Miscellaneous Hale County, Texas Obituaries


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Ivor Bagwell
DIMMITT - Funeral services for Ivor Bagwell, 96, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Howard Rhodes, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Castro Memorial Gardens by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

Mr. Bagwell died at 6:50 a.m. Saturday, May 29, 1999.

He was born July 2, 1902 in Indian Territory, Oklahoma and was raised in Floyd County. He moved to Castro County in 1927 and married Hazel Dunn on Nov. 19, 1933 in Hereford. She died Sept. 16, 1998.

He was a farmer and member of First Baptist Church. He had served on the Dimmitt school board and the board of Dimmitt Consumers.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Milton and Sandra Bagwell of Dimmitt; a daughter, Nelda Fallwell of Richardson; a sister, Mildred Guillion of Weatherford; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

James Bailey

SLATON - Graveside services for James Earl Bailey, 75, were at 11 a.m. today in Englewood Cemetery with Matthew Scott officiating.

Burial was by Ossie Curry Funeral Home.

Mr. Bailey died Thursday May 27, 1999 at his residence.

He was born Sept. 18, 1923, in Caldwell. He moved to Slaton in 1956 from Cameron. he was a Baptist.

he married Geneva Barrow in Slaton. She died Dec. 31, 1974.

Survivors include four sons, Edward e. Bailey, Donald Bailey and Vincent Bailey, all of Lubbock and Bradley Bailey of Slaton; two daughters, Patricia Shields of Lubbock and Lisa Hood of Plainview; a sister, Beulah Winn of Oakland, Calif.; 20 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Delvin Bybee

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Delvin Hamblett “Dee” Bybee, 52, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with the rev. Harold Abney, pastor, officiating assisted by the Rev. Mitch Wilson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Shallowater.

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

Mr. Bybee died Saturday, May 29, 1999, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born July 27, 1946 in Lockney, attended Lockney schools, graduated from Lockney High School and attended Wayland Baptist University. He married Sheryl McCain on March 26, 1964 in Lockney.

A lifelong resident of Lockney, he was customer service manager of The Tye Company and was a member of First Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Jason of Lubbock; two daughters, Stephanie Sultan of Shallowater and Shandra Kidd of Lockney; a sister, Debbie Stennett of Plainview and four grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Prairie House Living Center, 1301, Mesa Drive, Plainview 79072.

Paul Johnson

DIMMITT - Funeral services for Paul Johnson, 78, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sherman Martin, pastor of First Baptist Church in House, N.M., officiating.

Burial will be in Hart Cemetery.

Mr. Johnson died at 3 a.m. Saturday, May 29, 1999, in Lubbock.

He was born Oct. 15,1920 in Olton and married Inez Haney on May 19, 1938 in Petersburg. He was a farmer and rancher.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Sandy Hill of Melrose, N.M.; a son, Joe Dee Johnson of Nazareth; a brother, Richard Johnson of Bartlesville, Okla.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family will be at the home of Sandy Hill in Hart and suggests memorials to the Hart Cemetery or a favorite charity.

Ralph Salazar III

Funeral Mass for Ralph Salazar III, 24, of Plainview will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Church of the Holy Spirit in Tulia with the Rev. John Salazar-Jimenez, pastor, officiating.

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

A prayer service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Mr. Salazar died Sunday, May 30, 1999, in Kress.

He was born April 23, 1975 in Tulia where he was raised and attended schools. He married Tiffany Gatica on March 27, 1993 in Tulia. He was employed at Excel beefpackers.

Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Celina Marie and Gianna Salazar, both of Tulia; a son, Christopher Lee Salazar of Tulia; two brothers, Johnny Salazar of Odessa and Raymond Salazar of Abilene; a sister, Juliann Vega of Canyon; his parents, Dora and Ralph Salazar Jr. of Tulia; and his grandparents, Rafael and Monica Salzar of Tulia.

Maggie Cobb
HALE CENTER - Graveside services for Maggie Cobb, 77, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Plainview with Dr. Fane Downs of Midland officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Freeman-Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cobb died Sunday, July 25, 1999, in Hi-Plains Hospital.

She was born Aug. 27, 1921, in Quitaque. She graduated from Flomot High School and moved to Hale Center from Quitaque in 1959.

She was a beauty operator/owner in Hale Center before working at Texas Instruments in Lubbock. She retired in 1988.

She was a member of First Baptist Church.

On Dec. 25, 1945, she married Woodrow Wilson Cobb in Quitaque. He died in 1997.

Survivors include three daughters, Sharon Bussey of Petersburg, Rhonda Graham of Lubbock and Temmie Pigg of Yuma, Ariz.; a sister, Jean McCarver of Hale Center; two brothers, Jack Pigg and John Pigg, both of Quitaque; and two grandchildren, Greg and Jennifer Bussey of Petersburg.

The family suggests memorials to the Plainview Humane Society, 500 S.W. Third, Plainview, TX 79072.

Jerry Dean McKay

HART - Funeral services for Jerry Dean McKay, 55, of High Springs, Fla., former Dimmitt resident, will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Hart Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Morgan, pastor of Bovina First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Ellis-Blackwell Funeral Home.

Mr. McKay died Thursday, July 22, 1999, in Florida.

He was born in Deport and moved to High Springs, Fla., in 1990 from Dimmitt. He was owner/manager of Jerry´s Barber Shop in Gainesville, Fla., for 34 years.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Sue; two sons, Rickey McKay of Whitharral and Ron McKay of High Springs; his mother, Veda McKay of Bovina; a brother, Larry McKay of Alabama; and a sister, Wanda Thurman of Paint Rock.

Maryzella Monk

DIMMITT - Graveside services for Maryzella Monk, 85, former Plainview resident, were at 10 a.m. today in Borden County Cemetery in Gail with the Rev. Rusty Dickerson, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Dimmitt, officiating.

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

Mrs. Monk died at 8:20 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 1999, in Northwest Texas Healthcare Systems in Amarillo.

She was born Sept. 13, 1913, in Galveston. She grew up in Plainview and moved to Dimmitt in 1992. She also had lived in Abernathy for 24 years, in Gail for 20 years and in Graham for three years.

She was a member of Dimmitt First United Methodist Church.

On Jan. 23, 1932, she married Marvin M. Monk in Plainview. He died Sept. 12, 1992.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Koch of Dimmitt and Gayle Monk of Graham; and a son and daughter-in-law, Larry Monk of Tahoka.

The family suggests memorials to Crown of Texas Hospice in Amarillo.

Flora Stanford

DIMMITT - Funeral services for Flora Stanford, 96, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Weldon McCormick of Lubbock, former pastor, and the Rev. Rusty Dickerson, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Homes.

Mrs. Stanford died at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 1999, in Dimmitt.

She was born Jan. 12, 1903, in Plano where she grew up on her father´s farm and attended schools. She also attended Kidd Key College in Sherman for two years.

She married the Rev. E. Lee Stanford on June 2, 1925 in Plano. They served Methodist churches in Chisholm, Petrolia, Bellevue, VanAlstyne, Paris, Greenville, Hale Center, Miami, Amarillo, Dimmitt, Abernathy, Lockney, Olton and Clarendon. They were chosen in 1961 as representatives of the Northwest Texas Conference of the World Methodist Ecumenical Conference. They were active in the ministry for 38 years and retired in 1962 in Dimmitt. Rev. Stanford died July 21, 1972.

Survivors include a daughter, Arvalee Saul of Houston; two sons, Jess Stanford of San Angelo and Paul Stanford of Albuquerque, N.M.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to Dimmitt First United Methodist Church.

Leslie Wolovnik

Funeral services for Leslie Wolovnik, 15-day-old daughter of Rachel Diaz and Josh Wolovnik, both of Plainview, are pending with Bartley-Silva Funeral Home.

The infant died at 9 a.m. Sunday, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

Helen Burelsmith
TULIA - Funeral services for Helen Burelsmith, 81, were at 11 a.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Wilborn, pastor, and the Rev. Jim Lacy, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Burelsmith died at 2:20 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Dec. 29, 1917, in Enterprize, Okla. She moved with her family to Vernon in 1925 where she attended schools. She moved to Petersburg in 1948 and to Tulia in 1955.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, a 35-year-member of Home Artist Club and Elkins Home Demonstration Club and was a volunteer for Good Shepherd Christian Outreach Center.

On Dec. 19, 1939, she married D.S. Burelsmith in Vernon.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Sherry Malone of Tulia; a son, David Burelsmith of Mabank; two sisters, Ellen Wilder of Bonham and Analee Stanley of Oceanside, Calif.; a brother, Ed Simpkins of Pomona, Calif.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

A sister, Lola Simpkins, and two brothers, Joe Simpkins and Porter Simpkins, are deceased.

Agnes Frizzell

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Agnes Elizabeth Frizzell, 84, were at 3 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Hawkins officiating.

Burial was in Plainview Memorial Park in Plainview by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Frizzell died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Jan. 13, 1915, in Ponder, the daughter of the late Sarepta Cope and George Burnie Johnston Sr. She moved to Floyd County in 1917 and attended schools in Sterley, Lone Star and graduated from Lockney High School.

She was a member of Eastern Star, Lone Star Home Demonstration Club, First Baptist Church and WMU.

On March 14, 1936, she married Hubert E. Frizzell in Lockney. He died Sept. 6, 1998.

Survivors include a son, Tony Frizzell of Lockney; and several nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 446, 401 S. Main, Lockney, TX 79241 or to Wayland Baptist University, Attn. Karen Robertson, WBU Box 621, Plainview, TX 79072.

William Johnson

OLTON -- Services for William Johnson, 75, of Olton, were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Johnson officiating.

Burial was in Olton Cemetery under the direction of McCarty Funeral Home.

Mr. Johnson died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, at Covenant Medical Center.

He was born April 13, 1924, in Valliant, Okla. He married Blanchie Johnson July 16, 1944 in Hugo, Okla. He lived in the Olton area for 40 years and worked as a farm laborer.

He is preceded in death by two daughters.

Survivors include his wife; six sons, Tommy Johnson of Lubbock, Kenneth Johnson of Portland, Ore., Kalem Shaheed, also known as Collin Johnson of Garland, Clarence Johnson of Olton, Glenn Johnson of Portales, N.M., and David Johnson of Amarillo; three daughters, Katherine Taylor and Delores Johnson, both of Denton and Brenda Wilborne of Olton; two sisters, Mary Benson and Floy Watson, both of Kansas City, Mo.; his parents Collin and Arvella Johnson of Hugo, Okla.; 29 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Edgar Jones

CROWELL -- Funeral services for Edgar James Jones, 95, of Vernon were held 2 p.m. today at the Church of Christ of Crowell with A.B. Martin, officiating.

Burial was in Truscott Cemetery under the direction of Womack-Manard Funeral Home in Crowell.

Mr. Jones died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999 in Vernon.

He was born March 10, 1904, in Moore county. He married Bernice Snell Jan. 23, 1927, in Texline. She died in 1979. He married Elsie Meredith Cook in 1980. She died in 1985. He married Opal Denton March 10, 1992. 

He was a member of the Church of Christ and was a leader and song leader. He served on both the Truscott and Crowell school boards and helped organize the Truscott Farmers Cooperative.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Vernon Jones of Crowell; three daughters, Joyce Williams of Floydada, Clara Brown of Truscott and Norma Lee of Vernon; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Delton Blakley Jones
LITTLEFIELD - Funeral services for Delton Blakley Jones, 86, of Hale Center, will be at 3 p.m. today in Hammons Funeral Home Chapel in Littlefield with the Rev. Gene Meacham, pastor of First Baptist Church in Hale Center, officiating.

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

Mr. Jones died at 7:50 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, in Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center after a lengthy illness.

He was born Oct. 6, 1912, in Nathan, Ark. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and moved to the Littlefield area in 1952. He worked in a tire shop until becoming a car salesman in 1958. He worked for several auto dealerships including Armes Chevrolet in Littlefield.

He was a former deacon at First Baptist Church where he also taught Sunday school and served as Sunday school superintendent. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Hale Center.

On Feb. 15, 1941, he married Edna Westbook in Dierks, Ark.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Howard Ray of Fillmore, Calif., Bobby Jones of Little Rock, Ark., and William Jones of Fort Worth; a daughter, Hilda “Heidi” Trimmier of Hale Center; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer´s Association, 200 W. Seventh, Amarillo, TX 79106; First Baptist Church in Hale Center; or to a favorite charity.

Gracie Lewis

Funeral services for Gracie Lewis, 78, are pending with Bartley & Silva Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Lewis died Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at her residence.

Donald Ray Ramsey

DALLAS - Funeral services for Donald Ray Ramsey, 45, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Sparkman Hillcrest Northwest Highway Chapel.

A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held later.

Mr. Ramsey died Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, in Health South Hospital in Dallas.

He was born in 1953 in Quitaque. He graduated from Wayland Baptist University and was an accomplished pianist, organist and drummer. He moved to Dallas in 1983. He worked as information technology manager and information services at the Children´s Medical Center.

Survivors include his parents, Ray Doyle and Wanda Ladelle Ramsey of Plainview; and a brother, Darrell Ramsey of Plainview.

The family suggests memorials to the Children´s Medical Center of Dallas.

Mary Lee Sanders

Funeral services for Mary Lee Sanders, 53, are pending with Bartley & Silva Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Sanders died at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

Mary Monette Simpson

COLORADO CITY, Colo. - Funeral services for Mary Monette Simpson, 65, former Tulia resident, were at 2 p.m. Monday in Rye Home United Methodist Church.

Burial was in Brookside Cemetery in Rye by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home in Pueblo.

Ms. Simpson died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999.

She was born Oct. 23, 1933, in Tulia. She was a longtime hair dresser in Arlington, Texas, before moving to Colorado City. She was in charge of SRDA dinners in Colorado City and Rye.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathy Bechaver; three sons, Ronald Dorrough, Bruce Dorrough and Calvin Dorrough; a sister, Leta Mae Pruitt; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Her parents, Verla Lee and Margaret Simmons Simpson and a sister, Etta Sue Melon, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 96911, Washington, DC, 20090-6911.

Maria Stevens

SMYER - Funeral services for Maria Lupe Stevens, 41, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Smyer High School Auditorium.

Burial will be in Smyer Cemetery by Resthaven Funeral Home of Lubbock.

Ms. Stevens died Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center.

Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. today in Resthaven´s Abbey Chapel.

She was bnorn Oct. 23, 1959, in Lubbock. She graduated from Smyer High School and had been a lifelong resident of Smyer.

She was a member of World Harvest Church.

Survivors include three sons, Michael Stevens, Richard Stevens and Phillip Stevens, all of Smyer; her mother, Guadalupe Rocha of Smyer; four brothers, Eliseo Rocha, Salvador Rocha and Joe Rocha, all of Smyer, and Manuel Rocha of Petersburg; and two sisters, Connie Gutierrez of San Antonio and San Juana Caudillo of Smyer.

Alice Olene Edwards
TURKEY - Funeral services for Alice Olene Edwards, 89, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Renay Rice of Dickens officiating, assisted by the Rev. Melvin Clinton.

Burial was in Dreamland Cemetery by Myers-Long Funeral Directors of Turkey.

Mrs. Edwards died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, in Plainview.

She was born June 26, 1910 in Fort Sumner, N.M. and moved to Turkey with her family in 1919. She married Roy Edwards in Turkey in 1926. He died in 1974. She was a member of Hope Baptist Church and had worked as a practical nurse and a cowgirl. She was a poet and ballad singer and attended every Bob Wills Day celebration in Turkey since its inception.

Surviving are five daughters, Christine Brummett and Kay Beavers of Quitaque, Nelta Green of Plainview, Rita Northcross of Chandler, Okla. and Anita Ramsey of Silverton; four sons, Jearl Edwards of Amarillo, Jerry Edwards of Quitaque and Bruce Edwards and Bobby Edwards, both of Ingleside; 26 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggest memorials to the Turkey Heritage Foundation, c/o Lawana Cruse, Turkey, Texas.

Johnna Fris

Memorial services for Johnna Erline Fris, 37, will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Bartley-Silva Memorial Chapel with Bob Long and Wally Chavez, associate ministers of Trinity Fellowship Church, officiating.

Cremation will be under the direction of Bartley-Silva Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday in the same chapel.

Ms. Fris died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, in Plainview.

She was born Dec. 27, 1961, in Mt. Clemens, Mich. and was known in the Austin area for her art work and painting of store murals. She also was a member of the National Rifle Association.

Survivors include a daughter, Amanda Fris of Plainview; a son, Trevor Fris of Plainview; her mother, Jacquelin Fris of Plainview; a brother, Russell Fris of Plainview; two sisters, Autumn Hanson of Las Vegas and Shelly Fris of Plainview; a nephew, John Claude Walker of Las Vegas, N.M., and a niece, Andrea King of Waco.

Billy Ray Huddelston

DUNCAN, Okla. - Funeral services for former Plainview resident Billy Ray Huddelston, 74, will be at 2 p.m Tuesday in Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with Leonard Keele officiating, assisted by Jon Hosch.

Burial will be at 4 p.m. in Faxon Cemetery by Don Grantham Funeral Home.

Mr. Huddelston died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, in Duncan Regional Hospital.

He was born April 10, 1925 in Faxon, Okla. He was a paratrooper with the U.S. Army´s 82nd Airborne Divisionduring World War II. He formerly was a farmer in Chattanooga, Okla. and then was owner and operator of Bill´s Locksmith. From 1991-96, he was a locksmith at Fort Sill, Okla. He lived in Plainview from 1966-84 and operated Bill´s Locksmith before moving to Duncan.

He was a member of Chisholm Trail Church of Christ.

He married Genevieve Harvey on May 11, 1947, in Munday.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Kay Garrison of Marlow, Okla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Jennie Huddelston of Duncan, Okla.; a brother, D.W. Huddelston of Richland; three sisters, Mary Johnston of Seymour and Eileen Hubbard and Willie Wells, both of Tipton, Okla.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

His parents, David W. and Nellie Mae Rawlings Huddleston, and a brother, Jim Huddelston, are deceased.

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

Raymond Pearce

Funeral services for Raymond Lee Pearce, 81, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Pearce died at 9:47 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.

He was born Aug. 11, 1918, in Troup and moved to the Springlake area at the age of five. He attended schools in Plainview and worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps camp. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-45. After his discharge, he began working for Cloverlake Dairy in Plainview. He also worked for the Plainview Ice Company, Luster´s Laundry and later worked for the Plainview Independent School District for 10 years.

He married Mildred Alvis on Jan. 29, 1950, in Clovis, N.M.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Disabled American Veterans and the Hale County Senior Citizens Association.

Survivors include his wife and several nieces and nephews.

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