JOHN C. COLVILLE
Funeral services for John C. Colville were held 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Rev. Jeffrey Geske and Chaplain John Esler officiated.
Graveside service and burial were at Floydada Cemetery under the direction of Schooler Funeral Home of Amarillo.
Mr. Colville died August 20, 2007.
He was born in Floydada, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II and in the Korea Conflict. During World War II, he was assigned to the Advanced Specialized Training Program. Immediately after the invasion of France (D-Day), he joined up with the 69th Infantry Division in Northern France. The 69th fought all the way to Berlin on foot. He proudly carried and hoisted a Texas flag in Germany that had been sent to him by the Governor of Texas. John retired at the rank of captain.
In 1948, he returned to Floydada and married ErvaLee Hartsell. He later moved to Amarillo and joined Pantex where he had a long an successful career. He was an associate member of the American Society of Instrumentation Engineers. John was a leading expert in his area of responsibility at Pantex. He was a pioneer in the filed of instrumentation and computer analysis of complex testing procedures.
He was a former chairman of the Republican Party of Randall County. He was an avid woodworker and his crafts can be found in family homes across the country. He was an active member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church where, until his death, he served as the church treasurer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Daniel Colville and Mary Beedy Colville; his wife, ErvaLee, on February 5, 2002; and one brother, Lynn Colville.
He is survived by: three daughters, Cynthia Hughes and companion, John Stuart of San Antonio; Cheryl Lynn Truszkowski and husband, Ralph of Midland; and Carol Stovall and husband, Larry of Panhandle; one brother, Robert "Bob" Colville of Rochelle, Illinois; seven grandchildren, Michelle Myers of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kelcy Truszkowski of Midland, Erin Stovall of Amarillo, Jeff Stovall of Amarillo, Amy Gwyn of Azle, John Reagan Stovall of Amarillo and Josh Stovall of Salt Lake City, Utah; and two great-grandchildren, Luke Green and Lauren Stovall.
The family suggests memorials to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Organ Fund, 6900 Hillside, Amarillo, Texas 79109.
W.D. "DUSTY" MILLER
Celebration of life services are planned for W.D. "Dusty" Miller, 88, of Lubbock for 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 23, 2007 in Resthaven's Abbey Chapel with Pastor Rick Oliphint officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Mr. Miller died Sunday, August 19, 2007.
Welborn Duke Miller was born in Durham, North Carolina on December 6, 1918. His parents were Olin S. Miller and Nora Duke Miller. He graduated from Floydada High School in 1937. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture from Texas Technological College in 1942. He served in The Army Air Corps from September of 1942 through the end of World War II in 1945.
He worked as an appraiser for the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation from 1966 until retiring in 1985. He married Dola Zara in Lubbock on May 20, 1985.
He is survived by his wife, Dola Miller, a daughter, Julia Ann Conner of Amarillo, a son, Larry Bob Miller of Lubbock, a son, Johnny C. Miller of Houston, a son, Jesse Miller of Ft. Worth, a stepson, Sergio Ceja of Lubbock, a stepson, German Ceja of San Antonio and his grandchildren.
He is also survived by stepson, Gene Zara of Abilene, stepdaughter, Debra Robertson of Lubbock and stepdaughter, Helen Burke of Lubbock.
The family requests memorial donations to the Salvation Army, 16th and Ave. K, Lubbock, Texas 78401.
A memorial service for Sally Galloway was held at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at the First Baptist Church in Floydada. Sally passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2007. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Kitchen Angels at kitchenangels.org
Funeral mass for Meliton Gonzales, 61, of Lockney was held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 29,2007 at San Jose Catholic Church. Msgr. Antonio Gonzalez officiated. Rosary was held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at San Jose Catholic Church in Lockney. Arrangements were under the direction of Moore-Rose Funeral Home of Lockney, TX.
He died Sunday, August 26, 2007 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
Meliton was born on September 22, 1945 in McAllen, TX. to Meliton Gonzales, Sr. and Anita Ortegon. He attended schools in McAllen and he owned his own business in Lockney called Speedy Upholstery for five years. He loved his hobby and enjoyed helping others. He was a devoted son, father and brother.
He is preceded in death by a son, Michael Anthony Gonzales, his father, Meliton Gonzales, Sr. and his step-father, Ramon Ortegon.
Survivors include one son, Mark Anthony Gonzales of Katy; one daughter, Melissa Gonzales Houlk of St. Charles, IL; his mother, Anita Ortegon of Lockney; one brother, Aaron Gonzales of Mission; three sisters, Ofelia Ortegon and Vickie Zavala of Lockney, and Marisol Gonzales of Mission; four grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews.
Amy Lorraine Lamb, 71, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, August 21, 2007 surrounded by her loving family.
The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 24, 2007 at Lucas Funeral Home, 1321 Precinct Line Road, Hurst Texas.
The family received friends Thursday, August 23,2007 at the funeral home.
Burial was Saturday, August 26, 2007 at Fairview Cemetery in Clarksville.
Lorraine was born September 22, 1935, in Plainview. She married her husband of 42 years, John Lamb on December 19, 1964.
She taught English for 30 years. She taught in Texarkana and Seminole and Hurst-Euless-Bedford area for 22 years.
Survivors include: husband, John Thomas Lamb; son, James Robert Briggs; sister, Elaine Jennings and husband, Sam; grandchildren, Meagan Briggs, Caitlin Briggs; nephews, Jon Jennings, Daniel Wavroch and Kevin Jennings, his wife, Diane and sons, Noah and Sawyer; and many loving family members and friends.
June Patzer of Floydada passed away on August 22, 2007.
Mrs. Patzer was born on June 7, 1926 in Antigo, WI to Bert Chapman and Lydia Chapman. She married Keith Patzer on October 25, 1947 in Antigo, Wisconsin.
June loved traveling and she was a passionate member of the Good Sam Club. Her favorite past time was playing bridge with her dearest friends and spending her afternoons with her friends at the Senior Citizens Center. She was passionate about making family gatherings happen, whether at home or with travel. June enjoyed long walks with her husband and her dog. She was a loving wife, dedicated mother and grandmother.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two children, Greg Patzer & Kelly Patzer and one brother, Jerry Chapman.
She is survived by her husband, Keith; one daughter, Kathy Pritchard of Plainview; one son, Bart Patzer & wife, Kellye of Austin; two granddaughters, Tasha Smith and Lashay Pritchard and three nieces & nephews, Toni Brinker & her son, Bryan Clark, Gail Chapman & Mark Chapman.
Memorial services for June Patzer were held Saturday August 25, 2007, at 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Floydada. Rev. Les Hall officiated. Funeral services were under the direction of Moore Rose Funeral Home, Floydada.
Family suggest memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, 203 W. Kentucky, Floydada, TX 79235 and Floydada Senior Citizen, 301 E. Georgia, Floydada, TX 79235.
Graveside services and burial for Dorothy Rushing Poe, 79, of Tulsa, OK will be at The Rushing Chapel Cemetery in Floydada, TX.
Dorothy passed away Saturday, August 25, 2007 at Promise Land, in Lubbock.
She was born to Lee and Elsie Rushing on October 27, 1927 in Floydada, TX. She grew up on the family farm and ranch about 10 miles from Floydada. She attended a country school, and for a time, she actually rode on the back of her brother's horse to and from school. She shared many memories about those times with her family.
Dorothy earned a B.S. in education from West Texas State University in Canyon, TX. She married Robert M. Poe on February 10, 1962 at First United Methodist Church in Floydada, eventually she and Bob settled in Tulsa, OK.
For thirty years Dorothy worked at Woodland Acres Baptist Church and Day Care as office manager, that experience enriched Dorothy's life by helping her find meaning and purpose in a caring environment. One of her greatest accomplishments in life was developing caring relationships with children. She had a wonderful way of communicating with children. She took every opportunity to make herself available to mentor children, as an example, her office was located at the entrance of the school and she was the first person to meet, and greet, and comfort or encourage the children and their parents. She cherished those personal friendships. She was appreciated for her thoughtfulness and dedication after her retirement, she enjoyed renewing old friendships and spending time with her family.
Dorothy enjoyed her participation in the America Association of University Women (AAUW). She was treasurer for the Tulsa group for ten years. Her reward for working in that organization was the opportunity to meet interesting women with common goals.
Mrs. Poe was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Elsie Rushing of Floydada,; her sister, Juanita Bridges of Houston; her brother in law Malcolm Bridges, her sister in law, Betty Rushing and nephew, Richard Rushing both of Lubbock.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Poe of Tulsa; her brother, Joe Rushing of Lubbock; her niece Janet and husband, Wayne Pick of Waco; nephew, Ray and wife Suzanne Bridges of New Braunfels; nephew Joe Ray and wife Cindy Rushing of Lubbock; she is also survived by great nieces and nephews, Joe D‚ Ray and wife Dusti Rushing and Ronda Rushing all of Lubbock; Michelle and husband Matt Pahl, Patrick and wife Laura Bridges, Elaine and husband Bryan Morgan, Leanne and husband Clay Gaspar, all of Houston; Nicole and husband Brandon Dietert of New Braunsfel, David and wife Stephanie Pick of Waco. She is also survived by many great great nieces and nephews.
Family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff at PromiseLand and NursCare Home Health and Hospice for their generosity and loving care for Dorothy and the family
Family suggest memorials be made to NursCare Hospice, 1312 Texas Ave, Lubbock Tx, 79401; PromiseLand, 3314 40th St., Lubbock, TX 79413, and Alzheimer's Association, 6630 S. Quaker, Ste E., Lubbock, TX 79413.
LENARD DALE CRABB
Lenard Dale Crabb, 86, of Lockney, Texas, former Rush Springs, Oklahoma resident, died Sunday, September 16, 2007 in Amarillo. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at the Southern Baptist Church in Rush Springs, Oklahoma with Rev. Terry Beard officiating.
Burial was in the Rush Springs Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Rush Springs.
Lenard was born Saturday, August 13, 1921 in Empire, Oklahoma to William Flemon and Jessie (Watkins) Crabb.
He graduated from Rush Springs High School. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1942 and served during W.W. II on the USS Hancock.
He married Dorothy Fay Hall on December 16, 1945 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was a retired carpenter. They lived in many Texas towns including Quitaque, Jayton, Paint Creek, Highland, Lockett, Wichita Falls, Silverton and Floydada. Lenard enjoyed collecting model trains, cars, reading and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lockney, Texas.
His survivors include his wife, Dorothy Fay Crabb of the home; son, William Ray Crabb and wife, Miu of Reno, Nevada; daughter, Lenda Clark and husband, Oliver of Lockney; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Alton Crabb and wife, Betty of Cox City, Oklahoma; Bob Crabb and wife, Cleo of Anthers, Oklahoma and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bill Crabb.
Pallbearers were Larry Crabb, Larry Joe Crabb, Craig Crabb, Boyd Pendley, Billy Joe Crittendon and Kody Krawtzow. Honory pallbearers were Scott Dennis, Jim Williams, Charles Garner, Cliff Creech, Bob Graves, Bud Craddock, Junior Hale, Billy Evans, Ricky Large, Kenneth Grooms and Billy Wayne Crabb.
JOHN W. MCCULLOCH
On September 18, 2007, Wes went Home to be with His Lord,whom he loved so much. John Wesley McCulloch was born on January 1, 1927 to Nettie (Hooper) and John Sankey McCulloch in the Providence Community near Lockney.
He entered the Army at the age of 17. He was stationed in Oregon and received his education from the military. He later taught school at Courtney (out of Stanton), where he met the love of his life, Bernice Davis. He married her in Canyon on November 26, 1947. To this blessed union were born three daughters, Jenetta, Sandra and Rebecca and one son, Steve. The couple enjoyed 50 years of matrimony.
Mr. McCulloch is also survived by six grandchildren, Patrick, Brandy Georgian, Brice, Cody and Erin and four great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Cassie, Luke and Lucy. Wes worked for General Dynamics for 37 years.
Later in life, he became reacquainted with his wife's best friend, Meredith Crone and on September 7, 2002 they were married in Shallowater. Through this union, Wes gained daughters, Melody and Sharon and grandchildren, Whitney, Tanya, Cheyenne and Dee.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 20, 2007 at the First United Methodist Church in Lockney. Brian Adams officated. Burial followed on Friday, September 21, 2007 in the Greenwood Cemetery in Ft. Worth. Services were held under the direction of Moore-Rose Funeral Home of Lockney.