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Lee Andrew Campbell
FLOYDADA - Funeral services are pending for Lee Andrew “Bob” Campbell, 90.

Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home of Floydada is handling the arrangements.

Mr. Campbell died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, at Floydada Rehabilitation & Care Center.
 

B.J. ´Joe´ Covington

HOUSTON - Graveside services for Cdr. B.J. “Joe´ Covington (retired) will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Forest Park East Cemetery with burial by Forest Park East Funeral Home.

Mr. Covington died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, in St. Joseph Hospital.

A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he served as a pilot.

He was a 32nd Degree Mason, Shriner and life member of the American Legion Post 490.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Cowen Covington; three daughters, Patricia Arena, Elaine Goren and Barbara Murehead; a stepdaughter, Susan Spencer; a sister, Louise Cross of Plainview; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Trefry; eight grandsons and one great-grandson.

His parents, Edward L. and Orah Covington, two brothers and a sister are deceased.

Grandsons will served as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Forest Park East Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorials to the American Legion Post 490.
 

Branson Taylor Good

AMARILLO - Graveside services for Branson Taylor Good, infant son of Jack Garland Good and Pamela Kay Clark of Amarillo, will be at 2 p.m. today in Llano East Cemetery.

Arrangements are by N.S. Griggs & Son Funeral Directors, 2615 Paramount Blvd.

The child died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1999.

Survivors include his mother and father, grandparents, Cynthia Ann Good, William Fredrick Good, Joycelyn Kay Clark and Mitchell Lee Clark, all of Amarillo; and great-grandparents, Andrew Jack Adams, Ronald Clark and Irene Clark, all of Amarillo, Joyce Marie Love of Tulia and Benjamin Franklin Good of Pennsylvania.
 

Ruben Diaz

FLOYDADA - Rosary services for Ruben Jose Diaz, 51, of Holland, Mich., will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Moore-Rose-White Memorial Chapel in Floydada. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church with the Rev. John Ohlig officiating.

Mr. Diaz died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at his home in Holland.

He was born in Riga Mi to Bernadino and Rebecca Diaz in 1948. In 1965, he married Prajeres Ramos. In 1969, he and his family moved to Holland. He worked for Herman Miller for 22 years. He was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Holland.

Survivors include his wife; four children, Juanita Diaz of San Deigo, Calif., SSG. Ruben Jr. and Rebecca Diaz of Louisiana, Robert Diaz and Terry Friermood and Juan Diaz of Holland; his mother, Rebecca Diaz of Texas; brothers and sisters and spouses, Guadalupe and Dimas Marmolego and Rosa and Jose Ramos of Floydada, Manuel and Natalia Diaz of Plainview, Daniel and Dora Diaz of Ralls, Jacundo and Martina Ramos of Edinburgh, Rogelio and Guadalupe Ramos, Theresa Martinez, Rosa and Luis Garcia and Julia and Santos Gomez of Edcouch, and Rumaldo Ramos of Tallahassee, Fla.

A brother, Antonio Diaz, died in 1964 and his father died in 1987.

Lloyd Allen
FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Lloyd Allen, 88, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Anthony Sisemore, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Allen died Sunday, April 25, 1999, in Lakeside Rehabilitation & Care Center in Lubbock.

He was born Nov. 24, 1911, in Moran, the son of the late Elizabeth Gallimore and Thomas Jefferson Allen. He attended schools in Petersburg and Ralls. He moved to the Sandhill Community in Floyd County in 1944 and to Floydada from the Starkey Community in 1952. He was a retired farmer and had worked in TV sales and service. He was a former member of the National Guard and a member of Masonic Lodge #712 in Floydada and of First Baptist Church.

On Oct. 14, 1932, he married Joy Beatrice Grigsby in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Lloyd Edgar Allen of Perryton; four daughters, Marion Frances Allen Lipps and Joy Naomi Allen Johnson, both of Farmington, N.M., Patricia Ann Allen Battey and Kay Allen Graham, both of Floydada; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
 

Dorothy Reams

Graveside services for Dorothy Reams, 85, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Plainview Memorial Park with Karl King, minister of Garland Street Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.

Miss Reams died at 1:30 a.m. today, April 26, 1999, in IHS Heritage Home.

She was born Nov. 3, 1913, in Spur. She grew up in Plainview where she graduated Plainview High School. She trained at the Plainview Sanitarium and Clinic where she received her nursing degree and worked as a nurse. She worked in a Borger hospital during World War II and after the war returned to Plainview and worked at the Plainview Hospital. During the early 1960s, she served as school nurse for the Plainview ISD. She returned to the Plainview Hospital to nurse and retired from Nichols Clinic.

Survivors include one brother, Fred Reams of Westminster, Colo.; a sister, Lois Shelton of Shawnee, Okla.; a brother-in-law, George Braga, of Plainview; two sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Reams of Plainview and Mary Ruth Reams of Denton; and several nieces and nephews.
 

Edna Mae Thompson

LOCKNEY - Graveside services for Edna Mae “Memaw” Thompson, 99, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Lockney Cemetery with the Rev. Russell Byard, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Thompson died Saturday, April 24, 1999, in Lockney Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Edna Mae Long on July 9, 1899, in Fort Cobb, Okla. She attended school in Oklahoma and moved from Anadarko, Okla., to Texas in 1921 in a covered wagon.

She was a homemaker and a member of Kress Baptist Church.

On Oct. 14, 1916, she married Gillispie Blaine Thompson in Anadarko. He died June 21, 1966.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Billy Moody of Lockney; three grandchildren, Weldon and Sandy Jones of Hale Center, David and Debbie Thompson of Edwardsville, Ill., and Terry Martin of Plainview.

Two sons, George and Lloyd Thompson, and a daughter, Elsie Williams, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Lockney Health and Rehabilitation Center, 401 N. Main St., Lockney, TX 79241.

Margarito Escalante
Funeral Mass for Margarito Escalante, 79, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Elbert A. Fadallan, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

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

Mr. Escalante died at 2 p.m. Monday, May 3, 1999, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Feb. 4, 1920, in Rockdale. He was a veteran of World War II, and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Cursillo Group.

On July 25, 1945, he married Marta Guerra in Pleasanton.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Oralia Escalante, Mrs. John (Maria) Riojas and Adela Escalante, all of Plainview, and Mrs. Vince (Diana) Barron of Lubbock; three sons, Clemente Escalante and Gilbert Escalante, both of San Antonio, and Margarito Escalante Jr., of Plainview; three brothers, Joe Escalante and Celestino Escalante, both of San Antonio, and Ernesto Escalante of California; one sister, Mercedes Charo of San Antonio; 19 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
 

Dr. John Hale

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Dr. John Wayland Hale, 74, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Currie, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Dr. Hale died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born March 16, 1925, in Floydada where he grew up and graduated from high school in 1942. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 until 1945. He graduated from McMurry College in 1949 and from the University of Texas School of Dentistry in 1954. He moved to Abernathy and operated his dentistry practice until retiring in 1991.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Abernathy Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Abernathy Industrial Foundation, Lubbock Club and Hillcrest Country Club and served on the Abernathy City Council from 1956-1962. He was selected Abernathy Citizen of the Year in 1986.

On April 14, 1946, he married Zelma Jay in Roby.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Pat Hale and his wife, Faye, of Dallas; a brother, Sam Hale of Floydada; three sisters, Latanae Roberson of Petersburg, Margaret Morris of Waco and Mona Rainer of San Diego, Calif.; and two grandchildren, Chris Hale and Amanda Miller, both of Dallas.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church, 704 Ave. D, Abernathy, TX 79311 or to a favorite charity.

Pallbearers will be Kent Hale, Dr. Andy Hale, John Jay, Dan Jay, Billy Jay and Ken Roberson.
 

Benito Zepeda

Funeral Mass for Benito Zepeda, 74, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Guadalupe with the Rev. Gerard Kinney, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Zepeda died Monday, May 3, 1999, in Prairie House Living Center.

He was born March 21, 1925 in Campbellton. He had lived all his life in Plainview and was a laborer. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Survivors include one son, Alfred Treveno of Leming; two sisters, Petra Gonzales of San Antonio and Asuncion Ramirez of Dallas; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

J. Wayland Bennett
LUBBOCK - Graveside services for J. Wayland Bennett, 75, were held Wednesday in Memorial Park with the Rev. Danny Hughes officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home.

Mr. Bennett died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 13, 1923, in Loraine and served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He received a bachelor´s degree in agricultural economics from Texas Tech and his master´s degree and Ph.D. from Louisiana State University.

He was assistant professor of Agricultural Economics at Texas Tech from 1948 until retiring in 1989 as professor emeritus.

In 1979, he was appointed to the endowed Charles C. Thompson Professorship of Agricultural Finance and served as the Associate Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences from 1979 to 1984. He was a director of Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas, served as past president of Southwest Lubbock Rotary and was a member of First United Methodist Church.

On May 27, 1950, he married Betty Jane Hughes.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Marilyn Guthrie of Austin; two brothers, Merlin Bennett of Plainview and Deryl Bennett of Littlefield; and a granddaughter.

The family suggests memorials to the J. Wayland Bennett Endowed Scholarship Fund, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, P.O. Box 42123, Lubbock, TX 79409.
 

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Kenneth Powell

TULIA - Funeral services for Kenneth Powell, 61, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Wilburn, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Muleshoe Memorial Park by Wallace Funeral home.

Mr. Powell died at 10:47 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 8, 1938, in Becton. He graduated from Muleshoe High School and attended West Texas State University. He farmed for 20 years near Muleshoe and also was a spray pilot. He worked for the TDCJ Tulia Unit.

On June 26, 1960, he married Rose Lee Millen in Muleshoe.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Brian Powell of Farwell and Steven Powell of Oak Park, Ill.; two brothers, Raymond Powell of Denton and Goodwin Powell of Ransom Canyon; a sister, Helen Rome of McAllen; and a grandchild.

A brother, Billy Powell, is deceased.
 

Paulo Ybarra

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Paulo E. Ybarra, 70, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in W.W. Rix Chapel with the Rev. Cornelius Ramirez officiating.

Burial will be in City of Lubbock Cemetery by Rix Funeral Directors.

Rosary was recited at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Mr. Ybarra died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center.

He was born June 2, 1929, in La Coste. He worked for the City of Lubbock from 1960 until retiring in 1994.

He was a member of St. Patrick´s Catholic Church.

On April 1, 1952, he married Elida Esquivel in La Coste.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Tina Ybanez, Ida Martinez and Belinda Borjas, all of Lubbock; two sons, Felipe and Chris Ybarra, both of Lubbock; four brothers, Lupe, Gene, Porfidio and Raymond Ybarra, all of Greeley, Colo.; three sisters, Eustolia Gonzalez of Lockney and Maria Hernandez and Petra Rodriguez, both of Greeley; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Marie Anderson
OLTON - Funeral services for Marie Anderson, 82, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Zapata, pastor of Seventh Day Adventist in Plainview, and the Rev. Kyle Streun, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Anderson died at 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.

She was born May 5, 1917, in Abbyville, Ala. She moved to Olton in 1958 from Plainview. She was a homemaker and had worked for First Baptist Church in the nursery for several years. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

On Jan. 24, 1948, she married Raymond Anderson in Columbus, Ga. He died March 30, 1995.

Survivors include a son, Michael Anderson of Plainview; two daughters, Michelle Mynatt of Fredricksburg and Marsha Trotter of St. Peter, Mo.; one sister, Ruth Vance of Columbus, Ga.; one brother, Jude Doswell of Pascagoula, Miss.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to Olton Ambulance Association, Drawer Q, Olton, TX 79064, or to VistaCare Family Hospice, 4418 Olton Road, Plainview, TX 79072.
 

Audrey Earl Hyatt

TULIA - Funeral services for Audrey Earl Hyatt, 88, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. Hyatt died at 7:50 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, in Swisher Memorial Hospital.

He was born Sept. 19, 1911, in Briscoe County and moved to Tulia at an early age. He grew up in Tulia and graduated from Tulia High School. He owned and operated Hyatt Radiator Shop for 47 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church and was secretary for the Adult 6 Sunday school class.

He married Jewel Elam on July 13, 1938 in Lockney.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, Claud Hyatt of Clayton, N.M. and Earl Hyatt of Amarillo; a sister, Ouida Rodden of Pampa, and a granddaughter, Lynna Hyatt of Colorado.

The family suggests memorials to the National Lung Association or a favorite charity.
 

Rachel Dean Reed Lawrence

KRESS - Funeral services for Rachel Dean Reed Lawrence, 78, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jay Simpson, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Kress Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home of Plainview.

Mrs. Lawrence died at 4:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at her residence.

She was born June 30, 1921 in Legate, Okla. and grew up and attended schools in McMillian, Okla. She moved to Plainview in 1937 and to Kress in 1938.

She married Jack Reed on Dec. 24, 1938 in Clovis, N.M. and they farmed west of Kress. He died Jan. 25, 1971. She married M.G. “Slim” Lawrence on March 9, 1973 in Plainview. He died May 14, 1990.

She was a member of First Baptist Church and Kress Senior Citizens.

Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Jones of Kress and Jackie Sue Allen of Hugo, Okla.; three sons, W.F. “Tooter” Reed of Kress, Harold Dean Reed of Whitesboro and Clifton Reed of Collinsville; a brother, Ted Byrne of Warwick, R.I.; 18 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

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

Ladelle Evans
Funeral services for Ladelle Evans, 90, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, officiating, assisted by Steve Burleson of Spur and Mark Gunter of Olton.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Evans died at 2:11 p.m. Thursday, July 22, 1999, at her residence.

She was born March 2, 1909 in Bloomburge where she grew up, attending schools in Brice. After her marriage to the Rev. Milton Odell Evans on Feb. 27, 1927 in Memphis, Texas, she moved to Brice where her husband was a pastor and farmer.

In 1943, they moved to Skellytown where her husband was pastor of First Baptist Church. They moved to Oklaunion in 1953, to Holliday in 1956 and to Plainview in 1969 when her husband became associate pastor of First Baptist Church. He died May 26, 1977.

She was involved with the Woman´s Missionary Union and Girls Auxiliary and taught a married women´s Sunday school class in Holliday. 

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Ershel W. Johnson of Plainview; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church of Plainview.
 

ÔDon´ Maxwell

SWEETWATER - Funeral services for Calvin “Don” Maxwell, 74, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Bob J. Cox officiating.

Burial will be in Sweetwater Cemetery with the Nolan County Honor guard.

Mr. Maxwell died Thursday, July 22, 1999, in Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 18, 1925, in Cleveland, Okla. He graduated from high school in Garber, Okla., and attended Oklahoma University.

He worked for Skelly Oil Co. for 34 years and was an independent oil producer before retiring.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and an independent Christian. His hobby was taking videos of his grandchildren.

On Aug. 18, 1949, he married Ann Rutledge in San Angelo.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Mike Williams of Plainview; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Ronnie and June Maxwell, Pat and Janet Maxwell and Mike Maxwell, all of Sweetwater; a brother, Doyle Maxwell of Cleveland, Okla.; five sisters, Dorothy Maxwell, De Etta Snyder, Dadreon Ritchie, all of Cleveland, Delores Dobson and Della Maxwell, both of Tulsa; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Two brothers, a sister and a grandchild, Rhonda Maxwell, are deceased.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family suggests memorials to Texas Evangelism, 714 N. 4th, Temple, TX 76501.
 

Ronny Glynn Phillips

Funeral services for Ronny Glynn Phillips, 51, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Plainview Family Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Shawn Fouts, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Phillips died at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 24, 1999, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 10, 1947 in Littlefield and grew up in Plainview, graduating from Plainview High School in 1966. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 11 years in Plainview before retiring. He was a member of the Plainview Family Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are his fiancee, Susan Tant of Plainview; his mother, Vera Phillips of Plainview; his father, Norman Phillips of Plainview; a brother, Joseph Edward Phillips of Dallas; two sisters, Karen Hutson of Dimmitt and Debbie Crosby of Plainview; and three nephews.


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