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BUSTER HANKS


Services were held Tuesday, January 4, 2000 in Wolfforth for Buster Hanks of Hobbs, New Mexico. Rev. Kim Kinsey of First United Methodist Church, Hobbs officiated. Burial was in Rest Lawn Wilson's Funeral Directors Cemetery, Wollforth, Under the direction of Wilsons. Hanks died Friday, December 31, 1999, at Integrated Health Care Services Hospital in Lubbock, after a lengthy illness. Born October 10, 1918, in Nacogdoches, he moved to Paducah in 1924. He worked of Morton Ford Can Curtis Candy Co. and later had the Studebaker dealership. He moved to Hobbs in 1955 and sold insurance for Great Southern Life, until he established a jewelry and clothing store. He owned and operated Discount City Auto Sales at the time of his death. A member of First United Methodist Church and AMBUCS, Hanks was also a veteran of the Army during World War II. Survivors include two sons, Darrell of Mountain Home Arkansas, and Hershell of Garland; four sisters, Lema Parks, and Mollie Axe, both of Paducah; Linnie B. Biddy of Forney, and Pat Richards of Hobbs; two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

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BEN COWART

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 4, 2000 in Paducah Church of Christ, for Ben Cowart of Achille, OK. Mr. Don Tarbet, a former minister to the Paducah Church, officiated, and buriel was in the Graden of Memories Cemetery, Paducah, under the direction of Cunningham Funeral Home, Achille. Cowart, 87 died Sundy Jan 2, 2000 in a Nursing Home. Born October 20, 1912 in Mountain Home Ark., he attended Arkansas schoold, married Geneva Thomas in 1940. She preceded him in death in 1975. He married Thelma Smith in 1977. Cowart lived in Paducah most of his life where he was a farmer and ginner. He had lived in Achille since 1984. Survivors include his wife, son Wade Cowart of Norcross Georgia; daughter Brenda Fell, Paducah; stepson Bob Smith, Oklahoma City, stepdaughter Jjoy Winnett; seven grandchildren and three step-grandchildren, none great-grandchildrenand eight step-great-grandchildren.

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ORIN 'CORKY' FELL

Funeral services for Orin George 'Corky' Fell of Paducah were held Wednesday, January 5, 2000, in the Church of Christ, Paducah. Dr. Mike Henderson, Tim Hadley and David Alessandro officiated. Buriel followed in Paducah's Garden of Memories Cemetery, under the direction of Seigler Funeral Home. Fell 69. died Sunday 2, January, 2000, at Childress Regional Medical Center, following a lengthy illness. Born September 26, 1930 in Haviland, Kansas to Orin and Elma Fell, he received a B.S.Texas Tech in Petroleum Geology, and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Fell married Brenda Cowart Feburary 8, 1964, in Canyon. He Moved to Paducah in 1962 from Texon, Texas and operated Fell's Spraying Service. He was a deacon in the Church of Christ, and a member of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Assn. for 40 years. Survivors include his wife Brenda of Paducah; two sons, Vincent of Lubbock, and Noel of Weatherford; one daughter Lacy McLemore, of Austin; two brothers, Veri Fell, San Angelo, Roy Fell of Hurst; five sisters, Rose Thompson, Florida, Retia Walsh, Ethel Ensley and Angie Hasty, all of Tennessee, and Cora Lee George of Fairfield, Texas; five grandchildren. The family suggest memorials to the Childress Medical Center Hospice, Westview Boys Home, Hollis, OK. of Childrens Home of Lubbock.

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Mozelle Killingsworth

Funeral services for Mozelle Killingsworth, 82, of Paducah will be at 2 p.m. Monday 25 January at the First United Church in Paducah with the Rev. Jeff Utter officiating and the Rev. Henry Salley assisting. Burial will be in Paducah Garden of Memories under the direction of Seigler Funeral Home. She died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, in Lubbock. She was born Nov. 22, 1917, in Hedley. She graduated from Crowell High School and attended Texas Tech. She married Clifford A. Killingsworth on Jan. 16, 1938, in Crowell. She was a member of the Friends of the Library Board and the Economic Development Board. She owned Killingsworth Jewelry with her husband. She is preceded in death by her husband, who died Dec. 7, 1989. Survivors include a son, Ed of Rochester Hills, Mich., and three grandchildren. The family will receive guests 2 to 4 p.m. at Seigler Funeral Home.

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Capt. Elwin Odell Swint

Services and buriel were held Monday, January 3, 2000 in San Antonio for Capt. Elwin Odell Swint, (Ret Navy). Capt. Swint was born January 9, 1915 in Paducah, Texas and passed away December 26, 1999 in Dallas, Texas. Capt. Swint graduated from the University of Texas in 1939 and enlisted in the United States Navy in 1942 where he served in World War II and the Korean War. He was a resident of Dallas since 1972. He married Billie Frances Cobb in Greenville, Texas in 1942. He was proceded in death by his parents Fred and Stella Swint, sister, Fredda and his sons Keith and Elwin Jr. Survivors include his wife, his daughter, Mary Morrison and two sisters, Miffie Maxie and Jean Holland and two grandchildren.

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Anna Belle White


Funeral services for Anna Belle Holly White, 94 of Paducah, were held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, December 11, 1999 at First Baptist Church in Paducah. Rev. James Hooper, pastor, officiated. Interment was in Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of Seigler Funeral Home. Mrs White died early Thursday, at Lamb County Hospitial in Littlefield, following a lengthly illness. Born April 19, 1905 in Collin County, Texas, She moved to Cottle County in 1918. She married Allen Holley December 23, 1923, and he died April 2, 1964, She later married Clint White in 1973, and he died in 1980. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Paducah, a former Sundy School teacher, and a member ofthe Eastern Star. She had been a resident of a nursing home in Littlefield for the past several years. Survivors include three sons, Allen Leon Holly, Littlefield, Billie J. Holley and Rodger Holley both of Paducah; 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Grandsons served as pallbearers.

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Lucille Thornton

Services were held Thursday, December 9, at Aulds Funeral Home in Archer City for Lucille Thornton. Rodger Deerinwater, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiated, and buriel was in the Archer City Cemertery. Mrs Thorton, 80, died December 7, in an Archer City nursing center. She was born June 12, 1919, in Swearingen community to Ben and Birdie Williams. She attended school in Swearingen and Paducah, and graduated from PHS. She married Monroe Thornton june 7, 1939, in Seymour. She moved to Archer City in 1965 and worked in theArcher City Hospital. She was amember of first Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Nell Vieth, Windthorst; a son Lonnie of Gordonville; a sister Marie Maples, Yucaipo, CA. two brothers Benton Williams and Glenn Williams both of California; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Bruster Washburn

Funeral for Bruster Washburn, 76, long time resident of Cottle County, was held at 3 P.M. from First Christian Church with Rev. Ivan Adams of Pandhandle and Rev. John Ellis officiating. Burial was in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Paducah under the direction of Norris Funeral Home. Washburn, a retired oil company employee, died Saturday 1 February 1968 in a Paducah hospital after a short illness. Born 13 October 1891 at Hot Springs, Arkansas, he had resided in Cottle County for 42 years. Survivors include his wife; two sons, J.B. of Dallas and Charles of Fresno, Claifornia, three daughters, Mrs Lena Vinson, Mrs Dorothy Townley and Mrs Wanda Brooks all of Paducah; four sisters Mrs Lena Dodd of Wilson Oklahoma, Mrs Emma Gardner of Fresno, California, Mrs Esther Keith of Walters, Oklahoma and Mrs Drucilla Hawkins of McAlister, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Mattie Anna Washburn

Mrs. Mattie Anna Washburn died at 3:15 p.m. Oct 30 1969 at Richards Memorial Hosptial after a lengthly illness. Services were held Saturday, Rev. Almon Martin officiated at the First Christian Church. Burial was in the Garden af Memories Cemetery under the direction of Norris Funeral Home. Born 11 Janurary 1895 in Choctaw County, Mississippi, Mrs. Washburn had been in Cottle County 45 years, raising her family here. She is survived by two sons, J.B. of Dallas and Charles of Fresno, Claifornia, three daughters, Mrs Lena Vinson, Mrs Dorothy Townley of Paducah and Mrs Wanda Brooks of Plainview; one brother, Tom Dodd of Commerce nine grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were William McCleary, Bill Murray, Roy Powell, George Key, G. F. Givens and Albert Axe.

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Claud Bowling

Services were held Thursday Janurary 20, 2000, in First Baptist Church, Paducah, for Claud Bowling, 99. Rev James Hooper pastor, officiated, and interment was in Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of Seigler Funeral Home. Born July 1, 1900, at Comanche, Texas, Claud moved to Cottle County as a young man in 1915. He worked as a farmer, and as a maintenance supervisor for Richards Memorial Hospital in Paducah. He was married to the former Bertha Nash on April 3, 1921, in Paducah. She preceded him in death March 10, 1986. Four brothers and one sister proceded him in death. He was a menber of the First Baptist Church of Paducah. Survivors include two sons, Raymond of Texas City and Kenneth of Denville, NJ; and three daughters, Wanda Jones, and George Ola Moore of Paducah and Ruth Biddy, Amarillo. Seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren also survived their grandfather.

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RALPH E. BRADFORD

Longtime Sterling Alaska resident Ralph Eugene Bradford died Tuesday, December 21, 1999, in Soldotna, Alaska. He was 72. Memorial services were Wednesday, 29 December 1999 at the United Penecostal Church in Sterling. Rev Mitch Glover officiated. Bradford was born 26 August 1927 in Paducah, Texas to Frank and Alma Lee Bradford. He had been a resident of Alaska since 1965, where hhe worked as an industrial x-ray technician for several companies, and was self employed. He was the first worker of radiography doing nondestructive testing on welds on the North Slope oil fields. Bradford served in the US Army in 1946-47 with the occupation forces in Japan. In 1948 he married Lona Nash of Wellington, Texas. He was a member of the Kenai Masonic Lodge No. 11, AF & AM, Scottish Rites, and Shriners. He was proceded in death by his parents along with all his siblings, including his brother Myrl Bradford of Paducah. Susvivors include his wife Lona and his children Jerry Randell and Carol, all of Alaska; 9 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; many close friends and Paducah relatives Mrs. Oleta Bradford and Dale, Carl and Geraldine Savage and family.

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Boyce D. Hart

Services were held Saturday, Janurary 15, at 2 p.m. in First Baptist Church, Matador, for Boyce D. Hart. Rev Stacy Conner, pastor, officiated and burial was in East Mound Cemetery, under direction of Seigler Funeral Home in Matador. Hart 70, died Thursday, Janurary 13, 2000. Born in Stonewall, he was employed by several ranches of the area, including the 6666 Ranch, the Pitchfork and the Matador. Hart retired from the Texas Animal Health Commission, then was a deputy sheriff and jailer. He married Elaine Blaylock in 1965 in Floydada. He resided in Paducah for several years returning to Matador in 1986. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Matador. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Clara Waits of Borger, and Jan Hart-Adams of Denton; a brother, Bill Hart of Emory: a sister, Shirley McAree of Alba; and three grandaughters.

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DONALD LOVE

Services were held Wednesday, January 19, 2000 at the Paducah Church of Christ for Donald Love. Officiating were Tim Hadley and David Allesandro, minister. Burial was in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Paducah. Love , 72 died Monday, January 17, at his home. Born July 10, 1927 in Cottle County to Dallas W. Love and Grace Alice Gunn Love, he graduated from Paducah High School in 1944. He was a lifelong resident of the county. Love served in the Air Force from 1944 to 1946, and married the former Joann Cowart April 4, 1952 in Paducah. A farmer and Rancher in the Cee Vee Community, Love had served as president of the Co Op Gin for many years, and was a menber of the Farmers Union. He served on the Paducah School Board, cemetery association and many other civic organizations. Suvivors include his wife, Joann, Paducah; two sons Randy Love, Austin and Terry Love, Amarillo; two sisters, Peggy Browning and Patrica Boykins, both of Childress, one granddaughter, three step grandaughters. Pallbearers were Jerry McClendon, Richard Archer, Arvis Davis, Doug Yarbrough, John Shavor, Jerry Goodale, Billy James and Dudley Dan Chewing. Honorary Pallbearers were Glen Bates, Elmer Jones, George Deaton, Clyde Harrison, Blenn Carroll, Willie Rushin, Kenneth Tippen. Fred Skiner, Tate Timmons, Dale Ray Harrison, Jackie Biddy, Troy Riddle, Gary Couvillion, Billy Smith, James Harrison and Bascomb Rhodes.

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THELMA F. TRENT

Services were held Friday, January 28, 2000, at 1:30 p.m. in Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, Childress, for Thelma F. Trent. Rev. Norman Rushing, pastor of First Baptist Church, Childress, officiated. Burial saw in Carey Cemetery, under direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Mrs. Trent died Tuesday, January 25, 2000, at her home in Lubbock. She was 86. A homemaker, she was a Sunday School Teacher at the Pine Forrest Baptist Church in Hunington, Texas, and a volunteer in the Democratic Elections returns. She was proceded in death by her husband Elmer Trent on 25 January, 1990, a son-in-law Ray Dickson October 6, 1995; two sisters Ruby Hughlett and Bernice Bisco; and three brothers, Howard, Wayne, and Buster Pharr. Suvivors include a son, Kenneth Trent, Paducah; a daughter Jan Dickson, of Lubbock; four sisters, Cecil Robinson, Kress, Earnestine Sitton, Lubbock; Jo Dell Stallings, Claremore, OK, and Glenna Williams, Petersburg; a grandson, and one great-grandson.

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CHARLES T. ELDER

Graveside rites were held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Farmersville IOOF Cemetery for Charles Thurman Elder, 60, who died December 15, in Greenville. Arrangements were made by the Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville. A press operator, Elder was born in Paducah January 2, 1939, the son of Lee Ollie and Veneta Parr Elder. Charles Elder graduated from PHS in 1958. He is survived by his mother , of Farmersville; three sisters, Ina Locke, Farmersville, Norma Tucker, Idabel OK. and Wanda Galyean, Commerce; a brother Leonard of Corinth. He was proceded in death by his father Lee Ollie Elder.

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JOE BAILEY CADE

Funeral services for Joe Bailey Cade,89, of Paducah were 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 12, 2000 at the First United Methodist Church in Seymour with Rev. A.B. Martin officiating. Burial following in Riverview Cemetery in Seymour under the direction of Archer Funeral Home. Mr. Cade died Thursday, February 10, at Childress Regional Medical Center. Joe was born July 6, 1910, in Kent County on his father's ranch. He had his first cowboy job on the Masterson Ranch in Guthrie, Texas at the age of 13. He moved to Baylor County in 1940 and was the foreman for the Cowan Ranches for 25 years. He and Totsie Wall Townley were married June 2, 1964. He moved to Paducah in 1976 and was foreman for the Burnett and Ruth Richards Ranch until 1982. Joe was a Baptist and a member of the American Quarter Horse Association for over 40 years. Survivors include his wife: Totsie of Paducah; three daughters; Joann Welch of Baird, Jim Bob Jessee of La Vernia, Diane Townley Gardner of Fort Worth; one son; Bill Townley of Seymour; 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Durwood in July of 1953. The family suffests memorials should be sent to Childress Regional Medical Center Hospice, P.o. Box 1030, Childress, TX, 79201.

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ESSIE LEE MURRAY

Funeral services for Essie Lee Murray, 89, of Paducah were 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 12, 2000 at the Missionary Baptist Church in Paducah with Rev. Keith Prather, Pastor officiating. Burial following in the Paducah Garden of Memories under the direction of Seigler Funeral Home. Mrs. Murray died Tuesday, Feburary 8, at a Paducah Nursing Center. She was born March 2, 1920, in Titus County, Texas to Ed Sandlin and Charlotte Fried Sandlin. She married W.A. Murray November 23, 1932 in Paducah. She had been a resident of Paducah since 1919 and worked at City Cleaners. She was a member of Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters; Billie Jean Tobias, Dallas, Vera Ann Havins, Paducah; one sister, Opal Karas, Carlsbad, NM; two brothers, Williard Sandlin, Carlsbad, NM, Eugene Sandlin, Corvallis, OR; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by one sister and four brothers.

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JUANITA STEWART

Graveside services for Juanita Lee Stewart, 69, of Lake Charles, LA. were at 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 7, 2000, at the Paducah Garden of Memories. Officiating will be Rev. Jim Stewart. Arrangements are under the direction of Seigler Funeral Home. Mrs Stewart dide Tuesday, February 1, at a Lake Charles Hospital. She was born October 26, 1930 in Paducah, Texas to James William Gibbs, Jr. and Eula A. Bounds. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. She was an avid Golfer and past President of the Lake Charles Country Club Ladies Golf Club. She was a native of Paducah and had lived in Lake Charles since 1987. She was proceded in death by a son Robert Neil Stewart on 21 April 1989. She is survived by her husband Bobby R. Stewart, Lake Charles; one daughter Anne Stewart Naul, Allen, TX; two sisters, Onita Elliot of Tulsa, OK. and Joy Sandlin of Plainview, TX; and three grandchildren.

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GERTRUDE COOKLEY

Services for Gertrude Cooksey 89 of Longview, TX. were held at 10 a.m. Friday 4 February 2000 in the Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Longview. Officiating were Bros. Richard Jones and Slim Sullivan. Interment followed at 2 p.m. in Yantis Cemetery at Yantis. Mrs Cooksey was born 8 July 1910 in Van Zandt County. She died in a Longview Hospital. She was a resident of Longview for 18 years, coming from Paducah, TX. She was a homaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Her husband, Arch Sooksey preceded her in death 29 December 1981. Suvivors include her daughters Mary Harris and Jo Frances Cooksey, both of Longview; sisters Etta Jordon of Goldwaite, TX. and Voidean Slape of Paducah, and Bettye Thacker, Midland; a brother Willard Shavor, Paducah; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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BARBARA GORHAM

Severcies for Barbara Jeanne Gorham, 73 of Paducah were 2:00 p.m. Friday, 2 February 2000 at the First Christian Church in Paducah. Officiating was Rev. Roy Cleve Keith, Pastor. Burial was in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Paducah, under the direction of Seigler Funeral Home. Mar. Gorham died February 1, at a Paducah nursing home. She was born in Amarillo, Texas 29 September 1926 to James Madison and Bernice Conner Walker. She married Calvin Charles Groham 6 August 1944 in Claremont. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church in Paducah. She Returned to Paducah in 1998. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Annette Hilderbrant, Ardmore, OK>; Rinda DeBeer, Lubbock, TX; two sons, Chuck of Paducah and Bryan of Dumas, TX. a sister Mary Hampton, Port Hueneme, CA. nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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