Miscellaneous Hale County, Texas Obituaries


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Thurman Faver

LITTLEFIELD - Funeral services for Thurman C. Faver, 86, father of Burley Faver of Olton, will be at 2 p.m. today in Crescent Park Church of Christ with Wilburn Dennis, retired minister, and Eric Dickey, officiating. Burial will be in Littlefield Memorial Park by Hammons Funeral Home.

Mr. Faver died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1996, in Lamb Healthcare Center.

He was born on May 7, 1910, in San Saba County. He moved to Littlefield in 1943 and was a retired farmer. He served on board of the Fieldton Co-Op, Soil and Water Conservation and Plains Co-Op Oil Mill. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He married Elaine Cowart on Oct. 14, 1933, in Paducah.

Other survivors include his wife; another son, Dwight Faver of Spade; a daughter, Shirley Streety of Ropesville; a sister, Mildred Jennings of Littlefield; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A son, Dean Faver, died Jan. 30, 1993.

The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer´s Institute or to the Alzheimer´s Association, South Plains Chapter, 3601 4th St., Neurology Dept., Lubbock 79430.

Melba Valdes

RATON, N.M. - Graveside services for Melba Teaver Valdes, 75, sister of Vada Webster of Plainview, were Tuesday in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Burial arrangements were by Errington Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Valdes died Sunday, Oct. 20, 1996, at her residence.

She married Ernest A. Valdes on Dec. 31, 1944, in Lubbock. He is deceased. She married Alfred H. Hoskins. He is deceased.

Other survivors include two daughters, Jean Petitt Mote of Lubbock and Linda Carter of Saudi Arabia; a son, Bobby Valdes of Phoenix, Ariz.; two other sisters, Vaude Roper of Lubbock and Temple Owens of Sacramento, Calif.; a brother, V. Larry Teaver Jr. of Lubbock; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A son, Ernest Valdes Jr., is deceased.

Dean Verett

RALLS - Funeral services for Dean Verett, 79, sister of Rachael Nance of Floydada, will be at 2 p.m. today in Emma Church of Christ with Ken Free, minister and Kevin Verett officiating. Burial will be in Cone Cemetery by Adams Funeral Home.

Mrs. Verett died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1996, in Crosbyton Hospital.

She was born on Dec. 21, 1916, in Hamilton. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ, Garden Club, Band Parents, Parent-Teacher Association and the Quilting Club. She also had been a Cub Scout Leader.

She married Clarence Verett on March 27, 1937, in Ralls. He died on Aug. 28, 1992.

Other survivors include four sons, Eddie Verett of Ralls, Kevin Verett of Waco and Elvin and Steve Verett, both of Lubbock; another sister, Hortense Jackson of Cone; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Two sons are deceased. C.H. Verett Jr., died on Aug. 13, 1952 and Harold Verett died on Jan. 17, 1974.

The family suggests memorials to the Crosbyton Hospital, 710 W. Main, Crosbyton 79322; to the Cone Cemetery, Box 1003, Ralls 79357; or to Emma Church of Christ, 903 Tilford, Ralls 79357.

Robert Witt

PADUCAH - Memorial services for Robert L. Witt, 81, stepfather of Doyle Beauchamp of Plainview, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Sam Crosby, pastor, officiating. Another service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Ashland, Ore. Cremation arrangements are by Simington Funeral Home.

Mr. Witt died Friday, Oct. 18, 1996, in Mineral Wells.

He was born on Jan. 27, 1915, in Matador. He graduated from Valley View High School and served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a Baptist, a Mason and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

He retired from Gibson Greeting Cards and had owned a hardware store in Ashland, Ore.

He married Theola White Beauchamp on Oct. 15, 1994, in Paducah.

Other survivors include his wife; a son, Jim Witt of Ashland; two daughters, Shirley Enis of Jacksboro and Pan Florence of Pendleton, Ore.; two other stepsons, Norman Beauchamp of Dumas and Gary Beauchamp of Amarillo; two stepdaughters, Patricia Brooks of Paducah and Shirley Fitzgerald of Guthrie; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; and 11 great-stepgrandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church or to the American Lung Association.

Annice Ellis Cardenas

HEREFORD - Funeral services for Annice Ellis Cardenas, 39, sister of Linda Mata of Plainview, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rix Funeral Directors Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Griffith officiating. Burial will be in West Park Cemetery.

She died Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996, in Hereford Regional Medical Center.

Ms. Cardenas was born Jan. 6, 1957, in Marlin. She moved to Hereford from Dimmitt in 1990. She was employed by Kings Manor Nursing Home in Hereford.

Survivors include: three sons, Elias Ellis, J.J. Ellis Jaso and Martin Cardenas Jr., all of Hereford; one daughter, Betty E. Jaso of Hereford; her mother, Betty R. Ellis of Hereford; longtime friend, Angelita (Concha) Briceno; three brothers, Joe Cruz Ellis Jr. of Wildorado, Adam Ellis of Hereford and David Ellis of Amarillo; six other sisters, Frances Abalos of Hereford, Dorothy Garcia of Olton, Lupe and Betty Ellis, both of Littlefield, and Eva Jasper and Rita Gonzales of Amarillo.

A son, Jose Jaso Jr., is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Kings Manor Nursing Home, 400 Ranger, Hereford, Texas, 79045.

Lloyd Hardy

FLOYDADA - Lloyd Lendon Hardy, 90, will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at City Park Church of Christ with Gene McCarty, minister, officiating. Burial will be in Floyd County Memorial Park by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home of Floydada.

Mr. Hardy died today, Nov. 19, 1996, at Mangold Hospital in Lockney. 

He was born Nov. 11, 1906. He attended schools in Brinkman, Okla. and moved to Floydada in 1961 from Olton. He worked in school maintenance and as a farmer before retiring. He was a member of City Park Church of Christ.

He married Eunice Mae Hardy. She died June 15, 1993.

Survivors include a son, Don Hardy of Floydada; a daughter, Sue Wilhite of Oklahoma City, Okla.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A brother, Vernon Hardy, and a sister, Vera Blake, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials be to the American Heart Association.

Jewel Greer

CANYON - Graveside services for Jewel Greer, 90, mother of Ben and Fred Greer of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville, Mo. with the Rev. Paul Watson, retired minister, officiating. Burial is by Brooks Funeral Directors. 

Mrs. Greer died Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996, in Canyon. 

She was born Dec. 29, 1905, in Sugerton, Okla. She married Jeff Newton Greer in Plainview on Feb. 2, 1924. He died in 1984.

She was a member of the Parkview Baptist Church of Plainview.

Survivors include five daughters, Gerri Staples of Reno, Nev., Betty Maddox of Amarillo, Margarett Reid of Canyon, Doris Watkins of Spokane, Wash., and Polly Scott of Georgetown, Guyana, South America; a sister, Opal Conyers of New Mexico; 16 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials to a favorite charity.

Ramon Sauceda

SILVERTON - Funeral services for Ramon Sauceda, 44, former Silverton resident, are pending with Myers-Long Funeral Home in Silverton.

Mr. Sauceda died Monday night, Nov. 18, 1996, in Lubbock.

Helen Shelby

LUBBOCK - Graveside services for Helen Darden Shelby, 83, former Floydada resident, were at 11 a.m. today in Floyd County Memorial Park with Rev. Ione Sedinger, minister of First Christian Church, officiating. Arrangements are by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Shelby died Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, in University Medical Center. 

She was born Feb. 6, 1913, in Glenrose. She graduated from North Texas State University. She moved to Floydada in 1945 from Albuquerque, N.M. and then to Lubbock in 1959.

She was an elementary school teacher and a member of First Christian Church in Floydada.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherre West of Lubbock and Barbara Logan of Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother, Sherrill Powell, Jr. of Granbury; two sisters, Bobbye Ray of Grand Prairie and June Williams of Arlington; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A son, Billy Jack Darden, a sister, Martha Mangold, and a great-grandson, Crockett Cagle, are all deceased.

The family suggests memorials to First Christian Church, 301 W. Missouri, Floydada 79235.

Shelly V. Allen

EARTH - Funeral services for Shelly V. Allen, 91, of Paris, Texas, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Key Reed officiating. Burial will be in Earth Memorial Cemetery by Bright-Holland Funeral Home of Paris.

Mr. Allen died Monday, Dec. 30, 1996, in Paris Nursing Home.

He was born June 26, 1905, in Leadhill, Ark. He married Lola Blanche Barrett in September of 1932. She died in January of 1971. He married Minnie Mae Wood in June of 1971 in Paris. She died Dec. 13, 1995.

Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Lowrimore of Hugo, Okla.; a step-daughter, Valda Burns of Sumner; three step-sons, Kenneth Wood of Paris, James Wood and Rex Wood, both of Midland; a brother, Whetsel Allen of Cortez, Colo.; a sister, Fern Alsobrook of Cortez; two grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Five brothers and four sisters are deceased.

John Glenn

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for John Glenn, 89, former area resident, were at 11 a.m. today in W.W. Rix Chapel with Horace Coffman, a Church of Christ minister, officiating. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. today in Plainview Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Rix Funeral Directors.

Mr. Glenn died Sunday, Dec. 29, 1996, in Quaker Villa Nursing Home.

He was born Dec. 12, 1907, in Saginaw. He served in the U.S. Army and farmed in the Hale County area. He was a member of Southside Church of Christ.

He married Lucille Moody on Feb. 17, 1957, in Clovis, N.M. She died Nov. 17, 1994.

Survivors include four daughters, Dorothye Lee Wisnieski of Anacortes, Wash., Patricia Ruth Bailey of Abilene, Evelyn Ann Kersh of Bedford and Janet Simpson of Lubbock; 17 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He also is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Louise Yandell of Plainview, Frank Glenn of Elk City, Okla., and Henry James Martin, Ruth Martin and Loritha Mayfield, all of Lubbock.

A daughter, Maurine Dixon, died in 1984.

Mae Irwin

FLOYDADA - Graveside services for Alta Mae Irwin, 94, former Floydada resident, were at 11 a.m. today in Rushing Chapel Cemetery with Brad Thompson, minister of University Church of Christ in Canyon, officiating. Burial arrangements were by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Ms. Irwin died Friday morning, Dec. 27, 1996, in Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa.

She was born Aug. 26, 1902, in Texas. She graduated from Floydada High School and moved to New York. She later moved to Pennsylvania and worked as a secretary. She attended the Methodist Church.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

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Ward Pinkerton

Funeral services for Charles Ward Pinkerton, 83, of Halfway, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Shane Brue, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Pinkerton died at 5:52 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 1996, in St. Mary´s Hospital in Lubbock.

He was born March 15, 1913, in Halfway in the house that is now located at the Hale County Farm and Ranch Museum in Hale Center. He grew up in the Halfway community and owned the Halfway Grocery and Market from 1937 to 1978. 

He had worked for Precinct 4 since 1979 and was a volunteer for the Halfway Volunteer Fire Department, serving as fire chief for several years. He was one of the founders of Halfway Water Supply and was active in Little League ball teams, Boy Scouts and worked with the Lions Club and 4-H.

He had been active in the Halfway Methodist Church where he was superintendent and teacher and attended Trinity United Methodist Church in Plainview.

He married Ruby Polk on June 25, 1967 in Halfway.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, William Ward Pinkerton of Fort Worth, Rex Pinkerton of Halfway and Kit Pinkerton of Plainview; three daughters, Sylvia Harmon of Claude, Gladys Pinkerton of Fort Worth and Rhonda Ellis Pinkerton of Texas; one sister, Helen Hart of Mission; two brothers, Allen Pinkerton of Rockville, Md., and Cecil Pinkerton of Tampa, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Trinity United Methodist Church or to the American Cancer Society.

Amy Caraway

TULIA - Funeral services for Amy Caraway, 79, of Amarillo, are pending with Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Caraway died at noon Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, in St. Anthony´s Hospice in Amarillo.

Virginia Coleman

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Virginia Coleman are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Coleman died Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at her residence.

Bertha Mae Clapp

Funeral services for Bertha Mae Clapp, 89, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, officiating.

Her body will be at Lemons Funeral Home until service time.

Mrs. Clapp willed her body to Texas Tech Health Sciences Center for medical science teaching and research.

Shed died at 3:55 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at her residence.

Mrs. Clapp was born on Jan. 5, 1907, in Heavener, Okla. She grew up in Heavener where she graduated from high school. She moved to Fort Smith, Ark., and attended Draughan´s Business College. She worked in Oklahoma City after graduation and in 1942 moved to Providence, R.I., and worked as secretary at Kiser Shipyard. She moved to Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1944 and worked for the Office of Price Administration.

In 1948 she moved to Denver and worked for Fitzsimmons Army Hospital and in 1955 moved to Corvallis, Ore., and worked for the U.S. Forest Service. In 1959 she moved to Plainview and was executive secretary for the Draft Board. She retired in 1972.

She was a member of First Baptist Church where she taught children´s Sunday school for several years. She was a member of Friendship Sunday School Class and Reapers Bible Study Group.

She married Dr. Vance Clapp on Dec. 24, 1938, in Oklahoma City.

Survivors include her husband; and two sisters, Oleta Riddle of Wagoner, Okla., and Blanch Hively of Houston.

Roy Ethridge Crutchfield

CLARENDON - Funeral services for Roy Ethridge Crutchfield, 84, father of Jeanette Blivens of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Clarendon Church of Christ with Mike Suiter, minister, and Don Stone of Clarendon officiating. Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery by Robertson Funeral Directors.

Mr. Crutchfield died Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, in Clarendon.

He was born Nov. 21, 1911 in Direct. He had lived in Donley County most of his life and had been resident of Clarendon since 1935. He owned and operated Crutchfield Texaco Station for 20 years before retiring in 1977.

He was a member of Clarendon Church of Christ.

He married Cleo Usrey on Dec. 12, 1932, in Hollis, Okla.

Other survivors include his wife; another daughter, Joyce Blasingame of Hereford; two sisters, Rowena Looney of Amarillo and Peggy Hertzmann of Big Bear Lake, Calif.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A grandson, Bill Blasingame, died in 1984.

Lake Harkey

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Lake N. Harkey, 89, of Brownfield, brother of Vida Judkins of Abernathy, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in W.W. Rix Chapel with the Rev. John H. Johns officiating. Burial will be in Idalou Cemetery by Rix Funeral Directors.

Mr. Harkey died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, in St. Mary Hospital.

He was born April 15, 1907, in Atkins, Ark. He was retired from El Camino Junior College in Gardena, Calif. He returned to Brownfield in 1995 and farmed in Lubbock County.

He was a Methodist, a Mason and a member of the Elks Lodge 1919.

He married Opal Watts. She died in July 1992. He married Eleanor Close Booher. She died in April 1996.

Other survivors include a son, E.R. “Bud” Harkey of Brownfield; three daughters, Euleta Stockard, Pat Grider and Vanita Moore, all of Lubbock; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family will be at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to a favorite charity.

Anna Belle Sharp

TULIA - Funeral services for Anna Belle Sharp, 85, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Michael Carder, interim pastor of River Road Baptist Church, and the Rev. Jeff Parsons, also of the church, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Sharp died at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, in Amarillo.

She was born Sept. 15, 1912, in McLean. She moved to Castro County at an early age and lived in the Wise Community where she attended schools. She also attended Plainview schools and lived in Hart where she was honored as Hart Pioneer in 1988. She was a homemaker and a member of the Home Demonstration Club and First Baptist Church in Hart. 

She married Howard Sharp on July 17, 1929, in Clovis, N.M. He died on Aug. 16, 1994, in Dimmitt.

Survivors include one daughter, Norma Jeanne Moseley of Amarillo; two sons, Wesley Arlyn Sharp of Clarendon and Jack Howard Sharp of Georgetown; one sister, Carmen McDonald of Tularosa, N.M.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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