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Anita Baldwin

SNYDER - Funeral services for Anita Baldwin, 60, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Marty Akins, pastor; the Rev. Larry Head of Pampa, director of the Top O´ Texas Baptist Area; Ted Spear, moderator of Mitchell-Scurry Baptist Association, and the Rev. William Jackson, moderator of Sweetwater Baptist Association, officiating.

Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. in Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock by Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

Mrs. Baldwin died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, in Cogdell Memorial Hospital.

She was born Aug. 29, 1937, in Lubbock. She was a homemaker, school teacher, secretary, bookkeeper and office manager. She was secretary of the Sweetwater and Scurry- Mitchell Baptist Areas, administrative assistant for Wayland Baptist University in Plainview and an office manager for New Life in Christ. She moved to Snyder in 1989 and was a member of First Baptist Church.

She married Darold B. Baldwin in August of 1957 in Happy Union.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Toye Robertson of Euless; a son, David Baldwin of Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother, Stan Seagler of Gruver; and a grandson.

The family will be at the funeral home from 7-8:30 p.m. today.
 

Austin Clark Campton

HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Austin Clark Campton, 85, of Ballinger, are pending with Freeman-Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Campton died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, in Ballinger.
 

Arvel Hall

SNYDER - Funeral services for Arvel Hall, 81, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Nan Swanson, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Hall died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998, in Snyder Health Care Center.

He was born March 13, 1916, in Emery. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked in Abilene, Breckenridge and Big Spring as a construction superintendent.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

On May 30, 1942, he married Mozell Mitchell in St. Augustine, Fla.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Keith Mitchell of Saudi Arabia; a brother, D.J. Hall of Emery; and a sister, Imo Morton of Tulia.
 

Ruby M. Sims

DIMMITT - Funeral services for Ruby M. Sims, 92, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church in Hart with the Rev. Kelly Inman, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Homes.

Mrs. Sims died at 3:05 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, in Canterbury Villa Nursing Home in Dimmitt after a lengthy illness.

She was born April 11, 1905, in Pontotoc, Okla. She lived in Tulia from 1928 to 1967 when she moved to Dimmitt.

On Dec. 1, 1923, she married Charlie N. Sims in McLean. He died May 30, 1964.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Tulia and worked as a seamstress and was a gardener and a homemaker.

Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Nelson of Hart; a brother, Charlie E. Sims of Ruidoso, N.M.; a half-brother, Adrian Broughton of Ardmore, Okla.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Two sons, Kenneth W. Sims and Walter N. Sims, are deceased.

Pallbearers will be Vic Nelson, Brady Nelson, Brian Nelson, Clyde Sims, Don Johnston and Billy Sims.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.
 

Ronnie Stockton

PORTALES, N.M. - Funeral services for Ronnie Stockton, 35, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with Dr. Philip Fike and Eddie Kilmer officiating.

Burial will be in Portales Cemetery by Wheeler Mortuary.

Mr. Stockton died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998.

He was born Aug. 15, 1962 in Portales where he grew up and graduated from high school in 1980. He graduated from New Mexico State University in 1985 with a bachelor of science degree in biology and a minor in chemistry.

He worked as a golf pro and also had his stockbroker´s license and insurance license. He earned a master of business administration degree from the University of New Mexico and his teaching certificate from Eastern New Mexico University in 1994. He was named Outstanding Secondary Student Teacher.

He taught at Portales High School for two years and coached football and golf at Clovis High School for one year. He then joined the football coaching staff at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

He was active for many years in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Jimmie Lou and Terry Varnell of Rogers; his father and stepmother, Ben and Brenda Stockton of Portales; a brother, Billy Stockton of Merkel; a sister, Kasey Stockton of Portales; a stepbrother, Dale Varnell of Rogers; two step-sisters, Connie Ferguson of Plainview and Rae Etta Zuniga of Aztec; and his fiancee, Bridget Simmons of Portales.

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

Anne Irene Wagley

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Anne Green Wagley, 84, of Lubbock, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Moore-Rose-White Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Raymond Wolf, retired minister, officiating.

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

Mrs. Wagley died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, at Carillon Retirement Village in Lubbock.

She was born Oct. 15, 1913, in Stephen County. She moved to Floyd County in 1915 and attended school in the Baker Community. She was a beautician.

She was a member of Agape United Methodist Church in Lubbock and was a past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star in Floydada and Plains.

On June 14, 1931, she married James Hershel Green in Floyd County. He died Feb. 3, 1953. She married James Starks Wagley on March 6, 1965, in Plains. He died in 1977.

Survivors include two sons, James Wilton Green of Columbus, Neb., and Bob Green of Snyder; one daughter, Marceleta Box of Lubbock; one sister, Maggie Perry of Plainview; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Kay Akins

FRESNO, Calif. - Memorial services for Kay Akins, former Plainview resident, were held Saturday afternoon at Trinity Southern Baptist Church.

Memorial and burial services will be held in Covington, Tenn., at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Mrs. Akins died of cancer on Thursday, June 4, 1998.

She lived in Plainview in the 1960s while her husband, the Rev. James M. Akins, attended Wayland Baptist University. She was employed by Hale County State Bank. The Akinses lived in Independence, Mo., and Auburn, Calif., where he was pastor of the First Southern Baptist Churches in each city. Currently, Akins is State Evangelism Chairman of the Southern Baptist Convention in Fresno, Calif.

Mrs. Akins was a member of the Trinity Southern Baptist Church in Fresno.

Survivors include her husband; one son, Dedric Akins of Lynchburg, Va., and a daughter, Vanessa Zimmerman of Fresno; four grandchildren, James Dedrick Akins of Lynchburg, and Kayla Jane, Taylor Owen and Morgan Nichole Zimmerman, all of Fresno; her mother, Nina Owen of Covington, Tenn.; three sisters, Elaine Wilson, Bessie Hopkins and Sarah Carter, all of Covington, and one brother, Johnny Owen of Covington.
 

Dennis ´Pete´ Chester

AMARILLO -- Funeral services for Dennis ´Pete´ Chester, 59, of Amarillo will be 3 p.m. Monday in Colonial Funeral Chapel with Dr. Curtis Stockton officiating.

Cremation arrangements are by Colonial Funeral Chapel in Amarillo.

Mr. Chester died Thursday, June 8, 1998, in High Plains Hospital.

He was born Sept. 26, 1938, in Littlefield. He came to Amarillo in 1959 and worked for Autos Unlimited for 17 years. He moved to Portales, N.M., and continued in the automotive business before returning to Amarillo.

Surviving is a son, Kyle Chester of Amarillo.

The body will be available for viewing from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today.
 

Patricia Essary

Funeral services for Patricia June Essary, 65, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Lemons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Alvin Petty, pastor of First Baptist Church of Halfway, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Essary died at 8:10 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 1998, in Baptist St. Anthony´s Hospital in Amarillo.

She was born June 11, 1932, in Brownfield where she attended schools. She married J.T. Essary on Sept. 17, 1953 in Portales, N.M. She moved to Lubbock from Plainview in 1953 and moved to Boise City, Okla. in 1989. She was a Baptist.

Surviving are two sons, Del of Plainview and Gary Lynn of Lubbock; a brother, W.H. Gorman Jr. of San Benito; two sisters, Wanda Patton of San Saba and Joyce J. Townsley of Boise City; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
 

Larue Foster

Funeral services for Larue Foster, 85, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Foster died at 9:27 a.m. Saturday, June 6, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Plainview.
 

Shirley ´S.C.´ Horan

Funeral services for Shirley ´S.C.´ Horan, 81, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Kenneth Coates, minister of education and administration.

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

Mr. Horan died at 7 a.m. Friday, June 5, 1998, at his residence.

He was born July 29, 1916 in Nebraska, grew up in Perryton and graduated from Perryton High School in 1934. He married Margaret George on Sept. 10, 1937 in Perryton.

He moved to Plainview in 1945 and started farming. He was in the dairy business from 1954-63. He moved to Edmonson in 1982 and continued farming until retiring in 1994.

He was a member of First Baptist Church and was active in the Plainview Stock Show since the 1950s. He also was a past vice president of Farm Bureau.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Vernon (Kathy) Norris of Edmonson; a son, Roger Horan of Plainview; a brother, Roger Horan of McGee, Ark; two sisters, Verna Paddock of Kinsley, Kan., and Doris McCorstin of Sherman; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
 

Robert Lynn Lamborn

TULIA - Funeral services for Robert Lynn Lamborn, 37, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dan Campbell, pastor of Canyon Christian Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Milo Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. Lamborn died at 10:10 p.m. Friday, June 5, 1998, in Tulia.

He was born June 8, 1960 in Tulia. He was raised in Tulia and Wayside and attended schools in Claude. He worked in construction for several years and was employed by Dale Swinburn Farms in Tulia the past five years.

Surviving are his wife, Julie; a son, Christopher Lamborn of Tulia; his father, Samuel G. Lamborn of Eunice, Mo.; a sister, Carol Rose of Fritch; four brothers, Dasin Lamborn of Amarillo, Larry Lamborn of Lubbock, Ronnie Matthews of Lewisville and Dennis Matthews of Wichita, Kan.
 

Drexel Lawson

OLTON -- Funeral services for Drexel Lawson, 84, are pending with Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home of Olton.

He died at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, June 6, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.
 

Johnnie Williams

MEMPHIS - Graveside services for Johnnie “Jake” Williams, 82, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Fairview Cemetery with Tom Anderson, minister of the Church or Christ in Memphis, officiating.

Arrangements are by Memphis Funeral Home.

Mr. Williams was born in Lindsay, Okla. and was a World War II veteran, having served with the 62nd Fighter Squadron in the European/African theater. He also was a military policeman. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He married Mattie Lee Tiffie in 1940 in Estelline.

Surviving are his wife, who lives in New Mexico; three sons, Jimmie, Donald and Ricky, all of Aztec, N.M.; four daughters, Barbara Sperry of Mangum, Okla., Joyce Pasley and Pamela Jones, both of Memphis, and Frances Powell of Amarillo; two bothers, Ray of Amarillo and Felix of Olton; a sister, Bessie Mabry of Olton; 20 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Charles L. "Charlie" Giles
Graveside services for former Olton resident Charles L. “Charlie” Giles, 59, of Abilene, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Olton Cemetery with the Rev. Kyle Streun, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home of Plainview.

Mr. Giles died Friday, Nov. 20, 1998, in Abilene.

He was born Aug. 28, 1939 in Norfolk, Va. and moved to Anson in 1945 and to Olton in 1952, graduating from Olton High School in 1960. He attended Ranger Junior College and West Texas A&M University. He moved to Abilene in 1975 and owned and operated Giles Construction and Landscaping.

A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of the Abilene VFW and American Legion and Oak Street Baptist Church in Abilene.

Surviving are a stepson, Rod Benton of Abilene; a brother, Douglas “Ted” Giles of Plainview; his grandmother, Cue Giles of Plainview; and two nieces, Tiffany and Tandy Giles of Plainview.

The family will be at 1316 Vernon in Plainview and requests memorials to the Runningwater Draw Care Center, Box 409, Olton 79064 or the Olton Ambulance Association.
 

Myrtle Karrh

HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Myrtle Karrh, 90, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Meacham, pastor, and Silas Short, minister of O´Donnell Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial will be in Hale Center Cemetery by Freeman-Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Karrh died Friday, Nov. 20, 1998, in Hi-Plains Hospital.

She was born July 16, 1908 in Moulton, Ala. and married Rayburn Karrh on Sept. 14, 1928 in Alabama. He died Dec. 31, 1981.

She moved to Hale Center from the Snyder Community in 1941. She was a teacher and was very active in the community. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Hale Center Senior Citizens Association, Home Demonstration Club, member of the Pioneer Study Club for more than 50 years and was an active member of the Hale Center Women´s Club and the Plainview Women´s Forum. She enjoyed china painting and playing bridge.

Surviving are four daughters, Betty Miller of Houston, Gail Brown of Longview, Kay Bock of Irving and Margene Seals of Wichita, Kan.; a son, Robert G. Karrh, of Amarillo; two sisters, Marjorie Francis of Decatur, Ala. and Evelyn Matthews of Birmingham, Ala.; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchldren.

Pallbearers will be J.G. Cannon, Robert Byrd, Bob Stroud, Lloyd Louthan, Leon Douglas, Bobby Byrd and J.A. Nivens. Honorary pallbearers will be George Smith, Ray Freeman, Harold Vaughn, Jake Bourland and Roy McCollum.

The family suggests memorials to the Hale Center Senior Citizens Center, Box 205, Hale Center 79041 or the Hale Center Library, Box 214, Hale Center 79041 or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
 

Vetra McMullen

ABERNATHY - Graveside services for Vetra Inez McMullen, 89, of Lubbock, formerly of Abernathy, will be at 2 p.m. today in Lamesa Memorial Park with the Rev. Dennis Teeters, pastor of Lamesa First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be by Abell Funeral Home of Abernathy.

Mrs. McMullen died Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998, at her residence.

She was born April 4, 1909 in Dawson County and grew up in Post and Arkadelphia, Ark. before moving to Lamesa in 1925.

After graduating from Lamesa High School in 1927, she was employed by General Telephone Co. and held the position of chief operator for several years before retiring to raise a family.

She married H.B. “Skeezix” McMullen in Lamesa on Dec. 23, 1928. He died in 1961. She worked for Peterson´s Dress Shop, Dotty Dan and Collins Department Store before retiring in 1978 and moving to Abernathy.

A member of First Baptist Church in Abernathy, she became a Baptist at an early age and and was an active member until 1996.

Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Weaver of Blanco and Patsy Stephenson of Lubbock; five grandchildren, Rick Weaver of Haslet, Kimie Cunningham of Dripping Springs, Amy Riley of Abernathy, Angie Taylor of Houston and Sterling Taylor of Lubbock; and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, 3403 73rd, Lubbock.
 

Asension Recio

Funeral Mass for Asension Recio, 53, of Albuquerque, N.M., former Plainview resident, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Elbert Fadallan, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Recio died at 3:49 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998, in Albuquerque.

He was born May 10, 1945 in Robstown and moved to Plainview in 1957. He joined the Peace Corps in 1964 and moved to Mountainair, N.M. in 1967. He was a Catholic.

He married Bennie Cisneros on Jan. 7, 1965 in Mountainair.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Martin Recio of Albuquerque; five brothers, Alex of Hereford, Alfonso and Ismael, both of Plainview, and Valentine and Carlos, both of Amarillo; six sisters, Esmeralda Gonzales, Rosalinda Ramos, Rejina Gonzalez and Anita Moralez, all of Amarillo, and Ermalinda Perez and Sally Recio, both of Plainview; his mother, Guadalupe Recio of Plainview; his mother-in-law, Antonia Cisneros of Albuquerque; a sister-in-law, Flora Segura of Albuquerque; and a granddaughter, Amanda of Albuquerque.
 

Nazario Roque

OLTON - Funeral Mass for Nazario Roque, 55, was held at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Peter´s Catholic Church with the Rev. Martin Pea, officiating.

Burial was in Olton Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

Rosary was recited Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Mr. Roque died Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born July 28, 1943, in Durango, Mexico. He was a farmer and member of St. Peter´s Catholic Church.

On Feb. 3, 1963, he married Rebeca Herrera in Juarez, Mexico.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Maria Roque, Maria Rivera and Lorenza DeLaRosa, all of Olton; two sons, Steve and Jose Roque, both of Hale Center; four brothers, Amalio and Pedro Roque, both of El Monte, Calif., Maximo Roque of Durango, Mexico, and Aristo Roque of Juarez, Mexico; and 12 grandchildren.
 


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