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Obituaries 2006

Acker, Dorrene "Tootside" Browning TULIA - Dorrene "Tootsie" Browning Acker, 76, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, in Plainview. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel with the Rev. Rusty Gray, pastor of Tulia Christian Fellowship, officiating and Tim Harper, chaplain for Vista Care Hospice in Plainview, assisting. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Acker became a nurse at age 16. She was a member of Tulia Christian Fellowship Church. >Survivors include a daughter, Sierra Wheeler of Georgetown; a son, Leslie Foy Acker of Tulia; two brothers, Mark Browning of San Angelo and Bryce Browning of Fort Worth; a sister, Daphene Hamm Campbell of Cedar Park; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.   Amarillo Globe-News, 19 November 2006.
Almendarez, Simon Jiner Jr. Simon Jiner Almendarez Jr. 71, formerly a longtime resident of Fort Stockton, passed away September 12, 2006 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born February 18, 1935 in Ruidosa, TX to parents Simon J. Armendarez Sr. and Dolores Jiner Armendarez. He was a gentle loving man, never asked for much but always gave more than what he had. He will be missed. He was preceded in death by his parent, brothers, Conrado J. Armendarez, Natividad J. Armendarez, Caitano J. Armendarez, sisters, Julia A. Ruiz and Chuy A. Rodriguez. He is survived by his brother, Fernando Armendarez of Norwalk, CA, numerous nieces and nephews in Odessa and family in Fort Stockton, TX, New Mexico, and California. A rosary will be held tonight, September 14, 2006, at 7 PM at the Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, September 15, 2006 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Deacon Paul officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Martinez-Smith Funeral Chapels & Crematory.
Altman, Billy Louise TULIA - Billy Louise Altman, 87, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2006, in Amarillo. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kay Reed, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors in Tulia.Mrs. Altman married Daniel Altman on April 3, 1941. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Judy Clark of Happy; a son, Danny Altman of Tulia; a sister, Ruth Stone of Donna; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.  Amarillo Globe News, 3 December 2006
Andrus, John Emery

KRESS -- John Emery Andrus, 87, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, in Lubbock. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rob Blum, pastor, and the Rev. Clifford Trotter, retired minister of Polk Street United Methodist Church in Amarillo, officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia under the direction of Kornerstone Funeral Directors in Tulia. Mr. Andrus was born March 6, 1918, in Willow, Okla. He attended schools in Duke, Okla., and moved to Swisher County in 1940. He was a farmer. He married Linnie Vineyard on Feb. 12, 1941, and she died Dec. 1, 1998. He married Gwen Walker on March 6, 2000, in Amarillo. He was a member of the Kress City Council where he helped obtain the water rights for the City of Kress. He was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church where he served on the finance committee. He organized Kressīs first Little League baseball charter. He played in domino tournaments and enjoyed it very much. Survivors include his wife, Gwen Walker Andrus of Plainview; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Janis Andrus of Tulia and Marlin and Connie Andrus of Kress; one stepson, J.B. “Sonny” Walker of Plainview; two stepdaughters, Lynda Tye of Kress and Gayle Graham of Cullman, Ala.; one brother, Charles Royce Andrus of Arlington; three grandchildren, Lisa Schott of Silverton, Cristy Bennett of Plainview and Craig Andrus of Kress; seven great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and 13 great -step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife; Linnie Andrus; two brothers, Raymond Andrus and Vernon Andrus; one sister, Jewel Crawford; and one grandson, Mark Andrus.  Plainview Daily Herald, 5 January 2006.

Barbian, Tony Sr.

KRESS — Funeral services for Tony Barbian Sr., age 92, of Kress, Texas, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Paul Lutheran Church with Gerald Boerger, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home of Plainview. He was born March 31, 1914, in Dallas County to Peter and Pauline Barbian and died at 8:10 a.m. Aug. 22, 2006, in Plainview Healthcare Center. He came to Kress in 1926 from Littlelfield. He repaired combines, loved to fish and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran, Plainview. He married Eulalia Bertelson April 26, 1945, in Plainview. Survivors are his wife; a son, Tony Barbian Jr., and wife, Nelda, of Plainview; a son-in-law, Larry Stoerner and wife Nancy of Santa Fe, N.M.; four grandchildren, Shawn Barbian of Lubbock, Dr. Scott Stoerner of Salt Like City, Utah, Sandra Ohnstad of Wichita, Kan., and Rachel Barbian of Plainview; two great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Barbara Bernet of Lubbock, Bertha James of Claude and Magdalene Young of Kress. He was preceded in death by a daughter and four brothers.  Plainview Daily Herald, 23 August 2006.

Barrow, Maebel

TULIA - Maebel Barrow, 80, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2006, in Fort Worth. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with Edward Barrow, Mrs. Barrow's son-in-law, officiating and the Rev. Melvin Tatum assisting. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors. Mrs. Barrow lived in Tulia more than 50 years. She was a homemaker. Survivors include six daughters, Anita Barrow and Joycelyn Watters of Fort Worth, Bessie Barrow of Tulia, Sharon Menson and Sandra Henderson, both of Amarillo, and Connie Willis of Phoenix; seven sons, Jerry Barrow of Corsicana, Fred Barrow of Long Beach, Calif., and Eddie Barrow, Sammie Barrow, Gerald Barrow, Adolphus Barrow and James Barrow, all of Tulia; 60 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren.  Amarillo Globe-News, 12 December 2006.

Bartram, Charles

Funeral services for Charles Bartram, 84, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Sixth and Gaines Church of Christ with Nelson howell officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Mr. Bartram died Tuesday, July 25, 2006, in Wheeler.  Plainview Daily Herald, 27 July 2006.

TULIA - Charles Bartram, 84, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006, in Wheeler.  Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Sixth & Gaines Church of Christ with Nelson Howell officiating. Military and Masonic graveside services will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors.  Mr. Bartram moved to Tulia from Mobeetie in 1948. He was a farmer and rancher for more than 57 years.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Bartram, in 1997.  Survivors include two daughters, Frances Bradley of Kress and Betty Rogers of Mobeetie; a son, Bob Bartram of Tulia; a sister, Mary Ruth Bell of Redfish; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.  Amarillo Globe-News, 27 July 2006.
Berg, Louis E.

TULIA -- Funeral services for Louis E. Berg, 84, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel with the Rev. Rob Lindley, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors. Mr. Berg died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, in Amarillo.  Plainview Daily Herald, 8 January 2006.

TULIA - Louis E. Berg, 84, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, in Amarillo.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel with Rob Lindley officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery in Plainview.  Mr. Berg was born in Rhome on Nov. 13, 1921. He grew up in Wellington and graduated from high school there. He moved to Tulia in the 1960s, where he worked at Tulia Auto before retiring in 2002. He enjoyed working on cars and especially restoring Chevy Impalas. He was a veteran and served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the VFW and a member of First United Methodist Church in Wellington.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Sis; a daughter, Kathy Luanne Berg; a sister, Ida Mae Molton; and a brother, Robert Joe Berg.  Survivors include a daughter, Kandi Ulrich of Happy; a brother, James Harmon Berg of Amarillo; two grandchildren, Ryan and Mallory Ulrich of Happy; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Amarillo Globe-News, 8 January 2006.
Berner, Barbara Age 97 of Kress.  Funeral 22 September 2006 in Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel in Tulia.  Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia under the direction of Kornerstone Directors of Tulia.  Died 17 September 2006 in Lubbock.  Published Plainview Daily Herald 21 September 2006.
Bice, Opal L.

TULIA -- Funeral services for Opal L. Bice, 91, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel with the Rev. Travis LaDuke, retired minister, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. < Mrs. Bice died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006, in Tulia.  Plainview Daily Herald, 13 January 2006.

Buchanan, Nolen Odessa Nolen “Brother Buck” Buchanan, 65, of Odessa, owner and operator of A-1 Air & Appliance Co., died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at his residence.  Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Faith Community Baptist Church with the Revs. Wayne Shelton and Robert Berry officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Odessa Funeral Home.  He was born in Lubbock. He was an Army veteran and was a member of Faith Community Baptist Church.  Survivors Wife, Delores Buchanan of Odessa; sons, John Wheless of Bullard and Nolen Buchanan of Tyler; daughter, Melissa Daly of Odessa; sister, Mary Sanderlin of Odessa; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Burton, Marie

TULIA — Funeral services for Marie Burton, 78, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Jackson Chapel with the Rev. Melvin Tatum, the Rev. Matthew Veals and Charles Tinner officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Mrs. Burton died Sunday, July 9, 2006, at her residence. She was born on May 26, 1928, in Paducah where she attended schools. She married Lee Burton in 1950 in Paducah. They moved to Tulia in 1962. She was a homemaker and attended Jackson Chapel for many years. Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Darlene North of Tulia; one sister and two brothers-in-law, Jeanette and William Reed of Waco and Fred Freeman of Waco; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Her four brothers, T.C. Rockquemore, Willie G. Cole, Ray Rockquemore and Bill Rockquemore, and two sisters, Ana Freeman and Johnnie Mae Black, are deceased.  Plainview Daily Herald, 13 July 2006.

TULIA - Marie Burton, 78, died Sunday, July 9, 2006.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Jackson Chapel Church of God in Christ with the Rev. Melvin Tatum, the Rev. Matthew Veals and Charles Tinner officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors.  Mrs. Burton was born May 26, 1928 in Paducah. She married Lee Burton in 1950 in Paducah.  Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Darlene North of Tulia; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Jeanette Reed of Waco.  Amarillo Globe-News, 12 July 2006.
Byrd, Wylie A.

TULIA — Funeral services for Wylie A. Byrd, 84, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the J.W. Byrd home place, 12 miles east of I-27 on Farm to Market Road 285. Burial will be in Wayside Cemetery in Wayside. Arrangements are by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Mr. Byrd died Saturday, July 1, 2006.  Plainview Daily Herald, 5 July 2006.

Carlile, Bonnie

TULIA -- Funeral services for Bonnie Carlile, 74, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Central Church of Christ with Trey Morgan and Eben Emerson officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors. Mrs. Carlile died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006 in Plainview. She was born April 19, 1931, in Shamrock and grew up in Wellington and attended schools in that area. She married Dale Carlile on June 2, 1948, in Amarillo. He died June 19, 2005. She was a homemaker and later worked for Bates Shoe Store for more than 20 years. She was a member of Central Church of Christ and taught a children's Sunday school class for many years. Survivors include three daughters and one son-in-law, Terry and Alen Dutton of Tulia, Dallana Loper of Abernathy and Robin Wesley of Amarillo; one daughter-in-law, Kathy Carlile of Arlington; one brother, David Tucker of Fort Worth; two sisters, Evelyn Keeney and Maxine Dannelley, both of Amarillo; one sister-in-law, Leota Jones of Amarillo; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Her son, Kelly Dale Carlile; two grandsons, Matt Alan Dutton and Cory Dale Loper; three brothers, Clarence Tucker, L.M. Tucker and Joe Tucker; and two sisters, Foy Seago and Belva Moore, are all deceased.  Plainview Daily Herald, 9 January 2006.

Carlton, Doris

TULIA -- Graveside services for Doris Carlton, 79, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Ted Latham, her son-in-law and chaplain for Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, officiating, assisted by Larry Stewart, lay minister at Central Church of Christ in Tulia. Burial arrangements are by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Mrs. Carlton died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, in Lubbock. She was born Jan. 13, 1927, in Howard County. She grew up in Ackerly and graduated from high school there. She married Ray Carlton on Feb. 1, 1946, in Ackerly. They moved to Tulia in 1952. She graduated from the Panhandle Regional Law Enforcement Academy and was a deputy sheriff in Swisher County for 12 years. She moved to Lubbock in 2003. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and Calvary Baptist Church in Lubbock. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Ted Latham of Lubbock; one son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Lana Carlton of Tulia; three grandchildren and their spouses, Jessica and Jeremy Hartley of Lubbock, Laurie and Jason Johnson of Plainview and Callie and Trevor Overman of Carrollton; and one great-grandson, Blake Johnson of Plainview.   Plainview Daily Herald, 19 January 2006.

Casteel, Floyd "Fuzz"

KRESS -- Funeral services for Floyd “Fuzz” Casteel, 86, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Kress First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan. Reynolds officiating, assisted by the Rev. Jay Simpson. Burial will be in the Kress Cemetery by Bartley Funeral Home of Plainview. Mr. Casteel died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at his residence. He was born Dec. 25, 1919, in Rockwall and married Weata King on Aug. 29, 1946, in Kress. She died Aug. 5, 1973. He married Ruby Lee Price on June 6, 1974, in Kress. She died Sept. 22, 2000. He was an orphan in Tipton, Okla., from the ages of 7-17. He moved to Kress and lived with the Woodruff family for a year before living and working with the Buddy Obenhaus family for seven years. He worked for Rogers Garage in Kress from 1944 until his retirement in 2000. Survivors include one daughter, Linda M. Hoffman of Tulsa, Okla.; four stepdaughters, Dovie Gilleland of Plainview, Genell K. Vaught of the Village, Fla., Bettye J. Sherer of San Antonio and Willa D. Holligan of Amarillo; two stepsons, Bobby J. King of Lubbock and Jerry W. King of Houston; one brother, William Casteel of Garland; two sisters, Ruth Orr of Amarillo and Florence Neuroth of Garland; two grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and 31 step-great-grandchildren. His stepdaughter, Karolyn Long, a brother, James Monroe Casteel, and a sister, Velma, are deceased.  Plainview Daily Herald, 9 January 2006.

Chavez, Rosario "Rose"

TULIA — Funeral services for Rosario “Rose” Chavez, 48, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Church of the Holy Spririt with the Rev. Tony Neusch, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Rosary will be recited tonight at 7 in the funeral home. Mr. Chavez died Saturday, April 29, 2006.  Plainview Daily Herald, 3 May 2006.

Cole, Steve Ray Sr.
HAPPY - Steve Ray Cole Sr., 75, died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, in Amarillo.  Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Holley Funeral Home Chapel with Rick Bloodworth, minister of Happy Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will follow in Happy Cemetery.  Mr. Cole was born Aug. 25, 1930, in Arney to Ray Cole and Laura Cox Cole. He was a farmer and rancher most of his life. He operated a grain elevator for 19 years.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Happy. He married Darlene Edmonds on Dec. 8, 1950. He served his country in the U.S. Army.   Survivors include his wife, Darlene; a son, Steve Jr. and wife Kay of Amarillo; four brothers, Claudie Cole of Soldotna, Alaska, Charles Cole of Angleton, Donny Cole of Owasso, Okla., and David Cole of Ozark, Mo.; a grandchild; and three great-grandchildren.  Amarillo Globe-News, 16 March 2006.
Cruz, Paul

TULIA — Funeral Mass for Paul Cruz, 40, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Church of the Holy Spirit with the Rev. Tony Neusch, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Church of the Holy Spirit. Mr. Cruz died Sunday, June 25, 2006. He was born June 19, 1966, in Tulia. He was raised in Tulia and graduated from Tulia High School in 1984. He was employed with Young & Ellis for 16 years. He married Amanda Olivarez in 1997. He was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit and the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Danielle Ramirez Cruz of Silverton; one son and daughter-in-law, Billy Paul and Alma Cruz of Amarillo; three sisters, Diana Ramos of Canyon, and Mary Galan and Ilda Galan, both of Tulia; three brothers, Fernando Cruz of Kress and Ishmael Cruz and Henry Cruz, both of Tulia; his parents, Henry and Beatrice Cruz, Sr., of Tulia; one granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. His brother, Carlos Cruz, is deceased.  Plainview Daily Herald, 27 June 2006.

Daniel, Billie Ray

TULIA -- Funeral services for Billie Ray Daniel, 73, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Sixth and Gaines Church of Christ. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Mr. Daniel died Monday, April 3, 2006, in Tulia. He was born Aug. 20, 1932, in Hood County. He grew up and attended schools there, in Paluxy, Clovis, N.M., and Tulia. He served in the National Guard for nine years in Tulia. He also worked for Mid-Plains Rural Telephone Co., Triangle Butane and Young & Ellis for 16 years. He then owned and operated Billīs Mobile Station and Billīs Fina Station. After retiring, he was a driver for the Panhandle Community Services for more than 10 years and also worked for RSVP in Tulia. He was a member of the Tulia American Legion and Sixth and Gaines Church of Christ. He married Charlie Mae Johnson on Jan. 31, 1953, in Clovis, N.M. She died Dec. 27, 1996. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Joni and Wes Daniel-Ross of Tulia; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kirk and Bonnie Daniel of Tulia and Scott and Kris Daniel of Canyon; one brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Maryann Daniel of Granbury; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  Plainview Daily Herald, 4 April 2006.

Davis, Ruby

TULIA — Funeral services for Ruby Davis, 82, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Davenport officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia.  Plainview Daily Herald, 12 July 2006.

TULIA - Ruby Davis, 82, died Monday, July 10, 2006.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Davenport officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors.  Ruby was born July 18, 1923 in Velma, Okla., to John and Hattie Young. She married Jimmie Davis in 1947. She was a homemaker, a member of First Baptist Church and a member of the China Club.  She was preceded in death by her husband on Dec. 28, 2004.  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Duane and Nan Davis of Tulia; two grandsons, Tracey Davis and wife Darla of Happy and Cody Davis and wife Tiffany of Mansfield; two great-granddaughters, Sadie and Taylor Davis, both of Happy; three great-grandsons, Mark, Matthew and Mikeal Davis, all of Mansfield; a sister, Johnnie Guthrie of Littlefield; and several nieces and nephews.  Amarillo Globe-News, 12 July 2006.
Davis, Sammy

Funeral services for Sammy Davis, 52, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church in Tulia with the Rev. Leonel Gonzalez of Area Community Hospice officiating, assisted by the Rev. Jeffrey Lee, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview. He was born Jan. 23, 1954, in Tulia. He grew up there and graduated from Tulia High School in 1973. He worked at Dairy Queen and Roll-A-Cone before working for Scott Tractor for 22 years. He went to work for the Marshall Formby Unit in 2000 until his illness in 2003. Survivors include his wife, Rose Sharon Davis of Plainview; two daughters and one son-in-law, Angela Catlett of Tulia and Linda and Doug Yarbrough of Amarillo; one son, Christopher Davis of Amarillo; one stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Tricia and Gilbert Rodriquez of Lockney; one stepson, Bill Havens of Plainview; his mother, Betty Davis of Tulia; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Betty and Robert Gilmore of Tulsa, Okla., Lynda and Sam Freeman of Oklahoma City and Bonnie Tindel of Marlow, Okla.; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Lyndell Davis of Tulia, Warren and Carol Davis of Plainview and Walter and Glenna Davis of Amherst; nine grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special aunt, Hattie Bowan of Marlow, Okla. His father, Leonard Davis; sister, Patsy Marriott; sister-in-law, Lana Davis; and one niece are deceased.  Plainview Daily Herald, 1 September 2006.

Doyal, Jerrel

TULIA — Funeral services for Jerrel Doyal, 68, were at 2 p.m. today in the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Davenport, a retired Baptist minister, officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Mr. Doyal died on Sunday, June 25, 2006, in Amarillo.  Plainview Daily Herald, 27 June 2006.

Jerrel Doyal, 68, died Sunday, June 25, 2006, in Amarillo. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Davenport officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors. Mr. Doyal was born Nov. 29, 1937, in Jefferson County, Okla. His family then moved to Crosbyton when he was a child. He attended schools there and graduated from high school in 1956. He moved to Tulia and farmed with his father. He later joined the Army National Guard and served on active duty as well as in the reserves for six years. He worked at Swisher Cattle Co. for many, many years. He then worked for the TDC as a correctional officer for five years. He was a Christian. He married Frances Berry on May 23, 1959, in Clovis, N.M. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Teresa Raper of Amarillo; a son, Michael Doyal of Amarillo; a brother, Larry Doyal of Mexico City, Mexico; and two grandsons, Justin Raper and Aaron Raper, both of Amarillo.   Amarillo Globe-News, June 26, 2006.
Duke, Mayo McKinnis
TULIA - Mayo McKinnis Duke, 83, died Saturday, July 15, 2006.  Services with military honors will be at 2 p.m. today in First United Methodist Church with Dr. Bruce Parks and the Rev. Ernie McGaughey officiating. Arrangements are by Kornerstone Funeral Directors.  Mr. Duke's family moved to Tulia in 1925. He graduated from Texas A&M University after serving with the Eighth Air Force in World War II.  Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Golden and partner Tamara Link of Holly Springs, N.C.; two sisters, Ethelyn Duke and Fonda Matsler, both of Amarillo; five nieces, Dana Norrell, Dede Webb and Joanie Measles Higgins, all of Amarillo, and Jennifer King and Rebecca Dunlap and their families, all of Plainview; and two nephews, Dan Matsler and his family of Amarillo and Todd Measles and his family of The Colony.  Amarillo Globe-News, 17 July 2006.
Erpen, The Rev. Monsignor Burnell Arnold "Bud"
TULIA - The Rev. Monsignor Burnell Arnold "Bud" Erpen, 84, former longtime Borger resident, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006.  Rosary will be said and vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Monday in St. Laurence Cathedral in Amarillo with Bishop John Yanta officiating. Mass will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in St. John's Catholic Church in Borger. Mass will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Amarillo. Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 9 in St. Joseph's Church in Amarillo with Bishop Yanta and the priests of the diocese as concelebrants. Monsignor Erpen's body has been donated to Texas Tech Medical School in Lubbock. Burial of cremains will be in Llano Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Directors of Borger.  Monsignor Erpen was born Dec. 16, 1921, in Madison, Wis., to John and Constance Lenartz Erpen. He attended St. Francis de Sales seminary in Milwaukee, and was ordained a Catholic priest by the Most Rev. Archbishop of Milwaukee in St. John's Cathedral on May 27, 1947. For more than 50 years, Monsignor Erpen had devoted his time and talent in uniting the Catholic community with his visions of expansion. His love for the Church and the faith community allowed him to make his "vision" become reality.  In 1958, while pastor at Holy Name in Happy, he would travel three days a week to Tulia and make weekly visits to Silverton to offer Mass. In Silverton, he was able to give the faith community their first Mass, which he celebrated weekly on the top floor of an old metal building which primarily was used to store grain. As months passed by Monsignor Erpen learned of a Presbyterian church that was for sale. With the assistance of the Art Kleman family, he was able to purchase the church. Subsequently the church was named in honor of Mrs. Art Kleman (Loreto) - Our Lady of Loreto. Monsignor Erpen personally repaired, remodeled, painted and refinished the inside of both the church and home.  In 1960, Monsignor Erpen was reassigned as pastor of St. John's in Borger. At St. John's he had another vision - to construct a new church in Borger and a new mission in Stinnett. As always, he took charge of this project and ground was broken for the new church on April 27, 1961. The new St. John's was dedicated in February 1962. In 1963, under the leadership of Monsignor Erpen, the Catholic residents of Stinnett built St. Ann's Church, located on a five-acre plot of land which was donated. St. Ann's Church is a mission to St. John's parish in Borger.  The year 1975 would pose another vision and challenge for Monsignor Erpen, who was now pastor of Our Mother of Mercy in Wellington. It was during this pastoral tenure that he expressed his vision to construct a mission in Shamrock. As word got around of his wishes, the contributions started coming in mostly from the outside the Shamrock mission area. Friends of his came from Borger to loan him their carpentry skills and other talents. Within a matter of months, the Shamrock mission was completed and the rectory had been remodeled.  His aspirations led him to yet another dream - a mission Church in Wheeler. For months Monsignor Erpen searched for desirable property with or without a structure to purchase. Several prospective parcels were heavily investigated but funding was limited. Then the Good Lord finally heard their prayers. Mr. W.T. Mitchell agreed to sell his deceased mother's home to the church at an affordable price. Immediately, the renovations and remodeling began. After a short time the new mission was ready and a name was to be given. As he had done in the past with approval of the Bishop, Monsignor Erpen named these missions after their benefactors. The parish would be named St. Mary's in honor of the previous owner, the late Mary Mitchell. Monsignor Erpen's last years lived in retirement were spent traveling the Diocese of Amarillo serving as a supply priest to priests needing assistance, in ministry to the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in Channing, supporting Catholic Schools, fundraising for Catholic Churches and charities, as well as one of his most prized achievements: National Grand Chaplain of the Order of Elks.  He was preceded in death by a brother, John; and an aunt, Gertrude Lenartz.  Amarillo Globe-News, 1 November 1006.
Finck, Norma

TULIA -- Funeral services for Norma Finck, 73, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ernie McGaughey, retired Methodist minister, officiating and the Rev. Rob Lindley, pastor, assisting. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Mrs. Finck died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, in Amarillo. She was born April 15, 1933, in Cordell, Okla., to A.H. and Olive Cooper. She moved to Tulia at age 3 and lived there all her life. She graduated from Tulia High School in 1950 and from West Texas State College with a degree in business. She married Orville Finck on Jan. 24, 1954, in Tulia. She was the bookkeeper for her father at Cooper Electric for several years and after his death she was manager for three more years. She also was the bookkeeper for Finck Farms. A homemaker, she served as 4-H adult leader for 42 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church where she served in many capacities including Sunday school teacher, superintendent and on the board of church renovations. Survivors include her husband; one daughter and son-in-law, Deana and Jimmy Sageser of Edmonson; two sons and daughters-in-law, Trent and Cynthia Finck and Alex and Rhonda Finck, all of Tulia; and seven grandchildren.  Plainview Daily Herald, 27 April 2006.

TULIA - Norma Finck, 73, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, in Amarillo.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ernie McGaughey, retired Methodist minister, officiating and the Rev. Rob Lindley, pastor, assisting. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors.  Norma Cooper was born April 15, 1933, in Cordell, Okla., to A.H. and Olive Cooper. She moved to Tulia at the age of 3 and lived here all her life. She graduated from Tulia High School in 1950 and from West Texas State College in 1954 with a degree in business.  She married Orville Finck on Jan. 24, 1954, in Tulia. She was the bookkeeper for her father at Cooper Electric for several years and after his death she was manager for three more years. She also was the bookkeeper for Finck Farms. She was an avid bridge player. She served as 4-H adult leader for 42 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she served in many capacities including Sunday school teacher, superintendent and on numerous committees. She served on the board of trustees when the church was last renovated. She was a homemaker and a loving grandmother.   Survivors include her husband, Orville Finck of Tulia; a daughter and son-in-law, Deana and Jimmy Sageser of Edmonson; two sons and daughters-in-law, Trent and Cynthia Finck and Alex and Rhonda Finck, all of Tulia; and seven grandchildren, Derek Finck, Ky Finck, Hillary Finck, Kendra Finck, Bethany Finck, Sabrina Sageser and Drew Sageser.  Amarillo Globe-News, 27 April 2006.
Fore, Floyd Ira Funeral services for Floyd Ira Fore, 88, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Kress with the Rev. O.K. Neal and the Rev. Gene Lauder officiating. Burial will be in Kress Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Mrs. Fore died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, in Tulia. She was born Sept. 23, 1918, in Cross Plains to James Thomas and Lora Upton Taylor. She lived in Kress since 1951. She married Floyd A. Fore on Oct. 31, 1936, in Cross Plains. He died Dec. 14, 2000. She drove a school bus, worked in the school cafeteria and did part-time custodial work. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Kress. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Dorman Dunn of Tulia; two sons and two daughters-in-law, Mike and Charlene Fore of Childress and Pat and Helen Fore of Kress; one sister, Jimmie Morris of Ingleside; seven grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.  Plainview Daily Herald, 18-19 December 2006
Galloway, J. C.

TULIA — Funeral services for J.C. Galloway, 97, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Kress Church of Christ with Eben Emerson officiating and Bob Colson assisting. Burial will be in Kress Cemetery by Bartley Funeral Home of Plainview. Mr. Galloway died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, at Swisher Memorial Hospital in Tulia. He was born Jan. 15, 1909, in Hill County and moved with his family to Duke, Okla., in a covered wagon when he was 9. He married Vesta Cypert on Dec. 21, 1927, in Oklahoma. She died in 1998. He moved to Plainview in 1948 and to Kress in 1954. He retired from J.C.’s Service Station at age 79. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Maggie Galloway of Tulsa, Okla.; three daughters and sons-in-law, June and Doyle Jackson of Spearman and Jane and the late Troy Bynam and Jean and Tommy George, all of Kress; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. His wife, parents, one son, three brothers and two sisters are deceased.  Plainview Daily Herald, 13 august 2006.

Galyen, Pat

TULIA -- Funeral services for Pat Galyen, 78, were at 10:30 a.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Davenport, retired Baptist minister, officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors in Tulia. Mrs. Galyen died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, in Tulia. She was born March 12, 1927, in Snyder. She grew up in Ira and graduated from Ira High School. She also graduated from West Texas State College. She married Calvin Galyen on Dec. 27, 1948, in Snyder. She taught school at Ira and she also tutored students in Maracaibo, Venezuela, and Iquequi, Chile. She was secretary for Galyen Drilling Co., as long as it was in business. Moving to Tulia in 1965, she helped with Meals on Wheels and was a member of First Baptist Church where she was on the Bereavement Committee and a member of the senior adult choir “The Silvertones.” She helped organize the Sunshine Girls and was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband; one daughter and son-in-law, Gay and Jack Lavender of Seminole; one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Joyce Galyen of Houston; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Doc and Jean Hardee of Weatherford, and Dr. D.D. and Freida Hardee of Greenville, Miss.; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Mona and Buford Sterling of Snyder and Jo Johnston of Edmond, Okla.; and four grandchildren.  Plainview Daily Herald, 25 January 2006.

Garcia, Domingo V.

TULIA -- Funeral services for Domingo V. Garcia, 54, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Church of the Holy Spirit with the Rev. Tony Neusch, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors in Tulia. Mr. Garcia died Tuesday, March 7, 2006, at his residence. He was born July 19, 1951, in Kenedy to Andres and Elisa Garcia. He grew up in Plainview where he attended school. He was a self-employed contractor for several years. He married Mary Lou Chapa on Oct. 24, 1971, in Tulia. She died Jan. 5, 2006. He was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Tulia. Survivors include three sons, Domingo C. Garcia of Amarillo and David Garcia and Luis Garcia, both of Houston; his parents of Seguin; four brothers, Gilbert V. Garcia, Andy V. Garcia Jr. and Jacob V. Garcia, all of Seguin, and John V. Garcia of Bremont; five sisters, Emma G. Perez and Rosa Garcia, both of Seguin, Wanda Garcia of Houston, and Carmen G. Martinez and Helen G. Luna, both of Kingsville; two grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.  Plainview Daily Herald, 9 March 2006.

TULIA - Domingo V. Garcia Sr., 54, died Tuesday, March 7, 2006.  Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Church of the Holy Spirit with the Rev. Tony Neusch, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia.  Mr. Garcia married Mary Lou Chapa on Oct. 24, 1971, in Tulia. She died Jan. 5, 2006.  Survivors include three sons, Domingo C. Garcia Jr. of Amarillo, David Garcia and Luis Garcia, both of Houston; his parents, Andrew and Elisa Garcia of Seguin; two grandsons; four brothers, Gilbert V. Garcia, Andy V. Garcia Jr. and Jacob V. Garcia, all of Seguin, and John V. Garcia of Bremont; five sisters, Emma G. Perez and Rosa Garcia, both of Seguin and Wanda Garcia of Houston, Carmen G. Martinez and Helen G. Luna, both of Kingsville.  Amarillo Globe-News, 9 March 2006.
Gardner, Ollie Mae Ollie Mae Gardner, 95, of Amarillo. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia by by N.S. Griggs & Sons Funeral Directors, 2615 Paramount Blvd. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Paul United Methodist Church. Amarillo Globe-News, 6 April 2006.
Gore, Colleen

TULIA -- Funeral services for Colleen Gore, 72, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Davenport, retired pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Mrs. Gore died Sunday, April 23, 2006, in Amarillo. She was born Jan. 31, 1934, in Vian, Okla., to Lillian Lee and Luella Isham. She grew up in Vian and graduated from Vian High School in 1951. She married Doyal Gore on June 29, 1952, in Fort Smith, Ark., and moved to Tulia. She was a homemaker until her children were grown. She then went to work for Gibsonīs, J-Geeīs Dept. Store and was working for Alco in Tulia at the time of her death. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Vickie Moss of Amarillo; two sons, Randy Gore and Glenn Gore, both of Tulia; four sisters, Joy Reavis of Joplin, Mo., Floral Bennett of Bartlesville, Okla., Dean Philpot of Tulsa, Okla., and Patsy Abercrombie of Claremore, Okla.; three brothers, Deleo Isham of Delano, Calif, Arnold Isham of Sallisaw, Okla., and Jimmie Isham of Claremore, Okla.; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Her parents and two brothers, Kiowiah Isham and Odell Isham, are deceased.  Plainview Daily Herald, 25 April 2006.

Granado, Lupe

Funeral Mass for Lupe Granado, 82, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Church of the Holy Spirit with the Rev. Tony Neusch officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Mr. Granado died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006. Rosary will be recited at 7 tonight at Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel.  Plainview Daily Herald, 11 January 2006.

TULIA - Lupe Granado, 82, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, in Amarillo.  Rosary was said at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Kornerstone Funeral Directors in Tulia. Services will be at 11 a.m. today in the Church of The Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Tony Neusch officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Granado was born April 1, 1923, in Martindale to Santiago and Paula Granado. He was a member of Church of The Holy Spirit in Tulia and farmed for Delbert Devin for 38 years.  Survivors include his wife, Martina Medina of Amarillo; nine daughters, Juanita Hernandez, Lenora Chavez, Linda Alvarez and Juanita Rocha, all of Amarillo, Rosa Muniz of DeMoines, Iowa, Margaret Vigil and Martha Nevarez, both of Albuquerque, N.M., Pauline Garcia of Ulysses, Kan., and Toni Holton of Tulia; four sons, Joe Granado of Rotan, Luis Casias of Austin, Sylvester Medina of Amarillo and Wally Medina of El Paso; 55 grandchildren; and 67 great-grandchildren.  Amarillo Globe-News, 12 January 2006.
Haile, Lillian
Funeral services for Lillian Haile, 90, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lemons Funeral Home Chapel in Plainview.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia by Lemons Funeral Home.  Mrs. Hale died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, at Prairie House Living Center.  She was born April 4, 1916, in Canada to Fred Railing and Emma Finck Railing.  She was a homemaker and longtime member of First Baptist Church in Plainview.  Survivors include five daughters and five sons-in-law, Jo Ann and Bobby McCall of Silverton, LaVonda and Richard Sommerville of Plainview, LaQuita and Bill Philley of Colorado Springs, Colo., Loretta and Charles Koonce of San Angelo and LaDonna and Gary Keister of Phoenix; one brother, William Railing of Alaska; one sister, Florence Lord of Idaho; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Hale, Carolyn
TULIA - Carolyn Hale, 67, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, in Amarillo.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Davenport, retired Baptist minister, officiating and the Rev. James Hassell, pastor, assisting. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors.  Mrs. Hale was born Feb. 9, 1939, in Tulia to Varna Eugene Love and Sylvia Irene George Love. She lived in Tulia all her life and graduated from Tulia High School in 1957. She married Richard Hale on Aug. 9, 1958, in Tulia. She worked for Taylor-Evans Farm Store until 1978, when she went to work for Littlejohn-Vaughn Insurance Co. and retired from Sadler-Vaughn-Chapman Insurance Co. after 20 years.  She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jacob Frank Rogers, and a sister, Olive Bradley.  Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Rhonda Rogers and husband Jeff of Kress and Gena Aduddell and husband Gene of Garland; five grandchildren; Jenny Rogers of Dalhart and Megan, Melissa, Mason and Mackenzie Aduddell, all of Garland; a brother, Eugene Love and wife Stephanie of Florida; three sisters; Sue Jennings and husband Herb of Tulia and Janice Nix and husband Doug and Gayle Love, all of Amarillo; a brother-in-law, Ted Bradley of Arkansas; and several nieces and nephews.  Amarillo Globe-News, 29 October 2006.
Hardaway, Irene Ruth Daffern

HAPPY -- Funeral services for Irene Ruth Daffern Hardaway, 83, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Happyīs Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Tom Stribling, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Happy, officiating. Burial will be in Happy Cemetery by Brooks Funeral Directors. Mrs. Hardaway died Tuesday, April 11, 2006, in Amarillo.  Plainview Daily Herald, 12 April 2006.

HAPPY - Irene Ruth Daffern Hardaway, 83, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006, in Amarillo.  Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today in Happy's Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Tom Stribling, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Happy, officiating. Burial will be in Happy Cemetery by Brooks Funeral Directors.  Irene was born June 25, 1922, in Plainview to Robert Custer and Mattie Daffern. She graduated from Plainview High School in 1940 and Lubbock Beauty School in 1941.  She met and married Lt. Harry Allen Hardaway on May 22, 1943, in Plainview. They immediately moved to Pampa Air Force Base where Harry served as a flight instructor. After World War II they moved to Happy, where Irene became involved in many community activities. She served as president of PTA, Worthy Matron of OES, board member of the Methodist Church, RSVP, and was very active in Happy Senior Citizens. Irene was a fan of Happy High School athletics and enjoyed attending girls basketball.  The family is grateful to the staff at BSA Hospice and Life Enrichment and to the staff at Craig Methodist Retirement Center for their loving care.  She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and three brothers, Clarence, Harmon and Wilson Daffern.  Survivors include two daughters, Betty Alfred and husband Warren of Georgetown and Carol Baker and husband Duncan of Derby, Kan.; four grandchildren, West and JoAnn McKillip of Amarillo, Allen and Shaunda McKillip of Columbia, S.C., Michael and Caety Alfred of Fort Worth and Dr. Kim Alfred of Temple; five great-grandchildren, Reece, Jordan and Risa McKillip of Amarillo and Austin and Jake McKillip of Columbia; a brother, Roy Daffern and wife Georgia of Plainview; and many nieces and nephews.  Amarillo Globe-News, 13 April 2006.
Harman, Otis C.

TULIA -- Funeral services for Otis Harman, 90, will be 2 p.m. Friday in Central Church of Christ.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors in Tulia. Mr. Harman died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, in Tulia.  Plainview Daily Herald, 16 March 2006.

TULIA - C. Otis Harman, 90, died Wednesday, March 15, 2006.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Central Church of Christ with Bob Colson, lay minister, officiating, and the Rev. Rob Lindley, pastor of First United Methodist Church, assisting. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors in Tulia.  Otis was born Dec. 4, 1915, in Industry, Kan., to Virgil and Esther Harman. The family moved to Plainview on March 17, 1917. On Sept. 28, 1917, a home place was purchased in Tulia, precipitating another move. Otis graduated from Tulia High School in 1933 and West Texas State College in Canyon in 1937 with a B.S. in math and minor in physics.  He taught math in Plainview, Stratford, and Coleman while farming during the summer. On Aug. 2, 1939, he married Helen Edna Rahlfs. In 1942, he and Helen moved back to Tulia from Coleman. He taught mechanics at Amarillo Air Force Base while working on B17s and B29s. In 1943, he returned to farming. Helen died on July 14, 1999.  On April 22, 2000, he married Mary Cleaver in Tulia.   Otis served on numerous boards, Texas Cattle Feeders, Grain Sorghum Producers, Tulia Industrial Foundation, Tulia Day Nursery (first president and charter board member, he made many trips to Austin raising funds for the nursery), Zoning and Planning Commission (more than 25 years), Texas Highway Valuation Commission, President Tulia School Board, President of the Chamber of Commerce, Band Parents, Texas Wheat Producers Board (served 25 years), President Texas Wheat Producers (three years), Executive Board of National Wheat Foundation, Director of Grain Mutual Insurance Trust (13 years), 1974 Soil Conservation Man of the Year, 1986 Tulia Man of the Year, 2001 Tulia Pioneer Spirit and 2001 Wheat Man of the Year.  Otis was part owner of the Tulia Feedlot and served on its board until his death. He was a member of Central Church of Christ and was the longest active member of the Tulia Chamber of Commerce.   He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Helen; four brothers; and a sister.  Survivors include his wife, Mary Harman of Tulia; five daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Tommy Womack of Tulia, Patsy and Jerry Merrill of Shreveport, La., Martha and Larry Goff of Emory, Mary Beth and Warren Hewitt of Gladstone, Mo., and Pam and Bryan Edwards of Tulia; two stepdaughters, Katha and Ronnie Pierce of Amarillo and Reba and Jim Cox of Brighton, Mich. He was blessed with 10 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Dorothy Donaldson of Farwell; and numerous nieces and nephews. Amarillo Globe-News, 16 March 2006.
Henderson, Veotis M.

SEAGRAVES — Funeral services for Veotis M. Henderson, 52, brother of Cleveland Henderson of Tulia, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church in Tulia with the Rev. H.L. Lewis of Odessa, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Henderson died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006, in Lubbock. He was born Oct. 4, 1953. He married Charlene Willis on June 11, 1980, in Tulia. He grew up in Tulia, graduated from South Plains College with an associate’s degree in education and was a truck driver for many years. He was also an entrepreneur and started a lawn and garden business and was a substitute teacher in Seagraves. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Steven Hall of Midland and Benjamin Henderson of New Deal; one daughter, Venisha Henderson of Casa Grande, Ariz.; one brother, Cleveland Henderson of Tulia; and 12 grandchildren.  Plainview Daily Herald, 23 August 2006.

Hill, Bobbie L.

TULIA -- Funeral services for Bobbie L. Hill, 83, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Kornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Davenport, retired Baptist minister, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors in Tulia. Mr. Hill died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006.  Plainview Daily Herald, 5 January 2006.

Huckabay, Norma

TULIA -- Funeral services for Norma Huckabay, 74, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Terry Hart, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Mrs. Huckabay died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006.  Plainview Daily Herald, 6  February 2006.

Huerta, Alfredo G.

TULIA — Funeral Mass for Albert G. Huerta, 44, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Church of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church with the Rev. Tony Neusch, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Fun-eral Directors of Tulia. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel. Mr. Huerta died Monday, June 19, 2006, in Amarillo. He was born Dec. 15, 1962, in Abernathy. He was raised in Kress and graduated from Kress High School. He joined the U.S. Army in 1982 and served for 10 years traveling around the world. He was honorably discharged in 1992. He worked for Wal-Mart for about a year and then for the Tulia prison before working for Pantex Security in Amarillo for over seven years. He was a member of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Amarillo. Survivors include one daughter, Bianca Elena Huerta of Cotulla; four sisters, Diana Bullock of Tulia, Rosa Sanchez of Plainview and Angie Esquivel and Sandy Huerta, both of Kress; six brothers, Rodolfo Huerta and Ricky Huerta, both of Kress, Jesus Huerta and Ray Huerta, both of Tulia, Diego Huerta of Maxwell and Lupe Huerta of Lockney; his parents, Jesus and Hortencia Huerta of Kress; 33 nieces and nephews; and 37 great-nieces and great-nephews.  Plainview Daily Herald, 21 June 2006.

Hutto, Essie

Funeral services for Essie Hutto, 86, are pending with Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Mrs. Hutto died Tuesday, June 13, 2006, in Pampa.   Plainview Daily Herald, 13 June 2006.

Hutto, Lucy

TULIA — Funeral services for Lucy Hutto, 86, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel with the Rev. Charles Davenport, retired Baptist minister, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Mrs. Hutto died Tuesday, June 13, 2006, in Pampa.   Plainview Daily Herald, 16 June 2006.

Jackson, Clifton Ray

TULIA — Funeral services for Clifton Ray Jackson, 69, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Jackson Chapel Church of God in Christ with the Rev. Melvin Tatum, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. A wake will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Mr. Jackson died Monday, May 8, 2006, at his residence. He was born March 3, 1937, in Corsicana. He grew up in Kerns and moved to Tulia in 1957. He married Tressie Davis in 1972. He worked for Excel for the past 32 years. Survivors include his wife; three sons and three daughters-in-law, Clifford and Tonya Jackson of Fort Worth, Colin and Elonda Jackson of Columbus, Ga., and Anthony and Ann Davis of Amarillo; six daughters and four sons-in-law, Linda Kay Lesting, Linda Faye and Alvie McKnight, Janice Strickland and Vickey and Vernon Vaught, all of Fort Worth, Sharon and Joe Shaffer and Patricia and Willie Davis, all of Amarillo; one sister, Bobbie Goen of Lubbock; two brothers, Willie B Hall Sr. of New Jersey and Johnny B. Jackson of Dallas; his mother, Johnny Mae Hall of Plainview; 36 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and several other relatives and friends.   Plainview Daily Herald, 9 May 2006.

Lamb, Tommy D.

TULIA -- Funeral services for Tommy D. Lamb, 62, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel with Delaine Rapp, minister of Slaton Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Mr. Lamb died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006, in Amarillo. He was born on Oct. 27, 1943, in Quanah and attended schools there. He grew up on a farm working for his father. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1968 and served for two years and then returned home to farm. He married Barbara Turner on Jan. 15, 1965, in Abernathy. They moved to Tulia in 1986 and he farmed for John Herring for 15 years. Survivors include his wife; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and John Brewer of Sherman and Leigh and Deon Byrd of Tulia; one son and daughter-in-law, Butch and Kristi Lamb of Abilene; one brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Thresa Lamb of Tulia; and nine grandchildren. His brother, Wally Wayne Lamb, and a sister, Linda Hope, are deceased.  Plainview Daily Herald, 20 January 2006.

Laureano, Paul Angel Paul Angel Laureano, 20, of Odessa passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2006, at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born November 26, 1986, here in Odessa to Juan and Rosa Salcido Laureano. He was a Christian and a student currently attending the Career Center.  He was preceded in death by: Maternal Grandfather: Jose M. Salcido.  He is survived by: Parents Juan and Rosa S. Laureano of Odessa, Paternal Grandparents: Tiborcio and Santana Laureano of San Luis Potosii, Mexico, Maternal Grandmother: Josefina T. Salcido of Odessa, Three Brothers: John Alcorn Salcido, Tony Laureano, Danny Laureano all of Odessa; Sister: Anita L. Gentry of Odessa, Three Nieces, 1 Nephew, and several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Lots of friends.  We the Laureano & Salcido families would like to take this time and express our utmost sincere gratitude to each and everyone of you for all your prayers, floral, food offerings and especially your presence with us during this most difficult time.  A special gratitude to the Dr’s, and Staffs of Odyssey Hospice and Medical Center Hospital’s 8th floor, especially his nurses Veronica and Vanessa, for all the wonderful loving care given to Paul, May God Bless You All Abundantly.  A prayer service will be held today, December 29, 2006, at 7 p.m. at Odessa Funeral Home.
Services will be held Saturday, December 30, 2006, at Odessa Funeral Home with Reverend: Joseph Uecker officiating at 9 a.m. and Reverend: John Salcido officiating at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Services by Odessa Funeral Home.
Lavender, Joe

TULIA -- Memorial services for Joe Lavender, 55, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Hawthorne officiating, assisted by the Rev. Rob Lindley, pastor. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Mr. Lavender died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, in Tulia. He was born on July 28, 1950, in Memphis, Texas, and tment for 12 years. ty of Tulia Zoning Board. One of the things he enjoyed doing was helping people and he and his wife provided a free Thanksgiving dinner at the Conestoga Restaurant. Survivors include his wife; a son, Brent Lavender of Amarillo; a daughBrent Hall, all of Wellington; his mother, Vern Lavender of Tulia; three brother of San Antonio; and three grandchildren.  Plainview Daily Herald, 12 February 2006.

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