|Mancha, Susie P.
Funeral Mass for Susie P. Mancha, 63, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the
Church of the Holy Spirit with the Rev. John Salazar-Jimenez, pastor,
officiating. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today in Wallace Chapel.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home. Mrs. Mancha
died at 8:55 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 1997, in Tulia. She was born Susie
Pena on May 17, 1934, in Pearsall where she grew up. She lived in Uvalde
before moving to Tulia in 1950. She married Alvino Mancha in 1950 in
Tulia. Survivors include her husband; nine daughters, Irene Morales,
Pat Rodriquez, Mary Ann Mancha, Sylvia Trevino and Beatrise Martinez, all of
Tulia, Josie Suarez of Sterling, Estella Garza and Carmen Ortiz, both of
Salt Lake City, Utah and Marylou Mancha of Waco; five sons, Paul Mancha of
Pharr, Alvino Mancha Jr., Rudy Mancha and Jesse Mancha, all of Tulia, and
Johnny Mancha of Omaha, Neb.; one sister, Rosa Villegaz; two brothers, Frank
and Poline Pena; 48 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Pete Hernandez Jr., Johnny Pena Mancha, Urbano Suarez,
David Hernandez, Guadalupe Morales and David Rodriques.
|McNeill, Hermion Pierce
Hermion Pierce McNeill, 55, died Jan. 28, 2007, in Amarillo. Memorial
services will be at 2 p.m. today in University Church of Christ in Canyon
with Dr. David Lough, minister, and Brad Thompson, minister of Southwest
Church of Christ, officiating. Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Directors
of Canyon and Happy, 1702 Fifth Ave., Canyon. Hermion Cecilia Pierce
McNeill was born April 12, 1951, in Quanah. She graduated from Quanah High
School in 1969. She attended Lubbock Christian University, where she met a
dashing pilot, Dudley McNeill. They were married on June 4, 1971. She
received her bachelors in English from West Texas State University in 1973.
They lived in the Wayside Community and were members of the University
Church of Christ in Canyon. She was a homemaker, devoted mother and loving
wife. She was dear to many hearts. Survivors include her husband; a
son, Todd McNeill and wife Mary of Fayetteville, Ark.; two daughters, Amber
Weems and husband Taylor and Hannah McNeill, all of Amarillo; a sister, Evon
Wruble and husband Rudy of Canyon; her mother, Oleta Pierce of Canyon; and
two grandchildren, Kathryn and Ethan McNeill of Fayetteville. The
family suggests memorials be to the Youth Fund at the University Church of
Christ, 3400 Conner Drive, Canyon, TX 79015. Amarillo Globe-News, Jan.
TULIA - Jackie McVay, 68, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007. No services are
planned. Local arrangements are by Kornerstone Funeral Directors. Mrs.
McVay died peacefully at her residence with some family and friends at her
bedside. Amarillo Globe-News, 11 January 2007.
|Nall, L. L. "Shorty"
I.L. "Shorty" Nall Jr., 85, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, in Amarillo. Funeral
services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church with the Rev.
Paul Burwash, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery
in Tulia by Kornerstone Funeral Directors. Mr. Nall was born Dec. 5, 1921,
in Germyn. He grew up in Tulia and attended Tulia schools. He married Bo
Grantham, who preceded him in death in 1983. He later married Dorotha Cox in
1995 and she died in 2006. He joined the US Army during WWII. He had worked
for the Ford Dealership in Tulia for 63 years as a mechanic and retired at
the age of 84. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Happy. He was
also preceded in death by a son, LaNoyle Nall. Survivors include a
daughter, Kay Childers and husband Joe of Round Rock; a sister, Mary
Grantham of Silverton; two grandchildren, Stephen Childers and wife Shanna
of Round Rock, and Mendie Freni and husband Darryl of Valencia, Calif.,
three great-grandchildren, Vanessa Childers and Kacey Childers, both of
Buda, and Dylan Childers of Round Rock. The family suggests memorials
be to First Baptist Church, 102 N. Western, Happy, TX 79042. Amarillo
Globe-News, Jan. 31, 2007.
Graveside services for Maye Robb, 92, were at 11 a.m. today in Rose Hill
Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor of First Baptist Church,
officiating. Burial arrangements were by Wallace Funeral Home.
Mrs. Robb died at 2:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, in Swisher Memorial
Hospital. She was born April 20, 1907, in Erath County where she grew
up. She was a member of Tulia First Baptist Church and the Order of the
Eastern Star. On July 14, 1944, she married T.J. “Dick” Robb in
Quitaque. He died Dec. 28, 1981. Survivors include a daughter-in-law,
Norma Huckabay of Tulia; five grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
A son, Carroll Huckabay, died in 1992.
Graveside services for Vera Rucker, 78, will be at 2 p.m. today in Rose Hill
Cemetery with Dennis Conway, minister of 6th and Gaines Church of Christ,
officiating. Burial arrangements are by Wallace Funeral Home.
Mrs. Rucker died at 10:58 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2000, in Swisher Memorial
Hospital. She was born June 6, 1922, in Bowie. She moved to Canyon at
an early age and attended Canyon schools. She moved to Tulia in 1979. She
was a telephone for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. and a bookkeeper for
Crosby Motor Co. and Swisher Clinic. She was a member of 6th & Gaines
Church of Christ. On Aug. 26, 1939, she married Carl Tilman Rucker in
Clovis, N.M. He died Jan. 25, 1979. Survivors include a daughter,
Donna Morris of Tulia; a son, Russell Rucker of Tulia; two sisters, Mrs.
George Knight of Pampa and Mrs. Steve Self of Canyon; two brothers, Reg
Prichard of Lubbock and Wayne Prichard of Stephenville; five grandchildren;
and nine great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to
VistaCare Family Hospice, 4418 Olton Road, Plainview, TX 79072.
|Sims, Woodrow Franklin "Woody"
Funeral services for Woodrow Franklin “Woody” Sims, 84, will be at 11 a.m
.Tuesday in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Janell Blair, pastor of
First Presbyterian Church in Tulia, officiating. Burial will be in
Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home. Mr. Sims died at 11:20
a.m. on Friday, May 9, 1997, in Heritage Convalescent Center in Amarillo.
He was born Feb. 26, 1913, in Mountain Park, Okla. He grew up and attended
schools in Union Hill in Swisher County, graduating from Tulia High School.
He worked for Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach, Calif. during World War II. He
worked as a salesman for Lubrication Engineers for 20 years and moved back
to Tulia after his retirement. He married Freida Parsons. She is
deceased. Survivors include two step-sons; two sisters, Adell Wiggins
of Amarillo and Monte Oscheim of Long Beach, Calif.; and nine nieces and
nephews. Two brothers, Jack and Granville Sims, are deceased.
|Younger, Virginia E.
Orlando, Florida - Virginia E. Younger died in Orlando, Florida on February 12,
2007 after a long bout with Alzheimer's. She was born in Tulia Oct. 13,
1928, the second daughter of William Henry Younger, Jr. and Ida Viola Landis
Younger. Professor Younger, her father who died in 1936, was
Superintendent of Tulia Schools (1923-1936). Viola Younger, her mother,
and Virginia moved to Big Spring in 1964 and were longtime active members of the
First Baptist Church. Viola died in 1995. Virginia moved from Big
Spring to Orlando in 1998 to live near her nephew, Dr. David Bradford.
Virginia was a victim of polio in the 1940's, but was able to attend West Texas
State College until her junior year. Though never married, she spent a
great deal of her time nurturing her nieces and nephews through college to help
her sister Arline and brother-in-law Galen Bradford who lived overseas for over
40 years as Southern Baptist missionaries in Japan and Malawi. Because Mr.
Younger was a combat veteran of World War I, Virginia became an active member of
the WWI veteran's organization, rising to position of Stat President of the WWI
Veteran's Auxiliary. She was a longtime member of the Big Spring Post.
Virginia is survived by her sister, Arline Bradford, who resides in San Antonio,
twin nephews, Dr. David Bradford (Orlando, Florida) and Dr. Don-Michael Bradford
(Seattle, Washington), niece Delinda Bradford LeMire (Misawa, Japan), and niece
Dana Leigh Bradford (Huntsville, Alabama). Her ashes will be eventually
placed in the Rose Hill Cemetery next to the graves of her parents.
Submitted by Dr. David Bradford, email@example.com.
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