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      Last updated; Tuesday, May 30, 2000, 5:37 AM

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      Lola Pearl Fellers
      QUANAH - Lola Pearl Fellers, 91, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Paris.

      Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Quanah Memorial
      Park with Roelf Ruffner, minister of Chillicothe
      Church of Christ, officiating. Arrangements are by Price-Jackson Funeral Home.

      Mrs. Fellers was born in Honey Grove. After attending East Texas
      State Teachers College at Commerce, she taught
      school at Williams High School and Hooleyann High School. She worked
      as a nurses aide at Hardeman County
      Memorial Hospital.

      For 15 years, she lived in Vernon, where she was a member of Vernon
      Church of Christ and the Vernon Art League.
      She moved to Paris five years ago.

      She married William Ira Fellers in 1931 at Hollis, Okla. He died in
      1973. Her adopted son, Rodger Wayne Fellers, died
      in 1970.

      Survivors include a brother, Alvie Winningham of Honey Grove; a
      sister, Olga Rollans of Vernon; two grandchildren;
      and a niece.

      The family suggests memorials be to Paris Junior College Art Study
      Club Scholarship; or Tiptons Children's Home.

      Amarillo Daily News May 30, 2000

      Byron Johnson
      DALHART - Byron Johnson, 23, died Friday, May 26, 2000.

      Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in United Pentecostal Church.
      Burial will be in Memorial Park by Hass Funeral
      Home.

      Mr. Johnson was born in Ulysses, Kan., and moved with his family to
      Dalhart in 1982. In 1996, he graduated from
      Dalhart High School. He worked as a custom harvester and was a member
      of the United Pentecostal Church.

      Survivors include three sons, Crispin Johnson of Republic, Mo., and
      Trenton Johnson and T.J. Johnson, both of
      Dalhart; his parents, Clifford and Gloria Johnson of Dalhart; a
      sister, Nina Johnson of Dalhart; and grandparents, Ida
      Johnson of Walnut Shade, Mo., and James and Zelpha Ellis of Stonington, Colo.

      Amarillo Daily News May 30, 2000

      Candelario C. Bursiaga
      FLOYDADA - Candelario C. "Lalo" Bursiaga, 81, died Sunday, May 28, 2000.

      Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Monday in Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home
      Memorial Chapel. Funeral mass will be at 2
      p.m. today at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church with the Rev. John
      Ohlig, as celebrant. Burial will be in Floydada
      Cemetery.

      Mr. Bursiaga was born in Saragosa, Mexico. In 1965, he moved from
      Raymondville to Floydada, where he was a
      member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church.

      During World War II, he served with the Army. In 1973, he retired
      from farming and construction.

      He married Josephine Cisneros in 1972 at Floydada.

      Survivors include his wife; three stepsons, Fernando Arvizu and Billy
      Joe Villarreal, both of Floydada, and Eloy
      Villarreal of Amarillo; four stepdaughters, Rosa Duran and Selma
      Mendoza, both of Floydada, Olga Pena of Lubbock,
      and Lucy Villarreal of Amarillo; four brothers, Pedro Bursiaga and
      Lupe Bursiaga, both of Cleburne, and Celestino
      Bursiaga of Lubbock, and Luis Bursiaga of Raymondville; three
      sisters, Delores Montejano and Luisa Rieber, both of
      Lindsey, Calif., and Eloisa Gonzales of Amarillo; 26 grandchildren;
      and 36 great-grandchildren.

      The family suggests memorials, in lieu of flowers, be to Baptist St.
      Anthony's Hospice and Life Enrichment Center.

      Amarillo Daily News May 30, 2000

      Charles Croley
      PERRYTON - Charles Croley, 79, died Saturday, May 27, 2000.

      Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Fellowship Baptist Church
      with the Rev. John Durham officiating. Burial will
      be in Ochiltree Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton.

      Mr. Croley was born in Cason and moved from Lovington, N.M., to
      Perryton in 1959. He was a veteran of World War
      II and was a driller and tool pusher in the oil industry.

      He married Virginia Talley in 1940 at Omaha. She died in 1998. He was
      also preceded in death by a son, Jerry W.
      Croley.

      Survivors include two sons, Charles Croley III and Billy Mack Croley,
      both of Perryton; two daughters, Joyce Prater of
      Borger and Sharon Brown of Beaver, Okla.; three sisters, Faye Ramsey
      of Tyler and Mildred Barnett and Bobbie
      Williams, both of Gladewater; 14 grandchildren; 14
      great-grandchildren; and a greatgreat-grandchild.

      The family suggests memorials be to a favorite charity.

      Amarillo Daily News May 30, 2000

      Louise Truelock
      PADUCAH - Louise Truelock, 80, died Sunday, May 28, 2000.

      Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today in Garden of Memories
      Cemetery with the Rev. Keith Prather, pastor of
      Missionary Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements are by Seigler
      Funeral Home.

      Mrs. Truelock was born in Cottle County. She was a lifelong resident
      of the Paducah area and a member of Missionary
      Baptist Church.

      She married Hubert C. Truelock in 1935 at Paducah.

      Mrs. Truelock was preceded in death by two daughters, Anita Joy
      Truelock, in 1940, and Betty Lee Truelock, in 1955.

      Survivors include her husband, a daughter, Gwynna Stofel of Paducah;
      a brother, Walter Neal Smith of Graham; a
      sister, Thelma Clark of Grapevine; and two grandchildren.

      Amarillo Daily News May 30, 2000

      Joe Ellard
      DUMAS - Joe Ellard, 64, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Spearman.

      Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today in Dumas Cemetery with the
      Rev. Roger Orr, Minister of Missions at First
      Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements are by Morrison Funeral Directors.

      Mr. Ellard was born in Mineral Wells and had lived in Moore County
      since 1957. A Navy veteran, he was a retired
      truck driver and a member of First Baptist Church.

      His wife, Peggy Ellard, died in 1989.

      Survivors include a daughter, Deana Taylor of Spearman; a sister,
      Thressa Carrell of Dumas; a brother, Jack Ellard of
      Phoenix; two grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; and his
      grandmother, Nadine O'Bannon of Dumas.

      The family will be at 601 Forrest.

      Amarillo Daily News May 30, 2000

      Maurine Parks
      FLOYDADA - Maurine Parks, 80, of South Plains, died Sunday, May 30, 2000.

      Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. today in First United Methodist
      Church with the Rev. Wendell Horn, pastor,
      officiating. Cremation will be by MooreRose-White Funeral Home.

      Mrs. Parks was born in Young County. After graduating from Tulia High
      School, she attended Lubbock Business
      College. In 1950, she moved to South Plains from Amarillo.

      She married Isaac Harvey "Sparky" Parks in 1940 at Amarillo and they
      owned and operated Parks Oil. She retired in
      1983.

      A member of the American Cancer Society and the Red Cross, she
      started Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in South Plains.
      In Floydada, she was a member of First United Methodist Church, where
      she taught Sunday school and was a member
      of the choir.

      Survivors include her husband; two sons, Eddie Parks of Livingston
      and Jay F. Parks of Dimmitt; two sisters, Dorris
      Lawson and Martha Blaine, both of Amarillo; six grandchildren; and
      five greatgrandchildren.

      The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorials be to the First
      United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 719, Floydada,
      TX 79235.

      Amarillo Daily News May 30, 2000

      Corey Barrett
      HEREFORD - Corey Barrett, 20, died Saturday, May 27, 2000 at Amarillo.

      Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Hereford Church of the
      Nazarene with the Rev. Jesse Rincones officiating.
      Burial will follow in West Park Cemetery by Parkside Chapel Funeral Home.

      Mr. Barrett was born in Hereford, where he graduated from Hereford
      High School. He was a plumber's apprentice with
      Barrett's Plumbing and attended Genesis Church of Hereford.

      Survivors include his parents, Harold and Rose Mary Barrett of
      Hereford; and a sister, Deana Barrett of Hereford.

      The family suggests memorials be to Genesis Church Building Fund in Hereford.

      Amarillo Daily News May 30, 2000

      Wayne C. Allen
      SHAMROCK - Wayne C. Allen, 70, died Monday, May 29, 2000.

      Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church at
      Erick, Okla. Burial will be in Independence Cemetery at
      Vincent, Okla., by Wright Funeral Directors of Shamrock.

      Mr. Allen was born in Harmon County, Okla., and moved with his family
      in 1945 to Perryton. In 1975, he moved to
      Shamrock, where he built homes and owned and operated an earth-moving
      equipment company. He retired in 1993. He
      was a Baptist and a member of the Elks Lodge of Perryton.

      He married Faye Rush in 1949 at Perryton.

      Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Debra Kay Allen of
      Shamrock, Delania Baumann of Sallisaw, Okla., and
      Donna Sue Allen of Oklahoma City; two sons, David Wayne Allen of Elk
      City, Okla., and Douglas Kenneth Allen of
      Amarillo; two brothers, Kenneth Allen of Perryton and Bob Allen of
      Vincent; a sister, Dena Smith of Amarillo; 12
      grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

      Amarillo Daily News May 30, 2000

      Amarillo

      Wanita Alice Stevens French
      Wanita Alice Stevens French, 81, of Amarillo, died Sunday, May 28, 2000.

      Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. today in Robinson Chapel, 3001
      Wolflin. Arrangements are by BlackburnShaw
      Funeral Directors, Memorial Chapel, 315 E. Fifth Ave.

      Mrs. French was born in Hugoton, Kan. She retired from French & Co., Realtors.

      Survivors include four sons, Steven French of Hutchinson, Minn.,
      Thomas French and Spencer French, both of
      Nacogdoches, and Paul French of Amarillo; a daughter, Beth Ann French
      Campbell, of Amarillo; a brother, George
      Stevens of Carthage, Miss.; a sister, Twila Evan of Chatsworth,
      Calif.; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

      The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorials be to Crown of
      Texas Hospice.

      Amarillo Daily News May 30, 2000

      Elmer Spruill
      Elmer Spruill, 73, of Amarillo, died Sunday, May 28, 2000.

      Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Park Funeral Home,
      6969 E. Interstate 40, with the Rev. Danny
      Lucas of Light House Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in
      Memorial Park Cemetery.

      Mr. Spruill was born in Newlin and moved to Amarillo in 1962 from
      Memphis. During World War II, he served with
      the Army. In 1986, he retired as a crane operator for Asarco. He was
      a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the
      Moose Lodge.

      He married Adeline Cross in 1965 at Amarillo.

      Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Susan McQueen of Lone
      Oak, Carol Ann Stiles of Conroe, and Brenda Ruth
      Reed and Darlene Frances Clem, both of Amarillo; two stepsons,
      Richard Dewayne Simmons and Kenneth Ray
      Simmons, both of Amarillo; two sisters, Irene Brazel of Lake
      Palestine and Karra Wagner of Memphis; a brother, Dub
      Spruill of Amarillo; 21 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

      The family suggests memorials be to the American Lung Association.

      Amarillo Daily News May 30, 2000

      Helen M. Woodruff
      Helen M. Woodruff, 88, of Amarillo, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at
      Greeley, Colo.

      Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Memorial Park
      Cemetery with the Rev. Don Ralston, pastor of
      Northside Full Gospel Church, officiating. Arrangements are by Rector
      Funeral Home, 2800 S. Osage St.

      Mrs. Woodruff was born in Ada, Okla., and moved to Amarillo in 1955
      from Casper, Wyo.

      She married Joe Woodruff in 1955 at Dallas. He died in 1987. Her
      daughter, Maxine Lemons, died in 1997. Her son,
      Calvin Francis Fowler, died in 1932.

      Survivors include a daughter, Betty Bowland of Gill, Colo.; two sons,
      Dolphus L. Fowler of Amarillo and Ellery Don
      Fowler of East Dubuque, Ill.; a half sister, Louise Winn of Anadarko,
      Okla.; a half brother, Eugene Anthony of
      Anadarko; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two
      great-great-grandchildren.

      Amarillo Daily News May 30, 2000

      Wilford Hanna
      Wilford "W.L." Hanna, 76, died Monday, May 29, 2000.

      Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with Dr.
      Howard Batson officiating. Burial will be in
      Llano Cemetery by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St.

      Mr. Hanna was born in Canadian, where he graduated from Canadian High
      School in 1940. In 1987, he retired as a
      conductor for the Santa Fe Railroad. He was a member of the Adult 8
      Gleason's Sunday school class at First Baptist
      Church in Amarillo.

      He married Lucrecia Cole in 1946 at Clovis, N.M.

      Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Janet L. Hassell of Amarillo;
      two sons, Richard L. Hanna and Mark L. Hanna,
      both of Amarillo; two sisters, Vivian Fritsch of Lawton, Okla., and
      Virginia L. Sellers of Odessa; and nine
      grandchildren.

      Visitation will be from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

      The family suggests memorials be to Buchanan Street Mission, c/o
      First Baptist Church, 1206 Tyler, Amarillo, TX
      79101.

      Amarillo Daily News May 30, 2000

      Joseph O.C. Edwards
      The Rev. Joseph O.C. Edwards, 92, died Monday, May 29, 2000.

      Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Robertson Funeral Directors
      Chapel of Memories at Clarendon with the Rev.
      Doug Dubose of Pampa and the Rev. Truman Ledbetter, pastor of First
      Baptist Church of Clarendon, officiating. Burial
      will be in Citizens Cemetery at Clarendon.

      The Rev. Edwards was born in Waco. He lived in Howardwick from 1981
      until moving to Amarillo in 1999. He was a
      minister and pastored 17 churches before retiring in 1971. After his
      retirement, he worked part time pastoring four
      churches. He was a 50-year member of the Clarendon Masonic Lodge No.
      700 and a member of First Baptist Church
      in Amarillo.

      He married Annie Clara Smith in 1930 at Amarillo.

      His son, Billy Bob Edwards, died in 1948.

      Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Patricia Ann Smith of
      Howardwick and Evelyn O'Donna Melanson of
      Houma, La.; a son, Lanny Edwards of Howardwick; five grandchildren;
      14 greatgrandchildren; and six
      great-great-grandchildren.

      The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorials be to Baptist St.
      Anthony's Hospice and Life Enrichment Center in
      Amarillo.

      Amarillo Daily News May 30, 2000

      New Mexico

      Jose Lino Daniel Chavez
      CLOVIS, N.M. - Jose Lino Daniel Chavez, 18, died Saturday, May 27, 2000.

      Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in Our Lady of Guadalupe
      Catholic Community. Mass will be at 10 a.m.
      Wednesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Community with the Rev.
      Daniel M. Balizan as celebrant. Burial will
      be in Mission Garden of Memories by Muffley Funeral Home.

      Mr. Chavez was born in Clovis and worked as a cook at the Santa Fe
      Steakhouse. He was a member of Our Lady of
      Guadalupe Catholic Community.

      Survivors include his father, Terrell Chavez of Clovis; his mother,
      Anna Rosanna Cordova of Clovis; a brother, D.J.
      Eller of Fort Hood, Texas; three sisters, Venessa Chavez of Clovis,
      and Terrah F. Chavez and Adrieanna Queen, both of
      Portales; grandparents, Daniel and Frances Chavez and Victor and
      Mabel Cordova, all of Clovis; and
      great-grandparents, Joe and Mary Marez of Amarillo.

      Amarillo Daily News May 30, 2000

      Elsewhere

      Ralph Albert Conaway
      MARSHALL - Ralph Albert Conaway, 90, died Saturday, May 27, 2000.

      Services will be at 10 a.m. today in Sullivan Funeral Home Travis
      Street Chapel with the Rev. Dick Sawyer officiating.
      Burial will follow at Grange Hall Cemetery.

      Mr. Conaway was born in Chandler. After graduating from high school
      in Chandler, he attended Rusk Junior College at
      Rusk. In 1976, he retired as a plant manager with Babbling Brook Milk
      Co., and Borden Inc. After retiring, he raised
      prize Charolais cattle on his farm in Twin Springs.

      He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, Elks Lodge and was active in the
      Marshall area Chamber of Commerce and Boy
      Scouts of America. He was instrumental in starting the Marshall Little League.

      He married Sudie Messer Conaway in 1932. She died in 1994.

      Survivors include a daughter, Patsy Conaway Smith of Amarillo; a son,
      Bryan Ray Conaway of Marshall; a sister,
      Mildred Harper of Dallas; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

      Amarillo Daily News May 30, 2000






      Last updated; Wednesday, May 31, 2000, 5:44 AM

      Amarillo

      Betty Heatherly
      Betty Darlene Piersall Heatherly, 67,
      formerly of Amarillo, died
      Saturday, May 27, 2000.

      Memorial services will be later. Burial
      will be in Restlawn Cemetery
      at Harlingen by Mont Meta-Restlawn-Cox
      Funeral Home of
      Harlingen.

      Mrs. Heatherly was born in Shattuck, Okla.
      She graduated from
      Perryton High School in 1950 and joined
      the Air Force. She
      married Charles Heatherly in 1952 in
      Seattle and they moved to
      Amarillo in 1954.

      She earned bachelor's and master's degrees
      from West Texas State
      University in Canyon. She taught in
      Amarillo more than 25 years.
      She served six years as a licensed
      educational diagnostician for the
      Amarillo Independent School District. She
      retired in 1988 and
      moved to south Texas.

      Survivors include her husband; a son, Doug
      Heatherly of Amarillo;
      and a brother, James Piersall of Cloudcroft, N.M.

      The family suggests memorials in lieu of
      flowers be to Park Place
      Church fund for needy families, 5401 W.
      Business Route 83,
      Harlingen, TX 78552; or, to the Sandi Jo
      Funk Hospice, P.O.
      Drawer 2588, Harlingen, TX 78551.

      Amarillo Daily News, May 31, 2000

      Joel Flores
      Joel Flores, 16, of Amarillo, died Monday,
      May 29, 2000.

      Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in
      CityChurch with the Rev.
      Robert Lucero, associate pastor, and the
      Rev. Don Lane Sr., pastor,
      officiating. Burial will be in Llano
      Cemetery by Rector Funeral
      Home, 2800 S. Osage St.

      Mr. Flores was born in El Paso. He
      attended Sam Houston Middle
      School and was a member of the Amor
      International Church.

      Survivors include his parents, Javier and
      Maria Flores of the home;
      five brothers, Harvey Flores, Jesus
      Flores, Cesar Flores, Hector
      Flores and Abel Flores, all of Amarillo;
      and a sister, Nora Flores of
      Amarillo.

      The family suggests memorials be to The
      Joel Flores Fund in care
      of Amarillo National Bank, P.O. Box 1,
      Amarillo, TX 79105.

      The body will be available for viewing
      from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today
      at CityChurch.

      Amarillo Daily News, May 31, 2000

      Robert William Stone
      Robert William Stone, 82, of Amarillo,
      died Tuesday, May 30, 2000.

      Graveside services will be at 2 p.m.
      Thursday in Memory Gardens
      Cemetery with the Rev. Claud Tugwell,
      minister, officiating.
      Arrangements are by Schooler-Gordon
      Funeral Directors, 5400 Bell
      St.

      Mr. Stone was born in Nowata, Okla. In
      1940 he moved to Amarillo
      from Oklahoma. He was a Mason and retired from Union
      Carbonide.

      Survivors include his wife, Dee Stone, of
      Howardwick; a daughter,
      Robbie Lefleur, of Amarillo; two
      grandchildren; and five
      great-grandchildren.

      The family suggests memorials be to BSA,
      P.O. Box 950, Amarillo,
      TX 79176-0001.

      Amarillo Daily News, May 31, 2000

      Dorothy Merryman
      Dorothy Merryman, 81, of Amarillo, died
      Saturday, May 27, 2000.

      Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in
      Hackett-Livingstone Funeral
      Home at Shenandoah, Iowa. Burial will be
      in Rose Hill Cemetery at
      Shenandoah. Local arrangements are by
      Blackburn-Shaw Funeral
      Directors Memorial Chapel, Fifth Avenue
      and Pierce Street.

      Mrs. Merryman was born in Page County,
      Iowa. She worked for
      the city of Shenandoah as director of West
      Page Improvement
      Center and retired as a social worker from
      the state of Iowa. She
      was a member of First United Methodist
      Church in Shenandoah. In
      1986 she moved to Amarillo from Shenandoah.

      Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Jacobs
      of Amarillo; two sons,
      Franklin Merryman of Amarillo and William
      Merryman of Las
      Cruces, N.M.; three brothers, Kenneth
      Bloom of Braddyville, Iowa,
      George Bloom of Shell Knob, Mo., and Max
      Bloom of Indianola,
      Iowa; nine grandchildren; and 10
      great-grandchildren.

      Amarillo Daily News, May 31, 2000

      Lula Reed Woodard
      Lula Reed Woodard, 91, of Amarillo, died
      Sunday, May 28, 2000.

      Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in
      Boxwell Brothers Funeral
      Directors, Ivy Chapel, 2820 Virginia
      Circle, with the Rev. Robert
      Field, pastor of Southeast Baptist Church.
      Burial will be in
      Memorial Park Cemetery.

      Mrs. Woodard was born in Riley Creek,
      Ark., and had lived in
      Amarillo since 1946. She was a salesclerk
      for White & Kirk
      Department Store and for Fedway Department
      Store. She was a
      Baptist.

      She married Woodrow J. "Woody" Woodard in
      1937 at Havana,
      Ark. He died in September.

      Survivors include three nephews, Quinton
      McBride, Hubert Reed
      and Jerry Reed; and three nieces, Joann
      Reed, Reba Gray and
      Bonnie DeLaney.

      Amarillo Daily News, May 31, 2000

      Gerald J. Thompson
      Gerald J. Thompson, 63, of Amarillo, died
      Sunday, May 28, 2000.

      Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in
      Paramount Terrace Christian
      Church. Burial will be in Memory Gardens
      Cemetery by N.S.
      Griggs & Sons Funeral Directors, 2615
      Paramount Blvd.

      Mr. Thompson was born in Clovis, N.M. and
      graduated from
      Melrose High School in New Mexico in 1955.
      He attended Eastern
      New Mexico State University. He worked in
      Melrose for R.E.C.
      and as a foreman for Southwestern Public
      Service for 20 years.

      He was a member and active in Sunday
      school at Paramount Terrace
      Christian Church for 10 years.

      Survivors include two daughters, Tonya
      Steward of Amarillo and
      Kim McPherson of Lubbock; his mother,
      Edith Thompson of
      Amarillo; and three grandchildren.

      The family suggests memorials be to Pain
      Institute at Texas Tech
      University; or a favorite charity.

      The family will be at 8605 Valleyview Drive

      Amarillo Daily News, May 31, 2000

      Vicki Harris Kelso
      Vicki Harris Kelso, 44, of Amarillo, died
      Friday, May 26, 2000.

      Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in St.
      John Baptist Church with
      the Rev. Grover Neal, pastor, and the Rev.
      Phillip Randell, pastor of
      Johnson Chapel AME, officiating. Burial
      will be in Llano Cemetery
      by Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes St.

      Mrs. Kelso was born in El Paso. She
      attended Hilltop Elementary
      and Carver Junior High School and
      graduated from Palo Duro High
      School. She attended Amarillo College and
      Prairie View A&M. She
      was a therapist for the Amarillo State
      Center and a member of the
      North Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

      She married Raymond Kelso of Pennsylvania.

      Survivors include three daughters, Natasha
      Harris, Takari Dandridge
      and Courtney Kelso, all of Amarillo; her
      parents, Wilbert and
      Pearlie Harris, both of Amarillo; two
      sisters, LaVern Waller and
      Xenia Wysner, both of Amarillo; two
      brothers, Allen Harris and
      Jerry Harris, both of Amarillo; and five
      grandchildren.

      Amarillo Daily News, May 31, 2000

      Oklahoma

      Edward Wayne Messner
      LOGAN, Okla. - Edward Wayne Messner, 47,
      died Saturday, May
      27, 2000.

      Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in
      the high school
      auditorium at Darrouzett, Texas. Burial
      will be in Darrouzett
      Cemetery by Clark Funeral Service of Beaver.

      Mr. Messner was born in Darrouzett and had
      been a longtime
      resident of the Beaver County area. He
      served in the Navy during
      the Vietnam War. He attended one year of
      college and two years of
      technical school. He worked for Enron.

      He married Susan Foster in 1978 at Darrouzett.

      Survivors include his wife; two sons,
      Darryl Messner and Donnie
      Messner, both of the home; his mother,
      Pauline Messner of Logan;
      and three sisters, Texanna Ollenberger of
      Paola, Kan., Deanna
      Rogers of Ellinwood, Kan., and Coleen
      Bradley of Sheridan, Wyo.

      The family suggests memorials be to the
      scholarship fund at
      American Legion Post No. 635 in
      Darrouzett; or a favorite charity.

      Amarillo Daily News, May 31, 2000

      Elsewhere

      Cindy Hanna Creech
      WICHITA FALLS - Cindy Hanna Creech, 44,
      died Friday, May 26,
      2000.

      Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday
      in Sudan Cemetery at
      Sudan with Pat Kent of Sudan officiating.
      Arrangements were by
      Owens-Brumley Funeral Home.

      Mrs. Creech was a homemaker.

      Survivors include a son, Ryan of Fort Worth.

      Amarillo Daily News, May 31, 2000

      Eunice Anderson
      KINSLEY, Kan. - Eunice Anderson, 78, died
      Saturday, May 27,
      2000, in Hutchinson.

      Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in
      First United Methodist
      Church with the Rev. David Bell
      officiating. Burial will be in Salem
      Cemetery by McKillip Memorial Funeral Home.

      Mrs. Anderson was born in Hedley, Texas,
      and had been a longtime
      Kinsley resident. She was a homemaker and
      a past member of
      Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority.

      She married Robert W. Anderson in 1946 at
      Amarillo. He died in
      October.

      Survivors include a son, Brent Anderson of
      Hutchinson; a daughter,
      Cherie Birkbeck of Clay Center; and three
      grandchildren.

      The family suggests memorials be to First
      United Methodist
      Church or Victory in the Valley. Memorials
      may be sent in care of
      the funeral home.

      Amarillo Daily News, May 31, 2000

      Nancy Karen Ahlerich
      BEDFORD - Nancy Karen Howell Ahlerich, 54,
      died Monday,
      May 29, 2000.

      Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at
      First Baptist Church of
      Dimmitt. Burial will be in West Lawn
      Memorial Park in Dimmitt by
      Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel of Weatherford.

      Mrs. Ahlerich was born in Amherst. She
      lived in Weatherford
      before moving to Bedford. She retired from
      Lockheed. She was a
      homemaker and a Baptist.

      Mrs. Ahlerich was coach of a Little League
      team that won a state
      tournament in 1978 and advanced to
      southern region finals. She was
      former president of the Weatherford Little League.

      Survivors include her husband, Leon
      Ahlerich; two sons, Robert
      Dean Briggs and Byron George Light, both
      of Cresson; three
      sisters, Patricia Sue Enloe of Derby,
      Kan., Gayle Stovall of Fritch
      and Linda Bethea of Weatherford; six
      brothers, Charles Henry
      Howell of Weatherford, Herbert Howell of
      Bovina, Jack Howell and
      Jimmie Howell, both of Dimmitt, Oran
      Howell of Ozona and John
      Howell of Texline.

      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.
      Thursday in the funeral home.

      Amarillo Daily News, May 31, 2000

      Area

      Lige Lindsey
      PAMPA - Lige Lindsey, 78, died Sunday, May 28, 2000.

      Services will be at 2 p.m. today in
      Central Baptist Church with the
      Rev. Norman Rushing, pastor of First
      Baptist Church in Childress,
      officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery by
      Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

      Mr. Lindsey was born in Tulsa, Okla. He
      served in the Army during
      World War II. He moved to Pampa in 1959
      from Borger. He
      owned and operated Lindsey Furniture Mart
      until his retirement in
      1989. He was a member of Central Baptist
      Church, the Borger
      Masonic Lodge and the Monday Night Swingers.

      He married Helen Alexander in 1940 at Sand
      Springs, Okla. She
      died in 1988. He married Drama Roden in
      1998 in Pampa.

      Survivors include his wife; three sons,
      Tom Lindsey, Jerry Lindsey
      and Bob Lindsey, all of Pampa; and six
      grandchildren.

      The family suggests memorials to BSA
      Hospice, 800 N. Sumner,
      Pampa, TX 79065.

      Amarillo Daily News, May 31, 2000

      Don L. Campbell
      WAYSIDE - Don L. Campbell, 69, died
      Sunday, May 28, 2000.

      Graveside services will be at 10 a.m.
      Friday in Wayside Cemetery
      with the Rev. Curtis House, pastor of
      Happy First United Methodist
      Church, officiating. Burial will be in
      Wayside Cemetery by Brooks
      Funeral Directors of Happy.

      Mr. Campbell was born in Tracy, Minn. He
      served in the Army
      during the Korean War. He worked as a
      steel builder in Amarillo
      and was a farmer and rancher in the
      Canyon, Happy and Wayside
      areas.

      Survivors include a son, Kevin Campbell of
      Amarillo; his father,
      Leonard Campbell of Marshall, Minn.; six
      sisters; and one brother.

      The family suggests memorials to Wayside
      Emergency Team, P.O.
      Box 131, Wayside, TX 79094-0131.

      The body will be available for viewing.

      Amarillo Daily News, May 31, 2000

      Louise Ord
      CHILDRESS - Louise Ord, 93, died Tuesday,
      May 30, 2000, in
      Dallas.

      Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in
      Presbyterian Church. Burial
      will be in Childress Cemetery by Johnson
      Funeral Home.

      Mrs. Ord was born in Galveston. She was an
      artist and lived in
      Childress 60 years. She moved to Dallas in
      February. She was a
      member of the Presbyterian Church of Childress.

      She married John Herren in 1928. He died
      in 1967. She married
      Paul Ord. He died in 1989.

      Survivors include a daughter, Margaret
      Bennett of Fort Worth; a
      son, Fred Herren of Corpus Christi; a
      stepson, James Paul Ord of
      McKinney; seven grandchildren; and one
      great-grandchild.

      Amarillo Daily News, May 31, 2000

      Virgil Mills Lumpkin
      BORGER - Virgil Mills Lumpkin, 75,
      formerly of Borger, died
      Monday, May 29, 2000, in Houston.

      Services will be at 11 a.m. today in
      Houston National Cemetery
      Chapel at Houston with the Rev. Steve
      Sohns, pastor, officiating.
      Burial will be in Houston National
      Cemetery by Calvary Hill
      Funeral Home of Humble.

      Mr. Lumpkin was born in Springfield, Mo.
      During World War II
      he served in the Navy. He was a longtime
      resident of Borger and
      retired from Phillips Pipeline in 1985.

      He was married to Lorraine Markert 54 years ago.

      Survivors include his wife; a son, Michael
      Lumpkin of Borger; three
      daughters, Linda Appelbaum, Patty Dillon
      and Donna Blumenshine,
      all of the Houston area; seven
      grandchildren; and a greatgrandson.

      The family suggests memorials in lieu of
      flowers be made to a
      favorite charity.

      Amarillo Daily News, May 31, 2000

      Emily Delle Bechtold
      PLAINVIEW - Emily Delle Bechtold, 77, died
      Tuesday, May 30,
      2000.

      Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in
      First United Methodist
      Church Chapel with the Rev. Max Browning,
      pastor, officiating.
      Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial
      Gardens by Wood-Dunning
      Funeral Home.

      Mrs. Bechtold was born in Plainview and
      graduated from Plainview
      High School in 1940. She was a graduate of
      Lippert's Business
      College and was a bookkeeper for the old
      Plainview Hospital.
      During the war she worked for United Gas &
      Pipeline in
      Shreveport, La. She returned to Plainview
      and worked as an operator
      for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.,
      retiring in 1950. She was a
      member of First United Methodist Church,
      was involved in the
      National Youth Administration and was a
      Sunday school teacher.
      She was a past member of the PTA and the
      Plainview Band
      Boosters.

      She married Louis Fredric Bechtold Jr. in
      1948 at Plainview. He
      died in 1994.

      Survivors include two sons, Charles
      Bechtold and Freddie Bechtold,
      both of Plainview; a brother, Robert F.
      Jones of Mesquite; and four
      grandchildren.

      The family suggests memorials to Cal
      Farley's Boys Ranch or Boy
      Scout Troop No. 250, 2308 W. Fifth,
      Plainview, TX 79072.

      Amarillo Daily News, May 31, 2000

      Rose M. Roberts
      SPEARMAN - Rose M. Roberts, 87, died
      Tuesday, May 30, 2000.

      Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in
      Church of Christ with Roger
      Odegaard officiating. Burial will be in
      Hansford Cemetery by
      Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

      Mrs. Roberts was born in Plains, Kan. In
      1946 she moved north of
      Spearman and then into Spearman in 1994.
      She attended school in
      Plains and cosmetology school in Wichita,
      Kan. She was a farmer, a
      beautician and a member of the Church of Christ.

      She married Lloyd W. "Duke" Roberts in
      1945 at Plains. He died
      in 1980. She also was preceded in death by
      a daughter, Linda
      Roberts, in 1980.

      Survivors include a son, Larry Roberts of
      Perryton; a daughter,
      Glenda Baxter of Spearman; four
      grandchildren; and three
      great-grandchildren.

      The family suggests memorials be to the
      American Cancer Society
      or a favorite charity.

      Amarillo Daily News, May 31, 2000

      Bill K. Jackson
      SPEARMAN - Bill K. Jackson, 74, died
      Monday, May 29, 2000.

      Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in
      First Christian Church with
      the Rev. Don Wirsdorfer officiating.
      Burial will be in Holt
      Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

      Mr. Jackson was born in Ochiltree County
      and was a lifetime
      resident of the area. He attended West
      Texas State University. He
      was a farmer and a member of First
      Christian Church. He was a
      member of the Stationmaster's House Museum
      Board and the
      Hansford County Historical Society.

      Mr. Jackson married Estelle Terry in 1946
      at Spearman.

      Survivors include his wife; two daughters,
      Ann Burch of Aurora,
      Colo., and Kay Wade of South Padre Island;
      a son, Jim Jackson of
      Amarillo; a sister, Barbara Rosser of
      Guymon, Okla.; six
      grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

      The family suggests memorials be to
      Stationmaster's House
      Museum of Spearman or a favorite charity.

      Amarillo Daily News, May 31, 2000

      Donald Hergert
      SPEARMAN - Donald "Donnie" Hergert, 51,
      died Tuesday, May
      30, 2000, in Borger.

      Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m.
      Thursday in First Christian
      Church with the Rev. Gary Smith, pastor,
      officiating. Arrangements
      are by Brown Funeral Directors.

      Mr. Hergert was a native of Topeka, Kan.,
      and a resident of
      Spearman 28 years. He graduated from
      Liberal High School and
      Wichita State University at Wichita, Kan.
      He was the owner of a car
      dealership. He was a Third Degree Mason
      and Demolay in Liberal,
      Kan.

      Survivors include two sons, Kirby Keith
      Hergert of Amarillo and
      Clayton Neil Hergert of Annapolis Naval
      Academy, Md.; his
      mother, Lila M. Hergert of Spearman; and
      two brothers, Darl
      Hergert of Perryton and Kurtis Hergert of
      Indianapolis.

      The family suggests memorials be to the
      Diabetes Foundation; First
      Christian Church of Spearman; First
      Christian Church of Perryton;
      or, a favorite charity.

      Amarillo Daily News, May 31, 2000



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