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Faye Ola Chennault

SNYDER - Funeral services for Faye Ola Channault, 85, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Bell-Cypert-Seale Chapel with the Rev. Miller Robinson officiating.

Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Gardens by Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

Mrs. Chennault died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998, in IHS Heritage Home in Plainview after a lengthy illness.

She was born on June 28, 1912 in Fannin County. She moved to Plainview in 1983. She was a homemaker, a member of Bethel Baptist in Plainview and Order of the Eastern Star.

She married Lewis Edward Channault on Oct. 31, 1959. He died on Aug. 17, 1981.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including Ausilee Scott, Billie Lam and Belinda Brown, all of Plainview and Bill Murry of Snyder.
 

Paul Loza

HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Paul Loza, 54, are pending with Freeman-Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Loza died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.
 

Jessie Savage Jr.

LUBBOCK - Graveside services for Jessie Savage Jr., 76, were at 10:30 a.m. today in Resthaven Memorial Park with Jim Brewer, Church of Christ minister, officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Resthaven Funeral Home.

Mr. Savage died Monday, Jan. 12, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

He was born on April 8, 1921, in Swisher County in the Whitfield Community. He had served with the U.S. Marines during World War II in the South Pacific and was retired from Airco Inc., after 25 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

On April 18, 1942, he married Elizabeth Bullock in Rockville, Md.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Donna Jeanne Howell of Altus, Okla., and Anita Probst of Longmont, Colo.; one son, Jesse Richard Savage of Lubbock; a brother, Elbert Savage of Plainview; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Lubbock Children´s Home.
 

William Stephens

AMARILLO - Funeral services for William Arvel Stephens, 76, former Plainview and Petersburg resident, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Paramount Baptist Church with the Rev. Gil Lain, pastor and Kenneth Meek, a retired minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Mr. Stephens died Monday, Jan. 12, 1998.

He was born in Haskell County. He farmed in Knox and Haskell counties and moved to Hale County in 1950. He farmed in Petersburg, Plainview and Stratford until 1970 when he moved to Amarillo and owned an implement business, retiring in 1984.

He was a Baptist deacon while living in Plainview and was a member of Paramount Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran.

He married Lula O. “Dee” Graham in 1945 in San Angelo.

Survivors include his wife; a son, William L. Stephens of Amarillo; a daughter, Pamela D. Urbanczyk of White Deer; a brother, Morgan Melvin Stephens of Deport; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Veterans Hospital or to Paramount Baptist Church Scholarship Fund.
 

Juan Vasquez

SPUR - Funeral Mass for Juan M. Vasquez, 58, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in St. Mary´s Catholic Church with the Rev. Glen Rosendale officiating.

Burial will be in Spur Memorial Cemetery by Campbell Funeral Home.

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

Mr. Vasquez died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998, in Crosbyton Hospital.

He was born on May 5, 1939, in Jarrell and had worked for Farmer´s Co-Op Gin for 25 years. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

On Aug. 22, 1959, he married Nora Ortiz in Spur.

Survivors include his wife; four sons, Nicky Vargas of Springdale, Ark., Andy Vargas, Ricky Vasquez and Domingo Vasquez, all of Spur; four daughters, Romona Vargas of Plainview, Alicia Tover of Ringling, Okla., Debbie Olivarez of Spur and Monica Vasquez of Jarrell; four brothers, Alfonzo of Jarrell, Ralph of Spur, Jesse of Cedar Park and Manuel Jr., of Georgetown; two sisters, Virginia Mirelez and Mary Ann Nunez, both of Georgetown; 20 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The body will be at the church from 10 a.m. Friday until service time.
 

Lillian Whitfill

LOCKNEY - Funeral Mass for Lillian “MeMa” Whitfill, 79, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in San Jose Catholic Church with the Rev. Tim Schwertner, pastor, officiating.

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

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

Mrs. Whitfill died Monday, Jan. 12, 1998, in Lockney Care Center.

She was born on Dec. 31, 1918, in Madill, Okla. She moved to Texas and attended school in Liberty. She was a homemaker and a member of San Jose Catholic Church.

On May 9, 1936, she married Jack Whitfill in Plainview.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Anthony Whitfill of Floydada; four daughters, Margaret Kitchens of South Plains, Helen Dixon of Avondale, Ariz., Laura Neff of Dalhart and Carolyn Newton of Lubbock; three brothers, Weldon Wilson of Aberdeen, Wash., Joe Wilson of Fort and Raymond Wilson of Fritch; two sisters, Lucille Gross of Muleshoe and Frances Ruff of Lubbock; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A brother, Paul Wilson, is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association, 8008 Slide Rd., Lubbock, TX 79424, or to the San Jose Catholic Church, 303 S.E. Fourth St., Lockney, TX 79241.
 

Robby Williams

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Robby Williams, 27, were at 10 a.m. today in Resthaven Chapel with Dr. Jim Morrow and Harold Abney officiating.

Burial was in Lockney Cemetery by Resthaven Funeral Home.

Mr. Williams died Monday, Jan. 12, 1998, in Lubbock.

He was born Dec. 12, 1970, in Lockney where he grew up and graduated from high school. He was a member of Future Farmers of America and First Baptist Church. He attended South Plains College for two years while pursuing a business degree.

He woked at St. Mary´s Hospital for five years as director of environmental services.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Williams of Lockney; one brother, Larry Williams of Ralls; two sisters, Diane Knox of Lubbock and Tammy Alaniz of Lubbock.

Frankie Critchfield

Funeral services for Frankie Ann Critchfield, 39, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Christian Church with the Rev. Richard Emerson, pastor, officiating.

Arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Critchfield died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Plainview.

She was born Nov. 19, 1958, in Plainview where she grew up and attended schools and received her GED. She was a member of First Christian Church, the Friday Night Bowling League, and was a volunteer for nine years with Meals on Wheels.

She also participated in various chili cook-offs and placed second in the World Championship Blackeyed-Pea Cook-off in Terlingua.

On July 2, 1982, she married Shawn Critchfield in Plainview.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Heather Critchfield of Breckenridge; a son, Cody Critchfield of Plainview; a brother, James Rogers of Plainview; and her father, James F. “Jimmy” Rogers of Plainview.
 

Tom C. Golden

DELTA, Utah - Funeral services for Tom Coston Golden, 86, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Delta, Utah Stake Center.

Burial will be in Delta Cemetery by Nickle Mortuary.

Mr. Golden died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, in Delta after a lengthy illness.

He was born Feb. 19, 1911, in Clifton, Bosque County, Texas, the ninth of 13 children of Taylor and Maud Callaway Golden.

He grew up in Texas on the family farm. He moved to Floyd County in October of 1916 and farmed. He moved to Leadville, Colo., in 1944 and operated a ski lift and worked as a ranger for the U.S. Forest Service. He worked as a policeman for the city of Salida, Colo., and as a brakeman for the D&RGW Railroad. He retired from the railroad in 1976, the last 16 years working out of Grand Junction, Colo. He moved to Delta in May of 1994.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

On Jan. 16, 1938, he married Margaret Franklin Gentry.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Gary Golden of Davenport, Wash., Tom Golden Jr of Bridgeport, Wash., and Rodney Golden of Grand Junction; two daughters, Barbara Dafoe of Delta and Peggy Ray of Grand Junction; a brother, Oscar Golden of Aiken; two sisters, Maye Belt of Lockney and Ora Bea Tomlinson of Canyon; 23 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
 

Mildred Halverson

OLTON - Private memorial services for Mildred Brown Halverson, 80, will be held in Cassville, Mo., at a later date.

Cremation and arrangements are by Freeman-Abell Funeral Home in Hale Center.

Mrs. Halverson died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998, in Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center.

She was born June 7, 1917, in Albuquerque, N.M. She moved to Olton in 1993 from Turner, Mont.

She was a member of the American Lutheran Church and the American Lutheran Church Women.

Survivors include her husband, Vernon Halverson of Chinook, Mont.; a son, Pat Halverson of Plainview; two daughters, Susan Evanger of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Sally Stengem of South Lake; three sisters, Lucille Thompson of Winslow, Ariz., Ruth Lowe of Phoenix, Ariz., and Evelyn Mancuso of Lake Charles, La.; one brother, Alva Brown of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and seven grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Running Water Draw Care Center, 800 W. 13th, Olton, TX 79064.
 

Paul Pohlmeier

NAZARETH - Funeral Mass for Paul Pohlmeier, 83, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Holy Family Catholic Church with the Rev. Jerry Stein, pastor, and the Rev. John Hickey, associate pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home of Tulia.

Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. today in the CCD Building.

Mr. Pohlmeier died at 6 :25 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, in Knox County Hospital in Knox City.

He was born March 21, 1914, in Nazareth where he grew up and attended schools. He served with the U.S. Air Force from 1942 to 1945 and returned to Nazareth and farmed. He had lived in Knox City for the past three years.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the Senior Citizens of Nazareth and the American Legion.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Jacob Acker of Nazareth; and five brothers, Harold Pohlmeier of Corpus Christi, Virgil Pohlmeier of Tulia, Philip Pohlmeier and Leroy Pohlmeier, both of Nazareth, and Alfred Pohlmeier of California.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Acker, Walt Pohlmeier, Frank Pohlmeier, J.C. Pohlmeier, Brian Pohlmeier and Alan Pohlmeier.

The family suggests memorials to Holy Family Cemetery, Box 100, Nazareth, TX 79063.
 

Arthur Raborn

Graveside services for Arthur Harold Raborn, 80, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Plainview Memorial Park with Dr. Max Browning, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Raborn died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at his residence.

He was born April 5, 1917, in Chico. He moved to Plainview in 1947 and owned Haynes Machinery and Raborn Pumps. He had been a partner in the Ford dealership in Dimmitt.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, NRA and Boy Scouts and enjoyed photography and fishing.

On May 22, 1937, he married Mary Elizabeth Raborn in McLoud, Okla. She died in July of 1990.

Survivors include a daughter, Robin Hinn of Lubbock; a sister, Ruth Raborn of San Diego, Calif.; three grandchildren, Kelly Douglas and Kassidi Rushing, both of Plainview, and Kim Keys-Mockler of Lamar, Iowa; and two great-grandchildren, Mason Douglas and Adrian Rushing, both of Plainview.
 

Dorothy Louise Walzier

Funeral services for Dorothy Louise Walzier, 66, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in New Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 1905 N. Columbia, with the Rev. Gregory Franklin, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Ossie Curry Funeral Home.

Mrs. Walzier died at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at her residence.

She was born July 24, 1931, in Cleburne. She lived in Amarillo before moving to Plainview in 1953.

Survivors include five sons, James Ray Walzier, Frankie Lee Walzier and Randy Leon Walzier, all of Plainview, Emit Wayne Walzier of Midland, and Billy Joe Pollard of Amarillo; five daughters, Betty Jean Larkin of Plainview and Mary Louise Espy, Sarah Ann Williams, Deloris Walzier and Brenda Joyce Walzier, all of Amarillo; 24 sisters and brothers; 42 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren.

G.H. Buchenau Sr.

Funeral services for G.H. Buchenau Sr., 80, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with Sherman Eastland, chaplain at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, officiating.

Burial will be in Olton Cemetery by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Buchenau died at 11:08 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, 1998, in Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo.

He was born Nov. 3, 1917, in Abilene, Kan. He grew up in Tulia where he graduated high school. He attended Texas Tech University. He moved to Olton in 1945 and owned a water well business. In 1962 he moved to Plainview and worked for Green Machinery as parts department supervisor, retiring in 1986.

He was a member of College Heights Baptist Church, Elks Lodge and Masonic Lodge.

On Dec. 25, 1942, he married Bonnie Bert Miller in Lamb County. She died March 10, 1986.

Survivors include one daughter, Nancee Smith of New Braunfels; two sons, George Buchenau Jr. of Amarillo and Randee Buchenau of Alvord; one sister, Paulene Sanderson of Amarillo; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A brother, Bernie Buchenau died in December of 1997.

Pallbearers will be friends from Hale County Senior Citizens Center.
 

Hester Wyatt Hildreth

Graveside services for Hester Wyatt Hildreth, 84, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Burkburnett Cemetery in Burkburnett.

Arrangements are by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hildreth died at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 1998, in Prairie House Living Center.

She was born Hester Branson on March 25, 1913, in Gainesville. She lived in Burkburnett for many years and moved to Plainview in 1959 from Odessa. She moved to Petersburg in 1970 and back to Plainview in 1990.

She was a homemaker and a member of Parkview Baptist Church.

On April 25, 1932, she married Fred Wyatt in Randelett, Okla. He died Feb. 4, 1961. She married Howard Hildreth on July 31, 1970 in Plainview. He died Sept. 26, 1990.

Survivors include three sons, Alton and Weldon Wyatt, both of Plainview, and Charles Wyatt of Fort Worth; a stepson, Craig Hildreth of Houston; two sisters, Gladys Kemp and Lois Thornton, both of Burkburnett; a brother, J.D. Branson of Fort Worth; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A brother and a sister are deceased.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.
 

Cal Kinney

CLINTON, Okla. - Funeral services for Carroll E. “Cal” Kinney, 68, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in First Christian Church with Doyle Kinney and Jon L. Brock, a nephew, officiating.

Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Elk City by Stanley-Lee Funeral Home.

Mr. Kinney died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, in Clinton Integris Hospital after an illness.

He was born May 15, 1929, in Sayre, Okla., and grew up in the Elk City and Merritt areas. He graduated from Merrit High School in 1947 as valedictorian.

He enlisted in the Oklahoma 45th National Guard and served four years, one on active duty in Hokaido, Japan. He was discharged as a M/Sgt. in August, 1951. He attended Blackwood Business College in Oklahoma City and was credit supervisor with GMAC. He moved to Clinton in 1958 as district area manager. He retired in 1978 after 31 years and worked in auto sales in Weatherford and Clinton as sales manager for Ed DeLong Pontiac and Buick and for the Bank of the West as a loan officer and vice president for six years.

He was a member of First Christian Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4465, and loved to fish, hunt, and golf.

On Dec. 23, 1948, he married Ida Lee Fix in Elk City.

Survivors include his wife; a son Rod Kinney of Clinton; a daughter, Diana McClendon of Stillwell, Kan.; three brothers, Paul Kinney of Oklahoma City, John Kinney of Edmond and Roy Kinney of Supulpa; and four grandchildren, Richard Bruce, Louie McClendon and Kaitlyn and Lane Kinney. He was an uncle of Doris Caughron McDonald of Plainview.

Two infant children and two sisters, Martha Caughron and Opal King, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Clinton First Christian Church.
 

Versa Loree Evans New

TULIA - Funeral services for Versa Loree Evans New, 88, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jesse Hodge, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.

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

Mrs. New died at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 1998, in Tulia Care Center.

She was born Versa Loree Evans on July 17, 1909, in Tulia. She grew up in Swisher County and attended schools at Word and Union Hill where she graduated high school. She worked many years at City Drug Store in Tulia.

On Oct. 28, 1928, she married John David New in Swisher County. He died March 24, 1987 in Tulia.

She was a member of Lums Chapel Baptist Church near Littlefield.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. John (Billie Sue) Gayler of Tulia; a granddaughter, Loree Jackson of Arlington; and two great-grandchildren, Rachel Jackson of Arlington, and John Gayler IV of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials to the Swisher County Museum´s Childrens Program Fund.
 

J.M. Pickrell

LITTLEFIELD - Graveside services for J.M. “Merle” Pickrell, 77, will be at 4 p.m. today in the Littlefield Cemetery with Scott Tarkenton, pastor of Duggan Avenue Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Hammons Funeral Home.

Mr. Pickrell died at 5:49 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at his residence after a lengthy illness.

He was born May 29, 1920, in Knox City and moved to the Fieldton community where he farmed with his father. He later became a self-employed welder, retiring in 1978.

He served with the U.S. Army from May 1943 to March 1946 with the 838th Anti-Aircraft Battalion during World War II. He received two Bronze Stars, American Theatre Campaign Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and two Overseas Service Bars.

He was a member of the Littlefield Veterans of Foreign Wars, The Good Sams Travel Club and enjoyed wood working and traveling.

On May 8, 1979, he married Valeria Jungman Shannon.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Darlene Berreth of Seattle, Wash.; three stepsons, Charles Shannon of Roswell, N.M., Donald Shannon of Grapevine, former Plainview resident, and David Shannon of Livingston; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Two brothers, Gene and Sonny Pickrell, and a sister, Odell Qualls, are deceased.

Bill Barr

LUBBOCK - Graveside services for Bill Barr, 61, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Plainview Memorial Park. Burial arrangements are by Rix Funeral Directors.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Westmont Christian Church with the Rev. Tom Anthony officiating.

Mr. Barr died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, in Methodist Hospital.

He was born Aug. 29, 1936, in Itasca. He graduated from Plainview High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He lived in Dallas and Plainview before moving to Lubbock in 1960. He was a U.S. Postal letter carrier for 35 years and an elder at Westmont Christian Church.

He married Earlene Briscoe on Nov. 25, 1956.

Survivors include his wife; a sister, Jennie Marshall of Plainview; a brother, Raymond Barr of Albuquerque, N.M., and several nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials to Westmont Christian Church, 4808 Utica Ave., Lubbock, TX 79414.
 

Dutch D. Culp

Memorial services for Dutch D. Culp, 27, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at The Barn Palace, across the road to the north of Parklawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.

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

He was born Jan. 21, 1972, in Plainview where he grew up and attended schools. He graduated from Plainview High School in 1990 where he was a drummer in the band. He attended Texas Tech, studying electrical engineering, and later changed his major to computer science. He was a senior at Tech.

A past member of Lubbock Trail Riders, he overalled the 16-and-under large wheel “C” class in the High Plains Enduro Circuit and had placed first in that class in the Texas Enduro Circuit in 1988. While attending Tech he had worked for Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Plainview and for Hayden Hagdal in Lubbock.

Survivors include his mother, Patsy Culp of Plainview; his father and stepmother, Joel and Sonja Culp of Plainview; a brother, Ted Culp of Big Sky, Mont.; and his grandmother, Lois Culp of Plainview.
 

Heather Ann Diaz

PETERSBURG - Funeral services for Heather Ann Diaz, 5, are pending with Abell Funeral Home.

The child died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Plainview from injuries received in an automobile accident.
 

Opal Gaskins

BIG SPRING - Funeral services for Opal Gaskins, 71, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Spence Kirkpatrick and the Rev. Doug Shelly officiating.

Burial will be in Trinity Memorial Park by Meyers & Smith Funeral Home and Chapel.

Mrs. Gaskins died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998, in a Big Spring nursing home.

She was born March 15, 1926, in Wynart. She worked as a licensed vocational nurse at Scenic Mountain Medical Center for 16 years, retiring in 1992.

On June 11, 1975, she married Junior W. “Giggs” Gaskins in Plainview.

Survivors include her husband; a stepson, Bobby Gaskins of Plainview; five sisters, Dorothy Gee of Carlsbad, N.M., Roberta Williams of Lubbock, Izetta Marriott of Bronte, Telitha Henslee of Wills Point and Fay Lock of San Angelo; a brother, J.L. Williams of Midwest City, Okla.; two stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
 

Nita Hull

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Nita Merle Hull, 85, of Dallas, former Floydada resident, were at 10 a.m. today in First Baptist Church with Michael Holster, minister of music, officiating.

Burial was in Floyd County Memorial Park by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hull died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, in Dallas.

She was born July 17, 1912, in Floyd County where she grew up and attended schools. She also attended Texas Tech University. She worked as Floyd County librarian until retiring in July of 1977. She moved to Dallas from McAllen in 1994.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in McAllen.

She married A.T. Hull. He died in May of 1975.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Goodwin of McAllen; two sons, David Hull of Dallas and Carroll Hull of Montgomery; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Scripture Fund of Gideon´s International, P.O. Box 231, Dallas, TX 75221.
 

Irvin Franklin Lee

HALFWAY - Funeral services for Irvin Franklin Lee, 74, will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Williams, pastor of First Baptist Church in Lorenzo and the Rev. Alvin Petty, pastor of First Baptist Church in Halfway, officiating.

Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Lee died at 8:40 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

He was born Oct. 27, 1923, in Maverick. He graduated from Norton High School and moved to Halfway in 1947. He was a farmer and owned and operated Irvin Lee Vegetables Inc.

He was a member First Baptist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Mayfield Bracero Board and president of the Mayfield Co-op board.

On July 15, 1944, he married Jean Doris Davidson in Ballinger.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Anna Laura Denison and Linda Jean Barton, both of Halfway, and Patricia Lee Tune of Lubbock; two sisters, Ona May Ballard of Dallas and Lela Maude Burson of San Angelo; one brother, Bailey Glenn Lee of Maverick; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Brent Wall, Paul Barton, Marty Tune, Richard Senter, Chris Daniel and Bryan Douglas.
 

Gilbert Milligan

TULIA - Funeral services for Gilbert Milligan, 80, are pending with Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. Milligan died at 6:02 a.m. today, Feb. 16, 1998, in St. Anthony´s Hospice in Amarillo.
 

Johnnie Nix

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Johnnie M. Nix, 83, were at 10:30 a.m. today in Sanders Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Ballard, a Baptist minister, officiating.

Entombment was in Resthaven Mausoleum in Lubbock by Sanders Funeral Home.

Mrs. Nix died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, in Ware Memorial Care Center in Amarillo.

She was born April 24, 1914, in Oklahoma. She moved to Plainview and graduated from Plainview High School. She attended West Texas State College and taught school in Springlake.

She moved to Lubbock in 1947 and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and First Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Billie Nix Jones of Amarillo; two sisters, Floy Sudberry of Oklahoma City and Faye Squyres of LaVerne, Calif.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Ware Memorial Care Center, 1300 S. Harrison, Amarillo, TX 79101, or to the Carol Jones Brooks Memorial Library in care of VSA Hospital, 1600 Wallace, Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79106.


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