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Gaylon Armstrong

CLOVIS, N.M. - Funeral services for Gaylon Armstrong, 33, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Faith Christian Family Church with the Rev. Kevin York and the Rev. David Swann, pastor, and the Rev. Troy Smotherman, assistant pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens by Steed-Todd Funeral Home.

Mr. Armstrong died Tuesday, March 31, 1998, in Anna Kaseman Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M.

He was born July 8, 1964, in Plainview where he grew up. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1982 and attended junior college in Wilberton, Okla., Lubbock Christian College and Eastern New Mexico University. He worked for Bender Honda Nissan as a master technician and service manager, for the City of Clovis and A to Z Tire stores in Clovis and Amarillo.

He attended Faith Christian Family Church.

Survivors include his wife, Kristi; four daughters, Elizabeth, Marley, Amy and Lauren, all of Clovis; his parents, Edward and Marnell Armstrong of Clovis; three sisters, Mrs. Ed (Amy) Baskin of Kerrville, Mrs. Kevin (Renee) York of Abilene and Mrs. David (Marla) Gutierrez of Clovis; and several other relatives in the Plainview area.
 

CleArthur Cook

PALESTINE - Funeral services for CleArthur Cook, 55, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in New Fellowship Christian Church with the Rev. Vernon Jackson officiating.

Burial will be in Bluffspring Cemetery by McCoy Funeral Home.

Mr. Cook died Monday, March 30,1998.

He was born Sept. 9, 1942, in Elkhart where he grew up and attended schools. After he graduated high school, he joined the U.S. Army, serving four years.

He was a member of Bluffspring Christian Church and after moving to Dallas was a member of Bonnie View Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Jessie Mae; his mother, Florence Cook; six children, Messie Marie Cook Terry, Cleoria Billard, Audrey Neal, CleArthur Cook Jr., Jeanette Stevenson and Yuvonne Cook; three brothers, James Cook of Plainview, Leroy Cook Jr. and Michael Cook, both of Palestine; and six grandchildren.

His father, Leroy Cook, and two brothers are deceased.
 

Emma Rose

TULIA - Funeral services for Mrs. C.W. (Emma) Rose, 94, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bruce Parks, former pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Rose died at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, 1998, in Valley Community Hospital in Santa Maria, Calif.

She was born March 23, 1904, in Nashville, Tenn. She moved to Swisher County in 1928 from Bosque County and graduated from West Texas State College in 1936. She taught school for 41 years in the Elkins and Valley View communities and Tulia schools. She moved to California in September of 1988.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Tulia.

On June 2, 1927, she married Carl W. Rose in Hillsboro. He died Feb. 12, 1960 in Tulia.

Survivors include two daughters, Juanelva Rose of Tai Chung, Tiawan, and Mrs. Lynn (LaVelda) Clock of Lompoc, Calif.; two sisters, Jimmie Frank Waller of Hillsboro and Lunar V. Chandler of Gatesville; and one grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Tommy “Chick” Childress, Joe Cowan, Roy Miller, Boyd Milner, Steve Rohde, and Dale Swinburn.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church or to the Methodist Children´s Home in Waco.
 

Walter Srader

PETERSBURG - Funeral services for Walter “Dude” Srader, 75, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sharon O´Quinn, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery by White Funeral Home of Idalou.

Mr. Srader died April 1, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

He was born May 16, 1922, in Crosbyton, the son of the late William Dalton and Mattie Pearl Myers Srader. He attended school at Becton and lived in Ralls before moving to Petersburg. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a painter.

On April 23, 1948, he married Ollie Mae Williams in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Danny Srader of Allen and Kenn Srader of Stratford; two daughters, Donna Srader of Plano and Mary Ann Martin of Lubbock; two sisters, Sis Smith of Petersburg and Pearl Shannon of Idalou; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will be at the funeral home, 701 Main, in Idalou today from 6:30-8 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Petersburg Cemetery Association or to a favorite charity.
 

B. Joe Turner

Funeral services for B. Joe Turner, 58, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Drew Travis, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating.

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

Mr. Turner died at 3:49 a.m. Thursday, April 2, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

He was born Jan. 7, 1940, in Rosco. He grew up in Hale Center where he graduated from high school in 1957. He graduated from Wayland Baptist University in 1962 and farmed in Hale and Deaf Smith counties. In 1977 he built, owned and operated Westridge Manor. He was still active in farming and the manor.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Melissa Chesher of Houston; a son, Patrick Turner of Plainview; two sisters, Mrs. Bill (Maxie) Walls of Plainview and Mrs. W.C. (Pat) Johnson of Amarillo; his mother, Georgie Campbell of Plainview; and three grandchildren, Will, Ben and Katie Chesher of Houston.

Ralph Adams

Funeral services for Ralph Adams, 76, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Adams died Monday, April 13, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.
 

Anita Clinton

Funeral services for Anita Clinton, 93, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Clinton died at 6:30 a.m. today, April 14, 1998, in Amarillo.
 

Pauline Powell

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Pauline M. Powell, 75, of Topeka, Kan., will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Stan Blevins, pastor of Highland Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in City of Lubbock Cemetery.

Mrs. Powell died Sunday, April 12, 1998, in Topeka.

She was born in Haskell County and lived in Lubbock before moving to Topeka in 1996.

She was a homemaker and a member of Highland Baptist Church in Lubbock.

She married Woodrow Powell on Nov. 2, 1940, in Crosby County. He died April 15, 1991.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia A. Barton of Murray, Ky., and Sherry E. Farris of Topeka; a brother, Guy Wall of Hale Center; three sisters, Faye Brooks of Plainview and Sue Goodwin and JoAnn Thomas, both of Lubbock; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Two sons, Waylen L. Powell and Gerald F. Powell, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the Topeka Presbyterian Manor Good Samaritan Fund, 4712 S.W. Sixth St., Topeka, Kan., 66606.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
 

Bud Roberts

TULIA - Funeral services for Bud Roberts, 89, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jesse Hodge, pastor, and Trey Morgan, minister of Central Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial will be in Wayside Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. Roberts died at 11:45 a.m. Monday, April 13, 1998, in Swisher Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 7, 1909, in Duffo, in Erath County. He attended Cottonwood, Vera and Wichita Falls schools. He graduated from West Texas State Teachers College with a bachelor´s degree in 1937 and a master´s degree in 1941 in history and adminsitration.

In 1942 he joined the Army and served in the 12th Field Artillery, 2nd Infantry Division during World War II. He received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal for Efficiency, Honor and Fidelity. He was discharged in 1945.

He was a coach, teacher and administrator for 41 years. He was at Cold Water in 1933, Wayside as principal, teacher and coach in 1937 and in 1940 he was superintendent and girls coach at Darrouzett. From 1946 to 1957 he was at Happy and from 1958 to 1979 in Tuilia. He also farmed and ranched in Swisher County from 1937-1975.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday school for 23 years, a member of Swisher County Museum Board, Swisher County Historical Commission Board, Senior Citizens, RSVP, Phoenix Club at WTSU, Tulia Kiwanis Club, and the Tulia Chamber of Commerce.

He was named Tulia´s Outstanding Citizen in 1968, received the Texas High School Girl´s Basketball Coaches Award in 1970, named to the Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame in Amarillo in 1985, named to the Hoops Hall of Fame in 1990, and the Texas Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in 1995.

He was a member of the original board that organized girls basketball in Texas - the McCamey League and started girls track in Texas along with H.B. Howard. His basketball teams won seven state championships.

He married Cora Belle Moore on Aug. 24, 1934, in Hereford. She died May 6, 1974. He married Sharon Nichols in June of 1981. She died March 3, 1997.

Survivors include two daughters, Princess Gruben of Eldorado and Deltah Henard of Wellington; one sister, Othella Tuggle of Fort Sumner, N.M.; five grandchildren, Meredith Gruben of Eldorado, Kirk Gruben of College Station, Nandy Henard and Christy Henard, both of Lubbock, and Colby Henard of Wellington.

A brother, J.D. Roberts and a sister, Hazel Mulligan, are deceased.

Pallbearers will be great nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be members of his former teams.

The family suggests memorials to Swisher County Museum or to the Swisher County Senior Citizens Center.
 

Cecil Stephens

PORTALES, N.M. - Funeral services for Cecil Stephens, 89, were at 10 a.m. today in Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Rasnake and the Rev. Lewis Johnson officiating.

Burial was in Portales Cemetery by Wheeler Mortuary.

Mr. Stephens died Saturday, April 11, 1998, in Lubbock.

He was born in Erick, Okla., and moved with his family to Maple, Texas in 1925. He moved to Portales in 1936 where he farmed until retiring. He moved into Portales in 1993.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he was in charge of offerings.

In 1930, he married Mildred Butler in Portales.

Survivors include his wife; three brothers, Lyndon Stephens of Portales and Doyle Stephens and Loyd Stephens, both of Silverton; a sister, Theta Holt of Silverton; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the New Mexico Baptist Children´s Home at Portales.
 

Julian Valdez

Funeral services for Julia Valdez are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Valdez died Sunday, April 12, 1998, in California.
 

Leroy Waller

Funeral services for Leroy Waller, 71, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Waller died at 7:26 a.m. today, April 14, 1998, in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Amarillo.

Forest Armstrong

Graveside services for Forest Armstrong, 92, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Plainview Memorial Park with the Rev. John Bryant, pastor of Grace Assembly of God, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Calvillo Funeral Home of Lubbock.

Mr. Armstrong died Monday, June 22, 1998, in Southern Manor Nursing home in Lubbock.

He was born June 8, 1906, in Tishomingo, Okla. He was a retired farmer and an honorary member of the American Legion of Plainview.

Survivors include four sons, James and Jerry Armstrong, both of Lubbock, Charles Armstrong of Midland and Jimmy Armstrong of Radcliff, Ky.; six daughters, Joy Armstrong and Barbara Tipton, both of Lubbock, Patsy Sparkman of Slaton, Mickie Grimes of Merkel, Vickie Sutton of Amarillo and Joann Ashwad of Penwell, 23 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
 

LaMurael Y. Arrington

AMARILLO - Graveside services for LaMurael Yancey Arrington, 85, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia with Dr. Charles Jones, pastor of Second Baptist Church in Amarillo, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home in Plainview.

Mrs. Arrington died at 2 p.m. Monday, June 22, 1998, in Prairie House Living Center in Plainview.

She was born LaMurael Delila Yancey on June 18, 1913, in Winnsboro in Wood County.

She worked for Longhorn Packing in Amarillo for many years and was retired. She moved to Plainview in March.

She was a member of Second Baptist Church and Dorcas Sunday School Class.

Survivors include two sons, Gene Arrington of Plainview and Murray Arrington of Amarillo; one sister, Maureen White of Winnsboro; and four grandchildren, Jason Arrington of Amarillo, Yancey Arrington of Houston, Jodey Arrington of Round Rock and Kally Arrington of Lubbock.
 

Elmira Ayala

Funeral services for Elmira Ayala, 50, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

she died at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.
 

Johnny Ray Stidham

TULIA - Funeral services for Johnny Ray Stidham, 69, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Tulia Church of Christ with Dennis Conway, minister, and the Rev. Bill Gunther, pastor of Tulia Assembly of God Church, officiating.

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

Mr. Stidham died at 9:26 p.m. Sunday, June 21, 1998, in Swisher Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 15, 1928, in Cherokee County where he grew up and attended schools. He moved to Quitaque in the early 1940s and farmed. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army. He returned to Quitaque on a hardship discharged due to his father´s death. He took over his father´s job of farming and raised his younger siblings. He moved his mother and siblings to Tulia in 1952 and worked for the Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation for 34 years. He retired in May 1987. He was a member of Tulia Church of Christ.

In 1959 he married Dorothy Nadine Brice in Memphis, Texas.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Dianne Osburn and Marlene Roper, both of Tulia; two sisters, his twin, Bonnie Purdy and Emma Choate, both of Tulia; two brothers, Bennie “Blackie” Stidham of Tulia and Roy Stidham of Peralta, N.M.; and two grandchildren, Julia Crawford and Justin Bailey Roper, both of Tulia.

Six brothers, James, Blue, Henry, Charles, Adrian and Alvin and his parents, Lee and Lois Stidham, are deceased.
 

Wanda Youts

DIMMITT - Funeral services for Wanda Youts, 77, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral home Ivey Chapel with the Rev. Howard Rhodes, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Castro Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Youts died Sunday, June 21, 1998, in Hart.

She was born Jan. 26, 1921, in Elmer, Okla. She was retired from the Dimmitt Independent School District in 1980 and was a member of First Baptist Church.

On Sept. 21, 1938, she married Charles T. Youts in Clovis, N.M. He died in 1976.

Survivors include a son, Charles T. Youts Jr. of Laredo; three daughters, Shirley Carpenter of Lubbock, Charlette Sanders of San Angelo and La Wanda Quintero of Hart; three brothers, Paul Williams and Leroy Williams, both of Wichita Falls, and Laverne Williams of Bowie; a sister, Willie Moore of Columbia, N.C.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Plains Memorial Hospice, P.O. Box 278, Dimmitt, TX 79027.

Herminia Flores
SLATON - Funeral Mass for Herminia Flores, 42, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in San Ramon Catholic Church in Woodrow with the Rev. George Roney, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery by Englunds Funeral Service Chapel.

Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.

Mrs. Flores died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998.

She was born May 25, 1956, in Slaton where she grew up and attended schools. She was a homemaker and a health care worker. She was a member of San Ramon Catholic Church.

On Feb. 24, 1973, she married Efrain Flores in Slaton.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Fernando Flores of Slaton; four daughters, Alicia Flores, Belma Flores, Estella Flores, all of Slaton and Elvia Flores of Lubbock; six brothers, Arnold Vasquez of Plainview, Celestino Vasquez of Acuff, Modesto Vasquez, Jose Vasquez Jr., Raul Vasquez and Ernesto Vasquez, all of Slaton; three sisters, Aurora Beltran and Rosalinda Rodriquez, both of Lubbock, and Olga Campos of Slaton; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Salvation Army.
 

ÔBobby´ James

Funeral services for Lester Wade “Bobby” James Jr., 68, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. James died at 9:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, in IHS Heritage Home.
 

Lupe Mercado

Funeral Mass for Lupe Mercado, 76, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Elbert Fadallan officiating.

Burial will be in a Plainview cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Rosary will be recited today at 7:30 p.m. in Lemons Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Mercado died at 12:05 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, in St. Mary of the Plains Hospital in Lubbock.

She was born Feb. 12, 1922, in Olustee, Okla. She grew up in Spur and Dickens County and moved to Plainview in 1945. She was a midwife until retiring in 1985. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

On April 14, 1940, she married Benito Mercado in Dickens.

Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Pauline Gonzalez of Lubbock, Beatrice Martinez of Pampa, Mary Lou Tijerina of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Linda Sepeda of Plainview; one son, Jessie Mercado of Amarillo; two children she raised, Flor Diaz and Juan Diaz, both of Plainview; a sister, Maria Guerra of Amarillo; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

A grandson, Rudy M. Gonzalez, died Feb. 25, 1996.
 

Glenn Mills

Funeral services for Glenn Mills, 71, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Mills died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, at his residence.
 

Bill Rankin

DALLAS - Graveside services for W.M. “Bill” Rankin, 86, longtime Hale County cotton farmer and dairyman, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Abernathy IOOF Cemetery.

Burial arrangements are by Forest Lawn Funeral Home at Turtle Creek in Dallas.

Mr. Rankin died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998 in Dallas.

In 1930 he started a registered Jersey cattle dairy in Abernathy.

In November 1933, he married Mildred Reed. She died in 1981. In 1982, he married Mary Lou Hill of Campbell.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Carl Rankin and his wife, Andrea, of Richardson; and three grandchildren.

A daughter, Billie Rankin, died in 1976 and a sister, Louise Rankin, died in 1993.

The family suggests memorials to Abernathy IOOF Cemetery.
 

Clotia Reed

Funeral services for Clotia Reed, 87, 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 Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Reed died at 6:55 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Feb. 1, 1911, in Forney. She grew up in Plainview and graduated from Plainview High School. She was a homemaker and a member of First Assembly of God Church.

On Sept. 30, 1930, she married Hiram H. Reed in Portales, N.M.

Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Darlene Brewer of Grand Prairie; two brothers, James Guynes and Nova Guynes, both of Stockton, Calif.; two sisters, Sylvia Sutton of Escalon, Calif., and Elena Felty of Guymon, Okla.; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
 

Wallace W. Roehr Jr.

LIBERAL, Kan. - Funeral services for Wallace W. Roehr Jr., 78, were at 11 a.m. Monday in Liberal Friends Church with the Rev. Kelly Kellum officiating.

Burial was in Liberal Cemetery by Kitch Funeral Directors.

Mr. Roehr died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998.

He was born in Liberal and was a self-employed automobile salesman in Liberal. He was a veteran of World War II, a member and steward of the Friends Church and a member of Elks Club and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

In 1985 he married Dorothy Floyd.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Mike Roehr of Texas; a stepson, Jon A. Stutz of Hugoton, Kan.; four daughters, Amy Whitman of Plainview, Barbara McReynolds of Houston, Rita Cress of Willis and Julie Franks of Amarillo; two stepdaughters, Dorothy Gilbreath and Karen Pearl Hess, both of Liberal; three brothers, Arthur Roehr of Flint, Jack Roehr of Solna Beach, Calif., and Charles Roehr of Poway, Calif.; two sisters, Marie Cox of Columbia, Mo., and Marjorie of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Liberal Friends Church.


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