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Clara Carver

TULIA - Funeral services for Clara Carver, 61, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Carver died at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, in Swisher Memorial Hospital.

She was born Clara Bell Clayton on Dec. 13, 1935, in Little River Co., Ark. She grew up in Foreman, Ark., and attended schools there. She moved to Happy in 1959 and to Tulia in 1972.

She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Happy.

She married L.J. “Dick” Carver on Aug. 6, 1953.

Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Judy Adams of Tulia, Mrs. Rusty (Lynn) Reese of Plainview, Mrs. Rick (Dianne) Owens of Lubbock and Mrs. Randy (Jannis) Lindblad of Lubbock; four sisters, Betty Roper of Quanah, Nolie Wright of Wolfforth, Linda Williams of Bethune, Colo., and Patricia Light of East Granbe, Conn.; three brothers, Jimmy and Jerry Clayton, both of Tulia, and Ben Clayton of Garland; three grandchildren, Jeremy McCaslin of Plainview, Lori McCaslin of Amarillo and Eddie Owens of Lubbock; and four step-grandchildren, Rebecca, Ragin, Ralan and Rusty Lyn Reese, all of Plainview.

A grandson, Nathan Clyde Lindblad; her parents, Chloe and A.L. Clayton Sr.; a sister, Jo Ellen Merek, and a brother, A.L. Clayton Jr., are deceased.

Pallbearers will be nephews Thurman Roper, Kenny Roper, James Roper, Justin Light, Kevin Light and David Lindeman.

The family suggests memorials to Family Hospice of the Plains, 7109 Olton Road, or to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
 

Cassie Caldwell

HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Cassie Caldwell, 95, will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the Lacy Funeral Home Chapel in Stephenville with Ralph Sterling, retired Church of Christ minister of Stephenville, officiating.

Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery in Stephenville by Lacy Funeral Home.

Mrs. Caldwell died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

She was born Cassie Cox on Aug. 30, 1901, in Comanche. She lived in Stephenville until moving to Hale Center in 1990. She was a member of the Hale Center Church of Christ and of the Senior Citizens Association.

She married Robert Warren Caldwell on Oct. 11, 1918, in Collin County. He died in 1984.

Survivors include a grandson, Ted Richardson of Hale Center; two great-grandsons, Kirk Richardson of Hale Center and Lance Richardson of Springhill, Fla.; a great-granddaughter, Mylissa Nicholson of Hobbs, N.M.; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Two daughters also are deceased. Maxine Stubblefield died in 1991 and Vetress Richardson died in 1993.
 

Winnie Christesson

Memorial services for Winnie Christesson, 84, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with Karl King, minister of Garland Street Church of Christ, officiating.

Mrs. Christesson died Jan. 30, 1997. Her cremains were interred in Plainview Memorial Park.

She was born Winnie McKinley on March 10, 1912, in Oplin. She moved to Swisher County in 1938 from Melrose, N.M., and moved to Plainview from Kress in 1974. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She married Blanton Ray Christesson in 1928 in Clovis, N.M. He died April 12, 1975.

Survivors include two sons, James Christesson of Ashdown, Ark., and Loyd Christesson of Claremore, Okla.; a daughter, Melba Rosetta Peoples of Henryetta, Okla.; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

A son, Barney Russell Christesson, is deceased.
 

Christine Holley

Funeral services for Christine Holley, 94, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Holley died at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, in Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center.

She was born June 9, 1902, in Richwood, Ark. She grew up in Richwood and lived in Memphis, Tenn. before moving to Rockwall County in 1925. She moved to Parmer County in 1927 and to Hale County in 1940.

She was a member of First Baptist Church where she attended Martha Amick´s Sunday School Class and the Reeper´s Bible Study Group. She was past president of the Snyder Senior Home Demonstration Club.

She married Zenith Martin Holley on Aug. 9, 1921, in Crandall. He died Jan. 5, 1970, in Plainview.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Charley (Laverel) Haile of Plainview and Mrs. Cal (Valeria) Jordan of Clovis, N.M.; one brother, Leslie Denton of Friona; one sister, Geneva French of Amarillo; two grandchildren, Chris Martin Porter of Shallowater and Reney Mirsky of Henderson, Nev.; and one great-grandson, Kevin Porter of Shallowater.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church.
 

Pete Mauldin

Funeral services for Pete Maudlin, 93, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor of College Heights Baptist Church, officiating.

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

Mr. Mauldin died at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at the residence of his daughter and son-in-law.

He was born Dec. 16, 1903, in Calvin, Okla. He moved to Plainview in 1914 and attended schools at Halfway, Seth Ward and Mayfield. He began working with his father as a carpenter and lived in the Mayfield community.

He began working as a bricklayer in 1924. He moved to Quarterway in 1928. He built many of the brick buildings at Wayland Baptist University and in Plainview and Amherst. He moved to Plainview in 1936 and retired in 1988. He was a member of College Heights Baptist Church.

He married Vinnie Goodner on Sept. 28, 1928, in Dalhart. She died Dec. 25, 1973 in Plainview.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Jim (Mildred) Matlock of Plainview; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Richard (Helen) Mauldin of Fort Smith, Ark.; two grandchildren, Paula Ritz of Midland and Jerry Matlock of Plainview; and three great-grandchildren, Chas Gauthier, Lacy Gauthier and Laiken Matlock.

A son, Pete E. Maudlin Jr., died in 1976.

The family suggests memorials to Family Hospice of the Plains.

Richard Scott Turner

MULESHOE - Funeral services for Richard Scott Turner, 70, father of Mrs. Monty (Shawnda) Phipps of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Stacy Conner, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Muleshoe Memorial Park by Ellis Funeral Home.

Mr. Turner died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997.

He was born Oct. 1, 1926, in O´Dell. He had worked as a supervisor at Bailey County Electric and Five Area Telephone. He was a member of First Baptist Church and had served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He married Dorothy Gore on Sept. 1, 1952 in Clovis, N.M.

Other survivors include his wife; his mother, Altha Turner of Muleshoe; a sister, Mary Wise of Avondale, Ariz.; and two grandchildren, Terrah and Scott Phipps.

The family suggests memorials to the Muleshoe Meals on Wheels.
 

O.T. Vardell

DIMMITT - Memorial services for O.T. “Slim” Vardell, 82, brother of Willard Vardell, Maggie Sweek and Annie Williams, all of Silverton, will be at 3 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Van Earl Hughes, retired minister, and the Rev. Johnny Griffith, pastor of Avenue Baptist Church in Hereford, officiating.

Cremation was by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

Mr. Vardell died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, in Hereford.

He was born July 27, 1914, in Greenwood. He attended Haylake schools and West Texas State University. He took special courses at Texas A&M University and the University of Texas and worked in retail fuel business for 40 years. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II.

He married Kathryn Easter on Oct. 24, 1951, in Portales, N.M.

Other survivors include his wife; two daughters, Ann Sessions of Hereford and Nancy Bullock of Thornton, Colo.; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Kings Manor, Box 1999, Hereford 79045, or to the Scholarship Fund at First Baptist Church, 1201 Western Circle, Dimmitt 79027.
 

Jessie Mae Welch

Funeral services for Jessie Mae Welch, 76, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Church of Christ in Walters, Okla., with Kevin Ward, minister of the Vernon Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche, Okla., by Hart-White Funeral Home of Walters. Local arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Welch died at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, in Prairie House Living Center.

She was born Nov. 11, 1920, in Hastings, Okla. She grew up in the Comanche and Walters areas and graduated from Comanche High School. She continued to live in that area and worked for the Cotton Electric cooperative in 1962 and moved to Walters in 1976.

She retired in 1993 after 31 years as membership secretary. She was an active member of the Walters Church of Christ.

She married Jesse Preston “Jay” Welch on Sept. 21, 1945, in Burkburnett. He died Sept. 19, 1979.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Eversole of Plainview; one brother, James W. “Bill” Beene of Duncan, Okla.; and two granddaughters, Lisa Eversole of Hale Center and Julie Eversole of San Marcos.

Elsie Bell

BORGER --Funeral services for Elsie Emma Bell, 92, of Plainview, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Minton-Chatwell Funeral Chapel in Borger with Richard Kasko officiating.

Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetary by Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Bell died Thursday, May 8, 1997.

She was born in Mount Pleasant and had lived in Borger since 1990, moving to Plainview recently. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, William P. Bell of the home; two grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.
 

Audrey Brunson

LONGVIEW -- Funeral services for Audrey Mae Brunson, 85, mother of Mary Jo Coates of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Greggton with Rev. Bobby Moore officiating.

Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Gardens by Lakeview Funeral Home of Longview.

Mrs. Brunson died Friday, May 9, 1997 in Burleson.

She was born August 30, 1911, in Irving. She lived in Greggton for many years and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Burleson.

She married A. A. “Gus” Brunson. He died Dec. 6, 1988.

Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Dick Nash of Burleson, Kenneth and Mary Jo Coates of Plainview, Carolyn and Don Vardeman of Waco, and Wynell and Richard Ogden of Houston; one brother, Raymond Story of Irving; two sisters, Susie Gallemore of Chico, Calif. and Lenore Muense of Irving; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will accept visitors at the Lakeview Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. tonight.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or the First Baptist Church in Greggton.
 

Rheta Jones

Funeral services for Rheta Juanita Jones, 78, of Hot Springs, Ark., former Plainview resident, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with Rev. Gene Meacham, pastor of First Baptist Church in Hale Center, officiating. 

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

Mrs. Jones died at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 1997 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Hot Springs, Ark.

She was born Rheta Juanita Caudle on Nov. 19, 1918 in Powers, Colo. She married Leo Murrel Jones on May 25, 1937 in Plainview. He died in 1989. 

She came to Plainview in 1980 and moved to Hot Springs in 1995 from San Antonio. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Hale Center.

Survivors include a daughter, Rhetta Heiser of Hot Springs, Ark.; a son, Alfred Ross Jones of Dallas; a sister, Georgia Wallace of Phoenix, Ariz.; five brothers, Ben Caudle of Amarillo, Otas Caudle of Phoenix, Ariz., W. J. and Cecil Caudle, both of Lubbock, and Archie Caudle of Mamou, La.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
 

Ava Hawkins

QUITAQUE - Funeral services for Ava Hawkins, 107, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Ulrey, pastor, and the Rev. Lynn Dill, pastor of the Church of God in Denver City, officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Quitaque by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home in Lockney.

Mrs. Hawkins died Friday, May 9, 1997, in Lockney Care Center in Lockney.

She was born on Dec. 31, 1889 in Snyder and attended Elkins Schools. She worked as a clerk at Patterson Dry Goods Store in Quitaque and was a member of First United Methodist Church.

She married Pierce Hawkins on March 29, 1936, in Quitaque. He died Aug. 24, 1962.

Survivors include a nephew, Sid McFall of Quitaque and a niece, Ava Gay Dill of Brownfield.

A son, Oliver Keith Ware, and a daughter, Iva Earnestine Ware, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.
 
 

Susie P. Mancha

TULIA - Funeral Mass for Susie P. Mancha, 63, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Church of the Holy Spirit with the Rev. John Salazar-Jimenez, pastor, officiating.

Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today in Wallace Chapel.

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

Mrs. Mancha died at 8:55 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 1997, in Tulia.

She was born Susie Pena on May 17, 1934, in Pearsall where she grew up. She lived in Uvalde before moving to Tulia in 1950.

She married Alvino Mancha in 1950 in Tulia.

Survivors include her husband; nine daughters, Irene Morales, Pat Rodriquez, Mary Ann Mancha, Sylvia Trevino and Beatrise Martinez, all of Tulia, Josie Suarez of Sterling, Estella Garza and Carmen Ortiz, both of Salt Lake City, Utah and Marylou Mancha of Waco; five sons, Paul Mancha of Pharr, Alvino Mancha Jr., Rudy Mancha and Jesse Mancha, all of Tulia, and Johnny Mancha of Omaha, Neb.; one sister, Rosa Villegaz; two brothers, Frank and Poline Pena; 48 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Pete Hernandez Jr., Johnny Pena Mancha, Urbano Suarez, David Hernandez, Guadalupe Morales and David Rodriques.
 

J.R. Perry

VAN BUREN, Ark. - Funeral services for J.R. Perry, 67, father of Susan Price and Wayne Welch, both of Plainview, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark, Ark., with the Rev. K.H. Watson officiating.

Burial will be in McLaughlin Cemetery in Ozark by Shaffer Funeral Home.

Mr. Perry died Thursday, May 8, 1997, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 21, 1930, in White Oak, Ark. He had been a heavy equipment operator in Pampa, Texas and was a Pentecostal.

He married Lea Stokes.

Other survivors include his wife; three other daughters, Jeannie Ritcheson of Van Buren, Carolyn Bull of Fort Smith, Ark., and Sharon Faulkner of Greenwood, Ark.; two other sons, James Perry of Pampa and Daniel Willhite of Alma, Ark.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
 

Victor Salinas

TAHOKA - Funeral Mass for Victor G Salinas, 74, father of Josephine Adame of Hale Center, was at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Jude Catholic Chuch with the Rev. Todd Arnberg, OMI, of Lamesa officiating.

Burial was in Tahoka Cemetery by White Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Salinas died Wednesday, May 7, 1997, in Lynn County Hospital in Tahoka.

He was born Oct. 16, 1922 in Cuevo and moved to Lynn County from South Texas in 1948. He married Juanita Garza, who died Dec. 6, 1979. He served in the Army during World War II, was a retired farmer and a member of St. Jude Catholic Church.

Also surviving are another daughter, Ernestine Lopez of Levelland; five sons, Daniel of Lubbock, Ralph of Austin, and Frank, Victor Jr. and Larry, all of Tahoka; two brothers, Marcial of Tahoka and Zaragosa of Brownwood; three sisters, Manuela Salinas of Albuquerque, N.M. and Maracela Najara and Lupe Avela, both of Houston; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
 

Woody Sims

TULIA -- Funeral services for Woodrow Franklin “Woody” Sims, 84, will be at 11 a.m .Tuesday in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Janell Blair, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Tulia, officiating.

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

Mr. Sims died at 11:20 a.m. on Friday, May 9, 1997, in Heritage Convalescent Center in Amarillo.

He was born Feb. 26, 1913, in Mountain Park, Okla. He grew up and attended schools in Union Hill in Swisher County, graduating from Tulia High School. He worked for Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach, Calif. during World War II. He worked as a salesman for Lubrication Engineers for 20 years and moved back to Tulia after his retirement.

He married Freida Parsons. She is deceased.

Survivors include two step-sons; two sisters, Adell Wiggins of Amarillo and Monte Oscheim of Long Beach, Calif.; and nine nieces and nephews.

Two brothers, Jack and Granville Sims, are deceased.
 

Jimmy Vickers

FLOYDADA -- Funeral services for Jimmy Martin Vickers, 67, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Floydada with Rev. Lane Reading of Family Hospice of the Plains officiating.

Burial will be in Floydada Cemetery by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home of Floydada.

Mr. Vickers died Saturday, May 10, 1997 at IHS Heritage Home in Plainview.

He was born Sept. 4, 1929, in Roosevelt, Okla. He attended school at the Baker Community School. He married Clara Butler on Feb. 18, 1989, in Floydada.

He worked in the grain industry and retired from Producers Cooperative Elevator in 1982. He was a past member of the Odd Fellows and attended the First Baptist Church in Floydada.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Mike Vickers of Rosharon and Todd Vickers of Lubbock; a stepson, James Burns of Floydada; a stepdaughter, Dale Burns of Baxley, Ga.; four brothers, Don and Stanley Vickers, both of Great Bend, Kan. and Bud and Bob Vickers, both of Lubbock; and five sisters, Ruth Gilliland and Frances James, both of Floydada, Juanita Stoser of Hayes, S.D., Sammie McCullough of Amarillo, and Gayle Scott of Tulia.

The family suggests memorials to Family Hospice of the Plains, 7109 Olton Road, Plainview, 79072 or to IHS Heritage Home, 2510 West 24th, Plainview, 79072.

Kathryn Benefield

Funeral services for Kathryn Benefield, 83, of Lubbock, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in First United Methodist Church Chapel with Dr. R.L. Kirk of Pampa and Dr. Max Browning, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Benefield died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 1996, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Dec. 20, 1913 in Erath County and came to Plainview in 1932. She married James Fred Benefield on Feb. 10, 1934 in Plainview. He died Jan. 11, 1969.

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

Surviving are two sons, Koy of Lubbock and Tim Benefield and his wife, Tisa, of Austin; a daughter, Janet Mercer and her husband Mac of Lubbock; two brothers, Bill McAnally of Yucaipa, Calif. and Jack McAnally of Plainview; five sisters, Irene Hancock of San Diego, Calif., Cleo Russell of Vallejo, Calif., Luthene Landtroop of Plainview, Emily Morris of Tulia and Pauline McBrearty of Sun Valley, Nev.; five grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

A daughter, Freda Rene Benefield, died Feb. 3, 1970.
 

Tom Beeson

Graveside services for Tom Beeson, 89, will be a 3 p.m. today in Dreamland Cemetery in Turkey.

Burial will be by Lemons Funeral Home of Plainview.

Mr. Beeson died at 5:35 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 1997, in Heritage Home.

He was born July 29, 1907 in Crockett. He grew up in Hall County and attended school at Turkey. For a number of years he was involved in road construction. He moved to Lamb County in 1947 and farmed until his retirement in 1977. He moved to Plainview in December of 1996. 

He was a member of the Northside Church of Christ in Olton.

Surviving are five sisters, Vina Stewart, Lucille Moses and Wilma Covington, all of Olton, and Virginia Robison and Betty Wynn, both of Amarillo, and 15 nieces and nephews.
 

R.L. Cass

Funeral services for R.L. “Red” Cass, 87, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Mark´s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Charles Chapman, rector, and the Rev. James A. Mock, former rector, officiating.

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

Mr. Cass died at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, in Prairie House Living Center.

He was born Oct. 17, 1909 in Quanah. He grew up in Bowie and graduated from Bowie High School. He married Frances Ross on Feb. 1, 1931 in Amarillo.

He moved to Amarillo and started in the grocery business as manager of an M System store. He later was with National Biscuit Co. (now Nabisco) as a sales representative. He moved to Plainview and started Hometown Market with Gerald Martin in the early 1960s.

He was a member of St. Mark´s Episcopal Church - the 1928 Prayer Book Branch. He served on the Vestry for many years and had served as Junior Warden and Senior Warden and head usher. He was a delegate to the Diocesan Conference that established the Diocese of Northwest Texas. He started and was caretaker of the Altar Garden at St. Mark´s.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Ross Cass of Dallas; two grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
 

T. E. Clark

Funeral services for T. E. “Ed” Clark, 76, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Kent Bird, pastor, and the Rev. Randy Losson, pastor of the Church of God, officiating.

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

Mr. Clark died at 6:33 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 1997, in Methodist Hospital Plainview.

He was born Feb. 8, 1920 in Aiken, where he grew up and attended schools. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and joned the U.S. Army in January 1941, serving in the Horse Cavalry until his discharge in December of 1943.

He moved to Plainview and worked as a mechanic at Etter Garage and Conner-Mathis. He worked in the maintenance department of Pioneer Natural Gas from 1950 until retiring in 1974.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans.

He married Bell Shrum in August of 1945. She died in July of 1975. He married Wilma Lamb in October of 1975. She died in February of 1981. He married Louise McCune Herring on April 17, 1981 in Plainview.

Surviving are his wife; five stepdaughters, Iva Jean West of Plainview, Francine Andrew of Olton, Pansy Taylor of Centralia, Ill., Pat Drexler of Midland and Jan Wesley of Lubbock; two stepsons, Gary Herring of Brownwood and Richard Herring of Nazareth; a brother, W.E. Clark of Olton; two sisters, Clementine Carthel and Katherine Allison, both of Lockney; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Meals on Wheels.
 

H. Paul Holdridge

Funeral services for the Rev. H. Paul Holdridge, 88, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Trinity Fellowship Church with the Rev. Randy Dean, pastor of Living Word Chapel in Forrest, Wis., and the Rev. Steve Rogers, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Lemons Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at Lemons Funeral Home from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday. The casket will be open at the church and the family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time on Tuesday.

Rev. Holdridge died at 10:55 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 1997, in Methodist Hospital Plainview.

He was born Dec. 5, 1908 in Comanche County and graduated from DeLeon High School. He attended Tarleton State College.

He married Ersel Naomi Coley on July 15, 1929 in DeLeon and later taught school for two years in Comanche County before attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

He was ordained as a minister of the Assembly of God in 1937 and moved to McCamey to pastor First Assembly of God. Other pastorates and the year begun were: First Assembly in Plainview (1939); First Assembly in El Paso (1944); Hope Gospel Tabernacle in Hope, Ark. (1945); First Assembly Albuquerque (1951) and First Assembly in Bartlesville, Okla. (1956).

He served as district superintendent of the West Texas Assemblies of God from 1942-44 and district superintendent of the New Mexico Assemblies of God in 1955.

In 1970 he moved to Waxahachie and served as vice president of Southwestern Assembly of God University. He retired in 1977 and moved to Plainview and worked with his son-in-law and daughter, John and Carolyn Warrick, at Warrick Furniture.

He taught a Thursday morning Ladies Bible Study in Plainview for 17 years. He attended Trinity Fellowship Church.

Surviving are his wife; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and John Warrick Plainview and Elaine and Russell Rowton of Edmond, Okla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Leota Holdridge of Tulsa, Okla.; four brothers, Marvin, Lee, W.C. and Fred, all of DeLeon; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Gideons International, Box 771, Plainview 79072.
 

Modelle Garnett Jennings

DORA, Ala. - Funeral services for Modelle Garnett Jennings, 83, of Plainview, were at 3 p.m. Saturday in New Horizon Memorial Chapel with Dr. Sammie Reid officiating.

Burial was in New Horizon Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Jennings died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997.

She was a retired nurse and a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Plainview.

Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, C.J. and Laura Jennings of Dora, Ala.; Gene and Helen Jennings of Texarkana, Texas, and Joe and Ethelyn Garnett of Lockney; a daughter and son-in-law, Mona and Woody Follis of Houston; two sisters, Jonnie Cotton of Oklahoma City and Billie Smith of Wichita Falls; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society.
 

Willie Rylant

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Willie Carroll “Monk” Rylant, 78, brother of Tommy Mac Rylant of Plainview, were at 4 p.m. Saturday in Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Winn, pastor of First Baptist Church in New Deal, officiating.

Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Rylant died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, in Methodist Hospital.

He was born Jan. 15, 1919 in Emory and married Vada Mae Shedd on Aug. 1, 1941 in Rains County. She died Feb. 23, 1985. He was a U.S. Army veteran and moved to Lubbock from Emory in 1943. He retired from the Bancroft Paper Co. 

Also surviving are two sons, Danny of Lubbock and Dennis of New Deal; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Fund. 
 

JoAnn Stewart

ABILENE - Graveside services for JoAnn Stewart, 73, mother of Mrs. Roy (Juanita) Boulter of Plainview, were at 11 a.m. Saturday in Elmwood Memorial Park with Linda Blagg, chaplain, officiating. Burial arrangements were by Allen-Korzenewski Funeral Home.

Mrs. Stewart died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, in an Abilene hospital.

She was born Sept. 20, 1923 in Wichita, Kan. She moved to Abilene in 1966 and was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She married Lloyd Sitton Stewart in 1942 in Mulvane, Kan. He is deceased.

Other survivors include two other daughters, Mrs. Frank (Krista) Mahaffey and Mrs. Mike (Pat) Breazeale, both of Mandeville, La.; five brothers, Roger Greene, Robert Greene, Richard Greene and Charles G. Greene, all of Kansas, and Dick Pechin of Washington state; four sisters, Margaret Schneider, Beth Dawson and Verna Francis Brader, all of Kansas, and Rowena Hlodik of Oklahoma; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 903, Abilene 79604.
 

Jessie Lee Thomas

Funeral services for Jessie Lee Thomas, 80, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Thomas died at 5:25 p.m. in St. Mary of the Plains in Lubbock.


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