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Eduardo Alvarez
SILVERTON - Funeral services for Eduardo Alvarez, 12, are pending with Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

The youngster died Sunday, April 4, 1999, at Lake Mackenzie.
 

Marlow Dees

Funeral services for Marlow Dees, 83, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor of College Heights Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Dees died Saturday, April 3, 1999, in Silverton.

He was born Aug. 15, 1915, in Marlow, Okla. He graduated from Plainview High School and served with the military in World War II and the Korean War. He retired from the U.S. Post Office after 27 years service.

He was a member of College Heights Baptist Church, a Mason and enjoyed hunting.

On Oct. 26, 1935, he married Christine Raper in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Jeannette Julia of New Britain, Conn., and Juanita Patton of Shreveport, La.; one son, Richard B. Dees of Victorville, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
 

Willis Clay Pruitt

CANADIAN - Memorial services for Willis Clay Pruitt, 57, will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Cornerstone Church with the Rev. Orville Rogers, pastor of First Baptist Church in Stinnett, officiating.

Arrangements are by Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.

Mr. Pruitt died Thursday, April 1, 1999.

He was born in Wheeler and had lived in Borger for several years before moving to Canadian in 1995. He was manager of the Canadian office of G.P. Guinn Co.

In 1987, he married Vickie Nutter.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Robert Pruitt and Donny Suit, both of Canadian, and Charles Johnston of Skellytown; three daughters, Christine Penaranda of Pampa, Patty Suit of Duncan, Okla,. and Angela Hope of Lakewood, Calif.; four brothers, Sam Pruitt of Hereford, Jerry Pruitt of Plainview, Joe Pruitt of San Gabriel, Calif., and Jimmy Pruitt of Amarillo; two sisters, Wilma Asa of Oklahoma City and Joan Ward of Amarillo; and 10 grandchildren.

The family will be at the McLaughlin home at 113 Brooks Drive in Fritch.
 

Dona Sedgwick

EAGLE LAKE - Funeral services for Dona L. Sedgwick, 49, were at 10 a.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Brent Beasley, pastor, officiating.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock by Dulany Funeral Home.

Mrs. Sedgewick died Friday, April 2, 1999, in Rice Medical Center in Eagle Lake.

She was born March 13, 1950, in Amherst. She graduated from Kress High School and moved to Eagle Lake from Katy in 1991.

She was an honorary chapter farmer with the Katy FFA, a member of First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake and was active in the Lupus Foundation of America, organizing a support group in Colorado City.

On Oct. 16, 1971, she married Ronnie M. Sedgwick in Tulia.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Tim Sedgwick of Irving; her mother, Thelma Standifer of Lubbock; two sisters, Nickie Caldwell of Carrollton and Gayle Selman of Iola; and two brothers, Fred Standifer Jr. of Levelland and Gayland Standifer of Midland.

Her father, Fred Standifer Sr., and a brother, James Standifer, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the Lupus Foundation of America, 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite, 720, Houston 77098, or to First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 339, Eagle Lake, TX 77434.
 

Michael Wilson

NEW DEAL - Funeral services for Michael Shane Wilson, 24, were at 11 a.m. today in First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. David Menefee, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home of Abernathy. 

Mr. Wilson died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, in Cambridge, Ohio in a truck accident.

He was born Oct. 7, 1974, in Lubbock. He lived in Abernathy until moving to Lubbock in 1987 where he attended Coronado High School. He later moved to New Deal. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Abernathy.

Survivors include his wife, Diana Rene Adams of New Deal; a son, Andrew Adams of New Deal; two daughters, Krysten Wilson of New Deal and Paige Marie Wilson of Cross Plains; a stepson, Daylin Adams of New Deal; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Bridgers of Lubbock; a sister, Kara Coats of Wichita Falls; his grandparents, Alma Wilson of Abernathy, Connie Cox of Lubbock and J.D. Bridgers of Jacksonville, Fla.; and his great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Davis of Lubbock.

Barnett Chadwick Jr.
LEVELLAND - Funeral services for Barnett “Barney” Henry Chadwick Jr., 72, were at 2 p.m. today in Head Family Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby James officiating.

Burial was in City of Levelland Cemetery by Head Family Funeral Home.

Mr. Chadwick died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Feb. 19, 1927 in Texas. He served in World War II and the Korean War. He was an assistant manager with Simon Lumber Company in Levelland and also had worked as a photographer for Shugart Studios.

He was active in and was a past commander of VFW Post 4506 and had coached Little League baseball. He was a member of the Jaycees and was involved in many civic activities in Levelland.

On Nov. 2, 1984, he married Lillian Sue Flaherty in Levelland.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Alvin Chadwick of Denton; two daughters, Rebecca Ann Waldrop of Slader, Okla., and La Quita Joyce Smith of Levelland; two stepsons, Patrick Allen Thomas of Brownwood and Hugh Douglas Bramlett of Levelland; two stepdaughters, Rebeka Marlynn Jones of Wolfforth and Anna Josephine Todd of Hale Center; a brother, Robert Chadwick of Alabama; and a sister, Mary Katherine Loudermilk of Big Spring.
 

W.F. “Bill” Gilbert

Funeral services for W.F. “Bill” Gilbert, 78, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First United Methodist Church Chapel with Dr. Max Browning, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Gilbert died at 9:44 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.

He was born Nov. 6, 1921, in Halfway. He attended school in Halfway and Plainview and enlisted in the U.S. Army on July 15, 1942. He served with the 775th Tank Battalion during World War II and was discharged Dec. 18, 1945. He worked for Atcheson, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad and was a yard clerk, retiring from Santa Fe in 1985 after 37 years. He then worked as an inspector for Plainview Grain until December 1994.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5399, Ray Blakemore American Legion Post 260 and Brotherhood of Railway and Airline Clerks.

On April 2, 1944, he married Ada Louise Pate in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Judith Ann Cook of Plainview; a son and daughter-in-law, James Riley II and Julie Gilbert of Japan; two brothers, Riley E. Gilbert of Houston and Leon D. “Jim” Gilbert of Plainview; four sisters, Louise Baker of Fort Worth, Laura Jane Gammage of Midland, Lily Marie Montieth of Humble and Gloria Gay Mickey of Tulia; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church or to a favorite charity.
 

Faye Terrell

Funeral services for Faye Marshall Terrell, 88, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in First United Methodist Church with Dr. Max Browning, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Terrell died at 6:55 a.m. today, Nov. 22, 1999, at Santa Fe House.

She was born Oct. 29, 1907, in Waxahachie, the daughter of the late David Marvin and Josie Florence Eatmon Marshall. She moved with her parents to the Aiken community in 1914 where she grew up and attended school. She rode a horse to Lockney school and the last year of high school she moved to Plainview and graduated from Plainview High School in 1925.

On Nov. 24, 1926, she married Clayton C. Terrell in Plainview. He died April 3, 1989.

They farmed in the Prairieview Community, Edmonson Community and moved to the Bellview Community southeast of Plainview in 1934 where she lived until moving to Plainview in 1996.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Methodist Missionary Society, Home Demonstration Club and Knife and Fork Club.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy Faye and Erwin “Buster” Glover of Lubbock; one son and daughter-in-law, Cloyce Marshall and Bebe Terrell of Sunray; one brother, Marvin Glenn Marshall of Plainview; a daughter-in-law, June Terrell of Plainview; six grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

A son, Floyd Terrell, died April 18, 1999; grandson, Grant Anthony Terrell, died July 13, 1984, and another grandson, Terry Don Terrell, died June 6, 1994.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church, Cal Farley´s Boys Ranch or to the Salvation Army.

Mary Jane Lewis
Funeral services for Mary Jane Lewis, 87, will be at 4 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Bowie Cemetery by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lewis died at 11:19 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center Lubbock.

She was born Mary Jane Oxer on Nov. 17, 1911, in Childress. She moved to Plainview in 1925 and graduated from Plainview High School. She attended Wayland Baptist University and graduated from Texas Tech University.

She taught school in the Plainview ISD for 18 years.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, the Pastor´s Class, Travel Study Club, Plainview Women´s Club and Plainview Senior Citizens.

On June 15, 1940, she married Gene Lewis in Lubbock.

Survivors include her husband.
 

Lawson Kemp

Funeral services for Lawson Kemp, 78, will be at 1 p.m. today in First Baptist Church chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor and the Rev. Neil Unwin, pastor of First Assembly of God, officiating.

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

Mr. Kemp died at 1 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center Lubbock.

He was born June 21, 1920, in Tahoka where he grew up. He graduated from Plainview High School and moved to California to work as a carpenter and for the railroad. He joined the U.S. Army in 1944 and after his discharge moved back to Plainview and farmed. He moved to Brownwood in 1963 and ranched. In 1964 he bought the International dealership and sold it in 1969. In 1970 he sold the ranch and in 1977 moved back to Plainview and drove a truck for Grace Chemical Company.

He was a member of the Plainview Senior Citizens and enjoyed fishing.

On Aug. 24, 1940, he married Alice Eujane Landers in Plainview. She died in January of 1988.

Survivors include a son, Richard Kemp of Bronte; a daughter, Gail Thrasher of Plainview; one brother, Alton Kemp of Coleman; one sister, Earlene Schneider of Hereford; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Two sons are deceased. Johnny Kemp died in 1997 and David Kemp died in 1987. A brother, Clois Kemp, also is deceased.
 

Raymond C. Speer

TIPTON, Ind. - Funeral services for Raymond C. Speer, 94, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Kemp United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Overmeyer, officiating.

Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery by Leatherman-Morris-Boyer Funeral Home.

Mr. Speer died at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, in Millers Merry Manor.

He was born Dec. 25, 1904, in Orange County, Ind., the son of the late John R. and Carrie E. Cadle Speer. He graduated from Indiana University School of Business in 1929 with a business degree and taught school. He also was a saleslman for McCormick-Mathers Publishing Co.

He had lived in Tipton since 1943 and was a member of the Indiana Club, Kemp United Methodist Church, co-workers Sunday School Class and was active in the Boy Scouts. He was a former Kiwanian.

On Dec. 20, 1931, he married Mary F. Alexander in Mitchell, Ind. She died Dec. 25, 1996.

Survivors include three daughters, Roseanna Shepard of Hale Center, Maralee Baumgardner of West Lafayette, Ind., and Linda Richter of Tipton; two sons, David Speer of Tipton and Dr. J. Dennis Speer of Blanchardville, Wisc.; a brother, Robert Speer of Orleans, Ind.; 17 grandchildren, including Rosemary Peggram of Plainview, Patty Mandrell of Lubbock and Cade Shepard of College Station; and 18 great-grandchildren.
 

W.B. Stofel

PADUCAH - Funeral services for W.B. Stofel, 67, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Prather, pastor, officiating.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Quanah Memorial Park Cemetery by Seigler Funeral Home.

Mr. Stofel died Thursday, Feb. 17, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center Lubbock.

He was born Oct. 19, 1931, in Idabel, Okla. He moved to Cottle County in 1949 and was a retired farmer and equipment operator for Cottle County.

He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of Missionary Baptist Church.

On Aug. 30, 1952, he married Gwynna Truelock in Paducah.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Danny Kay Stofel of Guthrie; his mother, Alice Stofel of Tulia; two sisters, Juanita Lee of Tulia and Bobbye Chaney of Paducah; two brothers, Earl Dean Stofel and Ray Stofel, both of Hart Camp; and two grandchildren.

A son, David Ray Stofel, died in 1978.

Evelyn Garrison
Funeral services for Evelyn Garrison, 89, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Garrison died Tuesday, May 8, 1999, in Pampa.
 

Linda Gregg

Funeral services for Linda Gregg, 50, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First United Methodist Church with Dr. Max Browning, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Gregg died Tuesday, June 8, 1999, at her residence after a lengthy illness.

She was born Linda Hodel on May 23, 1949, in Lockney. She attended Lockney schools and in 1963 moved to Plainview and graduated from Plainview High School in 1967. She attended Wayland Baptist University. In 1991 she moved to Wichita, Kan., and returned to Plainview in February of 1998.

She was an active member of First United Methodist Church and Plainview PTA.

On March 30, 1984, she married Joe Fred Gregg in Plainview.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Chris Gregg of Plainview; her mother, Louise Hodel of Plainview, and a brother, Johnny Hodel of Lubbock.

Her father, Jimmy Hodel, died in 1987.

The family suggests memorials to the Joe Arrington Cancer Center, 4101 22nd Place, Lubbock, TX 79410.
 

James Grimsley

KNOX CITY - Funeral services for James Raymond “Bill” Grimsley, 70, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church in Haskell with the Rev. Johnny Johnson and the Rev. Jim Turner officiating.

Burial will be in Weinert Cemetery by Smith Funeral Home.

Mr. Grimsley died Monday, June 7, 1999, in Hendricks Medical Center in Abilene after a lengthy illness.

He was born Jan. 20, 1929, in Weinert where he grew up and graduated from school. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a tractor mechanic and butane serviceman for Penman Conoco. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Haskell.

On Aug. 2, 1934, he married Patsy “Pat” Counts in Merkel.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Walta Lynne Lopez of Spur, Jamie Kaye Phillips of Graham, Shelly Ann Cox of Rochester and Jerri Joyce Buerger of Haskell; three brothers, Larry Grimsley and Gerald Grimsley, both of Abernathy, and Robert Grimsley of Graham; a sister, Donna Thomas of Haskell; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.
 

Roy Keas

AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho - Funeral services for Roy Murl Keas, 77, were held May 25 at 11 a.m. in the American Falls Congregational United Church of Christ with Lee Baker, minister, officiating.

Burial was in Fallsview Cemetery by Davis Mortuary with military honors by Roland Evans American Legion Post No. 3.

Mr. Keas died May 19, 1999, at his residence after an illness.

He was born April 9, 1922, in Canute, Okla. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps and retired from Pacific Fruit and Produce in 1983. He was an avid fisherman.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Viola Judd Keas; two sons, Mark Keas of Spokane, Wash., and Dennis Keas of Alda, Neb.; two daughters, Patricia Johnson of Spokane, and Gwen Jensen of Lisco, Neb.; four sisters, Dorothy Tullis Brown of Plainview, Ida Yarbrough of Lancaster, Texas, Hazel Gibson of Canute, Okla., and Bonnie Bryant of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and 10 grandchildren.

A brother, Joel Keas, died in 1983.
 

Antonio Ortiz Jr.

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Antonio “Tony” Ortiz Jr., 32, of Austin, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. David Menefee, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home of Abernathy.

Mr. Ortiz died Monday, June 7, 1999, at his residence in Austin.

He was born June 21, 1966, in Lubbock. He graduated as salutatorian of the 1984 Abernathy High School class and was on the debate team that went to state competition, winning a trip to Washington, D.C. He was a four-year member of the National Honor Society and a member of the track team. He played the tuba in the high school band.

He moved to Austin in 1984 and graduated from the University of Texas in 1989 and attended the University of Texas Law School for three years. He was employed with SEMATECH in Austin. He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include his parents, Tony and Yolanda Ortiz of Abernathy; two brothers, Ricardo Ortiz of Canyon and Daniel Ortiz of Lubbock; and a sister, Cristela Bullard of Abernathy.

The body will be at the church in Abernathy from noon today until service time Thursday.

Walter Barker
Funeral services for Walter S. Barker, 91, of Plainview will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 3, 1999, in Peterson Funeral Home Chapel of Frewsurg, N.Y., with the Rev. Thomas Delk, pastor of Busti Federated Church in Busti, N.Y., officiating.

Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Frewsburg. Local arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Barker died at 8:47 p.m. Friday, May 28, 1999, in Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center.

He was born June 13, 1908, in Jamestown, N.Y. He married Mary Jane Lowers Dec. 10, 1932, in Jamestown. She died Sept. 10, 1963.

He grew up in Jamestown and graduated from Jamestown High School. He was a machinist.

Survivors include four daughters, Lowell J. Troedel and Joan S. Stone of Plainview, Kathleen A. Green of Gowanda, N.Y., and Penelope L. Krebbs of Buffalo, N.Y.; three sons, David M. Barker of Memphis, Tenn., Timothy L. Barker of Lakewood, N.Y., and Stephen W. Barker of Gowanda, N.Y.; 27 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
 

Silas "Blue" Brown

QUITAQUE - Funeral services for Silas C. “Blue” Brown, 87, of Lockney, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with Pete Moseley and Stuart Smith officiating.

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

Mr. Brown died Sunday, May 30, 1999, in Floydada.

He was born Dec. 12, 1911, in Detroit, Texas. He married Ostella Miller Nov. 16, 1931, in Hollis, Okla. She died July 26, 1991. He married Jewel Busby on May 26, 1992, in Lockney.

He farmed in Hollis before moving to the Turkey-Quitaque area in 1939, farming until his retirement in 1989. He also worked as a tractor mechanic in Turkey in addition to farming. He had lived near Lockney since 1992.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Quitaque for many years. He had been a member of the Church of Christ in Lockney since 1992.

Survivors include his wife, Jewel Brown of Lockney; two daughters, Patsy Rhoderick of Lubbock and Melanie Camp of Jacksboro; three sons, Bennie Don Brown and Carl Brown of Amarillo, and Robert W. Brown of Plainview; two step-daughters, Judy Norris of Floydada and June Collins of Petersburg; a brother, Stidham F. Brown of Olympia, Wash.; three sisters, Lea Belle Braker of Tulsa, Okla., Pearl Morrison of Houston and Dorothy Meadows of Roseberg, Ore., 12 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Richard Rhoderick, Roger Brown, Brent Brown, Brett Brown, John Farley, Danny Brown, Jonathan Collins, Jason Williams, Jamie Moyer, Josh Brown and Brian Williams.

Memorials may be made to Texas Boys Ranch of Lubbock.
 

Parthenia Cook-Harris

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Parthenia Cook-Harris, 52, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. V.P. Perry, pastor, and the Rev. Joe Coffer, officiating.

Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by Warford-Walker Mortuary, 509 N. Hughes.

Mrs. Cook-Harris died Wednesday, May 26, 1999, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

She was born in Shreveport, La. and lived in Marshall before moving to Amarillo where she grew up and graduated from Carver High School. In 1995, she moved to Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are a daughter, Jascha Hodge of Colorado Springs; two sons, Clarence Cook Jr. and Coyous Cook, both of Colorado Springs; a sister, Hattie Mae Lee of Dallas; three brothers, Charles Anderson of Colorado Springs, Herman Anderson of Amarillo and Perry Anderson of Plainview; her stepfather, Danny Swain of Amarillo and 15 grandchildren.

The family will be at 812 S. Carolina in Amarillo.
 

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 tonight.

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; his parents, Dora and Ralph Salazar Jr. of Tulia; one brother, Raymond Salazar of Abilene; two sisters, Judy Ann Vega of Canyon and Geneva Tobar of Odessa; and his grandparents, Rafael and Monica Salazar of Tulia.


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