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Ola Stroope
WAXAHACHIE - Funeral services for Ola Carroll Stroope, 98, were at 11 a.m. today Boze-Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Wilcox officiating.

Burial was in Hillcrest Burial Park.

Mrs. Stroope died Tuesday, May 4, 1999.

She was born Nov. 9, 1900, in Nash. She was a member of South Prong Baptist Church.

On Sept. 9, 1923, she married Carley Stroope. He died in 1993.

Survivors include a daughter, Marie Shinpaugh of Waxahachie; three sons, Charles Stroope of Hale Center, James Stroope of Smyer, and Marvin Stroope of Shallowater; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to South Prong Baptist Church, American Cancer Society, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Northeast Texas or to a favorite charity.

John Simmons
AMARILLO - Funeral services for John “Dan” Simmons, 80, will be at 2 p.m. today in Rector Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Dorsey, Baptist St. Anthony´s chaplain, officiating.

Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Mr. Simmons died Friday, July 9, 1999.

He was born in Childress and had lived in Amarillo for 51 years. He was a mechanic for Plains Creamery, retiring in 1984. He served with the U.S. Army and was a Baptist.

In 1943, he married Tommie Jo Morgan in Hollis, Okla.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Sharon Main, Sandra Stacy and Sharlet Simmons-Sanders, all of Amarillo; two sisters, Oleta White of Amarillo and Elizabeth Wallace of Plainview; a brother, Frank Simmons of Fort Worth; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to Baptist St. Anthony´s Hospice and Life Enrichment Center.

Bill Kemp
OLTON - Funeral services for Bill Kemp, 71, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Norman Patton, pastor, and Rick Harper, minister of Main Street Church of Christ, officiating.

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

Mr. Kemp died at 1:05 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Sept. 14, 1927, in Greenwood. He moved to the Olton area when he was 2. He was an automobile dealer.

On Aug. 16, 1947, he married Velma Kinney in Dallas.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, George Kemp of Odessa, Jerry Kemp of Breckenridge, Colo., and Jackey Kemp of Lubbock; a brother, Gibson Kemp of Lubbock; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A brother, Jim Kemp, is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the Olton Ambulance Association; Running Water Draw Care Center, P.O. Box 409, Olton, TX 79064; or to a favorite charity.

Angelita Garcia
TULIA - Funeral services for Angelita Garcia, 67, are pending with Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Garcia, the mother of Sylvia Sanchez of Plainview, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at her residence.
 

Murdell Shipley

LUBBOCK - Murdell Shipley, 63, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 23, 1999, in University Medical Center. Cremation arrangements are by Resthaven Crematory.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 1-4 p.m. at 6502 Ave. W.

Mrs. Shipley was born Nov. 29, 1935, in Sulphur Springs. She graduated from Olton High School and attended vocational school of nursing in Plainview. She worked as a nurse in Lubbock and Plainview, retiring in 1994.

She was a longtime resident of Lubbock and a Baptist.

She was married to Delbert Charles Shipley in Olton.

Survivors include a son, Bobby Mack Shipley of Arlington; a daughter, Charla Earlynn Shipley of Whitney, Neb.; and a sister, Melba Ohmheiser of Paris, Texas.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Justin Edgar Jr.
Funeral services are pending for Justin A. Edgar Jr., 74, with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Edgar died at 1:13 a.m. today, June 4, 1999, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
 

Paul Guajardo

Funeral services for Paul Guajardo, 33, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerard Kenney, pastor, officiating.

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

Rosary will be recited tonight at 7 at Lemons Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Guajardo died at 1:36 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 1, 1965, in Plainview where he attended schools, graduating from Plainview High School in 1984. He served in the U.S. Army for seven years and was a Green Beret. He worked for Neiman Marcus for eight years. He was presently enrolled at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Surviving are his parents, Claudio and Manuela Guajardo; two brothers, Willie Torres of Bridgeport and Peter Guajardo of Dallas; and a sister, Gloria Guajardo of Amarillo. 

Mary Foreman
LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Mary Catherine Foreman, 72, of Woodrow, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Sanders Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Scot Edmonson, pastor of Bellaire Baptist Church, officiating.

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

Mrs. Foreman died Monday, June 21, 1999, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 16, 1926, in Whitney. She moved to the Woodrow Community in 1948 and had worked as a nurse´s aide. She was a member of Indiana Avenue Baptist Church.

On May 31, 1946, she married Ed Foreman in Corsicana. He died Aug. 4, 1981.

Survivors include a son, Harold Foreman of Woodrow; a daughter, Theresa Mason of Woodrow; two sisters, Freda Popejoy of Lubbock and Fern Hill of Aquilla; a brother, Newt Gant of Lockney; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A son, Jackie Foreman, is deceased.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6-8 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Leukemia Foundation.

Roger Turner Jr.
Funeral services for Roger Lee “Junebug” Turner Jr., 23, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in United Baptist Church.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Golden Gate Mortuary of Amarillo.

Mr. Turner died at 6:40 p.m., Monday, May 17, 1999, in Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz.

He was born May 17, 1976, in Plainview. He attended Plainview schools before moving to Scottsdale, Ariz., where he graduated from Saguaro High School.

Survivors include his mother, Caroline S. Turner of Odessa; his father, Roger L. Turner Sr., of Huntsville; a sister, Tenea Turner of Scottsdale; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Ray and Johnnie Turner, all of Plainview.

Pallbearers will be Dibi Ray, Steven Riddley, Justin Compton, Terry Ray, Clifford Ray and Casey Riddley.
 

Lorene Whitten

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Lorene Whitten, 85, are pending with Ossie Curry Funeral Home.

Mrs. Whitten died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, in Covenant Health Care Center.

Ernest Huckabee
STEPHENVILLE - Funeral services for Ernest J. Huckabee, 75, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Oakdale Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Moody and the Rev. H.S. Calahan Jr. officiating.

Burial will be in Garden of Memory Cemetery by Stephenville Funeral Home.

Mr. Huckabee died Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 8, 1924, in Floydada. He served with the Merchant Marines during World War II. He moved to Stephenville from Floydada in 1960 and was sheriff of Erath County from 1966 to 1977. He was a member of Oakdale Methodist Church.

On Jan. 16, 1949, he married Doris Vinson in Floydada.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jerry Huckabee of Stephenville and Jimmy Huckabee of Carlton; two daughters, Judy Brandenberger and Janey Goodwin, both of Stephenville; a brother, James Huckabee of Stephenville; five sisters, Gertrude Brand of Lafayette, Colo., Naomi Johnston of Lockney, Lois Karr of Lubbock, Wanda Williams of Floydada and Nell Eubanks of Addison; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Juanita Smoot
Funeral services for Juanita Inez Witten Smoot, 79, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Christian Church with the Rev. Drew Travis, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, and the Rev. Kyle Streun, pastor of First Baptist Church of Olton, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Smoot died at 11:12 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.

She was born June 15, 1920 in Rowe. She moved to Plainview in 1929 where she graduated from Plainview High School. She attended Wayland College and taught school in Hart.

She married John Wayne Smoot on Dec. 13, 1944, in Clovis, N.M. They moved to Olton where they farmed until 1969. She owned and operated the Kachina Motel in Questa, N.M. from 1969 to 1982. She returned to Plainview in 1985.

Her husband died Dec. 20, 1973.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Harrod of Questa, N.M.; a son, Jerry Smoot of Olton; a brother, Glenn Witten of Edmonson; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Lemons Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. today.
 

Geraldene Huffman
LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Geraldene R. Huffman, 63, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Abbey Chapel of Resthaven Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Lee officiating.

Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Huffman died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at her residence after a sudden illness.

She was born Dec. 23, 1935, in Avery. She moved to Plainview and received her nursing degree from South Plains College in 1984. She worked as a nurse in Methodist Hospital Plainview and moved to Lubbock in 1990 where she continued nursing in Lubbock hospitals.

Survivors include five daughters and their husbands, Sabrina and Richard Heard of Wolfforth, Anna and David Dorrycott of San Antonio, Catherine Blancett of Freemont, Calif., Pamela and Jerry Adams of Plainview and Suzanne and Billy Hackett of Texarkana; a son, Michael Huffman of Lubbock; her mother, Allie Robertson of Lubbock; three sisters, her twin, Verlene Campbell, and Reder Williams, both of Lubbock, and Rachael Fuller of Fort Worth; a brother, Howard Robertson of Wolfforth; and 14 grandchildren, including Cody and Tiffany Adams of Plainview.

Ethel Grigg
TULIA - Funeral services for Ethel Simpson Grigg, 97, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Grigg died at 10:45 a.m. Monday, May 17, 1999, in El Paso.

She was born July 21, 1901, in Bosque County. She moved with her family to Fisher County in 1907 and attended elementary school in Rotan. They moved to Briscoe County in 1917 and farmed north of Silverton and she graduated from Silverton High School in 1921. She attended Wayland Baptist College and Hardin-Simmons College and taught elementary school in Silverton and Tulia.

She was a longtime resident of Tulia and a member of First Baptist Church and the Sorosis Study Club. She moved to El Paso in 1994.

On July 21 1929, she married Ewell Grigg in Hale Center. He died April 8, 1991.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Beth Brient of Santa Fe, N.M.; a grandson, Sean Brient of Eugene, Ore.; and one granddaughter, Elizabeth Brient of Boston, Mass.

Angel Rojas Tamayo
Funeral Mass for Angel Rojas Tamayo, 58, of Floydada, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Plainview with the Rev. John Ohlig, pastor of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Floydada, officiating.

Burial will be in Floydada Cemetery by Bartley-Silva Funeral Home of Plainview.

Rosary will be recited from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Tamayo died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, in Floydada.

She was born May 4, 1941, in Robstown. She was a homemaker and worked as a daycare assistant.

In October of 1959, she married Remijio Tamayo in Lubbock.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Remijio Tamayo Jr. and Cruz Tamayo, both of Floydada, and Tomas Tamayo of Dallas; three daughters, Maricela Tamayo and Rosaicela Tamayo, both of Floydada, and Nellie Dela Fuente of Denver, Colo.; five brothers, Martin Rojas and Vicente Rojas, both of Euless, Epimenio Rojas of Brownsville, Enrique Rojas of Robstown and Johnny Nerio of Corpus Christi; four sisters, Christina Perez of San Antonio, Catarina Ysassi of Robstown, Rebecca Carmona of Grand Prairie and Mary Ellen Bosquez of Robstown; and five grandchildren.

A sister, Rebecca Rojas, is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to VistaCare Hospice, 4418 Olton Road, Plainview, TX 79072.
 

Molly Valdez
ABERNATHY - Funeral Mass for Molly Valdez, 71, will be at 4 p.m. Thursday in St. Isidore Catholic Church with the Rev. Glen Rosendale, pastor of St. Michael´s Catholic Church in Levelland, officiating.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in the same church.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Valdez died Monday, July 19, 1999.

She was born April 29, 1928, in Tecolotito, N.M. She had lived in the Abernathy and County Line areas since 1950 and was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church.

On Oct. 27, 1947, she married Mike Valdez in Rocky Ford, Colo. He died Aug. 1, 1993.

Survivors include a son, Mike Valdez Jr. of El Paso; six daughters, Judy Balderas of Plainview, Theresa Marez of Abernathy, Dee Moralez of County Line, Jane DeLeon and Kathy Collinson, both of Lubbock, and Faye Cook of Los Lunas, N.M.; five brothers, Rumaldo Lucero Jr., Steve Lucero, Ernest Lucero, Eddie Lucero and Flavio Lucerio; four sisters, Estella DeLeon, Betty Duran, Andrea Gonzales and Rose Ortiz; and 14 grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to St. Isidore Catholic Church, 17819 N. I-27, Abernathy, TX 79311, or to the Abernathy Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 150, Abernathy, TX 79311.

Ozella Byers
FORT WORTH - Graveside services for Nancy Ozella Byars, 84, former Plainview resident, will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Plainview.

Burial arrangements are by Greenwood Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bryant died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, in Fort Worth.

She was born Aug. 1, 1914. She and her husband, Irvin J. Byars, operated Byars Food for several years at 12th and Galveston in Plainview. He is deceased. She was a retired minister.

Survivors include one son, Leland H. Jones of Cedar Creek; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and the mother of her grandchildren, Bernadine Jones of Fort Worth.
 

Jack Roberts

FRIONA - Funeral services for Jack Roberts, 72, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Parkside Chapel with the Rev. Doris Huckert officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Littlefield by Parkside Chapel Funeral Home.

Mr. Roberts died July 15, 1999, in Hereford Regional Medical Center.

He was born July 6, 1927, in Lubbock County, the son of the late James and Mamie Samuels Roberts. He retired as an office worker for Paco Feed Yards. He was a member of Friona United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a brother, James Roberts of Nevada City, Calif.; three sisters, Evelyn Goyne of Plainview and Margie Herring and Wanda Oliver, both of Friona.

Two brothers are deceased.

Catherine Edgar
Funeral services for Catherine Edgar, 72, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Edgar died at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, in Covenant Hospital.
 

Marfa Leatherman

TULIA - Funeral services for Marfa Whiteley Leatherman, 30, are pending with Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Leatherman died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
 

Della Mae Pollard

DANVILLE, Ark. - Funeral services for Della Mae Pollard, 89, were at 2 p.m. today in Tatetown Community Chapel with the Rev. Doyle Reynolds and the Rev. Ricky Hunt, officiating.

Burial was in Hunt Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Pollard died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at her residence.

She was born Della Mae Sipes on March 16, 1910, in Izard County, Ark. She was a homemaker and member of the Pentecostal Church.

Her husband, Horace Pollard, is deceased.

Survivors include six daughters, Ann Holmes of Plainview, Rose Howell of Blue Ball, Ark., Etheleen Garner of Quinton, Okla., Faye Stockton and Sue Wilkens, both of San Diego, Calif., and Madge Hunt of Waldron, Ark.; four sons, Roy Templeman of Muskogee, Okla., Loyd Pollard and Bobby Pollard, both of Blue Ball, and L.T. Pollard of Gravelly, Ark; 31 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Darlene Pollard, is deceased.

Beulah McGlaun
TULIA - Funeral services for Beulah McGlaun, 93, are pending with Wallace Funeral Home. 

Mrs. McGlaun died at 6:17 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at her residence.
 

Gladys Milam

TULIA - Funeral services for Gladys Milam, 86, are pending with Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Milam died at 5:25 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, at Covenant Hospital in Plainview.
 

Cecil Grant

Funeral services for Cecil Grant, 86, of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with Rex Tiffin, an elder of Jehovah´s Witnesses, officiating.

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

Mr. Grant died at 1:57 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at Covenant Hospital.

He was born March 14, 1913, in Garretts Bluff. He grew up in the Wellington area and moved to Plainview in the early 1930s. He married Lenora Taft on Aug. 9, 1936, in Duncan, Okla. She died in 1992. He worked as a farm laborer and later as a cement contractor. He was a member of the Jehovah´s Witnesses.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Raul (Juanita) Ortegon of Plainview, Isleta Jo Downing and Sarah Griffin of Washington; two sons, Charlie Wayne Grant of Plainview and Virgil Grant of Oklahoma, nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Raul Ortegon Jr., Randy Ortegon, Ronnie Ortegon, Trey Ortegon, Jason Mata, Jason Wheeler and Lokey Mata.

Inez Fults
HEREFORD - Graveside services for Inez Fults, 88, will be at 2:30 p.m. today in West Park Cemetery with the Rev. Nathan L. Stone, pastor of Fellowship of Believers Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Gililland-Watson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Fults died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, in Georgia Manor Nursing Home in Amarillo.

She was born July 10, 1910, in Fannin County and moved to Deaf Smith County from Lubbock County in the early 1960s. She was a homemaker.

On Dec. 12, 1928, she married Ronnie Fults in Ladonia. He died in 1966.

Survivors include three sons, Benny Fults of Amarillo, Robert Fults of Pattonville and Harold Fults of Hereford; two daughters, Mary Miller of Midland and Bell Vinson of Floydada; a sister, Gladys Duncan of Ladonia; 17 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Crown of Texas Hospice.
 

Eural Vaughan

SILVERTON - Graveside services for Eural Vaughan, 89, were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Silverton Cemetery with the Rev. Edwin Norris, retired Baptist minister, officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mr. Vaughan died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999.

He was born in Eric, Okla., and had farmed in Silverton all his life.

Survivors include three nephews, Dwain Henderson of Silverton, Ronald Vaughan of Arlington and Eddie Owens of Lubbock, formerly of Plainview; and two nieces, Fayree Watkins of Canyon and Helen Youngquist of Lubbock.

Jose E. Ramos Jr.
ABERNATHY - Funeral mass for Jose E. Ramos Jr., 80, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Isidore´s Catholic Church with Luis Dussan and Glen Rosendale of Ralls officiating.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at the same church.

Mr. Ramos died Thursday, May 27, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Feb. 17, 1919, in San Buenaventura, Mexico. He moved to Abernathy from South Texas in 1940. He served with the U.S. Army, a member of the 158th Regimental Combat Team Bushmasters, during World War II in the Pacific Theater in the Philippines. He was involved in the battle of the Bismarck, Achipelago, New Guinea, Luzon and received the Victory Medal and Bronze Arrowhead.

He was a member of St. Isidore´s Catholic Church and was a farmer.

On Feb. 25, 1951, he married Magdalena Salas in San Buenaventura.

Survivors include his wife; five sons, Alonzo Ramos of Canyon, Arnulfo Ramos of Arlington, Anival and Ruperto Ramos, both of Lubbock, and Hector Ramos of Abernathy; a daughter, Maria M. Murdock of Lubbock; four sisters, Ruth Hernandez and Agustina Cantu, both of Abernathy, Teckla Flores of San Saba and Trinidad Montanona of Salinas, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A son, Jose E. Ramos Jr., died in 1979.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, Hale County Division, P.O. Box 913, Plainview, TX 79072.

Charles Pollock
LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Charles Leighton Pollock, 67, former Hale Center resident, were at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Southcrest Baptist Church.

Cremation arrangements were by Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home.

Mr. Pollock died Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999, in Integrated Health Systems of Lubbock.

He was born Nov. 1, 1931, in Matador. He graduated from Hale Center High School in 1950 and attended South Plains College where he received a license in nursing home administration. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He worked for Santa Fe Railroad for 20 years and in nursing home administration for 15. He also worked as an electrician. He had lived in Lubbock for the last five years.

He was a member of Lubbock VFW Post No. 2466 and Southcrest Baptist Church.

On April 9, 1952, he married Billye Louise Walker in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Charles Randall Pollock of Lubbock; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A son, James Edward Pollock, died in 1994.

The family suggests memorials to Alzheimer´s DNA Research Bank c/o Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, 3601 Fourth St., Room 4A161, Lubbock, TX 79415.
 

Betty Irene Young

MEMPHIS - Private graveside services for Betty Irene Young, 62, former Silverton resident, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Fairview Cemetery with Tom Posey officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Memphis Funeral Home.

Mrs. Young died Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999.

She was born in Silverton and moved to Memphis in 1995. She was a musician.

Survivors include a sister, Jean Walls of Childress, and a niece.


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