Hale County from 1953-1958 and farmed. He moved to Hamlin in 1958 and to Thrall in 1963 where he farmed until his retirement. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

He married Susana Cerbantez. She died on Jan. 3, 1994.

Survivors include seven daughters, Guadalupe Cerbantez, Mrs. Sidro (Maria) Valverde, and Dela Rangel, all of Thrall; Mrs. Marcos (Juanita) Garza and Mrs. Joe (Phyllis) Riojas, both of Taylor; Dolores Agundis of Austin, Mrs. Jose (Louisa) Villanuenna of Houston; four sons, Jessie Cerbantez of Houston, Alex Cerbantez and his wife, Mary, and Agapito "Pete" Cerbantez Jr., and his wife, Simona, all of Hale Center, and Roy Cerbantez and his wife, Cathy, of Orange; 46 grandchildren; 84 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
 

Helen Lewis

LUBBOCK -Memorial services for Helen R. Lewis, 71, of Lake Tahoe, Nev., sister of Lee Battey of Floydada, will be at a later date in Happy Homestead Cemetery. Cremation arrangements were by Resthaven Crematory.

Mrs. Lewis died Tuesday, June 11, 1996, in Floydada.

She was born on May 18, 1925, in Van Zandt County. She was human resource director for Harris Department Store in Riverside, Calif., and Harrah's Hotel and Casino Corp.

She married Robert James Wright on June 10, 1944. She married C. Paul Lewis in 1978. He died in 1989.

Other survivors include two sons, Ward Charles Wright of Roseville, Mich., and Mark Lee Wright of Beverly Hills, Calif.; a daughter, Roberta James Wright Gonzales of Minden, Nev.; another sister, Barbara Eckenrode of Runaway Bay; two brothers, Jack Hutchinson of Denver, Colo., and Jerry Hutchinson of Nashville, Tenn.; and seven grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Lubbock, P.O. Box 53276, Lubbock 79453.
 

Frances Ockerman

DUMAS - Funeral services for Frances Ockerman, 69, mother of Frank Ockerman of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. David Carrington, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Northlawn Memorial Gardens by Morrison Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Ockerman died Tuesday, June 11, 1996.

She was born in Bilby, Okla., and had moved to Dumas in 1952 from Tulsa, Okla. She was a retired clerk and had worked for 10 years at the Spudnut Donut Shop. She was a member of United Pentecostal Church where she was active in the ladies auxiliary.

She married Roy G. Ockerman in 1949 in Tulsa.

Other survivors include her husband; another son, Terrence Ockerman of Amarillo; two brothers, Frankie Nichols of Oakdale, Calif., and Gene Nichols of Sacramento, Calif.; and a grandson.
 

Charles O. Randolph

DUMAS - Funeral services for Charles O. Randolph, 52, son of C.O. Randolph of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Street Church of Christ with Art Lynch, minister and J.W. Hamby, Church of Christ minister from Plainview, officiating. Burial will be in Dumas Cemetery by Morrison Funeral Directors.

Mr. Randolph died Monday, June 10, 1996, in the emergency room of Memorial Hospital.

He was born on July 24, 1943 in White Face. He had lived in Dumas since 1948. He served with the U.S. Army and was owner/operator of Dumas Welding Works since 1972. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aeria #3956 and was Eagle of the Year for 1994 and 1995.

He married Sandra Kay Kirkpatrick on April 30, 1965, in Dumas.

Other survivors include his wife; one son, Kirkland Randolph of Nampa, Idaho; two daughters, Sheila R. Wiggins of Dallas, and LaKrisha Randolph of Dumas; his mother, Bernice Barham of Dumas; a sister, Jeanie McLain of Dumas; a brother, Wayne Randolph of Amarillo; and five grandchildren.

A brother, Donnie Randolph, died on Sept. 22, 1994.

The family suggests memorials to Eagles Lodge, 314 E. First, Dumas 79029.
 

Johnnie V. Harris

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Johnnie V. Harris, 77, former pastor of Happy Union Baptist Church in Plainview, are pending with Jamison Funeral Home.

Re.v Harris died Monday, June 10, 1996, at his residence. He pastored Happy Union Baptist Church from 1977-1986 and currently was serving as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Lubbock.
 

Juanita Martinez

FRIONA - Funeral Mass for Juanita Martinez, 81, sister of P.C. Aragon of Hale Center, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Teresa's Catholic Church with the Rev. Ed Sweeney officiating. Burial will be in Friona Cemetery by Ellis-Blackwell Funeral Home.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in the same church.

Mrs. Martinez died Saturday, June 8, 1996, in Parmer County Community Hospital.

She was born on Nov. 20, 1914, in La Garita, N.M. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Teresa's Catholic Church.

She married Matilde Martinez on Nov. 2, 1946, in Canyon. He died on May 3, 1992.

Other survivors include a son, Guadalupe Duran of Friona; four daughters, Sarah Coronado of Friona, Dora Covarrudias of Lubbock, Alice Garza of Friona and Christina Martinez of Artesia, Calif.; two other brothers, Rosando Aragon and Pete Aragon, both of Canyon; a sister, Julia Martinez of Dallas; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Romulo Castro Ruiz Sr.

Graveside services for Romulo Castro Ruiz Sr., 66, of Del Rio, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Plainview Memorial Park with Santos Martinez of Del Rio, officiating. Arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Ruiz died at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 1996, in St. Anthony's Hospice in Amarillo.

He was born on July 6, 1929, in Mexico where he grew up. He moved to Mertzon, Texas in 1937 and worked as a farm laborer and cattle rancher. He lived in Plainview and area from 1953-1985. He moved to San Antonio in 1985 and to Amarillo in May of 1996.

He married Josepha Ruiz on Nov. 29, 1951, in Mertzon. She died in 1985.

Survivors include three daughters, Senidia Ovalle of Del Rio, Esperanza Salazar of Amarillo and Eva Cantu of Hale Center; four sons, Romulo Ruiz Jr. , Castro Ruiz and Luis Ray Ruiz, all of Amarillo, and Santos Ruiz of Salina, Kan.; two brothers, Albert Castro Ruiz and Juan Castro Ruiz, both of Olton; two sisters, Vincenta Ruiz of Mexico and Maria Lopez of Olton; 26 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
 

Ernest Terry

GRANITE SHOALS - Funeral services for Ernest "Nod" Terry, 80, of Granite Shoals, father of Janie Ebeling of Plainview, were held June 4 at Clements-Wilcox Chapel, with Max Copeland officiating. Burial was in Marble Falls City Cemetery by Clements- Wilcox Funeral Home.

Mr. Terry was born April 28, 1916, in the Pleasant Valley Community in Burnet County, the son of Chess and Hattie Thompson Terry.

Other survivors include his wife, Jackie Terry of Granite Shoals; two sons, Junior Terry of Marble Falls and Jerry Terry of Leander; two other daughters, Ernestine Smith of Normangee and Terrell Arms of Granite Shoals; 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
 

Flora Mae Thaxton

Funeral services for Flora Mae Thaxton, 88, of College Station former longtime Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First United Methodist Church with Dr. Max Browning, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Thaxton died at noon on Monday, June 10, 1996, at her residence.

She was born on April 8, 1908, in Hedley. She had lived in Plainview for several years before moving to College Station in 1988. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Plainview.

She married J.B. Thaxton.

Survivors include her husband; one son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Peggy Thaxton of College Station; three grandchildren, Lizli Thompson of Biloxi, Miss., and Melissa Thaxton and Justin Thaxton, both of College Station.

Kenneth Boone

SPRINGLAKE - Graveside services for Kenneth Boone, 69, father of Daniel Boone of Abernathy, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Earth Memorial Cemetery. Burial arrangements are by Parsons-Ellis Funeral Home of Earth.

Mr. Boone died Thursday, June 6, 1996, at his residence.

He was born July 8, 1926, in Springlake. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a farmer.

Other survivors include a daughter, Dwala May of Lubbock; a sister, Pat Jackson of Orange; a brother, Keith Boone of Littlefield; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association.
 

Lois Stewart

CANYON - Funeral services for Lois Stewart, 79, sister of Ruby Benton of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with Dr. Charles Price, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Mausoleum by Brooks Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Stewart died Tuesday, June 4, 1996.

She was born in Guadalupe County, N.M., and at the age of 4 moved with her family in a covered wagon to Dawn where the family farmed. She moved to Canyon in 1932 and attended West Texas Normal School, graduating in 1935. 

She married C.C. Stewart in 1935 in Hereford and they moved back to Dawn before moving to Perryton in 1962 where they owned and operated a motel. They returned to Canyon in 1968 and she worked for Cooper's Grocery Store for two years. She then worked for Neblett Hospital for 16 years, retiring in 1986. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Other survivors include her husband; a daughter, Dorothy Lee of Basalt, Colo.; a son, Buddie D. Stewart of Darmstadt, Germany; five other sisters, Carrie Mae Doak and Jewel Miller, both of Hereford, Ethel Williams of Amarillo, Vera Ray Dodson of Canyon and Bernice Hamblen of Wayside; and three granddaughters.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church Elevator Fund, Canyon, 79015.
 

Rena L. Taylor

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Rena L. Taylor, 71, former Plainview resident, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Hawkins, retired director of the Lubbock Baptist Association, officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park by Resthaven Funeral Home.

Miss Taylor died Thursday, June 6, 1996, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

She was born July 10, 1924, in Loraine where she grew up and graduated from high school. She was a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She moved to Lubbock in 1976 and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She had served as youth director and secretary at Paramount Baptist Church in Amarillo and also had served churches in Floydada, Portales, N.M., Los Alamos, N.M., Hobbs, N.M., and Plainview.

She had worked for the Lubbock Baptist Association for 18 years and helped influence several young people who became missionaries, pastors, music directors, education directors and youth directors.

Survivors include a brother, Deveril J. Taylor of Snyder; and a sister, Naomi Bruce of Seminole.
 

R.V. Webster

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for R.V. Webster, 69, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with Delvin Bybee and the Rev. Harold Abney, pastor, officiating. Masonic graveside rites by Lockney Masonic Lodge #867 will be in Lockney Cemetery. Arrangements are by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Webster died Thursday, June 6, 1996, in St. Mary Hospital in Lubbock.

He was born Jan. 8, 1927, in Floyd County where he grew up and graduated from Lockney High School. He served with the Merchant Marines during World War II and returned to Lockney where he owned and managed Webster's Service and Supply.

He was a member of Lockney Masonic Lodge #867, a 32nd Degree Mason, past patron of Chapter #437 Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Floydada Masonic Lodge #31 Order of the Eastern Star, Lockney Lions Club, Lockney Senior Citizens and First Baptist Church and the Timothy Sunday School Class.

He married Rita Mullins on July 22, 1947.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Bobby Webster of Shreveport, La.; one daughter, Debbie Webster Harmon of Lubbock; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Texas Masonic Homes or to the Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas.

Pallbearers will be John E. Huggins, B.J. Wofford, Rudy Zachary, Jim Bert Bobbitt, Red Childers, Byron Ford, Dave Sechrist and Robert Webb. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Carthel, Barry Barker, Joe Cunyus, Santos Mariscal, Junior Martinez and Johnny Dorman.

Gloria Calderon

Funeral Mass for Gloria Calderon, 31, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Ben Kasteel, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in Lemons Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Calderon died at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 1996, in a vehicle accident on FM 400.

She was born Gloria Perez July 21, 1964, in Lockney. She grew up in Plainview and was a 1983 honor graduate from Plainview High School. She attended Wayland Baptist University and had worked for the City of Plainview Police Department as a court clerk from September of 1985 until Jan. 26, 1992. She had worked as an counting room clerk at the the J.B. Wheeler Prison since October 1995.

She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, James; two sons, Joshua James Calderon and Jeremy Robert Calderon; two brothers, David Perez Jr. of Plainview and Manuel Perez of Amarillo; a sister, Dalia Perez Medina of Plainview; her parents, David and Carolina Perez of Plainview; and a grandmother, Andrea Perez of Plainview.
 

Leo 'Hank' Hurt

WACO - Funeral services for Leo "Hank" Hurt, 63, former Plainview resident, were at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Connally/Compton West Chapel with the Rev. Michael Fields officiating. Burial was in Waco Memorial Park.

Mr. Hurt died Sunday, May 26, 1996, in a local hospital.

He was born Oct. 6, 1932, in Plainview. He worked for Byron Jackson Pump Co. in Plainview before moving to Waco where he worked for Smith Pump Company for 24 years. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ann; five sons, Darrell Hurt of Waco, Paul Hurt of China Springs, Doug Anderson and Greg Anderson of Waco, and Mark Anderson of Mesquite; three daughters, Gail Canaday of Ocean City, Wash., Jeanne Beals and Kim Brewer, both of Waco; three brothers, Aubrey Hurt, Bobby Hurt and Perry Hurt; three sisters, Lena Bell Woodall, Erma Carroll and Jo Ann Cox; 22 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
 

Malcolm McNeil

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Malcolm Jordan "Mac" McNeill, 82, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Clark Williams and the Rev. Dr. Tilden B. Armstrong of Paducah officiating. Burial will be in Floyd County Memorial Park by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home. Graveside rites will be conducted by the Floydada Masonic Lodge No. 712 A.F.&A.M.

Mr. McNeill died at 5:45 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 1996, in Floydada Nursing Home.

He was born Nov. 6, 1913, in Denton County near Lewisville. He moved to Floyd County in 1927 from the Fairview Community.

He was a retired farmer and have been involved in various farm-related organizations including FHA Farm Loan Board, District Water Board, member of the group that established the Caprock Hardware & Cotton, Inc., and was part-owner of both the McCoy Gin and Farmers Elevator. He had been active in the Floydada Rotary Club, was a 50-year member and Past Master of the Floydada Masonic Lodge No. 712; a 50-year member and Past Patron of Floydada Chapter No. 31 O.E.S., a Commandery No. 53 Knights Templar of Texas, and a charter member of Scottish Rite Freemasonary of Lubbock Valley.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church where he had served on various boards.

He married Flora Day on May 26, 1935 in the McCoy Community.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Allen Moser of Wolfforth; a granddaughter and her husband, Misty and Dr. Ronnie Ford of Dallas; and a great-granddaughter, Jordan Taylor Ford of Dallas.

Four brothers and three sisters are deceased.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Assiter, Donald Bethel, Fred Cardinal, Louis Reid Cardinal, Jim Covington, Kent Covington, Troy McNeill, John Quebe, Bob Simpson, Sam Spence and Jimmy Willson.

The family suggests memorials to the Floydada Chapter 31 O.E.S. 100th Anniversary Fund, care of Roberta Russell, 901 W. Tennessee, Floydada 79235; First United Methodist Church, 203 W. Kentucky, Floydada 79235; or to Hospice of Lubbock, 4314 S. Loop 289, Lubbock 79413.


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