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Juanita (Janie) Sanchez Delgado

Juanita (Janie) Sanchez Delgado, 78, of Lockney, passed away on February 15, 2017 in Lockney, Texas. 

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 18, 2017 at San Jose Catholic Church in Lockney.

Burial followed at the Lockney Cemetery. Visitation was held from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday February 17, 2017 at Moore-Rose Funeral home in Lockney.

The rosary was held at San Jose Catholic Church at 6:30 p.m., Friday, February 17, 2017. Arrangements were under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral home in Lockney. 

Janie was born on June 22, 1938 in Yancey, Texas. She married Fortunato Delgado in Lockney, Texas. He proceeded her in death in 1975. Leaving her a widow of three children, she then worked at Lockney Nursing Home as a dietitian then continued as head of housekeeping for over 20 years.

In 1996, she met her current husband, Carlos Peña and they have been together ever since.

In retirement Janie loved to go to garage sales every Friday morning, as well as estate sales. She loved cooking, and gardening, however, her greatest pleasure was spending time with her family. 

She is proceeded in death by her mother, Guadalupe Rendon Sanchez in 1998 and her father, Domingo Sanchez in 2005. 

Janie is survived by her husband, Carlos Peña, and her children, Robert (Libby) Delgado Sr., Fortunato (Sharon) Delgado Jr., and Daniel (Danny) Delgado; her four grandchildren,  Michelle Araujo and Robert Delgado Jr., children of Robert and Libby Delgado; Joshua Delgado, son of Fortunato and Sharon Delgado and Diamond Delgado, daughter of Danny Delgado. Also seven great-grandchildren, Katalina Araujo Jerden, Ryiann, Gunnyr and Tuff Araujo, children of Michelle Araujo, Israel Robert Delgado, son of Robert Delgado Jr., Tristan, son of Diamond Delgado and Isaac Fortunato Delgado, son of Joshua Delgado.  One great-great-grandchild, Jett Wylie Jerden, son of Katalina and Lance Jerden.

She will be missed by many other relatives and friends. 

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com 




Jackie Roosevelt Myrick

Jackie Roosevelt Myrick, 80, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017.

]Visitation was held on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at Lucas Funeral Home.

Funeral service was held Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Lucas Funeral Home, Hurst, Texas.

Graveside services were held on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Floydada Cemetery, Floydada, Texas.

Memorial donations can be sent to the USO or any charity of your choice.

Jackie was born April 28, 1936 at Whitewright, Texas to Henry Dow Myrick and Cordelia Dena Nevil Myrick. 

He graduated from Floydada High School in 1955 and went into construction work with his brother in law, Ross McWilliams and brother, Rasse Myrick at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, New Mexico; later moving to Lubbock as a carpenter in residential construction. 

He met Joellen Jackson, the love of his life, in Floydada in 1957 on a blind date. They were married on April 2, 1958.  They farmed for a short period of time then moved to Euless, Texas in 1968, where they have lived for almost 49 years.

Jackie worked as a warehouseman for International Harvester until 1976, at which time he became a warehouseman for Chrysler Parts Depot in Carrollton, Texas. He worked there until he retired in November, 1999. At that time, golf became his “job”. 

As long as he could drive, Jackie traveled all over the USA, but he did take a couple of cruises to make Joellen happy. He loved being with his children and grandchildren and supported them in whatever they attempted. He and Joellen wore out a number of lawn chairs by sitting in and dragging them to whatever the occasion was, baseball or soccer, etc. He loved his Jeep and enjoyed rock climbing, working on classic cars, having one of the prettiest yards in the neighborhood, playing ‘‘42” with his family and friends, and playing Chicken Foot with his kids and grandkids. He now has a great-grandson that he was looking forward to playing with and loving.

Jackie belonged to First Baptist Church Euless and had been a Baptist since early childhood.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Gloy Myrick and Clovis Myrick, six brothers-in-law, and three sisters-in-law.                                                

 He is survived by his wife of almost 59 years, Joellen; daughter, Lori Myrick McCullough; son, Roy Myrick and wife, Laura; grandchildren, Cory Jack Myrick, Kristen Myrick Bartosh and husband, Jeff, and Jessica McCullough; three month old great-grandson, Jackson David Bartosh; brother, Rasse Myrick; sisters, Loweida Bunnell, Aris McWilliams, and Joyce Lipham; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and many cousins.           


John Arthur (J. A.) Welch

John Arthur (J. A.) Welch, 90, of the Cedar Hill community, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 in Amarillo, Texas.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, February 20, 2017 at South Plains Baptist Church.  

Burial followed at the Lockney Cemetery. Visitation was held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Lockney.

Arrangements were under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Lockney

J.A. was born on January 12, 1927 at Mount Blanco, Texas.  He graduated from Flomot High School in 1944.  During World War II, he began his service in the army in June 1945 and served in Italy.  

After his discharge in February 1947, he returned to Flomot and began farming and ranching.  In April 1953, he married Norma Dean Kelley and they later had a daughter, Connie. 

He and Norma Dean continued farming and ranching in the Cedar Hill community until his passing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Aline Welch and Glen Hartsell, a sister, Virginia (“Punk”) McWilliams, brother-in-law, Bob McWilliams, and brother-in-law, John B. Pigg. 

J.A. is survived by his wife, Norma Dean; daughter, Connie Pritchett and her husband, Steve of Amarillo; a sister, Delores Pigg of Quitaque; a brother, Dennis Hartsell and his wife, Nancy of Red River, New Mexico and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the South Plains Baptist Church or your favorite charity.

Online condolences may be made to www.moore-rose.com.

  


William O. "Windy" Clarke

William O. "Windy" Clarke, age 94, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Lockney. 

Interment followed at the Lockney Cemetery. Arrangements were under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home of Lockney.

Mr. Clarke was born November 2, 1922 in Pinkneville, Kentucky to Guy M. and Lillie Belle (Oliver) Clarke and graduated Salem High School in 1936. He served in the US Army, 1942-1946 in North Africa and Germany.

He married Edythe Myers in 1947 and they moved to Lockney in 1955. She preceded him in death, December 5, 2007.

Windy is survived by three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two nephews.

Memorials may be made to Lockney Cemetery Association or the Lockney Senior Citizens.






Lorane Butler Meriwether


Lorane Butler Meriwether, 94, of Plainview passed from this life on February 5, 2017 in Plainview, Texas. 

Graveside services were held at 2 P.M. Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the Lockney Cemetery in Lockney, Texas. Bill Sherman officiated and assisted by J.W. Hamby.  

Arrangements were under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

Lorane was born August 21, 1922 in Binger, Oklahoma.  In 1929, she moved with her parents, Thomas “Green” Butler and Edna Butler, to the Sandhill’s area between Olton and Littlefield.  She graduated from Olton High School and then in 1940 she moved to Plainview to attend Lippert’s Business College.  

While living in Plainview, she met Austin B. Meriwether of Lockney and they married in August of 1941.  Shortly after they married, Austin joined the Army Air Corp and flew as a bomber pilot in World War II.  Lorane and Austin lived and farmed in Lockney many years and then in 1970 moved to Plainview.

Lorane and Austin enjoyed traveling and playing bridge with their friends.  She also enjoyed many years as a member of the Plainview Hospital Auxiliary and singing with the Millennium Singers.  Lorane and Austin were members of Main Street Church of Christ in Lockney and after moving to Plainview, they joined the Garland Street Church of Christ, where they served for many years.

Lorane is preceded in death by her husband, Austin, in 1998, her parents and a sister, Ozella Buck.  

She is survived by one daughter, Melinda Pratt, of Lubbock, one granddaughter, Shannon Womack, also of Lubbock, and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Westridge Manor who took such good care of Lorane for the last 5 years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Lubbock Children’s Home or the Covenant Plainview Hospital Auxiliary.






Clarence Edwin Leatherman

Clarence Edwin Leatherman
, age 82, of Floydada, passed away in Plainview, Texas on Friday, January 20, 2017.

C.E. was born April 17, 1934 in Stephenville, Texas to Clarence Melvin and Pernie Donathan Leatherman.

He graduated from Floydada High School in 1952 and served two years in the U.S. Army.

He married Loretta Zgabay on June 19, 1960 in Floydada, Texas.

After leaving the service he joined his father with Leatherman & Son Trucking for the next 50 years.

He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church and thoroughly enjoyed his job as a door greeter on Sunday mornings.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Left to cherish his memory is wife, Loretta; his four children, James Zgabay of Austin, Pat Warren and husband, Wiatt, of Wimberley, Michael and wife, Mylinda, of Keller, and Tammy Malone and husband, Timmy, of Bowie; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by three brothers, Jerry and wife, Martha, of Floydada, Royce and wife, Kathy, of Garner, Ricky and wife, Martha, of Midland, and a sister, Joyce Anderson and husband, Ted, of Floydada.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, January 27, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Floydada.

Arrangements are under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home of Floydada.





Kenneth Lee Willis


Ken
neth Lee Willis, age 89, of Floydada, passed away in Lubbock on Sunday, January 1, 2017, surrounded by family and friends.

Kenneth was born October 3, 1927, in the Lakeview Community near Floydada to Henry Lee and Nina June Battey Willis.

He graduated from Floydada High School in 1944, and from Texas Tech in 1949. He married Barbara Jean Landers on August 6, 1950 after dating only three months, and they celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary in 2016.

Kenneth was a lifelong farmer. He served on several Co-op boards and was active in 4-H club leadership for many years. Kenneth was named “Farmer of the Year” in 1976 by the Floyd County Soil and Water Conservation District.

He was baptized in a horse tank at age 11, and he and Barbara were faithful members of First Baptist Church Floydada. Kenneth loved his family and the land.

Kenneth was an avid fan of the Red Raiders, Lady Raiders, Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers. He enjoyed woodworking, metal work, the Good Sam’s RV Club, playing “84” dominoes with cherished friends, reading and being home.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; his four children, Brenda Gayle Bowman (husband David) of Richmond, Karen Lea Sage (husband Dan) of Graham, Kenneth Edward Willis of Cheyenne, Wyoming and Kristi Jean Lunday (husband David) of Decatur; his nine grandchildren, Shanna Rossetti, Kaci Garza, Heather Finney, Todd Bowman, Daniel Sage, Taylor Sage, Kyle Willis, Benjamin Lunday and Tanaya Lunday and his seven great-grandchildren, Owen Rossetti, Grace Rossetti, Abraham Garza IV, Kennedy Garza, Elizabeth Finney, Theo Bowman, and Matthew Willis. Survivors also include two sisters, Nadine Pierce of Houston and Rena Turner of Duncan, Oklahoma.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Floydada.

Visitation was held at the First Baptist Church from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Graveside services followed at the Lakeview Cemetery under the direction of Moore-Rose Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Floydada or the charity of your choice.




Alfredo Arrendondo

Alfredo Arrendondo, age 86, of Lockney, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2016.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the Lockney Cemetery.

Everyone was invited for a time of remembrance on Friday, December 30, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements were under the personal care of Moore-Rose of Lockney.

Alfredo was born on January 14, 1930 in Campbellton, Texas to Silvestre and Estela (Pompa) Arredondo. He was a farm laborer all his life. He appreciated the benefits of hard work and cherished his family and friends.

Alfredo was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Sisto "Cecil" Arredondo, Sr., Louis Arredondo, Guillermo Arredondo, and Julian Arredondo; two sisters, Josephine Perez and Helen Gonzalez ; and one niece, Angelica Arredondo.

Those left to cherish his memory include his nephews, Sisto "Cecil" Arredondo, Jr., Joe Arredondo, Jr., Manuel Arredondo, and Alex Arredondo; nieces, Rose Mary Arredondo and Elena Arredondo, and many extended family and friends.

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.




Marilyn C. McBride

Marilyn C. McBride, 71, of Cisco, Texas, passed away on October 12, 2016, in Waco, Texas.

She was born Marilyn Coleman on April 11, 1945, in Great Bend, Kansas, to Lydia Maye and Samuel Edwin Coleman, Jr.

The oldest of six children, Marilyn took loving care of her siblings while her parents toiled away in the cotton fields on their farm north of Plainview, Texas. While a student at Plainview High School, she met Roy L. Ford from Lockney, Texas, at a church revival. After graduation, she married Roy and they moved to a farm near Elkhart, Kansas, and later had two daughters. Roy died in a car accident near Liberal, Kansas, on January 1, 1971, after which Marilyn moved back to Plainview with her young daughters.

Marilyn graduated from Texas Tech University in 1975 and moved to Arlington, Texas, to become an English teacher. In February of 1980 she and a group of fellow teachers went to a country and western dance hall. One of the new teachers, Steven H. McBride, offered to teach her how to dance, and they fell in love that night. After a whirlwind courtship, they married on April 19, 1980. During the summers, Marilyn and Steve hosted family gatherings at the lake, providing days of fun filled with water skiing, inner tubing, and laughter.

After retiring from teaching in 2002, she realized her girlhood dream of owning a farm with horses. She was a doting “Mernie” to her five precious grandchildren, showering each one with a week of horseback riding, movies, and hours of Horse-Opoly every summer. One of her most generous attributes was hand-crafting beautiful blankets, crafts, and cross-stitch art work, bestowing them upon many delighted family and friends. She loved horses, cats, gardening, laughing at Steve’s funny jokes, and spoiling her family.

Marilyn and Steve hosted an annual family reunion affectionately named “Coleman Chaos” where she fulfilled many individual requests for baking delectable desserts. At Thanksgiving she would gleefully participate in a yearly Silly String War with her grandchildren.

During the last few years of her life, Marilyn, her sister, and daughters journeyed to various Texas cities for girlfriend getaways filled with entertainment, shopping, and laughter, nicknamed the “Red Tent Road Trip.” She was a vision of loveliness and selflessness throughout her entire life, bestowing unconditional love upon each member of her family. She will be most endearingly loved and missed to infinity.

She was a member of the Cross Plains Church of Christ in Cross Plains, Texas.

She is survived by her husband, Steven H. McBride; two daughters, Kimberly Corser and Keila Garoutte; two sons-in-law; five grandchildren; three siblings, Randy Coleman, Harlon Coleman, and Ronda Parks; one sister-in-law, Brenda Coleman; and the Ford and McBride families.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roy L. Ford; her parents, Lydia Maye and Samuel Edwin Coleman, Jr.; and her brothers, Samuel Edwin Coleman III and Galyn Coleman.

Memorials may be made to Christian Homes and Family Services http://christianhomes.com/.






James A. “Buck” Marricle

James A. “Buck” Marricle, 87, of Floydada, joined his beloved wife, Willie Mae, in Heaven on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 in Lubbock.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, December 26, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Floydada.

Burial followed at the Floydada Cemetery. Arrangements were under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Buck was born on June 27, 1929 in Silverton. He graduated from Idalou High School, then went to work for the Floyd County REA. He was drafted in 1950 and served actively at Ft. Carson until 1952 and in the reserves until 1956.

When he returned home he married Willie Mae Lathham on July 3, 1953. They raised 3 boys where he coached many baseball teams. He continued to work at Lighthouse Electric Cooperative in several positions and mentored many apprentice Lineman until his retirement in 1994. He loved spending time with his grandkids, working with his hands, and gardening.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters and his wife of 60 years and one great-grandson

Buck is survived by three sons, David (Terry) Marricle, Keith (Deneen) Marricle and Billy Marricle, six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a sister, Patsy (Monroe) Joslin, and brother-in-law, Ernest (Linda) Lathham and Arthur Fewell, a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Contributions can be made to First Baptist Church or Killin’ it for Kreid in memory of his great-grandson.

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Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com


Margarette Wasson Bond Word

Margarette Wasson Bond Word, 90, passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at her home, Shepherds Meadow Assisted Living in Floydada.

She was born November 11, 1926, in Amarillo to Melvin Scott and Myrtle Mae Wasson. She graduated from Amarillo High School. Mrs. Word worked as the elementary school secretary at Floydada Independent School District for 30 years until retirement.

She was a member of First Baptist Floydada.

She is preceded in death by husbands, Wilson Bond and James Word, sisters, Lizzie Mae Reyolds and Ella Oglesby, stepdaughters, Ann Carr and Elizabeth Atkinson, and step-grandson David Carr.

She is survived by sons, Greg Bond and wife, Mona, and Gordon Bond and wife, Francine, both of Granbury, step-daughter, Mary Garrett of Floydada, and sister, Melva Fowler of Amarillo, nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 3 p.m. at the Floydada Cemetery under the direction of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Arrangements were under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Suggested memorials can be made to the Floydada Senior Citizens: P.O. Box 573, Floydada, Texas 79235.

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.





LaVerne “Frizzie” Long


LaVerne “Frizzie” Long, age 90, of Silverton, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with Dementia on Thursday, December 15, 2016.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Silverton.  Pastor G.J. Walton presided over the services with Scripture Reading by Tyler Sperry, and Special Music was provided by Jimmy Burson, Sam Brown and Molly Jensen.  Tyler and Molly are grandchildren of LaVerne.

LaVerne was born March 12, 1926 in her parent’s home in the Lone Star community in northern Floyd County, Texas to A.E. “Elco” and Mary Frizzell.  After graduating from Lockney High School, she attended West Texas State College in Canyon for 2-years. This is where she started dating George Long of Silverton.  George and LaVerne married on November 24, 1948 in the Frizzell home in Lone Star.   They were married for 63-years until George’s death on August 4, 2012.  They lived their entire married life in Silverton raising two children, Nancy and Nicky.

LaVerne was a member of the First Baptist Church of Silverton, the Century of Progress Study Club, Eastern Star, and socialized with many friends in a bridge club.  She served as President of the Study Club. During her time of being involved with the Study Club, one of the community projects was building tennis courts at the City Park in Silverton. The husbands provided the majority of the labor for the project. She was a local Worthy Matron and District Deputy in Eastern Star.

LaVerne enjoyed entertaining in her home where she hosted numerous wedding showers, a wedding reception, luncheons and dinners with friends and family, plus Nancy and Nicky’s friends always enjoyed eating and visiting (even when Nancy and Nicky were not there).

LaVerne was the last survivor of 6-siblings of Elco and Mary Frizzell.  She was preceeded in death by her parents; step-mother, Ethel; brothers, Hubert, Jack, Milton “Snooks” and Pat; plus, sister, Leota Boyter.

She is survived by daughter, Nancy and husband, Mel of Waxahachie, Texas; son, Nicky and wife, Melissa of Floydada, Texas; grandson, Tyler Sperry and wife, Evie of Dallas, Texas; granddaughter, Molly Jensen and husband, Wes of Fort Sumner, New Mexico; and great-granddaughter, Pippa Sperry.

Family suggests Memorial giving made to the First Baptist Church in Silverton; Alzheimers Association; or a Charity of your choice.  





William Johnson “Bill” Mangold, Jr.

William Johnson “Bill” Mangold, Jr., passed away November 27, 2016, in Tucson, Arizona, at the age of 73, after a lengthy illness.

Bill was born on March 21, 1943, in Columbus, Ohio. He was the oldest son of the late Dr. W.J. and Martha Mangold of Lockney.

Bill spent his early years in Dallas, Texas, and the family moved to Lockney in 1951. He graduated from Lockney High School in 1961, where he was salutatorian of his class. He was an outstanding all-around athlete, and he attended Kilgore Junior College on a football scholarship.

He received his B.A. and Law degrees from the University of Texas in Austin, and his M.D. degree from the UT School of Medicine in San Antonio, Texas. Following a surgical internship in San Antonio, Bill moved to Lockney in 1974, where he practiced family medicine with his father for one year. He then continued his surgical training in Norfolk, Virginia, and returned to San Antonio, where he received his sub specialty training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Following this, he served on the faculty of the Medical School as an Assistant Professor of Surgery for two years. Bill then moved to Tucson, Arizona, where he was in the private practice of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for sixteen years. He served as the President/CEO of Mutual Insurance Co. of Arizona for two years. He finished his professional career serving as the Medicare Medical Director for several western states for sixteen years.

Bill’s professional activities included serving as a Delegate to the AMA for twenty years and as president of the Arizona Medical Association. He served on several Boards of Directors in the medical field, including Tucson Medical Center, Arizona Medical Association, Arizona Medical Political Action Committee, Journal of Family Practice, and Pima County Medical Society.

He published many articles on Medicine and the Law, and taught a course on Medicine and the Law at the Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock.

Bill was very civic-minded and generous with his time and energy, enthusiastically supporting the arts. He served on and was past-president of many civic Boards of Directors, including the Rogue Theatre of Tucson, Southern Arizona Road Runners Club, Tucson Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Opera, Tucson Symphony, Arizona Repertory Singers, and Friends of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions.

Bill was a lifelong fitness and sports devotee, having run over thirty marathons and ultra-marathons, as well as long-distance bicycle races.

Bill loved people, and his compassionate heart compelled him to help many throughout his life’s journey. His gentle spirit, vibrant personality, and infectious laugh will be forever missed.

Bill is survived by his wife, Carol Mangold of Tucson, and his brothers, Howard Mangold of San Antonio, and Dr. Gary Mangold and wife, Brenda of Lockney, and their children, his nieces, Allison Lee and Lauren  Mangold of Saint Louis, Missouri, Erin Mangold of Denton, Texas, as well as his two great-nephews, Hudson and Greyson Lee.

The family suggests memorials may be made to the Rogue Theatre, 300 East University, Tucson, Arizona 85705, or to the W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital Foundation, PO Box 37, Lockney, Texas 79241.





Mary Joan (Jo) Boyd Payne

Mary Joan (Jo) Boyd Payne, 84, of Floydada, Texas, left this world peacefully on Monday, December 5, 2016 at her recent home at Shepherd’s Meadow Assisted Living Center in Floydada.

A celebration service for her home-going was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Floydada.

Graveside service followed at the Floyd County Memorial Park in Floydada.

A time of visitation for friends & family was held on Friday, December 9, 2016 from 5-8 pm at the Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

All arrangements were under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Jo was brought into this world on January 4, 1932 in Bemis, Tennessee.  She was the firstborn of 4 to her father, Joshua Truman Boyd, and mother, Mattie Lee Jones Boyd, later to be, Wester.

As a student, Jo attended the California Vocational Nursing School in Los Angeles and became an LVN for 7 years, before returning to West Texas in 1950 and attending Wayland Baptist College in Plainview, where she graduated with a BA in Elementary & Secondary Education, with a minor in English.

Jo was a gifted singer and piano player which led her to meet her teacher/preacher husband to be, Hollis C. Payne.
They were married in Arney, Texas in 1959, where she would become a pastor’s wife for 43 years.  She also taught school in Floydada, Texas as a bilingual 1st and 5th grade teacher for 23 years where she received the Outstanding Teacher Award.

During her time in West Texas she was active in the 1950 WBU Study Club & the Wayland International Choir. She also enjoyed being a part of the Floydada Whirlwind Sams Travel Club, Jubilee Singers and Six Dots and a Dash singing groups. After retiring in 1986, she moved with her husband to the little town of Vigo Park, Texas where she continued serving as a church musician and pastor’s wife, before returning to Floydada in 1992.

Jo was preceded in death by her husband, H.C. Payne in May of 2002, as well as her brother, Larry T. Boyd of Beaumont, Texas.

She is survived by her children, a daughter, Tammy Payne Aten of Granbury, Texas and a son, Hollis Joe (Joey) Payne of Plainview, Texas and four grandchildren, Joshua Lee Aten and Tamara LeBrooke Aten of Granbury and Breanna Kay & Kristen Leigh Payne of Plainview, a sister, Janey Westrich of Chandler, Arizona and a brother, Edgar L. Boyd of Shallowater along with many nephews and nieces and even those cousins who would call her Auntie Jo & Sis.

Those not able to attend may watch via livestream by clicking the Watch Live tab at www.fbcfloydada.org
Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.




Raymond "Buddy" Lutrick

Raymond "Buddy" Lutrick, age 92, of Floydada, passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, December 9, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Floydada with Tim Franks and Ken Peterson officiating.

Visitation was held from 5 – 7 p.m., Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Arrangements were under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Buddy is preceded in death by his first wife, Sandy Lutrick, his parents, and brothers, Gene and Bobby Lutrick.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Lutrick of Floydada; three sons, Terry R. Lutrick of Tucson, Arizona, Tim Lutrick of Amarillo, and Roby Lutrick of Amherst; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister; Nita Beth Lee of Lubbock and sister in law, Pearlene Lutrick of New Mexico.

Memorials may be sent to the Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, Texas 79174.






James R. Leach

February 6, 1931 – November 25, 2016

James R. Leach, age 85 of Mt. Vernon, Texas, formerly of  Lockney, Texas, passed away Friday, November 25, 2016 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

James R. Leach was born on February 6, 1931 in Lockney, Texas to the late James Warnie and Luna Massengale Leach.

James served with the Second Calvary during the Korean War earning several medals including the Purple Heart.
James worked in automotive part sales in Arizona until he retired and moved to Mt. Vernon, Texas.

James was proceded in death by his parents and brothers, Eugene and Kenneth, sister, Letta and one great-grrandchild.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; his daughter, Ritha Webber and husband, Roger of Mt Vernon; son, James L. Leach and wife, Brenda of Lewisville, Texas; brothers, Earl Dean and  wife, Annabell of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lloyd (Babe) and wife, Dot of Gainsville, Texas, and Bobby (Peat) with Barbara Hanzik of Spring, Texas; sister, Anna Mae Cross with Bob Hooper of Breckenridge, Texas and multiples of nieces and nephews.

James is also survived by four grandchildren, Niki Huggins and husband, Scott, Sami Muniz and husband, Arturo, Vanessa Gillihan, and Jeremiah Gore and by six great-gandchildren.






Louise Cook (“Cookie”) Towery


After a lengthy illness, Louise Cook (“Cookie”) Towery died peacefully in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, December 1, 2016, surrounded by family. She was 88 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Roland Kenneth (Ken) Towery.

Louise Ida Cook was born September 13, 1928 at her home in Knippa, Texas to Henry A. Cook and Anna Belle Wollschlaeger Cook. She was the second youngest girl in a family of four other sisters, Clara Cook Brucks, Helen Cook McFadin, of Uvalde, Anna Lee Cook, and the youngest Mabel Cook Paradeaux, of Luling. All the girls helped their mother and father work the family’s drylands farm.

A 1946 graduate of Knippa, High School, Louise went to work immediately at the County Agricultural Office in Uvalde. She soon met and fell in love with Roland Kenneth Towery and they were married in Houston, Texas on May 4, 1947. Louise laughingly recalls that the courtship was a whirlwind because, “Ken was in a hurry”.

Louise’s life then turned to caring for her husband, the two children to follow, Roland Kenneth Towery Jr., and Alice Towery Gilroy, and then the grandchildren. Her purpose was to serve in whatever capacity was needed to assist her husband in regaining his health after 3 1/2 years in a Japanese prisoner of war camp, in his career, and in always lovingly keeping the home fires burning for her family. She never seemed to tire and had a reputation of being able to “out work” anyone in the family. Even her neighbors were prone to call her in times of crisis including a call for her to come get a water moccasin out from under a cabinet. She was 80 years old at the time of that encounter and won the battle.

She was by her husband’s side when they moved to Cuero and he eventually went to work at the newspaper as an editor/reporter. But first, she had to teach Ken how to type. The typing paid off through a series of stories Ken wrote, while at “The Cuero Record”, that eventually earned him the Pulitzer Prize.  She was by his side in his newspaper career covering state and national politics in Austin. Then the two moved their family to McLean, Virginia where she worked side by side with him in the world of politics and presidential campaigns.

When her husband retired, the two moved back to Austin, Texas and took on the quieter life of Political Consulting management and owning several weekly newspapers: The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon, The Belton Journal, and The Crosby County News and Chronicle. She was also her husband’s biggest support, research assistant, and editor for his book, “The Chow Dipper”.

She was preceded in death by her husband, and sisters, Clara Brucks and Anna Lee Cook.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Leonard Gilroy, of Austin; a son, Roland Kenneth Towery Jr., of Austin; four grandchildren, Roland Kenneth Towery III and his wife, Jamie, of Savannah, Georgia; Rachel Sines and her husband, David, of Winter Garden, Florida; Athena Towery, of Baltimore, Maryland; and Brandon Gilroy of Austin; and three great-grandchildren, Watson Sterner of Baltimore; and Archer Towery and Ezra Towery of Savannah.

Visitation was held Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish North Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar, Austin, Texas.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, December 5, 2016 in the chapel of Weed-Corley-Fish. Interment followed at the Texas State Cemetery.

Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com

Arrangements under the direction of Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, Austin, TX – (512) 452-8811. 

R.W. “Weaver” McClure

Funeral services for R.W. “Weaver” McClure, 96 of Kress were held at 11 a.m., Friday, December 2, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church in Plainview. Pastor Mitch Wilson officiated.

Burial followed in the Floyd County Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home of Plainview.

A visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the funeral home.

Mr. McClure died Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in Lubbock.

He was born on December 17, 1919 in Wise County, Texas to Claude Jackson and Betty Weaver McClure. R.W. married Peggy Ann Trice on December 27, 1946 in Big Spring, Texas.

He was a farmer and was on the Swisher County Water District Board and the Edmonson Wheat Growers Board of Directors for 21 years. He was also a Veteran of the 8th Army Air Corp.

He is preceded in death by his wife, three brothers and five sisters.

R.W. is survived by one daughter, Linet McClure and husband, Gary of Cedar Park, Texas; three sons, Richard McClure and wife, Kandi of Shallowater, Texas, Weaver McClure II and wife, Jan of Denton, Texas and Jeff McClure and wife, Yvette of Kress, Texas; six grandchildren, Shawn McClure, Melissa McClure Horst, Elizabeth McClure Jacobson, John McClure, Krystal McClure, Kacey McClure and was also blessed with seven great-grandchildren.




Barbara Conner Kayler

Barbara Conner Kayler
, 76, of Halfway, formerly of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas and Lockney, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016.  

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 28, 2016 at Grace United Methodist Church. Rev. Kyle Brock and Pastor Ricky Carstenson officiated.

Interment followed at Parklawn Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements were under the care of Lemons Funeral Home.




Shirley L. Durmon

Shirley L. Durmon, 82, of Amarillo died on Thursday, November 17, 2016.

Funeral services were held at 2 pm, Monday, November 21, 2016 in LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors Coulter Road Chapel with Rev. Ken Holmes officiating.

Burial followed at the Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, Coulter Road Chapel in Amarillo, Texas.

Shirley was born on April 29, 1934 in Cedar Hill Community, Floyd County, Texas to Clarence Earl and Kathelene Dorothea Cooper.  She graduated from Lockney High School in 1951. Shirley was an oil and gas legal secretary where she worked for Whittenburg Trust and Tom Marsh, Inc. She also worked as a secretary for Ramona Acosta Bañuelos who was the former Treasurer of the United States under President Richard Nixon. 

Shirley married Ronald Durmon on October 30, 1979 in Amarillo. She was a member of Legal Secretaries and Daughters of American Revolution. She attended Arden Road Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ron Durmon and a brother, Eddie Wayne Cooper.

She is survived by her children, Randy Beedy of Floydada and Cindy Waldrop and husband, Phil of Austin; grandchildren, Cheree Monden, Chris Monden and wife, Jenni, Courtney Monden, Ragan Beedy and Charles Beedy; four step-children, Kathy Goldman, Kenny Osborn, Rona Shoopack and Rick Durmon; five step-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Viewing was held on Sunday afternoon from 12 noon until 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to BSA Hospice of the Southwest, 6600 Killgore Dr. #110, Amarillo, TX 79106 or Harrington Cancer Center, 1500 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79106.




Mildred Kathleen Black

Mildred Kathleen Black, age 79, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016 in Ft. Worth, Texas surrounded by her loved ones.

Her Homegoing Service was held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Interment followed at the Floydada Cemetery. Arrangements were under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Millie, as she was affectionately known, was born to Lee Andrews ‘Bob’ and Gertie (White) Campbell on August 26, 1937 in Franklin, Texas. 

She was a life-long resident of Fort Worth, Texas but held Floydada, the city of her childhood and youth, close and dear to her heart. In addition to receiving her high school diploma, she also received an Associate Degree in Business from Tarrant County Community College.

Family members that presided her to glory are her parents, sisters, Velma Coleman, Juanita Price, Bobbie Minnitt, and brothers, Lee Andrews Campbell and Raymond Campbell.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Ralph Breedlove, Clem Breedlove, Cheryl Black Bunkley, Lacy Black, Gerald Black, Celia Black, and Cannon Black (Tracey).  Grandchildren, Clem Breedlove Jr., Alishya Breedlove, Anthony Breedlove, Jacob Bunkley (Corliss), Terrence Bunkley (Laina), Lacy Black Jr., Demario Black, Darryl Richard, and Cannon Black Jr.  Siblings, John Campbell, Carrie Davis, Stella Jones, Clarissa Wells, and James Campbell. She is also survived by ten great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.




Dorthy Wieland Cummings

Dorthy Wieland Cummings, of Clifton, Texas, formerly of Floydada and South Plains, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016 in Clifton.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the Lockney Cemetery with Rance Young and Nathan Mulder officiating.

Arrangements were under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Lockney.

Dorthy Nell was born January 4, 1927 near Marquez in Leon County, Texas, the youngest of eight children born to Herman and Mary B. Wieland. In 1936, she moved with her family first to Crosby County and then to Floyd County. She attended schools at Big Four, Pleasant Valley, and Lockney, graduating from Lockney High School in 1946. Helping with class reunions for many years and keeping in touch with old friends were a joy to her throughout her life. After graduation, she worked at Truett's Variety on Lockney's Main Street.

Dorthy's father died when she was fifteen years old and, having helped care for her father during his illness, she remained her mother's constant support until her death in 1975. On her father's birthday, July 22, 1947, Dot married Kendall Kelvin Cummings at the First Baptist Church in Lockney. They moved to their farm in the South Plains Community in January 1948 where they lived for 45 years before moving to Floydada where they lived for 12 years before moving to Clifton. They raised three children: Glenda K born in 1949, Kelvin Kendall, in 1950, and Mary Zacha, in 1951. They were members of South Plains Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.

Dot loved all children and was deeply involved with South Plains School and continued to be so into the years when her grandchildren attended. She enjoyed being a room mother for parties and games and staged countless school plays and programs. During one school term, she was substitute teacher to the Spanish language class. She also served as room mother for that class, making a piñata for their Christmas party. ?Dot lovingly cared not only for her mother but for her parents-in-law, Zach and Oma Calahan Cummings, in their later years. ?Dorthy was an accomplished seamstress and made most of the clothes worn by her daughters, including their wedding dresses and the wedding dress of her son's wife. She enjoyed quilting and crochet. She was a member of South Plains Hobby Club and a hostess for Mamie's Breakfasts where she could always be counted on for a bit of entertainment. She loved to share a story and a good laugh. She sang and danced around her kitchen. Dorthy was a gifted poet and a lover of all that is beautiful and of all people, young and old. ?Dot's beloved Kendall died in her arms on March 5, 2014. Memories of their wonderful life together continued to light her final days.

She is survived by two daughters and one son: Zacha Gregory and husband, Jack, of Clifton, K Cummings Pipes and husband, David, of Houston, and Kelvin Kendall Cummings and wife, Jolene, of Brownfield. Her four grandchildren were her joy: Brittany Gregory of Plano, Josh Gregory and wife, Amy, of Hutto, Kendall Cummings and wife, Crystal, of Glen Rose; and Victoria Davis and husband, Philip, of Lennexa, Kansas. The laughter of her great-grandchildren—Tilson and Tatum Gregory and Liberty Davis—delighted her. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Mona Cummings Geller of San Francisco, and by her brothers-in-law and their wives, Zach and Ravanell Cummings of Glen Rose, Sterling and Gleynn Earle Cummings of South Plains, and by many nieces and nephews.

You will best honor her memory if you enjoy a sunset, read a poem, sing a song, take a walk, plant a seed, bake a cake, play a game, and remember that all these things are more joyous when done with a child.

Memorials may also be made to the Floyd County War Memorial, to Light the Cross, or to any other good work.





Maria Machado

Maria Del Socorro Ontiveros De Machado, age 80, of Dougherty, passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

Mass of a Christian Burial was held at 3 p.m., Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Floydada with Father Ike Temporanza officiating.

Interment followed at the Floydada Cemetery.

Rosary was recited at 7 p.m., Friday, November 11, 2016 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church.
Arrangements were under the personal care of Moore-Funeral Home in Floydada.

Maria was born August 20, 1936 to Octaviano and Guadalupe (Hernandez) Ontiveros. Maria married Antonio Machado on November 26, 1951 in Mexico.

She was a faithful member of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Floydada. She enjoyed singing and also enjoyed the presence of her grandchildren-all of whom she loved very much. She was a very caring and loving mother and grandmother.

Maria was a very strong and courageous woman as she fought her battle with cancer since she was diagnosed a year and a half ago. She fought hard till the end. She never once gave up. A beautiful example for all of us to follow, as she remained strong in her faith. She will forever remain in our hearts and will be greatly missed. There is a deep void we feel in our hearts but are consoled by the fact that she no longer suffers and is now reunited with our father and creator.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Antonio Machado Sr., a daughter, Antonia Machado, a son, Alfredo Machado, a brother, Eulalio Ontiveros, a sister, Margarita Ontiveros and her parents, Octaviano and Guadalupe Ontiveros.

Maria is survived by four daughters, Maria De Jesus Machado of Dougherty, Elena and son-in-law, Robert Cervera of Floydada, Alice and son-in-law, Oscar Degollado of Dougherty, Lupe and son-in law, Gabriel Delafuente of Floydada; five sons, Antonio Machado Jr. of Dougherty, Gilbert and daughter-in-law, Imelda Machado of Dougherty, Abel and daughter-in-law, Neomi Machado of Floydada, Mark and daughter-in-law, Dolorez Machado of Floydada, and Eddy and daughter-in-law, Amber Machado of Dougherty; 18 grandchildren, two sisters, San Juana Ontiveros and Lorenza Ontiveros, both of Mexico and lots of nieces and nephews.

Online condolences may be made to www.moore-rose.com





Doris (Thurman) Cunningham

Doris (Thurman) Cunningham, 86, passed away peacefully at the Denver Hospice on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

Memorial services were held at 12:15 p.m., Monday, November 14, 2016 at the Fort Logan National Cemetery
Doris was born in Enville, Oklahoma on September 5, 1930, and spent much of her childhood in Oklahoma before the family relocated to Lockney, Texas, where she met her husband. They were married on October 27, 1950, in Clovis, New Mexico. They shared many wonderful years together, living in Texas before Udell served in the U. S. Air Force.

The Cunninghams lived in Enid, Oklahoma; Sherman, Texas; Toul-Rosières, France; Wiesbaden, Germany; and Kaiserslautern, Germany; finally settling in Aurora in the 1960’s.

Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend to many.

Doris loved to sew and worked for many years as a professional seamstress, owning her own business doing alterations and custom tailoring and specializing in Western shirts. She spent many happy hours in her sewing room. She loved to cheer on the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Rockies.

Her parents, E. T. Thurman and Lucille (Willis) Thurman and siblings, Willis Thurman, Billy Thurman, and Winnie (Thurman) Bolding predeceased her.

She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Udell Cunningham, and her three children, Patti (Cunningham) Swier of Macon, Georgia, Wayne Cunningham of Aurora, Colorado, and Terri (Cunningham) Findley of Edmond, Oklahoma; and her daughters’ spouses, Thomas Swier and Michael Findley; as well as six grandchildren, Dana (Swier) Huff of Worcester, Massachusetts, Lara (Swier) Fondulis of San Antonio, Texas, Matthew Findley of Rome, Georgia, Martin Cunningham of Great Falls, Montana, Rebecca (Findley) Robison of Richmond, Texas, and Amy (Findley) Hardin of Plattsburg, Missouri.; 17 great-grandchildren; her sister, Penny (Thurman) Paul of Palm Desert, California.; and her brother, Lynn Doyle Thurman of San Angelo, Texas; and numerous family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Denver Hospice.




Ninfa Salazar Martinez

Ninfa Salazar Martinez, 78, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. 

Funeral mass was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Arsenio Redulla officiating.

Interment followed in the Plainview Memorial Park under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

Rosary was held at 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Martinez was born August 28, 1938 to Enrique & Juanita Salazar in San Antonio. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

She is survived by four daughters, Isabel Alvarez of Plainview, Maybelle Monreal and husband, Richard of San Angelo, Emma Schoen and husband, Wallace of Cedar Creek and Benita Reyes and husband, Juan of Buda; two sons, Reynaldo Martinez and wife, Cristi of Hartley and David Hidrogo of Austin; two brothers, Pete Salazar and wife, Sally of Floydada and Blackie Salazar and wife, Mary of San Marcos; one sister, Pauline Baca of Silver City, New Mexico; twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Online condolences may be made at www.kornerstonefunerals.com






Maudine Miller

Ma

udine Miller passed away peacefully, in Plainview on Friday, October 28, 2016, at the age of 93.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, October 31, 2016 at the Northwest Church of Christ. Mr. J.R. Smith officiated and Mr. David Minson assisted.

Burial followed in the Floyd County Memorial Park under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview

Maudine is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Lyle and LaTresa Miller of Floydada; her son and daughter-in-law, Van and Dianna Miller of Plainview; her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Patti Miller of Plainview; and her son and daughter-in-law, Hugh and Karen Miller of Floydada. She was affectionately known as Grandma by her 14 grandchildren, and her 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orba Miller, by her parents, and two sisters. She was also preceded in death by a son, Kris Myron Miller and a grandson, Cade Lane Miller.

Maudine was born on July 16, 1923, in Hendrix, (Bryan County) Oklahoma. She married Orba Miller on March 8, 1953 in Denison, Texas.

Maudine grew up on a rural farm and graduated from Achille High School in 1941. Being the oldest of the three girls in her family, she worked from an early age helping her father with various farm chores. This became a necessity after she graduated from high school because of World War II rations and hardships where no labor was available for the truck patches that helped the family survive. Five years after graduating high school, she was able to attend college in Denison, Texas and received a degree, which allowed her to teach school for two years. She then married and moved to Floyd County, Texas where she began her family.

Maudine Miller was baptized into Christ on May 21, 1939 at age 15. She remained faithful to her Lord until her passing. Her love for the Lord and for her family was the focus that carried her through life. She helped raise her four boys with hard work in the garden and home, as she assisted her husband who farmed in Floyd County. As a supportive spouse and homemaker, she helped to serve the church as an elder’s wife from 1973 until Orba’s passing in 1986.

Later as a widow, she traveled to India three times on missionary trips. In January of 1996 she began a 13-year project to receive donated items, which she sold from her garage. The proceeds were sent to India to sponsor three orphan children. After the three specific kids reached adulthood, these donations went to help other destitute children. Total proceeds through the years totaled over 42 thousand dollars. She was truly a woman of faith, demonstrated through action from start to finish.

We would like to give special recognition to the loving staff of Westridge Manor who assisted her to endure with a smile through the last years of her life.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted by Church of Christ India, 501 Kirchwood St, Plainview, TX, 79072 or the Evangelists Fund at Northwest Church of Christ, 2000 N I-27, Plainview, TX, 79072.

Peggy Jean Martin

Graveside services for Peggy Jean Martin, 89, of Saginaw, will be held at 11 a.m on Friday, November 4, 2016 at East Mound Cemetery with Pastor Mike Watson officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Zapata Funeral Home of Matador.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Martin passed from this life on October 27, 2016 in Saginaw.

Peggy was born on July 28, 1927 in Whiteflat to Preston “Peg” and Mintie Beatrice “Bea” (Jameson) Spray.

She married Curtis Ewell Martin on August 18, 1945 in Matador. They had five boys, Ewell Gene, Howard, Kenneth, Preston and Virgil.

Peggy helped on the farm and then worked for Lighthouse Electric Cooperative in Floydada for a number of years before retirement. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

She is survived by four of her sons, Howard Martin of Childress, Kenneth Martin and wife, Marlene of Belt, Montana, Preston Martin of Saginaw, and Virgil Martin and wife, Renee of Lipan; her sister, June Wason of Plainview; nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Peg and Bea Spray, her husband, Curtis Ewell Martin, her son, Ewell Gene Martin, her sister, Barbara Hale and a grandson, John David Martin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at Donation Processing, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 2174-5014.






Almeda Phillips

Almeda
Phillips, age 98 of Lockney, died Monday, October 17, 2016.

Graveside services were held 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the Lockney Cemetery with Reverend Kyle Brock, pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.

Family visitation was held from 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Moore Rose Funeral Home in Lockney.

Arrangements were under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Lockney.

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com

She was born Jane Almeda Workman on February 28, 1918 in Bryan County, Oklahoma, a daughter of William H. Workman and Roxie Mae Frizell Workman. She moved to Floyd County in 1919 and graduated from Lockney High School in 1935. She met D.J. Phillips while serving as secretary treasurer of the Lone Star Theatre Club. They were married on August 29, 1936 in Floyd County.

Almeda enjoyed family vacations to Red River, New Mexico where she was an avid fisherman and miniature golf player. She loved to crochet, especially if she were making a baby blanket for future grandchildren or great-grandchildren. She was a housewife, farmwife, and mother.

Almeda and D.J. made their home in the Lone Star community until moving to Lockney. She was a member of the Lockney Senior Citizens, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Dairy Queen Ladies Club, and the First United Methodist Church. Almeda lived life to the fullest, but most of all, she loved her family. She leaves behind and amazing legacy for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed.

She is preceded in death by her husband, D.J. Phillips on February 24, 1989; one son, Darrel Phillips on August 12, 1986; her parents, William H. and Roxie Workman; two brothers, Claude Workman and Harley Workman, and one sister, Lorene King.

Almeda is survived by two daughters, Jane Lacewell and husband, Ron of College Station, and DeLinda Glasson and husband, Paul of Lockney; one son, Keith Phillips and wife, Marcia of Lockney; six grandchildren, Dana Easter and husband, Mark, Chad Lacewell, Phillip Glasson and wife, Rayanna, Jerod Glasson, Ashley Lacewell, and Tyler Phillips and wife, Lacy; seven great-grandchildren, Meagan Ponce, Cody Ponce, Layton Glasson, Hope Glasson, TyAnn Phillips, Austin Phillips and Amelia Joe Phillips.
     
Memorials are suggested to the Lockney Senior Citizen Center, Lockney Cemetery Association, or the donor’s charity of choice.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Gary Mangold and the Lockney Health and Rehabilitaion for the wonderful care they gave Almeda over the past 8 years.

“And Flocks of Angels sing thee to thy rest.”




Weldon Dean Jones

Weldon Dean Jones, age 78, of Hale Center, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Moore-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Floydada with Terry Wright of Hale Center officiating.

Interment will follow at the Lakeview Cemetery in Floyd County.

Arrangements are under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

He was born February 4, 1938 to Cornell Pete Jones and Elsie Mae Thompson in Lockney. Weldon married Sandra Dunn, his high school sweetheart on February 22, 1957 in Clovis, NM. She preceded him in death on April 18, 2016.

He graduated from Lockney High School in 1957. He served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1963. From then on he worked on a ranch. A man of few words, Weldon was wise, witty and a heart as big as life. He had a great compassion for people and fishing. Just within the last few months he grew to know and love his Lord with his whole heart.

He was preceded in death by his wife Sandra, parents, and step-father, Chub Williams.

Those left to cherish his memory include two brothers, Dickie (Carla) Jones and Jimmy Jones; three sisters, Patsy (Steve) Jennings, Bobbie Lina and Mary Driver; cousins and a host of friends.

A special thank you to the staff at Hale Center Rehab facility for caring for Weldon the past seven weeks and to the community of Hale Center who made Weldon’s life easier

Per the request of life time friends, Melinda Rollins, Jaynette Harrison and Theta Vaughan- donations may be made to the Bible Ministry of Terry and Sally Wright, P.O. Box 112, Hale Center, TX 79041 or the Lakeview Cemetery, 801 Cedar St, Floydada, TX 79235.

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.



Rainey Varner


Rainey Varner, age 75, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016 in Floydada.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the First Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Franks officiating.

Interment followed at the Floyd County Memorial Park in Floydada.

The family held visitation Monday, October 17, 2016 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Arrangements were under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Rainey was born January 15, 1941 in Cuthand, Texas to Marvin Murrah Varner and Velma Faye (Bryant) Varner. Rainey grew up on a farm and spent the majority of his early years in the East Texas area with his ten brothers and sisters.

Rainey met Shirley Jo Edwards in Graham Texas and fell madly in love with her.  Rainey made her his wife on November 24, 1954. Rainey and Shirley made their first home in Lockney, Texas where he was working at the time. They lived in several surrounding towns before finally making Floydada their home.

Rainey was blessed with two daughters, Virginia in 1962 and Sabrina in 1966. Rainey was PaPaw to four grandchildren, Christopher, Amanda, Eric and Joshua. He was also extremely lucky to be a PaPaw to five great-grandchildren, Hanna, Blake, Megan, Tyler and Payton.
 
Rainey spent most of his career life as a tractor mechanic. He worked at the John Deere house in Floydada for a short time.  The majority of Rainey’s career was spent at Brown’s Implement. After retiring from mechanic work Rainey worked out on the farm with the Carthel Brothers, Cleo Whittle and helped haul pumpkins with Pumpkin Pyle. Rainey was never able to sit still long and somehow managed to find time to mow yards for many people around the community. Rainey’s free time was spent with his family and was active in the church. Rainey was a man of faith and loved the Lord. Rainey loved his family and spent his life making sure they were taken care of and knew he loved them.

Rainey is preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Faye Varner, brothers, Kenneth, Roy and Billy Mac, his sister, Mary, and daughter, Virginia.

Rainey is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Varner; daughter, Sabrina; son-in-law, Bobby Emert; his grandchildren, Christopher Dechant and wife, Melinda, Amanda Dechant and Bob, Eric Emert and Joshua Emert and wife, Nelly; his great-grandchildren, Hanna, Blake, Megan, Tyler and Payton; five sisters, Thelma, Velma, Eunice, Janette, and Linda; and one brother, Larry.

Rainey will be missed by many but never forgotten.

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com



Patsy Jo Morris

Patsy Jo Morris, 85, of Roanoke, Virginia, peacefully passed into heavenly eternity on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

Patsy is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Scherer and husband, Randall Scherer; granddaughter, Courtney Penaranda and husband, Luigi of Noblesville, Indiana; grandson, Ryan Scherer and wife, Chrissi of Roanoke, Virginia; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard Edward Morris; her parents, Ralph and Ruth Childress; sisters June Burt, Joy Brady, Marzella Childress, and brothers Odell, Wayne, and Leroy Childress.

Patsy was born in South Plains, Texas on January 19, 1931 and graduated from Floydada High School in 1948.

She and Millard spent most of their married life in San Marcos, Texas and were members of First Baptist Church. In recent years, they moved to Roanoke, Virginia to be near their daughter, Carolyn. After moving to Roanoke they became members of Cave Spring Baptist Church.

Visitation was held one hour prior to the funeral service on Friday, October 15, 2016 at Oakey’s South Chapel.

 Funeral services began at 2 p.m. Reverends Pete Schemm, Chuck Stanley, and Jon Rice officiated.

Burial followed at the Evergreen Burial Park.




Maria Alicia Rios Cervantes

Our
Beloved Maria Alicia Rios Cervantes, age 86, of Lubbock, Texas was called by our Heavenly Father on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

Maria was born on August 19, 1930 in Cardenas, Mexico. She passed away peacefully in her sleep.
Maria and Felix Cervantes, Sr. raised their family in Floydada, Texas.

She was a homemaker who loved her kitchen, her sewing machine and her gardens (floral and vegetable). Her culinary skills with Mexican dishes were unmatched. And there was nothing in her Betty Crocker Cookbook she couldn’t make or clothes in the McCall’s pattern book she couldn’t sew. Maria had a great appreciation for all of nature’s beauty and wonder, especially flowers. She entered and won several Floyd County Wild Flower Contests over the years.

Mrs. Cervantes was a very kind and gentle soul with the most loving and generous heart. She was a devout Catholic woman who passed on her love of God to her loved ones. Her greatest earthly treasures were her children and grandchildren. Her loving memory will be carried on through them.

Maria’s passing will reunite her with her father, Francisco Mora, her loving mother Anastacia Rios Mora and all her brothers and sisters.

Maria is survived by Felix Cervantes, Sr. of Floydada; three sons, Jimmy Cervantes and his wife, Mary of Floydada, Felix Cervantes, Jr. and his wife, Melissa of Lubbock, and Jerry Cervantes of Lubbock; four daughters, Arcie Biggerstaff and her husband, Tom of San Angelo, Martina Cervantes of Cocoa Beach, Florida, Elisa Cervantes of Austin and Judy Cervantes of Cincinnati, Ohio.  She was blessed with the love and adoration of 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Maria Alicia Cervantes will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held for Maria Cervantes on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Guajardo Funeral Chapel with Pastor Wendell Davis officiating. An evening prayer service and rosary was held on Monday evening, September 19, 2016 at the Guajardo Chapel.



Nita Virginia Kastner

Nita Virginia Kastner, Granny, 83, of Kerrville passed away on October 4, 2016 in Kerrville, Texas.
           
She was born in Floydada, Texas to Albert and Agnes Anderson on March 9, 1933.  She married Bernard "Gene" Johnson May 23, 1953.  Later, she married Martin Kastner, Jr. on June 28, 1968.
           
She graduated from Floydada High School.  She retired from Texas Instruments and moved to Kerrville in 1991.
           
Ms. Kastner was loved by many as Granny.  She was a hard-working and dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She will be sincerely missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and countless others who called her Granny.  Her proudest achievement was raising her five beautiful daughters.
           
Ms. Kastner is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Agnes Anderson; Bernard "Gene" Johnson, and Martin Kastner, Jr.
           
Ms. Kastner is survived by her brothers, Edwin Anderson, Leon Anderson, and Louis Anderson; her sister, Dorothy Nixon; her children and their spouses, Deborah and Jonathan Montgomery, Tambra Morehead, Sandra and Wiley Thurman, Rhonda and Craig Hawkins, and Stephanie and Chris Trulson; grandchildren and their spouses, Micah Montgomery, Sean and Diona Montgomery, Shelby Norman, Lindsay DeMello, Koley Thurman, Logan Thurman, Lucas and Crystal Dawson, and Danielle and Sean Binion; great-grandchildren, Brittnie Barker, Madison Montgomery, Mackenzie Montgomery, Merric Montgomery, Zayne Montgomery, Emma Montgomery, Cade Trulson, Payton Trulson, Skylar Binion, Dawson Binion, and Zoey Binion.
          
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, October 7, 2016 at Grimes Funeral Chapels with Mrs. Louada Raschke officiating.  Burial followed at the Center Point Cemetery.
           
Pallbearers were Micah Montgomery, Sean Montgomery, Koley Thurman, Logan Thurman, Lucas Dawson, and Chris Trulson.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.
           
Memorials  may be given to Peterson Hospice Care.
          
The family of Ms. Kastner wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Lisa Davis of Peterson Hospice Care, the staff of Riverhills Health and Rehabilitation Center, and Dr. Douglas Wright.
           
Condolences may be sent at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com by selecting the “Send Condolences” link.
           






Eva Lee Nichols

Eva
Lee Nichols, passed away, Sunday, September 25, 2016, four days after her 90th birthday. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, September 30, 2016 at the Moore-Rose Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment followed at the Floydada Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Arrangements were under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

She was born in Amarillo, Texas on September 21, 1926 to William Earl and Thelma Leona (Allmand) Oden.

Eva Lee was a homemaker, talented seamstress and a maker of porcelain dolls. She was a longtime resident of Lakeview and Pleasant Hill Communities in Floyd County, where she met her husband James Lee of 65 years and they raised their six children.

She is preceded in death by husband James Lee, her parents and brother, Ovay “Slick” Oden.

Left to cherish her memory is daughter, Nancy Campbell and husband, Gary of Gonzales, Lousiana; son, Jimmy Nichols and wife, Jan of Breckenridge; daughter, Jackie Cockrell of Irving; son, Billy Nichols of Breckenridge; daughter, Tammie Murry of Irving; son, Richard Nichols and wife, Lisa of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; 11 grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren.

The family request memorial to the Senior Citizens Center in Floydada at P.O. Box 573, Floydada, TX 79235.

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.





Danny Allen Swepston

Danny Allen Swepston, 68, of Canyon, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. He was surrounded by family.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m., Friday, September 30, 2016 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Rick Enns, pastor, officiated.

Burial followed at the Dreamland Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the directions of Brooks Funeral Directors.

Danny was born February 17, 1948 to Herschel and Hazel Swepston.

He attended Floydada High School before going to Tarleton State, where he would marry, Judy Wilson, on January 31, 1970. Two years later he graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in wildlife sciences.

Danny’s career with Texas Parks & Wildlife span over 37 years and in several cities, starting with Nacogdoches, Austin, Alpine and then to Canyon. Danny thoroughly enjoyed his job all the way to the end. Even while in retirement he would spend time volunteering.

Danny and Judy’s love gave them three beautiful children, Wade born June 28, 1971, Jason born January 1, 1974, and Julie born March 8, 1976.
Danny was preceded in death by his son, Jason, in 1974.
 
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Judy; son, Wade Swepston and wife, Kerrie; daughter, Julie Swepsto;, four grandchildren, Joseph, Josh, Jayson, and Eryn; two granddoggies, Minnie and Millie; and two sisters-in-law, Mary McEvers and husband, Karl and Paula Owen and husband, Mike.   
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Lupus Foundation, www.lupus.org.
The family received friends on Thursday, September 29 from 6 to 8 P.M. at Brooks Chapel.
 
Please sign the online guest book at www.brooksfuneral.com



Loretta Turner Burns

Our beloved mother, Loretta Turner Burns, age 90, went to be with her loving husband of 68 years, LeRoy Burns, and our Heavenly Father on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the Lockney Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Floydada with Pastor Tim Franks officiating.

Interment followed at the Floyd County Memorial Park in Floydada.

Visitation was held from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Monday, September 26, 2016 at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.
Arrangements were under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

She was born on February 5, 1926 in Floydada to V.D. (Virgil) and Josie Valree (Medley) Turner. She attended school in Floydada and married LeRoy B. Burns on October 27, 1942 in Lubbock.

Other than a few years living in California and Oregon while LeRoy was in the service, Loretta lived her entire life in Floydada. She was a Girls Scout Leader for 12 years; volunteer for Spirit of Sharing from 1990 until 2015; and a member and officer of the Rebecca Lodge for a number of years. She worked as a secretary at City Auto for several years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Floydada.

Loretta loved cooking for everyone and always had a house full for meals. She loved talking about and showing pictures of her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. Loretta was the oldest of eight children. She had a sweet smile and will be forever missed by her loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy Burns, her parents, Virgil and Valree (Medley) Turner, three brothers, Delmar (Bud) Turner, Doyle Turner, and Robert (Shorty) Turner and his wife, Louise Pritchett Turner and daughter-in-law; Rebecca Baxter Burns.

She is survived by son, Richard Burns of Lubbock; three daughters, Sherry Hacker and husband, Clifford, Rhonda Guthrie and husband, Larry, and Sheryl Back and husband, Earnest, all of Floydada; ten grandchildren. 26 great-grandchildren, three foster grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Elton Turner and wife, Sandra of Flagstaff, Arizona, and Dorman Turner and wife, Annette of Wimberly, Texas; two sisters, Audeen Irwin and husband, Sherman of Lubbock, and Margie Young and husband, Travis of Floydada; three sisters-in-law’s, Dorothy Turner of Floydada, Bonnell Waldrop of Bakersfield, California and Johnnie Drake of California and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; caregiver, Wendy Kemp and a very special Aunt Lorene Ford (105 years old) of Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers are her grandsons, Cliff Hacker, Cris Hacker, Clint Hacker, Ryan Burns, Chad Guthrie, Shane Derryberry, Rowdy Derryberry and Robert Back.

Honorary Pallbearers are her granddaughters, Amy Copeland and Shonda Guthrie.

Memorials may be made to Floydada Spirit of Sharing, Floydada EMS, Floydada Fire Department or Floydada First Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.




Mary Helen (Cypert) Wilson

Mary Helen (Cypert) Wilson passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at the age of 86 years old.

She was born on May 5, 1930 to Bassel and Goldie Cypert in Cedar Hill in Floyd County, Texas.  Mary married Paul Wilson on February 23, 1948 in Plainview, Texas.

They moved the family a few years later to Farmington, New Mexico where they resided for 15 years before returning to Floydada, Texas.

Mary moved back to New Mexico seven years ago to live in Aztec with her granddaughter, Helen Trujillo. Helen really enjoyed getting to know her grandmother as an adult and found she had a great sense of humor.

Mary really enjoyed her grandchildren. She loved her cousins that she was raised with, Nancy, Geraldine (deceased), Florene (the Brown sisters) and Norma Dean (Kelley). She loved talking with her "baby brother", Gayle, who would send her e-cards that would make her laugh.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Wilson; son, Stephen Paul Wilson; parents, Bassel and Goldie Cypert; sister, Doris E. (Cypert) McPeak; and brother, Homer Ray Cypert.

She is survived by her son, Gary Lynn Wilson (Lea Andra); daughter, Phyllis Annette Trujillo (Lonnie); brother, Gayle Cypert (Vickie); grandchildren, Kevin Wilson (Stephanie Ann), Amy Lea Wilson, Garrett Gilliland, LaRae Reep (Jacob), Helen Trujillo, and Anita Trujillo-Logan (Michael); six great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. Also is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Lockney Cemetery in Lockney, Texas.  Services will be under the direction of Moore-Rose Funeral Home. 





Betty Baker

Betty Baker, age 87, of Floydada passed away peacefully at her home in Floydada, Sunday, September 4, 2016.

Memorial services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the City Park Church of Christ.

Arrangements were under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home of Floydada.

Betty was born January 21, 1929 to E.J. Stephens and Eula Payne in Drumwright, Oklahoma. She was the middle child of eleven.

On May 23, 1947 Betty married Sam Baker and after moving to Floydada, they became lifelong residents. For all the years Betty lived in Floydada she was a member of the City Park Church of Christ. Betty was a member of the Red Hat society for many years, as well as, various study clubs. Betty served on the Senior Citizens board of directors.

She loved oil paintings and her house were full of them. Betty loved life and making others laugh. She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by all her siblings and parents

Betty is survived by two children, Donna Baker Brand (Larry) and Chuck Baker (Dana). She has two grandsons, David Brand and Garrett Baker and two granddaughters, Sabrina Baker Moore (Robert) and Lexie Baker.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice Hands of West Texas, P.O. Box 1118, Lockney, Texas 79241 or the City Park Church of Christ, 505 S. 5th St, Floydada, Texas 79235



Robert Douglas Degge


Douglas Degge was born July 27, 1924 on a farm near Edmondson, Texas, the third child of Ephraim Earl and Ruby Mae Qualls Degge.

Douglas passed away September 5, 2016 at 10 p.m. CT in Allen, Texas at the age of 92.

He was a graduate of Texas Tech University and also attended West Texas State University for his teaching certification. He was a High School Biology and Chemistry teacher in Petersburg and Lockney, Texas for many years.
 
He was a gentle man of many talents and employed them in many roles – farmer, carpenter, student, auto mechanic, paperboy, milkman, Supervisor of Floyd County Weed Control District, teacher, elder in the Church of Christ in Lockney, Texas, husband, brother, and loving father.

His life was spent in service to others. He exemplified a strong work-ethic and gave tirelessly and selflessly to others. He was ever-learning with a sharp mind that stayed so to the end of his life on earth. He was a people-person and never tired of talking with others. He loved his heavenly Father and family above all else. He is a man who has left a legacy behind that we all hope we can live up to and pass on.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Owen Degge, Joe Degge and Eldon Degge, his wife, Mary Glenn Huff Degge, his son, Kyle Degge, his grandson, Ian Snyder, a great-granddaughter, Emma Grace May and a great-grandson, Ryan Douglas Degge.

He is survived by his sister, Louise Caskey of Tyler, Texas; his children, Olin Degge (Anita) of Mesquite, Texas, Mary Leslie (Dennis) Wilhoit of Los Alamos, New Mexico, Sara (David) Snyder of Allen, Texas and daughter-in- law, Mollie (Degge) Woodbridge of Melissa, Texas; also by his grandchildren, Bradley (Shannon) Degge, Eric (Rebecca) Wilhoit, Sara (Charles) Shay, Evan (Laura) Snyder, Erin (Marshall) May, Whitney (Eddie) Caballero, Jennie (Caleb) Courtney and David (Abby) Degge and 17 great-grandchildren.



Weldon Laverne Carthel

Weldon Laverne Carthel, age 95, of Lockney, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in the Lockney Care Center at the age of 95 years.


Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, September 10, 2016.

Interment followed at the Lockney Cemetery.

Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m., Friday, September 9, 2016. Arrangements were under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Lockney.

Weldon Lavirn Carthel was born December 24, 1920 in the Prairie Chapel Community of Lockney, Texas in the home of his parents, William Author and Lillie Annabelle-Steele Carthel.

He graduated from Lockney High School in 1940 and was a member of the Prairie Chapel Church of Christ and later The Westside Church of Christ in Lockney known as The West College & Third Church of Christ.

He married Elizabeth Clementine Clark on 11 July, 1942, in Portales, New Mexico. They lived in Floydada until he enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Elizabeth Clementine in January, 2013; eight siblings and one great-great-grandson.

He is survived by his three daughters, Pricilla Minter and Debra McCarty of Lockney, Sue Barnes of Olton and a son, Wayland Carthel of Okinawa, Japan; ten grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

He and his wife, Elizabeth Clementine settled in the Prairie Chapel Community to farm after his discharge from the Military in December, 1945. A daughter, Pricilla, was born on 8 October, 1944 while he served in the Army Air Corps.

A son, Wayland, was born on 7 May, 1948 after his discharge from the Military. A daughter, Sue, was born on 9 April 1950 followed by Debra on 3 April 1951. W. L. farmed until December 1959 when he and the family moved into Lockney and he worked in Floydada for a while then began work with the City of Lockney. He worked for 23 years as the Water Superintendent, retiring in 1987.

W. L. (or “Red” as he was called) loved the Lockney Community, the State of Texas, the United States of America and last but not least-the Lockney Longhorns and the Texas Longhorns! Loved watching all sports.

He loved to help people and loved his family; being a wonderful dad, granddad, great granddad and great-great-granddad was very important to him. He spent numerous hours working in his back yard and in his beloved “Wood Shop” making something for his family or friends. He will be remembered by his family and friends for his love and generosity and for his love of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Family has suggested that memorial contributions benefit: Lockney Senior Citizens Center, West College and Third Church of Christ and Lockney Cemetery Association. Addresses are available upon request.


Joe Keeter

Joe Keeter, 84, of Plainview, died Sunday, September 4, 2016.

The Celebration of Joe’s life will be held on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 3 p.m. in the Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel of Plainview.

The visitation will be held from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. the same day.  Burial will be private. 

Arrangements are by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

Joe Keeter was born on January 3, 1932 in Erick, Oklahoma to Claude Keeter and Fannie Wolf Keeter.  He and his late twin sister, Joy Assiter, who preceded him in death by four months, were the last of nine Keeter children.  He could not stand to live without his twin sister. 

Joe started school in Quitaque, Texas and graduated from Lockney High School as Senior Class President, Most Popular, Mr. Lockney High and started on the district champion football and basketball teams.

His daughter Jill wrote: From a cotton picking child laborer to help his family, to a kid who would sell his dog in Quitaque to raise money to buy a Coke and candy bar that he shared with his twin sister (Oh... By the way, the dog came home every night so he could sell that dog again the next day.), a Lockney grocery store and meat company owner, fireworks sales, auction addict, buyer and seller of restaurant equipment, egg rancher, and livestock trader.  Joe Keeter always was an entrepreneur.  He loved to joke and laugh, and never knew a stranger from Kansas City to Juarez, Mexico.

Joe is survived by his children, Perry and his wife, Karyn Keeter of Hemet, California, Jill and her husband, Clint Fawcett of San Clemente, California, and Jack and his wife, Colleen Keeter of Anaheim Hills, California, eight grandchildren April, Alison, Jenna, Daniel, Darla, Zac, Grace and Ellie and two great-grandchildren, Brayden and Gavin; Nephews and nieces, and his brother-in-law, Dale Taylor of Hollis, Oklahoma.

Joe loved his roots as a Texan.  He lived the last four years of his life at Westridge Manor in Plainview.  As sure as the wind blows across the plains of West Texas, he was a generous man. We will see you again Papa Joe.  Vaya con Dios!

The family suggests for memorials that you buy or fix a turkey or ham and all the fixings and deliver it to a less fortunate family who is having a hard year, lost a job or needs a hand up for Thanksgiving or Christmas.  Tell them “You are honoring Joe Keeter’s legacy of feeding people in need”, or we suggest you double the check you give to your local church this Sunday and honor the name of Jesus.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the funeral home Friday, September 23, 2016 immediately following will be a service to celebrate Joe’s life at the Kornerstone Funeral Directors, 3605 SW 3rd Street, Plainview, TX 79072.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.kornerstonefunerals.com





Robert H. Cavazos

Robert H. Cavazos, age 76, of Floydada, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 25, 2016.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Floydada.

Burial followed at the Floyd County Memorial Park.

Rosary was recited at 7 p.m., Monday, August 29, 2016 at the Moore-Rose Funeral Home.

Arrangements were under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home of Floydada.

Robert was born on July 21, 1940 to Antonio Cavazos and Angelita Torrez in Kennedy, Texas. He married the love of his life, Gloria Vasquez on January 8, 1962 in Haskell, Texas.

He loved playing his guitar and accordion. When he had family gatherings, he would play his instruments and sing to everyone there. He was a mechanic and the go to person if something was wrong with your vehicle.

One of his favorite hobbies was fishing. He was also a big Dallas Cowboy fan.  When the Cowboys were playing he was inseparable from his television. He brought joy and laughter to a room with his charm, witty jokes and funny stories.  What he loved the most was being with his family and kids, especially his grandkids and great grandkids.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Roxann Cavazos, his parents, and siblings, MaryAnn Espinoza, Salvador Cavazos and Fabian Torrez.

Robert is survived by his wonderful wife of 54 years, Gloria Cavazos of Floydada; three daughters, Mary Ann Reyes and husband, Moses of Floydada, Ruby Ann Espinoza and husband, Rafael of Carlsbad, New Mexico, and Jo Ann Chavarria and husband, Victor of Floydada; four son, Robert Cavazos Jr. and wife, Carmen of Austin, Salvador Cavazos of Floydada, Ricky Cavazos of Austin, and Jimmy Cavazos and wife, Tiffany of Fort Worth; 18 grandchildren, Rocky Reyes, Jeremy Lafuente (Ashley), Antonio David Cavazos (Angelica), Andrew Tyson Cavazos (Felisha), Christopher Reyes, Crystal Medellin (Marty), Matthew Cavazos, Roxanne Espinoza, Joshua Chavarria, Roxanne Chavarria, Roxann Cavazos, Justin Cavazos, Rafael Espinoza, Devin Reyes, Tristan Cavazos, Corey Cavazos, Madison Cavazos, and Casey Cavazos; seven great-grandkids, Nori Medellin, Karah Lianne Cavazos, Elyanna Medellin, Hanna Lafuente, Emma Lafuente, Jaden Lafuente, and Abel Lafuente; two brothers, Lupe Torrez of Floydada, and Angel Torrez of Floydada; two sisters, Angie Gonzalez of Levelland and Ophelia Salazar of Hereford.

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.




Margaret Ellis Snead Decker

Margaret Ellis Snead Decker passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016.

She was born on February 6, 1929 in Savannah, Georgia to Joseph Jackson Ellis and Daisy Poppel Ellis.

Margaret has resided in Floydada, California, Plainview and Levelland, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her father, Joseph Jackson Ellis in 1948, her mother, Daisy Poppel Ellis in 1989 and her brother, Robert Earl Ellis in 1987.

Margaret is survived by her son, Jim Snead and his wife, Anita of Levelland, Texas; her daughter, Kay Snead Pryce and her husband, Michael of Lubbock, Texas; her sister, Mildred Flowers of Houston, Texas; her grandchildren, Ame Gomez of Levelland, Texas, Benjamin Snead of Lubbock, Texas, Jeremy Snead of Dallas, Texas, Abi Swain and her husband, Matt of Levelland, Texas; her great-grandchildren, Kegan Gomez of Levelland, Texas, Strickland Snead of Lubbock, Texas, Harley, Macy and Abigail Gomez of Levelland, Texas and Zachary, Jacob and Mason Swain of Levelland, Texas; and several nieces and nephews in Texas and California.

The family will be having a private memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donation be made in Margaret Decker’s name to: Levelland Nursing Home, 210 West Avenue, Levelland, Texas 79336, 806-894-5053.



Felicitas “Maria” Ascencio


Felicitas “Maria” Ascencio, age 66, of Floydada, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, August 25, 2016 at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Floydada with Father Ike Temporanza officiating.

Interment followed at Floydada Cemetery.

Rosary was held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Moore-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Floydada.
Arrangements were under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home of Floydada.

Felicitas “Maria” Ascencio was born May 18, 1950 to Jose Martinez and Victoria Rodriguez. She was born in Guadalajara Jal. Mexico.

Maria was a very loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother.

Maria leaves behind a sister, Elena Martinez Rodriguez; Her loving husband of 51 years, Raul Ascencio; seven children, Manuel Ascencio of Lockney, Martin Ascencio and daughter-in-law, Laura Ascencio of Floydada, Raul Jr Ascencio and daughter-in-law, Dianah Ascencio from Lubbock, Maria Gonzalez and son-in-law, Jose Gonzalez from Petersburg, Alma Ascencio and son-in-law, Alberto Lopez of Petersburg, Cristina Hernandez and son-in-law, Eddie Hernandez of Big Lake, Texas, and Alonso Ascencio of Floydada; grandchildren, Ashley Bland and grandson-in-law, T.J. Bland, Bryan Ascencio, Anthony Ascencio and granddaughter-in-law, Crystal Ascencio, Sarah Ascencio, Beth Ascencio, Abby Gonzalez, Adrian Gonzalez, Adian Gonzalez, Scottie Chavarria, Aimee Chavarria, Taylor Chavarria, Addison Lopez, Averii Lopez, Isaac Hernandez, Victoria Bednar and grandson-in-law, Pearson Bednar, and great-grandchildren; Michael Martinez, Chase Bland, Jada Ascencio, and Little Grayson Bednar.




Tommy Davis

Tommy Davis 77 of Lockney, Texas passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer on August 26, 2016 at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, Texas. 

Funeral services were held on Monday August 29, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Alice Catholic Church in Plainview, Texas.
The service was followed by a burial at the Lockney Cemetery in Lockney, Texas.

Rosary services were held on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at St. Alice Catholic Church in Plainview, Texas at 6 pm.  
Visitation was held on Saturday August 27, 2016 at 2 p.m. and Sunday August 28, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Lockney, Texas. 

Arrangements were under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Lockney. 

Tommy was born on October 6, 1938 in Parmer, Texas.  He met and married the love of his life Freda Smith Davis on June 18, 1963 who passed away in 2008. He worked as the Parts Manager at Tye Company for over 20 years. 

He was proceeded in death by his parents, Hubert and Izell Davis, and brothers, Mac Davis and James Davis. Tommy is survived by his four children, Larry (Tamberly) Davis, Judy (Lee) Miller, Kathy Davis and Coy (Brenda) Davis; His grandchildren, Kelsey Davis, Amanda and Jordan Miler, Nicholas and Mia Davis and great-grandchild, Everlee Jacobs; Brother, Raymond (Linda) Davis of Hereford, and Sisters, Libby Hernandez of Lockney, June Barham and Laura (Phillip) Deluna of Plainview, Nancy (Timothy) Hayes of Wimberly, and Frances (Alan) Carlson of Lubbock.

He will be missed by many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be sent to the Hunter Schwertner Scholarship Fund, in care of St. Alice Catholic Church, Plainview, Texas 79072.





Cristal Jesus Cruz "Jesse"

Cristal
Jesus Cruz "Jesse", 29, of Floydada, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Wednesday, August 17, 2016.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m., Monday, August 22, 2016 at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Floydada with Father Ike Temporaza.

Burial followed at the Floydada Cemetery.

Rosary was recited at 7 p.m., Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Arrangements were under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Cristal Jesus was born April 21, 1987 to Raul Cruz Ponce and Concepcion Sanchez in Lockney. He had a great humor, loved to dance and listen to music. He always brought a smile to everyone’s face and was a very hard worker who loved to farm. At the end of the day he was a well-mannered, respectful young man. Cristal was loved by many family and friends. He will be gone but never forgotten.

Those left to cherish his memories are his parents, Concepcion Sanchez and Raul Cruz Ponce; his siblings, Raul Cruz Jr., Dalia Cruz, Anthony Cruz, and Laura Cruz. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.





Irma Garcia Saucedo

Irma (Garcia) Saucedo, 83, of Lockney, passed away peacefully with family at her side, on Monday, August 15, 2016.
Funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m., Friday, August 19, 2016 at San José Catholic Church in Lockney with Father Jim McCartney officiating. 

Burial followed at the Lockney Cemetery. 

Viewings were held at 1:00–8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Moore-Rose Funeral Home and at 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 18, 2016 at San José Catholic Church immediately followed with prayers and recital of the Rosary from 7:00-8:00 p.m. 

Arrangements were under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Lockney.

Irma was born on August 21, 1932 in Old Gulf, Texas to Agapito and Baudelia Garcia.  Irma married Frank (Pancho) Saucedo on September 15, 1949 and raised five children in Lockney.

She was preceded in death by Frank, in June 1990, her parents, one brother and two sisters.

Irma is survived by her children, Frank, Jr. (Rosa) Saucedo, Javier (Cookie) Saucedo, Joel (Dolores) Saucedo, Roy (Annette) Saucedo, and Melissa (Mario) Arellano; two brothers; ten grandchildren and twelve great grand-children. 

Irma will be missed by many other relatives and friends.  






Debbie Lee Fipps

Debb
ie (Wyman) Fipps, age 59, of Floydada, passed into glory before our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, August 12, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, August 18, 2016 at the Calvary Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Floydada with Marty Fipps officiating.

Interment will follow at the Floydada Cemetery.

Visitation was held from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at the Calvary Cornerstone Fellowship Church.
Arrangements are under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Debbie was born on December 1, 1956 in Muleshoe, Texas to Thomas and Patsy Wyman, and raised by her grandparents, Jack and Dora Eaks.

Debbie married her husband of 42 years, Tom Fipps on January 26 in 1974 in Bula, Texas.

As a native of Texas Debbie raised her four children and always enjoyed neighborhood children in her home. She also had a love and passion for animals. Her greatest ambitions besides her family were riding horses.

Debbie is survived by her husband, Tom Fipps, three sons, Marty and Aimee Fipps, Quinn and Kimberly Fipps, and Justin and Patsy Fipps; a daughter, Casey and George Romero; 17 grandchildren and her six horses.

Online condolences may be made to www.moore-rose.com






Doris Jean Mitchell

Doris Jean Mitchell, a long-time resident of Oak Lawn in Dallas, Texas, passed away on 4 August 2016 several hours after she suffered a hemorrhagic stroke.

Born in San Antonio on 23 April 1939, Doris lived briefly in Chicago with her parents, Dr. Holland Mitchell, M.D. of Weatherford, Texas, and Hazel Jones Mitchell of Floydada, Texas, before moving to Waco where she attended Waco High School. She graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock in 1960, and earned her Masters in Library Science at the Texas Women’s University in Denton.

Doris began her working life as a librarian at Jesuit High School in Dallas, but it was at the newly opened Richardson Public Library in 1970 that she spent over four and a half decades as a Reference Librarian, ending her long career this past April at the age of 77.

Known and respected widely for her easy laugh, inquisitiveness and vast store of knowledge, and especially for her willingness to help her patrons and fellow workers, Doris will be remembered by many for her attachment to her cats, her Halloween costumes, and her love of gentle people of all shades and hues of the rainbow.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother, William Nelson Mitchell, of Reno, Nevada.

She is survived by her cousins, Lovene Moore and Sharon Decker Henson, both of Waco, Texas, and Charlotte Decker Sutton, of Auburn, Alabama.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, 14 August 2016, from 3 to 6 p.m., at Seven for Parties, 150 Turtle Creek Blvd, Suite 107, in the Design District near downtown Dallas.






Betty Jo Self Fuller

Betty Jo Self
Fuller, age 83, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Floydada with Tim Franks and Mike Holster officiating.

Interment followed at the Floyd County Memorial Park in Floydada.

Arrangements were under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Betty Jo was born in Boswell, Oklahoma on September 20, 1932 to Elmer and Della (Witt) Self. It was in Boswell that she met her true love, Wayne Fuller. Wayne and Betty were married February 17, 1950, and were blessed with four children.

Betty was Director for the Floyd County Day Care (Kids Korner) for nearly 30 years. Children were very dear to Betty and she loved all of “her” children. Betty loved to spend time with family, friends and work in her yard. She supported all of her grandchildren’s activities and sporting events and followed them all as long as her health allowed.

Betty loved her Dallas Cowboys and still would holler for them. At Sunday’s dinner and the Cowboys were playing, no one talked to or bothered Granny until commercial’s came on for fear she would miss a play or touchdown.

Betty followed her Lord and Savior from a very early age and lived each day as her Lord directed.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Fuller, her beautiful daughter, Sharon, her parents, two brothers, five sisters.

Betty is survived by three sons, Gary Fuller and wife, Sue of Floydada, Rick Fuller and wife, Cindy of Amarillo, and Ray Fuller and wife, Jeannie of Zavela, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Calvin Self of Shawnee, Kansas, and Charles Self of Versailles, Missouri; sister, Wynema Vereh of College Station and several nieces and nephews.

Betty will be missed by so many who loved her like family.

The family would like to say “Thank You” to the entire staff at Good Life Seniors Living where she had resided the past two years. To directors Leaha, Chef Michael, who spoiled her rotten and to her very special favorite, Jessica, who she loved very much. Also to Kindred Hospice of Amarillo, who took such good care of our Mom and Granny, for their compassionate care and love.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty’s name to the Floyd County Day Care (Kids Korner) or the Floyd County Memorial Park or a charity of your choice.

Bye Mom-Granny Betty, we love you and will miss you.





Patricia Kay Probasco

Patricia Kay Probasco, age 61, of Floydada went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 25, 2016.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday July 27, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Floydada with Brother Tim Franks and Brother Stephen Kelly officiating.

Interment followed at the Floyd County Memorial Park of Floydada. Arrangements were under the care of Moore Rose Funeral Home.

Patty was born in Amarillo, Texas on November 24, 1954 to John and Juanita Welch. She married the love of her life, Mitch Probasco on February 7, 1992.

Patty was an incredible role model not only to her family, but also to her community. She loved her church, First Baptist Church of Floydada, especially her Sunday School class and all of the wonderful ladies in it. Patty loved to cook and she had a gift for decorating. She also enjoyed woodworking and quilting.

Patty is survived by her husband Mitch; her sister, Janet Welch of Mesquite, Texas; daughter, Lyndi Hopper and husband, RN of Petersburg, son, Jordan Chaparro of King George, Virginia, son, John Daniel Chaparro of San Diego, California and daughter, Andi Moore and husband, Randy of Post. Patty also leaves behind four grandchildren, Tucker Kidd, Alice Hopper, Carson Hopper, and Charli Moore.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Area Community Hospice of Plainview.




Billie “Jane” (Whitaker) Bishop

Billie “Jane” Bishop, age 86 was called home by the Lord on July 31, 2016.

Jane was born October 18, 1929 in Thalia, Texas to Howard Earl (H.E.) Whitaker and Vera l. (Duncan) Whitaker.  

For the first part of her life, Jane was a stay at home mother, who raised four children who all loved her so much.  

In 1979 she and her husband Bobby moved to Oklahoma and began a business that to this day still bears her mark.  She worked until her health declined, finally retiring in 2013 at the age of 84.  

Jane was preceded in death by her Mother and Father, her brother, H. E. (Skeets) Whitaker, her sister, Margaret (Peggy) Warren, first husband, William Ferguson, second husband, Bobby L. Bishop and son, Gary Wayne Ferguson.  

She is survived by son, Donald Ferguson and wife, Clare, daughter, Vickie Coleman and husband, Robert, and son, Larry Bishop and wife, Jennifer. Also survived by grandchildren, Amie Henry and husband, Gary, John Ferguson and wife, Cindy, Jennifer Coleman, Kari Harden and husband, Darrell, Shellie Coleman, Ashley Hruby Bishop and Kelsie Bishop and seven great-great grandchildren.

And Death took her up like a baby, And she lay in his icy arms, But she didn’t feel no chill. And death began to ride again— Up beyond the evening star, Into the glittering light of glory, On to the Great White Throne. And there he laid Sister “Jane” On the loving breast of Jesus.

The family will have private services at a later date.




Mary Lou Murphy Moman

Mary Lou was born in Crocker, Missouri to James Adair and Clara West Murphy and older brother, James (Jimmy) Adair Murphy, Jr.

Mary Lou grew up in Richland, Missouri and became a Christian on February 22, 1951 and was baptized into the membership of First Baptist Church Richland, Missouri.

She graduated from Richland High School in 1959. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri in 1964 and a Master of Arts degree in Music Education from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1980.

On September 1, 1963 Mary Lou and Carl Conway Moman were married and blessed with two children, Carl Christopher on April 21, 1968, married to Janette Harding Moman, of Burke, Virginia and Claire Charice on October 25, 1973, married to Mike Williams of Plainview, Texas.

They were later blessed with five grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Sammann, Craig Christopher Moman, Carl Curtis Moman, Rachel Claire Sammann, and Jonathan Ray Sammann.

Mary Lou taught public school music and with her husband, Carl served churches in St. Louis, Missouri, Richland Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, Bowling Green, Kentucky, Thayer, Missouri, Camdenton, Missouri, Lockney, Texas, Levelland, Texas, and Brownfield, Texas.  Between the years of 1987-2004 they were professors at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas.

Extended family includes: Mrs. Jimmy Murphy (Mary Lou), Mr. and Mrs. Kenny York (Diane), Mr. and Mrs. Brad York and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ted York and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Smith (Mary Lyn), Mr. and Mrs. Tom Murphy and family, Mr. and Mrs. Danny Arrington (Amanda) and family, Dr. George Oliver and family, Kurt Sammann, father of Mary Elizabeth, Rachel and Jonathan Sammann, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Smith (Pat) and family, Dr. and Mrs. Michael McCreight (Judy) and family.

Visitation was held Saturday, July 23, 2016, at 12:30 P.M., at First Baptist Church in Richland, Missouri, with funeral service to follow at 2:00 P.M., also at the church.

Burial followed the service at Oaklawn Cemetery, also in Richland.





Barry Layne Rosson


Barry Layne Rosson, 83, died Saturday, July 16, 2016.

Born in 1933 in Floydada, Texas, he was the son of the late R. B. “Bob” Rosson and Opal White Rosson.  He graduated from the University of North Texas in 1953 and served as an Air Force pilot from 1953– 58.  He returned to the university in 1958 to pursue a graduate degree and was selected to be a teaching fellow in 1958-59, and also was a member of Phi Alpha Theta honor society.?

He was employed in the pharmaceutical industry for 32 years holding area and regional management positions.  He served as president of the Southeastern Drug, Chemical, and Allied Fields Association, Commander of the Greenville Power Squadron, and was a long time member of Sertoma, American Legion Post 3, and Disabled American Veterans.  ?He was predeceased by an older brother, Roy Blaine Rosson and sister, Gaye Harrell. 

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Joyce Kelly Rosson; sister, Gayle Pfeiffer; son Kelly Rosson (and wife Kim Rosson); daughters, Barrie Collins, Shari Creighton (and husband Jim Creighton), and Jackie Rosson; grandchildren, Jami Huguet (and husband Jason Huguet), Josh Huntley (and wife Sarah Huntley), Ross Creighton, Charlie Creighton, Emily Rosson, Megan Collins, Caci Rosson; and great-grandchildren, Vivian Huguet, Jack Huguet, Sam  Huguet, Hank Huguet, Anna Huntley, Benjamin Huntley, and Caroline Huntley; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was a member of the Baptist faith.?Graveside services were held Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Greenville Memorial Gardens with Military Honors.?In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greenville County Humane Society, 305 Airport Road, Greenville, SC 29607.?The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Crystal Bray for her loving care during this difficult time.?Online guest registry available at www.mackeymortuary.com




Lela Parks Warren

Funeral services for Lela Parks Warren, 72 of Plains, Texas were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at the Plains High School Auditorium with Plains Methodist Pastor Wesley Holland officiating.  He was assisted by Gene Hudgins, pastor of Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church in Amarillo, and Randy Warren, retired Methodist minister and family member.

Private family burial took place in Yoakum County Plains Cemetery under the direction of the Brownfield Funeral Home. 

Visitation was held Monday, July 18, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home, and viewing at the auditorium prior to the service.

Lela entered into eternal life on July 15, 2016 in Lubbock surrounded by her loving family. 

During WWII, the Parks family relocated to the east coast from Parker County, Texas, and there Lela was born May 22, 1944 in Portsmouth, Virginia, to Henry Neil Parks and Mary Lou Wolfenberger Parks, both pioneering families in Parker County. After the war, the family returned to Parker County and then moved to Plains in 1953. 

She married James William (Jim) Warren, Jr., of Plains, September 29, 1960. 

Lela attended Plains schools, and graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in English which launched a 38-year teaching career, serving the Texas school districts of Plains, Lamesa, Lockney, Sudan and Mount Pleasant.  She taught English, reading, writing, literature, speech, and she enjoyed the Shakespearian collaborations as well as the Lincoln-Douglas debates.  Her UIL teams took district honors routinely, and she oversaw the Gifted and Talented Program at Plains High during her tenure. 

Throughout her career, she oversaw class sponsorship, student council, cheerleading, drill team and yearbook.  The “Lela Warren Citizenship Award” is presented in her honor annually at Plains ISD.   She taught with Christian values, and she touched thousands of lives teaching life’s lessons in the classroom. 

Lela was a faithful and humble servant of the Lord.  She was a member of the Plains United Methodist Church where she served as she could.  She enjoyed traveling, stopping at a good garage sale, antiquing, and spending the summers at Horseshoe Bay.  Lela was a lover of reading, and she enjoyed a good mystery novel, as well as the readings of Abraham Lincoln. She passionately followed her grandchildren’s special events, loved Abilene High Eagle and Wimberley Texan High School Football, and was a super fan of Texas Tech Athletics and the WNBA. 

She supported the Women’s Protective Services of Lubbock, Methodist Children’s Home, Buckner Children’s Home, Texas Tech Alumni Association and the South Plains College Wesley Foundation. 

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Jim of the home; three sons, Stephen Michael of Abilene, Russell James of Arlington, and Douglas Neil and wife and daughter in Christ Michelle of Wimberle; one grandson, Stephen James Warren of Abilene, and his mother and daughter in Christ, Carol Ann Warren, also of Abilene, and two granddaughters, Jordan Michelle Warren of Lubbock and Bailey Tatum Warren of Fort Worth; one brother, Dr. Weldon Parks and wife. Carla of Gainesville, and two sisters, Kittie Armstrong and husband. Harold of Bossier City, Louisiana, and Janelle Cobb and husband, Jack of Plains; her mother-in-law.
Margaret Warren of Plains, sisters-in-law, Jana Melvin and husband. Robert of Vado, New Mexico, Joyce Pierce and husband. Joe of Plains, and Jo Willis and husband, Ricky of Brownfield; family friend, Berta Angelica Hernandez of Plains, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends including her “Lunch Bunch” Sally Carthel of Abilene, Sheree Cannon of Floydada, Peggy Hallmark of Lockney, and the late Polly Gilbert. 

Preceding her in death were her parents, niece, Melissa Armstrong, sisters-in-law, Jane Parks and Frances Warren, brother-in-law, Jerry Warren and father-in-law, James William Warren, Sr.

Memorials in her name are recommended to the Plains Methodist Church, Box 396, Plains, TX  79355, Yoakum County Library, Box 419, Plains, TX  79355, or the Marsha Sharp Leadership Circle, Box 45055, Lubbock, TX  79409.  





Nell Patton McClung

Nell Patton
 McClung, age 94, formerly of Floydada, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2016.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Interment followed at the Floydada Cemetery.

The family greeted friends from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Monday, July 11, 2016 at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Arrangements were under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Nell was born August 25, 1921 to Oscar Roy and Martha Virden (Speck) Patton in Lakeview. She was a graduate of Floydada High School and loved her Whirlwinds.  

On July 7, 1939 she married the love of her life, W.H. (Bates) McClung in Floydada.  She was a member of the 1934 Study Club and a member of the First Baptist Church for 80 years and taught Sunday School.  Spending time with her family and friends is what she most enjoyed.

Nell worked at the Floyd County ASCS office for 16 years and 15 years at the Caprock Hospital District, Floydada.  After retiring she had several part time jobs including 5 years at Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

She is preceded in death by her husband, W.H. McClung, her parents, four siblings, R.C. Patton, Bernice Stapleton, Holland Patton and Leri McMurray.

She is survived by her two daughters, Sue Higginbotham and husband, Alton of Burleson, Texas, and Shirley Parker and husband, Joe of Jacksonville, Texas; five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Floydada Senior Citizens, P.O. Box 573, Floydada, Texas 79235.

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.




Robert “Shorty” Turner

Robert Olen “Shorty” Turner, 84, of Floydada, Texas, died on Saturday, July 9, 2016 peacefully at home.  

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Floydada with Pastor Tim Franks officiating.  

Graveside services followed at the Floyd County Memorial Park in Floydada. Arrangements were under the direction of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

He was born on March 31, 1932 in Floydada, Texas to Virgil Doyle and Josie Valree Turner.  He attended public schools in Floydada and worked for his father’s trucking business after graduation.  He later enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and was honorably discharged in 1955.  

He married Polly Louise Pritchett on December 14, 1957 in South Plains.  They lived in Pampa and Lubbock early in their marriage and settled in Floydada in 1962, when he became a business partner in the automobile dealership City Auto, Inc.  He maintained this position until his retirement in 2005.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Valree, his wife, Louise, brothers, Delmar (“Bud”) and Doyle, and brother-in-law, Leroy Burns.  

He is survived by sister, Loretta Burns of Floydada, brother, Dorman Turner and wife, Annette of Wimberly, sister, Audeen Irwin and husband, Sherman of Lubbock, brother, Elton Turner and wife, Sandra of Flagstaff, Arizona, sister, Margie Young and husband, Travis of Floydada, and sister-in-law, Dorothy Turner of Floydada.

He is also survived by four children and their spouses, Kelly Turner and wife, Melinda of Lubbock, Karen Farris and husband, Tom of Floydada, Susan Browning and husband, Hollis of Waco, and Grant Turner and wife, Lisa of Whiteface; grandchildren, Alison and Avery Turner, T.K. Farris, Tamala Farris Reece and John Vincent Farris, Mason and Will Browning, Holley Aguilera and Robbie Robinett, and Landon, Halee, and Cooper Turner, and a great-grandson, Parker Smith.

He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and served as Quartermaster in the local chapter for many years.  He was known to many in his local community for his quick wit, friendly disposition, and jokes, and loved to brag on his grandkids.  He volunteered countless hours in various school booster organizations over the years.

The family would like to thank Berta Benitez and Priscilla Adams for their gracious care of our Dad.

Memorial donations may be made to the Floydada Senior Citizens, P.O. Box 573, Floydada, Texas 79235, the Floyd County Historical Museum, P.O. Box 304, Floydada, Texas 79235, Floydada EMS, P.O. Box 373, Floydada, Texas 79235, or your favorite Floyd County charity.

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.





Jose G. “Joe” Enriquez

Jose G. “Joe” Enriquez, 65, of Plainview, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2016 at his residence surrounded by family.

The rosary was recited on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 6 p.m. at Lemons Memorial Chapel.  Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Floydada.

Interment will follow at Floydada Cemetery.

On-line condolences may be made at www.lemonsfunerals.com





Marisa Verlene Sparks Fortenberry


Marisa Verlene Sparks Fortenberry passed peacefully from her earthly home to her heavenly home on Thursday, July 7, 2016. 

Marisa was born February 8, 1936, to Rev. Virgil C. and Winnie Elma Sparks in Boyd, Texas.  Being the daughter of an Assembly of God Minister, Marisa adjusted to moving from church to church until she moved to Lockney, Texas, where she met and married Durrel Fortenberry. They moved to Cedar Hill Community where she became a farmer’s wife and mother to four boys.  After a divorce, she moved to Floydada where she started teaching Special Education. In 1972, Marisa moved the boys to Canyon, Texas, and enrolled at West Texas State University to begin her own education.  She was later employed by Upjohn Healthcare and Moore Business Products in Amarillo, Texas., and became very active as the President of Parents Without Partners in the Amarillo chapter.

In the mid 80’s, Marisa had complications with Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Over the years she had over 14 various surgeries and complications which hindered her mobility.  She had always been an avid reader and loved to crochet and cross stitch having made blankets for all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren when they were born.  She had a very green thumb and gardening was a passion for her. She always had the keen ability to remember details of past history and family even up until her passing.  Marisa loved her family and friends from Floydada, Amarillo and The Plaza of Lubbock where she was able to call home for the last 3 ½ years.  Prior to her move to Lubbock, Texas, she was living in Floydada and was a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church.

Marisa was preceded in death by her parents, her stepmother, Pearle Sparks and a grandson, Eric Fortenberry.

She is survived by her four sons, Donnie (Carla), Michael (Juany), Bryan (Juanita) and John (Melanie) Fortenberry; 10 grandchildren, Chad (Miranda) Fortenberry, Lee (Shayla) Fortenberry, Kaycee Fortenberry Brothers, Brian (Tonya) Saenz, Jeremiah Fortenberry, Jeremy (Kimberlie) Rusk, Nicholas Rusk, Michael (Jill) Fortenberry, April (Kevin) McGill and Shawn Thomas; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Timothy (Sue) Sparks and sister, Carolyn (Ted) Gutierrez.

The family wants to especially thank ALL the staff (nurses, administration and assistants) and residents at The Plaza of Lubbock for the love and care they showed toward Marisa for these last years of her life.  Not only did they touch her life; but, she was able to make a difference in their lives.  The family will forever be moved by the love and emotion which has been expressed daily in these last weeks and days.  

A Celebration and Remembrance Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Resthaven’s Abbey Chapel. 

In lieu of flowers, please make dontations to Boys Ranch of Amarillo, Children’s Home of Lubbock or Interim Hospice of Lubbock.

Online condolences may be offered at www.resthavenfuneralhome.com.



Evelyn Joyce Jones Williams

Evelyn Joyce Jones Williams was born on November 3, 1928 in Dalhart, Texas to Edgar James Jones and Bernice Snell Jones.

She died on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the age of 87 years.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, June 27, 2016 at the City Park Church of Christ in Floydada.
Graveside service was held at 3 p.m., Monday, June 27, 2016 at Truscott, Texas

Joyce grew up in Truscott, Texas, graduated from Crowell High School in 1945. She attended Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas.

In 1947 she married Q.D. Williams at her parent’s home in Truscott, Texas. She and Q.D. lived on the JY Ranch and later moved to the T Bar Ranch in Blanco Canyon. Later Joyce and QD purchased the headquarters of the T Bar where they raised their 3 children and nine foster children.

Joyce was active in the Floyd County Community. She served as a 4-H Leader and was past president of the Lakeview Home Demonstration Club and the 1929 Study Club. She was a member of Lubbock Christian College Associates. Joyce was a charter member in the founding of the Floyd County Historical Museum. She served as a hostess at the Ranching Heritage Center. Joyce was a Charter Director of the Massie Activity Center and served on the Floyd County Pioneer Association, Floyd County Dare Care and The Friends of the Crosby County Library.

She was active in her church, the City Park Church of Christ where she served as a teacher, hosted youth devotionals, and as a nursery worker. She was also a regular volunteer cook at the White River Youth Camp.

Joyce wrote columns for the Floyd County Hesperian, and was once a stringer for the Fort Worth Star Telegram.

With her own children in school Joyce resumed her own education. She graduated from Texas Tech University in 1970 and was certified in both Home Economics and Special Education. She was life member of Texas State Teacher Association and held various positions within the Floydada TSTA Chapter, including 2 terms as president. Joyce was inducted in Delta Kappa Gama, an international teacher’s organizations. She was a member of the Vocational Home Economics Teacher Association of Texas.

She was active in Scouts serving as a Girls Scout Leader in Crosbyton and Floydada. She planned day camps at the Bridwell Ranch and Silver Falls Park. Joyce initiated a Candy Striper Program with the Caprock Hospital of Floydada.
Joyce and husband Q.D. opened their ranch for a two-week Senior Girl Scout Ranch Merit Program. She served on the Lubbock Girl Scout Headquarters. In 1996, Joyce was selected as a Woman of Distinction for her years of involvement in the Girl Scouts, school, church and civic activities.

She is survived by son, James and wife, Cyndi of Lubbock, their children, Austin Williams and Ashleigh Baumgarten and her husband, Jeremy and their children, Kael, Hayes and Rayne; daughter, Nancy Farrington and husband, Mark of Amarillo, their son, Cortney Goodwin and his wife, Ayumi,  her daughter, Hillary Goodwin and her children, Zach, Sterling and Dakota Hilyer; son, Monte Williams and wife, Kellie of Floydada and their daughters, Tara Williams and Amanda Hinsley and husband, Todd and their children, Reese and Cooper. She is survived by a sister, Clara Brown of Truscott, Texas

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers, James Jones and Vernon Jones and sister, Norma Lee.

Memorials may be sent to the Floydada Senior Citizens, PO Box 573, Floydada, Texas 79235 and the Lubbock Children’s Home, PO Box 2824, Lubbock, Texas 79408 or your favorite charities.
Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.




Clara McCain


Clara McCain, age 88, of Lockney, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2016.

Graveside service were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the Lockney Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Lockney.

Arrangements were under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Lockney.

Clara was born November 27, 1927 to JA Ziegler and Hattie Seay in Silverton. She married Larnce A. McCain June 8, 1945 in Tulia.

She loved her family and enjoyed visiting everybody. Clara was an avid reader. She is an active member of the First Baptist Church in Lockney.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Larnce A. McCain, one brother, two sisters and three grandbabies.

She is survived by one daughter, Sheryl Rigby and husband, Rodney; two sons, Larry McCain and wife, Debbie, and Timothy McCain and wife, Rhonda; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made in Clara McCain’s name to the Hospice Hands of West Texas, P.O. Box 1118, Lockney, Texas 79241

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.




Duncan Harol Woody

Duncan Harol Woody, age 54, Goldsboro, North Carolina, formerly of Floydada, Texas, lost his courageous four-year battle with cancer on June 15, 2016, with his beloved wife, Sherri, by his side. 

Duncan was born December 20, 1961 to C.O. and Rilla Sue Duncan Woody. 

He graduated from Floydada High School in 1980 and attended Tarleton State University.  Being the oldest of four children and having three younger sisters, Duncan was the typical “big brother”, always feeling the need to protect his little sisters, even during his sickness.

Duncan worked in the Farming and Agriculture field his entire life, and loved being outdoors.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman and up until the last few weeks could be caught outside tinkering on his boat. 

On February 11, 1989, Duncan married Sherri Lambert and they have two children, Keith and Kellie, whom he adored, and his faithful weimaraner, JoJo. 

He is survived by his wife and children of Goldsboro, North Carolina, and three sisters, Carrie Summers of Henderson, Nevada, Pam Meador of Gatesville, and Zora Woody of Floydada, and their families. 

Duncan was preceded in death by his parents and infant son, Kody C.O. 

Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 10 a.m., at Carr’s Chapel cemetery.  After the service the family invites friends and family to meet at the Wayne Russell RV Park pavilion in Floydada for visitation. 

Donations can be made in Duncan’s memory to the American Cancer Society or your favorite charity.




Kenneth Dean Robertson

A Memorial Service for Kenneth Dean Robertson, age 77 of Alvin, Texas (formerly of Floydada) will be held at 6:30 p.m., June 23, 2016 at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Kenneth passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Laurel Court Nursing Facility in Alvin.

Kenneth was born April 29, 1938 in Floydada, Texas to Joe and Alta Robertson. He worked alongside family as they owned and operated a cotton gin in Dougherty, Texas, for many years.

Kenneth was a proud member of the Floydada Masonic Lodge and will be dearly missed by all that knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Alta Robertson; daughter, Hope Robertson-Wakefield; sister, Glenna Walls; brothers, Joe Robertson Jr., Bob Robertson, Earl Robertson and James Robertson. 

Kenneth is survived by his daughter, Holly Wakefield; sons, Haney Robertson and wife, Kim, and Heath Robertson and wife Kathy; sisters, Pat Goss, Patsy Dunn and Karen Pratt; brothers, Melvin Robertson and Jerry Robertson; grandchildren, Crystal, Cayla, Cori, Kelsey, Kolton, Kaedon, Kevin, Kaitlyn, Kyler and Cody; great-grandchildren, Presley, Hollie, Chelsie, Preston, Kaleb, Travis, Alyssa, Cassie, Scout and Emma; along with numerous other relatives and friends.

The Robertson family would like to thank Laurel Court Nursing Facility and Heart To Heart Hospice for all their dedication, kindness, and support they have given over the years.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Scott Family, 1421 East Hwy 6, Alvin, Texas 77511.
www.scottfuneralhome.net 





Melvin James Bradley

Melvin James Bradley, 87, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. 

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 10, 2016 at Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel with Rev. Kyle Brock, pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, officiating. 

Interment followed at Plainview Memorial Park under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

Visitation was held from 10 – 11 a..m.. Friday morning in the Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel.

Mr. Bradley was born April 26, 1929 in Colony Community, Oklahoma to Bill & Bertha Bradley.

He married Joy Walker on September 1, 1951 in Olustee, Oklahoma.  Mr. Bradley worked as a farmer for many years.  He was a loving husband to his wife, Joy Bradley and a wonderful father to his children, Connie Seale, Pam Hood, and Doug Bradley.

Mr. Bradley was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lockney, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his son, Doug Bradley; daughter, Brenda Bradley; parents, Bill and Bertha Bradley; and one brother, Marten Bradley.

He is survived by his wife, Joy Bradley of Plainview, Texas; two daughters, Connie Seale and husband, Donnie of Amarillo, Texas and Pam Hood and husband, Marty of Plainview, Texas; one brother, Marvin Bradley and wife, Frances of Ft. Cobb, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Melissa Murphree and husband, David of Plainview, Texas, Heather Irby and husband, Ryan of Dallas, Texas and Brandon Seale and wife, Jenna of Lubbock, Texas; three step-grandchildren, Matt Hood and wife, Sarah of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Nathan Hood of Lubbock, Texas, and Natalie Coffin and husband, Ryan of Lubbock, Texas; and five great-grandchildren, Gracie, Hunter and Daxson Murphree of Plainview, Texas, Caroline Irby of Dallas, Texas and Carson Seale of Lubbock, Texas and two step great-grandchildren, Cameron and Landon Hood of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Online condolences can be sent at www.kornerstonefunerals.com




Jesus "Jesse" Morales


Jesus "Jesse" Morales, age 57, of Floydada, passed away Monday, June 6, 2016.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church with Father Ike Temporanza officiating.

Burial followed at the Floyd County Memorial Park in Floydada.

Rosary was held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at the Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Arrangements are under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Jesse was born on August 21, 1958 to Francisco and Florinda (Zambrano) Morales in Odem, Texas.

Jesse was one of the founders of the Floydada Tiger League. He loved the Floydada community. His passion were the children of this community and was involved as a coach and referee for many years. He loved everything about Nascar.
He enjoyed traveling and adored his family but loved his Lord Jesus most of all.

Jesse is preceded in death by his parents, Francisco and Florinda Morales, his brother, Jose Luis Barrera and two sisters, Maria Elia Barrera and Francisca Garcia and a niece, Lisa Martinez.

He is survived by his wife, Irene Morales of Floydada; two sons, Joshua "J.J." Morales of Floydada, and Jacob Morales and wife, Allison of McPherson, Kansas;  two grandchildren, Aven Michelle Morales of Wakeeney, Kansas and Asher Jenson Morales of McPherson, Kansas; siblings, Francisco Morales, Jr. and wife, Christina of Lubbock, Janie Flores and husband, Julio of San Antonio, Tino Morales and wife, Frances of Amarillo, Rosa Garza and husband, John of Brownfield, Thelma Martinez and husband, Joe of Amarillo, Mary Ann Juarez and husband, Pete of Snyder, Carmen Blanco and husband, Eli of San Antonio, Yolanda Morales and friend, Sonny of San Antonio, Sandra Chavez and husband, Frank of Marble Falls, Amado Morales of Floydada, and Martin Morales and wife, Mary of Floydada. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to Maria Perales and Jesus Varela of Lockney.    




Olevia "Gene" McDaniel

Olevia "Gene" McDaniel, a long-time resident of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016, after a brief illness.
 
Born in 1939 in Seagraves, Texas, Gene attended Amherst High School in Amherst, Texas, where she met and married her high school sweetheart, Lewis McDaniel. 

Gene had an adventurous spirit and enjoyed working at various jobs wherever she landed, as well as traveling to new places. Gene took great joy in good food, socializing with her friends and spending time with her family.  She had a beautiful smile and infectious laugh that could light up a room.

She was an active member of the community and volunteered for Potter's Clay Ministries and Jackson House of Hot Springs.

Gene is survived by her husband, Lewis McDaniel; son, Mace McDaniel of Mason, Texas; daughter, Amanda McDaniel of Arlington, Virginia; sister, Terri Moss of Midland, Texas; sister Gayle Barber of Amarillo, Texas and brother, Dan Treadwell of Granbury, Texas.

Gene is preceded in death by her son, Cass McDaniel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Potter's Clay Ministries or Jackson House.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Village United Methodist Church, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.

Guests may register at www.caruth-hale.com.





Nancy Carol Campbell Myrick


Nancy Myrick passed away peacefully at her home on May 31, 2016 in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Nancy was born June 2, 1945, to Jim and Opal Campbell at Stamford, Texas.

Nancy married Dwayne Myrick on May 9, 1964 in Floydada and they had remained married for 52 years. She worked at the First National Bank of Floydada and then she was a stay at home mom until both of her daughters started school. After moving to Grand Prairie, she went to work for GPISD where she worked for 27 years, and then retired.

Nancy enjoyed being a part of all of her grandchildren’s activities, and never liked to miss anything that they were part of. She also enjoyed going to Lake Fork, and fishing from sun up to sundown.

Her greatest claim to fame at the lake was catching a 10 ½ lb bass. She loved her second home at the lake and all of her many friends that she had made there. She was a loving grandmother to her three grandchildren; Andrew and Olivia Arias and Lauren Armstrong.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband Dwayne Myrick of Grand Prairie; two daughters, Angela Arias and husband, Dr. Juan Arias of Desoto, Texas and Dwayla Armstrong of Grand Prairie, Texas and one sister, Laura Turner and husband, Tracy of Floydada.

A memorial service will be held at a later time.

She will be missed greatly by her family and her friends.




Dorothy Mozelle Dallas Smith

Dorothy Mozelle Dallas Smith, 94, passed away peacefully in her home in Plainview on Friday morning, May 27, 2016.
She was one-week shy of her 95th birthday.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, May 30, 2016 at the Main Street Church of Christ in Lockney.
Burial followed at the Lockney Cemetery.

Visitation was held from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., May 29, 2016 at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Lockney. Arrangements are under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Lockney.

Dorothy was born June 3, 1921 in Baird, Texas and she grew up in Tulia, graduating from THS in 1939. She was a graduate of Lippert’s Business College in Plainview and was the assistant manager of Swisher Rural Electric Co-op for many years.

On March 23, 1953, she married Bryan Smith of Lockney where they farmed and raised their family in the Sterling community. After retirement, they moved to Plainview in 1991.

Dorothy was active in her church and community, teaching children’s Bible classes for many years. She served as president of the PTA, president of El Progresso Study Club, and active member of the Lockney Band Boosters. Her greatest joy in life, however, was caring for her family.

She was preceded in life by her husband, Bryan, in 2004.

Dorothy is survived by her son, Dan Smith and his wife, Reeda Cay of Lockney, and her daughter, Marilyn White and her husband, Charles of Boston, Massachusetts. She has four granddaughters, Tikka Walters, Michelle Smith, Rebekah White, and Abigail White as well as three great-granddaughters. She also has many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, and her long time caregiver, Suzi Cornet.

She was the last surviving sibling of her eight brothers and sisters. She will be missed by many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to High Plains Children’s Home, 11461 S. Western St, Amarillo, TX 79118 or a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.




Kenneth Bain Poole


Kenneth Bain Poole died at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Raider Ranch.

Kenneth was born in Floydada, Texas, to J.T. and Ovie Poole on Dec. 14, 1926. He started school in the Antelope Community and then transferred to Dougherty Elementary School. He graduated from Floydada High School in 1945 and joined the U.S. Navy.

Kenneth and Bettye Kenney Poole were married on June 5, 1949 and lived in the Dougherty Community for sixty-three years.

He is survived by his only child, Lance Guy and wife, Melissa, of Dougherty; a granddaughter, Amber and husband, Scott Norris; and three great-grandchildren, Zach, Haley and Chloe of Lubbock.

 Kenneth belonged to the Masonic Lodge #712 of Floydada and Scottish Rite Bodies of Texas. After retirement, Kenneth enjoyed visiting with his son, Lance and worked many long hours in his shop that he loved.

Kenneth especially looked forward to being with his great-grandchildren; attending all of their activities and travelling with them. To his great-grandchildren he leaves a legacy of love for his Lord, love for his family, and care and concern for his fellow man.

The family would like to thank the staff and residents of Raider Ranch for all of their care and concern. They made his last years restful, enjoyable, and rewarding.

Kenneth was a member of the First Baptist Church of Floydada.

He donated his body to Texas Tech University Medical School and requested that no services be held.

Memorial donations can be made to the Dougherty Cemetery Fund or the Floydada Senior Citizens Center.




Billy Don Bigham


Billy Don Bigham, 76, of Lockney, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016 in Lubbock. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 12, 2016 at First Baptist Church in Lockney with Gary Bigham and Ricky Castensen officiating.
Interment followed at the Lockney Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Clay Bigham, Garrett Bigham, Don Castleberry, Rick Kellison, Rex Mathis, and Steve Wright. G.L. Hight and Jerry Johnson served as honorary pall bearers.

The family received friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Lockney.
Arrangements were under the care of Moore Rose Funeral Home.

He was born May 5, 1940 in Cleburne, Texas to Aldon Lynn and Mary Bigham. Bill’s family moved from central Texas to Lockney in 1953, where he graduated from Lockney High School in 1958. Bill then attended Texas Tech where he earned a B.S. in Agronomy in 1962. While attending Texas Tech, Bill was a member of the prestigious crops team. He married Anita Cooper on April 20, 1963. Bill was a farmer for 53 years.
Bill is survived by his wife, Anita of 53 years; three sons, Gary Bigham and wife, Melissa of Amherst, Troy Bigham and wife, Deanna of Lockney, and Clint Bigham of Lockney; a daughter, Stacy Hereford and husband, Frank of Austin; seven grandchildren, Courtney Brendle and husband, Dylan, Garrett, Tanille, Clay, Tabetha, Garyn, Garicyn; one great-grandchild, Jett; and two siblings, Jerry and wife, JoAnn of Columbus, Ohio, and Mary Lynn Lewis and husband, Jim of Plainview.
Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com

Charles “Butch” Hackler??Charles Lynn “Butch” Hackler, 63, of Plainview died March 3, 2016 in Lubbock.

Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Parkview Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 405 S. Broadway, Plainview, Texas.

He attended Plainview High School and was a member of the Plainview High School Band.

Survivors include sisters, Barbara Coleman of Washington, D.C. and Nancy Penka of Plainview.




Roland Kenneth Towery (Ken)

Roland Kenneth Towery (Ken) was born on January 25, 1923 in Monroe County, Mississippi.  He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in Austin, Texas on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, the anniversary of 69 years with his wife, Louise. He was 93 years old.

After his family moved to Texas in 1924, he grew up on a farm in South Texas. Entering the US Army on his 18th birthday, Ken served during World War II in defense of the Philippines where he was captured at the fall of Corregidor and interned as a prisoner of war in China for three and one-half years. Among other decorations, he holds the Purple Heart and Presidential Unit Citation with two Oak Leaf Clusters.

Ken married a Knippa, Texas girl, Louise Ida Cook, on May 4, 1947 in Houston, Texas.  In 1955, while Managing Editor for the Cuero Daily Record, he received the Pulitzer Prize for his series of stories exposing fraud and corruption in the Texas Veterans Land Program.  In 1956, Towery joined the Capitol Staff of Newspapers, Inc. in Austin covering state government and politics. From there, he moved to Washington as an aide to Senator John Tower and, later, into other government service.

Towery's government service includes six years as aide to Former Senator John Tower of Texas (most of it as Administrative Assistant) and seven years as Deputy Director and Assistant Director of the United States Information Agency. His service also includes ten years as Board Member of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting where he was twice elected as Chairman of the Board.

Towery was involved in numerous political campaigns including managing two of Senator Tower’s reelection bids. He was Deputy Press Secretary in the 1980 Reagan campaign for Presidency during the General Election, managed President Nixon’s Texas campaign during the 1968 Presidential campaign, and was involved in the Goldwater campaign for Presidency in 1964. He was also active in management or as consultant in a number of State and Congressional campaigns.

In addition, Towery owned weekly newspapers in North Texas: The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon and the Crosby County News & Chronicle as well as the Belton Journal.  He was inducted into the Panhandle Press Association Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Texas Newspaper Foundation Hall of Fame in 2015.

Towery wrote his memoirs, “The Chow Dipper”, about his experiences as a prisoner of war and his years of involvement in journalism and politics. In the first part of the book, he recalls the siege of Corregidor and his time in a Japanese prison camp.  There, his fellow prisoners chose Ken as the chow dipper because they trusted him to fairly apportion their food from the bucket it came in.  Ken later wrote, “Nothing in the secular world, the world apart from my family, has approached the honor of being chosen ‘Chow Dipper’ by starving men” - the Pulitzer Prize was not as meaningful as being the chow dipper.  In the second part, he tells his views through experience of the changing faces of journalism, politics, and government during critical stages of American history.

Ken is survived by his wife, Louise; a daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Leonard Gilroy, of Austin; a son, Roland Kenneth Towery Jr., of Baltimore; four grandchildren, Roland Kenneth Towery III and his wife, Jamie, of Savannah, Georgia, Rachel Sines and her husband, David, of Winter Garden, Florida, Athena Towery of Baltimore, Maryland, and Brandon Gilroy of Austin; and three great-grandchildren, Watson Sterner of Baltimore, Maryland and Archer Towery and Ezra Towery of Savannah, Georgia.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Wiley Azof and Lonie Belle Cowart Towery, and seven brothers and two sisters.

The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home in Austin, Texas.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 9, 2016, at Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel.

Interment followed at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin.

Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com. 

Arrangements under the direction of Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home in Austin.





Margaret Elizabeth Bean Calahan


Margaret Elizabeth Bean Calahan, 93, of South Plains, Texas died Monday, April 4, 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky.
Margaret was born November 7, 1922 in Lockney, Texas.

Survivors include her two sons, John and wife, Ann of Stephenville and granddaughter, Shelby Lee, and Jerry and wife, Carol of Canyon and grandson, Michael; a daughter, Beth of Lexington and grandsons, Bradley and Bryan; and grandson, Cameron of Lubbock; and 5 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2016 at South Plains Baptist Church.
Reverend Nathan Mulder, officiated and Bro. Joe Weldon assisted.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to South Plains Baptist Church, South Plains, Texas.




JAMES KING, SR.

James King, Sr. age 75 of Floydada, passed away May 7, 2016 at the Trust Point Hospital in Lubbock.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church with Tim Askew and Kenneth Jackson.

Interment followed at the Floydada Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the care of Moore Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

He was born on October 10, 1940, to Mary King and Rozell Rice in Bryan, Texas.

He married Bettye King (Coleman) February 15, 1992 in Floydada. He enjoyed watching football games, he was a Dallas Cowboys fan, he loved watching his grandchildren play sports, loved taking family vacations and traveling in the car.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Lee King, a brother, Charles, two sisters, Ann, Joyce, and Alice Faye.

James is survived by his wife of the home, Bettye King; his children, Fleata (William Cook) of Belton, Texas, Beverly Collins of Floydada, Texas, Nora (Timothy Collins) of Floydada, Texas, James Jr. (Tammy King) of Lubbock, Texas, Terry King of Floydada, Texas, Leonard (Elizabeth King) of Floydada, Texas, O.B. (Tess Smith) of Floydada, Quin Coleman, of Denver, Colorado Sissy Chappell, of Floydada, Texas, Dorcus Baker, of Floydada, Texas, and Carlos Baker of Floydada, Texas; a brother, Richard Henry;  numerous grandkids, great-grandkids, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Online condolences may be made to www.moore-rose.com


    
ROBERT JACK ‘BOB’ ROSS
Robert Jack “Bob” Ross age 76 of Floydada, Texas went to be with the Lord on May 7, 2016.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Floydada with Pastor Tim Franks officiating.

Interment followed at the Dougherty Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the care of Moore Rose Funeral Home of Floydada.

Bob was born to the late Jack and Lillian Rose on April 18, 1940 in Ralls, Texas. The family moved to the Dougherty community in 1942. He attended school in both McAdoo and Floydada. He married his beloved Glenna Blasingame Ross on September 8, 1962. Bob served on many public boards and farmed in the Dougherty area until he retired.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, James and Sam Ross.

He is survived by his wife, Glenna; son, Tom Ross and wife, Lori of Floydada; son, Mitch Ross of Floydada;  his grandchildren, Kelsey Ross, Nelson Stegall, Tucker Ross, Taylor Ross, and Shani Jordan and husband, Taylor, two great-grandchildren, Presley Stegall, and Hadley Jordan; many nieces, nephews, and a brother. He is also survived by his brother, Bill and wife, Georgetta. 

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com




DONNA SAMS

Donna Sams, age 58, of Lockney passed away Sunday, May 2, 2016 in Lubbock.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m., Thursday, May 5, 2015 at the First Baptist Church of Lockney.

Visitation was held at 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Moore Rose Funeral Home in Lockney.

Arrangements were under the care of Moore Rose Funeral Home of Lockney.

Donna was born on January 5, 1958 to Marvin and Rosezell (Bonds) Sams. 

She lived most of her entire life in Lockney and attended Lockney schools.  Donna was an all-around fun person. She enjoyed spending time and playing with her grandchildren. Almost equally she enjoyed spending time with her fur babies.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Jason Peralez and his wife, Michelle of Victoria, Texas, Jeffery Peralez and his wife, Eliza Peralez of Victoria, Texas, and Susie Peralez and her husband, Eddie Longoria of Lockney; 12 grandchildren, Zaidence Peralez, Arabella Peralez, Messiah Peralez, Katelynn Longoria, Emily Longoria, Samantha Longoria, Edward Longoria, Jason Peralez, Jr. Bryanna Luna, Jesse Luna, Nicholas Peralez, and Alan Peralez; oned great-grandson, Landon Luna, two sisters; Lani Brandmire of Knoxville, Tennessee and Valerie Wilson of Chicago, Illinois.

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com





JOHN EVERETT PERRY, JR.

John Everett Perry, Jr., 83, of Amarillo passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016.

A memorial visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2016, in the Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel.
Cremation arrangements were under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

John was born on a small farm near Floydada on November 12, 1932, to Everett and Helen (Tinnin) Perry.  He attended schools in Floydada and graduated from Floydada High School in 1950.  He attended college at West Texas State where he played football before marrying his high school sweetheart, Christine Jones, who was also born and raised in Floydada.  Two years after marriage, John was drafted into the U.S. Army and served during the Korean conflict as an MP.  After his discharge, John and family lived in Plainview for 10 years.  They then moved to Petersburg in 1964 where they owned and operated "The Buff" restaurant.

John later worked with his father, Everett, and brother, Jerry, in the John Deere dealerships in Petersburg, Floydada, and Lockney.  It was during that time that he served on the City Council and also as the Mayor of Petersburg.  He was also a member of the Chamber of Commerce and served as the announcer for the annual Petersburg Day for many years.  John was honored as the "Man of the Year" in 1978 for those services.

It was during those years in Petersburg that John started writing columns for the Petersburg Post newspaper and did so until he moved to Plainview in 1991.  He worked at the John Deere dealership in Olton for seven years and also wrote a weekly column for the Olton Enterprise. 

Due to health reasons, John retired and devoted his time to writing and volunteer work.  He wrote a weekly column for the Plainview Daily Herald for many years. 

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a volunteer cook for their weekly Men’s Prayer Breakfast.  He was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels, Faith in Sharing, and RSVP.  He also served as Santa Claus for many years for the annual Christmas Breakfast with Santa.

John and Chris were dedicated supporters of their children's school and community activities, spending many hours cheering during football, basketball, and baseball games.  John was beloved by his children and grandchildren for fishing trips, horseshoe pitching contests, and his gourmet "sugar pies."  He was a wonderful cook who shared his talents with family and friends.

In later years, John wrote three fictional novels depicting the history of the staked plains and the Llano Estacado. The novels were a tribute to the trials and tribulations endured by both early settlers and native Americans during the latter years of the 19th century.  The novels were titled, The Winter Moon, followed by A Time for the Crawfish, and finally The Whispering Prairie .

John was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter, Cammye Louise Thompson, and a son-in-law, Neill Thompson.

He is survived by his "first" and only wife, Chris Perry of Amarillo; son, Mike Perry and wife, Judy of Olton; three daughters, Debbie Perry of Amarillo, Becky Thompson of Royse City, Texas, and Janice Luscombe and husband, Jimmy of Amarillo; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to BSA Hospice of the Southwest or any of the Veteran Charitable organizations.
Online condolences can be made at www.kornerstonefunerals.com



Joy Keeter Assiter

Joy Keeter Assiter, 84, of Floydada, died Friday, April 29, 2016.

Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2016 in the First United Methodist Church of Floydada.

Burial followed in the Floyd County Memorial Park Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Moore-Rose Funeral Home of Floydada.

Joy was born January 3, 1932, in Erick, Oklahoma to Claude Keeter and Fannie Wolf Keeter.

Joy started school in Quitaque, Texas and graduated from Lockney High School as Miss Lockney High. She married the love of her life, Tommy Assiter, on December 25, 1949, in Portales, New Mexico.

Joy enjoyed raising her three children and later became the branch manager of Plainview Savings and Loan in downtown Floydada. Joy and Tommy were the third of four generations of Assiters that lived on the same sections of land south of town.

Joy and Tommy started the Assiter “Punkin” Ranch that became her pride and joy. Generations of families have started their fall traditions with an Assiter “punkin” making the “big red barn” on the Ralls Highway their destination.

Joy was proud to be a part of the Floyd County Community and showed her support by participating in many organizations. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Red Hat Society, Lockney 49’ers, and First United Methodist Church.

Joy is survived by her sons, Tim Assiter and wife, Michelle, and Tom “Spanky” Assiter and wife, Amy; her daughter, Darla Carthel and husband, Jack; her grandchildren, Memori Jackson and Kenneth, Bandy Assiter, Kelsey Deerinwater and Steven, Nic Roy, Helena Roy, Ali Kranz and Robert, Brittany Sparks, Julia Sparks, Careese Wood and Josh, Candice Himelrick and Tadd, and Colton Carthel and Madison; 19 great-grandchildren; and her twin brother, Joe Keeter.

The family suggests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, 203 W. Kentucky Street, Floydada TX, 79235; Spirit of Sharing, 619 E. Houston Street, Floydada, TX 79235; or a favorite charity.

Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the funeral home.





Gloria Cuevas

Gloria Cuevas, age 75 of Floydada passed away April 27, 2016.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday April 30, 2016 at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church with Father Ike Temporanza officiating. 

Burial will followed in the Floydada Cemetery. The Rosary was recited at 7 p.m., Friday, April 29th at Moore-Rose Funeral home.

Arrangements were under the care of Moore Rose Funeral Home of Floydada.

Gloria was born on July 17, 1940 in Asherton, Texas to Mariano and Inocencia (Ruiz) Guerrero.  She was proud to tell everyone that she met her husband in the cotton fields in 1959 where it was love at first sight.  Gloria and Bonifacio Cuevas were married on January 1, 1960 in Lubbock. They were long time faithful members of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church.

Gloria was very family oriented. She enjoyed having her daughter Corina paint her nails and style her hair. Another passion was having her grandbabies and great-grandbabies dance on her lap.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 56 years, Bonifacio of the home; three daughters, Margie Hernandez and husband, Gilbert of San Antonio, San Juana Dallas and husband, Andrew, and Corina Lee Ann Melchor, all of Floydada; seven grandchildren, Joseph Cuevas of El Paso, Stephen Cuevas of El Paso, Alicia Cuevas of El Paso, Robert Cuevas of Arlington, Rebecca Segovia of Houston, Elizabeth Fry of Arlington, and Jordan Cuevas of Floydada; two great-grandchildren, Matthew Bonifacio Cuevas of El Paso and Julissa Valerie Mazariegos of Houston.
Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com





Lawrence Gale McPherson

Lawrence Gale McPherson passed away on April 30, 2016.

He was born on July 24, 1933 in Branson, Colorado to Henry Houston McPherson and Lela Nettie Terry McPherson.
When the family moved to Texas, they homesteaded in Briscoe County and Gale attended Silverton High School. He enlisted in the Navy and on November 29, 1953 while in the Navy, he married his hometown sweetheart, Julia Gay Merrell. Gale received an honorable discharge after his four year stint and he and Gay moved to Floyd County to farm and raise their family.

Gale’s passions were his work and family. He also loved sailing, golfing and traveling with Gay. He was a Deacon at the New Salem Primitive Baptist Church in Floydada for thirty eight years.

He is survived by a son, Steven Dale and wife, Becky; a daughter, Dar Lee and husband, David Foster; four grandchildren, Matt and wife, Megan McPherson, JW and wife, Stephanie McPherson, Addie and husband, Jason Powers and Will and wife, Rachael Foster; and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Robert McPherson of Amarillo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife, Gay, a son, Willard Dee McPherson, a grandson, Luke Foster, a son-in-law, Bobby Pool, two brothers, Henry and Donald McPherson and a sister, Hope McPherson Reves.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Lockney Volunteer Fire Department, the Lockney Library or the Silverton Cemetery.

Services for Gale were held on May 3, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the New Salem Primitive Baptist Church in Floydada.
Visitation was held at the Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Lockney on May 2, 2016 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Arrangements were under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Lockney.

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.




Zan Daniels Merritt

Zan Daniels Merritt, age 35, of Round Rock, Texas and formerly of Floydada, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at St. David’s Hospital in Round Rock, Texas after a lengthy (5 years, 4 months) hard-fought battle with cancer.

Zan was born on January 2, 1981 in Brownfield. She moved to Floydada in first grade where she attended Duncan Elementary School. She was a 1999 graduate of Floydada High School and a 2003 graduate of Angelo State University where she obtained a BA degree.

She married Jon Merritt on November 18, 2009 in Round Rock, Texas.  Zan attended The Fellowship Church in Round Rock, Texas.

Zan was preceded in death by her father, Zeddie Daniels.

Her survivors include her husband, Jon Merritt of Round Rock, Texas; her son, Luke Merritt of the home; her mother, Sue Daniels of Floydada; her brothers, Tracy Daniels of Hobbs, New Mexico and Trent Brandon Daniels of Fort Worth; her step-sons, Spencer Headley, Adam Headly and Gabe Merritt of Cedar Park, Texas.

Memorial services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 25, 2016 at The Fellowship Church in Round Rock, Texas.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m., April 30, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Floydada.  

Services were officiated by Tim Franks and Stephen Kelly.  Services were under the direction of Beck Funeral Home of Round Rock, Texas.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice Austin, 4017 Spicewood Springs, Austin, Texas 78759 or American Cancer Society, 3513 10th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79415.



Tommy Lee Thomas

Tommy Lee Thomas, age 64, of Odessa, passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. 

He was born in Crosbyton, Texas on September 13, 1951 to Mary Elliott and the late Cecil Thomas.  Tommy was a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and had served as an aircraft mechanic.

Tommy enjoyed playing pool and darts.  He was self-employed doing construction work and remodeling homes.

He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Thomas; step-father, Dub Ferguson; one great-nephew, Justin Jaso; and one niece, Jennifer Thomas.

He is survived by his wife,  Laura Fraley of Odessa; mother,  Mary Ferguson of Floydada, Texas; three sons,  Ryan Thomas and Kyle Thomas of Colorado and Cory Thomas of South Carolina; one daughter, Brenda McPherson and husband, Randell of Marshall, Texas; two brothers,  David Thomas and wife, Linda of Floydada and Rodney Ferguson of Lubbock, Texas; two sisters, Wanda Thomas and Stephanie Holbert and husband, Phillip of Floydada; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Graveside memorial services will be privately held at a later date at Petersburg Cemetery in Petersburg, Texas.

Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.




Jo Beth Walker

Jo Beth Walker of Lubbock passed away April 20, 2016.

She was born October 30, 1935 in Floydada to O.R. and Roanne Mooney.

She graduated from Floydada High School in 1954 and went on to get a degree from Draughan Business School.

Jo Beth married Billy John Walker in 1958. She worked for Traders & General Insurance.  
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brothers, Bob, Rex and Buster Mooney and sister, Muriell Mooney.  

Survivors include two sons Stevan and Mike Walker and his wife, Hollie and two grandsons, Logan and Landen; and sister-in-law, Betty Currey.

Visitation was held on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 5 to7 p.m. at Resthaven Funeral Home.  Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday April 25, 2016 in the Abbey Chapel of Resthaven Funeral Home followed by burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Condolences may be offered at www.resthavenfuneralhome.com




James M. Willson, Jr.

James M. Willson, Jr. passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016.

Jimmy was born November 30, 1921 in Hale Center, Texas to J.M.Willson, Sr. and Mavis Terry Willson.

He completed secondary education at Floydada High School and college education in accounting at S.M.U. He served in the army in WW II and married Anne O'berry Newman in 1946. They were in the lumber and hardware business in Floydada until 1989.

He served many public service jobs during his life including Methodist Lay Leader, city mayor as well as being a 50 year plus member of Boy Scouts, Rotary International and Lions Club among many other organizations. His first love was working on behalf of Freemasonry and its charities. Jimmy served as Grand
Dad truly believed that "....no man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child".

Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents and wife.

He is survived by five children, Mac Willson, Linda Noy and husband, Nick, Jane Traugott and husband, Joe, John and Terry.

Graveside services with Masonic Rites were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Floyd County Memorial Park in Floydada.

Memorial services were held at 11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Floydada with Ken Peterson officiating.

Visitation was held from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Arrangements were under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.4

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.




Jewel Ismanell Gray

Jewel Ismanell Gray, age 91, died Wednesday, April 3, 2016 at Amarillo, Texas.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 16, 2016 in the First Assembly of God Church in Clarendon. Rev. Matthew Stidham, officiated.

Interment was held at the  Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon.

Visitation was held from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Arrangement were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Mrs. Gray was born January 3, 1925 in Clay County, Texas to George and Ollie Johnson.   

She married Vance Gray on May 30, 1941 in Hedley.    She moved to Donley County at the age of 10.
She was a member of the Pathfinders Club and the Red Hatters Club.   

She survived 13 years of being a dorm mother at Clarendon College in Knorpp Hall.    She was awarded the Donley County Pioneer Woman of the Year several years ago.    She was a great cook.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1996, and a daughter, Jeanne Gray Tittle in 1998.

Survivors include  three sons, Jerry Gray and wife, Gloria of Canyon, Larry Gray and wife, Derlene, and Buster Gray and wife, Linda all of Clarendon; a daughter, Charlene Brown and husband, Butch of Floydada; a sister, Joyce Jackson of Lubbock; a sister-in-law, Blanch Gray of Parker County, Colorado; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be sent to Donley County Senior Citizens in Clarendon or Citizens Cemetery Association in Clarendon.

Sign our online guest book at www.RobertsonFuneral.com





Nita Jo Day Hartman

Nita Jo Day Hartman, 81, died Friday, February 5, 2016, in Amarillo. 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the  Lockney Cemetery.   

Jo was born December. 21, 1934, in Floydada to Robert and Martha Day.

She graduated from Floydada High School in 1953, where she met the love of her life, Charles Hartman; they were married for almost 61 years.   

After staying at home to raise her children, Jo graduated from West Texas State University with a Master’s degree in education. She taught first grade for 26 years at Olsen Park Elementary School and retired with a smile on her face.

Jo was a long-time active member of Paramount Baptist Church, where she loved singing with the Glory Singers.

She also enjoyed spending  time with her grandchildren, gardening, playing bridge, cooking and keeping up with the stock market. 

Her final days were spent surrounded by her husband and children.

Survivors include her husband, Charles; her children, Chuck Hartman of Carrollton, Roben Hartman and wife, Donna of Frisco and Pamela Hartman Krakosky and husband, David of Carrollton; seven grandchildren; and three great-children.
 
 
 


Luther Presley “Pres” Kennamer

Luther Presley “Pres” Kennamer, age 92, of Canyon died Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Canyon.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Palo Duro Cowboy Church with Tadd Mann, pastor, officiating.

Graveside services followed at 3:30 p.m. at Floydada Cemetery in Floydada.

The family received friends on Friday, April 15, 2016 at Brooks Funeral Directors from 5 – 7 p.m.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Brooks Funeral Directors.

Luther Presley “Pres” Kennamer was born September 11, 1923 in Haskell County, Texas to Homer Gross and Lucy Summers Kennamer. He was the oldest of their six children.

Pres led a truly blessed life and admitted so almost daily. He began his strong work ethic at the ripe age of 10 years and maintained it until his death. Pres met his future wife when he was 3 years old and they were truly lifelong friends.

During WWII, he served courageously in the Army Air Corps and flew gliders during the invasion of France.

Later he piloted C-47's and dropped supplies to the GI’s fighting in the Battle of the Bulge.

Upon his return from WWII, Pres married Eva Marie Lewis on December 3, 1945. 

Pres and Eva did not have children of their own, but welcomed all children with open arms and loving hearts.
Pres and Eva will be sorely missed in the community and especially by their extended family.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Homer Gross Kennamer, Jr., Texie Ann Kennamer Lucas, Mickey Lee Kennamer, and Beatrice Kennamer Boyles.

A special thank you to Dr. Anita Ravipati and all the staff at Harrington Cancer Center for their excellent and tender care.

Survivors include his brother, Alfred Kennamer, of Houston; and numerous nephews and nieces.       

Memorials may be sent to the West Texas Rehabilitation Center, 4601 Hartford St., Abilene, TX 79605 or to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 6977 Main St., Houston, TX 77030.

Please sign the online guest registry at www.brooksfuneral.com




Joe Cunyus

Joe Cunyus passed peacefully in his sleep into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ during the morning of April 7, 2016.

A Celebration of Life Service was held Monday, April 11, at 2 pm at the West College and Third Street Church of Christ in Lockney.

Visitation was held in the home of Joe Cunyus, 215 Southwest Second Street, from 5 to 8 pm Sunday afternoon, April 10.

A tribute of Joseph's life may be found at www.memorialdesigners.net, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.

Joe was born in Prairie Chapel, Texas, a small community north of Lockney in the winter of 1934 to Betha Anna Cunyus and Frank Allen Cunyus. He began his lifelong love of farming prior to graduation from Lockney High School in 1951.
Joe started farming a quarter section of land north of Lockney owned by his mother, Betha Carthel Cunyus, located near the original Carthel Family homestead, settled in the early 1900’s.

Joe met the one and only love of his life, and future wife of 63 years, Barbara Mullins, while attending Lockney High School. Joe and Barbara married on December 25, 1951, in Lockney. They lived their entire lives in Lockney.

Joe loved farming, his family, the Texas Tech Red Raiders, and watching his children and grandchildren play competitive sports. He loved teaching any kid how to play any type of sport. Joe spent many hours in the driveway of his home teaching kids how to shoot a basketball correctly!

A lifelong sports enthusiast, Joe took his children, grandchildren, and many neighborhood children to numerous Texas Tech football and basketball games from the 1950’s through the 2015 football season at Jones Stadium. He was a proud member of the Red Raider Club for most of his life.
 
Joe was a lifelong member of the Lockney West College and Third Street Church of Christ. 

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Barbara Dawn Cunyus, who passed on September 16, 2015; his mother, Betha Anna Carthel Cunyus; his dad, Frank Allen Cunyus; one sister, Marthella Summers, and two brothers-in-law, Ewell Kelly of Dimmitt, Texas, and Jimmy Houck of Deland, Florida.

He is survived by two sisters, Nell Cunyus Kelley of Dimmitt and Bette Houck of Eustis, Florida: four sons and three daughters-in-law, Danny and Marita Cunyus of Van Alstyne, Texas, Larry and Linda Cunyus of Amarillo, Texas, Ronnie and Susan Cunyus of Dallas, Texas, and Jackie Cunyus of Amarillo, Texas; eight grandchildren, four great-granddaughters, numerous nephews and nieces and his beloved Boston Terrier, Rosie.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to West College and Third Street Church of Christ in Lockney, TX, P.O. Box 217, Lockney, TX 79241.





Beth Ann Marlar

Beth Ann Marlar passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016.

Family and friends gathered to celebrate her life of 73 years on Monday, April 4, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Lorenzo Baptist Church.

A tribute of Beth's life may be found at www.memorialdesigners.net, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family.

Beth was born October 1, 1942 in Little Rock Arkansas to the late Horace and Cora Norman.  The family soon after moved to Lorenzo, Texas where she resided until 2013.

She was an active member of First Baptist Church Lorenzo for many years where she led various bible studies, Sunday school classes and ministries.

Beth enjoyed a variety of careers and activities including child care provider, licensed massage therapist, baker, cake decorator, life coach, and author.  Her most treasured activity was spending time with her family and friends. She loved to make people laugh and many lives have been positively influenced by her faith and spiritual guidance and encouragement.

Survivors include her three daughters, Toni Marlar Robertson and Andy Bouchard, Pamela Ricketts and husband, Tony, and Robbie Pond and Christy Jaresh; six grandsons, Jeremy Robertson, Nathan Robertson and wife, Cecilia, Kaleb Robertson and wife, Courtney, Brayden Pond and wife, Kaylee, Remington Ricketts and Christopher Jaresh; two granddaughters, Kylie Ricketts, and Katie Jaresh; great-grandchildren, Colton, Weston and Avery Robertson, and Sebastian Pond; two sisters, Jan Bownds and Nita Hamilton; and a brother, Sam Norman. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Cora Norman, husband, Bobby Marlar, and brother, Bobby Norman.

Memorials can be sent to First Baptist Church Lorenzo 221 Tyler Lorenzo, Tx 79343 and Heart of Texas Foundation Faith-Based Prison Ministry PO Box 110 Bellville, Tx 77418.




Kenneth Dean Robertson

Kenneth Dean Robertson, age 77 of Alvin, Texas passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Laurel Court Nursing Facility in Alvin.

Kenneth was born April 29, 1938 in Floydada, Texas to Joe and Alta Robertson. He worked alongside family as they owned and operated a cotton gin in Dougherty, Texas, for many years.

Kenneth was a proud member of the Floydada Masonic Lodge and will be dearly missed by all that knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Alta Robertson; daughter, Hope Robertson-Wakefield; sister, Glenna Walls; brothers, Joe Robertson Jr., Bob Robertson, Earl Robertson and James Robertson. 

Kenneth is survived by his daughter, Holly Wakefield; sons, Haney Robertson and wife, Kim, and Heath Robertson and wife Kathy; sisters, Pat Goss, Patsy Dunn and Karen Pratt; brothers, Melvin Robertson and Jerry Robertson; grandchildren, Crystal, Cayla, Cori, Kelsey, Kolton, Kaedon, Kevin, Kaitlyn, Kyler and Cody; great-grandchildren, Presley, Hollie, Chelsie, Preston, Kaleb, Travis, Alyssa, Cassie, Scout and Emma; along with numerous other relatives and friends.

The Robertson family would like to thank Laurel Court Nursing Facility and Heart To Heart Hospice for all their dedication, kindness, and support they have given over the years.

A Memorial Service for Kenneth will be held at a later date in Floydada, Texas.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Scott Family, 1421 East Hwy 6, Alvin, Texas 77511. www.scottfuneralhome.net



Mildred Smitherman

Mildred Smitherman of Floydada, Texas traded her earthly home for heaven on April 1, 2016.  
She was met by her loving parents and brother, Walter, with great smiles and open arms.  No more pain or suffering, only joy and happiness!

Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church in Floydada, Monday April 4, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Interment followed at the Floyd County Memorial Park in Floydada.

The family held visitation at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, April 3, 2016.

Arrangements were under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Mildred was born to J.K. and Susie Bean on March 24, 1936.  She grew up on the family farm with her three older brothers Kenneth, Walter and Donald outside of Silverton, Texas.  Mildred attended school in Silverton graduating as valedictorian.  

Mildred married Philip Smitherman on April 2, 1953.  Together they reared two sons, Marc and Monty, on their own family farm in South Plains, Texas.  Being a loving mother and wife was her greatest joy.  She was a huge sports fan and delighted in watching her two sons play ball.

Mildred and Philip moved to Floydada where they made their home for the last 43 years. 

Mildred worked for many years in the cotton industry, keeping books and selling cotton for various gins in the Floydada area. She took great pride in trying to get the best price possible for ‘her’ farmers.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, J.K. and Susie Bean, her brother, Walter Bean, and daughter-in-law, Bobbie Smitherman.

Those left to cherish her memory are husband, Philip Smitherman; son, Marc and his wife, Michele Smitherman of Maryville, Tennessee; son, Monty Smitherman of Silverton and her grandson, Jake Smitherman of Knoxville, Tennessee.  

The family would like to extend a special word of thanks to the staff and nurses at the Hale Center Health and Rehab Center and the wonderful ladies of Hospice.




Lois Marie Kemp

Lois Marie Kemp, 88, of Plainview, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2016.

Graveside services were at 10 a.m. on Wednesday April 6, 2016 in Parklawn Memorial Park in Plainview.  

Friends were invited to pay their respects to Mrs. Kemp at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Lockney on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Arrangements were under the care of Lemons Funeral Home.

Lois Marie Tyler was born May 21, 1927 in Altus, Oklahoma to Horace and Stella (Underwood) Tyler.  She was a graduate of Mangum High School.  

She met the love of her life, T.W. Kemp, in Lubbock and they were married on September 12, 1948.

She was preceded in death by her husband, T.W. in 2004.  

Survivors include her two sons, Jimmy Kemp and wife, Jami of Lockney and Larry Thomas Kemp and wife, Melody of Arlington; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch or the Children’s Home of Lubbock.   

On-line condolences may be made at www.lemonsfunerals.com



Carmen Starkey

Carmen Starkey, age 83 of Floydada, Texas, passed away March 18, 2016. 

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Floydada. Tim Franks officiated.
Interment followed at the Lockney Cemetery in Lockney, Texas. 

Arrangements were under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home of Floydada.

Carmen Arlene Starkey was born August 15, 1932 to J.W. and Annie Laura (Brown) Graham in Waterproof, Louisiana.  
Carmen, known to all as “Aunt Mutt” loved to cook and spend time with her family and friends.  She was a homemaker and worked for the Floydada Independent School District as cafeteria supervisor of A.B. Duncan Elementary School until her retirement.  Carmen was a member of the First Baptist Church in Floydada. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Starkey in 1988 and her granddaughter, Annie Starkey in 2014.  
Carmen is survived by two children, son, Bill Starkey and wife, Monti, of Hastings, Nebraska, and son, Joe Starkey of Floydada; and grandsons, Joshua and Matthew Starkey of Hastings, Nebraska.  As well as two brothers, Wendell Graham of Corpus Christi, Texas and Morris Graham of Lubbock, Texas and a host of loved nieces and nephews.  
Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.



Maria Escalon

Maria Estanislada Martinez Escalon, age 70, formerly of Floydada, passed away, Sunday, March 13, 2016.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 18, 2016 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Floydada with Father Ike Temporanza officiating. Interment followed at the Floydada Cemetery.

Rosary was held at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.
Arrangements were under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Maria was born on November 9, 1945 to Refugio and Dora (Cuellar) Martinez in Mexico. She was employed by Hale County State Bank in Plainview for 22 years. She reunited with the love of her life, Joe in 1993 and they later moved to Springer, New Mexico and worked for Russell Travel Center until she was diagnosed with cancer. She and Joe moved to Glenrio, New Mexico in 2010 to be closer to her daughter.

She had a passion for quilting and gardening. Maria liked to travel and see the mountains. Maria loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking for everybody. Maria was a youth sponsor for Sacred Heart in Petersburg.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Noe Martinez.

She is survived by her husband, Joe and her children: daughter, Patricia Escalon Deal of Amarillo, son, Matt Escalon, Jr. and Samantha Salazar of Wolfforth, son, Paul and Michelle Peralez of Lubbock, Arlinda and Randy Hernandez, Joe and Rosa Peralez, Leticia and David Longoria of Plainview, Gracie Hernandez and Gene Ortiz, Melisa Peralez of San Antonio; 25 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.



ANGEL RODRIGUEZ

Celebration of life funeral services for Angel Rodriguez, 76, of Kress, Texas was held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 21, 2016 at Bartley Memorial Chapel in Plainview Texas. Robert Garza of Jehovah’s Witnesses officiated.   
Burial followed in Kress Cemetery under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home.  
He died Tuesday, March 15, 2016 in Ropesville, Texas.  
He was born November 26, 1939 in Colonia Esperanza Chihuahua, Mexico.
He married Francisca Rodriguez on June 9, 1960 in Mexico.  He was a farmer.




John Arthur Little

John Arthur Little, age 80, passed away March 10, 2016 in Lockney, Texas.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the care of Moore Rose Funeral Home of Floydada.

John was born November 28, 1935 in Eagleton, Arkansas to Angus and Maudie Little. John spent a great part of his life working as a welder in several states and overseas. He moved to Floydada in 1999. He worked for the County for a few years.

John is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by a son, Jimmy of Wyoming; a daughter, Brenda of California; a sister, Tommie Rowan of Floydada; seven nieces and ten nephews.

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com




Delores Villarreal


Delores “Loli” Villarreal, 64, of Amarillo passed away on February 29, 2016.

Funeral Mass was held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 4, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Father Hector Madrigal officiated.

Holy Rosary was held at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Cox Funeral Home.

Dolores was born on January 5, 1952 in Asherton to Pedro and Maria Vallejos.  She moved to Floydada as a child, where she was raised and attended school.  She married Eloy E. Villarreal Sr. on June 21, 1969 in Floydada. 

They moved to Oregon, then Lubbock before settling in Amarillo in 1976. 

Dolores was a talented seamstress. She was always busy making custom drapes, quilts and home decor, which can be found throughout Amarillo.  She was most passionate about making clothing and costumes for her kids and grandkids. 
She worked for Virgie’s Custom Design for many years as well as for Gwyn’s Shade and Drapery.  Most of all, Dolores loved her family.  She enjoyed playing board games and card games as often as possible with her family and loved to visit with her many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Manuel Vallejo, two infant siblings and son, Greg Villarreal in 2015.

Survivors include her husband, Eloy Villarreal, Sr. of Amarillo; two sons, Eloy Villarreal, Jr. and spouse, David Vaculin of Round Rock and Tim Villarreal of Amarillo; daughter, April Smith and husband, Mike of Amarillo; brother, Pedro Vallejo and wife, Molly of Floydada; three sisters, Lupe Stewart of Floydada, Anita Navarro and Paula Quintinilla and husband, Albert, all of Amarillo; grandchildren, Bretton “Mijo”, Braydon “Guero”, Carly “Carlita”, Kyle “Mi Kyle”, Abigail, Sarah “Sarita”, Autumn “Prettys”, Keaton “Papis” and Kaylynn “Sissy”, all of Amarillo and her beloved dog, Judy Garland.

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Dennis Jan Willson

Dennis Jan Willson, age 72, of Floydada, passed away February 23, 2016, in Plainview Healthcare Center in Plainview, Texas.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 27, 2016, at First Baptist Church in Floydada.

Burial followed at the Floyd County Memorial Park.  

Visitation was from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, February 26, 2016, at Floydada’s Moore-Rose Funeral Home. Arrangements were under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Jan was born January 11, 1944, in Lubbock, Texas. Jan, also known as Granjan, served many roles to many during her lifetime. Jan cared deeply for her family.  She raised three children and was devoted to her husband Mac, her extended family, and she loved taking care of and spending time with her grandchildren.

Jan was an active member of First United Methodist and First Baptist churches in Floydada.  She served as a youth and adult Sunday school teacher. Professionally, she was a long time educator at Floydada High School in which she taught over 30 years, teaching generations of students as an English teacher and librarian, creating many life-long learners. She also volunteered her time with Christian Women’s Job Corps.

She was preceded in death by her father, Dennis, in 1976, mother-in-law, Anne Willson in 2000, and a nephew, Neil Dempsey, in 1984.  

Jan is survived by her husband, Mac.  Together they shared seven children and 15 grandchildren. Daughter, Jamie and husband, Greg of Dumas; daughter, Joey and husband, Chris of Panhandle; son  Josh and wife, Shelby of Mansfield; Jill Willson of Indianapolis; June Willson of Corpus Christi; Jane Medrano and husband, Jerry of Milford; and Penny Nielsen and husband, Hugh of Gatesville.  Grandchildren, Jacob, Meghan and Luke Ray; Tucker, Teagan, Travers, Titus and Tatum Thompson; Elijah, Ava, and Samuel Thayer; Jerri Anne and Cody Medrano; and Dutch and Lily Nielsen.

Jan is also survived by her mother, Betsy, of Floydada; brother, Bob and wife, Lana Dempsey of Amarillo; Patty and husband, Mac of Las Vegas, Nevada; brother, Jim and wife, Gail of Austin; and father-in-law, Jimmy Willson, of Floydada.

The family would like to thank so many friends for the prayers, visits, food, and support.  We are very appreciative of the personal and gentle care provided by the medical professionals of Covenant Palliative Care Unit of Lubbock, Dr. Oblender, Dr Tafur of Joe Arrington Cancer Center of Lubbock, and Dr. Swanson of West Texas Family Medicine in Floydada.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity.

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.



Donald Ray McCandless

Donald Ray McCandless, age 66, of Floydada, passed away on February 14, 2016 in Lubbock, Texas.  

Funeral service were held 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at First United Methodist Church in Floydada.

Burial followed at the Floydada Cemetery.  Visitation was held from 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m., Tuesday February 16, 2016 at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.  

Arrangements were under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.  

Don was born on October 29, 1949 in Bowie, Texas.  He was a Marine Corp veteran and served his country in the Vietnam War.  He owned Floydada Livestock Sales with his family for 43 years.  He was a well-known auctioneer in the cattle industry.  

Through the years he loved to rodeo, rope, water ski, snow ski, play golf and travel.  He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.

He was preceded in death by his father, John T. McCandless and his step-father, Jerry Gage.

Don is survived by his wife of 40 years, LaNell McCandless; his son, Chris McCandless and wife, Mysti; three daughters, Dana Fox and husband, Tim, Tara Hinkle and husband, Kurt, and Lana Swafford and husband, Levi; his mother, Ouida Gage; his sister, Billie Dale Hendrix and husband, Joel; his brothers, Darrell McCandless and wife, Janice and Todd McCandless and partner, Brian Kissinger; six grandchildren, Stormi McCandless, John Hinkle, Kira Fox, Whitley Hinkle, Destry Fox and Joseph Hinkle and many nieces, nephews and friends.  He will be deeply missed by all of his family and friends.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79105 or First United Methodist Church, 203 West Kentucky, Floydada, TX 79235.
Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.



Gladys M. Bobbitt

Gladys M. Bobbitt, age 88, of Lockney, passed away on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14, 2016 peacefully at home with her family.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 20, 2016 at First Baptist Church in Lockney.

Interment followed at the Lockney Cemetery. Arrangements were under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Lockney.

Born in Nara Visa, New Mexico to the parents of Don Hall and Verna Coots Hall.  She moved to California a few years later with her older brother Jake Hall, now deceased, and was raised in California by her mother and step-father, Everett Walck, and had two more brothers and a sister.
After high school she came to Texas and met the love of her life, Jim Bert Bobbitt. Jim passed away shortly before their 50 wedding anniversary. They had two daughter who were the love of her life.  They lived on the Bobbitt farm for many years before moving to Lockney.

She worked at the Lockney Elementary school for many years as the secretary.  She loved taking care of all of the wonderful children and meeting many great friends.  

She loved traveling to California to see her family and going to the beach at Morro Bay. She loved going on trips with the teachers and staff from the school.  She served on the Board of Directors and was the secretary for the Lockney Senior Citizens.  Had lots of fun creating the O’Bitty Committee with great friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jim Bobbitt and daughter, Susan Bobbitt Grigg.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna Bobbitt Mitchell and Jimmy Mitchell, Amarillo; her son-in-law, Mike Grigg, of Clovis, New Mexico; sister, Leota and Glenn Woods of Lafayette, California; grandchildren, Jason and Mandy Grigg, Alabama, Jaime Grigg Ham and Wes Ham, Alabama; great-grandchildren, Celeste and Jackson Grigg and Halli, Trevor, and Suzanna Ham. She was also survived by her trusted and loyal dog, Shadow.

Memorials may be made at the Lockney Senior Citizens, P.O. Box 82, Lockney, Tx. 79241.
Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.



Oscar Gonzales

Oscar Gonzales entered the presence of God on February 19, 2016.

He was born to Ventura Gonzales and Maria Gonzales on July 9th of 1957 in Sinton, Texas. Growing up in a migrant family, he worked in the agricultural field in the State of Minnesota, the Cities of Bryan, Floydada, Plainview and Lockney of Texas.

In 1982 he moved to Floydada where he later met the love of his life. On July 20th of 1985 he and Teresa Luna were married in Lockney, Texas with a single yellow rose as a symbolism of their love for one another. He was a loving husband and an amazing dad to his four children. He enjoyed spending time with family, as well as exploring the outdoors, traveling, listening to music, watching wrestling, reading his Bible and playing his guitar. His interest in Western Outlaws included Wild Bill Hitchcock, Billy the Kid, and Doc Holiday to name a few. He was loved by all of those who became family and friends.

He lived life to the fullest and expressed his faith by rededicating his life and was baptized on May 10th of 2015. The scripture he held dear to his heart was John 3:16.

Oscar’s true love and passion was being a husband, and father to his four children.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Teresa L. Gonzales, and his four children.

His daughters, Mr. Jesus and Angie Gallegos of Lubbock and Mr. Carlos and Yvette Nunez of Iowa.

His sons, Oscar A. Gonzales and Isaiah Gonzales of Lockney. His five grandchildren, Joseph Nunez, Carmen Gallegos, Noah Gallegos, Alice Nunez, and Jacob Nunez. His six sisters, Connie Orozco of Houston, Diane Segura of Bryan, Nora Zavala of Floydada, Norma Gonzales of Bryan, Irma Ramirez of Lubbock, and Aida Gomez of Bryan and his four brothers, Venturo Gonzales Sr. of Floydada, Victor Gonzales of Plainview, Ezereal Gonzales of Bryan, and Paul Gonzales of Plainview, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ventura Gonzales and Maria Gonzales, and three brothers.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Lockney. Burial followed at the Lockney Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home.




Colvus Joe Bennett

Colvus Joe Bennett, age 86, of Lockney passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 23, 2016 at First Baptist Church in Lockney.

Interment was held at 3 p.m., Sunday, January 24, 2016 at the Greely Cemetery near Mount Enterprise in Rusk County, Texas. Arrangements were under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Lockney.

Colvus “Joe” Bennett was born to Alex and Pauline Bennett on June 30, 1929. In 1950 he married Oneda Nickerson, to this union five children were born. They decided to make Lockney their home. Joe worked tirelessly as a farmer for over 60 years to provide for his family. In 1990 he took over as pastor of Grants Chapel Church of God in Christ and remained faithful until his untimely death.

Brother Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Pauline Bennett, one son, Bobby Lynn Bennett, six sisters and four brothers.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 65 years, Oneda Bennett; two daughters, Joycelyn Williams and husband, Calvin of Duncanville, Texas, and Joann McCutcheon of Grand Prairie, Texas; two sons, Patrick of Fort Worth, Texas and Rolland and wife, Jan of Grand Prairie, Texas; two sisters, Lottie Harper, and Ethylene Ferguson, of Fort Worth, Texas; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends and some wonderful and faithful church members.

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com



Mateo Delgado


Mateo Delgado, age 80, passed away, Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, January 30, 2016 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Floydada with Father Ike Temporanza officiating.

Interment followed at the Floydada Cemetery. Rosary was held at 7 p.m., Friday, January 29, 2016 at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Arrangements were under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Santos Delgado, son, Antonio Delgado, parents, Juan G. Delgado and Catalina Quiroz and two brothers, Antonio Delgado and Jesus Delgado.

He is survived by his kids; Ben Delgado of Lubbock, Sally Rangel of Plainview, Agepita Davila, Joe Delgado, Jessie Delgado and Antonia Ceniceros all of Floydada, 28 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, siblings; Manuela Mendoza, Lupe Mendoza, Benita Martinez, Epefonia Florez and Fransico Delgado all of Floydada, Juan Delgado of Lubbock, Tx, and Juan Delgado, Jr. of Crosswell, Michigan.

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.



Bettye Jarboe

Funeral services for Bettye Jarboe, 83, of Amarillo passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2016.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 10 a.m.at Southwest Church of Christ in Amarillo, Texas.

The family received friends on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Cox Funeral Home. Burial was held in the Llano Cemetery.

The arrangements were under the direction of Cox Funeral Home in Amarillo.

Bettye Jean Laminack was born August 31, 1932, in Floydada, Texas to J.L. and Mabel Laminack. In 1951, Bettye married Tom Jarboe.  She received her undergraduate degree in education from West Texas State University.

Bettye and Tom lived in Friona for 60 years and were active members of the community. Bettye worked at the Friona State Bank and later serve in Friona ISD as a librarian, kindergarten teacher and dyslexia specialist. During her career, she impacted the lives of countless students and fellow educators.

Bettye and Tom were faithful members of the Sixth Street Church of Christ, where she taught children’s bible classes and ministered to many. Bettye will always be remembered as a Christ-like servant, a loving homemaker, a wonderful mother and a joyful Grommy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Jim and her husband, Tom.

She is survived by a sister, Darlene of Floydada, daughter, Jeanine and husband, Chris of Amarillo, and son, Jay and wife, Sherry of Keller, Texas.  She was Grommy to her four grandchildren, Meagan, Jayson, Ryan, and Jacob.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care of the Southwest, 660 Killgore Drive, Suite 110, Amarillo, TX 79106 or Friends of the Friona Pubic Library, 109 West 7th, Friona, TX 79035.




Joe Peralez, Sr,

Joe Peralez, Sr, age 81, of Lockney, passed away January 30, 2016 in Lubbock.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Lockney.

Interment followed at the Lockney Cemetery. Arrangements were under the care of Moore Rose Funeral Home of Lockney.

Joe was born on February 17, 1934 to Andres and Paula (Mercado) Peralez in Mission, Texas. He married the love of his life, Tomasa Bella, on November 24, 1956 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He loved gardening, canning tomatoes, fishing and hunting. He enjoyed driving around Lockney and visiting with everyone. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Tomasa Peralez, a son, Jesse Peralez, and a grandson, Srgt. Johnny Joe Peralez, Jr.

He is survived by four sons, Johnny and wife, Andrea Peralez of Lockney, Andy and wife, Maria Peralez of Floydada, Joe Peralez, Jr. of Lockney, and David Peralez of Lockney; two daughters, Cindy and husband, Lupe Balsaldua of Lockney, and Diane and husband, Ruben Ramon of Floydada; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com




Agapita Garcia Ramirez

Agapita Garcia Ramirez, age 83, of Lockney, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the Main Street Church of Christ in Lockney with James Blair officiating.

Interment followed at the Lockney Cemetery. Arrangements were under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Lockney.

She was born August 6, 1932 in Rio Verde, Mexico to Pablo and Otilia (Arcos) Garcia. She lived the earlier part of her life in Mexico until she married Alejandro on July 18, 1958 in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. They moved to Texas thereafter. They had six children during their 53 years of marriage. Agapita was a full-time housewife who loved cooking and keeping a tidy clean house. Agapita dedicated her life to maintaining a good household family.

Raising six children was difficult but she was determined to educate her kids concerning manners and behavior. She did her best to live within the means that Alex provided. They did just fine and the family is grateful. Mom was the best mother this family could have. She shared her love of life to her children. We are internally grateful because it shaped the family’s goals.
She listened to her children and shared her wisdom of life. Mom also loved her cats, who she fed daily. They were precious to her. She loved gardening and maintained beautiful flowers around the house.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Alejandro Ramirez, her parents and one brother.

Agapita is survived by her daughter, Maria Teresa Cruz and her husband, Osman Geovanni Cruz of Amarillo; sons, Abel Ramirez of Lockney, Moises and Isaias Ramirez of Amarillo, Adrian Ramirez of Chicago, Illinois, and Daniel Ramirez and wife, Mary Joy of Rockwall, Texas; grandchildren, Geovanni Alexander Cruz and Tiffany Marie Cruz. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the Ramirez family suggests memorial donations be made to Mangold Memorial Hospital, P.O. Box 37, Lockney, Texas 79241.




Milton David Adams

Milton David Adams, 69, of Fort Worth, Texas, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016 in Lubbock.  
He was born September 5, 1946 in Lubbock to Quentin and Wilma Adams.

Milton attended Lockney High Schools, and graduated with the class of 1965. From there, he attended Texas Tech University, and while he was there he took many photos for the annual, and for the University Daily student newspaper. While attending Tech he even taught photography courses and labs. 

Milton’s passion was photography, and he was a very talented artist and world famous for his works.  He worked for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal for 9 years, the Dallas Times Herald for 2 years, then went to work for the Ft. Worth Star Telegram for 25+ years.  During his photography career, he was asked to shoot many popular sporting events, like Super Bowl games, many NFL games, pro soccer games like the Dallas Stars, and many others.  He also shot musicians, like Joe Ely, Michael Jackson, and Stevie Ray Vaughn, just to name a few.  Milton traveled to New York to shoot fashion shows, and models, and also the Fort Worth Contemporary Dance Group.  He did hundreds of photo shoots for families and individuals over the years, and just loved the beauty of photography. 

Milton is survived by his father, Quentin Adams of Littlefield; a sister, Jennie Davis and her husband, Danny Davis of Littlefield; special cousins, Sandy Mills, Kenneth Mills, Joye Dell Mills, Mackenzie Vandertuin, and Jacoby Mills, all of Whitharral; many more cousins on both sides of the family; and numerous friends and colleagues. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Wilma Adams in 2007.

Graveside services to celebrate the life that Milton lived was held at 2 p.m., Monday, January 11, 2016 at Lockney Cemetery in Lockney, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth, an organization to which Milton was passionately dedicated.  Donations in honor of Milton will be designated to provide free “Dance Delivered” programs for students in area public schools.  Donations can be made to: Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth, PO Box 11652, Fort Worth, TX 76110. 

Arrangements were under the personal care of Hillcrest Funeral Home in Littlefield, Texas.  





Joe Robert Appling

Joe Robert Appling, 86, of Crosbyton, Texas, passed away on January 7, 2016.

He was born April 25, 1929, at Mt. Blanco, to Samuel Gordon and Birdie Marie Appling.

After graduating from Crosbyton High School and attending two years at Wayland Baptist University, he served his country in the US Army. In 1960, he met and married Norma Jean Ballah in Hobbs, New Mexico, and eventually raised three children, David, Mark and Robbye.

Joe was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Floydada and the men's Sunday School class.

A quiet man, he spent his life serving the Lord as a farmer and devoted provider for his family, constantly concerned for the welfare of others.

He was preceded in death by his parents, S. G. and Birdie, as well as brother, Wayne.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Jean; two sons, David of Mt. Blanco and Mark and wife, Cindee, of the Big 4 community; daughter, Robbye of Lubbock; one sister, Catherine Miller, of Plainview, Texas; six grandchildren, Will and wife, Lindsay, Laurie, Christy, Tim, Ben and Landry Appling; two great-grandchildren, Eli and Lincoln; two cousins in California and numerous nieces and nephews.

Celebration of life services was held on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Floydada.
Interment followed at the Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation was held on Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. in the parlor of First Baptist Church.

Arrangements were under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in Joe's name to Texas Boys Ranch or the Salvation Army.





Margaret Kathleen Myers McPherson

Margaret Kathleen “Kay” Myers McPherson, age 92, passed away on January 6, 2016.  Kay was a former longtime resident of Midland, Texas.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the Moore Rose Funeral Home in Lockney, Texas.

Visitation was held prior to the service at 11 a.m. Arrangements were under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Lockney.

Kay was born January 15, 1923 in Lockney, Texas to Ray Myers and Olive Mudget Myers.  She lived in Lockney for many years and married Jay McPherson, also of Lockney, on February 10, 1943.  Kay and Jay built and operated the Lockney Motel and Restaurant for many years before moving to Midland Texas in 1968.  They owned and operated Town & Country Cleaners, and Mac’s Liquors in Midland.

Kay was a member of the Women’s VFW Auxiliary.  She enjoyed card games and bowling.  She was a kind hearted woman who would help in any way she could.  She lived in Ovilla and Palestine, Texas with her daughters during the last years of her life. 

Kay was preceded in death by her soul mate, Jay McPherson; her parents, Olive and Ray Myers; brothers, Don and Jackie and sisters, Merle and Betty.

Kay is survived by her daughters, Karen Ann Johnston and husband, Dave of Palestine Texas and Pamela Webster and husband, Kenneth of Ovilla, Texas; brother, Jim Myers and wife, Ernestine of Conroe, Texas; grandchildren, Lecia Lopez and husband, Oscar of Midland, Texas, Tina Sorkness and husband, Rick of Jacksonville, Florida, Jay Mark Webster and wife, Dawn of Grand Prairie, Texas, Dawn Pratt and husband, Jaime of Conroe, Texas, and April Johnston of Palestine, Texas;  great-grandchildren, Tami Malone & husband, Darrell, Megan Lopez Baeza and husband, Abraham, Joshua Lopez, Kyle Sorkness, Cameron and Katelyn Webster, Lexi and Alex Pratt, and Dakota and Victoria Patterson; 4 great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Nettie McPherson and a number of nieces and nephews.

 
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