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|Ronnie L. Allen
POWDERLY - Memorial services for Ronnie L. Allen, 54, will be today at 4 p.m. in the Lakewood Baptist Church with the Rev. John Griswood officiating.
Arrangements are by Wood Funeral Homes of Deport.
Mr. Allen died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, in the McCuistion Regional Medical Center.
He was born April 17, 1944 in Plainview. He worked as a truck driver for several years and was a member of Seth Ward Baptist Church in Plainview.
On July 6, 1964, he married Georgia Thompson.
Survivors include his wife; his mother, Alice Allen of Plainview; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shawn and Hubert Clark of the Keller-Fort Worth area and Sandie and Tommy Quisenberry of Roanoke; a sister, Jan Young and a brother, Jack Allen, both of Plainview; and five grandchildren.
His father, Shorty Allen, died in 1985 and a brother, Jerry Allen, died
Raymond E. Halsey
YOUNGSVILLE, La. - Funeral services for Raymond Ellsworth Halsey, 87, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. today in the Martin & Castille Funeral Home Chapel in Lafayette, La. which also handled cremation.
Mr. Halsey died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, at his residence in Youngsville.
He was born Jan. 1, 1916 in Plainview where he grew up. He graduated from Texas Tech and received a masters from LSU. He was a veteran of the armed forces and was a retired geophysicist. He married Frances Sue Moore in Philadelphia, Miss.
Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Cathy Kendall of Nashville,
Tenn.; one brother, James Halsey of Lubbock; four stepdaughters, Bonnie
Trest of Butte LaRose, Laura Sparks of Jackson, Miss., Dona Weifenbach
of Sunset and Cindy Trahan of Pensacola, Fla.; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services for Guadalupe Galvan, 82, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.
Mrs. Galvan died at 7:18 a.m. today, Feb. 1, 1999, at her residence
after a lengthy illness.
Robert ÔBob´ Mote
Funeral services for Robert “Bob” Mote, 72, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First United Methodist Church with Dr. Max Browning, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.
Mr. Mote died at 6:06 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.
He was born Oct. 30, 1926, in Spring Valley. He served with the U.S. Air Force Cadets during World War II and graduated from Texas A&M in 1950 with a degree in agronomy. He worked for Armour Fertilizer, Nipak Fertilizer and Paymaster Seed. He retired from Cargill Seed in October of 1992.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Hand in Hand Sunday School Class, Men´s Prayer Breakfast and the Plainview Bass Club.
On July 28, 1951, he married Gerrie Rodgers.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marca and Bill Morris of Lazbuddie and Melissa and Kent Ferguson of Austin; one sister, Frances Collins of Morehead City, N.C.; and six grandchildren.
His parents, one brother and three sisters are deceased.
W.R. Smith Jr.
KRESS - Funeral services for William Russell Smith Jr., 71, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Fuller, pastor of First Baptist Church in Ozona, and Dean McNamara, chaplain at Vista Care Family Hospice in Plainview, officiating.
Burial will be in Lockney Cemetery by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home in Lockney.
Mr. Smith died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 24, 1927, in Lockney, the son of the late William Russell Sr. and Linnie Harrison Smith. He attended Lockney schools. He moved to Rogers, Ark., in 1971 and to Kress in 1978. He was a farmer.
He was a member of Kress First Baptist Church and Lockney Masonic Lodge #867.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Russell Dee Smith of Rogers.; two daughters, Jan Rodgers of Rogers, and Judy Fletcher of Washburn, Mo.; four brothers, Howard Smith and Joe Smith, both of Mena, Ark., Lynn Ray Smith both of Lockney, and Ernest Smith of San Antonio; two stepsons, Frankie Roberts of Valley View and Aaron Roberts of Deming, N.M.; four stepdaughters, Cleta Tyree of Happy, Barbara Fowler of Levelland, Phyllis Settle of Summerville, S.C., and Kathy Nelson of Tulia; five grandchildren; 17 step-grandchildren; and 28 step-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 5-7 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to Vista Care Family Hospice, 4418 Olton Road., Plainview, TX 79072.
Jimmie Lee Berry
Burial will be in Kelton Cemetery by Wright Funeral Directors.
Mrs. Berry died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999.
She was born in Benjamin and moved from Lubbock to Shamrock. She was retired from JCPenney´s in Lubbock.
Survivors include two daughters, Donna Green of Kelton and Helen Long
of Austin; three sisters, Irene Wiggins of Mexia and Alice Allen and Ruby
Simpkins, both of Plainview; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Maurine Hamilton, 75, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Syl Moore, the Rev. Mike Wilcox and the Rev. Aubrey Howell officiating.
Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hamilton died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center.
She was born May 6, 1923 in Lubbock. She had lived in the Abernathy are for the past 57 years.
She was a member of First Baptist Church and past member of the Abernathy Study Club and New Deal Home Demonstration Club.
Survivors include a son, Ronnie Hamilton of Abernathy; three daughters, Barbara Alsup of Waco, Janna Carter of Tyler and Elaine Lott of Garden City, Kan.; a brother, R.G. “Bus” McNeely of Oklahoma City; four sisters, Oleta Greenhill, Glee Showalter and Jean Utley, all of Lubbock, and Joy Yarbrough of Waco.
A son, Johnny Hamilton, died April 5, 1996.
The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, National
Arthritis Association or to Abernathy First Baptist Church.
Funeral services for Leedy Maxey, 87, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First United Methodist Church with Dr. Max Browning, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.
Mr. Maxey died at 2:01 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.
He was born Oct. 2, 1911, in Carrollton, the son of the late Roy and Ruth Maxey. He moved with his parents to Plainview in December of 1911. He graduated from Plainview High School in 1933 and began work with the Plainview Fire Department. He served 42 months with the U.S. Air Force during World War II and after his discharge, returned to the fire department. He became fire chief on Nov. 15, 1956 and held that position until retirement in 1973.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
On Oct. 4, 1956, he married Elsie Young in Clovis, N.M.
Survivors include his wife.
CROSBYTON - Funeral services for Cesar Quintero, 26, were at 10 a.m. today in San Jose Catholic Church with the Rev. Glenn Rosendall officiating.
Burial was in Crosbyton Cemetery by Adams Funeral Home.
Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Sunday in the same church.
Mr. Quintero died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, north of Crosbyton in a one-vehicle accident.
He was born April 9, 1972, in Sullivan City. He worked for Crosby County Fuel Association and was a member of Calvario Baptist Church.
In 1993 he married Veronica Reyes.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Mark Anthony Quintero; his parents,
Reymundo and Hermelinda Quintero; two brothers, Reymundo Quintero Jr. and
Gilbert Quintero, all of Crosbyton; seven sisters, Norma Sanchez of Plainview,
Janie Arredondo of Mission, Nelda Valdez of Midland, Linda Salazar of Ralls,
Estella Reyes of Petersburg, Julie Ramirez of Lubbock and Christina Sanchez
ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Ethel Tobacco, 72, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Northside Baptist Church with the Rev. David Menefee, pastor of First Church of the Nazarene, officiating.
Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Tobacco died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 3, 1926, in Pinewood, S.D. She moved to Abernathy in 1980 from Oregon and was a Catholic.
Her husband, R.L. Sanders, died July 1, 1998.
Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn Whitfield of Abernathy and
Cindy Williams of Butte, Mont.; a son, Thomas Tobacco of South Dakota;
five brothers, Rudolph, Vincent, Archie, Elmer and Dick Tobacco, all of
Pine Ridge, S.D.; two sisters, Hazel Tobacco and Ivlien Tobacco, both of
Pine Ridge, S.D.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Elmer R. Watson
Funeral services for Elmer Richard Watson, 78, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.
Mr. Watson died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, at his residence.
Myrl O. Andrews
Burial was in Greenwood Memorial Park by Greenwood Funeral Home.
Mr. Andrews died Friday, April 23, 1999, in Fort Worth.
He was born Aug. 31, 1913, in Childress. He was a retired supervisor with Rector Well Equipment Co., and a member of Birchman Baptist Church for 45 years.
His wife, Bernett Andrews, died May 4, 1993.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, David and Paula Andrews
of San Antonio; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Danny Souder of Dallas;
two brothers, Dr. C.C. Andrews of Plainview and Howard Andrews of Childress
; two sisters, Kathleen Andrews of Childress and Ernestine Hackler of Amarillo
and five grandchildren.
Brett Richard Gill
SILVERTON - Memorial services for Brett Richard Gill, 41, will be at 2 p.m. today in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Russell Byard, pastor, officiating.
Cremation arrangements were by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home in Lockney.
Mr. Gill died Monday, April 26, 1999, in Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
He was born March 12, 1958, in Lockney, the son of John Richard and Wilma Lee Francis Gill. He graduated from Silverton High School in 1976 and from West Texas State University in 1980 with a bachelor´s degree in accounting.
He was a farmer and a lifelong resident of the Lockney/Silverton areas.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Lockney where he had served on several committees and formerly served as chairman of the Council on Ministries and was the former secretary of the Plainview District Methodist Men´s Association.
On May 28, 1983, he married Judy Carole Birdwell in Dimmitt.
Survivors include his wife; his parents; two daughters, Corye Beth Gill and Kendall Suzanne Gill, both of Silverton; two brothers, Cris Gill of Fort Worth and Eber Gill of Dallas; and a sister, Tracy Baird of Southlake.
The family suggests memorials to Plainview Christian Academy, 310 S.
Ennis, Plainview, TX 79072 or to the Baylor University Medical Center Bone
Marrow Transplant Service, 3535 Worth, Suite 185, Dallas, TX 75246.
Flem D. Hedrick
Graveside services for Flem D. Hedrick, 88, of Plainview, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in City of Lubbock Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Fagan, pastor of Memorial Baptist Church in Lubbock, officiating.
Burial arrangements are by Freeman-Abell Funeral Home of Hale Center.
Mr. Hedrick died at his Plainview residence Tuesday, April 27, 1999.
He was born Feb. 8, 1911 in DeQueen, Ark. He lived and worked in Lubbock where he owned and operated a moving company. He retired in 1967 and moved to Hale Center then to Plainview in 1992.
He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church and served with the U.S. Army during World War in France and Belgium.
On Jan. 20, 1933, he married Alene Adams in Roxton.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Bobby G. Hedrick of Brownfield
and Steve Hedrick of Plainview; two daughters, Jean Lancaster of Paducah
and Donna Rea of Garland; a sister, Ruby Williamson of Commerce; 11 grandchildren;
and 11 great-grandchildren.
Paul F. Spruell
DUMAS - Funeral services for Paul F. Spruell, 76, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in North Plains Christian Church with the Rev. Don Willingham, pastor, and the Rev. Alan Burkhalter, pastor of Chaparral Hills Baptist Church of Amarillo, officiating.
Burial will be in Dumas Cemetery by Morrison Funeral Home.
Mr. Spruell died Monday, April 26, 1999.
He was born in Flat, Mo., and served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He moved to Dumas in 1951 and worked as a crane operator for Diamond Shamrock, retiring in 1985.
He was a member of North Plains Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Bill Spruell of Dumas and Terry Spruell of Fritch; three daughters, Paula Jo Presley of Colorado Springs, Colo., Debbie Peterson of Dumas and Suzie Bradberry of Canyon; two stepsons, Steve Crisp of Plainview and Cody Crisp of Angleton; four stepdaughters, Elaine Willis of Dumas, Charlene Hossack of Orangevale, Calif., Debbie Shugars of Simpson, La., and Laura Kurtz of Angelton; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Memorial Hospice 224 E. Second, Dumas,
Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.
Rosary will be recited at 7 tonight in St. Isidore Church with the Rev. Luis Dussan officiating.
Mr. Pace died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.
He was born July 21, 1964, in Abernathy and graduated from Abernathy High School in 1982. He attended Lubbock Christian College and moved from Abernathy to Dallas in 1990 where he coached Junior League Football and won two state championships. He also coached Junior League soccer and basketball.
He moved back to Abernathy earlier this year.
He had been a member of the Abernathy Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church.
Surviving are two sons, Eric James Pace and Ethan Steve Pace, both of
The Colony; a daughter, Jacqueline Hope Pace of The Colony; his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. James Pace of Abernathy; a brother, Johnny Pace Sr. of Abernathy;
a sister, Mary Ann Torres of Hereford; and his fiancee, Karin Lee Anderson
of Minneapolis, Minn.
Charles R. Tarkenton
Funeral services for Charles Raymond Tarkenton, 83, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Bartley-Silva Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Eli Cooper, a Baptist minister from Breckenridge, and the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor of College Heights Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in City of Lubbock Cemetery by Bartley-Silva Funeral Home.
Mr. Tarkenton died at 2:05 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, in Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 15, 1916, in Waurika, Okla. He graduated from Fort Worth High School in 1936 and moved to Lubbock in 1938 where he owned and operated a sandwich shop. He lived in Roswell, N.M., returned to Lubbock and then moved to California and worked for an oil company for one year. He returned to Lubbock in 1940 and entered the insurance business.
In 1942 he volunteered for the military and served with the 404th Bomb Group as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He was discharged in 1945.
He was associated with Rix Funeral Directors where he sold insurance. He moved to Plainview in August 1951 from Lubbock and worked with Lemons Funeral Home, selling insurance for 32 years.
He was an active member of College Heights Baptist Church, a life member of the Grand Lodge of Texas AF&AM and was a Master Mason and a 50-year member of Lodge #709.
On Jan. 12, 1946, he married Cora Lee Garrison in Lubbock.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Janet Reeves of Plainview, Nicki Charlene Cates of Houston and Carey Rhea Clingan of Topeka, Kan.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Jimmy Lee Williams of Lubbock.
The family suggests memorials to the Masonic Home for Children in Fort
Johnnie Mae Burnett
Services for Johnnie Mae Nanny Burnett, 78, of Lubbock will be 10 a.m. Monday in Sanders Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Norman Patton, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Olton, officiating.
Burial will follow in Plainview Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 5-6 p.m. today at Sanders Funeral Home.
She died Thursday. Oct. 28, 1999, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.
Mrs. Burnett was born June 8, 1921, in Hale County and moved to Lubbock in 1954 from Hale Center. She married Richard Rolwand Burnett on Oct. 30, 1938, in Hale Center. She worked as a homemaker and was a Methodist.
Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Rolinda Ammann of Cedar Park, Sharon Bayne of Lubbock and Karon Shuman of Fairbanks, Ala.; a son, Dick Burnett of Lubbock; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Meals on Wheels.
O.E. “Gene” Nix
Graveside services for O.E. “Gene” Nix will be 11 a.m. Monday in the Delhi Cemetery in Caldwell County with the Rev. Kenneth Baker, minister of the Delhi First Baptist Church, officiating.
He died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.
Nix was born Nov. 26, 1928, in Eldorado, Okla., and married Barbara Joan Cripen on June 26, 1954, in Corpus Christi. He came to Plainview in 1964 and was the store manager of Eaton-Craig Stationary before retiring in 1993. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of College Heights Baptist Church and the Plainview Noon Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Mark Eugene Nix of North Pole, Ala.;
a daughter, Carla Nix of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and two grandchildren.
Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.
Mr. Brown died at 6:45 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 1999, at his residence.
He was born July 19, 1921, in Lindsay, Okla. where he grew up. He served with the U.S. Air Force during World War II from 1941-1946. He returned to this area and farmed in the Prairieview and Providence communities. He retired in 1970. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include two sisters, Zelma Perry of Plainview and Darlis Jensen
of Lindsay, Okla.; two sisters-in-law, Cora Brown of Plainview and Florene
Coldeway of Marble Falls; and several nieces and nephews.
Augusta M. Farris
HART - Funeral services for Augusta M. Farris, 84, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Allie Balko, pastor of First Baptist Church in Wicket, officiating.
Burial will be in Hart Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Homes in Dimmitt.
Mr. Farris died at noon Saturday, March 27, 1999, in Plains Memorial Hospital in Dimmitt.
She was born Aug. 31, 1914, in Era. She attended Draughn´s Business College and worked as a hairdresser. She was a homemaker, a member of First Baptist Church and the Good Neighbor Club and was named Hart Days Pioneer of the Year in 1998.
On April 14, 1934, she married Loyd W. Farris in Hobart, Okla.
Survivors include her husband; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Carole Farris of Dalhart, Billy Joe and Connie Farris of Hart, and Ricky and Suzanne Farris of Dimmitt; one brother, Billy Haire of Houston; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Two daughters, Patsy Farris and Peggie Farris, two granddaughters, Tonya Cleaver and Kari Homfield, and three brothers, L.D. Haire, Lowell Haire and Woodrow Daniel, are deceased.
Pallbearers will be Kirk Farris, Tim Farris, Flynn Farris, Adrian Farris, Alston Farris, John Scott Farris, Brent Homfield and Barry Homfield. Honorary pallbearers will be Stephanie Schilling, Camille Benzer and Darla Jirele.
The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church Carpet Fund or
to the Hart Cemetery.
Leota Dona McClure
AMARILLO - Funeral services for Leota Dona McClure, 78, of Lubbock, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors Martin Road Chapel with the Rev. Jim Fox, pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.
Mrs. McClure died Saturday, March 27, 1999, in Lubbock.
She was born in Sweetwater and moved to Amarillo when an infant. She was a homemaker, a Baptist and had worked in Central Supply of High Plains Baptist Hospital. She moved to Lubbock in 1988.
Survivors include a granddaughter, Deborah Fisher of Lubbock; three grandsons, Charles McClure Jr. of Abernathy, Clifford McClure of Georgia and Michael McClure of Fargo, N.D.; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Three sons are deceased. Claude Wesley McClure died in 1944, Clifford
Leon McClure in 1944 and Charles Elmer McClure in 1997.
AMARILLO - Graveside services for Velma Thomson, 89, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Llano East Cemetery with the Rev. Gil Lain, pastor of Paramount Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial arrangements are by Boxwell Funeral Directors.
Mrs. Thomson died Sunday, March 28, 1999.
She was born in Mena, Ark., and had lived in Amarillo since 1980. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
In 1960 she married Jack Thompson in Roswell, N.M.
Survivors include her husband; a son, James Bowen of Amarillo; two brothers, Joe Roberts of Plainview and D.F. Roberts of Lubbock; a sister, Martha Porter of Plainview; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, 2404
West Seventh, Amarillo, TX 79106.
GARLAND - Funeral services for Jewell Trantham, 89, were at 11 a.m. today in Buckingham Road Church of Christ.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Mrs. Trantham died Friday, March 26, 1999, in Dallas.
She was born Sept. 23, 1999 in Duncan, Okla. She lived in Wolfforth before moving to Garland.
She was a member of Wolfforth Church of Christ.
Her husband, Nolan, died in 1957.
Survivors include two daughters, Lydia Hood of Irving and Noretta Johnson of Richardson; two brothers, Blake Lyde of Petersburg and Bill Lyde of Dallas; two sisters, Alene Covey of Sweetwater and Betty McGaugh of Plainview; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.