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Wendlan ´Mutt´ Churchwell
Funeral services for Wendlan “Mutt” Churchwell, 74, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home in Lockney.

Mr. Churchwell died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
 

Norma Lee

CROWELL - Funeral services for Norma Anita Jones Lee, 64, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Crowell Church of Christ with A.B. Martin of Red Springs and Steve Ramsey of Lockett officiating.

Burial will be in Truscott Cemetery by Womack-Manard Funeral Home of Crowell.

Mrs. Lee died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, in a Wichita Falls hospital.

She was born Sept. 19, 1935, in Dalhart. She moved as a child from Moore County to Knox County and attended grade school in Truscott and graduated from Crowell High School in 1953. She attended Texas State College for Women in Denton and Draughan´s Business College in Lubbock.

She lived in Plainview, Wichita Falls, Germany and Farmington, N.M. She was a school volunteer and a teacher´s aide in Farmington. She moved to Vernon in 1980 and worked for Waggoner National Bank. She retired in October of this year and moved to Truscott. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She enjoyed genealogy and helped organize the Vernon genealogy society.

On July 16, 1955, she married Jerry D´Wayne Lee in Truscott.

Survivors include three daughters, Sonseeahray Cline of San Angelo, Tonja Aycock of Rowena and Lou Waters of Houston; a son, Charlie Lee of Farmington; two sisters, Clara Brown of Truscott and Joyce Williams of Floydada; a brother, Vernon Jones of Truscott, and eight grandchildren.
 

Gladys Little

Funeral services for Gladys Little, 105, of Olton, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Little died at 11:12 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, in Running Water Draw Nursing Home in Olton.
 

Sherry Lynn Ortwein

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Sherry Lynn McCaslin Ortwein, 45, of Kingwood, will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Llano Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Ewing, retired Methodist minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Ms. Ortwein died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999.

She was born in Tulia and graduated from Plainview High School. She attended Texas Tech University and was working on her teaching certificate at Sam Houston State University where she was to graduate in December. She was a student teacher for the Humble Independent School District.

She was a member of St. Martha´s Catholic Church in Kingwood.

Survivors include two sons, Jessie Ryan Ortwein and Zachary Taylor Ortwein, both of Kingwood; her parents, Billy and Becky McCaslin of Tulia; three sisters, Connie Perkins and Rita Taylor-Hayhurst, both of Amarillo, and Amanda Williams of New Braunfels; and a brother, David Lee McCaslin of Rye, Colo.

A brother, Michael Ray Green, died in 1996.

The body will be at the funeral home, 2820 Virginia Circle, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.
 

Gwendolyn Patterson

Funeral services for Gwendolyn Patterson, 74, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Patterson died at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, at her residence.
 

Vivian Rhynes

DIMMITT - Graveside services for Vivian Rhynes, 78, were at at 2 p.m. today in Westlawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Howard Rhodes, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

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

Mrs. Rhynes died at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, in Canterbury Villa Nursing Home.

She was born Dec. 28, 1920, in Jones County where she grew up and attended schools. She moved to Hale Center in 1956 and worked as a doctor´s nurse at Hi-Plains Hospital from 1957-1980. She moved to Dimmitt in 1989. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hale Center.

On May 2, 1941, she married Newel Rhynes in Merkel. He died April 15, 1992, in Dimmitt.

Survivors include one son, Lonny Rhynes of Sherman; one daughter, Ann Richardson of Arizona; two brothers, Bert Harris of Merkel and Bo Harris of Abilene; one sister, Jean Skeet of Tye; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Tommye Jo Cole
PETERSBURG - Funeral services for Tommye Jo Cole, 74, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sharon O´Quinn, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home in Plainview.

Mrs. Cole died at 6:15 a.m. Monday, July 26, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born April 6, 1925, in Lubbock County. She was a lifelong resident of Petersburg area. She graduated from Idalou High School in 1942 and worked for the Petersburg Co-Op Gin for 24 years.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Methodist Women´s Association, Home Demonstration Club and First United Methodist Church.

On Nov. 8, 1942, she married Robert “Irvin” Cole in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include her husband; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dayvid and Gyna Cole of Lubbock and Sterley Bob and Lynn Cole of State College, Pa.; a sister, Bobbye Greene of Plainview; five grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren; and one great-stepgranddaughter.
 

Barbara Hight

SAN ANTONIO - Memorial services for Barbara Dee Hight, 61, former Plainview resident, were held Sunday in New Hope Methodist Church in Converse.

Her cremains will be buried at a later date in Sunset Terrace Memorial Park in Farwell.

Ms. Hight died Wednesday, July 21, 1999.

She was born March 10, 1938, in Aspermont. She graduated from Kress High School as valedictorian in 1956.

She worked for Medical Arts Hospital in Plainview until 1975 when she moved to San Antonio.

Survivors include three brothers, Gene Hight of Diamondhead, Miss., Jackie Hight of Clovis, N.M., and Billy Hight of Lago Vista; and a sister, Martha Hight of Lubbock.
 

ÔBill´ Marr

CLARKSVILLE - Funeral services for William “Bill” Edward Marr, 82, were at 11 a.m. today in Lindeman Chapel with the Rev. A.B. Kellam officiating.

Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery by Clarksville Funeral Home.

Mr. Marr died Saturday, July 24, 1999, in East Texas Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 24, 1917, in Clarksville. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a rancher. He was a member of Pine Grove Presbyterian Church, American Legion, VFW Post 3990, American Cancer Society, Dimple Community Club, and New Haven Cemetery Association.

On Jan. 1, 1939, he married Lucile Stringer in Red River County.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Paul Marr of Detroit, Texas and William E. Marr of Terre Haute, Ind.; three daughters, Mrs. James (Diane) Clarkson of Bagwell, Mrs. Roger (Linda) Early of Paris, Texas, and Mrs. Max (Alice) Walsh of Clarksville; three sisters, Dorothy Turner of Floydada, Frances Willis of Paducah and Louise Cooper of Ruidoso, N.M.; one brother, Tom Marr of Plainview; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
 

Roscoe F. Tennison

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Roscoe Floyd “Snooks” Tennison, 77, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Tommy Ewing, retired Methodist minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Mr. Tennison died Sunday, July 25, 1999.

He was born in Wellington. He served with the U.S. Army overseas during World War II. He moved to Amarillo in 1947 from Wellington and worked as a carpenter and later was a cook.

He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 26 and the American Legion. He was a former member of the Moose Lodge and the Eagles.

In 1947, he married Lila Beth Lewellyn.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Randall Howard Tennison, Floyd Leeman Tennison and Robert Dale Tennison, all of Amarillo; a daughter, Kathy Lee Vaughn of Tulia; two brothers, Z.D. Tennison of California and Murl Tennison of Canyon; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the DAV Chapter No. 26 or to the American Legion.
 

Garland B. Wallace

Funeral services for Garland B. Wallace, 81, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Wallace died at 10:15 p.m. Monday, July 26, 1999, in Baptist St. Anthony Hospital in Amarillo.

Vergal ÔRed´ Allen
Funeral services for Vergal “Red” Allen, 81, of Amarillo, former Plainview resident, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors Ivy Chapel with the Rev. Dale Bigham, pastor of Arden Road Baptist Church, officiating.

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. in Chillicothe Cemetery.

Mr. Allen died Sunday, April 18, 1999.

He was born in Chillicothe. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal service in Plainview. After retirement he moved to Amarillo.

He was a member of the Chillicothe United Methodist Church and the American Legion. He coached amateur sports teams for several years, including Little League and Babe Ruth baseball in Plainview.

In 1947, he married Kathryn Allison in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Moody Allen and Ronnie Allen, both of Amarillo; a daughter, Ramona Adams of Arvada, Colo.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
 

Wilton R. Bodkin

OLTON - Graveside services for Wilton R. Bodkin, 82, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Olton Cemetery with the Rev. Sam Estes, pastor of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Lubbock, officiating.

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

Mr. Bodkin died at 8:55 a.m. Monday, April 19, 1999, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 29, 1917, in Maud, Okla. He moved to Olton in 1928 and farmed.

He was an elder in Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Lubbock and a member of the El Paso Scottish Rite.

On July 25, 1937, he married Hester Mae Burns in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; four sons, Wayne Bodkin of Weatherford, Royce Bodkin of Plano, Mike Bodkin of Houston and Pat Bodkin of Olton; one brother, Leroy Bodkin of Hereford; a sister, Elsie Petty of Memphis; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to VistaCare Family Hospice, 4418 Olton Road, Plainview, TX 79073, or to the Olton Volunteer Ambulance Association.
 

Santos Rando

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Santos Rando, 82, will be at 2 p.m. today in Primera Iglesia Bautista with Lupe Rando and Porfirio Bas officiating.

Burial will be in City of Lubbock Cemetery by Guajardo Funeral Chapels.

Mr. Rando died Sunday, April 18, 1999.

He was born Dec. 2, 1916, in Goliad. He worked as a farmer and salesman.

On Oct. 5, 1935, he married Maria Jimenez Rando in Pin Rock.

Survivors include his wife; nine sons, Ray and Santos Rando, both of Friona, Lupe Rando of Floydada, Benie Rando of Lubbock, Joe Rando of Colorado, Pete Rando of Amarillo, Jesse and Johnny Rando, both of Tennessee, and Dalton Rando of Dilley; six daughters, Leonora Bengoa of Lubbock, Virginia Coronado of Friona, Mary Rando of Denton, Lisa Bergman of Nebraska, Jackie Rando of Lufkin and Betty R. Guerra of Pittsburg; 47 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
 

Ray Sepeda

Funeral services for Ray Sepeda, 64, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Iglesia Bautista Date Street with the Rev. Jesus Sepeda and the Rev. Santos Rodriguez, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Hale Center Cemetery by Cavillo Funeral Home of Lubbock.

Prayer services will be at 7 p.m. today in the same church.

Mr. Sepeda died Friday, Sept. 16, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center.

He was born May 25, 1934, in Nueces County. He moved to Plainview from California and was a retired landscaper.

Survivors include his wife, Leonor, whom he married in 1953 in Franklin; six sons, Domingo, Daniel, Ray Jr., Raymond, Antonio and Angel, all of California; three daughters, Oralia Sepeda, Cynthia Sepeda and Janet Sepeda, all of California; six brothers, Adan Sepeda Sr., and Jose Sepeda, both of Plainview, Raul Sepeda of Lubbock, Jesus Sepeda of Arizona, Domingo Sepeda Jr., of Gunter and Alfredo Sepeda of Cotton Center; three sisters, Martina Aparicio of Plano, Maria Ordonez of Houston and Angelita Flores of Cotton Center; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The body will be at the church today until service time Wednesday.

Jennifer Cavazos
PERRYTON - Funeral services for Jennifer Cavazos, 17, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Canaan Christian Church with the Rev. Sergio Vaquera officiating.

Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Ms. Cavazos died Tuesday, June 8, 1999.

She was born in Sweetwater and had lived in Wheeler before moving to Perryton in 1988. She attended Perryton schools and was a member of the Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Julia Elizabeth Cavazos of Perryton; her mother and stepfather, Isabel Cavazos and Oscar Picasso, both of Perryton; a sister, Josie Cavazos Raissez of Lockney; and a brother, Raul Cavazos of Perryton.
 

Margaret Daniel

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Margaret Daniel, 80, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Daniel died Wednesday, June 9, 1999, in Sherman.
 

Evelyn Garrison

Funeral services for Evelyn Garrison, 89, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Roger Foote, pastor of Northside Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Olton Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Garrison died at 8:01 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 1999, in Coronado Nursing Center in Pampa.

She was born Aug. 29, 1909, in Blackwell.

On May 16, 1942, she married Bert Garrison in Clovis, N.M. He died May 23, 1987.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Elliot and Cletis Courter, both of Pampa; one son, Jack Garrison of Springfield, Mo.; one sister, Hazel Birchell of Roosevelt, Utah; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
 

Willie B. Grayson

Funeral services for Willie Bongard Grayson, 90, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in United Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray McCoy, pastor, and the Rev. Gregory Franklin officiating.

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

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

He was born Dec. 14, 1908, in Atoka County, Okla. He was a self-employed farmer for 43 years and a member of Knights of Pythia and United Baptist Church.

On Dec. 27, 1931, he and his wife, Annie Mae, were married in Atoka County.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Pearlene Martin of Amarillo; two sisters, Lovie Whitely of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Queen Landrum of Portland, Ore.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Lois Grayson, and a son, Elmer Grayson, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to United Baptist Church Scholarship Fund.
 

Leroy Richter

LAMESA - Graveside services for Leroy Clarence Richter, 74, of Plainview, were at 11 a.m. today in Sparenburg Cemetery with the Rev. Carrol Kohl of Big Spring officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Branon Funeral Home.

Mr. Richter died Tuesday, June 8, 1999, in Care Inn of Plainview.

He was born May 8, 1925, in Thorndale. He was a carpenter and a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Ann Marie Lewis of Perryton and Gladys Susie Huse of Plainview; and four brothers, Rudolph Richter of Cleveland, Ohio, Edgar Richter of White Mountain Lake, Ariz., Robert Richter of Tomball and Albert Richter Jr., of Houston.
 

Travis F. Walters

OLTON - Graveside services for Travis F. Walters, 62, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Olton Cemetery with the Rev. Wendell Horn, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Floydada, officiating.

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

Mr. Walters died at 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, 1999, in Lubbock.

He was born May 21, 1937, in Bronte. He grew up in the Spade/Hart Camp areas and moved to Olton in 1956. He was a farmer.

On Dec. 20, 1955, he married Janice Stueart in Littlefield.

Survivors include his wife; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Debbie Walters of Happy, Sam and Tanya Walters of Olton, and Marty and Malinda Walters of Halfway; a sister, Dot Earl; and 10 grandchildren.
 

Rusty Wilson

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Rusty Wilson, 41, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Wilson died Wednesday, June 9, 1999.

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; four sisters, Dorothy Bell, Janet Minor 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.
 

W.R. Hastings

HEREFORD - Funeral services for W.R. Hastings, 88, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in First Presbyterian Church with Nathan Shore officiating.

Burial will be in West Park Cemetery by Gililland-Watson Funeral Home.

Mr. Hastings died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, in Hereford Regional Medical Center.

He was born June 21, 1911, in Tulia. He moved to Deaf Smith County from Tulia in 1917 and was a farmer and a rancher.

On Feb. 19,1931, he married Mittie Roberts in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Wayne Hastings of Chula Vista, Calif.; three sisters, Ina Mae Gilbreath and Ruth Temple Hill, both of Hereford, and Doris Jean Hill of Hale Center; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
 

A.Q. Johnson

VERNON - Funeral services for A.Q. Johnson, 77, former Plainview resident, are pending with Sullivan Funeral Home.

Mr. Johnson died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999.
 

Sally Ann McKinney

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Sally Ann McKinney, 39, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in San Jacinto Baptist Church with the Rev. Elvis Pitts, pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Wellington, officiating.

Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery by Rector Funeral Home.

Mrs. McKinney died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, in Amarillo.

She was born in Baker, Ore. She lived in Plainview before moving to Amarillo in 1979. She worked at Northwest Texas Health System as a medical lab technician for 16 years. She was active with the Potter County 4-H Club and Kids Incorporated and was a Baptist.

She married Harold McKinney in 1995 in Amarillo.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Waylon Runyon and Steven McKinney, both of Amarillo; three daughters, Teri McKinney of Dumas and Charla McKinney and Katlyn McKinney, both of Amarillo; her mother, Verda Wheeler of Amarillo; and three brothers, Walter Freeman of Casa Grande, Ariz., Thomas Wheeler of College Station and Jack Wheeler of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials to the Potter County 4-H Club.
 

Harold A. Smith

Funeral services for Harold A. Smith, 60, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bob Fagan, pastor of Memorial Baptist Church in Lubbock, officiating.

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

Mr. Smith died at 2:07 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, in Covenant Medical Cente Lubbock.

He was born Dec. 2, 1939, in Seymour. He moved to Borger where he attended schools and graduated from Borger High School. He attended the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas Arlington on scholarships. He moved to Plainview in 1976 and worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 35 years, 21 as postmaster in Plainview.

In 1960 he married Janet Kay Hatley in Phillips.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Stacey Stevens of Plainview; two sons, Michael Dean Smith of Monument, Colo., and Mark Darren Smith of Garland; his mother, Bernice McGlaun of Plainview; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Boys Ranch or to the American Heart Association.


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