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Louis Amick
Funeral services for Louis Amick, 85, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Amick died at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in IHS Heritage Home.

He was born Dec. 17, 1913, in Whiteflat. He grew up in Flomot where he graduated from high school. He served with the Ninth Air Force Medium Bomb Group in the European Theater during World War II. He received a Bronze Star, six Battle Stars and three Oak Leaf Clusters. His unit received a Presidential Citation.

He returned to Flomot and worked as a mechanic for the John Deere dealer. He moved to Plainview in 1954 and worked for Texas Farm Machinery, retiring as parts manager in 1984.

He was a Mason and a deacon at First Baptist Church were he had taught children and adult Sunday school classes.

On Dec. 29, 1959, he married Martha Wright in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters and sons-in-law, Wynette and Steve Kent of Dallas and Meredith and Brent Harrison of Lubbock; a brother, Roy Amick of Pueblo, Colo.; two sisters, Juanita Amonett of Lamesa and Bobbie Hill of Tulia; and five grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church or to a favorite charity.
 

Ewald Quebe

Funeral services for Ewald Max Henry Quebe, 84, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Trinity Lutheran Church in Providence with the Rev. Caryl Miller, pastor, and Mel Morton of Lubbock, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Quebe died at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in Lockney Care Center.

He was born Nov. 5, 1914, in Lockney the son of the late Ben and Edna Brandes Quebe. He farmed in the Providence community until retiring in 1972 and moved to Plainview in 1981.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for 84 years, a past master of Arch Keys Lodge No. 1397, and other Masonic organizations. He was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star and a member of Floydada Chapter No. 31 and past member of Lockney Chapter No. 437. He had served on the council at Trinity Lutheran Church and had been a member of the Floyd County School Board for many years. He was a former president of the Lockney Lions Club and a director of the Crippled Children´s Camp in Kerrville. He also served on the Lockney Hospital Board.

On Nov. 6, 1937 he married Anna Dell Wharton in Lockney.

Survivors include his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Karen Quebe of Lockney; two grandchildren and an aunt, Gus Quebe of McGregor, and a sister-in-law, Jean Quebe of Lubbock.

The family suggests memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church of Providence.

Pallbearers will be Louis Bybee, Martin Stoerner, Robert Matthews, Tracy Dickson, Wayne Taack and Rick Kellison.
 

Charles Sullivan

OLTON - Funeral services for Charles Sullivan, 64, were at 10 a.m. today in Main Street Church of Christ with Rick Harper officiating.

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

Mr. Sullivan died at 11:53 a.m. Monday, July 5, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Dec. 29, 1934, in Oil City, La. He was a member of the Olton Veterans of Foreign Wars, Olton Lions Club and a past member of the Olton City Council.

On Sept. 14, 1954, he married Anita Moses in Olton.

Survivors include his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Elsa Sullivan of Olton; two brothers, Roy Sullivan of Bloomburg and Sid Sullivan of Linden; two sisters, Estelle Hughes of Longview and Betty Woods of Rodessa, La.; and two grandsons.

The family suggests memorials to the Olton Ambulance Association, Box Q, or to the Olton Cemetery Association, Box X.

Frank Aguirre
Funeral services for Frank Aguirre, 64, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Gene Driscoll, of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, officiating.

Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Monday at Calvillo, Bartley and Silva Funeral Home of Plainview.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Calvillo, Bartley and Silva Funeral Home.

Mr. Aguirre died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, at his residence.

Born Dec. 10, 1934, in Nixon, he married Carmen Garcia on July 13, 1954, in Seguin.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Freddy Aguirre of Plainview and Danny Aguirre of Lubbock; five daughters, Silvia Champion, Diane Aguirre, Vicky Rodriquez, Esmeralda Castillo and Becky Aguirre, all of Plainview; four brothers, Jessie Aguirre of Point Richmond, Calif., Shawn Aguirre of Dallas, Pasquel Aguirre of Plainview and Antonio Aguirre of Nixon; three sisters, Mary Vigil of New Braunfel, Janie Conteras of San Antonio and Dionisia Cardenas of Slaton; 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
 

Ronnie L. Allen

POWDERLY - Memorial services for Ronnie L. Allen, 54, of Powderly, will be at 4 p.m. Monday in the Lakewood Baptist Church with the Rev. John Griswood officiating.

Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. today at Wood Funeral Homes in Deport, which is handling arrangements.

Mr. Allen died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1999, at the McCuistion Regional Medical Center.

Born March 17, 1944, in Plainview, he was the son of Weldon Bailey “Shorty” and Alice Slater Allen.

He married Georgia Thompson on July 6, 1964.

He worked as a truck driver for a number of years and was a member of the Seth Ward Baptist Church in Plainview.

His father, Shorty Allen, died in 1985, and a brother, Jerry Allen, died in 1981.

Survivors include his wife, Georgia Allen of Powderly; his mother, Alice Allen of Plainview; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shawn and Hubert Clark of the Keller-Fort Worth area, and Sandie and Tommy Quisenberry of Roanoke; a sister, Jan Young and a brother, Jack Allen, both of Plainview; and five grandchildren, Joey Allen, Ray and Keith Inabnet, Jenny Lynn Clark and Scotty Joe Quisenberry.
 

Claudie Conner

GRAHAM - Funeral services for Claude May Conner, 55, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Hill and the Rev. Gary Tull officiating.

Burial will be in Pioneer Cemetery by McMillan-Satterwhite Funeral Home.

Mrs. Conner was born Sept. 12, 1943, in Plainview and moved to Graham from Plainview in 1976. She was a nursing home activity director and member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Theresa Chowning of Graham; a son, Bobby Beavers of Louisiana; two brothers, Paul John Brown of Plainview and Jerry Duel Brown of Hughes Springs; and three grandchildren, Shannon Beavers, Bobby Beavers Jr. and Kaci Chowning.
 

Francisco Martinez

LITTLEFIELD - Funeral Mass for Francisco V. Martinez, 92, were at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Patrick Maher officiating, assisted by deacon Ricky Vasquez of Floydada.

Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery by Hammons Funeral Home.

Mr. Martinez died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, in White Dove Nursing Home in Littlefield.

He was born Oct. 10, 1906, in Laredo and married Manuella Mendoza on Aug. 14, 1935, in Asherton. She died July 12, 1969.

He had worked as a ginner at several cotton gins in the Littlefield area and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Surviving are three sons, Ramon Martinez of Poolville and Raul Martinez and Robert Martinez, both of Littlefield; a sister, Juanita Vasquez of Floydada; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Evelyn Cecil
ABERNATHY - Graveside services for Evelyn Emily Arnold Cecil, 75, will be at 2 p.m. today in Paint Rock Cemetery in Paint Rock with the Rev. Tony Gruben officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cecil died Friday, June 4, 1999, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Jan. 5, 1924, in Caddo, Okla. She lived in Paint Rock until 1959 when she moved to Abernathy. She was a Baptist.

On Aug. 15, 1939, she married Albert Leach in San Saba. He died Oct. 26, 1960. She married Buck Cecil on Oct. 8, 1966 in Abernathy. He died Nov. 22, 1996.

Survivors include three sons, William “Bill” Leach of Llano, Alvin Leach of Houston and Travis Leach of Clear Lake; two daughters, Twity Watts and Jean Grisham, both of Abernathy; a brother, Sterling Arnold of Edna; two sisters, Silvia Ringo of Brazoria and Millie Hartman of Palacios; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
 

Willie B. Grayson

Funeral services for Willie B. Grayson, 90, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Grayson died at 6:55 a.m. today, June 7, 1999, at his residence.
 

Julia Hunter

HOBBS, N.M. - Funeral services for Julia Louise Hunter, 75, will be at 2 p.m. today in Taylor Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Dale Shook officiating.

Burial will be in Memory Gardens by Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hunter died Saturday, June 5, 1999, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Jan. 20, 1924, in Brummett, Ark. She was a longtime resident of Hobbs and was a retired registered nurse and had worked at Lea General Hospital. She was a Baptist.

On Feb. 12, 1947, she married Billy Hunter in Kilgore.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Billy Craig Hunter of Lockney and David Hunter of Hobbs; a daughter, Cathey Wile of Austin; two brothers, Albert Craig of Pinebluff, Ark., and Mira Craig of Shongaloo, La.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
 

Joan Ophelia Lane

KRESS - Funeral services for Joan Ophelia Lane, 92, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ron Kelley, pastor, and the Rev. Gene Louder, retired Methodist minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Kress Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home in Tulia.

Mrs. Lane died at 7:01 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 1999, in Tulia Care Center.

She was born Joan Ophelia Skipworth on June 16, 1906, the second girl born in Kress. She grew up in Kress where she attended school. She was a homemaker and also had been a pie maker for Losson´s Restaurant. When she was 82 years old, she began writing the column, “Joe´s Corner” for the Tulia Herald.

The main street in Kress, Skipworth, was named after her grandfather F.T. Skipworth. Land was donated by her grandfather to Santa Fe Railroad and the railroad donated a train bell to him that is now bell at the Methodist Church.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school for 15 years, and Kress Study Club.

On March 24, 1923, she married Raymond Lane in Tulia. He died Aug. 26, 1988.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharlene Lane Stark of Tulia and Joyce Walberg of Kress; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

A daughter, Carmelita Johnson, died June 12, 1977 and a son, A.T. Lane, died Jan. 31, 1995.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church or to the Kress Cemetery Association.

The body will be at the church in Kress at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
 

La Juan Nance

Funeral services for LaJuan Nance, 62, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Nance died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 1999, at her residence.

Joan Ophelia Lane
KRESS - Funeral services for Joan Ophelia Lane, 92, will be at 2 p.m. today in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ron Kelley, pastor, and the Rev. Gene Louder, retired Methodist minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Kress Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home in Tulia.

Mrs. Lane died at 7:01 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 1999, in Tulia Care Center.

She was born Joan Ophelia Skipworth on June 16, 1906, the second girl born in Kress. She grew up in Kress where she attended school. She was a homemaker and also had been a pie maker for Losson´s Restaurant. When she was 82 years old, she began writing the column, “Joe´s Corner” for the Tulia Herald, continuing for three years.

The main street in Kress, Skipworth, was named after her grandfather F.T. Skipworth. Land was donated by her grandfather to Santa Fe Railroad and the railroad donated a train bell to him that is now the bell for the Methodist Church.

She was a life member of First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school for 15 years, and Kress Study Club.

On March 24, 1923, she married Raymond Lane in Tulia. He died Aug. 26, 1988.

Survivors include two daughters, Charlene Lane Stark of Tulia and Joyce Walberg of Kress; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

A daughter, Carmelita Johnson, died June 12, 1977 and a son, A.T. Lane, died Jan. 31, 1995.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church or to the Kress Cemetery Association.
 

Carroll McClure

LUBBOCK - Memorial services for Carroll McClure, 55, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Trinity Church with the Rev. Dan Carter, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Morton, and the Rev. Paul Jantzen, pastor, officiating.

He donated his body to the Texas Tech School of Medicine.

Mr. McClure died Sunday, June 6, 1999, in Lubbock Health Care Center.

He was born March 5, 1944 in Plainview. He graduated from Palo Duro High School in Amarillo in 1962 and served with the U.S. Air Force from 1967-1988. While serving with the Air Force, he completed a business degree from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview. He moved to Lubbock in 1974 and after retiring from the Air Force, he worked in the records section of the Lubbock VA clinic until March of 1999.

He was a deacon at Trinity Church.

In 1967 he married Becky Carter in Amarillo.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Rachel Cervantez of Plainview and Carrie McClure of Dallas; and two granddaughters.

The family suggests memorials to New Life Children´s Home of Guatemala, through Trinity Church of Lubbock.
 

LaJuan Nance

Funeral services for LaJuan Nance, 62, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church Chapel with the Rev. David Hartman, chaplain of Covenant Lakeside Hospital in Lubbock, and Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Lockney Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Nance died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 1999, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 19, 1936, in Coryell County. She grew up and attended schools Amarillo and Lockney. She received a bachelor degree in history from Wayland Baptist University and her Licensed Vocational Nurse degree at Hale Center. She worked at Central Plains Regional Hospital and St. Mary of the Plains in the critical care unit. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

On June 30, 1952, she married Tom Nance in Muleshoe.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Deborah Woodlock of Abilene and Julia Iturrino of Lubbock; two sons, Tom Nance Jr. of Brownfield and John Nance of Macon, Ga.; a brother, Frank P. Graham of Amarillo; her mother, Ola Mae Graham of Amarillo; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A son, Ronnie Nance, died in 1977.

The family suggests memorials to Women´s Protective Services.

Lucille Andrews
ABERNATHY - Graveside services for Lucille Blackwell Andrews, 84, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the East Lawn Cemetery in Brownwood.

Burial arrangements are by Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Andrews died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, in University Medical Center.

She was born July 19, 1915, in Paris, Texas and attended school in Little Rock, Ark. She lived in Brownwood from 1960 until moving to Abernathy in July of 1996.

She was a past Worthy Matron of Brownwood Eastern Star and a member of Brownwood First Baptist Church.

On Nov. 16, 1935, she married Ernest Blackwell in Little Rock. He died May 15, 1969. On July 1, 1976, she married C.L. Andrews in Brownwood.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Teenie Burnett of Abernathy; a sister, Ellen Floyd of Blanket; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors from 6-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Dorothy Rae Bilbay

SILVERTON - Graveside services for Dorothy Rae Bilbay, 70, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Silverton Cemetery.

Burial arrangements are by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Bilbay died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, in Silverton.

She was born Sept. 14, 1929, in Denison. She moved to Silverton in 1994.

Survivors include one son, R.C. Cooper of Silverton; three daughters, Debra Salmon of Silverton, Jimmie Cooper of Denison and Darlene Flowers of Silver City, N.C.; a brother, Cecil Rice of Blue, Okla.; a sister, Helen Roland of Denison; and four grandchildren.
 

Dolores Ann Pruitt

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Funeral services for Dolores Ann Pruitt, 69, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Vondel Smith & Son´s North Colonial Chapel with Dr. Monty Priest officiating.

Burial will be in Resurrection Memorial Cemetery by Vondel L. Smith & Son Mortuary.

Mrs. Pruitt died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999.

She was born Dolores Slaughter on Nov. 13, 1929, in Plainview, the daughter of the late Edward C. and Frances Louise Fain Slaughter. She grew up in the Plainview area, graduated from Plainview High School and attended Texas Tech.

On Nov. 25, 1947, she married Buran Bryson Pruitt in Plainview. He died in 1994.

She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Survivors include three sons, Mark Randall Pruitt of Salt Lake City, Utah, Mark Randall Pruitt of Bartlesville, Okla., and John Wesley Pruitt of Dallas; a daughter, Lisa Beth Kuntz of Oklahoma City; and nine grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, 3545 N.W. 58th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.
 

Fabian Saldana Sr.

TULIA - Funeral Mass for Fabian Saldana Sr., 63, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Church of the Holy Spirit with the Rev. John Salazar-Jimenez, pastor, officiating.

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

Prayer services will be at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.

Mr. Saldana died at 7 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 20, 1935, in Martindale where he grew up and attended schools. He moved to Tulia in 1950. He had worked for Little John´s Grocery Store and was employed by the City of Tulia for 36 years as a land fill operator, retiring in 1995.

He served with the Texas National Guard from 1954 to 1963. He was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit.

In 1957 he married Alice Gomez in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Rose Mary Bond, Valarie Luna, Chris Saldana, Anna Marie Basaldua and Lesbia Saldana, all of Tulia; four sons, Fabian Saldana Jr., Ernest Saldana, Oscar Saldana and Edward Saldana, all of Tulia; one brother, Gilbert Saldana of Kress; and 21 grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Tulia Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 116, Tulia, TX 79088.


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