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Guadalupe Galvan
Funeral Mass for Guadalupe Galvan, 82, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerard Kinney, pastor, officiating.

Burial will in Plainview Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Galvan died at 7:18 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at her residence.

She was born April 9, 1916, in Hunters. She was a seamstress and a member of RSVP and Guadalupanas. She was a Eucharistic minister and a lector and received an award for Outstanding Years of Services at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

In 1943, she married Aristeo Galvan in Mexico. He died Oct. 3, 1983.

Survivors include four sons, Armando, Javier and Jose Galvan, all of Plainview, and Miguel Galvan of Lubbock; a sister, Damiana Carmona of Plainview; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
 

Maria Elvira Oviedo

DIMMITT - Funeral Mass for Maria Elvira Oviedo, 50, were at 10 a.m. today in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Guillermo Morales, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Westlawn Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

Prayer vigil was observed Monday evening at the same church.

Mrs. Oviedo died at 9:25 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, in Dimmitt.

She was born Feb. 29, 1948, in Edinburg. She grew up in Dimmitt where she attended schools. She was a homemaker and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Survivors include her parents, Jose and Celia Alvarez of Dimmitt; five daughters, Rachel Villegas of Muleshoe, Alecia Villegas, Refugia Sanchez and Maria E. Oviedo, all of Dimmitt, and Maria A. Menduza of Friona; four sons, Rene, Simon and Richard Villegas and Marcus Oviedo Jr., all of Dimmitt; four brothers, Librado Alvarez and Joe Alvarez Jr., both of Dimmitt, Martin Alvarez of Dallas and Frank Alvarez of Plainview; four sisters, Maria Castillo, Sanjuana Moreno and Isabel Alvarez, all of Dimmitt and Anna Alvarez of Florida; and 19 grandchildren.
 

Oscar Palomin Sr.

LOCKNEY - Funeral Mass for Oscar Palomin, 50, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in San Jose Catholic Church with the Rev. Jim McCartney, pastor, officiating.

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

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the same church.

Mr. Palomin died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 10, 1948, in McAllen where he grew up and attended schools. He moved from Idaho to Lockney in 1970. He was a farmer and a member of San Jose Catholic Church.

On Aug. 3, 1968, he married Janie Hernandez in Idaho.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Oscar Palomin Jr.; four daughters, Amparo Mejia of Lockney, Alicia Carillo of Dallas and Aida Palomin and Josie Palomin, both of Lockney; a brother, Manuel Palomin of Mountain Home, Idaho; three sisters, Gloria Gonzales, Josephine Vela and Paula Castro, all of Mountain Home; and seven grandchildren.
 

Alvin Rodriguez Jr.

KRESS - Graveside services for Alvin Rodriguez Jr., infant son of Melissa Rios and Alvin Rodriguez Sr., both of Kress, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Plainview Memorial Park Babyland with the Rev. Steve Martinez, pastor of Nueva Vida/New Life Assembly of God Church in Plainview, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.

The child died at 5:35 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Jan. 30, 1999 in Lubbock.

Survivors include his parents; and his grandparents, Ofelia Lira of Hale Center and Leonard and Sara Rodriguez of Kress.
 

Vaude Roper

LUBBOCK - Graveside services for Vaude Roper, 83, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Charles Lutrick officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Resthaven Funeral Home.

Mrs. Roper died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999.

She was born March 27, 1915, in Lockney. She worked in the presidential campaigns for Eisenhower, Goldwater, Tower, Nixon, Reagan and Bush. She was named one of the Top 10 Republican Women of Texas.

She married Homer J. Roper. He died in 1989.

Survivors include two sons, Don Roper of Boulder, Colo., and Robert Roper of Healdsburg, Calif.; a brother, Larry Teaver of Lubbock; two sisters, Vada Webster of Plainview and Mrs. Jack Temple Owens of Sacramento, Calif.

The family suggests memorials to the Battered Women´s Shelter.

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

Willie D. "Bill" Dunning
MATADOR - Funeral services for Willie D. “Bill” Dunning, 89, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with Dr. C.H. Murphy, director of missions for the Tyron Evergreen Baptist Association in Conroe, and the Rev. Royce Jennings, interim pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in East Mound Cemetery in Matador by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Dunning died at 7:45 p.m. Sunday, June 13, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born March 6, 1910, in Clarksville. He moved to Whiteflat in 1926 from Antlers, Okla., and to Matador in 1943. He worked as a service station attendant and owned and operated a Dixie Dog Drive Inn and 7 -11 grocery store for many years, retiring in 1974.

He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Matador Senior Citizens Center.

On June 11, 1933, he married Nora Belle Stephens in Whiteflat.

Survivors include his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Virginia Dunning of Plainview; a daughter and son-in-law, Raynita and Dr. C.H. Murphy of Conroe; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The body will be at First Baptist Church from 10 a.m. Wednesday until service time at 2 p.m.

The family will receive friends at the Matador Senior Citizens Center.

Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Matador Building Fund.
 

Joe Hesson

LUBBOCK - Graveside services for Joe Edward Hesson, 67, former Floydada resident, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Wilson Chapel Cemetery in Kaufman by Adams Funeral Home.

Mr. Hesson died Sunday, June 13, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center Lakeside.

He was born April 26, 1932, in Lampasas. He owned and operated Uncle Joe´s Donuts and several other doughnut shops and restaurants. He moved to Lubbock from Floydada in 1979.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Tony Hesson of Lubbock; three daughters, Terri Stewart and Michelle Hesson, both of Lubbock, and Melanie Davis of San Angelo; two sisters, Ella Mae Patterson of Mesquite and Frances Harrell of Arlington; and three grandchildren.
 

Emma Massey

PETERSBURG - Funeral services for Emma Massey, 118, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home in Plainview.

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

She was born Jan. 15, 1881.
 

Edith Annelle Smith

THOMASVILLE, Ga. - Funeral services for Edith Annelle Turner Smith, 69, were at 9 a.m. today in Allen & Allen Funeral Home with the Rev. Rich Smith officiating.

Graveside services were at 10 a.m. in Laurel Hill Cemetery by Allen & Allen Funeral Home.

Mrs. Smith died Sunday, June 13, 1999, in Bossier City, La.

She was born June 18, 1929, in Thomas County, Ga. She was a homemaker and a member of Dawson St. Baptist Church.

She married Eldon L. Smith Jr., a former Plainview resident and retired lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Army Reserves. He died in 1994.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol Nelson and her husband Marvin of Allen, Texas; two sons, Eldon L. Smith III and his wife, Vanessa, of Sulphur, La., and David T. Smith of Roswell, Ga.; and a sister, Elsie Sullivan of Dublin, Ga.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care of Louisiana, Inc., 3000 Baird Rd., Ste. 2, Shreveport, La. 71118.
 

Windle D. Thomas

SILVERTON - Graveside services for Windle D. “Sonny” Thomas, 68, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Silverton Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Mullin officiating.

Masonic graveside services will be held. Burial arrangements are by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mr. Thomas died Monday, June 14, 1999, at his residence.

He was born May 20, 1931, in Stratford, Okla. He was retired after 32 years of service with the Texas Department of Transportation.

He was a member and past master of the Silverton Masonic Lodge and a member of First Baptist Church.

On July 23, 1973, he married Dena White in Tulia.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Mary Jo Brannon of Silverton, Ellen Hopper of Amarillo and Diane Parker of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a brother, Grover Thomas of Silverton; four sisters, Ruby Hester and Winnie Smith, both of Silverton, Inez Richardson of Tulia and Ida Mae Hardin of Brady; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The body will be at the Silverton Masonic Lodge until service time.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice Hands of West Texas at Lockney.

Richard Bellegas
DIMMITT - Funeral Mass for Richard Bellegas, 25, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Fern Couture officiating.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday.

Mr. Bellegas died at 4:50 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, in Amarillo.

He was born Sept. 30, 1973, in Floydada. He grew up in Dimmitt where he attended schools.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church.

Survivors include three brothers, Rene Villegas and Marcus Ouiedo, both of Dimmitt, and Simon Villegas of Clovis, N.M.; five sisters, Rachael Villegas of Muleshoe, Alicia Villegas of Dimmitt, Maria Ampro Mendoza of Friona and Maria E. Ouiedo and Cuca Sanchez, both of Floydada; his parents, Jose Santos Alvarez and Celia Reyes Alvarez, both of Dimmitt; four uncles and four aunts.

His mother, Maria Ouiedo, died Jan. 30, 1999.
 

W.L. ÔDub´ Copeland

Funeral services for William L. “Dub” Copeland, 86, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Garland Street Church of Christ with Karl King, minister, and Mark L. Mullins, a grandson from Spokane, Wash., officiating.

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

Mr. Copeland died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999 in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Oct. 15, 1912, in Delfis, N.M. He moved to Plainview in 1937 from Oklahoma and served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was as a paving contractor most of his life.

On April 20, 1935, he married Lela Helen Cypert in Sentinel, Okla. She died Aug. 2, 1999.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Mullins of Lubbock and Billie Morris of San Antonio; a brother, Orval Copeland of Tulane, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A brother is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Westview Boys Home, P.O. Box 553, Hollis, Okla.
 

Almeta Reed

KRESS - Funeral services for Almeta Reed, 74, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Reed died at 6:30 a.m. today, Aug. 19, 1999, at her residence.
 

Anna Lou Rodgers

Funeral services for Anna Lou Rodgers, 82, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with Jack Calk, director of missions for Del Rio-Uvalde, officiating.

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

Mrs. Rodgers died at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999, in Covenant Hospital.

She was born Anna Lou Copass on July 27, 1917, in Vernon. During World War II she worked in Fort Worth at Consolidated Aircraft Factory where she was a riveter on the nose section of B-24 bombers. She also lived in Floydada and Dickens and moved to Plainview from Lockney in 1954. She owned and operated the Magic Mirror Beauty Shop until 1974 and operated H&R Block in Floydada until retiring in 1989.

She was active in Parents Without Partners.

She married Roy Jordan Dunavant. He died in 1941. She married Darrell Gene Rodgers in 1952. He died Aug. 29, 1969.

Survivors include a son, Terry Lynn Rodgers of West Richland, Wash.; three daughters, Rhonda Rodgers of San Francisco, Calif., Frances Pratt of Benson, Ariz., and Roylene Smith of Poplar Bluffs, Mo.; three brothers, Jake Copass of Santa Ynez, Calif., Ira Copass of Pahrump, Nev., and Leon Copass of Oxnard, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Two sisters and two brothers are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.
 

Ann Willson

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Ann Willson, 77, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Willson died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999.
 

Eucie Garrett
KRESS - Funeral services for Eucie Burchfield Garrett, 87, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jay Simpson, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Garrett died at 12:30 a.m. Friday, July 16, 1999, at her residence.

Born Dec. 13, 1911, in Trinity City, she grew up in the Vernon area and attended the Elliot School in Wilbarger County. She moved to Kress in 1943 and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Kress Study Club and Kress Senior Citizens.

She married Floyd William “Buck” Garrett on Jan. 11, 1930, in Davidson, Okla. He died Nov. 25, 1994.

Survivors include one daughter and her husband, Louise and W.T. Kirk of Kress; three sons and their wives, Kenneth and Jan Garrett of Baton Rouge, La., Dwain and Emma Garrett of Chillicothe, and Bruce and Barbara Garrett of Plainview; one brother, Minton Burchfield of Houston; three sisters, Inez Parker of Byers, Daisey Horn of Houston and Jo Nelle Ross of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Kress Fire Department and the Kress Cemetery Fund.
 

Lillian Reeb

OLTON - Funeral services for Lillian (Rape) Reeb, 69, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kyle Streun, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Reeb died at 6:55 a.m. Friday, July 16, 1999, in Olton.

She was born Lillian Brown on Nov. 1, 1929, in Lindsey, Okla. She moved from Abernathy to Olton in 1968. She was a school teacher with the Olton ISD.

She was a member of Running Water Draw Care Center Volunteers.

On March 14, 1952, she married Melvin Reeb in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Marion Durham of Olton and Susan Venable of Plainview; and three grandchildren, Gerald Durham of Stephenville, Shelia Durham of San Angelo and Leslie LaDuke of Plainview.

The family suggests memorials to Vista Care Hospice of Plainview, 4418 Olton Road, Plainview, TX 79072, or to the Running Water Draw Care Center, 900 W. 12th, Olton, TX 79064.
 

Kent Wozencraft

OLTON - Funeral services for Kent Wozencraft, 59, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Norman Patton officiating.

Burial will be in Olton Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Homes of Olton.

Mr. Wozencraft died at 6 a.m. Saturday, July 17, 1999, in Olton.

He was born July 1, 1940, in Olton. He returned to Olton about six months ago from Riverside, Calif.

Mr. Wozencraft was a member of the Riverside Rancheros, NECA, IBEW and the Masonic Lodge.

He had previously been married to Nancy Cooper. That marriage took place on June 17, 1967, in Riverside, Calif.

Survivors include his mother, Edisy Hackler of Olton; three daughters, Kim Wozencraft of Lubbock, Lisa Ratledge of Tustin, Calif., and Tammy Ash of Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, Max Wozencraft of Riverside, Calif.; two sisters, Jolene Shaefer of Olton and Nora Lee Robertson of Taylor; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Olton Cemetery Association or VistaCare Family Hospice.
 

Jack Yeary

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Jack Eldon Yeary, 75, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Abney, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Yeary died Friday, July 16, 1999, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born March 29, 1924, in Globe, Ariz., to the late Rene Yeary and Sylvia Weaver Yeary. He graduated from Lockney High School and attended West Texas State University.

He married Wilma Lester on Dec. 31, 1985, in Lubbock.

A farmer and a Baptist, Mr. Yeary was a lifelong resident of Lockney and Floyd County. He was a member of Texas Plains Chapter of Two Cylinder Club and the Elks Lodge.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Max Yeary of Floydada and Rex Yeary of Quitaque; a stepson, Warren Meeks of Lubbock; two daughters, Jacqualine Owen of Lubbock and Jennifer Donaghe of Floydada; a stepdaughter, Wendy Royal of Abernathy; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

A grandson, Jason Barker, died in 1990.

Lee Campbell
FLOYDADA - Graveside services for Lee Andrew “Bob” Campbell, 90, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Floydada Cemetery with Doug Rainbolt, minister of City Park Church of Christ, officiating.

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

Mr. Campbell died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, at Floydada Rehabilitation & Care Center.

He was born June 10, 1909, in Wheelock where he attended schools. He married Gertie White on Oct. 15, 1928. She died June 21, 1984. He moved to Floydada in 1942 from Marquez. He was a retired farmer and had been a self-employed truck driver. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by four sons, Lee Andrew Campbell Jr., of Oklahoma City, Okla., Raymond Campbell of Tyler, John E. Campbell of Floydada and James Campbell of Lubbock; seven daughters, Velma Coleman of Houston, Juanita Price of Lubbock, Mildred Black and Bobbie Minnitt of Fort Worth, Carrie Davis of Floydada and Stella Jones and Clarissa Wales of Denver, Colo.; two brothers, Wadell Campbell of Quanah and Theadore Toney of Plainview; a sister, Rachel Jenkins of Floydada; 59 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
 

Mariana Corrales

HART - Funeral Mass for Mariana Corrales, 70, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in St. John´s Catholic Church with the Rev. Fern Couture officiating.

Burial will be in Hart Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

A prayer vigil will be at 8 p.m. Thursday in St. John´s Catholic Church.

Mrs. Corrales died at 8:54 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1999, in Dimmitt.

She was born May 18, 1929, in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and married Pedro Corrales there on May 8, 1929. She moved to Hart in January of 1974 and was a homemaker and member of St. John´s Catholic Church.

Surviving are her husband; eight daughters, Rosa Corrales and Hijinia Corrales, both of of Cerralvo, N.L., Mexico; Paulita Montemayor, Virginia Esquive, Fernanda Maldonado, Maria Marquez and Maryann Chavez of Hart, and Criselda Zamudio of Dallas; three sons, Eugenio Corrales of Springlake, Juan Corrales of Hart and Martin Corrales of Pasadena; a brother, Conrado Garza of Cerralvo, N.L., Mexico; a sister, Maria de la Luz Garza of Cerralvo, N.L., Mexico; 35 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. 
 

Josie Perez Gomez

Funeral services for Josie Perez Gomez, 44, of Plainview will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Templo De Alabanza with the Rev. Raymond Flores officiating.

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

Mrs. Gomez died at 7:49 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, at Covenant Hospital Plainview.

She was born Jan. 27, 1955, at Edinburg. She graduated from Friona High School. She married Ricky Gomez on Feb. 28, 1975, in Hereford. She moved to Plainview in 1986 and began classes at Wayland Baptist University. She was a member of Templo De Alabanza and was secretary and treasurer for the church. 

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Chris Angel Gomez and Ricky Leon Gomez of Plainview; four sisters, Olivia Jones of Friona, Lydia Cruz of Plainview, Hilda Bocanegra of De Leon and Maria Perez of Gatesville. 
 

Lina Martinez

Funeral services for Lina Martinez, 96, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Martinez died at 9:15 a.m. Sept. 15, 1999, at Covenant Hospital Plainview.
 

James Woolsey

Graveside services for James Aubrey Woolsey, 76, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Jayton Cemetery with the Rev. David Fletcher, pastor of First Baptist Church of Jayton, officiating.

Arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Woolsey died at 2:02 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, at Prairie House Living Center.

He was born Dec. 15, 1922, at Goldwaithe in Mills County and married Norrine Harrison on April 14, 1948, at Snyder. He grew up in San Saba and at an early age worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps. He graduated from Slaton High School, then joined the Coast Guard.

After his discharge, he lived in Aspermont where he was owner and operator of filling stations. In the early 1950s, he moved to Snyder and worked for Industrial Supply and Republic Supply. He moved to Odessa in 1967 and worked for Joy Manufacturing. He moved to Prairie House in 1998.

Survivors include his wife, Norrine of Plainview; one daughter, Cindy Durrell Chisholm of Acton; one son, Larry Woolsey of Plainview, and two nieces.

Memorials may be made to Prairie House and Family Hospice of Plainview.


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