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Earlie B. Johnston
Funeral services for Earlie B. Johnston, 71, of Memphis, Tenn., former Plainview area resident, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. A.C. Hamilton, retired Baptist minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Johnston died at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 1999, in Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.

He was born July 28, 1927, in Lockney where he grew up and graduated from Lockney High School in 1944. After graduation he served with the U.S. Army for two years. He farmed in Edmonson and Tulia until 1960. He recently retired from John West Engineering in Hobbs, N.M., where he was a land surveyor.

On Sept. 23, 1967, he married Dee Duncan in Plainview. She died in 1987.

Survivors include three daughters, Gayle Jones of Memphis, Treca Craig of Houstyon and Lesa Page of Monarch, Colo.; one son, Steve Johnston of Weatherford, Okla.; one stepson, Wes Duncan of Odessa; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A brother, Billie Johnston, died in 1977.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. today in Lemons Funeral Home.

Marjory King

LUBBOCK - Graveside services for Marjory L. King, 80, former Olton resident, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Resthaven Memorial Park Mausoleum with the Rev. Hugh Harris officiating.

Arrangements are by Resthaven Funeral Home.

Mrs. King died Thursday, June 10, 1999.

She was born Nov. 18, 1918, in Castro County. She lived in Olton until moving to Lubbock in 1980. She was a homemaker.

On June 19, 1937, she married Virgil King in Olton. He died Sept. 9, 1987.

Survivors include a daughter, Nelda Purdy of Lubbock; two sons, Lonnie King and Larry King; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Emma Massey

PETERSBURG - Graveside services for Emma Lowery Massey, 118, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Petersburg Cemetery with the Rev. Jesse Nave officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home of Plainview.

Mrs. Massey died Monday, June 14, 1999, in Ralls Nursing Home.

She was born Jan. 15, 1881 in Tennessee. She had lived in Petersburg until moving to the nursing home in 1990.

She had a son and a daughter.

There are no known survivors.

Wayne Saunders

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Wayne Saunders, 66, will be at 2 p.m. today in Coulter Road Baptist Church with the Rev. Travis LaDuke, retired minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by Schooler Funeral Home.

Mr. Saunders died Monday, June 14, 1999.

He was born in Memphis, Texas, and graduated from Memphis High School in 1950. He attended Clarendon Junior College and moved to Amarillo in 1960 from Childress. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was vice president and an estimator for J. Lee Milligan Co.

He was a member of San Jacinto Masonic Lodge, Khiva Shrine Temple and Coulter Road Baptist Church.

In 1955, he married Sibbie Jouett in Memphis. 

Survivors include his wife; a son, Johnny Saunders of Amarillo; four daughters, DeNita Andersen of Amarillo, Kyla Miller of Hobbs, N.M., Stacey Gray of Graham, and Samantha Collins of Plainview; three sisters, Drucilla Davis of Wellington, La Trece Butler of Graham and Sevilla Lemmons of Granbury; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, District Office, 3915 S. Bell St., Amarillo, TX 79109; or to the American Heart Association, Regional Office, 2404 W. 7th Ave., Amarillo, TX 79106.

Julio Sanchez

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Julio Sanchez, 70, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Trinity Fellowship Church with Paul Bates, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Sanchez died Monday, June 14, 1999.

He was born in Knippa and farmed and ranched in Lelia Lake. He moved to Amarillo in 1989. He was a member of Trinity Fellowship.

Survivors include two brothers, Jose Sanchez of Amarillo and Ramon Sanchez of Lelia Lake; and six sisters, Claudia Jaramillo of Amarillo, Felipa Rodriquez of Dimmitt, Angelina Cavazos of Rock Springs, Dominga Castillo of Plainview and Tomasa Luna and Lydia Ruiz, both of Uvalde.

Lillie Clardy
QUITAQUE - Funeral services for Lillie Furn Clardy, 49, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Lance Cypert, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery by Myers-Long Funeral Directors of Quitaque.

Mrs. Clardy died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, in Quitaque.

She was born Dec. 20, 1949, in San Augustine. She married Charles Raymond Clardy on Sept. 25, 1968, in Silverton.

Survivors include five daughters, Rochelle Yates of Dallas, Lisa Desrosiers, Amy Clardy, Latika Clardy and Allison Clardy, all of Quitaque; a son, Alfie Clardy of Quitaque; her parents, Marcelia and Mae Reathia Holmon; three sisters, Mae Lee, Martha Kay and Louise; and one brother, Otis Ray Holmon; and four grandchildren.

Lewis Kiker Jr.

KEARNEY, Neb. - Funeral services for former Plainviewan Lewis Kiker Jr., 71, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Luke´s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Janet Sturgis and the Rev. Bob Park officiating.

Burial will be in the Hildreth Cemetery by Jelden-Layton Funeral Home of Hilldreth. 

Mr. Kiker died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, in Phelps County Memorial Hospital in Holdrege.

He was born May 13, 1928, in Hale County, Texas, to Lewis and Mary Smylie Kiker. He grew up in Texas and graduated from Plainview High School. He attended Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force in Europe.

He married Elizabeth “Betty” Bawden in 1957. She died in 1980. The couple moved to Holdrege in 1964 and to Hildreth in 1974. Kiker farmed in the Axtell area. He moved to Kearney in 1985. He was a member of St. Luke´s Episcopal Church.

Survivors include a son, Mikel Kiker and his wife, Jane, of Kearney; a daughter, Sue Kiker of Rapid City, S.D.; and two grandchildren, Jamie and Adam Kiker of Kearney.

R.D. May

LEVELLAND - Funeral services for R.D. “Toad” May, 85, of Olton will be at 2 p.m. Friday in George C. Price Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Rick Harper and the Rev. William Eudy officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. May died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, in Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center.

He was born Nov. 1, 1913, in Memphis, Texas. He moved to Levelland in 1923 and married Ella Ann May on Dec. 24, 1936. She died Sept. 1, 1951. He married Lillie Kern in July 1956. She died in 1985.

He was a retired farmer and a member of Whiteface Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Eldon May of Brenham and Royce May of Olton; four stepsons, Altus Kern of Ensenada, Mexico; Homer Kern of Austin, Hadley Raymond Kern of Coarse Gold, Calif., and Larry Kern of Whiteface; a daughter, Peggy McHam of Levelland; a brother, Earl “Dink” May of Levelland; a sister, Pauline “Sis” Williams of Levelland; 23 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Bessie Price

Funeral services for Bessie Price, 77, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Horace Abbott, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Price died at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, in Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center.

She was born Sept. 12, 1922, in the Bellview Community where she attended schools before graduating from Plainview High School. She married Wasson Price on March 6, 1943, in Plainview. He died March 30, 1972.

After her marriage, she helped her husband farm in the Happy Union Community. She moved to Plainview in 1988 and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Hospital Auxiliary and RSVP. She had been a resident of Hi-Plains Nursing Home in Hale Center since 1998.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Debbie Price of Plainview; a sister, Mrs. Marvin Glen (Jeanette) Marshall of Plainview; a sister-in-law, Merle Jackson of Plainview; two grandsons, Micah Price of Addison and Shay Price of Plainview; and six nieces and five nephews.

Two brothers, Jack Jackson and Bill Jackson, are deceased.

Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 820 Utica, Plainview, TX 79072.

Tanya Curry Coleman
Funeral services for Tanya Curry Coleman, 34, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

She died at 10:35 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, in her home following a long illness.

Wilma Lee Deen

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Wilma Lee Deen, 89, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in N.S. Griggs & Sons Funeral Directors, Pioneer Chapel, 2615 Paramount Blvd., with the Rev. Dean Wynn, chaplain of Craig Methodist Retirement Community, officiating.

Burial will be in Floydada Cemetery at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Miss Deen was born in Floydada. She taught English and typing in Albuquerque, N.M. from 1937-71. She also was a painter and poet.

Surviving are two cousins; a niece; a nephew, a great-niece and three great-nephews.

Luciano Galaviz Sr.

ABERNATHY - Funeral Mass for Luciano Galaviz Sr., 95, of Abernathy, were at 10 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Lubbock with burial in Abernathy Cemetery.

Mr. Galaviz died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center-Lakeside in Lubbock.

He was born Dec. 13, 1903, in Nuevo Leon, Mexico and was a construction worker for Redi-Built Homes.

Surviving are his wife; Ramona M. Galaviz; four sons, Ramon, Rolando and Chano, all of Lubbock, and Armando of Idalou; three daughters, Lola Rojas of Texico, N.M., Micaela Villegas and Maria Nava, both of Abernathy; a brother, Augustine of Lajoya; a sister, Candelaria Longoria of Lajoya; 33 grandchildren; 73 great-grandchildren and 30 great-great-grandchildren

A son, Jessie, and a daughter, Nortencia, are deceased.

Buena V. Gonzalez

HALE CENTER - Funeral Mass for Buena V. Gonzalez, 81, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Theresa´s Catholic Church with the Rev. Timothy Judd officiating.

Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today in St. Theresa´s Catholic Church.

Burial will be in Hale Center Cemetery by Freeman-Abell Funeral Home of Hale Center.

Mrs. Gonzalez died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center.

She was born July 14, 1917, in Ojinaga, Mexico.

She married Pedro Gonzalez on Jan. 26, 1935, in Ojianga, Mexico.

She has lived in Hale Center most of her life.

Survivors include her husband, Pedro; four sons, Bonifacio Gonzalez of Hale Center, Pascual Gonzalez of Levelland, Esequiel Gonzalez of Littlefield and Bernardino Gonzalez of Amarillo; seven daughters, Eduvijes Porras of Littlefield, Matilda Hernandez of Hereford, Carmen Mier of Marshall, Okla., Apolonia Orona of Junction, Fidelia Roman and Raquel Villereal of Plainview and Margarita Hernandez of Cotton Center; four brothers, Servando Pando, Hilario Pando and Abraham Pando of Mexico and Balerio Pando of Hereford; three sisters, Antonia Gallegos, Elpidia Tarin and Benina Burola, all of Mexico; 53 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

A son, Luciano Gonzalez, died in 1965.

Lorene Voyles

POST - Funeral services for Corman Lorene Voyles, 92, will be at 1 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church of Silverton with the Rev. Melvin Rowell of Sour Lake officiating.

Burial will be in Silverton Cemetery by Hudman Funeral Home.

The Rev. Darryl Smith, pastor of First Baptist Church in Post, will lead a brief worship service at 3 p.m. today in the Hudman Funeral Home Chapel.

Mrs. Voyles died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, in Golden Plains Care Center in Post.

She was born Jan. 15, 1907 in San Saba County and married Alton Theodore Voyles on Jan. 16, 1924 in Benjamin. He died Jan. 1, 1957.

She lived in Silverton from 1972-87 before moving to Post where she was a member of First Baptist Church.

She was retired from Furr´s Cafeterias having worked at the Town and Country location in Lubbock for a number of years. She had moved to Lubbock from Knox County in 1942 and had lived and worked in Tahoka and Big Spring.

Surviving are a son, Rex D. Voyles of Hobbs, N.M: three daughters, Lilian Faye Mann of Dublin, Joyce Reber of Houston and Pat Burnett of Post; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Two daughters, Alta Pearl (Jan. 17, 1933) and Charlsie Maxine Alford (Jan. 24, 1946) are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Garza County Meals on Wheels or Family Hospice of Lubbock.

Jean Fortenberry
LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Jean Fortenberry, 72, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Ford Chapel of First Baptist Church with Dr. D.L. Lowrie, pastor, and Bill Mark officiating.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Sanders Funeral Home.

Mrs. Fortenberry died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center.

She was born July 23, 1926, in Trent and graduated from New Deal High School and Draughon´s Business College. She had worked for First National Bank and Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. She retired in 1997 from Texas A&M Extension Service after 31 years.

She was a member of First Baptist Church and Lubbock Altrusa Club and was involved in youth activities, civic organizations and volunteer work.

On April 25, 1946, she married W.O. “Bill” Fortenberry Jr. in New Deal. They farmed in the Lubbock area for more than 50 years.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Sandy Fortenberry and Suzanne Hamilton, both of Lubbock; a son, Steve Fortenberry of Abernathy; and five grandchildren.

Faye Jones

Funeral services for Faye Jones, 89, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jones died early today, April 21, 1999, in Running Water Draw Care Center in Olton.

Everett Paschall

MEMPHIS - Funeral services for Everett Paschall, 87, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Travis Baptist Church with the Rev. Phillip Shelton officiating.

Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery in Lakeview by Memphis Funeral Home.

Mr. Paschall died Tuesday, April 20, 1999.

He was born in Montague County and was a farmer. He was a member of Travis Baptist Church and was a Mason.

In 1937 he married Violet Mae Rogers in Montague County. She died in 1990.

Survivors include a son, Bill Paschall of Amarillo; two daughters, Barbara Germany of Wichita Falls and Pam Bruce of Hale Center; a brother, Ira Paschall of Vernon; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Childress Regional Medical Center Hospice, Box 1030, Childress, TX 79201; or to Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeview, TX 79239.

John E. Pond

ABILENE - Funeral services for John E. Pond, 53, will be at 4 p.m. Thursday in St. Paul United Methodist Church with the Rev. Archie Echols officiating.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Merkel by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home.

Mr. Pond died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, in an Abilene hospital.

He was born in Murdo, S.D. He graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor of science degree and received his master of education from Abilene Christian University. He moved to Abilene in 1989 and was a teacher at Madison Middle School.

He served with the U.S. Navy in the Seabees and the Naval Reserve. He was a member the Agriculture Science Teachers Association of Texas and Southwest Baseball Umpires Association and St. Paul United Methodist Church where he was a member of the John Mark Sunday School Class and United Methodist Men.

On May 26, 1973, he married Sue Church, former Halfway resident.

Survivors include his wife; one son, J Pond of Abilene; his mother, Mildred Juet Ohlhausen of Abilene; and four brothers, Jerry Pond and Joel Pond, both of Allen, James Pond of Arlington and Joe Pond of Alaska.

Frankie M. Stanford

AUSTIN - Graveside services for Frankie Marie Stanford, 91, former Hale County resident, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Plainview Memorial Park.

Burial arrangements are by Waldrip-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home in Kingsland.

Mrs. Stanford died Monday, April 19, 1999, in Austin.

She as born June 14, 1907 in Bosque County. She married Floyd Stanford in Cranfills Gap in 1925. They farmed in Hamilton County until moving to Hale County to the Finney Switch area where they farmed several years. They later moved to Castro County and farmed until 1972.

She was a member of St. John´s Methodist Church in Austin for the past 22 years.

Survivors include two son, Gordon Stanford of Kingsland and John Stanford of Dimmitt; a daughter, Nelda Lillie of Austin; a brother, Hylton McAdams of Amarillo; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Her husband; a son, Allan Stanford, and two sisters, Lavelle Scott and Maureen Lindley, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to St. John´s Methodist Church in Austin.

12-27-99 Obituaries
Bennie Coleman
Funeral services for Bennie Coleman, 71, are pending with Ossie Curry Funeral Home.

Mr. Coleman died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999.

Authula Dettenhaim

QUANAH - Graveside services for Authula Dettenhaim, 76, were at 10 a.m. today in Quanah Memorial Park with Mary Dean Whitfield, deacon of the Episcopal Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Price-Jackson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Dettenhaim died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999.

She was born in Kirkland and moved from Dougherty to Quanah in 1951. She was a homemaker, a member of the Episcopal Church and the Garden Club.

In 1949 she married Otha Dettenhaim in New Mexico. He died in 1991.

Survivors include a son, Will Dettenhaim of Arlington; a sister, Fay Gregory of Floydada; and three grandchildren.

Bainie Gardner

LEVELLAND - Graveside services for Bainie Gardner, 89, of Albuquerque, N.M., were at 1 p.m. today in City of Levelland Cemetery. Burial arrangements were by Geo. C. Price Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Gardner died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, in Albuquerque.

She was born Jan. 1, 1910, in Plainview, the daughter of the late L.D. and Lucy Griffin. She married Dow Nix in 1928 and they farmed east of Plainview. After his death she married Allen E. Gardner in 1962. He died in 1970.

She moved to Levelland after her second marriage and they owned and operated the Levelland Daily Sun News.

She was an accomplished artist and played golf. She moved to Albuquerque in 1997.

Survivors include a daughter, Lou Wooten of Albuquerque; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Roberta Griffin of Silverton.

Two sisters, Ava Hammond and Stella Gregory, and a brother, L.D. Griffin, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the Sloan-Kettering Center Center, 1275 York Ave., New York, N.Y. 10131-0012.

Lurline Morrison

STANTON - Funeral services for Lurline Morrison, 88, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Belvue Church of Christ with Bill Oden officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery by Gilbreath Funeral Home.

Mrs. Morrison died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, in a Lubbock hospital.

She was born March 4, 1911, in Troup County, Ga. She attended Sul Ross State University and Texas Tech and was an elementary school teacher. She moved to Stanton in 1949 from Ackerly and farmed until retiring in 1973. She moved to Lubbock in 1998.

She was active in community affairs, Girl Scouts, PTA and the Senior Citizens. She was one of the founding members of Belvue Church of Christ where she taught Bible classes.

On Dec. 24, 1932, she married Henry Preston Morrison in Las Cruces, N.M. He died March 14, 1984.

Survivors include a daughter, Janie Morrison Lukens of Lubbock; a brother, Johnny Britton of Plainview; and three granddaughters.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Harold Smith

Funeral services for Harold Smith, 60, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Smith died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Lubbock.

Jim Wilson

FLOYDADA -- Funeral services for James Garland “Jim” Wilson, 73, of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church in Floydada with the Rev. Wendell Horn, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Floydada, officiating.

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

Mr. Wilson died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Dec. 23, 1926, in Starkey Community in Floyd County, the son of the late George Washington and Mary Ann Sledge Wilson. He attended school in Starkey and McCoy communities and graduated from Floydada High School in 1945. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He moved to Plainview from Floydada in 1956. He was a farmer and had worked in farm chemicals supplies for several years.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Plainview Post, a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, and a member of the former McCoy Baptist Church.

On Jan. 14, 1956, he married Frances Foster in Dougherty.

Survivors include his wife; a brother, John Wilson of Ralls; a sister, Willie Fay Poteet of Lubbock; and eight nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-7:30 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the Texas Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 5665, Lubbock, TX 79408.

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