Miscellaneous Hale County, Texas Obituaries


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Dudley Aven

HART - Funeral services for Dudley Arlen Aven, 63, of Hale Center, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Hart First United Methodist Church with Perry Hunsaker of Plainview officiating. Masonic graveside services will be in Hart Cemetery. Burial arrangements are by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home of Plainview. Honor Guard will be members of the Hale County Sheriff's Department.

Mr. Aven died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 1996, in the emergency room of Methodist Hospital Plainview after a sudden illness.

He was born on Sept. 17, 1932, in Hart where he lived in Hart most of his life. He moved to Plainview in 1992 from Guymon, Okla., and to Hale Center in 1994.

He was a farmer, FGL Commodities Broker and had worked for the Hale County Sheriff's Department as a deputy for the past two years.

He was a member of Hart First United Methodist Church and the Couples Bowling League.

He married Claudine Gaylon on Aug. 18, 1951, in Hart.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Randy (Arlene) Ballinger of Plainview and Mrs. Rodney (Sharon) Rawson of Lamar, Colo.; a son, Lester Aven of Hart; his mother, Clodell Aven of Hart; a brother, Melvin Aven of Plainview; five grandchildren, Nikki Stair, Jessica Rawson, Jason and Jared Aven and Reggie Ballinger; and three great-grandchildren, Hailee, Tyler and Gage Stair.

Two brothers and one sister are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Hale County Sheriff's Department.

Lola Castillo

HALE CENTER - Funeral Mass for Lola Delores Castillo, 60, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Theresa's Catholic Church with the Rev. Martin Pena officiating. Burial will be in Hale Center Cemetery by Freeman Funeral Home.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in the same church.

Mrs. Castillo died Wednesday, June 12, 1996, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

She was born on May 27, 1936, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She moved to Hale Center from Rocky Ford, Colo., in 1957 and was a member of St. Theresa's Catholic Church.

She married Bonifacio "Bonnie" Castillo in 1955 in Olton.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Leonard Castillo and Nick Roger Castillo, both of San Antonio; two brothers, Demacio Lucero of Walsenburg, Colo., and Jackie Lucero ofHereford; and six grandchildren.

Rev. Johnnie V. Harris

Funeral services for the Rev. Johnnie V. Harris, 77, of Lubbock, former pastor of Happy Union Baptist Church, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy R. Moton, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in City of Lubbock Cemetery by Ossie Curry Funeral Home of Lubbock.

Rev. Harris died on Monday, June 10, 1996, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

He was born on Oct. 22, 1919, in De Berry, the son of the late Flex Harris and Mattie Burns. He was a licensed, ordained minister for over 50 years and had served pastorates in Earth, Lorenzo, Amherst, Plainview and Lubbock.

He married Mary McKaney.

Survivors include his wife; seven daughters, Margaret Guillory of Houston, Barbara Lafitte of Phoenix, Ariz., Kay Austin of Grand Prairie, Enonne Sanders of Lubbock, Joyce Smith and Loyce Graves, both of Dallas, and Mary Joyce McKnight of Arlington; five sons, Vance and Johnnie Ray Harris, both of Lubbock, Harold Wayne Harris of Arlington, Terry Williams of Tucson, Ariz., and Jodie Harris of New York; four brothers, Bay, Leon and Vesel Burns, all of De Berry and Arthur Burns of Dallas; two sisters, Pearlie Williams of De Berry and Lucy Caldwell of Los Angeles, Calif.; and several grandchildren.

Troy Shockley

Funeral services for Troy Shockley, 78, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Shockley died Tuesday, June 11, 1996, in California.

Dora Ellen Bolles

Funeral services for Dora Ellen Bolles, 87, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Garland Street Church of Christ with Karl King, minister, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bolles died at 4:04 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 1996, in Meth-odist Hospital Plainview.

She was born Dora Ellen Rowland on Dec. 28, 1908, in McGregor. She moved to Plainview in 1919 and to Hale Center in 1912. She moved back to Plainview in 1926 and worked part time for Bealls and J.C. PenneyÕs. She was a homemaker and a member of Garland Street Church of Christ.

She married Shelby E. Bolles on Sept. 12, 1926, in Plainview. He died Feb. 14, 1984.

Survivors include one son, Dale Bolles of Plainview; three daughters, Mrs. Claude (Ellen) May of Plainview and Mrs. Glen (Gail) Ivy and Wanda Hollar, both of Lubbock; one brother, Russell Rowland of Lubbock; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Two sisters, Ruth Rogers and Polly Rowland, are deceased.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Martha Hogan

TULIA Ð Funeral services for Martha Woodside Hogan, 80, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jesse Hodge, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Graveside services will be in Edith Ford Cemetery in Canadian at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Rick Timmons of Central Baptist Church and the Rev. Jack Lee, pastor of First Baptist Church, both of Canadian, officiating. Burial arrangements are by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hogan died at 4:45 p.m. Monday, May 13, 1996, at her residence.

She was born Martha McClish on Nov. 11, 1915, in Lovington, N.M. She grew up in Brownfield where she graduated from high school in 1931. She moved to Tulia about 1948. She graduated from West Texas State University in 1965 and taught third grade in Tulia for 26 years.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

She married Wayne Hogan on May 10, 1965 in Dimmitt. He died on Nov. 5, 1973.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Gladene Woodside of Canadian; a sister, Velma Little of Tulia; a grandson and and his wife, Glen and Amy Woodside of Canadian; and a great-granddaughter, Macy Woodside of Canadian.

A son, David ÒWoodyÓ Woodside, died in July of 1987.

Wanda Wright

DICKENS Ð Funeral services for Wanda Faye Atkinson Wright, 66, mother of Darlene Eller of Petersburg, will be at 3 p.m. today in First Baptist Church in Spur with the Rev. Dan Wright of Brownwood and John Lowrie of Petersburg officiating. Burial will be in Dickens Cemetery by Campbell Funeral home of Spur.

Mrs. Wright died Monday, May 13, 1996, in St. Mary Hospital in Lubbock.

She was born Dec. 7, 1929, in Dickens County. She was a homemaker and member of Bible Church of the Nazarene. She had been active with Dickens Cemetery Association and the Dickens Museum.

She married Kenneth Atkinson on Feb. 7, 1944, in Roaring Springs. He died on Jan. 4, 1988. She married R.D. Wright Jr. on Dec. 27, 1944 in Spur.

Other survivors include her husband; two sons, Kenny Atkinson of Stamford and Vance Atkinson of Mineral Wells; four other daughters, Jean Marshall of Spur, Judy Bland of Groom, Janie Williams of Dickens and Kathy Hughes of Afton; two stepsons, Dewayne Wright of Midland and Jody Wright of Carlsbad, N.M.; two stepdaughters, Mary Hedrick of Carlsbad, N.M., and Annalois Goodgame of Hobbs, N.M.; a brother, Eldon Mayor of Rye; a sister, Bernice Rutledge of Spur; 37 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Dickens Senior Citizens, the Dickens Cemetery or to the Dickens Museum.

L.D. Britton

FLOYDADA Ð Funeral services for L.D. Britton, 91, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral home.

Mr. Britton died Sunday, May 19, 1996.

Claude T. Quisenberry

Graveside services for Claude T. ÒC.T.Ó Quisenberry, 71, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Parklawn Memorial Gardens with J. Henderson, minister of 11th and Amarillo Street Church of Christ, and Marion Gion officiating. Burial arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Quisenberry died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 1996, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 5, 1924, in Lockney where he grew and attended schools. He joined the U.S. Army in 1943 and was discharged in 1946. He moved to Plainview and worked in construction, retiring in 1986.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and 11th and Amarillo Street Church of Christ.

He married Bonnibel Cowart on Nov. 9, 1952, in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Tracy Grissom of Abilene, Patty Quisenberry of Plainview and Kristy Williams of Lubbock; a brother, Norman ÒSparkyÓ Quisenberry of Chickasha, Okla.; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren.

Leola B. Scott

ABERNATHY Ð Funeral services for Leola B. Scott, 88, of Burleson, will be at 11 a.m. today in Abernathy Church of Christ with Larry Bloskas, minister of the Anton Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Scott died Friday, May 17, 1996, in Burleson.

She was born July 28, 1907, in Hale County. She had lived in Seminole from 1948 to 1989 when she moved to Burleson. She had worked as a waitress at JoÕs Restaurant in Seminole for several years and was a member of the Church of Christ.

She married Herbert Cecil Scott on Oct. 28, 1924, in Hale County. He died in 1963.

Survivors include three grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Billie Wanda Schooley, died in 1988 and a grandson, Henry Cecil Schooley Jr., died in 1985.

LaShell Taylor

WOODWARD, Okla. Ð Funeral services for LaShell Taylor, 26, granddaughter of Aliene and Darwin Burch of Plainview, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. J. Paul Sharpe officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery by Good Samaritan Funeral Service.

Mrs. Taylor died Saturday, May 18, 1996, in Woodward Hospital and Health Center from injuries received in an automobile accident.

She was born LaShell Renea Burnett on June 19, 1969, in Dumas. She grew up in Rolla, Kan., where she graduated from high school in 1987. She attended Southwest College of Christian Ministries in Bethany, Okla., and was a member of the Great Life Singers.

She received a degree in criminal law and emphasis in paralegal from Northeastern University at Tahlequah, Okla., in 1992 and worked in Woodward at the Woodward Hospital and Health Center in emergency room registration.

She later worked for the law firm of Liles and Laubhan and most recently was employed at the David Christian Law Office. She was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church.

She married Stephen Taylor on Feb. 3, 1995, in Woodward.

Other survivors include her husband; her parents, W.L. and Linda Burnett of Woodward; a sister, Rebekah Burnett of Woodward; two brothers, Michael Burnett of Amarillo and Jeremiah Burnett of Woodward; and other grandparents, W.L. and Lois Burnett of Guymon, Okla.

Betty Chambers

DURANT, Okla. - Graveside services for Betty Chambers, 66, mother and mother-in-law of Clarence and Shirley Cook of Plainview, were at 10 a.m. today in Mead Cemetery with the Rev. Freddie Waldrep officiating. Burial arrangements were by Coffey Funeral Home.

Mrs. Chambers died May 23, 1996, in Durant.

She was born July 14, 1929, in Baxter Springs, Mo. She worked on the assembly line at ITT Corp. Her hobby was fishing and boating on Lake Texoma.

Her husband, John Chambers, is deceased.

Other survivors include two daughters, Nancy Stalder of Knoxville, Tenn., and Mrs. Dave (Jeannie) Hickman of St. Charles, Mo.; three grandsons; and one granddaughter.

Jimmie Harris

LOCKNEY - Graveside services for Jimmie Bennett Diana Potts Harris, 55, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Lockney Cemetery with the Rev. Frank Gutierrez officiating. Burial arrangements are by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Harris died Friday, May 24, 1996, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

She was born Dec. 27, 1940, in Kermit where she grew up and attended school. She moved to Floyd County from Monahans in 1962. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include three sons, Dannie Potts of Plainview, James Potts of Lubbock and Ivory Joe Kieth Harris, unknown; three daughters, Mary Harris and Svarie Gomez, both of Lockney, and Anita Potts of Lewisville; and 13 grandchildren.

Margaret Jones

LA HABRA, Calif. - Funeral services for Margaret Fayrene Jones, 81, former Olton resident, will be held Friday in Coleman Mortuary. Burial will be in Olive Lawn Cemetery in La Mirada by Coleman Mortuary.

Mrs. Jones died Tuesday, May 28, 1996, in La Habra.

She was born in Athens, Texas, and graduated from Olton High School. She moved to La Habra in 1953.

Survivors include two sons, Patrick Jones of Roseville, and J. Tom Jones of Fullerton; two daughters, Denise Mellot of Mira Loma and Beth Inskeep of La Habra Heights; three sistrs, Ruby Olgetree, Patricia Brown and Dorothy Loden; two brothers, Carl and Bruce Tanner; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Dennis W. Jones, is deceased.

Malcolm McNeill

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Malcolm McNeill, 82, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. McNeill died today, May 30, 1996, in Floydada Nursing Home.

Russell W. Barton

Funeral services for Russell Winford Barton, 78, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in St. PaulÕs Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Jeske, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Barton died at 5:25 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 1996, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

He was born July 16, 1917, in Moore, Okla. He moved in 1952 to a farm southwest of Plainview. In 1955 he moved to a farm 12 miles west of Kress.

He married Roberta Lee Stone on June 23, 1935, in Oklahoma City, Okla. She died Sept. 23, 1983.

He and his wife had served as president couple of Belles ÕN Beaux Square Dance Club and also of Texas Square and Round Dance Association. He was a member of St. PaulÕs Lutheran Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Ruth) Obenhaus of Plainview; three sisters, Almeda Keller of Mountain View, Okla., Beatrice Johnson of Oklahoma City, and Norma Dean Dyer of Carnegie, Okla.; three grandchildren, Richard Obenhaus of Lubbock, Rodger Obenhaus of Kress and Ronda Bain of Edmonson; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Edward Barbee, H.G. ÒRedÓ Nobles, Jimmy Reeves, Frankie Bain, Vergil Kunkel, Troy Klepper and Carl Bevill.

The family suggests memorials to the Crisis Pregnancy Services of Central Plains. 

Family members will be at the Ruth Obenhaus home, 605 Kirchwood.

Edna Faye Logan

Funeral services for Edna Faye Logan, 73, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Joe P. Weldon, pastor of Parkview Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Logan died at 11:10 p.m. Monday, May 6, 1996, in Methodist Hospital Plainview.

She was born Nov. 10, 1922, in Wanette, Okla. She moved to Kim, Colo., in 1930 where she attended school. She moved to Plainview in 1938.

She was a member of First Baptist Church and Plainview Senior Citizens.

She married Cleston Marion Logan on March 25, 1939, in Plainview. He died June 18, 1973.

Survivors include one son, Carl B. Logan of Fort Worth; two sisters, Irene Campbell of Plainview and Helen Mauldin of Fort Smith, Ark.; a grandson and his wife, Cary B. and Jill Logan of Fort Worth; a great-grandson, Jordan Logan of Fort Worth; and a great-granddaughter, Lindsey Logan of Fort Worth.

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