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Billy Jack Rigdon
LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Billy Jack Rigdon, 75, of Lubbock, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Abney, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Rigdon died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, in Lockney Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born Feb. 3, 1923, in Lockney, the son of the late William Green and Jewel Dollar Rigdon, Lockney pioneers. He attended school in Becton and served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He moved to Lubbock from Lockney in 1970 and was a retired counselor with alcoholics anonymous.

He was a member of the Lubbock Chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous and Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors include one son, Billy James Power, two brothers, Joe Rigdon of Gladstone, Mo., and Robert Rigdon of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two sisters, Rochelle Dorman of Plainview and Mary Moore of Lubbock; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at 402 S.W. 2nd Street in Lockney today from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The family suggests memorials to the Lubbock Chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous, 5603 Aberdeen, Lubbock, TX 79414, or to the American Cancer Society, 3411 73rd Street, Lubbock, TX 79423.

Royse Shires

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Royse L. Shires, 81, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jackie White, pastor of Church on the Rock in Lubbock, officiating.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

He died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

Mr. Shires was born April 9, 1917. He served with the U.S. Army and moved to Abernathy from California in 1964 and worked as a carrier for the Abernathy post office from 1968 until retiring in 1985. He also owned Abernathy Laundry.

He was a member of American Legion, Abernathy Masonic Lodge and First Baptist Church.

On Feb. 20, 1937, he married Agness Baker in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Garald Shires of Elgin, Ill.; a daughter, Glenda Jones of Lubbock; three brothers, Burney Shires of Amarillo, Dick Shires of Olympia, Wash., and Gayle Shires of Meadview, Ariz.; a sister, Lynda Wilkerson of Prescott, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer´s Association.

Richard Allen Williams

DALHART - Funeral services for Richard Allen “Rick” Williams, 38, were at 2 p.m. Monday in Lincoln Street Baptist Church.

Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery by Hass Funeral Home.

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

He was born Sept. 28, 1960, in Dalhart where he attended schools. He was a building contractor and a former Plainview resident.

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

A brother, Glenn Williams, is deceased.

J.H. Wilson

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for J.H. Wilson, 74, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Agape Church of God in Christ with Bishop W.H. Watson of Lubbock and Charles A. Tanner, elder, officiating.

Burial will be in City of Lubbock Cemetery by Ossie Curry Funeral Home.

Mr. Wilson died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

He was born Jan. 11, 1924, in Cameron. He moved to West Texas with an uncle in 1935. He moved to Lubbock in 1947.

He was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church and served on the board of trustees and sang in the choir.

He married Maebelle Marie Whitfield on Dec. 23, 1942 in Ralls. She died Feb. 9, 1998.

Survivors include five sons, James Henry Wilson of Fort Worth, Edward Charles Wilson of San Antonio, Stanley Jay Wilson of Austin, Lawrence Otto Wilson of Lubbock and Douglas Carl Wilson of Austin; three daughters, Willie Wilson Hervey of Plainview, Mozelle Marie Wilson of Lubbock, and Anne Wilson Alexander of Lubbock; one brother, John Allen of Temple; 30 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Joyce Nell Wilson Anderson, is deceased.

Raymond Yannis

FLOYDADA - Funeral Mass for Raymond Sarsosa Yannis, 76, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church with the Rev. John Ohlig officiating.

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

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

Mr. Yannis died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 17, 1922 in Lexington. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He moved to Floydada in 1974 from Ralls and was a retired farmer.

He was a member of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church.

In 1947, he married Mary Ann Orta in Cameron. She died in 1972.

Survivors include four sons, Frank Yannis of Georgetown, Raymond Yannis Jr., Eminio Yannis and Victor Yannis, all of Floydada; three daughters, Betty Hernandez and Mary Helen Moreno, both of Floydada, and Olivia Esquivel of Plainview; 35 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Freddie Yannis, died in 1982.

Melba Behrends

TULIA - Funeral services for Melba Hensley Behrends, 60, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Jesse Hodge, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiating.

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

Mrs. Behrends died at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at her residence.

She was born Melba Lorraine Walker on March 12, 1938, in Ludlow, Ill., where she grew up and attended schools. She graduated from high school in Rantoul, Ill. She moved to Tulia in 1983 and worked as a home health aide, for 5-Minute Mart and she and her brother helped start the Hospice program in Houston and Lake Charles, La., before moving to Tulia.

She was a location manager for Olin Mills Photography from 1991-1992.

She married Ronald Oscar Benson in January of 1955. He died in 1964. She married William Franklin Hensley Sr., in 1964. He died in 1984. She married Eddie Behrends on Feb. 23, 1991 in Tulia.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Ronald “Tubby” Benson of Tulia, William Franklin “Bo” Hensley Jr., of Sunray, and David Brannon of Palm City, Fla.; four daughters, Lori Tomblin of Tulia, Sissy Tomblin of Happy, Anna Wooden of Perry, Kan., and Mary Love Smithee of Canadian; one sister, Frances Merritt of Pennfield, Ill.; one brother, Fred Walker of Ludlow, Ill.; 24 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Smithee, Kelvin Tomblin, Kelly Tomblin, Randy Phillips, Bobby Benson and Todd McCarley.

Ada Harris

ASPERMONT - Funeral services for Ada Jean Harris, 61, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Sammy Wade officiating.

Burial will be in Aspermont Cemetery by McCoy Funeral Home.

Mrs. Harris died Tuesday, May 5, 1998, in an Aspermont hospital.

She was born Jan. 13, 1937, in Stonewall County. She worked as a nurse´s aide and was a former employee of McCoy Funeral Home. She was a Baptist.

She married Ira Harris on Aug. 18, 1956, in Aspermont.

Survivors include four sons, Ira Gene of El Paso and Ravin, William and James Nolen, all of Aspermont; four brothers, Dan Webster Miller and Harold Miller, both of Abernathy, Glover Miller Jr. of Aspermont, and Lee Edward Norman of Odessa; five sisters, Ester Ruth Bennett of Hawley, Ella Sue Johnson of Pecos, Betty Sneed and Nancy Ann Hines, both of Dallas, and Lillie Mae White of Riverside, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and two stepgrandchildren.

Jose De La Paz Jurado

AMARILLO - Funeral Mass for Jose De La Paz Jurado, 26, of Plainview, former Amarillo resident, will be at 2 p.m. today in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Amarillo with the Rev. Hector Madrigal, officiating.

Burial will be in Llano East Cemetery by Rector Funeral Home.

Rosary was recited at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel.

Mr. Juardo died Tuesday, May 5, 1998, in Amarillo.

He was born Jan. 24, 1970 in Durango, Mexico. He lived in Amarillo three years before moving to Plainview in 1996.

He was a farmer and member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Plainview.

He married Estela Manriquez on Jan. 24, 1970, in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Ariana Juardo of Plainview; five sisters, Guadalupe Flores and Lucy Jurado, both of Seattle, Wash., Martina Olivas of Lovelock, Nev., Lorena Luna and Ramona Juardo, both of Durango, Mexico; two brothers, Tobias Samuel Jurado of Durango, and Rafael Jurado of Dumas; and his parents, Pedro and Luz Maria Jurado of Durango.

James Durward Wall

ARTESIA, N.M. - Funeral services for James Durward Wall, 77, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in West Main Baptist Church with the Rev. J. Mark Robinson officiating.

Burial will be in Woodbine Cemetery with Veteran´s graveside services.

Mr. Wall died Sunday, May 3, 1998, in Huffman, Texas.

He was born July 14, 1920, in Winnsboro, Texas. He was an Army veteran, serving during World War II. He moved to Portales in 1952 and was a salesman for Artesia Paint & Glass until 1972 and worked as personnel and EEO officer for Hi-Plains Pavers in Plainview from 1978-1982.

He was a member of West Main Baptist Church where he served as music director, was a past president of Artesia Downtown Lions Club, and Artesia Geneological Society and an associate member of Association of Safety Engineers.

On March 6, 1941, he married Verda Mae Raper in Ocean Beach, Calif. He married Velma Matthews in August of 1970 in Artesia, N.M.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Wesley Wall of Casper, Wyo., and Darrell and Rita Wall of Houston; one daughter, Susan Diechman of Dexter, N.M.; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Hulon and Claudine Wall, T.C. and Peggy Wall and Garry Wall, all of Plainview, and Laverne and Rose Wall of Portales; three sisters, Mrs. C.J. (Elwanda) Almon of Burkburnett, Geneva Graves of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Era Jane Johns of Lubbock; 19 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers along with members of his Sunday school class.

Victor Basaldua Sr.

TULIA - Funeral Mass for Victor Basaldua Sr., 52, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in the Church of the Holy Spirit with the Rev. John Salazar-Jimenez, pastor, officiating.

Prayer vigil will be at 7 p.m. today in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Mr. Basaldua died Friday, July 31, 1998, at his residence.

Born Jan 1, 1946, in Edinburg, he moved to Tulia in 1953 and attended schools in Tulia.

He worked for Cooper Electric in Tulia for several years as an apprentice electrician and had been a licensed self-employed electrician in Tulia since 1976.

He was an avid golfer and past president of the Pan American Golf Association in Plainview.

He was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Tulia.

Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Sandoval of Booker and Judy Rodriguez of Tulia; one son, Victor Basaldua Jr. of Arlington; three sisters, Eva Flores and Marie Soto, both of Houston, and Elida Serna of Tulia; three brothers, Seferino Basaldua Jr. of Houston, George Basaldua of Nacona and Arturo Aguirre of Raymondville; and six grandchildren.

A brother, Alberto Perez, is deceased.

Juan Delgado

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Juan Delgado, 85, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church with Rick Vasquez, deacon, officiating.

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

Mr. Delgado died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital in Lockney.

He was born May 5, 1913, in Martindale where he grew up and attended schools. He moved to Floydada in 1948 and farmed.

He was a member of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church.

In 1934, he married Cataline Quiroz in San Marcos.

Survivors include his wife; four sons, Juan Delgado Jr. of Crowsell, Mich.; Mata Delgado of Floydada and Juan Delgado III of Lubbock and Francisco Delgado of Plainview; five daughters, Nieves Hernandez, Manuela Mendoza, Benita Martinez, Lupita Mendoza and Bonnie Flores, all of Floydada; two sisters, Maria Murillo of Lubbock and Porfiria Duran of Floydada; 35 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mary Bula Martindale Hiett

SHAMROCK - Funeral services for Mary Bula Martindale Hiett, 95, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in First Baptist Church with Elder Norman Jones, pastor of Primitive Baptist Church in Snyder, Okla., officiating.

Burial will be in Dozier Cemetery by Wright Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Hiett died Thursday, July 30, 1998.

She was born in Sommerville County and moved with her family to Shamrock in a covered wagon in 1919. She worked in the Shamrock community until retiring at age 82. She had been a member of the Lone Mound Primitive Baptist Church since 1928.

She married George “Jack” Hiett in 1920 in Dozier.

Surviving are two sons, J.B. Hiett of Shamrock and Bill Hiett of Tulia; a daughter, Ruby Smith of Clovis, N.M.; two brothers, Buck Martindale of Dozier and Bart Martindale of Shamrock; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Jimmie Eldon Nance

CLARENDON - Funeral services for Jimmie Eldon Nance, 66, Krum, will be 2 p.m. today in the Martin Baptist Church with the Rev. Bryan Knowles, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery by Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Mr. Nance dies Friday, July 31, 1998, in Denton.

He was born June 15, 1932, in Lockney and moved from Denton to Krum in 1982.

He married Nelda Joy Tims on Aug. 23, 1958, in Lockney.

Mr. Nance received a bachelor´s degree from Hardin Simmons University and a master´s degree from West Texas A&M University. He was a teacher in the public schools for more than 30 years, having taught in Krum, Muenster, Clarendon, Kress, Stamford and Floydada. He had been employed as a library assistant for the past 10 years at the Emily Fowler Public Library.

Mr. Nance had served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Krum Baptist Church.

A sister, Marie Henderson, died in 1989.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Karla Burrow of Midland and Kay Nance of Euless; one son, Kelly Nance of Euless; two sisters, Mayme Hays of Livermore, Calif., and Bobbie Nance of Aurora, Colo.; four brothers, Wiley Nance of San Angelo, Tom Nance and Joe Nance, both of Plainview, and Mike Nance of Midland; and three grandchildren.

James Hastey Jr.

IDALOU - Funeral services for James Clyde Hastey Jr., 47, of Lubbock, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Idalou Church of Christ with Les Carey officiating.

Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Flomot Cemetery by Calvillo Funeral Home of Lubbock with Mr. Carey officiating.

Mr. Hastey died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, in University Medical Center.

He was born July 1, 1950, in Matador. He moved to Plainview where he graduated from Plainview High School. He and lived in Plainview until moving to Lubbock in 1970. He was a retired veteran and a member of the Lubbock Disabeled American Veterans.

Survivors include his mother, Sylvia Hastey of Lubbock; two sons, James Christopher Hastey of Puerto Rico and Timothy Matthew Hastey of Lubbock; and two brothers, Michael Lee Hastey of Lorenzo and Warren Buryl Hastey of Lubbock.

J.C. Holland

AMARILLO - Funeral services for J.C. “Jay” Holland, 73, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Blackburn-Shaw Memorial Chapel with Tommy Stewart, minister of Central Church of Christ in Tulia, officiating.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. in Erick Cemetery, Erick, Okla., with the Rev. Jeff Avery, pastor of First Baptist Church in Erick, officiating.

Mr. Holland died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998.,

He was born in Erick and had lived in Amarillo for the last 21 years. He was a truck driver and a Baptist.

Survivors include a daughter, Eddie Cope of Tulia; three sons, Joe Wayne Holland of Pampa, Curtis Holland of Dodge City, Kan., and Rex Holland of Amarillo; four sisters, Thelma Terry of Amarillo, Pauline Wakefield of Erick, Jessie Baughman of Archer City and Janelle Pennington of Thomas, Okla.; two brothers, Glen Holland of Erick and Red Holland of Pampa; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Kenneth Hunt

Graveside services for Kenneth “Ken” Ray Hunt, 32, of Lubbock, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Plainview Memorial Park with Dr. Max Browning, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Hunt died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, in Lubbock.

He was born April 28, 1965, in San Fernando, Calif., where he grew up. He graduated from Sutter High School in 1985 and joined the Army. After his discharge in 1987 he moved to Dallas and in 1989 he moved to Plainview. He was attending Texas Tech, majoring in restaurant management.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Cindy and Dale Smock of Plainview; his father and stepmother, Jimmy Ray and Sue Hunt of Gunbarrel City; six brothers, Dean Hunt and Dale Smock Jr., both of Mesquite, Harold Hunt of Dallas, Travis Hunt of Marysville, Calif., Devyn Smock of Arlington, and Jason Smock of Hope Mills; two sisters, Darcee Russell of Humboldt, Iowa, and Bobbie Williams of Columbus, Ohio; his grandparents, Jim and Dorothy Hunt of Crescent City, Calif., Shirley Andrews of Plainview and Nicholas Hunt of Mesquite; and a sister-in-law, Roberta Hunt of Mesquite.

Anita Macha

CARLSBAD, N.M. - Funeral services for Anita McCutcheon Macha, 35, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Blodgett Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Wolfe officiating.

Burial will be in Carlsbad Cemetery by Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.

Mrs. Macha died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at her residence.

She was born June 25, 1962, in El Paso. She graduated from Sul Ross University in 1984 with a bachelor´s degree and had been a teacher in Pecos. She moved to Carlsbad in 1992 and worked for Columbia Health Care. She was a member of Blodgett Street Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, David; two sons, Calem Frank and Phillip Burke, both of Carlsbad; her parents, Claymon and Martha McCutcheon of Lubbock; two brothers, Gene McCutcheon of Tijeras, N.M., and Jackie McCutcheon of Lubbock; a sister, Carla Lewis of Plainview; and her grandmother, Mildred Burke of Lubbock.

Mitchell Malouf

Funeral services for Mitchell Malouf, 66, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Malouf died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at his residence.

Gladys Opal Walker

Funeral services for Gladys Opal Walker, 79, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Joe P. Weldon, pastor of Parkview Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Garden of Memories at 3 p.m. in Paducah by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Walker died at 3:16 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

She was born Feb. 1, 1919, in Russellville, Ala. She moved to Dumont at an early age and graduated from Dumont High School. She lived on the PK Ranch near Dumont and cooked for the cowboys. She also lived on the W Ranch at Post for several years and was a cook. 

She later moved to Guthrie, then to Floydada in the early 1950s. She moved to Plainview in 1958 and worked for the Plainview School Cafeterias for 14 years.

She became a Christian when she was a teenager and was a member of Parkview Baptist Church.

On April 8, 1941, she married Eldon Dee Walker.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Jerry and Ken Estes of Bay City; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Jackie and Sheila Walker of Bradley, Coy and Janice Walker of Plainview, and Troy Walker of Dumas; four sisters, Annie Sue Hollar and Viola Slover, both of Paducah, Beatrice Smith of Matador and Bessie Lee Read of Graham; and eight grandchildren.

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