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Elvira Cardenas

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Elvira S. Cardenas, 74, former Plainview resident, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Templo Bautista in Plainview with Rev. Ed Sena, pastor of Iglesia Bautisto Templo of Lubbock, officiating. Prayer services will be tonight at Wood-Dunning Funeral Home at 7 p.m.

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

Mrs. Cardenas died at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 1997, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Jan. 21, 1922, in Kaufman. She grew up in Floresville and Poth. She married Simon Cardenas Sr. on August 30, 1941 in Floresville. He died June 8, 1994 in Plainview.

She moved to Levelland in 1953 and to Happy Union in 1954. She moved to Plainview in 1959, and worked in the housekeeping department at Central Plains Regional Hospital from 1979-83. She moved to Lubbock in 1991 and was a member of Iglesia Bautisto Templo in Lubbock.

Survivors include two daughters, Dora Ramos of Lubbock and Elvira Villa or Rossmoor, Calif.; three sons, Simon Cardenas Jr. and Armando Cardenas, both of Lubbock, and Rey Cardenas of Amarillo; a brother, Jose Sanchez of Lovington, N.M.; two sisters, Refugia Perez of Altus, Okla. and Paula Estrada of Snyder; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A son, Javino Cardinas, died in 1987.

The body will be available for viewing at Wood-Dunning Funeral Home until service time.

Gladys Hardesty

Private graveside services for Gladys Evelyn Evans Hardesty, 88, will be held Wednesday in Plainview Memorial Park by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home with the Rev. Drew Travis, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Mrs. Hardesty died at 2:25 p.m. Sunday, March 23, 1997, in Heritage Home.

She was born Jan. 14, 1909 in Cairo, Ill. She married Harold Fredrick Hardesty on Oct. 23, 1926 in Centralia, Ill. He died Jan. 28, 1980. After her marriage, she lived in Cairo until moving to Plainview in March 1979.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Richard E. (Sharon) Morgan of Plainview; one brother, George Glen Evans of New York City, N.Y.; two granddaughters, Richelle Johnson of Lubbock and Deanna Hollas of Dallas and three great-grandchildren.

Louise Harrell

DUMAS - Funeral services for Louise Harrell, 78, sister of Jimmie Rawdon of Plainview, will be at 2:30 p.m. today in Morrison Memorial Chapel with Frank Conrad, elder of First Christian Church of Albuquerque, N.M. officiating.

Burial will be in Dumas Cemetery.

Mrs. Harrell died Friday, March 21, 1997.

She was born in Joplin, Mo., and lived in Dumas since 1949. She married C.F. Harrell in 1950 in Clayton, N.M. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Jack McKee and Bill McKee, both of Dumas; her mother, Gertrude Rowell of Dumas; two other sisters, Evelyn Baudine of Fern Churchman, both of Dumas; two brothers, Darrell Rowell and Joe Rowell, both of Dumas; two grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A grandson, Chuck McKee, died in 1988.

The family suggests memorials to the Dumas Work and Training Center, 301 E. First, Dumas 79029, or Activity Fund-Memorial Nursing Home, 302 E. Second, Dumas 79029.

Leona Jameson

Funeral services for Leona H. Jameson, 82, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, and the Rev. Lenard Hartley, associate pastor of Paul-Ann Baptist Church in San Angelo, officiating.

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

Mrs. Jameson died at 9:56 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 1997, in University Medical Center in Lubbock. 

She was born Sept. 20, 1914 in Aiken, where she grew up, attending schools in Aiken and Lockney. She married Thomas LeRoy Jameson on Nov. 22, 1931, in Aiken. The couple then moved to Plainview. He died Dec. 7, 1975, in Plainview.

She taught school in Petersburg for one year and was special education teacher at Thunderbird Elementary for 10 years. They moved to Amarillo in 1943, and to Burkburnett in 1969, returning to Plainview in 1973.

She was a member of First Baptist Church and taught an adult women´s Sunday School class for many years. She was a member of the Plainview Community Concerts and the Knife and Fork Club. She was also a member of the Retired Teachers Association and past president of the Hale County unit. She was past president of the Women´s Club of Plainview and the Travel Study Club.

She was a member of the Beta Delphin Club, and had served as treasurer. She was a member of the Turf Turners Garden Club and of the Plainview Chapter #37 of the Order of the Eastern Star, serving as past Worthy Matron and currently serving as Electa.

Survivors include two brothers, the Rev. Lenard Hartley of San Angelo and Edgar Hartley of Hereford.

Two brothers, Kermit Hartley and Charles Hartley, and a sister, Mary Ann Ebeling, are deceased.

Callie Lefevre

ROARING SPRINGS - Funeral services for Callie Clifton Lefevre, 81, mother of Stanley Lefevre of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Donnie Howell, interim pastor of Parkview Baptist Church in Littlefield, and Mike Crowley, minister of Roaring Springs Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial will be at Roaring Springs Cemetery by Seigler Funeral Home of Matador.

She was born in Roaring Springs and was a lifelong resident. She married I. W. Lefevre in 1948 at Roaring Springs. He died in 1983. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include three other sons, Jim Hall of Wickett, Edward Hall of Burnet and Bruce Lefevre of Roaring Springs; three daughters, Ramona Zastre of Las Vegas, Nev., Melba Gray of Odessa of Sheila Lefevre of Roaring Springs; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

A step-son, Kenneth Lefevre, died in 1996.

Dr. Buckley Qualls

Memorial services for Dr. Buckley Qualls will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Brown Chapel on the Wayland campus. Qualls, a professor at education at Wayland for seven years before retiring in 1996, died in Panama City, Fla. on March 14. The public is invited.

Billie Sue Bolen

BROWNFIELD - Graveside services for Billie Sue Bolen, 55, of Danville, daughter of Vivian Sanderson and sister of Ronnie Sanders and Donna Emery, all of Plainview, will be at 1 p.m. today in Terry County Memorial Park with the Rev. Wayne Shelton of Coleman officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Brownfield Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bolen died Monday, March 3, 1997, at her residence.

She was born July 23, 1941, in Dallas. She attended Dallas schools and had worked on a poultry farm.

She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Other survivors include five sons, Kenny and Bobby Bolen, both of Danville, Ark., Robby Bolen of Louisiana, Randy Bolen of Oklahoma and Michael Bolen of Buchanan; another brother, Marvin Sanderson of Tow; three other sisters, Glenda Graninger of Kingsland, Shirley Hicks of Huntsville and Barbara Aichlmayr of Houston; and nine grandchildren.

Hershel Carthel

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Hershel Carthel, 86, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in West College and Third Street Church of Christ with Frank Duckworth, evangelist, and Clark Johnson officiating.

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

Mr. Carthel died Thursday, March 6, 1997, in Lockney Care Center.

He was born Dec. 25, 1910, in Lockney where he grew up and graduated from high school. He attended West Texas College in Canyon. He lived three years in Tulia and 12 in Plainview before returning to Lockney.

He served several years on the Lockney School Board, the Lockney Co-Op board, and had been in the Rotary Club where he served as president, and the Parent-Teacher Association. He also served as president of the Floyd County Fair Board and was honored as Citizen of the Year by the Lockney Chamber of Commerce in 1962.

He was an elder at West College and Third Street Church of Christ.

He married Octavia Collins on July 29, 1933, in Lockney.

Survivors include his wife; a son and his wife, Ted and Brenda Carthel of Denton; a daughter and her husband, Barbara and Warren Mathis of Lockney; a sister, Olga Miller of Kingsland; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Mexican Mission in care of West College and Third Street Church of Christ, P.O. Box 217, Lockney 79241, or to the Lockney Senior Citizens, P.O. Box 82, Lockney 79241.

Lorene A. Duncan

TULIA - Graveside services for Lorene A. Vaughn Duncan, 81, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Rose Hill Cemetery with Dennis Conway, minister of Tulia Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Duncan died at 7:50 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 1997, in St. Anthony´s Hospice in Amarillo.

She was born Aug. 22, 1915, in Taylor County. She grew up in Abilene where she graduated from high school. She moved to Tulia where she lived until 1963 when she moved back to Abilene. She later moved to Stratford and then to California until 1981. She moved to LaGrange before returning to Abilene in 1993. She moved to Stratford in 1995.

She married John C. Vaughn on Dec. 17, 1933, in Tahoka. He died Dec. 9, 1960, in Tulia. She married Ralph Everett Duncan on July 29, 1980, in Salinas, Calif. He died Sept. 17, 1993, in LaGrange.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one daughter, Margaret Holligan of Melbourne, Fla.; two sons, Edd Vaughn of Houston and Frank Vaughn of Stratford; one sister, Lucille Lesley of Abilene; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A granddaughter, Teena Vaughn, died in January of 1983.

Arlis Ray Wyatt

MELROSE, N.M. - Funeral services for Arlis Ray Wyatt, 65, of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church in Melrose, with the Rev. Ken Horn, Baptist minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Melrose Cemetery by Steed-Todd Funeral Home.

Mr. Wyatt died Thursday, March 6, 1997.

He was born May 15, 1931, in Friona. He moved with his family from Texas to Grier and to Melrose in 1940.

He graduated from Melrose High School in 1949 and enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving 8 1/2 years. He served two tours to Korea and one tour in Germany. He received the Korean Service Medal with five bronze service stars, United Nations Service Medal and Army Occupation Medal (Germany) among other decorations and commendations.

He was discharged in 1958 and attended business school worked for three years at a truck dealership as bookkeeper and business manager. He worked for five years for a public accountant as an auditor-accountant and later entered Federal Civil Service with the Department of the Air Force, serving 26 years as an accountant.

He lived several places including San Antonio, Abilene, Washington, D.C., Omaha, Neb., Alexandria, La., Fort Worth and Clovis where he retired. He moved to Lubbock and again was employed as a bookkeeper-comptroller for an electrical contracting firm. He retired in January of 1995 and moved to Plainview.

He was a member of Melrose Baptist Church while growing up and Monterey Baptist Church in Lubbock, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Woodmen of the World and Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include one son, Phillip Ray Wyatt of Virginia; a daughter, Mrs. Carlton (Bobbie Jeanne) Willis of Texas; two brothers, Henry Wyatt of Texas and Edward Wyatt of Washington; five sisters, Edith Thompson, Dona Burge, Zula Carlton, all of Texas, and Maxine Howard and Daisy Crowle, both of New Mexico; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

A daughter, Lois Charene, a son, Malcolm Gregory, and four brothers, Russell, D.C. “Doc”, Leland and Ancil Wyatt, are deceased.

C.L. Young

MINERAL WELLS - Funeral services for C.L. Young, 55, father of Lisa Miller of Plainview, were at 10 a.m. Thursday in South Side Church of Christ.

Burial was in Woodland Park Cemetery by White´s Funeral Home.

Mr. Young died Monday, March 3, 1997, at his residence.

He was born March 14, 1941, in Seagraves. He was a retired banker.

Other survivors include a son, Mark Young of Mineral Wells; his father, Calvin Young of Lubbock; four brothers, Delton Young of Wellman, Edwin Young of Austin, Ray Young of Copeland and Earnie Young of Duncanville; two sisters, Vivian Renfrow of Midland and Sharon White of Denton; and three grandchildren.

Ernest Arp

WOODROW - Graveside services for Ernest Arp, 75, of Ralls, stepfather of Eileen Smith of Olton, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Peaceful Gardens Cemetery in Woodrow with the Rev. Jim Morrow, pastor of Falls First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Adams Funeral Home of Ralls.

Mr. Arp died Friday, March 14, 1997, in St. Mary Hospital in Lubbock.

He was born on April 15, 1921, in Lott. He owned Kar-Kare Garage in Lubbock for 24 years. He moved to Ralls in 1989.

He was a Baptist.

He married Arlene Wells Bryan on July 7, 1989, in Clovis, N.M.

Other survivors include his wife; three sons, David Arp of Fort Collins, Colo., Philip Arp of Williston, ND., and Jack Arp of Lubbock; a stepson, Gary Ledwig of Ralls; two daughters, Dennie Dye of Auburn, Wash., and Sheila Arp of Medford, Ore.; two brothers, R.W. Arp of Ropesville and Joe Arp of Midland; four sisters, Tommie Berryhill and Martha Haynie, both of Lubbock, Jean Neighbors of Big Spring and Louise Vest of Houston; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to Ralls Ambulance Service.

Bertie Gale

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Bertie Gale, 89, foster mother of Jo Lively of Plainview, will be at 3 p.m. today in Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. D.L. Lowrie, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Gale died Sunday, March 16, 1997, in Bender Terrace Nursing Home.

She was born Feb. 10, 1908, in Wise County. She graduated from Ralls High School and moved to Lubbock from Crosbyton.

She had worked for First National Bank, retiring in 1965. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

She married Milton V. Gale on Sept. 16, 1933, in Lubbock. He died March 15, 1993.

Other survivors include five other foster children, Bobby Taylor, Jean Howle and Margie Williams, all of Lubbock, Pete McGee of Grand Prairie and Peggy DeLorian of Slaton.

Agustin T. Hernandez

HALE CENTER - Funeral Mass for Agustin T. Hernandez, 65, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Ben Kasteel, pastor, officiating.

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

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel.

Mr. Hernandez died at 1:15 p.m. Monday, March 17, 1997, in St. Mary Hospital in Lubbock after a lengthy illness.

He was born April 14, 1931, in Marques in Leon County. He moved to Hale Center in 1987 from Dallas and was a retired furniture maker.

He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Plainview.

He married Jesusa Gallardo on Oct. 30, 1954, in Dallas.

Survivors include his wife; one sister, Rosa Saucedo of Dallas; and several nieces and nephews.

Two sisters, Petra Contrez and Eliada Chapa, are deceased.

Tom A. Sluder

OLTON - Funeral services for Tom A. Sluder, 88, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wendell Horn, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Olton Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

Mr. Sluder died at 7:52 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 1997, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock after a brief illness.

He was born Sept. 19, 1908, in Floydada. He moved to Olton in 1928 and worked as a mechanic for the Olton Independent School District and was in real estate and insurance for several years. He had served as a school trustee for six years, and was Mayor Pro-Tem and a city councilman for the city of Olton.

He was a member of the Lions Club and was an elder in Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

He married Essie Lee Wozencraft on June 19, 1993 in Olton.

Survivors include one son, Tom Sluder Jr. of Olton; three daughters, Leabelle Finch of Dalhart, Dianna Gheer of Canyon and Peggy Kraatz of Lititz, Pa.; one sister, Winnie Flynt of Lubbock; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

His first wife, Floy, died in 1987.

The family suggests memorials to Runningwater Draw Care Center, P.O. Box 409, Olton 79064 or Olton Ambulance Association c/o Olton State Bank, P.O. Drawer X, Olton 79064.

J.P. Stevens

HALE CENTER - Funeral services for J.P. Stevens, 87, are pending with Freeman Funeral Home.

Mr. Stevens died at 2:45 a.m. today, March 18, 1997, in St. Mary Hospital in Lubbock.

William ´Bill´ Troedel

Funeral services for William “Bill” Troedel, 67, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Troedel died at 8:10 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 1997, at his residence.

He was born on March 12, 1931, in West Bend, Wis., where he grew up and graduated from high school. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a senior master sergeant after 27 years of service. While stationed in Japan he received the Bronze Star.

He was director of materials management at Central Plains Regional Hospital in Plainview for 17 years.

He was a member of Plainview Noon Lions Club, First Baptist Church and the Pastor´s Class.

He married Belle Laing on Nov. 25, 1971, in Wichita Falls.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Vicki Moran of Chesapeake Bay, Va., and Jackie Troedel of San Diego, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Cathy Huffington of Irving; one son, Michael Troedel of Wichita Falls; one stepson, David Huffington of Lubbock; his mother, Anna Troedel of West Bend; three brothers, Clarence, Art and Harold Troedel, all of West Bend; four sisters, Marvel Labott of Chesterfield, Va., and Arlene Bair, Harriett Berries and Alice Zettler, all of West Bend; and four grandchildren, Justin and Bradley Troedel and Taylor and Clifton Moran.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or Family Hospice of Plainview.

The family will receive friends at Lemons Funeral Home tonight from 7-8 p.m.

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