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Wanda Baker
LOCKNEY -Funeral services for Wanda Baker, 89, will be at 2 p.m. today in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Keith Wiseman, associate pastor of First United Methodist Church in Lubbock, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Russell Byard, pastor.

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

Mrs. Baker died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

She was born Aug. 24, 1909 in Grayson County to the late Lester B. and Laura Roberson Stinebaugh. In 1914, her family moved to Lakeview in Hall County and in 1915 to Lockney where she attended schools.

She received a teaching certificate from West Texas State University in 1928 and also went on to obtain a degree from Draughan´s Business College in Abilene in 1930.

She married Dorsey Baker on June 10, 1933 in Fort Sumner, N.M. He died Feb. 19, 1998.

Mrs. Baker worked at First National Bank of Lockney from 1930-45 and also worked for Baker Mercantile Co., Baker Chevrolet as a bookkeeper and Lockney General Hospital as manager. She also was a bookkeeper for the family businesses and prepared federal income tax returns for Floyd County residents from 1935 until the early 1990s.

She became a member of First United Methodist Church in 1930 and served as church financial auditor for many years, as a member of the board of trustees and a member of the church board. She held several offices in United Methodist Women and was a member of the Fellowship Hall Building Committee.

She was a charter member of the Lockney Business and Professional Women´s Club and the Birthday Bridge Club. She became a Silver Life Master with the American Contract Bridge League in 1995 and was named Floyd County Pioneer Woman of the Plains in 1977.

She is survived by two sons, Norton Baker and Dorsey Lynn Baker, both of Lubbock; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren

The family will greet friends at the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church today from 1 p.m. until service time.

The family also suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church, 102 W. Poplar, Lockney TX 79241.
 

Allie Bloxom

ANDERSON, Mo. - Funeral services for Allie Bloxom, 88, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. today in Ozark Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tom Ellis, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Peace Valley Cemetery by Ozark Funeral Homes.

Mrs. Bloxom died at 3:10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, in an Anderson nursing home.

She was born Nov. 13, 1909, in Kenna, N.M. She lived in Plainview several years and worked as a clerk at C.R. Anthony Co. She lived in Granby, Mo., before moving to Anderson in 1980. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church.

On April 6, 1929, she married Albert Ray Bloxom in Lockney. He died Oct. 15, 1991.

Survivors include three sons, Billy Ray Bloxom of Santa Fe, N.M., Thomas Guinn Bloxom of Alma, Ark., and Jerry T. Bloxom of Galveston; a brother, James Ernest Guinn of Topaco, Calif.; a sister, Dixie Tyler of Garden Grove, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A son, Terry Bloxom, died May 12, 1998.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association in care of Ozark Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 520, Main & Spring Street, Anderson, MO 64831.
 

W.H. Marshall

ROARING SPRINGS - Funeral services for W.H. “Buck” Marshall, 85, will be at 3 p.m. today in Roaring Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnnie Williams of Lubbock, a retired Methodist minister, and the Rev. Rickey Lawrence, pastor of Full Gospel Church of Roaring Springs, officiating.

Burial will be in Roaring Springs Cemetery by Seigler Funeral Home of Matador.

Mr. Marshall died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, in a nursing home in Fairview.

He was born April 2, 1913 in Dickens County. He was a retired farmer and stockman and served on the Motley County SCS board for many years. He was a member of the Roaring Springs Lions Club, Masonic Lodge and Motley-Dickens County Old Settlers Association board of directors. He was a member of the Afton Farmers Co-op and First Christian Church.

He married Bessie Mae Smiley on Sept. 28, 1946. She died May 20, 1995.

Surviving are a daughter, Ann Wheeler of Lubbock; two sisters, Virgie Bannister of Plainview and Tressie Warren of Matador; and three granddaughters.
 

Mondell Mills

CROSBYTON - Funeral services for Mondell Mills, 72, will be at 3 p.m. today in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Beth Harrington of Farwell officiating.

Burial will be in Crosbyton Cemetery by Adams Funeral Home.

Mr. Mills died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, in St. Mary Hospital in Lubbock.

He was born Sept. 18, 1925 in Knox City and married Mary Logan on Nov. 2, 1943 in Anson. She died Dec. 1, 1994.

He was a former gin manager and feed yard manager in Lockney and Littlefield and was manager of American Cotton Growers Gin in Crosbyton until retiring.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church and Crosbyton Masonic Lodge.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and moved to Crosbyton from Littlefield in 1978.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Mills of Tyler and Pam Cooley of Irving; two brothers, J.C. Mills of Abernathy and Quincy Mills of Yucca Valley, Calif.; a sister, Geneva Bailey of Plainview; and two grandchildren.
 

Israel Reyes

SHAMROCK - Private family services for Israel Reyes, 59, were at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Shamrock Cemetery. Arrangements were by Wright Funeral Directors.

Mr. Reyes died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998.

He was born in Mission and had lived in Shamrock since 1984. He married Maria Espericueta in 1960 at McAllen.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, Israel Reyes and Ismael Reyes, both of Shamrock; a daughter, Irene Reyes of Shamrock; two brothers, Nieves Reyes of McAllen and Leo Reyes of Shamrock; a sister, Ismelda Reyes of Plainview; and a grandchild.
 

Clyde A. Stovall

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Clyde A. Stovall, 78, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Broadway Church of Christ with Rodney Plunkett and Joe Burks, ministers, officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park by Resthaven Funeral Home.

Mr. Stovall died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, in Heritage Oaks nursing home.

He was born April 22, 1920 in Floydada and graduated from Plainview High School in 1938. He married the former Edna McCaleb in Lubbock on Jan. 21, 1940. He owned and operated Stovall Food Stores in Lubbock from 1945-70 and was associated with Furr´s Supermarkets from 1971-78. 

He was a member of the Fellowship Hall Sunday School Class at Broadway Church of Christ and was a longtime volunteer for the American Cancer Society.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Linda Swening of Fort Worth; a son, Byron Stovall of Lubbock; two brothers, H. T. Stovall of San Diego, Calif. and Bill Stovall of Casper, Wyo.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A brother, Hubert Stovall (1981) and two sisters, Bonnell McKinzie (1994) and Cleo Griffin (1997) are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the Lubbock Children´s Home, the American Cancer Society, or a favorite charity.
 

Harold Watts

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Harold Garvin “Red” Watts, 78, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wendell Horn, pastor, and the Rev. Charles E. Lutrick of Lubbock, retired Methodist minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Floyd County Memorial Park by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home of Floydada.

Mr. Watts died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998.

He was born March 23, 1920, in Saint Jo. He attended school in Union Hill and graduated from Happy High School in 1937. He attended West Texas State University until 1940 when his National Guard unit was mobilized for World War II. He was assigned to the Army Air Corps and received his pilot´s wings in 1942.

He trained as an A-36 dive bomber and was assigned to North Africa and then Sicily and Italy. He was a member of the 525th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 86th Fighter Group and achieved the rank of captain while completing 80 missions.

He was shot down behind enemy lines but with the help of British soldiers, made it back safely. He was honored in the squadron´s recently published history as one who “brought back aircraft so badly damaged that one could only stare in disbelief that such a wreck could fly.”

Watts was awarded the Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with several Oak Leaf Clusters.

He returned to the United States and was recruited to train new pilots for combat and served the next two years as a P-51 Mustang instructor.

Upon his discharge from service he returned to West Texas State University until he began farming in the Lockney and Floydada in 1947. He owned and operated the Barwise Gin from 1956 to 1975 and was one of the organizers of the Independent Ginners Association and served on the board of directors for both the Floyd County Fat Stock Show and the Floydada Country Club.

He joined the Baptist church as a child and in recent years attended First United Methodist Church.

On Aug. 2, 1942, he married Meda Ruth Thomas.

Survivors include his wife; four sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Thomas E. and Nancy Watts of The Woodlands, Samuel M. and Joyce Watts of Odessa, Dr. Danny D. and Melanie Watts of Austin and Ricky D. and Laura Watts of Baton Rouge, La.; one daughter, Janet Watts Courtroul of Midland; one brother, James D. Watts of Madiera Beach, Fla.; one sister, Connie Watts Wilson of Dallas; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A sister, Lorell “Bobbie” Watts Longan, and a son-in-law, Larry D. Courtroul, are deceased.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Ross, Ronnie Graham, Buddy Hendricks, D.L. Miller, Bob Quisenberry, Mac Smitherman, Chuck Holmes and Dick Guest. Honorary pallbearers will be Hul Ed Toles, L.G. Raymond, Gene Bloys, Milton Evans, Rusty Baccus, Jerrold Vinson, Bill Horton, Eddie Foster, Billie Dale Stringer and Leonard Noel.

Ardeen Andrews

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Ardeen “Beanie” Andrews, 76, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Westview Christian Church with the Rev. Charles Waugh, pastor, officiating.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Childress Cemetery in Childress by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Mr. Andrews died Sunday, March 22, 1998.

He was born March 1, 1922 in Childress where he grew up. He attended schools in Childress and Community Center. He was president of his 1941 graduating class.

He managed automobile dealerships in Childress, Dumas and Colorado Springs, Colo., and was named one of the outstanding sales managers in the nation by Ford Motor Co., in 1975.

He also owned and managed a furniture store in Dumas. After retiring from Heath Furniture, he and his wife were tour escorts for Trailways Tours for 10 years.

While living in Dumas, he was an elder and trustee for First Christian Church and was a deacon and trustee for Westview Christian Church in Amarillo.

He was burned while serving as a volunteer fire fighter an oil refinery fire in Dumas in 1956 that killed 36 men, one of the worst disasters in Texas history.

He married Colleen Albritton in 1945 in Childress.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Gary “Andy” Andrews of Cameron; two sisters, his twin, Kathleen Andrews of Childress and Ernestine Hackler of Amarillo; three brothers, Myrl Andrews of Fort Worth, Howard Andrews of Childress and Clyde Andrews of Plainview; and three grandchildren. He was an uncle of Danny Andrews of Plainview.

The family suggests memorials to Westview Christian Church building fund, 6810 Hillside, Amarillo, TX 79109; or Baptist/St. Anthony´s Hospice and Life Enrichment Center, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79176-0001.
 

Carrie Craze

CROSBYTON - Graveside services for Carrie Mae Kelly Craze, 87, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Crosbyton Cemetery.

Burial arrangements are by McMillan-Satterwhite Funeral Home in Graham.

Mrs. Craze died Monday, March 23, 1998, in a Graham hospital after an illness.

She was born July 14, 1910, in Soper, Okla. She had lived in Crosbyton for more than 50 years and moved to Graham in 1992.

She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church. She enjoyed collecting dolls.

Her husband, G.W. Craze, died in 1972.

Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Norman Stovall of Lubbock, Georgia and Bob Holland and Fay and Ray Stewart, all of Graham, and Shirley and Pete Milligan of Kirtland, N.M.; a son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Shirley Craze of Lubbock; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Several relatives live in the Plainview area.

A daughter and two grandchildren are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to St. Jude´s Children Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101 in memory of Bobby D. James.
 

Mildred Allene Fleming

Pallbearers for Mildred Allene Fleming, 77, whose graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in City of Lubbock Cemetery will be John Murry, Kelly Springer, Jerry Bevil, John D. Walker, Byron Hutto and Mark True.
 

Mabel Mathis Giles

OLTON - Funeral services for Mabel Mathis Giles, 85, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kyle Streun, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Giles died at 1:45 a.m. Monday, March 23, 1998, in Runningwater Draw Care Center.

She was born March 7, 1912, in Glen Dean, Ky. She lived in Cottle County before moving to Olton in 1930.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Hi-Plains Ladies Golf Association, and a past member of Olton Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #847. She was an avid fisherwoman.

She married Henry Mathis in 1929. He died in 1967. She married Douglas Giles in 1972. He died in 1982.

Survivors include one son, Jerry Mathis of Hart; two daughters, Dorothy Williams of Mineral Wells and Nellie Fern Baker of Brandon; a brother, Willis Jolly of El Paso; three sisters, Mildred Reynolds and Sue Bennett, both of Amarillo, and Maxine Needham of Graham; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A son, Billy Mathis, died in 1992 and three brothers, Cecil Jolly, Elza Jolly and Bob Jolly, and a sister, Lillie Kiser, are deceased.

Pallbearers will be Cecil Maddox, J.T. Maddox, Arnold Jolly, Alton Jolly, Billy Kiser, Larry Kiser and Mike Miller.

The family suggests memorials to Runningwater Draw Care Center, P.O. Box 409, Olton, TX 79064; or to a favorite charity.
 

Inez Johnson

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Inez Johnson, 85, will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in West College and Third Street Church of Christ with Frank Duckworth, minister, and Lynn Ray Smith, a son-in-law and elder at the church, officiating.

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

Mrs. Johnson died Monday, March 23, 1998, in Lockney Rehabilitation and Care Center.

She was born April 5, 1912, in Garvin County, Okla., where she grew up and attended schools. She moved to Lockney from Elmore City, Okla., in 1947.

She was a member of West College and Third Street Church of Christ.

On April 11, 1927, she married Lee Lazerath Johnson in Pauls Valley, Okla. He died Oct. 29, 1981.

Survivors include a son, William Ray Johnson of Amarillo; a daughter, Wanda Smith of Lockney; two sisters, Pearl Dewberry and Venita Kennedy, both of Elmore City, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A son, Lyndall Edwin Johnson, died May 22, 1977.

The family suggests memorials to Lockney Senior Citizens Center, 118 W. College St., or to the West College and Third Street Church of Christ, P.O. Box 217, Lockney, TX 79241.
 

Ruth Jennings Hill

SPEARMAN - Graveside services for Ruth Jennings Hill, 91, were at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Hansford Cemetery with the Rev. Joseph Weaks of First Christian Church officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hill died Saturday, March 21, 1998.

She was born in Canyon and had been a longtime resident of Spearman. She was a member of First Christian Church, Christian Women´s Fellowship, Delphinium Flower Club and Blue Monday Bridge Club.

She married Vester P. Hill in 1926 in Canyon. He died in 1972.

Survivors include a daughter, Jean Hill of Angel Fire, N.M.; a son, Joe Mack Hill of Abilene; a brother, Jack Jennings of Canyon; a sister, Kathleen Hagood of Floydada; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to First Christian Church building fund or Hansford Hospice.
 

Betty Mae Lane

Memorial services for Betty Mae Miller Lane, 69, former Kress and Tow resident, were held Sunday in the Tow Senior Citizens Building near Lake Buchanan. Her ashes were spread over Lake Buchanan.

Mrs. Lane died March 17, 1998.

She was born March 12, 1929 and was a longtime Kress resident. She graduated from Kress High School in 1947.

Her husband, A.T. Lane, died in 1995.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Carolyn Lane and Kenny and Jane Lane, all of Albuquerque, N.M.; a daughter, Mrs. Leonard (Pam) Yarbrough of San Antonio; two brothers, Buddy Miller of Hereford and Buster Miller of Arlington; two sisters, Dorothy Neil of Hale Center and Emma Lois Thomas of Clovis, N.M.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to the Tow Senior Citizens, c/o Louise Holland, Box 177, Tow, TX 78672.
 

´Dude´ Love

Funeral services for Robert Kenneth “Dude” Love Sr., 83, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with the Rev. A.C. Hamilton, retired Baptist minister, officiating.

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

Mr. Love died Sunday, March 22, 1998, in Methodist Hospital.

He was born Jan. 5, 1915, in Jack County. He lived in Childress where he worked for the Childress Cotton Oil Mill. He was a cowboy on the Buckle L. Ranch and post engineer for the Childress Air Force Base. He worked for Panhandle Steel in Amarillo and moved to Plainview from Childress in 1955 and worked as a carpenter.

He and his brother owned Love Brothers Building Contractors and built Methodist Hospital Plainview.

He married Bonnie Fae Whitley on Dec. 26, 1933 in Childress.

Survivors include his wife; five sons, Robert Love of Clovis, N.M., Wayne Love of Childress, Tommy Love of Georgetown, Donald Love of Lubbock and Sammy Love of Amarillo; two daughters, Dorothy Mikeal of Iowa Park and Loretta Couch of Dumas; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
 

Jody Miller

MULESHOE - Funeral services for Jody Marlow Miller, 89, will be at 2 p.m. today in Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Green, pastor of Progress Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Muleshoe Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Miller died Sunday, March 22, 1998, in Farwell Convalescent Center.

She was born May 22, 1908, in Monroe County, Ky. She was a homemaker and member of Trinity Baptist Church.

On Aug. 28, 1926, she married O.W. Marlow in Chillicothe. She married Charlie Miller in 1977 in Wildorado. He died Aug. 18, 1982.

Survivors include a son, Don Miller of Muleshoe; a daughter, Jodie Kay Herbert of Hale Center; two sisters, Vela Jackson of Wichita Falls and Olene Stewart of Gilmer; a brother, Willis Kirkpatrick of Tennessee; and seven grandchildren.

A son, Billy Wayne Marlow, is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer´s Association South Plains Chapter, TTUHSC, 3601 Fourth St., Room 3A 116, Lubbock, TX 79430.
 

Jewell Reed

POST - Funeral services for Jewell Ita Reed, 90, will be at 2 p.m. today in Hudman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Graves of Calvary Baptist Church officiating.

Burial will be in Justiceburg Cemetery.

Mrs. Reed died Sunday, March 22, 1998, in Golden Plains Care Center.

She was born April 25, 1907, in Bridgeport. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

On June 9, 1937, she married William Lee Reed in Gainesville. He died July 25, 1967.

Survivors include two sons, Fernie and Weldon Reed, both of Justiceburg; a brother, James Thomas Brooks of Olton; a sister, Methel Lynch of Woodbine; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.


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