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Teresa Barton Ball
NEWELLA, Okla. - Funeral services for Teresa Barton Ball, 44, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Hunter Funeral Home in Oklahoma City.

Burial will be in Sunny Lane Memorial Park in Oklahoma City.

Mrs. Ball died in an automobile accident Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, in Newella.

She was born Jan. 15, 1955 in Oklahoma City and attended Plainview High School. She married Brett Ball in Eufala, Okla. She was a home health care provider and was a Baptist.

Surviving are her husband; three sons, Kenny Sharp of Denton, Kevin Sharp of Muskogee, Okla. and Lee Stoneking of Norman, Okla.; a daughter, Kristi Steele of Muskogee; her parents, Joe and Marcia Barton of Plainview; two sisters, Linda Watson of Plainview and Janet Burleson of Friona; a brother, Lindsey Barton of Plainview; and a grandson, Teaun Steele, of Muskogee.
 

Lloyd Hoefer

Funeral services for Lloyd Hoefer, 78, of Smithville, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Hoefer died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at IHS Heritage Home in Plainview.
 

Gladys Milam

TULIA - Memorial services for Gladys Milam, 86, will be at 7 p.m. Saturday in Calvary Baptist Church, Arrangements are by Wallace Funeral Home of Tulia.

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

Beulah McGlaun

TULIA - Funeral services for Beulah McGlaun, 93, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor, officiating.

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

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

She was born Aug. 13, 1906, in Santo. She married Claude Dyer and later married Monroe McGlaun. He died in 1973. She moved to Tulia with her family in 1916 and attended schools and graduated from Tulia High School. She received her bachelor´s and master´s degrees in education from West Texas State College. She taught in Groom, Pampa, Canadian, Dumas and Tulia for 46 years before retiring when she was 76.

She was a teacher and counselor for children in public schools and in her church, First Baptist Church. She was honored as “Teacher of the Day” by KFDA Radio and as an “Outstanding Teacher Alumni” of WTSC. She was worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include a son, Robert B. Dyer of Houston; two stepdaughters, Marion Thompson and Barbara Richter of Amarillo; a sister, Pauline Dreher of Las Cruces, N.M.; three grandchildren, Kathy Bendheim of Wilton, Conn., and Scott Dyer and Steve Dyer of Austin; five step-grandchildren, Hal Thompson of Phoenix, Ariz., Jeff Thompson of Amarillo, Debra McNair of Snyder, Kathy Wellborn of Lubbock and Mac Wellborn of Albuquerque, N.M.; and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6-7:30 p.m. today at Wallace Funeral Home. 
 

Merl Potter

Funeral services for Merl Potter, 85, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Potter died at 6:20 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999.

Dora Gordon
OLTON - Graveside services for Dora Gordon, 94, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Henson Cemetery in Red Springs with the Rev. John Kisinger officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gordon died at 10:25 p.m. Thursday, May 20, 1999, in Running Water Draw Care Center.

She was born March 6, 1905, in Soper, Okla. She grew up in Bogata and moved to Red Springs at an early age. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Red Springs.

In 1920, she married James G. Gordon in Bogata. He died in July of 1942.

Survivors include four daughters, Anne Burkhalter of Olton, Betty Weeden of Grand Prairie, Geraldine Childers of Houston and Erma Walsh of Lubbock; 14 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

a daughter, Mildred Vaughn, and one son, Jack Gordon, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Running Water Draw Care Center, Olton, TX. 79064
 

Misti Dawn Law

LOWELL, Ark. - Graveside services for Misti Dawn Law, 20, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Friendship Cemetery with the Rev. John Smedley officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Cisco Funeral Chapel in Springdale.

Miss Law died from complications of cystic fibrosis on Wednesday, May 19, 1999, in University Medical Center in Little Rock.

She was born April 17, 1979, in Denton, Texas. She moved to the Springdale area in 1986 from Texas and was a member of Old Missouri Road Baptist Church.

Survivors include her father and stepmother, Loyd K. and Betty Law of Plainview, Texas; her mother and stepfather, Debra and Lonnie Gibbs of Lowell; a son, Trinton Law of Lowell; a brother, James Law of Lowell; three stepbrothers, Brian Goss, Michael Goss and Kevin Goss, all of Plainview; a half-sister, Danielle Law of Tulia; and her grandparents, Philo and JoAnn Luginbyhl of Krum, Texas, and Goldie Gibbs of Springdale.
 

Molly Riddle

SILVERTON - Funeral services for former Silverton resident Molly Riddle, 92, are set for 3 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Silverton, with Ted Kingery and the Rev. Randy Mullin officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Cemetery, Quitaque, by Myers-Long Funeral Directors of Silverton.

Mrs. Riddle died Saturday, May 22, 1999, in Paris.

She was born Feb. 18, 1907, in Howland. She married James Morrison on Nov. 11, 1923, in DeKalb and moved to Quitaque in the 1940s. Mr. Morrison died May 2, 1946. She married Auburn Riddle on Oct. 17, 1953, in Clovis, N.M. He died July 7, 1959.

Survivors include two daughters, Fairy L. Williams of Silverton and Joy Caraway of Honeygrove; one son, Roy Morrison of Smyer; two sisters, Gertrude Wood of Ashland, Ore., and Lenetta Montanero of North Carolina; a brother, Jack Thompson of Portland, Ore.; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Silverton and was preceded in death by three sons, James, Richard and Horace Morrison.

Othel Jones
SILVERTON - Graveside services for Othel Jones, 96, of Hereford, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Silverton Cemetery with Tom Bailey officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Parkside Chapel Funeral Home in Hereford.

Mrs. Jones died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, in Hereford Regional Medical Center.

She was born May 21, 1903, in Silverton. She was a homemaker and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

On Nov. 25, 1923, she married Ernest Jones in Tulia. He died in 1971.

Survivors include a son, Cliff Jones of Hereford; two granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to The Crown of Texas Hospice, 100 S. Jefferson, Amarillo, TX 79109; or to the Panhandle Chapter of Alzheimer´s Association, 2200 W. Seventh, Amarillo, TX 79109.
 

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W.C. ´Mack´ McCleskey

Memorial services for William Carroll “Mack” McCleskey, 80, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church chapel with Dr. Max Browning, pastor, officiating.

Arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. McCleskey died at 12:20 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 28, 1919, in Bluffdale. He moved to Floyd, N.M., in 1925 where he grew up and graduated from high school. He attended Eastern New Mexico University and Tarlton State University. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942 and served during World War II. He was discharged in 1945 and moved to Clovis, N.M., where he worked in construction for Stagner & Sons. He moved to Albuquerque, N.M., in 1963 and worked for Transwestern Pipeline, retiring in 1985. He moved to Lubbock in 1987 and to Plainview in 1998.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Plainview.

On Sept. 3, 1943, he married Mary Elizabeth Stagner in Clovis.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Ken Douglass of Plainview; a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and JoAn McCleskey of Gordonville; two sisters, June Short of Dalhart and Vydell Imoe of Clovis; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to VistaCare Family Hospice, 4418 Olton Road, or to First United Methodist Church, 1001 W. Seventh.
 

George Storrs

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for George T. Storrs, 74, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Resthaven´s Abbey Chapel with Don Wood officiating.

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

Mr. Storrs died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 2, 1925, in Spearman. He worked for the U.S. Post Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs and was with the Veterans Administration. He also was in charge of housing at Reese Air Force Base, drove a Yellow Cab and worked for Lubbock Air Freight.

He served with the U.S. Marines during World War II.

On Dec. 25, 1952, he married Anita Marr in Petersburg.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Walter Storrs of Granbury; two daughters, Janice Miller of Shallowater and Collene Storrs of Diboll; two sisters, Billie Behlen of Lubbock and Oliene Bilbrey of Lockney; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8 p.m. today.

Eva Catherine Edgar
Funeral services for Eva Catherine Edgar, 72, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Horace P. Abbott, pastor, officiating.

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

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

She was born Eva Catherine Green, on Dec. 4, 1927 in Plainview, the daughter the late Mabel Lynette and E.B. Green. She graduated from Plainview High School in 1946 and was listed in the annual as “Most Beautiful Girl.” She was a homemaker and collected antiques and art.

On May 25, 1946, she married Justin “June” Edgar in Lubbock. He died June 4, 1999.

Survivors include two sons, Allen Richard Edgar of Austin and Gary Michael Edgar of Amarillo; three sisters, Shirley Brownlee, Margaret Foust and Eleanor Frye, all of Plainview; a sister-in-law, Jonnie Faye Green of Los Angeles three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association.
 

Beatrice ´Bea´ Hawkins

DIMMITT - Funeral services for Beatrice ´Bea´ Hawkins, 84, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Ed Freeman, a retired minister, and the Rev. Gene Hawkins, a retired Baptist minister of Lubbock, officiating.

Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home, Inc.

Mrs. Hawkins died at 8:36 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999 in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born March 9, 1915 in Gurnee, Ill and graduated from San Antonio Breckenridge High School. She also graduated from the University of Michigan and taught school in Chelsea, Farmington and Northville, Mich. for 24 years, then taught school in Dimmitt for 23 years.

She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma academic sorority and was an elder in First Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are a sister, Josephine Seip of Michigan City, Ind.; three nieces, Roylene Keel of Amarillo, Irene Reager of Freesport, Ore. and Ceil Holden of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; and three nephews, the Rev. Gene Hawkins of Lubbock, Erith Hawkins of Bovina and Harold Hawkins of Mineral Wells. 

The family suggests memorials to First Presbyterian Church of Dimmitt or a favorite charity.
 

Benjamin Key

ANDREWS - Funeral services for Benjamin “Joseph” Key, 21-day-old infant son of Gene and Marquita Key, will be at 2 p.m. today in Calvary Baptist Church in Andrews with the Rev. Mike Henson, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the Andrews North Babyland Cemetery by McNett Funeral Home.

The child died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, in Children´s Medical Center in Dallas.

He was born Dec. 1, 1999, in Odessa.

Survivors include his parents; two sisters, Rebecca and Rachel Key of Andrews; his grandparents, T.C. and Judy Gattis of Plainview and Curtis and Dickey Key of Comfort; and a great-grandmother, Francis Tapp of Lubbock.

The family suggests memorials to Ronald McDonald House, 5461 Medical Center Drive, Dallas, TX 75235; or to the Children´s Medical Center, 1935 Motor Street, Dallas, TX 75235.

Joe Pendleton
LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Joe “J.C.” Pendleton, 82, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Abbey Chapel of Resthaven Funeral Home with the Rev. John Adams and the Rev. Joe Pendleton officiating.

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

Mr. Pendleton died Sunday, May 16, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 30, 1916, in Hamilton. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and worked in reclamation with the Civil Service. He was a salesman with Rigney Auto Parts, Lee Wholesale, owned Pendleton Grocery in north Spade and farmed in the Cotton Center area. He was a Baptist.

On March 23, 1940, he married Kathryn Betts in Farwell.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Joe Pendleton Jr. of Lubbock; a daughter, Judy Burleson of Garland; a sister, Thelma Smith of Lubbock; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchildren. 
 

Lois Ely Henry Taylor

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Lois Ely Henry Taylor, 86, former teacher at Tulia, will be at 2 p.m. today in Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Marty Hamrick of Polk Street United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.

Mrs. Taylor died Saturday, May 15, 1999.

She was born in Belcherville, in Montague County and moved to Amarillo n 1938. She graduated from Nocona High School and received a bachelor´s degree from North Texas State University and a master´s degree from East Texas State University. She also taught in Montague County and in Amarillo.

She was a member of Polk Street United Methodist Church and the Gleaner´s Sunday School Class. She was a member of Chapter AL, PEO, Zeta Delta Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma and Meals on Wheels Board and Amarillo Retired Teacher´s Association.

In 1939, she married Rupert A. Taylor. He died in 1985.

Survivors include a sister, Juanita Clement of Hollis, Okla.
 

Emma Fox Thomas

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Emma Camilla Fox Thomas, 96, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Abney, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Thomas died Sunday, May 16, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born April 20, 1903, near Slate Springs, Miss., the daughter of the late Thomas Sidney and Eustacia Pryor Fox. She moved to Tell from Mississippi in 1905 and to Lockney from Tell in 1944. She graduated from Childress High School and attended Baylor University. She was a retired school teacher and a homemaker.

She was a member of First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years.

On July 16, 1925, she married Sid B. Thomas in Childress. He died Nov. 10, 1976.

Survivors include a son, Sid B. Thomas Jr., of Binghamton, N.Y.; a daughter, Jeanne Fairman of Lubbock; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church, 401 S. Main, Lockney, TX 79241, or to the Lockney Senior Citizens Association, 118 W. College St., Lockney, TX 79241.

Harold P. Brown
AMARILLO - Graveside services for Harold P. Brown, 79, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Childress Cemetery in Childress with the Rev. Winston Curtis of Highland Park Baptist Church in Duncan, Okla., officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors.

Mr. Brown died Wednesday, July 7, 1999.

He was born in Quanah. He served with the U.S. Army in the artillery and moved to Amarillo in 1946 from Washington. He retired in 1983 after more than 40 years as construction supervisor for Panhandle Engineers and Contractors.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Carpenters Local Union No. 665 in Amarillo and had been involved in building the Amarillo Airport, Amarillo College, Wellington Square, the National Guard Armory and Lakeside Office Complex.

In 1942 he married Della “Cordell” Brown in Childress.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Chuck Brown of Boulder, Colo.; Larry Brown of Panhandle and Roger Brown of Amarillo; a daughter, Debbie Burgess of Boulder; two brothers, Bobby R. Brown of Tulia and Wayne G. Brown of Amarillo; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will be at the funeral home from 6-7:30 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to Baptist St. Anthony´s Hospice and Life Enrichment Center or the Alzheimer´s Association Panhandle Chapter.
 

Oscar Garcia

Funeral services for Oscar Garcia, 67, are pending with Bartley & Silva Funeral Directors.

Mr. Garcia died at 8:10 a.m. Thursday, July 8, 1999, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.
 

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Evelyn Gebo

Memorial services for Evelyn Gebo will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday in First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Drew Travis, pastor, officiating.

Arrangements are by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gebo died Thursday afternoon, July 8, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.

She was born in Minnesota where she met and married Horace Gebo. They moved to Plainview in 1959 and opened the first Gebo´s store. He died in 1978.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Naomi-Ruth Circle and High-Rise Investment Club.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Cheryl Gebo of Plainview; and two granddaughters, Nikki McCarthy of Plainview and Whitney Gebo of Lubbock.

The family suggests memorials to First Presbyterian Church or to the American Cancer Society.
 

Kevin Lamarr Woods

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Funeral services for Kevin Lamarr Woods, 37, are pending with Golden Gates Mortuary in Amarillo.

Mr. Woods died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, after a brief illness.

He was born Feb. 28, 1963, in Plainview where he grew up and graduated from high school in 1980. He attended Rice University and Central State in Oklahoma.

He worked for the American Legion Swimming Pool, City of Plainview and the Hale County Sheriff´s Department. He moved to Las Cruces in 1997 to live with his nephews and worked for the Dona Anna Correction Facility.

Survivors include a son, Krystoffer Aaron Woods of Plainview; a daughter, Jeffrye DeNay; his parents, Norman and Virginia Woods of Plainview; two sisters, Cathy Rosborough of Long Beach, Calif., and Yolanda Brazier of Plainview; two brothers, Robert Woods and Eric Woods, both of Plainview; and his grandmother, Vivian Fennell, of Plainview.

Katie Collins
Funeral services for Katie H. Collins, 91, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor of College Heights Baptist Church, officiating.

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

Mrs. Collins died at 1:58 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at Prairie House Living Center.

She was born July 21, 1908, in Comanche County and grew up in Haskell and Dawson counties. She married O.L. Collins on Oct. 31, 1937, in Lubbock. They farmed in Lamesa for several years before moving to Plainview. She was a member of College Heights Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Carolyn Huddleston of Plainview; a son, Don Collins of Conway, Ark., five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
 

Elva Jo Gore

AMARILLO - Memorial services for Elva Jo Gore, 83, will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in N.S. Griggs & Sons Funeral Directors Pioneer Chapel with Dale Hoggett, minister to senior adults of Paramount Terrace Christian Church, officiating.

Burial of cremains will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Mrs. Gore died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999.

She was born and raised in Tulia. For most of her life, she lived in Amarillo. She worked in clothing sales for many years at The Hub, Colbert´s and the Bridal Shop. She was a member of Paramount Terrace Christian Church.

She married F.L. Gore in 1948 in Amarillo. He died in 1995. Two daughters, Betty Gentry and Susie Roper, died in 1987 and 1998, respectively.

Survivors include a son, Albert Gore; a niece, Mary Robinson of Amarillo; two sisters, Elsie Rousseau of Tulia and Marvell Austin of Amarillo; two brothers, Leland Knight of Amarillo and George Knight of Pampa; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will be at 5304 Berget and suggests memorials to Faith City Mission.
 

Mildred Juanita Shubert

PETERSBURG - Funeral services for Mildred Juanita Shurbet, 85, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Main Street Church of Christ with Owen Carr, minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery.

Mrs. Shurbet died at 12:02 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, 1999.

She was born Aug. 11, 1914 in Mount Pleasant. She moved to Floyd County at a young age. She was a graduate of Floydada High School and attended Trinity University. She married Marvin Shurbet on Jan. 9, 1937. He died in 1986.

She had worked at First National Bank of Floydada. She moved to Petersburg from Barwise Community in Floyd County. She was a member of Hale County Home Demonstration Club, Lubbock Women´s Club, Main Street Church of Christ in Petersburg, and was a 4-H Club adult leader and member.

Survivors include two sons, Mack Shurbet of Plainview and Mike Shurbet of Tulia; one daughter, Judy Mullins of Breckenridge, Colo., five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A daughter and a brother are deceased.

The body will be at the church from noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday. 

Memorials may be made to the Petersburg Cemetery Association or to a favorite charity.
 

Geraldine White

Funeral services for Geraldine White, 84, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. White died at 5:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, in Covenant Hospital in Lubbock.


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