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Ophelia Finney
QUITAQUE - Graveside services for Ophelia May Cowan Finney will be at 3 p.m. today in Resthaven Cemetery in Quitaque with J.D. Nance officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Finney died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998, in Plainview.

She was born Dec. 8, 1905, in Lampasas County. She graduated from Robstown High School in 1922 and lived in the Gasoline Community until 1988 when she moved to Plainview.

She was a member of the Church of Christ for 77 years, and was a homemaker.

In 1927, she married H.B. Finney. He died in 1984.

Survivors include a daughter, Henryetta “Hank” Kaiser-Price of Plainview; a brother, L.O. “Cotton” Cowan of Kingwood; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A son, R.J. Finney, died in 1958 and seven brothers and sisters also are deceased.
 

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Benito C. Martinez

Funeral Mass for Benito Cardenas Martinez, 64, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Elbert Fadallan, pastor, and the Rev. David Espita of San Angelo officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Cavillo Funeral Home of Lubbock.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in the Cavillo Funeral Home Chapel in Lubbock.

Mr. Martinez died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998.

He was born Dec. 15, 1933, in Coleman. He farmed in the Tulia and Plainview areas and moved to Denver from Tulia where he lived for 25 years. He also was a musician.

He was a member of San Cajetano Catholic Church in Denver.

Survivors include three daughters, Maria Helena Rangel and Norma Garza, both of Austin, and Kathy Martinez of Colorado; six sons, Hector Martinez of Lubbock, Ralph Martinez of Menard, David, Gilbert, Edward and Rudy Martinez, all of Colorado; two sisters, Susie Vera of Plainview and Rosa Martinez of Chattanooga, Tenn.; nine brothers, Jerry and Angel Martinez, both of Amarillo, Billy Martinez of Warrenton, Mo., Joe Martinez of Pampa, George Martinez of Muleshoe, Lee Martinez of Fort Worth, Eliseo Martinez of Houston, Ricky Martinez of Hale Center and Johnny Martinez of Plainview; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

His father, Demetrio Martinez, died in 1959; his mother, Maria Martinez, died in 1993; a sister, Elida Martinez, died in 1954; and a brother, Demetrio Martinez Jr., died in 1994.
 

Tina Rexrode

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Tina Rexrode, 87, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Hawkins, retired Baptist minister, and the Rev. Harold Abney, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Rexrode died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1998, in Baptist/St. Anthony Hospital in Amarillo.

She was born Tina Isabelle Pinner on Oct. 27, 1911, in Rush Springs, Okla. She attended school at College Mound, Okla., and Roseland Schools in Floyd County. She moved with her family from Oklahoma to Floyd County in 1926.

She was a homemaker, a member First Baptist Church, Floyd County Home Demonstration Club and the Lockney Senior Citizens Association.

On Aug. 3, 1935, she married Jewel Rexrode in Levelland. He died Sept. 10, 1974.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Joe Neil and Margie Rexrode of Lockney; two brothers, Ray Pinner of Bentonville, Ark., and Jim Pinner of Lockney; one sister, Birdie Ritchey of Sacramento, Calif.; two grandsons, Wyman Rexrode of The Colony and Heath Rexrode of Lockney; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Wayland Baptist University, 1900 W. Seventh, Plainview, TX 79072, or to a favorite charity.

Hazel W. Crum
AMARILLO - Funeral services for Hazel W. Crum, 87, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in N.S. Griggs & Sons Funeral Directors Pioneer Chapel with J. Alan Ford of Southwest Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.

Mrs. Crum died Sunday, Dec. 29, 1998.

She was born in Megenta. She was a licensed vocational nurse for 15 years and a member and past president of the LVN association. and was on the state council of LVNs.

In 1957 she married Roy Crum in Amarillo.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Charles Seymour of Amarillo; a sister, Eva Meyers of Tulia; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
 

Lela D. Douglas

OLTON - Graveside services for Lela D. Douglas, 89, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Olton Cemetery with Dean McNamara, chaplain of Vista Care Family Hospice, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Foskey, Lilley, McGill Funeral Home.

Mrs. Douglas died at 5:12 p.m. died Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998.

She was born Feb. 27, 1909, in Gilmer. she moved to Olton in 1939 from Kerens. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church and was a past president of the Eastern Star in Olton.

On Feb. 6, 1970, she married George Douglas in Tummie.

Survivors include her husband; two sisters, Bobby Ruth Louis of Clarendon and Alene Goodall of Dayton, Ohio.
 

Price Holland

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Price “O.P.” Holland, 86, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Abbey Chapel of Resthaven Funeral Home.

Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Plainview Memorial Park by Resthaven Funeral Home.

Mr. Holland died Monday, Dec. 22, 1998, in Methodist Hospital.

He was born March 28, 1912, in Lingleville. He graduated from Olton High School and received a bachelor´s degree from Texas Tech in 1935. He taught school west of Olton and operated a movie theater in Olton until World War II. He moved to Port Arthur and built shops during the war and was a leaderman for the U.S. Navy.

He moved to Plainview in 1946 and built the State Theater and later the Sunset Drive-In in 1948 and the Twin-Vue Drive-In in 1952. He retired from the theater business in 1970 and became active with Holland Gardens in Lubbock with his family.

He was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church.

On Sept. 3, 1933, he married Nova Naomi Garrison in Olton.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Wayne Holland of Lubbock; a daughter, Gayle Holland of Lubbock; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association.
 

Joe Luckenbach

SILVERTON - Funeral services for Joe Luckenbach, 63, are pending with Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mr. Luckenbach died Monday, Dec. 21, 1998.
 

Philip K. Roberts

WICHITA FALLS - Funeral services for Philip Kenneth Roberts, 53, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Hampton Vaughn Crestview Chapel with the Rev. Larry Brownfield, pastor of Faith Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Crestview Cemetery by Hampton Vaughan Crestview Chapel.

Mr. Roberts died Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, in a one-vehicle accident near Wichita Falls.

He was born Nov. 1, 1945, in Harrisburg, Penn. He moved to Wichita Falls in 1980 from Lubbock. He was a cashier and vice president of the Windthorst National Bank where he had worked for six years.

He was a member of Faith Baptist Church.

On May 22, 1971, he married Sharon McCreary in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Rebecca Roberts of Wichita Falls; and his father, Dr. Roy Roberts of Plainview.

His mother, Gladys Helmerdinger Roberts is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Faith Baptist Church, 3001 Southwest Pkwy., Wichita Falls, TX 76308.

Waldine Martin

O´DONNELL - Funeral services for Waldine Martin, 80, of Borden County, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church in O´Donnell with the Rev. Richard Laverty of Farwell Baptist Church and the Rev. Clifton Igo, pastor of Gail Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Gail Cemetery by Branon Funeral Home.

Mrs. Martin died Sunday, May 17, 1998, at her residence.

She was born June 6, 1917, in Coryell County. She moved from Gatesville to the Plains Community in Borden County. She was a homemaker and member of Gail Baptist Church.

On Jan. 20, 1940, she married Ralph Martin in Winters. He died April 21, 1992.

Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Owen of Lubbock, Gloria Fannon of Floydada and Jo Ann Jones of Sudan; two sisters, Wanda Smith of Ballinger and Claudine Badgett of Lake Jackson; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A son, Ronald Martin, died June 15, 1974.

The family suggests memorials to Borden County EMS or to the Gail Cemetery.
 

T.V. McAdoo Jr.

Funeral services for T.V. David McAdoo Jr., 55, are pending with Ossie Curry Funeral Home.

Mr. McAdoo died Saturday, May 16, 1998, in St. Mary´s Hospital in Lubbock.
 

Mary Ruiz

TULIA - Funeral Mass for Mary Ruiz, 73, will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Church of the Holy Spirit with the Rev. John Salazar-Jimenez, pastor, officiating.

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

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.

Mrs. Ruiz died at 1:57 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 1998, in St. Anthony´s Hospice in Amarillo.

She was born Maria Magdalena Garcia on July 22, 1924, in Cuero where she grew up. She moved to Tulia from Cuero in 1960. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, the Cursillistas and was a past president of the Guadalupanas

On Jan. 14, 1955, she married Mercie Ruiz in Gonzales. He died Aug. 21, 1992, in Tulia.

Survivors include two daughters, Gloria Pena of Dumas and Josephine Garibay of Cuero; six sons, Lawrence Anzaldua of Houston, Arturo Anzaldua of Fort Worth, Alfred Anzaldua of Cuero, Jake Anzaldua of Luling, Ray Ruiz of Tulia and Benjamin Ruiz of Amarillo; two sisters, Lily Barrera and Pauline De La Santos, both of Cureo; three brothers, Raymond and Domingo Garcia, both of Cuero; and Felix Garcia of Plainview; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her sons.

The family suggests memorials to the Marcie and Mary Resource Center at the Paraclete Education Center at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Tulia.
 

Jewel Thompson

Funeral services for Jewel Thompson, 89, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Allen, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Thompson died at 2:01 Monday, May 18, 1998, in IHS Heritage Home.

She was born July 12, 1908, in Harpersville. She grew up and attended schools in Stanford. She moved to Petersburg in 1925 and to Lockney in 1935. She moved to Edmonson in 1940 and to Plainview in 1950. She lived at Westridge Manor in April of 1996.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

On Feb. 1, 1935, she married Lloyd Thompson in Petersburg. He died Jan. 19, 1988.

Survivors include two sisters, Ruby Case and Christine Watkins, both of Plainview; a brother, Gene Dillard of Oklahoma City, Okla.

A sister, Pearl Sinclair, died in 1990, and a brother, J.W. Dillard, died in 1988.

Josephine Garcia
PETERSBURG - Funeral Mass for Josephine M. Garcia, 83, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Petersburg with the Rev. Luis Dussan officiating.

Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today and Wednesday in White Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Lubbock.

Mrs. Garcia died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 5, 1915, in Smithville. She moved to Petersburg in 1950 from Smithville. She was a homemaker and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

On Sept. 15, 1933, she married Albert Garcia Sr. in Smithville. He died in March of 1983.

Survivors include three sons, Joe Garcia of Lubbock, Raul Garcia of Petersburg and Albert Garcia Jr. of Lubbock; a daughter, Anna Meacham of Seattle Wash.; two brothers, Moses Marez of Temple and Asencion Garcia of Phoenix, Ariz.; 20 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
 

Ralph Haught

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Ralph Haught, 78, of Slaton, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home Chapel with John Burk officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home.

Mr. Haught died Sunday, Dec. 13, 1998, at his residence.

He was born April 17, 1920, in Fairview, W.Va. He was a salesman for cash registers, mutual funds and the Frito-Lay Co., and owned a restaurant. He was a member of LakeRidge United Methodist Church, Silver Trowell Masonic Lodge 29 in Phoenix, Ariz., and a life master of the American Contract Bridge League. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors include a niece, Judy Gump of St. Augustine, Fla.; and two nephews, John Riggs of St. Augustine and Mike Haught of Houston.
 

Jenny Hill

SLATON - Graveside services for Jenny Lou Hill, 73, of Lubbock, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Englewood Cemetery in Slaton with the Rev. Elton Wyatt, retired Methodist minister of Lubbock, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Englunds Funeral Service.

Mrs. Hill died Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998.

She was born July 10, 1925, in Slaton where she grew up and graduated from high school. She moved to Knox City from Post and owned the Knox County Herald newspaper from 1958 to 1966, when she returned to Slaton. She moved to Plainview in 1974 and to Lubbock in 1980.

On Dec. 6, 1942, she married James E. Hill.

Survivors include a son, Brice Hill of Austin; a daughter, Linda Norton of Austin; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association, 8008 Slide Road, Suite 25, Lubbock, TX 79425; or to the American Cancer Society, 3411 73rd St., Lubbock, TX 79424.
 

Wade Puckett

Funeral services for Wade Puckett, 74, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Coates, officiating.

Burial will be in the Hart Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Puckett died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

He was born June 29, 1924 in Runnells County where he grew up. He attended school at Pumphrey and later farmed in Runnels County. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II in the Philippines. After his discharge he was employed by Valley Steel Co. and moved to Seminole in 1949. He moved to Abilene in 1956, to Casper, Wyo, in 1969, and to Wichita Falls in 1975. He retired in 1986 and moved to Plainview in 1989, serving for a time as a school crossing guard. He moved to Lubbock in 1995.

He was a member of Plainview First Baptist Church and was a Mason.

On March 12, 1949, he married Nell Black in Abilene.

Survivors include his wife; a sister, Virginia Grabbe of Irving; and two nieces, Betty Messner of Garland and Phyllis Lusby of Phoenix, Ariz.

Travis J. Buske

CHILDRESS - Funeral services for Travis J. Buske, 85, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Fairview Church of Christ with Jeff Foster officiating.

Burial will be in Childress Cemetery by Johnson Funeral Home.

Mr. Buske died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998.

He was born in Jones County and was a farmer and rancher. He owned and operated a John Deere implement company in Wellington from 1951-72. He was a member of Fairview Church of Christ.

He married Selma McAlister in 1972 in Iowa Park.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Jerry Buske of Brownfield; two daughters, Veva Davis and Nora Mae Buske, both of Wellington; three brothers, Buddy Buske of Kress, Billy Buske of Spur and Jack Buske of Stanford; four sisters, Ava Corder, Neta Donehoe and Vada Shackelford, all of Spur, and Clara Goodwin of Cleveland, Okla.; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
 

Geraldine B. Arnold Daniel

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Geraldine B. Arnold Daniel, 66, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church in Silverton with Mike Wright and the Rev. Jess Little, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Silverton Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2820 Virginia Circle.

Mrs. Daniel died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998.

She was born in San Bernadino, Calif. and had been a resident of Amarillo for 11 years. She was a bookkeeper for Southwest General Contractors before retiring.

She married Jerry Daniel in 1994 in Amarillo.

Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Margie Arnold Grady of Kenedy and Patricia Arnold Pierson of Amarillo; two stepdaughters, Debra Curry of Albuquerque, N.M. and Dona Wright of Fort Worth; a stepson, David Daniel of Lubbock; her mother, Gladys Welch of Lockney; a sister, Mary Meyers of Silverton; a brother, Don Browning of Turlock, Calif.; a stepbrother, Denny Welch of Tucumcari, N.M.; a grandson and numerous stepgrandchildren.

The family requests memorials to the American Cancer Society or Baptist St.. Anthony´s Hospice of Life Enrichment Center, Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79176-0001.

A son, Michael Arthur Daniel, died in 1983.

The body will be at the church from noon until service time Monday.
 

Connie B. Ivey

DIMMITT - Funeral services for Connie B. Ivey, 89, will were at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Howard Rhodes, pastor, and Dr. Eugene Perry, pastor of Westport Baptist Church in Cleveland, Okla., officiating.

Burial was in Westlawn Memorial Park by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ivey died at 4:20 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, in Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center after a lengthy illness.

She was born Dec. 31, 1908, in Ocala. She graduated from Amherst High School and lived in Rocky Ford before moving to the Flagg Community in 1934. She later moved to Dimmitt.

She was an organist and pianist, taught Sunday school for children and adults and was a member of the Woman´s Missionary Union at First Baptist Church. She was a member of Rebekahs for more than 50 years and a past member of Dimmitt Music Club and Dimmitt Dinner Club.

She married Eugene Ivey on Feb. 7, 1932, in Rocky Ford. He died Sept. 9, 1993.

Survivors include four daughters, Wilton Armstrong of Hale Center, Laurel Austin of Greenville, Raneal Perry of Cleveland, Okla. and Zetha Blackburn of Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers, Herbert Dunn of Littlefield and John Dunn of Trent; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Three brothers, Newt, Joe and twin brother Coy Dunn, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church, 1201 Western Circle Dr., Dimmitt, TX 79027, or to a favorite charity.
 

Norvell ´Billy´ Key

Funeral services for Norvell ´Billy´ Key, 87, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Key died at 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998. in Methodist Hospital Plainview.

Keith Brashear
HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Keith Brashear, 72, are pending with Freeman-Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Brashear died at 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998, in Hi-Plains Nursing Home.
 

Catherine Hoover

Funeral services for Catherine Hoover, 67, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Ms. Hoover died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998, in Comanche.
 

Neil A. Langley

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Neil Andrew Langley, 64, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Langley died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998.
 

Richard A. Williams

DALHART - Funeral services for Richard Alan Williams, 38, will be at 2 p.m. today in Lincoln Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Rusty Hancock, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery by Hass Funeral Home.

Mr. Williams died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998.

He was born in Dalhart where he grew up and attended schools. He was a building contractor.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherri and Melissa Williams, both of College Station; a son, Robert Williams of College Station; his parents, Beth Ross of Elfrida, Ariz., and Richard H. Williams of Wilcox, Ariz.; two sisters, Terri Reedy of Petersburg and Melinda Goodnight of Braggs, Okla. and his grandparents, Mary and Bob Langhorne and Hazel and Lloyd Williams, all of Dalhart.
 

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Robert Blake Wood

Funeral services for Robert Blake Wood, 74, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Drew Travis, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Wood died at 11:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998, in the emergency room at Covenant Hospital.

He was born March 26, 1924, in Oglesby, Ill. He moved to Plainview in 1925 and graduated from Plainview High School in 1941. He served with the U.S. Air Force during World War II and attended Texas Tech University.

He graduated in 1946 from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science and became the owner of Roy G. Wood Funeral Home in 1947. The name was changed to Wood-Dunning Funeral Home in 1961. He retired in October of 1994.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Plainview Country Club, Elks Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Lions Club, IOOF Lodge, Texas Funeral Directors Association and National Funeral Directors Association. He had been a licensed mortician for more than 50 years.

On March 30, 1951, he married Martha Dell Stone in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Bryan Wood of Plainview; a daughter, Bridget Kiser of Plainview; and three grandchildren, Dustin, T.J., and Skyler Wood.

The family suggests memorials to the Children´s Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas.
 

Dr. Jackie Weatherred

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral services for Dr. Jackie Gene Weatherred, 64, will be Tuesday in St. Paul´s Episcopal Church.

Burial arrangements are by Elliott Sons Funeral Home.

Dr. Weatherred died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, in University Hospital.

He was born in 1936 in Pampa. He studied at the University of Texas, Austin, the University of Texas Dental Branch, houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. During his career, he held many leadership and advisory positions within the medical community, his church and his community.

He received his DDS, Ph.D, and was professor of oral biology/psychology and director of the graduate programs for the medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry, Augusta, Ga.

Survivors include his wife, Linda; two sons, Ted Wayland Weatherred of Evans, Ga., and Milton Gene Weatherred of Watertown, Mass.; a daughter, Angela Weatherred Halstead, Spartanburg, S.c.; a brother, John Weatherred of Cleburne; a sister, Wynell Yeager of Schoolcraft, Mich.; and seveal relatives in the Plainview and surrounding area.

His parents, Wayland B. and Byrdie Gather Weatherred and Johnie Hodge Weatherred are deceased.


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