1935 – 2007

 

Obituaries 1935-2007 (not all years
complete)

I am in process of making all the obituaries
one file. They are not yet completely alphabetical, though
they are under the correct letter heading. They have not
been reviewed for errors.

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Adkisson, David D. David D. Adkisson, 71 years old, Swisher County farmer
for the past 35 yrs., died in Swisher County Hospital
Friday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted Sunday
afternoon at the Tulia First Baptist Church with Rev. W.
Neil Record, pastor, officiating. Mr. Adkisson was born
May 30, 1882 and came to Swisher County in 1919. His farm
was northwest of Tulia. He was the son of the late Mr.
& Mrs. J. O. Adkisson. Burial was in Rose Hill
Cemetery under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home.
Nephews were pallbearers. Survivors include his wife, one
daughter by a previous marriage, Mrs. Tabitha Settle of
Grand Junction, CO; two grandsons, one sister, Mrs. Biffie
Browder of Mineral Wells; one brother, G. B. Adkisson of
Abernathy; and several nieces and nephews. The Tulia
Herald,
28 January 1954.
Asbury, Joe G. Graveside rites for Joe G. Asbury, 48, were held
Wednesday afternoon at Rose Hill Cemetery. Rev. W. Neil
Record, pastor, of the First Baptist Church, Tuha, was in
charge. Burial was under the direction of Wallace Funeral
Home. Mr. Ashburn, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. R C.
Asbury, died early Monday morning in his home in Denver,
CO following a long illness. Funeral services were
conducted in Denver Tuesday morning. Born in Rosebud, Mr.
Asbury moved to Tulia with his parents at an early age.
All his public schooling was received in Tuha. At one time
he served ad Tulia City Manager. Survivors include his
widow, MRS. LOUISE ASBURY, and a sister Mrs. Frank Cave of
Plainview. Pallbearers were Horace Lindley, W. H. Ward,
Walter Tomlinson, Royall Cantrell, Wallace Hutchison and
Ray Bivens. The Tulia Herald, 23 August 1951.
Atkinson, Sarah Louise Morris Funeral services for Mrs. W. M. Atkinson were conducted
Monday afternoon at the First Baptist Church, Rev. W. Neil
Record, pastor, officiated. Burial was in Rose Hill
Cemetery under direction of Wallace Funeral Home. Mrs.
Atkinson died Friday night in a Plainview convalescent
home where she was taken about 10 days ago. Sarah Louise
Morris was born November 29, 1868 in Tennessee. She was
the daughter of James Pat and Sarah Morris. She was
married to W. M. ATKINSON in 1899 in Coryell County,
Texas. They were the parents of one daughter, Winnie Mae,
who died August 20, 1950. The family moved to the plains
in 1907. Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Kirk Garrett, Ewell Grigg, Allan Heard,
Jim Hale, C. L. Franks and John Ballenger. The Tulia
Herald,
20 December 1951.
Allen, Vera Mrs. Vera Allen, 63 years old, died Friday in Amarillo
where she had been for the past three months. Funeral
services were held at the Tulia First Methodist Church
Friday afternoon. Officiating minister was Rev. J. O.
Quattlebaum, pastor. Burial was in the Old Runnels
Cemetery at Ballenger under the direction of Wallace
Funeral Home of Tulia. Mrs. Allen was born October 18,
1889. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ora Vaughn and
Mrs. Reba Fletcher, both of Amarillo, her mother, four
brothers, one sister, four grandchildren and one great
grandchild. The Tulia Herald, 13 November 1952.
Armstrong, Fred Bro. W. P. Dennis conducted final rites for Fred
Armstrong, lifetime resident of the Panhandle, which were
held from Central Church of Christ on Saturday afternoon.
Mr. Armstrong died on Thursday morning at the Veterans
Hospital in Amarillo, following a two months illness. Mr.
Armstrong was the son of pioneer Panhandle residents. He
was born in Swisher County February 11, 1893. He was
engaged in farming near Tuha until about a year ago when
he moved to Amarillo. He was a veteran of World War I and
a member of the Church of Christ. A military service was
held at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were by Wallace
Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife, ACHSA ARMSTRONG,
two daughters, Mrs. Frances Lepine, Norfolk, VA and Mrs.
Jean Hood, Tulia; three granddaughters; four sisters, Mrs.
Viola Loftin and Mrs .LuLu Ward, both of Tulia, Mrs. Eva
Curb, Canyon and Mrs. Ethel McCasland, Clovis, NM and two
brothers, Bill Armstrong of Happy and Harrison Armstrong,
Ft. Sumner, NM. The Tulia Herald, 28 February
1952.
Armstrong, Pat Mrs. Lerton Armstrong was found dead in the bathroom of
her home, 645 N. El Paso, Wednesday shortly after noon. A
22 rifle lay by her side. Doctors said she had been dead
about two hours. Her mother, Mrs. Rex Rodgers, discovered
the body. Mrs. Armstrong was the former Pat Rodgers. The
Tulia Herald,
18 March 1954.
Final rites for Mrs. Patricia Armstrong, 30, were held
Thursday afternoon at the First Presbyterian Church. Rev.
C. John Westhof officiated. Burial was in Rose Hill
Cemetery under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home. Mrs.
Armstrong was born here January 18, 1924. She was
graduated from Tulia High School in 1941 and was married
to Lerton Armstrong April 22, 1942 at Los Angeles, CA.
Survivors include her husband, partner in
Spiller‑Armstrong Implement Co., the son, Roger; two
sisters, Priscilla Rodgers and Mrs. Jacqueline Littlejohn;
the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rex Rodgers and her paternal
grandfather, S. M. Rodgers. The Tulia Herald, 25
March 1954.
Atchley, Sheridan P. (Red) Funeral services for Sheridan P. (Red) Atchley, 60 years
old, pioneer Tulia barber and farmer were conducted
Wednesday afternoon at the First Methodist Church. Rev.
Uel D. Crosby former pastor officiated. Mr. Atchley died
suddenly Monday night at his residence, 543 East Broadway,
from what appeared to be a heart attack. He was born in
June 1894 at Celina, TN, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Atchley. He came to Texas in 1915 and to Swisher
County in 1920. He married the former ALPHA SHAFER who
survives. On December 24, 1922 he established the Olympic
Barber Shop. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son,
Kelly and a daughter Voncille, both of Tulia; a brother,
W. H. Atchley of Celina, TN; and a sister, Mrs. Dunning,
also of Celina. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery under
direction of Wallace Funeral Home. The Tulia Herald,
12 August 1954.
Autry, Alvie L. Funeral services for Mrs. Alvie L. Autry, 51, were
conducted Saturday morning at the First Baptist Church.
Rev. W. Neil Record, pastor and Rev. Ray Autry of
Kingfisher, OK officiated. Burial was in Rose Hill
Cemetery under direction of Wallace Funeral Home. Mrs.
Autry died in Swisher County Hospital Thursday morning.
She had undergone surgery several days before. A native of
Brazos County, Mrs. Autry and her family came to Tulia in
1948. She and Mr. Autry owned and operated Autry Grocery
at the northeast corner of the square in Tulia for the
past 13 months. Mrs. Autry was an active member of the
First Baptist Church and at the time of her death was
serving as Superintendent of the Sunday School Primary
Dept. Besides her husband, survivors include a daughter,
Glendene Abernathy, a son Harold, a half sister, Mrs. Jack
Manning of Bryan and a granddaughter. She was a sister of
the late Clyde Carter. The Tulia Herald, 25
February 1954.
Anderson, Margaret Ruth Miss Margaret Ruth Anderson, 26, of Amarillo, who was
killed instantly in a crossing crash at Keighley,
(Kinsley?)KS, Tuesday afternoon, which claimed the lives
of five persons, was a former resident of Happy. She was
the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Bill Anderson who lived in
Happy for a number of years previous to 1925. Mr. Anderson
was in the barber buiness here. The Anderson family now
lives at Texola. The Happy Herald, 12 November
1936.
Adcock, Mary Joe Mary Joe Adcock, infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. H. C.
Adcock of the Ralph community, died Tuesday at the Neblett
Hospital in Canyon. Rev. R R Gilbreath, pastor of the
Happy Methodist Church, conducted the services at the
Thompson Funeral Chapel in Canyon at 4:30 Tuesday
afternoon in the presence of the family and friends, after
which interment was in Dreamland Cemetery at Canyon. One
little sister, Nancy Lois, and the parents, are the
immediate survivors. the Happy Herald, 25 May
1939.
Aikman, Lee H. Funeral services for Lee H. Aikman, 70, a Hereford
resident for 16 years, were held from the Methodist Church
in that city at 2:30 Monday afternoon with Rev. Marvin B.
Norwood in charge. Burial was in West Park Cemetery. Mr.
Aikman died early Sunday morning after an illness of two
weeks. He is survived by a son R L. Aikman of Olton; a
daughter, Miss Ela Aikman, teacher in Hereford schools; a
brother, Ira Aikman, Los Gatos, CA. Mr. Aikman was born at
Pinhook , TN January 11, 1869. He came to Texas in 1885
and to Hereford in 1923. He married MATILDA PETERS in
1896. Friends from Happy attending the funeral were H. E.
Toles, Sam LaRoe, Homer T. LaRoe, Mr. & Mrs. Babe
Walberg and Mr. & Mrs. Roger Shook. The Happy
Herald,
30 November 1939.
Amerson, Truda Dell Funeral services for Truda Dell Amerson, 5 year old
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. F. O. Amerson, were held in the
Methodist Church at Tulia, March 25 at 2 p.m. Rev. H. B.
Standlee, pastor of the Vigo Park circuit, and Rev. Uel D.
Crosby were in charge. Truda Dell was born September 10,
1933, 18 miles NE of Tulia and passed away in the Tulia
hospital March 24th at Tulia following an appendicitis
operation March 20th. She took sick Friday night, March 17
and was never any better. She is survived by her mother
and father, five sisters, four brothers and other
relatives and friends. The Happy Herald, 30
March 1939.
Anderson, Bena Mrs. Bena Anderson, 84, old pioneer Randall County
woman, died in a Canyon hospital Wednesday evening at 6:00
after being struck by a car Friday night. The pioneer
woman was a native of Sweden, but came to Randall County
at an early age. She had resided in Canyon for almost 30
years. She was a member of the Lutheran Church. Survivors
include one son, Carl Anderson of Canyon; and six
daughters, Mrs. C. W. Robinson of Fairfield, Iowa; Mrs.
Neil Robinson of Wichita, KS; Mrs. Frank Crawford of
Lafayette, IN; Mrs. Arthur Oleson of Canyon; and Mrs. Otto
Stockhous of East Lake, CO. Funeral arrangements had not
been completed Wednesday, pending arrival of relatives.
The body is in the care of Griggs‑Thompson Funeral Home. The
Happy Herald,
7 September 1939.
Arnold, Dr. C. K. Funeral services for Dr. C. K. Arnold, 48, who died at a
Plainview hospital Sunday night following an illness of
four months, were held at the Floydada Methodist Church
Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 with pastor Rev. Vernon Shaw,
Floydada Baptist minister officiating with burial in the
Floydada Cemetery. Dr. Arnold was a member of the
Methodist Church, a mason and the Shrine and an
ex‑serviceman. Born January 1, 1891 at Graham, TX he spent
his earlier life there He was graduated form Baylor
Medical School in 1915 and practiced medicine at Petrolia
from 1919 to 1937 when he moved to Floydada and practiced
there. Survivors include his wife, two sons, Robert and
Carl, two brothers, Fred Arnold of Graham and Robert
Arnold of Lubbock, and one sister, Mrs. Katherine Ferris
of Fort Worth. Dr. Arnold’s wife is the daughter of Mrs.
P. J. Neff of this city. The Happy Herald, 4
May 1939.
Allen, R. T. (Dick) Word has been received here that R. T. (Dick) Allen, 74,
a former resident of Happy, died at the home of Dr. and
Mrs. F. Q. McElroy in Mena, AR Saturday, November 30. He
had been in failing health for some time. Mr. Allen who
was a brother of Mrs. McElroy, had made his home with his
sister and Dr. McElroy for more than 40 years. The family
lived in Happy for 16 years prior to 1924. The Happy
Herald,
5 December 1940.
Allen, Libbie Rose Funeral services honoring the memory of Mrs. Libbie Rose
Allen, a former resident of Happy, were conducted at the
Methodist Church Thursday afternoon at 3:00. Mrs. Allen,
who moved from Happy to Amarillo five years ago, died
September 30 at 9:15 p.m. at an Amarillo hospital where
she was taken when she became seriously ill about ten days
ago. The family home was at 622 West 9th Ave. She was a
member of the Methodist church. Mrs. Allen is survived by
three sons, Hugh E. Allen of Amarillo; Roy C. Allen of
Monette, MO; Garrett W. Allen of Hachita, NM; three
daughters, Mrs. Floyd Swearingen of Happy; and Misses
Elvira Allen and Callie Allen, both of Amarillo; three
brothers, J. E. Glenn, Tucson, AZ; Albert Glenn,
Childress; three sisters, Mrs. Flora Yoachum of Sanford,
Mrs. Callie Browder of Amarillo and Mrs. S. R Duke of Fort
Worth. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. C.
Smith, a former neighbor and pastor of the deceased in
Happy. He was assisted by Rev. R R.Gilbreath. The
Happy Herald,
2 October 1941.
Adams, R. N. R N. Adams, wheat farmer and rancher, who had lived in
Swisher County since 1898 died today. He was 87 years old.
Mr. Adams was born in North Carolina and lived a short
time in Jones County before moving here. He is survived by
three sons, Avory Adams, Kress; Gales Adams, Plainview,
Richard Adams, Sunray; one daughter, Mrs. Elmer McClung,
Tulia. Funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian
Church by Rev. John R Sharp, Canyon, assisted by Rev. J.
L. Aldridge. Pallbearers will be Pat Hill, Jim Ford, Dick
O’Daniel, O. Milner, R H. Gayler, A. A. Vaughn, R. B.
Wheeler and A. D. Parker. Tulia, Texas, 10 June 1948.
Armstrong, Mrs. Fred Mrs. Fred Armstrong, 52 years old, Tulia, died Thursday
of last week. Funeral services were held last Saturday at
the Church of Christ. Curtis Camp, minister, conducted the
services. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Armstrong
was born in Swisher County. She moved to Gray County for a
while then moved back here. She had lived here about 30
years. Mrs. Armstrong was a member of the Church of
Christ. Survivors include her husband and two daughters,
Mrs. Jack Hood, Tulia; Mrs. Daniel Lepine, Norfolk, VA; a
sister, Mrs. George Van Cott, Wassiac, NY; two brothers,
King C. Faulkner, San Antonio; and Rhea Faulkner, Camp
Verde, AZ; and two granddaughters. The Tulia Herald,
12 January 1950.
Atkinson, Winnie Mae Miss Winnie Mae Atkinson, 49 years old, died in Tulia
Tuesday of this week. Funeral services were scheduled
Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock in the First Baptist
Church. Rev. C. G. Sewell, pastor, was to conduct the
services. Burial was to be in Rose Hill Cemetery under
direction of Wallace Funeral Home. Miss Atkinson lived
with her mother, Mrs. W. M. Atkinson, the only survivor
known in Tulia. Miss Atkinson was a private teacher of
public speaking. The tulia Herald, 24 August
1950.
Arnold, Carcellus Sheridan After a prolonged illness, Marcellus Sheridan Arnold,
77, farmer and ranchman of Happy, died at 11:30 Saturday
night in an Amarillo hospital. His farms are scattered
over four counties: Gray, Randall, Carson, and Swisher.
The retired stockman had lived in Happy since 1919, when
he moved here from Pampa. He was born on July 11, 1866, in
Virginia, when his father returned from fighting in the
Civil War. They moved to Kansas in 1876, later living in
Oklahoma and finally in Gray County in 1906. Becoming
interested in the petroleum business when oil was
discovered on his Gray County land, Mr. Arnold developed
his holdings there into one of the big projects of the
area. His wife, the former CORNELIA BELLE STROHMEYER, died
in 1920, just four days after their daughter, Elsie
Arnold. Their only other child was a son Ralph, who is now
a rancher at Canadian. Funeral services were held at the
Boxwell Bros. Funeral Chapel in Amarillo Monday afternoon
at 2 o’clock, immediately preceding burial beside his wife
at Pampa. Rev. Elmer Crabtree, pastor of the Happy
Methodist Church, officiated assisted by Dr. R. C.
Snodgrass of the First Christian Church of Amarillo. Other
survivors of the pioneer cattleman include two
grandchildren; Mrs. Jack Frost of Hereford and Pat Arnold
of Canadian, and two great grandchildren, William Sheridan
Frost, age 3, and Robert Lee Frost, age one year. Other
survivors are three brothers, E. F. Arnold of Espanola,
NM; W. D. Arnold of Hudson, CO, and W. C. Arnold of Sand
Creek, OK. Mrs. Arnold was a sister of Mrs. Earl Cowan of
Happy, and when her mother died in 1899, Mr. and Mrs.
Arnold took her into their home and reared her as one of
their own. Mrs. Jack Frost was also reared in the home of
her grandfather. Mr. Arnold was a member of the Christian
Church but gave liberally of his means to other
denominations. When the Methodists of Happy announced
their plans for erecting a new church building, Mr. Arnold
donated the building site for the church parsonage. The
Happy Herald,
20 April 1944.
Alexander, E. E. E. E. Alexander, 67 years old, of Route 1, Tulia died in
a Lubbock hospital Tuesday afternoon following a two week
illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the First
Methodist Church, Tuha, with Rev. J. O. Quattlebaum pastor
presiding. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mr. Alexander
was born August 18, 1885 at Poteau, OK. He came to Swisher
County in 1948 and was a retired farmer. Survivors include
his widow, two sons, O. F. Tulia; and Paul of Cache, OK;
two daughters, Mrs. Flora Tompkins, Madras, OR; and Mrs.
Norma Lois Johnson, Eunice, NM; two sisters, Mrs. M. E.
Hall, Elk City, OK; and brothers J. W. of Galveston, O. R,
Eunice and D. D. and B. J. both of Frederick, OK and three
grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The Tulia
Herald,
1 January 1953.
Adams, Daniel Livingstone Daniel Livingstone Adams, 82 years old, resident of
Wayside the past 45 years, died unexpectedly at the family
home late Sunday morning. Funeral services were held
Tuesday afternoon in the Wayside Community Church. Rev
Merle Weathers, Baptist pastor, officiated. Burial was in
Wayside Cemetery. Mr. Adams was born near Cleburne
September 15, 1870. He and his brother‑in‑law, J. W.
McCrearey of Canyon, and their families together came to
this area from Hiawatha, Kansas in 1909. Mr. Adams was a
member of the Wayside Baptist Church and had been active
in church and civic programs until failing health
compelled him to retire some years ago. He had been
engaged in farming at Wayside. Survivors in include the
wife, MRS. AMANDA ADAMS; three sons, Floyd B., Robert and
Rolland all of Wayside; two brothers, Alvin Adams of
Hillsboro, OR, and James H. Adams of Inola, OK; 14
grandchildren and three great grandsons. The Tulia
Herald,
12 February 1953.
Allen, Walter Ray Funeral services for Walter
Ray Allen, 55, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the
Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel with the Rev. Melvin
Tatum officiating.  Burial will be in Rose Hill
Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia.
Mr. Allen died Sunday, March 4, 2007 in Lubbock.  The
Plainview Daily Herald,
6-7 March 2007.
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Baggarly, Herbert Milton Sr. Funeral services for H. M. Baggarly, Sr., 70, were held
Sunday, August 23 in the First Baptist Church of Happy
with Rev. W. G. Horn, pastor of the Tulia Presbyterian
Church and close friend of the family officiating and Rev.
Herman Coe local pastor assisting. Mrs. Frank Scott of
Walsh, LA, long-time friend of the family and first music
teacher of H. M. Jr. was at the piano. Herbert Milton
Baggarly was born November 9, 1872 in Luray, Virginia, and
passed away Friday morning, August 21, 1942 at his home in
Happy. He moved with his parents to Missouri at the age of
two years. Following his marriage to MISS FLORA H. PARKER
on March 10, 1896, he moved his family from Missouri to
Happy in 1906. Their car and household goods arrived in
Happy on October 1, being the first immigrant car to come
here over the Santa Fe railroad. The rail lines did not
extend any farther south at that time. His was the first
residence to be built in Happy and Mrs. Baggarly was the
first woman to come to Happy, being here for seven months.
Mr. Baggarly, first businessman of Happy operated the
Plains Lumber and Grain Co. Located on the present site of
Gus McDonald’s blacksmith shop. J. O. Bradenbaugh and L.
F. Cobb of Kansas City were his partners with branch
offices and elevators in Tuha, Plainview, and Lubbock. Mr.
Baggarly lived in Happy all but three of the past 36
years, when he was miller for the Harvest Queen Mills in
Plainview. He was reared in the mill and elevator business
in Missouri. In fact, during the pioneer days of grain men
in this community they said that they learned much of this
business from him. He had been ill for more than four
years. He was a member of the First Christian Church in
Plainview and a member of the Masonic Lodge since early
manhood. Survivors besides his wife include a son, H. M.
Baggarly, Jr. of Tulia; a daughter, Mrs. R. L. Smith of
Happy; two sisters, Miss Blanche Baggarly and Mrs. Delbert
Martin, both of Odessa, MO; and E. v. Baggarly of
Sacramento, CA; and a granddaughter, Mrs. Edward Flaherty
of Lubbock. Burial was in Tulia cemetery under the
direction of Blackburn-Shaw of Amarillo. The
Happy Herald, 27 August 1942.
Barron, W. O. (Bill) W. O. (Bill) Barron of Tatum, NM was buried at Tatum
last Thursday following his death November 7 in a
Brownfield hospital. He was a brother of Mrs C. C. Hyatt
of Tulia and Mrs. L. H. Odom of Vigo Park. He is a former
resident of Vigo Park and was well known at Tulia and
Silverton where he had many friends. The tulia
Herald,
16 November 1950.
Bivens, Albert One of Swisher County’s best known pioneers is dead.
Albert Bivens died at his home in Tulia late Wednesday
night, December 13, following a long illness. He was born
November 14, 1879, in Newport, Jack County. He attended
Polytechnic College in Ft. Worth. He came to Swisher
County with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
Bivens, in 1891. He was married April 4, 1900 to MISS
HATTIE SCOTT, also a member of a well known pioneer
Swisher family. They celebrated their golden wedding
anniversary last April. Spending all his life as a
rancher, Mr. Bivens acquired extensive holdings in Swisher
County, Briscoe, Castro, Armstrong and Palmer Counties and
in New Mexico. He recently disposed of the Parmer County
and New Mexico property. Even during his illness he never
lost interest in ranch activities. Survivors include his
widow; two sons, Ray Bivens and Delbert Bivens, both of
Tulia; a daughter Mrs. Howard Hall of Gladwater; five
grandchildren, Mrs. R. H. Miller, Jr., Mrs. Frank Henry
Cullum, Billy Mace Bivens, James Hall and Donna Bess Hall,
and two great grandchildren, Jimmy Ray and Deborah Jean
Cullum. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon
at the First Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Thompson
officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery under the
direction of Wallace Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were
Dick O’Daniel, Marvin Carlile, J. Ross Noland, Frank Cobb,
Bob Ward and Richard Adams. Honorary pallbearers were Jim
Cleveland, J. C. Cowan, J. W. McGlaun, C. C. Poff, G. C.
Hutchison, J. A. Hutchison, Ewell Grigg, R. G. Clennin, R
J. Stallings, S. F. Flores, J. L. Cantrell, S. M. Rodgers,
Will Ward, R. E. Leonard, Elvis Ward and L. G. Conner. The
Tulia Herald,
21 December 1950.
Blair, Ray Ray Blair, Tulia resident until 1943, died at his home
in Amarillo Friday afternoon following a year’s illness.
He was bedfast only a short time before his death. He was
born October 3, 1904 in Erath County. He moved to Tulia
Jan. 1, 1923, where he farmed. He was employed by Tulia
Wheat Growers, Inc. until he moved to Amarillo. He was
married in May 1935 to MISS GRACE DAMS at Plainview.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. H. Bryant,
pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Amarillo of which he
was an active member, at Boxwell Bros. Funeral Home.
Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Tulia. Survivors besides
the widow, include his mother, Mrs. A. E. Blair, Tulia;
two brothers, Arvil A. Blair, Amherst, and Olin P. Blair
of Lubbock; and two sisters, Mrs. E. L. West, Masterson
and Mrs. D. D. Crow, Tulia. The Tulia Herald, 16
November 1950.
Brian, Mrs. K. D. Funeral services for Mrs. K. D. Brian, 89, were
conducted in the First Baptist Church of Lorenzo, July 4.
Mrs. Brian’s five minister sons officiated and pallbearers
were her nephews. Rev. W. P. (Ted) Brian, former pastor of
the First Baptist Church, Happy, now of Plains, are among
her survivors. Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Vie and Floretta
attended the funeral at Lorenzo. The Tulia Herald, 20 July
1950.
Bauer, J. J. J. J. Bauer, 84 year old pioneer Randall County farmer
until his retirement several years ago, was buried Friday
in the Happy Cemetery following funeral services at the
Happy Methodist Church. Rev. Martin Hartenberger, pastor
of Trinity Lutheran Church, Amarillo, where Mr. Bauer held
membership, conducted the services. Survivors include five
sons, C. W. Bauer, Canyon; F. H. Bauer, Lubbock; E. J. And
Clarence Bauer, Tuha; and I. L. Bauer, Happy; and five
daughters, Mrs. L. .F. Spiser, Amarillo; Mrs. Hugo Fehr,
Bushong, KS; Mrs. Lewis Harvey and Mrs. E. B. Harvey, both
of Canyon and Mrs. Ralph Bratcher, Dallas. Other survivors
are two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Gebhard and Mrs. Louisa
Harkendorff, both of Falls City, NE; two brothers, Henry
Bauer, Falls City and Herman Bauer, Verodn, NE; 33
grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Mr. Bauer was
born August 6, 1866 in Richardson County, NE. He
died‑April 4 at his home in Canyon following a long
illness. He was a former Randall County Commissioner.
Pallbearers were Frank Walters, F. M. Brazil, H. R. Stone,
Melvin Miller, Henry Ratjen and Bud Rusk. The Tulia
Herald,
12 April 1951.
Bivens, Myrtle Funeral services are scheduled for 3 o’clock Thursday
afternoon for Mrs. Myrtle Bivens, 46, who died
unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon in Swisher County Hospital.
Although she was hospitalized Sunday for what was believed
to be a minor ailment, her condition apparently did not
become serious until a short time before her death. Mrs.
Bivens was born Sept. 22, 1905 in Floyd County. She
attended West Texas State College where she met and
married DELBERT BIVENS in 1923. They had lived on a ranch
near Tulia most of their married life. Active in
charitable and social work, Mrs. Bivens had been
affiliated with both the county and state Red Cross and
Child Welfare organizations. During the depression of the
1930′s she assisted with the NYA program in Tulia. For
many years she took an active part in school activities.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church where final
rites will be held. Rev. W. Neil Record, pastor, will
officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery under
direction of Wallace Funeral Home. Survivors, besides her
husband, include a daughter, Mrs. Frank Henry Cullum of
Tulia, her mother, Mrs. Bertie Yates of Portales, NM; a
brother Elbert Muncey, also of Portales, and two
grandchildren, Jimmy Ray and Debra Jean Cullum. The
Tulia Herald,
29 November 1951.
Boston, Loulie J. Funeral services for Mrs. J. J. Boston, 78, were held
Sunday afternoon at the Tulia Methodist Church. Rev. J. B.
Thompson pastor officiating, assisted by Rev. W. Neil
Record, pastor of the Tulia Baptist Church. Mrs. Boston,
pioneer resident of this area, died Thursday night at the
home of a daughter, Mrs. Bill Scheihagen at Bryan. She had
been in ill health for about 6 months. Burial was in Rose
Hill Cemetery under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home.
Mrs. Boston was the widow of J. J. BOSTON, Tulia farmer
and rancher, who died here in 1934. They had lived in this
vicinity since 1906. Surviving children, besides Mrs.
Scheihagen, are Mrs. Howard Blackburn of Amarillo, Van B.
Boston, Stratford; W. W. Boston, Tulia; Woodie Boston,
Kress; Jay Boston and Walker Boston, Hereford; Mrs. John
Rice, Kahlolus, WA; Jody Boston, Aztec, NM; Mrs. W. E.
Miller, Joplin, MO; Mrs. John Kenneyhurtz, Kansas City,
and Mrs. Glen F. Davis, Alpine. She also leaves 27
grandchildren, nine great‑grandchildren, two sisters and a
brother. The Tulia Herald, 26 July 1951.
Boyd, William Poplin The remains of William Poplin Boyd, early day Tulia
school teacher buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in 1901, were
disinterred last Thursday by Wallace Funeral Home and
shipped to Austin for re‑burial. A daughter of Mr. Boyd
recently died and was buried in Austin. The re‑burial was
at the request of his mother. The Tulia Herald, 15
November 1951.
Boylan, Lillian Clairendia Haile Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian C. Boylan, 29, were
conducted Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist Church
with Rev. Russell Pogue, pastor of the Kress Baptist
Church officiating. She died Nov. 30 at her home in Santa
Fe, NM. Lillian Clairendia Haile was born Nov. 9, 1921 in
Red Hill community. She received her education in Tulia
public schools. She united with the Tulia Baptist Church
in 1931. On August 5, 1937 she was married to MOSCO M.
BOYLAN at Garita, NM. The family moved to Santa Fe two
years ago having lived in Tulia, Bisbee, AZ and Galexico,
CA. Survivors include her husband, a son Mike Edwin, 10,
two daughters, Shirley Ann, 5, and Judy Louise, 3; her
parents Mr. and Mrs. Aaron B. Haile, and three brothers,
Ralph, Charlie, and Aaron B. Jr. Burial was in Rose Hill
cemetery under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home. The
Tulia Herald, 7 December 1950.
Braddock, S. L. Funeral services for S. L. Braddock, 67 year old
Nazareth pioneer, are scheduled for 10:30 o’clock a.m.
Thursday at Holy Family Church at Nazareth. Rev. Peter
Morsch is to officiate. Burial will be in Nazareth under
direction of Wallace Funeral Home. Mr. Braddock was born
Dec. 9, 1883, in Covington, KY. He was married to MISS
CATHERINE MARGARET ACKER in 1902. They moved to the
Nazareth community in 1907. Survivors include his wife,
four sons, Hubert of Snyder, Rudolph, Vincent, and
Charles, all of Nazareth, three daughters, Miss Christen
Braddock of Philadelphia, PA, Mrs. Lucille Schacher,
Nazareth, and Mrs. Ruth Payne, Idaho Falls, Idaho, one
brother Philip Braddock of El Paso, 28 grandchildren and 3
great grandchildren. The Tulia Herald, 19 April 1951.
Burrough, Thomas Brister Thomas Brister Burrough died July 24 in a Tahoka
hospital. The 68 year old man is survived by his wife,
four daughters, one of which is Mrs. Vera Bell Palmer of
Tulia, and a host of other relatives. Services were held
at the First Baptist Church, Tahoka. The Tulia Herald, 2
August 1951.
Baggarly, Flora Mrs. H. M. Baggarly died early Tuesday morning in
Swisher County Hospital where she had been in a coma since
suffering g a stroke January 24. Funeral services have
been set for Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Tulia
First Baptist Church of which she was a member, with Rev.
W. Neil Record officiating. He will be assisted by Rev. C.
John Westhof, pastor of the Presbyterian Church. Burial
will be in Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of
Wallace Funeral Home. Mrs. Baggarly was born March 9, 1988
at Lamar, Missouri. She was married to H. M. BAGGARLY of
Odessa, MO in 1896. They moved to Happy, TX in 1906 where
he was a partner in the first business establishment
there, the Plains Lumber and Grain Co. Mr. Baggarly died
in 1942. Mrs. Baggarly made her home in Tulia since 1946.
Survivors include a son, H. M. Baggarly, publisher of The
Tulia Herald; a daughter, Mrs. R. L. Smith of Happy; one
granddaughter, Mrs. Edward Flaherty of Happy; and two
grandchildren, Pat and Mike Flaherty. A brother and sister
preceded her in death during the past six months.
Bagley, Alfred Thomas Funeral services for Alfred Thomas Bagley, 41, of Kress
were held Sunday afternoon at Dublin. Burial was in Dublin
Cemetery under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home of
Tulia. Mr. Bagley died early Saturday morning in a
Plainview hospital. He had been in failing health for
several months. Although a native of Swisher County, he
had spent most of his life in San Saba County before
returning to Kress to farm two years ago. He was a member
of the Hall Baptist Church of San Saba. He was born August
22, 1910 near Kress. He married MISS LEATRICE BROWN of
Lakeview. Survivors include his wife, two children, Joyce
Elizabeth and John Thomas, both of Kress; two sisters,
Mrs. H. D. Lively of Kress and Miss Hazel Bagley of
Plainview and a brother, M. G. Bagley of Kress. The
Tulia Herald,
26 June 1952.
Barton, Sarah Josephine Mrs. Sarah Josephine Barton, 73 years old, wife of M. A.
BARTON of Tulia, died Sunday in Swisher County Hospital.
She was born Dec. 5, 1878 in Alabama and had lived in
Swisher County for 30 years. She was married July 26, 1900
in Fannin County. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday
afternoon at the Primitive Baptist Church, Elder S. J.
Ellis officiated assisted by W. H . Fox. Wallace Funeral
Home directed burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Survivors
include the husband; two sons, T. J. Barton of
Springfield, MO; and S. M. Barton of Tulia; 4 brothers, T.
M. Malone and Bass Malone, both of Tulia, L. K. of
California and G. A. of New Mexico. Three children also
survive. The Tulia Herald, 8 May 1952.
Beck, Lenora Victoria Funeral services for Mrs. Lenora Victoria Beck, 81, of
Plainview were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Kress
Methodist Church. Mrs. Beck, mother of Mrs. Frank
Armstrong of Tulia died early Monday morning at her home.
Interment was in Kress Cemetery. Mrs. Beck was born March
20,1871 at Mena, Arkansas. She came to Texas with her
parents when she was a child. The family settled in Brown
County and it was there that she was married to the late
V. A. BECK in 1889. They moved to Kress in 1909 and for
ten years he was Justice of the Peace and employed in the
post office there. The couple moved to Plainview in 1945.
Mr. Beck died there in 1948. Mrs. Beck was a member of the
Plainview First Methodist Church and Eastern Star. She is
survived by four daughters, Mrs. Ruby Skinner, and Mrs.
Maude Behrends, both of Plainview; Mrs. Armstrong; Mrs.
Vera Hamilton, Clovis, NM; a sister, Mrs. Emma Keating,
Tulia. Twenty grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren
also survive. The Tulia Herald, 3 July 1952.
Beckman, Pauline Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Beckman, 46 years old,
were conducted Tuesday morning at St. Williams Catholic
Church. Rev. Kevin Heyburn officiated. Burial was in St.
Mary’s Cemetery, Umbarger, under the direction of Wallace
Funeral Home, Tulia. Mrs. Beckman, wife of Henry Beckman,
died suddenly Friday at the family home two miles west of
Tulia. Survivors, besides the husband and four daughters,
Genevieve, Bernice, Annette and Edna Katherine, all of
Tulia; her mother Mrs. Anna Drager of Friona; nine
brothers and two sisters. The Tulia Herald, 20
March 1952.
Bell, Fannie Caroline Mrs. Fannie Caroline Bell, 89 years old, a long time
resident of this city, died Sunday morning in a Lubbock
hospital. Mrs. Bell had been hospitalized several weeks
ago when she suffered a broken hip as the result of a fall
in her home. Mrs. Bell was a native of Lamar County.
Funeral services were held Monday in Wallace Funeral Home
Chapel, S. J. Ellis, pastor of the Tulia Primitive Baptist
Church officiated. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lela Callaway of
Yuma, AZ, Mrs. M. D. Altman, Lubbock; a son, C. E. Bell,
National City, CA; two sisters, Mrs. Susie Blankenship and
Mrs. Maggie Roark, Graham; and several grandchildren and
great grandchildren. The Tulia Herald, 14
August 1952.
Berner, Dora Ann Mrs. Dora Ann Berner, 80 years old, died Thursday night
at the home of a son, John Berner, who lives three miles
north and one mile west of Kress. Mrs. Berner had been ill
for about two years. She was taken overland Friday to
Springdale, AR where funeral services were held Sunday.
Wallace Funeral Home of Tulia was in charge of local
arrangements. The Tulia Herald, 20 November
1952.
Boeckman, Rev. G. A. Funeral services for the Very Rev. G. A Boeckman, who
died January 5, were held in Holy Family church, Nazareth,
on January 9. Father Boeckman was pastor of the Holy
Family parish for eight years. Present for the funeral
rites were many of Father Boeckman’s parishioners and
friends, who came to pay their last respects. After the
Mass in Holy Family church, the body was taken to
Goldwater, Ohio for burial. A group of friends went to
Ohio for the services. Among them were Mr. & Mrs. Ray
Schulte, Mr. & Mrs. Art Kleman, Mrs. A. M. Heiman and
Walter Schulte, all of Nazareth; Mr. & Mrs. Gus Dietz
and Miss Bobbie Hafernik of Happy; Mr. and Mrs. Theo
Halfiuann of Olfen and Martin Maas of Millersview. he
Tulia Herald,
24 January 1952.
Brockman, F. J. Funeral mass for Frank J. Brockman, age 77, a long time
resident and retired farmer of Nazareth was conducted
Tuesday morning at the Holy Family Church of Nazareth, the
Very Rev. Peter Morsch read the last rites. Mr. Brockman
died Saturday morning at his residence in Nazareth after
an illness of some time. He was born April 7, 1875 at Ft.
Madison, Iowa. He was warned to MISS JOSEPHINE HOELTING in
Nebraska on October 22, 1901. They came to Texas in
January of 1908 settling at Nazareth. He had been a
continuous resident of Nazareth since that time. Survivors
are his wife of Nazareth; 5 sons, George of Umbarger,
Lawrence, Ernest and Arnold of Nazareth and Victor of
Wichita Falls; three daughters, Mother Jane Francis
Brockman OSB of Ft. Smith, AR, Mrs. Martha Ponder of
Austin and Mrs. Leonard Endres of Huron, SD. There are two
brothers, 23 grandchildren and 6 great great
grandchildren. Interment was in the Holy Family Cemetery
at Nazareth under the direction of the Wallace Funeral
Home. The Tulia Herald, 23 October 1952.
Bryan, Edward Two months of intense suffering ended in death Sunday
night for one of Tulia’s most promising young men. He was
Edward Bryan, 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam T.
Bryan. Mr. Bryan is principal of the Tulia High School.
Edward, a high school sophomore, would have been 15 on
November 13. He was born November 13, 1937 at Quitaque. He
moved with his family to Tulia in December 1946. Edward
was a Boy Scout and in school was a member of the high
school band, freshman basketball team and Thespian Club.
Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the
Central Church of Christ of which he was a member. Pall
bearers were all members of the Young People’s Sunday
School class. Other members of the class provided the
music. Survivors include his parents, a sister, Marilyn
and a small brother, Neal. Burial was in Rose Hill
Cemetery under direction of Wallace Funeral Home. The
Tulia Herald, 16 October 1952.
Burnett, Mary Adeline Judgeons Funeral services for Mrs. Ezra Burnett, 63, of
Plainview, formerly of Kress, were conducted Sunday
afternoon at the Kress Church of Christ. T. J. Findley,
Brownfield Church of Christ minister officiated. Interment
was in the Kress cemetery. Mrs. Burnett died at the
Plainview Hospital & Clinic Friday afternoon following
an illness of about two years. She was Mary Adeline
Judgeons before her marriage in 1922 at Sunset to EZRA
BURNETT. The family moved to Kress from Sunset in 1924 and
he farmed near Kress until his retirement in November of
1950. It was at that time that the family moved to
Plainview. Survivors are the husband, a son, Elgin Taylor
of Bowie; two stepsons, B. L. Burnett of Amarillo and
Bruce Burnett of El Paso; four daughters, Mrs. Gladys
Mullin, Houston; Mrs. Medah Belle Fox, Bowie; Mrs. Vida
Williams, Fairbanks, Alaska and Miss Doris Burnett,
Plainview; two brothers W. R. Hudgeons, Torrence, CA; and
Iva Hudgeons, Grisham, OR; three sisters, Mrs. Audie
Howard, Long Grove, OK; Mrs. Alice McPhetridge, Ontario,
CA and Mrs. W. C. Wells, Grisham, OR Eight grandchildren
and one great grandchild survive. The Tulia Herald, 19
June 1952.
Barks, Eugene Guy Funeral services for Eugene Guy Barks, 72 years old,
were held Sunday afternoon at Wallace Funeral Chapel. Rev.
John Westhof, Presbyterian pastor officiated. He was
assisted by Rev. John R. Sharp of Canyon. Mr. Barks was
born September 24,1880 at Ladonia, Missouri. He was the
son of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Barks. He moved to Randall
County, TX in 1882. He was married to MISS SADIE LEWIS at
Mineral Wells on January 25, 1910. They moved to Swisher
County in 1916. He was a former manager of Farmers Grain
Co. And later served as school board secretary. He died
Friday night at the family home following a lengthy
illness. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Miss
Frances Barks of Upland, CA; a son Guy Barks of Fort
Smith, AR; a sister Mrs. Ed Harrell of Canyon; and two
grandchildren, Martha Ann Barks and Joel Gene Barks.
Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Tulia. The Tulia
Herald,
14 May 1953.
Baxter, Mrs. Alice Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Baxter, 77 years old
were held Friday at the Tulia First Baptist Church. Rev.
W. Neil Record pastor officiated. He was assisted by Rev.
John Bowen of Springlake. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery was
directed by Wallace Funeral Home. Mrs. Baxter, long time
resident of Swisher County, died Wednesday night in her
home at 428 North Crosby. She had been ill for some time.
She was born March 15, 1878 in Texas. She was married to
T. M. BAXTER July 21, 1902 at Lampasas. The Baxters moved
to Vigo Park in 1925. She was a member of the First
Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, two
daughters, Mrs .Lee White of Lubbock, Mrs. O. W. Weaks of
Tulia; a son Charles Baxter of Plainview; three brothers,
George Watson, of SanAngelo, John Watson of Lampasas;
Preston Watson of Wichita Falls; five sisters, Mrs. L. E.
Colley of Amarillo, Mrs. J. O. Harrison of Gustine, Mrs.
Nan Price of Hamilton, Mrs. Earl Miller of Electra, Mrs.
M. R Chafin of Longview; 14 grandchildren and 12 great
grandchildren. The Tulia Herald, 3 December
1953.
Bichsell, J. G. Funeral mass for Joseph George Bichsell, 65, were
conducted Saturday in Holy Family Church in Nazareth. The
Very Rev. Peter Morsch pastor officiated. Mr. Bichsell, a
retired farmer who had lived in Castro County since 1910
died Thursday afternoon at his home in Nazareth. He was
born Dec. 29, 1887 in Missouri. He is survived by his
wife; one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Ruhmann, Fort Worth; four
brothers, Leo, White Deer; John Amarillo, Anglebert, Pampa
and Tony Bichsell, Rhineland, Texas; and two sisters, Mrs.
Annie Wilde, Rhineland and Sister Claudine Bichsell,
Jonesboro, AR. Burial was in Holy Family Cemetery with
arrangements under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home
of Tulia. The Tulia Herald, 12 November 1953.
Blackerby, Mary Mrs. Mary Blackerby, 84, resident on a farm ten miles
east of Kress the past 56 years, died Thursday night at
her home. She had been ill the past several weeks. Funeral
services were conducted Friday afternoon at the Kress
Methodist Church, Rev. Walter Driver the Kress Methodist
pastor, officiated. Mrs. Blackerby was born Nov. 13, 1868
in Arkansas. She and her husband moved to Swisher County
in 1893 from Parker County. Her husband, H. H. BLACKERBY
died in 1933. Survivors are two sons, Earl Blackerby,
Kress, and Winfred Blackerby, Slaton. A son A. A Blackerby
died of accidental gunshot wounds a few years ago. Mrs
Blackerby was a member of the Kress Methodist Church.
Interment was in the Kress Cemetery. The Tulia Herald,
19 November 1953.
Bomer, Wiley V. Funeral services were held Friday at Silverton Church of
Christ for Wiley V. Bomer, 57 years old. His survivors
include a sister, Mrs. Bill Shives of Tulia. The
Tulia Herald,
14 May 1953.
Bonds, Mrs. Jim C. Mrs. Jim C. Bonds, 58 years old, of Happy died Friday in
Swisher County Hospital following an illness of two years.
Funeral services were held Saturday morning at Wallace
Funeral Home chApel with Rev. A. L. Shaw, pastor of the
Happy Baptist Church, officiating. He was assisted by Rev.
W. Neil Record and Rev. O. John Westhof, both of Tulia.
The body was taken overland to Hamilton where services
were held. Burial was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at
Hamilton. Mrs. Bonds had been a resident of Swisher County
for the past five years. She was born Sept. 2, 1894 at
Valley Mills. She was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John
Simpson. She was married to JIM C. BONDS on September
2,1947 at Hamilton. They moved to Happy. She is survived
by her husband, three daughters, Mrs. W. R. Coston, Miss
Maxine Norwood and Mrs. William Neel all of Hamilton; one
stepdaughter, Mrs. James Lowe; one stepson, J. C. Bonds,
Jr. both of Tulia; two sisters, Mrs. E. A. Lefevre of
Carlton and Mrs. Andy Bonds of Wildorado; two brothers,
Lester Simpson and Luther Simpson, both of Iredell. There
are also six grandchildren surviving. The Tulia
Herald,
19 February 1953.
Bowers, C. T. C. T. Bowers, 71, brother of Mrs. Jeff Musick, died at
his residence, 860 Hickory, Abilene, Tuesday. He had been
in failing health for the past year. He was a retired
Abilene businessman and manufacturer. He was a member of
the University Baptist Church of Abilene. He is survived
by his wife, a son, Lt. Col. Harold Bowers of Ft. Bragg,
NC; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Jo Craig and Mrs. V. M.
Curry, both of Abilene; two grandchildren; three brothers,
Jim Bowers of Dallas; Ed Bowers of Abilene and Dr. Harvey
Bowers of Cameron, MO; four sisters, Mrs. W. F. Perkins of
Waxahachie; Mrs. Jeff Musick of Tulia; Mrs. Elmer Tinnin
of Pampa and Mrs. Allie Blake; and a number of nieces and
nephews. The funeral was Thursday, June 4 and burial was
in Elmwood Memorial Park in Abilene. Attending the funeral
from Tulia were Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Musick, Mr. Thornton
Musick and Mike and Mrs. B. D. Dawson, Jr. The Tulia
Herald,
11 June 1953.
Burks, Everett C. E. C. Burks died Friday morning at his home 17 miles
southwest of Happy in the Arney community. He was stricken
with a heart attack. Mr. Burks, a farmer, had lived at his
present home since 1909. He was a member of the First
Baptist church of Happy where funeral services were held
Sunday afternoon. Survivors include his widow, two sons,
Marques of Mills, NM and Charles of Happy, three
daughters, Mrs. Ben Fortner, Happy; Mrs. Addison Hunter,
Hereford; and Mrs. Sam Goulden of Amarillo and six
grandchildren. The Tulia Herald, 2 July 1953.
Burns, Douglas B. Douglas B. Burns, 71, former Tulia dry goods merchant,
died Sunday at Colorado City after a long illness. He was
born Sept. 30, 1881 in Canton and came with his family to
Colorado City to make his home. Before his illness he
divided his time between Colorado City and Tulia where he
owned wheat farms. Survivors include his wife; a son, Jake
McCall Burns of Portland, OR, and one grandson, Douglas
Burns II. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at
Colorado City. Rev. Bill Mahan, pastor of St. George’s
Episcopal Church in Austin and a nephew of Mr. Burns,
officiated. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He
married the former LOIS FRY HOGAN. Those from Tulia who
attended the funeral were Mrs. Jessie Crawford, Mr. &
Mrs. C. C. Deem J. E. Deen, Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Hardy,
Jr., and Mrs. M. D. LaVelle. The Tulia Herald, 26 February
1953.
Berry, George Mrs. Ernest White received word this week from
Waxahachie telling of the death of George Berry who lived
in Happy about 1910. While at Happy he was married to MISS
RANDOLPH CARTER one of Happy’s first teachers. George
Simpson Berry, resident of Waxahachie for the past 17
years died at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home, 700 South
Rogers. His death came suddenly. He was born March 12,
1874 in Sturgis, KY. In 1911 Mr. Berry was married to
Randolph Carter, daughter of the pioneer lawyer of the
Avalon community. To this union was born one son, George
S. Berry, who died in 1924. He is survived by his wife and
the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. J. V. King, Mrs.
Davis Read, Jones Berry, all of Sturgis, KY.; E. O. Berry,
Omaha, NE; John Berry of Central City, KY; and Ernest
Berry, Sturgis, KY. Funeral services were held at 2:30
p.m. Wednesday at Saxon Boze‑Mitchell Funeral Home,
followed by interment in Hillcrest Burial Park,
Waxahachie. The Happy Herald, 29 January 1942.
Ballard, John Roscoe Funeral services for J. R. Ballard, prominent civic
leader of Swisher County who was killed Friday in a
collision between a pickup and a train will be held at 4
o’clock this afternoon in the Methodist Church at Happy.
Rev. Eimer Crabtree, pastor, and Rev. R. R Gilbreath of
Plainview, formerly of Happy, will conduct the service.
Mr. Ballard was killed when the northbound Santa Fe train
struck the pickup he was driving about two miles south of
Happy. He was believed to be en route to one of his farms
near Happy after having spent the morning in town working
on the Swisher County war bond drive. Mr. Ballard, who was
58 years old, came to this section in 1891. He operated
3300 acres in his business as wheat and stock farmer. He
was a member of the school board and a steward of the
Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, a daughter,
Elizabeth Ballard, a son James Ballard; and a sister Mrs.
W. J. Flescher of Amarillo. Burial will be in the Happy
Cemetery under the direction of the Griggs‑Thompson
Funeral Home of Canyon. Active pallbearers will be W. D.
Heller, Hall Wrenn, Vernon Taylor, John Irlbeck, B. J.
Mulkey, J. A. Guthrie, W. C. Black, Lee Foster, Roy
Wright, Guy Sharp, F. C. Thompson and J. P. Hix. Happy,
1943.
Barber, Roy F. Funeral services for Roy F. Barber were conducted in
Arlington Thursday. Graveside services were conducted at
Milo Cemetery, east of Tuha, Friday morning. He died in a
Ft. Worth hospital following surgery. Though he had been
ill, his death was unexpected. He was of a pioneer plains
family. He was born 16 September, 1882 at Throckmorton. He
married NELLIE MAY July 31, 1905. Survivors include three
daughters, Mrs. Bill Crockett, San Angelo, and twin
daughters, Mrs. Charles Bishop, San Antonio; and Mrs.
Cecil Buck, Lubbock. His wife preceded him in death in
1939. He has 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. In
1946 he married MRS. ANNE CRANFORD, who survives. His
stepsons are Leonard Cranford, San Angelo; and Orval
Cranford of Grand Prairie. There are 4 step‑grandchildren
and 4 step‑great grandchildren. He is survived by four
sisters, Mrs. Lee Coleman of Arlington, Mrs. Virgie Cope
of Long Beach, CA; Mrs. W. M. Jackson of McAllen; and Mrs.
Fannie Griffith of New York. He has two brothers living,
Frank Barber of Hereford and Floyd Barber of Lockney. He
was a member of the First Christian Church. From 1908‑1914
Mr. Barber was Sheriff of Castro County. At that time he
was the youngest sheriff in Texas. The tulia Herald,
24 December 1954.
Bonds, Robert S.
Death early Tuesday morning in a Philadelphia, PA
hospital ended a long fight for life waged courageously
but patiently by Robert Sherrill Bonds of Tulia.
Afflicted with coronary trouble since childhood, Bonds
lived a life of anxiety characterized by frequent
attacks and hospitalization. Two years ago he heard of a
rare heart operation where plastic valves were inserted
in the circulatory system to perform the functions of
the faulty heart valves. Apparently the operation was
successful and he continued to improve since the May 20
operation. He and his wife, the former WANDA WYRICK,
planned to return home this weekend He appeared normal
early Tuesday morning but unexpectedly went into a coma
from which he did not rally.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 3
o’clock at the First Baptist Church, Tulia, of which he
was an active member. Rev. W. Neil Record, pastor,
assisted by Rev. C. B. Hogue, pastor of the Happy Baptist
Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill
Cemetery under direction of Wallace Funeral Home. Bonds
was born Feb. 20, 1918 at Aiken, near Plainview. He was
the son of County Commissioner and Mrs. T. I. Bonds of
Happy. Survivors also include two children, Sherrill Ann,
10, and Linda Nell, 3, a brother Louie Bonds of Tulia;
eight uncles and three aunts. The Tulia Herald, 1
July 1954.

Borders, James A. “Jimmy” Graveside services for James A. Borders, 43, former
fountain manager at Heard and Jones, were held Monday
afternoon in Amarillo. Borders, who lived in Tulia about
1938 and 1939, left Amarillo three years ago for Clinton,
OK, where he died of a heart attack about midnight Friday.
He is survived by his wife HELEN and a son Jomac. The
Tulia Herald,
1 April 1954.
Boydstun, Mrs. Annie Mrs. Annie Boydstun, 85 years old, died late Tuesday
afternoon in Swisher County Hospital following a long
illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon
in the First Methodist Church. Rev. Alby Cockrell, pastor,
will officiate. Hour of the service is 4 p. m. Mrs.
Boydstun was born March 2, 1869 near Bentonville, Ark. She
moved with her parents to Texas at the age of three. She
was married to E. L. BOYDSTUN December 24, 1884 at
Gibtown. He died in 1943. The family moved to Tulia in
1924. Survivors include one son, Johnny Boydstun of Tulia;
six daughters, Mrs. Carrie Long of North Hollywood, CA;
Mrs. Paralee Daniel, Amarillo, Mrs. Velma Cavin, Phoenix,
Mrs. Mabel Rose, Sayre, OK; Rhea Arnold, Kansas City, MO;
Mrs. Gladys Sullivan, Amarillo; a brother, Charles
Guthrie, Bloomington, CA; and two sisters, Mrs. Hattie
Beasley, McLean and Mrs. Edna Scarborough, Ft. Worth. Also
surviving are 35 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren,
and nine great great grandchildren. The Tulia Herald, 10
June 1954.
Brazil, Mrs. F. M. Funeral services for Mrs. F. M. Brazil, 56, Happy were
held Thursday at the First Methodist Church at Canyon.
Mrs. Brazil died Wednesday in an Amarillo hospital
following a heart attack. Survivors include the husband;
three sons, David who is in the Army in Korea, Marvin of
Kermit and Douglas of Midland; three daughters, Mrs. A. W.
Hammock of Midland, Mrs. R. R Northam of Vickstown, SD,
and Miss Mary Alice Brazil of Happy; her mother, Mrs. R.
L. Campbell of Canyon three brothers and one sister. The
Tulia Herald, 29 April 1954.
Brooks, Jackie Lee Funeral services for Jackie Lee Brooks, 23 day old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Glean C. Brooks of 321 Northwest Third St.
were conducted Friday afternoon at Wallace Funeral Chapel.
Rev. W. Neil Record, pastor of the First Baptist Church,
officiated. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. The baby
died late Wednesday night in Northwest Texas Hospital in
Amarillo. He had been ill for four days. Survivors besides
the parents, include the grandparents, Loren L. Brooks and
Mr. and Mrs. J. Revelle, and an aunt Mrs. Van Barbour of
Tulia. The Tulia Herald, 28 January 1954.
Burnett, Ezra Funeral services for Ezra Burnett, 74, who died Friday
in a Plainview hospital, were held Monday afternoon in the
Kress Church of Christ, T. J. Findley, minister of the
Dimmitt Church of Christ officiating, assisted by E. E.
Degge. Burnett had made his home in Plainview since his
retirement in 1952. He was born February 7, 1880 in
Tennessee, but moved to Wise County when he was six months
old. He remained there until moving to a farm near Kress
in 1923. He retained his farming interest until his death.
In 1900 he married MINNIE GIBSON who died in 1917. In 1922
he married MARY HUDGEONS TAYLOR who died in 1952. He is
survived by three children, B. L. Burnett of Amarillo,
Bruce Burnett of El Paso, and Miss Doris Burnett,
Plainview. He is also survived by four stepchildren, a
sister, 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Burial
was in the Kress cemetery. The Tulia Herald, 25 March
1954.
Burton, Edward D. Funeral of Edward D. Burton, 84, former resident near
Kress, will be conducted today at Bakersfield, CA. He died
Monday night at his home in Bakersfield. Born at Joplin,
MO, Burton moved to what was then Indian Territory in
Oklahoma. He was married in 1900 in Oklahoma to CORA LONG.
Later the family moved to Texas and resided at Goldsboro
until 1925 when they moved to the Taylor community east of
Kress where they resided until 1935 when they moved to
Bakersfield. Burton is survived by his wife, four sons, R.
E. And A. J. Of Lawndale, CA; Earl, Borger; Ed, Plainview;
three daughters, Mrs. A. W. Lindeman, Kress; Mrs. A. H.
Lindeman of Plainview; and Mrs. A. R Yates, Weatherford.
Twenty‑six grandchildren and six great grandchildren
survive. All the children expect to attend the funeral.
Mr. Burton’s death was the first in the immediate family.
The Tulia Herald, 22 April 1954.
Brooks, C. H. Funeral services for C. H. Brown, 45, were conducted at
the Church of Christ in Tulia Wednesday afternoon, at 2
o’clock by Bro. H. L. Stewart. Interment was in Rose Hill
Cemetery under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Emmett Elkins, C. K. Bird, and T. D. Sims
of Tulia. R. H. Nall, Alex Bicknell, and H. W. Wilkins of
Happy. Mr. Brown died Monday night in an Amarillo
hospital. His death was attributed to a brain ailment. He
had been sick a very short time. He was born July 7, 1898
in Overton County, TN where he resided until 1929. He came
from there to Swisher County where he lived until his
death. He had made his home in Happy for the past year and
was employed by the Consumers Supply Co. He married MISS
LORA JANE SIDWELL on Feb. 8, 1920. To this union were born
seven children, four of whom are living. Survivors are his
wife, and children Loyd, Jenna Sue and Donald Ray Brown of
Happy; Winfred H. Boren of the U. S. Navy; his parents,
Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Brown of Granite, OK; two sisters,
Mrs. A. L. Hunter of Mangum, OK; and Mrs. J. B. Breeding,
Granite, OK; and five brothers, Orville, D. H. And Jessie
Brown of Granite, OK; W. O. Brown of the U. S. Army; and
Charlie Brown, Nampa, Idaho. The Happy Herald, 13 April
1944.
Burgess, John W. Last rites for John W. Burgess were held Monday at 3
p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Canyon. Rev.
Robert M. Jones, the pastor, with Rev. C. C. Armstrong,
Rev. Joe Finley and Chaplain Long, assisting conducted the
service. Mr. Burgess suffered a stroke early Monday
morning while at the post office in Canyon. He was carried
immediately to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Amarillo but
lived only a short time. The deceased was 57 years of age.
He had lived 35 years in Swisher County near Happy. When
he retired 5 yrs. Ago as farmer and stockman, he moved to
Canyon. At the time of his death he was employed at WTSC
airport. Surviving are his wife, four sons, Garland of
Canyon, Sidney of San Diego, CA; Winston of New Guinea;
and Edmund of Washington, D. C. and two daughters, Ann of
Hobbs, NM and Estelle of Carlsbad, NM; his mother Mrs. S.
J. Burgess of Corpus Christi, three brothers and two
sisters. Interment was in Dreamland Cemetery at Canyon
under the direction of Griggs‑Warren Funeral Home. The
Happy Herald, 5 October 1944.
Buchanan, Knox A. Knox A Buchanan, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Buchanan of
this city, is missing in action according to the following
message received from the Navy Dept. By his parents here,
Sunday: “The Navy Dept exceedingly regrets to advise you
that according to the records of this department that your
son Knox A. Buchanan, Baker second class, U. S. Navy was
performing his duty in service of his country in the
Manila Bay area when that station capitulated. He will be
carried on the records of the Navy Dept. as missing in
action pending further information. No report of his death
or injury has been received and he may be a prisoner of
war. It will probably be a few months before definite
official information can be expected concerning his
status. Sincere sympathy is extended to you in your
anxiety and you are assured that any report received will
be communicated to you promptly.” Rear Admiral Randall
Jacobs Chief of the Bureau of Navigation. Buchanan was
seeing service on the Minesweeper Pigeon which was
destroyed by Japanese bombs at Corregidor. An associated
press article dated May 13 and carried in the daily
newspapers stated that there was no loss of personnel when
the Pigeon was finally destroyed by Japanese bombs at
Corregidor and that Lt. Commander Richard Ellington Hawes
and members of his crew are presumed to be prisoners of
the Japanese. A similar message was also received by Mrs.
Mae Stone, stating that her son Granville Stone was
missing. The Happy Herald, 14 May 1942.
Bowen, Mrs. E. B. Mrs. E. B. Bowen, mother of Mrs. Jack Rogers of this
city died at her home in Lamesa, Monday, Sept. 16 at 5:30
a.m. from a heart attack. Mrs. Bowen had been in failing
health for the past several months but her condition was
not thought to be serious. Funeral services were held
Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 from the First Methodist Church
of Lamesa with interment in the Lamesa Cemetery. Services
were in charge of Rev. O. P. Clark and Rev. Marrel of
Abilene and Rev. Pierce of Lubbock. Rev. and Mrs. Bowen
had made their home in Lamesa since last fall at which
time Rev. Bowen became pastor of the Methodist Church
there. They had previously lived at Clarendon, Hereford,
Chilicothe, Wellington, Amarillo and other West Texas
towns. The deceased is survived by her husband, Rev. E. B.
Bowen of Lamesa and two daughters and one son, Mrs. N. W.
Naylor of Pampa, Mrs. Jack Rogers of Happy and E. B.
Bowen, Jr. of Silverton, and three grandchildren. Two
brothers and a sister also survive. Mrs. Rogers is
spending the week with her father in Lamesa. The
Happy Herald,
19 September 1935.
Boyle, Grace Funeral services for Mrs. R. B. Boyle, wife of the
editor of the Briscoe County News, were held Wednesday at
Melrose, NM, the old family home. Mrs. Boyle died early
Saturday morning, June 9, in Hot Springs, Ark. She was 43
years of age at the time of her death. She had been in ill
health for some time. Mrs. Grace Boyle was born June 22,
1892. She is survived by her husband, R. B. BOYLE. An only
son died six years ago when Mr. Boyle was editor of the
paper at Crosbyton. Mrs. Boyle left Silverton last
Thursday by train for Hot Springs. A telegram Saturday
failed to reach her husband, who had left for Clovis, NM
and the death message arrived before he could be located.
Tom Bomar, Silverton funeral director, left Sunday
afternoon in the ambulance with Mr. Boyle for Hot Springs
to return with the body to Melrose for funeral services
there at the family home Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Boyle
moved to Silverton three years ago from Vega, where he had
been editor of the Vega Sentinel. Mr. Boyle has been
editor of the Briscoe County News since that time. The
Happy Herald, 20 June 1935.
Bridges, E. T. Mrs. T. H. Campbell has returned from Arlington, Texas
where she was called to the bedside of her father E. T.
Bridges ten days ago. Mr. Bridges passed away last
Thursday morning, Feb. 14 and Mrs. Campbell remained until
Sunday to accompany other members of the family to
Henderson, TX where they buried her father in the family
cemetery, which has been amply maintained by the Bridges
family for more than fifty years. The Happy Herald, 21
February 1935.
Brooks, Examander Funeral services for E. Brooks, 84, pioneer Swisher
County resident were held at Tulia Friday, with Rev. A. C.
Huff pastor of the Baptist church in charge. Interment was
made in Rose Hill Cemetery under direction of Ramsey and
Sons Funeral Home. Mr. Brooks was born Sept. 30, 1853 in
Hot Springs County, AR, but came to Texas in his youth,
where for 18 months he served as a member of the Texas
Ranger force. He was married to SARAH A. PALMER, March 20,
1876 in Clay County, TX. In 1897 they moved to Swisher
County and to Tulia in 1908 where the family has resided
since. For many Mr. Brooks was a cattleman of considerable
prominence and success. Later he engaged in the real
estate business in Tulia and continued in this line as
long as his health would permit it. Survivors include the
widow, five daughters: Mrs. Leona Wright, Coleman; Mrs. W.
D. Sullins, Tulia; Mrs W. A Carver, Vigo Park; Mrs.
Maynard Webb, Canyon; Mrs. W. R Crow, Happy; three sons,
Earl Brooks, Rifle, Colorado; Ex Brooks, Portales, NM; and
M. L. Brooks also of Portales, NM. The Happy Herald, 3
June 1937.
Brooks, Sarah A. Palmer
Mrs. Examander Brooks, 74, died at her home in Tulia
last Sunday following a lingering illness. She had not
been in the best of health since the death of her
husband several months ago. Funeral services were
conducted by Rev. A. C. Huff, at the First Baptist
Church in Tulia, Monday afternoon at 2:30.

Interment was made in the local cemetery beside the grave
of her husband by Ramsey and Sons Undertaking Home. Mrs.
Brooks was the mother of Mrs. W. R Crow of Happy. The
Happy Herald, 4 November 1937.

Bruening, William William Bruening, 51, well known farmer living seven
miles west of Happy, died from a heart attack here
Wednesday afternoon at 3:45 at the Farmer’s Produce Co.
Mr. Bruening, who had been helping Pete Szydloski in the
harvest did not work Wednesday and complained of having a
hurting in his chest and shoulders. He had been ill for
several days. The body was taken to Ramsey Funeral Home in
Tulia, and will be sent to Nebraska for burial. The only
near relative of the deceased living in this section is a
brother, Louie Bruening of Nazareth and a nephew, Adolph
Schultz of Kaffir. William Bruening had made Happy his
home for five years. He resided at Kaffir for two years
before moving west of town. He did not have a family. He
came to Happy from Nebraska. The Happy Herald, July
1937.
Ballard, James W. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Canyon
for James W. Ballard, 83 year old pioneer resident of
Swisher and Randall County for many years who died Tuesday
night at 11:45 at his home in Canyon. Mr. Ballard, a
pioneer stockman and farmer, came to Swisher County in
1890 in an ox wagon. The old Ballard home place about 7
miles southeast of Happy was headquarters for the mail and
stage line that ran from Amarillo to Big Spring. After
living in this county for 11 years, Mr. Ballard and family
moved to Canyon in 1901, where they made their home for
the past 37 years. Mr. Ballard was a charter member of the
Canyon Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, MRS. J.
W. BALLARD; a son, J. R Ballard of Happy; a daughter Mrs.
W. J. Flesher of Amarillo; a brother, T. B. Ballard of
Woodward, OK; and two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Lane of Hydro,
OK; and Mrs. Celiste Webster of Memphis. Funeral services
were held at the family home in Canyon. Rev. O. B.
Herring, pastor of the Happy Methodist Church, officiated,
assisted by Rev. Sam Thomas, pastor of the Canyon
Methodist Church, and Rev. J. R Hicks, pastor of the
Canyon Baptist Church. Burial was in Dreamland Cemetery,
Canyon, under the direction of Griggs‑Thompson Funeral
directors. The Happy Herald, 30 June 1938.
Bridges, Verlin Jo Friends here received word last week of the death of
Verlin Jo Bridges, only daughter of Mr. & Mrs. O. R
‑Bridges of Durant, OK, who formerly lived here. Since
September she had been a teacher in the Tuskahoma, OK
school and was returning there Sunday afternoon when her
car hit a concrete bridge killing her almost instantly.
Funeral services were held first at Durant Tuesday
morning, then in the Baptist Church at Ardmore and burial
was in Rose Hill cemetery at Ardmore. The Bridges family
will be well remembered here, as Mr. Bridges was
superintendent of schools here for several years, while
Mrs. Bridges taught in the grades. Mr. Bridges has been
connected with the Southwestern Teachers’ College at
Durant since leaving Ardmore 8 years ago. The Happy
Herald, 24 February 1938.
Burgess, Jessie Claire Jessie Claire Burgess, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles A Burgess of Colorado City, TX was killed last
Sunday afternoon when the auto in which she was riding
overturned near her home. Besides her parents, Jessie
Claire, age 7, is survived by two sisters, Marjorie and
Charleen and one brother Gail, all of Colorado City. She
is also survived by her grandmothers Mrs. S. J. Burgess of
Happy and Mrs. Jennie Ross of Llano, TX. Relatives from
here who attended the funeral last Monday afternoon were
Mrs. J. R. Raymond, John Burgess and Mr. and Mrs. Jewel
Burgess. The Happy Herald, 24 February 1938,
Barber, Nellie May Funeral services for Mrs. Roy F. Barber, Vigo Park,
residence since 1928, will be conducted from the family
residence at 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. W. P.
Jennings, Christian Church minister, will officiate. Mrs.
Barber was born 11 May 1884 in Glenrose, TX, the daughter
of Ben and Fannie May. She was married to ROY BARBER July
31st, 1905 at their residence in Briscoe County. Since
that time she had lived exclusively in Plains towns,
Dimmitt, Raton, Canyon and Tulia. Death came at the age of
55 years in the Tulia hospital Tuesday night. Members of
the immediate family who survive her include her husband,
three daughters, Mrs. N. Y. Crockett, Longview; Mrs. Cecil
Buck, Clarendon; and Mrs. Charles Bishop, Detroit; her
mother, Mrs. B. F. May, Vigo Park and a sister Mrs. Artie
Hill, Ft. Worth. Pallbearers will be Dick Rogers, Jack
Rogers, Murray May, Willie Patzig, Clarence Gill and Earl
May. Interment will be made in the Milo Cemetery near Vigo
Park. Arrangements will be in charge of the Wallace
Funeral directors. Tulia, Texas, 27 September 1939.
Boling, Mrs. T. C. Bob Boling of Canyon, employee of the Texas‑New Mexico
Utility Co., who is well known in Happy, attended the
funeral of his mother, Mrs. T. C. Boling, 79, of Hamilton
County at Ireland, Wednesday. Mr. Boling had been at the
bedside of his mother for several days. The Happy
Herald,
23 February 1939.
Bowe, Dr. Frank E. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Thursday afternoon at
the First Baptist Church in Hereford for Dr. Frank E.
Bowe, 72, prominent rancher and veterinarian who resided
there since 1906. He died Tuesday afternoon of heart
failure. Services were in charge of Rev. James Aiken,
pastor of the Presbyterian Church, assisted by Rev. W. E.
Barnes, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Burial was in
West Park Cemetery. Dr. Bowe was born June 24, 1864 at
Shelsburg, Iowa, and died at the age of 72 years, 4 mos
and 20 days on Nov. 14th at 2:00 p.m. He married MISS
VIOLA BARNELL October 4, 1887. She died Oct. 19, 1913. He
married MRS. EDNA HODGES March 29, 1915, who survives him.
He came to Hereford in 1906 and engaged in ranching and
veterinary work. He was a member of the Presbyterian
Church. Besides Mrs. Bowe, he is survived by five
children: Mrs. Vern Witherspoon of Hereford; Harold G.
Bowe of Happy; Claire L. Bowe, Endee, NM; Mrs. George
Young of Vaughan, NM; and Forrest Bowe of New York City;
two brothers, Herbert Bowe of Minneapolis, MN; and Arthur
Bowe, Santa Ana, CA; three sisters, Mrs. Harley Williams,
Alma, MI; Mrs. Mint Delano, Clarion IA; and Mrs. Bert
Pritchard, Omawa, Iowa. 16 grandchildren, and 5 great
grandchildren. The Happy Herald, 23 November
1939.
Bowman, Robert T. Services for Robert T. Bowman were held at Canyon
Wednesday afternoon from the First Baptist Church with
Rev. J. R Hicks officiating, assisted by Rev. W. C.
Laggart of Abilene. Arrangements were under the direction
of Griggs Thompson funeral home of Canyon. Daughter of the
deceased, Mrs. C. A. Newsom of Wichita Falls, formerly
lived in Happy during which time her husband served as
Principal of the Happy High School. The Happy Herald,
2 March 1939.
Bradford, Ripley Funeral services for R H. Bradford, 63, stock farmer who
operated in the Panhandle for the past half century, were
held at the Wayside church Monday afternoon at 4:00. Rev.
Norman, pastor of the Hooker, OK Methodist Church,
officiated with burial at Wayside cemetery under direction
of Blackburn‑Shaw funeral home. Mr. Bradford died Saturday
night in an Amarillo hospital. He had been ill for several
months. He came to Amarillo from Phoenix, AZ about two
weeks ago for treatment. Mr. Bradford and his family moved
to the Panhandle from Tarrant County in 1891, first
settling at Claude and later moving to Tulia. He was one
of the organizers of the Federal Land Association at Tulia
and was prominently identified with agriculture and
livestock enterprises. Survivors are his wife of Tulia and
a son Clyde R. Bradford of Happy, and a sister, Mrs. C. C.
Brown of Los Angeles. The Happy Herald, 8 June 1939.
Bryan, Bertha Funeral services were held in the home at Wayside at
2:00 Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Bertha Bryan, 59, who died
in an Amarillo hospital Monday afternoon. Rev. R. H.
Chambers of Amarillo conducted the services Burial was at
Wayside Cemetery under direction of the Griggs‑Thompson
Funeral Home of Canyon. Mrs. Bryan was the widow of the
late C. W. BRYAN, a pioneer stock farmer of the Wayside
community. The Happy Herald, 3 March 1939.
Bryan, Jimmie Dale Jimmie Dale Bryan, 11 month old son of Mr. & Mrs.
Lester Bryan, farm couple who live 14 miles NE of Happy in
the Fairview community, died about 7:00 Monday night.
Survivors: parents, three sisters, Naoma Ruth, 6; Margaret
Iola, 4; Billy Jean, 3; Jimmie Dale was born August 25,
1938. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Wednesday
afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Bryan of the
Fairview community. Interment was in Dreamland Cemetery,
Canyon, under direction of Griggs‑Thompson funeral
directors. The Happy Herald, 3 August 1939.
Ball, A. C. Funeral services for A. C. Ball, 77, were conducted by
Rev. Uel D. Crosby, assisted by Dr. W. H. Clark, at the
First Methodist Church at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday
afternoon. Mr. Ball was born October 21, 1862 at Farmers
Branch, TX in Dallas County. He attended school in Piano,
Collin Co. TX. In 1887 he was married to EMMA J.
POINDEXTER who preceded him in death September 12, 1901.
To this marriage seven children were born, five of whom
survive. They are Mrs. W. L. Ford, Plainview; H. E. Ball,
Canyon; M. C. Ball, Long Beach, CA; Mrs. Herman Houston,
Monahans; and F. R. Ball, Tulsa, OK. In July of 1933 the
family moved to Tulia where Mr. Ball has resided until his
death Tuesday. He was a member of the Methodist Church
since his early boyhood with present membership at Krum,
TX. Other survivors are Mrs. Jennie Ball, his wife, and
his five children; two brothers, R J. Ball, Justin, TX;
and seven grandchildren. Interment was made in the Canyon
cemetery with the Wallace Funeral Home in charge. The
Tulia Herald,
25 January 1940.
Bauer, Anna Rebecca Jane Dietrich Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Rebecca Jane B Bauer,
wife of J. J. Bauer, will be conducted Friday afternoon at
2:30 in the Happy Methodist Church with Rev. F. T. Sager,
Lutheran minister of Slaton officiating. Interment will be
in the Happy Cemetery under direction of Blackburn‑Shaw of
Amarillo. Mrs. Bauer, pioneer resident of Randall County,
died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at the family home five miles
north of Happy following an extended illness. Anna Rebecca
Jane Dietrich was born in Marion County, Iowa, September
29, 1866. When she was a small child her family moved to
Richardson County, NE. She was a member of the Lutheran
Church. She married J. J. Bauer on February 16, 1888 at
Falls City, NE. Eleven children were born to this union.
One child died at the age of three years. Mr. and Mrs.
Bauer moved with their family to Randall County from
Nebraska in the fall of 1908. Survivors besides the
husband are five sons, C. W., F. H., E. J., I. L., and
Clarence Bauer, all of Happy; two brothers, C. E. Dietrich
of Tulia and J. H. Dietrich of Falls City, NE; and a
sister, Mrs. Junia Smith of Chandler, OK. The Happy
Herald,
2 May 1940.
Behrends, Anna Catherine Funeral services were held in the Kress Methodist Church
at 2:30 o’clock Friday afternoon for Mrs. Anna Catherine
Behrends, 72, who died Thursday afternoon at her home two
miles west of Kress after several months illness. She has
resided in Swisher County since 1910. Rev. C. A. Gaertner,
pastor of the Plainview and Kress Lutheran churches
officiated. Burial was made in Kress Cemetery. She was
buried beside her husband who died in March of 1938. Mrs.
Behrends was born in Germany on Marcy 18, 1868, and came
to the United States the next year, settling with her
parents in Pachantas County, Iowa. She had been a member
of the Lutheran church 57 years. Eight children survive.
They are: Mrs. Grace Saathoff and Mrs. Mattie Ricklif of
Gilmore City, Iowa; Mrs. Lydia Sjogren of Kress; Mrs. Anna
Mosely of Hobbs, NM; Henry G. And Andrew Behrends of
Hereford; Rank Behrends of Kress; and George Behrends of
Dimmitt. There are 23 grandchildren and six great
grandchildren. The following sisters survive: Mrs. George
Assing, Mrs. Fred Carson, and Mrs. B. Seifkin of Gilmore
City, Iowa; Mrs. Lydia Willard of Rolf, Iowa; and Mrs.
Henry Weimers of Palmer, Iowa. The Tulia Herald, 11
April 1940.
Bicknell, J. Y. J. Y. Bicknell, 78, father of Alec Bicknell of Happy,
died at his home in Oakland, California Sunday morning. On
receiving word of his father’s serious condition, Alex
Bicknell left for California Saturday but did not reach
Oakland until after his father had passed away. Funeral
services were held in Oakland Tuesday. Mr. Bicknell had
been in failing health for several months. He is survived
by his widow, two sons, two daughters, Will Bicknell of
Oakland, Alex Bicknell of Happy; Mrs. Albert Walker of
Springfield, MO and Miss Ruth Bicknell of Roseville, CA
and nine grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. J. Y. Bicknell moved
to Oakland twelve years ago from Hale County where they
lived for eleven years. The Happy Herald, 2 May
1940.
Billington, Walter Scott Final respects will be paid Walter Scott Billington in
services to be held at the Church of Christ at 3 o’clock
this afternoon. Earl Cantrell will conduct the rites.
Death came suddenly early Wednesday morning at the farm
home four miles east and two miles south of Tulia, and
resulted form a heart attack. Billington was 68 years, 1
month, and 20 days of age at the time of his death. He was
born in Tarrant County May 6, 1872. He was married to Miss
Ella May Honea and to this union were added seven
children, all of whom survive. They include Ava Glenn of
Duke, OK; E. S. Billington of Tulia, N. W. Billington of
Olustee, OK; Irene Boswell of Burkburnett, Zora Campbell
of Tulia; A. M. (last part mutilated). The Tulia
Herald,
27 June 1940.
Bird, S. A. Funeral services for S. A. Bird, 92, were conducted at 3
o’clock yesterday afternoon at the Center Plains Church
with Rev. W. A. Hitchcock officiating. Burial was in the
Center Plains cemetery. Bird, a retired farmer and
stockman, had lived in Hale County near the Center Plains
community since 1902. He died yesterday morning after two
years illness. Bird was born at Old Fort, NC November 15,
1848. His widow, three sons, Burgin of Hale Center, Arthur
of Elida, NM, Carroll of Hale Center, ten grandchildren
and two great grandchildren survive.
Blackerby, Henry Albert Services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Kress
Baptist Church for Henry Albert Blackerby, 9 year old son
of Mr. & Mrs. A. A. Blackerby of that community. Rev.
A. L. Shaw, Lockney Baptist minister, officiated at the
rites. The youth was born July 16, 1930 at Whitfield and
died Sunday in a Plainview hospital following an illness
of several weeks. Survivors include his parents, a sister,
Miss Julia Mae Blackerby, and a brother, Walter Blackerby,
all of Kress; his grandparents, Mrs. Maggie Bramley and J.
N. Bramley and a grandmother, Mrs. H. H. Blackerby,
Weatherford. Pallbearers were Bill Durham, Roy Stambaugh,
Floy Foster, Theo Strain, Alvin Foster and Jim Durkam.
Flower bearers were Winnie Earle Blackerby, Elsie Durkam,
Dorothy Bramley, Laureta Stambaugh, Mildred Foster, Alene
Foster, Madelene Blackerby, Margie Durham, and Wayne
Bramley. The Tulia Herald, 15 February 1940.
Boehning, Raymond P. W. G. Boehning of Tulia attended the funeral services of
his brother, Raymond P. Boehning, in Canyon Tuesday
afternoon of last week. The relative’s death came as a
result of injuries received in an automobile accident. He
was 43 years of age. Services were held in the Canyon
Church of Christ and burial was made in the Canyon
cemetery. W. G. Boehning of Tulia attended the funeral
services of his brother, Raymond P. Boehning, in Canyon
Tuesday afternoon of last week. The relative’s death came
as a result of injuries received in an automobile
accident. He was 43 years of age. Services were held in
the Canyon Church of Christ and burial was made in the
Canyon cemetery. The Tulia Herald, 26 September
1940.
Bowman, Nelda Jo Ann Two cars and a truck collided on the highway 5 miles
north of Happy Sunday night, resulting in the death of two
persons. The dead are Nelda Jo Ann Bowman, 13, and Tommie
Coston, 31, both of Amarillo. The Happy Herald, 7
November 1940.
Boyd, J. E. J. E. Boyd, 68, passed away at his home here Wednesday
afternoon following a serious illness of two years. He had
been in failing health since 1935 at which time he retired
from active work as a farmer. Funeral services will be
held in the Methodist Church Friday afternoon at 2:30 with
Rev. H. C. Smith of Amarillo officiating and Rev. R. R.
Gilbreath, pastor, assisting. Arrangements are in charge
of Blackburn Shaw Funeral Home, Amarillo, where the body
will be in state until time of the funeral. Burial will be
in Happy cemetery. Mr. Boyd was born August 9, 1871 in
Franklin County, MO. At the age of 8 years he came to
Texas with his parents and settled at Decatur in Wise
County. He was married to MISS BERTHA COOK January 11,
1894. The Boyd family moved to Happy 15 years ago. He is
survived by his wife, and 10 children, 5 sons and 5
daughters. They are: Mrs. I. C.Brown of Hobbs, NM; Henry
and Thomas Boyd of McLean; Mrs. Luty Fortner of
Kellerville; Lacy Boyd of Seagraves; Mrs. P. A. Crane of
Memphis, Phillip Boyd of Hobbs, NM; Gaines Boyd and Mrs.
S. M. Smith of Wichita Falls; Mrs. Woodrow Wesley of
Happy; one brother Isaiah Boyd of Shawnee, OK, age 83;
Isiah is the only surviving member of a family of 12
children. Other survivors are 16 grandchildren and 4 great
grandchildren. Other relatives present for the funeral
were: W. E. Cook and J. J. Cook of Littlefield, brothers
of Mrs. Boyd; Mrs. J. H. Cook, a sister‑in‑law and
daughter Miss Velma Cook of Lubbock. Three children
preceded Mr. Boyd in death; Isaiah age 8 months; Faye age
10 years; and Ollie age 19 yrs. The Happy Herald, 6 June
1940.
Ballard, Mrs. J. W. Mrs. J. W. Ballard, 82, mother of J. R. Ballard, passed
away at her home here early Wednesday morning following a
brief illness. Her death was attributed to a heart attack.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 3:00
in the Canyon Methodist Church with Rev. Sam Thomas,
pastor, in charge, assisted by Rev. R. R. Gilbreath and
Rev. H. W. Carter. Interment was in Dreamland Cemetery
under the direction of GriggsThompson Funeral Home of
Canyon. Mrs. Ballard was born in Loudon, TN July 5, 1859
and came to Texas about 58 years ago and on October 7,
1882 married J. W. Ballard at Savoy, Texas. After spending
a few years in Grayson and Wise counties, the family moved
to the Panhandle fifty years ago last June. First they
landed in Swisher County, settling five miles SE of Happy
at the old stage dinner stop, Mrs. Ballard having driven
an ox wagon from Wise County while her husband and son
drove the livestock. In 1901 she and her husband moved to
Canyon and made their home there until his death on June
28, 1938. Soon after this Mrs. Ballard moved to her new
home here near her son. Survivors include one son, J. R.
Ballard of Happy and a daughter, Mrs. May Fletcher of
Amarillo; one sister, Mrs. J. T. Service of Canyon, six
grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was a
member of the Methodist Church. The Happy Herald, 17
July 1941.
Bandy, Mae Dunn Funeral services for Mrs. Tom Bandy, well known resident
of Happy, will be conducted in the Methodist Church Friday
afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with the pastor, Rev. R R
Gilbreath, officiating. Assisting will be Rev. Ed L.
Hawthorne, Pastor of the local Baptist Church. Interment
will be in the cemetery at Hereford under the direction of
the E. B. Black Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Charlie
Spear, Ed Sprowls, M. McCleod, O. K. McDonald, John Sims
and Alden Mann. Mrs. Bandy died here Wednesday morning.
She was 58 years old. She and Mr. Bandy, local merchant
and stock farmer, moved here in 1919 from Hereford.
Survivors besides the husband are three daughters, Mrs. U.
V. Barnard of Amarillo; Mrs. Jack Sewell of Eastoboga, AL;
Miss Ina Bandy of Happy; one son, Thomas Ed Bandy, student
at Texas Tech; two sisters, Mrs. W. C. Lindsey of Happy
and Mrs. C. J. Smith of Chatsworth, GA; and two brothers,
Elijah Dunn of Decatur, and Frank Dunn of Tennga, GA.; and
an aunt, Mrs. Bettie Higgins of Crandall, GA. Happy, 20
March 1941.
Mrs. Tom Bandy, resident of Happy since 1919, died at
the family home here at 9:30 Wednesday morning from a
stroke. Mae Dunn was the oldest of ten children born to
Jonas and Florentine Dunn near Tennga, GA on November 7,
1882. She was a member of the Baptist Church since the age
of 12. She was married to TOM BANDY on January 17, 1904 at
her home near Tennga, GA. To this union were born three
daughters while living in Georgia. The family came to
Hereford, TX in 1916 making their home there about three
years before they located in Happy. One daughter, Marie,
was born near Hereford and died in infancy. The only son,
Thomas Edd, was born in Happy. After locating in Happy she
and her husband united with the Methodist Church, of which
she was loyal and faithful until her death in Happy about
9:;30 on March 19, 1941. Survivors besides the husband are
three daughters, Mrs. U. V. Barnard of Amarillo; Mrs. Jack
Sewell of Eastoboga, AL; Miss Ina Bandy of Happy; one son,
Thomas Ed Bandy, student at Texas Tech; two sisters, Mrs.
W. C. Lindsey of Happy and Mrs. C. J. Smith of Chatsworth,
GA; and two brothers, Elijah Dunn of Decatur, and Frank
Dunn of Tennga, GA.; and an aunt, Mrs. Bettie Higgins of
Crandall, GA. The Happy Herald, 20 March 1941.
Barrett, John Harmon Noah Barrett received word of the sudden death of his
father, John Harmon Barrett of Ada, Oklahoma, Tuesday
morning and left immediately for that place. The
Happy Herald,
16 October 1941.
Burnum, Wilda Lou Mrs. Wilda Lou Burnum, wife of P. K. BURNUM, prominent
Carson County stock farmer, died at the family home two
miles northwest of Panhandle last night. Mrs. Burnum has
been a resident of Carson County for the past 25 years,
residing at the ranch home the entire period. She was a
member of the Baptist Church. Besides her husband she is
survived by three sons, O. E. Grimes, P. G. Burnum, both
of Panhandle, and P. Kenneth Burnum of Canyon, and four
daughters, Mrs. B. C. Hare of Miami, Mrs. James Gripp of
Lodge Grass, MT; Mrs. R. B. Elliott of Happy and Mrs.
Marie Bloodworth of Canyon. The Happy Herald, 6 November
1941.
Butler, Danel A. Staff Sgt. Danel A. Butler, son of Mrs. Mamie R. Butler
of Canyon, has been posthumously awarded the Distinguished
Flying Cross, Purple Heart and Air Medal with two
clusters. His mother received the awards from Brig. Gen.
Carl W. Connell at special ceremonies at Amarillo Army Air
Field. Sgt. Butler, tail and waist gunner and engineer on
a liberator of the 93rd Bombardment Group, was killed in
combat over Germany 1 April 1944. He was born at Tulia and
moved with his parents to Canyon in 1934, and starred in
football, basketball, and track at high school there.
Butler was awarded the DFC for participating in the August
1, 1943 raid on the Ploesti oil refineries in Romania. On
that mission his plane crashed in Turkey. He and other
crew members bailed out safely and were interned for six
months. He returned to his base January 1944. The Tulia
Herald, 10 May 1945.
Butts, Jake C. Funeral services for pioneer newspaperman J. C. Butts,
86, were scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Monday in Hillsboro. The
former editor of the Hillsboro Evening Mirror and numerous
other papers throughout the state died Sunday morning in a
local hospital. Services were planned for the Marshall and
Marshall Chapel with Rev. J. W. Bruner and Rev. Alvin
Swindell officiating. Burial was set for Ridge Park
Cemetery. Mr. Butts was born in Gainesville GA in August,
1874, and had his first newspaper job before he was 10
years old. He served as carrier boy for the Atlanta
Journal in Gainesville before coming to Texas with his
mother and sister at age 13. After settling at Honey
Grove, Mr. Butts later moved to Tulia where he was a 16
year old reporter on The Tulia Herald. Later becoming
editor, Mr. Butts remained on the Herald staff until 1894
when he moved to Mesquite as owner of the Texas Mesquiter.
While living in Mesquite Mr. Butts married KATE KIMBALL on
Aug. 4, 1899. They later moved to Waxahachie where Mr.
Butts was a member of the Waxahachie Morning Star news
staff. A 10 year stay with the West Times was next in line
for the hard‑working journalist. Leaving West Times he
moved to Itasca where he was editor of the Itasca Item
until 1916 when he came to Hillsboro as editor of the
Evening Mirror and Weekly Mirror. Mr. Butts remained with
the papers until going into semi‑retirement in 1943. Since
then he has served as a correspondent for newspapers in
Dallas, Fort Worth and Waco. His last contribution to the
Mirror appeared only two days before his death ‑ a Letter
to the Editor congratulating the staff on their recent
Chamber of Commerce edition. As always, Mr. Butts’
journalistic efforts contained praise of Hillsboro and the
people who live here: “Then when we turn the cover page
(of the C of C edition) we meet face to face men who are
giving their energy and their time to make Hillsboro the
king of little city they want it to be.” An outstanding
Civic worker himself, Mr. Butts was a former secretary of
Itasca’s Board of Trade, was a member of the Itasca Fire
Dept. And organized clubs for farm youth in this area. Mr.
Butts was a member of the Hillsboro Club and was
affiliated with the First Baptist Church where he taught
Sunday School class for many years. His survivors include
his wife, two nephews and a niece. Hillsboro Mirror, 29
January 1962.
Ballard, Marjorie M. TULIA – Marjorie M. Ballard, 76, died Saturday, May 18, 2002.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First United
Methodist Church with the Rev. Rob Lindley, pastor,
officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by
Wallace Funeral Home. Mrs. Ballard was born June 19,
1925, in Childress to Melvin A. and Mary Mertle Cox
Martin. She graduated from Community Center School.
She and W.B. Ballard Jr. were married April 11, 1946,
in Amarillo. They made their home in Vigo Park and
Tulia. She was a homemaker and member of First United
Methodist Church of Tulia. She had lived in Dumas
since 1994 to be near her niece, Shirley Wells and
husband, Clyde, and her nephew, Ed Garner. She was
preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 27, 1988; her
parents; a sister, Mary Ruth Garner; and two brothers,
Jesse Eric Martin and William Hubert Martin. Survivors
include several nieces and nephews. Amarillo Globe-News, 19 May 2002.
Barbour, Ray TULIA – Ray Barbour, 76, died Friday, March 8, 2002. Services will
be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with the
Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor, officiating. Burial
will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home
of Tulia. Mr. Barbour was born Aug. 18, 1925, in
Spearman. He married Lucille Jennings on Sept. 2,
1948, in Tulia. He moved to Tulia from Dumas in 1936
and graduated from Tulia High School. He graduated
from Amarillo Business College and served in the Third
Army in Europe under Gen. Patton during World War II.
After his discharge he returned to Tulia and
established a Propane Distribution Business with his
brother, Van Barbour. In 1956 they purchased the
Phillips 66 wholesale gas, diesel and oil distribution
company from their father, now called Barbour
Brothers. In 1974 he bought his brother’s part of the
business. He was recently recognized by Phillips 66 as
the second longest independently owned distributorship
in the company with 55 years of service. He was a
member of First Baptist Church for more than 50 years.
He had served on the Tulia City Council and served as
camp chairman for the Salvation Army to select
underprivileged kids to go to Salvation Army Camp. He
raised Simmental Cattle and was a member of the
American Simmental Association and the Texas Simmental
Association. He was preceded in death by his parents;
a brother, Van Earl Barbour; and a sister, Annabelle
Kirkpatrick. Survivors include his wife; a daughter,
Susan Howell of Canyon; a son, Todd Barbour of
Amarillo; a brother, Dr. Larry Barbour of Quanah; five
grandchildren, Shana Weaver of London, England, Jason
Howell of College Station and Cooper Barbour, Keldon
Barbour and Payton Barbour, all of Amarillo; and two
great-grandchildren, Lauren Weaver and Rachel Weaver,
both of London. Amarillo Globe-News,11 March 2002.
Bernal, Ernesto TULIA – Ernesto
Bernal, 61, died Friday, March 22, 2002. Rosary will
be at 7 p.m. today in the Wallace Funeral Home Chapel
of Tulia. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Church
of the Holy Spirit with John Salazar-Jimenez, pastor,
officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mr.
Bernal was born March 10, 1941, in Artesia Wells. He
married Eva Cardona in Asherton on April 13, 1959. He
attended elementary schools in Artesia Wells and later
moved to Del Rio where he attended high school. From
1959 to 1960 he worked at Best Fertilizer in
Plainview. He owned Exxon Gas Station from 1960 to
1964 in Plainview. He managed the Plantation Liquor
Store on the Swisher/Castro County line from 1964 to
1970. He owned and operated Ernie’s Bar-B-Q in Tulia
from 1970 to the time of his death. He was a member of
the Church of the Holy Spirit. Survivors include his
wife; a daughter, Hilda Hernandez of Tulia; four sons,
Ramiro Bernal and Bert Bernal, both of Tulia, Hector
Bernal of Aurora, Ill., and Richard Bernal of
Amarillo; his mother, Concepcion Bernal of Asherton;
two brothers, Oscar Bernal and Alex Bernal, both of
Asherton; six sisters, Delia Ruiz, Minerva Banda,
Alicia Bernal, Gloria Herrera, Rosa Bustamenta and
Elma Guiterrez, all of Asherton; six granddaughters;
two grandsons; and two great-granddaughters. AmarilloGlobe-News,

25March 2002.

Blocker, Peggy Peggy Blocker, 63, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, in
Amarillo. Services will be at 3 p.m. today in
Central Church of Christ with Trey Morgan,
minister, officiating. Arrangements are by Wallace
Funeral Home.  Mrs. Blocker was born Sept.
19, 1938, in Elkhorn, W.Va. She moved to Tulia in
1997.  Survivors include three sons, Poe
Blocker and Stacey Blocker, both of Wichita Falls,
and Terry Blocker of Tulia; two stepsons, Glenn
Blocker and Albert Blocker, both of Amarillo; two
brothers, Floyd Shaw of Oatman, Ariz., and Jimmy
Shaw of Welch, W.Va.; two sisters, Jean Byers of
Mullins, W.Va., and Virginia Nelson of Dimmitt;
and 11 grandchildren. AmarilloGlobe-News,

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April 2002.

Boyd, Acie DellHAPPY – Acie
Dell Boyd, 88, died Monday, April 1, 2002, in
Amarillo. Services will be at 3 p.m. today in First
United Methodist Church of Happy with the Rev. Curtis
House, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Happy
Cemetery by Brooks Funeral Directors of Canyon. Mrs.
Boyd was born Dec. 2, 1913, in Snyder. She attended
school at Snyder and graduated in 1932. She married
Copus Boyd in 1937 at Snyder, where they made their
home until 1947. They then bought a home east of Happy
and lived there for 40 years. She moved to Happy after
the death of her husband in 1981. She was active in
her church and community. Survivors include a
daughter, Judy Thompson of Happy; a grandson, Roy Dee
Thompson; a granddaughter, Jobeth White; and six
great-grandchildren. Amarillo

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April 2002.

Bryan, Dortha “Dot”HAPPY -
Dorotha “Dot” Bryan, 93, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Brooks Funeral
Directors Chapel with Kevin Naillieux and Fred Fite
officiating. Burial will be in Dreamland Cemetery. Mrs.
Bryan was born Oct. 24, 1909, in Griggsville, Ill., to
Frank and Charlotta Hobson Young. She married Homer
Bryan in Denver on Dec. 3, 1928, and they moved to Happy
where they farmed and ranched. They were married for 53
years. She was preceded in death by her husband on Feb.
1, 1981; a son, Ed Bryan, on Dec. 16, 2001; two
grandsons, Montye Bryan, in February 1997, and Kenny
Bryan, in December 1997; and a granddaughter, Sylvia
Bassett, in September 1957. Survivors include two
daughters, Laura Bassett and husband, Gordon, of Alpine
and Edna Bassett and husband, Bruce, of Happy; two sons,
Harold Bryan and wife, Cherilee, of Huntsville, Ark.,
and Roy Bryan and wife, Arlene, of Happy; a sister, Lena
Smith of Denver; a brother, Floyd Young of Denver; 16
grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; three
great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and
nephews.Amarillo

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December 2002.

Burgess, Dr. David BrianTULIA – Dr. David Brian Burgess, 48, of Tyler
died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002. Services will be at 10:30
a.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church in Tulia
with the Rev. Rob Lindley, pastor, and the Rev. Ernie
McGaughey, retired Methodist minister, officiating.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral
Home. Dr. Burgess was born in Canyon on Sept. 7, 1953.
He was a family practice and emergency room doctor.
Survivors include three sons, Dustin Craig Burgess of
Tyler, Devin Scott Burgess of Merchant Marine Academy
Kingsport, N.Y., and Donovan Brian Burgess of Tyler; his
parents, David and Mary Burgess of Tulia; and a brother,
Don Layton Burgess of Flower Mound. Visitation will be
at Lloyd James Funeral Home in Tyler from 5 to 7 p.m.
today. The body will be available for viewing from 10
a.m. Friday until service time at Wallace Funeral Home.Amarillo Globe-News,8
August 2002.

Bernal, Ramiro “Bam Bam”Funeral Mass for Ramiro
Bernal, 46, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Church of the
Holy Spirit with the Rev. Tony Neusch, pastor,
officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by
Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. A rosary will be
recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr.
Bernal died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, in Tulia. He was born
Feb. 2, 1960, in Carrizo Springs. He graduated from Tulia
High School in 1978 and attended Texas Tech for two years.
He worked for Swisher County Cattle Company for 25 years
and was on the Tulia Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors
include his wife, Debbie Bernal of Tulia; one stepson,
Corey Waldroop of Tulia; his mother, Eva Bernal of Tulia;
one sister and brother-in-law, Hilda and Ralph Hernandez
of Tulia; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Albert
Bernal of Tulia, Hector and Jesus Bernal of Aurora, Ill.,
and Richard and Linda Bernal of Amarillo; his grandmother,
Conception Bernal of Asherton; and several nieces and
nephews. The family suggest memorials to the Tulia
Volunteer Fire Dept. Online condolences may be made at www.kornerstonefunerals.com.

Published in the Plainview Daily Herald from 1/30/2007 -
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Cantrell, Mrs. J. M.Mrs. J. M. Cantrell, 92 years old, mother of Mrs. J. W.
McGlaun, died at Mexia at the home of her son where she
had made her home the past nine years. She was buried at
Temple by the side of her husband. Mrs. McGlaun was at her
bedside at the time of her death. The Tulia Herald, 24
April 1952.

Cantrell, J. T.Funeral services for J. T. Cantrell of Miami, father of
Mrs. O. B. Hinkle and Mrs. Paul Sullivan both of Tulia
were held Wednesday afternoon on the courthouse lawn at
Miami. The 62 year old pioneer Roberts county resident
died Sunday afternoon following an illness of several
years. He was a member of the Church of Christ and Masonic
Lodge. The Tulia Herald, 8 May 1952.

Carlile, Mrs. JennieFuneral services for Mrs. Jennie Carlile, 73 years old,
were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Church of Christ
in Hamlin. Bro. Lemoine Lewis of Abilene assisted by Bro.
Warder Novak of Hamlin officiated. Mrs. Carlile died
Monday night about 9 o’clock in Swisher County Hospital
following a sudden attack a few hours earlier. She was
visiting here in the homes of her two children, Marvin
Carlile and Mrs. Sam Appleton. She had arrived here
Sunday. Mrs. Carlile was born September 6, 1878 in
Tennessee. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George
Medkiff. She was married to H. T. Carlile in 1898 in
Tennessee and in 1900 they came to Texas settling first at
Arlington. About a year later they moved to a farm north
of Peacock where they lived until his passing in 1938 at
which time she moved to Hamlin where she lived at the time
of her death. She united with the Church of Christ at the
age of 28 and had been active in church work ever since.
Those surviving include three sons, Marvin Carlile of
Tulia, Howard Carlile of Colton, CA, and Ray Carlile of
Stamford; three daughters, Mrs. Appleton of Tulia, Mrs.
Herman Hulsey of Ballinger and Mrs. Eddie Jay of Hamlin,
three brothers, John Medkiff of Arlington, Will Medkiff of
Nashville, TN, and Jim Medkiff of Los Angeles, CA. Also
surviving are 14 grandchildren and three great
grandchildren. The body was taken overland Tuesday
afternoon to Hamlin by Wallace Funeral Home. Interment was
in Aspermont Cemetery at Aspermont. Tulia Herald, 29 May
1952.

Campbell, Dr. W. E.Dr. W. E. Campbell, 58, brother of T. H. Campbell of
this city and physician of Ennis for 30 years, died at his
home, 807 North Preston St., Sat. night, November 16 at
8:30 following a stroke of paralysis the previous Monday.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3:00 at the
First Methodist Church with pastor Rev. E. W. Briggs and
Rev. Jerry Archer, a friend of the family for many years
officiating. The casket was draped in a United States flag
as a tribute to this beloved physician who volunteered and
enlisted in the World War, where he served as Captain of
the Medical Corps. Besides his widow the deceased is
survived by two sisters, Mrs. B. C. Walton of Athens, Mrs.
H. B. Nash of LaRue, TX, and a brother, T. I‑1 Campbell of
Happy, and three children, Walter and Charles Edwin Wood
and Miss Cathey nee Wood, who were reared by Dr. and Mrs.
Campbell as their own. The Happy Herald, 28 November 1935.

Caraway Lt. ArchieFirst Lieutenant Archie Caraway, son of Mr.and Mrs. S.
A. Caraway of Torrence, CA, formerly of Tulia, died Monday
morning May 7 from injuries received in a plane accident
at Liberal Army Air Field, Liberal, KS. His body has been
brought to Tulia for burial, and funeral arrangements are
pending the arrival of his brother, Eddie Caraway, of
Redondo Beach, CA, who has just entered the Army at Ft.
Bliss, TX. Other survivors who will be present for the
funeral are two brothers, Ray Caraway and wife of Redondo
Beach, CA; one sister, Mrs. C. P. Norton of New Orleans,
LA; an uncle, Claude Brooks, Redondo Beach, CA; a great
aunt, Mrs. W. B. Minnick, 84 years old, of Plainview and
Mrs. J. A. Clynch of Electra; Mrs. Will Evans and Mrs. D.
M. Julian of Plainview. Lt Caraway recently had been
specially selected for four engine bomber pilot training.
He received his flying training at Pine Bluff, AR; Perring
Field, Sherman, TX; and the BAFS at Waco, TX. He graduated
from advanced training March 21, 1943. Prior to going to
Liberal, KS, Lt Caraway spent two years as instructor at
Childress Army Air Field, Childress, TX. Born August 27,
1923, in Tulia, Lt. Caraway attended Tulia schools from
which he graduated. He was an aircraft electrician prior
to entering the service. The Tulia Herald, 10 May 1945.

Cantrell, Lelia Lee ShowsMrs. Lelia (Shows) Cantrell died here this afternoon.
She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She was born
in Alabama moving to Swisher County in 1891. She was
married to JOE CANTRELL in 1899 and moved into Tulia where
she has resided since. Cantrell was an early day rancher.
He entered the mercantile business in 1896 the firm was
Cantrell and Shows. She is survived by her husband; four
sons, Ruie, Royal, Jack, and Joe; one daughter, Jewell;
two brothers, Jesse and Harrison Shows and one sister in
Alabama; one daughter Hazel died three years ago. Tulia,
TX, 29 April 1947.

Cantrell, JewelDeath early Wednesday morning ended a 3 months battle
for health for Jewel Cantrell, long time Tulia resident.
She was stricken with a peculiar disorder last July. There
followed treatment by the best medical skill in Lubbock
and Dallas during which she stubbornly refused to give up
the fight although physicians held almost no hope for her
recovery. After her return from Dallas she was able to
come to town several times. She died at 2 a.m. Wednesday
morning in a Lubbock hospital. Born in Tulia, Miss
Cantrell was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Cantrell,
Tulia pioneers. Mrs. Cantrell died in 1947. Since then,
Jewel had made a home for her father. Only recently they
completed a beautiful new home north of the old family
house. Funeral services will be held at the First
Presbyterian Church of which she was a member, Thursday,
at 3 p.m. Rev. C. John Westhof will officiate. Burial will
be in Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Wallace
Funeral Home. Survivors include her father, one of Tulia’s
most respected citizens; and four brothers, R L. and Jack,
both of Tulia; and Royal and Joe D., both of Pampa. One
sister, Mrs. Hazel Asbury, died in 1936. The Tulia Herald,
22 October 1953.

Chrismon, Virgil H.

Virgil H. Chrismon, 87, died Sunday,
Aug. 18, 2002, in Dimmitt.  
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m.
Friday in Rose Hill Cemetery with Trey Morgan,
pastor of Central Church of Christ, officiating.
Arrangements are by Wallace Funeral Home.
Mr. Chrismon was born Oct. 5, 1914, in Gracemont,
Okla. He had lived in Swisher County since
1949.  Survivors include two daughters,
Debbie Chrismon of Amarillo and Virginia Gray of
Mansfield; two brothers, Verle Chrismon of Decatur
and Kenneth Chrismon of Hurst; three sisters,
Gladys McCathern and Ruth McCathern, both of
Gracemont, and Eileen Stephens of Tennessee; four
grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  Amarillo

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August 2002.

Coleman, CortisTULIA – Cortis
Coleman, 82, died Wednesday, May 22, 2002. Services
will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Wood-Dunning Funeral Home
Colonial Chapel of Plainview with the Rev. Scott
Hensley, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church of Tulia,
officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery. Mr.
Coleman grew up and attended school in Olton. He was a
member of Calvary Baptist Church in Tulia and the
International Order of Odd Fellows. Survivors include
a daughter, Joyce Flovin of San Manuel, Ariz.; a son,
Don Coleman of Bothell, Wash.; two sisters, Essie Lee
Sluder of Olton and Wava Barrick of Abernathy; a
brother, F.B. Coleman of Irving; seven grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren.  Amarillo

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May 2002.

Cox, Virginia Ann
“Jenny” Roberts
HAPPY -
Virginia Ann “Jenny” Roberts Cox, 58, died Saturday,
April 6, 2002, in Phoenix. Graveside services will be
at 11 a.m. Saturday in Happy Cemetery with Rick
Bloodworth, pastor of Happy Church of Christ,
officiating. Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral
Directors. Mrs. Cox passed away at the Mayo Clinic in
Phoenix following a lengthy illness. She was born to
Houston and Lora Shannon Roberts Oct. 13, 1943, in
McAdoo. She was a graduate of Hereford High School in
1962. She married James Sherman Cox Jr. on Dec. 9,
1965, in Hereford. She was a member of Hereford Church
of Christ. Survivors include her husband; a son, Jay
Glen Cox Sr. of Happy; a daughter, Jo Nell Stephens of
Happy; four grandchildren, Jay Glen Cox II, Kayley Ann
Cox, Nicholas Robert Stephens and Morgan Elizabeth
Stephens; two brothers, Leon Roberts and wife, Carol,
of Azle and Ronnie Roberts and wife, Becky, of
Bedford; and two sisters, Bonnie Hostetler and
husband, Stanley, of Olathe, Kan., and Mary Tinkle and
husband, Kenneth, of Canon City, Colo.
  Amarillo
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April 2002.

Carbajal, Joe

Joe Carbajal, 33, died Sunday, March
30, 2003, in Kress. 
Services will be at 3 p.m. today in Wallace
Funeral Home Chapel with Gilbert Del Toro
officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill
Cemetery.  Mr. Carbajal was born March 16,
1970, in Tulia. He was raised and attended schools
in Tulia.  Survivors include his father,
Guillermo Carbajal of Tulia; three brothers,
Guillermo Carbajal Jr., Frank Carbajal and Saul
Carbajal, all of Tulia; five sisters, Rosalind San
Miguel, Blanco O. Ramirez, Mary Olivarez and Rita
Belmares, all of Tulia, and Hermania Noriega of
Amarillo; and a son, Juan Ricardo Carbajal of
Tulia.  Amarillo Globe-News, 1 April
2003.

Carbajal, Manuel

Manuel Carbajal, 41, died Sunday,
March 30, 2003, in Kress. 
Services will be at 3 p.m. today in Wallace
Funeral Home Chapel with Gilbert Del Toro
officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill
Cemetery.  Mr. Carbajal was born Oct. 12,
1961, in Mexico. He was raised and attended
schools in Tulia.   Survivors include
his father, Guillermo Carbajal of Tulia; three
brothers, Guillermo Carbajal Jr., Frank Carbajal
and Saul Carbajal, all of Tulia; five sisters,
Rosalind San Miguel, Blanco O. Ramirez, Mary
Olivarez and Rita Belmares, all of Tulia, and
Hermania Noriega of Amarillo; two sons, Manuel
Carbajal Jr. and Joe Roy Carbajal, both of Tulia;
and a daughter, Robin Guido of Tulia.  Amarillo

Globe-News, 1 April 2003.

Crawford, Geraldine
“Jerri” Vaughan
Geraldine “Jerri”
Vaughan Crawford,

72, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2003. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. today in First United
Methodist Church, with Sammy Odell, pastor of World
Wide Church of God, and the Rev. Rob Lindley, pastor,
officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by
Wallace Funeral Home.  Mrs. Crawford was born
Dec. 30, 1930, in Swisher County. She married Carrol
Crawford on Dec. 22, 1946, in Swisher County.
Survivors include a son, Michael Crawford of Mesquite;
a sister, Betty Schulte of Bridgeport; five
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Amarillo
Globe-News,
25 October 2003.

Cox, Modenia Airhart
Rahlfs
Modenia Airhart
Rahlfs Cox, 86,
died Friday, Dec. 10, 2004, in Amarillo.  Services will be at 10 a.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Miller, the Rev. Paul
Burwash and the Rev. Tom Stribling officiating. Burial
will be in Happy Cemetery by Brooks Funeral
Directors.  Mrs. Cox was born May 31, 1918, to
Adney and Lloyd Airhart in Swisher County. She was one
of 10 children. She married George Rahlfs in 1939 and
farmed with him for more than 50 years until his death
in 1990. She married Newt Cox in 1992 and lived in
Miami and Amarillo until his death in 2002.  She
was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers,
L.G. Airhart, John B. Airhart, Bill Airhart and
Laverne Airhart; and a sister, Madeline Pursley.
Survivors include two daughters, JaNet Lindsey and
husband, Ron, and Jean Boyles, all of Amarillo; a son,
Lloyd Rahlfs Sr. and wife, Ann, of Happy; nine
grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two
brothers, Jamie Airhart of California and Tom Airhart
of Amarillo; two sisters, Dorothy Brechtel of
Louisiana and Dona McAtee of Oklahoma; three
sisters-in-law, Yvonne Airhart and Betty Rahlfs, both
of Amarillo, and Imogene MacDonald of California; a
brother-in-law, Otis Harman of Tulia; and many nieces
and nephews.  Amarillo Globe-News, 13
December 2004.

Carver, ClaraFuneral services for Clara
Carver, 61, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist
Church with the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor,
officiating.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by
Wallace Funeral Home.  Mrs. Carver died at 12:10 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, in Swisher Memorial
Hospital.  She was born Clara Bell Clayton on Dec.
13, 1935, in Little River Co., Ark. She grew up in
Foreman, Ark., and attended schools there. She moved to
Happy in 1959 and to Tulia in 1972.  She was a
homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Happy.
She married L.J. “Dick” Carver on Aug. 6, 1953.
Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Judy Adams
of Tulia, Mrs. Rusty (Lynn) Reese of Plainview, Mrs. Rick
(Dianne) Owens of Lubbock and Mrs. Randy (Jannis) Lindblad
of Lubbock; four sisters, Betty Roper of Quanah, Nolie
Wright of Wolfforth, Linda Williams of Bethune, Colo., and
Patricia Light of East Granbe, Conn.; three brothers,
Jimmy and Jerry Clayton, both of Tulia, and Ben Clayton of
Garland; three grandchildren, Jeremy McCaslin of
Plainview, Lori McCaslin of Amarillo and Eddie Owens of
Lubbock; and four step-grandchildren, Rebecca, Ragin,
Ralan and Rusty Lyn Reese, all of Plainview.  A
grandson, Nathan Clyde Lindblad; her parents, Chloe and
A.L. Clayton Sr.; a sister, Jo Ellen Merek, and a brother,
A.L. Clayton Jr., are deceased.  Pallbearers will be
nephews Thurman Roper, Kenny Roper, James Roper, Justin
Light, Kevin Light and David Lindeman. The family suggests
memorials to Family Hospice of the Plains, 7109 Olton
Road, or to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

D

Dawson, AlleneTULIA – Allene
Dawson, 88, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, in Palestine.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in First Baptist
Church with the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor,
officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by
Wallace Funeral Home. Mrs. Dawson married Dalphus
Dawson on March 14, 1940. Survivors include a
daughter, Judy Neill of Palestine; a son, Robert
Dawson of Shawnee, Okla.; and four grandchildren. Amarillo
Globe-News, 8
January 2002.

Devin, AlbertAlbert Devin, 84, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004.  Services will be at 2 p.m.
today in First United Methodist Church with the Rev.
Rob Lindley, pastor, officiating and the Rev. Ernie
McGaughey, retired Methodist minister, assisting.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone
Funeral Directors.  Mr. Devin was born Aug. 5,
1920, in Swisher County. He farmed and ranched in
Swisher County all his life, and he served in the Army
Air Corps during World War II.  Survivors include
his wife, Pat; a daughter, Janie Notley of Tulia; two
sons, Frank Devin of Finney and Lannie Devin of
Idalou; his twin brother, Delbert Devin of Tulia; two
sisters, Lena Allen of Canyon and Catherine Sprawls of
Tulia; five grandchildren, Crystal Devin, James Devin,
Tara Devin, Lacey Watkins and Carley West; a
great-grandchild, Ashley Watkins; and several nieces
and nephews and friends.  Amarillo Globe
News,
10 August 2004.

E

Eliff, Mary Victory
Harman

Mary Victory Harman Elliff, 83, died
Sunday, July 7, 2002.  
Services will be at 3 p.m. today in First
Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Davenport
officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery
by Wallace Funeral Home.  Mrs. Elliff was
born in Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918, in Swisher
County, the daughter of Virgil Lafayette Harman
and Esther Valeria Matilda Bebermeyer Harman. She
married J. Chester Elliff on Dec. 19, 1936, in
Tulia.  She went to school at Union Hill
School and graduated from Canyon High School in
1934. She attended Canyon Normal College and Texas
Technological College.   She was in
partnership with her husband in the operation of
Victory Jersey Farm. They bred and developed
registered Jersey cattle known and marketed
worldwide.  This dairy herd was recognized as
outstanding in the nation for milk production and
1,000-pound butterfat records. The Elliffs were
recognized as distinguished breeders by American
Jersey Cattle Club and the dairy industry. They
received the coveted Master Breeder Award from the
A. J. C. C. in 1958.   he always had an
open door for visitors and leaves a multitude of
loving and devoted friends.   Survivors
include her husband; two sons, John H. and Gary P.
of Tulia; five daughters, Catherine Hoodenpyle,
Vicky Driskill, Lorene Cole and Dana Sullivan, all
of Lubbock, and Becky Tucker of Tulia; 19
grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a brother,
Otis Harman of Tulia; and a sister, Dorothy
Donaldson of Farwell.  Amarillo

Globe-News, 9
July 2002.

Ervin, Bessie MaeFuneral services for Bessie
Mae Ervin, 50, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the
Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel in Tulia. Burial will
be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors
of Tulia. Mrs. Ervin died Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, in
Plainview.  Plainview Daily Herald, 9
January 2007.

F

Feelings, JosephineTULIA -
Josephine Feelings, 93, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002,
in Amarillo. Prayer vigil will be at 7 p.m. Friday in
Wallace Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be at 10
a.m. Saturday in Church of the Holy Spirit with the
Rev. John Salazar-Jimenez, pastor, officiating. Burial
will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Feelings was born
April 17, 1908, in Dyer, Ind. She grew up in Castro
County and attended schools there. She was a resident
of Swisher County for 60 years. She worked for Swisher
Memorial Hospital and Star Grain Elevator/Hipp
Brothers. After she retired she was a caregiver to the
elderly in Tulia. She was a founding member of Church
of the Holy Spirit. She married Hardy Feelings on Aug.
25, 1937, in Tulia. She was preceded in death by her
husband on Feb. 28, 1980; and a son and
daughter-in-law, Vincent and Doris Black. Survivors
include a granddaughter, Cecilia Langdon of Amarillo;
a grandson, Nick Black of Fritch; four sisters,
Justina McCurry and Calista Huber, both of Amarillo,
Martina Millward of Lytle and Imelda Cook of Hyland,
Mich.; a brother, Charles Heck of Dalhart; five
great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandsons; and
nine great-great-grandchildren.  Amarillo

Globe-News, 

21

February 2002.

G

Garrison, Clifford

Clifford Garrison, 59, died Thursday, July 18, 2002,
in Amarillo. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in
Tulia First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles
Davenport officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill
Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.  Mr.
Garrison was born April 1, 1943, in Tulia. He was
a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of
Tulia.  Survivors include a brother, Tom
Garrison of Tulia; two nieces; and a nephew.  Amarillo

Globe-News, 20

July 2002.

Gray, Freddie “Doc”TULIA -
Freddie “Doc” Gray, 87, died Thursday, May 30, 2002.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Assembly of
God Church with the Rev. Kevin Akins of Elk City, Okla.,
the Rev. Damon Akins of Sayre, Okla., Darla Griebel of
Amarillo and the Rev. Rick Mitchell of Wichita Falls,
officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by
Wallace Funeral Home. Mr. Gray grew up in Crowell and
moved to Tulia in 1954. He was a member of First
Assembly of God Church and Tulia Senior Citizens.
Survivors include his wife, Myrtle; three daughters,
LaVada Waters of Shallowater, and Gaye Nell Bonds and
Thena Wesley, both of Amarillo; a sister, Ruby Martin of
Seymour; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. 
 Amarillo

Globe-News, 

31

May 2002.

H

Hickman, GeneServices for Gene Hickman, 75, of Tulia will be at 2
p.m. Tuesday in First Presbyterian Church with the Revs.
Andy and Janell Blair officiating. Burial will be in Rose
Hill Cemetery under direction of Wallace Funeral Home.
Hickman died Sunday, Sept. 28, 1997, in his home. He was
born Nov. 5, 1921, in Swisher County. He attended schools
in Flint and Kress. Hickman began farming in 1935, served
in the Navy during World War II and was a lifetime member
of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Hickman returned to Tulia
and worked as a contractor and builder before starting to
farm again in 1953. He retired in 1986. He married Bettie
Carroll on Nov. 16, 1946, in Clovis, N.M. He was preceded
in death by one grandson, Timothy Kyle Sanders. Survivors
include his wife; two daughters, Marsha Sanders of Tulia
and Jo Briley of Gardendale; his mother, Iva Hickman Payne
of Tulia; two sisters, Lou Hardy of Tulia and Anna Lee
Schuster of Tucumcari, N.M.; and two granddaughters.

Hernandez, CarmenTULIA – Carmen
Hernandez, 45, died Thursday, May 23, 2002. Rosary
will be at 7 p.m. Monday in Wallace Funeral Home
Chapel. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday
in Rose Hill Cemetery with Kennith Brock, deacon,
officiating. Mrs. Hernandez was born July 2, 1956, in
Floyd County. She was a great aunt and will be deeply
missed by her family, friends and all loved ones.
Survivors include her parents, Manuel R. and Alfonza
Hernandez of Tulia; three brothers, Juan Hernandez,
Felipe Hernandez and Jose Hernandez, all of Tulia; and
two sisters, Maria Avila and Tina Hernandez, both of
Tulia. 
 Amarillo

Globe-News, 

26

May 2002.

Holcomb, GenellaTULIA – Genella
Holcomb, 83, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, in
Albuquerque, N.M. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m.
Friday in Central Church of Christ with Trey Morgan,
minister, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview
Cemetery in Plainview by Wallace Funeral Home. Mrs.
Holcomb was a homemaker and an artist. Survivors
include a son, Bill Holcomb of Magdalena, N.M.; two
sisters, Jo Vinyard of Fredericksburg and Hazel
Strickland of Abilene; nine grandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren.
  Amarillo
Globe-News, 
 1

January 2002.

Hurst, Beulah CoxHAPPY – Beulah
Cox Hurst, 90, died Thursday, May 9, 2002, in
Amarillo. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in
Memorial Chapel in Happy with the Rev. Curtis House,
pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Happy Cemetery by Brooks Funeral
Directors. Mrs. Hurst was born June 24, 1911, in
Arney, to Charlie and Mettie Chestnut Cox. She married
Raymond H. Hurst in 1929 at Clovis, N.M., and settled
in New Mexico where she lived until 1933. They then
moved to the Arney community until 1938 when they
moved to the Jowell area. In 1943 they moved to Happy
and lived there until the death of her husband. She
had lived in Amarillo the past 15 years. She had a
love for her family and her quilting and enjoyed
staying active in her church. She was a member of
First United Methodist Church of Happy. She was
preceded in death by her husband in 1986; and three
sisters. Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Evans
of Amarillo; a son, Shi Hurst of Umbarger; seven
grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three
great-great-grandchildren. The family suggests
memorials be to Happy Cemetery Association, P.O. Box
216, Happy, TX 79042. The body will be available for
viewing today and Sunday at Brooks Funeral Directors
in Canyon and Monday morning in Happy. 
 Amarillo

Globe-News, 

11

May 2002.

Hamilton, Nancy CampbellNancy Campbell
Hamilton,
71,
died Thursday, April 22, 2004, in Grants, N.M. 
Services
will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church with
the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace
Funeral Home.  Mrs. Hamilton was born Nov. 3,
1932, in Clarksville. She grew up in Edmonson and
Plainview where she graduated from Plainview High
School in 1950.  She moved to Tulia in 1953. She
worked for Swisher Electric Co-op for 25 years. She
married Wayne Hamilton on Nov. 11, 1991. She was a
member of First Baptist Church in Tulia.  Her
husband died Friday, April 23, 2004, in Albuquerque,
N.M.  She was preceded in death by two brothers,
Jerry Crader and Billy Crader; a daughter, Kay
Sturgess in May 2003; and a son-in-law, Robert
Sturgess in December 2003.  Survivors include
three sons, Randy Campbell and wife, Fleta, and J.C.
Campbell, all of Amarillo, and Gregg Campbell and
wife, Stephanie of Perryton; her stepchildren, Todd
Hamilton of Allen, Art Hamilton of Oklahoma City, Max
Hamilton of Madisonville and Tammy Craig of Houston;
nine grandchildren; and four
great-grandchildren.  Amarillo Globe-News, 25
April 2004.

Hamilton, Wayne O.Wayne O. Hamilton, 72, died Friday, April 23, 2004, near
Albuquerque, N.M. 
Services will
be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with the
Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor, officiating. Burial
will be in Silverton Cemetery in Silverton by Wallace
Funeral Home.  Mr. Hamilton was a farmer.
Survivors include a daughter, Tammy Craig of Houston;
three sons, Max Hamilton of Madisonville, Art Hamilton
of Oklahoma City and Todd Hamilton of Allen; three
stepsons, Randy Campbell and J.C. Campbell, both of
Amarillo and Gregg Campbell of Perryton; a brother,
Melvin “Red” Hamilton of Spearman; 10 grandchildren; 2
great-grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; and four
stepgreat-grandchildren.  Amarillo
Globe-News,
25 April 2004.

Harman, Irene C.TULIA — Funeral services
for Irene C. Harman, 91, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in
Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel with the Rev. Rob
Lindley, pastor of First United Methodist Church, and Rick
Bloodworth officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill
Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors. Mrs. Harman
died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005. She was born July, 27, 1914,
in Isom in Hutchinson County.  Plainview Daily
Herald,
2 January 2006.

Hutson, Noel D. “Shot”TULIA — Funeral services
for Noel D. “Shot” Hutson will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in
First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Curtis House
and the Rev. Rob Lindley, pastor, officiating. Burial will
be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors.
Mr. Hutson died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005.  Plainview
Daily Herald,
2 January 2006.

J

Jarnagin, Tommy “Poppy”Tommy “Poppy”
Jarnagin
, 58, died
Monday, Nov. 22, 2004. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Oasis Southwest
Baptist Church in Amarillo with the Rev. J. Alan Ford,
pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Dreamland
Cemetery by Brooks Funeral Directors.  Mr.
Jarnagin was born Nov. 12, 1946, in Amarillo to Temple
and Willie Mai Ford Jarnagin. He married Pat Brewer in
Dalhart in 1971. He was a custom harvester since 1964,
traveling to Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota and
Oklahoma to cut wheat. He quit traveling and decided
to stay close to home in July 1995 when his best
buddy, Bracken, was born. “Poppy” found a new hobby
working in the shop with good friends restoring cars.
His best times were spending time with his family and
he was blessed with another best buddy, Kayden, in May
2004. He was a member of Southwest Baptist Church in
Amarillo. He was loved by many and will always be in
our hearts. Survivors include his wife; a daughter,
Jeanette Jarnagin of Happy; a son, Chad Jarnagin of
Amarillo; a brother, Jerry Jarnagin of Ellensburg,
Wa.; and two grandsons, Bracken Jarnagin of Happy and
Kayden Jarnagin of Stinnett.  Amarillo
Globe-News,
25 November 2004.

Johnson, Betty Jo BoydBetty Jo Boyd Johnson, 40,
died Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, in Amarillo.  Services
will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in New Fellowship Baptist
Church with the Rev. Matthew Veals, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Floydada Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral
Directors of Tulia.  Mrs. Johnson was born April 19,
1966, in Olton. She was a cafeteria manager for Tyson’s in
Amarillo.  Survivors include a son, Steven Boyd of
Tulia; her mother, Mary Wilson of Tulia; two sisters,
Laura Casel of Amarillo and Rachel Boyd of Tulia; and a
granddaughter.  Sign the online guest register at
www.kornerstonefunerals.com
.  Amarillo
Globe-News, Jan. 29, 2007.

Jones, Carl W. “Bill”Carl W. “Bill” Jones, 85,
died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007.  Graveside services
will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Rose Hill Cemetery with the
Rev. Ernie McGaughey, retired Methodist minister,
officiating. Arrangements are by Kornerstone Funeral
Directors of Tulia.  Mr. Jones was born May 1, 1921,
in Swisher County to Mary Dover and William Riley Jones.
He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, after which he
owned and operated Bill’s Beauty Shop in Tulia since 1946.
He married Mildred Jones on July 30, 1956, in Clovis,
N.M.  He was preceded in death by his wife; his
parents, a brother, Jack; a sister, Dorothy; two half
brothers, Dover and Ben Pearson; and two grandchildren,
Scott and January Thompson.  Survivors include a
step-daughter, Carolyn Pearson of Cottonwood, Ariz., a
grandson, John Pearson of Phoenix; and a nephew, Allen
Jones of Denver.  Amarillo Globe-News, Feb. 19, 2007.

L

Luera, Maria Luisa
Medina

Maria Luisa Medina Luera, 92, died
Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002.  
Rosary was said Monday night. Services
will be at 3:30 p.m. today in Church of the Holy
Spirit Catholic Church. Burial will be in Rose
Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.  Mrs.
Luera was born Aug. 19, 1910, in Chihuahua,
Mexico. She married Benjamin Luera in 1927 at San
Angelo. She was a member of Church of the Holy
Spirit and was a Crucillista and a
Guadalupana.  She was raised in Texas and
moved to Tulia from San Angelo in 1947. She
received a recognition from the bishop for her
past work in the church.  She was preceded in
death by her husband on Dec. 10, 1978; a son,
Augustin Luera; and two brothers, Raul Medina and
Rodolpho Medina.  Survivors include five
daughters, Amelia Suiter of Amarillo, and
Guadalupe Luera, Micaela Ramirez, Ophelia Garcia
and Maria Elena Ontiveros, all of Tulia; four
sons, Roberto Luera, Manuel Luera and Benjamin
Luera Jr., all of Tulia, and Pedro Luera of
Guymon, Okla.; 19 grandchildren; 19
great-grandchildren; and six
great-great-grandchildren.  Amarillo

Globe-News, 15

October 2002.

M

Markham, James EdwardJames Edward Markham, 75, retired farmer from Happy,
died Wednesday afternoon at Neblett Hospital in Canyon
where he had been brought earlier in the day after
suffering a heart attack. Born in Holland, Texas 8 July
1882, he moved to this area in 1922. He was a member of
the Masonic Lodge and First Methodist Church of Happy.
Funeral services will be held at three p.m. Friday in the
First Methodist Church in Happy with Rev. Walter C.
Hadley, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Clyde
Smith. Burial will be in the cemetery at Happy under
direction of Warren-LaGrone Chapel of Canyon. Surviving
are his wife, Ora of Happy; two daughters, Mrs. Eloise
Havlek of Reno, Nevada and Mrs. C. R. Hancock of Happy;
two sons, Murray and Harold, both of Amarillo; three
brothers, W. W. of Cameron, Texas, Frank of Hereford and
E. W. of Phoenix, Arizona; two sisters, Mrs. Seth Waddell
of Bentonville, Arkansas and Mrs. Austin McGuyer of
Dallas; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Mercer, Layne HAPPY -
Layne Mercer, 16, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, in New
Mexico. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First
Baptist Church of Canyon with the Rev. Curtis House,
pastor of First United Methodist Church of Happy, and
the Rev. Paul Burwash, pastor of First Baptist Church of
Happy, officiating. Burial will be in Happy Cemetery by
Brooks Funeral Directors. Miss Mercer was born Jan. 14,
1986, in Amarillo to Tim and Jackie Allison Mercer. She
attended Canyon schools through the eighth grade and
then became a Happy Cowgirl. She was active in Happy
Cowgirl basketball, cross country and was sophomore
class vice-president, president of FFA and homecoming
flame queen. She was a regional qualifier in golf. She
was a member of Randall County 4-H and was active in
stock shows. She was affiliated with First Baptist
Church of Happy and Methodist Church youth groups. She
was a free spirit and surely will be missed. Survivors
include her parents of Canyon; a sister, Timberly Mercer
of Canyon; her grandparents, Jack Allison of Dalhart and
Dub and Jontha Mercer of Lockney; and two uncles, Joe
Allison of Dalhart and Dan Mercer of Canyon.
 Amarillo

Globe-News,

6 August 2002.

Moore, Betty SueBetty Sue Moore, 70, died Sunday, March 31, 2002.  Services will be at 11 a.m.
today in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev.
Karol Smith, pastor of First Christian Church, and the
Rev. Tommy Ewing officiating. Burial will be in Rose
Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Moore was born Nov. 18,
1931, in Swisher County. She was a member of First
Christian Church.  Survivors include a sister,
Anna Belle Schacher of Tulia; and a brother, T.W.
Moore Jr. of Tulia.  Amarillo Globe-News, 2
April 2002.

Morris, O. V.TULIA – O.V.
Morris, 82, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002. Services will
be at 2 p.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church
with the Rev. Rob Lindley, pastor, and the Rev. Tommy
Ewing officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill
Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home. Mr. Morris married
Emily McAnally on May 11, 1940, in Post. He was a
member of First United Methodist Church. Survivors
include his wife; two daughters, Sheran Childress and
Orvillia Tucker, both of Tulia; a son, Joe Don Morris
of Amarillo; a brother, D.C. Morris of Post; seven
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
 Amarillo

Globe-News,

27 February 2002.

Mahaney,
Boyce
TULIA — Funeral services
for Boyce Mahaney, 77, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the
Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel with Eden Emerson,
minister of Central Church of Christ, officiating. Burial
will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral
Directors of Tulia. Mr. Mahaney died Thursday, Feb. 16,
2006.  Plainview Daily Herald, 16 February
2006.

TULIA – Boyce
Mahaney, 77, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006.  Services will
be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Kornerstone Funeral
Directors Chapel with Eben Emerson, pastor of
Central Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will
follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Mahaney was
born Nov. 4, 1928, in Dawson County. He married Jane
Fisher on April 29, 1948.  Survivors include a
son, Randy Mahaney of Tulia; two brothers, Johnny
Mahaney of Lubbock and C.L. Mahaney of Farwell; a
sister, Ernestine Duncan of Lubbock; two grandsons;
and a great-grandson.   Amarillo
Globe-News,
17 February 2006.

Martin,
Jeanette T.
TULIA — Funeral services
for Jeanette T. Martin, 70, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in
First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rob Lindley,
pastor, officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in
Silverton Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of
Tulia. Mrs. Martin died Friday, April 7, 2006, in Lubbock.
She was born March 15, 1936, in Silverton and grew up and
attended schools there. She graduated from Silverton High
School in 1954 and attended Clarendon Junior College for
two years before transferring to West Texas State
University, graduating in 1958 with a degree in education.
She taught for eight years. She married William Earl
Martin in 1961. He died in 1979. They moved to Tulia in
1965 where she worked for Caprock Home Health Care for
many years. She was a member of First United Methodist
Church where she took care of the nursery for more than 20
years. Survivors include one daughter, Melinda Jan Barnett
of Bitely, Mich.; one brother, Jaye Turner of Rio Rancho,
N.M.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Janice and Frank
Odom of Lubbock and Joann and Jim Griffin of Del Norte,
Colo.; one granddaughter; and numerous nieces and
nephews.   Plainview Daily Herald, 10
April 2006.

TULIA – Jeanette T. Martin,
70, died Friday, April 7, 2006, in Lubbock.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in First United
Methodist Church with the Rev. Rob Lindley
officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m.
Tuesday in Silverton Cemetery in Silverton.
Arrangements are by Kornerstone Funeral
Directors.  Mrs. Martin was born March 15, 1936,
in Silverton. She grew up and attended schools there.
She graduated from Silverton High School in 1954. She
attended Clarendon Junior College for two years before
transferring to West Texas State College and graduated
in 1958 with a degree in education. She taught in
Pampa for two years before returning to Silverton,
where she taught for eight years. She married William
Earl Martin in 1961. He passed away in 1979. They
moved to Tulia in 1965, where she worked for Caprock
Home Health Care for many years. She was a member of
First United Methodist Church, where she took care of
the nursery for more than 20 years.  Survivors
include a daughter, Melinda Jan Barnett of Bitely,
Mich.; a granddaughter, Racheal Martin of Tulia; a
brother, Jaye Turner of Rio Rancho, N.M.; two sisters,
Janice Odom and husband, Frank, of Lubbock and Joann
Griffin and husband, Jim, of Del Norte, Colo.; and
numerous nieces and nephews.  Amarillo
Globe-News,
10 April 2006.

Martinez, SimonTULIA — Funeral Mass for
Simon Martinez, 69, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Church
of the Holy Spirit with the Rev. Tony Neusch, pastor,
officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by
Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Rosary will be
recited at 7 tonight in the Kornerstone Funeral Chapel.
Mr. Martinez died Friday, Jan. 6, 2006.  Plainview
Daily Herald,
9 January 2006.

McDonald, Joan Ratjen

HAPPY – Joan
Ratjen McDonald, 72, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006, in
Amarillo.  Services will be at 10 a.m.
Friday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob
Miller, pastor of South Georgia Baptist Church,
officiating. Burial will follow in Happy Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Directors of
Canyon and Happy, 1702 Fifth Ave., Canyon.
Mrs. McDonald was born May 9, 1933, to Amos and
Jettie Jo Dansby Ratjen in Randall County. She
graduated from Happy High School in 1951. Joan
married Reed McDonald on Sept. 5, 1952, outside of
Tulia. She was an employee at First State Bank in
Happy as a computer operator and teller. She was a
member of First Baptist Church, where she served as
a fifth- and sixth-grade Sunday school teacher for
25 years. She was also the church treasurer for
seven years and an assistant for many years. Joan
served as an officer in Order of Easter Star,
Women’s Study Club, WMU and Happy Senior Citizens.
She was a lifetime resident in Happy. She enjoyed
raising her family and being a housewife.
Survivors include her husband, Reed McDonald; two
daughters, Debi Adams of Amarillo and Donna Foster
and husband Steve of Lubbock; two sons, Terry
McDonald and wife Debbie of Amarillo and Kelly
McDonald and wife Tricia of Damon; seven
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 
Amarillo Globe-News,
9 March 2006.

McGehee, HarveyTULIA — Funeral services
for Harvey McGehee, 68, of Wayside, are pending with
Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Mr. McGehee died
Saturday, March 18, 2006 in Lubbock.  Plainview
Daily Herald,
20 March 2006.

McPherson, RickyHAPPY – Ricky McPherson, 56,
died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, in Tulia.  Services
will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with
Lee Wayne Carthel officiating and the Rev. Paul
Burwash, pastor of First Baptist Church in Happy,
assisting. Burial will be in Happy Cemetery by
Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia.  Mr.
McPherson married Diane Smith on July 11, 2003, in
Happy. He has worked for Brown’s Power and Equipment
Co. since 1986 as a mechanic and shop foreman.
Survivors include his wife, Diane McPherson of Happy;
two daughters, Michelle Whitsett of Burkburnett and
Erica Reyes of Happy; a brother, Milton McPherson of
Amarillo; five sisters, Terri Trimble and Becky
Crosby, both of Plainview, Donna Stewart of Gruver,
Connie McKelva of Amarillo and Mary Hodges of Vega;
and four grandchildren.  Amarillo Globe-News,
19 October 2006.

Meza, LidiaTULIA – Lidia Meza, 54, died
Friday, June 2, 2006, in Amarillo.  Rosary will
be said at 7 p.m. today in Kornerstone Funeral
Directors Chapel. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday
in Church of the Holy Spirit with the Rev. Tony Neusch
officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill
Cemetery.  Mrs. Meza was born Oct. 21, 1951, in
Piedras Negras, Mexico. She was a member of Church of
the Holy Spirit.  Survivors include her husband,
Francisco Meza; a daughter, Elsa Rosales of Tulia; a
brother, Ramiro Vasquez of Piedras Negras; two
sisters, Zulema Vasquez of Florida and Gloria
Hernandez of Piedras Negras; and a grandson. 
Amarillo Globe-News,
6 June 2006.

Mickey, Gloria G.TULIA — Funeral services
for Gloria G. Mickey, 75, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the
Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel with the Homer
Galyen, Church of Christ minister, officiating. Burial
will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral
Directors in Tulia. Mrs. Mickey died Thursday, June 8,
2006, in Amarillo. She was born April 21, 1931, in
Halfway. She grew up in Hale County and attended schools
in Plainview. She married Claud Mickey on June 30, 1948.
They lived in Canyon and then moved to Tulia where they
lived for more than 50 years. He died Dec. 20, 2002. She
worked for the county treasurer and then became Swisher
County librarian in 1972, helping the library become a
member of of the Texas Panhandle Library System. She
retired in 1982 and moved to Amarillo in 2003. Survivors
include one son, David Mickey of Amarillo; two brothers,
Jimmy Gilbert of Plainview and Eugene Gilbert of Houston;
two sisters, Lillie Monteith of Houston and Laura Jane
Gammage of Midland; three grandchildren; and three great-
grandchildren.   Plainville Daily Herald, 9
June 2006.

Milner, ModithaTULIA — Funeral services
for Moditha Milner, 88, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First
United Methodist Church in Kress with Jim Fox, chaplain of
VistaCare Hospice, officiating. Burial will be in Rose
Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Home. Mrs. Milner
died Thursday, April 20, 2006. She was born July 9, 1917,
to John and Ada Wells Clark in Cisco. She grew up in the
Plainview area. She married Kenneth Hartwell Milner on
Dec. 24, 1939. She was a homemaker and worked on the
family farm. She was an active member of the United
Methodist Women of First United Methodist Church in Kress
for 33 years, taught the youth and helped with church
activities. Survivors include two sons and
daughters-in-law, Wayne and Shirley Milner of Panhandle
and Jerry and Jacqueline Milner of Jasper, Mo.; six
grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Her parents;
husband; brother, Wayne Clark; and two sisters, Florene
McPherson and Leona Summerville, are deceased. 
Plainview Daily Herald,
23 april 2006.

Moralez, TanisAge 92 of Tulia.
Services 11 October 2006 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church
in Petersburg.  Burial in Petersburg Cemetery under
the direction of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of
Tulia.  Died 8 October 2006.  Published by
Plainview Daily Herald
10 October 2006.

Mote, EvelynTULIA — Funeral services
for Evelyn Mote will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at First
Baptist Church. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by
Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia.  Mrs. Mote
died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, in Tulia. Plainview
Daily Herald,
1 September 2006.

Mancha, Susie P.Funeral Mass for Susie P.
Mancha, 63, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Church of the
Holy Spirit with the Rev. John Salazar-Jimenez, pastor,
officiating.  Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today in
Wallace Chapel.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery
by Wallace Funeral Home. Mrs. Mancha died at 8:55 p.m.
Thursday, May 7, 1997, in Tulia.  She was born Susie
Pena on May 17, 1934, in Pearsall where she grew up. She
lived in Uvalde before moving to Tulia in 1950.  She
married Alvino Mancha in 1950 in Tulia.  Survivors
include her husband; nine daughters, Irene Morales, Pat
Rodriquez, Mary Ann Mancha, Sylvia Trevino and Beatrise
Martinez, all of Tulia, Josie Suarez of Sterling, Estella
Garza and Carmen Ortiz, both of Salt Lake City, Utah and
Marylou Mancha of Waco; five sons, Paul Mancha of Pharr,
Alvino Mancha Jr., Rudy Mancha and Jesse Mancha, all of
Tulia, and Johnny Mancha of Omaha, Neb.; one sister, Rosa
Villegaz; two brothers, Frank and Poline Pena; 48
grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Pete Hernandez Jr., Johnny Pena
Mancha, Urbano Suarez, David Hernandez, Guadalupe Morales
and David Rodriques.

McNeill, Hermion PierceHermion Pierce McNeill, 55,
died Jan. 28, 2007, in Amarillo.  Memorial services
will be at 2 p.m. today in University Church of Christ in
Canyon with Dr. David Lough, minister, and Brad Thompson,
minister of Southwest Church of Christ, officiating.
Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Directors of Canyon and
Happy, 1702 Fifth Ave., Canyon.  Hermion Cecilia
Pierce McNeill was born April 12, 1951, in Quanah. She
graduated from Quanah High School in 1969. She attended
Lubbock Christian University, where she met a dashing
pilot, Dudley McNeill. They were married on June 4, 1971.
She received her bachelors in English from West Texas
State University in 1973. They lived in the Wayside
Community and were members of the University Church of
Christ in Canyon. She was a homemaker, devoted mother and
loving wife. She was dear to many hearts.  Survivors
include her husband; a son, Todd McNeill and wife Mary of
Fayetteville, Ark.; two daughters, Amber Weems and husband
Taylor and Hannah McNeill, all of Amarillo; a sister, Evon
Wruble and husband Rudy of Canyon; her mother, Oleta
Pierce of Canyon; and two grandchildren, Kathryn and Ethan
McNeill of Fayetteville.  The family suggests
memorials be to the Youth Fund at the University Church of
Christ, 3400 Conner Drive, Canyon, TX 79015.
Amarillo Globe-News, Jan. 30, 2007.

McVay, JackieTULIA – Jackie McVay, 68,
died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007.  No services are planned.
Local arrangements are by Kornerstone Funeral
Directors.  Mrs. McVay died peacefully at her
residence with some family and friends at her
bedside.  Amarillo Globe-News, 11 January
2007.

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Nall, Dorotha F. Cox

HAPPY -
Dorotha F. Cox Nall, 86, died Monday, April 17,
2006.  Services will be at 2 p.m. today in First
Baptist Church in Happy with the Rev. Paul Burwash,
pastor, officiating. Burial will be at 4 p.m. in
Plainview Cemetery by Holley Funeral Home of
Canyon.  Mrs. Nall was born June 4, 1919, in
Swisher County to Homer Posey Bond and Mary Chamblee
Bond. She was a member of First Baptist Church of
Happy, and a homemaker. She married Shorty Nall on
April 8, 1995, in Happy.  Survivors include her
husband, Shorty, of Happy; a stepdaughter, Rhonda
Kay Childers of Round Rock; two grandchildren; and
two great-grandchildren.  Amarillo
Globe-News,
20 April 2006.

Null, GladysHAPPY – Gladys Null, 92, died
Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, in Amarillo. Services will be
at 3 p.m. today in Brooks Funeral Directors Chapel
with the Rev. Lance Wood, pastor of First Baptist
Church of Miami, and Chad Horton, director of pastoral
care of Bivins Foundation, officiating. Burial will be
in Dreamland Cemetery. Mrs. Null was born March 19,
1910, to John and Pearl Stovall Kemper in Wheeler
County. She graduated from Tulia High School in 1930.
She attended Wayland Baptist College. She married
George Russell Null in December 1933. They lived and
farmed near Friona, Wheeler, Wellington, Tulia and
Happy.The family wished to extend a special thanks to
all the wonderful and caring people at Bivins Memorial
Nursing Home and Crown of Texas Hospice. She was
preceded in death by her husband; a son, Albert Null;
her parents; two brothers, Marvin and Ray Kemper; and
a sister, Vera Auippa. Survivors include a daughter,
Effie Harle and husband, Bill, of Vega; two sisters,
Theresa Wilson and husband, Clarence, of Amarillo, and
Opal Bice of Tulia; five grandchildren; 19
great-grandchildren; and 29 nieces and nephews.

 Amarillo Globe-News, 13 November,
2002.

Nall, L. L. “Shorty”I.L. “Shorty” Nall Jr., 85,
died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, in Amarillo. Funeral services
will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church with
the Rev. Paul Burwash, pastor, officiating. Burial will
follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia by Kornerstone
Funeral Directors. Mr. Nall was born Dec. 5, 1921, in
Germyn. He grew up in Tulia and attended Tulia schools. He
married Bo Grantham, who preceded him in death in 1983. He
later married Dorotha Cox in 1995 and she died in 2006. He
joined the US Army during WWII. He had worked for the Ford
Dealership in Tulia for 63 years as a mechanic and retired
at the age of 84. He was a member of the First Baptist
Church in Happy. He was also preceded in death by a son,
LaNoyle Nall.  Survivors include a daughter, Kay
Childers and husband Joe of Round Rock; a sister, Mary
Grantham of Silverton; two grandchildren, Stephen Childers
and wife Shanna of Round Rock, and Mendie Freni and
husband Darryl of Valencia, Calif., three
great-grandchildren, Vanessa Childers and Kacey Childers,
both of Buda, and Dylan Childers of Round Rock.  The
family suggests memorials be to First Baptist Church, 102
N. Western, Happy, TX 79042.  Amarillo Globe-News,
Jan. 31, 2007.

Nichols, John WillJohn Will Nichols, 80, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003.  Services will be at 2 p.m.
Friday in Central Church of Christ with Trey Morgan
officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by
Wallace Funeral Home.  Mr. Nichols was a
long-time resident of Tulia and Dimmitt. He made a
quiet transition at his home in Tulia after a lengthy
battle with colon cancer.  John Will Nichols was
born on March 24, 1923, in El Paso to Thomas Manning
and Geneva Willson Nichols. The family lived a short
time in Hatchita, N.M., before moving to Silverton
where Tom was the manager of the local Willson &
Son Lumber Co.  In 1935, the Nichols family moved
to Tulia where John and his older brother, Jim Tom,
attended Tulia public schools. John Will was
encouraged to play the clarinet by Professor D. O.
Riley, director of the Texas Tech band. He went on to
win several tri-state music contests.  John Will
was salutatorian of the Class of 1941 and was awarded
the Balfour Award. He was offered music scholarships
to Drake University and the University of New Mexico.
He attended Oklahoma University and was a member of
the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and the Sooner band. He
taught clarinet in the music department.  In
1943, John Will entered the Army and on Aug. 7, 1943,
married Floye Dell Carlile in Austin. Shortly after,
he left with the 206th Combat Engineer Battalion,
which was part of the 3rd Army under General George S.
Patton. He trained under the then famous bridge
builder, Guy Bailey, and built floating pontoon
bridges used by the Allied forces to cross rivers
while under heavy fire in their march across Eurpoe.
He was awarded the Bronze Star and a Purple
Heart.  John Will and Flo moved to Dimmitt in
1946. They had two sons, Jack and Tom. He was the
owner and manager of Willson & Nichols Lumber Co.
and built many of the homes in Dimmitt. He was a
member of Dimmitt Lions Club and a Bible Class teacher
at Bedford Street Church of Christ. He and Flo were
very active in the band and athletic booster clubs.
John Will and Flo moved back to Tulia in 1967 where
they both worked at First National Bank for the next
21 years, retiring in 1988. During this time, John
Will was president of Tulia Toastmasters Club, Tulia
Rotary Club, Tulia Industrial Foundation and Tulia Day
Nursery. He was vice-chairman of Swisher County
Library and parliamentarian for the Swisher County
Historical Society. Unknown to most, he personally
kept the Tulia Royale theater open for years.
During his presidency of the Tulia Rotary Club, the
largest Interact Club in the world was formed. John
Will held all offices in the Tulia Toastmasters Club
and was District 44 Governor. He started six
Toastmaster Clubs, was awarded the Presidential
Citation and was a Distinguished Toastmaster.
John Will was a graduate of Fortune School of Training
and was a Master Trainer. He presented seminars to
government agencies, corporations and schools on
executive telephone manners, effective business letter
writing, writing the job resume, effective meetings,
public relations and speech preparation without
notes.   John Will was district and regional
coordinator for SCORE. He was a member of Capital
Resource Conversation and Development Council, which
was selected from all SCORE organizations to staff the
rural areas in the Baton Rouge area.  He was
preceded in death by his brother, James Thomas.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jack of San
Jose, Calif., and Tom of Lubbock; four grandchildren;
eight nieces; a nephew; and seven
great-grandchildren.  Amarillo Globe-News, 11
September 2003.

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O’Daniel, ZuleikaTULIA – Zuleika
O’Daniel, 90, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002. Services
will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church
with the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace
Funeral Home. Mrs. O’Daniel was born Dec. 20, 1911, in
Castro County near Hart. Her parents were Robert and
Mary Lou Kendrick. She lived in the Hart community
until she married Dick O’Daniel on Sept. 23, 1929.
They lived in Hart where Dick worked for his brother,
J.D. O’Daniel, who owned Magnolia Oil Co. They later
purchased farm land in the Lakeview community, west of
Tulia. In 1951 the O’Daniels built their home in Tulia
and moved into town. Zuleika was actively involved in
city, county and state activities. Known as “Mrs.
Democrat” in Swisher County, she served as Democratic
Committee Woman for six years. Mrs. O’Daniel served
two years on the City Council in Tulia, always keeping
an ongoing list of things which needed to be done,
many of which were accomplished. For example, she was
active on Tulia’s Beautification Committee as she
promoted care for the large park near her home and
other recreation areas. Zuleika O’Daniel was selected
Woman of the Year by Tulia Chamber of Commerce in
1972. Later she was honored as Pioneer Woman of the
Year in 1999. Always active at First Baptist Church,
Zuleika served 30 years as secretary of the Sunday
School Department for 9-year-old children. She was a
great help to her neighbors. Many children of several
generations played in the basement of her home and in
her large yard. Her attitude was that of a loving
grandparent. She was preceded in death by her husband
on Nov. 21, 1988; a brother, Marcelus Kendrick; a
sister, Robbie Jones; and her parents. Survivors
include a daughter, Donna Vander Zee of San Antonio; a
brother, Kellough Kendrick of Waco; two grandsons, Dan
Vander Zee and wife, Kathy, of Granbury and Dirk
Vander Zee and wife, Sarah, of St. Louis, Mo.; five
great-grandchildren, Lindsey Vander Zee, Lacey Vander
Zee and Lilley Vander Zee, all of Granbury, and J.D.
Vander Zee and Eden Vander Zee, both of St. Louis;
several nieces and nephews; and many friends whose
lives were enriched by having known her.  Amarillo
Globe-News,
25 October 2002.

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Pacheco, Ruben A.TULIA – Ruben A. Pacheco, 53,
died Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, in Amarillo. Prayer
services will be at 6 p.m. today in Wallace Funeral
Home Chapel. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in
First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Matthew
Garcia and the Rev. Gilbert Del Toro officiating.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mr. Pacheco was
born July 23, 1949, in Colonia, Esperansa, Mexico. He
worked for Caprock Feedyard in Lockney for several
years as a load operator. Survivors include his wife,
Olga; two daughters, Elvira Pacheco and Arecelli
Pacheco, both of Tulia; eight sons, Ruben Pacheco Jr.
of Plainview, Richard Pacheco, Asael Pacheco, Roman
Pacheco and Emanuel Pacheco, all of Tulia, and Ernest
Pacheco, Saul Pacheco and Felix Pacheco, all of
Amarillo; his father, Salvador Pacheco Sr. of Las
Cruces, N.M.; three brothers, Reynaldo Pacheco,
Salvador Pacheco Jr. and Miguel Valles; three sisters,
Rosa Ochoa, Anne Arros and Eva Garcia; and nine
grandchildren.
 Amarillo
Globe-News,
13 November 2002.

Patching, Ferne Eleanor
Francy

HAPPY – Ferne
Eleanor Francy Patching, 95, died Friday, June 21,
2002.  Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday
in Happy Cemetery with Thacker Haynes, pastor of
McLean United Methodist Church, officiating.
Arrangements are by Holley Funeral Home.  Mrs.
Patching was born May 26, 1907, in Bennett, Iowa, to
Joseph and Electa Ann Francy. She moved with her
family by rail train to Happy when she was 9 months
old.  She attended school at Childress and
Sunny Slope country schools before the school opened
in Happy. She also attended Canyon Normal School.
She married Edgar T. Patching on Sept. 1,
1926.  A pioneer woman in Swisher County, she
was a housewife and active in community activities.
She was a founding member of the Presbyterian Church
in Happy.  She was a member of The Woman’s
Study Club, Happy Music Club, Eastern Star and
Presbyterian Women. After her husband passed away in
1959, she worked at Warren’s Department Store in
Canyon and became a dorm director at West Texas
State University and Northern Arizona
University.  She moved to Tulia in 1983, where
she was very active in Swisher County Senior
Citizens. She led their exercise classes until she
was 86 years old. She moved to McLean Care Center in
1999.  She was preceded in death by her
husband; a son, Bob, in 1984; four sisters, Nell
Jordan, Gladys Francy, Faye Wheeler and Joyce Deal;
and a brother, Robert Francy.  Survivors
include a daughter, Joann Odom and husband, Pete, of
Happy; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Patching of Happy;
five grandchildren, Neal Odom and wife, Beverly, of
McLean, Kyle Odom and wife, Tricia, of Decatur,
Kevin Odom and wife, Tresa, of Shallowater, Gary
Barrett and wife, Brenda, of Canyon and Teri Witten
of Texarkana; and 13 great-grandchildren.  Amarillo
Globe-News,
23 June 2002.

Penn, George Raymond HAPPY -
George Raymond Penn, 70, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in First Baptist
Church of Canyon with the Rev. Paul Burwash, pastor of
First Baptist Church of Happy, officiating. Burial will
be in Happy Cemetery by Brooks Funeral Directors. Mr.
Penn was born in Happy to Bill and Alice Penn on April
30, 1932. He was a member of First Baptist Church in
Happy. He served in the armed forces from 1952 to 1954
and was in the Korean War. He received a good conduct
medal and national defense service medal. He was a
loving husband, father, granddad, brother, uncle and
friend. The family would like to thank the BSA Hospice
Staff. He was preceded in death by his parents; a
brother, Tommy Leslie Penn; two sisters, Mary Alice Penn
and Willie Faye Noel; and a grandson, Ricky Lynn
Kincade. Survivors include his wife, Sue; three
daughters, Debra Kincade and husband, Charles, of
Panhandle, Shirley Calhoun and husband, Eugene, of
Amarillo and Brenda Penn of Canyon; a son, Derick
Collins and wife, Sondra, of Amarillo; a granddaughter,
Sheryl Chavez and husband, Terry, of Tucumcari, N.M.; a
grandson, Dustin Penn of Canyon; a sister, Charlotte
Weavers of Happy; two brothers, Bill Penn and wife,
Sandra, of Amarillo and David Penn and wife, Kay, of
Sulphur Springs.
 Amarillo Globe-News,
12 November 2002.

Phillips, Johnny DeanHAPPY – Johnny
Dean Phillips, 60, died Friday, May 17, 2002. Services
will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Memorial Chapel of Happy
with the Rev. Curtis House, pastor of First United
Methodist Church of Happy, officiating. Burial will be
in Happy Cemetery by Brooks Funeral Directors. Mr.
Phillips was born June 27, 1941, in Woods County,
Okla., to John and Delilah Rink Phillips. He worked at
Roll A Cone for 30 years and had been a resident of
Happy for 40 years. Survivors include his wife, Marie;
a daughter, Kathy Keith of DeLeon; three sons, J.D.
Phillips of Happy, and Freddy Phillips and Jimmy
Phillips, both of Amarillo; two stepdaughters, Robin
Stegall of Wichita, Kan., and Rena Gortney of
Woodward, Okla.; and 12 grandchildren. 
Amarillo Globe-News,
19 May 2002.

Payne, Dorothy

Dorothy Payne, 61, died Saturday,
March 29, 2003. 
Services
will be at 2 p.m. today in Kingdom Hall in Canyon.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace
Funeral Home.  Mrs. Payne was born Dec. 5,
1941, in Fairfield. She married Eugene Davis in
1978 in Tulia.  Survivors include a brother,
Lee Aurty Moore of Las Lunas, N.M.  Amarillo
Globe-News,
1 April 2003.

Payne, RosanelRosanel Payne, 73, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, in
Olton.  Services will be at 3 p.m.
Saturday in the Church of Christ in Happy with Rick
Bloodworth, minister, and Mike Reed, minister of the
Church of Christ in Olton, officiating. Burial will be
in Rose Hill Cemetery of Tulia by Brooks Funeral
Directors.  Mrs. Payne was born July 28, 1929, in
Tulia to Elmo and Annie Speer. She married John A.
“Tooter” Payne in Clovis, N.M., on March 26, 1946. She
was a lifelong resident of Swisher County and was a
member of Happy Church of Christ.  She was
preceded in death by her husband in 1997; and a
brother, Donald Ray Speer, in 2003.  Survivors
include three sons, Larry Payne and wife Ann, Jimmy
Payne and wife Becky, and Johnny Payne and wife Becky,
all of Amarillo; two daughters, Elizabeth Bizzell and
husband Gail of Olton, and Barbara Shipman and husband
Thomas of Happy; a brother, Bob Speer and wife Jodi of
Buffalo, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; and 11
great-grandchildren.

Pepper, Nancy E.Nancy E. Pepper,
88, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004.  Graveside services will be at
2 p.m. Friday in Rose Hill Cemetery with Doug Gardner,
pastor of Full Gospel Mission, officiating.
Arrangements are by Kornerstone Funeral
Directors.  Mrs. Pepper was born Nov. 3, 1916, in
Swisher County. She married Walker Albert “Abe” Pepper
on April 13, 1945.  Survivors include three sons,
Wayne Byrnes of Albuquerque, N.M., Glyndol Albert
Pepper of Vernon and Brady Pepper of Seymour; nine
grandchildren.

Powers, JohnTULIA – Funeral services
for John Powers, 74, are pending with Kornerstone Funeral
Directors of tulia.  Mr. Powers died Thursday, 24
August 2006.  Plainview Daily Herald, 25
August 2006.

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Ramirez, Felilpe
Enostrosa

TULIA -
Felipe Enostrosa Ramirez, 66, died Tuesday, April
23, 2002, in Amarillo. 
Services will be at 2 p.m.
Friday in First Assembly of God Church with the Rev.
Gilbert Del Toro, pastor of Church of the Comforter,
the Rev. Rusty Gray, pastor of Tulia Christian
Fellowship, and the Rev. Benny Rodriguez, associate
pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill
Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.  Mr. Ramirez
was born Feb. 5, 1936, in Crowell. He married
Micalia Luera on Nov. 19, 1955, in Tulia.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Oscar
Phillip Ramirez of Kress, and Richard Ricky Ramirez
and Victor Ramirez, both of Tulia; six brothers,
Antonio Ramirez Rocha of Knox City, Frank Esparza,
Jesse Esparza and Juan Ramon Esparza, all of
Amarillo, Ray Esparza of Canyon and Jose Luis
Ramirez of Dallas; six sisters, Lupe Luna of Bonita
Springs, Fla., Estella Salazar of Plano, Mary
Marquiz of Happy, Sylvia Ramirez and Elva Moreno,
both of Tulia, and Angie De La Rosa of Amarillo;
eight grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren. 
Amarillo
Globe-News,
25 April 2002.

Rios, NoahTULIA – Noah
Rios, infant son of Chris and Claudia Rios Jr., died
Tuesday, April 9, 2002, in Amarillo. Services will be
at 3 p.m. today in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel with
the Rev. Mariano Moreno, pastor of El Buen Pastor
Spanish United Methodist Church of Tulia, and the Rev.
Ricky Salazar, pastor of Church of God in Tulia,
officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Noah was born March 16, 2002, in Amarillo. Survivors
include his parents of Amarillo; and his grandparents,
Eleazar and Sarah Medina of Tulia, and Chris and
Modesta Rios Sr. of Tulia.
 Amarillo

Globe-News,

11 April 2002.

Robinson, Anna BeeAnna Bee Robinson, 84, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, in
Amarillo.  Services will be at 10 a.m.
today in First United Methodist Church with the Rev.
Curtis House, pastor, and Mike Kuhlman officiating.
Burial will be in Happy Cemetery by Brooks Funeral
Directors.  Mrs. Robinson was born Dec. 17, 1918,
in Swisher County to Bee and Alpha Huckabee. She
married Dr. Glen Robinson in Happy.  She was a
member of First United Methodist Church of Happy,
where she served on numerous committees and taught
Sunday School. She was a community leader and helped
raise funds for charities. She also served as den
mother for the Cub Scouts. She was a longtime
columnist for the Tulia Herald.  She was preceded
in death by her husband in 1974.  Survivors
include a son, Dr. Bob Robinson and wife, Cleo, of
Canyon; a brother-in-law, Ed Vornsand of Rosenburg;
and a niece, Paulette Maehara of Chevy Chase,
Md.  Amarillo Globe-News, 11 September
2003.

Rodriguez, Rebecca
Corina

Rebecca Corina Rodriguez, 26, died
Sunday, March 30, 2003, in Kress. 
Services will be at 3 p.m. today in Wallace
Funeral Home Chapel with Gilbert Del Toro
officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill
Cemetery.  Mrs. Rodriguez was born Sept. 11,
1976, in Tulia. She grew up in Tulia.
Survivors include three sons, Christopher
Rodriguez, Saul Torres and Juan Ricardo Carbajal;
a brother, Ricky Rodriguez of Tulia; two sisters,
Diana Ortiz of Amarillo and Dora Smity of Tulia;
and her parents, Cruz and Luisa Rodriguez of
Tulia.  Amarillo Globe-News, 1 April
2003.

Raper, BlancheTULIA — Graveside services
for Blanche Raper, 87, will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in
Fairview Cemetery in Wellington. Arrangements are by
Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Mrs. Raper died
Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, in Tulia.  Plainview Daily
Herald,
9 August 2006.

Renfro, BobbieBobbie Renfro, 73, of
Kress, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, at
Swisher Memorial Hospital. Services will be held at 10:30
a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, at First United Methodist
Church in Kress with Rev. O.K. Neal, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Kress Cemetery under the direction of
Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview. Mrs. Renfro
was born Feb. 11, 1933, at Standfield Ranch near Henrietta
to Clyde and Willie Mae Rains. Her family moved from
Henrietta to the Plains and the Bellview community in the
1940s. She attended schools in Plainview and Kress. Mrs.
Renfro was a beautician and owned her own shop in Kress.
She enjoyed all sports. Her many talents were reflected in
the home she made with John; her love of gardening and
handwork were evident all around. She was preceded in
death by her first husband, Jimmie Vineyard. She married
John Renfro in June 1982 in Kress. Survivors include her
husband, John Renfro of Kress; children, Mike and Sherry
Vineyard of Lubbock, Buddy and Wanda Vineyard of Kress,
Sherry and Keith Duncan of Albuquerque, N.M., Mike Renfro
of Austin, Sherry Zink of Colorado and Donna Buck of
Lubbock; three brothers, Paul and Louise Rains of Midland,
Elmore and Elaine Rains of Amarillo and Nolan Rains of
Austin; one sister, Nell and Randy Campbell of Kress; 13
grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Plainview

Daily Herald,

14 August 2006.

Reyes, ManuelaFuneral services for
Manuela Reyes, 60, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.
Mrs. Reyes died Sunday, March 19, 2006, in Covenant
Hospital Lubbock.  Plainview Daily Herald, 20
March 2006.

Richardson, GlenTULIA — Funeral services
for Glen Richardson, 68, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at
Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors Ivy Chapel in Amarillo
with the Rev. Rob Lindley, pastor of First United
Methodist Church of Tulia, officiating. Arrangements are
by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors. Mr. Richardson died
Saturday, March 11, 2006.   Plainview Daily
Herald,
13 March 2006.

Roberts, CrysteenCrysteen
Roberts, 87, of Seminole, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, in
Andrews.  Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at
South Seminole Baptist Church with the Rev. Eric Walsh
officiating. Burial will be at Gaines County Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Ratliff Funeral Homes.  She was
born in Stonewall County. She was a member of South
Seminole Baptist Church.  Survivors Son, Lee
Roberts of Lubbock; daughter, Melba Thornton of Andrews;
sisters, Lou Muntzert of Seminole and Loyce Robinson of
Decatur; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and
two great-great-grandchildren.

Rogers, Billie JoeLUBBOCK — Funeral services
for Billie Joe Rogers, 79, are pending with Kornerstone
Funeral Directors of Plainview. Mr. Rogers died today,
Aug. 25, 2006, at his residence.  Plainview Daily
Herald,
252 August 2006.

Rogers, EarlineTULIA — Funeral services
for Earline Rogers, 83, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in
Central Church of Christ with Eben Emerson, pastor,
officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by
Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Mrs. Rogers died
on Wednesday, April 26, 2006, in Tulia. She was born May
1, 1922, in Vernon and grew up in the Vernon area and
graduated from high school there. She married J.W. “Hap”
Rogers on July 12, 1941, in Frederick, Okla. She was a
homemaker and a coach´s wife. They lived in Duncan,
Okla., Lawton, Okla., McLean, Amarillo and finally Tulia.
She was a member of Central Church of Christ, Tulia Garden
Club, Quilting Club, a study club and taught Sunday school
for many years. She enjoyed many things such as quilting,
painting and working with porcelain. Survivors include her
husband; two daughters and one son-in-law, Penny and Larry
Sturgess of Tulia and Suzy Arnold of Midland; one son,
Jessie Rogers of Post; 10 grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Her
parents, E.M. and Mattie Capps; two sisters, Stella
Woolsey and Pauline Stanley; three brothers, Leonard
Capps, Jack Capps and M.C., Capps; and one great-grandson,
Cortlyn Arnold, are deceased.   Plainview
Daily Herald, 28 April 2006.

Rogers, JacobKRESS — Funeral services
for Jacob Rogers, 18, will be at 1 p.m. Monday in First
United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rob Blum, pastor,
officiating. Burial will be in Kress Cemetery by
Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Mr. Rogers died
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, in Kress. He was born Oct. 7,
1987, in Plainview. While attending Tulia Junior High, he
was a member of the student council and played athletics.
He was a senior at Tulia High School. He won numerous
awards for his welding work in the Tulia High School VICA
program. He was a member of the Swisher County FFA and the
Swisher County 4-H Club where he won numerous awards,
including the 4-H Gold Star Award. He was active in the
Swisher County Stock Shows. He had many friends in Kress
and Tulia. Survivors include his parents, Jeff and Rhonda
Rogers of Kress; a sister, Jenny Rogers of Lubbock;
grandparents Richard and Carolyn Hale of Tulia; and
great-grandmother Daphne Hale of Tulia. His grandparents,
John Rogers and Evelyn Marble, and a great-grandmother,
Inez Lindeman, are deceased.  Plainview Daily
Herald,
15 January 2006.

Rosales, AndresTULIA — Funeral services
for Andres Rosales, 71, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the
Church of God of the First Born with Paul Lopez
officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by
Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Mr. Rosales died
Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, in Amarillo.  Plainview
Daily Herald,
6 February 2006.

Rosales, DanielTULIA — Funeral services
for Daniel Rosales, 43, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in
Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel with the Rev. Gilbert
Del Toro, pastor of the Church of the Comforter,
officiating, assisted by the Rev. Josias Limones of
Amarillo. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by
Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. A prayer service
will be held at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr.
Rosales died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006, in St. Anthony’s
Hospital in Amarillo.  Plainview Daily Herald, 21
August 2006.

Rosales, MarcialFuneral services for Marcial
Rosales, 74, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in
Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel in Tulia with the
Rev. Gillbert Del Toro, pastor of The Church of the
Comforter, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill
Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. A
prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the
funeral home. Mr. Rosales died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006,
in Amarillo.  Plainview Daily Herald,
188-19 December 2006.

Ruland, A. D.Funeral services for A.D.
Ruland, 81, were at 3 p.m. Saturday at Kornerstone Funeral
Directors Chapel with the Rev. James Hassell, pastor of
First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill
Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia Mr.
Ruland died Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, in Tulia. He was born
Jan. 23, 1925, in Swisher County. He grew up in Tulia and
attended Tulia schools. He served in the US Army from
1943-46 during WWII. He married June Buster on March 14,
1946, in Tulia. He worked for Tulia Wheat Growers for 42
years and was a member and deacon at First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters and sons-in-law,
Jeannett and John Herring of Tulia and Lora and John
Strother of Panhandle; one sister, Shirley Wilfong of
Tulia; and three grandchildren.

Rucker, VeraGraveside services for Vera
Rucker, 78, will be at 2 p.m. today in Rose Hill Cemetery
with Dennis Conway, minister of 6th and Gaines Church of
Christ, officiating.  Burial arrangements are by
Wallace Funeral Home.  Mrs. Rucker died at 10:58 a.m.
Thursday, July 27, 2000, in Swisher Memorial
Hospital.  She was born June 6, 1922, in Bowie. She
moved to Canyon at an early age and attended Canyon
schools. She moved to Tulia in 1979. She was a telephone
for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. and a bookkeeper for
Crosby Motor Co. and Swisher Clinic.  She was a
member of 6th & Gaines Church of Christ. On Aug. 26,
1939, she married Carl Tilman Rucker in Clovis, N.M. He
died Jan. 25, 1979.  Survivors include a daughter,
Donna Morris of Tulia; a son, Russell Rucker of Tulia; two
sisters, Mrs. George Knight of Pampa and Mrs. Steve Self
of Canyon; two brothers, Reg Prichard of Lubbock and Wayne
Prichard of Stephenville; five grandchildren; and nine
great-grandchildren.  The family suggests memorials
to VistaCare Family Hospice, 4418 Olton Road, Plainview,
TX 79072.

Robb, MayeGraveside services for Maye
Robb, 92, were at 11 a.m. today in Rose Hill Cemetery with
the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor of First Baptist
Church, officiating.  Burial arrangements were by
Wallace Funeral Home.  Mrs. Robb died at 2:15 a.m.
Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, in Swisher Memorial Hospital.
She was born April 20, 1907, in Erath County where she
grew up. She was a member of Tulia First Baptist Church
and the Order of the Eastern Star.  On July 14, 1944,
she married T.J. “Dick” Robb in Quitaque. He died Dec. 28,
1981.  Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Norma
Huckabay of Tulia; five grandchildren; and 16
great-grandchildren.  A son, Carroll Huckabay, died
in 1992.

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Salasar, ErasmoGraveside rites for Erasmo Salasar, one day old, were
held Saturday at Rose Hill cemetery. He was the infant son
of Mr. and Mrs. Elias Salasar. Wallace Funeral Home was in
charge. The Tulia Herald, 12 August 1954.

Savage, Dr. Floyd E.Death Tuesday morning claimed one of the Panhandle’s
most beloved educators, a former superintendent of Tulia
Public Schools. Dr. Floyd E. “Pop” Savage, member of the
West Texas State College faculty for 30 years died at 7:30
a.m. in the family home in Canyon. He had been in failing
health for nine months. Dr Savage was 69 years old. His
tenure in Tulia was prior to 1920. He retired in the
summer of 1951. The Tulia Herald, 14 August
1952.

Scarborough, Mrs. Hester LavinaMrs. Hester Lavina Scarborough, 82, died Sunday morning
in the family home in Amarillo. Mrs. Scarborough lived at
Silverton until moving to Tulia in 1930. From there she
went to Amarillo in 1943. She had been in ill health for
about five years. A native of Tennessee, she was born Jan.
22, 1870. She was a member of the Amarillo First Assembly
of God church. Among survivors are a son, J. H. Sisk,
Oklahoma City; three daughters Mrs. Doskie Davis and Miss
Maude Scarborough, both of Amarillo; and Mr.s Carrie Lake,
Wichita, Kan.; two stepsons, Elvis and Tom Scarborough,
both of Amarillo; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Bertha Sanders,
Amarillo; Mrs. Annie Bell Sanders and Mrs. Elsie Lynn,
both of Electra; and Mrs. Eunice Divenney, Portales, N.
M.; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Couch, Chicago, and 12
grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 2 great‑great
grandchildren. The Tulia Herald, 26 June 1952.

Scott, Mrs. J. T.A pioneer Tulia resident is dead. Mrs. Amanda Clayton
Scott died Monday night at the family home following an
illness of several months. A native of Texas, Mrs. Scott
came to Tulia in 1890. She was married to J. T. SCOTT in
1898 in Tulia. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday
afternoon at the Central Church of Christ with W P. Dennis
officiating. He was assisted by Rev. C. John Westhof.
Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery under the direction of
Wallace Funeral Home. Survivors include the husband; a son
Shirley Scott of Tulia; a daughter, Faye Scott also of
Tulia; a brother Monte Clayton, Tulia; three sisters, Mrs.
John Potter of Clarendon, Mrs. Joe Brown, Amarillo and
Mrs. Bret Pearson of Tulia and two grandsons, Jim Scott of
Ft. Worth and Jack Scott of Midland. The Tulia
Herald,
15 November 1952.

Slade, Jesse B.Services honoring the memory of Jesse B. Slade were
conducted Wednesday afternoon in Blackburn Shaw Memorial
Chapel, Amarillo with Rev. G. C. Applegate of Lockney,
former pastor of the Hart Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial was in Llano Cemetery. Mr. Slade, long time
resident of the Panhandle and South Plains, was found dead
Sunday afternoon in his hotel room in Dimmitt. Death was
attributed to a heart attack. He was engaged in the oil
and real estate business. Mr. Slade was born May 4, 1899
at Rosebud, TX and came to Amarillo with his parents, the
late Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Slade in 1902. During his business
career he had lived in Kress, Hart, Plainview, Tulia and
Dimmitt. At the time of his death he was engaged in the
real estate business in Dimmitt and Hart. He was a member
of the Baptist Church. Survivors besides the wife are a
son, James Bruton Slade; six sisters, Mrs. Mary V.
Bassett, Mrs. J. B. Hines and Mrs. J. U. Kirkman, all of
Amarillo; Mrs. J. S. Garrett, Carlsbad; Mrs. Senie S.
Paylor, Houston, and Mrs. D. L. Connelly, Brownwood; and a
brother, J. H. Slade, Carlsbad. The Tulia Herald, 1
May 1952.

Smart, C. A.C. A. Smart, 65, brother of Mrs. R. E. Lumpkins, lost
his life recently in a cotton stripper accident. The
Levelland farmer apparently was caught in the machinery
Saturday but was not found until Sunday when his son,
Kirby Smart of Denver City and his family came to visit
his father and found him in the machine. It required two
hours to release the victim. Funeral services were held
Monday at Norton at the Methodist Church with Rev.
Clarence Stephens officiating. Burial was in Paducah. Rev.
Russell McNally, son‑in‑law, officiated at the graveside
rites. Pallbearers were nephews. Attending the services
were Mr. and Mr. B. F. Lumpkins and Charles Bye of
Amarillo, Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Hancock, Mrs. Frank Kesler
and son, Mr. and Mrs. R E. Lumpkins, Mr. And Mrs. R W.
Lumpkins and M. E. Lumpkins. The Tulia Herald, 18
December 1952.

Smith, Mrs. LavernMrs. Lavern Smith of Tahoka died at her home Feb. 26 at
the age of 47. She was the daughter of A. L. Sanderson of
Glenrose. She was born and reared in Sommerville County
until her marriage in 1919 to FRANK SMITH. They moved the
same year to Tahoka. She is a sister of Mrs. Edd Daniel of
Tulia. Only 47 days before Mrs. Daniel lost a brother. Mr.
and Mrs. Edd Daniel and children, Mrs. Ray Daniel of
Tulia, and James Sanderson attended the funeral service
Thursday afternoon at Tahoka. The Tulia Herald, 6
March 1952.

Smith, RalphRalph Smith, 35 year old Negro, died instantly Sunday
morning in west Tulia from gunshot wounds. Graveside rites
for the dead man were conducted Tuesday morning at Rose
Hill cemetery. Rev. Win. F. Hall, pastor of the
Mediterranean Baptist church, officiated. Burial was under
direction of Wallace Funeral Home. The Tulia Herald,
31 July 1952.

Smoot, Mrs. CharlesFuneral services for Mrs. Charles Smoot, 63 years old,
of Tulia were held Wednesday afternoon at the Crosby
Street Church of Christ. Earl Cantwell Silverton Church of
Christ minister, officiated. Interment was in Rose Hill
Cemetery under direction of the Wallace Funeral Home. Mrs.
Smoot died Monday afternoon at her home. She had been in
poor health about two years. She was born Oct. 13, 1888 in
Jack County. She was married Feb. 20 1907 to CHARLES SMOOT
who is among the survivors. Mrs. Smoot was a member of the
Church of Christ. The family moved to the Plains in 1924
from Sentinel, Okla. In 1946 Mr. and Mrs. Smoot moved to
Tulia. Other survivors are seven children: Mrs. Russell
Teter, Fresno, Calif.; Mrs. Morris Jobe, Tulia; Mrs. Clyde
Morris, Winham; Russell Smoot, Happy; Haskell Smoot,
Tulia; Raymond Smoot, Tulia; and John Smoot, Olton. Two
sisters and two brothers survive. The Tulia Herald, 3
April 1952.

Smoot, Marsha LynnMarsha Lynn Smoot, 2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
W. Russell Smoot of Happy was dead on arrival at Swisher
County hospital Tuesday morning. Funeral services were
conducted Wednesday in the First Baptist Church in Tulia,
Rev. W. Neil Record, pastor officiated. Burial was in Rose
Hill cemetery with services under the direction of Wallace
Funeral Home. Survivors, besides the parents, are two
brothers, Warren Lee and Gary Dean. The child became ill
Monday. Her illness has been diagnosed as croup. The
Tulia Herald,
6 November 1952.

Stovally, Mrs. ThreacyMrs. Threacy Stovall, 89, died Saturday in Swisher
County hospital. She had been a resident of Kelton until
two years ago. She was born Feb. 11, 1863. She came to
Texas in 1885 and to Wheeler County in 1908 from Granite.
Mrs. Stovall had been visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. M.
Kemper since May of this year. She joined the Baptist
church at Elmo in 1886. She married A. F. (BUD) STOVALL in
1885 at Elmo. He died in 1939. Funeral services were held
in Kelton Monday afternoon at the Baptist Church.
Pallbearers were grandsons. The body was taken to Wheeler
by Wallace Funeral Home of Tulia. Survivors include six
daughters, Mrs. Kemper, Tulia; Mrs. E. D. Kemper, Dallas;
Mrs. E. E. Frost, Clovis; Mrs. Sam Stapp, Vega; Mrs. W. H.
Johnson, Hereford and Mrs. Aubrey Pond, Shamrock; three
sons, Henry Stovall, Bellevue; Arthur Stovall, Panhandle;
and Lemon Stovall, Pampa; 40 grandchildren, 63 great
grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. The
Tulia Herald,
31 July 1952.

Sands, W. D.W. D. Sands, resident of Kress for the past 28 years,
died in a Lockney hospital Friday morning following an
illness of two months. He was born July 4, 1876 in
Champaign, Ill. He lived in Kansas for several years,
later moving to Texas. He had been a faithful member of
the Church of Christ since he was 14. He is survived by
one brother, Harry Sands of Kress, a sister, Mrs. Katie
Whitaker of Lockney, a niece, Mrs. Elmer Sandusky of
Lockney. Funeral services were held at the Kress Church of
Christ Saturday afternoon with burial in Kress cemetery. The
Tulia Herald,
1 April 1954.

Schuler, Edith ReedEdith Reed Schuler, a resident of Tulia since 1948 died
at her home early Wednesday morning. Funeral services will
be conducted at the Wallace Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m.
Thursday, the Rev. W. Neil Record of the First Baptist
Church officiating. Mrs. Schuler was born Aug. 10, 1886 in
Morris County, Kansas to Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Reed. She was
married June 6, 1906 in Reading Kansas to A. H. SCHULER.
She and her husband moved to Tulia from New Mexico six
years ago. Following the funeral services in Tulia the
body will be taken to Valley Falls, Kansas for funeral
services there at 2 p.m. Saturday. Interment will be in
Rose Hill cemetery at Valley Falls. Services there will be
in the Lutheran Church to which the Schulers at one time
belonged. Mrs. Schuler was a member of the Presbyterian
Church in Tulia. Besides her husband, she is survived by
two sons, Reed H. Schuler of Amarillo and Elbert K.
Schuler of Roswell, N. M.; one daughter, Mrs. Callie Belle
Holstein of Fort Bliss, Texas; two grandchildren, one
brother, Floyd B. Reed of Reading, Kansas; one sister,
Mrs. Henry Teubel of Tulia; and several nieces and
nephews. The Tulia Herald, 20 September 1954.

Sedgwick, E. R. (Gene)Death late Saturday night claimed one of Tulia’s most
prominent citizens and businessmen. E. R. (Gene) Sedgwick,
50 years old, Certified Public Accountant and owner of
Sedgwick Implement Company, died in Swisher County
Hospital of cancer. His health failed last April and he
underwent surgery May 25. He apparently recovered
completely and was active in his business interests until
December. Mr. Sedgwick was born Oct. 20, 1903 in
Silverton. He married MISS BIRDIE WISH of Sabinell on June
15, 1928. Before moving with his family to Tulia in 1950
he was a member of an accounting firm in San Angelo. Mr.
Sedgwick was active in civic affairs, was a member of
First Presbyterian Church, and was a member of the Masonic
Lodge. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the
First Presbyterian Church with Rev. C. John Westhof,
pastor, officiating. He was assisted by Dr. B. O. Wood,
pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of San Angelo.
Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery under the direction of
Wallace Funeral Home. Masonic graveside rites were
directed by the Tulia Masonic Lodge. Survivors besides the
widow, include the parents, Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Sedgwick of
Tulia; a son, Stanley of Lubbock; a daughter Carolyn of
Tulia and one brother, Lt. Col. R A. Sedgwick of San
Bernardino, Calif., now with the Air Force stationed in
England. The Tulia Herald, 25 February 1954.

Sharp, Mrs. Carrie C.Mrs. Carrie C. Sharp died at Pampa last week and was
buried in Rose Hill cemetery at Tulia where graveside
rites were held. The Tulia Herald, 14 January
1954.

Shelton, Mrs. Estelle ClaireFuneral services for Mrs. Estelle Claire Shelton, 76,
Vega, were held Tuesday morning at the Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church at Vega. Burial was in the Vega
cemetery. Survivors include the husband, J. T. Shelton,
one son Judge Claude Shelton of Tulia; and three
daughters, Claire Shelton, Helene Little and Elaine
Ledbetter. The Tulia Herald, 3 June 1954.

Shipman, T. H.Thomas Henry Shipman, 75, of Wayside died Sunday night
in a Canyon hospital. He was born Jan. 21, 1879. He was a
Mason and belonged to the Fairview Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, H. H. Shipman, Happy, a daughter,
Mrs. Lamoine Schrib, Wayside; a stepdaughter, Mrs. W. B.
Campbell, Canyon; two brothers, Bill and Ross Shipman,
Seymour; a sister, Mrs. Betsy West, Benjamin. Funeral
services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Wayside church
with Rev. Earl Landtroop and Rev. Merle Weathers
officiating. Burial was in Wayside Cemetery. The
Tulia Herald,
10 June 1954.

Shuping, Dona C.Dona C. Shuping, 36, Kress, died Saturday night in
Swisher County hospital. He had been ill a short time and
was admitted to the hospital Thursday. Funeral services
were conducted Monday afternoon at the Kress First Baptist
Church. Rev. Otha Anderson, offciated. He was assisted by
Rev. Glen Wilson, pastor. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery
at Tulia under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home. Mr.
Shuping was born Feb. 4, 1917 in Frederick, Okla. He is
survived by his wife, ELSIE; three children, La Dona, Dona
Joel and Paul George; his mother, Mrs. D. M. Shuping of
Tulia; four brothers, Jodie, D. L. and Bud, all of Kress,
and John of Tulia; two sisters, Mrs. Bula Smith of Tulia
and Mrs. C. B. Greer of Kress. The Tulia Herald, 29
January 1954.

Sims, Harold GlennFuneral services for Lt. Harold Glenn Sims, 27 years
old, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sims of Happy, were held
Saturday afternoon at the Happy Church of Christ. Morgan
Sturgis, minister of the church, officiated, assisted by
M. P. Dennis of the Tulia church. Lt. Sims was killed
Tuesday afternoon in a plane crash which occurred during a
routine instruction training flight. He was serving as an
instructor in the 325th Fighter Interceptor Squadron and
was flying a T33 jet trainer at the time. The accident
occurred 40 miles north of Hamilton Air Base, Calif.,
where he was stationed. >Survivors include the parents,
four brothers, Leo Sims of Dallas, Eugene Sims, Morris
Sims, and Weldon Sims, all of Happy; one sister, Nelda
Sims of Happy. Burial was in Happy cemetery. The
Tulia Herald,
1 April 1954.

Sprowles, Mrs. R. H.Funeral for Mrs. R. H. Sprowls, 83, mother of Ed
Sprowls, publisher of the Western Observer at Anson,
formerly of Happy and Tulia, was held last week in the
First Methodist church at Haskell. She died at the home of
a daughter, Mrs. T. A. Martin in Baird. Rites were
conducted by the Haskell pastor, Rev. J. B. Thompson,
assisted by Rev. H. A. Nichols, pastor of the First
Methodist Church of Anson, Rev. James Price of Rochester
and Rev. Womack of Baird. Her husband, former Haskell
county tax assessor, died in 1924. One son and three
daughters also preceded their mother in death. Surviving
besides the son of Anson and the daughter of Baird are
another son, D. M. of Phoenix, Ariz.; another daughter,
Mrs. C. S. Jetton of Jud; two brothers; a sister; five
grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Stapp, Mrs. ElfieMrs. Elfie Lena Stapp, formerly of Tulia, passed away at
El Cajon, California, Friday, June 18, 1954. Funeral
services were held in the “Little Chapel of the Roses” on
June 21, with interment at Glen Abbey Memorial Park. Mrs.
Stapp had been in ill health for several months. Mrs.
Stapp, the former Elfie Thomas, was born in Hamilton
county, Texas in 1903 and moved to Tulia at the age of 5.
She married ELBERT STAPP in 1921. The latter part of 1941
the Stapp family moved to California and for the last
eight years have made their home in El Cajon. Mrs. Stapp
is survived by her husband, Elbert of El Cajon; four
children, Mrs. Janice Broerame of Lakeside, Calif.; Airman
First Class Lloyd Stapp, Gary Air Force Base, San Marcos,
Texas; Kenneth Stapp of Pacific Beach, Calif.; Mrs.
Phyllis Riddering of Detroit, Michigan; her father, Mr.
Leroy Lee Thomas of El Cajon; two sisters, Mrs. L. L.
Chenault and Mrs. A. V. Billington, both of Escondido,
Calif.; formerly of Tulia and six grandchildren. The
Tulia Herald,
1 July 1954.

Stilwell, Mrs. AliceMrs. Alice Stilwell died Sunday night in a California
rest home following a long illness. Funeral services and
burial were in California. Mrs. Stilwell who lived at 123
Bowie in Tuba until recently, went to California with
relatives from Riverside several weeks ago. The Tulia
Herald,
9 September 1954.

Stork, JohnJohn Clifford Stork, 28 year old father of five children
was killed Saturday when the body of a dump truck he was
operating fell and crushed him against the chassis of the
vehicle. The accident occurred about 5 p.m. a few miles
north of Nazareth. Witnesses said the body of the truck
had been hoisted into the air and stuck. When Stork
crawled under the body he evidently cleared the jammed
mechanism and the body fell. He was rushed to a Dimmitt
hospital in a private car but was pronounced dead on
arrival. Mr. Stork is survived by his wife and five
children; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Stork all of
Nazareth and by several sisters. Mrs. Virgil Pohlmeir of
Tulia is a sister. Funeral services were held in the Holy
Family Catholic Church in Nazareth Tuesday morning. Father
Peter Morsch, pastor, celebrated requiem mass. Interment
was in Nazareth cemetery. Rosary was recited Sunday night
and Monday night in the home of his parents. The
Tulia Herald,
25 November 1954.

Stockett, John R.Funeral services for John Roy Stockett, 58, pioneer
resident and stock farmer of Armstrong County, were
conducted Tuesday at the Wayside Community Methodist
church. The Rev. Roland Moore officiated, assisted by the
Rev. Alby J. Cockrell of the Tulia Methodist church. Mr.
Stockett died suddenly at 3:45 p.m. Saturday at his farm
home three miles west of Wayside. He was born Oct. 5, 1895
at Clarendon, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Stockett. The family moved to Armstrong County in 1913 and
has lived there since that time. Besides his wife, Mr.
Stockett was survived by two sons, J. Roy Stockett of
Tulia and N. M. Stockett of Claude; two stepchildren,
Billy Spann of Amarillo and Mrs. John R Kennedy of Happy;
two brothers, Wylie Stockett of Sweet Home, Oregon; and W.
R Stockett of Happy; three sisters, Mrs. Lottie Richard
and Mrs. Kitty Chapman of Mesa, Ariz., and Mrs. Ollie Beal
of Lakeside, Ariz., and eight grandchildren. Interment was
at the Wayside cemetery under the direction of Wallace
Funeral Home. The Tulia Herald, 23 September
1964.

Sample, Manor FieldsServices for Manor F. Sample, 82, a longtime Tulia
resident, will be at 2 p.m. today in Trinity Baptist
Church with Dr. c. Melvin Ratheal of Tucson, Ariz.
officiating, assisted by the Rev. Francis L. Wilson of
Lubbock. Graveside rites will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Pecan
Grove Memorial Park in McKinney with Turrentine Jackson
Funeral Directors in charge. Local arrangements were by
Henderson Funeral Directors. Sample, a retired tailor,
died at 10 a.m. Friday in West Texas Hospital following a
brief illness. He attended the Texas School for the Deaf
in Austin and was active in the Silent Dept. of the
church. A native of Giddings, he came to Lubbock in 1967
to live with his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Benet of 3612 36th
St. Other survivors include his wife, LENA MAE BATES
SAMPLE, two brothers, Roy of Cameron, and Homer of Fort
Worth; and a sister, Mrs. Si Youngkin of Yoakum. Lubbock
Avalanche Journal,
9 August 1968.

Sample, Lena MaeLUBBOCK‑‑Services for Lena Mae Sample, 98, of 5212 70th
St., will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Baptist Church
with Dr. C. Melvin Rathael of Sun City West Baptist Church
in Youngtown, Ariz., officiating. Burial will be in Pecan
Grove Memorial Park in McKinney under direction of Rix
Funeral Directors. Mrs. Sample died Friday at her home.
Dr. John Chalk ruled that the death was by natural causes.
She was born in Allen and lived in Tulia before moving to
Lubbock in 1968. She attended the Tennessee School for the
Deaf and the Texas School for the Deaf. She married Manor
Sample Oct. 20, 1919 in Amarillo. He died in 1968. Mrs.
Sample was a Baptist. Survivors include a daughter,
Marjorie Benet of Lubbock; and two nephews, George H.
Bates and Charles E. Bates, both of Amarillo. Lubbock
Avalanche-Journal,
22 March 1981

Schaeffer, Mrs. F.Mrs. Lizzie Schaeffer, widow of the late F. SCHAEFFER,
and pioneer resident of Swisher County died at her home in
Happy Saturday morning after a long illness. She was born
in Waterford, Vermont April 5, 1862, thus living to the
ripe old age of eighty years, eight months, and twenty
‑eight days. Funeral services were conducted form the home
Monday afternoon at 1:00 by R. H. Chambers of Austin. She
did in the faith of the Non‑Denominational Christian
Church. She is survived by four sons, George of the U. S.
Army who is now overseas, Emil of Happy, Dr. L. E. of
Amarillo and Dr. A. A. of Plainview; and two daughters,
Mrs. W. E. Moore and Mrs. R E. Bryan, both of Happy.
Besides these she leaves 17 grandchildren. Burial was in
the Wayside cemetery under direction of Griggs‑Thompson
funeral home of Canyon. She was laid beside of the loved
ones who preceded her in death. The Happy Herald, 6
January 1944.

Sluder, Mrs. IdaMrs. Ida Sluder, 86, and a resident of the Wayside
community for many years, died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. M. E. Counterman in Happy, Saturday at 7:00
o’clock pm. She was the widow of WILLIAM J. SLUDER.
Survivors in addition to Mrs. Counterman are two
daughters, Mrs. W. R Franklin, Wayside; Mrs. William
Payne, Dumas; two sons, Marvin C. and James Sluder of
Happy; 22 grandchildren and five great grandchildren;
three brothers, J. M. McGehee of Logan, NM; John T. and M.
L. McGehee of Wayside; four sisters, Mrs. Emma Rogers,
Mrs. Mary Jenkins, and Miss Sallie McGehee of Canyon; and
Mrs. W. T. Lane, Wayside. Funeral services were conducted
at the Wayside Community Church Sunday afternoon by Rev.
Marvin Menefee, assisted by Rev. Ebner Crabtree, with
burial in Wayside cemetery. Mrs. Sluder had been a member
of the Methodist Church for 72 years. The Happy
Herald,
27 April 1944.

Smith, Mrs. W. D.Mrs. W. D. Smith, mother of Mrs. W. R. Ash, passed away
at her home in Osceola, Texas last week after an illness
of fourteen weeks following a stroke of paralysis. She was
79 and had she lived one week longer would have been
married 62 years. Besides the husband, who is 84, she
leaves ten children, six boys and four girls, all
scattered from coast from coast. Another daughter passed
away a few years ago. She leaves a number of
grandchildren, five of the boys serving today in overseas
duty. She had been a faithful member of the Baptist church
for 47 years. Funeral services were conducted from the
home where they had lived for the past 45 years. Her
family physician was Dr. Foster of Itasca, a brother of
Mrs. Ed Sprowls of Happy. The Happy Herald, 20
July 1944.

Sims, Mrs. J. P.Death brought many weeks of suffering to an end for Mrs.
Mary Elizabeth Sims, 73, wife of J. P. Sims at 2:40 a.m.
Monday, February 23 at the family home in Happy. It had
been only five days since Mr. and Mrs. Sims had observed
their 57th wedding anniversary when death came to separate
them. Besides the husband, nine of the 12 children born to
this couple survive. Forty‑one grandchildren and 16 great
grandchildren also survive. All of the children with the
exception of two were at the bedside of their mother when
the end came. Mrs. Sims whose maiden name was Mary
Elizabeth Mangum, was born Jan. 17, 1869 at Short
Mountain, Cannon County, Tenn. She was married to J. P.
SIMS at the place of her birth on Feb. 18, 1885. Mr. and
Mrs. Sims came with their family to McLennan County, Texas
in 1890 and it was in December 1910 that they moved to
Happy. They lived at Snyder from 1917 to 1923 at which
time they moved to the Rio Grande Valley near Weslaco. In
1939 they returned to Happy to make their home. Funeral
services for Mrs. Sims, a member of the Free Holiness
Church, were held at the Methodist Church in Happy,
Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. with Rev. H. W. Carter
assisting Rev. Robert Owens, pastor of the Assembly of God
Church in Tulia. Interment was in the Happy cemetery under
direction of Wallace Funeral Home of Tulia. Five daughters
and four sons, survive: they are: Mrs. Alva Johnson,
Snyder; Mrs. Pearl Crocker, Waco; Mrs. Maggie Doshier,
Ira; Mrs. Marie Lindamood, Weslaco; Mrs. Elizabeth
Carroll, Manchester, Tenn.; AL. Sims of San Antonio; M.
J., R. C. and W. S. Sims of Happy. Two sisters, Mrs. Jane
Murrof, McGregor, Tex; and Mrs. Martha Buagh of Snyder
also survive. The following grandsons served as
pallbearers: Leo Sims, Eugene Sims, Morris Sims, H. V.
Dossier, Jr., Hollis Sims and L. H. Sims. Granddaughters
serving as flower girls were: Elnora Dossier, Rosaline
Dossier, Mattie Lee Sims, Lily Fae Sims, Dorothy Mae Sims,
Nelda Joy Sims, Christine Murphey and Helen Sims. The
Happy Herald,
26 February 1942.

Stone, GrenvilleGrenville Stone, son of Mrs. Mae Stone, is missing in
action according to a telegram received from the Navy
Dept. here Sunday. The Happy Herald, 14 May
1942.

Springer, B. D.Word was received by relatives here from B. D. Springer
who has been at the bedside of his father in Houston,
Miss. for the past week, that his father died Monday night
and was buried Tuesday. The elder Mr. Springer recently
underwent an operation for appendicitis and developed
pneumonia. He was 78 years old. Theodore Springer and
sister Mrs. S. S. Howell accompanied their father to
Mississippi. They will return in the next few days. The
Happy Herald,
19 September 1935.

Scott, Frank W.Final rites for Frank W. Scott, 74, Plains pioneer and
the first sheriff of Swisher county, were conducted at
3:00 Sunday afternoon by Dr. W. H. Clark at the First
Baptist Church in Tulia. The body was brought overland
from his home at Edcouch. Mr. Scott, a former cowboy for
the JA Ranch, died in a hospital at Mercedes February 19.
He was born March 12, 1866 at Eddyville, Ky., and moved to
Tarrant county, TX, eight years ago. Mr. Scott’s first job
on the Plains was with the F Ranch and later the JA Ranch.
In 1890 he helped organize Swisher County and was elected
sheriff, a position he held for six years. After retiring
from public office, Mr. Scott helped H. H. Tracy and E. W.
Baker start a hardware company which remained in business
in Tulia over 35 years. A few years later Scott sold out
in Tulia and moved to Happy where he and a son operated a
hardware store. Mr. Scott moved from Swisher county to
Edcouch, where he became a citrus fruit farmer. Mrs.
Scott, the former MISS SADIE BAKER, Hale Center, whom the
pioneer married in 1890, died at Tulia in 1926. Both Scott
and his wife were members of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, Frank C. Scott, San Antonio;
three daughters, Mrs. S. S. Williams, Jasper; Mrs. Eula
Townsend, San Antonio; Mrs. Andrew Glover, Breckenridge;
one brother, Fred Scott of Canyon; three half brothers,
John Scott of Teague; Olen Scott, Pueblo, Colo.; J. T.
Scott, Tulia; six half sisters, Mrs. Newt Gray, Happy;
Mrs. Will Foster, Happy; Mrs. Jim Donaldson, San Diego,
Calif.; Mrs. Briggs Hopson, Pilot Point; Mrs. Albert
Bivens, Tulia; and Mrs. W. D. Love, Tulia. The Happy
Herald,
27 February 1941.

Staggs, Lee A.Last rites for Lee A. Staggs, 73, were conducted Sunday
afternoon at the Finney Baptist Church near Plainview. Mr.
Staggs died late Friday at the home of his brother, Cicero
Staggs, northeast of Plainview. He had been ill for the
past two months. Rev. A. L. Brewer, Finney Baptist
minister, officiated in the services. Burial was in the
Happy cemetery. Mr. Staggs formerly lived in this
community. The Happy Herald, 27 February 1941.

Stansell, Mrs. Susan ElviraMrs. Susan Elvira Stansell, 89, a cousin of the late
president Woodrow Wilson, died in a hospital at Wellington
Sunday morning at 3:30. Funeral services were conducted in
the Wellington cemetery. Mrs. Stansell is survived by one
son, Mills Stansell of Nara Visa, NM; one daughter, Mrs.
Mattie Robinson of Wellington; 11 grandchildren; 12 great
grandchildren and one great‑great grandchild. S L.
Robinson, grandson, and Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Robinson and
Lyndall attended the funeral Monday. Mrs. Stansell visited
the Robinson’s home often, and was well known here.
Margueta Robinson was the only great great grandchild. The
Happy Herald,
30 January 1941.

Stubblefield, JakeUncle Jake Stubblefield, well known to people of this
section of the Panhandle, passed away at his home at
Norton last Monday morning at 7:45 after a long life of
usefulness. Mr. Stubblefield succumbed after a long period
of illness. Although Uncle Jake never lived at Happy, he
was well known here, being a substantial landowner. Also
three of his children are prominent citizens of Happy.
They were at his bedside when the end came. He was past 75
years of age when he passed away after more than 6 months
of lingering illness. Among close friends from Happy who
attended the funeral were John Steele, C. C. Lollar, Tom
Lollar, and Ed Holloway. Three of his surviving children
live at Happy, Walter, Mrs. Tom Cope, another daughter of
near Wayside is Mrs. Harvey Newsom. Mrs. Mildred Cope of
Happy; children are Fender, Norton; Mrs. Marvin Turner,
and Miss May also of Norton. The Happy Herald, 31
January 1935.

Scott, William EarlWilliam Earl Scott, 37, farmer a few miles northeast of
Kress, died Friday in a Plainview hospital following a
weeks illness. The body was sent by train to McAlester,
Oklahoma where funeral services were held. Mr. Scott was
born March 13, 1916 at Pottsville, Ark. The family moved
to Swisher county seven years ago from McAlester and had
resided near Kress since that time. Survivors are his
father, James W. Scott, McAlester; 10 brothers and
sisters, Ebner Scott, Idalou; Mrs. O. R Beach and Mrs.
Fred Clark, both of Ada, Okla.; Mrs. Reece Kearns, Euel
Scott all of McAlester, R. B. Scott, Los Angeles, Calif.,
R. A. Scott and Everett Scott, both of Tulia and Edward
Scott, Kress. The Tulia Herald, 8 October 1953.

Sharman, Jesse L.Jesse L. Sharman, former Tulia resident died at his home
in Indio, Calif. Feb. 28 of a heart attack. He is survived
by his wife, a son, Bob of Indio, two sisters, Mrs. W. H .
Power, Big Spring, Mrs. R E. Harter, Lafayette, Calif.;
two brothers, W. P. of Dumas and John of Porterville,
Calif. He was an uncle of Frank Sherman of Tulia. The
Tulia Herald,
5 March 1953.

Shell, Mrs. F. G.Mrs. F. G. Shell, 78, resident of Tulia since 1906 died
early Thursday morning in the home of her granddaughter,
Mrs. Harry Castle, 4312 Parker, Amarillo. Funeral services
conducted Friday afternoon in the Tulia First Presbyterian
Church of which she had been a member for more than 40
years. Dr. John R. Sharp of Canyon, who first became
pastor of the Tulia church in 1911, officiated. He was
assisted by Rev. C. John Westhof, pastor. Burial was in
Rose Hill cemetery under the direction of Wallace Funeral
Home. Mrs. Shell was born Sept. 3, 1875 in Georgia. She
was married to F. G. Shell July 6, 1896 at Merkel. They
lived at Cisco before moving to Canyon. Mr. Shell, Tulia’s
first Santa Fe agent, died in 1946. Their only daughter,
Mrs. J. D. O’Daniel, died in 1934. Survivors include a
sister, Mrs. Ben U. Bell, Fort Worth; the granddaughter,
Mrs. Castle and two great grandchildren. The Tulia
Herald,
24 December 1953.

Skipworth, JimFinal rites for Jim Skipworth, 76 years old, pioneer
Texas rancher and banker were conducted Sunday in the
Dimmitt Methodist Church. Rev. Lee Stanford, pastor, was
assisted by Rev. U.R. Sherrill, pastor of the Friona
Methodist Church. Burial was in Kress cemetery. Mr.
Skipworth died Friday afternoon in the Dimmitt hospital.
He had been ill 10 days. Born at Neosho, Mo., Sept. 23,
1876, Skipworth came to Texas with his parents when he was
six weeks old. The family settled in Clay County. When
Skipworth was a lad of 14 the family moved to what was
formerly the community of Wright in Swisher County. During
his young manhood he was employed with the JA, XIT, and AJ
ranches. He was married to MABLE SMITH on Dec. 25, 1901.
Mr. Skipworth farmed and moved to Dimmitt in 1928. He was
a member of the Kress Methodist Church. Survivors are his
wife, five children, Ernest Skipworth, El Paso; Mrs. Lee
Ervin, Chickasha, Okla.; Mrs. Robert Erdman, Bolden
Valley, ND; Mrs. Emerson Myer, Dimmitt and Mrs. J. B.
Holland, Plainview; six sisters, Mrs. J. F. Moore, Mrs.
Sam Bailey and Mrs. Arch McDaniel all of Kress; Mrs. Lee
Duvall, Edmonson; Mrs. Fay Kerr, Dexter, NM; and Mrs.
Maude Preston, Dexter, two brothers, Crutch Skipworth,
Dexter and Roy Skipworth, Ft. Sumner; 18 grandchildren and
two great grandchildren and two great‑great grandchildren.
The Tulia Herald, 29 January 1953.

Smith, Coleman BondsColeman Bonds Smith, 70 years old, died at his home near
Kress Thursday following a lengthy illness. Funeral
services were held Sunday from the Tuxedo Methodist Church
near Rotan with Rev. Walter Driver of Kress officiating.
Burial was in Fairview cemetery at Tuxedo. Local
arrangements were in charge of Wallace Funeral Home,
Tulia. Mr. Smith moved to Swisher County five years ago
from Rotan. A native Texan, he was born Jan. 15, 1883. His
wife died in 1946. Survivors include two sons, Frank M. of
Sweetwater and Baker R. of Hobbs, NM; and two daughters,
Mrs. Harrell Bostick, Kress and Mrs. S. H. Neal of
Sweetwater. The Tulia Herald, 22 October 1953.

Sprawls, Jessie RichardDeath claimed one of Swisher County’s most prominent
young farmers early Sunday morning in an Amarillo
hospital. He was Jessie Richard Sprawls, 35 years old, who
underwent brain surgery Friday. For several weeks he had
complained of severe headaches. His condition was found to
be malignant. Sprawls had been a resident of Tulia for 29
years. He was born August 21,1917 in Callahan County, the
son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R Sprawles. He moved with his
parents to Tulia in September 1924. a member of the 1936
graduating class of Tulia High School, he was also
president of the class. He served four years in the Air
Corps during World War II. Funeral services were conducted
Monday afternoon at the First Baptist Church with Rev. W.
Neil Record, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill
cemetery under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife, the former CATHERINE DEVIN
whom he married in 1946; two children Jan Ray and Lena
Kay; his parents; five sisters, Mrs. Alvis Wilkins of
Tulia; Mrs. W. M. Braley of Odessa, Mrs. Travis Payne of
Canyon, Mrs. Aaron Dawson of Amarillo and Mrs. Thurston
Lovelace of San Antonio; three brothers, O. V. of Tulia,
H. G. of Plains and E. Ray of Point Lookout, Mo. The
Tulia Herald,
30 July 1953.

Sweatt, Mrs. G. W.Funeral services for Mrs. G. W. Sweatt, 60, of Kress
were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Kress Baptist
Church. Officiating were Rev. Glenn Wilson, Kress Baptist
Church pastor, Rev. Ralph Reasor, pastor of the Plainview
College Heights Baptist Church and Rev. C. B. Stovall,
pastor of the Fritch Baptist Church. Mrs. Sweatt died
Monday morning at the Plainview Hospital and Clinic
Foundation. She had been ill since September. She was born
May 4, 1893 in Dallas County. Nee Margaret Matilda Rogers,
she was married Oct. 6, 1912 at Munday to G. W. Sweatt.
Survivors include her husband, four children, Hollis
Sweatt, Lubbock; R B. Sweatt, Kress; and Mrs. Wade
Reddell, Sunray; and Mrs. Charles Keisling, Plainview, her
mother, Mrs. U. S. Rogers of Munday; four sisters, Mrs. R.
L. Burton, Haskell; Mrs. B. M. Stotghill, Mrs. Alice Ray,
both of Kermitt; and Mrs. Troy Warren, Wink; two brothers,
Dorris Rogers, Goree, and Joe Rogers, Fort Worth. The
Tulia Herald,
9 July 1953.

Severns, Mrs. CharlesWord was received here Sunday morning from Chicago that
Mrs. Charles Severns, mother of Mrs. W. D. Moore, had
passed away at 3 a.m. from a paralytic stroke. Mrs.
Severns had made her home the past two years with a
daughter, Mrs. L. C. Zirkle of Chicago. She had lived in
Lone Wolf, Oklahoma for 25 years previous to this. Her
husband, preceded her in death four years ago. Lewis
Severns, an only son, lives in Hobart, Oklahoma. Three
grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. I. W. Baker, of Whittier,
Calif., also survive. She visited her daughter were held
Tuesday at 2:30 from the Christian church, Lone Wolf,
Okla. Mrs. Moore and Margie went to Lone Wolf Sunday
afternoon where Mr. Moore joined them Monday night. The
Happy Herald,
29 October 1936.

Stokes, Mrs. W. B.Mrs. W. B. Stokes, 26, of Gladewater, sister of Governor
Alfred, was killed in an auto accident eight miles east of
Mineola Saturday. Mrs. Stokes was married a year ago in a
ceremony in the governor’s mansion. She was the youngest
of the Alfred sisters. In addition to the Governer, Mrs.
Stokes is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rene
Alfred of Bowie; a sister, Mrs. Jeff Christian of Ft
Worth; and four brothers, O. H. Alfred, Federal Securities
Commissioner at Ft. Worth, Ben Alfred of Dallas, a court
reporter, and Raymond and Rene Alfred Jr. of Tyler,
attorneys. Funeral services were held at Bowie Sunday.
The Happy Herald,
26 March 1936.

Schaeffer, Miss SadieFuneral services for Miss Sadie Schaeffer were held at 3
p.m. Wednesday June 23 at Wayside cemetery with Mr.
Stephen Shorten, Clovis, N. M. and Miss Eva Thompson of
Amarillo in charge. Miss Sadie Bessie Schaeffer was born
May 28, 1899 near Piper, Ill. She moved to Randall County
with her parents 27 years ago, and to Happy in 1927. She
had been in failing health for some time. Those surviving
her are: her mother, Mrs. Lizzie Schaeffer, four brothers,
George and Emil Schaeffer of Happy; Louis and Al Schaeffer
of Amarillo; two sisters, Mesdames W. E. Moore and Robert
Bryan of Happy, seven nieces and eight nephews, and one
great nephew. Emil Schaeffer, a cousin from Newton,
Kansas, was here for the rites. Griggs‑Thompson of Canyon
was in charge of the arrangements. The Happy Herald,
24 June 1937.

Spear, Henry D.Henry D. Spear, 54, of Hazel Bluff, Indiana, a brother
of Charles Spear of this city, died at the Vermillion
county hospital at Clinton, Ind. Thursday morning, Nov. 11
at 10:20 a few minutes after he was brought there
suffering from abdominal injuries. The deceased is
survived by his wife, Ethel, one daughter, Mrs. Martha
Lautenslager of Chicago; his father, William H. Spear,
Kress; three brothers, Cecil of Tulia; Charles of Happy
and Herman of Lake View; also two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude
Spear of Kress and Mrs. Clara Wright of Vigo Park. Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Spear, William H. Spear, Miss Gertrude Spear
and Mrs. Clara Wright left Happy Friday afternoon for
Indiana to attend the funeral. The deceased had been a
resident of Indiana all his life. The Happy Herald, 18
November 1937.

Smith, Mrs. Ella AgnesFuneral services for Mrs. Ella Agnes Smith, 40, who died
in an Amarillo hospital Wednesday night, Feb. 9th from
injuries received in an auto wreck one week previous were
held Friday afternoon at 2:00 from Boxwell Bros. Funeral
Home with interment in Memorial Gardens Cemetery,
Amarillo, Rev. H. C. Smith, Methodist pastor officiating.
Mrs. Smith was the widow of VICTOR A. SMITH. Mrs. Smith
formerly was employed in the business office of the
News‑Globe, but more recently was an employee of the
Amarillo Public School system. Mrs. Smith is survived by
two sons, Victor A. Smith, 15; Leon Smith, 14; her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Ratjen of Lockney; two
sisters, Mrs. Ellwood Conoley of Amarillo; and Mrs. E. C.
Singleton, Amarillo, and five brothers, W. C. Ratjen,
Coleman; H. F. Ratjen, Happy; R A. Ratjen, Plainview, A P.
Ratjen, Tulia; and Herman Ratjen, Lockney. The Happy
Herald,
17 February 1938.

Smith, Gerald V.Gerald V. Smith, three month old baby of Mr. and Mrs.
Gerald V. Smith of Dallas was instantly killed in a car
wreck in Dallas Sunday night. Mrs. Smith is in a Dallas
hospital in critical condition. Mrs. E. J. Smith of Happy
is grandmother of the child, and a daughter, Mrs. W. H.
Fonken left for Dallas Monday morning to attend the
funeral, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Smith and Oleta
Akers of Amarillo. The Happy Herald, 24
February 1938.

Springer, Mrs. B. D.Mrs. B. D. Springer, 52, was taken in death after an
illness of several months at her home west of Happy,
Sunday night at 8:35. Mrs. Springer had been a resident of
Swisher and Randall counties for the past 16 years, moving
with her family from Chickasaw County, Miss. Mrs. Springer
was born July 14, 1886 in Chickasaw County, Miss. She was
united in marriage Feb. 1903 to B. D. SPRINGER, and to
this union seven children were born, one dying in infancy.
The deceased had been a member of the Baptist Church since
the age of 21 and was a member of the First Baptist Church
at Happy at the time of her death. Funeral services were
held at the First Baptist Church of Happy at 3:00 p.m.
Monday, conducted by Rev. G. M. Stewart, retired Baptist
minister of Canyon, assisted by Rev. Elroy J. Weikel,
local Presbyterian minister. Interment was in Dreamland
Cemetery at Canyon under direction of Griggs‑Thompson
Funeral Directors. The deceased is survived by her
husband, B. D. Springer, and mother, Mrs. N. B. Thompson,
Drew, Miss.; and six children, Mrs. C. P. Robertson,
Happy; Mrs. S. S. Howell, Canyon; Boyce, Espanola, NM;
Theodore, Plainview, Preston and Katherine, Happy. She is
also survived by three sisters, Mrs. John L. Pate, Drew;
Mrs. Nora Nabors, Memphis, Tenn.; and Mrs. A. V. Guest,
Memphis, Tenn.; one brother Finch Thompson, Mantee, Miss.
and one grandchild, Teddy Katherine Powell. The Happy
Herald,
18 August 1938.

Shoemaker, FredFuneral services for Fred Shoemaker, 12, of Tulia were
conducted from the Assembly of God church Tuesday
afternoon with Rev. Walter Philips in charge of services.
Shoemaker died Monday. Pallbearers for young Shoemaker
were selected form his close friends. They were : Robert
Hyman, Robert Green, Dale Stallings, Clifford Duncan, and
Hardy Burrow. Survivors include the father and mother, two
sisters, Delilah and Zula Mae, and two brothers, Jerry and
A. L. Shoemaker. Interment was in the Tulia Rose Hill
Cemetery. The Happy Herald, 29 June 1939.

Sinclair, Mrs. HarryFuneral services for Mrs. Harry Sinclair, 31, mother of
five children, died Friday at her home in Bethel community
near Dimmitt, were conducted Saturday at the Bethel school
house by Rev. Adam S. Forch, Methodist circuit preacher,
assisted by Rev. F. C. Armstrong of the Lockney circuit.
Interment was in the Tulia cemetery. Gladys Gwendolyn
Toone was born in Denton County, Oct 26, 1907, the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Toone. She was married June
11, 1927 to HARRY SINCLAIR The family moved form Tulia to
the Bethel community in 1931. Survivors include the
husband and five children, James, Harry, Donald Roy,
Joanne, Frances Beth and John William; four brothers,
Clifford Toone, Woodrow Toone, Thomas Toone and Winfred
Toone and one sister, Miss Rachel Toone. The Happy
Herald,
8 June 1939.

Sluder, W. J.W. J. Sluder, pioneer resident of the Wayside community,
died Monday morning at 2:30 at his home at Wayside. He was
85 and had been a resident of the community for 41 years.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. W. J. Sluder, two sons,
M. C. and J. S. Sluder both of Happy; and three daughters,
Mrs. W. R Franklin of Wayside; Mrs. William Payne of
Leadville, Colo., and Mrs. M. E. Counterman of Happy; 21
grandchildren and one great grandchildren. He, William
John Sluder, was born May 7, 1854 in Sutter County, Calif.
The family moved to Springfield, Missouri where he lived
until he was 17. The family came to Texas in 1871. He
married MISS MCGEHEE July 15, 1888. They had six children
and recently commemorated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 from
Wayside church with Rev. C. Holcomb, pastor of the Earth
Methodist Church officiating. Burial was at Wayside
cemetery under direction of Boxwell Bros. Funeral Home of
Amarillo. The Happy Herald, 6 July 1939.

Smith, William LeeMr. and Mrs. M. H. Winningham and son Horace were called
to Hamilton, Texas on Oct. 17th following the death of
Mrs. Winningham’s brother, William Lee Smith, 61. The body
was laid to rest in the Hamilton cemetery beneath a large
floral offering. The deceased was born and reared in
Hamilton county and had spent most of his life there
except a few years residence in Floyd and Lubbock
counties. He was engaged in the furniture business in
Hamilton at the time of his death. He joined the church in
early manhood. Mr. Smith was united in marriage in 1898 to
MISS ROXIE BELLE GREEN at Evant, Texas. Four children were
born to this union. Mrs. Harry Morris of Lubbock; James
Smith of Lubbock; Mrs. Joe Reed of Little Rock, Ark.; and
Jack Smith of Giddings, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie
Carr of Oklahoma City, and Mrs. M. W. Winningham of Happy,
and one brother, Marvin Smith of Appleby, Texas. The
Happy Herald,
26 October 1939.

Scott, Mrs. FredLast rites for Mrs. Fred Scott, sister of J. T. Scott,
Tulia, were conducted at the Baptist Church at Canyon by
Rev. Johnson Monday. Mrs. Scott, for 20 years a resident
of Canyon, died Saturday night. She is survived by one
brother, J. T. of Tulia, two sisters, Mrs. Albert Bivens
and Mrs. Bill Lane and five sons, including Dick Scott of
Memphis. The Tulia Herald, 12 December 1940.

Seaman, HenryHenry Seaman, a city employee of Tulia, was killed at 9
o’clock Wednesday morning when a set of tree trimmers with
which he was working at the municipal building came in
contact with a 2,300 volt line. Seaman, about 55, had
received a direct electric shock as he stood on damp
ground. Funeral services will be held in the First Baptist
Church of Silverton Friday afternoon. Survivors include
the wife, two daughters, Mrs. Tom Walker of Amarillo; and
Miss Genevieve Seaman of Tulia; one brother, C. C. Seaman
of Roff, Okla., and one half brother Marion Seaman of Las
Vegas, N. M.; one sister, Mrs. H. P. Richards of Cash,
Okla.; and a brother‑in‑law, Hiram Sweeney. The Happy
Herald,
8 August 1940.

Simmons, Mrs. E. F.Funeral services for Mrs. E. F. Simmons, 67, pioneer
resident of Swisher County, who died Nov. 27 were
conducted at the First Baptist Church Friday by Rev. Clint
Malone of Plainview, assisted by Dr. W. H. Clark, Rev.
Walter G. Horn and Rev. Lester Davis. Interment was in
Rose Hill cemetery. Mrs. Simmons, 29 years a resident of
this county, died in a local hospital after a short
illness. She lived in northwest Tulia. Surviving are her
husband, three daughters, Mrs. H. S. Sarchet, Mrs. Cecil
Simpson, of Tulia; two sons, W. T. of Huntsville and O. P.
of Amarillo; five sisters, Mrs. W. T. May of Vigo Park,
Mrs. A. T. Rogers and Mrs. Hattie McNabb of Fort Worth,
Mrs. A. H. Lindsey of Los Angeles and Mrs. H. A. Lawrence
of Halstead, Kansas; two brothers, Charlie Ingram of
Electra and Eldea Ingram of Arizona. The Tulia
Herald,
5 December 1940.

Smith, E. J.E. J. Smith, 85, resident of the Panhandle for the past
30 years died at his home in Happy early Monday morning
after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were
held at 2:30 Tuesday at the Happy Church of Christ with
Luther Roberts, minister of the Central Church of Christ
in Amarillo officiating. Interment was in Happy cemetery
under direction of Griggs‑Thompson funeral home of Canyon.
>Mr. Smith was born Feb. 21, at Des Moines, Iowa, and
came to Texas as a young man. He and Mrs. Smith were
married at Valley View, Texas, 55 years ago. They came to
the Panhandle in 1910 and had lived in and near Happy most
of that time with the exception of a few years spent in
Amarillo. He was a member of the Church of Christ and had
a hand in building of the local church a number of years
ago. Survivors include his widow and the following sons
and daughters: H. Earl Smith of Sarcy, Ark.; Sim C. Smith
of Hachita, NM; Mrs. W. H. Fonken of Happy; Gerald V.
Smith of Dallas; Mrs. L. E. Smith and Mrs. Tom Akers of
Amarillo. The Happy Herald, 19 December 1940.

Smith, HughHugh Smith, a former resident of Swisher County, passed
away Monday afternoon, Nov. 11 at Donna, TX. Mr. Smith was
born in Winston County, Mississippi, August 29, 1872. He
was 68 years, 2 months and 13 days old. He was converted
at Mountain Air, NM in 1923, and united with the Baptist
Church there. While in this county he was a member of the
Kaffir Baptist Church. At the time of his death he was a
member of the Alamo Baptist Church. To grieve his
departure he leaves his wife, Mrs. Hugh Smith, of Donna,
and four children; O. B. Smith of Beeville; Mrs. C. T.
Childs of San Angelo; Mrs. Homer Bates of Happy, and E. B.
Smith of Albany, eleven grandchildren and two great
grandchildren. The Happy Herald, 21 November
1940.

Snowberger, A. C.Funeral services for A C. Snowberger, well known local
resident, were held at the grave in Happy cemetery
Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. The death occurred
Wednesday night from a heart attack. A. C. Snowberger was
born near Bellevue, Tenn. in Sept. 1866. His mother and
father died when he was an infant He was reared by an
uncle and aunt and came to Texas as a young man. In 1885
he settled near Moody in McLennan county and from that
time and until up until about a year ago, he made his home
with different members of the J. P. Sims family, coming to
Happy with them in 1920. For the past year Mr. Snowberger
had lived alone. The only surviving relative is a
daughter, Mrs. Vivian Perrin of San Antonio who was unable
to attend the funeral. Funeral arrangements were held by
Rev. R. R. Gilbreath, Happy Methodist pastor with
arrangements in charge of Wallace Funeral Home of Tulia. The
Happy Herald,
20 June 1940.

Spencer, F. M.T. M Nichols, manager of the Wilson and Sons Lumber Co.
here attended the funeral of a brother‑in‑law, F. M.
Spencer, in Dallas Monday. The relative was a
Spanish‑American war veteran and an attorney. Mr. Nichols
left Tulia Sunday, returning the following day. The
Tulia Herald,
3 October 1940.

Sadler, Mrs. E. E.Mrs. E. E. Sadler, mother of E. C. Sadler, Vigo Park,
died Thursday in an Abilene hospital. Funeral services
were held Friday afternoon in the Laughter North Chapel,
Abilene. Mrs. Sadler was 90 years old, and had resided in
Abilene for 60 years. Besides the son she was survived by
two daughters, both of Abilene, 8 grandchildren, and 14
great grandchildren. Attending the funeral from Tulia,
other than Mr. Sadler, were G. L. Sadler, Bayard Sadler,
and Mrs. Ed Crawford. The Tulia Herald, 11
January 1951

Schooler, Charles Thomas Jr.Charles Thomas Schooler, Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles T. Schooler of Tulia, was laid to rest in God’s
care on Friday of this past week. He was received into the
Kingdom of God’s grace by the washing of regeneration and
renewing of the Holy Ghost on Wednesday, November 7, the
day prior to which the Lord called him to his heavenly
home. Rev. Erich Knippa, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church,
officiated at the worship services. Christians awaiting
reunion with little Charles are: Mr. and Mrs. Charles T.
Schooler, the parents and his sister, Philomena Marie
Schooler, Mrs. Philomena Schooler and Mrs. Dora Lee, his
grandmothers; uncles and aunts, relatives and friends. The
Tulia Herald,
15 November 1951.

Schooling, Carroll WrightCarroll Wright Schooling, 31 years old, was Tulia’s
first polio fatality this summer. Mr. Schooling died last
Sunday afternoon in the hospital at Plainview. He had been
placed in an iron lung. The body was taken by train to
Miller, Mo. for burial. It was sent last Tuesday morning
by Wallace Funeral Home. Mr. Schooling became ill
Wednesday of last week. He was placed under care of a
doctor Thursday and was taken to the polio ward of the
Plainview hospital Friday afternoon. Mr. Schooling had
worked for Francis Burgess on the farm about five miles
northeast of Tulia, about two years. Survivors include his
widow, a son and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Schooling
of Miller. The Tulia Herald, 3 August 1950.

Shafer, Mrs. C. J.Mrs. Eppy Frances Shafer, 84 years old, Tulia, died last
week in the Littlefield hospital after a few days of
illness. Funeral services were held at 2:30 o’clock Friday
afternoon at the Primitive Baptist Church. Rev. S. J.
Ellis assisted by Elder William Fox conducted the
services. Mrs. Shafer, who died June 14, came to Swisher
county in 1920. She and her family lived around Tulia and
engaged in farming until 1923 when they moved into town.
She was married to C. J. Shafer in 1883. Thirteen
children, eleven boys and four girls (sic) were born to
them. Mr. Shafer died in February 1928. Mrs. Shafer joined
the Conrad Primitive Baptist Church in April 1898.
Survivors are seven children: Mrs. J. H. Mariner,
Littlefield; Mrs. S. P. Atchley, Tulia; Mrs. J. H.
Windham, Amarillo; H. H. Shafer, Wichita Falls; A. O.
Shafer, Milan, Texas; H. L. Shafer, Tulia; Dr. A. Shafer,
San Leandro, Calif, and thirty‑five grandchildren,
thirty‑three great grandchildren and three great‑great
grandchildren. The Tulia Herald, 22 June 1950.

Shannon, Mrs. JohnFuneral services for Mrs. Jewell F. Shannon are
scheduled for Friday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. Scott
Crawford will conduct the rites at the Turkey school
auditorium. Burial will be in Dreamland Cemetery, Turkey,
under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home. Mrs. Shannon
died early Wednesday morning in Swisher county hospital
after an illness of several months. She was born Jan. 23,
1910 in Addington, Okla. She moved with her parents to
Turkey in 1913. She was married to JOHN SHANNON in Turkey
Dec. 4, 1925. The family moved to Tulia in 1945 where they
operated a cafe until August of this year. Survivors
include the husband; a son, John Harold, a student at
Baylor University; two daughters, Mrs. Ola B. Nickelson of
Amarillo and Mrs. Billie Ruth Bivens, Hereford; her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Parker of Turkey; one brother,
Herbert Parker of Ropesville; and two grandchildren. The
Tulia Herald,
23 November 1950.

Shuping, D. M.D. M. Shuping, 76 years old, Kress, died Friday of last
week in Swisher County hospital. Funeral services were
held last Sunday afternoon at the Kress Baptist Church.
Rev. Russell Pogue, pastor, conducted the services. Burial
was in Rose Hill cemetery, Tulia. Mr. Shuping suffered a
stroke about three months ago. He was a member of the
Baptist Church and had been an Odd Fellow. He came to
Kress from Tipton, Okla. He had lived with a son D. L.
Shuping, Kress, since 1940. Survivors include the widow,
Tulia; four sons, D. L. and Robert of Kress; John of Tulia
and Donie of Kress; two daughters Mrs. Beulah Sith, Tuba
and Mrs. Bea Greer, McLean; four grandchildren; and three
great grandchildren. The Tulia Herald, 12
January 1950.

Smith, Vicki LynnVicki Lynn Smith, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom D.
Smith Jr. died in Tulia this week as the result of
injuries suffered when she was run over by a car. The
child, a year and 10 mos. old, was injured about 6 o’clock
Monday afternoon. She died shortly after midnight Tuesday.
Guy Smith, an uncle, said she walked behind a car backing
out of the driveway of the Smith residence. Vicki Lynn was
taken to the Swisher County hospital for treatment.
Funeral services were scheduled in the Assembly of God
church. Survivors include the parents, two sisters, Carol
Doreen and Linda Kay, and a brother, Tom D. Smith III. The
Tulia Herald,
20 July 1950.

Spear, William H.William H. Spear, 89 years old, died Sunday at the
Swisher County hospital. Funeral services were held
Tuesday afternoon in the First Methodist Church. The
services were conducted by Rev. R R Gilbreath of
Plainview. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mr. Spear was
hospitalized after he fell Wednesday night of last week
and suffered a broken hip. He came to Swisher County in
1908 from Clinton, Ind. He was the first county
commissioner in Precinct No 2. He served as a member of
the Red Hill school board and a member of the Board of
Stewards of the Red Hill Methodist Church. He was a member
of the Methodist Church in Happy. Survivors include a
brother, M. W. Spear of Natton, Ill, and five children.
Cecil of Tulia; Charles of Happy; Herman of Lakeview; Mrs.
O. H. Spear of Happy; and Mrs. Lee Wright of Tulia. The
Tulia Herald,
8 June 1950.

Spilman, Mrs. TexaqnnaMrs. Texanna Spilman, 79 years old, died at her home in
Tulia this week. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Monday
afternoon in the Methodist Church. Burial was at
Silverton. Mrs. Spilman died about 10:30 Sunday morning
after a long illness. She had lived in Tuba about a year
and a half. She moved here from Rock Creek which is near
Silverton. She was born in Denton County. Mrs. Spilman is
survived by her husband and eight children. They are:
John, Robert, Jim and Amos of Tulia; Edward L. of Oakdale,
Calif.; Mark L. of Pittsburg, Calif.; W. B. of Plainview;
and George J. of Vallejo, Calif. The Tulia Herald, 27
July 1950.

Stephens, T. J.The body of T. J. Stephens, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W.
Stephens of Tulia, who was killed in action the last war,
will arrive in Elk City, Okla. July 14. Funeral services
will be Sunday, July 16, at the Methodist Church in Sayre,
Okla. Burial will be at Delhi; near Elk City. T. J. was
reported missing in action in May 1944. No other
information was received until March 16, 1950 when the
government reported his body had been identified. The B 17
on which T. J. was a waist gunner was one of four ships
that crashed at Templefolder, Germany, ten miles from
Berlin, May 24, 1944. Two of the nine crew members
survived the crash. T. J. entered the Air Corps Dec. 16,
1942, and received his training at Pyote, Harlingen and
Amarillo Air bases. He went overseas in March 1944. He was
born Dec. 16, 1923 near Sayre where he was reared. He
attended elementary and high school at Hext, Okla. He is
survived by his parents; two brothers, Borden Stephens of
Amarillo and Ronald Stephens of Tulia; and four sisters,
Mrs. Clovis Seago, El Paso; Mrs. Merle Mills, Plainview,
Mrs. Marie Stringer, Prescott, Ariz.; and Mrs. Fudda
Hardin, Wellington. The Tulia Herald, 13 July
1950.

Seay, Mrs. DeweyFuneral services for Mrs. Flora Belle Seay, 53, were
held Sat afternoon at the First Baptist Church. Rev. W.
Neil Record, pastor, officiated. Mrs. Seay died Thursday
afternoon in Swisher County Hospital. She had been in
failing health for several months and had undergone
surgery the preceding Tuesday. Mrs. Seay was born Nov. 7,
1897 in Coryell county. Her mother preceded her in death
in 1909. She moved with her father, Ollie Abraham, to
Swisher county in 1915. She was married to Dewey Seay in
1918. Mrs. Seay was an organizer of the Tulia Garden Club
in which she was active and last year served as president
of the 1934 Study Club. She was a member of the First
Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, three
daughters, Mrs. Roy Bass of Lubbock, Mrs. A. P. Shugart,
Jr. of Amarillo, and Mrs. Bill Price of Lovington, N. M.;
and a sister, Mrs. D. L. Ward of Albuquerque, N. M. and
five grandchildren. Pallbearers were Lennis Hutto, O.
Huxford, J. Lee Griffith, Jeff Musick, Rex Rodgers and
Lewis Redmon. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery under the
direction of Wallace Funeral Home. The Tulia Herald,
20 September 1951.

Strange, George L.Final rites for George Leaverett Strange, 66 years old,
retired farmer, were held Friday afternoon at Amarillo
Central Church of Christ. Hoyt H. Houchen, minister,
officiated. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery, Tulia. Mr.
Strange, former Tulia resident, died Thursday morning in
St. Anthony’s hospital following a brief illness. He had
lived in Amarillo for three years. He was a member of the
Central Church of Christ of Amarillo. Survivors include
his wife, a son James A. Strange Amarillo; a daughter,
Mrs. A. P. Williams, Van Horn; a sister, Mrs. H. B.
Pyeatt, Tulia; and two grandchildren, Judy and Jennifer
Strange of Amarillo. He resided at 2901 Washington St.,
Amarillo. The Tulia Herald, 18 January 1951.

Studenroth, MartinMartin Studenroth, 77, retired member of the Chicago
Fire Dept. and a resident of Happy for the past quarter of
a century, died from a heart attack Monday morning at
11:15 o’clock. Mr. Studenroth suffered the fatal attack
while in town and died at the Happy Hotel. He had
complained of a heart ailment for a number of years.
Funeral services were conducted at 3:00 Tuesday afternoon
from Griggs‑Thompson funeral chapel in Canyon, with Rev.
Earl C. Mechring, pastor of the Lutheran church of
Providence, officiating. Burial was in Dreamland cemetery
in Canyon. Mr. Studenroth was a native of Germany. Leaving
that country at the age of 16 years he came to Chicago on
July 3, 1879. He worked for packing companies and followed
the carpenter’s trade. He married MISS META RUPPERT, July
28, 1888, and on July 30th of the same year joined the
Chicago Fire Department, serving for 23 years. He was
pensioned by the fire dept, serving them for many years,
and then moved to Texas. Mrs. Studenroth died in July
1917. He later married MRS. MAGGIE DUBOIS of East St.
Louis, Ill. She died on April 7, 1934. Since the death of
his second wife he has made his home with his stepdaughter
Miss Mary DuBois of Happy. He was the youngest son of Mr.
and Mrs. Justus Studenroth. They were the parents of seven
boys. He is survived by a brother,George Studenroth of
Chicago, and three stepdaughters, Miss Mary DuBois of
Happy, Mrs. Anna Koch of Happy and Mrs. Lillie Kehoe of
Springfield, Ill. The Happy Herald, 25 July
1940.

Shivers, CurtisTULIA – Curtis
Shivers, 39, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002. Services
will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Church of God in Christ
Jackson Chapel with the Rev. Henry Jackson, pastor,
and the Rev. Melvin Tatum officiating. Burial will be
in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home. Mr.
Shivers was born Oct. 20, 1963, in Lubbock. He married
Sherri Powell on March 21, 1987, in Tulia. Survivors
include his wife; two daughters, Shayla Shivers of
Tulia and Sameria Smith of Floydada; a son, Terrance
Powell of Tulia; his mother, Charlie Mae Shivers of
Lubbock; two brothers, Michael Shivers of Lubbock and
James Shivers Jr. of Dallas; five sisters, Patricia
Shivers and Gloria Russell, both of Abilene, Demetria
Shivers and Katrice Shivers, both of Lubbock, and
Wanda Perry of Houston; and his grandmother, Jesse Mae
Parker of Calvert.
 Amarillo
Globe-News,
28 November 2002.

Spillman, Theo Hood
Stratton
Theo Hood
Stratton Spilman,
100, died Friday, April 19, 2002, in Amarillo.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Wallace
Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Davenport,
pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial
will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Spilman was
born Oct. 8, 1901, in Hempstead County, Ark. She
attended schools in Hempstead and moved to Swisher
County in 1920. She was married to George A. Stratton
from 1926 to 1949. She then married John C. Spilman on
Aug. 26, 1967, in Amarillo.  She was preceded in
death by both husbands; and a daughter, Janie Stratton
Martin Lee.  Survivors include two daughters,
Genevia Stratton Dunn and Juanita Spilman Tucker, both
of Amarillo; two sons, Kawahu “Snort” Stratton of
Fritch and Tom G. Stratton of South Fork, Colo.; eight
grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and six
great-great-grandchildren.  Amarillo
Globe-News,
20 April 2002.

Standridge, James A.TULIA – James A.
Standridge, 76, died Friday, April 12, 2002. Services
will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Calvary Baptist Church
of Tulia with the Rev. Scott Hensley, pastor,
officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery of
Tulia by Wallace Funeral Home of Tulia. Mr. Standridge
was born March 14, 1926, in Atkins, Ark. In 1964, he
started Standridge Pump Co. which he owned and
operated until his retirement in 1996. Survivors
include his wife, Betty; a daughter, Brenda Mitchell
of Plainview; and a grandson.  Amarillo

Globe-News,

15 April 2002.

Sturman, JackJack Sturman, 82, died Friday, June 25, 2004.  Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in First
Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Davenport
officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by
Wallace Funeral Home.  Mr. Sturman was born May
21, 1922, in Elida, N.M., to John Floyd and Ruby Bell
Sturman. He married Wanda Haislip on Dec. 24, 1950, in
Portales, N.M.  They moved to Tulia in 1951,
where they owned and operated J-Gee Department Store
for 50 years. He was a member of the American Legion,
Tulia Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis and the Swisher
County Industrial Foundation.  He was a World War
II veteran and received the French Commemorative Medal
of the 1939-1945 War for his participation in the
French Campaign of 1944.  He was preceded in
death by his wife on June 3, 2002.  Survivors
include a son, Craig Sturman of Amarillo; a daughter,
Jeffie Hamar of Clovis, N.M.; two brothers, Bill
Sturman of Fresno, Calif., and Frank Sturman of Boise,
Idaho; two sisters, Floydene Groves of Las Cruces,
N.M., and Janie Sturman of Salina, Calif.; two
grandchildren, Cricket Hamar of Los Angeles and Tyler
Hamar of Portales.  Amarillo Globe-News, 27

June 2004.

Sain, JessieTULIA — Funeral services
for for Jessie Sain, 72, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in
Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Rose Hill
Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Mrs.
Sain died Sunday, March 26, 2006, in Tulia. She was born
April 23, 1933, in Paducah and grew up in Ennis and
attended schools there. She married the Rev. James Sain on
June 30, 1954, in Ennis. She was a homemaker and taught
Sunday school. They lived in several towns in Texas, New
Mexico and Colorado. She helped with the Headstart program
and was president of the Band Mothers when they lived in
Mansos, Colo. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist
Church in Tulia. Survivors include her husband; three
daughters and two sons-in-law, Cindy Rea of Pecos, Gayla
and George Spencer and Shelia and Jimmy Bice, all of
Tulia; one son, Rickey Sain of Tulia; five brothers, Larry
Oliver and Jack Oliver, both of Ennis, Fred Oliver of
Longview, Dickie Oliver of Irving and Gene Oliver of
Mesquite; three sisters, Charlene Eastman and Geraldine
Witherspoon, both of Ennis, and Imagean Stripling of
Irving; four grandchildren; and many nieces and
nephews.  Plainview Daily Herald, 28 March
2006.

Sharp, Frank A.TULIA — Funeral services
for Frank A. Sharp, 86, were at 2 p.m. today in Calvary
Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeffrey Lee officiating.
Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral
Directors of Tulia. Mr. Sharp died Sunday, March 19, 2006,
in Plainview. He was born Nov. 14, 1919, in Plainview. He
attended schools in Plainview, Corpus Christi and Nazareth
before graduating from Tulia High School in 1936. He
attended Texas Tech for three years before he went into
the Army Air Corps on June 16, 1942, at Sheppard Field AFB
in Wichita Falls. He was an airplane maintenance
technician and also served for two years in England and
France during World War II. He received the Bronze Star.
He returned to Castro County in 1945 and started farming.
He married Josie Smith on Oct. 18, 1946, in Tulia. He was
a former commander of the American Legion in Nazareth and
member of the VFW in Tulia. Survivors include his wife;
two daughters, Cathy Hollis of Arlington and Martha McRee
of Tulia; three sons, Steven Sharp of Tulia, Dan Sharp of
Wills Point and Brad Sharp of Tulia; 12 grandchildren;
seven great-grandchildren; and four nephews. His parents,
Al and Irene Sharp, and two sisters, Doris Sharp and Carol
Shirley Clifford, are deceased.  Plainview Daily
Herald,
21 March 2006.

Smith, Marian L.Age 80 of Tulia.
Services 20 September 2006 in Southlawn Baptist church
with Rev. Greg Kinch, pastor, officiating.
Arrangements by Cox-LaGrone Funeral Home of
Amarillo.  Died 16 September 2006.  Published by
Plainview Daily Herald 20 September 2006.  Plainview
Daily Herald,
18 January 2006.

Sosa, FranciscaTULIA — Funeral Mass for
Francisca Sosa, 92, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the
Church of the Holy Spirit with the Rev. Tony Neusch
officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by
Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Mrs. Sosa died
Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, in Tulia.

Stockett, Dr. Joe N.Dr. Joe N. Stockett,
D.V.M., 58, of Plainview, passed away at 11:40 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006, at Covenant Hospital Plainview.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21,
2006, at Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel in Tulia
with the Rev. Rob Lindley, pastor of First United
Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in
Wayside Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors. Dr.
Stockett was born April 3, 1947, in Tulia to Roy and
Dorothy Stockett. He graduated from Tulia High School in
1965 and from Texas A&M in 1971. He married Kim Duong
on July 28, 1982, in Lubbock. He owned and operated Town
& Country Animal Clinic in Plainview for the past 31
years. He was involved in the Plainview Humane Society and
was a member of First United Methodist Church in Tulia. He
is survived by his wife, Kim, of Plainview; three
daughters, Rachel Hicks of McKinney, Karen Mahan of
Lubbock and Jackie Fulton and husband Debs of Plainview;
two sons, Paul Mahan and wife Dana of Friendswood and
Jimmy Mahan and wife Tina of McKinney; his mother, Dorothy
Stockett of Tulia; one brother, James Stockett and wife
Jane of Tulia; one sister, Nita Hooper of Tulia; and 11
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy
Stockett, and one brother, John Ray Stockett.  Plainview
Daily Herald,
20 January 2006.

Subealdea, ConsueloTULIA — Funeral services
for Consuelo Subealdea, 77, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at
Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel with the Rev. Tony
Neusch, pastor of the Church of the Holy Spirit,
officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by
Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Visitation will be
at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Subealdea died
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, in Tulia. She was born Feb. 18,
1929, in Taft. She grew up in Mexico and lived in
Harlingen from 1953-67 before moving to Tulia. She married
Eleazar Subealdea in 1951. She worked for the Tulia Health
and Rehabilitation Center for about 18 years. Survivors
include her husband; two daughters, Norma Cruz of Midland
and Maria Elena Gomez of Tulia; six sons, Jaime Subealdea
and Eleazar Subealdea Jr., both of Plainview, and Eloy
Subealdea, Frank Subealdea, Baldemar Subealdea and Eddie
Subealdea, all of Tulia; two brothers, Francisco Sifuentes
and Daniel Sifuentes, both of Reynosa; 21 grandchildren;
and 25 great-grandchildren.  Plainview Daily
Herald,
11 August 2006.

Sims, Woodrow Franklin
“Woody”
Funeral services for
Woodrow Franklin “Woody” Sims, 84, will be at 11 a.m
.Tuesday in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Janell
Blair, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Tulia,
officiating.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by
Wallace Funeral Home.  Mr. Sims died at 11:20 a.m. on
Friday, May 9, 1997, in Heritage Convalescent Center in
Amarillo.  He was born Feb. 26, 1913, in Mountain
Park, Okla. He grew up and attended schools in Union Hill
in Swisher County, graduating from Tulia High School. He
worked for Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach, Calif. during
World War II. He worked as a salesman for Lubrication
Engineers for 20 years and moved back to Tulia after his
retirement.  He married Freida Parsons. She is
deceased.  Survivors include two step-sons; two
sisters, Adell Wiggins of Amarillo and Monte Oscheim of
Long Beach, Calif.; and nine nieces and nephews.  Two
brothers, Jack and Granville Sims, are deceased.

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Thornton, DozierHAPPY- Dozier
Thornton, 78, died Wednesday, April 10, 2002. Services
will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in First Baptist Church
with the Rev. Paul Burwash, pastor, Bob Miller, pastor
of South Georgia Baptist Church in Amarillo, and Rick
Bloodworth, minister of Happy Church of Christ,
officiating. Burial will be in Happy Cemetery by
Holley Funeral Home of Canyon. Mr. Thornton was born
May 15, 1923, in Joplin, to Oscar Heath Thornton and
Verna Mae Hayse. He married Betty Jane Welch on Sept.
11, 1945, in Seymour. The past 47 years they lived and
farmed in the Happy community. He was a deacon at
First Baptist Church of Happy. He served in the Navy
armed guard during World War II. His favorite hobby
was playing “42″ with friends and family along with
reading, hunting and fishing. Survivors include his
wife; three daughters, Leonida Cleveland of Amarillo,
Lana Beth Stevenson of Canyon and Megayla O’Rear of
Azle; a brother, Jack Thornton of Tulia; two sisters,
Ludie Martin of Malakoff and Ned Gilbreath of Yantis;
four grandchildren, Jim Stevenson of Clarendon, Tommy
Stevenson of Friona, Sam Stevenson of Canadian and
Kristie Cleveland of Austin; and two
great-grandchildren.
 Amarillo-Globe

News,

11 April 2002.

Timmons, James PerryJames
Perry Timmons, 74, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, in
Amarillo.  Memorial services will be at
11 a.m. today in Happy Chapel with the Rev. Paul
Burwash, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.
Private burial will be in Dreamland Cemetery in Canyon
by Holley Funeral Home.  Mr. Timmons was born
Sept. 6, 1927, in Sentinel, Okla. He graduated from
the University of Oklahoma with a BBA in 1955. He
started his career as a hospital administrator in 1957
at Bexar County Hospital District in San
Antonio.  He was preceded in death by his first
wife Laura Timmons in 1995.  Survivors include
his wife, Allene; three sons, Paul Timmons of North
Richland Hills, Mark Timmons of Amarillo and Ross
Brown of Fritch; four daughters, Terri D. Timmons of
Odessa, Carol Yirak of Canyon, Charlotte Stephens of
Panhandle, and Beverly Johnston of Fritch; a brother,
Roy Timmons of Locus Grove, Va.; a sister, Ann Hosek
of Wayne, Okla.; 16 grandchildren; and nine
great-grandchildren. Amarillo Globe-News, 8
August 2002.

hompson, FrancisFrancis Thompson, 87, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003.  Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in
Central Church of Christ with Trey Morgan, minister of
Childress Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will
be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Johnson Memorial Cemetery
in Munday with Adrin Fletcher, minister of Munday
Church of Christ, officiating. Arrangements are by
Wallace Funeral Home.  Mrs. Thompson was born
Feb. 26, 1915, in Munday. She grew up in Munday and
graduated from Munday High School. She went to
Amarillo College for two years. She married Hershel
“Red” Thompson on Dec. 7, 1935, in Munday.  She
moved to Swisher County in 1954. She worked as a
grocery checker for Bob’s Supermarket for 18 years.
She worked as a cashier and in the office at Joe Bob’s
Supermarket from 1982 until 1995, where she retired at
the age of 81. She was a member of Central Church of
Christ. She was also a member of the Women’s division
of the Chamber of Commerce, RSVP and senior citizens.
She also took part in the Home Demonstration Club in
Munday and Tulia.  She was preceded in death by
her husband on April 9, 1991.  Survivors include
a son, Joe Bob Thompson and wife, Sharon, of Tulia;
two grandchildren, Jacob Thompson and wife, Angela, of
Farwell and Jennifer Smith and husband, Jeff, of
Merkel; and a great-grandson, Derek Smith of
Merkel.  Amarillo Globe-News, 14 January
2003.

Tucker, Lillie Mae MuncyLillie Mae Muncy
Tucker
, 91, died
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Central Church
of Christ in Tulia. Burial will follow in Rose Hill
Cemetery. Trey Morgan and Eric Creel will officiate.
Arrangements are by Wallace Funeral Home.  Mrs.
Tucker was born on Jan. 8, 1912, in Payden, Okla., to
Elbert and Augusta Gilbert. She married Alonzo Muncy
in 1926 in Canadian. He passed away in October of
1953. She married John R. “Chink” Tucker in October
1955 in Tulia. He passed away in 1995.  She
worked as a nurse and retired in 1976. She had worked
for Swisher Memorial Hospital, for Dr. Childress as an
office nurse and as a school nurse for Tulia
ISD.  She was preceded in death by her husbands,
a brother, Leroy Gilbert, and a sister, Ann
Danes.  Survivors include a daughter, Mary K.
Tucker of Tulia; a son Elbert Wesley Muncy of Boulder
City, Nev.; seven grandchildren, David, Danny and
Daryl Tucker of Tulia, Dianne Crowley of Lubbock,
Edward Muncy Jr. of Barstow, Calif., James Muncy of
Valdosta, Ga.; a step-granddaughter, Kathy Harcourt of
Gilbert, Ariz.; 19 great-grandchildren; and 16
great-great-grandchildren.  Amarillo
Globe-News,
29 August 2003.

Toles, Holland Edward
Jr.
TULIA – Holland
Edward Toles Jr
.,
85, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004.  

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in First United
Methodist Church with the Rev. Rob Lindley, pastor,
officiating. Burial will be in Happy Cemetery by
Kornerstone Funeral Directors.  Mr. Toles was
born in Centre, Ala., on Aug. 11, 1919. He moved to
Happy at age 2 and graduated from Happy High School in
1937. He also attended West Texas State University,
where he played for the Buffalo basketball team as a
freshman. He served with the Air Corps during World
War II.  Mr. Toles entered the grain business in
Happy in 1946 as president and co-owner of
Harman-Toles Grain Co. In 1956, he moved to Tulia when
Harman-Toles opened a second location in Tulia. Other
locations were later added at Union, Wayside and
Arney. He served as a member of the board of directors
for Panhandle Grain Dealers Association in 1958.
Mr. Toles was also a founder and co-owner of one of
the Panhandle’s largest feedyards, Swisher County
Cattle Co. Mr. Toles had farming interests in Swisher
County and served as a charter member of the board of
directors for Tulia Savings and Loan. For several
years beginning in the late 1960s, Mr. Toles served on
the board of directors for Mesa Petroleum Co., a NYSE
company then based in Amarillo.  Mr. Toles was
active in community affairs throughout his life. He
was a city commissioner in Happy from 1950 to 1954 and
was mayor of Happy from 1954 to 1955. He also served
six years on the board of trustees for Tulia ISD,
where he served two years as president. He was the
first chairman of Tulia Housing Authority and over the
years, he served as chairman of the Tulia Parks Board,
as a member of Swisher County Airport board, the board
of trustees for First United Methodist Church of Tulia
and West Texas State University Ex-Students
Association.  He married Mary Del Johnston of
Happy in 1949.  He was preceded in death by his
brother, John Frank Toles of Happy. Survivors include
his wife; a son, Ed III of Houston; two daughters,
Tanya Lott and Labob Ebeling and husband, Allan, all
of Georgetown; two grandsons, Holland Toles IV of
Austin and Slayton Ebeling of Georgetown; and four
granddaughters, Britni Ebeling, Andi Lott, Calli
Ebeling and Raini Lott, all of Georgetown.
Amarillo Globe-News, 16 November 2006.

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Vehaus, Vincent J.HAPPY – Vincent
J. Venhaus, 60, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002. Prayer
services will be at 6 p.m. today in Happy’s Memorial
Chapel. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Holy
Name Catholic Church of Happy with the Rev. Dennis
Boylan, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will
be in Happy Cemetery by Brooks Funeral Directors of
Happy. Mr. Venhaus was born on June 30, 1941, to
Albert and Marie Venhaus in Canyon. He married Kaye
Baker on Feb. 26, 1960, in Amarillo. He was a lifetime
farmer and rancher. He was currently serving as a City
Commissioner of Happy and was a 20-year member of the
Jaycees of Happy. He was also a member of the Holy
Name Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his
father, Albert Venhaus; and a sister, Norma Huseman.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Vicky
Buckelew and husband, Terry, and Connie Osmanski and
husband, Mike, all of Happy, and Carry Schacher and
husband, Ivan, of Stapleton, Neb.; a son, Vincent Ray
Venhaus and wife, Kristy, of Royse City; his mother,
Marie Venhaus of Dumas; three sisters, Bernice
Hoelting of Nazareth and Irene Huseman and Joyce
Wethington, both of Dumas; three brothers, Cecil
Venhaus and Clyde Venhaus, both of Dumas, and Lloyd
Venhaus of Amarillo; and 13 grandchildren, Jennifer
Venhaus, Heather Venhaus, Matthew Venhaus, Mitchell
Venhaus, Tara Kleman, Justin Kleman, Kelcee Kleman,
Tyler Schacher, Tiffany Schacher, Tanner Schacher,
Terence Schacher, Jacie Osmanski and Chanlar Osmanski.
 Amarillo Globe-News, 6
January 2002.

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Walters, Kenneth P.Funeral services for Kenneth P. Walters,
36, Pampa teacher, were held Friday at Pampa. Rev. H.
Clyde Smith, pastor of the San Jacinto Methodist Church,
Amarillo, and Granville Tyler, minister of the Pampa
Church of Christ, officiated. Walters, a Pampa resident
for eight years died late Wednesday as a result of burns.
Born in Edler, Colorado, he was graduated from Happy High
School and received his B.A. and M.A. Walters is survived
by his wife, Essie Mae; his parents, Mrs. Rae M. Walters,
Canyon and Percy L. Walters, Amarillo; a sister, Mrs.
Charles Kieser, Menlo Park, California; two brothers, Gene
Walters, Mexia and Richard Walters, Canyon; three
grandparents, Mrs. Ella Walters, Happy, Mr. and Mrs. E. M.
Beasley, Denver. The Tulia Herald, 1 July 1954.

Waite, LizzyFinal rites for Mrs. Lizzie Waite, a longtime resident
of Happy, were held Sunday afternoon in the Wallace
Funeral Chapel in Tulia. Rev. T. Marvin McBrayer of the
Methodist Church in Happy presided. Burial was in Rose
Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Waite had no immediate survivors. The
Tulia Herald,
31 January 1952.

Welker, Mrs. Julia EttieMrs. Julia Ettie Welker, widow of the late J. W. Welker,
died early Wednesday morning in a Plainview hospital. She
suffered a broken hip in a fall Saturday at a Plainview
rest home where she had been taken two weeks ago. Funeral
services will be held at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon at
the First Methodist Church of which she was a member. Rev.
J. O. Quattlebaum, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be
in Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Wallace
Funeral Home. Mrs. Welker, 89, was born 19 September 1865
in Clinton, Indiana. She was married 1886 to J. W. Welker.
They moved first to Nebraska and to Vigo Park in 1908. She
lived there until his death in 1927 at which time she
moved to Tulia. Survivors include a son, J. H. Welker of
Hale Center; two daughters, Mrs. A. P. Davies of Tulia and
Mrs. s. M. Lewis of Kerrville; eighteen grandchildren and
a number of great-grandchildren. The Tulia Herald, 14
August 1952.

Wesley, Mrs. CharlesMrs. Charles Wesley, 33 years old, of Happy died Tuesday
at Northwest Texas Hospital, Amarillo. Mrs. Wesley became
ill Sunday and was taken to the Neblett Hospital in Canyon
Sunday night. She was moved to Northwest Texas Hospital at
two o’clock Monday morning and died there after undergoing
brain surgery. Mrs. Wesley, the former Verda Inez Shipman,
was born 9 November 1918 in Vera, Texas. She as a member
of the Baptist Church. She as married to Charles Wesley in
1940 and they moved to Happy about a year ago when they
purchased the old Jim Maxwell home. Survivors include her
husband, Charles Wesley; two children, Charlene, age 11,
and Ronnie, age 7; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Shipman
of Happy; two sisters, Mrs. Ira Schribe of Wayside and
Boyce Colwell of Canyon; brother Hollis Shipman of Happy.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon in the
church at Wayside, Rev. Al Shaw, Baptist pastor of Happy,
officiated assisted by Rev. Jack Jeter of Plainview,
pastor of the Wayside Church. Burial was in the Wayside
Cemetery. The Tulia Herald, 1 May 1952.

Whitman, Seth C.Seth C. Whitman, 81, of Happy died at 9:30 Tuesday night
in Swisher County Hospital in Tulia. Funeral services are
scheduled for Thursday in Happy. Hour of the rites had not
been decided at press time. Mr. Whitman had never fully
recovered from a broken leg, which he received in a fall
on the ice. Survivors include his wife Mrs. Sarah Whitman;
two sons, Glenn of Arkansas and Gill of Castle Rock,
Colo.; and a daughter, Mrs. Earl B. Cosby of Tulia.
The Tulia Herald,
24 July 1952.

Wimberly, Mrs. Ova AvoMrs. Ova Avo Wimberly, 78 years old, wife of a pioneer
Swisher County and Briscoe County stockman, died late
Sunday night in Swisher County hospital following a stroke
suffered Saturday night. She had been in poor health since
a stroke last July. Mrs. Wimberly was born Feb. 27, 1874
in Lee County, Miss. She married A. C. WIMBERLY in 1891 in
Stephens County, Texas. They moved to a ranch on the
Briscoe‑Swisher county line in 1892. He preceded her in
death Feb. 26, 1936. She was a lifelong and active member
of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at
the Tulia First Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon with Rev.
W. Neil Record, pastor officiating. Burial was in Rose
Hill cemetery under direction of Wallace Funeral Home.
Survivors include two sons, Carl Wimberly of Canyon and
Clifford Wimberly of Vega; two daughters, Mrs. L. G.
Connor of Tulia and Mrs. Townsend Douglas of Amarillo; 8
grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The
Tulia Herald,
20 March 1952.

Wright, HermanHerman Wright, Amarillo auto salesman, died in an
Amarillo hospital last Saturday morning at the age of
forty. Funeral services were conducted at the First
Baptist church of Floydada on Sunday afternoon. Among the
survivors is Mrs. Ray Crabtree of Tulia. The Tulia
Herald,
27 March 1952.

Wheeler, Edgar E.Final rites for Edgar E. Wheeler, 77 years old, retired
stockman and farmer and a longtime resident of Tulia and
Swisher County, were held Friday afternoon in the Tulia
First Methodist Church. Officiating minister was Rev. J.
Lloyd Mayhew of the Slaton First Methodist Church. He was
assisted by Rev. Alby J. Cockrell, Tulia Methodist pastor,
and Rev. C. John Westhof, pastor of the Tulia Presbyterian
Church. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery under the
direction of Wallace Funeral Home. Mr. Wheeler had been in
failing health for some time but he died suddenly
Wednesday afternoon shortly after he was admitted to
Swisher County Hospital. He was born 9 February 1876 in
Walker County, Georgia. He came to Teas in 1888 with his
parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Wheeler. He married
Miss Clara Louise Cozzens at Markel and came to Swisher
County in 1916. He was an active member of the Methodist
Church. Survivors include his widow; two sons, R. B. and
M. C., both of Tulia; a daughter, Mrs. Avory Adams of
Kress; two brothers, R. O. of Tulia and W. B. of Bovina;
six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. The
Tulia Herald,
14 January 1954.

White, Roy LynnFuneral services for Roy Lynn White, stillborn son of
Rev. and Mrs. L. E. White of Plainview, were held Monday
in Wallace Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Rose Hill
Cemetery. Rev. White is pastor of the Westside Baptist
Church at Plainview. Rev. W. Neil Record, pastor of the
Tulia Baptist Church, conducted the service. The
Tulia Herald,
22 July 1954.

Whitehurst, Mrs. Mary EllaFuneral services for Mrs. Mary Ella Whitehurst, 81, were
held Saturday afternoon at the First Baptist Church with
Rev. W. Neil Record, pastor, officiating. Mrs. Whitehurst
died Friday in her home, 621 East Broadway. She had been
ill for several months. Born in Wood County, she was the
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Harris. She moved
to Swisher County in 1923 and has lived here since.
Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Birtie Bridge, San
Antonio; Mrs. Earl Malone, Mrs. George Tucker, Mrs. K.
Ramsey and Mrs. J. C. Sharp, all of Tulia; one son, Temple
Whitehurst, Los Angeles, California; one brother, A. J.
Harris of Tulia; eighteen grandchildren; twelve
great-grandchildren. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery
under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home. The
Tulia Herald,
27 May 1954.

Walbert, AlbertAlbert Walberg, 82 years old, retired farmer and
longtime resident of Happy, died early Friday morning at
Neblett Hospital at Canyon. Mr. Walbert was born 14
December 1870 at Martell, Wisconsin. He was married to
Miss Minnie Olena Larson on 23 July 1893 at Edmonds
County, South Dakota. The family came to Texas in 1911,
settling first at Pampa and later coming to Happy in 1919.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Happy
Methodist Church. Burial was in Happy Cemetery under the
direction of Wallace Funeral Home of Tulia. Officiating
minister was Rev. Cecil Ottinger, pastor, assisted by Rev.
Elmer Crabtree, former pastor. Survivors include his wife;
four sons, Lewis, Elmer and Warren all of Happy, and
Melvin of Portales, New Mexico; three brothers, Denny of
Chelsea, S. D. and Julius of Groton, South Dakota, and
Norman of Pampa; three sisters, Mrs. Amelia Thompson of
Baldwin, Wisconsin; Mrs. Annie Olton of Minnesota and Mrs.
Gene Anderson of Glacher, North Dakota; five
grandchildren; one granddaughter. The Tulia Herald, 19
March 1953.

Ward, Mrs. J. E.Funeral services for Mrs. J. E. (Heck) Ward were held
Wednesday afternoon at the Central Church of Christ with
W. P. Dennis officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery
under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home. Billie
Bernice Wood was born 24 September 1909 in Quail. She
attended Wellington High School and West Texas State
College. She met J. E. Ward while he was teaching at
Canadian and she was teaching at Mobeetie. They were
married 28 April 1934. They moved to Tulia in 1944. She
had been in ill health for about two years. She was taken
to Swisher County Hospital Saturday night where she died
Tuesday afternoon. Survivors besides her husband include
one son, thirteen-year old James Christopher; a daughter,
Amanda Kay, six years old; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. K. A.
Wood of Lubbock; three brothers, Elwood Wood of
Wellington, A. R. Wood of Columbus and S. R. Wood of
Austin; four sisters, Mrs. Blanche Hutton, Mrs. R. E.
Hankins and Mrs. A. C. White, all of Lubbock, and Mrs. D.
R. Doshier of Childress. She was a member of the Church of
Christ and Eastern Star. Before her illness, she belonged
to several social and study clubs. The Tulia Herald,
4 June 1953.

Wilhelm, Mrs. S. J.Mrs. S. J. Wilhelm, 83 years old, of the Nazareth
community, died at her home in that community Tuesday
afternoon. Funeral services will be in Nazareth at 4:30
p.m. Thursday, with Father Peter Morsch officiating. Mrs.
Wilhelm was born July 15, 1870 in St. Lucas, Iowa. She
moved to Castro county in February 1910. She is survived
by eight sons, Edward, Albert, Henry and Clarence, all of
Nazareth; Charles, Venita, Okla; Frank and Ray of
Hereford; three daughters, Mrs. Henry Schumacker and Mrs.
J. E. Warren both of Nazareth; Mrs. J. P. Maenner, Eau
Claire, Wise.; 45 grandchildren and 39 great
grandchildren. The Tulia Herald, 22 October
1953.

Whitman, LloydFuneral services for Lloyd Whitman, 44 years old, pilot
and crop duster who had lived 4 miles southwest of Happy
most of his life were held Wednesday afternoon at a Canyon
funeral chapel. Whitman was the victim of a mid‑air plane
crash near Irving Sunday. Whitman was the son of the late
Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Whitman, pioneer ranchers at Happy. He
was one of the first persons in the Happy area to become
interested in flying. Officiating at the funeral were Rev.
C. E. Hogue, Pastor of the Happy Baptist Church, assisted
by Rev. Woodrow Williams, pastor of the Happy Methodist
Church. Burial was in Dreamland cemetery at Canyon where
his parents and an infant child are buried. Survivors
include a brother, Otis Whitman of Happy. The victim is a
cousin of Glenn Whitman and Mrs. Earl B. Cosby of Tulia. The
Tulia Herald,
8 April 1954.

Williams, Frederick EarlFrederick Earl Williams, 70, lifelong resident of
Abilene died recently in an Abilene hospital. He had been
in ill health for about a year. He was a retired salesman
for Sledge Manufacturing Company. He was a member of the
Baptist Church and Knights of Pythias. He was the oldest
of the third generation of a pioneer family of Abilene.
His parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Allen Williams, were
one of the first couples to marry there. His grandfather,
the late Judge F. J. Murray with his family moved to
Abilene from Bowling Green, Ky. He donated the site for
and built the first courthouse there. Mr. Williams was
born in Abilene, attended school there and donated land
for a cemetery, school and church. He married SALLIE B.
ALLEN in 1907. Survivors are his wife, one son, Max; one
daughter, Mrs. John Hickersmith, both of Abilene; three
brothers, Roger of Weatherford, Ross of Houston, Glenn of
Dallas, three sisters, Mrs. Ross Wingo of Tulia, Mrs.
Maurice Holland of Yoakum and Mrs. Myrtle Crouch of
Abilene. Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist
church with Dr. Frank Royal pastor officiating. He was
assisted by a former pastor, Rev. W. C. Ashford. Burial
was in Elwood Memorial Park. The Tulia Herald, 11
November 1954.

Williams, NewtNewt Williams, 57, farm worker on the Johnny Byrd farm
northeast of Happy was killed Friday afternoon when he
fell and was covered by slipping wheat in a country
elevator on the Byrd farm. The accident occurred about
5:30 p.m. His efforts to extricate himself caused him to
sink deeper in the wheat. Williams was a brother of Mrs.
Byrd. Burial was in Amarillo cemetery. The Tulia
Herald,
2 September 1954.

Wilson, Mrs. David M.Mrs. David M. Wilson, 84 years old, Fort Worth, resident
for 30 years, died Sunday afternoon following a lengthy
illness. She was a native of Tennessee and a member of the
Presbyterian Church. Her husband was a lumberman and
banker in Bridgeport for 20 years before moving to Fort
Worth. Survivors include one son, J. M. Wilson of
Floydada, a daughter, Mrs. T. M. Nichols of Tulia, six
grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs.
Nichols were at her bedside at the time of her death. The
Tulia Herald,
29 July 1954.

Wood, Allen DaleAllen Dale Wood, stillborn son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack E.
Wood of Tulia, was buried Monday afternoon in Rose Hill
cemetery following services at Wallace Funeral Chapel. G.
M. Covington, Church of Christ minister from Kress
conducted the rites. The Tulia Herald, 22 July
1954.

Wrenn, Hall J.Final rites for Hall Jennings Wren, 56 years old,
prominent Happy farmer, were held Monday afternoon at the
First Baptist Church of Happy where he had been a member
for most of his life. Wrenn, who had lived in and near
Happy for 39 years, died suddenly Saturday afternoon at
his home three miles south of Happy following a heart
attack. He had been trimming trees and died before a
doctor arrived. He was born Feb. 7, 1898 the son of the
late Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wrenn. The father served s Swisher
County Commissioner, Precinct 1, for many years. Survivors
include his wife, Mrs. Velma Wrenn; a son Charles; two
sisters, Mrs. Henry Jordan, Las Vegas, NM, and Miss Nadeen
Wrenn of Ada; and a niece, Mrs. Jack Todd, Happy. His only
daughter died about two years ago. At the time of her
death she was a student at Wayland College where she was
preparing for service as a missionary. Wrenn was a
director of Swisher County Electric Coop and held member
ship in the Masonic Lodge at Happy. Rev. C. B. Hogue,
pastor of the Happy Baptist church, officiated. He was
assisted by Rev. A. L. Shaw of Plainview, former pastor of
the church. Burial was in the Happy cemetery. The
tulia Herald,
8 April 1954.

White, J. F.Happy was shocked to learn of the death of one of her
most beloved pioneer citizens on yesterday morning when
the news came from Amarillo that J. F. White had passed
away at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday, August 21. Mr. White had
undergone an operation on Monday for an ailment that had
given him trouble for years. He failed to rally from the
operation and continued to grow weaker until the end came.
Although Mr. White was nearing his 82nd birthday, he was
very active and was thought by most people to be in the
best of health. He was present for the regular services at
the Methodist Church Sunday, greeting his friends as usual
and seemed in the best of spirits. Funeral services will
be held from the Methodist Church today (Thursday) at 2:30
p.m. with interment in the Happy cemetery. Rev. H. C.
Smith of Tahoka, former Methodist pastor here will speak
the last rites. Pallbearers will be W. L. Frost, Ira
Prewitt, White Currie, C. C. Lollar, Roscoe Ballard, J. C.
Curb, and old time friends will be honorary pallbearers.
Coming from England when just a boy, J. F. White was
thrown on his own resources at an early age and made good.
He and his brother, W. H. White, were orphans and after
landing in New York they were separated for many years,
until about ten years ago. Besides being a successful
farmer, Mr. White was a skilled carpenter and brick mason.
On coming to this country he settled at Galveston for a
few years, then lived in St. Louis for a short time before
going to Kaufman in 1875 where he lived until 1901 when he
came to this section. In 1901 Mr. White moved with his
family from Kaufman to Swisher county and purchased land,
one section of which is now the town site of Happy. Soon
after moving here he built the house which continued to be
his home until his death. Mr. White was very active as a
community builder and took a lead in every movement that
was designed to be for the up-building of Happy. He was
one of the organizers of the First State Bank and served
as its president for a number of years. He also served as
manager of the Farmers Cooperative of Happy, a general
mercantile store owned by the farmers themselves. He was a
charter member of the local Methodist Church and was a
trustee of this institution until his death. He was
married to Miss Emma R. Rose 18 May 1874 at Galveston,
Texas. To this union were born eleven children, three of
whom survive. They are W. C. White, Mrs. Grace Schaeffer
and Miss Pearl White of Happy. Mrs. White died Feb. 7,
1895. Mr. White was married to Miss Ida A. Evans on Dec.
3, 1896. Their children were four, two of whom survive.
They are Ernest White, and Altie White of Happy. Mrs.
White died Feb. 23, 1916. Mr. White was married to Mrs.
Sally Painter on Oct. 30, 1921, who died Dec. 5, 1930. The
deceased is also survived by a brother W. H. White of
Altus, Oklahoma, who is present for the funeral, and 18
grandchildren. The Happy Herald, 22 August
1935.

Walker, Mrs. W. M.Mrs. W. M. Walker, 59, died after a lingering illness at
her home in Mangum, Oklahoma, Saturday, December 21.
Burial was in Mangum Monday afternoon at two p.m. Mrs.
Walker was the mother of Mrs. Roy Roberts of Happy. Mr.
and Mrs. Roberts and family were in Mangum at the time of
Mrs. Walker’s death. Mrs. Roberts had been with her mother
for several weeks. Survivors include the husband, sons and
four daughters. The Happy Herald, 2 January
1941.

Weaver, Mrs. IsaacMrs. Sarah Weaver, 88, died April 27 at 9:30 a.m. in her
home in Happy following a lingering illness. Sarah Neff
Weaver was born in Clay County, Illinois 7 January 1853.
She taught school in Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska where she
was librarian for a number of years. After her husband’s
death, Mrs. Weaver moved to Canyon, moving to Happy from
there twenty years ago where she had made her home
continuously. She was a sister of the late P. J. Neff,
pioneer citizen of Happy. Mrs. Weaver married Isaac Weaver
in Wakefield, Nebraska. She was a member of the Methodist
Church. Her only surviving relative is one brother,
Christopher Neff of Greely, Colorado. Funeral services
were held in Griggs-Thompson Funeral Home in Canyon at
2:30 Monday, April 28, with Rev. R. R. Gilbreath, pastor
of the local Methodist Church, officiating. Mrs. P. J.
Neff accompanied the body to Wakefield, Nebraska for
burial. The Happy Herald, 1 May 1941.

Wesley, Mrs. J. T.Last rites for Mrs. Rebecca Aneliza Wesley, pioneer
Wayside community resident who died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. J. T. McGehee, early Monday morning were
held at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon from the Wayside Church
with Rev. R. C. Malone of Plainview in charge. Burial was
in the Wayside Cemetery under the direction of
Griggs-Thompson Funeral Home of Canyon. Mrs. Wesley, 88,
was the widow of J. T. Wesley and came to Wayside from
Alabama fifty years ago. She was a member of the Baptist
Church. Survivors include a son, Mark Wesley of Texhoma,
Oklahoma; two daughters, Mrs. John T. McGehee of Wayside
and Mrs. W. E. Guest of Happy. Mrs. Ethel Wesley of Happy
is a daughter-in-law of the deceased. The Happy
Herald,
4 December 1941.

Walters, Dallas W.Dallas W. Walters, formerly of Tulia, died recently in
Denver. Mr. Walters, 47 years old, was buried in Rose Hill
Cemetery Wednesday morning. He died January 2. Funeral
services were held in Wallace Funeral Home under the
direction of Rev. C. G. Sewell, pastor of the First
Baptist Church of Tulia. Mr. Walters was a veteran of
WWII. He left Tulia in 1939. His parents were the late Mr.
and Mrs. Dallas W. Walters, Sr. Survivors include the
widow of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. C. C. Tucker of San
Angelo and Mrs. Blanche Ballenter of Dallas; and two
brothers, L. L. Walters of Portland, Oregon and Press
Walters of Grants, New Mexico. The Tulia Herald, 12
January 1950.

Webb, Mrs. George T.Dora Alie Webb, 80 years old, formerly of Tulia, died
Tuesday of this week in Canyon. Funeral services were held
Wednesday afternoon at the Church of Christ by Bro. Leland
Knight. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Webb was
born in Titus and spent her youth in Wood County. She
married George T. Webb, who died in 1936, in 1887. They
moved to Swisher County and settled in the Vigo Park
community in 1891. She lived the past several years in
Tulia, Happy and Canyon. She was a member of the Church of
Christ. Survivors include two sons, T. M. Webb of
Plainview and Tillman Webb of Tulia; a daughter, Lilliam
Webb of Plainview; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Burial was under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home.

Wheeler, D. J.D. J. Wheeler, 65 years old, Tulia, died this week at
his home at 321 North Briscoe. Funeral services were held
at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon in the First Baptist
Church. Rev. C. G. Sewell, pastor, conducted the service.
Mr. Wheeler, who died Monday night, was a deacon in the
Baptist Church. He moved to Tulia from Stratford in 1943.
At Stratford, he had grocery and farming interests. In
Tulia, he worked at K. Ramsey Furniture and Huxford’s. He
had been ill about two years. Survivors include the widow
and three children. They are Herbert Wheeler of Mulvane,
Kansas and Mrs. Frances Flores and Mrs. Mable Lyming of
Sedalia, Missouri. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery under
the direction of Wallace Funeral Home. The Tulia
Herald,
8 June 1950.

Wilson, John L.John L. Wilson, formerly of Swisher County, died in
Hereford Monday of this week. He was a cousin of John
Rice, Tulia. Mr. and Mrs. Rice went to Hereford Wednesday
for the funeral services. The Tulia Herald, 2
February 1950.

Wood, T. F.T. F. Wood, 54 years old, of Amarillo died Sunday at the
home of his sister, Mrs. A. H. Earnest of Tulia. Funeral
services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the First
Baptist Church, Rev. C. G. Sewell, pastor, officiated. Mr.
Wood, who formerly had operated a bakery in Tulia, arrived
about 11:30 Sunday morning. He complained of feeling sick
and went into a bedroom to lie down. He was dead when Mrs.
Earnest went to summon him to lunch a short time later. He
is survived by his wife: MRS. MARJORIE WOOD, Amarillo; a
brother, W. B. Wood, Crane, Texas; and two sisters, Mrs.
John Hanna, German, Tex.; and Mrs. Earnest of Tulia.
Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery under the direction
of Wallace Funeral Home. The Tulia Herald, 22
June 1950.

Woods, John IrvinJohn Irvin Woods, 1417 Grand, Amarillo, was killed in a
highway crash 2 miles north of Happy Tuesday morning of
this week. James R Kirkwood highway patrolman stationed in
Tulia, investigated the wreck. He said Woods was a
passenger in a car driven by Fred Steve Newberry of Happy.
A charge of murder without malice was filed against
Newberry. He moved here from Holley, Colo. The car was
involved in sideswiping a truck driven by Ray Drexile
Carlisle of 712 West 12th , Plainview, the officer said.
The body of the dead man was not identified until several
hours after the wreck, the officer said. Identification
was made he explained, by men who had been working in
Happy with Mr. Woods. The body was taken to
Griggs‑Thompson Funeral Home in Canyon. The fatal crash
occurred in Randall county, a short distance beyond the
Swisher county line. Funeral services were held Wednesday
afternoon for Wood. He had been working on a new elevator
in Happy. The Tulia Herald, 4 May 1950.

Wilson, Wanda NellSWEETWATER, JUNE 4‑‑ Wanda Nell, the 20 month old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilson was killed instantly
last night when she toddled into the path of a train. The
Wilsons live near Eskota. The Happy Herald, 6
June 1935.

Waite, Mrs. ClydeMrs. Clyde Waite, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Dison
(probably Dixon) former residents of Happy, died in Los
Angeles, California Sunday, November 22. The news of her
death was received in Happy by J. B. Mulkey, grandfather
of Mrs. Waite. The deceased is survived by her husband and
one son, age ten. Funeral services were held in Los
Angeles Tuesday. Mrs. Waite was seriously injured in a car
wreck four or five year ago from which she was never well
and which was the direct cause of her death. The
Happy Herald,
26 November 1936.

Wakefield, Mrs. J. M.Mrs. Lula Jane Wakefield, mother of Mrs. G. D. Walker
and resident of Happy since 1910, died at the home of her
daughter here Friday, August 14, after a very brief
illness. Funeral services were held at the Calvary Baptist
Church Sunday afternoon after which the body was taken to
Cleburne for burial. Rev. W. H. Jackson was in charge of
the services at the local church. The deceased is survived
by two daughters. Miss Lula Jane Willis was born 29
February 1868 at Jacksonville, Mississippi and moved with
her family to Ennis, Texas at the age of sixteen years.
She was married to J. M. Wakefield in 1888 and from Ennis
they moved to Johnson County near Cleburne in 1901 and
came to Happy in 1910. Three children were born to Mrs.
and Mrs. Wakefield. The deceased was a member of the
Baptist Church. The Happy Herald, 20 August
1936

Walters, T. H. (Tom)T. H. (Tom) Walters, 64, former Swisher County sheriff,
died at the Plainview Sanitarium last Friday, July 30,
after an illness of several months. Funeral services were
held at the First Presbyterian Church in Tulia Friday
afternoon at 4:00. Interment was made in Rose Hill
Cemetery, Tulia. Mr. Walters served as Sheriff of Swisher
County from 1 January 1921 until 31 December 1928, four
terms in succession. He won many friends by his fair
dealing and sympathetic nature while in this office.
Survivors are his widow and three daughters, four brothers
and two sisters. The Happy Herald, 6 August
1936.

Wakefield, George
Thomas
George Thomas Wakefield,
62, farmer and stockman, died at 3:00 Saturday afternoon
at his home in the Childress community. Services were
conducted Monday afternoon at 4:00 in the Griggs Funeral
Chapel in Amarillo by Dr. Earl G. Hamlett, pastor of the
Polk Street Methodist Church with interment in Memorial
Park Cemetery. Besides his widow, Mrs. Constance
Wakefield, two daughters, Mrs. M. K. Glover of Childress
and Mrs. John S. Hays of Kress, seven sons, W. D.
Wakefield, S. D. Wakefield and G. T. Wakefield of Corpus
Christi, Gordon Wakefield, Dan Wakefield and Lewis
Wakefield, all of Childress community; a brother, C. H.
Wakefield of Mineral Wells; two sisters, Mrs. G. H. Hill
and Mrs. J. B. Bailey, both of Weatherford, and ten
grandchildren survive. The deceased had been ill for some
time. He lived for a number of years in Amarillo and had
operated the Wakefield’s Garage and Camp at the Black
Lantern on the Canyon highway before moving to his farm in
the Childress community about three years ago. The
Happy Herald, 17 December 1942.

Webb, George T.George T. Webb, pioneer citizen of Swisher County and
resident of Happy for the past six years passed away at
his home in this city Wednesday afternoon, December 16 at
3:13, one day before he would have celebrated his 86th
birthday. Mr. Webb had been critically ill for the past
several days but had enjoyed good health until recently.
Mr. Webb came to Swisher County in 1890 and settled in the
Vigo Park section where he lived for thirty-two years
before moving to Tulia where he resided for several years.
He moved with his family to Happy from Tulia in 1930. The
deceased was born in Westfield, New York, 17 December 1850
and came to Texas at the age of three years. He lived in
Dallas, Arlington, Parker and Jack Counties before coming
to this section. He was married to Miss Dora Alice Harris
in Parker County 1 September 1886. They celebrated their
50th wedding anniversary on September 1 of this year. To
this union four children were born. Funeral services were
held Thursday afternoon in the Tulia Church of Christ with
J. T. Corder, minister, officiating. Burial was in the
Tulia Cemetery under the direction of Ramsey Funeral Home.
Besides the widow, three children, eleven grandchildren
and one great-grandchild survive. The children are Miss
Lillie Webb, Thomas W. Webb and George Tillman Webb of
Happy. The Happy Herald, 17 December 1936.

White, RilmaMiss Rilma White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh E.
White, was found dead in a park early last Saturday
morning, with a bullet wound in her chest, and a small
caliber gun lying near the body. Miss Rilma was a
sophomore in college and taking advanced courses in The
Progressive Series of Music at the college in the suburbs
of Saint Louis, and was on her way to her classes from her
boarding house when the fatal shot was fired. Mystery
surrounds the shooting and it is not known who fired the
shot, as there yet seems no motive that has been
discovered for the fatal shooting. Mr. White and several
Tulia men left for Saint Louis Saturday evening late and
Mr. White accompanied the body to Tulia, returning home
Tuesday morning. Funeral services were conducted from the
Methodist Church by Rev. Sam A. Thomas, assisted by J.
Hoyt Boles Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock and interment
was made in Rose Hill cemetery under the direction of
Ramsey Undertaking Co. Miss Rilma was a favorite among
everyone who knew her, both young and old. Truly to know
her was to love her. She was everything that endeared her
to everyone with whom she came in contact. She graduated
from the Tulia High School, class of 1934, and during most
of her grade and high school days, she carried an
extensive course in piano music, keeping both up in fine
shape and assisting in the housework at home, practicing
for hours daily at the piano. Her recital last summer was
greatly appreciated by her many friends who attended,
greatly marvelous at the talent shown at her rendition of
the most difficult numbers, all done from memory. All
Tulia is upset by reason of her untimely passing, and hope
the mystery may soon be solved. Tulia, Texas
1936.

Whitman, Welty C.Welty C. Whitman, 27, farmer, died at the home of his
parents two miles west of Happy, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Young Whitman had been suffering from a bad kidney and
heart trouble for some time but he had shown some
improvement during the past few days. Therefore, his death
was a shock to the family and friends. He was born in
Happy, July 1, 1908. A single man, he lived with his
parents Mr. and Mrs. Seth Whitman. Other survivors are two
brothers and a sister, Gill Whitman, Glenn Whitman and Lou
Rose Whitman of Happy. Rev. and Mrs. W. C. Rose of Happy,
grandparents of the deceased, also survive. Funeral
services were held at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon from
the family home. Rev. Akers, local Presbyterian pastor,
conducted the rites. Burial was in Dreamland cemetery in
Canyon. Blackburn‑Shaw Funeral Directors of Amarillo had
charge of arrangements for the services.
The Happy Herald, 5 March 1936.

Willis, Rev. J. L.Rev. J. L. Willis died Monday at noon at the hospital in
Stamford at 1 o’clock. Funeral rites were held here
Wednesday afternoon at 3:30. He was 41, from the Methodist
church (Rule) of which he was pastor and had built.
Services were conducted by Rev. E. B. Bowen of Stamford,
assisted by Rev. W. L. Tittle of Plainview and Rev. Roy
Shahan, pastor of the Rule Baptist Church and Rev. O. B.
Herring, a former pastor of the Methodist church here. The
body was taken to Gorman in the Gauntt’s ambulance for
burial Thursday morning at 11 o’clock by the side of his
father and an infant who preceded him in death several
years ago. The deceased is survived by his wife, the
following four children: Elizabeth Lloyd, Mildred and
Bruce; his mother, Mrs. J. E. Willis of Conroe; five
sisters, and four brothers; Mrs. E. S. Payne, Conroe; Mrs.
A H. Streetman, Grapeland; Mrs. L. Gray, Cove Spring; Mrs.
Jimmie Smith, Mrs. R. E. Denson and Alton Willis, St.
Petersburg, Fla.; W. J. and Marvin Willis, Tyler; P. G.
Willis, Odessa. Rev. Willis was serving his second year as
pastor here. During his first year as pastor he built a
new education building and had plans to build a new main
auditorium to the church. Before coming to Rule he was
pastor at Happy, Texas, and while there built a new
pastorage and rebuilt the church which had been destroyed
by fire. He also built a new church at Borger during his
pastorate there. The Happy Herald, 23 April
1936

Wilson, Carrol RayMr. and Mrs. D. O. Davis of this city were called to
Plainview Wednesday to attend the funeral of Carrol Ray
Wilson, 3, son of Mrs. and Mr. Rex Wilson and grandson of
Mr. Davis, who died Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. The child had
diphtheria and developed pneumonia which was the direct
cause of death. Carrol Ray was the only child of Mr. and
Mrs. Wilson and also the only grandchild of Mr. Davis. The
Happy Herald,
3 December 1936.

Woolsey, C. O.C. O. Woolsey, a former citizen of Happy, died at his
home in White Deer, Nov. 18th, 43 hours after suffering a
stroke of paralysis. Mr. Woolsey was the father of Mrs.
Johnnie Mann of Happy and lived here for a number of
years, previous to 1931 when the family moved to Hereford
where they resided until about six months ago. The
deceased is survived by his widow and 12 children. Mr. and
Mrs. Mann who went to White Deer on being notified of the
serious illness of her father, were present when he passed
away. The Happy Herald, 26 November 1936.

Warwick, Mrs. Mattie J.Mrs. Mattie J. Warwick, mother of Clyde W. Warwick,
editor and publisher of the Canyon News, died
Sunday morning at her home in Montezuma, Iowa. Mr. Warwick
left Sunday afternoon to attend the funeral services,
which were held Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Warwick was 86 and
had spent virtually all her life in Iowa. She had
frequently visited her son in Canyon since he settled here
twenty-six year ago. The Happy Herald, 11
February 1937.

Watson, Mrs. C. F.Funeral services for Mrs. C. F. Watson, 50, of Wayside,
who died in Amarillo on August 30 were held at the Wayside
Church Tuesday afternoon with Rev. J. W. Partin, pastor of
the Happy Baptist Church in charge. The deceased had been
a member of the Baptist Church since childhood. She is
survived by her husband, C. F. Watson and three children,
Guy Watson of Wayside, Mrs. T. A. Brooks of Frier, Texas,
and Mrs. George Thompson of Amarillo. Interment was in
Wayside Cemetery under the direction of Griggs-Thompson
Funeral Directors of Canyon. The Happy Herald, 2
September 1937.

Wesley, Ronald GeneRonald Gene Wesley, nineteen month old son of Mr. and
Mr. Alvin Wesley, was drowned Saturday three miles east of
Happy. Funeral services were held at 3:30 Sunday afternoon
at the Wayside Church with Rev. Charles Odom of Plainview
in charge. Interment was in the Wayside Cemetery under the
direction of Griggs-Thompson Funeral Directors of Canyon.
Besides the parents, the baby is survived by five
brothers, Charles, Wayne, Delbert, Kenton and Darren
Wesley, and two sisters, Lola Wesley and Mrs. Orene
Rogers. The child is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. C. L.
Gatten of this city. The Happy Herald, 9
September 1937.

Webster, Mrs. JohnWord was received on Wednesday of last week by Mrs.
Charles Spear that his stepmother, Mrs. John Webster,
passed away at a hospital in Chicago. Mrs. Webster had
recently undergone an operation but was though to be
improving. Mrs. Spear was making preparations to visit her
in the near future. Funeral services were held at Terre
Haute, Indiana, Friday. It was impossible for Mrs. Spear
to make the trip to Indiana in time for the funeral after
receiving word of her mother’s death. She did not
undertake the long trip. Mrs. Webster is survived by two
sons and one daughter; two stepsons and one stepdaughter.
The Happy Herald, 28 July 1938.

Wood, Alice RayAlice Ray Wood, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry R
Wood, was born July 22 and died July 25 at an Amarillo
hospital. Funeral services were held at Dreamland Cemetery
in Canyon with Rev. Sam A. Thomas, Methodist minister
officiating. The deceased was the only child of Mr. and
Mrs. Woods, new residents of Happy. Mr. Wood is the owner
of the City Market and Grocery. Mrs. Woods is still in the
Amarillo hospital but is reported to be improving. The
newly made friends of Mr. and Mrs. Wood in Happy extend to
them deepest sympathy in their great sorrow. The
Happy Herald,
28 July 1938.

Word, C. T.Judge C. T. Word, 80, prominent pioneer cattleman and
landholder of the Panhandle Plains died at his home in
Amarillo at 10:30 Monday night. In 1890 Mr. Word and his
wife came to the Plains and settled in Swisher County, a
short distance west of Tulia where he secured a few
sections of grass and began his career as a cattleman.
After the crash in the price of cattle he moved from the
county, but not before serving as judge of the county in
1891‑1893. At one time he owned over 100,000 acres of
ranch land in 6 counties and owned 13,000 head of the
finest Hereford cattle in the country. His reputation as a
judge of good cattle spread all over the Southwest.
Funeral services were held from the Central Presbyterian
Church, Amarillo, with the pastor, Dr. E. Thomsen in
charge of services. Survivors include his widow, four sons
and two daughters; Will Word of Clarendon, Miss Lola Ward
of Amarillo, Harry Word of Amarillo, Millard Word of the
Bugbee ranch near Clarendon, Walter Word and Mrs. G. C.
Westcoat of Amarillo. The Happy Herald, 20
January 1938.

Waite, W. W.W. W. Waite, 90, a resident of Plainview, was fatally
injured in an accident in downtown Plainview when he was
struck. He died about 3:00 Monday. He was a native of
Virginia and born 24 October 1859 and married in 1870
Maggie Schneider in Alder(?), West Virginia. His wife died
in 1933. He has lived here since 1917, coming here from
Panhandle. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at
2:00 by Woods Funeral Home. Survivors include a brother of
Happy and three sisters, Mrs. J. A. Rangle of Olton, Mrs.
Minnie Schneider of Amarillo and Mrs. Frank Anderson of
Paducah; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Frank Ellis of Panhandle. The
Happy Herald
, 16 March 1939.

Waite, J. M.J. M. Waite, aged Happy resident, passed away at his
home here Thursday afternoon at 4:30. Mr. Waite, 88, had
been in failing health for several years. He is survived
by his widow. Their only child died a number of years ago.
Funeral services will be held at the Tulia cemetery Friday
afternoon at 4:00 with Rev. R. R. Gilbreath, Methodist
pastor, officiating. The deceased was a member of the
Happy Methodist Church and had been a resident of Happy
since 1921. Funeral arrangements will be under the
direction of Wallace Funeral Home of Tulia. The Happy
Herald,
2 May 1940

Funeral services for J. M. Waite were held at Rose Hill
Cemetery in Tulia Friday afternoon, May 3, at 5:00 p.m.
Mr. Waite, born 18 February 1852 at Rock Point, West
Virginia, died at his home in Happy 2 May 1940 at the age
of 88 years, three months, sixteen days. In 1896 he was
married to Lizzie Lou Sheppard at Wichita Falls, Texas. In
1890 he moved to Union Hill Community, in 1901 to Claude,
in 1902 to Panhandle, and in 1908 he moved to Tulia, and
to Happy in 1921, where he made his home until the day of
his death, May 2 at 4:30 p.m. During this time he was
interested in farming and dairying. Mr. Waite is survived
by his widow and several nieces and nephews, most of whom
lived in California, Montana and West Virginia. Relatives
present for the funeral were Mrs. T. F. Anderson of
Paducah and R. M. Franklin of Plainview. The deceased was
converted in Tulia in 1909 and united with the Methodist
church and was a member of the Happy Methodist Church at
the time of his death. Funeral services were in charge of
Rev. R. R. Gilbreath, assisted by Rev. Uel D. Crosby,
Tulia Methodist pastor. The body was laid to rest in Rose
Hill beside a son who passed away in 1917. Funeral
arrangements were in charge of Wallace Funeral Home of
Tulia. The Tulia Herald, 9 May 1940.

Wade, Gertrude EstellaLast rites for Mrs. Gertrude Estella Wade were held
Monday, October 23 at 2:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church in
Canyon with Rev. C. C. Armstrong conducting the services
assisted by Rev. Abner Crabtree. Mrs. Wade, 83, passed
away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. M. Dowlen, in
Canyon Saturday at 4:50 p.m. after an illness of nine
months’ duration. She was born 21 February 1862 in
Griggsville, Illinois. She married John K. Wade 21 October
1880 in Griggsville. Predeceased by her husband on 1
January 1905. She moved to Clay County, Texas in 1900,
later moving to Wellington,. She came to Canyon about
twenty-five years ago. Survivors: Daughters, Mrs. C. M.
Dowlan of Canyon, Mrs. S. L. Robinson of Happy, Mrs. Edna
Musgrave of Bronough, Missouri, Mrs. George Parsons of
Patterson, California and Mrs. Arthur Neilson of
Sacramento, California; thirteen grandchildren and 13
great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Griggs-Warren Funeral
Home in Canyon; interment in Dreamland Cemetery. The
Happy Herald
, 26 October 1944.

Wilbanks, V. E.V. E. Wilbanks, 83, passed away Wednesday night,
September 13 at his home in Amherst, after a lingering
illness. He is the father of Mrs. Hall Wrenn and Mrs.
Collier with whom he made his home a part of the time.
They were with him when the end came. The Happy
Herald,
21 September 1944.

Woodall, Mrs. N. T.Monday morning at 2:30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
L. E. Talbert, Mrs. N. T. Woodall quietly fell asleep
after more than three years of failing health, the last
year of which was fraught with much suffering. Mrs.
Woodall’s home was in Waco and in earlier years she
visited many times in the home here of Mrs. Talbert. Her
charming personality punctuated with a rare degree of
dignity won for her many friends who mourn her passing.
Mrs. Woodall was the mother of two children. Mrs. L. E.
Talbert of Happy and a son who passed away just as he was
entering young manhood. She leaves two grandsons, Leslie
Talbert who is in service and Wayne of the home. She was a
loyal member of the Methodist Church of Waco to which
place her body was taken for burial by Griggs‑Thompson
funeral home, Monday afternoon. The Talbert family
accompanied the body overland. The Happy Herald, 10
February 1944.

Watts, J. W.Last respects were paid to J. W. Watts, 52 year old
retired grocery man and wheat farmer, in services held in
the chapel of Wallace Funeral Home at three o’clock Friday
afternoon. Mr. Watts died Thursday evening in the Swisher
County Hospital after an extended illness. He was born in
Coas County, Oregon. In February of 1900, he moved to the
Texas Panhandle. Survivors include his wife of Tulia;
mother, Mrs. G. W. Watts of Tulia; son, William Donald
Watts of Amarillo; two sisters, Mrs. L. J. Kirk of
Amarillo and Mrs. H. F. Mays of Fort Worth; one niece,
Mrs. J R. Mayfield of Fort Worth; two grandchildren, Billy
Don and Billy Ruth Watts of Amarillo; one grandniece, Nora
Lee Mayfield of Fort Worth. Dr. W. H. Clark, pastor of the
First Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. Uel D. Crosby,
pastor of the First Methodist Church, read the funeral
oration. Burial was made in Rose Hill Cemetery with the
Wallace Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. The
Tulia Herald,
3 October 1940.

Widegren, Julia Anna HandJulia Anna Hand Widegren, known as Lou by her brother
(Louis Briggs Hand) was born August 6, 1862 in New York
City, NY and died January 16, 1940. She was an only
daughter, but in addition to herself there were three
brothers, Ray, George, and Louis. Her early childhood was
spent in the East and in Iowa where her widowed mother was
a music teacher and pipe organist for the Methodist church
in Des Moines. She was graduated from a Chicago
Conservatory of Music. Like her mother, she was a talented
artist and also became a painter of fore china.
Accompanied by her brother, Louis, she visited her other
brother, Ray, in Central America, who was serving as an
American Consul, and also representing the Chinese at
their request. While in Central America, Julia Anna Hand
met Will H. Widegren, who was in charge of the Commissary
during the construction of the Panama Canal. This romance
culminated in their marriage. The singing of tropical
birds and the blooming or orchards on their front porch
added to a colorful life in this country. Mr. and Mrs.
Widegren lived in Boga de Toto from 1892 to 1907 when he
became ill of a dread disease of the tropics. After his
death she returned to the United States. She was employed
as a food demonstrator for various mercantile concerns in
California. Following the death of her mother, Mrs.
Widegren moved to Tulia in 1927 and has since resided with
her brother. To everyone who knew her well she was a
lovable character. She was very kind and gentle hearted.
In the last few years, due to feebleness of age, she has
remained at home content with a book to read and her rich
and colorful memories of the past. Tulia Herald. The
Happy Herald,
18 and 25 January 1940.

Williams, W. C.W. C. Williams, 83 years of age, Littlefield, a former
resident near Kress, died Sunday evening at the home of a
daughter, Mrs. C. O. Brooks of Portales, NM, whom he was
visiting. During his active life Williams engaged in
farming and livestock raising. He moved from Kress to
Littlefield several years ago. The Tulia Herald, 18
January 1940.

Wrenn, Mrs. J. H.Funeral services were held in the Happy Baptist Church
Saturday afternoon at 8 o’clock for Mrs. Dora Cox Wrenn,
wife of J. H. Wrenn, former Swisher County Commissioner.
Rev. Ed L. Hawthorne, pastor, assisted by Rev. R R.
Gilbreath, pastor of the First Methodist Church, was in
charge of the rites. Mrs. Wrenn, said to have been in
failing health for sometime, died unexpectedly at 7
o’clock Friday morning from a stroke of paralysis. The
stroke came soon after she had prepared breakfast. She was
born Oct. 9, 1872 in Stockton, Mo. Her mother died when
she was a very young child and her father, a Baptist
minister, died a short time later. For the next few years
she lived with an uncle in Fannin Co., Tx. She was married
to H. H. WRENN, Jan. 1, 1895 at Savoy, TX. They moved from
Donley County to Happy in December 1917. To this union
were born two sons, Virgil, who preceded his mother in
death in 1925, Hall of Happy, and two daughters, Mrs.
Henry Jordan of Pampa and Miss Nadeen Wrenn of Happy.
Other survivors are the husband and five grandchildren. The
Tulia Herald,
27 June 1940.

Walberg, Mrs. NelsonWord was received by M. S. Arnold that his youngest
sister, Mrs. Nelson Walberg of Pampa, died November 11
from a heart attack. Mr. Arnold will attend the funeral,
which will be Friday morning. He will be accompanied by
Jack Frost. The Happy Herald, 12 November 1942

Wahrer, George F.Graveside services for George F. Wahrer, 83, longtime
resident of the Panhandle, were held Monday afternoon in
the Happy Cemetery. Rev. A. L. Shaw, pastor of the First
Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was under the direction
of Wallace Funeral Home. The body of Mr. Wahrer was found
Sunday morning in his home by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Helwig.
Death was attributed to natural causes, probably occurring
Friday. It had been the custom of Mr. and Mrs. Helwig to
take Mr. Wahrer a pie on Sunday. They found his body in
bed. Mr. Wahrer came to Happy in 1906, apparently from
Wyanconda, Missouri. After farming for a number of years,
he moved into Happy. The Tulia Herald, 11
October 1951.

Willis, Sam EliFuneral services for Samuel Eli Willis, 77, were
conducted Friday morning in Borger Calvary Baptist church.
Rev. Jeff Moore, pastor, officiated. Graveside services
were held Friday at Rose Hill cemetery, Tulia. Pallbearers
were Marion Johnston, Marshall Johnston, Pete Estep, James
Ariola, Oliver Looney, all of Tulia and Jack Ariola of
Borger. Mr. Willis died Wednesday in a Borger hospital
after a brief illness. He had lived in Borger three years.
He moved there from Tulia. He was a retired farmer and
longtime resident of Swisher county. He was born in
Winston County, Alabama. Survivors are his wife, four
daughters, Mrs. Frank Gann, Tulia; Mrs. Ruby Turner, San
Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Hershel Pollard, Norwalk, Calif Mrs.
J. D. Hall, Borger; four sons, Herman of Amarillo, Aubrey
and Alve of Borger, and Milton of Hobbs, NM and one
brother, Rube Willis of Broken Bow, Okla. The Tulia
Herald,
16 August 1951.

Wood, Walter PrestonA Plainview man was killed early Wednesday morning when
the 1948 Plymouth which he was driving struck the banister
of a bridge one quarter mile south of Tulia on Highway 87.
He was Walter Preston Wood, 35, representative of American
National Life Ins. Co. Wallace Funeral Home attendants who
answered the call about 2:30 a.m. said his car, traveling
south, struck the east banister of the bridge. They
expressed the belief that Wood, traveling alone, had gone
to sleep. The dead man is survived by his wife and four
children. The body is at Wood Funeral Home, Plainview. The
Tulia Herald,
26 April 1951.

Woodward, Mrs. L. M.Funeral services for Mrs. L. M. Woodward, 90, were
conducted Saturday afternoon at the First Methodist
Church. Rev. Aubrey Lee of Plainview conducted the
service. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery under the
direction of Wallace Funeral Home. Mrs. Woodward died
Thursday in Wetumka, Okla. She was born in Kansas and
moved with her husband to Tulia about 1918. Her husband
farmed until his retirement and died in 1939. They had
celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary a short time
before. Mrs. Woodward was an organizer and teacher of the
Blue Bird Sunday School class of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Asa Woodward of Okla. City and
one granddaughter. The Tulia Herald, 11 October
1951.

Wesley, Mrs. H. E.Funeral services in tribute to the memory of Mrs. H. E.
(Aunt Lu) Wesley, 82, were held at 3:30 Wednesday
afternoon at the Wayside Community Church. Rev. John
Scott, pastor of the Baptist Church at Teague, and Rev. M.
C. Malone, pastor of the Baptist Church at Plainview,
officiated. Interment was in the Wayside Cemetery beside
the grave of her husband under the direction of
Griggs-Thompson Funeral Home of Canyon. Mrs. Wesley died
Monday night at her home in Happy. She moved to the site
of the present-day Amarillo in 1887 and then to Randall
County in 1890. Her son, H. B. Wesley, was the first white
child born in Potter County. The pioneer resident of the
Panhandle area was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include four sons, H. B. Wesley of Happy, E. P.
Wesley of Canyon, J. W. and G. E. Wesley, both of Happy;
daughter, Mrs. Fred Hext of Happy, thirty-three
grandchildren; fifty-four great-grandchildren. (Picture in
paper) The Happy Herald, 19 March 1942

Wrenn, J. H.Funeral services for J. H. Wrenn, pioneer Swisher County
Commissioner, who died at his home in Happy early Sunday
morning following a lingering illness, were held at four
Monday afternoon in the Happy Baptist Church with Rev. Ed
L. Hawthorne of Vernon officiating. Interment was in Happy
cemetery under direction of the Griggs‑Thompson Funeral
Home of Canyon. Mr. Wrenn had been a resident of the Happy
community for 25 years, ten years of which time he served
as Swisher County Commissioner of Precinct No. 1. He was a
member of the Baptist Church, the Masonic Lodge and Modern
Woodmen of America. Jesse Hall Wrenn was born March 24,
1871 in Fannin County, Texas. He was married to DORA COX,
Jan. 1, 1895 at Savoy, Texas. She preceded him in death on
June 21, 1940. To this union were born two sons, Virgil,
who died in 1925 and Hall Wrenn of Happy; two daughters,
Mrs. Henry Jordan of Pampa and Miss Nadeen Wrenn of Happy.
A granddaughter, Frances Wrenn was reared in the home of
her grandparents. Other survivors are: one brother, P. M.
Wrenn of Savoy; five grandchildren, Frances Marjorie Nell
and W. Charles Wrenn and Albert and David Jordan and a
nephew R. S. Walker of Canadian. Mr. Wrenn joined the
Baptist church soon after his marriage and served it
faithfully until his death. He moved with his family from
Donley county, Texas to Happy in Dec. 1917 and was engaged
in stock farming here. The Happy Herald, 12
March 1942.

Wayne, GeorgeTULIA — Funeral services
for Wayne George, 88, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First
Baptist Church with Gerald Bedwell, an elder of 11th and
Amarillo Church of Christ in Plainview, officiating.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone
Funeral Directors in Tulia. Mr. George died Tuesday, Jan.
3, 2006. He was born April 6, 1917, in Tulia. He grew up
in the Kaffir community and attended schools there. He was
a longtime farmer/rancher in Swisher County. He was a avid
volunteer for Tulia Senior Citizens and Meals on Wheels.
He was twice named Tulia´s “Outstanding Volunteer of
the Year.” He also served on the library board and the
Memorial Board. He married Gennie V. Payne on Aug. 7,
1938, in Clovis, N.M. He was a member of First Baptist
Church. Survivors include his wife; one daughter and
son-in-law, Gaye and Don Young of Tulia; one son and
daughter-in-law, Pat and Sue George of Tulia; four
grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. His sisters,
Betty Golden and Artelle Thompson, are deceased.  Plainview

Daily Herald,

4 January 2006.

Weavers, CharlotteHAPPY – Charlotte Weavers, 70,
died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, in Amarillo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in First Baptist
Church with the Rev. Paul Burwash officiating. Burial
will be in Happy Cemetery by Brooks Funeral
Directors.  Charlotte Weavers was born April 3,
1936, to Alice White and William A. Penn in Happy. She
was a lifelong resident of Happy. She graduated from
Happy High School and attended Wayland Baptist
University. Charlotte married Roman Weavers on June
14, 1958, in Happy.  Mrs. Weavers was employed
for the last 15 years by Happy School District as a
cook. Prior to her employment at the school, she was a
waitress at Al’s Cafe for 10 years. Charlotte was a
member of First Baptist Church in Happy.  She was
preceded in death by her husband in 1987; a son,
Leslie Weavers in 1990; a sister, Willie Faye Noel in
1964; and two brothers, Tommy Penn, in 1958 and George
Penn in 2002.  Survivors include a daughter,
Romana Boyd of Sherman; a daughter-in-law, Nita
Simpson and husband Ray of Tulia; and two brothers,
Bill Penn and wife Sandra of Amarillo and David Penn
and wife Kay of Sulphur Springs. Amarillo
Globe-News,
2 December 2006.

Welch, CarrollKRESS — Funeral services
for Carroll Welch, 71, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in
First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jay Simpson, Area
Community Hospice chaplain, officiating. Burial will be in
Silverton Cemetery in Silverton by Kornerstone Funeral
Directors of Tulia. Mr. Welch died Monday, April 24, 2006,
in Plainview. He was born June 3, 1934, in Silverton. He
grew up and attended school in Silverton. He worked on a
ranch before being drafted into the U.S. Army. He was a
platoon leader and was stationed at Fort Lewis in Tacoma,
Wash. He married Judy Burson on Sept. 17, 1956, in Fort
Sumner, N.M. She died Sept. 19, 2003. They moved to
Swisher County when he returned home in 1961 and he
continued to farm and ranch. He was an assistant manager
of Tulia Feed Lot for 12 years. He attended First Baptist
Church in Kress, was a charter member of the National
Cutting Horse Association and life member of the American
Quarter Horse Association. Survivors include two
daughters, Donna Hunt of Coeur d´Alene, Idaho, and
Kathy Welch of Kress; one brother, Ronald Lee Welch of
Tulia; two sisters, Wilma McElmurry of Taft, Calif., and
Othel Long of Silverton; a sister-in-law, Juanita Howard
of Silverton; and many nieces and nephews.  Plainview
Daily Herald,
26 April 2006.

Wesley, ImeldaTULIA — Funeral Mass for
Imelda Wesley, 77, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Church of
the Holy Spirit with the Rev. Tony Neusch, pastor,
officiating. Burial will be in Happy Cemetery by
Kornerstone Funeral Home of Tulia. Mrs. Wesley died
Thursday, March 16, 2006. Rosary service will be held at 7
p.m. Sunday in Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel. Plainview
Daily Herald,
17 March 2006.

Wesley, Mary NellAge 89 of Tulia.
Services 20 September 2006 at Moore-Rose-White Chapel in
Lockney with Jeffrey Lee officiating.  Burial in
Lockney Cemetery by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home of
Lockney.  Died 17 September 2006 in Swisher Memorial
Hospital in Tulia.  Born 8 March 1917 in Morris
Chapel, Tennessee to William Ernest and Ocie Estellee
Mangum.  Married Gus Wesley 19 June 2001 in
Tulia.  Teacher for 42 years; member of First Baptist
Church in Lockney.  Survivors:  Numerous nieces
and nephews.  Predeceased by two brothers, Wade
Mangum and Paul Mangum, and one sister, Lois Fox.
Published by Plainview Daily Herald 18 September
2006.

Whitehorn, BillieHAPPY — Graveside services
for Billie Whitehorn, 78, sister of Dorothy May of
Lockney, were at 2 p.m. today in Restlawn Memorial Park
Cemetery in Hereford with Kevin Akins, evangelist, and the
Rev. Rick Mitchell, pastor of Third Day Fellowship Church
of Lubbock, officiating. Arrangements were by Brooks
Funeral Directors of Canyon and Happy. Mrs. Whitehorn died
Saturday, July 8, 2006.  Plainview Daily Herald,
10 July 2006.

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Younger, W. H. Jr.W. H. Younger, Jr. 39, superintendent of public schools
at Tulia, died at Hot Springs, NM at 5:00 Tuesday
afternoon. Mr. Younger was head of schools at Tulia for 13
years. He had been ill since May 1. At the last day of
school he had to be carried home due to illness. While
still a youngster he saw service in WWI and was captain of
the 343rd Field Artillery at the close of the war. With
his wife he had been in Hot Springs for more than a month
because of ill health. Besides his wife he is survived by
two daughters, Arlene 12, and Virginia 8; four brothers,
M. C. Younger, of Hobbs NM; Fuqua Younger of Dumas; D. H.
Younger of Clayton, NM; and Oakes Younger who is in Old
Mexico, also survive. Funeral arrangements are pending
arrival of the body in Tulia. The Happy Herald, 25
June 1936.

Young, Mrs. ZulaFuneral services for Mrs. Zula Young of St. Jo, Texas,
grandmother of Mr. Harry Wood and aunt of Mr. I. C. giles,
were held at Dye Mound Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Services
were held at the Dye Mound Methodist Church, where she was
Primary teacher for 53 years. Rev. Dennis of that church
officiated and was assisted by Rev. John Raymond of the
Christian Church. She is survived by 8 children, 35
grandchildren and 14 great‑grandchildren, two sisters and
one brother. Eight of her grandsons were pallbearers and
the others honorary pallbearers. Mr. and Mr. S. Harry Wood
and Mrs. I. C. Giles of Happy and Mr. and Mrs. J. M. King,
Ethel Lee and Roscoe of Tulia attended the funeral
services. The Happy Herald, 19 January 1939.

Young, Luther AllenLuther Allen Young, who formerly was employed on farms
near Tulia and around Happy, was killed Sunday morning in
a collision involving a bus loaded with field personnel
and an automobile at the intersection of highways 60 and
66 east of Amarillo. Young was the 20 year old son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. F. Young of Hereford. He formerly worked for
Newt Gray, southwest of Happy. The Happy Herald, 21
September 1944.

Young, E. E.Funeral services for E. E. Young, 67, of Marble Falls,
until 1948 a blacksmith at Kress for a quarter of a
century, were conducted at the Kress Church of Christ
Friday afternoon. A C. McElroy, Kress Church of God
minister officiated. Young, in poor health since 1948 when
he moved from Kress to Marble Falls, died Tuesday at his
home. Young was married in 1912 in Lockney to MISS MAE
McCUNE who is among the survivors. He was a member of the
Kress Church of Christ. Among other survivors are nine
children: Mrs. Weldon Webb, Kress; Mrs. Bill Anderson,
Marble Falls; Mrs. Paul Cornett, Canyon; Mrs. Howard Love,
Tulia; Mrs. Chester Smith, Houston; Lee Young, Kress;
Floyd Young, in Ohio; Eddie Young, Fort Worth; Young’s
mother and three sisters survive. Interment was in Kress
cemetery. The Tulia Herald, 1953.

Younger, Virginia E.Orlando, Florida – Virginia
E. Younger died in Orlando, Florida on February 12, 2007
after a long bout with Alzheimer’s.  She was born in
Tulia Oct. 13, 1928, the second daughter of William Henry
Younger, Jr. and Ida Viola Landis Younger.  Professor
Younger, her father who died in 1936, was Superintendent
of Tulia Schools (1923-1936).  Viola Younger, her
mother, and Virginia moved to Big Spring in 1964 and were
longtime active members of the First Baptist Church.
Viola died in 1995.  Virginia moved from Big Spring
to Orlando in 1998 to live near her nephew, Dr. David
Bradford.  Virginia was a victim of polio in the
1940′s, but was able to attend West Texas State College
until her junior year.  Though never married, she
spent a great deal of her time nurturing her nieces and
nephews through college to help her sister Arline and
brother-in-law Galen Bradford who lived overseas for over
40 years as Southern Baptist missionaries in Japan and
Malawi.  Because Mr. Younger was a combat veteran of
World War I, Virginia became an active member of the WWI
veteran’s organization, rising to position of Stat
President of the WWI Veteran’s Auxiliary.  She was a
longtime member of the Big Spring Post.  Virginia is
survived by her sister, Arline Bradford, who resides in
San Antonio, twin nephews, Dr. David Bradford (Orlando,
Florida) and Dr. Don-Michael Bradford (Seattle,
Washington), niece Delinda Bradford LeMire (Misawa,
Japan), and niece Dana Leigh Bradford (Huntsville,
Alabama).  Her ashes will be eventually placed in the
Rose Hill Cemetery next to the graves of her
parents.  Submitted by Dr. David Bradford,
dgbradford@hotmail.com.

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Zoeller, HermanMr. Charles Zoeller received word here last week of the
death of his brother, Herman Zoeller, in Falls City,
Nebraska on July 25. He was 81 years old. Old timers here
will remember him since he has visited his brother many
times since he has been on the Plains. The Happy
Herald,
10 August 1944.


Zehnpfennig, DeeHAPPY – Dee Zehnpfennig, 78,
died Saturday, April 1, 2006.  Services will be
at 2 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church in Happy
with the Rev. Paul Burwash officiating. Burial will be
in Happy Cemetery by Brooks Funeral Directors.
Dee Zehnpfennig was born Feb. 26, 1928, to Ross and
Beatrice Murray Myers in Lincoln, Neb. A 20-year
resident of the town of Happy, she found joy in her
Little House on Prairie. She was a longtime supporter
and devoted fan of local high school athletic
programs; she was a fixture at annual homecoming
games.  She was preceded in death by her husband,
Ken, in 1996. Survivors include two sons, Gerald
Zehnpfennig of Washington state and Greg Zehnpfennig
of San Bernadino, Calif.; four daughters, Monica and
husband John Anstey of Happy, Patty Bryant of Baytown,
Cindy Erhart of Baldwin Park, Calif., and Tami DeSpain
of San Jose, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and 19
great-grandchildren.  Amarillo Globe-News, 4
April 2006.

Zachry, DorothyDorthy Zachry,12, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Zachry of Canyon was claimed by
death at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning in an Amarillo
hospital. Funeral services were held at 4 o’clock Thursday
afternoon from the Baptist Church in Canyon with Rev. J. R
Hicks officiating. Burial was in Dreamland Cemetery in
Canyon under direction of Blackburn‑Shaw Chapel. Besides
her parents, the girl is survived by four brothers,
Eugene, Dallas, Clarence, and Blake; and by four sisters,
Mrs. C. M. Davis and Mary, Norma Zell, And Imogene Zachry,
all of Canyon. The Zachry family lived near Happy for a
number of years. The Happy Herald, 3 October
1935.

 

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