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Funeral Mass for Mary F. Braga, 74, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Alice Catholic Church with Monsignor Tim Schwertner, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.
Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.
Mrs. Braga died at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 16, 1924, in Carlsbad, N.M. She moved to Plainview in 1926 and graduated from Plainview High School. She trained as a medical technician under Dr. E.O. Nichols Jr., and worked at Plainview Hospital, Medical Center Clinic and for Dr. Robert Mitchell.
She was very active in Cub Scouts, Brownies and Girl Scouts and served in all PTAs. She was a member of the Junior High Band Parents, served as secretary for St. Ann´s Altar Society and B&PW. She was a former secretary for Plains Art Association and a past member of the Order of Martha, AMT, and International Society for Clinical Laboratory Technology. She taught fifth grade religion class for five years.
On Sept. 6, 1944, she married George Braga in Denver, Colo.
Survivors include her husband; a son and daughter-in-law, Kit and Darlene
Braga of Edmond, Okla.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and David
Dodson of Corpus Christi, Dana and Mark Mishoe of Mustang, Okla., and Frances
and Darrell Tidmore of Austin; a brother, Fred Reams of Denver, Colo.;
two sisters, Dorothy Reams of Plainview and Lois Shelton of Shawnee, Okla.;
and four grandchildren.
LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Tiodoro Cantu, 74, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.
Mr. Cantu died Wednesday, June 17, 1998.
Funeral services for Jack Collis, 64, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Parkview Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe P. Weldon, pastor, and Frank Hardy officiating.
Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home.
Mr. Collis died at 8:48 a.m. Tuesday, June 16, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.
He was born Feb. 6, 1934, in Gunter. He moved to Plainview and worked for Buchannan Dairy and later at Cloverlake Dairy. He began work with Southwestern Public Service in May of 1959 and worked there until he retired.
He was a member of Parkview Baptist Church.
On Dec. 15, 1951, he married Evodia Gipson.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Linda Roberson of Mesa,
Ariz., Laveta Veal of Lockney, Vaneta Smith of Corinth, N.Y., and Teresa
Shuman of Lubbock; two brothers, Joe Tom Collis of Stuttgart, Ark., and
Bob Collis of Odessa; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Robert J. Harder Jr.
Funeral services for Robert J. “Bob” Harder Jr., 71, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.
Mr. Harder died early today, June 18, 1998, in Lubbock Hospitality House.
SUDAN - Funeral services for Maurice Kinnie, 82, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in First Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Sudan Cemetery by Ellis Funeral Home.
Mr. Kinnie died Tuesday, June 16, 1998, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 26, 1916, in Elk City, Okla. He moved to Sudan in 1957 from Santa Rosa, N.M. He retired from Southwestern Public Service in 1981 after 27 years service.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II. He was a Baptist.
On April 23, 1938, he married Mildred Woolly in Lula, Okla. She died July 13, 1997.
Survivors include four sons, Ronald Kinnie of Portland, Ore., and Larry, John and Donnie Kinnie, all of Sudan; four daughters, Freda Sherley of Plainview, Nell Stanley of Lazbuddie, Becky Otwell of Muleshoe and Debra Wardlow of Amarillo; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The family suggests memorials to the Sudan EMS/Sudan Fire Department.
Lucy Mae Russell
OLTON - Funeral services, 57, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Oscar Gentry, pastor of Hopewell Baptist Church in Petersburg and the Rev. Louis Watters of Tulia officiating.
Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park in Plainview by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.
Mrs. Russell died at 2:53 a.m. Monday, June 15, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock after a lengthy illness.
She was born Lucy Mae Phylow on July 28, 1940, in Crowell. She moved to Floyd County in 1956 and to Olton in 1968.
She was a homemaker and member of United Baptist Church in Plainview.
On Dec. 15, 1957, she married Roger Russell Sr. in Petersburg.
Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Doris Jean McGee and Jennifer Russell, both of Plainview, and Mary Jean Russell of Olton; three sons, Roger Jr., David and Alford Russell, all of Olton; five sisters, Helen Williams of Carson City, Calif., Mary Jelks of Houston, Dorothy Phylow, Gloria Phylow and Catherine Phylow, all of Long Beach, Calif.; five brothers, Menard King of Petersburg, Charles King of San Bernardino, Calif., Timothy Phylow of Houston, Horace Phylow of Denver and Alvin Phylow of Long Beach; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Two brothers, Tommy Lee Russell and Charles Edward Russell, are deceased.
TULIA - Private family graveside services for Dennis F. Wilkins, 89, of Fort Collins, Colo., will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Rose Hill Cemetery with Ronald Huckaby, lay minister, officiating.
Local arrangements are by Wallace Funeral Home.
Mr. Wilkins died March 4, 1998, in Fort Collins.
He was born Feb. 21, 1909, in Merkel. He graduated valedictorian from Tulia High School and attended Texas A&M University.
He owned a construction business in Canyon and moved to Fort Collins in 1956. He was a building inspector at Colorado State University, retiring in 1974. He supervised construction of the Forestry School Camp at Pengree Park, Colo., and the Larimer County Jail in Fort Collins.
In 1939 he married Mildred W. Payne.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Jhyree Burkpile of Denver
and Guydell Wilkins of Houston; two sisters, Pat Ely and Frances Johnson,
both of Amarillo; and two grandchildren.
FLOYDADA - Graveside services for Kody Woody, infant son of Duncan and Sherri Woody of Floydada, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Carr´s Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. J.D. Young, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial arrangements are by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.
The infant was stillborn June 16, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Plainview.
Survivors include his parents; a brother, Keith Woody, and a sister, Kellie Woody; his grandparents, C.O. and Rilla Sue Woody of Floydada and Linda Turner of Lubbock; and great-grandparents, Eunice Woody of Walters, Okla., and Fletcher Powell of Floydada.
Burial will be in Vega Memorial Cemetry by Brooks Funeral Directors of Canyon.
Mr. Crawford died Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998.
He was born in Amarillo and graduated from Amarillo High School. He served in the Navy during World War II and in the Korean War. A rancher and heavy equipment operator, he worked on ranches in the Texas Panhandle and New Mexico.
He married Lillie Mae Sorrells in 1960 at Clovis, N.M.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Arvie Reeves of Adrian, Charles Benton of Logan, N.M., and Dwayne Crawford of Kress; a daughter, Mary Sue Ueckert of Amarillo; a brother, David Crawford of Amarillo; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Cal Farley´s Boy Ranch, P.O. Box 1890,
KRESS -ÊFuneral services for James F. Curry, 82, of McAdoo, will be at 3 p.m Tuesday at Kress First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kerry Gross officiating and the Rev. Brad Gathright of Van assisting.
Burial will be in Kress Cemetery by Adams Funeral Home of Crosbyton.
Mr. Curry died Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998, at his home.
He was born June 16, 1916, in Pocatello, Idaho, and married Mary E. Williams July 19, 1936, in Lockney. He moved to McAdoo from Petersburg in 1969. He was a Baptist and a farmer, butcher and grocer. He ran a linen route for Sunbeam. He also worked for Baker Flash-O-Gas in Lockney.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jim of McAdoo and Johnny of Flower Mound; two daughters, Carolyn Hunsucker of McAdoo and Washington state and Karen Collins of Petersburg; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Deborah Suzanne Curry, died in March 1956.
Viewing will be at the church from noon until service time on Tuesday.
Pearl ÔSis´ Edwards
Funeral services for Pearl “Sis” Edwards, 89, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Robert Allen, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.
Mrs. Edwards died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, in IHS of Plainview.
She was born Feb. 28, 1909 in Cross Plains. She moved to Plainview in 1924 and attended Plainview schools. She worked at Gabriel´s for many years. She was a RSVP volunteer for 20 years and was named Volunteer of the Year in 1998. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Her husband, Bill Edwards, died Jan. 25, 1970.
Survivors include a brother, Delmar Duncan of Plainview, and a sister, Laverne Wachob of Colorado City, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews including Patsy Hoermann of Andrews, Delmarie Davis of Lubbock, Darla Jones of Plainview, Debby Ketchersid of Lubbock and Bobbie Stephens of Clovis, N.M.
Pallbearers will be Norman Paschal, Jimmy Ketchersid, Bobby Davis, Bubba Hoermann, Tanner Ketchersid and Lonnie Comer.
Memorial may be made to Family Hospice of the Plains.
The family will be at 508 Nassau.
Rosa Lee Gallagher
Funeral services for Rosa Lee Gallagher, 80, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.
Mrs. Gallagher died at 12:05 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, at Care Inn
CROWELL -ÊFuneral services for Bill Hammons, 71, of Foard County will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard White, pastor, and Leslie Thomas officiating.
Burial will be in Crowell Cemetery by Womack-Manard Funeral Home.
Mr. Hammonds died Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998, at his residence.
He was born July 29, 1925 in Thalia. He married Patsy Fox Nov. 27, 1948 in Vernon. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Crowell. He was a member of Thalia Masonic Lodge 666 and he served on the Thalia Water Board. He was a farmer and a rancher.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Kathy Carroll of Lubbock; a
son, Rick of Thalia; three sisters, Mona Moore and Annabelle Henry, both
of Thalia, and Virginia Pyle of Floydada; and six grandchildren.
Marguerite Wayland Hunt
Funeral services for Marguerite Wayland Hunt, 91, will be today in Bentonville, Ark.
She died Friday, Aug. 21, 1998, in a nursing home in Tulsa, Okla.
Mrs. Hunt was born March 8, 1907, in Plainview, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J.H. Wayland. She had a twin brother, Bob Wayland.
She grew up in Plainview, graduating from Plainview High School and Wayland College. She married Hugh B. Hunt Nov. 24, 1940. They farmed near Petersburg for several years, then moved to Bentonville, Ark. where they had a dairy. Mr. Hunt died April 4, 1973. In 1995 she moved to Tulsa.
Survivors include one sister, Mable Adams of Glen Rose; two daughters, Sally Park of Tulsa and Pat Hunt of Menphis, Tenn; two grandsons; one granddaughter, and one great-granddaughter.
Other survivors include nieces, Beulah McInnish and Linda Adkins of
Plainview; Betty Boone of Anthony, N.M.; Mary D. Adams of Glen Rose, nephews,
Bill Lees of Lubbock, Jep Housley of Silver City, N.M. and James Robert
Wayland of Albuquerque, N.M.
TURKEY -ÊFuneral services for LaVerne Mullin, 71, of Tulia was at 11 a.m. today, in Turkey Church of Christ.
Burial was in Dreamland Cemetery in Turkey by Myers-Long Funeral Directors of Turkey.
Mrs. Mullins died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, in Amarillo.
Survivors include her mother, Willie Beatrice Lacy of Georgetown, and a brother, Johnny Lacy of Georgetown.
A son, Dan Davis, died in 1995.
Memorials may be made to the Turkey Volunteer Fire Department or to
the Turkey E.M.S.
Cynthia G. Robinson
AMARILLO -ÊGraveside services for Cynthia G. Robinson, 46, of Amarillo will be at 2 p.m. today in Llano Cemetery with Windell Taylor, chaplain of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, officiating.
Arrangements are by Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors.
Mrs. Robison died Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998.
She was born in Plainview and was a lifetime area resident, graduating from Tulia High School. She was a certified nurse´s aide and a member of the Church of Christ in Canyon.
She married Keith Robinson in 1975 at Canyon.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Christopher Robinson of Guam;
a daughter, Heather Harlene Turben of Amarillo; her parents, Claude and
Gloria Mickey of Tulia and a brother, David Mickey of Amarillo.
Graveside services for Margaret Wimp, 92, will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday in Plainview Memorial Park with Dr. R.L. Kirk of Amarillo, former pastor of First United Methodist Church in Plainview, officiating.
Burial arrangements are by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.
Mrs. Wimp died at 6:52 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, in Prairie House Living Center.
She was born Margaret Gerteis on June 10, 1906, in Wichita, Kan. She grew up in Argonia, Kan., and returned to Wichita in 1923 and graduated from high school in 1924. She attended business college and worked for a wholesale food distribution company in Wichita and for Southwestern Investment Co. in Plainview.
On Dec. 25, 1928, she married Ivan Ernest Wimp and moved to Swisher County where they farmed for more than 50 years in the Whitfield Community east of Kress. He died June 7, 1980, and she moved to Plainview in August 1980.
She enjoyed playing the organ and piano and studied violin. She was a member St. Mark´s Episcopal Church, Kress Home Demonstration Club and Kress Bridge Club. She was an election judge for several years. She enjoyed crocheting, needlework and raising flowers.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law Charlotte and E.E. “Buddy” Thurman, of Plainview, and Marguerite and Charlie Richmond of Port Townsend, Wa.; one son and daughter-in-law, Ivan G. and Sue Wimp of Conroe; nine grandchildren, including Carla Edwards and Don Thurman, both of Plainview; and nine great-grandchildren.
Twin brothers and twin sisters are deceased.
The family suggests memorials to the Fine Arts Scholarship Fund, c/o Fine Arts Center, Bobbie Lee Farmer, 410 11th Street, Plainview, TX 79072.
Koy V. Benefield
Funeral services for Koy Velree Benefield, 63, of Lubbock, were at 1 p.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church Chapel with Dr. R.L. Kirk, associate pastor of St. Stephen´s United Methodist Church in Amarillo, officiating.
Burial was in Plainview Memorial Park by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.
Mr. Benefield died at 2:34 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.
He was born Nov. 15, 1934, in Lakeview. He graduated from Plainview High School and North Texas State University where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Epsilon. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
He farmed for 25 years in Swisher County and owned Plainview Asphalt Co. He was a cotton buyer for Benefield Cotton of Lubbock.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Randell Koy and Krista Benefield of Arlington; a daughter and son-in-law, Velree Renee and Hal Wesley of Lubbock; a sister, Janet Mercer of Lubbock; a brother, Tim Benefield of Austin; and two grandsons, Taylor Benefield of Arlington and Larson Statham of Lubbock.
His parents, Fred and Kathryn Benefield, and a sister, Freda Benefield, are deceased.
Pallbearers were Larry Walters, Jerry Young, Sherwood Holley, Horace
Moore, Jerry Hodges and C.B. “Trey” Cline III.
ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Michael Chad Dixon, 17, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie Bolton, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, and the Rev. C.C. Peoples officiating.
Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral home.
The youth died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.
He was born Sept. 26, 1980, in Lubbock and moved with his family to Abernathy in 1987. He was a sophomore at Abernathy High School where he was involved in athletics. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his father, Michael Dixon of Lubbock; two brothers, Kendrick D. Dixon and Eric B. Dixon, both of Abernathy; and his grandmothers, Artavie Bradley of Abernathy and Daisy Dixon of Lubbock.
His mother, Deloris Dixon, died March 28, 1994.
The family suggests memorials to the Michael Chad Dixon Memorial Fund at First State Bank, 402 Ninth St., Abernathy, TX 79311.
Pallbearers will be James Johnson, O. Williams, L.J. Bradley, Lavor
Bradley, Andrew Hudson and Edward Herby Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be
members of the Abernathy High School sophomore class.
LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Raynelle M. Reimann, 55, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Hope Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jack Schneider, pastor, officiating.
Cremation arrangements are by Sanders Funeral Home.
Mrs. Reimann died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at St. Mary´s Plaza.
She was born Oct. 30, 1942, in Hobbs, N.M. where she grew up and graduated from high school. She attended Draughn´s Business School in Lubbock and worked as office manager for the law firm of Maner and Maner for more than 30 years.
She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church and LWML of Hope. She was secretary of the Midway Park Homeowners Association and was named Legal Secretary of the Year for 1973. She was a master food preserver and a past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She married Ron Reimann on Feb. 14, 1963, in Lubbock.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Richard Reimann of Plainview; a daughter, Virginia Burrow of Kingsland; two brothers, Jimmy Marshall of Jackson, Miss., and Merle Marshall of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Hope Lutheran Church or to the Joe
Arrington Cancer Center.
Funeral services for Jannie Shugart, 66, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Roger Foote, pastor of Northside Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Lemons Funeral Home.
Mrs. Shugart died at 11:50 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, at her residence.
She was born July 14, 1931, in Grayson County. She grew up in O´Dell where she attended schools and helped her family with farming until 1951.
She was a member of TOPS, Promenaders Square Dance Club, Home Demonstration Club, and PTA member for several years. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church.
On Oct. 1, 1948, she married L.P. Shugart in Vernon.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Carolyn Pinkerton of Plainview; a son, Lloyd Shugart of Plainview; a brother, Crayton Adams of Dallas; two sisters, Sib Dyer of Lubbock and Era Turpen of Fort Worth; five grandchildren, Daina Neil and Mac Shugart, both of Lubbock, Misty Shugart of Amarillo and Shelly Walker and Heath Pinkerton, both of Plainview; and three great-grandchildren, Tanner Walker of Plainview and Coby Neil and Brandt Robison, both of Lubbock.
A son, Mac Shugart, died Oct. 3, 1987.
Omer Spencer Searcy
BEAVER, Okla. - Funeral services for Omer Spencer Searcy, 71, will be at 2 p.m. today in the American Legion Post. No. 149 Hall with David Glascock officiating.
Burial will be in Pioneer Cemetery by Clark Funeral Service.
Mr. Searcy died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998.
He was born in Mangum and had lived in Beaver County for 70 years. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was retired from the oil field construction business.
He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 149 and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He married Mary Ellen Turner in 1953 at Clayton, N.M. She is deceased.
Survivors include four sons, Owen Searcy of Amarillo, Leland Searcy
of Mooreland, Dale Searcy of Beaver and James Searcy of Oklahoma City;
three brothers, Charles Searcy of Las Vegas, N.M., Vernon Searcy of Boys
Ranch, and Ronnie Searcy of Beaver; two sisters, Nadine Hecox of Liberal,
Kan., and Geraldine Payne of Tulia; and eight grandchildren.
FARWELL - Graveside services for Elsie Tarr, 88, will be at 2 p.m. today in Sunset Terrace Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Laverty, pastor of first Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial arrangements are by Ellis Funeral Home.
Mrs. Tar died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, in Muleshoe Area Health Care Center.
She was born Nov. 13, 1909, in Brown County. She moved to Farwell from the West Camp community in 1971. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Farwell.
Survivors include two daughters, Jean Tarr Ellis of Hart and Fern Gilmer
of Miami; three brothers, J.C. Shanks of Muleshoe, W.H. Shanks of Albuquerque,
N.M., and Bert Shanks of Lubbock; and three grandchildren.
MULESHOE - Funeral services for Delbert Watson, 74, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Joe Stone, pastor of First Assembly of God Church in San Angelo, the Rev. Neil Unwin, pastor of First Assembly of God Church in Plainview, and his son, the Rev. Jim Watson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Lazbuddie, officiating.
Burial will be in Muleshoe Memorial Park by Ellis Funeral Home.
Mr. Watson died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.
He was born July 8, 1923, in Frederick, Okla., and had lived in Bailey County since 1926. He was a farmer and rancher and was director of State Line Butane of Maple, Farmer´s Union of Texas, National Grain Sorghum Producers, Texas Grain Sorghum Producers and Needmore Cooperative Gin. He was a member of Southwestern Cattle Association and National Bonanza Society, was a committeeman for Bailey County Farmers Home Administration and was a pilot.
He was a member of First Assembly of God Church where he served as a deacon from 1949 to 1990. He was also a Sunday school superintendent in Maple.
On Aug. 31, 1947, he married Beth Phipps in Maple.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Tom Watson of Lubbock and Jim
Watson of Lazbuddie; two sisters, Naomi Dudley of Plainview and Natalie
Stewart of Truth or Consequences, N.M.; three brothers, Leo Watson of Orlando,
Fla., W.T. Watson of Muleshoe and Buford Watson of San Antonio; and five
PETERSBURG - Funeral services for Ray Wiese are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.
Mr. Wiese died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, in Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center.