Miscellaneous Hale County, Texas Obituaries


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Gussie Boedeker 

Funeral services for Gussie Marie Boedeker, 81, of Plainview, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

She died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at her home.

Ivarene Craig

Funeral services for Ivarene Craig, 95, of Stephenville, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Dr. Travis Hart, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Lemons Funeral Home

Mrs. Craig died Tuesday, April 18, 2000 in a Stephenville Nursing Home.

She was born Aug. 12, 1905, in Sparta and married Jim Craig on Jan. 5, 1928, in Plainview. He died in January 1980.

She was a homemaker. Before her marriage, she was a nursing student in Plainview and left in 1943 to live in Fort Worth. She returned to Plainview in 1957 and lived here until 1990. 

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Plainview.

Survivors include a daughter Jean Akins and her husband Max, of Eastland; a daughter-in-law, Jerri Craig of Fort Worth, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A son, the Rev. James Pat Craig, died in March 1985.

Murry E. Morrison

QUITAQUE - Funeral services for Murry Ernest Morrison, 79, will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Church of Christ with Delos Johnson, J.D. Nance and Elgin Conner officiating.

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

Mr. Morrison died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at his residence.

He was born July 31, 1920, in Gasoline. He attended Gasoline schools and graduated from Quitaque High School. He moved to Cactus in 1946 to work for Phillips Petroleum and returned to Quitaque in 1948 to farm.

He was a member of the Quitaque Lions Club for more than 30 years. He had served on the school board for nine years, was on the Quitaque City Council for 20 years and was a member of the Briscoe County Historical Commission and the Church of Christ.

On June 8, 1940, he married Johnnie Eddleman in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Murry Wayne Morrison of Lubbock, Bobo Morrison of Quitaque and Joe Morrison of Amarillo; a daughter, Neva Dale Spier of Clarendon; two sisters, Dale Setliff and Pat Lane, both of Plainview; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Resthaven Cemetery Association in care of First National Bank of Quitaque; to the American Cancer Society; or to Hospice Hands of West Texas, 103 S. Main Street, Lockney, TX. 79241.

Billy Wayne Sheppard

Funeral services for Billy Wayne Sheppard, 70, are pending with Bartley-Silva Funeral Home.

Mr. Sheppard died at 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2000, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Amarillo.

Tull "Bud" Thompson Jr.

Funeral services for Tull “Bud” Thompson Jr., 78, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ninth and Columbia Street Church of Christ with Willie Hamblen, minister of the Chisholm Church of Christ in Florence, Ala., officiating.

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

Mr. Thompson died at 9:35 a.m. Monday, April 17, 2000, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born June 18, 1921, in Grand Saline where he grew up and attended schools. He farmed and worked at Morton Salt Co., and Van Oil Fields in Grand Saline. He moved to Plainview in December of 1947. He farmed with J.H. Abel until 1953 and with B.N. Ross until 1974. He farmed on his own in the Plainview and Halfway areas, retiring in 1985.

He was a member of Ninth and Columbia Church of Christ. He played bridge in three couples clubs, was a past member of the Plainview Elks Lodge and of Belles ÔN Beaux Square Dance Club.

On July 22, 1939, he married Adell Skinner in Grand Saline.

Survivors include his wife; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Nanetta Thompson of Plainview and Dennis W. and Nancy Thompson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, Charles W. Thompson of Grand Saline and Forest B. Thompson of Dallas; two sisters, ElWanda Melton of Grand Saline and Ruve Copenhaver of Kyle; and seven granddaughters.

A son, Ronnie Lee Thompson, died Oct. 19, 1998. Two brothers and two sisters also are deceased.

Pallbearers will be Kelly Springer, Sam Coleman, Jerry Cox, Tommy Baker, Troy Carter and George Reed.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Lora Bernice Bond

FLOMOT - Funeral services for Lora Bernice Bond, 88, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Nathan Mulder, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Bond died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, in Turkey.

She was born March 6, 1912, in Thurber. She moved to Flomot with her family in a covered wagon in October of 1915. She had served as postmistress for 35 years at Flomot.

She was a member of Flomot Baptist Church and was a past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.

On July 27, 1932, she married Morris Gates. She married Clayton Bond on April 29, 1961 in Flomot. He died July 13, 1997.

Survivors include a son, Weldon Gates of Temecula, Calif.; three granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Flomot Baptist Church.

Orvis Jean Cates

CLARENDON - Funeral services for Orvis Jean Cates, 50, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Robertson Chapel of Memories with Brian Gochenour, minister of the Clarendon Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery by Robertson Funeral Directors.

Ms. Cates died Tuesday, June 20, 2000.

She was born in Pampa. She lived in Plainview for 12 years, Lubbock for two years and moved to Pampa one month ago.

She had worked as an advocate for Mental Health and Mental Retardation and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include her parents, O.O. and Bernice Crocker of Howardwick; two sons, Tim Lansdon of Amarillo and Heath Cates of Plainview; and four sisters, Dorothy Consel of Ormand, Fla., Emma Reed of Amarillo, Rachael Mannering of Edgewood and Linda Mason of Forth.

Ernie Holloway

MIDLAND - Graveside services for Ernest “Ernie” Holloway, 84, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Bob Porterfield officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Ellis Funeral Home.

Mr. Holloway died Monday, June 19, 2000, in a Midland hospital.

He was born Feb. 6, 1916, in Corsicana, the son of the late Benjamin and Luiza Reed Holloway. He grew up in the Chillicothe area where his family farmed, and in Petersburg.

He worked for Harvest Queen Mill in Plainview and later joined his brother´s business and was employed as a service station attendant. He became a painter in the Plainview area and moved to Midland in 1954 and began working as a paint contractor, retiring in 1990.

He attended Kelview Heights Baptist Church.

On Jan. 18, 1946, he married Mary Dayton in Clovis, N.M. She died April 28, 1990.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Ricka and John Bentley of Midland; a brother, J.M. “Murl” Holloway of Lubbock; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Three brothers, Robert Lewis, Alton and W.F. “Bill” Holloway, and two sisters, Carrie Bell Holloway and Nanny Jo Fox, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association, Midland Chapter 10, Desta Dr. Suite 220E, Midland, TX 79705.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Ellis Funeral Home.

Clemmie Joyner

TULIA - Funeral services for Clemmie Joyner, 102, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Gill Guenther officiating.

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

Mrs. Joyner died at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2000, in Paris Health Care Center in Paris, Texas.

She was born April 27, 1898, in Carroll County, Ark., where she grew up. She moved to Tulia in 1955 from Rufe, Okla. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God Church.

She married William Coy Joyner. He is deceased.

Survivors include seven nephews and nieces, C.E. Gay of Powderly, Glenn Gay and Lola Gay Williams, both of Hugo, Okla., Leonard Gay of Nashoba, Okla., Oleta Gay Hampton of Paris, Winster Gay of Mt. Pleasant and Reecie Gay of Soper, Okla.; eight great-nieces and six great-nephews; 28 great-great-nieces and nephews; and 15 great-great-great-nieces and nephews.

Charlie Veazey

PETERSBURG - Funeral services for Charlie Veazey, 27, are pending with Abell Funeral Home in Abernathy.

Mr. Veazey died Wednesday, June 21, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday near Shallowater.

Ray Knowlton

LORENZO - Funeral services for Ray E. “Railroad” Knowlton, 93, of Idalou, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Lorenzo First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Williams, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Lorenzo Cemetery by Adams Funeral Home.

Mr. Knowlton died Monday, June 5, 2000, at his residence.

He was born March 22, 1907, in Garden City, Kan. He began working for the Santa Fe Railroad in Topeka, Kan. in 1923. He had served as Santa Fe depot agent in Plainview, Gurvin, Meadow and Lorenzo before retiring in 1976 as depot agent in Lorenzo. He had moved to Lorenzo in 1964 from Bledsoe.

He was secretary-treasurer of the Lorenzo Country Club for 25 years and was a member of First Baptist Church.

On Feb. 13, 1930, he married Doris Clayton in Plainview. She died Feb. 12, 1997.

Survivors include a daughter, Carole Kelley of Idalou; and eight grandchildren.

Guadalupe Ruiz

OLTON - Funeral Mass for Guadalupe Ruiz Jr., 70, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Peter´s Catholic Church with Deacon Augustin Cantu officiating.

Burial will be in Olton Cemetery by Chapel of Angels Funeral Home.

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

Mr. Ruiz died Sunday, June 4, 2000, in Lubbock.

He was born April 9, 1930, in Karnes City. He had lived in Olton since 1948.

On May 27, 1953, he married Odelia Delarosa in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Lupe Ruiz III of Olton; six daughters, Sylvia Fuentes, Lucy Tenorio, Senaida Corpus and Rachel Carrasco, all of Olton, and Diana Lopez and Andrea Lopez, both of Spade; three brothers, Frank Ruiz of Garden City, Kan., and Juan Ruiz and Raul Ruiz, both of Hale Center; three sisters, Manuela Martinez and Antonio Vasquez, both of Hale Center, and Virginia Sauceda of Mayfield; 22 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Dora Valdez, is deceased.

Peter Salazar Jr.

SAN MARCOS - Funeral Mass for Peter Salazar Jr., 46, were at 8:30 a.m. May 31 in St. John´s Catholic Church.

Burial was in San Marcos City Cemetery by Thomason Funeral Home.

Mr. Salazar died Sunday, May 28, 2000, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Austin.

He was born Jan. 20, 1954, in San Antonio, the son of Pete and Maria Del Refugio Villarreal. He lived in Floydada until moving to San Marcos in 1982 where he worked as an adviser for Gary Job Corp.

On July 31, 1982, he married Caroline Gonzalez in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; his grandparents who raised him, Enrique and Juanita Salazar of San Marcos; his father and step-mother, Pete and Celia Salazar of Floydada; six brothers, Sammy Salazar and Danny Salazar, both of San Marcos, Oscar Salazar of Plainview, Rubin Olivares Jr. and Roger Olivares, both of San Antonio, and Frutoso Salazar of Floydada; seven sisters, Ninfa Salazar and Lupe Salazar of San Marcos, Pauline Baca of New Mexico, Samantha White of Bastrop, Dalia Arvizu of Floydada and Janie Hisarraras and Tila Perez, both of San Antonio. Also surviving are his father-in-law, Manuel M. Gonzalez of Plainview; sisters-in-law, Elva G. Morales, Betty G. Rangel and Annette G. Sauceda, all of Plainview, Oralia G. Herrera of Austin, and Otila G. Hernandez of McKinney; and his brother-in-law, Ezequiel “George” Gonzalez of Plainview.

Norman Stone

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Norman “Pa Pa” Stone, 67, will be at 2 p.m. today in N.S. Griggs & Sons Funeral Directors Pioneer Chapel with the Rev. Robert Field of Southeast Baptist Church officiating.

Burial will be in Llano Cemetery East.

Mr. Stone died Saturday, June 4, 2000.

He was born in Prescott, Ariz., and grew up in Hollis, Okla. He graduated from West Texas High School in 1950 and attended West Texas State University. In 1952, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served during the Korean War.

He worked for Farmer Brothers and San Jacinto Foods.

In 1956, he married Lucille Simon in Canyon.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Donna Rhoades Richardson and Debbie Reardon, both of Amarillo; two brothers, Dr. Kenneth Stone of Bracketville, formerly of Plainview, and Don Stone of Clarendon; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

The family suggests memorials to BSA Hospice.

Petra G. Cuellar

LOCKNEY - Funeral Mass for Petra G. Cuellar, 74, will be at 2 p.m. today in San Jose Catholic Church with the Rev. Jim McCartney, pastor, officiating.

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

Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the same church.

Mrs. Cuellar died Monday, July 10, 2000, at her residence.

She was born Oct. 19, 1925, in Ganado, the daughter of the late Pedro and Bernarda Gonzales. She moved to Lockney in 1961. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.

She married Hilario Cuellar. He died Sept. 24, 1976.

Survivors include five sons, Hilario Cuellar Jr., of Waukesha, Wis., Vincent Cuellar of Plainview and Eugene, Richard and Israel Cuellar, all of Lockney; four daughters, Juanita Rodriguez of Abilene, Teresa Romero of Waukesha, Mary Ann Pedroza of Lockney and Esther Bloss of Indiana; three brothers, Cosme Gonzales of Lockney, Gonzalo Gonzales of Floydada and Mario Gonzales of Lubbock; a sister, Connie Gomez of Plainview; 30 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A son, Lorenzo Cuellar, is deceased.

Wayne McClanahan

Funeral services for Wayne McClanahan, 69, will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in First Christian Church with the Rev. Dean McNamara, interim pastor and chaplain of VistaCare Family Hospice, officiating.

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

Mr. McClanahan died at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2000, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Jan. 8, 1931, in Bangs where he grew up and graduated from high school. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He moved to Plainview in 1955 and was manager of White´s Auto Store for more than 30 years before retiring.

He was a deacon at First Christian Church and also served on the board.

On Feb. 19, 1955, he married Rosalie Criswell in Portales, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Mark Allen of Muleshoe; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Randal McClanahan of Plainview and Dr. Mark and Robin McClanahan of Lubbock; a brother, Albert Roy McClanahan of Bowie; three sisters, Judy Swagerty of Brownwood, Laverne Robinson of Arlington and Lois Connally of Plainview; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or to a favorite charity.

Iretha Robinson

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Iretha McCullough Robinson, 66, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Mount Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph Jackson, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Robinson died Monday, July 10, 2000, at her residence.

She was born Nov. 21, 1934, in Lee County. She moved to Floydada from Lee County in 1952. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church and the Women´s Missionary League, serving as president since 1987.

On Dec. 28, 1953, she married C.L. Robinson in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include her husband; a son, C.L. Robinson Jr., of Fort Worth; three daughters, Nancy Robinson, Doris Robinson and Sandra Robinson, all of Floydada; two brothers, Lawrence McCullough of Oklahoma and Onnie McCullough of Cleburne; four sisters, Florence McBride of Waco, Myrtle Clark of Crockett and Ozie Ellison and Ida B. McCullough, both of Cleburne.

Her parents, “Bubba Joe” Horrace Tolbert and Willie Ivy Lewis, are deceased.

Mary Sayles

AMHERST - Funeral services for Mary Sayles, 73, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Amherst United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Ivery officiating.

Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery by McCarty Funeral Home.

Mrs. Sayles died Monday, July 10, 2000, in Littlefield.

She was born Nov. 16, 1926, in Cause. She moved from Hearne to Amherst in the early 1950s. She organized the New Hope Baptist Church in her home in 1972 with the Rev. C.L. Harris as first pastor. She was a Sunday school teacher and Sunday school superintendent and president of the mission.

Survivors include six daughters, Brenda McCoy of Plainview, Merilyn Osby of Lubbock, Patricia Ivery of Roswell, N.M., and Doris Price, Wanda Fletcher and Erma Ivery, all of Amherst; eight sons, Charles White, Kevin Fluellen and Danny Fluellen, all of Amherst, Larry Joe Hyman and Mark Fluellen, both of Lubbock, Albert Ivery of Amarillo, Kenneth Ivery of Wichita Falls and the Rev. James Ivery of Dallas; a sister, Mattie Hackworth of Amherst; a brother, Lawrence Fluellen of Muleshoe; 38 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Charles Auld

TEXARKANA - Memorial services for Charles L. Auld, 59, of Maud, were held Friday and a private gathering was held in Lockney on Saturday. His cremains were scattered by his son and daughter at sunrise on Sunday from an airplane piloted by his nephew, Joey Davis.

Mr. Auld died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000.

He was born Dec. 27, 1940, in Paducah and attended Lockney and Paducah schools. He worked as a plumber and contractor and had served with the U.S. Armed Forces from 1958 to 1960.

Survivors include a son, Tony Auld of Kenner, La.; a daughter, Jackie VanDusen of Longview; three sisters, Dovie Davis and Glenda Pinner, both of Lockney, and Betty Lowery of Slaton; and six grandchildren.

A son, Cory Auld, is deceased.

Ann Harkey

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Ann “Annie Lou” Harkey, 68, of New Deal will be at 4 p.m. today in Abernathy First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Bass, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Harkey died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center.

She was born June 28, 1932, in Floydada. She moved to New Deal in 1957 and was employed by the New Deal Independent School District for 27 years, retiring in December 1996.

She was a member of Abernathy First United Methodist Church.

On Dec. 16, 1956, she married Fredrick Andrew “Zeke” Harkey Sr. in Lubbock. He died March 4, 1996.

Survivors include two sons, Freddy Harkey of Abernathy and Curtis Harkey of New Deal; a daughter, Joanna Harkey of Lubbock; a brother, Bill Hopper of Floydada; two sisters, Fran Pool of Morton and Debra Hunter of Alto, N.M.; and seven grandchildren.

A son, Lane Harkey, died April 2, 1991.

The family suggests memorials to the Abernathy First United Methodist Church, 704 Ave. D, Abernathy, TX 79311; or to the Baylor University Medical Center, Fourth Floor Roberts Building-Transplant Services, 3500 Gaston Ave., Dallas, TX 75246.

Lois E. Painter

TULIA - Funeral services for Lois E. Painter, 89, former Tulia resident, were at 10 a.m. today in Magnolia Baptist Church in Crawford, Okla., with Dr. James E. DeWese, retired Baptist minister from Plainview, officiating.

Burial was in Silent Home Cemetery at Roll, Okla., by Rose Chapel Funeral Service in Cheyenne Okla.

Mrs. Painter died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, in Denver City.

She was born in Crawford. She lived in Phillips from 1940 to 1967 when she moved to Tulia. She was a homemaker and a member of Tulia First Baptist Church where she was active in her Sunday school class.

In 1932 she married D.L. “Roy” Painter in Crawford. He died in 1967.

Survivors include a son, Bob Painter of Denver City; a daughter, Carol Painter of Pampa; two brothers, Altus Keahey of White Deer and Leon Keahey of Crawford; a sister, Audrey Roabough of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church scholarship fund.

Virginia Shipp

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Virginia “Sissy” Louise Shipp, 69, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Asbury United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dave Treat, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Shipp died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Dec. 14, 1930, in Bowie County. She graduated from Texas High School in Texarkana in 1948 and was owner and manager of Green Thumb Florist. She was named Business Woman of the Year in 1992-1993 and served as past president of Lubbock Stroke Club.

She was a member of West Texas and New Mexico Floral Association, South Plains Professional Floral Association and Asbury United Methodist Church.

On Oct. 15, 1950, she married Lloyd Shipp in Texarkana. He died May 17, 1996.

Survivors include one son, Randy Shipp of Lubbock; one daughter, Patti Taguba of Lubbock; one brother, Bryant Bonner Jr. of Texarkana; three sisters, Betty Hatch of Plainview, and Chris Myers and Kitty Hamlin, both of Texarkana; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to Asbury United Methodist Church or the Lubbock Stroke Club.

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