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Una Lee ´Tuny´ Barrett

QUITAQUE - Funeral services for Una Lee “Tuny” Barrett, 64, will be at 12:30 p.m. today (Sunday) in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Anthony Sisemore, pastor, and the Rev. Melvin Clinton, officiating.

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

Mrs. Barrett died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, in Baptist/St. Anthony Hospice in Amarillo.

She was born June 20, 1933, in Turkey.

She was a member of First Baptist Church.

On Jan. 14, 1956, she married Glynn Dale Barrett in Silverton.

Survivors include a daughter, Judy Barrett of Quitaque who works for the prison in Plainview; two sons, Danny Barrett of Quitaque and Gary Barrett of Stamford; three sisters, Owayne King of Dumas, Roberta Farley of Quitaque, and Marie Ramsey of Quitaque; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Harrington Cancer Center of Amarillo, 1500 Wallace Boulevard, Amarillo, TX 79106.
 

Onedia Hayhurst King

Funeral services for Onedia Hayhurst King, 72, of Plainview, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

She died at 10:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 1998, in IHS Heritage Home.
 

Tom L. Nelson

FLOYDADA - Graveside services for Tom L. Nelson, 66, of Kerrville, are set for 1 p.m. Monday in Floydada Cemetery, with the Rev. Wendell Horn, pastor of First United Methodist in Floydada, officiating. Burial will be by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Nelson died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1998, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kerrville.

He was born Nov. 7, 1931, in Detroit, Texas. He was a retired truck driver and a Marine veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Winter of Fort Worth and Debbie Nelson of Dumas; a brother, J.C. Nelson of Canton; one sister, Holla M. Bullard of Pampa; and five grandchildren.
 

Jewell Aleen Slaughter

Funeral services for Jewel Aleen Slaughter, 67, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Lemons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. A.C. Hamilton, retired Baptist minister, officiating.

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

Mrs. Slaughter died Friday, Feb. 27, 1998, in Lubbock Methodist Hospital.

She was born April 18, 1930 in Hereford where she grew up and graduated from high school. She moved Plainview in the 1960s and to Edmonson in 1976. She worked for The Hamby Co. until retiring in 1992.

She married Orval D. Slaughter on Nov. 26, 1976 in Edmonson.

Surviving are her husband; three sons, Charles DeGraff of Tucson, Ariz., Andy DeGraff of Plainview and Don DeGraff of Greeley, Colo.; two stepsons, Oscar Slaughter of Fort Worth and Richard Slaughter of Cisco; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

June Malone
Funeral services for June Malone, 57, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Malone died at 12:30 a.m. today, Sept. 30, 1998, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.
 

Willie A. Powell

Graveside services for Willie A. “Red” Powell, 80, of Pomona, Calif., will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Plainview Cemetery with Dr. Max Browning, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.

Cremation was by Todd Memorial Chapel in Pomona.

Mr. Powell died July 3, 1998, in Pomona Valley Community Hospital.

Memorial services were held July 7 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Pomona.

He was born June 6, 1918, in Van Alstyne. He moved with his parents, the late Robert L. and Carrie B. Powell, to Hale County where they farmed.

He attended Eastern New Mexico College in Portales, N.M. In 1956, he moved to Pomona and worked for General Dynamics for 32 years. He served in all offices of the B.P.O. E. and was a Past Exalted Ruler. The Elks Club dedicated the annual Pomona Elks baseball tournament in his honor.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Pomona.

Survivors include his wife, LaVerne; two daughters, Mrs. Butch (Charlotte) Wright of Kansas City, Kan., and Mrs. Butch (Susan) Eggen of Tucson, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Cancer Care Center, 1910 Royalty Drive, Pomona, Calif. 91766.
 

Jack Skipworth

DEL RIO - Memorial services for Jack Skipworth, 83, will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are by Don´s Funeral Chapel.

Mr. Skipworth died Sept. 19, 1998, in a Del Rio nursing home.

He was born Sept. 30, 1914, in Kress, the son of the late Crutch and Maudie Skipworth. He left home at age 15 to compete on the rodeo circuit. His first ride on a Brahman bull was successful after 270 riders had failed. He competed in calf roping in Madison Square Garden in 1939 where he met Gene Autry who furnished stock for the rodeo. He returned seven times to compete in the Garden during his roping career.

After a serious injury at age 35, he operated the Cattlemen´s Club in Clovis, N.M., and later was the first fishing guide at Lake Amistad.

His name has been placed on a ballot list for World Champion Calf Roper at the Cowboy Hall of Fame and his silver-mounted saddle is on display at the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Survivors include two sons, Mike Skipworth of Phoenix, Ariz., and Tony Skipworth and his wife Frances of San Antonio; an adopted daughter, Zane Bruck of Encinitas, Calif.; a sister, Lois Stump of Roswell, N.M.; and four grandchildren. He was a cousin of Bobbie Lee Farmer of Plainview and Edwin Skipworth of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Thelma Crawford

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Thelma Jeanne Crawford, 85, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Hawkins officiating.

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

Mrs. Crawford died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, in Floydada Rehabilitation and Care Center.

She was born Feb. 8, 1913, in Grandview and attended schools in the Mount Blanco community. She attended Mary Hardin Baylor College and graduated from Wayland Baptist University. In 1949 she moved to Floydada from Mount Blanco and retired from the Floydada Independent School District in 1974. She taught in Dougherty and Floydada schools.

She was a member of First Baptist Church and a former member of the 1934 Study Club.

On Jan. 2, 1937, she married Earl Fleming Crawford in Guthrie. He died in August of 1990.

Survivors include a son, Max Crawford of Livingston, Mont.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Cheryl Ann Simmons died in 1994 and a grandson, Sidney Craig Simmons in 1974.
 

Vernon Gross

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Vernon Gross, 92, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Gross died Thursday, July 23, 1998, in Lockney Health and Rehabilitation Center.
 

Sara Diaz Martinez

Funeral Mass for Sara Diaz Martinez, 67, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Jerry Kenney officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Martinez died at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 1998, in St. Mary´s Hospital in Lubbock.

She was born March 20, 1931, in Mertzen. She moved to Plainview in 1948 and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

On Dec. 9, 1957, she married Samuel Martinez in Hale Center.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Diana Bergil and Hilda Martinez, both of Plainview; one son, Sammy Martinez of Lubbock; two brothers, Tomas Diaz of Corpus Christi and Arnulfo Diaz of San Angelo; two sisters, Ramona Diaz of Plainview and Egrepina Holgien of Brownfield; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
 

Felipe Quezada

Funeral services for Felipe Quezada, 26, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Quezada died at 4:21 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Plainview.
 

Ella Mae Hodge
BORGER - Funeral services for Ella Mae “Jackie” Hodge, 69, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Southside Baptist Church with the Rev. James Berry, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the Garden of Love in Westlawn Memorial Park by Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.

Mrs. Hodge died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998.

She was born in Hall County and had been a resident of the area since 1946 when she moved to Borger from Crowell. She was a homemaker and member of Southside Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school secretary for many years.

She married Cecil Hodge in 1944 in Altus, Okla.

Surviving are her husband; three sons, Cecil Kerry Hodge and Thomas Robert Hodge both of Borger, and Lanise Dale Hodge of Gruver; three daughters, Peggy Jean White of Fritch and Pamela White and Kathleen Berry, both of Borger; a brother, Arthur Jones of Canadian; a sister, Myrtle Gray of Tulia; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

The family will be at 1605 Takewell in Borger.
 

Zola Mae Renfro

MATADOR - Funeral services for Zola Mae Renfro, 81, will be at 2:30 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Royce Jennings, interim pastor, and the Rev. Ricky Lawrence, pastor of Roaring Springs Full Gospel Church, officiating.

Burial will be in East Mound Cemetery by Seigler Funeral Home of Matador.

Mrs. Renfro died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998.

She was born Jan. 24, 1917 in Motley County and married James H. “Red” Renfro in 1937. He died in 1976.

She was a former bus driver and was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Charlie Renfro and James C. “Butch” Renfro, both of Matador; two brothers, K.J. Clifton of El Paso and Pete Clifton of Plainview; two sisters, Florence Rainbolt of Nocona and Dean Bartley of Tahoka; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
 

Lola Mae Roberson

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Lola Mae Roberson, 92, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in West Amarillo Church of Christ with Tony Deen officiating.

Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by N.S. Griggs & Sons Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Roberson died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998.

She was born in Reno and moved to Amarillo from Lockney in 1942. For 25 years, she was employed as a sales clerk at Levines. She was a member of West Amarillo Church of Christ.

She married Hugh Day Roberson in 1924 in Lockney. He died in 1952.

Surviving are three brothers, Paul Hays of Kress, Harvey Hays of Plainview and Elmer “Jiggs” Hays of Canyon; four sisters, Jewel Wakefield of Amarillo, Ada Richardson of Dalhart, Rae Ragle of Plainview and Pauline Barrett of Kress; two granddaughters, Cindy Johnson and Suzie Giles, both of Amarillo; three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Joyce Sanders, died in 1996.

The family will be at 1104 W. 13th in Amarillo.
 

Margarito Almeda

Funeral Mass for Margarito Almeda, 46, will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday in the church with the Rev. Ben Kasteel, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Almeda died at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 1998, at his residence after a brief illness.

He was born Oct. 17, 1951, in Durango, Mexico. He moved to Fort Worth in 1978 and to Plainview in 1980. He worked for Excel for 16 years.

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

He and his wife, Chris, were married in 1982 in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Oscar Almeda, Andres Almeda and Margarito Almeda Jr., all of Plainview; four brothers, Antonio Almeda and Catarino Almeda of Fort Worth and Meximo Almeda and Miguel Almeda of Mexico; three sisters, Chona Ramirez, Cristina Vargas and Dominga Jimenez, all of Mexico; and his father, Miguel Almeda of Mexico.

Pallbearers were Carlos Ramirez, Antonio Almeda, Jose Almeda, Oscar Almeda, Andres Almeda and Mario Hooks.
 

Ruby Irene Maxwell

FLORENCE, Kan. - Funeral services for Ruby Irene Maxwell, 90, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Velma Baptist Church in Velma, Okla.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Delhi Cemetery in Delhi, Okla. by Zeiner Funeral Home.

Mrs. Maxwell died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998, at her residence in Florence.

She was born Jan. 6, 1908, in Calington, Okla. She lived in Velma, Okla., before moving to Florence in 1994.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Alma, Okla.

On Dec. 21, 1927, she married Ivan Maxwell in Wheeler, Texas. He died Sept. 2, 1956.

Survivors include four sons, Leroy Maxwell of Florence, Billy Maxwell of Whitesville, Tenn., Bobby Maxwell of Lubbock and Darrell Maxwell of Ricon, Ga.; two daughters, Sandy Harper and Shirley Cookston, both of Florence; 25 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

A son, George Maxwell, and a daughter, Patsy Carter, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the Florence Ambulance Fund.
 

Juanita Garcia

Memorial service services for Juanita Garcia, 72, of Lubbock, were at 11:30 a.m. today in Ossie Curry Funeral Chapel with Fernando Garcia, an elder, officiating.

Arrangements are by Ossie Curry Funeral Home of Lubbock and Plainview.

Ms. Garcia died at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998, at her residence after an illness.

She was born Jan. 23, 1926 in Corpus Christi. She moved to Lubbock from Plainview three months ago.

Survivors include two sons, Alfredo Garcia and Fernando Garcia, both of Corpus Christi; one daughter, Gloria Sanchez of Plainview; 15 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
 

Miekel R. Chance
FLOYDADA - Graveside services for Miekel R. Chance, infant son of Kamirae Chance of Lockney and Ernest Robinson of Plainview, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Floydada Cemetery Babyland with Russell Harris, minister of Main Street Church of Christ in Lockney, officiating.

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

The infant died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Aug. 16, 1998, in Floydada.

Survivors include his parents; a brother, Mason Chance; two stepsisters; and his grandparents, Sudy Cochran of Floydada and Dorothy Robinson of Kress.

The family suggests memorials to the Miekel Chance Love Fund, c/o West Texas National Bank, 105 S. Wall, Floydada, TX 79235.
 

Earl Ray Cox

TULIA - Funeral services for Earl Ray Cox, 76, are pending with Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. Cox died at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998, at his residence.
 

Velma Hall

HALFWAY - Funeral services for Velma Hall, 80, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Williams, pastor of First Baptist Church in Lorenzo, and the Rev. Alvin Petty, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Hall died at 2:35 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998, in Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center.

She was born Oct. 23, 1917, in Maverick Community in Runnels County. She attended Maverick and Bronte schools and graduated from Bronte High School. She operated a beauty shop in Ballinger before moving to Halfway. She was a member of Halfway First Baptist Church, Titus and Fidelus Sunday Class and the choir.

On Nov. 27, 1957, she married Roy E. Hall in Raton, N.M.

Survivors include her husband; three sisters, Edna Florence and Mildred Lee, both of Ballinger, and Mattie McKay of Clyde; two brothers, Jerry Landers and Marvin Landers, both of Bronte; two brothers-in-law, John Downey and his wife, Irene, of Halfway and Owen Hall of Lubbock; and several nieces and nephews.
 

Lydia J. Palmore

Funeral services for Lydia J. Palmore, 68, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Drew Travis, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Palmore died at 1:20 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 26, 1929, in Clarksville. She married Robert H. Palmore on Dec. 5, 1960 in Mexico. He died March 13, 1993.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Sue Ballard of Plainview; two sons, Wilsey A. Powell of Bullhead City, Ariz., and Robert Wayne Palmore of Plainview; two brothers, Ray Washington of Dayton, Ore., and John Will Washington of Spokane, Wash.; one sister, Nell Nolan of Anton; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
 

Aleta Brown

Funeral services for Aleta Brown, 70, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in College Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor, officiating. 

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

Mrs. Brown died at 4:12 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998.

She was born Dec. 18, 1927 in Plainview to pioneer residents Pete McDaniel and Aleta Mae Case. She grew up in Plainview and graduated from Plainview High School in 1946. She attended Wayland Baptist University for two years.

She married Earl Brown on April 11, 1948 in Plainview. She was a member of College Heights Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband; one daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Joe Wallin of Odessa; one son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Liz Brown of Plainview; three grandchildren, Heather Wallin of Odessa, Mark Brown of Giddings and Katherine Brown of Plainview, and one great-grandson, Alex Wallin of Odessa.

Memorial may be made to Cal Farley´s Boys Ranch and the American Heart Association.
 

W.E. ´Doc´ Miller

OLTON - Funeral services for W.E. “Doc” Miller, 91, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church of Olton with Rev. Kyle Streun, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Miller died at 2:25 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998. He was born March 24, 1907 in Erath County. He graduated from Hale Center High School in 1920, attended Texas Tech University for one year, and farmed all of his life.

He married Bertha Dement on Dec. 23, 1934 in Olton. He was a deacon, Sunday school teacher and choir member of First Baptist Church in Olton and was a trustee of Wayland Baptist University.

He served on board of Olton Co-op Gin, was past president and board member of Plains Co-op Oil Mill in Lubbock and was on the Lamb County ASCS board.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Elza Lynn Miller of Lubbock; three daughters, Nova Nell Holley of Buchanan Dam, Elizabeth Ann Ball of Houston, and Terri Lea Boomer of Lubbock; one brother, Joe Miller of Olton; one sister, Johnnie Cabiness of Carlsbad, N.M.; one brother-in-law, Cloma Fancher of Denton; Seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Runningwater Draw Care Center, Box 409, Olton 79064 or to the Olton Ambulance Association, Drawer X, Olton 79064.
 

George Flores

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for the Rev. George G. Flores, 52, of Cortez, Colo., were at 10 a.m. today in Guajardo Funeral Chapels with Sammy Contreras officiating.

Burial was in Englewood Cemetery in Slaton by Guajardo Funeral Chapels.

Vigil services were at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel.

The Rev. Flores died Wednesday, June 17, 1998.

He was born Feb. 27, 1946, in Slaton. He served as a Baptist minister for 23 years.

Survivors include his wife, Martha; four daughters, Angie Perez, Veronica Rodriguez, Dominca Flores and Nicole Flores, all of Abernathy; a son, Greg of Abernathy; three sisters, Rosemary DeLeon of Abilene, Beatrice Jimenez of Dallas and Dorothy Flores of Lubbock; four brothers, Robert Flores, David Flores, Jim Flores and Rudy Flores, all of Lubbock; and eight grandchildren.
 

Matthew Ramirez

HALE CENTER - Graveside services for Matthew Ramirez, infant son of Alfredo Ramirez and Belia Martinez, were at 10 a.m. today in Hale Center Cemetery with the Rev. Martin Pena officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Freeman-Abell Funeral Home.

The child was stillborn Saturday, June 20, 1998, in Hi-Plains Hospital.

Survivors include his parents; a sister, Marissa Ramirez; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Noe Ramirez of Lavia and Mr. and Mrs. Leopoldo Martinez of Hale Center.

Brian Thompson

Funeral services for Brian Thompson, 16, of Dodge City, Kan., will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in New Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 1905 Columbia, with the Rev. Gregory D. Franklin, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Golden Gate Mortuary in Amarillo.

Mr. Thompson died Thursday, June 17, 1998, in Dodge City.

He was born Jan. 5, 1982, in Plainview. He attended school at Thunderbird Elementary before moving with his family to Dodge City.

Survivors include his parents, Sonya and Calvin Thompson of Dodge City; three sisters, La Tisha, La Shaundra and Adrianne Thompson, all of Dodge City; a niece, Alley Thompson of Dodge City; his grandparents, Johnny M. Thompson and Ruby Owens, both of Plainview; and his great-grandparents, Adell Thompson and Addie Driver, all of Plainview.
 

Johnny R. Stidham

TULIA - Funeral services for Johnny R. Stidham, 69, are pending with Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. Stidham died Sunday, June 21, 1998, in Swisher Memorial Hospital.


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