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Raymond Chisum

TULIA - Funeral services for Raymond G. Chisum, 89, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Tulia Church of Christ with Dennis Conway, minister, officiating.

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

Mr. Chisum died at 10:34 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 1998, in Tulia.

He was born Sept. 14, 1908, in Winters where he grew up and attended schools. He moved to Swisher County in 1943 and farmed and owned Chisum Pump Co., retiring in 1974.

He was a member of the Church of Christ and was active in the Swisher County Senior Citizens.

On Dec. 26, 1929, he married Olive McGavock in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Lola Simpson of Amarillo; three sons, Bill Chisum of Pocatello, Idaho, Coy Chisum of Richardson and Melvin Chisum of Earth; a sister, Katie Dyer of Hot Springs, Ark.; three brothers, Buster and Frank Chisum, both of Jayton, and R.Z. Chisum of Spur; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Swisher County Senior Citizens.
 

Ruth Draper

Funeral services for Ruth Draper, 81, of Joplin, Mo., former Plainview resident, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Draper died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, in Joplin.
 

Bessie Lee Roecker

WHARTON - Funeral services for Bessie Lee Roecker, 77, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. William E. Jenkins and the Rev. Robert Roecker officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park by Wharton Funeral Home.

Mrs. Roecker died Tuesday, June 30, 1998, in a Wharton hospital after a brief illness.

She was born Bessie Lee Mathews on April 6, 1921, in Wharton. She lived in Glen Flora for 66 years before returning to Wharton in 1987.

She had worked as a secretary for the Texas Department of Transportation for 17 years, retiring in 1979.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Pilot Club and worked as a hospital volunteer for many years.

On Dec. 24, 1941, she married Chester Emil Roecker in Glen Flora. He died on Sept. 4, 1986.

A son, Richard Roecker, died Aug. 9, 1988.

Survivors include three sons, Rev. Robert Roecker of Plainview, Ronald Roecker of Victoria, and Roger Roecker of Pearland; a sister, Clara Mae Berberich of Wharton; two brothers, Harold Mathews of Glen Flora and Carl Mathews of El Campo; and eight grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church, 1717 Pioneer, Wharton, TX, or to the Pilot Club of Wharton, 1020 Freedom Road, Wharton, TX 77488.
 

Reinhold Sanders

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Reinhold L. “R.L.” Sanders, 88, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Northside Baptist Church.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Sanders died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, in Horizon Specialty Hospital in Lubbock.

He was born July 24, 1909, in Switzerland. He moved to Abernathy from Elgin, Ore., in 1980.

He was a farmer, rancher and custom harvester and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Vernon.

Survivors include two sons, David Sanders of Elgin, Ore., and Ron Sanders; two daughters, Nadine Bradshaw of Bedford and Lila McGarrity of Vernon; two brothers, Melvin Sanders of Guymon, Okla., and Bill Sanders of Strawn; two sisters, Alice Johnson and Ruth Lester, both of Lubbock; 14 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

A son, Frank Leon Sanders, died Nov. 25, 1996. Two infant daughters also are deceased.
 

Wendell Simpson

TULIA - Funeral services for Wendell Simpson, 69, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jesse Hodge, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Levelland, and the Rev. James Willborn, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Simpson died at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 12, 1928, in Tulia where he grew up and graduated high school in 1947. He worked for Swisher Gas in Happy and Tulia, Ferrell Automotive in Tulia and for Tulia Auto Parts Store the last 15 years.

He served with the National Guard in 1949 and was a member of Swisher County Activities Association and First United Methodist Church.

On May 3, 1951, he married E´Laine Mote in Tulia. She died June 20, 1993.

Survivors include two daughters, Celeste Howard of Tulia and Emily Keese of Grandbury; one sister, Faye Webb of Lubbock; one brother, Ray Simpson of Tulia; and two grandchildren.

A grandson, Slade Howell, died Dec. 4, 1996.

The family suggests memorials to Olivia´s Angels BSA Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX, or to the Edna Gladney Fund in Fort Worth.
 

C.Y. Stovall

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for C.Y. “Bunny” Stovall, 63, of Sunnyvale, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel with her son, the Rev. Leighland Shawn Stovall, a Methodist minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Stovall died Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at her residence.

She was born Jan. 19, 1935, in Brownfield. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Mesquite, the Eastern Star, Who´s Who Businesswomen in America, TIPRO and the American Press Association.

On June 14, 1953, she married Leland Zane Stovall in Idalou.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Sabrina Dawne Karges of Castle Rock, Colo.; a son, the Rev. Leighland Shawn Stovall of Mesquite; her mother, Bernice A. Griffith of Idalou; three sisters, Louise Hampton of San Antonio, Hope Crabtree of Floydada and Susie Griffith of Ruidoso, N.M.; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Otie Simon Easton
AMARILLO - Graveside services for Otie Simon Easton, 84, of Yucca Valley, Calif., and a former Amarillo resident, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Llano Cemetery with the Rev. Terry Burke, of the Amarillo Catholic Diocese, officiating.

Burial will be by Rector Funeral Home of Amarillo.

Mrs. Easton died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998.

She was born in Alva, Okla., and moved to Amarillo in 1917. She moved to California in 1935 and to Yucca Valley in 1975. She was a homemaker has helped her husband, Earl W. Easton, in the fishing business in Newport Beach and Monterey, Calif. Mr. Easton is deceased.

She was a Copperette at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Association and a member of the Yucca Valley Gem and Mineral Club.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Randall of Yucca Valley and Lloyd Randall of Bakersfield, Calif.; a brother, Walter Simon of Tulia; a sister, Rose Hill of La Crescenta, Calif.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
 

Jean Hall

OLTON ­ Funeral services for Jean W. Hall, 75, of Olton, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Olton´s First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Norman Patton, pastor, and the Rev. Richard Edwards, of Midland, officiating.

Private interment will be in Olton Cemetery by Resthaven Funeral Home of Lubbock.

Mrs. Hall died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, in Lubbock Methodist Hospital.

She was born May 21, 1923, in Littlefield, to Horace G. and Callie Nix Walker. She married W.T. “Dub” Hall Jr. on Nov. 16, 1941. He died in 1993.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a lifelong resident of Olton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one grandson, Travis Scribner, in 1985.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet Hall Fowler of Lubbock and Rebecca Scribner of Forney; one son, Richard Hall of New Boston; two sisters, Helen Holt of Austin and Joan Blackburn of Oregon; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Travis Scribner Scholarship Fund, in care of Nations Bank, 100 E. Highway 80, Forney, TX 75126.
 

J.W. Maritt

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for J.W. “Jay” Maritt, 72, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26, 1998 at the First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. John Donnerburg, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at the Roaring Springs Cemetery by White Funeral Home of Lubbock.

Mr. Maritt died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, at his home.

He was born May 18, 1926, in Amarillo. He attended school in Roaring Springs and served in the U.S. Navy. He owned grocery stores in Lazbuddie and Afton for several years. Mr. Maritt moved to Lubbock in 1978 from Lazbuddie. He then married Edna Cochran on Aug. 2, 1986, in Plainview. He attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Jama Mays Maritt of Hobbs, N.M., a stepdaughter, Carol Seago of Little Rock Ark.; a stepson, David Cochran of Plainview; two brothers, Ben Dillard of Roaring Springs and Bill Dillard of Hale Center; one sister, Dean Gunstream of Ruidoso, N.M., and six grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to the First Church of the Nazarene Building Fund or the American Cancer Society.
 

Mike Nino

DIMMITT - Funeral Mass for Mike Nino, 72, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Guillermo Morales officiating.

Burial will be in Castro Memorial Gardens by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.

Mr. Nino died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, in Dimmitt.

He was born May 8, 1926, in Hondo. He moved to Castro County in 1948 from San Marcos. He was a mill operator for Taylor Feedyard for 30 years and worked for Castro Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Dimmitt. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

On April 28, 1945, he married Manuela Vasquez in Martindale.

Survivors include his wife; seven sons, Ruben Nino of Plainview, Mike Nino Jr., of Dumas, John Nino of Hereford, Richard Nino of Coleman, Edward and Gilbert Nino of Amarillo and Joe Nino of Dimmitt; three daughters, Alice Rieves of Hereford, Virginia Gonzales of Roosevelt and Marlene Martinez of Amarillo; two brothers, Felipe Nino of San Marcus and Amos Nino of Washington State; 23 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

A son, Lupe Nino and a daughter, Marlene Nino, and two brothers, Emilio and Tanis Nino, are deceased.
 

Guy Smith

TULIA - Services for Guy Smith, 64, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church of Tulia with the Rev. Tommy Ewing, retired Methodist minister, officiating and the Rev. Rene Rice, pastor of First Assembly of God Church of Dickens, assisting.

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

Mr. Smith died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998 in Albuquerque, N.M. 

He was born April 10, 1934, in Borger. He attended Tulia schools and graduated from Tulia High School in 1952. He served in the U.S. Navy and was the owner of Shirley´s Cleaners in Tulia since 1986 and a member of the American Legion. On June 25, 1980, he married Shirley Kitchens in Plainview. 

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Sheree Harris of Cactus Cove, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Crystal Murdock of Panhandle and Sandra Johnson of Tulia; a son, Sid Smith of Selma, Calif.; two stepsons Eddie Wheeler of Georgetown and Calvin Wheeler of Amarillo; a sister, Ruth Miller of Woodinville, Wash., and 10 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by two brothers, Tom and Vasco Smith.

The family recommends memorials be made to the Swisher County Museum.
 

Phil Sterrett

ABERNATHY - Graveside services for Phil Sterrett, 85, former Abernathy and Plainview resident, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Abernathy Cemetery with the Rev. Fane Downs, pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Midland, officiating.

Memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m. today in Trinity Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Downs and the Rev. Mary Beth Anton officiating.

Burial was by Abell Funeral Home of Abernathy.

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

He was born near Abernathy and graduated from Abernathy High School in 1932 and from Texas Tech. He moved to Abernathy in 1939 and worked for Southwestern Public Service until 1943 when he was transferred to Plainview for a year. He transferred to Clovis in 1944, returned to Abernathy in 1952 and moved to Amarillo in 1961 and Midland in 1988.

He was active in the Presbyterian Church, was a Mason and Shriner, served in the National Guard, was a Lions Club member, volunteer for many organizations and member of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America.

He married Grace Katherine “Kay” Rea in 1939 in Lubbock.

Surviving are his wife; three sons, Bill of Farmers Branch, Tom of Richardson and David of Austin; a daughter, Betty Ann Prentice of Midland; a stepdaughter, Chris Gasser of Arvada, Colo.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Roy Edwards

SILVERTON -- Graveside services for Roy Alvin “Eddie” Edwards, 77, of Weatherford, were at 3 p.m. Saturday in Silverton Cemetery by Cotten-Bratton Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Edwards died Friday, March 27, 1998, in Weatherford.

He was born Sept. 23, 1920, in Lamesa.

A former Silverton resident, he had lived in Weatherford for the past 27 years.

Mr. Edwards a member of the South Main Church of Christ, American Legion and Masonic Lodge. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the USS Lexington.

He retired in 1995 after many years as a salesperson at Lawn and Garden.

Survivors include his wife, Mae; three sons, Fred of Amarillo, Tommy of Dalhart and Gary of Wagon Mound, N.M.; a stepson, T.D. Greer of Weatherford; two stepdaughters, Linda Bourland and Debra Barton; two sisters, Corene Corley of Arlington and Bonnie Chilton of Hale Center; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
 

Edna Fought

HEREFORD -- Funeral services for Edna Ruth Fought, 68, of Hereford will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Bible Baptist Church with the Rev. Travis Curry, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in West Park Cemetery by Gililland-Watson Funeral Home.

She died Friday, March 27, 1998, in Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo.

She was born July 6, 1929, in Fort Worth. She married Ben Fought on July 27, 1970, in Boise, Okla.

She moved to Hereford from Dalhart in 1983.

She was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Hereford.

Mrs. Fought was a nurse´s aide and a school bus driver.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Roland Nash of Plainview, Basil Nash of Muleshoe and David Nash of Elko, Nev.; two daughters, Margaret Copley of Muleshoe and Gail Neeley of DeLeon; four sisters, Wanda Beady of Brashear, Jean Freeman of Tahoka, Margie Massey of Lubbock and Ella Baker of Idalou; two brothers, George Hill of Weatherford and Dave Hill of New Braunfels; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
 

Susie Mindieta

POST -- Graveside services for Susie Galvan Mindieta, 79, of Post were Friday in Terrace Cemetery with the Rev. Lawrence Hemp, pastor of Holy Cross Catholic Church, officiating.

Burial was by Hudman Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mindieta died Friday, March 27, 1998, in Golden Plains Nursing Home.

She was born Feb. 5, 1919, in Galveston. She was a textile worker.

Two sons, Manual and Robert, and a daughter, Aurora Melvin, preceded her in death.

Survivors include three daughters, Angela Diaz and Rita Rivera, both of Post, and Mary Martinez of Sterling City; two sons, George Jr. of Hale Center and Daniel of Garland; three sisters, Janie Perez of Post, Rosa Castro of Brownfield and Lupe Magariel of Corpus Christi; 25 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
 

Dewey Moses

OLTON -- Funeral services for Dewey Moses, 86, of Olton, are pending with Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home of Olton.

Mr. Moses died Saturday, March 28, 1998, at Methodist Hospital Plainview after a lengthy illness.
 

Homer Roberson

PETERSBURG -- Funeral services for Homer Roberson, 77, of Petersburg will be at 2 p.m. today in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sharon O´Quinn, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home of Plainview.

Mr. Robertson died Friday, March 27, 1998, at his residence.

Born Dec. 27, 1920, in Petersburg, he married Virginia Sue Roberson on April 4, 1946, in Petersburg. She died Dec. 11, 1968.

Mr. Roberson graduated from Petersburg High School and was a B-17 pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Following his military discharge he returned to Petersburg and farmed in the area.

He was county commissioner for Hale County Precinct 2 for 28 years and was past president of the Association of County Judges and Commissioners of Texas.

Mr. Roberson was a director of First State Bank in Petersburg and the Federal Land Bank Association for 28 years. He was a member of the Petersburg Lions Club, Petersburg Masonic Lodge and the First United Methodist Church of Petersburg.

Survivors include a daughter, Janet Ann Roberson of New York City; a son, Douglas of Austin; a brother, Kenneth Alwyn Roberson of Petersburg; and a sister, Joan Douglas of Lubbock.

The family suggests memorials to the Petersburg Cemetery, Petersburg First United Methodist Church or to a favorite charity.
 

Aureliano ´Lelo´ Tenorio

HART -- Funeral Mass for Aureliano “Lelo” Tenorio, 49, will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Monday in St. John´s Catholic Church with the Rev. John Hickey, pastor, officiating.

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

Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. today in St. Johns Fellowship Hall.

Mr. Tenorio died 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, 1998, at Plains Memorial Hospital in Dimmitt after a lengthy illness.

Born June 16, 1948, in Molton, he moved to Hart from Flatonia in 1953.

He married Oralia Gutierrez on July 23, 1991, in Dimmitt.

Mr. Tenorio had worked for Dimmitt Agri Industries from 1985-1996.

He was a Catholic and a member of St. Johns Church in Hart.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Jimmy Tenorio of Muleshoe, and Hector Bustos Jr. and Benito Bustos, both of Plainview; five daughters, Brenda Bustos and Diana Bustos, both of Hart, Irma Alvarado of Plainview, Jenny Fraustos of Lubbock and Julia Duran of Olton; four brothers, Paul Tenorio of Lubbock, Arthur Tenorio and Gilbert Tenorio, both of Hart, and Cruz Tenorio of Dimmitt; four sisters, Mary Cortez, Patricia Chia, Sylvia Godino and Priscilla Tenorio, all of Hart; his mother, Tomasa Tenorio of Hart; and 11 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Paul Tenorio Jr., Arthur Tenorio Cruz Tenorio, Gilbert Tenorio, Joey Duran and Hector Bustos Jr.

The body will be at St. Johns Fellowship Hall in Hart until service time.
 

Coyt Thompson

PETERSBURG - Funeral services for Coyt Thompson, 69, of Petersburg, are set for 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Waymon Swopes of First Baptist Church, Greenwood, and the Rev. Louis Schaap, retired Nazarene minister, officiating. They will be assisted by the Rev. John Lowrie, pastor First Baptist Church, Petersburg. Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home of Plainview.

Mr. Thompson died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 1998, at Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

He was born Dec. 10, 1928, in Petersburg. He graduated from Petersburg High School in 1948. He served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1952 and married Benita F. Thompson on Dec. 19, 1953, in Petersburg. He was a member of the Petersburg Nazarene Church and worked for Hale County until his retirement in 1990.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Rhona Bright of Petersburg; one son, Kyle Thompson of Petersburg; three brothers, Bud Thompson of Olton, J.C. Thompson and Donald Thompson, both of Petersburg; three sisters, Laura Smith of Petersburg, Lucille Oden of Earth and Betty Motley of Olton; and five grandchildren.

J.B. ´Chigger´ Brown

Funeral services for J.B. “Chigger” Brown, 81, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Danny Copeland, pastor of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church, and Mike Perry, associate pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Brown died at 6:55 p.m. Saturday, June 6, 1998, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 18, 1916, in Garvin County, Okla., where he grew up and attended schools. He moved to the Providence Community in 1941 and to Plainview in 1953. He was a farmer and a member of Parkview Baptist Church.

On Nov. 24, 1933, he married Cora Wigley in Wallsville, Okla.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, RosaLee Anderson of Plainview; two sons, Lonnie Brown and Buddy Brown and his wife, Lura, all of Plainview; two sisters, Dorlis Jenson of Lindsay, Okla., and Zelma Perry of Plainview; one brother, Lawrence Brown of Plainview; five grandchildren, Belinda Frye of Lubbock, Mark Brown of Canyon, Debbie McNeill of Hearst, Brandi Brown of Sweetwater, Lonnie Brown Jr., of Clovis, N.M.; and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Family Hospice of the Plains.
 

Fred Clark

TULIA - Graveside services for Fred Clark, 68, were at 11 a.m. Friday in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Rusty Gray, pastor of Tulia Christian Fellowship Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. Clark died at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

He was born on Aug. 31, 1929, in Royce City where he grew up. He moved to Swisher County in 1954 and worked as an elevator attendant at Hart. He moved to Tulia and worked for Tulia Wheat Growers as an elevator attendant for 12 years.

He attended Tulia Christian Fellowship Church.

On Jan. 27, 1951, he married Melba Miller in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Freda Baker of Plainview and Rita Faye Morris of Albuquerque, N.M.; one son, Larry Edward Clark of Tulia; two sisters, Helen Kell of Boise City, Okla., and Betty Elkins of Burleson; his mother, Myrtle Clark Ramsey of Tulia; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
 

LaRue Reid Foster

Funeral services for LaRue Reid Foster, 85, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

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

She was born LaRue Reid on Oct. 6, 1912, in Sunset. She lived in Oklahoma where she graduated from high school. She attended East Central State Teachers and taught school for six years in Oklahoma. She moved to Lockney in 1938 and lived in the Whitfield Community until 1969 when she moved to Plainview.

She was a member of Kress Bridge Club, First Baptist Church and Amick Sunday School Class, Eastern Star, International Flying Farmers and Ranchers and several other bridge clubs.

On Sept. 8, 1943, she married Elvin Foster.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Gary Foster and his wife, Jan, of Kress and Curtis Foster and his wife, Jan, of Austin; one brother, Louis Reid of Pauls Valley, Okla.; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Rob Reid, Floyd Foster, Dennis Foster, Leon Foster, Steve Foster and Calvin Foster.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church or to a favorite charity.
 

Drexel O. Lawson

OLTON - Funeral services for Drexel O. Lawson, 84, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Main Street Church of Christ with Rick Harper, minister, officiating.

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

Mr. Lawson died at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, June 6, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock after a lengthy illness.

He was born June 15, 1913, in Olton where he grew up and attended schools. He moved to Hollis, Okla., and returned to Olton in 1926. He was a farmer for more than 70 years and also had worked at the Circle Gin.

He was a member of Main Street Church of Christ, Olton Masonic Lodge #1247 and had served on the board of directors of the Olton Gin Co-Op Board and the Federal Land Bank Board in Littlefield for 26 years.

On Feb. 24, 1938, he married Marie Miller in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jim Lawson and Gary Lawson, both of Olton; one daughter, Carolyn Little of Austin; one sister, Edisy Hackler of Olton; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A great-grandson, Dustin Blake Lawson, died in 1996.

Pallbearers will be Nicky and Ricky Smith, Roy Laduke, Tom Sluder Jr., Bill Wishkaemper and Don Peters. Honorary pallbearers will be all men in the Olton community.
 

Minnie Parker

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Minnie Parker, 95, will be at 5 p.m. today in W.W. Rix Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor of First Baptist Church in Plainview, officiating.

Burial will be in City of Lubbock Cemetery by Rix Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Parker died Friday, June 5, 1998, in University Manor.

She was born Nov. 29, 1902, in Jackson, Okla. She moved to Lubbock in 1953 and was a foster grandparent with Lubbock State School for 24 years and a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.

She married Joseph D. Parker on Dec. 25, 1920, in Atoka, Okla. He died March 25, 1960.

Survivors include five daughters, Sylvia Label of Oxnard, Calif., Lucille O´Briant of Lake City, Fla., Cora Hudman of Oregon, Betty Sielhan of Waco, Neb., and Georgia Whitworth of Supulpa, Okla.; five sons, R.D. Parker of Durant, Okla., Floyd Parker of Sun Lake, Ariz.; W.J. and Danny Parker, both of Lubbock, and Jackie Parker of Plainview; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
 

Raymundo Neito Perez

EARTH - Funeral services for Raymundo Neito Perez, were at 11 a.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Broyles, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Earth Memorial Cemetery by Parsons-Ellis Funeral Home.

Mr. Perez died Friday, June 5, 1998.

He was born in Mexico and moved to Earth in 1996 from Friona. He was a farm laborer and a Catholic.

He married Felicitas Lopez in 1967 in Mexico.

Survivors include his wife; five sons, Martin Perez of California, Raymundo Perez Jr., of Ruidoso, N.M., Benjamin Perez of Lubbock, James Perez of Earth and Guadalupe Perez of Plainview; five daughters, Diana Baca of Amarillo, Susanna Parga, Imelda Isaguire and Roscio Perez, all of Plainview, and Angie Banda of Brownwood; his mother, Maria Nieto of Earth; a sister, Justina Garcia of Earth; three brothers, Juan Gallegas and Elpido Perez, both of Earth and Richard Salinas of Amarillo; and 12 grandchildren.
 

Eldon Walker

Funeral services for Eldon Walker, 91, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Walker died at 9:50 a.m. Sunday, June 7, 1998, in IHS Heritage Home.


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