Miscellaneous Hale County, Texas Obituaries


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Stella Hart

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Stella “Vige” Hart, 91, were at 11 a.m. today in Floydada Cemetery with Russell Harris, minister of Main Street Church of Christ in Lockney, officiating.

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

Mrs. Hart died Sunday, Jan. 4, 1998, in Lutheran Home of West Texas in Lubbock.

She was born Oct. 26, 1906, in Jacksboro, moved to Floydada in 1916 and attended Floydada schools. She was a retired sales clerk for Hagoods Department Store.

On July 1, 1922, she married Jeff Davis Hart. He died in December of 1967.

Survivors include a son, Billy Hart of Shallowater; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, 3411 73rd St., Lubbock, TX 79401.

Belinda Jimenez

OLTON - Funeral services for Belinda Jimenez, 37, are pending with Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

Ms. Jimenez died Monday, Jan. 5, 1998, after a brief illness.

Janie Ethel Warren

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Janie Ethel Warren, 95, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kelly Warren, a grandson and pastor of First Baptist Church in Claytonville, and the Rev. Mike Garman, pastor of Pullman Baptist Church in Amarillo, officiating.

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

Mrs. Warren died Sunday, Jan. 4, 1998, in Lubbock.

She was born March 8, 1902 in Collin County. She attended schools in Mayshaw and Ramsey and moved to Floyd County in 1910 from Oklahoma.

She retired from Floydada Independent School District where she worked in the cafeterias for many years.

On Dec. 3, 1923, she married Elmer Warren in Floyd County. He is deceased.

Survivors include three sons, Elvis Warren of Floydada, Billy Warren of Amarillo and John Warren of Lubbock; eight grandchildren, Rhonda Young, Jerry Warren, Kelly Warren, Gene Warren, Lee Warren, Lynn Warren, Johnny Warren Jr., and Melinda Odell; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Floydada Senior Citizens Center, 301 E. Georgia, Floydada, TX 79235, or to the South Plains Food Bank, 4610 Locust Ave., Lubbock, TX 79404.

Austin B. Meriwether
Funeral services for Austin Blair Meriwether, 81, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Garland Street Church of Christ with Karl King, minister, and J.W. Hamby, an elder, officiating.

Burial will be in Lockney Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Meriwether died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Plainview.

He was born Aug. 15, 1917, in Lockney where he grew up and graduated from high school. He attended Abilene Christian College and served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a bomber pilot and flew 47 missions over enemy territory in Europe. He was awarded the Air Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters.

After the war, he lived in Lockney and farmed for several years. In 1970, the family moved to Plainview. He founded the National Bible Studies correspondence work and served as its director for 25 years.

He was a member of the Church of Christ, was a deacon in Lockney and an elder of Garland Street Church of Christ.

On Aug. 3, 1941, he married Lorane Butler in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Melinda Pratt of Kansas; one sister, Elfie Sherman of Lockney; and a granddaughter, Shannon Pratt of Lubbock.

The family suggests memorials to Lubbock Children´s Home, P.O. Box 2824, Lubbock, TX 79408-9973.

Albert Tyler

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Albert Glen Tyler, 76, will be at 2 p.m. today in Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with John McMath of Amarillo Church of Christ officiating.

Burial will be in Floyd County Memorial Park by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Tyler died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998, in Olson Manor Nursing Home in Amarillo.

He was born July 11, 1922, in Bell County. He attended Floydada schools and served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He moved to Amarillo from Floydada in 1964 and was an aircraft mechanic for Bell Helicopter for 25 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

On June 30, 1946, he married Willa Dean Rogers in Floydada.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Ronald Glenn Tyler of Amarillo; two brothers, R.T. Tyler of Dallas and N.E. Tyler of Hereford; two sisters, Evangeliane Damron of Brownwood and Wilean Williams of Dallas.

The family suggests memorials to Crown of Texas Hospice, 1000 S. Jefferson, Amarillo, TX 79101.

Loyce Jacobs Bond
PAMPA - Funeral services for Loyce Jacobs Bond, 82, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Randy Land, pastor of First Baptist Church in Cotton Center, officiating.

Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Bond died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998, in Pampa.

She was born Sept. 24, 1916, in Honeygrove. She graduated from Plainview High School in 1932 and Lippert´s Business College in 1933. She moved to Pampa in 1937 and owned and operated Pete Bond Meat Processing. She was a Methodist.

On July 26, 1939, she married Pete Bond in Enid, Okla. He died Feb. 15, 1969.

Survivors include three daughters, Judy Hawkins of Cedar Hill, Honey Kemph of Groom and Dixie Danner of Pampa; three sons, Jerry Dobbs of Pampa, Danny Bond of Sun Valley, Nev., and Beau Bond of Seattle, Wash.; four sisters, Mae Moon of Ballinger, Romi Li Huskey of Duncanville, Evelyn Couch of Plainview and Gwenelle Carter of Newport Beach, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of the Panhandle or to Meals on Wheels.

Mildred Ferguson

Graveside services for Mildred Ferguson, 80, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Parklawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Dean McNamara, chaplain of Family Hospice of Plainview, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ferguson died at 7:57 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998, at her residence after a lengthy illness.

She was born Nov. 7, 1918 in Washington County, Iowa.

She moved to Plainview in 1945 and worked for Luster´s Laundry for 20 years and as a cook for the Senior Citizens Center for six years.

She was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church.

On July 28, 1945, she married Vernon Ferguson in Phoenix, Ariz. He died May 23, 1986.

Survivors include four daughters, Donna Ennis of Chapman, Neb., Charlene Costiloe of Dumas, Glenda Calino of Tenino, Wash., and Carolyn Ellis of Kent, Wash.; two sons, Bob Fines and David Ferguson, both of Plainview; one sister, Sharlot Duke of Aberdeen, Wash.; 22 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Memorials to Family Hospice of Plainview.

Michael Jones
LAMESA - Funeral services for Michael Jay Jones, 41, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Northridge United Methodist Church with the Rev. Billy Everett, pastor, officiating.

Arrangements are by Branon Funeral Home of Lamesa.

Mr. Jones died Thursday, Sept. 24, 1998 as the result of a truck/bicycle accident on FM 827 in eastern Lamesa.

He was born Dec. 7, 1956 in Hereford and married Esther Yarter on Sept. 6, 1980 in Jal, N.M. He moved to Lamesa in 1992 from Portales, N.M and was a correctional officer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice at the Preston Smith Unit. He was a member of the Northridge United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Lacy Jones and Rosie Jones of Lamesa; two sons, T.J. Jones and Lyric Jones of Lamesa; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Jones of Roswell; three sisters, Gale Brown of San Angelo, Sharon McGowen of Midland, and Karen Laverty of Farwell; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Jones of Plainview.

John Henry Turner

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for John Henry Turner, 90, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in West College and Third Street Church of Christ with Frank Duckworth, minister, officiating, and Pearl McDonald assisting.

Burial will be at Flomot Cemetery by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home in Flomot.

Mr. Turner died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, at the Lockney Health Rehabilitation Center.

He was born Sept. 20, 1908 in Tupelo, Okla. and attended schools in Tupelo. The Turner family moved to Quitaque in a covered wagon in 1924 and then to Flomot in 1931. He married Margie Jones Turner on July 25, 1935 in Quitaque. They moved to a farm north of Plainview in 1938, then to the Rock Creek Community in 1944.

He retired from farming in 1977 and moved to Lockney. He was a member of the West College and Third Street Church of Christ and enjoyed fishing with his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife; five sons and four daughters-in-law, Donald Ray and Lelia May Turner of Odessa, Sammy Lee and Rita Turner of Lubbock, John David Turner of Lockney, Guinn Edwin and Rhonda Turner of Grapevine and Douglas Wayne and Karen Turner of Lubbock; a sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Lloyd Jeffreys of Hale Center, 13 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Lockney Senior Citizens Association at 118 W. College, Lockney 79241.

Stephen E. Bagwell

Funeral services for Stephen Eugene Bagwell, 57, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with Steve Cate of Chino, Calif., officiating.

Military graveside services will be in Plainview Memorial Park. Burial arrangements are by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Bagwell died at 10:40 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 1998, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 27, 1940, in Claude. He moved to Plainview in 1947 from Hereford and graduated from Plainview High School in 1959. He served with the U.S. Navy for 12 years as a diver in the submarine division. He returned to Plainview in 1992.

He served in Vietnam and was a member of Inland Church of Christ in Pomona, Calif.

On Dec. 18, 1964, he married Suanna Kay Reed in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Stephen Reed Bagwell of Chino; one daughter, Suzette RenŽ Gagne of Holladay, Utah; his father and stepmother, Eugene and Ruby Bagwell of Amarillo; a sister, Kathlyn Keaton of Midland; three half-sisters, Sharla Golightly and Frankie Lockhart, both of Dallas and Tracey Spaulding of Amarillo; a brother, James “Tony” Bagwell of Austin; a half-brother, Dexter Spaulding of Amarillo; and seven grandchildren.

Royal Mabry

PETERSBURG - Funeral services for Royal Thomas “Tommy” Mabry, 61, of Albuquerque, N.M., will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. John Lowrie, pastor, and the Rev. Jesse Nave officiating.

Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery by Rix Funeral Directors of Lubbock.

Mr. Mabry died Sunday, June 28, 1998, in Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque.

He was born May 4, 1937 in Estacado. He graduated from Petersburg High School and served with the Texas National Guard. He was a farmer.

On May 17, 1987, he married Billie Turpen in Lakeview.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Kurt Mabry of Petersburg; a brother, Jace Mabry of Lubbock; and 10 grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Petersburg Library or to the Petersburg Senior Citizens Center.

Rosa Hooten Cox
CANYON - Funeral services for Rosa Hooten Cox, 93, former Plainview and Lockney resident, were at 10 a.m. Friday in Holley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gayle Bowen and Moody Smith officiating.

Burial was in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Amarillo by Holley Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cox died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1998, in an Amarillo nursing home.

She was born Sept. 11, 1904, in Oglesby and grew up in Tulia. She was an active member of First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and served as pianist and organist for many years.

In 1925, she married T.B. Cox in Canyon. He died May 5, 1995.

Survivors include two sons, Rae Cox of Dawn and Doyle Cox of Amarillo; a daughter, Elaine Cox of Amarillo one brother, Doyle Hooten of Tulia; 10 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Attending services were a sister-in-law, Vera Cox of Lockney and two nieces, Marjorie Holcomb and her husband Mel, of Lockney and Joyce Churchwell of Plainview.

Mary Garretson

HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Mary Garretson, 76, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wesley Putnam with Putnam Ministries in Fort Worth and the Rev. Ken Rowland, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Garretson died Monday, Aug. 17, 1998, in Hi-Plains Hospital.

She was born Aug. 6, 1922, in Independence, Mo.

On Dec. 1, 1950, she married Harry L. Garretson in Amarillo. They moved to Hale Center from Amarillo in 1957 and owned and operated Hale Center Butane until 1969 when it became Garretson Farm Supply. She worked as a bookkeeper for the firm and when her children were young, she typed letters at her home for Cal Farley´s Boys Ranch. She had worked as a legal secretary for Diamond Shamrock in Amarillo.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, W.I.F.E., Beta Sigma Phi, business sorority of Amarillo, and was an officer and member of the Plainview Bowling League.

Survivors include her husband; one son, Jay Garretson and his wife, Lea, of Lubbock; one daughter, Claudia West and her husband, Rick, of Hale Center; a sister-in-law, JoAnn Cochran of North Kansas City, Mo.; and five grandchildren, Kale, Clay and Marci Garretson and Randall and Andrew West.

A brother, Jack Cochran, died in 1989.

Pallbearers will be John Blount, Shane Blount, Don Lyles, Rick Black, Roger Mahagan and Kirk Cunningham.

Willie Cason Autry

Funeral services for Willie Cason Autry, 75, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in College Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. in Memorial Gardens in Wellington by Lemons Funeral Home.

Ms. Autry died at 11:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Plainview.

She was born Aug. 5, 1922, in Collinsworth County where she grew up. She graduated from Wellington High School and attended LVN school. She moved to Plainview in 1946 and worked at the old Plainview Hospital, Central Plains Hospital, Medical Center in Plainview and Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center. She retired in 1991 and did private home care nursing.

She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, College Heights Baptist Church and the Joanna Sunday School Class.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol Jean McCauley of Frankston; three sons, Jerry Murry of Plainview, Bud B. Cason of Amite, La., and John Cason of Lubbock; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. at Lemons Funeral Home.

Everett Cole

HART - Funeral services for Everett Cole, 89, will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Church of Christ with Jim Hardwick and Deryl Clevanger officiating.

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

Mr. Cole died at 12:20 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 1998, in Hart.

He was born Dec. 20, 1908, in Childress. He lived in Lockney before moving to Hart in 1958.

He was a member of Hart Church of Christ and had worked as school safety patrol for Hart Independent School District until his retirement.

He married Bernice “Bea” Henderson on Nov. 3, 1945, in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Gene Davis of Conner, Mont., Curtis Davis of Spearman and Gary Cole of Plainview; three daughters, Ann Pevehouse of Hart, Linda Baker of Baton Rouge, La., and Carolyn Harman of Dimmitt; two brothers, W.H. Cole and Shelby Cole, both of Seminole; four sisters, Annie Mabry of Midland, Maudie Thornton of Andrews, Naomi Warren of Anchor Point, Alaska, and Redah Marley of Commerce; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to Hart Cemetery Association, Box 174, or to the Hart Volunteer Fire Department, Box 329, Hart, TX 79043.

Christopher Ferguson

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Christopher Ferguson, 13, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Ferguson died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at his residence.

Lucille Foxworth

LOCKNEY - Graveside services for Lucille Foxworth, 90, will be at 5:30 p.m., today in Lockney Cemetery with the Rev. Harold Abney, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

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

Mrs. Foxworth died Monday, April 27, 1998, in Lockney Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Lucille Allgood on March 6, 1908, in Waco, the daughter of the late E.Z. and Florence Mitchell Allgood. She attended school in Waco and Corsicana and attended beauty college in San Francisco. She moved to Lockney from San Francisco in 1988. She was a Baptist.

On July 17, 1965, she married William Foxworth in San Francisco. He is deceased.

Survivors include a sister, Lois Albert of Lockney.

A daughter, Doris Jones, died in 1995.

Dell Kincaid Smith

DAYTON, Ohio - Graveside services for Eura Eudell “Dell” Kincaid Smith, 91, former Plainview resident, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Hillside Memorial Gardens in Snyder with Dr. Marty Akins, pastor of Snyder First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Westbrock Funeral Home.

Memorial services were held April 26 in Dayton.

Mrs. Smith died Thursday, April 23, 1998, in Bethany Lutheran Village in Dayton.

She was born March 28, 1907, in Windom, Texas, the daughter of the late Alvis C. and Cassie Springer Kincaid. After retiring as deputy county clerk in Snyder, she moved to Plainview and was active as a Pink Lady at Central Plains Regional Hospital where she accumulated many hours as a volunteer. She was also active in several civic and social organizations in both Snyder and Plainview. She was a Baptist and had been very active in church functions. She moved to Ohio when her health began to fail.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas L. and Kathryn Smith of Dayton; a brother and sister-in-law, Weldon and Louise Kincaid of Midland, Texas; and two granddaughters.

Her husband, F.E. Smith and two sisters, Charlyne Kitzmiller and Dorothy Harrison, are deceased.

Hazel Louise Stephens

Services are pending for Hazel Louise Stephens, 82, at Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Stephens died at 7 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

She was retired from the Plainview Daily Herald after serving as church editor and Lifestyles writer for a number of years.

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