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Houston L. Burgess
HALE CENTER - Memorial services for Houston L. Burgess, 73, of Asa, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in First United Methodist Church with Silas Short, minister of Throckmorton Church of Christ, officiating.

Mr. Burgess died May 14, 1999.

He was born March 11, 1926, in Goree to the late Remus and Orpah Burgess. He moved to Hale Center in 1928 where he grew up and graduated from high school. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and farmed in the Hale Center area for many years.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

He married Alice Mozelle Fleming. She died in 1967. He later married Donna Burgess.

Survivors include a daughter, Sherrel Mulvany of Lubbock; two sons, Donald L. Burgess of Plains and Jason Burgess of Temple; and six grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.
 

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Bill Mills

Funeral services for William Douglas “Bill” Mills, 73, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

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

Mr. Mills died at 10:02 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center Lubbock.

He was born Sept. 21, 1925, in Anson. He moved to Plainview in 1942 from Brownfield. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He returned to Plainview and worked for many years for Maggard-Nall Motor Co., as body shop manager. He owned and operated the B&K Body Shop.

He was a member of the Plainview Bass Club and was an avid fisherman. He also had coached the Golden Gloves Boxing Team for many years.

Survivors include two daughters, Kara Lynn Mills of Tucson, Ariz., and Cheryl Denise Mills of Plainview; and three grandchildren.

A brother, Glenn Mills, died Nov. 29, 1998.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, 3403 73rd Street, Lubbock, TX 79423, or to the Nature Conservatory, Texas field Office, P.O. Box 1440, San Antonio, TX 78295-1440.
 

Lorene Hooks Whitten

Funeral services for Lorene Hooks Whitten, 85, of Lubbock, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Happy Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Leonard Chatham, pastor, and G. Wayne Pope, elder, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Ossie Curry Funeral Home in Lubbock.

Mrs. Whitten died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, in Covenant Health Care Center in Lubbock.

She was born March 13, 1914, in Otto. She lived in Plainview until moving to Lubbock in 1997.

She was a member of Happy Union Baptist Church.

In 1941 she married Hazie Whitten in Marlin. He died in 1958.

Survivors include four sons, Jimmie Lee Butler of Bakersfield, Calif., Urlese Humphrey of Midland, James Whitten of Vernon and Donald E. Whitten of Lubbock; two daughters, Dollena Hobbs of Dallas and Faye Allen of Wichita Falls; three sisters, Jewel Williams of Mart, Vera Bowers of Waco and Allene Iqlehart of Oakland, Calif.; 26 grandchildren; and 58 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends in the chapel of Ossie Curry Funeral Home, 1805 Martin Luther King Blvd., in Lubbock from 6-7 p.m. today.
 

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Nancy Evelyn Winn

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Nancy Evelyn Winn, 73, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Abney, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Winn died Wednesday, May 19, 1999, in Lockney Care Center.

She was born Sept. 12, 1925, in Cedar Hill Community, the daughter of the late John Cephus and Vonnie Ann Lackey Fortenberry. She attended schools in Floydada where she graduated from high school and Draughon´s Business College in Plainview. She was a lifelong resident of Floyd County and was a retired secretary.

She was a member of First Baptist Church.

On Sept. 12, 1969, she married George Winn in Lockney. He died April 17, 1995.

Survivors include three sons, Richard Breckenridge of Lockney, Ronnie Breckenridge of Dalhart and Joe Breckenridge of Rogers, Ark.; one daughter, Mary Ann Scroggins of Plainview; one brother, Fred Fortenberry of Amarillo; one sister, Mary Ann Tucker of Lubbock; 20 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Wayland Baptist University, 1900 W. Seventh Street, Plainview, TX 79072.
 

Mable Wiseman

SUDAN - Funeral services for Mable Wiseman, 93, of Plainview, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Sudan Church of Christ with Dean Wiseman of Dimmitt and James Withrow of Sudan officiating.

Burial will be in Sudan Cemetery by Ellis Funeral Homes.

Mrs. Wiseman died Thursday, May 20, 1999, in IHS Heritage Home.

She was born Nov. 16, 1905, in Williamson County. She moved to Sudan in 1923 from Copperas Cove and to Hereford in 1972. She had been a resident of Plainview the past few years.

She was a homemaker and a member of Hereford Church of Christ.

In 1926, she married Charles Wiseman in Bailey County. He died in 1987.

Survivors include two sons, T.C. Wiseman of Clovis, N.M., and Buddy Wiseman and his wife, Betty, of Friona; three daughters, Charlene Wiseman Griffin of Plainview, Mrs. Don (Paula) Shaw of Amarillo and Mrs. Leroy (Francis) Sisco of Southlake; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Three brothers and one sister are deceased.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.

The family suggests memorials to the Sudan Cemetery Association or to the Sudan Volunteer Fire Department.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home in Sudan from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday.

James Barefield
QUITAQUE - Funeral services for James Barefield, 87, were at 10 a.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Mullin of Silverton officiating.

Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mr. Barefield died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, in Plainview.

He was born April 28, 1912, in Mineral Springs, Ark. He was a retired farmer and had worked for the C.C.C. (Civilian Conservation Corps) during the 1930s. He was a member of First Baptist Church and had been a deacon and song director at Missionary Baptist Church in Turkey. He enjoyed all sports.

On Dec. 7, 1935, he married Iva Smith in Quitaque.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Patricia Burnam of Amarillo, Ann Bingham of Big Spring and Frankie Pittman of Wolfforth; two sons, Phil Barefield of Aspermont and Joe Barefield of Forney; four brothers, W.D. Barefield of Breckenridge, Paul Barefield of Ashdown, Ark., E.C. Barefield of Vermillion, Ohio and Lewis Barefield of Little Rock, Ark.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
 

Ruth Belk

GAINESVILLE - Funeral services for Ruth Belk, 91, former Plainview resident, were at 11 a.m. today in Temple Baptist Church with Dr. Eddie Chenault, pastor, officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Plainview Memorial Park with the Rev. Jimmy Neff, pastor of Edmonson First Baptist Church, and Dr. Travis Hart, pastor of First Baptist Church in Plainview, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Clement-Keel Funeral Home.

Mrs. Belk died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, in Denton Regional Hospital.

She was born Ruth Tarwater on April 29, 1908, in Albany, N.Y. She was a homemaker and lived in Plainview until moving to Gainesville in 1980. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

On March 29, 1931, she married Carl Belk. He died in 1981.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James and Betty Belk of Plainview; two daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth Ann and Doyle Collins of Cresson and Frances and Jack Groce of Gainesville; a sister, Julia Masten of Plainview; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

A son, Jerry Belk, and a grandson, Joe Collins, are deceased.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at First Baptist Church in Edmonson Saturday from 9-11 a.m.
 

Bernie H. Clower

TULIA - Funeral services for Bernie H. Clower, 81, of Amarillo, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Tulia with the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. Clower died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, in Baptist St. Anthony´s Hospice in Amarillo.

He was born Dec. 22, 1917, in Hobart, Okla. He moved to Tulia in 1928 where he grew up. He participated in football, basketball, track and class plays at Tulia High School before graduating in 1935. He attended the University of Texas.

In 1940, he married Dorothy Marie McCune in Tulia.

He worked for First National Bank in Tulia and the Wichita National Bank in Wichita Falls where he lived for six years and was a member of the Lamar Avenue Baptist Church.

During World War II, he worked at Continental Oil Refinery in defense work. In 1946, he attended horology school at Hardin Junior College and after graduation, returned to Tulia and owned and operated Flower Jewelry for almost 30 years.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, the Jaycees, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, Better Business Bureau and the Booster Club. In 1975, he sold his jewelry store and worked for Murray Jewelry in Longview for 10 years and was a member of Greggton First Baptist Church there. He retired in 1990 and he and his wife traveled extensively in their RV. He moved to Meridian, Idaho, and joined Cherry Lane Christian Church. He moved to Amarillo in 1998 and was a member of Paramount Terrace Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Terry Moseley of Amarillo and Deedra and Todd Kelley of Longview; a son and daughter-in-law, Don and Leona Clower of Meridian, Idaho; a sister and brother-in-law, Beatrice and Jack Cantrell of Amarillo; a nephew and his wife, Jack R. and Diana Cantrell; and several great-nieces.

An infant daughter, Dolores Clower, and a brother, Elven Clower, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Baptist St. Anthony´s Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79176; or to the Salvation Army, 400 S. Harrison, Amarillo, TX 79101.
 

Dot Wilson

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Dorothy “Dot” Wilson, 78, are pending with Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wilson died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999.
 

Lillian Willis

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Lillian Lucille “Skeeter” Willis, 68, will be at 4 p.m. today in Moore-Rose-White Memorial Chapel with Farril De Foor, pastor of Grace Fellowship Church of Lockney, officiating.

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

Mrs. Willis died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, in the Floydada Rehabilitation & Care Center.

She was born Jan. 31, 1931, in Meadow. She moved from Aspermont to Floydada as a child and attended high school in Floydada. She was a homemaker and a former member of the Nazarene Church in Floydada.

On May 12, 1951, she married Emett Willis in Clovis, N.M. He died Sept. 23, 1997.

Survivors include her mother, Foy Graham of Floydada; four daughters, Joy Scott of Amarillo, Sherry Osborn of Roaring Springs and Darlene Carr and Patty McHam, both of Floydada; a brother, Leroy Graham of Floydada; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Two grandsons are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the Floydada Rehabilitation & Care Center, 925 W. Crockett, Floydada, TX 79235; or to Hospice Hands of West Texas, 103 S. Main St., Lockney, TX 79241.

Lillian Brown
Funeral services for Lillian “Doc” Brown, 90, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Brown died at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, in IHS Heritage Home of Plainview.

She was born Jan. 1, 1909, in Itasca and moved to Seymour at the age of 10 and attended schools there. She married Burnett “Doc” Brown March 21, 1928, in Seymour. He died June 27, 1971.

She moved to Hale County in 1938 and lived in the Halfway community for 33 years, then moved to Plainview in 1971. She worked for Marse and Son, completed her husband´s term as county commissioner, and worked for Plainview Floral. She had 2,000 hours volunteer work for RSVP, was a volunteer and officer in the Red Cross and was a Pink Lady with the Hospital Auxiliary for 10 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Clyde Vaughn of Tulia; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dell and Pat Brown of Plainview and Tom and Rosemary Brown of Lubbock; three brothers, C.G. Smith of Rielto, Calif., J.H. Smith of Amarillo and Joe Smith of Ruidoso; one sister, Lucille Witten of Plainview; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A son, Dick Burnett Brown, died in 1958, and a sister, Mary Alice Dearman, died in 1984.

The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at the Dell Brown home, 7006 W. 13th.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or Meals on Wheels.
 

Bill Nicks

KLEIN - Funeral services for Bill Nicks, 76, of Houston will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Klein Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, on FM 2920. Interment will be at Klein Memorial Park by Klein Funeral Home.

Mr. Nicks died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999 in Conroe.

He owned Hempstead Motor Co. until 1985 when he retired. He was a member of Plainview Masonic Lodge No. 709 and had been service manager for Maggard-Nall Motor Co.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth; three daughters, Mrs. John (Linda) Smetana; Teri Nicks, and Mrs. Billy (Tena) Barnes; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.
 

Donald Roy Smith

SILVERTON - Funeral services for Donald Roy Smith, 63, of May, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church of Silverton with Kevin Dellaria officiating.

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

Mr. Smith died Dec. 14, 1999, at his home in May.

He was born April 24, 1936, to Glen and Lillian Smith at Silverton. He married Betty Graves on Dec. 14, 1963, in Lockney. He served in the U.S. Army and had managed a cotton gin and grain elevator at Lone Star.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Tracy Smith of May; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Kevin Dellaria of Abilene; two sisters, Glenda Couch of Silverton and Mary Beth King of Amarillo; three brothers, Dean McWilliams of Colleyville, Darrell McWilliams of Alaska and Jim McWilliams of Amarillo. 
 

Madge West

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Madge West, 85, will be at 2 p.m. today in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wendell Horn, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. West died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Dec. 28, 1913, in Ponder to William M. and Lucy Dixon Dorsey. She moved to Floydada from Lubbock in 1929 and married John Key West on Jan. 22, 1933, in Bovina. He died Jan. 18, 1996.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Whirlwind Sams Club, 1934 Study Club and Bridge Club. She joined the First United Methodist Church in Floydada when she was seven and was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class.

Survivors include two sons, Johnny West of Floydada and Dale West of Pampa; a daughter, Ann Bean of Lubbock; a brother, Vernon Dorsey of Boiling Springs, N.C.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

A son, Winfred West, died in 1965; a granddaughter, Sonya West, died in 1991; and a great-grandson, John Crockett Cagle, died in 1995.

Memorials may be made to Floydada Senior Citizens, 301 E. Georgia, Floydada 79235; First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 719, Floydada 79235, or to a favorite charity.
 

Geraldine White

Funeral services for Geraldine White, 84, will be at 2 p.m. today in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ron Brunson, pastor of New Covenant Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Lemons Funeral Home. 

Mrs. White died at 5:54 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center of Lubbock.

She was born March 4, 1915 in Memphis, Texas, where she grew up and graduated from high school. She worked for Judge Hoffman and Perry Bros. in Memphis and attended West Texas State College in Canyon. She married Charles Emmett White on March 27, 1939, in Memphis. He died Jan. 23, 1973.

After her marriage, she moved to Plainview and worked with her husband in the family grocery business, White´s Grocery, for many years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and worked in the nursery.

She was a charter member of the Plainview Red Cross, served as president of PTA, was a leader in the Girl and Boy Scouts and was a member of the Pink Ladies.

She was a member of New Covenant Church of Plainview in her later years.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Almeda Ann and Tim Wilson of Quanah and Camellia Sue and Terry Taylor of Lubbock; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles L. and Sharon White of Rockport and Michael E. and Linda White of Seattle, Wash.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

"Mike" Ramirez
PETERSBURG - Funeral Mass for Melquiades “Mike” Ramirez, 82, will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Louis Dussan, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home in Plainview.

Rosary will be recited today at 7 p.m. in Lemons Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Ramirez died at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999, in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Amarillo.

He was born Dec. 10, 1916, in San Marcos. He grew up in San Marcos and Rosebud. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II from 1941-1945 and was a prisoner of war. After his discharge, he returned to Rosebud and worked on farms. In 1957, he moved to Petersburg.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

He married Maria Rodela in 1946 in Rosebud. She died in 1965. He married Hilaria Pequeno in 1970 in Floydada.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Petra Williams and Mary Ann Marquez, both of Amarillo, and Maria Blair of Edmond, Okla.; one son, Oscar Ramirez of Austin; six stepsons, Jesse Marquez, David Marquez, Benny Marquez, Jimmy Marquez and Cleto Marquez, all of Petersburg, and Willie Marquez of Waco; a brother, Tomas Ramirez of Rosebud; five sisters, Trine Martinez of Hillsboro, LaLa Rodriquez of Indio, Calif., Beatrice Castilleja of Temple, Juanita Cervantes of Houston and Lupe Martinez of Hillsboro; an aunt, Francisca Salazar of Rosebud; 20 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Michael Williams, Robert Blair, Jason Williams, Oscar Ramirez, Jimmy Marquez and Cleto Marquez. Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Williams and Steven Blair.
 

Almeta Reed

KRESS - Funeral services for Almeta Reed, 74, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jay Simpson, pastor, officiating.

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

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

She was born July 15, 1925, in Post. She moved to Plainview in 1947 from Lubbock and moved to Kress in 1948.

She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include four sons and three daughters-in-law, Joe and Cindy Reed, Johnnie and Lori Reed, Jeff and Debbie Reed and Jimie Reed, all of Kress; a sister, Judy McAlister of Post; two brothers, Gene King of Hereford and David King of Detroit, Mich.; and six grandchildren, Ryan Reed and Jeremy Reed, both of Kress, Amanda Reed and Melanie Reed, both of Lubbock, Reegan Reed of Temple and Leah Reed of College Station.

The family will be at 508 W. Second St. in Kress. Memorials are suggested to Kress First Baptist Church or VistaCare Family Hospice, 4418 Olton Road, Plainview, TX 79072.
 

Anne Willson

FLOYDADA - Memorial services for Anne O´Berry Willson, 77, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wendell Horn, pastor, officiating.

Private burial will be in Floyd County Memorial Park by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Willson died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, in Lockney Care Center.

She was born on Sept. 27, 1921, in Elon College, N.C., the daughter of the late John U. and Thelma Stone Newman. She attended schools in Raleigh, N.C., graduated from Cary High School in Cary, N.C., and attended Elon College. She was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II.

She moved to Floydada from El Paso in 1946. She worked as a bookkeeper for Willson & Son for several years and was executive secretary of Burlington Industries.

She was president of the Women´s Chamber of Commerce and had served on the board of directors of the Floydada Chamber of Commerce. She was president of the 1934 Study Club, member of Floyd County Heart Association Board, PTA, Board of Directors of the Massie Community Center, American Cancer Society, Order of The Eastern Star and a board member and past president of Spirit of Sharing. She had been active in Girl Scouts and served as a Scout leader and was a den mother and a district committeeman for the Boy Scouts.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and served as an officer in the WSCS. She had helped in the organization of the Floyd County Library Board and Friends of the Library Association.

She received the Masons´ Community Builder Award in June 1993 and the Caprock Girl Scout Council and University Medical Center selected her as Woman of Distinction in September 1993. The Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the USA gave her the Honour and Dignity of Companion award in March 1996.

On Jan. 6, 1946, she married J.M. “Jimmy” Willson in Floydada.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Mac Willson of Floydada, John Neuman Willson of Charleston, S.C., and Terry Van Willson of Dallas; two daughters, Linda Anne Noy of Austin and Sarah Jane Traugott of Garland; a sister and brother-in-law, Zelita and Vernon Smith of Raleigh, N.C.; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.
 

Ruby Vasquez

CHILDRESS - Funeral services for Ruby Vasquez, 66, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Reyes Reyna officiating.

Burial will be in Childress Cemetery by Johnson Funeral Home.

Prayer services will be at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.

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

She was born in Hearne and was a homemaker.

Survivors include five daughters, Frances Villareal, Josephine Deleon, Julia Cancho and Nora Garcia, all of Childress, and Mary Vasquez of Fort Worth; three sons, Tony Rodriguez of Childress, Clyde Rodriguez of Dodson and Mike Rodriguez of Floydada; two sisters, Janie Benezdes of Childress and Carmen Garcia of Austin; two brothers, Andrew Rodriguez of Amarillo and Joe Rodriguez of Oklahoma City; 30 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Floyd Brown
PORTALES, N.M. - Funeral services for Floyd S. Brown, 88, of Amarillo, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Wheeler Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Edwards and the Rev. Frank Smith, officiating.

Burial will be in Causey Cemetery in Causey, N.M., by Wheeler Mortuary.

Mr. Brown died Sunday, March 21, 1999, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 26, 1911, in Redland, N.M. He moved to East Texas with his family and, in 1923, moved to Amarillo. He returned to the family homestead in Roosevelt County, N.M., in 1933 and farmed there until August 1998 when he returned to Amarillo.

On May 8, 1933, he married Fannie Lynn in Portales. She died May 23, 1996.

Survivors include three sons, James L. Brown of Waxahachie, Gene Brown of Jonesboro and Gerry Brown of Amarillo; two daughters, Jim Ann Gardner of Tulia and Kay Brown of Amarillo; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
 

Berlin Haught

SHALLOWATER - Funeral services for Berlin Haught, 83, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Shallowater First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Venable officiating.

Burial will be in City of Lubbock Cemetery by Rix Funeral Directors.

Mr. Haught died Sunday, March 21, 1999, in Bender Terrace Nursing Home in Lubbock.

He was born Dec. 30, 1915, in Hollis, Okla. He graduated from Shallowater High School and attended Texas Tech University.

He was a member of Shallowater First United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday school, served as Sunday school superintendent and was a member of Builders Sunday School Class. He was a member of Lubbock Scottish Rite Consistory, the Shallowater Masonic Lodge and a 32nd-degree Mason.

On Aug. 30, 1941, he married LaVerne Carr in Smyer.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Dorrance Haught of St. Louis, Mo.; two daughters, Evonne Haught of Shallowater and Trena Holmes of King City, Calif.; a brother, Estle Haught of Tulia; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Shallowater First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 809 Texas, Shallowater, TX 79363 or to Vista Care Family Hospice, 7606 University Ave., Suite C, Lubbock, TX 79423.

The family will receive friends from 5-6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Helen Klafka

ABERNATHY - Funeral Mass for Helen Klafka, 81, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Isidore Catholic Church with the Rev. Glen Rosendale, pastor of St. Michael´s Catholic Church in Ralls, officiating.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today in the same church.

Mrs. Klafka died Monday, March 22, 1999, in Lubbock Health Care Center.

She was born March 5, 1918, in Fredericksburg. She moved to Shallowater in 1949 and to the County Line/Abernathy area in 1954. She was instrumental in establishing the Abernathy Senior Citizens Center and was a member of several bridge clubs.

She was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church where she was a founding member of the Alter Society.

On Nov. 27, 1934, she married A.H. “Shorty” Klafka in Fredericksburg. He died Feb. 14, 1994.

Survivors include two sons, James Klafka of Waco and Larry Klafka of Levelland; four daughters, Carole Avery of Electra, Joanne Allen of Fredericksburg, Peggy Waters and Melissa Land, both of Lubbock; a sister, Nola Sagebiel of Fredericksburg; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6-7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Abernathy Senior Center, 717 Ave. C, Abernathy, or to St. Isidore Catholic Church, 17819 N. Interstate 27, Abernathy.
 

Martha Martin

TULIA - Funeral services for Martha Martin, 83, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Greg Wagner, pastor of Bible Baptist Temple in Amarillo, officiating.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Martin died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 1999, in Augusta Medical Center in Fisherville, Va.

She was born Martha Evelyn Green on Dec. 21, 1915, in Memphis, Texas where she grew up and attended schools. She lived in Tulia for several years before moving to Amarillo where she lived for 53 years. She moved to Alabama in 1996 and to Virginia in 1998.

She was a homemaker and had managed a restaurant and helped her husband operate a gas station. She was active in PTA as president in Amarillo and was a member of Ridgeview Baptist Church in Waynesboro, Va.

In 1935 she married Sam G. Martin. He died March 11, 1999.

Survivors include a son, Don Martin of Waynesboro, Va.; five sisters, Dolly Howard, Becky McCaslin, Opal McCaslin and Johnnie Davis, all of Tulia and Julie Briscoe-Lewis of Dallas; one brother, Robert Green of Lubbock; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A brother and three sisters, Edith McDowell, Nannie Mae Green and Luella “Lula Belle” Stratton, are deceased.
 

Charles R. Newman

TULIA - Funeral services for Charles Randolph Newman, 85, will be at 3 p.m. today in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Ewing, retired Methodist minister, and the Rev. James Willborn, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. Newman died at 5:35 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 1999, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 28, 1914, in Lone Camp. He grew up in Palo Pinto County where he attended schools. He moved to Swisher County in 1938 and farmed east of Tulia prior to going to work for Swisher County in 1956. He retired in December 1992 after 36 years as a heavy equipment operator.

On Aug. 27, 1938, he married Emma Lou Hanna in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Delbert Newman of Plainview and Charles Newman of Montgomery; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.


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