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Anna Lee Englant
BOVINA - Funeral services for Anna Lee Englant, 67, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Morgan, pastor, and the Rev. Bob Webb of Burkburnett officiating.

Burial will be in Bovina Cemetery by Ellis-Blackwell Funeral Home of Bovina.

Mrs. Englant died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998.

She was born in Yell County, Ark. In 1962, she moved from Gravely, Ark., to Bovina. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She married Floyd Englant in 1963 in San Diego.

Surviving are her husband; eight sons, Floyd Leon Englant of Lamesa, Calif., Glenn James of Sargent, Gary James of LaPorte, Randy James of Tulia, Tim James of Clovis, N.M., Mike James of Nazareth, Mark Englant of Bovina and Tony Englant of Little Rock, Ark.; four daughters, Dearbara Englant of Clovis, Cathy Hoover of Unionville, Mo., Katy Collins of Amherst and Mary Rose Webber of Bovina; five brothers, Wayne Webb of Azel, Bob Webb of Burkburnett, Alfred Webb of Dimmitt, Larry Webb of Hale Center and Sam Webb of Farwell; four sisters, Polly Mills and Pam Clark, both of Bovina, June Muse of Lubbock and Joyce Smith of Cleburne; 35 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A son, Calvin James, died in 1950.

Evelyn Inez Hamm

ROTAN - Graveside services for Evelyn Inez Elkins Browning Hamm, 90, of Plainview, formerly of Rotan, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Snyder City Cemetery with the Rev. Mickey Wagoner officiating.

Arrangements are by Weathersbee Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hamm died Friday morning in a Plainview nursing home.

She was born May 22, 1908, to Roy and Corella Hardin Elkins and married Johnny Jackson Browning on Dec. 25, 1926. He died Sept. 13, 1950. She married Samuel James Hamm in 1956 in Rotan. He died in 1983.

She was an LVN and worked at Callan Hospital for many years. She was a Baptist and 65-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, serving as worthy matron of both Snyder and Rotan chapters.

She helped with one of the last cattle drives in a covered wagon through Texas, New Mexico and Colorado.

Mrs. Hamm moved to Tulia on Dec. 3, 1989, and to Plainview in 1993.

Surviving are three sons, Roy J. Browning of Billings, Mont., Henry Mark Browning of San Angelo and Curtis Bryce Browning of Boyd; two daughters, Dorrene Acker of Tulia and Daphene Campbell of Cedar Park; two sisters, Juanita Hart of Snyder and Jettie Crenshaw of Graford; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Two sisters, Georgia Ruth Boss and Tisha Louise Sullenger, both of Snyder, are deceased. 

Evylena Huckabee

DUMAS - Funeral services for former Floydada resident Evylena Huckabee, 82, were at 10 a.m. Saturday in First Street Church of Christ with Art Lynch, minister, officiating.

Additional services were at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in City Park Church of Christ in Floydada.

Burial was by Morrison Funeral Directors of Dumas.

Mrs. Hucakbee died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998, in Memorial Hospital.

She was born Aug. 31, 1916, in Randalett, Okla., and married Earl Huckabee on Jan. 30, 1937, in Lockney. He died May 28, 1983. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are a daughter, Sandra Leatherman; a sister, Christine Johnson of Dallas; and two grandsons.

The family suggests memorials to Memorial Hospice, 224 E. Second St., Dumas 79029 or First Street Church of Christ, Box 1207, Dumas 79209.

Juanita Pena

Funeral services for Juanita Pena, 74, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Primera Iglesia Bautista with the Rev. Glen Godsey, associate of the Caprock Plains Baptist Area, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

A prayer service will be held tonight at 7 at the funeral home chapel.

Mrs. Pena died at 8:43 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.

She was born Aug. 15, 1924, in Fredericksburg and married Jose Maria Pena on Oct. 11, 1938, in Paint Rock. She moved to Plainview in 1949 and was a member of Primera Iglesia Bautista where she taught Sunday school and Girls Auxiliary for a number of years.

Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Josie Uranga of San Angelo and Maria Torres and Linda Pena, both of Plainview; four sons, Raymundo Pena of Plainview, Raul “Roy” Pena of Glenn Heights, Peter Pena of Snyder and David Pena of Friona; four brothers, Domingo Gonzales and Fred Gonzales, both of Plainview, Paul Gonzales of Lubbock and Martin Gonzales of Richardson; a sister, Olivia Cortinas of Hereford; 23 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.

Marion Calvin Sharp

Funeral services for Marion Calvin Sharp, 70, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in College Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Sharp died at 4:55 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998, in Integrated Healthcare Heritage Home.

He was born June 3, 1928, in Clovis, N.M., and married Mary Katherine Hurt on Aug. 6, 1945, in Portales, N.M. He was a retired power plant operator and moved to Plainview from Chino, Calif., in 1990. He was a member of College Heights Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Michael Sharp of La Palma, Calif.; two daughters, Susan LaSarge and Carol Nolen, both of Riverside, Calif.; two sisters, Ella Glenn of Denton and Irene Stanfield of Clovis, N.M.; eight grandchildren, one great granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.

Lester Floyd Soden

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Funeral services for Lester Floyd Soden, 85, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Reager Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Davis, officiating.

Burial will be in Fort Logan National Cemetery at 11 a.m. Tuesday by Reager Funeral Home.

Mr. Soden died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998, in Colorado.

He was born Jan. 18, 1913, in Sargents, Colo., where he attended elementary school. He graduated from Gunnison High School and attended Western State College in Gunnison. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II from March 1944 to November 1945.

He was a farmer and worked in construction projects before joining Valco Concrete Co. for 23 years in Rocky Ford, retiring in 1978.

He served as a Sunday school teacher at the Rocky Ford Brethern Church where he was a deacon and served on several committees. He was an elder at the Christ Fellowship Church in Fort Collins where he had lived for 18 years. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and writing poems and stories.

On Jan. 12, 1928, he married Vera M. Brashers in Gunnison, Colo.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Ron Soden of McCook, Neb., Rod Soden of Fowler, Colo., and Steve Soden of McCook, Neb.; four daughters, Mrs. Floyd (Wanda) Land of Tempe, Ariz., Mrs. Don (Pat) Marvin of McCook, Neb., Mrs. Merlin (Joyce) Bennett of Plainview, Texas; Mrs. Mike (Sharon) Baptist and Mrs. Jim (Lynn) Newton, both of Fort Collins; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Two brothers and five sisters are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Larimer County or Elderhaus in care of Ranger Funeral Home, 1530 Riverside Dr., Fort Collins, Colo. 80524.

Essie Lee Thornton

SHERMAN - Funeral services for former Hale Center resident Essie Lee Thornton, 52, of Sherman, are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hale Center Church of Christ with Larry Hambrick officiating.

Military Graveside services will follow in Hale Center Cemetery by Freeman-Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Thornton died in Wilson-Jones Hospital at Sherman on Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998.

He was born Oct. 29, 1946, in Temple and graduated from Hale Center High School in 1967. He married Margaret Reeves on March 6, 1986, in Plainview.

He moved to Sherman in 1996 from Hale Center. He enlisted in the Army and served in Vietnam, winning the Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and the Army Occupation Medal.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Essie Lee Thornton Jr. of Lubbock; a daughter, Phinease Thornton of Amarillo; six brothers, Limus, Clinton, James and Charles Thornton, all of Dallas, and Bobby and Clyde Taylor, both of Temple; seven sisters, Earnestine Barnes of Hale Center, Elizabeth, Nancy, Beverly and Mary Taylor, all of Temple; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Limus Thornton, Charles Thornton, Robert Jones, Essie Thornton Jr., Elijah Barnes and Mitchell Roberts.

The family will receive friends at Freeman-Abell Funeral Home in Hale Center from 7-8 p.m. Monday.

Luke Torrez

LUBBOCK - Private graveside services for Luke Aaron Torrez, infant son of Alex and Wresha Torrez of Lubbock, were Friday in Resthaven Memorial Park with David Martin of Monterey Church of Christ officiating.

Burial was by Resthaven Funeral Home.

The child was stillborn Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998, in Lubbock Methodist Hospital.

Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Braden and Max, both of Lubbock; his grandparents, Jose and Carman Torrez of Ropesville, Yvonne Rhoderick of Hale Center and Jimmy and Cheryl Rhoderick of Amarillo; and his great-grandparents, Bernice Faver of Hale Center and Loretha Rhoderick of Silverton.

The family suggests memorials to the Birthing Center at Methodist Hospital.

Mary Lou Bollman

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Mary Louise Hammonds Bollman, 88, will be at 3 p.m. today in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tommie Beck, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Bollman died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, at her residence from accidental injuries.

She was born Mary Louise Hammonds on Sept. 9, 1909, in Lockney, the daughter of the late James William and Nancy Rebecca Farnsworth Hammonds. She graduated from Lockney High School in 1929 and from Texas Woman´s University (now Texas Wesleyan University) in Fort Worth in 1934 with a degree in home economics.

She was named Lockney´s “Woman of the Year” in 1986 and “Floyd County Pioneer Woman” at the Floyd County Pioneer Reunion in 1989. She was a homemaker, a dedicated volunteer and a charter member of the Buffalo Grass Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Mrs. Bollman´s love for history and genealogy made her a valuable resource in the community. She went all over Texas and neighboring states to do genealogical work for the Floyd County Historical Museum. She was a willing assistant to anyone who asked her help and was able to help find the resting place of deceased relatives to help many with unknown family history.

She mapped the Lockney Cemetery and identified unmarked graves after cemetery records for the older part were lost in a fire. She also identified all the unmarked graves in the South Plains area.

She took a personal interest in local archaeological digs at Blanco Canyon and up until last month, she would go to the site to collect information and offer help and information.

She was a member of several genealogical societies throughout the state and because of her work, Bob Phillips featured her on a 1991 segment of “Texas Country Reporter,” titled, “The Cemetery Lady.”

A supporter of the Floyd County Historical Museum and a member of the board of directors, Mrs. Bollman saw the need to search out and record historical facts and constantly did research and assembled information for the museum. In 1989, the Floyd County Historical Museum created the “Mary Lou Bollman History and Genealogy Center” in her honor.

While attending college, she became involved with quilting and in 1930, she made her first quilt, an eight-point star set together with blue fabric. Since then quilts and quilting became a lifelong interest and she won recognition at local quilt shows and exhibits. In 1985, she traveled hundreds of miles to attend various Quilt Day activities during the “Texas Quilt Search.” She was an active member in three quilting guilds in Lubbock, Lockney and Plainview.

In 1986, Mrs. Bollman followed the Texas Sesquicenteninal Wagon Train and over a two-month period, visited the wagon train more than 15 times. sometimes sleeping in her car so that she could get an early start. She was present as the Wagon Train came to the end of the trail at the Fort Worth Stockyards.

She was an ambassador for Lockney and Floyd County and was a representative to many local, county and state functions and celebration. She was Lockney correspondent for the Plainview Daily Herald for several years.

On Dec. 16, 1939, she married Henry A. Bollman in Floydada. He died Feb. 13, 1981.

Survivors include two sons, Wiley Bollman of Lubbock and Bill Bollman of Katy; one daughter, Louise Burton of Claymont, Del.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Nancy Graham, died Nov. 11, 1992.

The family suggests memorials to the Floyd County Historical Museum´s Mary Lou Bollman Genealogy and Historical Center, 105 E. Missouri, Floydada, TX 79235.

Felix Flores

LUBBOCK - Funeral Mass for Felix T. Flores, 57, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph´s Catholic Church with the Rev. Liam Sweeney officiating.

Burial will be in City of Lubbock Cemetery by White Funeral Home.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in White Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Flores died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, in University Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 10, 1940, in Hutto. He attended Hale Center Schools and moved to Lubbock in 1984 from Hale Center. He worked at Bowers Plastic and Rubber and was a member of St. Joseph´s Catholic Church.

Survivors include two brothers, Ben Flores Jr., and Adam Baca Jr., both of Lubbock; and three sisters, Connie DeLeon of Hale Center, Maria Flores of Lubbock and Lupe Baca of Lockney.

Sammie Ford

BURLESON - Funeral services for Sammie Ford, 78, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Laurel Land of Burleson Chapel.

Burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Plainview by Laurel Land Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ford died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, in a Fort Worth convalescent center.

She was born May 6 , 1919, in Telephone. She was a retired registered nurse and worked in Plainview, Hale Center and Lockney. She retired in 1982 moved to Burleson from Plainview in 1984.

She was a member of First Baptist Church and enjoyed crossword puzzles.

Her husband, Alvin Ray Ford, died in 1983.

Survivors include one son, Don Ford of Odessa; two daughters, Lucy Benton of Burleson and Karen Daily of Colleyville; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Kidney Foundation.

Gertrude Froust

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Gertrude Froust, 91, were at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Schooler-Gordon Bell Avenue Chapel with the Rev. Harold Bohr, retired minister from Olsen Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, officiating.

Burial was in Westlawn Memorial Park in Borger.

Mrs. Froust died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998.

She was born in Tioga, La., and moved to Amarillo in 1973 from Borger. She was a homemaker and member of Olsen Park Seventh-day Adventist Church.

She married William Fred Froust in 1923 in Tioga. He died in 1962.

Survivors include a son, C.W. Froust of Abernathy; a daughter, Marcile Suit of Amarillo; two sisters, Lois Ballard of Natchitoches, La., and Zella Haney of Orlando, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Jerry Gray

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Jerry Gray, 49, were at 10 a.m. today in Coulter Road Baptist Church with Dr. Larry Payne, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Llano Cemetery by Schooler Funeral Home.

Mr. Gray died Friday, Feb. 6, 1998.

He was born in Forrest City, Ark., and had served as pastor of Suburban Baptist Church in New Orleans. He worked as administrator of the Bivens Nursing Home and was a member of Coulter Road Baptist Church.

He married Annetta Rogers in 1969.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Krisetta Miller of Pineville, La., and Rebekah Gray of Plainview; a son, Gary Gray of Amarillo; his mother and stepfather, Imogene and Gene Purrine of Pine Bluff, Ark., a sister, Pam Woolley of Rison, Ark.; and two brothers, Dwain Gray and Chuck Gray.

The family suggests memorials to Suburban Baptist Church, 4521 Schindler Dr., New Orleans, La.

Ken Hunt

Funeral services for Kenneth “Ken” Ray Hunt, 30, of Lubbock, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Hunt died about 2 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, in a vehicle accident in Lubbock.

Harry Kingston

FLUVANNA - Funeral services for Harry F. Kingston, 75, were at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in Fluvanna Church of Christ with Don Campbell, minister, officiating.

Burial was in Fluvanna Cemetery by Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home of Snyder.

Mr. Kingston died Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

He was born June 3, 1922, in Haslett. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Esma; a son, Bill Kingston of Petersburg; a sister, Catherine Cameron of Fort Worth; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Patsy Davis Marriott

Funeral services for Patsy Davis Marriott, 49, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Calvary Baptist Church in Tulia with the Rev. Don Auten, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Marriott died at 4:10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

She was born Dec. 12, 1948, in Tulia where she grew up and attended schools. She had lived in Oklahoma City and worked at the VFW Post in Midwest City. She was treasurer and an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary for Post 9969. She moved to Plainview in 1997.

Survivors include her mother, Betty Jo Davis of Tulia; her father, Leonard L. Davis of Plainview; four sons, Shane Davis and Coty Marriott, both of Plainview, and Jerry Allen Payne and Bobby Payne, both of Quitaque; three sisters, Betty Starnes of Tulia, Bonnie White of Plainview and Lynda Freeman of Oklahoma City; four brothers, Lyndell Davis of Tulia, Warren Davis and Sammy Davis, both of Plainview, and Walter “Dub” Davis of Amherst; and four grandchildren, Candace Davis, Alissa Davis, Dodie Payne and Dokota Marriott.

Lucile Merrill

Funeral services for Lucile Merrill, 86, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, and Lenard Hartley of Odessa, a nephew, officiating.

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

Mrs. Merrill died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, in Prairie House Living Center.

She was born June 30, 1911, in Aiken. She moved to Swisher County in 1933 and to Edmonson in 1937 where she was active in the community. She taught Sunday school at First Baptist Church there for several years. She moved to Plainview in 1978 and was a member of First Baptist Church.

On Jan. 21, 1933, she married Ben Merrill in Clovis, N.M. He died May 14, 1989.

Survivors include six nephews, Clifton Hartley of Plainview, Jimmie Hartley of Albuquerque, N.M., Lenard Hartley of Odessa, Edgar Hartley of Hereford, Ray Hartley of McKinney and Houston Hartley of Dallas; and a sister-in-law, Melba Hartley of Plainview.

Kathryn Benefield

Funeral services for Kathryn Benefield, 83, of Lubbock, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in First United Methodist Church Chapel with Dr. R.L. Kirk of Pampa and Dr. Max Browning, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Benefield died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 1996, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Dec. 20, 1913 in Erath County and came to Plainview in 1932. She married James Fred Benefield on Feb. 10, 1934 in Plainview. He died Jan. 11, 1969.

She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church. She moved to Lubbock in 1993.

Surviving are two sons, Koy of Lubbock and Tim Benefield and his wife, Tisa, of Austin; a daughter, Janet Mercer and her husband Mac of Lubbock; two brothers, Bill McAnally of Yucaipa, Calif. and Jack McAnally of Plainview; five sisters, Irene Hancock of San Diego, Calif., Cleo Russell of Vallejo, Calif., Luthene Landtroop of Plainview, Emily Morris of Tulia and Pauline McBrearty of Sun Valley, Nev.; five grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

A daughter, Freda Rene Benefield, died Feb. 3, 1970.

Tom Beeson

Graveside services for Tom Beeson, 89, will be a 3 p.m. today in Dreamland Cemetery in Turkey.

Burial will be by Lemons Funeral Home of Plainview.

Mr. Beeson died at 5:35 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 1997, in Heritage Home.

He was born July 29, 1907 in Crockett. He grew up in Hall County and attended school at Turkey. For a number of years he was involved in road construction. He moved to Lamb County in 1947 and farmed until his retirement in 1977. He moved to Plainview in December of 1996. 

He was a member of the Northside Church of Christ in Olton.

Surviving are five sisters, Vina Stewart, Lucille Moses and Wilma Covington, all of Olton, and Virginia Robison and Betty Wynn, both of Amarillo, and 15 nieces and nephews.

R.L. Cass

Funeral services for R.L. “Red” Cass, 87, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Mark´s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Charles Chapman, rector, and the Rev. James A. Mock, former rector, officiating.

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

Mr. Cass died at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, in Prairie House Living Center.

He was born Oct. 17, 1909 in Quanah. He grew up in Bowie and graduated from Bowie High School. He married Frances Ross on Feb. 1, 1931 in Amarillo.

He moved to Amarillo and started in the grocery business as manager of an M System store. He later was with National Biscuit Co. (now Nabisco) as a sales representative. He moved to Plainview and started Hometown Market with Gerald Martin in the early 1960s.

He was a member of St. Mark´s Episcopal Church - the 1928 Prayer Book Branch. He served on the Vestry for many years and had served as Junior Warden and Senior Warden and head usher. He was a delegate to the Diocesan Conference that established the Diocese of Northwest Texas. He started and was caretaker of the Altar Garden at St. Mark´s.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Ross Cass of Dallas; two grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

T. E. Clark

Funeral services for T. E. “Ed” Clark, 76, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Kent Bird, pastor, and the Rev. Randy Losson, pastor of the Church of God, officiating.

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

Mr. Clark died at 6:33 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 1997, in Methodist Hospital Plainview.

He was born Feb. 8, 1920 in Aiken, where he grew up and attended schools. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and joned the U.S. Army in January 1941, serving in the Horse Cavalry until his discharge in December of 1943.

He moved to Plainview and worked as a mechanic at Etter Garage and Conner-Mathis. He worked in the maintenance department of Pioneer Natural Gas from 1950 until retiring in 1974.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans.

He married Bell Shrum in August of 1945. She died in July of 1975. He married Wilma Lamb in October of 1975. She died in February of 1981. He married Louise McCune Herring on April 17, 1981 in Plainview.

Surviving are his wife; five stepdaughters, Iva Jean West of Plainview, Francine Andrew of Olton, Pansy Taylor of Centralia, Ill., Pat Drexler of Midland and Jan Wesley of Lubbock; two stepsons, Gary Herring of Brownwood and Richard Herring of Nazareth; a brother, W.E. Clark of Olton; two sisters, Clementine Carthel and Katherine Allison, both of Lockney; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Meals on Wheels.

H. Paul Holdridge

Funeral services for the Rev. H. Paul Holdridge, 88, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Trinity Fellowship Church with the Rev. Randy Dean, pastor of Living Word Chapel in Forrest, Wis., and the Rev. Steve Rogers, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Lemons Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at Lemons Funeral Home from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday. The casket will be open at the church and the family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time on Tuesday.

Rev. Holdridge died at 10:55 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 1997, in Methodist Hospital Plainview.

He was born Dec. 5, 1908 in Comanche County and graduated from DeLeon High School. He attended Tarleton State College.

He married Ersel Naomi Coley on July 15, 1929 in DeLeon and later taught school for two years in Comanche County before attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

He was ordained as a minister of the Assembly of God in 1937 and moved to McCamey to pastor First Assembly of God. Other pastorates and the year begun were: First Assembly in Plainview (1939); First Assembly in El Paso (1944); Hope Gospel Tabernacle in Hope, Ark. (1945); First Assembly Albuquerque (1951) and First Assembly in Bartlesville, Okla. (1956).

He served as district superintendent of the West Texas Assemblies of God from 1942-44 and district superintendent of the New Mexico Assemblies of God in 1955.

In 1970 he moved to Waxahachie and served as vice president of Southwestern Assembly of God University. He retired in 1977 and moved to Plainview and worked with his son-in-law and daughter, John and Carolyn Warrick, at Warrick Furniture.

He taught a Thursday morning Ladies Bible Study in Plainview for 17 years. He attended Trinity Fellowship Church.

Surviving are his wife; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and John Warrick Plainview and Elaine and Russell Rowton of Edmond, Okla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Leota Holdridge of Tulsa, Okla.; four brothers, Marvin, Lee, W.C. and Fred, all of DeLeon; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Gideons International, Box 771, Plainview 79072.

Modelle Garnett Jennings

DORA, Ala. - Funeral services for Modelle Garnett Jennings, 83, of Plainview, were at 3 p.m. Saturday in New Horizon Memorial Chapel with Dr. Sammie Reid officiating.

Burial was in New Horizon Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Jennings died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997.

She was a retired nurse and a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Plainview.

Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, C.J. and Laura Jennings of Dora, Ala.; Gene and Helen Jennings of Texarkana, Texas, and Joe and Ethelyn Garnett of Lockney; a daughter and son-in-law, Mona and Woody Follis of Houston; two sisters, Jonnie Cotton of Oklahoma City and Billie Smith of Wichita Falls; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society.

Willie Rylant

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Willie Carroll “Monk” Rylant, 78, brother of Tommy Mac Rylant of Plainview, were at 4 p.m. Saturday in Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Winn, pastor of First Baptist Church in New Deal, officiating.

Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Rylant died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, in Methodist Hospital.

He was born Jan. 15, 1919 in Emory and married Vada Mae Shedd on Aug. 1, 1941 in Rains County. She died Feb. 23, 1985. He was a U.S. Army veteran and moved to Lubbock from Emory in 1943. He retired from the Bancroft Paper Co. 

Also surviving are two sons, Danny of Lubbock and Dennis of New Deal; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Fund. 

JoAnn Stewart

ABILENE - Graveside services for JoAnn Stewart, 73, mother of Mrs. Roy (Juanita) Boulter of Plainview, were at 11 a.m. Saturday in Elmwood Memorial Park with Linda Blagg, chaplain, officiating. Burial arrangements were by Allen-Korzenewski Funeral Home.

Mrs. Stewart died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, in an Abilene hospital.

She was born Sept. 20, 1923 in Wichita, Kan. She moved to Abilene in 1966 and was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She married Lloyd Sitton Stewart in 1942 in Mulvane, Kan. He is deceased.

Other survivors include two other daughters, Mrs. Frank (Krista) Mahaffey and Mrs. Mike (Pat) Breazeale, both of Mandeville, La.; five brothers, Roger Greene, Robert Greene, Richard Greene and Charles G. Greene, all of Kansas, and Dick Pechin of Washington state; four sisters, Margaret Schneider, Beth Dawson and Verna Francis Brader, all of Kansas, and Rowena Hlodik of Oklahoma; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 903, Abilene 79604.

Jessie Lee Thomas

Funeral services for Jessie Lee Thomas, 80, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Thomas died at 5:25 p.m. in St. Mary of the Plains in Lubbock.

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