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LEVELLAND - Funeral services for Clarence “Coy” Caswell, 61, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. today in Fairview Baptist Church with the Rev. Glen Reese and the Rev. Syl Moore of Lubbock officiating.
Burial will be in City of Levelland Cemetery by Geo. C. Price Funeral Directors.
Mr. Caswell died Wednesday, July 8, 1998, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 4, 1936, near Hollis, Okla. He attended schools at New Lynn, Meadow and Smyer and graduated from Frenship High School in Wolfforth in 1955. He attended Waxahachie Bible College and LaTourneau College.
He farmed near Petersburg in Hale County and also farmed in Yoakum and Hockley counties. He worked as a machinist in Plainview and for Lakewood Pipe Co. in Lubbock. He also lived in Arlington and worked for Bell Helicopter.
He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church where he was a Sunday school teacher.
On July 12, 1973, he married Grace Page in Lubbock.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Bill Henderson of Houston and
Paul Henderson of Tahoka; a daughter, Diane Thompson of Lubbock; a brother,
Charles Caswell of Levelland; three sisters, Junell Rodgers of Ropesville,
Glenda Blanchard and Clarene Henderson, both of Lubbock; and six grandchildren.
Dee Maria Thurston
ENID, Okla. - Funeral services for Dee Maria Thurston, 69, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Garriott Road Church of Christ with Jerry Campbell and Ed Lobaugh officiating.
Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Plainview Memorial Gardens in Plainview. Arrangements are by Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Mrs. Thurston died Wednesday July 8, 1998, in Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.
She was born Dee Marie Monroe on March 15, 1929, in Childress and grew up in Quanah. She moved to Enid in 1990. She was a homemaker, a volunteer for various activities and a member of Garriott Road Church of Christ
On Jan. 28, 1977, she married Fred Thurston in Memphis, Texas.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Nancy Tucker of Charlotte, N.C.; two sons, Galen Mannin of Plainview and Roland Mannin of Amarillo; her mother, Clarene Monroe of Georgetown, Texas; a brother, Tom Monroe of Amarillo; a sister, Mona Taylor of Georgetown; and eight grandchildren.
Her father, Robert Monroe, and an infant son and daughter are deceased.
FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Lula Ophelia Sanders, 87, will be at 2 p.m. today in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wendell Horn, pastor, and Mike Holster, music minister of First Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Floydada Cemetery by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.
Mrs. Sanders died Thursday, July 9, 1998, in Floydada Rehabilitation and Care Center.
She was born Feb. 5, 1911, in Wise County. She attended Floydada schools and she was a member of the Mayview Club of Floyd County. She was a retired homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Roger Sanders of Hale Center, Richard and Curtis Sanders, both of Floydada; a daughter, Martha Lee Sargent of Austin; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church, 203 W. Kentucky, Floydada, TX 79235, or to the Floydada Rehabilitation and Care Center, 925 W. Crockett, Floydada, TX. 79235.
Burial will be in Strip-Pearce Chapel Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.
Mr. Appleton died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1998, in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Amarillo.
He was born Jan. 6, 1920, in Clyde where he grew up and attended school. He served with the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He was a farmer and also had worked at Excel beefpackers in Plainview until his retirement.
On Dec. 22, 1967, he married Laura Faye McDougal.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Mike Appleton and Ivan Appleton, both of Lubbock; a daughter, Linda Henderson of Van Alstyne; a sister, Claudine Jennings of Farmington, N.M.; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church, 704
Ave. D, Abernathy, TX 79311.
Funeral services for Teauna Mewanna Crawford, 17, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Neil Unwin, pastor, and Justin Unwin, youth minister, officiating.
Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.
Miss Crawford died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, at her residence.
She was born April 3, 1981, in Riverside County, Calif., and moved to Plainview in July of 1997 from Houston. She was a senior at Plainview High School and a member of the A Cappella Choir.
She worked as a waitress at the Kettle Restaurant on weekends and attended First Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include her father and stepmother, Ralph and Tammie Crawford of Houston; her mother, Toni West of California; her grandparents, Ralph A. and Patsy Crawford of Plainview, and Mewanna West of Tennessee; her great-grandmother, Virginia Crawford of Lubbock; a stepsister and stepbrother, Tabitha Dowty and J.D. Dowty, both of Houston; and an uncle with whom she was raised, Ronnie Crawford of Plainview.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Crawford, Randy Crawford, Roy Crawford, P.K.
Crawford, James Farris and J.D. Dowty.
PETERSBURG - Funeral services for Roel Garza, 50, are pending with White Funeral Home in Lubbock.
Mr. Garza died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998.
SUNDOWN - Funeral services for Ryan Mitchell Parrish, 15, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Slaughter Football Stadium in Sundown with Junior Vassar of Dallas and Jeff Berry of Abilene officiating.
Burial will be in Sundown Cemetery by Geo. C. Price Funeral Directors.
He died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.
He was born Nov. 19, 1982, in Lubbock and moved to Sundown from Crosbyton in 1994. He was a sophomore at Sundown High School and was a member of First Baptist Church, the Roughneck football, basketball, track and power lifting teams, band and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Survivors include his parents, Scott and Jana Parrish of Sundown; two
sisters, Micha Elise and Elizabeth Ann Parrish, both of Sundown; a brother,
Cade Edward Parrish of Sundown; his grandparents, Gary and Janice Mitchell
of Crosbyton and Doyle and Pat Parrish of Crosbyton; his great-grandparents,
Velma Mitchell of Plainview and Cleo and Ruby Simmons of Crosbyton.
AMARILLO - Funeral services for Paul Wright, 81, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories.
Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Wright died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998.
He was born in Red River County and moved to Amarillo in 1971 from Lubbock. He was retired as service manager of John Deere Plow Co.
In 1969, he married Betty Simmons in Lubbock.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Ronald Wright of Plainview and Darron Wright of Amarillo; two daughters, Darenda Adams of Amarillo and Lois Kinsey of Big Spring; three brothers, J.T. Wright of Amarillo, Calvin Wright of Lubbock and Bernie Wright of Wolfforth; two sisters, Myrtle Allison and Frances Boles, both of Lubbock; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to St. Anthony´s Hospice and Life Enrichment Center.
TULIA - Funeral services for Melba Behrends, 60, are pending with Wallace Funeral Home.
Mrs. Behrends died at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at her residence.
OLTON - Funeral services for N.B. “Buck” Nicholas, 89, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kyle Streun, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Olton Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.
Mr. Nicholas died at 10:40 p.m. Monday, May 4, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Plainview.
He was born Jan. 18, 1909, in Roff, Okla. He attended school in New Hope, Okla., and moved to Olton in 1925. He was a farmer and a member of First Baptist Church.
On Dec. 19, 1932, he married Martha Thurmond in Clovis, N.M.
Survivors include his wife; one son, J.S. “Buster” Nicholas of Plainview; four daughters, Peggy Carson of Olton, Joyce Hardy of Midlothian, Sylvia Perkins of Amarillo and Gayle Nicholas of Allen; one sister, Faye Hunt of Bedford; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the Olton Ambulance Association, Drawer
Q, Olton, TX 79064.
OLTON - Funeral services for Bill Pittillo, 64, will be at 3 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kyle Streun, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Olton Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.
Mr. Pittillo died at 2:40 p.m. Monday, May 4, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock after a lengthy illness.
He was born April 7, 1934 in Fieldton and had been a lifetime resident of Olton.
He was a farmer and a member of First Baptist Church.
He married Rachel Hoskins on Dec. 7, 1954, in Portales, N.M.
Survivors include his wife; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Kent and Debbie Pittillo of Plainview, Rodney and Jamie Pittillo of Tulia and Mickey Pittillo of Olton; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Floyd Light, James Brooks, Danny Smith, Chris Williams, Shannon Thomas and Landon Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Myron Blount, Sam Thomas, Lester O. Kennedy, Jess Pinkerton, Jay Cowart, Leonard Stamps and Tommy O´Neal.
The family suggests memorials to the Olton Ambulance Association, P.O.
Drawer Q, Olton, TX 79064 or to the Olton Fire Department, Box 558, Olton.
OLTON - Funeral services for Leanne Michelle Russell, 16, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Connally, pastor of The Church of The Nazarene and the Rev. Kyle Streun, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park in Plainview by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home of Plainview.
Miss Russell died Saturday, May 2, 1998.
She was born Nov. 6, 1981, in Hale Center and had been an Olton resident all her life. She had attended Olton schools and was home schooled.
She was a member of The Church of The Nazarene.
Survivors include her parents, Roger and Cindy Russell Jr. of Olton; two sisters, Keashla Russell and Chontell Russell, both of Olton; a brother, Payton Russell of Olton; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Russell Sr. of Olton, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Williams of Wolfforth and Ona Bynum of Clovis, N.M.
Pallbearers will be Ralph Saldivar, Isaac Johnson, Tyson Traylor, Frederick
Traylor, Carlos Garcia and Justin Garcia.
NARA VISA, N.M. - Graveside services for Daisy Burks Sandoval, 72, of Elkhart, Kan., former Nara Visa resident, will be at 1 p.m. (MST) Thursday in Nara Visa Cemetery by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.
Mrs. Sandoval died Monday, May 4, 1998, in Elkhart.
She was born in Sedan, N.M. She worked with her husband, Tom Burks, at Tom´s Grocery, the family business in Nara Visa. Mr. Burks died in 1969. She later married Charlie Sandoval and had been living in Elkhart about 1 1/2 years.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Coy Moralez of Clovis and Janell Shultz of Elkhart; a son, Tony Burks of Raton; three stepchildren, Carlos Sandoval of Plainview, Florence Sandoval of Phoenix, Ariz., and Yvonne Massey of Tucumcari; two brothers, Ted Lobb of Bosque Farms and Bill Lobb of Tucumcari; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Moore-Rose-Whtie Funeral Home in Lockney.
Mr. Frizzell died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, in Lockney Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was president of the Floyd County Fair Board for two years, member of Farmers Union and a trustee-at-large in Floyd County for several years, member of the Lions and Rotary clubs, and had served as a board member for the Farmers Home Administration, Chamber of Commerce and Floydada County Pioneer Board.
Mr. Frizzell was named Lockney Citizen of the Year in 1964. He organized and served on the W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital board and helped organize Lockney Care Center. He was a delegate for the 19th Congressional District to the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta City, N.J. in 1964.
He worked for Consumers Fuel for several years and went on to own and operate Lone Star Oil Co. He was a retired farmer.
He had been a deacon at First Baptist Church since 1950 and Sunday school superintendent and assistant superintendent and was a past master of Masonic Lodge #867, member of Scottish Rite and Knights Templar.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Tony Frizzell of Lockney; two brothers, Pat of Lockney and Milton of Silverton; and two sisters, Leota Boyter of Lubbock and LaVerne Long of Silverton.
The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday
and suggests memorials to a favorite charity.
Waldo T. Galan
TULIA - Funeral Mass for Waldo T. Galan, 64, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Church of the Holy Spirit with the Rev. John Salazar-Jiminez, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.
Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Galan died at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, in Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo.
He was born April 1, 1934 in Ojiniga, Chihuahua, Mexico, where he attended school. He received a teaching certificate and taught school in Mexico for two years.
Mr. Galan was a warehouse foreman for Taylor Evans Seed Co. in Tulia for 14 years and also was a farm labor contractor.
He married Isabel Valencia on Nov. 3, 1955 in Clovis, N.M. For 30 years, the Galans performed as a singing duet, El Dueto Los Galan, and made several records.
Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Cynthia Longoria and Hila Galan, both of San Antonio, and Leticia Ana Caraveo of Tulia; a son, Eugene Galan of Chandler, Ariz. a; brother, Jubentino Galvan of McCamey; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Two sisters, Marcelina Baeza and Garacela Casa, are deceased.
Pallbearers will be Arturo Longoria, Alberto Alaniz, Jerry Fritz, Lauro
Jackson, Mario Rodriguez and Oscar Baeza.
LELIA LAKE - Funeral services for R.O. Nelson, 77, were at 11 a.m. today in Martin Baptist Church in Clarendon with the Rev. Bryan Knowles, pastor, and the Rev. Lewis Ellis, Baptist minister from Lefors, officiating.
Burial will be at 4 p.m. today in Westlawn Cemetery in Dimmitt by Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc.
Mr. Nelson died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, in Lubbock.
He was born in Newlin and was a World War II Army veteran, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge as a member of the 8th Armored Division.
A resident of Dimmitt from 1955-69 before moving to Lelia Lake, he and his wife owned and operated a retail service station business in Dimmitt. He also farmed and ranched and was a member of Martin Baptist Church.
He married Allena Wallace in 1947 in Abilene.
Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Jean Petty of Tulia; a son, George O. Nelson of Dimmitt; two sisters, Lanell Tucker of Dimmitt and Lillian Schreck of Albuquerque, N.M.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A son, W. Jay Nelson, died in 1987.
Burial will be in Idalou Cemetery by Adams Funeral Home.
Mr. Gonzales died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, at his residence.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Lupe and Ernest Gonzales, both
of Lubbock; two daughters, Sylvia of Petersburg and Cindy Gonzales of Lubbock;
two brothers, Juan Noe and Lupe Gonzales, both of Idalou; a sister, Francis
Overton of La Vernia; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services for Austin Price Leach, 88, will be at 2 p.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.
Mr. Leach died at 5:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.
He was born Feb. 3, 1910, in Plainview, the son of Hale County pioneers, the late Ara Price Howell and Marcus de Layfette Leach whose family came to Plainview in 1886. He grew up in Plainview, attended Seth Ward College and Texas Tech University. He served in the military in France during World War II and received several medals including the American Service, European African Middle Eastern Service, Good Conduct and World War II Victory Medal. He worked for the U.S. Post Office in Plainview from 1957 until his retirement in 1977.
He enjoyed teaching Sunday school in his earlier years and was a member of the American Legion.
He married Edna Marie Stanphill on Feb. 8, 1956 in Clovis, N.M.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Dr. Joe Don Leach and his wife, Lee, of Bothell, Wash.; a daughter, Jeanie Pennell and her husband, Harvey, of Plainview; a sister, Lois Leach Young of San Angelo; five grandchildren, Marcus Leach, Gwyanne Leach, Arthur “Trey” Baer III, Kristi Stanford and Heath Pennell; six great-grandchildren; and three special friends and caretakers Buddy Gibson, Billy Wallace and Larry Baker.
A sister, Eula Howell Brown, is deceased.
The family suggests memorials to Meals on Wheels.
FLOYDADA - No funeral services for Joseph Jackson New, 85, will be held. Cremation arrangements are by Adams Funeral Home of Crosbyton.
Mr. New died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998, in Floydada Nursing Home.
He was born Dec. 20, 1912, in Fairfax, Mo. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and moved to the Crosbyton area from California in 1992. He operated the Minneapolis-Moline Tractor Co. in Crosbyton from 1957 to 1960.
On Feb. 11, 1941, he married Margaret Clements in Maryville, Mo. She died Feb. 3, 1988.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda McGaughy of Crosbyton; two sons, Bob New of Redding, Calif., and Ralph New of Petersburg, Alaska; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Crosbyton Elementary Library, 204 S.
Harrison St., Crosbyton 79322.
L. Peyton Reese
LITTLEFIELD - Funeral services for L. Peyton Reese, 84, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Hammons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Buckland, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.
Entombment will be in Resthaven Mausoleum in Lubbock by Hammons Funeral Home.
Mr. Reese died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, in White Dove Nursing Home.
During the 1940s, he operated Reese Drug and Reese Real Estate in the mid 1960s. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include a son, Richard Reese of Littlefield; a stepson, Robert Hamill of Ruidoso, N.M.; two stepdaughters, Jane Jefferies of Vernon and Sue Beth Harrell of Levelland; three sisters, Lila Reese Stokes, Iva Rippstein and Viola McSwain, all of Plainview; and three grandchildren.
Mary Belle Allen
Burial will be in Gaines County Cemetery by Roger Pool Funeral Home.
Mrs. Allen died Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998, in Memorial Health Care Center.
She was born Nov. 15, 1916, in Happy. She was a homemaker and a member of South Seminole Baptist Church where she taught the TEL Sunday School Class.
On Oct. 6, 1937, she married Gene Allen in Fort Sumner, N.M. He died in 1976.
Survivors include three daughters, Sue Harvey of Center Point, Mary Ann Lee of Haughton, La., and Sharron Halbrooks of Levelland; a son, Stanley Allen of Plainview; two sisters, Christine Murphy and Rosa Ray Welch, both of Seminole; two brothers, I.H. Sims of Seagraves and J.P. Sims of Friona; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to South Seminole Baptist Church Benevolence
Emma Jean McIlroy
AMARILLO - Funeral services for Emma Jean McIlroy, 77, former Hale County resident, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Central Church of Christ Chapel with Carroll Thompson, senior adult minister, and Bob Crass, an elder, Officiating.
Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Plainview Memorial Park with Don Hegi officiating.
Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.
Mrs. McIlroy died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998.
She was born in Carey. She married Adrian Clinton McIlroy on Nov. 3, 1940 in Childress. He was a Church of Christ minister and they had lived in Hale County where he was a minister in Petersburg and Kress as well as other area towns. He died in 1967 and she moved to Amarillo from Tucumcari, N.M. the same year. She was associated with Furr´s Cafeteria for 29 years before retiring. She was a member of Central Church of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter, LaWana Boyd of Amarillo; two sisters, Barbara King of Childress and Pauline Moyer of Arlington; two grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family will be at 7600 Cervin. Memorials are suggested to the Harrington
Cancer Center, 1500 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79105.
Edgar J. Wilson
FRIONA - Funeral services for Edgar J. Wilson, 63, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Church of God in Christ with the Bishop W. Charles Green officiating.
Burial will be in Mission Garden of Memories in Clovis by Muffley funeral Home of Clovis.
Mr. Wilson died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998.
He was born in Bellville. He worked for Excel Beef Packers for 27 years and was a member of the Salvation Army Church.
In 1969, he married Dorothy A. Ransom in Farwell.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Edgar Wilson Jr., of Eagle Lake
and James J. McClendon Jr., of Clovis; four daughters, Rachel L. Wilson
of Hereford, Camelia R. McClendon of Fort worth, Minnie J. Albert of Silverton
and Dorothy Marie Baldwin of Lovington, N.M.; three brothers, John Wilson
and Eugene Wilson, both of Houston and Curtis Wilson of Brenham; five sisters,
Katherine Blackmon of Hemstead and Christine Ray, Inez Wilson and Johnnie
Mae Wilson and Willie Mae Williams, all of Houston; and 11 grandchildren.
SNYDER - Funeral services for Eunice Wood, 93, of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church Chapel.
Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Gardens by Bell-Seale-Cypert Funeral Home.
Mrs. Wood died at 3:55 a.m. today, Aug. 21, 1998, in Prairie House Living Center in Plainview.
She was born Eunice Reese on June 25, 1905 in Milam County. She moved to Scurry County in 1909 where she lived until moving to Plainview in 1993. She was a homemaker and a Methodist and had worked in retail sales for 46 years.
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Wood and his wife, Trudie, of Snyder and Franklin D. Wood and his wife, Wanda, of Euless; a daughter-in-law, Jean Wood Prather and her husband, Bob, of Plainview; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
A son, Billy Wood, is deceased.
Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.