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H.A. Caraway Jr.
SAN ANGELO - Funeral services for H.A. “Pops” Caraway Jr., 70, former Hale Center resident, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Robert Massie Riverside Chapel with Miguel Zuniga of Johnston Street Church of Christ officiating.

Military burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery. Arrangements are by Robert Massie Funeral Home.

Mr. Caraway died Thursday, Aug. 5, 1999, in a San Angelo hospital.

He was born March 31, 1929 in Hale Center and served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a business owner in the oil and transportation industries and a Mason.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Dyron Powell of Houston; two sons, and daughters-in-law, H.A. “Trey” and Polly Caraway III of San Angelo and Andy and Cindi Caraway of Merkel; and eight grandchildren.
 

William Felder

William Herschell Felder, 90, of Hart, will be held 2 p.m. Monday in the Hart Church of Christ with the Rev. Roy Shave officiating. Burial will follow in the Hart Cemetery under the direction of Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Homes.

Felder died Friday, Aug. 6, 1999 in Prairie House Living Center in Plainview.

He was born Dec. 9, 1908 in Quitaque and was married to Nellie Anderson July 24, 1929 in Hollis, Okla. She died Jan. 4, 1997.

He moved to Hart in 1947, was a farmer and operated Hart Laundry until his retirement. He was also a carpenter. Felder was a charter member of the Hart Church of Christ where he was very active. Felder and his wife were Pioneers of the Year in 1993.

The family suggest memorials to Hart Cemetery and Lubbock Children´s Home.
 

G.B. Johnston Jr.

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for G.B. Johnston Jr., 76, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Hawkins, a Baptist minister in Lubbock, and the Rev. Harold Abney, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Johnston died Thursday, Aug. 5, 1999, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Dec. 6, 1922, in Lockney, the son of the late George Burnie “G.B.” and Sarepta Cope Johnston Sr. He attended schools in Lone Star and Sterley and graduated from Lockney High School in 1939.

He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps as a pilot in Norwich, England with the 467th Bomber Squadron during World War II. He was a retired farmer and lifelong resident of Lockney.

He was a member of First Baptist Church where he taught the Adult Timothy Sunday School Class for many years.

On March 11, 1950, he married Naomi Huckabee in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Barry Johnston of Lubbock and Chris Johnston of Horn Lake, Miss.; two daughters, Kay Martin of Lockney and Lori Bean of Lubbock; a sister, Agnes Frizzell of Lockney; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A grandson, Michael Martin, died in 1976.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4-6 p.m. today.

The family suggests memorials to Alzheimer´s Association, 3601 4th St., Room 3A116, Lubbock, TX 79430 or to First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 446, 401 S. Main, Lockney, TX 79241.
 

Guadalupe Paez

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Guadalupe R. Paez, 85, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Monte de Los Olivos with Oscar Paez officiating.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Guajarado Funeral Chapels.

Mrs. Paez died Thursday, Aug. 5, 1999, at her residence.

She was born July 26, 1914 in Rogue and married the Rev. Luz Paez on Aug. 30, 1926 in Karnes City. He died Oct. 9, 1965.

She was an active member of Monte de los Olivos Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving are six sons, Pete, Oscar and Abel, all of Abernathy, Moises of Whiting, Ind., Mercedino of Kingsville and Lazaro of Alvin; nine daughters, Eloisa Paniagua, Noemi Villegas, Ann Paez, Maria Paez, Martha Paez and Elizabeth Paez, all of Abernathy, Loana Barragan of Hereford and Irma Yedor and Angelita Duran, both of Florida; a sister, Jesusa Ramirez of Abernathy; 55 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
 

Calixtra G. Sanchez

Services are pending with Lemons Funeral Home for Calixtra G. Sanchez, 94, of Plainview. She died Saturday, Aug. 7, 1999, in Prairie House Living Center.
 

William Tye

FLOYDADA - (Special) Services for William McClesky Tye, 81, of Floydada will be 3 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with the rev. Anthony Sisemore, pastor, officiating and the Rev. Wendell Horn, pastor of First United Methodist Church, assisting.

Burial will follow in Floyd County Memorial Park under the direction of Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Tye died Saturday, Aug. 7, 1999, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock.

He was born March 25, 1918, in Floydada where he attended schools. Tye married Edna Beth Wilson in 1937 in Fairview County. He was the owner of Tye Drilling company for 31 years and an engineer at Caprock Hospital for 20 years. The life-long resident of Floyd County was a member of First Baptist Church in Floydada and a World War II veteran. He was preceded in death by a brother, Keith Tye and a sister, Dorothy Schenk.

He is survived by his wife, Edna Beth Tye; a son, Jim Tye of Lubbock; a daughter, Jane Pruitt of Floydada; a brother, Jim Tye of Wheeler; two sisters, Betty Lou Simpson of Floydada and Carolyn Marble of South Plains; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Floydada EMS, Box 373, Floydada, 79235 or a favorite charity.

W.P. ´Dub´ Cooke
WINTERS - Funeral services for W.P. “Dub” Cooke, 84, of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dean Thomas and the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor of College Heights Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Northview Cemetery by Winters Funeral Home. 

Mr. Cooke died Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, in Big Spring.

He was born July 13, 1915, in Gatesville and moved to Drasco as a child with his family. He married Violet Badgett on Aug. 1, 1934, in Drasco and later moved to Bradshaw where he farmed. He moved to Lovington, N.M., in 1953 where he farmed until his retirement in 1980 when he moved to Plainview. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include a son, Bob Cooke, and his wife, Patsy of Sherman; a daughter, Patricia Thomas, and her husband, Dean, of Big Spring; two brothers, Leslie Cooke of Fort Worth and Martin Cooke of Abilene; a sister, Katherine Officer of Edmond, Okla.; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

His wife; a son, Lanny Cooke; a daughter, June Clements, and a grandson, Bobby Lynn Cooke Jr., are deceased.
 

Joyce Elwell

WICHITA FALLS - Funeral services for Joyce Manon Childers Elwell were at 10:30 a.m. this morning in the Tenth and Broad Church of Christ with Larry Suttle, minister, officiating.

Burial will be at 4:30 p.m. today in the Lockney Cemetery with Frank Duckworth, Church of Christ minister, officiating.

Mrs. Elwell died Friday, Sept. 17, 1999.

She was born in Lockney and lived there for 12 years. She was a licensed vocational surgical nurse. She moved to Wichita Falls in 1969 from Amarillo. In Amarillo, she was employed by St. Anthony´s Hospital and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star A.E. Shirley Chapter No. 986. In Wichita Falls, she worked at Wichita General Hospital, was a member of the Tenth and Broad Church of Christ and was a homemaker.

She married Donald Joseph Elwell Sr. in 1944 at Portales, N.M. He died in 1998.

Survivors include a son, Donald J. “Rusty” Elwell Jr. of Amarillo; two brothers, C.W. Childers of Forth Worth and B.R. Childers of San Antonio.

The family suggests memorials be to 10th and Broad Church of Christ, 10th and Broad St., Wichita Falls, TX 76301.
 

Dwight Miller

Funeral services for Dwight L. Miller, 71, will be at 2 p.m. today in Garland Street Church of Christ with Karl King, minister, and Daryl Clevenger of Hart and Travis Trussell of Plainview officiating.

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

Mr. Miller died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, at his home.

He was born Sept. 25, 1927, in Stafford, Okla., where he grew up and went to school. He attended Wayland Baptist College. He married Wanda Jean Meador March 10, 1950, in Clovis, N.M. They moved to Plainview in 1952 from Clinton, Okla., where he was in construction building dams.

He farmed most of his life in Van Horn, Hart and the Plainview area. He was active in Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and worked with the youth of Garland Street Church of Christ where he was a member.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Carol Boswell of Andrews; a son, Tony Miller of Tucson, Ariz.; three brothers, Wes Miller of Lawton, Okla., Hoyt Miller of Fairland, Okla., and Gene Miller of Foss, Okla.; a sister, Clete Johnson of Hobart, Okla.; and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to National Bible Studies, c/o Garland Street Church of Christ, 700 Garland Street, Plainview, TX 79072 and to VistaCare Family Hospice, 4418 Olton Road, Plainview, TX 79072.
 

Billie Simmons

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Billie J. Simmons, 68, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in North Amarillo Church of Christ with Dalton Keith, minister, and Frankie Lemons, officiating.

Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery by Warford-Walker Mortuary Inc.

Mrs. Simmons died Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999.

She was born in Itasca and graduated from high school there. She lived in Amarillo for many years and retired from Sears as a sales clerk in 1984. She was a member of North Amarillo Church of Christ.

She married Nathaniel “Nat” Simmons in 1948 at Itasca.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Billy Wayne Simmons of Amarillo; four daughters, Dorothy F. Johnson, Velma Samuels, Vicki Woods and Tina Woods, all of Amarillo; three brothers, Richard Wilson and Ronnie Wilson, both of Amarillo, and Tommy Lee Wilson of Hale Center; two sisters, Sharon Christian of Odessa and Jo Nell Brannon of Borger, 19 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

The family will be at 1109 N.W. 24th Ave.
 

Nina Wuthrich

LITTLEFIELD - Funeral services for Nina Virginia Wuthrich, 98, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Emmanuel Lutheran Church with Herb Keistman, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Littlefield Cemetery by Hammons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wuthrich died Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, at Lamb Healthcare Center in Littlefield.

She was born Nov. 30, 1905, in Bodafors, Sweden. She married J.E. Wuthrich on Dec. 18, 1928, at Pflugerville. He died Jan. 12, 1980. She moved to Littlefield in 1937 from Pflugerville. She was a homemaker and a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church since 1937.

Survivors include two sons, Arnold Wuthrich of Smyer and Norman Wuthrich of Hale Center; two daughters, Virginia Grisham of Littlefield and Eleanor Krueger of Granite Shoals; a sister, Ellen Senkel of Taylor; two brothers, Paul Rydell of Fort Worth and Harold Rydell of Odessa; nine grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.

A son, Edmund Johnny Wuthrich, died Jan. 26, 1948.

Fred Ball Sr.
SAN ANTONIO - Funeral services for Fred Earl Ball Sr., 84, will be today in First Assembly of God Church.

Graveside services will be at noon Wednesday in Olton Cemetery by Vaughan´s Funeral Home of Boerne.

Mr. Ball died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, in San Antonio.

He was born Jan. 15, 1915, in Elmore City, Okla. He was ordained a minister by the Assemblies of God in April 1941 and served as Central Assembly of God president of the West Texas District for two years. During his 57-year ministry he pastored churches in Denver City, Pecos, Dalhart and Boerne in Texas and Ninecah, Elm Grove, Girard and Stillwater in Oklahoma. He was pastor for 13 years at Central Assembly of God Church in Peoria, Ill., where he helped build a 700-seat church. His last pastorate was at Eureka, Ill.

On Aug. 18, 1941, he married Johnnie Syble Hart.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Earline Mumme and Denise Carrigan, both of San Antonio; a son, Fred Ball Jr., of Peoria; a brother, Lewis Ball of Lubbock; a sister, Katie Pauline Alexander of Plainview; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandson.

The family suggests memorials to West Texas District Council Home Missions, 5504 Wayne Ave., Lubbock, TX 79414-4137; or Aged Ministers Assistance, General Council of the Assemblies of God, 1445 Booneville Ave., Springfield, Mo. 96890-0204.
 

Tommy Brewer

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Tommy Brewer, 60, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in N.S. Griggs & Sons Pioneer Chapel with the Rev. Robert Field, pastor of Southeast Baptist Church, officiating.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Plainview Cemetery.

Mr. Brewer died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, in a Dallas hospital.

He was born in Big Spring and grew up in Plainview. He went to work for Pioneer Natural Gas in 1962 and moved to Amarillo in 1974. He was a senior measurement technician for K&N Energy (formerly Pioneer Natural Gas) in Amarillo.

He was a member of Bolton Street Baptist Church.

On Jan. 17, 1960, he married Barbara Kay Daniel in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Tammy Stephenson of Dumas; two sons, Jamey Brewer and Kevin Brewer, both of Amarillo; a sister, Maxine Gulledge of Childress; and seven grandchildren. He was the brother-in-law of Mrs. Jack (Cyndi) Dickey of Plainview.

The family will be at 5209 Boyd in Amarillo and will receive friends after the graveside services in Plainview at 1001 Travis.
 

Eunice Mae Diviney

AMARILLO - Graveside services for Eunice Mae Diviney, 91, will be at 2 p.m. today in the Portales, N.M., cemetery with the Rev. Cliff Houghton of Fairview Assembly of God Church in Amarillo officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Diviney died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999.

She was born in Texas. She was a beautician and a member of Fairview Assembly of God Church.

Her husband, William Diviney, died in 1983.

Survivors include three sons, Thomas Diviney of Shreveport, La., Johnny Diviney of Ida, La., and Bobby Letcher of Tulia; a daughter, Wanda Minor of Amarillo; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

A son, Jimmy Don Diviney, is deceased.
 

Lola Smith

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Lola Wheeler Smith, 91, of New Home, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in New Home Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Fleming, associate pastor of First United Methodist Church in Lubbock, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by White Funeral Home of Lubbock.

Mrs. Smith died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, in Plainview.

She was born April 27, 1908, the daughter of the late R.M. and Esther Murray Wheeler, on the Wheeler Ranch south of Robertson. She attended Robertson school where she graduated from high school. She graduated from Texas Tech in 1939 with a bachelor´s degree in education and taught at New Hope, Union, Slide and New Home schools where she later served as principal. She retired from teaching in 1948.

She was a founding member of New Home Methodist Church where she was a Bible teacher for many years. She was a state and national officer of Texas Home Demonstration Clubs. As a voting delegate of Allied Country Women of the World, she visited every continent except South America during the 20 years she served.

She was honored by Texas Tech as Distinguished Alumnus in 1972. In 1973, Gov. Preston Smith appointed her to the Board of Regents of Texas A&M University, a position she held until 1979. She was the first woman to hold this position, and due to her diligence, Texas A&M changed its long-standing policy of a male-only university and allowed women to enroll. For her dedication, she was named Regent Emeritus of the Board of Regents of Texas A&M University.

She was a member of the National Extension Homemakers Council, Alpha Lambda Academic Honors Society at Texas A&M, National Master Farm Homemakers Council, Texas A&M Century Council, Committee for White House Conference on Children & Youth, a sustaining member of the National Food and Fiber Council, an honorary lifetime member of Women´s Society of Christian Service, and an ambassador of the State of Texas to the Presidential Inauguration in 1965.

On Aug. 14, 1938, she married Wilmer Smith at her parents´ ranch.

Survivors include her husband; a granddaughter and her husband, Kathleen and Mike Boster of Edmonson; a grandson and his wife, Phil and Karen Bohner of Navasota; a sister, Marcia Lockwood of Lorenzo; and three great-grandsons, Marcus, Ian and Christian Boster.

A daughter, Peggy Ruth Bohner Amann, died in 1995.

The family will receive friends at the church following the services. Memorials are suggested to a favorite charity.

Ruth Evans
FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Jessie Ruth Lewis Evans, 87, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Moore-Rose-White Memorial Chapel with Doug Rainbolt, minister of City Park Church of Christ, officiating.

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

Mrs. Evans died Saturday, June 26, 1999, at Sherwood Healthcare in Bryan.

She was born Nov. 30, 1911, in Chalk to the late Vess Lewis and Lena Fields Lewis. She attended schools in Paducah and graduated from Paducah High School.

She married Earl Evans on Oct. 8, 1931, in Paducah. They moved to Floydada from Batesville in 1954. He died in 1967.

She married Neil Webb in August 1982. He died in 1997.

Mrs. Evans was retired from having owned and operated Westside Trailer Park in Floydada. She was a member of City Park Church of Christ.

Survivors include one son, Nelson, and wife Beverly Evans of Bryan; a brother, R.B., and wife Johnnie Lewis of Hughes Springs; a grandson, Christopher Evans, and wife Joleen of Houston; and two great-grandchildren, Allie and Ryan Evans of Houston.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8 p.m. today.

The family suggests memorials to the Lubbock Children´s Home, 4404 Idalou Highway, Lubbock, TX 79403.
 

Winnie Karrh

ATHENS, Ala. - Graveside services for Winnie Karrh, 88, former Plainview resident, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Mitchell Memorial Cemetery in Rock Springs with the Rev. William Hacker, officiating.

Burial arrangements were by McConnell Funeral Home.

Miss Karrh died Thursday, June 24, 1999, in Limestone Health Facility.

She was born Aug. 20, 1910, in Lawrence County, Ala., the daughter of the late Samuel Wiley and Emma Whitson Karrh. She moved with her family to Texas in 1920 and settled near Plainview. She was a graduate of Lippert´s Business College in Plainview and had worked in several offices in the Hale County Courthouse. She worked for Green Machinery until retiring in 1993 and moved to Limestone Lodge in Athens in March 1993.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Plainview.

Survivors include 14 nieces and four nephews, including Dr. Larry Karrh of Plainview. She was a sister-in-law of Evie Karrh of Plainview.
 

Maria Montoya

RUIDOSO, N.M. - Funeral Mass for Maria Montoya, 68, of Glencoe will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in St. Elenor´s Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard Catanach officiating.

Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Tularosa by LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Monday in the LaGrone Funeral Chapel. A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m.

Mrs. Montoya died Friday, June 25, 1999, in her home.

She was born July 20, 1930 in Yorktown and moved to Lincoln County 40 years ago from Weslaco. She worked as a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Anselmo Montoya; a son, Felipe Gatica of Lockney; three sisters, Petra, Severa and Eva; four brothers. Porfirio, Cirildo, Adam and Maurico, all of Florida; two grandsons and one great-grandson.
 

Joe Truett Payne

Memorial services for Joe Truett Payne, 81, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, officiating.

Mr. Payne died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

Burial was at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 1999, in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Payne was born Oct. 2, 1917, in Fannin County. He served from 1941-1945 with the 17th Airborne Division during World War II. He was in the Battle of the Bulge and with the occupation forces in Berlin. He was a captain and received the Bronze Star.

He moved to Plainview after World War II and owned and operated Payne´s Gift & Jewelry for 38 years, retiring in 1992.

He was a member of First Baptist Church.

On June 4, 1950, he married Patsye Traylor in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; three sisters, Mildred Leimenstal of San Antonio, Gertrude McKelvy and Bess Caldwell, both of Dallas; and two brothers, Paul Payne of Pampa and Bob Payne of Phoenix, Ariz.

Two brothers, Jack Payne and George Payne, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the Northwest Texas Chapter of Myesthenia Gravis Foundation, P.O. Box 766, Muleshoe 79347 or to a favorite charity.
 

Regina Steffens

DIMMITT - Funeral Mass for Regina M. Steffens, 69, of Nazareth, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Holy Family Catholic Church with the Rev. Jerry Steine, Monsignor Harold Waldo and Jerome Brockman officiating.

Burial will be in the Holy Family Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Homes.

Rosary will be said at 7 tonight and again at 7 p.m. Monday at the CCU building in Nazareth.

Mrs. Steffens died Saturday, June 25, 1999, in Amarillo. 

She was born Dec. 7, 1929 and married Ralph Steffens May 5, 1955 in Nazareth. He died in 1973.

She graduated from Nazareth High School in 1947 and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and Nazareth Senior Citizens. She was also a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church and was the activity director for Canterbury Villa in Dimmitt for 11 years.

Survivors include four daughters, Janey Anderson, Judy Brax, Rosemary Steffens and Barbara Dennis, all of Amarillo; three sons, John Steffens of Van Alstyne, Edward Steffens of Nazareth and Billy Steffens of Hereford; four brothers, Jerome Brockman and Cyril Brockman, both of Nazareth, Tom Brockman of Friona and Phillip Brockman of Lazbuddie; two sisters, Rita Book of Bluffton and Irene Wilhelm of Nazareth; and 15 grandchildren.

The family suggest memorials to Herrington Cancer Center in Amarillo.

Roy S. Brown
SILVERTON - Funeral services for Roy S. Brown, 88, are pending with Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mr. Brown died Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999.
 

Dwight Hearn

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Dwight Hearn, 36, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Alexander Chapel with Larry Doyle of Grace Church officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park by Resthaven Funeral Home.

Mr. Hearn died Wednesday, July 11, 1999, in University Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 7, 1962, in Plainview. He moved to Lubbock as a young child and graduated from Coronado High School in 1982. He worked as a supervisor for UPS and owned and operated Dee´s Lawn and Garden and Enchanted Gardens.

He was a member of Grace Church.

In February of 1990, he married Denease Johnson.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Myka and Chloe, both of Lubbock; two brothers, Donald Whitten of Grand Prairie and Bryant Whitten of Lubbock; three sisters, Donna Cleveland of Arlington, Cindy Epps of Grand Prairie and DeAnna Hollie of Lubbock; his parents, Gene and Gladys Whitten of Lubbock; and his grandmother, Kathryn Porch of Plainview.
 

O.L. ÔMac´ McGowen

ALAMO - Graveside services for Orval L. “Mac” McGowen, 74, former Plainview resident, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, in Plainview Cemetery in Plainview.

Burial arrangements are by Skinner-Silva Funeral Home in Pharr.

Mr. McGowen died Wednesday, Aug. 11, in San Juan Nursing Home.

He was born Sept. 23, 1924, in Flomot where he grew up and graduated from high school. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II in the Philippines and New Guinea for two and one-half years. He attended Lippert´s Business College in Plainview where he met his future wife. On March 19, 1949, he married Cordelia “Deal” Self in Plainview.

He was a retired route distributor for Cloverlake Dairy in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Steve McGowen of Greeley, Colo.; and two brothers, J.L. and Sam McGowen, both of Plainview.

The family suggests memorials to the San Juan Nursing Home, P.O. Box 1238, San Juan, Texas 78589.
 

Copen Jack Wheeler

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Copen Jack Wheeler, 25, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors Bell Avenue Chapel with the Rev. Claud Tugwell, retired minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia.

Mr. Wheeler died Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999.

He was born in Amarillo and worked in the heating/air conditioning business.

Survivors include a son, Montana Wheeler of Amarillo; a daughter, Casandra Ann Bartram of Tulia; his adopted parents, Jack and Shirley Wheeler of Elkins, Ark.; his mother, Becky Clifford Williams of Happy; a sister, Mandee Ross of Elkins; and his grandmother, Beverly Lynn of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials to the Montana Wheeler Trust Fund, c/o First State Bank in Happy.
 

Frances Zeigler

Funeral services for Frances Sophronia Zeigler, 75, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Grace Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Don Shepherd of Albuquerque, N.M., former pastor, and the Rev. Connie Nieto, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Zeigler died at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999, in Plainview.

She was born July 31, 1924, in Grape Creek, the youngest daughter of the late Lillian and Dave Crowther. Her family lived in Plainview during the late 1920s where her father was involved in several brick construction projects. She attended school in Corsicana, before moving to Slaton where she graduated from Slaton High School in 1941.

She worked at the Slaton newspaper, The Slatonite, and attended Texas Tech University where she was a member of Sans San Soucci Social Society.

She returned to Plainview during World War II and worked for Southwestern Public Service Co., and later worked for the Texas A&M University System in College Station and for Consolidated Aircraft in Fort Worth.

She married Roland S. Zeigler Jr., whom she had met while living in Plainview, on Oct. 8, 1944, at Williams Field in Chandler, Ariz. They founded and operated The Camera Shop from 1950 to 1988 and she served as secretary/treasurer of Zeigler´s Camera Shop, Inc.

She was a longtime member of Grace Presbyterian Church where she served as church historian. She also was active in the Presbyterian Women´s Organization.

She had been a member of Plainview Junior Service League and Junior Delphin Sorority.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Gordon Zeigler of Plainview; a daughter, Susan Slaughter of Plainview; a grandson, Matthew Blackerby, and two granddaughters, Erin and Katy Zeigler, all of Plainview.

A sister, Kathryn Meriwether, and two brothers, Neal Crowther and Jack Crowther, are deceased.


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