Funeral services for Jimmy Dale Duke, 64 of Littlefield was held at 5 p.m. Friday, August 2, 2002 in the Crescent Park Church of Christ in Littlefield. Wilburn Dennis officiated and Eric Dickey and Jamie Wooton assisted.
Burial was in the Littlefield Memorial Park under the direction of Hammons Funeral Home of Littlefield.
He died Wednesday, July 31, 2002.
He was born December 24, 1937 in Dickens County. He married Freddie Offield on June 17, 1960 in Littlefield. He served in the Army before returning to Littlefield, where he was employed by Lamb County Electrical Co-op for 15 years. He established his own business Duke Electric in 1973.
He was a former member of the West Texas Road Runners Motorcycle Club, Early Risers Lions Club in Littlefield and the Littlefield Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the Crescent Park Church of Christ in Littlefield.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Angela Duke of Lubbock and Stephanie Hansen of Calhan, Colorado; two brothers, Jackie of Floydada and Billy of Lovington, New Mexico; three sisters, Gene Baird of Paducah, Wanda Davenport of Paoli, Oklahoma, and Margie Baird of Tularosa, New Mexico and five grandchildren.
The family requests memorials to the Davron Duke Scholarship Fund.
Funeral services for Jean Williams, 64, of Floydada were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 5, 2002 at the Trinity Assembly. Reverend Henry Russell officiated and Reverend Anthony D. Sisemore assisted.
Burial was in the Floydada Cemetery under the direction of Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home of Floydada.
Mrs. Williams died Thursday, August 1, 2002 at her residence in Floydada.
She was born on March 10, 1938 to Alice Walling O'Neal and the late Hurshal Grady O'Neal in Odessa. She attended schools in Spur. She married Toby Williams on November 15, 1952 in Spur and moved to Floydada in 1966. He preceded her in death on February 13, 1993.
She had been a volunteer at Cogdell Clinic and with hospice. She taught a Senior Citizens Computer Course for S.P.A.G. She was a homemaker and a vital part of Trinity Assembly.
Survivors include: three daughters, Debbie Walker and husband Dale of Amarillo, Duffy Hinkle and husband Bill of Lubbock and Dee Leatherman and husband John of Floydada; her mother, Alice O'Neal of Albuquerque, New Mexico; one sister, Ruth Ann Hindman Carpenter of Albuquerque, New Mexico; four grandchildren, Pepper Renay Franklin and husband Jeff of Lubbock, William Chad Hinkle of Tulsa,Oklahoma and Lindsey Dee Leatherman and Jennifer Lynn Leatherman both of Floydada; and special friend, Sonny Holmes of Floydada.
The family suggests memorials to the Trinity Assembly Youth, 500 W. Houston, Floydada, Texas 79235 or to a favorite charity.
Casketbearers were Chad Hinkle, Jeff Franklin, Jerry Williams, Alton Williams, Robert Williams, Mike Reeves and Paul Looney.
CAROL COGDELL COURTNEY
Funeral services for Carol Cogdell Courtney, 46, of Houston were held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 21, 2002 at St. Martin's Episcopal Church. Reverend Dr. Laurence A. Gipson and Reverend Dr. Peter G. Thomas officiated. A reception followed in Founders Hall at the Church.
Graveside services and interment were held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2002 in the Snyder Cemetery in Snyder.
Burial was under the direction of George H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Directors of Houston.
Mrs. Courtney died Thursday, September 19, 2002.
She was born November 6, 1955 in Snyder.
She was a graduate of Mary Baldwin College, attended Harvard and was a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law where she was a Phi Beta Kappa.
She was a member of the St. Martin's Episcopal Church, The Garden Club of Houston, Kinkaid School Parents Association, a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Fay School and sustaining member of The Junior League of Houston.
She was also on the Board of ECW at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, a member of the State Bar of Texas and a former associate at Vinson & Elkins, LLP.
Mrs. Courtney was preceded in death by her father, D.M. Cogdell, Jr. and her father-in-law, William R. Courtney.
Survivors include her husband, John P. Courtney of Houston; two sons, John Cogdell Courtney and David Martin Courtney, both of Houston; her mother, Johnnie Brock Cogdell of Lubbock; a sister, Connie Cogdell Clark and her husband, Gaylon, of Lubbock; her mother-in-law, Shirley Courtney of Temple; a uncle, Billy Cogdell of Silverton and numerous cousins.
The family suggests memorials to MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 297153, Houston, Texas 77297.
Funeral services for Sylvia Ann Ferguson Davis, 61, of Horizon City were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 21, 2002 at the First Christian Church in Plainview. Rev. Mary Lou Dillon officiated.
Burial was in the Plainview Memorial Park under the direction of Lemons Funeral Home of Plainview.
She died Monday, September 16, 2002.
She was born July 27, 1941, in Junction City, Kansas. She married David Davis on June 19, 1976, in Plainview. She graduated from Plainview High School May 28, 1959. She attended Texas Christian University, Oklahoma Panhandle State College, Wayland Baptist University and Texas Tech and graduated from West Texas State University with a bachelor of arts degree on May 27, 1967.
She also attended the seminary and began teaching in the Floydada school district as an elementary teacher. She also taught in the Alice, Big Spring, Bovine and Fabens districts and retired in 1994.
Survivors include her husband; and a daughter, LeeAnn Davis of Horizon City.
Funeral services for Ulan Dale Puckett, 81, of Lubbock were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 11, 2002 at Resthaven's Abbey Chapel. Reverend Mike Brock officiated. Graveside services were conducted at Lockney Cemetery, under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.
Mr. Puckett died November 8, 2002 at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas Veterans Home in Big Spring.
He was born August 9, 1921 at Winters. He graduated from Big Spring High School and later attended Hardin Simmons University at Abilene where he received his C.T.P. pilot's license.
He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He married Levera Darnell Johnston in 1966 at Plainview. He was a member of the Masons and Shriners in Seminole. He served as president of the Jaycee's in Seminole and was president of Residence Council in Big Spring. He farmed and ranched in Big Spring and later in Seminole until 1949 when he became a salesman for an insurance company and for Gourmet Food Marketing until his retirement in 1995. He was also a member of the East Fourth Baptist Church in Big Spring. He is preceded in death by his wife and by a son Robert Gene Puckett in 1956.
He is survived by son Joe Puckett of Lubbock, daughter Lisa Page of Salida, Colorado; brother Sam Puckett of Las Cruces, New Mexico; sister Annelle Campbell of Amarillo; 2 grandchildren, Josh and JeNea Puckett; also stepchildren Steve Johnston, Gayle, and Trece Ann.
The family suggests memorials be sent to Shriner's Children's Hospital.
Funeral services for Bobbie Irwin Smitherman, 51, of Alcoa, were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at New Providence Presbyterian Church. Dr. Emily Anderson, Dr. G. Kenneth Gates and Rev. Ralph Lee officiated. Interment was at Williamson Chapel Cemetery.
Mrs. Smitherman died November 9, 2002 at U.T. Hospital.
She was a member of New Providence Presbyterian Church, and was a long time realtor for Nelson Realtor.
She is survived by her husband Marc Smitherman, son Jake Alexander Smitherman; mother, Lola Irwin Russell of Maryville, sisters and brothers-in-law Leona and Jim Hargiss of Knoxville; Janice and Kevin Ivens of Maryville; and sister, Charlotte Vogel of Maryville; brothers and sisters-in-law Von and Sandra Irwin of Dallas, and Kenneth and Donna Irwin of Maryville.
She is also survived by her Mother and father-in-law Philip and Mildred Smitherman of Floydada; brother-in-law Monty L. Smitherman of Silverton; and several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held 10:00 a.m., November 9, 2002 for Ms. Terrazas at St. Francis Catholic Church. Father Nilo Nalugon officiated. Burial was in the Masonic section of Abilene Municipal Cemetery, directed by Abilene Funeral Home.
Terrazas, 66, died Wednesday, November 6, 2002.
Mrs. Terrazas was born September 26, 1936, in Ballinger. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Francis Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Terrazas of Abilene; a son, David Terrazas of Abilene; three daughters, Margie Alvarez of Mansfield, Yvonne Salas of Coleman and Nancy Morelos of Abilene; four sisters, Vickie Garcia of Floydada, Graviela Martinez of San Antonio, Santos Quintanilla of Abilene and Felipa Garcia of Dublin; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
WAYNE ALTON GOUND
Funeral services were held for Wayne Alton Gound, 91, of Orange, California in Santa Ana, California and in Dallas.
Burial was held in Dallas.
Gound was born in Floydada to Walter Alford and Lula Miller Gound. His mother was the daughter of Robert Thornton and Mary Frances Miller who settled in Floyd county in 1889. His father was an early settler in Floyd county and moved here in 1900. As a boy, Wayne lived in Missouri, Colorado, California, and Floydada. He considered Floydada to be his home.
After high school he worked for Arwin's Drug Store and while working there he took a home study course, passed the State examination, and became a licensed pharmacist in the State of Texas.
On November 5, 1932 Wayne married Herma Lea Norman of Floydada.
After working as a pharmacist in Floydada and Plainview, Wayne purchased a drug store in Big Springs. When Wayne retired from the drug store, he moved to the Dallas area. Herma Lea died December 31, 1986. Wayne moved to Orange, California and on January 26, 1991 married Merna Ellerd. He was living in Orange at the time of his death.
Wayne is survived by his wife Merna; by his daughter, Joyce Barnes; his son, Norman Gound; one sister, Velda Louise Smith of Bakersfield, California; one brother, Edgar Ray Gound of Las Vegas, Nevada; twelve grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren,
ERMINE IDA JOHNSON
Graveside services were held at l:00 p.m. Monday at Memory Gardens Cemetery. The Rev. Scott Richards of Trinity United Methodist Church officiated. A memorial service was held at 3:00 p.m. Monday at Park Place Towers, 1300 S. Harrison. Alan Williamson officiated. Burial was under the direction of Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors, 5400 Bell St.
Mrs. Johnson was born November 26, 1912 to William Lucian and Lucy Ann (Casey) Thomas. She graduated from Lockney High School in 1930. She graduated from West Texas State College in 1938. She married Edwin Scott Johnson on November 23, 1938. They had twin sons Malcolm Thomas Johnson and Michael Richard Johnson, born May 11, 1943.
Mrs. Johnson died Friday, November 8, 2002.
She was a member of the Retired Texas Teachers Association. She was a charter member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband on May 26, 2002.
Survivors include two sones, Malcolm Thomas Johnson of Dayton, and Michael Richard Johnson and wife, Shirley, of Bedford; a sister Meda Ruth Watts of Floydada; a brother, W.L. Thomas of Lockney; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be made to BSA Hospice, 600 N. Tyler, Amarillo, Texas 79107 or Ware Memorial, 400 W. 14th Ave., Amarillo, Texas 79101.
BETTY JUNE STAPLETON
Services were held for Betty June Stapleton, 68, of North Richland Hills, at 4:00 p.m., November 7, 2002 in First United Methodist Church of Hurst.
Burial was in Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery by Lucas Funeral Home of Hurst.
She was born in Blue Ridge on April 19, 1934. She grew up in Lockney where she was active in all phases of academics and athletics in high school. She married Eddie Glen Holcomb.
The family moved to Canyon where Betty was director of education for First Methodist Church of Canyon. She received her college degree from West Texas State University with a combined major in English and History.
She taught English at Amarillo High School and established the humanities curriculum at AHS. After moving to Richland Hills, she married Bob Stapleton and continued her teaching career at LD Bell High School.
Survivors include her husband, Bob; a son, Eddie Glen Holcomb, Jr.; two brothers, Terry Clark and Kenneth Clark; and two grandchildren, Brandon Holcomb, and Travis Holcomb.
The family suggests memorials to the Leukemia Society, research department, 12850 Spurling Drive, Dallas, Texas 75230.