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Hermino A. ´Chino´ Archuleta

Funeral Mass for Hermino A. “Chino” Arculeta, 73, will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Ben Kasteel, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Archuleta died at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, in IHS Heritage Home.

He was born Aug. 10, 1924, in Espanola, N.M. He grew up there and served in the Army during World War II before moving to Plainview in 1955. He worked for J.Q. Long Roofing for 25 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

He married Francisa Aguero in 1963 in Plainview. She died Oct. 31, 1985.

Surviving are three sons and their wives, Rafal and Velia Archuleta of Plainview, Jose Antonio and Shannon Archuleta of Brigham, Utah and Hermino and Linda Archuleta of Del Norte, Colo.; three daughters and their husbands, Elaine and Leonel Castillo of Temple, Dorothy and Steve Sheriff of Sonomish, Wash. and Becky Beltran of Brigham, Utah; a stepson and his wife, Gilbert and Elsa Hernandez of Madison, Wis.; two brothers, Esotin Martinez of Alamoso, Colo. and Jose Archuleta of Espanola, N.M.; a sister, Adelia Lovato of Espanola; 23 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. 
 

Jesusa Dela Garza

Graveside services for Jesusa Dela Garza, 82, will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Plainview Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Willie Griffin officiating.

Burial will be by Ossie Curry Funeral Home.

A wake service will be held today beginning at 9 a.m. in Ossie Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 1212 W. 14th Street.

Mrs. Dela Garza died at 4 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at her residence.

She was born April 16, 1916 in Plainview.

Surviving are a daughter, Dora Munoz of Garden City, Kan.; two brothers, Moses Dela Garza and Marcus Dela Garza, both of Corpus Christi; two sisters, Dora Dela Garza of Corpus Christi and Teresa Dela Garza of Seguin; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests donations to the Ossie Curry Funeral Home, Box 168, Lubbock 79408.
 

Merle Mills

HEREFORD - Funeral services for Merle Mills, 80, former Plainview resident, were at 4 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Cosby, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Deligh Cemetery in Sayre, Okla. by Gililland-Watson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mills died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998.

She was born July 17, 1917 in Erick, Okla. and moved to Texas in 1937. She moved to Deaf Smith County from Plainview in 1990. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Stephen Mills of Houston; two sisters, Marie Stringer and Clovis Seago, both of Hereford, and a grandson.
 

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Victor Ramos

Funeral Mass for Victor Ramos Jr., 46, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Ben Kasteel, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Ramos died at 9:42 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, at Methodist Hospital Plainview.

He was born Feb. 4, 1951, in Plainview and grew up here, graduating from Plainview High School. He was a self-employed carpet contractor and member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

He married Mary Esther Ramos on Feb. 12, 1971, in Plainview.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Kathy Gonzalez of Lubbock; his mother, Amelia Ramos of Plainview; three brothers, Ray and Rudy, both of Amarillo, and Danny of Plainview; and three sisters, Margaret Rivera and Irene Moreno, both of Plainview, and Dorothy Leija of Amarillo.

His father, Natividad Nunez Ramos, is deceased.
 

Huber Rex Tillery

STRATFORD - Funeral services for Huber Rex Tillery, 76, of Amarillo, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark Metzger, pastor, and the Rev. John Wagoner, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Dumas, officiating.

Burial will be in Stratford Cemetery by Morrison Funeral Directors.

Mr. Tillery died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998.

A longtime resident of Stratford, he moved to Amarillo in 1995. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a farmer and rancher in Sherman County.

In Stratford, he was a past master of Masonic Lodge No. 874, a past patron of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of First United Methodist Church.

He married Mozell Brannan in 1945 in Dalhart.

Surviving are his wife; three sons, Sandy of Stratford, Terry of Brush, Colo. and Dexter of Amarillo; a daughter, LaJuan Eddleman of Floydada; three brothers, Arna Bingham of Madisonsville, Tenn. Zephry Bingham and Frankie Bingham, both of Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Gerene McGowan of Plainview and Merriman Sims of Blue Springs, Mo.; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
 

D. Dale Tyler

VESTAVIA, Ala. - Funeral services for D. Dale Tyler, 54, former Plainview resident, were at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Ridout´s-Brown Service Southern Heritage Funeral Home Chapel in Pelham, Ala.

Burial will be in Southern Heritage Cemetery.

Mr. Tyler died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998.

He was born June 10, 1943, in Springville. He grew up in Plainview and graduated from Lockney High School in 1961 and Lippert´s Business College in 1963. He was a founding partner in the court reporting firm of Tyler, Eaton, Morgan, Nichols & Pritchell in Birmingham, Ala. He had served as past president of Alabama Court Reporters Association and received the Certificate of Merit awarded by the National Court Reporters Association. He was a member of Shades Mountain Baptist Church and Chace Lake Country Club.

He married Patsy Elam.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Danny Tyler of Montgomery, Ala.; two daughters, Denise Tyler of Montevallo, Ala., and Christie Tyler of Vestavia; his mother, Dorothy Tyler of Plainview; a brother, Ricky Tyler of Montgomery, Ala.; a sister, Nancy Tyler Smyth of Plainview; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association.

Joe Castillo

OLTON - Funeral services for Joe Castillo, 74, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Trinity Baptist Mission with the Rev. Eloy Gonzales, pastor of Primera Baptist Church in Plainview, and the Rev. Valentine Martinez, pastor of Living Faith Church, officiating.

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

Mr. Castillo died at 12:05 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997, in Florida Hospital South, Orlando, Fla., after a brief illness.

He was born Sept. 21, 1922 in Beeville. He moved to Olton in 1953 and was a farmer and a Baptist.

He married Juaqina Carabajal on Jan. 3, 1947 n Beeville.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Ernest Castillo of Fort Worth and Hector Castillo of Orlando; five daughters, Eloyes Smith and Jackie Martinez, both of Plainview, Lupe Crum of Orlando, Irene Garcia of San Antonio and Lydia Moreno of Beeville; four sisters, Maria Cook of San Antonio and Paula Castillo, Elvira Carabajal and Lupe Carabajal, all of Beeville; four brothers, Ramiro Castillo of Beeville, Joe Castillo of San Antonio, James Roy Castillo of Billings, Mont., and Fino Vasquez of Lubbock; 21 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A son, Joey Castillo, died in 1994.

The body will be at the Mission Baptist Church until service time.
 

Evalena Chandler

TULIA - Funeral services for Evalena Chandler, 81, are pending with Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Chandler died at 2:48 a.m. today, Jan. 8, 1997, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.
 

D.O. Hindman

SUMNER - Funeral services for D.O. “Ode” Hindman, 76, former Plainview resident, were held at 2 p.m. Jan. 1 in Evangel Church of God in Paris, Texas with the Rev. Joe Blackshear and the Rev. Jonathan Back officiating. Burial was in Tigertown Cemetery by Gene Roden and Sons Funeral Home.

Mr. Hindman died Dec. 30, 1996, in St. Jo´s Hospital in Paris.

He was born June 24, 1920, in Lamar County. He was a retired service station owner and a member of Evangel Church of God.

He married Ernestine Blackshear on Aug. 19, 1939.

Survivors include his wife; a son, John Hindman of Lubbock; two brothers, Robert and Woodrow Hindman of Paris; three sisters, Henrietta Simmons of Colorado, Margie Walker of Paris and Bobbie Jean Simpson of Corpus Christi; a grandson, Tay Hindman of Sumner; three granddaughters, DeneŽ Payne of Lubbock, Tami Meador of Wolfforth, and Shelley Tue of Flower Mound; and nine great-grandchildren.
 

Wavie Johnson

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Wavie Lee Johnson, 61, sister of Ernest Gene Wilson of Hale Center, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in St. Matthew´s Baptist Church with Leroy Green and the Rev. James Cavanaugh officiating. Burial will be in Peaceful Gardens Cemetery in Woodrow by Ossie Curry Funeral Home.

Ms. Johnson died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997, in Highland Hospital.

She was born on Dec. 15, 1935, in Houston.

Other survivors include five sons, Major Lee White of Houston, Hampton White, Johnny Johnson and Donald Johnson, all of Lubbock, and Herbert Johnson Jr. of Abilene; five daughters, Gloria Smith, Barbara Johnson, Angela Johnson and Arlene Johnson, all of Lubbock, and Colleen Johnson of Amarillo; two other brothers, John D. White of Abilene and Willie L. White of Lubbock; two sisters, Adell V. Green and Della M. Cooper, both of Lubbock; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
 

Kenneth McWhorter

ARCHER CITY - Funeral services for Kenneth L. McWhorter, 72, brother of Bobby McWhorter of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with Roger Derinwater, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Archer City Cemetery by Aulds Funeral Home.

Mr. McWhorter died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997, in a Wichita Falls hospital.

He was born Feb. 28, 1924, in Olney. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II in the Philippines. He had worked for McWhorter & Sons General Store in Megargel until 1955 when he moved to Archer City and opened McWhorter´s Furniture and Appliance. He sold the store in 1980 and later worked at McWhorter Meat Market in Wichita Falls.

He was a member of the Ira Jones Post 198 of the American Legion and was a former member of the Windthorst-Scotland Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Archer City Lions Club and the Archer City Chamber of Commerce.

He married June McEwen on Jan. 1, 1942, in Lawton, Okla. She died Oct. 31, 1993.

Other survivors include three daughters, Ginger Hilton of Olney, Kandy McWhorter of Dumas and Jan Long of Abilene; three sons, Jerry McWhorter of Flower Mound, Joe McWhorter of Archer City and Jay McWhorter of Wichita Falls; two sisters, Doris Cashen of Weatherford and Peggy Hubbard of Archer City; another brother, Boyd McWhorter of Megargel; and 11 grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Archer City Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 198, Archer City 76351.
 

Eldon Stovall

HOUSTON - Graveside services for Eldon Latimer Stovall, 83, father of Mary Debra Welch and father-in-law of Dr. Guy Welch of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas by Earthman Hunters Creek Funeral Home of Houston.

Mr. Stovall died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997, in Houston.

He was born Sept. 29, 1913, in Clarksville and lived in the Dallas and Waco area. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1936 with a degree in chemical engineering and had worked for Mobile Oil Corp. He served in the Corp of Engineers during World War II and retired as a colonel from the Army Reserve in 1966.

He moved to Houston in 1962.

Other survivors include his wife, Mary Louise; a son, Larry G. Stovall and his wife, Maria Cristina of Houston; and two granddaughters, Shannan Stovall Beck and Allyson Ann Stovall, both of Wilmington, Del.

A daughter, Pamela Francis, is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association.

R.D. Adams

Funeral services for R.D. Adams, 76, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Joseph Johnson, pastor of Faith Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Adams died at 4:02 p.m. Monday, April 13, 1998 in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

He was born Feb. 27, 1922, in Monkstown. He grew up in Whitesboro where he helped with the family farm. He moved to Plainview in 1949 and worked for Dale Walker. He retired in 1968.

He was a Baptist and a member of American Cancer Society.

On Nov. 21, 1950, he married Wanda Neal in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Jeneva Lee Warren of Amarillo, Loretta Kirbo of Driftwood and Teresa Adas of Lubbock; one son, Kenneth Adams of Sunrise Beach; one brother, Cecil Adams of Whitesboro; one sister, Helen Benjamin of Paris, Texas; 19 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be this evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
 

Clifton Allen

MULESHOE - Funeral services for Clifton B. Allen, 58, will be at 2 p.m. today in Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Stacy Conner, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Muleshoe Memorial Park Cemetery by Ellis Funeral Home with services by Muleshoe Masonic Lodge.

Mr. Allen died Monday, April 13, 1998, in Muleshoe.

He was born Dec. 11, 1939, in McAdoo. He moved to Muleshoe in 1950. He was a custom saddle maker and owned Clifton B. Allen Saddle Shop.

He was a member of Muleshoe Masonic Lodge and a Baptist.

Survivors include a son, Winston Allen of Amarillo; a daughter, Shelly Allen of Borger; a sister, Charlotte Brannon of Leander; and two brothers, Roy Allen of Plainview and George Allen of Orting, Wash.
 

Beverly Blosch

BEEVILLE - Funeral services for Beverly Alexander Blosch, 78, former Hereford resident, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with Dr. Jack Green of South Texas Children´s Home and the Rev. Mac Robinson and Victor Barris officiating.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Llano Cemetery in Amarillo with the Rev. Charles Davenport and Brad Holmes of First Baptist Church in Tulia officiating. Burial arrangements are by Galloway & Sons Inc.

Mrs. Blosch died Monday, April 13, 1998.

She was born in Ozona and grew up in Hereford where she graduated high school in 1937. She was a private pilot and an accomplished art instructor. She had taught for more than 20 years in her studio in Beeville.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Order of the Eastern Star.

In 1949 she married Albert Paul Blosch in Panhandle.

Survivors include her husband; a sister, Mary Lee Singer of Tulia; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Beverly Ann Behan, is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church School or to the scholarship fund.
 

Anita Clinton

Funeral services for Anita Clinton, 93, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with Van Miller, minister of 11th and Amarillo Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Clinton died at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, 1998, in Craig Methodist Retirement Center in Amarillo.

She was born Jan. 11, 1905, in Paris, Texas. She grew up in Paris and Big Spring and moved to Lockney in 1939. She moved to New Deal in 1951, to Plainview in 1953 and to Amarillo in 1997.

In 1939 she married Marvin Clinton. He died in July of 1983.

Survivors include three daughters, Lucille Settle of Lubbock, Betty Davis of Amarillo and Ida Mae Sease of Victoria; two sons, Truett Cargill and Bill Cargill, both of Amarillo; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
 

Fay Harmon

Funeral services for Fay Harmon, 64, of Hereford, former Plainview resident, will be at 4 p.m. Thursday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with Charley Pierson of Dell City and Billy Pierson of Houston, officiating.

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

Mrs. Harmon died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 1998, in Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo.

She was born June 30, 1933, in Silverton. She grew up in Plainview where she attended schools and graduated high school in 1951. She worked at the old Plainview Hospital as a nurses aid and also in the Lockney and Floydada hospitals. She attended LVN school in 1973 and in April or 1974, she began working for Deaf Smith County Hospital, retiring in 1983.

She attended the Assembly of God Church.

On Oct. 31, 1954, she married Haskell Harmon in Plainview.

Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Norma Fay Davis of Austin; one son, Ronnie Eugene Harmon of Plainview; one brother, Homer Dudley of Plainview; five sisters, Lurine Dudley and Dora Biggerstaff, both of Plainview, Alma Lee Pierson of Bovina, Jimmy Crabtree of Muleshoe and Lenora Pierson of Hereford; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A sister, Juanita Holland, died in 1997.
 

Leroy Waller

Funeral services for Leroy Waller, 71, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Ninth and Columbia Church of Christ with Mike Prather, minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

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

He was born June 19, 1926, in Darwin, Okla,. where he grew up and attended schools. He served with the military during World War II and was discharged on Oct. 29, 1945. He moved to Plainview in 1948 and worked for Fred Garrison Oil Co., Browning Seed, Co-op Compress, Coke Co., Wallers Texaco and Wallers Gulf. He retired in February of 1998.

He was a member of Ninth and Columbia Church of Christ.

On Nov. 3, 1945, he married Ara Boykin in Antlers, Okla.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Delores Mitchell of Plainview; Patricia Hacker of Benton, La.; one brother, Orville Waller of Farris, Okla.; two sisters, Sylvia Daffern of Olton and Rebecca Fowler of Ceres, Calif;. five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Opal Faye Armstrong

KRESS - Funeral services for Opal Faye Armstrong, 70, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeffrey Lee, pastor, and the Rev. Ron Kelly, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.

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

Mrs. Armstrong died at 8:57 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 1998, at her residence.

She was born Opal Faye Connell on July 4, 1927, in Mineral Wells. She grew up in Snyder and graduated from Snyder High School in 1946. She moved to Kress in 1950 and farmed.

She was a member of Swisher County Senior Citizens, Crochet Club, Study Club and was Swisher County Senior Citizens for 1989.

She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church in Tulia.

On June 1, 1946, she married James Donald Armstrong in Snyder. He died April 23, 1986.

Survivors include two sons, Tommy Armstrong of Dumas, Billy Armstrong of Lubbock; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Two brothers, David and Royal Connell, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Kress First Baptist Church Building Fund or to the Swisher County Senior Citizens.
 

Bobby Braddock

LEVELLAND - Funeral services for Bobby Dean Braddock, 69, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Tim Turner, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in City of Levelland Cemetery by Geo. C. Price Funeral Directors.

Braddock died Tuesday, May 19, 1998, at his residence.

He was born March 3, 1929, in Post and moved to Levelland from Seminole in 1974. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church.

On Dec. 7, 1950, he married Wanda Pearl Todd in O´Donnell. She died Dec. 25, 1984.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Braddock of Lubbock and Ricky Braddock of Clayton, N.M.; three daughters, Sandra Bishop of Roswell, N.M., Cynthia McPhaid of Elkhart and Rhonda Bridges of Levelland; three brothers, Norman and Jim Braddock, both of Grassland, and Kenneth Braddock of Plainview; a sister, Wynama Briggs of Seminole; 19 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A son, Larry Braddock, is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Lubbock.
 

Bessie Martin

FLOMOT - Graveside services for Bessie K. Martin, 89, of Floydada, were at 10:30 a.m. today in Flomot Cemetery with the Rev. Nathan Mulder, pastor of Flomot Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Seigler Funeral Home of Matador.

Mrs. Martin died Tuesday, May 19, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Plainview.

She was born Feb. 23, 1909, in Lincoln County, N.M. She moved to Flomot in 1918, returned to New Mexico in 1942 and moved to Floydada in 1951.

She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Floydada.

In 1918, she married Albert Martin. He died in 1980.

Survivors include two nephews and four nieces.

A son, Mike, died in 1959.
 

Joby Sanders

HART - Funeral services for Joby Sanders, 74, of Mission, former Hart resident, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gerald Aalbers, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Hart Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home of Dimmitt.

Mrs. Sanders died Tuesday, May 19, 1998, in McAllen.

She was born in Trinidad, Colo., and moved to Hart in 1929 where she operated the Sanders Insurance Agency. She also had been a postal employee and a bookkeeper for the Ed Harris Lumber Co. She moved to Mission in 1990.

She was active in the Parent Teachers Association, Beta Sigma Phi and Zealot Club. She served as City of Hart chairperson for the Hart Days Celebration and as a HOSTS volunteer at Mission.

In 1942 she married W.T. Sanders in Lovington, N.M. He died in 1980.

Survivors include two daughters, Judy Warren of Mission and Jo Thompson of Littlefield; and six grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity, or to the Hart Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 174, Hart, TX 79043.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home in Dimmitt from 6-8 p.m. Friday.
 

Oran Smith

LUBBOCK - Memorial services for the Rev. Oran Dillon Smith, 83, will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Cecil Hardway officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Resthaven Memorial Park by Resthaven Funeral Home.

Rev. Smith died Tuesday, May 19, 1998, in the Lutheran Home of West Texas.

He was born Aug. 16, 1914, in Somervell County. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended Texas Wesleyan and graduated from Wayland Baptist University. He attended Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.

He was a pastor for the United Methodist Church Northwest Texas Conference and served at Anton, Cotton Center, Lefors, Throckmorton, Knox City, Oklahoma Lane, Abilene and Lubbock.

In February of 1947 he married Omega Nutt in Plainview. She died in 1983.

Survivors include a son, Jon Smith of Lubbock, and a brother, Wayne Smith of Cleburne.


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