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WOODROW - Funeral services for Finas Griffin, 92, of Slaton, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Cooper United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor of College Heights Baptist Church in Plainview, officiating.
Burial will be in Lubbock Cemetery by Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home.
Mr. Griffin died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock.
He was born Sept. 4, 1907, in Delta County and had lived in Slaton since 1918. He was a retired farmer and was named Soil Conservationist Man of the Year in 1957. He was a member of Cooper United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Frank Griffin of Akron, Ohio and Wade Griffin of College Station; two daughters, Carolyn German of Charlottesville, Va., and Theresa Dunlap of Plainview; a brother, John Griffin of Stanton; a sister, Enid Allen of Stanton; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. today at the funeral
home. Memorials are suggested to a favorite charity.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Funeral services for J.W. Hines, 81, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.
Mr. Himes died at 3:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, in Valle Norte Caring
Center in Albuquerque.
LAMESA - Funeral services for Ewell Scott, 74, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Wilcox officiating.
Burial will be in Lamesa Memorial Park by Branon Funeral Home.
Mr. Scott died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at his residence.
He was born July 11, 1925, in Trent. He moved to Dawson County in 1927 and attended schools in Sparenberg, near Lamesa. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II.
He farmed and operated the Mercantile Store from 1950 to 1957 and owned and operated 3-League Gin Co. until retiring in 1991.
He was a Baptist.
Survivors include two daughters, Kiki Wilcox of Abernathy and Sherri Adcock of Lamesa; two sisters, Frances Ward of Lubbock and Ann Foster of Keller; two brothers, Glenn Scott of Fairfield and H.M. Scott of Lamesa; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Lamesa Special Olympics c/o Mrs. John
Singleton, 1112 N. Ninth, Lamesa, TX 79331.
Leland E. Stanford
McLOUD, Okla. - Funeral services for Leland E. Stanford, 90, will be at 2 p.m. today in the McLoud First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Fox and the Rev. Bill Higgins officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery by Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel in Shawnee, Okla.
Mr. Stanford died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, in a McLoud nursing home.
He was born Feb. 23, 1909, in McLoud. He attended Hazel Dell Grade School and McLoud High School. He was a farmer/rancher and an insurance agent. He had lived in McLoud all his life on a family farm near Hazel Dell.
He was a member of McLoud First United Methodist Church, was state director of the Oklahoma Farmers Union for 21 years from 1957 to 1978, and was active in District 5 Directors of Milk Producers from 1952 to 1973.
On Nov. 26, 1930, he married Myrtle Jewell Shields in Dale, Okla. She died Nov. 2, 1994.
Survivors include five sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Betty Stanford and Ed and Sue Stanford, all of Plainview, Bob and Janie Stanford of Flagstaff, Ariz., Tom and Tina Stanford of Houston, and Curtis and Tricia Stanford of McLoud; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Seven brothers and sisters are deceased.
Roy Bayless Jr.
Josephine V. Vera
Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Cockrell died Monday, July 5, 1999.
He was born in San Saba County and moved to Amarillo in 1942 from Paducah. He owned and operated five different Shell service stations in Amarillo and retired in 1992 from the Wolflin Street Shell station.
In 1951 he married Juanita Maxey in Santa Fe, N.M.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Glenn Cockrell of Fritch and John
L. Cockrell of Amarillo; three daughters, Jo Ann Bowles of Rowlett, Ruth
Havers of Goodyear, Ariz., and Sandy Friesland of Amarillo; a stepson,
Cecil Sain of San Angelo; a stepdaughter, Yolanda Grant of Amarillo; a
brother, Hurland Cockrell of Floydada; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
John McKinney Jr.
FLOYDADA - Funeral services for John James McKinney Jr., 85, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wendell Horn, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Floydada Cemetery by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.
Mr. McKinney died Sunday, July 4, 1999, in Floydada Rehabilitation and Care Center.
He was born Oct. 16, 1913, in Floydada, the son of the late John James and Virginia Lee Wade McKinney. He was a lifelong resident of Floydada. He retired from Oden Chevrolet where he was a body mechanic for many years. After retirement, he worked as a custodian at R.C. Andrews Elementary for 10 years.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge #712.
On Dec. 24, 1938, he married Orma Lorena Denison in Floydada.
Survivors include his wife; a son, James A. McKinney of Dallas; three sisters, Elizabeth Armstrong of Floydada, Virginia Snell and Margaret Burton, both of Lubbock; and a granddaughter, Debra McKinney of Denton.
The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, 3411 73rd
St., Lubbock, TX 79423.
Janel Ann Sedillo
PETERSBURG - Funeral Mass for Janel Ann Sedillo, 23, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Glen Rosendale officiating.
Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery by White Funeral Home of Lubbock.
Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.
Ms. Sedillo died Saturday, July 3, 1999, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.
She was born Jan. 12, 1976 in Lubbock. She graduated from Petersburg High School and was a senior accounting major at Angelo State University. She worked for the San Angelo Federal Credit Union. She was active in the Christian Youth Organization where she had served as president, active in AMAS at Angelo State and the 50+ Club for San Angelo Federal Credit Union.
She was a member of the National Honor Society, was a cheerleader and had been a contestant for Homecoming Queen at ASU. While in high school she was active in sports, particularly cross country running.
She was active in the Castilleja Family Reunion, a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and St. Mary´s Catholic Church in San Angelo.
Survivors include a daughter, Hannah S. Flores of San Angelo; her parents, Domingo and Virginia Sedillo of Petersburg; a brother, Jonathan Ray Sedillo of Petersburg; her grandmothers, Manuela Castillo and Francisca Sedillo, both of Petersburg, and a special friend, Eli D. Flores of San Angelo.
Two brothers, Israel and Domingo Sedillo Jr., are deceased.
The family suggests memorials to the Pavement Fund at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, P.O. Box 330, Petersburg, TX 79250; or to the Petersburg Hispanic Scholarship Fund, c/o Petersburg High School, P.O. Box 156, Petersburg, TX 79250.
Burial arrangements are by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.
Mr. Floyd died Thursday, July 15, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
He was born Feb. 18, 1910, in Lockney, the son of the late Cornelius Frances and Della Blanch Reynolds Floyd. He attended schools in Atlee, Okla., and Aiken. His family moved in covered wagons from Oklahoma back to Lockney in 1923. He lived in Brownfield and Tucumcari, N.M., before moving to Seminole in 1950. He moved to Lubbock in 1978.
He had helped build dams and raised livestock before retiring from farming. He was a mechanic in the Army Air Corp during World War II.
He was a Mason for 57 years with membership at Shallowater Masonic Lodge #1279, and was a member of Bacon Heights Baptist Church in Lubbock.
Survivors include a son, Clifford Floyd of Lubbock; a brother, Marvin Floyd of Shallowater; two sisters, Clifford Goldwater of Lubbock and Doris Kennedy of Beaumont, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Shallowater Masonic Lodge #1279, 1205
Ave. H. Shallowater, TX 79363.
LUBBOCK - Memorial services for F.D. "Jodie" Gaither, 76, former Hale Center resident, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the South Plains Church of Christ with Ray Bailey and Jim Brewer officiating.
Mr. Gaither died Thursday, July 15, 1999, at Covenant Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 22, 1923 in Morgan Mill. His family moved to Hale Center in 1929 and after graduating from high school in 1941, he enlisted in the Army and served in the 861st Air Engineer Squadron. He graduated from Texas Tech with a degree in agricultural economics in 1949. He moved to Austin in 1968 and retired from the Water Quality Board in 1984. He and moved to Lubbock in 1996.
On March 13, 1948, he married Bobbie Loraine Putteet.
Survivors include his wife, two daughters, Linda Gaither of Lubbock and Carolyn McBryde of Allen; a sister, Erma Lee Stackhouse of San Antonio; and two grandsons, Matt and Scott McBryde.
The family will receive friends at the home.
Memorials are suggested to the Texas Boys Ranch, the Children's Home
of Lubbock, or the South Plains Church of Christ.
LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Charles Gail “Charlie” Smith, 80, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Sutton pastor, officiating.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Lakeview Cemetery by Adams Funeral Home with the Rev. Anthony Sizemore, pastor of Floydada First Baptist Church, officiating.
Mrs. Smith died Thursday, July 15, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 9, 1918, in Southland. She lived in the Hank Smith Rock House until 1948. She moved to Lakeview and was a farmer, rancher and Sunday school superintendent at Mount Blanco Baptist Church. She moved to Lubbock in 1974 and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Lydia Sunday School Class. She had worked at Dillards in the cosmetic department for many years.
On Oct. 20, 1937, she married A.L. “Flukie” Smith in Clovis, N.M. He died in March of 1990.
Survivors include a son, Choise Smith of Floydada; a daughter, Scarlett Jackson of Spearman; two brothers, Tom Oates of Lubbock and Scott Oates of McAllen; three sisters, Pansy Sever of Lubbock, Sue Cobb of Boisier City, La., and Billie Tucker of Ohio; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Mary A. Collins
Floyd S. Gammage
Wilma Gilreath Voyles
Arrangements are by Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home in Bastrop.
Mr. Bryant died Tuesday, June 29, 1999, after a sudden illness.
He was born May 19, 1937, in Carlsbad, N.M. He grew up in Plainview where graduated high school in 1955. He attended the University of Texas on a football scholarship, lettering all three years and serving as co-captain. He was selected Most Valuable Player his senior year, playing for Darrell Royal´s first Longhorn team.
He worked for The Insurance Company of North America until 1968 when he became a partner of William Gammon Insurance Agency in Austin. In 1980, he joined the partnership of Nieman, Hanks and Puryear Insurance Agency, retiring in January of 1998.
He served on several boards and was active in community and charitable causes. He was a member and past president of the Austin Civitan Club, Austin Chapter of Texas Association of Insurance agents, Travis County Texas Ex-Students Association and the Longhorn Hall of Honor. He served on the Executive Board of the Texas Association of Insurance Agents and worked with the Boys and Girls Club of Austin, the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.
He married Carole Hellums in 1957.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Bruce (Beth) Boring of Marietta, Ga., Barbara Wolanski of Bastrop, Mrs. Danny (Becky) Buzzard of Austin, and Mrs. Ralph (Belinda) Parker of Carrollton; his father and stepmother, Novis Earl and Lou Bryant of Mesquite; a sister, Mrs. Joe (Betty) Peterson of Killeen; a brother and sister-in-law, Jerry Don and Lori Bryant of Austin; two half-sisters, Nova Lynn Bryant and Sally Jones, both of Mesquite; and 10 grandchildren.
His mother, Ozella Miller Bryant, is deceased.
The family suggests memorials to Boys and Girls Club of Bastrop, P.O.
Box 1449, Bastrop, TX 78602; or to the Crisis Center of Bastrop, 431 Old
Austin Highway, Bastrop, TX 78602.
Leonard A. Edwards
SHAMROCK - Funeral services for Leonard A. Edwards, 82, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Assembly of God with Gary Griffin, pastor from Joplin, Mo., officiating.
Burial will be in Shamrock Cemetery by Wright Funeral Directors of Shamrock.
Mr. Edwards died Tuesday, June 29, 1999.
He was born in Oklahoma and had lived in Shamrock since 1942. He served with the U.S. Army and had worked as a truck driver and a service station and plumbing company.
He was a member of the Assembly of God.
In 1940 he married Ruby Keys in Hollis, Okla.
Survivors include his wife; six sons, Billy Ray Edwards and Donald Edwards,
both of Amarillo, Daniel Edwards of Landers, Wyo., and Bobby Edwards, Tommy
Edwards and Cliff Edwards, all of Shamrock; two daughters, Glenda Chase
and Darlene Tollison, both of Shamrock; two brothers, Luther Edwards of
Amarillo and Ralph Edwards of Hale Center; six sisters, Ruby Alsip and
Elwanda Taylor, both of Shamrock, Myrtle Stallings of Wellington, Jewell
Judd of Clarendon, Betty Kaiser of McLean and Eloyse Miller of Malakoff;
29 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Artie B. Gilbert
FLOMOT - Funeral services for Artie B. Gilbert, 59, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home in Lockney.
Mr. Gilbert died Tuesday, June 29, 1999.
Funeral services for Ethel Hooper, 92, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hooper died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, in Covenant Hospital.
Funeral services for Maria Guadalupe Luna, 25, are pending with local arrangements by Lemons Funeral Home.
Mrs. Luna died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, in a one-vehicle wreck east of Plainview.