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Gladys Elizabeth Alvis
Funeral services for Gladys Elizabeth Alvis, 82, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Alvis died at 8:45 a.m. today, March 9, 1999, at her residence.
 

William Carlisle

KNOX CITY - Funeral services for William Irby Carlisle, 80, of Anton, will be at 2 p.m. today in Rochester Church of Christ with Jim Pratt and Bill Trice officiating.

Burial will be in Rochester Cemetery by Smith Funeral Home.

Mr. Carlisle died Saturday, March 6, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Dec. 20, 1918, in Cleburne. He graduated from O´Brien High School and was a farmer and worked for Clark Equipment in Lubbock until retiring. He moved to Anton from O´Brien in 1997.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

On Sept. 10, 1937, he married Johnny Mae Duncan in Rochester.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Joe Dean Carlisle of Anton; two daughters, Linda Reed of Anton and Andra Gradner of Clovis, N.M.; a brother, Tom Carlisle of Tulia; a sister, Bernandine Bolin of Veiner, La.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A son, Jerry Wayne Carlisle, and a daughter, Cathy Irene Carlisle, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the Ronald McDonald House or to Lubbock Children´s Home.
 

Ondal Jordan

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Ondal Jordan, 81, of Smyer, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Abbey Chapel of Resthaven Funeral Home with the Rev. Clarence Tedder officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Jordan died Monday, March 8, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 15, 1918, in Frederick, Okla. He was a retired farmer and member of First Baptist Church in Smyer. He had served on the Smyer school board and was a committeeman for FHA.

On May 5, 1938, he married Kate Butner in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Darla Gholson and Sandra Pugh, both of Smyer; five sisters, Jean Mimms, Welma Mimms, Wanda Alderson and Donna Hjalmer, all of Lubbock, and Jo Ann Stroup of Cotton Center; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church of Smyer.
 

Earnest L. Love

CHILDRESS - Funeral services for Earnest L. Love, 73, were at 10 a.m. today in Parkview Baptist Church with the Rev. Don McFarland, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Childress Cemetery by Johnson Funeral Home.

Mr. Love died Sunday, March 7, 1999.

He was born in Lockney and served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked as a sheetmetal worker for Burlington Northern Railroad for 48 years. He was a member of Burlington Club and Parkview Baptist Church.

In 1946, he married Betty Royall in Childress.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Patricia McBeth and Rebecca Becker, both of Childress, and Mary Joyce Rowland of Canyon; two sons, Bobby Love and Delbert Love, both of Childress; a brother, Billy Ray Love of Wichita Falls; four sisters, Minnie Shoffner of Childress, Ava Dean Shoffner of San Jose, Calif., and Anna Ruth Ralston and Bettye Faye Gray, both of Plainview; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A son and daughter are deceased.
 

Royce Ben Vaughn

Graveside services for Royce Ben Vaughn, 74, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Plainview Memorial Park with the Rev. A.C. Hamilton, retired Baptist minister, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Vaughn died at 11:38 a.m. Sunday, March 7, 1999, in Care Inn of Plainview.

He was born March 3, 1925, in Wade, Okla. He moved to Plainview at a young age and graduated from Plainview High School. He moved to Arlington in 1970 and back to Plainview in 1978. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia Stevens of Bedford; two sons, Randall Vaughn of San Diego, Calif., and Chris Vaughn of Little Elm; two sisters, Evelyn Stewart of San Diego, Calif., and Marjorie Lanford of Plainview; and five grandchildren.

Elvis E. Warren
FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Elvis E. Warren, 73, will be at 3 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Anthony Sisemore, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Warren died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999, at his residence.

He was born April 11, 1926, in Floyd County, the son of the late Elmer and Ethel Frizzell Warren. He attended schools in the Starkey Community and graduated from Floydada High School. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

He was retired from the U.S. Post Office where he had been a postal clerk for many years. He was a lifelong resident of Floyd County, a member of Oddfellows Lodge and was a retired board member of Plains Federal Credit Union. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and music director for many years.

On Aug. 16, 1946, he married Estelle Cantrell in Floyd County.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jerry Warren of Floydada and Kelly Warren of the Claytonville community; a daughter, Ronda Young of Lubbock; two brothers, Bill Warren of Amarillo and John Warren of Lubbock; five grandchildren, Tracey Warren of Plainview, Cameron and Courtney Warren, both of Claytonville, Chuck Rowley of Coleman and Crystal Sansom of Lubbock; and four great-grandchildren.
 

Myrtle West

WELLINGTON - Funeral services for Myrtle West, 101, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Adams Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary West, a grandson, officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Mrs. West died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999.

She was a longtime resident of Wellington. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son, Oris West of Wellington; a sister, Thelma Manges of Plainview; seven grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Two sons are deceased. Owen West died in 1969 and Hugh West died in 1964.
 

Lennie Willis

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Lennie Velma Willis, 94, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Moore-Rose-White Memorial Chapel with Michael Holster, music minister of First Baptist Church, officiating.

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

Mrs. Willis died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999, in the Floydada Rehabilitation & Care Center.

She was born Lennie Velma Widener on April 17, 1905, in Mansfield, the daughter of the late Dave Hoke and Dora Alice Brown Widener. She moved to Floyd County in 1916 from Memphis, Texas and attended schools in Lakeview. She was a homemaker and a member of the former Wall Street Church of Christ.

On April 28, 1923, she married Clifford Willis in Floydada. He died May 18, 1976.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dave and Frances Willis of Paducah; a daughter and son-in-law, Dovie and Austin Holmes of Floydada; a sister, Gladys Smyth of Miami, Texas; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

A grandson, Ricky Derryberry, died in 1991.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today.

Memorials are suggested to the Floydada Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 130, Floydada, TX 79235; or to a favorite charity.
 

Frances Zeigler

Funeral services for Frances Zeigler, 75, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Zeigler died at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1999, in Prairie House Living Center.

A. Bearl Gilbert
LOCKNEY - Graveside services for A. Bearl Gilbert, 59, were at 10 a.m. today in Grey Mule Cemetery with the Rev. Arnie Smith officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Gilbert died Tuesday, June 29, 1999, in the Veteran´s Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M.

He was born Dec. 31, 1939, in Fairmont. He attended schools in Flomot, Quitaque and Houston. He was a farmer and a lifelong resident of Floyd County. He served with the U.S. Army and was a Baptist.

Survivors include his parents, Losey and Artie Mae Gilbert of Flomot; two sons, Cody Gilbert and Scotty Gilbert, both of South Plains; four sisters, Shirley Hawkins of Quitaque, Pat House and Susie House, both of Turkey, and Darlene Brockett of Memphis.
 

Ethel Hooper

HALFWAY - Funeral services for Ethel Martha Kleingeist “Little Spirit” Hooper, 93, will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in St. Paul´s Lutheran Church in Plainview.

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

Mrs. Hooper died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Plainview after a brief illness.

She was born Jan. 23, 1906, in Colfax, Iowa. At age 2, she and her parents moved to the Halfway community. She attended schools in Westside, Halfway and Plainview and attended Lippert´s Business College. In 1920, she began farming with her father, using horses to pull the equipment. After his death in 1922, she farmed on her own for 25 years.

She was a member of St. Paul´s Lutheran Church and taught Sunday school for 18 years. She was named Pioneer Woman of the Plains in 1994.

On March 30, 1923, she married William “Bill” Hooper in Plainview. He died in 1937.

Survivors include one son, Henry Hooper of Halfway; seven grandchildren, Steve Hooper of Kingwood, Kenneth Hooper of Plainview, David Hooper of Halfway, Marie Nelson of Friendswood, Richard Hooper of New Orleans, La., Ronny Hooper of Baltimore, Md., and Heidi Gobertz of Orlando, Fla.; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A son, Carl Hooper, died in 1978.

The family suggests memorials to Lutheran Hour Ministries or VistaCare Hospice in Plainview.
 

Kenneth Leslie

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Kenneth Leslie, 83, will be at 2 p.m. today in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Cliff Wright, pastor, officiating.

Mr. Leslie died Thursday, July 1, 1999, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 29, 1915, in Williamstown, Mo. He moved to Lubbock in 1925 and graduated from Lubbock High School. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was employed by Hemphill-Wells Co. for 42 years.

He was a volunteer for the St. Mary´s Hospital Auxiliary and a member of the Rafter´s Class at First United Methodist Church.

He married Eugenia Bell in 1946.

Survivors include a son, Chris Leslie of Lubbock; a daughter, Claudia Howell of Olton; and two grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the television ministry at First United Methodist Church or to Hospice of Lubbock.
 

Dalia Martinez

Funeral services for Dalia Martinez, 59, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Charles Martinez, pastor of Victory Chapel, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Martinez died at 7:37 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Sept. 27, 1939, in Anson where she grew up and attended schools. She worked as a nurse´s aide in area nursing homes, retiring in 1987. She attended First Mexican Baptist Church.

She married Fernando Martinez in Plainview.

Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Martha Soto Gonzales of Plainview; three sons, Daniel Martinez, Donald Martinez and Jamie Bustamente, all of Plainview; three brothers, Joe Rodriquez, Robert Rodriquez and Martin Rodriquez, all of Anson; eight sisters, Elida Ybarra of Austin, Anita Soto and Oralia Sanchez, both of Plainview, Gloria Rodriquez, Lydia Rodriquez, Josie Rodriquez, Anita Rodriquez and Rojlia Rodriquez, all of Anson; her stepfather, Santiago Rodriquez of Anson; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Ola Jane Barnett
Funeral services for Ola Jane Barnett, 90, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Barnett died today, March 4, 1999, in a healthcare center in Lubbock.
 

Mamie Lee Burrow

TULIA - Funeral services for Mamie Lee Burrow, 76, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor, officiating.

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

Ms. Burrow died at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, 1999, in Bivins Memorial Nursing Home in Amarillo.

She was born May 17, 1922, in Swisher County where she grew up. She attended Houston Community Schools in Swisher County and attended Tulia Satellite Center and summer camp at Camp New Dawn at Wayside until 1995.

She lived with her sister for 10 years after the death of her parents.

Survivors include five sisters, Iva Ferguson and Leota Miller, both of Tulia, Fontella Hunt of Hutchinson, Kan., Lola Mae Sanderson of Springlake and Helen LaDuke of Amarillo; a number of nieces and nephews; and two sisters-in-law, Neoma Burrow of Tulia and Doris Bettis of Trophy Club.

Two brothers, Bill Burrow and Roy Burrow, and a sister, Amy Caraway, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church, 101 Crosby, Tulia, TX 79088.
 

Jim Durham

KRESS - Funeral services for Jim Durham, 96, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First United Methodist with the Rev. Ron Kelley, pastor, and the Rev. Gene Louder, retired Methodist minister, officiating.

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

Mr. Durham died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.

He was born May 11, 1902, in Indian Territory, Okla. He grew up in Wheeler County where he attended school. He moved to Silverton in 1915 and to Petersburg in 1920. He moved to the Whitfield Community east of Kress in Swisher County and farmed. He returned to Petersburg in 1930 and then moved back to Swisher County where he farmed and raised cattle five miles east of Kress. He retired in 1977 and moved to Kress.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

On July 26, 1930, he married Esther Lela King in Clovis, N.M. She died June 13, 1987.

Survivors include two sons, Royce Durham and Jimmy Durham, both of Kress; four daughters, Doris Sudduth of Plainview, Darlene Bain of Edmonson, Nelda Hardin of Abernathy and Donna Korchenko of Lubbock; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Tulia Satellite Center, 229 S. Bowie, Tulia, TX 79088.
 

Theresa Koenning

Funeral services for Theresa Koenning, 38, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Ms. Koenning died at 11:31 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center Lubbock.
 

Peggy Sowder

SUDAN - Funeral services for Peggy Joyce Sowder, 66, of Littlefield, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church in Sudan with the Rev. Cliff Hargrove, pastor, and Mike Sowder, officiating.

Burial will be in Littlefield Memorial Park by Hammons funeral Home.

Mrs. Sowder died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, in Lamb Healthcare Center.

She was born Aug. 31, 1932, in Milan County. She worked as a bookkeeper and cotton buyer for Bula Gin. She moved from Bula to Littlefield in 1982. She was a homemaker and a former member of Bula Baptist Church.

On Aug. 14, 1949, she married Bill Sowder in Bailey County.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Terry Sowder of Enochs and Jerry Sowder of Bula; two daughters, Joyce Risinger of Knox City and Rhea Lyn Newton of Ralls; two brothers, Kenneth Campbell of Edmonson and Lynn Campbell of Harmony community; five sisters, Estelle Waldrop of Andrews, Geneva Wassom of Andrews, Glorice Pirkle of Plainview, Nina Edwards and Doris Mulkey, both of Roswell, N.M.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Littlefield EMS or to the Sudan Fire Department.

John Banks
LUBBOCK - Funeral services for John Arnold Banks, 86, former Springlake resident, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Caprock Church of Christ with J.R. Sewell, Bob Price, Bill Fairchild and Daniel S. Dow officiating.

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

Mr. Banks died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center.

He was born April 4, 1913, in Seligman, Mo. He grew up near Springlake where he attended school. He served with the U.S. Navy for four years and lived in California for four before returning to the High Plains. He had lived in Lubbock since 1959.

He was self-employed for more than 50 years as a minister, farmer, real estate broker, builder and developer. His interests included his church, family and the agricultural development of West Texas. He was a member of Caprock Church of Christ.

On June 29, 1940, he married Minnie Ovel Lytle in Quanah. She died Nov. 9, 1994.

Survivors include two sons, Keith Banks of San Antonio, N.M., and Chad Banks of Albuquerque, N.M.; a daughter, Sharon Feagin of Dallas; a sister, Edith Woods of Carrollton; a brother, Dwight Banks of Hereford; and four grandchildren.
 

Jennie Gauntt

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Jennie Gauntt, 86, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with Michael Holster, music minister, officiating.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Memorial Park Cemetery & Mausoleum in Edmond, Okla., with the Rev. Joe F. Rhoades, pastor of Highland Park Baptist Church in Edmond, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gauntt died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in Manor Care Health Center in Naples, Fla.

She was born Jennie Floral on Jan. 24, 1913, in Oklahoma City, Okla., where she grew up and attended schools. She lived in Florissant, Mo. and Joplin, Mo., before moving to Floydada in 1962.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Eastern Star and First Baptist Church where she served as a hostess.

She married Vern Gauntt. He died in January of 1976.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Randy Gauntt of Naples; and two grandchildren, Todd Gauntt of Bend, Ore., and Heather Gauntt of Vail, Colo.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30-7:30 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 3411 73rd St., Lubbock, TX 79423, or to a favorite charity.
 

Alvie Jackson

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Alvie Jackson, 88, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Jackson died Thursday, April 22, 1999.
 

Georgia Thornton

SILVERTON - Funeral services for Georgia Belle Thornton, 83, former Silverton resident, are pending with Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Thornton died Thursday, April 22, 1999, in a Luling nursing home.
 

Felix G. Williams

OLTON - Graveside services for Felix G. Williams, 79, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Olton Cemetery with the Rev. Kyle Streun, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

Mr. Williams died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in Olton.

He was born June 1, 1919, in Lindsay, Okla. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II, receiving the Bronze Star, Combat in Infantry Badge, EAME Campaign Medal with three Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal and Purple Heart with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster.

He moved to Olton from Greenwood, Ark., in 1979. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Shriners.

On July 5, 1996, he married Patricia Ritter in Greenwood, Ark.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Euel “Sonny” Williams of Fort Worth; two daughters, Anita Kay Sansom and Wilda Sue Taylor, both of Fort Worth; a sister, Bessie Mae Mabrey of Olton; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to VistaCare Hospice, 4416 Olton Road, Plainview, TX 79072.
 

Kenneth Williams

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Kenneth Williams, 64, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Williams died Thursday, April 22, 1999.


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