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Eva Garcia

LUBBOCK - Funeral Mass for Eva Camacho Garcia, 45, mother of Mary Ann Garcia and sister of Susie Camacho Perez, both of Petersburg, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Petersburg with Louis Dussan officiating. Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery by Guajardo Funeral Chapels.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today and Thursday in the funeral home.

Mrs. Garcia died Sunday, Oct. 27, 1996, in Lubbock.

She was born Sept. 29, 1951, in Port Lavaca. She moved to Lubbock from Petersburg and was a Catholic and a homemaker.

Other survivors include her husband, Joe Landin; two sons, Roy and Ray Garcia, both of Lubbock; three other daughters, Linda Martinez, Teresa Jones and Pat Garcia, all of Lubbock; five brothers, Donny, Joe, Margarito and Pete Camacho, all of Lubbock, and Steve Camacho of Colorado; two other sisters, Stella Camacho and Elida Camacho Garcia, both of Lubbock; and 13 grandchildren.

Lester Jackson

MINDEN, La. - Funeral services for Lester J. “Jack” Jackson, 73, former Plainview resident and brother of Wilma Boyd of Plainview, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Rose Neath Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Garden of Memories.

Mr. Jackson died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1996.

He was born in 1923 in Roaring Springs. He moved with his parents, the late S.L. and Betty Jackson, to Olton in 1925. He attended Olton High School where he played football and basketball. He joined the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II.

He returned to Plainview and worked for Pioneer Natural Gas Co. for 20 years. He transferred to Minden, La., in the 1960s when Pioneer Gas became Energas and the Louisiana office sold to Arkla Gas Co. He worked for Arkla Gas Co. until retiring in the 1982.

He was a civic worker both in Plainview and Minden and had worked with the Boy Scouts, Little League baseball and youth football. He was a member of the Lions Club and First United Methodist Church and was on the board of the Senior Citizens Center.

He married Helen Cathcart in Carrizo Springs.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Mike Jackson and Wayne Jackson, both of Minden; three brothers, S.L. Jackson Jr. of Portales, N.M., Joe Don Jackson of Amarillo and the Rev. W. Woody Jackson of Garland; two other sisters, Sybal Henry of Amarillo and Betty L. Coletti of Enterprise, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

Angel Almaguer

FLOYDADA - Graveside services for Angel Ray Almaguer, infant son of Roy Almaguer, Jr. and Elvira Rodriguez Almaguer, will be at 2 p.m. today in Babyland of Floydada Cemetery with Pedro Reyes of Templo Evangelico Church in Lockney officiating. Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The child died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, at University Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Nov. 13, 1996, in Lubbock.

Survivors include his parents; a brother, Roy Almaguer III of the home; a sister, Alexandra Almaguer of the home; his maternal grandmother, Elvira Rodriguez of Floydada; and paternal grandparents, Roy and Lupe Almaguer of Floydada.

Howard Glass

MIDLAND - Funeral services for Howard Glass, 73, father of Gary Glass of Plainview, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Mark´s United Methodist Church in Midland with the Rev. Steve Holston officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park by Ellis Funeral Home.

Mr. Glass died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 4, 1923, in Tahoka, and graduated from Waco High School. He attended Four C College and entered the U. S. Navy, serving on the U.S.S. Missouri during World War II. He moved to Midland after his discharge in 1946 and worked for CJM Packing Company.

He was vice president and general manager of the company, and retired in 1985. He later worked as an office manager with Sharp Chemical Company and drove a school bus for the Midland ISD.

He married Janis Glass.

Other survivors include his wife; a daughter, Debra Jean Griffith of Gatesville; a brother, J.T. Glass of Austin; and four grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 - 8 tonight at Ellis Funeral Home.

The family requests memorials to St. Mark´s United Methodist Church of Midland or Methodist Childrens Home in Waco.

Aurora G. Carrasco

Funeral services for Aurora G. Carrasco, 81, of Tulia, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Eloy Felan Jr., pastor of Templo Bautista, officiating. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Carrasco died at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996, in the emergency room of Swisher Memorial Hospital.

She was born on May 5, 1915, in Yancy. She moved to Edmonson from Littlefield in 1950 and to Tulia in October of 1995.

She was a member of Edmonson Baptist Church.

She married Roberto F. Carrasco on Oct. 23, 1937, in Brady. He died on July 19, 1995.

Survivors include two sons, Rudy Carrasco of Tulia and Raul Carrasco of Bedford; one sister, Stella Martinez of San Antonio; a half-brother, Arnulfo Bautista of Morton; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Juanita Collis

Graveside services for Juanita Collis, 89, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Plainview Memorial Park with the Rev. Joe P. Weldon, pastor of Parkview Baptist Church, officiating. Burial arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Collis died at 12:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996, in Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center.

She was born on Aug. 10, 1907, in Berry where she grew up and attended schools. She graduated from Berry High School and moved to Whitedeer in 1939. She moved to Plainview in 1947. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She married Joe B. Collis on Jan. 10, 1931, in Durant, Okla. He died on May 31, 1976.

Survivors include three sons, Jack Collis of Plainview, Joe T. Collis of Stuttgart, Ark., and Bob Collis of Odessa; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

A son, C.B. Collis, died in 1980.

Rodger Kennedy

Funeral services for Rodger Kennedy, 44, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Kennedy died at 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996, in St. Mary of the Plains Hospital in Lubbock.

Lytle Eaves

PETERSBURG -- Funeral services for Lytle Eaves, 81, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church of Petersburg with Rev. John Lowrie, pastor, and Rev. Waymon Swopes, former pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Eaves died Friday, October 25, 1996, at 9:25 a.m. at a Bedford-HEB nursing home following a lengthy illness.

She was born March 31, 1915 in Petersburg, where she grew up and attended schools. She married Loyd Howard Eaves on Nov. 27, 1932, in Clovis, N.M. He died Nov. 29, 1983, in Petersburg.

She operated a beauty shop from her home in Petersburg for many years and worked with her husband at Eaves Grocery. She moved to Lubbock in 1990, to Tulsa, Okla. in 1991, and to Bedford in 1995. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Petersburg.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Morris (Karen) Head of Snyder and Mrs. Cecil (Ella) Reed of Idabel, Okla.; a son, Donald K. Eaves of Tulsa, Okla.; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Petersburg Public Library.

Johnnie McGavock

TULIA -- Funeral services for Johnnie McGavock, 91, were at 3 p.m. Saturday at Wallace Funeral Home Chapel with Rick Bloodworth, pastor of Happy Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was in Silverton Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. McGavock died Friday, October 25, 1996, at 11:35 a.m. in Swisher Memorial Hospital.

He was born Sept. 24, 1905, in Stroud, Okla. He married Opal Tillery on Dec. 19, 1936, in Clovis, N.M. He grew up in Granite, Okla. and attended schools there. He moved to Silverton in 1914.

He was a farmer and lived in Tulia for the past 30 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include a sister, Ollie Chisum of Tulia; three brothers, Oscar McGavock of Iredell, French McGavock of Happy, and J.D. McGavock of Silverton.

Two brothers, Lee McGavock and Leonard McGavock, and two sisters, Lucy Kirk and Mae McClendon, are all deceased.

The family suggests memorials be to Tulia Senior Citizens.

Bryan Jones

LOOP - Funeral services for Bryan Jones, 84, father of Joyce Wright of Sunnyside, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Connally Funeral Home Chapel in Seagraves with the Rev. Chuck Sammons officiating. Burial will be in Loop Cemetery by Connally Funeral Home.

Mr. Jones died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1996, in Lubbock.

He was born April 30, 1912, in Hastings, Okla. He had farmed in the Loop area for many years and was a member of Loop School Board, Co-op Gin and was a deacon of Primitive Baptist Church in Brownfield.

He married Mildred Irene Wright on Jan. 29, 1935, in Roswell, N.M. She died Oct. 30, 1984.

Other survivors include two sons, Ross and Perry Jones, both of Seagraves; a brother, Glenn Jones of Waco; a sister, Judy Taylor of Fairfield, Calif.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.


J.H. Kurklin

PETERSBURG - Funeral services for J.H. “Howard” Kurklin, 79, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. John Lowrie, pastor, and the Rev. Jesse Nave, former pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home of Plainview.

Mr. Kurklin died at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1996, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 4, 1916, in Cisco where he started school. He moved to Becton in 1930 and finished school. He moved to California in 1941 and worked at Lockheed Aircraft as a riveter on P-38s. In 1946 he moved to Petersburg and farmed until retiring in 1978.

He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Petersburg Masonic Lodge.

He married Evelyn Taylor on Feb. 1, 1941, in Abernathy.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Melvin (Pat) Green of Petersburg; one son, Gene Kurklin of Petersburg; two brothers, Walter Kurklin of Cisco and Leslie Kurklin of Lake Whitney; two sisters, Ora Mae Dyer of Alba and Martice Voshalike of Amarillo; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Ozie R. Miller

OLTON - Graveside services for Ozie Rachael Loftis Miller, 82, of San Diego, Calif., will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Olton Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Reed Farris, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Kress, officiating. Local arrangements are by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Homes.

Mrs. Miller died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, in San Diego.

She was a former resident of Springlake moving there in 1927. She graduated from Springlake High School in 1932 and attended Wayland Baptist College for one year. She graduated from West Texas State Teachers College and taught school for 40 years in Kansas and California.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Waskeh and Tom Whelan of San Diego.

Vera Cobb

CANYON - Funeral services for Vera Cobb, 81, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Brooks Chapel with the Rev. Gayle Bowen, associate pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Graveside services will be at 5 p.m. Saturday in Plainview Cemetery. Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Cobb died Thursday, Nov. 7, 1996, in Canyon.

She was born Vera Oneta McCasland on July 10, 1915, in Hunt County. She lived in Plainview for 30 years and in Canyon for 12. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Canyon Senior Citizens and the Garden Club.

She married Venson George Cobb on May 18, 1946, in Lynn County. He died March 31, 1984.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Georgie and Richard Graves of Canyon; two brothers, John Harless McCasland of Granbury and Harley Robert McCasland of Stanford; and a grandson, Scott Graves of Canyon.

A brother, George Murrell McCasland, is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to St. Anthony´s Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, Texas 79176.

Fannie Lou Sears

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Fannie Lou Sears, 74, of Plainview, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Drew Travis, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Plainview, officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Sears died Thursday morning, Nov. 7, 1996, in Methodist Hospital in Plainview after an illness.

She was born Fannie Lou McMenamy on Jan. 30, 1922, in Waurika, Okla. She graduated from Texas Tech in 1943 with a degree in business. She moved to Plainview in 1964 from Fort Stockton and worked for many years as an accountant for Central Plains Regional Hospital and then for Hale County Hospital Authority until her retirement.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Plainview, the Plainview Dollers Club, the Order of the Eastern Star and Sigma Epsilon Sorority.

She married Robert L. Sears on Feb. 2, 1950, in Lubbock.

Survivors include her husband; one son, Larry Sears of Lubbock; a daughter, Carolyn Marshall of Plainview; three brothers, Louis McMenamy, James McMenamy and Otis McMenamy, all of Shallowater; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Scottish Rite Learning Center of West Texas, P.O. Box 10135, Lubbock.

Jessie Todd Shoals

Funeral services for Jessie Todd Shoals, 51, of Lubbock will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Shoals died at 7:55 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1996, in University Medical Center in Lubbock from injuries received in a vehicle accident Oct. 5 in Lubbock.

He was born Oct. 8, 1945, in Colorado City. He moved to Plainview in 1959 and to Lubbock in 1984.

Survivors include three sisters, Mary Shoals, Bobbie Humphries and Shirley Parker, all of Lubbock; and several nieces and nephews.

Lilly Phillips

LITTLEFIELD -- Funeral services for Lilly “Granny” Phillips, 84, former Hart resident, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Parkview Baptist Church in Littlefield with the Rev. Jerry Phillips, pastor of New Life Fellowship in Hobbs, N.M., officiating. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday in Hart Cemetery in Hart.

Mrs. Phillips died Saturday, Nov. 23, 1996, at Lamb Health Care Center in Littlefield.

She was born July 22, 1912, in Erath County. She grew up in Castro County and attended Hart schools. She married Monroe Ethridge Phillips on Sept. 8, 1928, in Olton. He died Jan. 4, 1987, in Lubbock.

After marriage, the couple lived in Hart, and she was Hart Lions Club sweetheart for many years. In 1966, they moved to Littlefield, where she was a member of the Parkview Baptist Church, a lifetime member of the Lamb County Sheriff´s Posse, and did volunteer work in Littlefield nursing homes.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Levitt of Amarillo; three sons, Bill Phillips of Altus, Okla., Jerry Phillips of Hobbs, N.M., and Monte Phillips of Hart; 13 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Jane Alexander, and a son, Dean Phillips, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the Jeremy Ayers Memorial Fund at the ABC Bank in Wolfforth, the Hart Cemetery Association, or the Littlefield EMS Volunteer Association.

Leonard A. Schulte

NAZARETH - A funeral mass for Leonard A. Schulte, 70, a lifelong resident of Nazareth, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church with the Rev. Jerry Stein officiating. A vigil service will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the CCD Building. 

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

Mr. Schulte died Friday, Nov. 22, 1996, in Amarillo following a lengthy illness.

He was born April 13, 1926, in Nazareth, and was a farmer. Mr. Schulte married Jimmie Braddock on Sept. 6, 1950.

He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church, where he was a Eucharistic minister. He was named Castro County Conservation Farmer of the Year in 1974, and was a board member for the Nazareth Community Hall. He was also president of the National Farmer Association for two years.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Jean Williams of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Suzanne Dobmeier of Odessa, and Mary Louise “Lou” Wethington and Lynette Cameron, both of Tulia; two sons, Donald Schulte and Bruce Schulte, both of Nazareth; two sisters, Lorene Buntele of Wallingfort, Conn., and Rosemary Dietz of Brownsville; one brother, Elmer Schulte of Nazareth; and 15 grandchildren.

Two brothers and five sisters are deceased.

The family suggests memorials be to the St. Anthony´s Life Enrichment Center, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo 79176.

The body will be at the funeral home until 4 p.m. Monday.

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