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Eugene Bagwell
AMARILLO - Graveside services for Eugene Bagwell, 79, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Claude Community Cemetery at Claude with the Rev. Raymond Bowlin of Bushland Baptist Church officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Blackburn-Shaw Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Bagwell died Saturday, July 17, 1999, in Midland.

He was born Nov. 17, 1919, in Armstrong County. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and worked as a mechanic.

He married Jean Nell Best in 1940 in Clovis, N.M. She died in 1987. He married Ruby Spalding in 1990.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Kathlyn Keeton of Midland; a son, Tony Bagwell of Austin; a daughter-in-law, Suanna Bagwell of Plainview; three stepdaughters, Sharla Golightly and Frankie Lockhart, both of Dallas, and Tracie Spalding of Amarillo; a stepson, Dexter Spalding of Amarillo; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A son, Stephen Bagwell is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to VistaCare Family Hospice of Plainview, 4418 Olton Rd., Plainview, TX 79072.

Jack Robbins

PORTALES, N.M. - Funeral services for Jack L. Robbins, 78, of the Bethel Community, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Wheeler Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Bill Cashion and the Rev. Hooper Campbell officiating.

Burial will be in Portales Cemetery by Wheeler Mortuary.

Mr. Robbins died Friday, July 16, 1999, at Golden Age Nursing Center in Clovis.

He was born Dec. 1, 1920, in Sweetwater. He grew up in Balleyboro and moved to Portales in 1940. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart.

He returned to Bethel in 1945 and farmed until 1990 when he retired.

He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans andCalvary Baptist Church.

On Dec. 20, 1949, he married LaVerne Mitchell.

Survivors include his wife; four sons, Ronald Robbins of Plainview, Dick Robbins of Portales, David Robbins of the Bethel community and Mike Robbins of Roswell, N.M.; a daughter, Becky Swaim of Portales; two brothers, Jim Robbins of Earth and E.B. Robbins Jr. of Portales; a sister, Hazel Ivey of Brackettville; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Beverly F. Ward

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. - Funeral services for Beverly Balkenberg Ward, 59, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Andrew´s Lutheran Church with the Rev. George B. Gilbertson officiating.

Burial will be in Wabana Cemetery in Wabana Township by Rowe Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ward died Friday, July 16, 1999, in Itasca Medical Center.

She was born July 29, 1939, in Anton, Texas. She grew up in Springfield, Ore., where she graduated high school. She moved to Grand Rapids in 1994.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in the Providence Community northeast of Plainview.

Survivors include her husband, Murray Ward; one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Vicki) Milner of South Lake, Texas; one son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Kerri Falkenberg of Plainview; a stepson, Larry Ward of Cedar, Minn.; a sister, Mrs. Arnold (Joy L.) Baumann of Grand Rapids; and four grandchildren, Brent and Emily Falkenberg of Plainview and Jake and Sara Ward of Cedar, Minn.

Her parents, James Cash and Irene Morgan Raynes, are deceased.

J.F. Buske
ABERNATHY - Funeral services for J.F. Buske, 80, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Wilcox, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Buske died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999.

He was born Sept. 30, 1918, in Lubbock County. He grew up in Abernathy where he attended schools.

He served in the 112th Cavalry during World War II and later worked in Oregon as a brakeman for the railroad. He moved to Friona in 1952 and to Abernathy in 1957. He was a farmer, retiring in 1983.

He was a member of the American Legion, First Baptist Church and had served on the board of directors of Abernathy Co-op Gin for many years.

On Feb. 16, 1951, he married Clara Parker in Klamath Falls, Ore.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Debbie Hernandez of Lubbock; a brother, J.B. Buske of Friona; three sisters, Ollie Nichols of Happy, Lizzie Young of Abernathy and Charlene Nichols of Klamath Falls.

A daughter, Terri Lyn Waters, died July 30, 1992.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Lubbock or to the Abernathy First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Jose Garcia

PETERSBURG - Funeral services for Jose Antonio Garcia, 8, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ignacio Soto Jr., pastor of Templo Sinai in Plainview, and the Rev. John Lowrie, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery by White Funeral Home.

The youth died Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999, in a swimming accident in Petersburg.

He was born Nov. 11, 1990, in Petersburg where he attended elementary school.

Survivors include his parents, Raul and Catalina Garcia of Petersburg; six brothers, Santos Barrientes, Raul Garcia Jr., Marcos Garcia, Pablo Garcia, Carlos Garcia and Frankie Garcia, all of Petersburg; three sisters, Carmen Garcia, Lupe Garcia and Ida Garcia, all of Petersburg; and his grandmother, Petra Barrientes of Petersburg.

His body will be at the church at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Essie Cleo Nicholas

Funeral services for Essie Cleo Nicholas, 90, of Lubbock, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with Kirk Crumbley of Lubbock and Karen Berryman of Richardson officiating.

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

Mrs. Nicholas died Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, in Lubbock Hospitality House.

She was born Aug. 18, 1909, in Perrin and grew up in the West Texas area. She graduated from Ralls High School and received a teaching certificate in 1926 from North Texas College in Denton and a bachelor´s degree from Texas Tech in 1956. She taught school in Ralls, Lorenzo, Skellytown, Cooper, Lubbock and Lockney. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

On June 10, 1933, she married Herbert Herman Nicholas in Clovis, N.M. He died May 26, 1991 in Lubbock.

Survivors include a daughter, Judith Crumbley of Lubbock; two sisters, Bobbie Brow of Plainview and Raynell Keller of Lubbock; three grandchildren, Kirk Crumbley and Mark Crumbley of Lubbock and Karen Berryman of Richardson; and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity or to the Children´s Home of Lubbock.

Jack W. Flynt
DIMMITT - Funeral services for Jack W. Flynt, 75, of Dimmitt are set for 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Rusty O´Kelley and Vernon Dickerson officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

Mr. Flynt died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, in Lubbock.

He was born March 2, 1923, in Tulia. He attended public schools and graduated from West Texas A&M University in 1962.

He served overseas with the U.S. Army during World War II. He had farming and ranching interests in Swisher, Castro and Parmer counties.

He served on numerous boards, commissions and civic organizations, rising to the rank of American Legion national commander in August 1981. He was very active in Methodist church work.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Mary F. Flynt of Dimmitt, in 1989. He married Doris S. Lindsey on June 12, 1993.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Jack Winston II of Lubbock; two daughters, Sharron F. Acker of Argyle and Karen Flynt of Bakersfield, Calif.; four stepchildren, Robert Lindsey Jr. of Plainview, Kent Lindsey of Dimmitt, Kim Lindsey-Holland of Fort Worth and Jeff Lindsey of Dallas; and 12 grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Methodist Children´s Home or a favorite charity.

Joe Prater

Graveside services for Joe Prater, 89, of Lubbock, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Plainview Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Field, pastor of Eastside Baptist Church in Abilene, officiating.

Burial was by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Prater died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at his residence.

He was born July 13, 1909, in Nevada, Texas, grew up in Farmersville and attended Farmersville schools. After his marriage to Ruth Denison on July 22, 1933, in Marietta, Okla., he farmed in Plano. He moved to Spade in 1942 and to Halfway in 1962, retiring in 1969. He moved to Plainview in 1972 and to Lubbock in 1989. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Doris Marie Palmer of Sun City, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Roger McCurry of Sherman and Baynetta Jordan of Lubbock; four great-grandchildren, Jarrod McCurry of Sherman and Sarah Jordan, Ben Jordan and Maggie Jordan, all of Lubbock; one brother and two sisters.

Maerine Roberts

Funeral services for Maerine Roberts, 96, of Plainview, are set for 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church Family Life Chapel, with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Plainview Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Roberts died at 7:40 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, in I.H.S. of Plainview.

She was born May 11, 1902, in Anson. She graduated from Haskell County schools and married Harmon Roberts at her parents´ home in 1924. He died in 1960.

She lived in Dickens and Petersburg before moving to Plainview in 1943. She worked as a switchboard operator at Wayland Baptist University for 13 years, retiring in 1975. She was a member of First Baptist Church and WMU Circle.

Survivors include two daughters, Melba Jo Willis of Plainview and Frances Estill of Arlington; one brother, E.W. Johnson of Amarillo; one sister, Esther Gibson of Lubbock; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Gladys Allen
ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Gladys Allen, 86, are pending with Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Allen died Saturday, May 8, 1999.

Norman F. Davis

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Norman F. Davis, 60, were at 11 a.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Wilcox, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Davis died Friday, May 7, 1999 in Covenant Hospital in Lubbock.

He was born Feb. 2, 1939, in Ralls. He graduated from Floydada High School in 1957 and from West Texas State University in 1962. He served with the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1964 and moved from Dumas to Abernathy in 1983. He was employed with Northrup king in New Deal for 35 years.

He was a member of First Baptist Church and was a volunteer firefighter.

On Jan. 31, 1970, he married Betty Martin in Dumas.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Tony Davis of Lubbock; his mother, Joe Davis of Floydada; a sister, Lana Peterson of Amarillo; and a grandson.

The family suggests memorials to the Remodeling Fund at First Baptist Church, 411 Seventh St., Abernathy, TX 79311.

Francisca G. Gonzales

LOCKNEY - Funeral Mass for Francisca Guerra Gonzales, 77, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in San Jose Catholic Church with the Rev. Jim McCartney, officiating.

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

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

Mrs. Gonzales died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 29, 1921, in Falfurrias. She attended Falfurrias schools and moved to Lockney in 1948 from Ricardo. She was a homemaker and a member of San Jose Catholic Church.

In 1940, she married Juan V. Gonzales in Kingsville.

Survivors include seven sons, Reynaldo Gonzales of Quinlan, Alfredo Gonzales of Columbus Junction, Iowa, Ben Gonzales of Lubbock, Armando Gonzales of McAllen, Placido Gonzales , Fabian Gonzales and Rafael Gonzales, all of Lockney; two daughters, Juanita Rocha of Dallas and Julia Garcia of Mason; her former husband, Juan Gonzales of Mission; two brothers, Manuel Guerra of Abilene and Francisco Guerra of California; a sister, Angelita Lopez of Temple; 25 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

A son, Armando Gonzales, died in 1955.

Donna Teague

Funeral services for Donna Teague, 66, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jim Ritter, pastor of Seth Ward Baptist Church, officiating.

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

Ms. Teague died at 7:42 p.m. Friday, May 7, 1999, in the emergency room at Covenant Hospital Plainview.

She was born Oct. 4, 1932, in Kansas City, Mo. She grew up in Missouri and moved to Plainview in 1960. She worked as an assistant to Dr. Herman Harvis.

She was a member of St. Paul´s Lutheran Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Todd and Bonnie Rodriguez, both of Plainview; a son, James Lee Latasiewicz of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, Ernest Staggs of Hot Springs, Ark,; a sister, Addie Lee Abel of Missouri; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Thelma Hart
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Funeral services for Thelma Hart, 80, are pending with Vondel L. Smith and Sons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hart, mother of Dr. Travis Hart of Plainview, died Wednesday night at Grace Living Center in Oklahoma City after an illness.

Dorothy Hudgins

Graveside services for Dorothy Hudgins, 70, of Lubbock, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Parklawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Roger Foote, pastor of Northside Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hudgins died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center Lubbock.

She was born April 9, 1928. She grew up in Lockney and graduated from Lockney High School and Lippert´s Business College in Plainview. She attended the business college while working for Southwestern Bell Telephone which she joined in 1944. She moved to Lubbock in 1969 and retired from Southwestern Bell in 1981.

She was a member of Seth Ward Baptist Church.

On June 3, 1954, she married J.H. “Pete” Hudgins in Clovis, N.M. He died Aug. 19, 1981.

Survivors include a brother, Donnie Mauldin of Abernathy; and several nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association.

Evelyn Minyard

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Evelyn Minyard, 61, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Llano Mausoleum with the Rev. Tom Black officiating.

Arrangements are by Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors, Bell Ave.

Mrs. Minyard died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999.

She was born in De Queen, Ark., and lived in Silverton before moving to Amarillo. She was a homemaker and member of Summitt Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Chappell of Mesquite and Terry Chappell of Amarillo; a daughter, Reba Russell of Frisco; two brothers, Wilmer Archer Jr., of Lockney and Johnny Archer of Amarillo; three sisters, Corine McKay and Edna Ray, both of Amarillo, and Florine McCoy of Lockney; and four grandchildren.

Matt Nix Jr.

SUDAN - Funeral services for Matt Nix Jr., 76, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Hawthorne of Amarillo and the Rev. Lyndal Fletcher, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Littlefield Memorial Park Cemetery by Ellis Funeral Home.

Mr. Nix died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at his residence.

He was born March 24, 1922, in Floydada. He moved to Lamb County in 1925 and was a farmer and member of First United Methodist Church in Sudan.

On March 15, 1941, he married Lena Mickey Glenn in Amarillo.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Mike Nix of Belton; two daughters, Marilyn Cox of Muleshoe and Debbie Ridlon of Lubbock; a sister, Jackie Markham of Littlefield; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Vista Care Family Hospice, 7109 Olton Road, Plainview, TX 79072, or to the Joe Arrington Cancer Center, 4101 22nd Place, Lubbock, TX 79410.

Eugene W. Smallwood

Funeral services for Eugene W. Smallwood, 81, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Smallwood died at 12:15 a.m. today, Feb. 11, 1999, in Integrated Health Services nursing home.

Benny Joe Clifton
MULESHOE - Memorial services for Benny Joe Clifton, 59, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church with Dr. Stacy Conner, pastor, officiating.

His body was donated to the Texas Tech Health Science Center. Arrangements are by Ellis Funeral Home of Muleshoe. Mr. Clifton was born in Memphis. An Army veteran, he served in the 46th Surgical Hospital MASH unit. He was a certified peace office with an advanced certified who started with the Deaf Smith County Sheriff's Department in 1972. In 1989, Mr. Clifton moved to Muleshoe from Gaines County. He worked for the Bailey County Sheriff´s Department from 1989-98. For two years he was director of the Major Crimes and Narcotics Task Force in Hale County. He also was a peace officer in Nolan, Brazoria and Upton counties.

Mr. Clifton was a certified fire investigator and served on the west Texas Fair/Arson Investigators Association. He was a member of the Federal D-Mort Disaster Team with the National Disaster Medical System of FEMA, Region 6. He was a Baptist and Mason.

He married Pauline Fay Murry in 1963 in Perryton.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, Steven Clifton of Muleshoe and Bradley Clifton of Front Royal, Va.; a daughter, Alan Clifton Weinberg of Clovis, N.M.; a sister, Melba Jean Elmore of Menard; a brother, Bobby Clifton of Borger, and a grandchild.

Gladys M. Dickey

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Gladys M. Dickey, 85, will be at 2 p.m. today in Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors Memorial Chapel, 315 E. Fifth Ave., with Dr. David Evans, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Dickey died Monday, May 31, 1999.

She was born near Wills Point and moved to Amarillo in 1945. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She married Jefferson Bascum “J.B.” Dickey in 1933 in Paris, Texas. He died in 1972.

Surviving are a son, Harold Dickey of Tulia; four daughters, Betty Ogden of Fritch, Carlene Mitchell, Edith Davis and Sherry Dickey Cates, all of Amarillo, and Delores Justice of Arkansas; three brothers, Charlie Bates of Paris, Leon Bates of Oregon and Bob Bates of Oklahoma; two sisters, Nina Locke of Lubbock and Billie Adams of California; 20 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Charlie Peace

FRIONA - Graveside services for Charlie Peace, 63, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Friona Cemetery with the Rev. Waide Messer of Friona officiating.

Mr. Peace died Sunday, May 31, 1999, in Parmer County Community Hospital in Friona.

He was born Nov. 20, 1935, in Fletcher, Okla., and married Carmen Lara July 13, 1963, in Friona. He had lived in Friona since 1961, moving from Lubbock. He was a self-employed mechanic. He served in the U.S. Navy and Air Force during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife; one son, John Peace of Amarillo; two daughters, Ericka Peace and Grace Peace of Friona; two brothers, Tommy Peace of Iowa and Bob Peace of Friona; three sisters, Maxine Miller of Odessa, Betty Royal of Plainview and Alyene Wright of Garland, one niece, Judy Waller of Hale Center and 11 grandchildren.

Ruby Eddleman
SILVERTON - Funeral services for Ruby Lee Eddleman, 79, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Silverton Church of Christ with J.D. Nance officiating.

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

Mrs. Eddleman died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, in Prairie House Living Center in Plainview.

She was born March 21, 1920 in Silverton. She was a lifelong resident of Silverton and was a homemaker.

On Oct. 24, 1937, she married Bryant Eddleman in Childress. She was a member of Rock Creek Church of Christ. 

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Sharon Marshall of Austin and Jealeta Baird of Silverton; a sister, Betty McPherson of Silverton; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Silverton Cemetery Association, Silverton Volunteer Fire Department or to the Silverton EMS.

Leon Fletcher

OLTON - Graveside services for Leon Fletcher, 60, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Olton Cemetery with the Rev. Mullins officiating.

Burial arrangements are by McCarty Funeral Home.

Mr. Fletcher died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, in Amarillo.

He was born Nov. 17, 1938, in Dotson. He was a farmer and had lived in Olton for several years.

Survivors include four sisters, Lillie Hill of Earth, Tressie Mae Averyhart of Dallas, Lurlene Allen of Olton and Erma Jean Cooper of Lubbock.

Brenda Garcia

LUBBOCK - Graveside services for Brenda Garcia, infant daughter of Janet Yannis and Ray Garcia Jr., of Lubbock, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Resthaven Memorial Park with Jesus Guerrero, a deacon, officiating.

Rosary will be recited today at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Angels Funeral Home chapel.

The was born and died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, in University Medical Center.

Survivors include her parents; her grandparents, Raymond and Gloria Yannis of Floydada, Ray Garcia Sr. of Arlington and Martina Alonzo of Shallowater; and great-grandparents Manuel and Maria Alonzo of Lubbock.

Lois Settle

Funeral services for Lois Settle, 95, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Plainview Family Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Ronnie Travis, a grandson, pastor of Harwood Terrace Church in Bedford, and the Rev. Shawn Fouts, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Bartley-Silva Funeral Home.

Mrs. Settle died Monday, Oct. 25, 1995, in Care Inn of Plainview.

She was born Lois Valentine Chambers on Feb. 14, 1904, in Blockton, Iowa, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jackson Chambers. She moved with her family to Plainview in 1907 from Manito, Ill.

She graduated from Plainview High School in 1922 and married Clarence Edgar “Bud” Settle on June 25, 1922. He died May 11, 1978. She was a Nazarene.

Survivors include two daughters, Hazelle McClure of Plainview and Eula Allstun of Lufkin; five sons, Joe Settle of Plainview, Lee Settle of Hurst, Richard and Jim Settle, both of Lubbock, and Alvin Settle of Lufkin; one sister, Almyra Miller of Cherokee Village, Ark.; 22 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

Two sons, Truman Eugene Settle and Clayton Edgar Settle, and two brothers and six sisters are deceased.

The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family will be at 2000 Dallas.

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