Miscellaneous Hale County, Texas Obituaries


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Jerry L. Brookins

TULIA - Funeral services for Jerry L. Brookins, 42, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Central Church of Christ with Tom Williams, minister of Ash and Carver Church of Christ in Plainview, officiating.

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

Mr. Brookins died at 7:43 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 1998, in Tulia.

He was born on Feb. 13, 1956, in Athens, Texas. He graduated from Tulia High School in 1975 and worked for Excel beefpackers in Plainview in the storage division.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include one daughter, Lamenda Nicole Brookins of Tulia; a stepdaughter, Grace M. Acy of Clovis, N.M.; a son, Jerry J. Brookins Jr., and a stepson, Dunavon Acy, both of Tulia; his parents, John and Frankie Brookins of Tulia; three sisters, Rebecca Caldwell of Gatesville, Mae Hawthorne of Tulia and Barbara Brookins of Arlington; three brothers, Ron Johnson, Gilbert Brookins and Freddie Brookins, all of Tulia; and his former wife, Mary Acy of Lubbock.

Claude C. Chapman Jr.

Funeral services for Claude Clifford Chapman Jr., 71, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in College Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Chapman died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at his residence.

He was born April 27, 1927 in Altus, Okla. He served during World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corp. He managed stores for M.E. Moses, TG&Y and Howards. In 1973 he bought Dargan´s Department Store and in 1985 purchased the Village Shop and Young Duds. In 1988 he bought the Vogue in Lamesa. After retirement, he worked for Gabriel's.

He was a member of College Heights Baptist Church.

On July 29, 1953, he married Helen Clark in Quanah.

Survivors include his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Clark and Lynn Chapman of Wichita Falls; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Mike Bearrow of Norman, Okla., and Judy and Dale Dwyer of Plainview; three grandsons, Christopher, Jonathan and Matthew Bearrow of Norman; four granddaughters, Amy and Melinda Dwyer of Plainview, Pam Chapman of Wichita Falls and Melissa Baker of Lubbock; and one great-granddaughter, Megan Baker of Lubbock.

Goldie Irene McClure

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. - Memorial services for Goldie Irene McClure, 88, former Plainview resident, will be at noon Thursday in Cox Blvd. Church of Christ with Fred Dillan officiating.

Cremation arrangements are by Spry Funeral Home-Sheffield.

Mrs. McClure died Monday, June 29, 1998, in a nursing home where she had resided for the last nine years.

She was born Goldie Irene Collins on Oct. 18, 1908. She married Frank McClure in 1923. He died about 20 years ago. They owned and operated Playland restaurant and the Town and Country Restaurant in Plainview in the 1960s.

Mrs. McClure was a member of Ninth and Columbia Church of Christ while living in Plainview and she enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmy McClure of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., and Wayne McClure and his wife, Helen, of Brentwood, Tenn.; a daughter, Sue Reeves of Decatur, Ala.; a brother, A.J. Collins of California; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Jane Smith, died May 14, 1998.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or to the Parkinson´s Disease research fund.

Weldon McEachern

Funeral services for Weldon McEachern, 81, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, and Chris Martin and Dwight Martin officiating.

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

Mr. McEachern died at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

He was born Aug. 15, 1996, in Abilene. He grew up in Crosbyton where he graduated high school. He moved to California in 1939 and worked for Lockheed during World War II. He later managed The Shopping Bag market in Los Angeles. He moved to Hale County in 1950 and farmed in the Halfway community. After retiring in 1976 he worked for Fred Garrison Oil Co. and Pollard Ford.

He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Formby Sunday School Class.

On Aug. 6, 1938, he married Lucile Watson in Crosbyton.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters and sons-in-law, Vena and Dwight Martin of Dallas and Patty and Louis Heflin of Plainview; two brothers, Wilson McEachern of Plainview and Harvey McEachern of Lubbock; one sister, Opal McEachern of Old Town, Maine; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Clinton Norman

DODSON - Funeral services for Clinton Norman, 78, will be at 2 p.m. today in Dodson Nazarene Church with the Rev. Joe Jernigan, pastor of Calvary Christian Fellowship in Shamrock and the Rev. Keith Beverly, pastor of New Abundant Life Fellowship in Wellington, officiating.

Burial will be in Dodson Cemetery by Adams Funeral Home of Wellington.

Mr. Norman died Monday, June 29, 1998.

He was born in Ogden Community in Cottle County and moved to Arlie in 1926. He graduated from school in Arlie and farmed in the Fresno and Rolla communities before moving to Dodson in 1944.

He was a custom harvester and a used farm equipment trader. He retired from farming in 1993 and he and his wife, Ruth, served as co-pastors of New Abundant Life Fellowship where he was a member.

In 1937 he married Johnnie Fern Ford in Dodson. She died in 1965. He married Ruth Hightower in 1967 in Shamrock. She died in May of this year.

Survivors include a son, Bub Norman of Hollis, Okla.; a daughter, Kay Mead of Wellington; a stepson, John Hightower of Plainview; a stepdaughter, Cynthia Rowe of Dodson; a brother, Guyon Norman of Dodson; a sister, Elowee Seymour of Wellington; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Dodson Cemetery Association.

Charlotte L. Sheetz

DECATUR, Ga. - Funeral services for Charlotte Laurel Sheetz, 80, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in First Alliance Church with Dr. Kevin Goins officiating.

Burial will be in Floral Hills Memory Gardens by Turner Funeral Home.

Mrs. Sheetz died at 10:30 p.m. Monday, June 29, 1998, after a five-year battle with breast cancer.

She was born Charlotte Laurel Hall on July 29, 1918, in Chicago. She attended schools in Chicago and graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago in 1940.

On Aug. 6, 1941, she married Paul H. Sheetz.

She was engaged in missionary work with her husband in Aruba, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Argentina. She helped him found a church in Aruba in 1945 and served as organist and children´s teacher and leader of the women in Venezuela, Costa Rica and Argentina. She returned to the United States in 1975 and worked for 10 years in Rich´s accounting department and assisted her husband in establishing a Hispanic congregation, Iglesia Buen Pastor.

She was a former member of Moody Church in Chicago. After 1990, she was active in the American congregation of Christian and Missionary Alliance as a deaconess. She also was active in ministry to Russian immigrants and helped distribute donated food to them.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Dr. Richard H. Sheetz of Plainview and Douglas Sheetz of Atlanta; one daughter, Rebecca Ismay of Atlanta; two brothers, Sherwood Hall of Decatur and Leland Hall of Largo, Fla.; and six grandchildren, including Sebastian and Deborah Sheetz of Plainview.

Alvis D. Warren

SHREVEPORT, La. - Graveside services for Alvis Derwood Warren, 79, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Forest Park West Cemetery with Gary Knighton, minister of Shreveport Church of Christ North, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Rose-Neath Funeral Homes & Cemeteries.

Mr. Warren died at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, 1998, in St. Mary Hospital in Lubbock.

He was born Dec. 29, 1918, in the Antioch Community in Texas where he grew up and finished school. He served in the U.S. Army Mechanized Cavalry and worked 30 years for Coca-Cola Foods Division in Jacksonville, Texas and Memphis, Tenn. He moved to Shreveport in 1965 and retired from Coca-Cola in 1980. He moved to Plainview in 1993. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

On April 3, 1942, he married Edith Myhan in Jacksonville. She died in 1972 in Shreveport. On June 30, 1973, he married Eula Mae Rogers in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Randy Rhodes of Shreveport; a stepdaughter and her husband, Linda and Paul Lyle of Plainview; a stepson, Jerry Rogers of Dallas; a daughter-in-law, Becky Warren of Shreveport; a brother and sister-in-law, Finis and Allie Warren of Jacksonville; and five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A son, Tim Warren, died in 1995. A brother, Claris Warren, and a sister, Velma Warren, also are deceased.

Don R. Alley
Funeral services for Don R. Alley, 70, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor of First Baptist Church in Tulia, officiating.

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

Mr. Alley died Saturday morning, Aug. 15, 1998, in Chicago, Ill., where he was attending a Professional Car Society Show.

He was born March 20, 1928, in Hale County. He graduated from Olton High School in 1945 and worked for Lemons Funeral Home. He graduated from Landig College of Mortuary Science in Houston in 1948. He joined the U.S. Army in 1950 and served in the Korean War.

He returned to Lemons Funeral Home in 1961, moved to Clarendon and worked for Murphy Funeral Home, owned and operated Holden Funeral Home in Haskell for a short while before moving to Melton Funeral Home in Breckenridge. He worked for Nalley-Pickle Funeral Home in Big Spring and moved to Tulia in 1977 and owned and operated Wallace Funeral Home until retiring in 1994, moving to Plainview.

He was a Baptist and a member of Kiwanis Club.

On Nov. 12, 1953, he married Clarisse Winifred Green in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Chris M. Alley of Plano; a sister, Lou Howard of Plainview; and a grandson, Nicholas Todd Alley of Plano.

Pallbearers will be Scott Alley, David Howard, Clint Carter, Clarence Sisemore, Danny Martin and Kerry Hanley.

Edith Bills

SACHSE - Funeral services for Edith Marie Bills, 67, former Plainview resident, will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Restland Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mark Thurman, senior pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Restland Memorial Park by Restland Funeral Home in Dallas.

Mrs. Bills died Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998.

She was born Oct. 6, 1930, in Frederick, Okla., where grew up. She moved to Plainview in 1961, to Pampa in 1970, to Amarillo in 1972 and to Sachse in 1979.

She worked for Southwestern State, Southwestern Bell and AT&T for 33 years with 25 years of perfect attendance, retiring in 1989. She was recognized as “Boss of the Year” in 1972 by the American Business Women´s Association.

She was treasurer of the Business and Professional Women´s Association in Amarillo and a member of Telephone Pioneers of America. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir.

She married Charles Lindy Bills. He is deceased.

Survivors include two sons, Danny Greg Bills of Austin and Tony Kent Bill of Plano; two sisters, Pauline Conrad of Blacklick, Pa., and Florine McClanahan of Hemet, Calif.; three brothers, Boyd Plott of Sachse, Paul Plott of Kingwood and Carol Plott of Richardson; and eight grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 3409 Worth Street, Dallas, TX 75246.

Dorothy Carson

OLTON - Funeral services for Dorothy Carson, 83, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kyle Streun, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Carson died Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998, in St. Mary´s Hospital Lubbock.

She was born June 30, 1915, in Crowell. She graduated from Brinkman, Okla. High School and moved to the Olton area in 1934 from Altus, Okla. She was a member of First Baptist Church, the T.E.L. Sunday School Class and an honorary member of the Olton Study Club.

On Aug. 30, 1933, she married J.L. “Lec” Carson in Altus, Okla. He died July 27, 1996.

Survivors include two sons, Joe Edd Carson of Hale Center and Don Leslie Carson of Lebanon, Ore.; a daughter, Jan Whitener of Arlington, Va.; a brother, Tom Ross of Flomot; one sister, Elizabeth Andestad of El Paso; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Carolyn Ross Carson, died in 1962, a brother, James Ross, died in 1997 and a great-grandson, Jerico Crandall, died in 1989.

The family suggests memorials to Olton Ambulance Association, P.O. Drawer X, Olton, TX 79064, or to the Olton Cemetery Association, Rt. 1, Box 28, Olton, TX 79064.

Melvin Cooper

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Melvin Cooper, 82, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Abney, pastor, and the Rev. Gene Hawkins, interim pastor for First Baptist Church in Floydada, officiating.

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

Mr. Cooper died Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998, in Washington Medical Center in Fayetteville, Ark.

He was born March 7, 1916, in Traskwood, Ark. He attended school in Quitaque and moved to Lockney from Portales, N.M., in 1943. He had just moved to Prairie Grove, Ark, from Lockney this month.

He was a former member of Masonic Lodge #867 in Lockney and a member of First Baptist Church.

He was a retired mechanic and farmer.

On Dec. 10, 1936, he married Edith McDaniel in Turkey.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Melvin Wayne Cooper of Bullard; seven brothers, Howard of Ruidoso, N.M., Jack of Pima, Ariz., Ross and Glen, both of Lockney, Dick of San Angelo, Lee of Austin and Pete of Jal, N.M.; four sister, Mae Chandler of Lockney, Anne Lumpkin of Amarillo, Vera Wood of Ruidoso, N.M., and Wilma Van Meter of Hobbs, N.M.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A daughter, Melba Elaine Cooper Hardy, died Oct. 23, 1984.

The family suggests memorials to the Elaine Hardy Scholarship Fund, c/o First National Bank, 201 N. Main, Lockney, TX 79241.

Johnny Eudy Sr.

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Johnny Barr Eudy Sr., 82, will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors Ivy Chapel with Dr. Stan Coffey, pastor of San Jacinto Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Eudy died Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998.

He was born in Loco in Indian Territory, Okla. His family moved to Floydada by covered wagon and were pioneers in that area. He graduated from Floydada High School. He moved to Amarillo and worked for ASARCO as foreman for 36 years beore retiring. He collected barbed wire and antiques and for 20 years owned and operated an antique store, The Second Time Around. He was a member of San Jacinto Baptist Church.

In 1940 he married Charlene Scott in Amarillo.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Roy Eudy of Amarillo; a daughter, Sherry Cook of Amarillo; a brother, Billy Jack Eudy of Idalou; a sister, Thelma Parr of Floydada; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A son, Johnny Barr Eudy Jr., died in 1996.

The family suggests memorials to Baptist/St. Anthony´s Hospice and Life Enrichment Center, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79176-0001.

Marcelina Flores

POST - Funeral Mass for Marcelina Flores, 76, was at 11 a.m. today in Holy Cross Catholic Church with the Rev. Malcolm Neyland, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Terrace Cemetery by Justice-Mason Funeral Home.

Rosary was read at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the same church.

Mrs. Flores died Thursday, Aug. 13, 1998, at her residence.

She was born July 1, 1922, in Childress. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and was instrumental in starting the Catholic Church in Post.

She married Nicholas Flores on July 5, 1940, in Post.

Survivors include her husband; four sons, Ramon and Juan Flores, both of Plainview, Tim Flores of Houston and Frank Flores of Post; four daughters, Placida Guerrero of Post, Georgia Martinez of Lawrence, Kan., Leonarda Asebedo of Syracuse, Kan., and Pauline Espinoza of Lubbock; a brother, Leo Bocanegra of Wichita, Kan.; a half sister, Isabel Soto of Post; 44 grandchildren; 94 great-grandchildren; and 30 great-great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Juanita, died Oct. 25, 1965.

Hugh B. Saxon

Funeral services for Hugh Bernard Saxon, 77, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First United Methodist Church with Dr. Max Browning, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Saxon died Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Plainview.

He was born Sept. 27, 1920, in Dicie, Miss. He served in World War II and retired after 21 years in the U.S. Air Force. He worked as a jeweler for Payne´s Jewelry for 15 years and V´s Jewelry for two years.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Wesley Bible Class where he served as treasurer for 12 years, the American Legion and was on the Salvation Army Advisory Board.

On Sept. 17, 1976, he married Shirley Tipton in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. A.D. Harrison of Alabama and Lori Saxon of New Hampshire; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Larry “Pat” Walter of Plainview and Leann Foote of Washington; two brothers, Douglas Saxon of Louisiana, and Denver Saxon of New Mexico; four sisters, Sue Greer of Atlanta, Ga., Dixie King of Greenville, Miss., Mary Ann Nolen of Montgomery, Ala., and Hattie Jo Martin of Arkansas; one grandson, Trevor Harrison of Alabama; two step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandsons.

Pallbearers will be Frank Gabriel, John Perry, John Carter, Jim Lambert, Joe Leach and Darren Foster.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church.

Virgil A.P. Spencer

Funeral services for Virgil A.P. Spencer, 75, will be at 2 p.m. today in Trinity Fellowship Church with the Rev. Steve Rogers, pastor, and the Rev. Joe P. Weldon, pastor of Parkview Baptist Church, officiating.

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

Mr. Spencer died at 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

He was born Sept. 30, 1922, in Bradley´s Corner. He served as a Pfc in the U.S. Navy and moved to Plainview in 1948. He worked for Totty´s Texaco Service, Sear´s Roebuck and Co., and was a mail carrier until retiring in 1978.

He was a member of Trinity Fellowship Church and a former member of Parkview Baptist Church. He was a member of the Millenium Singers, SPEBSQSA and was in a barbershop quartet group. He also did volunteer work for Faith in Sharing House.

On March 10, 1973, he married Pat Newton.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter and son-in-law, Sheila Ann and Marion Spain of Lubbock; one son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Eva Spencer of Plainview; four grandchildren, Mark Spain of Shallowater, Shelley Spencer and Kim Spencer, both of Plainview, and Marty Haley of Silverton; two great-grandchildren, Seth and Shelby Edwards; and a cousin, J.L. Spencer of Plainview.

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