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Finas Griffin
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.

On Jan. 4, 1933, he married Grace Scooter in Lubbock. She died May 18, 1988.

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.
 

J.W. Himes

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.
 

Ewell Scott

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.

On Dec. 14, 1947, he married Margaret Nell “Mickey” Hudson in Sparenberg. She died April 4, 1986.

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.
MULESHOE - Memorial services for Roy Lee “Sonny”Bayless Jr., 68, of Hale Center, will be at 7 p.m. today in Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Brown of Trinity Baptist Church officiating. Cremation arrangements are by Ellis Funeral Home. Mr. Bayless died Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, from injuries suffered in a traffic accident in Lubbock. He was born Jan. 2, 1931 in Muleshoe. He moved to Hale Center in 1987 from Plainview. He was a Methodist. Survivors include four daughters, Sunny Bayless and Rhonda Calvery, both of Muleshoe, Piki Widener of Germany and Jennipher Briggman of Dallas; a brother, Myron Bayless of Washington; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Lottie Collier
TEMPLE - Graveside services for Charlotte Ann “Lottie” Collier, 88, former Plainview resident, were at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Temple Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Copeland officiating. Burial arrangements were by Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters, Okla. Mrs. Collier died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, in Waurika, Okla. She was born June 1, 1911, in Hugo, Okla., the daughter of the late Walter F. and Lillie Mae Evans Hargrove. She moved from Hugo to Temple in 1925 and to Plainview in 1950. She was a cook at Hillcrest Elementary School and also worked at First National Bank. She was a member of Seth Ward Baptist Church. In 1993, she returned to Temple. She enjoyed sewing, raising roses and watching the Atlanta Braves. On Jan. 11, 1935, she married R.C. “Sammy” Collier in Temple. He died May 11, 1969. Survivors include two sons, Billy Don and Gary Don; two daughter, Susan Collier and Jackie Calkins; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Gladys Salley
WOLFFORTH - Funeral services for Gladys Padgett Salley, 88, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in St. John´s United Methodist Church in Lubbock with the Rev. Bruce Parks, the Rev. Earl Blair, the Rev. Bobby McMillan and the Rev. R.K. Curtis officiating. Burial will be in Peaceful Gardens Cemetery by Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home. Mrs. Salley died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999. She was born June 18, 1911, in Saluda, S.C. She married S.H. “Homer” Salley on Jan. 4, 1934, in Mitchell County. He pastored churches in Lubbock, Shallowater and Plainview. He died March 6, 1999. She was a longtime member of United Methodist Women and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include three sons, the Rev. Henry Salley of Plainview and Sam Salley and Melvin Salley, both of Lubbock; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A daughter, Ellie Lee Salley, died in 1951. The family will receive visitors from 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Josephine V. Vera
SAN ANGELO - Funeral Mass for Josephine Valles Vera, 77, former Plainview resident, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Mary´s Catholic Church with the Rev. Terry Brenon, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Belvedere Cemetery by Robert Massie Funeral Home. Prayer services will be at 7 p.m. today in Robert Massie Riverside Chapel. Mrs. Vera died Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, at her residence. She was born March 10, 1922, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of the late Epigmenio and Maria Valles. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary´s Catholic Church. While living in Plainview, she owned and operated Old Mexico Restaurant on Ash Street. Survivors include a son, Juan Valenzuela of San Angelo; a brother, Juan Valles of San Angelo; a sister, Corine Gomez of San Diego, Calif.; three sisters-in-law, Jesusa Valles and Marie Louise Valles, both of San Angelo, and Irene Valles of Winters; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. 

A.C. Cockrell
AMARILLO - Funeral services for A.C. Cockrell, 87, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Glen Walton officiating.

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.

Russell Floyd
LOCKNEY - Graveside services for Russell Floyd, 89, of Lubbock, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Lockney Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne R. Williams, pastor emeritus of Parkway Drive Baptist Church in Lubbock, officiating.

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.

In 1952, he married Cleta Bales in Loving, N.M. She died in 1990.

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.
 

Jodie Gaither

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.
 

Charlie Smith

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
MOUNT VERNON - Funeral services for Mary A. Collins, 77, were at 10 a.m. Saturday in Harvey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Mercer officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery by Harvey Funeral Home. Mrs. Collins died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999, at her residence. She was born June 24, 1922 in Amarillo. She graduated from high school in 1941 and worked for East Texas Medical Center for many years. For the past 22 years she was a purchasing agent for Mount Vernon Hospital. She was a member of the Nazarene church. Survivors include a son, R.L. Collins of Paris, Texas; a daughter, Mary Sue Radley of Arlington; two sisters, Elizabeth Swanson of Plainview and Marilyn Phillips of Bell Gardens, Calif.; five grandchildren; and several nieces, including Donna Ferguson of Canyon and April Swanson of Amarillo.

Floyd S. Gammage
AMARILLO - Funeral services for Floyd S. Gammage, 82, former Plainview resident, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in New Covenant Church in Plainview with the Rev. Ron Brunson, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in a Plainview cemetery by Memorial Park Funeral Home of Amarillo. Mr. Gammage died Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, in Olsen Manor Nursing Home. He was born May 9, 1917 in Alanreed and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked for Southwestern Public Service Co. and operated service stations in Plainview for about 30 years. He moved to Amarillo nine years ago. He was a member of New Covenant Church. Surviving are his wife, Esther; six brothers, David of Plainview, Hamilton of Lockney, Lee E. of Clint, Tom of Midland, Byron of Dallas and James of Santa Fe, Texas; and three sisters, Katherine Sistrunk of Plainview, Wilma Kay of Altus, Okla. and Ruth Kirk of Buena Park, Calif.

Wilma Gilreath Voyles
MEMPHIS - Funeral services for Wilma Gilreath Voyles, 85, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. O.K. Bowen officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery by Memphis Funeral Home. Mrs. Voyles died Monday, Aug. 23, 1999. She was born in Alvarado and moved to Hall County in 1922. She was a member of First Baptist Church and a past member of the Memphis Little Theatre and the Atlantean Club. She married Jack Norman in 1935. He died in 1966. She married Clint Voyles in 1969. He died in 1993. Survivors include four daughters, Janey Hardin of Childress, Kay Copeland of Anton, Carol Sheppard of Austin and Nancy King of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Ruth Adams and Frances Weathersbee, both of Floydada; a brother, Roy Gilreath of Wills Point; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorial to First Baptist Church or Fairview Cemetery Association.

Lela Wimp
WICHITA, Kan. - Funeral services for Lela Combs Wimp, 95, were at 1 p.m. Aug. 18, in Resthaven Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Gary Smith of Rose Hill officiating. Burial was at 3:30 p.m. in Argonia Cemetery. Mrs. Wimp died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, at the home of her daughter after a lengthy illness. She was born Sept. 22, 1903, in Mechanicsburg, Ill. and grew up in the Argonia area where she attended schools. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church and had served as mission chairman for many years. She was a member of American Baptist Women and had worked extensively with missions and museums. On June 12, 1922, she married Denzil Boyd Wimp. He died in June of 1961. Survivors include three daughters, Lila Taton of Canon City, Colo., Betty Rhorer of Wichita, and Margaret Anna Durham of Derby, Kan.; seven granddaughters; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was an aunt of Charlotte Wimp Thurman of Plainview. 

Bob Bryant
BASTROP - Memorial services for Robert Earl “Bob” Bryant, 62, former Plainview resident, will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Tarrytown United Methodist Church in Austin.

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.
 

Ethel Hooper

Funeral services for Ethel Hooper, 92, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hooper died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, in Covenant Hospital.
 

Maria Luna

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.


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