|Pepper, Nancy E.
Nancy E. Pepper, 88, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004.
Graveside services will
be at 2 p.m. Friday in Rose Hill Cemetery with Doug Gardner,
pastor of Full Gospel Mission, officiating.
Arrangements are by Kornerstone Funeral Directors.
Mrs. Pepper was born Nov. 3, 1916, in Swisher County. She
married Walker Albert "Abe" Pepper on April 13, 1945.
Survivors include three sons, Wayne Byrnes of Albuquerque,
N.M., Glyndol Albert Pepper of Vernon and Brady Pepper of
Seymour; nine grandchildren.
Jack Sturman, 82, died
Friday, June 25, 2004.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with
the Rev. Charles Davenport officiating. Burial will be in
Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home. Mr.
Sturman was born May 21, 1922, in Elida, N.M., to John Floyd
and Ruby Bell Sturman. He married Wanda Haislip on Dec. 24,
1950, in Portales, N.M. They moved to Tulia in 1951,
where they owned and operated J-Gee Department Store for 50
years. He was a member of the American Legion, Tulia Chamber
of Commerce, Kiwanis and the Swisher County Industrial
Foundation. He was a World War II veteran and received
the French Commemorative Medal of the 1939-1945 War for his
participation in the French Campaign of 1944. He was
preceded in death by his wife on June 3, 2002.
Survivors include a son, Craig Sturman of Amarillo; a
daughter, Jeffie Hamar of Clovis, N.M.; two brothers, Bill
Sturman of Fresno, Calif., and Frank Sturman of Boise,
Idaho; two sisters, Floydene Groves of Las Cruces, N.M., and
Janie Sturman of Salina, Calif.; two grandchildren, Cricket
Hamar of Los Angeles and Tyler Hamar of Portales.
Amarillo Globe-News, 27 June 2004.
|Toles, Holland Edward Jr.
TULIA - Holland Edward Toles Jr.,
85, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in First United Methodist
Church with the Rev. Rob Lindley, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Happy Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral
Directors. Mr. Toles was born in Centre, Ala., on Aug.
11, 1919. He moved to Happy at age 2 and graduated from
Happy High School in 1937. He also attended West Texas State
University, where he played for the Buffalo basketball team
as a freshman. He served with the Air Corps during World War
II. Mr. Toles entered the grain business in Happy in
1946 as president and co-owner of Harman-Toles Grain Co. In
1956, he moved to Tulia when Harman-Toles opened a second
location in Tulia. Other locations were later added at
Union, Wayside and Arney. He served as a member of the board
of directors for Panhandle Grain Dealers Association in
1958. Mr. Toles was also a founder and co-owner of one
of the Panhandle's largest feedyards, Swisher County Cattle
Co. Mr. Toles had farming interests in Swisher County and
served as a charter member of the board of directors for
Tulia Savings and Loan. For several years beginning in the
late 1960s, Mr. Toles served on the board of directors for
Mesa Petroleum Co., a NYSE company then based in Amarillo.
Mr. Toles was active in community affairs throughout his
life. He was a city commissioner in Happy from 1950 to 1954
and was mayor of Happy from 1954 to 1955. He also served six
years on the board of trustees for Tulia ISD, where he
served two years as president. He was the first chairman of
Tulia Housing Authority and over the years, he served as
chairman of the Tulia Parks Board, as a member of Swisher
County Airport board, the board of trustees for First United
Methodist Church of Tulia and West Texas State University
Ex-Students Association. He married Mary Del Johnston
of Happy in 1949. He was preceded in death by his
brother, John Frank Toles of Happy. Survivors include his
wife; a son, Ed III of Houston; two daughters, Tanya Lott
and Labob Ebeling and husband, Allan, all of Georgetown; two
grandsons, Holland Toles IV of Austin and Slayton Ebeling of
Georgetown; and four granddaughters, Britni Ebeling, Andi
Lott, Calli Ebeling and Raini Lott, all of Georgetown.
Amarillo Globe-News, 16 November 2006.
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