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James Alvarez Jr.
TULIA ­ Funeral services for James Alvarez Jr., infant son of Elaiza Benavidez and James Alvarez of Tulia, were at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Wallace Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Salazar-Jimenez, pastor of the Church of the Holy Spirit, officiating.

Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

The child died at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 1999, in Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo.

He was born March 18, 1999, in Amarillo.

Other survivors include his grandparents, Guadalupe and Erminia Benavidez of Tulia, and Ted Gonzales and Launita Alvarez of Houston.

Horace McAdams

ODESSA ­ Funeral services for Horace Ware McAdams, 77, of Odessa, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First United Methodist Church of Odessa with the Rev. Scott Seymour and the Rev. Bill Heggemeier officiating.

Burial will be in Subset Memorial Gardens by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home of Olton.

Mr. McAdams died Saturday, March 20, 1999, at his residence.

Born Sept. 26, 1921, in Fayetteville, Ark., he moved with his family to Muleshoe in 1926.

He graduated from Muleshoe High School, serving as class president all four years. While in high school, he was a member of the football team that won district his senior year and the track team that went to state. He later attended Texas University Pharmacy School at Austin.

He and Anna Lucy Bray were married Oct. 5, 1941, in Muleshoe.

Mr. McAdams enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard on Aug. 12, 1942. He was sent to Columbia University Pharmacy School in New York City and then served as chief pharmacist´s mate on the LST 71 for 20 months. He saw action at Goganville, Guadacanal, Saipan, Guam and Leyte before being discharged in November 1945.

He returned to Muleshoe and managed a dairy and worked for E.R. Hart Co., later working as pharmaceutical detail salesman for 15 years.

He moved to Odessa in 1957 and worked as bookstore manager at Odessa College for 20 years before retiring in 1985.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, past president of the Wild Cat Toastmasters and Hi Noon Optimist Club.

McAdams and his wife owned ABC McAdams Playschool for 39 years and his wife served as the licensed director.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Raymond Jones of Clint; three sons and daughters-in-law, Evertt and Estelle McAdams of Plains, Ben and Sande McAdams of Odessa and Ken and Ann McAdams of Plainview; a sister, Bettye Oliver of Muleshoe; and eight grandchildren.

His parents, William Benton McAdams and Vivian Buster McAdams, and a sister, Dorothy McAdams Long, are deceased.

The family suggests memorial contributions to First United Methodist Church, Family Hospice of Odessa or the American Cancer Society.

Jose Sifuentez

DIMMITT ­ Funeral services for Jose Sifuentez, 50, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Guillermo Morales officiating.

Burial will be in Castro Memorial Gardens in Dimmitt by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Homes of Dimmitt.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Mr. Sifuentez died at 3:28 a.m. Saturday, March 20, 1999, in Plains Memorial Hospital in Dimmitt.

Born Aug. 3, 1948, in Waco, he married Israela Casaneda on Jan. 31, 1997.

He attended schools in Nazareth and moved to Dimmitt in 1958.

Mr. Sifuentez worked for Agri-Farms in Dimmitt for six years.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Dimmitt.

Survivors include his wife; one stepdaughter, Tina L. Jentry of Dimmitt; three stepsons, Cornelio, Mitchell and Matthew Jentry, all of Dimmitt; three brothers, Juan Sifuentez of Brownfield, George Sifuentez Jr. of Earth and Pedro Sifuentez of Dimmitt; and five sisters, Dionicia Torres of Lubbock, Mary Gonzales of Hart, and Selia Sifuentez, Rosa Lucio and Cresencia Sifuentez, all of Dimmitt.

Joe Bob Daugherty
OLTON - Funeral services for Joe Bob Daugherty, 45, of Corpus Christi, are pending with Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

Mr. Daugherty died at 3:25 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, in Hart Hospital in Corpus Christi.

Malvin A. Jarboe

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Malvin Andrew Jarboe, 78, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church with Jay Jarboe, director of missions at Sunset Church of Christ in Lubbock, and the Rev. Wendell Horn, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Floyd County Memorial Park by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Jarboe died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, in Mangold Memorial Hospital in Lockney.

He was born June 16, 1921, in Floydada, the son of the late Mal and Grace Wilhite Jarboe. He graduated from Floydada High School in 1939. He was a farmer, a member of First United Methodist Church and a lifelong resident of Floyd County.

He was a former member on the boards of Hi Plains Underground Water District and Federal Land Bank.

He married Flo Ella Jackson in Floydada. She died Feb. 9, 1995.

Survivors include two granddaughters, Kellie Williams of Floydada and Kerrie Sullivan of Truth or Consequences, N.M.; four great-grandchildren, Kortney Williams, Kolby Williams, Kenna Sullivan and Luke Sullivan; and a brother, Tom B. Jarboe of Friona.

A daughter, Vickie Pitts, died April 30, 1993.

The family suggests memorials to Friends of the Floyd County Library, c/o Janice Lloyd, Rt. 2, Box 49, Floydada, TX 79235.

Letha Mulder

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Letha Dolly Mulder, 82, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Anthony Sisemore, pastor, and the Rev. Ernest Stewart, pastor of South Plains Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in the Floydada Cemetery by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mulder died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, in the Floydada Rehabilitation & Care Center.

She was born May 29, 1917, in Atoka, Okla. She moved to Texas and attended schools in Lone Star and Hedley, later moving to South Plains.

She was a retired homemaker and a member of the Floydada Senior Citizens and First Baptist Church.

On Jan. 15, 1935, she married Arby Mulder in Silverton. He died Oct. 11, 1978.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Nathan and Kathy Mulder of South Plains; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Jerry Taylor of Amarillo; two sisters, Inez Minyard of Littlefield and Lavois McGaugh of Canyon; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Floydada Senior Citizens, 301 E. Georgia, Floydada, TX 79235.

Hettie Smith

LUBBOCK - Memorial services for Hettie Murrell Smith, 96, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Southcrest Baptist Church with the Rev. David Wilson officiating.

Private burial services are by Rix Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Smith died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at Grace House.

She was born July 26, 1903, in Minter. She graduated from Deport High School and attended East Texas State Teacher´s College, North Texas State and Texas Tech and received a teaching certificate. She taught in Lamar, Fannin and Lubbock counties and was principal of New Home High School.

She was a member of Southcrest Baptist Church where she taught the Fidilis Sunday School class for many years.

On June 13, 1931, she married Chester H. Smith in Clovis, N.M. He died Sept. 21, 1993.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann McGehee of Plainview and Betty Bell of Wolfforth; four granddaughters; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8 p.m. today and in the church parlor following the memorial services.

Memorials are suggested to Southcrest Baptist Church Building Fund, 3801 S. Loop 289, Lubbock, TX 79423.

Herman C. Cole
Funeral services for Herman A. Cole, 79, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First United Methodist Church Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor of First Baptist Church, and Dr. Max Browning, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Cole died at 3:15 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999, in Lubbock.

He was born June 15, 1920, in Achellee, Okla., where he grew up and attended schools. He moved to Plainview in 1946 and worked for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring in 1987.

He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

On May 28, 1988, he married Sally Teague in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; two sons and daughters-in-law, Craig and Debbie Cole of Friendswood and Jim and Sharon Teague of Concord, Calif.; a daughter and son-in-law, Amelia and Bruce Cline of Plainview; a brother and sister-in-law, Jesse “Shorty” and Retta Jo Cole of Lubbock; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lucrecia and Wilford Hanna of Amarillo and Ann and Herbert Grant of Hemet, Calif.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials to a favorite charity are suggested by the family.

William H. Felder

HART - Funeral services for William Herschell Felder, 90, will be at 2 p.m. today in Hart Church of Christ with Roy Shave, former minister, officiating.

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

Mr. Felder died at 9:41 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, 1999, in Prairie House Living Center in Plainview.

He was born Dec. 9, 1908, in Quitaque. He grew up in the Hollis, Okla., area and lived in Lockney before moving to Hart in 1947. He was a farmer, a carpenter and also had operated Hart Laundry until his retirement.

He was an active member of Hart Church of Christ. He and his wife were honored as Hart Pioneers of the Year in 1993.

On July 24, 1929, he married Nellie Anderson in Hollis. She died Jan. 4, 1997.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Charles Godfrey of Plainview and Wanda and Bob Murdock of Dimmitt; one son and daughter-in-law, W.H. and JoAnn Felder Jr. of Sunray; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to the Hart Cemetery or to Lubbock Children´s Home.

Lexus Ledbetter

MEMPHIS - Graveside services for Lexus Ledbetter, infant daughter of LaSonya McIntosh and Gerald Lynn Ledbetter, will be at 2 p.m. today in Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. R.L. Hunnicutt, pastor of Victory Temple in Wellington, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Adams Funeral Home of Wellington.

The infant died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1999.

Survivors include her parents; two brothers, Michael McIntosh and Octavius Ledbetter, both of Memphis; grandparents, Charles and Esther McIntosh of Wellington and John Laceer of Floydada; great-grandparents, Todie and Corean Washington of Wellington and Ida B. Outley of Wellington; and great-great-grandmother, Bell Hunter of Wellington.

Maria Nava

Funeral services for Maria Nava, 77, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Elim Worship Center, 1307 Galveston, with the Rev. Guadalupe Munoz, pastor, officiating.

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

Her body will be at the church from 10 a.m. Tuesday until service time.

Mrs. Nava died at 3:47 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.

She was born Feb. 26, 1922, in Austin. She moved to Plainview in 1959 from Sinton. She was a member of Elim Worship Center and served as president of the Women´s Fellowship.

On Oct. 30, 1948, she married Joaquin Nava Sr., in Sinton.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Rosie Munoz and Consuelo Gonzales, both of Plainview; one son, Joaquin Nava Jr., of Plainview; a brother, Luis Mendez of San Antonio; a sister, Clemencia Hinijosa of San Antonio; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

A granddaughter, Maryann Gonzales Salizar, died March 11, 1999.

Susie Bean Autry
SILVERTON - Funeral services for Susie Bean Autry, 90, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Mullin and Brent Bean officiating.

Burial will be in Silverton Cemetery by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Autry died Saturday, May 1, 1999, in Lockney.

She was born Susie Wade Sept. 10, 1908, in Alvarado.

She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, the Progressive Homemakers Club and Hay Lake Quilters Club.

On Oct. 27, 1928, she married J.K. Bean in Cleburne. He died Dec. 21, 1962. She married Ennis Autry on Oct. 24, 1969 in Silverton. He died April 9, 1981.

Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Bean of Lubbock, Walter Bean of Silverton and Donald Bean of Floydada; a daughter, Mildred Smitherman of Floydada; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Mae Detwiler

PADUCAH - Funeral services for Mae Detwiler, 86, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Carl Savage, pastor of First Assembly of God Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Paducah Garden of Memories by Seigler Funeral Home.

Mrs. Detwiler died Saturday, May 1, 1999, in Paducah Nursing Center.

She was born July 5, 1912, in Pittsburg, Texas. She had lived in Cottle County since 1944 and was a member of Missionary Baptist Church.

On April 6, 1973, she married W.F. Detwiler in Paducah. He died March 1, 1998.

Survivors include three stepsons, Randy Detwiler of Paducah, Tim Ray Detwiler of Bonham and Robin Detwiler of Plainview; three stepdaughters, Sybil Wofford of Paducah, Betty McKeehan of Lewisville and Janet Mullins of Tulsa, Okla.; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three nephews; and five nieces.

A stepson, Gary Detwiler, died in 1985.

Eunice Freeman

Funeral services for Eunice Imel Freeman, 62, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor of College Heights Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Freeman died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at her residence after an illness.

She was born June 12, 1936, in Hall County. She moved to Plainview at an early age and attended Plainview schools. From 1979 to 1993, she was fry cook at the Nu-Griddle Cafe.

She attended the Nazarene church.

In 1952, she married Clifford Freeman in Plainview.

Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Dorothy Toler of Plainview; three sons, Clifton Freeman of Lubbock and Cecil and Curtis Freeman, both of Plainview; a brother, Floyd Imel of Hillsboro; a sister, Elaine Beauchamp of Bakersfield, Calif.; three granddaughters; and one great-grandson.

Lucinda Madrid

AMARILLO - Funeral Mass for Lucinda Sandoval Madrid, 82, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rosendo Herrera officiating.

Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by N.S. Griggs & Sons Funeral Directors.

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

Mrs. Madrid died Saturday, May 1, 1999.

She was born in Porta Luna, N.M. She moved to Hereford in 1949 and to Amarillo in 1978.

She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

In 1930, she married Policarpio Madrid Sr. in Porta Luna. He died in 1991.

Survivors include eight sons, Greg Madrid of Dallas, Richard, Ignacio and Aveleo Madrid, all of Denver, Colo., Rosendo, Anastacio and Policarpio Albert Madrid II, all of Amarillo, and Andres Madrid of Wichita Falls; eight daughters, Ramona Vega of Lubbock, Julia Mason of Sacramento, Calif., Lupe Flores of Plainview, Luisa Caballero of Canyon, Rosa Madrid, Odelia Madrid, Martha Rocha and Christine Presas, all of Amarillo; 67 grandchildren; 109 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to United Way or to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Robert L. Dennis Jr.
ROY, N.M. - Funeral services for Robert L. “Bob” Dennis Jr., 90, of Mills, N.M., will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church in Roy with the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor of College Heights Baptist Church in Plainview; the Rev. Bud Kidwell, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Crosbyton, and the Rev. Bill Bowman, pastor of First Baptist Church in Tucumcari, N.M., officiating.

Burial will be in Mills Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home of Plainview.

Mr. Dennis died at 10:22 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born May 22, 1909, in Junction City, Kan. He grew up in Mills where he graduated from high school. He worked at the Wilson Company Mercantile and farmed and ranched. In the early 1940s, he started the Dennis Grocery Store in Mills and was owner/operator until closing the store in 1959. He continued to be active in ranching until his death.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Roy.

On April 8, 1944, he married Peggy Douglas in Springer, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Gerald Autry of Plainview; a son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Billie Dennis of Anthony, N.M.; four grandchildren, Patty White and Loyd Autry, both of Plainview, Amber Thompson of Los Cruces, N.M., and Autumn Gonzales of Grants, N.M.; four great-grandchildren, Shelby Gonzales of Grants, Ross White, Tiffany White and Chance Autry, all of Plainview; and a nephew, Brittian Fraim of Lubbock.

Julia Huffman

Funeral services for Julia Huffman, 72, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Thomas Baker of Christ Lutheran Church in Tulia and the Rev. Caryl Miller, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Providence, officiating.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. in Brownfield by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Huffman died at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, in Lubbock.

She was born June 11, 1927, in Springfield, Tenn. She worked at MHMR in Plainview and Midland for several years.

She was an active member of the Hale County Senior Citizens Association and was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Tulia.

On June 3, 1989, she married Joe Huffman in Midland.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Roseann Smith of Midland; a daughter, Frances Abernathy of Porter; a daughter and son-in-law, Kayla and Jim Buchan of Midland; stepchildren Valerie and James Shultz and Veronica and Frank Baca, all of Lubbock and Ronnie and Vicky Huffman of Humbarger; 18 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Her first husband, Vance Wendell Smith, died in 1982 in Midland.

The family suggests memorials to the MHMR in Plainview.

Eunice McDonald

Funeral services for Eunice McDonald are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. McDonald died 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, in Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center.

Clifton Pinnell

Funeral services for Clifton Pinnell, 31, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Pinnell died at 4:45 a.m. today, Oct. 6, 1999, at his residence after a lengthy illness.

Chris Vaughn

ODESSA - Funeral services for Chris Vaughn, 75, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Life Unlimited Church with the Rev. Don Palmer officiating.

Burial will be at 5 p.m. in Plainview Memorial Park with the Rev. Lee Walls officiating. Burial arrangements are by Hubbard Kelly Funeral Home.

Mrs. Vaughn died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999.

She married Robert Earl Vaughn on Sept. 14, 1940. He died in 1973. She was a member of Life Unlimited Church and had worked with the Golan Ministry for the past five years.

Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Kenneth Vaughn of Angleton, Eddie and Fannell Vaughn of Humble and Robby and J´Nice Vaughn of Odessa; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Milton Peacock and Darlene and Scott Eve, all of Odessa; five brothers, Wilton Walls of California, Lee Walls of Amarillo, Clifton Walls of Montana, Elmer Walls of Indiana and Billy White of Denton; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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