Mrs. Nellie Anderson, 93, of Clovis, a bookkeeper, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at her home.
She was born March 10, 1910, in Garza County, Texas, to A.B. and Ida Stewart.
She was born to a pioneering family in West Texas. She worked for years with her husband operating a grocery store in Southland, Texas, and at cotton gins throughout the area. She was a Baptist. Family members said her greatest pleasure was her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; her parents; two sons, James Edwin and Gene; six brothers, Elish, Ernest, A.B., Fred, John and James; three sisters, Robbie, Julia and Oleta; and one great-grandson, Scotty Holloman.
Survivors include a daughter, Kay Kelley of Clovis; two sisters, Dessie Lundy and Addie Bechtel, both of Oceanside, Calif.; grandchildren Zina Townsend and Kelli Mendez, both of Brownfield, Texas, Jerri Holloman of San Angelo, Texas, Terri McEntire of Lake Dallas, Texas, and Sam and Barry Kelley of Clovis.
The Rev. Doug Brooks will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Earth Memorial Cemetery in Earth, Texas.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.
Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis is handling arrangements.
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Donald Edward Fraley
The Sun, San Bernardino - February 27, 2005 Donald Edward Fraley, 67, formerly of San Bernardino, passed away Feb. 5, 2005 in Topeka, KS.
He was born Dec. 20, 1937 to Thomas & Geraldine Ruth Fraley in Post, Texas. He served in the USN for 2 years. He married Janice Waltman in 1956 in California. He worked for Santa Fe Railroad as a machinist for 42 years in California and Kansas. He was a member of the Hoyt Baptist Church, American Mountain Men, International Association of Machinists, and the NRA.
Survivors include his wife, Janice; mother Ruth Fraley, sister, Jeanine Roberts of CA; sons Gary of Phelan, CA; Terrance and Kevin of Homer, Alaska, and Kenneth of Mayetta, KS; daughter Tracy Sumption of Homer, AK; and 11 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held in CA this spring. In lieu of flowers, family asks that memorial contributions be given to Hoyt Baptist Church Bldg. Fund, 109 Highland Ave., Hoyt, KS 66440.
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Charles H. Busby
Died Aug. 30, 1963
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Calvary Baptist Church for Charles H. Busby, 73, of Route 1, Holland, who died Friday morning in the Veterans Hospital at Temple.
Mr. Busby, a retired farmer, was a member of the Pentecostal Church and a veteran of World War I.
He is survived by his wife: six daughters, Mmes. Matilda Ray of Summerville, Marie Ray of Caldwell, Sarah Snow of Post, Esther Brumick of Temple, Hazel Brumick and Miss Vernice Busby, both of Holland; two sons, Hubert and Sham Busby, both of Holland; one sister, Mrs. Viola Lawrence of Mineola; one brother, Norman Busby of West Point, Tex.; 34 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Graydon Howell, Calvary Baptist pastor, officiated at the funeral services.
Burial was in Terrace Cemetery under the direction of Mason Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Lyda Odom, Billy LIttrell, Pete Walls, Bobby Gordon, Albert Odom and Harold Britton.
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W.H. "BILL" VARDIMAN
W.H. "BILL" VARDIMAN CAUGHT IN CAT HEAD
W.H. "Bill" Vardiman died about 15 minutes after he was released from the rope entanglement at a rig location on the Blue Browning Ranch in Chaves County (New Mexico) early Monday morning.
The accident happened about 6:45 just before he was to end his shift on the rig. It was on the Zachary State No. 1.
A coroners inquest first scheduled to be held in Chaves County was held at the Smith Yarbro Funeral Home in Lovington.
Justice of Peace John W. Green presided. Members of the jury were A.L. Hahn, M.H. Bennett, F.H. Hooper, Roy McAdams, Woodrow Coe and Ernest McNutt.
They found that he came to his death as the result of an oilfield accident.
W.L. Bohanan, tool pusher for the Cactus Drilling Co. reported the accident. He told sheriff's deputies they were rigging up and the cat head fouled, the loose rope picking Vardiman up by the heels and threw him to the top of the derrick and tossed him around and around about 20 times before they could get the motor stopped. He breathed about 15 minutes after the accident before expiring.
Allen Whitley, 45 was also injured at the same time. His home is at 609 South Third in Lovington. Reports at the inquest said Whitley started to turn the motor off and was knocked out by a piece of the flying rope. He was not seriously hurt, and was expected to return to his home Monday afternoon.
Three other workers, Dick Ross, C.L. Harris and H.S. Kiefer arrived immediately afterwards and helped take Vardiman from the ropes. They did not see the accident but were coming to start a shift and got there immediately after it happened.
The Vardiman's live at 310 North Fourth. He is survived by his wife and five children. Three of the children are school age, and the two smaller ones are twins, one year old.
Funeral services are pending. They are formerly from Post, Texas. The body is resting at the chapel
Mrs. Bridges Passes Away
Mrs. Addie Lovett Bridges, 88, of 1106 West Avenue H, died Friday, in the Lea General Hospital.
Mrs. Bridges was born in Bell County, Texas, December 12, 1876. Her husband, Frazier Elias Bridges, passed away in 1951 and Mrs. Bridges has been living with her daughter, Mrs. A.B. Hennington, in Lovington for the past eight years.
Services were held at the Smith-Yarbro Chapel, Saturday morning, then the body was taken to Post, Tex., for burial in the Terrace Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Hennington and Mrs. D.J. Dalby, of Colorado Springs, Colo., a son, U.I. Bridges of Levelland, Tex., five grand children, and six great grandchildren. One grandson, Paul Hennington, resides at 504 W. Avenue Q.
Rev. William M. Beauchamp, minister at the Methodist Church, officiated at the services here.
Fitz Roy 'F.R.'
Fitz Roy 'F.R.' Adams, 89, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2004, at an Abilene medical center.
Mr. Adams was born October 24, 1914 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, one of eight children born to Henry and Rose Ida (Hooten) Adams. He married Mary Frances Kennedy in 1937 and they shared 66 years together. He was a longtime textile manufacturing manager for Russell, Burlington, and Ailene Companies in Alabama, North Carolina and Texas. In 1952 he moved his family from Alexander City, Alabama, to Sherman, Texas. F.R. took great pride in his work and he was highly respected in the industry.
He was an avid, skilled golfer and baseball and football sports enthusiast. F.R. loved the Lord Jesus Christ, his Aldersgate Church, and members of the Home Builders Sunday School Class, where he was a faithful member for many years.
F.R. was affectionately known as "Pops" by his five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, who loved him very much for his patience and great wisdom.
In 2000, F.R. and his wife Mary moved to Sears Methodist Heritage Place, where they lived until he moved to Sears Windcrest Center, where he received loving care as an Alzheimer's patient until his death.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances; one daughter, Carol Adams Warner and her husband Ronald of Longview, TX; one son, Charles Adams and his wife Dedra of Post, TX; five grandchildren, Kevin, Kirk, Belinda, Greg and Roger and their families.
Visitation for family and friends is 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory Street, on Friday, January 16, 2004.
Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, followed by burial in Elmwood Memorial Park.
Suggested memorials are Aldersgate UMC Building Fund or Sears Methodist Foundation.
James Newton Akins
BORGER - James Newton Akins, 78, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Leonard Forsythe of Bible Baptist Church in Borger officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park.
Mr. Akins was born Dec. 11, 1925, in Post. He served in the Army during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; a daughter, Jannet Larson of Las Vegas; two brothers, Billy Joe Akins of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Loyd Kent Akins of Fritch; a sister, Wanda Lee of Denver; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great- granddaughters.
The family suggests memorials be to Harrington Cancer Center or Odyssey Hospice of Amarillo.
Amarillo Globe-News, Sept. 13, 2004
Charlie E. Altman
Funeral services for Charlie E. Altman, 82, of Granbury were held Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005 at Wiley Funeral Home. Burial was in Granbury Cemetery.
The World War II Army veteran died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005 in Lubbock.
He was born Sept. 12, 1922 in Post to Ben and Lula Maynard Altman. He and Helen Weed married June 6, 1957 in Lubbock.
He retired from Kelly-Moore Paint Plant in 1981 and moved to Granbury that year.
He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 4695 in Hurst.
His parents, two sons, six brothers and five sisters preceded him in death.
Survivors are his wife, Helen Altman of Granbury; daughters, Joe Ann Beard of Granbury, Lila Piettelo of Woodville, Fay Young of Tatum, and Betty Anderson of Conway, Ark.; sons, Ronnie Altman of Moree, Okla., Mike Martin of Dallas; 29 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Final arrangements were by Wiley Funeral Home of Granbury.
Callan Lewis "Cal" Cash
Friday, March 21, 2003 (7:21 pm PST)
Mrs. Janola Faye "Pat" Bennett, age 79, a resident of
Houston, Texas died Sunday, March 16, 2003 in Houston.
LUBBOCK — Funeral services for Bill Baker, 77, of Lubbock, will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church with Rev. Matt Wolffington and Rev. Don Kinder officiating. Burial will take place at 4:30 on Tuesday in Clyde, Texas. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 26 at Resthaven Funeral Home. Bill passed away Saturday, June 24.
Bill was born September 21, 1928 in Post, Texas to George and Tommie (Saunders) Baker. He graduated from Clyde High School in Clyde and he married Wanda June Manning on July 1, 1948 in Caps, TX.
Bill’s career in the grocery industry spanned fifty years and covered West Texas and New Mexico. He started as a truck driver for H.O. Wooten Grocers, and then was an office clerk and salesman, then owner of his own business, Bill Baker’s Finer Foods in Odessa. Lastly, he was a buyer for Watson Foods and Ben E. Keith in Lubbock.
Bill was always active in his various churches, serving as Treasurer, Sunday school teacher, Youth Director and Choir Director. For the past eleven years Bill was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, and a member of the Harmony Sunday school class there.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Wanda, sons Billy Baker of Kauai, HI, Michael Baker and his wife Patty of Corpus Christi, daughters Carolyn Bender and her husband Bruce of Lubbock, Renee Rowan of Sweetwater, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by one daughter, Penny Rochelle, his parents, four brothers and two sisters.
The family requests memorial donations to St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 3708 45th St., Lubbock, TX 79413, or to Vista Care Hospice, 1717 Norfolk Ave., 4th Floor, Lubbock, TX 79416.
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Margie A. Brechbuhler
HUGOTON - Margie A. Brechbuhler, 72, died Dec. 29, 2003, at Southwest Medical Center, Liberal.
She was born Dec. 18, 1931, at Post Oak, Texas, the daughter of Alex K. and Winnie Dawdy Hayhurst. A Hugoton resident since the 1950s, she was a waitress at many area restaurants and had been a nurse's aide at Pioneer Manor, Hugoton. She was also a caregiver to many senior citizens in their homes.
She belonged to Rebekah Lodge No. 379, Hugoton.
On May 12, 1956, she married Frank Brechbuhler at Clayton, N.M. He survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Alex, Hugoton, and Kenton, College Station, Texas; three daughters, Linda Watson, Liberal, Lena McClure, Casper, Wyo., and Margaret Beltz, Hugoton; a brother, Charles Hayhurst, Jacksboro, Texas; a sister, Opal Burdett, Dodge City; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by a brother, John Hayhurst.
No public services will be held. Cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Margie A. Brechbuhler Memorial Fund, in care of Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home, Liberal.
SEMINOLE - Funeral services for Wynama Briggs, 85, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan Dale officiating.
Burial will be in Gaines County Memorial Cemetery by Ratliff Funeral Home.
Mrs. Briggs died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, in Seminole.
She was born Aug. 20, 1918, in Post. She lived in Lubbock and worked for Buckner Baptist Children´s Home for 10 years. After moving to Seminole in 1963, she worked for Lowrie Drug Store.
She was a Pink Lady at Seminole Memorial Hospital for 15 years and member of First Baptist Church.
She married Ben Briggs. He died in 1958.
Survivors include two sons, Wayne Briggs of San Diego, Calif., and Benny Briggs of Seminole; a daughter, Gay Knight of Mathis; a brother, Kenneth Braddock of Plainview; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Plainview Daily Herald - Jan. 15, 2004
CHARLOTTE ANN FAILS BRYAN
Juanice Clyo Hart Butler
LORAINE — Mrs. Juanice Clyo Hart Butler, 87, of Loraine passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at a local nursing home facility. Services will be 2:30 P.M. Saturday, November 5, 2005 at the First Baptist Church in Loraine with Rev. Orvel Brantley and Rev. Bob Manning officiating. Burial will follow in the Loraine Cemetery under the direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
Mrs. Butler was born to S.H. Hart and Ollie McCarley Hart on September 9, 1918; she was their youngest child of fifteen. The Harts were an early Mitchell County pioneer family who settled in the Valley View Community, north of Loraine. She attended elementary school at Valley View, and graduated from Loraine High School in 1936. Juanice married James Kennith Butler on November 21, 1936 in Post, Texas. She was an active member of Loraine Baptist Church and the Loraine Senior Citizens Center.
She is survived by: two children, Kennie Sue Butler Irwin of Katy, TX and Danny and wife Pam Butler of Loraine; five grandchildren, Tama Irwin Moncrief and husband Charlie of Houston, Scott Irwin and wife Michelle of Ft. Worth, Dawn Butler Kropp and husband Paul of Conroe, Krystal Butler Barrera and husband David of Guadalajara, Mexico, and Brian Butler and wife Anna Teresa of Loraine; three great granddaughters, Abby Irwin, Danielle Kropp, and Elizabeth Kropp; sister-in-law, Dorris Butler Dockery and husband Harry of Colorado City; Brother-in-law Truett Butler and wife Betty of Katy, TX; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by: her beloved husband of 62 years, Kennith; her parents; fifteen brothers and sisters; and son-in-law, Max Irvin.
Memorials can be made to the Loraine Senior Citizens Center, Loraine Baptist Church, or Big Spring Home Hospice.
Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday evening at the funeral home.
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Marlin Ray Collins
CHRIS CORNETT - Chris Cornett, age 26,
of San Diego, CA, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, in San
Mary Virginia "MaGinny" Custer
Bob Edward Dietrich
HAMLIN -- Bob Edward Dietrich, 86, died Tuesday, July 26, 2005, in Abilene. Services will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2005, at First Baptist Church with Rev. Donny Harbers officiating. Burial will be in Neinda Cemetery, directed by Adams Funeral Home.
Born October 13, 1918, in Post, Bob was a son of the late Harry John and Margie V. (Baker) Dietrich. He graduated from Post High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp serving during WWII. Bob married Marie Cross August 10, 1940, in Denver City. They moved to Hamlin from Brownfield in 1978. He worked for Aminol Oil Company as a production foreman until his retirement on January 1, 1979. Bob was a member of the Masonic Lodge, First Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, and the Faithful Sunday School Class.
One brother (James Dietrich) preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Dietrich of Hamlin; three sons, Harry Dietrich (and wife, Janice) of Gillette, WY, Larry Dietrich of Hamlin, and Gary Dietrich (and wife Shirley) of Alvarado; two sisters, Helen Hopper and Harriett McBride, both of Alvarado; five grandchildren, Dawn Barber, Missy Dietrich, Cissy Dietrich, Alicia Dietrich, and Dustin Dietrich; and two great-grandchildren, Brant Barber and Chase Barber. ADAMS FUNERAL HOME HAMLIN, TEXAS