Theta Brotherton, 68, of Lockney, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, February 3, 2006 at her residence in Lockney.
She was born July 29, 1937 in Marietta, OK to Johnny Condo and Mae Francis Willis. She moved from Envil, OK to Lockney, in 1946 and graduated from Lockney High School in 1956. She married E.L. Brotherton Jr. on April 21, 1966 in Lockney. She was a housewife and had worked at the post office and Cargill Hybrid Seed in Aiken, TX. She was a Baptist and a member of the Lockney Senior Citizens.
She was preceded in death by her father, Johnny Condo Willis.
Theta is survived by her husband of 40 years, E.L. Brotherton of Lockney; her mother; three children, Rhonda Dane of Lubbock, Ricky Brotherton of Sunray, TX, Renee Armstrong of Lockney, TX; one brother, Johnny Willis of Wichita Falls; five sisters, Jean Merchant of Mission, TX, Cleta Cordray of Canyon, TX, Janie Lindsey of Wichita Falls, TX, Sue Birge of Wichita Falls, TX, and Krisha Fennessy of Olympia, WA; and eight grandchildren.
A celebration of life was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 4, 2006 at the First Baptist Church in Lockney with Dr. Carl Moman, officiating. Burial was in the Lockney Cemetery under the direction of Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home of Lockney.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Hospice Hands of West Texas, P.O. Box 1118, Lockney, TX 79241 or the Senior Citizens of Lockney, 118 W College Street, Lockney, TX 79241.
BENNIE "B.W." COX
B.W. Cox, 95, of Abilene, died Sunday at an Abilene hospital. Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, 2006 at the Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel in Stamford. Jay Don Poindexter and Van Bradley officiated. Burial will followed in the Spring Creek Cemetery.
B.W. was born May 20, 1910 in Jacksonville, TX to Bill and Mittie Cox. He moved to Jones County in 1923, met Lottie Fay Williamson and they married in 1929. They farmed in the area until 1948 when they moved to Lockney.
Lottie passed away in 1990 and B.W. moved to Plainview in 2001 and to Abilene in 2005. He was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ in Lockney and the Plainview Senior Citizens Center. He loved old time country music, was an accomplished fiddle player, teaching himself to play. He loved fiddle contests and won several in the area and even made his own fiddle.
B.W. was also an accomplished bowler, domino player and dancer. He is survived by his daughter, Wanda Lunn of Abilene, 8 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and 3 sons, infant son Bennie Webster Cox Jr. in 1932, Dwight Cox in 1987 and Garland Cox in 1993.
WILMA F. HUFFMAN
Funeral services for Wilma Foster Huffman, 73, of Euless, were held Sunday, January 29, 2006 at the Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel in Stephenville. Joel Sanders officiated. Burial followed at the Lingleville East End Cemetery in Lingleville.
Mrs. Huffman died Thursday, January 26, 2006.
She was born March 16, 1932 to the late A.O. and Grace Foster. The family moved to Lockney, July, 1945. Mrs. Huffman graduated from Lockney High School in May of 1949. She married Fred Huffman, Jr. August 10, 1951 in Lockney.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Monty of Euless and Steve of Stephenville; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Ninalie Teuton and Barbara and husband Jerry Cawley, all of Lockney.
Mary Elizabeth Daniel Spears R.N., Ret., also affectionately known as "Bit" and "Dan", died on December 23, 2005, at the age of 89, in Houston, Texas.
She was born in Eldorado, Oklahoma to Robert O'Neal. and Bessie Holmes Daniel. She grew up in the Sand Hill area and graduated from Floydada High School in 1932. After graduating from the School of Nursing at West Texas Hospital in Lubbock in 1937, she began a life of service.
As a nurse she worked with the Well Baby Clinic of Lubbock.
She moved to Austin in 1947.
She became active in the Home Demonstration Club of the Travis County Extension Service where she taught Civil Defense, first aide techniques, and nutrition classes.
She also joined the American Red Cross as a Disaster Services Nurse.
In 1950, she became a charter member of the Austin Gem and Mineral Society, serving in several positions including President in 1956.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Lewis M. Spears, three brothers and two sisters. Surviving her are son: Max Spears and wife Ann of Houston; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; a sister: Kathryn Hooks of Austin; one brother, Ralph Daniel of Lubbock; and numerous nieces and nephews.
JACK E. BOGGS
Jack E. Boggs, 69, of Floydada died on February 26, 2006 at W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital in Lockney.
Mr. Boggs was born on July 8, 1936 in Hale County to the late Myrtle and Roma Boggs. He graduated from Kress High School, Hardin-Simmons University, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He married Jo Frances Earp on June 2, 1956 in Kress, TX. Mr. Boggs was in church related ministry for over 46 years. Pastorates were: Gillespie Baptist Church in Munday, TX, First Baptist Church in Mertzon, TX, Highland Baptist Church in Denton, TX, Calvary Baptist Church in Emerado, ND. The next twelve years were spent at Sedge Fen Baptist Church near Mildenhall in England, U.K. Then six years in Northeastern Ohio serving with the home mission board in Metropolitan Missions. Mr. Boggs had great joy in pasturing 4 rural churches: FBC in Mertzon, TX again, FBC in Yuma, CO, FBC in Matador, TX, and FBC in Roaring Springs, TX. 2005 was the best year of his life. About midyear he retired from FBC in Matador and moved to Floydada but continued to pastor FBC in Roaring Springs until his death.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Kendra Michele Core, and a nephew, Billy Boggs.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Robbie Core of Pueblo West, CO and Rhonda Wiltshire of Matador, TX; six grandchildren, two brothers, Andy Boggs of Kress, TX and Bill Boggs of San Angelo, TX; and a sister-in-law, Molly Stringer.
Memorial services were at 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at the First Baptist Church in Floydada with James Earp officiating. Graveside service for family and friends were at 10:00 AM preceding the memorial service at Floyd County Memorial Park in Floydada. Arrangements are under the direction of Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home of Floydada.
Family suggest memorials be made to the First Baptist Church in Roaring Springs, PO Box 246, Roaring Springs, TX 79256 or a choice of your choosing.
IDA MAE BEEDY ELY
Services for Ida Mae (Beedy) Ely, 80 of Houston were held Friday, February 17, 2006 at Laurel Land Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Ely died Wednesday, February 15, 2006 in Arlington.
She was born to Arthur and Dulcie Beedy in 1925 in Floydada. She graduated from Floydada High School in 1942 and married Lynn S. Ely in 1945. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 44 years, one son and 2 daughters.
She is survived by seven sisters, Elizabeth Amburn of Tulia, Marion Lafeyette of Fort Worth, Margaret Henry of Frisco, Grace Heath of San Marcos, Ruth Day and Beatrice Goble of San Jose, California and Juanice Welch of Austin; one brother, Arthur Wayne of Fort Worth; thirteen nieces and nephews; and two sister-in-laws, Gertrude Asher of Killeen and Louise Fawver of Floydada.
AUGUSTINE P. GARCIA
Funeral services for Augustine (Augie) Polando Garcia, 42, will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2006 at Trinity Church, Lubbock, with Rev. Vern Rhoades officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home. Rosary was held Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at Resthaven's Abbey Chapel, Lubbock.
Mr. Garcia died Friday, February 24, 2006. He was born September 1, 1963, in Levelland. His parents are Santos T. Garcia of Lubbock and Maria P. Soto of Austin. He is also survived by three brothers, Robert Gonzales, Mark Soto and Vincent Soto; six sisters, Sylvia Botello, Connie Padilla, Lucia Magallanes, Guadalupe P. Garcia, Irene Soto and Pamela Soto; many nieces and nephews and great friends.
In lieu of flowers, a Love Fund has been established at First National Bank, Floydada.
BUENA V. GARCIA
Funeral Mass was celebrated for Buena Ventura Garcia, 80, of Floydada February 24, 2006 at St. Mary Magdelan Catholic Church. Father Arsenio Redulla was celebrant. Burial was in the Floydada Cemetery under the direction of Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home of Floydada. Rosary services were held Wednesday and Thursday, February 22 and 23rd, 2006.
Mrs. Garcia died February 21, 2006 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
She was born July 14, 1925 in Kern City to the late Pedro and Maria Melecia Moreno. She married Mariano Garcia in 1940 in Odem. He preceded her in death March 19, 2002. She moved to Floydada from Odem in 1964. She was a member of the St. Mary Magdelan Catholic Church, Guadalupana's, Cursillasta and she served as a Communion Minister. She was a housewife and a loving mother and grandmother.
She was also preceded in death by three sisters and one grandson, Ray Garcia.
She is survived by two sons, Adolfo Garcia and Lino Garcia of Floydada; four daughters, Molly Vallejo of Floydada, Rosa Reyna of Slaton, Sabina Cantu of Lubbock and Elda Zavala of Dumas; one brother, Pedro Moreno of Corpus Christi; one sister, Janie Lucero of Phoenix, Arizona; twenty-eight grandchildren; sixty-two great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Guadalupana's at the St. Mary Magdelan Catholic Church of Floydada.
MELVIN RAY SISSNEY
Melvin Ray Sissney died February 8, 2006. He was born June 16, 1949 in Floydada to Phelon Ray and Gertrude Sissney.
He was married to his wife Kathy, for 29 years.
He spent his first 18 years in Lockney, Texas with sisters, Fern Hardy (deceased) and Lynn Sissney of Austin, and brother, David Sissney of San Antonio.
He was a track star and football star. Mel won state in track in 1966 running the 440 yard dash. He was also member of the mile relay team which won state. In 1967 he won 2nd in the 440 yard dash. Mel received a football scholarship to the University of Texas at Austin. He moved to Austin.
While working for the Santa Fe Railroad in Chillothe, Texas, he met Kathy. They were married in Corpus Christi. Kathy brought with her a daughter, Stephanie Ballard.
Kathy and Mel have a son, Lance Sissney of Austin. Mel is also survived by 3 grandchildren.
Mel worked for the City of Austin until his retirement in July, 2004.
His last days were spent with family and friends and the caring staff of Christopher House.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Hospice of Austin, Christopher House.
Gene Belt, 80, of Lockney, passed away on Monday, April 3, 2006 at his residence in Hale Center.
He was born April 21, 1925 in Lockney to the late John Franklin and Rose Belt. He married Claudia Marie Pyle on June 11, 1941 in New Mexico. She preceded him in death on November 22, 2001. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1942 until 1945 during WWII. He married Betty Hamilton on August 30, 2002 in Lockney. He moved to Hale Center from Lockney in 2004. He was a former pilot and enjoyed dancing with the Senior Citizen Dance Club of Plainview. He was a farmer, a member of the American Legion, and a member of the West College and Third Street Church of Christ in Lockney.
He was preceded in death by one son, Ronnie Belt on October 8, 1971.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Belt of Hale Center; a son Johnnie Belt of Lockney; one brother, J.R. Belt of Lockney; two sisters, Retha Wofford of Lockney; Dorothy Jarrett of Fredricksburg; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and relatives.
Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at the West College and Third Street Church of Christ in Lockney with Charles Cook, officiating and Jason Freed, assisting. Burial will be in the Lockney Cemetery under the direction of Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home of Lockney.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Lockney Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 708, Lockney, TX 79241.