LLOYD CLARK NELSON
Lloyd Clark Nelson, 74, lifelong resident of Floydada passed from this life on Sunday, August 20, 2006 in Lubbock. Lloyd was born April 14, 1932 in Hugo, OK to Tom and Amanda Pryor Nelson.
Lloyd is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Terry, Leonard and Charles Nelson and two sisters, Katherine Lester and Christine Cowan.
He is survived by one brother, George Nelson of Lubbock; one sister, Irene Reeves of Floydada; numerous nieces and nephews and Fred, his canine companion and best friend.
There will be no services. Cremation is under the personal care of White Funeral Home of Lubbock.
Elsie Marie Young Bradford left this earth on October 28, 2006 to tend gardens with our Heavenly Father. She was born January 8, 1928 to Earl and Bell Young in Dimmitt, TX. They preceded her in death. On September 4, 1951, she and Robert (Bob) Bradford were married. He preceded her in death on January 7, 1999. She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing and her flower garden.
She is survived by one daughter and son in law, Mary and Weldon Emert of Floydada; 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, Brad and Mitzi Emert, McKenna and Brody of Lubbock; Carrie and Tad Terrell, Gage and Gavin of Gainesville, TX; 2 sisters, Polly Godfry of Dumas and Earlene Simpson of Knoxville, TN; 1 brother, John Woods of Billings, MT. Family suggests memorials to your favorite charity.
Memorial services for E.T. Evans, 92, of Amarillo were held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 26, 2007 at the West Amarillo Christian Church. Pastor Ray Guy, Ron Kohler and Mr. Gene Shelburne officiated.
Burial was held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 26, 2007 at the Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Schooler Funeral Home in Amarillo.
Evans died Monday, January 22, 2007.
He was born April 26, 1914 in the Vivian Community in Foard County, Texas to E. T. Evans, Sr. and Eva Magee Evans. He was the fourth of eight children in the family.
He graduated from high school in Paducah, Texas in 1931, lettering in football, baseball and track. He attended West Texas State Teachers College, first receiving a Teaching Certificate and later a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Government and History. His education led to teaching positions at Vivian Rural School in Foard County and Phillips High School.
He served in the Signal Corps of the US Army from 1941-1946 as a Radar Technician, spending one year in the European Theatre. He married June Delight Weast at her country home near South Plains, Texas on July 4, 1943. E. T. and June settled in Amarillo after WWII. E. T. continued his teaching career at Sam Houston Jr. High School and at Amarillo High School where he taught Texas and U.S. Government and sponsored several senior classes. He received his Masters Degree in Political Science from West Texas State in 1947. In 1954, his career as a principal began at Glenwood Elementary School. He opened Whittier Elementary School and served as principal from 1954 to 1960 and then opened Ridgecrest Elementary School serving as principal until his retirement in 1976.
Throughout his teaching career, E. T. always kept current information on his students and always knew their names of his students and parents. He took great pride in following his students as they grew up and their parents. He took great pride in following his students as they grew up and became successful members of the Panhandle community.
A longtime member of West Amarillo Christian Church, E. T. served as Bible school teacher, deacon, elder and trustee for over 30 years after which he was honored as Elder Emeritus. He was on the Board of Directors of the Mary E. Bivins Foundation for 31 years, serving three terms as president. The E. T. Evans Chapel at Mary E. Bivins Memorial is named in recognition of his many years of dedicated service. He helped organize the Bible Chair of the Southwest at Amarillo College and the Multi-Service Center for the Aging, serving as president for 2 years and becoming Member Emeritus. This Center established the pilot program for day care for the aged, now the Jan Werner Adult Day Care Center.
E. T. and June enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S. and the world. With his sons, grandsons and great-grandsons, E. T. particularly loved spending time at the family cabin in Woody Creek, Colorado, fishing, exploring, jeeping and skiing. E. T. had a passion for learning and was an avid reader of American history and Biblical history. E. T. was known to say "The world keeps turning," and his love of keeping the extended family in touch and aware of their heritage is an important part of his legacy.
Mr. Evans was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert Turner and Eva Magee Evans; his brothers, Earl and Franklin Evans; sisters, Minnie Fay Thomas Easter, Alice Thayer, Margaret Daniel and Evalyn Luker.
Survivors include his wife, June of Amarillo; daughter, Sharon Evans Hrubes and husband, Al, of Montrose, CO; three sons, Gary Evans and wife, Angela, of Vienna, VA, Joel Evans and wife, Sherri, of Montrose, CO and Eric Todd Evans and wife, Jamie, of Cleburne, TX; brother, Milton Evans and wife, Geneile, of Floydada; grandsons, Kyle Evans of Detroit, MI, Michael Evans of Vienna, VA, Eric Evans and wife, Rachael, of Grand, Prairie and Derek Hrubes and wife, Amy, of Spokane, WA; granddaughters, Myra Brown and husband, Rick, of Grand Junction, CO, Alyssa Dons and husband, Chris, of Chicago, IL, April Hipps and husband, Riley, of Grand Prairie, TX, Stacie Evans of Grand Junction, CO, Melody Hrubes of Chicago, IL, Rachel Evans of Vienna, VA and Jenny Evans of Montrose, CO; great-grandchildren, Gavin, Landon, Calvin, Maryn and Brenden.
Memorials may be sent to The Mary E. Bivins Foundation Scholarship Fund, % Mary E. Bivins Foundation, P.O. Box 1727, Amarillo, TX, 79105. (This fund provides college scholarships to those pursuing the Christian ministry.)
A celebration of life service for Teddy Alvis Hasley will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at Resthaven's Abbey Chapel with Dr. Ken Horn officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park. The family will receive guests from 7-8 pm Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at Resthaven Funeral Home.
Teddy Alvis Hasley was born August 8, 1926 in Fredrick, OK. to the late Huylar and Deffa (Easley) Hasley. He married Jessie Lorene McDowell on June 20, 1946 in Altus, OK. They made their home in Tipton, OK where Alvis farmed. They moved to Floydada in 1955 were he started his career as a mechanic owning and operating Halsey Automotive. In 1977 they moved to Lubbock were he retired from Gene Messer Ford in 1991. He was preceded in death by his wife Jessie, in 1996, 4 brothers; Paul, Dale, Aaron and Thurman Halsey, and 6 sisters; Ruby Purdy, Lillian Boyd, Audie Bob Parks, Pearl Wylie, Sylvia Posey and Vera Fitzgerald.
Those left to cherish his memory are his sister, Lucy Odessa Randolph, 108, of Downey, CA. his children, David Hasley and wife Christi, Patricia Pemberton, Sharon Hanna all of Lubbock, Lois Bowen and husband Bob of Tucson, AZ., and Teresa Hooper and husband Barry of Ft. Worth, TX., grandchildren; Lisa Lopez, Crystal Pemberton, Nathan and Rusty Bowen, Tim, Ted, Ross, Denton, Dana and Darren Hanna, Matt and Ty Hasley, Samatha and Mandi Hooper, great-grandchildren; Adam, Matthew, and Luke Lopez, Madison Cortinaz, Erica, Derek, Caleb, Aja, Dana, Ray, April, Sierra, Thomas, Alyssia, Ashlee and Ash Hanna, Taylor Bowen, and P.J Mockler. The family would like to say a special thanks to Kenna with NurseCare Hospice.
The family suggests memorial be made to NurseCare Hospice 1312 Texas Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79401.
Gene Lowrance, 67, of Floydada died on Monday, January 29, 2007 at the Lubbock Heart Hospital.
Gene Lowrance was born on July 30, 1939 in Floydada to the late Olan Lee and Frances Nettie (Nixon) Lowrance. He attended school in the Starkey Community and Floydada High School. He married Billie JoAnn "Tiny" Copeland on September 10, 1961 in Floydada. Gene worked for Floyd County Precinct #1 and was also a farmer. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Floydada.
Gene is preceded in death by his parents and son, Billy Gene Lowrance.
He is survived by his wife, Tiny; two sons, Van Lowrance of Lubbock and Clay Lowrance of Floydada; 4 grandchildrren, Magan, Matt, Tucker and Jessica; 3 brothers, Olan Lee, Melvis and Jack Lowrance, all of California and 1 niece, Kim Lowrance of California.
Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at First Baptist Church. Reverend Rance Young officiated. Burial was held at the Lakeview Cemetery under the direction of Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home of Floydada.
BILLY WILSON SNELL
Billy Wilson Snell of Lubbock passed from this life on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 at the age of 89. Mr. Snell was born on Feb. 15, 1917 in Turnersville, TX to Willie and Annie (Jones) Snell. He served our country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He married Virginia McKinney on Aug. 4, 1940 in Floydada, TX. Mr. Snell was a bookkeeper for many years and then owned a restaurant supply business and after retiring he bought a janitorial business. He was a honorary lifetime member of Downtown Kiwanis and a member of Yellowhouse Lodge and Friendship Sunday School Class since 1940. He was a devout Christian and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Virginia Ann; two brothers Wilbur and Clyde Snell and two sisters, Annie Snell and Ruth Hale.
Mr. Snell is survived by his wife of 66 years, Virginia of Lubbock; one son, Steve Snell of Lubbock; one daughter, Susie and husband, Larry Moss of Lubbock; five grandchildren; Tim Snell of Cabot, AR, Sarah Snell of N. Little Rock, AR, Tracey Benson of Cookesville, TN, Heather and husband Robert Newburn of Dallas, Hollie Thornburg of Lubbock and two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Hannah Newburn of Dallas.
Family will greet friends from 6:30 &endash; 8:00 pm, Friday, Jan. 26, 2007 at White Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007 at First United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Arrangements are under the personal care of White Funeral Home of Lubbock.
DONALD R. HANST
A memorial service for Donald R. Hanst, 62, of Cody Wyoming was held Thursday, February 1, 2007 in the Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home in Houston. Funeral Services were held Saturday, February 3, 2007 at First Baptist Church, Lockney. Interment was in Lockney Cemetery.
He was born on December 23, 1944, in Cody Wyoming and passed away on January 29, 2007 following a brief illness. Two of the four surviving brothers are Jerry and Buck Ford, both of Lockney and one of the two sisters, Dixie Johnson, is formerly of Lockney.
FRED LOYD MARR JR.
Fred Loyd Marr, Jr., 77, of Floydada, TX. died Sunday, February 11, 2007 at his residence. No services are scheduled. Arrangement are under the direction of Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home of Floydada, TX.
Services for Latricia Stephens, 61, of Spur, formerly of Floydada, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 after a brief bout with cancer.
Latricia was born on November 18, 1945 in Matador, Texas to Ferrell Frank and Cordie Mae Amonett Stephens. She attended Floydada High School.
She is preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Doyce Stephens and a sister, Deloyce Eubanks.
She is survived by three daughters, Vicki Beaty of Burleson, Debbie Allen of Spur and Tonya Smith of Burleson; one sister, Bobbie Claunch of Crosbyton; two brothers, Cloyd Stephens of Mathis and Duane Stephens of Lubbock; nine grandchildren, Nikki, Courtney, Meagan, Joel, Keith, Bryan, Caitlyn, Bradey and Julie; two great-grandchildren, Ashton and Jordan.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 10, 2007 at the First Baptist Church. Reverend Vance Mitchell of Floydada officated. Burial was held in the Floydada Cemetery under the direction of Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home of Floydada.
Family suggest memorials be made to Vista Care at Carillon Senior LifeCare Community in Lubbock, Texas.
JEROHME D. WIDENER
Jerohme Dale Widener, 37, of Charleston, South Carolina died Saturday, February 10, 2007. He was born December 6, 1969 in Las Cruses, NM to Ernie Dale Widener and Phyllis Roberts. he grew up in Lockney and graduated high school and also attended South Plains College. He served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Sierra.. He was a truck driver since 1990. He was a very loving and devoted father.
Jerohme was preceded in death by grandparents, Dale and Ashby Widener and Elmer Roberts.
He is survived by his children, James Dale and Kelsey Leann Widener and their mother, Traci, of Goose Creek, SC; his parents, father, Ernie Dale Widener and step-mom, Cindy of Lockney; his mother, Phyllis Settle and step-dad, Ricky, of Tulia; grandparents, Bettie Smith of Tulia and Joe and Roberta Settle of Plainview; four brothers, Daron Widener of Ramstein, Germany, Joseph T. Widener of Clovis, NM, Michael Douglass of Canton, Ohio and Aaron Graham of Plainview; two sisters, Elizabeth Hogan of Fountain Valley, CA and Heather Graham of Lockney; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 15, 2007 at the First Baptist Church in Lockney with Dr. Carl Moman officiating. Funeral services are under the direction of Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home of Lockney.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Love Fund for his children at First National Bank of Lockney.
Brac Biggers was born September 12, 1925 in Lockney, Texas to William Dawson (Billy) Biggers and Winnie Floyd Biggers. His parents met at West Texas College around 1912.
His father was Superintendant of Schools in Lockney when the current Lockney High School was built and later worked for the Lockney Chamber of Commerce in the thirties.
His mother was related to Dolphin Ward Floyd for whom Floyd County is named. This fact was discovered in recent years and was a pleasant coincidence that the family was unaware of when they lived in Floyd County.
Brac grew up in McLean, Sudan, and finally Lubbock where he graduated from Lubbock High School and became an Eagle Scout. He joined the Navy and returned to Texas Tech to receive his BSEE degree in 1948.
He joined Southwestern Public Service as an electrical engineer and moved to Plainview where he married Dorothy McVicker in 1952.
He returned to Floyd County in 1953 when he became district manager in Floydada where their first 2 sons Curt and Blair were born. He transferred to Borger where they had a third son Brac, Jr., and he finished his 31 year career with SWPS in Amarillo. He then spent 10 years overseas for NRECA International and retired in Terrell, Texas in 1990.
He was always proud and fond of his Texas Panhandle background.
He died quietly at his home on February 11, 2007 and was interred at the DFW National Cemetery in Dallas.
OLIVER KEITH EMERT
Oliver Keith Emert, 85, of Floydada died Friday, February 23, 2007 at Plainview Health Care Center.
Emert was born November 5, 1922 to the late Albert T. Emert and Audrey Miller Emert.
Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at the Floydada Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home of Floydada.