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Marie DaHarb

ROSWELL, N.M. - Memorial services for Naoma Marie Anderson DaHarb, 80, former Plainview resident, were at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Andrew´s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Bob Williams officiating.

Mrs. DaHarb died Thursday, April 16, 1997, at her residence after a lengthy illness.

She was born Aug. 12, 1916, in Plainview where she grew up and graduated from high school in 1934. She received a bachelor´s degree in home economics in 1938 from the University of Texas.

She did graduate work at Eastern New Mexico University Portales, Wayland Baptist University, the University of Houston and Northern Illinois University.

She taught English and reading in Houston, Roswell, Plainview and Naperville, Ill. and was assistant director of the Developmental Learning Lab at College of DePage in Glen Ellyn, Ill., when she retired. She also lived in Freeport, Houston, and Park Ridge, N.J.

She retired to Roswell and was co-owner of The Crossing, a retail needlework shop.

She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority while in college, the Easel Club, and St. Andrew´s Episcopal Church where she had served as president of the Women of St. Andrew´s. She had been a volunteer at the Roswell Community Kitchen and played piano at the Naperville Convalescent Center for several years.

She married Frank Ewing DaHarb in Dallas.

Survivors include three children, Darryl Dene DaHarb of Springfield, Randhi Anna Hesse of Roswell and Marifrank DaHarb of Roswell; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was a cousin of Beth Caldwell and Velmah Van Hoy, both of Plainview and Glynn Turner of Brownfield.

Two granddaughters are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to St. Andrew´s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1495, Roswell, N.M. 88202; the Roswell Humane Society, 703 E. McGaffey St., or Chaves County Hospice, 600 N. Richardson Ave., Roswell.

Verna E. Carley

TULIA - Funeral services for Verna E. Carley, 84, will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Central Church of Christ with Trey Morgan, minister, officiating.

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

Mrs. Carley died at 11:53 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 1997, in Amarillo.

She was born Verna Estelle Burton on Feb. 5, 1913, in Lamar County. She attended schools in Davis Community in Lamar County. She received a teacher´s certificate from Paris Junior College and taught school in Doole for two years.

She moved to LaVeta, Colo., in 1947 and to Tulia in 1948. In 1957 she moved to Vanderbilt and was a school tax assessor-collector until her retirement. She returned to Tulia in 1983.

She was a member of Central Church of Christ.

She married William Lewis Joy on March 17, 1934, in Lohn. He died June 2, 1986 in Tulia. She married Raymond Carley on Nov. 28, 1987.

Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Sherry Davis of Blessing; four sons, Redgie Joy of Round Rock, Dwight Joy of Spring, Dale Joy of Dayton and Brent Joy of Tulia; a stepson, Gayne Carley of Huntington, Beach, Calif.; two sisters, Exie Bobbitt of Amarillo and Gladys Davis of San Angelo; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Brent Joy, Dale Joy, Redgie Joy, Richard Davis, Gayne Carley and Malon Davis.

The family suggests memorials to Lubbock Christian Children´s Home or to a favorite charity.

Verna Lewis Crocker

TULIA - Funeral services for Verna Lewis Crocker, 98, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in First Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Andy and Janelle Blair, pastors, officiating. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. at the same church.

Private burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Crocker died at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 1997, in Lubbock.

She was born Verna May Lewis on Aug. 6, 1898, in Alto Pass, Ill. where she grew up and graduated from high school. She graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and taught school in Illinois. She moved to Tulia in 1932 and worked as Swisher County librarian for several years and also worked in the Tulia school system as a dietitian supervisor in the cafeteria for 22 years.

She was a very active member of First Presbyterian Church.

She married John Ross Crocker on June 21, 1921, in Alto Pass. He died Oct. 5, 1972, in Tulia.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Howard (Ruth) Smith of Lubbock; five grandchildren, Don R. Crocker Jr., and Elizabeth Bickford, both of Plano, Carol June Velasquez of Vista, Calif., Dale A. Smith of Arlington and Dianna Compton Bosworth of Memphis, Tenn.; and eight great-grandchildren.

A son, Don R. Crocker, died on May 15, 1992, and a daughter, Jane Compton, died in 1982.

Pallbearers will be George Jennings Jr., John Earl Simpson, Earl Bell Cosby, John N. Simpson Jr., R.B. Dawson and Frank Reeves.

The family suggests memorials to First Presbyterian Church Book of Remembrance Memorials, Tulia Cemetery Fund, Swisher County Museum, the Children´s Home of Lubbock, or to a favorite charity.

Millard Hartness

FLOYDADA - Graveside services for Millard Herman Hartness, 92, of Littleton, Colo., will be at 2 p.m. today in Floydada Cemetery with the Rev. Dale Cain of Lubbock officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Hartness died Thursday, April 17, 1997, in Denver, Colo.

He was born Jan. 22, 1905, in Farmersville where he attended schools. He was a retired farmer and a member of First Baptist Church.

He married Eva Crump in 1928 in Farmersville. She died May 25, 1990.

Survivors include a son, Harlan Hartness of Littleton; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Edna L. Looper

Funeral services for Edna L. Looper, 90, will be at 2 p.m. today in First United Methodist Church Chapel with the Rev. Shane Brue, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Looper died at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, April 20, 1997, in Heritage Convalescent Home in Amarillo.

She was born April 18, 1907, in McClendon County. She moved to Hamilton County as a child and attended school at Carlton. She graduated from John Tarleton Junior College in Stephenville in 1925 and taught school in Hamilton for six years. She moved to Plainview in 1956 and taught school at East Mound for five years.

She owned and operated the Rose Shop in Plainview from 1950 to 1975 and in 1976 she worked for a while for Arch Keys Floral.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church and a 14-year member of Women´s Forum and a charter member of the Business and Professional Women´s Club.

She married Reagan Looper on Nov. 2, 1933, in Canyon. He died Nov. 16, 1949.

Survivors include two sisters, Mamie Browning of Athens and Dora Mae Kavanaugh of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; one brother, Denton Smith of Amarillo; five step-granddaughters, Xandra Miller, Frankie Douglas and Penny Elliott, all of Plainview, and Shirley Ames of Amarillo and Kay Bates of El Paso; and two step-grandsons, Bill Blair of Amarillo and Ronny Ragland of Plainview; a son-in-law, Austin Ragland of Plainview; 19 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.

Troy McCollum

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Troy McCollum, 80, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Edmonson First Baptist Church with his son-in-law, the Rev. Carter Frey of Rosenberg, officiating.

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

Mr. McCollum died at 4 p.m. Monday, April 20, 1997, in the Veterans Administration Hospital.

He was born April 26, 1916 in Tolbert where he grew up. He attended schools at Kings High and graduated from Quanah High School in 1936. He farmed in Hardeman County and moved to Oklahoma City in 1940. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942-1945.

After his discharge he returned to Oklahoma City and worked as a refrigeration engineer. In 1955 he moved to the Mayfield Community in Hale County and farmed. In 1957 he moved to Edmonson and retired in 1980. He moved to Amarillo in 1990.

He was a member of Edmonson First Baptist Church where he had served as deacon for 49 years and as deacon chairman.

He married Ruth Vivian Jackson on Dec. 24, 1940 in Oklahoma City.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Carter (Linda) Frey of Rosenberg; two sons, Mike McCollum of Tulia and Bruce McCollum of Lubbock; one brother, Roy McCollum of Hale Center; two sisters, Edna Jones of Ralls and Juanita Williams of Lubbock; and seven grandchildren.

Two sisters, Clyde McCollum and June McCollum, and a grandson, Michael Paul McCollum, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Edmonson First Baptist Church, the Parkinson Foundation, or to the V.A. Nursing Home in Amarillo.

The family will meet at the church at noon on Wednesday. The body will be at the church from 1 p.m. Wednesday until service time.

Friendler Monk

Graveside services for Friendler M. Monk, 88, of Spearman, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Hart Cemetery with the Rev. Scott Curry, pastor of Gruver First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

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

She was born Friendler Martin on Feb. 18, 1909, in McCurtain County, Okla. She moved to Hart in 1931 from Oklahoma and to Oklahoma City in 1970. In 1995 she moved to Spearman.

She was a homemaker and a member of Olivet Baptist Church in Oklahoma City and had been a Sunday school teacher.

She married Ollie Monk on Aug. 23, 1924, in Lawton, Okla. He died in 1969.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Patsy Gean and Mack Bevill of Gruver; a son and daughter-in-law, Leon and Mozelle Monk of Fort Worth; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Willys Leon Monk Jr., Stephen Mack Bevill, Roy Dale Mayhew, Cary Bond McLaughlin, James Paul Rowland, Robert Lawrence Rowland, Allan Stranglin, Joshua Dale Mayhew, Hunter Mack Bevill, and Clayton Bond McLaughlin.

The family suggests memorials to Hansford Hospice or to Cal Farley´s Boys Ranch.

Oakley J. Sisk Jr.

Funeral services for Oakley J. Sisk Jr., 67, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor of College Heights Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Sisk died at 10:53 p.m. Monday, April 21, 1997, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Amarillo.

He was born July 7, 1929, in Aspermont. He moved to Plainview in 1942 and had worked as a bookkeeper.

He served with the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War and he was a member of the American Legion.

Survivors include one son, Bruce Sisk of Plainview; three daughters, Shelda Rogers of Plainview, Daphne Reed of Hart and Cheryl Edwards of Lockney; his mother, Edna Sisk of Odessa; three sisters, Anne Caraway of Odessa, Imogene Brooks of Yuma, Ariz., and LaQuita DeBusk of Odessa; one brother, Eugene Sisk of Odessa; and eight grandchildren.

A sister, Geraldine Winegrove, is deceased.

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