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Jewell Reynolds

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Jewell Faye Reynolds, 87, of Lubbock, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Moore-Rose-White Memorial Chapel with Charles Stice, minister of First Assembly of God Church, officiating. Burial will be in Floydada Cemetery.

Mrs. Reynolds died Tuesday, May 21, 1996, in Lakeside Care Center in Lubbock.

She was born June 19, 1908, in Anson. She attended Cender Rural School, a Floyd County country school. She moved to Amarillo in 1940 from Texico, N.M. She retired from Colbert's Department Store in Lockney where she had worked for many years. She was a Baptist.

Her first husband, Elvis Gill, and her second husband, Lowan Reynolds, are deceased.

Survivors include two sons, Terry Joe Gill of Amarillo and Alvie Lee Gill of Raleigh, N.C.; three brothers, Roy Hollums of Dimmitt, John Hollums of Weatherford and Walter Hollums of Lubbock; a sister, Elizabeth Newton of Lubbock; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Two infant sons and one infant daughter are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity. 

Stella Shirley

PORTALES, N.M. - Graveside services for Stella Shirley, 86, mother of Mrs. Ronnie (Leona) Robbins of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. today in Lorenzo Cemetery. Burial arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary.

Mrs. Shirley died Tuesday, May 21, 1996, at her home.

She was born Stella White on March 19, 1910, in Snyder. She grew up in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico and had lived in Portales since 1950. She had worked as a companion to senior adults for several years.

She married Roy Shirley in 1932 in Ralls. He died Dec. 6, 1946.

Other survivors include another daughter, Royene Tivis of Portales; and five grandchildren, Rocky Tivis of Elida, N.M., Randy Tivis of Amarillo, Tamra Tivis of Portales, Tracie Robbins and Kevin Robbins, both of Plainview.

Five brothers, Roy White, Ralph White, Herschell White, Buck White and Chunk White, and two sisters, Audrey Rainwater and Opel Self, are deceased. 

Jesse M. Wright

DIMMITT - Funeral services for Jesse M. Wright, 83, father of Joe Wright and grandfather of Lori Cleveland, both of Plainview, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Foskey-Lilly-McGill Funeral Home Chapel.

Other details are pending.

Mr. Wright died Wednesday, May 22, 1996, in San Angelo.

Jesus Calderoni

PAMPA - Graveside services for Jesus Calderoni, 57, brother of Peter Calderoni of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Bixenman, pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, officiating. Burial arrangements are by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Mr. Calderoni died Wednesday, May 15, 1996.

He was born in San Antonio and lived in Matador before moving to Pampa in 1989. He was a Catholic.

He married Minnie Garza in 1958 in San Antonio.

Other survivors include his wife; two other brothers, Jose Calderoni of Pampa and Lupe Calderoni of Clovis, N.M.; and three sisters, Mary Elizabeth Calderoni and Francis Gallegos, both of San Antonio, and Mary Lou Wingerker of Gretna, La. 

Ruby Hedge

WHEELER - Graveside services for Ruby Patterson Hedge, 91, sister of Edna Mae Lamb of Plainview, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Wheeler Cemetery with the Rev. Dewey Lamb, retired Baptist minister from Azle, officiating. Burial arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hedge died Wednesday, May 15, 1996.

She was born in Wellington and had been employed as a dietitian for Jacksonville Baptist College in the 1930s and 1940s. She was a Baptist.

Her first husband, Claude A. Patterson, died in 1944. Her second husband, Wallace D. Hedge, died in 1976.

Other survivors include two sons, M.E. ÒPete' Patterson of Frankston and C.A. ÒPatÓ Patterson of Lewisville; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Two daughters, Myrtle Jean Patterson and Mabel Patterson, and a son, James Patterson, are deceased. 

Ethel Simpson

CROSBYTON - Graveside services for Ethel Simpson, 90, mother of Joyce Porter of Petersburg, were at 10:30 a.m. today in Ralls Cemetery with the Rev. John Lowrie, pastor of Petersburg First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial arrangements were by Adams Funeral Home.

Mrs. Simpson died Wednesday, May 15, 1996, in Crosbyton Care Center.

She was born Sept. 11, 1905, in Wise County and moved to Crosby County area in 1924. She was a homemaker.

She married Walter E. Simpson in October 1924 in Wise County. He died Nov. 30, 1960.

Other survivors include two sons, Billy Simpson of Crosbyton and Gary D. Simpson of Oklahoma City; another daughter, Nova Jean Marley of Crosbyton; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Mary Frances McKennon

ABILENE - Funeral services for Mary Frances McKennon, 62, former Lockney resident, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Lonnie Lehrman officiating. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday in Lockney Cemetery.

Mrs. McKennon died Tuesday, May 21, 1996, in an Abilene hospital.

She was born in Lockney. She moved to Abilene in 1944 and graduated from Abilene High School. She received an Associates Degree of Applied Science from Cisco Junior College in 1981. She had worked for Cisco Junior College as a registrar for 14 years before retirement. She was a Baptist.

She married D.L. McKennon in 1952 in Abilene. He died in 1975.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry Don McKennon and Darrell Wayne McKennon of Abilene; two daughters, Patricia Ann King of Amarillo and Jo Ann McGehee of Borger; a brother, Jimmy Scott of Tulia; a sister, Helen Butman of Abilene; and six grandchildren. She was the niece of Nora Reeder of Kress and Docie Travis of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials to the Arthritis Foundation, 3145 McCart Ave., Fort Worth 76110 or to the West Texas Rehabilitation Center, 4601 Hartford, Abilene 79605. 

Tom Henry Sparks

HALFWAY - Funeral services for Tom Henry Sparks, 64, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church of Halfway with the Rev. Dennis Williams, pastor of First Baptist Church of Lorenzo, officiating. Burial will be in Olton Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Sparks died Saturday, May 18, 1996, at his residence.

He was born July 14, 1931, in Olive Hill, Ky., where grew up. He attended school in Berea, Ky. where he graduated from high school. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1949 and served during the Korean and Vietnam wars as a gunner on B-29s and B-52s. He retired in 1971 and moved to Halfway in 1980 from Amarillo.

He married Helen Louise McAffee on Aug. 11, 1957, in Roswell, N.M. She died on May 21, 1995.

Survivors include his mother, Parma Sparks of Lexington, Ky.; two sisters, Janet Kurth of Stillwater, Minn., and Ann Walker of Lancaster, Ky.; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Clyde and Wilma Emberton of Carrollton. 

Eleanor M. Baker

AMARILLO - Graveside services for Eleanor M. Baker, 69, sister of Pat Noble of Tulia, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Memory Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Roy S. Wheeler, pastor of Paramount Terrace Christian Church, officiating. Arrangements are by Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors, Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Baker died Tuesday, May 14, 1996.

She was born in Coleman, Okla. She moved to Amarillo in 1954 from Lubbock and operated the Go-Burger for more than 30 years, retiring in 1991. She was a homemaker and past president of Glenwood PTA. She was a Baptist.

She married Linden Baker in 1963 in Amarillo.

Other survivors include her husband; five daughters, Keisha Smith, Jackie Smith, Sharon Smith and DeAnna Sanders, all of Amarillo, and June Baker of Dallas; six sons, Jerry Baker, Bob Baker and Kenneth Smith, all of Amarillo, Keith Baker of Virginia, Darrell Smith of Shawnee, Okla., and Gary Smith of Meeco, Okla.; her father, C.C. Yates of Turkey; two other sisters, Wilma McKinney of Amarillo; and Norma Young of Ralls; a brother, Jerry Yates of Oklahoma; 26 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Samuel Williams

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Samuel Louis Williams, 83, father of Barbara Tole of Tulia, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel with Abe Lincoln, minister of Seminole Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Williams died Wednesday, May 15, 1996, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 28, 1912, in Hamilton. He was an electrician for a shipbuilding company during World War II and moved to Lubbock in 1948 from Moody. He had owned the Gulf Oil Dealership in Lubbock from 1950 to 1960 and had worked as a maintenance supervisor for Texas Tech from 1960-1978.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He married Esther McCutcheon on June 3, 1935 in Sweetwater.

Other survivors include his wife; a son, Sam Williams of Pacific Palisades, Calif.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to the Children's Home of Lubbock, Sunset School of Preaching in Lubbock or to a favorite charity.

Elola Ellis 
Funeral services for Elola Ellis, 57, of Plainview are pending with Ossie Curry Funeral Home in Lubbock. Mrs. Ellis died Saturday, March 2, 1996. 

Margaret Graves
LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Margaret "Winnie" Graves, 68, sister of Nancy Dyer of Tulia, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Sanders Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. John Ballard, associate pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in City of Lubbock Cemetery by Sanders Funeral Home. Mrs. Graves died Saturday, March 2, 1996, in St. Mary Hospital. She was born Sept. 18, 1927, in Blossom. She was a longtime resident of Lubbock and a member of First Baptist Church. She married Tom Graves on Nov. 8, 1974, in Lubbock. He died Sept. 25, 1988. Other survivors include five brothers, Phil Chennault and Robert Chennault, both of Lubbock, Stanley Chennault of Savannah, Ga., and Bill Davis and Mark Davis, both of Houston; five other sisters, Shirley Crosnoe and Ann Henry, both of Lubbock, Deanna Rhyne of Levelland, Virginia Shuman of Lubbock, and Carol Johns of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Carmen Roberson
Funeral services for Carmen Aldora Roberson, 85, of Arvada, Colo., former Plainview resident, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ron Brunson, pastor of New Covenant Church, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home. Mrs. Roberson died at 10 p.m. Friday, March 1, 1996, in Arvada Medical Center. She was born Aug. 21, 1910, in Royce City where she grew up. She lived in Lubbock, Kermit and Jal, N.M. and during World War II lived in Oregon and worked in the ship yards. She moved to Plainview and worked as a seamstress for several years. She worked for Buckner Children's Home in Lubbock for a number of years and in 1965 she moved to Royce City and worked as a seamstress and took care of her parents. She moved to Denver, Colo., in 1994. She married Oran Lester Roberson on Aug. 21, 1928, in Lubbock. He died July 20, 1958. Survivors include two sons, Bob Roberson of Plainview and Violes Roberson of Denver, Colo.; a brother, C.L. Blackburn of Tyler; five sisters, Martha Smith of Alabama, Geneva Edge of Royce City, Ravanel Arnold of Red Oak, Okla., Rosalee Martin of Indiana and Evelyn Wallace of Rockwall; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A son, Olan Lester Roberson Jr., and a sister, Wilma Tatum, are deceased.

Annie R. Todd
TULIA - Graveside services for Annie R. Todd, 88, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial arrangements are by Wallace Funeral Home. Mrs. Todd died at 6:45 a.m. Sunday, March 3, 1996, in Tulia Care Center. She was born Annie Renie Hale on Jan. 31, 1908 in Newport. She grew up in Jack County and had lived in Swisher County for 30 years. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She married George Thomas Todd on Feb. 5, 1927, in Jacksboro. He died June 6, 1975, in Tulia. Survivors include a son, Delbert Todd of Hale Center, and a daughter-in-law, Edna Todd of Amarillo. Two sons are deceased. Marchel Todd died Sept. 19, 1982, and Warsh Todd died Dec. 28, 1993. 

Pete Carabajal

OLTON Ð Funeral services for Pete Carabajal, 42, are pending with Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

Mr. Carabajal died Thursday, May 9, 1996.

Bernard P. Makewicz

Funeral services for Bernard Peter ÒBernyÓ Makewicz, 78, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Drew Travis, pastor, and Gene McCarty, minister of Floydada Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Makewicz died at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 1996, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

He was born Aug. 20, 1917, in Chicago, Ill. He was retired as an electronics engineer from Hughes Aircraft Co. in Culver City, Calif., and from Simi Valley, Calif., School District where he was foreman of audio visual maintenance. He moved to Plainview in 1980 and worked part time for the Plainview Independent School District.

He was a member of the Plainview Amateur Radio Club with the call letters NB5K and was a Federal Communications Commission volunteer examiner. He attended First Presbyterian Church. He married Eleanor Howard Harris on Dec. 20, 1975, in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Survivors include his wife; daughter and son-in-law, Anita M. and Richard Holden of Palm Desert, Calif.; two grandchildren, Matthew and Anna Elizabeth Holden; and three brothers-in-law, Fred Howard of Plainview, Dean Howard of Omaha, Neb., and Roy Howard of Lynn Creek, Mo.

Two brothers are deceased.

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

Robert Adams

ABERNATHY Ð Funeral services for Robert L. ÒBobÓ Adams, 75, will be at 2 p.m. today in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Russ Byard, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Adams died Saturday, May 4, 1996.

He was born June 18, 1920, in Haskell County, Okla. He moved to Abernathy in 1950 and worked for Carl Phillips Farm Store, Plains Grain and WaitÕs Farm Store. He retired from the Co-op Elevator in 1988.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

He married Clyoma Grant on July 5, 1939, in Portales, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Carol Richardson of Abernathy; a son, Rick Adams of Dallas; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A son, Robert G. Adams, died in 1984.

Russell W. Barton

Funeral services for Russell W. Barton, 78, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Barton died at 5:25 a.m. today, May 7, 1996, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

Edna Faye Logan

Funeral services for Edna Faye Logan, 73, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Logan died at 11:10 p.m. Monday, May 6, 1996, in Methodist Hospital Plainview.

Winnie Neil

FLOYDADA Ð Funeral services for Winnie Neil, 83, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Howell Farnsworth officiating. Burial will be in Floyd County Memorial Park by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Neil died Monday morning, May 6, 1996, in Floydada Nursing Home.

She was born on Dec. 21, 1912, in Dickens County. She attended school in Dickens and Lakeview. She was a member of First Baptist.

She married Ryburn Neil. He died May 11, 1989.

Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Jackson of Amarillo; a daughter-in-law, Carol Franklin of Pensacola, Fla.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A son, Gene Franklin, is deceased.

Pallbearers will be Louis Anderson, Bart Greer, Jon Jones, Travis Jones, Norman Muncy, A.C. Pratt, Kerry Pratt and Edwin Wilcox.

The family will be at the funeral home today from 6-8 p.m.

M.L. Watkins

Funeral services for M.L. Watkins, 89, were at 10 a.m. today in Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Kent Bird, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Watkins died at noon Sunday, May 5, 1996, in Baptist Memorial Hospital in San Angelo.

He was born July 28, 1906, in Rising Star where he grew up and attended school. He moved to Fort Worth and worked for the U.S. Postal Service. He moved to El Paso in 1952 and retired from the postal service in 1962. He moved to Balmorhea and to Plainview in 1962.

He was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and of Calvary Baptist Church where he did volunteer work. He was given a special honor by the church with an ÒM.L. Watkins Day.Ó

He and his wife, Edith, were married Sept. 30, 1945, in Fort Worth. She died Nov. 20, 1994.

Survivors include one daughter, Laura Sparkman of Richardson; one son, Victor Watkins of Clay, N.Y.; three sisters, Mrs. Woody B. Hall of Fort Worth, Mrs. T.J. Fowler of Dallas and Virginia Foyt of Austin; a nephew, James Hall of Irving; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will be at the funeral home from 6:30-8:30 p.m. today.

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