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|Richard E. Cowart
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Funeral services for Richard E. Cowart, 80, former Plainview resident, were held Sept. 24 in Grace Fellowship Church where a son, Mark, is senior pastor.
Burial was in Colorado Springs with full military honors.
He died in Colorado Springs on Sept. 21, 1999.
Mr. Cowart was born on June 2, 1919, in Owasso, Ala., and married Bernice Becker on June 28, 1947. He owned and operated Cowart Meat Co. while in Plainview and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. He fought in World War II in Italy and North Africa as a member of the Army's 36th Division.
He was financial administrator of Grace Fellowship Church at the time of his death.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice; two sons, Dr. Richard Cowart Jr.
of Dubuque, Iowa, and Mark Cowart of Colorado Springs; a daughter, Shirley
Callaway of Grand Junction, Colo., and six grandchildren.
LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Stephen “Steve” Lopez, 28, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph´s Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael O´Dwyer officiating.
Burial will be in City of Lubbock Cemetery by Rix Funeral Directors.
Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in W.W. Rix Chapel.
Mr. Lopez died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, in University Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 16, 1970, in Great Falls, Mont. He worked as a barber for Garza´s Hair Cutters and enjoyed restoring cars.
He married Trisha Rivera.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Steve Lopez Jr. and Joe Ruben Lopez, both of Portales, N.M., and Nicholas Lopez of Lubbock; his father, Armando Lopez of Ropesville; his mother and stepfather, Virginia and Jesse Lee Garza of Lubbock; a brother, Jesse Lee Garza of Lubbock; a stepbrother, Israel Garcia of Ropesville; two sisters, Sonia Lopez and Erica Lopez, both of Ropesville; three stepsisters, Tonya Melton, Daniella Garcia and Nicole Lopez, all of Ropesville; and his grandmothers, Thomasa Lopez of Plainview and Petra Cerda of Lubbock.
The family suggests memorials to the Texas Plains Federal Credit Union,
2220 34th St., Lubbock, TX 79411.
ABERNATHY - Graveside services for Jessie Routh Day Neis, 94, were at 10 a.m. today in Abernathy Cemetery with the Rev. Chris Craig officiating.
Burial arrangements were by Abell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Neis died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, in Prairie House Living Center in Plainview.
She was born Jan. 4, 1905, in Blanket. She graduated from Abernathy High School in 1923 and on Dec. 25, 1923, she married Harlow R. Neis in Abernathy. They were honored as the longest married couple in attendance at the Hale County Pioneer Roundup on May 19, 1984, in Plainview. He died Sept. 24, 1986.
She was a former member of the City Garden Club, County Home Demonstration Club and the Abernathy Senior Citizens. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include a son, Lindy Neis of Plainview; three daughters, Lorna Jo Saari of Las Cruces, N.M., and Dixie Barton and Nancy Allen, both of Abernathy; two brothers, J.N. Day of Eden and Zack Day of Midland; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the Abernathy Cemetery Association, 402 Ninth St., Abernathy, TX 79311; Vista Care Family Hospice, 4418 Olton Road, Plainview, TX 79072; or to a favorite charity.
Laura Ann Dennis
Burial will be in Childress Cemetery by Johnson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Dennis died Thursday, May 20, 1999.
She was born in Plaska and was a certified nurse´s aide.
Survivors include two daughters, Ashley Evon Baldwin and Raven Alliyah
Horn, both of Childress; her mother, Dorothy Williams of Childress; four
brothers, Freddie Ray Baldwin of Plainview, Clarence Baldwin Jr. of Clarendon
and Terry Wayne Baldwin and Walter Earl Baldwin, both of Childress; five
sisters, Lanell White, Faye Robinson and Carylen Brown, all of Fort Worth,
Janice Sims of Childress and Michelle Baldwin of Arlington; and her grandmother,
Mae Bell Davis of Childress.
TULIA - Funeral services for Tom Lawson, 85, of Tulia, will be at 2 p.m Tuesday in Tulia Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Bill Guenther, pastor, officiating. He will be assisted by Harold Drake.
Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Lubbock with arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home of Tulia.
Mr. Lawson died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 1999, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 6, 1913, in El Paso, then moved to the Liberty community northeast of Lubbock where he attended schools.
He married LuAlice Lawrence May 18, 1935. She died Aug. 17, 1987. They farmed in Liberty until 1956 when they moved to Tulia to farm. He married Frankie Pearson Dec. 16, 1988, in Plainview. He was a member of the Tulia Senior Citizens and the Assembly of God in Tulia.
Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. David (Clorene) McDonald
of Plainview; two sons, John Lawson of Hobbs, N.M., and Gary Lawson of
Midland; two stepdaughters, Swanee Gibson of Dassel, Minn. and Denna Huckabay
of Tulia; one stepson, Doye Elkins of Burleson; one brother, Les Lawson
of Liberty; one sister, Martha Culpepper of Lubbock; seven grandchildren,
four great-grandchildren and eight stepgrandchildren.
Funeral services for Brenda Martin, 45, will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, officiating.
Mrs. Martin died Sunday morning, May 23, 1999, in Covenant Lakeside Hospital in Lubbock of complications from leukemia.
Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Lemons Funeral Home.
She was born May 17, 1954, in Amarillo and graduated from Plainview High School in 1972.
She received her degree in music education from Baylor University in 1976 and also had her kindergarten endorsement from Texas Tech.
She had taught music in kindergarten here since 1987, serving at Thunderbird, College Hill and Highland schools. She also had taught in Killeen, Waco and Petersburg.
She was a life member of PTA, had received several teaching honors and was a member of Texas Music Educators Association and Music Educators National Conference.
She was a member of First Baptist Church where she played the piano for children´s choirs, for the Ladies Ensemble and for special events.
Surviving are her parents, Truitt and Joyce Whitehead of Plainview, a sister, Lou Ann Hinn of Plainview, and a brother, Steve Whitehead of Dallas.
Pallbearers will be Gary Garrison, Vic Garrison, Kenneth Coates, L.D. Williams, Ricky Cross and Lanny Voss.
The Brenda Martin Memorial Music Scholarship has been established at State National Bank, 2804 W. Fifth in Plainview.
Ronald Colton Frizzell
Burial will be in Silverton Cemetery by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.
Survivors include his mother; two sisters, Camisha Wilson and Destiny
Wilson, both of Silverton; his grandparents, Jerry and Sandra Frizzell
of Silverton; and great-grandparents, Snooks and Margaret Frizzell of Silverton.
Jessee ÔDoc´ Johnson
Funeral services for Jessee “Doc” Johnson, 71, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with Randy Byrd, pastor of The Barn Church in Hereford, officiating.
Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Lemons Funeral Home.
Mr. Johnson died Sunday, April 11, 1999, at his residence after an illness.
He was born May 27, 1928, in Petersburg. He grew up in Petersburg and Gainesville. He worked on the LS Ranch in Wildorado and then moved to Wyoming. He returned to Texas and worked for Southwestern Public Service in Plainview from December 1949 to August 1987.
He was a member of the Bar-None Rodeo Association, the National Rifle Association and the Texas Rifle Association. He was a founding member of the Comancheros, a horseback riding club.
On July 22, 1945, he married Virginia Bentley in Billings, Mont. She died Aug. 12, 1997.
Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Simpson and Mrs. Todd (Cindy) Durrett, both of Lubbock; a daughter-in-law, Terri Johnson of Hereford; two brothers, Richard Johnson of Bartlesville, Okla., and Paul Johnson of Dimmitt; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A son, Terry Ray Johnson, and a granddaughter, Kristie Dawn Simpson,
Carroll Morgan Moss
OLTON - Funeral services for Carroll Morgan Moss, 79, will be at 2 p.m. today in Main Street Church of Christ with Rick Harper, minister, officiating.
Burial will be in Olton Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.
Mr. Moss died at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 1999, in Plainview.
He was born Jan. 15, 1920, in Reed, Okla. He moved to Olton in 1940 from Lawton, Okla., and served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a contract livestock operator.
He was a member of Main Street Church of Christ.
On Aug. 15, 1941, he married Virginia Carruth in Plainview.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Steve Moss of Andrews and Max
Moss of Hereford; two daughters, Marsha Merrell of Midland and Sherry Moss
of Fairfield; one brother, Bob Moss of Sayre, Okla.; two sisters, Fern
Dale of Pryor, Okla., and Jean Barnhart of Dumas; and six grandchildren.
Bruce M. Smith
SAN ANTONIO - Memorial services for Bruce M. Smith Sr., 81, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in St. Francis Episcopal Church with the Rev. J. Douglas Storment officiating.
Arrangements are by Porter Loring Mortuaries.
Mr. Smith died Tuesday, April 13, 1999.
He was a veteran of World War II, a captain who piloted B24 bombers out of Italy. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Bronze Star.
He graduated from Rice University in 1941 and was retired from the University of Texas Health Science Center in 1984.
On June 1, 1941, he married Marie Shepler.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Bruce M. Smith Jr., and Chris Patrick Smith, both of Dallas; two daughters, Erin Martin of Plainview and Shannon Marie Milton of Georgetown; and 10 grandchildren.
James Johnson Jr.
The body will be at Freeman-Abell Funeral Home from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. today. Cremation will be Saturday at Resthaven Crematory in Lubbock.
Mr. Johnson died Monday, May 3, 1999, at John Sealy University Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
He was born May 20, 1940, in Eddy. He lived in the Shallowater and Cotton Center areas before moving to Hale Center.
Survivors include two sons, Dwayne Keith Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Bobbie Jo Johnson of Albuquerque, N.M.; four daughters, Norma Jean Johnson of Las Vegas, Nev., Hattie Lee Johnson and Keisha Coleman, both of Albuquerque, N.M., and Latoya Johnson of Hale Center; his mother, Hattie Lee Johnson of Hale Center; two brothers, Charles Johnson of Happy and George L. Johnson of Denver; two sisters, Gloria Lewis of Grants, N.M., and Ruby Ards of Hale Center; and 10 grandchildren.
His father, James Johnson Sr., died in 1992.
Marie Anna Linville
AMARILLO - Graveside services for Marie Anna Linville, 83, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Plainview Memorial Park with the Rev. O.D. Bevill, associate pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Plainview, officiating.
Burial arrangements are by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.
Mrs. Linville died at 12:51 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 1999, in Baptist/St., Anthony´s Hospital.
She was born Dec. 4, 1915, in Stockholm, Neb. She moved to Plainview as a young child. She was a seamstress and owned and operated Linville Drapery Shop for many years. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. In 1996, she moved to Amarillo.
On Jan. 20, 1946, she married Ottie C. Linville in Clovis, N.M. He died Jan. 3, 1987.
Survivors include a son, Charles Linville of McGregor; two daughters, Betty Raymer of Plainview and Billie Marchbanks of Amarillo; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
A son and a daughter are deceased.
Gerald E. Smalley
PETERSBURG - Funeral services for Gerald E. Smalley, 68, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. John Lowrie, pastor, and the Rev. Wayman Swopes, pastor of Greenwood Baptist Church in Midland, officiating.
Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery by Bartley-Silva Funeral Home of Plainview.
Mr. Smalley died Thursday, May 6, 1999, at his residence after a brief illness.
He was born April 4, 1931, in Floyd County. He was a farmer and a member of First Baptist Church.
On Jan. 12, 1955, he married Dorothy Jean Pierce in Floydada. She died Nov. 21, 1987.
Survivors include a daughter, Penny Nannette Hubbard of Pikeville, Tenn.; two sons, Curtis Smalley of Little River and Kelly Smalley of Petersburg; three sisters, Elnora Wilson of Amarillo, Eloise Rhodes of Fort Worth and Delores Cannon of Floydada; and eight grandchildren, Jessica Jo Smalley, Jennisty Jean Smalley, Jaloda Lane Smalley, Justin Chase Smith, Jeffrey Tye Smith, Katherine Suzanne Smalley, Elizabeth Jean Smalley and Victoria Grace Smalley.
Three sons, Danny, Wesley and a baby boy Smalley are deceased.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home,
1200 S. I-27 in Plainview.
TULIA - Funeral services for Ruby Vaughn, 72, are pending with Wallace Funeral Home.
Mrs. Vaughn died Wednesday, May 5, 1999.
Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Foote died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
He was born Sept. 25, 1919, in Winnsboro, graduated from Petersburg High School and attended Texas Tech University. He was one of the first young men to be drafted in Hale County in 1940. He served in the 112th Calvary in World War II. He was employed by Hale County State Bank for 31 years, retiring as vice president and cashier in 1984.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church and had been an active member of the Salvation Army, the Red Cross and the Chamber of Commerce.
He married Billie Robertson on Dec. 18, 1948, in Memphis, Texas.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, DeLynn and Tim Brennan of Plano, a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Patricia Foote of Cheyenne, Wyo, and two grandchildren, J.T. and Emily Brennan; one brother, Robert Foote of Duncanville, and a sister, Helen Weaver of Washington, D.C.
Two brothers, W.C. Foote Jr. and Glenn Foote, are deceased.
Funeral services for Bonita Graham, 94, will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. H.W. Bartlett, pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Hereford, officiating.
Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Plainview by Lemons Funeral Home.
Mrs. Graham died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, in Prairie House Living Center.
She was born July 14, 1904, in Indian Territory, Okla. She grew up in Caddo and later moved to Tucson, Ariz. She lived in Turkey, Texas, and taught school in the Parnell area. She lived in Seagraves in 1932-33, then moved to Floydada in 1937, to Kress in 1941 and to Plainview in 1947. She had her broker´s license and sold real estate in the 1950-60s. She also worked at Masso´s and sat with the elderly. She was a Methodist.
Survivors include one daughter, Freda Jane Damron of Hereford; one son,
Gerry “Rusty” Graham of Longview; one sister, Nanimae Moutray of San Antonio;
five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
OLTON - Funeral services for Katherine Sjogren, 77, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Paul´s Lutheran Church in Plainview with the Rev. David Mueller, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Kress Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.
Mrs. Sjogren died at 4 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, 1999, in Horizon Specialty Hospital in Lubbock.
She was born Nov. 28, 1921, southeast of Olton to the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur S. Nafzger. She attended schools in Olton, graduating from high school in 1940. She attended Lippert´s Business College in the old Veigel Building in Plainview, later working in the same building for Dr. F.W. Wekrheim, dentist. When he left for WWII, she worked for the Retail Merchants Credit Bureau. In 1956, she went to work for Dr. Curtis Baldwin, dentist.
She married Charles Stanford Sjogren on Jan. 26, 1947, in Plainview. They moved to Kress where she participated in her children´s school activities. She served as band president and as an officer in other organizations. In 1983, the Sjogrens moved to Olton. She was a life member of the Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Kathy Lathrop of Fort Smith, Ark.; two sons, Carl A. Sjogren of Kress and Kenneth A. Sjogren of Plainview; five grandchildren, Jennifer Riddle of Canyon, Tiffany and Seth Sjogren of Plainview, and Phillip and Tyler Lathrop of Fort Smith.
A granddaughter, Jordan Amanda Lathrop, is deceased.
Timie Whitaker Kepler
Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.
Mrs. Kepler died at 9:05 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, 1999, in Covenant Hospital.
She was born May 12, 1906, in Van Alstyne. She moved to Plainview in 1927 and farmed with her husband. She was a homemaker and a member of Ninth and Columbia Street Church of Christ.
Survivors include one daughter, Billie June Patty of Plainview; a brother, Frank Whitaker of California; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Norma Jean Boren, died Aug. 1, 1977. Seven brothers and
sisters also are deceased.
Cecil Ray Moore
Funeral services for Cecil Ray “C.R.” Moore, 85, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church Chapel with Dr. Max Browning, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Crowell Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.
Mr. Moore died early today, May 13, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
He was born Jan. 18, 1914, in Crowell. He grew up in the community of Margaret. He graduated from Plainview High School and attended North Texas State College. He graduated from East Texas State College in 1938 and did graduate work at Texas A&M. He taught school in Margaret and Goodlet and later was an officer with the Texas Department of Public Safety. In 1946, he began farming in Foard County and moved to Plainview in 1955 and farmed in Hale and Foard counties.
He was a member of the Scottish Rite and Shriners, was a 32nd Degree Mason and had received his 50-year pin. In 1963, his family received the “Outstanding Farm Family” award from the Hale County Farm Bureau. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
On Dec. 23, 1937, he married Loyce Evelyn Norris in Altus, Okla. She died July 19, 1990.
Survivors include one daughter, Betty M. Condra of Lubbock; one son, Sy T. Moore of Plainview; five grandchildren, Sam Moore, Karen Haffner, Jason Moore, T. Clayton Condra, and Merinda K. Condra; and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Lemons
Billie Joe Ormsby
CANYON - Graveside services for Billie Joe Ormsby, 71, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Memory Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Kevin Decker, associate minister of First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial arrangements are by Holley Funeral Home Inc.
Mr. Ormsby died Tuesday, May 11, 1999.
He was born in Tulia and attended Tulia and Kress schools, graduating from Kress High School. He was a Merchant Marine and served with the National Guard in Tulia. He worked in building trades until retiring.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Canyon.
In 1949, he married Phyllis Jean Stone in Happy.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Robert Stone “Stoney” Ormsby of Weatherford; two daughters, Connie Jean White of Amarillo and Patricia Eileen Nugen of Quanah; a brother, Thomas Franklin Ormsby of Kress; two sisters, Gertrude Williams of Hale Center and Moselle Tidwell of Fort Worth; and four grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Canyon Cares or Baptist/St. Anthony´s Hospice and Life Enrichment Center in Amarillo.
FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Abel Aleman, 54, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.
Mr. Aleman died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999.
SNYDER - Funeral services for Claudene Atwood, 75, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Craig Curry and the Rev. Ray Miller officiating.
Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Gardens by Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Mrs. Atwood died Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, in Cogdell Memorial Hospital.
She was born April 15, 1924, in Portales, N.M. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church, Ann´s Woman´s Club, Alturean Daughters, Colonial Hill Women´s Sunday school class and Cogdell Hospital Auxiliary.
Survivors include a son, Billy Tim Atwood of Arlington; a daughter, Janis Mot of Jacksonville; two sisters, Hazle Fields and Arlene Briggs, both of Plainview; a brother, Worth Jones of Dimmitt; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The family suggests memorials to Cogdell Hospital Auxiliary.
Larry R. Johnson
AMARILLO - Funeral services for Larry Rhame Johnson, 52, were at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Friendshp Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Tucker, pastor, officiating.
Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery by Rector Funeral Home.
Mr. Johnson died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, at his residence.
He was born in Fort Worth and moved to Amarillo in 1958 from Hobbs, N.M. and graduated from Amarillo High School where he was active in sports. He graduated from Amarillo College and attended Cameron College in Lawton, Okla.
He worked for R.L. Polk & Company for several years and then worked for Marcoa, Value Line, KIXZ and NTS in Plainview.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War.
Survivors include two daughters, Holli Rein and Tracy Carol, both of Dallas; his mother, Billie D. Johnson of Amarillo; and two grandchildren.
A brother, B.J. Johnson, died in 1991 and a sister, Jo Carol Marshall, died in 1999.
The family suggests memorials to Friendship Baptist Church or to the
Moss Lane Club.
Lou B. Landrum
LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Lou B. Landrum, 79, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the W.W. Rix Chapel with the Rev. John Burk officiating.
Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Rix Funeral Directors.
Mrs. Landrum died Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center Lakeside.
She was born Feb. 11, 1920, in Floydada. She graduated from Floydada High School and Abilene Christian University. She lived in Plainview from 1967 until moving to Lubbock in 1974.
She was a Licensed Vocational Nurse and worked for Central Plains Regional Hospital, now Covenant Hospital, in Plainview from 1967 to 1974 and worked for Lubbock Osteopath Hospital until she retired.
She was a charter member of Lakeridge United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Phillip Landrum of Lubbock; three granddaughters;
and two great-grandchildren.
Lance Jay Marriott
Funeral services for Lance Jay Marriott, 42, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.
Mr. Marriott died at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, in Covenant Medical
Center in Lubbock.
SILVERTON - Funeral services for Minnie Otis are pending with Myers-Long Funeral Directors.
Mrs. Otis died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999.