Services for Vera Irene Bartee, 99, of Lubbock will be at 11:00 AM, Friday, November 29, 2002 at the Broadway Church of Christ Chapel in Lubbock with Malcom Young officiating.
Burial will be at 2:00 PM MST, in Portales Cemetery in Portales, New Mexico under direction of Adams Funeral Home of Ralls.
She died Sunday, November 23, 2002 at Lubbock. She was born July 10, 1903 in Greer County, Oklahoma. She married Jack Knox Bartee on August 18, 1923 in Childress, Texas. He died October 14, 1957.
She was a member of Southside Church of Christ. She was a 1921 graduate of Hollis High School in Oklahoma. She attended Oklahoma University and received her teaching certificate. She then taught school in Dodson, Oklahoma. She enjoyed reading and quilting. She moved to Lubbock in 1958 from Portales.
Survivors include: two sons; Dr. Kyle Bartee and his wife Marilyn of Lubbock, Jimmie Ned Bartee and his wife Mary of Abilene, three grandsons; Dr. Barry Bartee and his wife Lisa of Lubbock, Chad Bartee and his wife Brandy of Lubbock, Klay Bartee and his wife Lisa Jo of Searcy, Arkansas, 5 Great Grandchildren; Brandon and Blair Bartee of Lubbock and Kasey, Kris and Kallie Bartee of Searcy, Arkansas and a niece Patricia Wood of Portales, New Mexico.
The family suggests memorials to Children’s Home of Lubbock 4404 Idalou Hwy. Lubbock, Texas 79403.
There will be a viewing from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Thursday at the funeral home and then from 10:00 AM to service time at the church.
Vera Irene Davis Bartee
A pioneer woman whose lifespan covered five major wars, two major depressions, numerous recessions and the terms of nineteen U. S. Presidents died Sunday of natural causes.
Vera Irene Davis Bartee, lately of Sister’s Loving Arms Nursing Home was 99 years 5 months and 14 days old.
Survivors include two sons and their wives: Jim and Mary of Abilene, Kyle and Marilyn of Lubbock, Grandsons and their families Klay and Lisa, Kris, Kasey and Kallie Bartee of Searcy Arkansas, Barry and Lisa, Brandon and Blair Bartee of Lubbock, Chad and Brandy Bartee of Lubbock. Also surviving a favorite niece Patricia Wood of Portales, New Mexico, Great Nieces Katha Burke of Clovis, New Mexico and Juana Elwood of Powell, Wyoming.
Vera Davis was born in Southwestern Oklahoma before the creation of Harmon County. Her early life and schooling occurred in such quaint communities as O. M. and Tea Cross before graduating from Hollis High School in 1921. As a young girl she traveled by buggy and covered wagon to New Mexico and in later life flew the jets to Europe to visit family and see the sights. In her words, she saw it all.
Vera attended the University of Oklahoma, received a teacher’s certificate and taught school in Oklahoma and New Mexico. In 1923 she met and married Jack Knox Bartee. Two sons were born to this union, Jimmy Ned and Jackie Kyle.
Knox and Vera lived in numerous places and did numerous things for a living. They farmed in Deaf Smith County, ran a telephone office in Wheeler County, worked for the Corp of US Army Engineers during WWII, finally settling to the routine of being a small town grocer in New Mexico. Knox died in 1957. Vera moved to Lubbock where she lived in the same house for the remaining 45 years of her live without Knox.
Vera’s long life and excellent memory enabled her to chronicle to her sons and grandsons many of the dramatic historical events of the 20th century as she experienced them. She even had a first hand link to the Civil War. Her Grandmother lived with her family until
her death in 1928. She recounted to Vera stories of her own struggles as a young widow with two small children in the aftermath of the war. Grandma Harris was particularly harsh when talking of the “carpet baggers” and how they cheated the southern landowners.
Vera survived the flu epidemic of 1917-18. She dealt with the desperate times of the Great Depression, an experience that formed a manner of frugal living that Vera followed all her remaining life. She worked as a volunteer, prayed and did all the things a worried mother and sister does when her men go off to war as they did in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Throughout all, demeanor was much the same, steady, calm and resolute.
Vera had an unflagging, unfailing, unflinching faith in two important subjects; that the United States of America was the greatest nation ever created by man under God’s direction and that Jesus Christ is God’s own Son, the savior of the world. These two volatile, over-arching subjects often led into that no-no realm of religion and politics. No one ever doubted Vera’s stand on any given subject.
Vera was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. Over the years she attended Broadway and College congregations, but the last thirty years she worshipped at Southside. Vera’s faithfulness and near perfect attendance served as an inspiration to all who knew her.
Her failing health prevented her attendance in the last year, but she always listened to the services as they were broadcast on KYFO each Sunday morning. She listened this last Sunday.
The last question she asked in this life was directed towards her son Kyle. “Did you go to church today?” When he nodded yes, she smiled. A few moments later, she murmured “Take me, Lord” and he did.
Special thank yous to Malcolm Young, Dale Stone, Gordon Brewer, the members of the Southside Church of Christ, the Naylors who transported her 3 – 4 times a week to church and back and all those who ministered to her needs. The late LaVerne Bolton who was an angel and to Kia Mutrannowski who served her special needs. To the Sisters’ Loving Arms, Sherry, Larry, Cynthia, Cristy and all those who made her last days comfortable and to all those that I failed to mention, God Bless and Keep you in his arms.
Services for Alfred Odell Poteet, 87, of Wolfforth will be Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002 at the First Baptist Church in Ralls with the Rev. Ken Horn officiating.
Burial will be in Ralls Cemetery under direction of Adams Funeral Home - Ralls.
He died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002 at his home in Wolfforth. He was born November 17, 1915 in Parnell, Hall County, Texas.
He married Willie Fay "Bill" Wilson on Jan. 27, 1940. She preceded him in death on May 4, 2002.
He was a member of the Ralls First Baptist Church and former member of the Ralls Lions Club. He had worked for Henry Stafford Construction and owned and operated Poteet Construction. He moved to Lubbock in 1969 from Ralls.
Survivors include: a son Troy Dell "Smokey" Poteet of Wolfforth, four daughters; Mary Nell Thomas of Wolfforth, Nita Vincent of Lubbock, Rita Jernigan of Weatherford and Jackie Clines of Robinson 10 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild.
Pallbearers will be grandchildren: Poteet Suzanne Vincent, Lorie Vincent, Justin Jernigan, Derek Thomas, Jeremy Thomas, Jason Thomas, Marci Thomas, Cheryl Poteet, Jon David Poteet, Katy Poteet.
Graveside Services for Tommy Lyle, 96, of Lubbock will be at 1:30 PM, Saturday, December 7, 2002 at Ralls Cemetery with the Rev. Keith Wiseman officiating. Burial is under direction of Adams Funeral Home of Ralls.
He died Wednesday, December 4, 2002 at Carillon Care Center in Lubbock. He was born September 12, 1906 in Scott County, Mississippi. He married Elizabeth Leonard in 1938 in Roswell, New Mexico. She died December 25, 1948. He then married Frances Urban on October 9, 1954 in Cameron, Missouri. She died December 14, 1997.
He was a member of the Lubbock First United Methodist Church. He was a 1925 Graduate of Ralls High School and entered Texas Tech in 1925 the year it opened. He graduated from Texas Tech in 1929 and did graduate work in Evanston, Illinois. He worked for Illinois Bell until 1935. He then farmed in Ralls until his retirement in 1972. He served on the Ralls School board the year the new shcool was built. He was a member of the Ralls Rotary Club and served as its president in 1960. He helped organize Crosby County Fuel Associationn. He had also been a Sunday School teacher in Ralls and Lubbock. He moved to Lubbock in 1977 from Ralls.
Survivors include: two daughters; Betsy Hanson and her husband Jens of Windsor, Canada, Sheila Williams and her husband Mark of Austin, five grandchildren; Thomas Lyle Williams, Scott Anthony Williams, Nicole Williams, Thomas Neil Hanson and Kathryn Hanson, 7 great grandchildren a nephew and his wife Bill and Robby Lyle of Normangee, four nieces Sara Ann, Dorothy, Barbara and Winnie.
The family suggests memorials to the Tommy and Frances Lyle Scholarship fund at Texas Tech or the First United Methodist Church in Lubbock.
The family will receive friends from 11 AM to 12 PM on Saturday at the Funeral Home.
Maria Eva Martinez
Services for Maria Eva Martinez, 78, of Lubbock formerly Crosbyton will be at 11:00 AM, Friday, December 13, 2002 at San Jose Catholic Church in Crosbyton with the Rev. Michael O'Dwyer and Rev. Leonardo Pahamtang officiating.
Rosary will be said at 7:00 PM, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Ralls.
Burial will be in Crosbyton Cemetery under direction of Adams Funeral Home of Crosbyton.
She died Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at IHS Hospital. She was born November 26, 1924 in Portland, Texas. She married Juan Soto Martinez on March 24, 1943 in Sinton, Texas. He preceded her in death on February 18, 1990.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lubbock. She was a homemaker and moved to Lubbock in 1969 from Crosbyton.
She is also preceded in death by a son Daniel V. Martinez on March 28, 2002.
Survivors include: a son Thomas Martinez of Lubbock, two daughters; Irene Martinez of Lubbock and Minnie Padilla of St. Paul, Minnesota, 2 brothers; Julio Villanueva of Lubbock, Beto Villanueva of Sinton, four sisters; Louisa Lara, Jacinta Perez, Lucia Medellin and Aurora Garcia all of Sinton, 9 Grandchildren, 28 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchild.
Graveside services for Donald Miller, 67, of Shallowater will be at 2:00 PM, Monday, January 27, 2002 at Ralls Cemetery with Rev. Elizabeth Abraham officiating.
Arrangements are under direction of Adams Funeral Home of Ralls.
He died Friday, January 24, 2003 at his home in Shallowater. He was born February 3, 1935 in Anna, Texas. He married Bessie Parker on January 15, 1955 in Lubbock.
He was a cotton ginner and had worked at cotton gins all over West Texas. He had also worked for Delton Caddell for 11 years. He moved to Shallowater in November 1996. He was a veteran of the US Army.
He is preceded in death by his father; Wesley Floyd Miller, three brothers; Dennis Harold Miller, R. E. Miller, and Dwayne Miller and three sisters Elma Hogg, Sharon Douthitt, Louise Dalbec.
Survivors include: his wife Bessie Miller of Shallowater, his mother Frances Miller of Lorenzo, two brothers; Joe Bob Miller of Gordonville, Texas, Harold Miller of Abernathy, eight sisters; Tammy Hatley of Lorenzo, Lorie Miller of Houston, Judy Crowley of Ralls, Peggy Sellers of Ralls, Shirley Smith of Acuff, Carol Miller of Lubbock, Carlene Harvey of Madill, OK, Catherine McCallister of Shallowater.
There will be a visitation from 1 PM to 3 PM on Sunday and from 9:00 AM to service time on Monday
Services for Wanda Kay Anderson, 47, of Lubbock will be at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 31, 2003 at the First Baptist Church in Lorenzo with the Rev. Leonard Chatham officiating. Burial will be in West Side Cemetery in Lorenzo under direction of Adams Funeral Home of Lorenzo.
Wanda Kay Anderson was born in Lorenzo, Texas on January 4, 1956 to Billy and Frankie Lawson. She was the fourth of eleven children born to this union. She attended Lorenzo schools.
Wanda was united in holy matrimony to Alfred Ray Anderson. To this union two children were born Monica and Marlana.
She was preceded in death by two brothers Ronnie Lawson and King John Lawson.
Wanda leaves to cherish her precious memories her husband Alfred Ray Anderson, her two daughters Monica and Marlana Anderson both of Lubbock, her mother Frankie Fennell of Lubbock, five brothers; Billy Ray Lawson of Dalhart, Bobby Ray Lawson, Darrell Lawson and Tommy Lawson all of Lubbock, Richard Lawson of Amarillo, three sisters; Betty Anderson, Susie Lawson and Evelyn Lawson all of Lubbock and four grandchildren
Soyla Alma Reyna
Services for Soyla Alma Reyna, 43, of Corpus Christi, Texas and formerly of Lubbock and Lorenzo will be at 2:00 PM, Monday, Feb. 3, 2003 at San Lorenzo Catholic Church with the Rev. Roland Buxkemper officiating. Rosary will be said at 7:00 PM, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003 at the same church.
Burial will be in Lorenzo Cemetery under direction of Adams Funeral Home of Lorenzo.
She died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003 at Lubbock University Medical Center. She was born May 29, 1959 in Crosbyton.
She was a member of the St. Joseph?s Catholic Church in Lubbock. She moved to Corpus Christi in 2001 from Lubbock.
She is preceded in death by her father Juan Ubano Reyna on July 17, 1997, and a brother Johnny Reyna who died April 5, 1997.
Survivors include: two sons; Martin Anthony Reyna of Lubbock, George Guadalupe Moreno of Corpus Christi, her mother; Estorgia Lopez of Lubbock, her paternal grandmother, Inez Reyna of Ralls, her special friend Clemente Botello of Corpus Christi, two brothers; Jaime Reyna of Lubbock, Gilbert Reyna of Lubbock, two sisters; Christina Reyna of Lubbock and Esperanza Reyna of Lubbock.
Casket bearers: Nathan Cisneros, Martin Reyna, Tom Reyna, Able Reyna, Esequiel Reyna and Rene Cisneros