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Henry Bland
HOWARDWICK - Funeral services for Henry H. bland, 77, will be at 2 p.m. today in Howardwick Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Powell, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon by Robertson Funeral Directors Inc.

Mr. Bland died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, in Amarillo.

He was born Nov. 5, 1921, in Kaufman County. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7782.

A farmer until retiring, he was a charter member and deacon of First Baptist Church and was a resident of Afton for 25 years before moving to Howardwick in 1971.

On March 19, 1943, he married Cora A. McAllister in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Donald Bland of Groom and Kelly Bland of Floydada; two sisters, Dorothy Yates of Dimmitt and Billie Terry of Hart; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Howardwick Baptist Church Building Fund.
 

Adon Burns

HEREFORD - Funeral services for Adon Burns, 64, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Community Church with Dorman Duggan and Milford Grisham officiating.

Burial will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Park by Parkside Chapel Funeral Home.

Mr. Burns died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, in Baptist St. Anthony's Hospital in Amarillo.

He was born Oct. 7, 1934, in Phoenix. He moved to Hereford in 1972 and was owner and operator of Adon Burns Trucking. He was a member of Community Church.

On March 1, 1953, he married Carla Manning in Crowell.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Aubrey Burns of El Paso, Laprell Burns of Graham and Jimmy Burns of Plainview; a daughter, Kayla Schilling of Farwell; two brothers, Bob Burns of Matador and Jiggs Burns of Paducah; and 15 grandchildren.

A daughter is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the Living Bank.
 

Billy Neeley

SNYDER - Funeral services for Billy Warren Neeley, 63, will be at 2 p.m. today in Wright Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with Tom Holcomb, minister of Eastside Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial will be in Rotan Cemetery.

Mr. Neeley died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, in Snyder.

He was born Dec. 16, 1935, in Sylvester. He was associated with American National Insurance Co. for 20 years and was a member of the Centurian Club for American National Insurance Co.

On Aug. 15, 1959, he married Syleta Shaffer in Rotan.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Steve Neeley of Abilene; two daughters, Sheryl Callaway of Colorado City and Terri Fowler of Tulia; a sister, Lou Landes of Abilene and seven grandchildren.
 

Jerry Strickland

LEVELLAND - Graveside services for Jerry "e;J.D."e; Strickland, 59, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in City of Levelland Cemetery with the Rev. Merle Fulmer of Lubbock officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Geo. C. Price Funeral Directors.

Mr. Strickland died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Sept. 28, 1939, in Hollis, Okla. He was a longtime Levelland resident and was self-employed. He was a member of Fifth Street Baptist Church.

On July 3, 1968, he married Patsy Bush in Morton.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Ricky Strickland and Donnie Strickland, both of Bridgeport, and Jerry Thomas Strickland of Trinidad, Colo.; three daughters, Sheryl Little of Azle, Lorrie Coats of Edmonson and Tammy Hopkins of Levelland; his mother, Willie Mae Chapman of Levelland; two brothers, Arthur D. Strickland and Dudley Strickland, both of Levelland; two sisters, Lawanna Faye Pike and Debbie Kay Pigg, both of Levelland; 17 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
 

Jacqueline Stoker

TULIA - Funeral services for Jacqueline Stoker are pending with Wallace Funeral Home of Tulia.
 

Barbara McClanahan
KRESS - Funeral services for Barbara McClanahan, 39, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Tulia Christian Fellowship Church with the Rev. Rusty Gray, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. McClanahan died at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, in Covenant Hospital in Plainview.

She was born Barbara Jo Tackett on May 2, 1960, in Pittsburg, Kan. She grew up in Ada, Okla., and attended schools in Stonewall, Texas. She moved to Tulia in 1978 and to Kress in 1984. She had worked for Swisher Memorial Hospital in Tulia for several years and was a school nurse in Kress for several years and also worked for Swisher County Headstart until May of 1999.

She was a member of Tulia Christian Fellowship Church.

On May 12, 1979, she married Joe McClanahan in Tulia.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Lindsey McClanahan of Kress; a son, Jon McClanahan of Kress; her parents, Bill and Janene Tackett of Coalgate, Okla.; four sisters, Sandy Brooks of Wilson, Okla., Billie Jean Dean and Kate Azlin, both of Seminole, Okla., and Brenda Kail of Newkirk, Okla.; a brother, Curt Tackett of Seminole, Okla.; and her grandparents, Clarence and Ima Shulze of Osborne, Idaho.

Her body will be at Tulia Christian Fellowship Church at 6th and Dallas.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.
 

Kathryn R. Smith

MENA, Ark. - Funeral services for Kathryn R. Smith, 59, were at 10 a.m. today in Hall Memorial Chapel with George Frachiseur and Ben Finley officiating.

Burial was in Pinecrest Memorial Park by Hall Funeral Service.

Mrs. Smith died Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, at her residence.

She was born July 27, 1940, in Gainesville, Texas, the daughter of the late Henrey A. and Flo Presley Huneycutt. She was a homemaker and after moving to Mena in 1986, she owned and operated Acorn Collectables. She was a member of Yocana Baptist Church.

On Feb. 16, 1936, she married Joe D. Smith in New Mexico.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, J.D. Smith of Plainview and Rodney Smith of Lockney; a daughter, Mrs. Joey (Kimberly) Perry of Plainview; a brother, Howard Honeycutt of Gainesville; three sisters, Retha Chapman of Lubbock, Rachael Summers of Marion, Ill., and Ruby McElroy of Tulia.

A son, Monty Smith, and four brothers and one sister are deceased.
 

Charles A. Womble

Funeral services for Charles A. Womble, 62, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Womble died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, in Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center after a lengthy illness.

He was born July 26, 1937, in Munday where he grew up and graduated from high school in 1956. He moved to Plainview in 1957 and worked in the fertilizer business for 28 years. He owned and operated Charlie´s Welding and Construction from 1988 to 1996 when he retired.

He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Men´s Bible Class. He was a longtime member of the Plainview Bar-None Rodeo Association and served on the board of directors from 1981-1996. He rode with the World Champion Pony Express Team from 1969-1972.

On Nov. 18, 1977, he married Donna Bedford.

Survivors include his wife; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Larry Womble of Fort Worth and Blake and Donna Womble of Azle; two daughters and a son-in-law, Tanya Bedford and Julie and Jim Kelly, all of Plainview; a brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Alwana Womble of Seymour; and four grandchildren, Quinton Womble and Hagen Kelly of Plainview and Mindy and Shayna Kelly of Lubbock.

A brother, Joe Lane, and a sister, Margaret, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church missions or to the Alzheimer´s Association.

Neva Bostic
SPUR - Funeral services for Neva Oleta Bostic, 79, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Harbison of Spur and the Rev. J. Dean McNamera of Plainview officiating.

Burial will be in Spur Memorial Cemetery by Campbell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bostic died Monday, Aug. 9, 1999.

She was born June 24, 1920, in Dickens County and was a lifelong resident of Dickens County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and First Baptist Church.

On Aug. 24, 1936, she married R.G. Bostic in Spur.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Myrna Parsley of Plainview and Dwayna Tigner of Arlington; and a nephew, Mike Harris of Michigan.

A son, Ronald Ray Bostic, died in 1947 and a brother, Truman Harris, died in 1992.

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

Gary Daniel Sr.

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Gary N. “Bimpa” Daniel Sr., 64, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in W.W. Rix Chapel with the Rev. Jim Gerlt and the Rev. Bill Gillum officiating.

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

Mr. Daniel died Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 6, 1934, in Lubbock. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a retired home builder. He a member of Bellaire Baptist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was an auto racing enthusiast.

On April 8, 1955, he married Jean Graves in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Lt. Col. Gary Daniel Jr., of Fort Benning, Ga.; two daughters, Linda Swann of Lubbock and Kelly Andrews of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He has several relatives in the Plainview area including a nephew, Walter Daniel, and a sister-in-law, Betty Ralls, both of Plainview.

The family will receive visitors from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Calixtra G. Sanchez

Funeral Mass for Calixtra G. Sanchez, 94, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Elbert A. Fadallan, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in Lemons Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Sanchez died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 1999, in Prairie House Living Center.

She was born May 10, 1905, in Guadalajara, Mexico. She moved to Plainview in 1958 and was member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was an RSVP volunteer and a member of the Guadalupanas.

In 1938 she married Roque C. Sanchez in Beeville. He died March 21, 1986.

Survivors include two sons, Jesus G. Huerta of Plainview and Roque Sanchez Jr. of Davenport, Iowa; one daughter, Connie Bocanegra of San Antonio; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
 

Isabelle H. Schulte

NAZARETH - Funeral Mass for Isabell Heiman Schulte, 89, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Family Catholic Church with the Rev. Jerry Stein and the Rev. John Hickey officiating.

Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Homes.

Prayer vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. today in the CCD Building.

Mrs. Schulte died at 11:40 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999, in Plains Memorial Hospital in Dimmitt.

She was born Oct. 4, 1909, in St. Bernard, Neb. She moved to Nazareth in 1930 and was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and Christian Mothers.

In 1930, she married Alphonse Heiman. He died in 1947. She married Walter Schulte in 1952 in Corpus Christi. He died in 1990.

Survivors include a son, Dennis Heiman of Nazareth; four daughters, Etta Mae Sellers of Tahlequah, Okla., Joanne Bowen of Plainview, Julene Gerber of Nazareth and Iona Taylor of Lubbock; 23 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Leo Ross Bryant
OLTON - Funeral services for Leo Ross Bryant, 79, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Norman Patton officiating.

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

Mr. Bryant died at 5:28 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999, in Olton.

He was born Aug. 29, 1919, in Muncy. He moved to Lockney in 1925 and was a farmer, International Harvester dealer and a Baptist.

On Sept. 20, 1942, he married Lucille Willis in Olton.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Alice Ross Slater of Arden, N.C., and Tanya Meixner of Lubbock; three sisters, Juanita McGill and Jolene Chitwood, both of Olton, and Ouida Eichhorn of Amarillo; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Two brothers, Leamon Bryant and Elmo Bryant, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to VistaCare Family Hospice or to Running Water Draw Care Center in Olton.
 

W.L. ÔDub´ Copeland

Funeral services for William L. “Dub” Copeland, 86, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Copeland died at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
 

W.J. Crawford

TULIA - Funeral services for W.J. Crawford, 70, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Central Church of Christ with Trey Morgan, minister, officiating.

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

Mr. Crawford died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, at Baptist St. Anthony Hospital in Amarillo.

He was born March 18, 1929 in Spearman. He moved to Swisher County at the age of 9 months and attended schools at Lakeview, Kaffir and Tulia. He was a farmer and a member of the Church of Christ.

On March 8, 1929, he married Jewel Andrus in Tulia.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Allen Crawford of Elkhart, Kan., Greg Crawford of Coldwater, Mich., and Lynn Crawford of Harrison, Ark.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A son, Steve Crawford, is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Amarillo Children´s Home, New Mexico Children´s Home or to a favorite charity.
 

Mack Ritchey

COLORADO CITY - Funeral services for Mack Ritchey, 85, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Kiker-Seale Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terrell Rowe and the Rev. Willie Garner officiating.

Burial was in Colorado City Cemetery by Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.

Mr. Ritchey died Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999.

He was born Oct. 2, 1913, in Ballinger. He had been a resident of Mitchell County since 1920. He was a retired farmer and a member of St. Luke´s Methodist Church.

On June 22, 1940, he married Irene Anderson in Colorado City.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Linda Raschke of Colorado City; three sons, Jimmy Ritchey of Plainview, Gerry Ritchey of Colorado City and Ray Ritchey of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sisters, Dorothy Ballard of Dumas and Lena Wynne of Arlington; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
 

Anna Lou Rodgers

Funeral services for Anna Lou Rodgers, 82, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Rodgers died at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999, in Covenant Hospital.

Wayne R. Bright
AMARILLO - Funeral services for Wayne R. Bright, 81, former Tulia resident, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in St. Luke Presbyterian Church with Dr. Pat Kennedy officiating.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Mr. Bright died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999.

He was born in Nashville, Tenn., and graduated from Amarillo High School in 1936. He worked for Halliburton in Flora, Ill., and returned to Amarillo and graduated from Amarillo College in 1941. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1943 and worked for Standard Oil and Gas in Pampa. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and in 1956 he started a business in the petroleum engineering field. He later farmed in Tulia.

He was a deacon and superintendent of Sunday school in First Presbyterian Church in Tulia. He moved to Amarillo in 1997 and joined St. Luke Presbyterian Church.

In 1947, he married Eunice Parker in Tulia.

Survivors include his wife; a sister, Vaunceil Johnson of Sonoma, Calif.; and a brother, Kenneth L. Bright of Amarillo.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home, 2820 Virginia Circle, from 4-6 p.m. today.

Memorials are suggested to Baptist St. Anthony´s Hospice and Life Enrichment Center in Amarillo; First Presbyterian Church in Tulia; or St. Luke Presbyterian Church in Amarillo.
 

Ceola Jones

SLATON - Funeral services for Ceola Jones, 72, were at 2 p.m. today in Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Samuel King officiating.

Burial was in Englewood Cemetery in Slaton by Ossie Curry Funeral home.

Mrs. Jones died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999, in University Medical Center.

She was born June 26, 1927, in Marquez. She moved to Slaton in 1982 from Amherst and was a member of Triumph Baptist Church.

She married Henry Grady Jones in Floydada. He died July 25, 1970.

Survivors include three sons, Andrew Jones of Slaton, Edgar Lee Jones of Dallas and Robert Jones of Kaufman; seven daughters, Shirley Clemons and Carrie Jones, both of Slaton, Minnie Devereaux and Irma Collins, both of Amarillo, Della Cooper of Lubbock, Rose Fluellen of Hobbs, N.M., and Sandra Riddley of Dallas; four brothers, Lawyer Tucker of Tacoma, Wash., Raymond Tucker of Hearne, Charles Mosley of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Lesley Mosley of Normangee; four sisters, Rebbie Lee of Hart, Minnie Chatman of Houston, Charles Gladys Hawthorne of Franklin and Linda Joyce Dotson of Normangee; 56 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Three sons, Carl, Harold and Jerry Don Jones, are deceased.
 

John Rainey

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for John William Rainey, 75, were at 2 p.m. today in Sunset Church of Christ with Dan Rouse and Cline Paden officiating.

Burial was in Tahoka Cemetery by White Funeral Home.

Mr. Rainey died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, in Lubbock.

He was born Aug. 12, 1924, in Red River County. He graduated from Tahoka High School and attended Montana State University two years while in the military.

He served with the U.S. Air Force during World War II.

In 1967, he moved to Lubbock from Springlake. He was a farmer and had served on the board of directors for Plains Co-op Gin. He was an elder at Sunset Church of Christ and had been an elder at Monterey Church of Christ. 

On Feb. 10, 1956, he married Joy Hamilton in Tahoka.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Misty Pringle and Sunny Rainey, both of Lubbock, and Windy Shannon of Quitaque; five sisters, Inez Sooter of Plainview, Pauline Rainey, Dorothy Jones and June Williams, all of Lubbock, and Bessy Brashear of Levelland; and eight grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Sunset School of Preaching or to the Adventures in Mission Program, 3723 34th St., Lubbock, TX 79410.

Cornelia Buxkemper
SLATON - Funeral Mass for Cornelia Buxkemper, 77, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Lawrence Hemp officiating.

Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery by Englunds Funeral Service.

Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.

Mrs. Buxkemper died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Sept. 3, 1922, in Shiner. She moved to the Slaton area in 1929 and attended Posey schools. She graduated from Slaton High School in 1941.

She was a member of the Catholic Daughters and St. Joseph Catholic Church and was president of the Altar Society.

On Nov. 5, 1946, she married Raymond Buxkemper in Slaton.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Donnie, John and Larry Buxkemper, all of Slaton; two brothers, Clifford Behlen of Lubbock and Stinsin Behlen of Slaton; a sister, Bernice Wall of Hale Center; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to St. Joseph School, 205 S. 19th St., Slaton, TX 79364.
 

Dennis Joe Becker

ROCKY FORD, Colo. - Funeral services for Dennis Joe Becker, 36, of Jerome, Idaho, former Plainview resident, were held Dec. 11 in Rocky Ford.

Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery by Ustick-Donaldson Funeral Home.

Mr. Becker died Dec. 6, 1999, in Jerome.

He grew up in Rocky Ford where he attended schools. He lived in Plainview for several years and was employed by Wal-Mart Distribution Center.

Survivors include his wife, Edie; three sons, Jeremy, Justin and Jacob, all of Jerome; four brothers, Edward Becker of Tyler, Butch Becker of Seattle, Wash., Mike Becker of Agency, Mo., and Pat Becker of Mendota, Ill.; a sister, Shelly Wolfe of Faucette, Mo.; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Becker, also former Plainview residents, of Agency, Mo.
 

Bennye Faye Coleman

Funeral services for Bennye Faye Coleman, 71, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in New Fellowship Baptist Church with the Rev. Edward Jennings, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Ossie Curry Funeral Home of Lubbock.

Mrs. Coleman died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.

She was born Bennye Faye Brooks on May 30, 1928, in Ardmore, Okla. She moved to Plainview in 1956 from Decatur. She was a retired LVN and had worked for David and Amanda Williams.

She was a member of New Fellowship Baptist Church and served as president of the Usher Board.

In 1946, she married Carl Coleman in Decatur.

Survivors include six sons, Tyrone, Dwight, Ronald Sr., Danny, Bobby and Ben F. Coleman, all of Plainview; two daughters, Carlene Willis and Debra Acy, both of Plainview; five sisters, Dorothy Bell, Janet Minor, Carol Dansby and Gwen Morgan, all of Decatur, and Gwen Morgan of Fort Worth; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Her parents, Benjamin and Georgia Brooks, and a grandson, Angelo Robinson Pruitt, are deceased.
 

J.M. Hollers

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for J.M. Hollers, 65, of Woodrow, will be at 3 p.m. today in Resthaven´s Abbey Chapel with the Rev. Howard Mayne officiating.

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

Mr. Hollers died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center.

He was born April 10, 1934, in Sudan. He moved to Lubbock and graduated from Lubbock High School in 1955. He lived in Lubbock for 27 years and in Woodrow for the last 36 years.

He was a member of the National Quarter Horse Association and the National Rifle Association.

On June 8, 1963, he married Ruby Marx in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Jay Hollers of Lubbock; a sister, Pearl Clinton of Plainview; two brothers, Bill and Don Hollers, both of Lubbock; and a granddaughter.


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