Miscellaneous Hale County, Texas Obituaries


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Joni D´Ann Andrews

WHEELER - Funeral services for Joni D´Ann Andrews, 27, former White Deer resident, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Lafferty officiating.

Burial will be in Wheeler Cemetery by Wright Funeral Home.

Miss Andrews died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at Scott and White Hospital in Temple.

She was born at Hill Air Force Base in Utah and graduated from White Deer High School in 1989. She worked as a receptionist for Texas State Optical in Temple and was a member of First Baptist Church of Cameron.

Survivors include her parents, Andy and Sondra Andrews of Cameron; twin brothers, Darryn Andrews and Jarrett Andrews, both of Cameron; and her grandparents, Colleen Andrews of Amarillo and Lola Holcomb of Wheeler. She was the grand-niece of Dr. and Mrs. C.C. Andrews and a second cousin of Danny Andrews, both of Plainview.

Ruth Draper

Funeral services for Ruth Draper, 81, of Joplin, Mo., will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Lemons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Allen, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, officiating.

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

Mrs. Draper died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, in Spring River Christian Village in Joplin.

She was born Jan. 25, 1917, in Floyd County. She received a master´s degree and earned many hours above that in the U.S. and abroad. She taught school in Hale Center, Plainview, Juneau, Alaska, Wayland and Eastern New Mexico University at Roswell.

She was active in several clubs and organizations and enjoyed working with paint and wood. She joined the Methodist Church at the age of 12.

In 1937, she married Laurence E. Draper. He died Sept. 11, 1970.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and W.M. Havins of Joplin; a brother, George M. Tate of Weatherford; and four grandchildren.

Margaret ´Peggy´ Eversole

Memorial services for Margaret “Peggy” Eversole, 64, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

The body will be donated to Texas Tech Medical School.

Mrs. Eversole died at 4:15 a.m. today, July 3, 1998, at her home following an illness.

Tony Rieken

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Tony Rieken, 85, of New Deal, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Abernathy Church of Christ.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home in Lubbock.

Mr. Rieken died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, in Methodist Hospital.

He was a member of the Church of Christ and had served on the New Deal school board.

On Jan. 24, 1937, he married Ruth Helen Greenhill.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Jeri Lyn Rieken of Lubbock; two brothers, L. “Jiggs” Rieken of Abernathy and Reiner Rieken of New Deal; and two grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Children´s Home of Lubbock, P.O. Box 2824, Lubbock, TX 79408, or to a favorite charity.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6-7:30 p.m.

Joe ´Chepio´ Cedillo

PETERSBURG - Funeral Mass for Joe “Chepio” Moralez Cedillo, 60, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Louis Dussan and Monsignor Curtis Halfmann officiating.

Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery by White Funeral Home in Lubbock.

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

Mr. Cedillo died Sunday, March 29, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock from injuries suffered in a vehicle accident.

He was born Aug. 24, 1937, in Rosebud and attended school in Travis. He moved to Petersburg in 1958 from Rosebud and worked for Daffern Steel in the recycling division in Plainview for 12 years.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

In 1955, he married Gregoria Perez in Rosebud.

Survivors include his wife; his mother, Francisca Cedillo of Petersburg; three sons, Manuel Cedillo and Joe Cedillo Jr., both of Petersburg, and Freddy Cedillo of Lubbock; four daughters, Janie Cedillo and Mary Helen Cedillo, both of Petersburg, Teresa Esquivel of Plainview and Elida Contreras of Lubbock; four brothers, Sam, Felix and Agapito Cedillo, all of Lubbock, and Domingo Sedillo of Petersburg; a sister, Lupe Alvarado of Cameron; 20 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The body will be at the church Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. until service time.

James Hopper

BROWNFIELD - Funeral services for James V. Hopper, 77, were at 10:30 a.m. today in Brownfield Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Cletus Caswell, a Baptist minister, officiating.

Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery by Brownfield Funeral Home.

Mr. Hopper died Monday, March 30, 1998, in St. Mary Hospital.

He was born Feb. 24, 1931, in Stanton. He moved to Brownfield from Big Lake in 1963 and worked for Terry County for 33 years, retiring in 1983.

He was a U.S. veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

On Aug. 8, 1952, he married Violet Faught in Roswell, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; a son, John Kelly Hopper of Midland; a daughter, Dixie Smith of Floydada; four sisters, Faye White and Gertie Atchison, both of Stanton, and Cola Walraven and Liz McCurdy, both of Midland; and four grandchildren.

A son, James Carroll Hopper, died June 11, 1956.

Ona Reed

KRESS - Funeral services for Ona Reed, 85, are pending with Wallace Funeral Home in Tulia.

Mrs. Reed died at 10:17 p.m. Monday, March 30, 1998, in Tulia Care Center.

Ruth Joan Sorley

HOUSTON - Memorial services for Ruth Joan Faith Sorley, 74, former Plainview resident, were held March 23 in the Howard-Glendale Funeral Directors Chapel.

Mrs. Sorley died March 21, 1998.

She was born Dec. 18, 1923, in Plainview, the daughter of the late Sam and Flora Faith. She grew up in Plainview where she attended schools. She was a member of Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist.

She and her husband, Garland E. Sorley, were married for 50 years. He is deceased. After his retirement from J.C. Penney Co., they operated the Woodforest Children´s Shoppe for 12 years. She was a realtor for ERA Charles Rhodes.

Survivors include two sons, Clifton and Michael Sorley, both of Houston; a sister, Genevieve Viegel of Hereford, a brother, Paul Faith of Long Beach, Calif.; and three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Owen Jones and Belle Maynard, both of Olton, and Ima Jean Sorley of Lubbock; and a granddaughter Summer Sorley of Houston.

Jim Bert Bobbitt

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Jim Bert Bobbitt, 75, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Hawkins, interim pastor of First Baptist Church of Floydada, officiating, and the Rev. Harold Abney, pastor, assisting.

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

Mr. Bobbitt died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, in Lubbock Methodist Hospital.

He was born July 18, 1922 in Lockney, the son of the late James Albert and Eugie Pearl Reeves Bobbitt. He graduated from Lockney High School and attended Texas Tech University. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.

He married Gladys Marie Hall on Nov. 27, 1948 in Plainview.

He was a farmer and lifelong resident of Lockney. He served on the Lockney Co-Op Board and the Lockney school board. He was a member of the Lockney Senior Citizens, American Legion, Masonic Lodge #867 where he also was a Shriner, the Adult Chapter of the FFA and First Baptist Church in Lockney.

Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Susan Grigg of Grand Junction, Colo. and Donna Bobbitt of Burns Flat, Okla.; one sister, Sallye Cate of Springdale, Ark.; and two grandchildren, Jason Michael and Jaime Suzann Grigg, both of Grand Junction, Colo.

The family suggests memorials to the Lockney Senior Citizens, 118 W. College St., Lockney, TX 79241.

Robert Darrell Brown

Funeral services for Robert Darrell Brown, Jr., 71, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Wood-Dunning Funeral Home Chapel. 

Mr. Brown died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, in Lewisville following a lengthy illness.

Mattie Lou Quinby

Funeral services for Mattie Lou Quinby, 94, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Drew Travis, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Quinby died Thursday, May 28, 1998, at her home.

She was born Mattie Lou Meharg on Aug. 17, 1903, in Ellis County. She married John Roy Quinby on Aug. 6, 1929. He died Dec. 23, 1988.

Mrs. Quinby was a school teacher and principal in public schools, and a homemaker. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, the Pink Lady Auxiliary and the Delphin Club. She moved to Plainview from Chillicothe in 1961.

Survivors include two daughters, Jane Haynes of The Woodlands and Lou Byrd of Vernon; one son, John Quinby of Plainview; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Three brothers are deceased.

Cecil Winifred O´Donald

CANYON - Graveside services for Cecil Winifred O´Donald, 81, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Dreamland Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Charles Price, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements are by Holley Funeral Home, Inc., of Canyon and cremation was by Memory Gardens Crematory.

Mr. O´Donald was born in Memphis and moved with his family to Randall County in 1928. He married Viva Ruth Keenan in 1942 in Clovis, N.M. She is deceased.

He worked on the line crew as an equipment operator for Southwestern Public Service Co. for 37 1/2 years, retiring in 1982.

He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Janna Rae McMurry of Seymour and Lavada Jean Permeter of Amarillo; three sons, James T. O´Donald, Daniel E. O´Donald and Cecil C. O´Donald, all of Amarillo; a sister, Marie Breitling of Tulia; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials to Crown of Texas Hospice, 1000 S. Jefferson St., Amarillo, TX 79101.

Gregory Lynn Horn

PETERSBURG - Funeral services for Gregory Lynn Horn, 17, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Horn died Sunday afternoon, July 5, 1998, in a one-vehicle accident on FM789 13 miles north of Petersburg.

Charles ´Ray´ Mitchell

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Charles Rayworth “Ray” Mitchell, 62, were at 10 a.m. today in Abernathy First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Wilcox, pastor, officiating.

Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today in Fairmont Cemetery at Hollis, Okla., by Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Mitchell died Friday, July 3, 1998, in St. Mary Hospital in Lubbock.

He was born Jan. 23, 1936, in Olympus, Texas. He moved to Abernathy in 1976 from Sierra Blanca and worked for AIG Insurance as a senior auditor, retiring in 1997.

He was an active member of Lakeridge Country Club in Lubbock.

On Aug. 30, 1958, he married Fredda Putnam in Hollis, Okla.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Roger Mitchell and his wife, Mollie, of Amarillo; a daughter, Janet and her husband, Larry Laughter of Amarillo; a sister, Ruth Brookman ofHollis; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, 3403 73rd Street, Lubbock, TX 79423.

Ralph W. Pendergast

Funeral services for Raph W. Pendergast, 79, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in First United Methodist Church with Dr. Max Browning, officiating.

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

Mr. Pendergast died at 7:10 p.m. Saturday, July 4, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Plainview.

He was born Aug. 17, 1918, in Limon, Colo. He grew up in Massachusetts and lived in Prescott, Ark., from 1941 to 1946. He moved to Plainview and worked for Kiker Service Station as manager from 1946 to 1953 and worked as an independent paint contractor from 1954 to 1969. He owned and operated Ralph´s Deep Rock Service Station from 1970-1979 and for the Plainview ISD in the maintenance department from 1980 until retirement in 1996.

He was an avid Plainview Bulldog fan and served as a gatekeeper at Bulldog games. He attended First United Methodist Church.

On Nov. 5, 1946, he married Peggy Williams in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Martha Pendergast of Plainview; two brothers, McKinnon and Ralph McKinnon, both of Prescott, Ark.; four sisters, Mildred Manning of Lawrence, Ark., Mary Lou Cobb of Texarka, Ark., and Judy Martin and Joan Barton, both of Prescott, Ark.; and two granddaughters, Ashley Ann Pendergast and Kimberly Brooke Pendergast, both of Plainview.

Two brothers and a sister are deceased. Kenneth McKinnon died in 1972; Jakie McKinnon died in 1996 and Flora Hanning died in 1997.

Bill Schreier

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for William K. “Bill” Schreier, 89, are pending with Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Schreier died Sunday, July 5, 1998.

Maurine Allen

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Maurine Allen, 75, were at 4 p.m. Saturday in Abernathy First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy McGuire officiating.

Burial was in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Allen died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at her residence.

She was born April 18, 1922, in Crosby County. She had been a longtime Abernathy resident and a member of First Baptist Church.

On Oct. 21, 1940, she married Rupert Allen in Portales, N.M.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Dennis Allen of Houston, Darvin Allen of Abernathy and Danny Joe Allen of Plainview; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

Two brothers, Ralph and Billy Shipman, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Family Hospice of the Plains, 4418 Olton Road, Plainview, TX 79072.

Mildred B. ´Mickey´ Kirchhoff

Funeral services for Mildred B. ´Mickey´ Kirchhoff, 95, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the chapel of First United Methodist Church with Dr. Max Browning, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Kirchhoff died 9 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 1998, in IHS Heritage Home after a lengthy illness.

She was born Oct. 22, 1902, in Freelandville, Ind., and graduated with an R.N. degree from the Good Samaritan School of Nursing in Vincennes, Ind,. in 1925 and moved to Planiview in 1935. She married pioneer area dentist Dr. E.H. Kirchhoff on Dec. 26, 1940. He died March 8, 1979.

She was a dental assistant for her husband for 40 years.

She was active in First United Methodist Church. She played the piano for the Wi-Mo-Dau-Sis Sunday School Class and was a member of United Methodist Women and the XYZ Club.

Surviving are a stepson, John J. Kirchhoff and his wife, Mary Virginia; three sisters, Ruth Hollingsworth, Myra Harding and Alice May Toney, all of Freelandville, Ind.; two grandchildren, John E. Kirchhoff of Temple and Karen Mast of Nacogdoches; and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bill LaFont, Robert Carter, Sid Cooper, Bobby Kirchoff, Joe Price, Jerry Kirchoff and Brooks Harting.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church, 1900 W. Seventh, Plainview.

The family will be a the John J. Kirchhoff home, 1000 S. Broadway.

Manuel Nieto

EARTH -- Funeral services for Manuel Nieto, 51, will be 11 a.m. Monday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Broyles, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Springlake Cemetery at Springlake. Arrangements are by Parsons-Ellis Funeral Home.

Mr. Nieto died Thursday, March 12, 1998.

He was born in Mexico and moved to Earth in 1959 from Mexico. He was a heavy machine operator in the road construction business and worked for Amarillo Road Construction.

He married Mercedes “Marie” Nieto in 1961 at Earth.

Survivors include his wife; six sons, Eddie Nieto of Olton, and Manuel Nieto Jr., Max Nieto, Joe Nieto, Raymond Nieto and Rickey Nieto, all of Earth; six daughters, Lilly Peralez of Amarillo, Marie Hernandez of Olton, Lydia Hart of Rogers, Ark., Teresia Rosa of Lakeview and Nora Mendoza and Cindy Juarez, both of Earth; his father, Frank Escalante of Earth; his mother, Ecikia Escalante of Mexico; six sisters, Paula Sanchez and Stella Nieto, both of California, Elizabeth Sanchez of Fabian, Mary Ann Ramon and Francis Elsondo, both of Earth, and Carmen Escalante of Amarillo; two brothers, Poloa Nieto of Mexico and Thomas Escalante of Earth; and 34 grandchildren.

Carolyn A. Collier

TAHOE CITY, Calif. - No services were held for Carolyn A. Collier, who died May 29, 1998, in an extended care facility after a lengthy illness. Cremation was by Truckee-Tahoe Mortuary.

She was born Carolyn A. Schick, the daughter of the late George and Jeanetta Schick, longtime Plainview residents. She moved to Los Angeles in the late 1940s and worked as a seamstress for MGM.

She was an active participant in the Republican Women´s Club.

Survivors include her husband, William “Bill” Collier; a daughter; one sister, Janet Hardy of Fort Worth; and a grandson.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity or organization. Cards may be sent to: William Collier, P.O. Box 943, Tahoe City, Calif. 96145-0943.

Alexander Hernandez

Funeral services for Alexander Hernandez, 6 months, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Lemons Memorial Chapel.

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

The infant was born Dec. 6, 1997, in Dade County, Fla. He died Sunday, June 21, 1998, in Plainview.

Survivors include his mother, Maria Guadalupe Hernandez of Plainview; and maternal grandparents in Mexico.

A love fund has been set up at Hale County State Bank.

Francis Louise Hicks

Funeral services for Francis Louise Hicks, 87, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hicks died at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, 1998, in Santa Fe House.

Oscar Golden

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Oscar Golden, 85, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Golden died early today, June 25, 1998, in Mangold Memorial Hospital.

Juan Vallin

Memorial services for Juan Vallin, 59, of Pasco, Wash., will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Martin Tina, minister from Olton, officiating.

Cremation was by Columbia Memorial Chapel in Pasco.

Mr. Vallin died June 19, 1998, at his residence after a lengthy illness.

He was born Nov. 5, 1939, in San Antonio. He grew up in Plainview and lived in Idaho and California before moving to Washington. He was a business accountant and owned his own business.

He served with the National Guard from 1957-1960.

Survivors include his mother, Maria De La Luz Castillo of Plainview; his father, Alejandro Vallin; four daughters, Maria Alicia Vallin and Yolanda Vallin, both of Bryant, Dalia Vallin of Idaho and Gloria Diana Vallin of Washington; one son, Juan Vallin III of Washington; two brothers, Jose Angel Vallin of Collins, Ga., and Bobby Vallin of Plainview; three sisters, Nina Farias and Gloria Hernandez, both of Plainview and Diana Castillo of San Antonio; and 10 grandchildren.

The family will be at the Castillo residence, 2601 Joliet #2.

Weldon Webb

KRESS - Funeral services for Weldon Webb, 78, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Webb died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Amarillo.

Emily Potts Johnston

FLOYDADA - Memorial services for Emily Potts Johnston, 82, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wendell Horn, pastor, officiating.

Services and cremation arrangements are by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Johnston died Saturday, July 11, 1998, in Constant Care Center of Wolfforth.

She was born Emily Rebecca Davis on Dec. 24, 1915, the daughter of the late A.B. and Emma Davis in Durant, Okla. She graduated from Lubbock High School, received a degree in education in 1936 and a master´s degree in education in 1956 from Texas Tech. She moved to Floydada in 1946. She retired in 1978 from Floydada Independent School District where she taught second grade and later high school. She served as high school counselor and was a sponsor for Future Teachers Association.

She was a member of American Association of University Women, Daughters of the American Revolution, Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, Texas State Teachers Association, National Educators Association, Floyd County Historical Society and West Texas Museum Association. She also was active in Spirit of Sharing in Floydada and was a member of First United Methodist Church.

On Nov. 14, 1936, she married Jim Potts in Lubbock. He died in 1956. On Dec. 25, 1974, she married Ralph Johnston in Lubbock. He died in 1986.

Survivors include four sons, Frank Potts of Floydada, Bill Potts of Medina, Wash., Lon Johnston of Austin and George Johnston of Farmington, N.M.; one daughter, Becky Hamilton of Seminole; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A son, Ralph Johnston Jr., died in 1986 and a daughter, Grace Anne Heacock died in 1990.

The family suggests memorials to Alzheimer´s Association, 919 N. Michigan, Suite 100, Chicago, ill. 60611-1676, or DNA Alzheimer´s Research, TTU HSC, Dept. of Neurology, 3601 4th St., Lubbock, TX 79430.

James V. Martin

CANYON - Funeral services for James Vester “Jim” Martin, 70, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Sixth Avenue Church of Christ with Howard Morris and Randy Morris, officiating.

Burial will be in Dreamland Cemetery with military honors. Arrangements are by Holley funeral Home.

Mr. Martin died Tuesday, July 14, 1998.

He was born in Turkey where he attended school. He graduated from Lockney High School in 1946 and worked for Phillips Petroleum Co.

During the Korean War he served with a Marine rifle squad as leader and was awarded the Purple Heart.

He moved to Canyon in 1962 and was an advertising salesman for The Canyon News. In 1970 he began operating service stations and operated Jim´s Gulf Station for several years at two different locations.

On June 11, 1952, he married Carla Daricek in Maple.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Tammy Jane Wilson of Amarillo, Marla Kay Barclay of Tulia and Cristie Moorehouse of Hereford; a brother, Troy Martin of Canyon; and eight grandchildren.

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