Lubbock County, TX
Aaron, Doug E.
Doug, 48, of Lubbock passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2010. He was born August 27, 1961 in Lubbock to Earl and Linda Aaron. He was married to Cloanne Marie Niell on January 15, 1982. He is preceded in death by his father, Earl Cal Aaron. He is survived by two sons, Daman and Dexter Aaron both of Lubbock; his mother Linda aaron of Lubbock; four sisters, Shelley Dodson of Lake Brownwood, Kim Taylor of Canyon, Elizabeth Ward of Weatherford, and Janice Fox of Hobbs Nm. [Source: The Lubbock Avalanche Journal. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Aaron, Linda Darlene (Carter)
Linda passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2013 from a short illness. Linda was born on October 1, 1941 in Idalou Texas to H. B. and Lillie Carter. She was preceded in death by her son Doug Aaron; and her parents. Survivors include her daughters, shelley and Jack Reed of Lake Brownwood, Tx., Kim and Talton Taylor of Canyon Tx., Elizabeth and Roy Ward of Weatherford Tx., and Janice Fox of Hobbs, NM., daughter-in-law Cloanne Aaron of Lubbock, stepdaughter, Pallie English of Lubbock; two sisters, Sandra Coop and Patty Giesselman of Lubbock; three brothers, David and Phil Clark of Lubbock and Steve Carter of Dallas, Tx.; [Source: The Lubbock Avalanche Journal. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Aaron, Tommie Jean
Tommie, 85 of Lubbock died January 20, 2014. [Source: The Lubbock Avalanche Journal. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Abbe, Kevin Wayne "Spanky"
Kevin of Wilson Tx. passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Kevin was born September 26, 1980 to Buster and Reda Abbe in Tahoka Tx. His preceded in death by his oarents. Survivors include his sister, Loretta of Amarillo Tx. [Source: The Lubbock Avalanche Journal. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Abbott, Eva Mae
Eva, 84 of Lubbock died Monday, April 14, 2014 in Lubbock. She was born in Mason. [Source: Legacy.com. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Aabott, Vina Louise (Ditberner)
Vina, passed away on November 30, 2013. She was born on March 29, 1931 in Whote Deer, Tx. to Willie and Pearl Dittberner. Vina married Billy Earl Abbott of Canyon Tx. in Pampa on may 19, 1951. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Carl Dittberner of Yucaipa California. She is aurvived by her husband Bill Abbott, and her son Billy Mitchell Abbott and wife Tonya both of Lubbock;two grandchildren, Shanda McNabb and her husband Dustin, and Allison Sansom and her husband Eric of Lubbock; four great-grandchildren Allie and Cooper McNabb and Campbell and Brawford Sansom. [Source: Legacy.com. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Abbott, William Earl "Bill"
William passed away on April 1, 2016. He was born to Charles and Pearl Abbott in Albuquerque Nm. He survived in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He is servived by his wife, Joyce; daughters, Pamela Abbott, Cari Huerta, and Jodie Carson; his sister, Connie Goodell; sons-in-law, Bryan Carson and Randy Bowlin; four grandchildren, Easton and Bolton Huerta, and Keaton and Branson Carson and two great-grandchildren, Roxy and Rebel Huerta. [Source: The Lubbock Avalanche Journal. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Abell, Phillip Michael
Phillip passed away on June 1, 2010. He was bornon December 25, 1955 in Lubbock to Phillip Tucker and Mary Ellen (Shine) Abell. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Sue Hastings-Abell; two brothers, Kevin and Brian Abell; two sisters, Mary Pat Abell Round and Kay and her husband Will Beecherl. [Source: Legacy.com. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Abell, R.Z. Rusty III
Rusty 62 of Lubbock passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 after a brief illness. He as born April 26, 1953, at Abell Clinic Hospital in Idalou Texas, to R. Z. and Evangeline Abell. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Bill Gribble III. He is survived by his wife Sue; daughters, Lauren and husband Jonathan Elms of Albuquerque, Nm., Whitney and husband Kylor Dunn of Lubbock; grandson, Sterlig Elms. [Source: Legacy.com. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Marvin 37, of Lubock died Sept, 6, 2016. [Source: The Lubbock Avalanche Journal. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Little Cecil Alvin, the 15 month old child of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Dean deid last night (Friday) and will be buried this evening at 4:00 o'clock. [Source: The Avalanche Oct 16 1908. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Bales, William Earl
William Earl Bales was born on May 16, 1927 in Idalou to Isaac Marshell and Mary Louella Strickland Bales. William passed from this life on April 2, 2008 at the age of 80 years. He married Frances Verginia Grimes on April 18, 1951 in Clovis New Mexico and retired in 1989 afer 35 years with TNM&O maintenance Dept. He was a Methodist. Survivors include his wife; one son, Ron and wife Shirley Bales of Roundrock; 4 daughters Sharla and husband Martin Nunley, Debbie Cate, Terri and husband Joe Rousseau, all of Lubbock and Patricia Sturm of Victoria; 1 Brother, Floyd Bales of Midland; 9 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. [Source: Dignity; Resthaven Funeral Home, Funeral program. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Barnett, Audrey Maxine "Auggie" (Bales)
Audrey was the daughter of Isaac Marshel Bales and Mary Louella Strickland. Services for Audrey Maxine "Auggie" Barnett, 88, of Lubbock will be at 1p.m. today in Merkel First united Methodist Church with the Rev. Greg Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Starbuck Funeral Home. She died Saturday, April 10, 1999, in Lubbock. She was born March 10, 1911, in Westbrook. She married Walter Barnett on July 24, 1945, in Lubbock. He preceded her in death. She moved to Lubbock from Merkel in 1988. She was a seamstress, quilter and homemaker. She was a Methodist. Survivors include a son, Jerry Tanner of Georgetown; a daughter, Deloris McDonald of Lubbock; two brothers, Floyd Bales of Denver City and William Bales of Lubbock; a sister, Jewel Brown of Seminole; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. [Source; Lubbock Avalanch Journal. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Beavers, Betty Jean
Betty Jean Beavers, 58, of Lubbock died Sept. 8, 2016. [Source: The Lubbock Avalanche Journal. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
The home of James L. Brabham and wife was made happy on the fifth day of Feb 1920, by the coming from God's fingertips one of his sweetest Jewels in the form of "Little Nell." That flower, the flower of all flowers, was taken from us the night of Friday, November the 25th, 1921. Little Nell was suddenly taken ill two weeks previous to this date, and during those two weeks everything that human skill could do was done in order to fight back the onward fight of death. Father, Mother and loved ones watched closely, hoping and praying that the Alwise One might see fit to spare the precious flower. As death drew near ans we saw for the last time that sweet smile, which always meant so much to us, we realized that only a few more hours and her little soul would take it's flight to that place where pain would never again touch her precious little body. At last death finally came, we gathered around her with broken hearts and the dark cloud of sadness pressed heavily upon us; but in that dark hour of heart aches and sorrow the thought came, that while our home had been made one of sadness and sorrow, heaven had been made brighter, due to the fact that one of God's brightest Jewels had been added to the band of little Angels. Death that comes and plucks from us one of the sweetest flowers, we cannot explain. Looking through this veil of tears we wonder why? Some day the veil will be lifted and we can see tje great beyond, and then understand. Now, we walk out in the darkness of night, look towards the skies and realize that beyond that beautifully decked firmament is our precious Little darling Nell. As death came I walked out of the scene to be alone, standing there thinking of death with all of it's blackness, this picture came: As death was claiming that precious Child, God in Heaven called around Him the brightest little angels of His kingdon. Sent them forth to bring back His Jewel Nell. Through space they dashed. The gates were thrown open, the gretest merry making that has ever been made was made that night by the little angels themselves: because Little Nell, the brightest of all angels had been added to that heavenly band. The brightest flower that has ever bloomed on earth, bursted forth in the life of Little Nell. The sweetest, the dearest and grandest of all children. Whenever she went, she was the means of making merry even the gloomest. No despondent feeling could long live in the breast of any one when she was around. Oh! how we loved her. Often times when we felt blue and down hearted we would go and get Little Nell. In her own way, she would soon have us gripped in the power of her personality and heaven seemed, even then to come just a little closer. She was loved and admited by all. Whoever she went, she was the center of attraction and we all realized that no other had ever been like Her. As I sit and write this little memory of her, in my mind I see her, sitting with her little heavenly playmates, she in the cetner entertaining and making merry the little angels that surround her. How much brighter heaven has been made, eternity can only tell. Early in life she was taken and we wonder why? But that influence of her sweet life has left a lasting impression. Heaven has become more real and doesn't seen so far away. She is looking this way, waiting to join us around the great white throne of God. Like David of old, we look up and say, Little Nell, we cannot will you back to us; bit we cam go to you. By the help of God, some day we will again take her in our arms, press her to our breast, in that land where the sun never goes down, and the dark clouds never rise. Where death never comes and heart aches and sorrows never known. Loved ones let this be our hope.
After an extended illness of about two months, death came last Tuesday night to claim Alton Brown at his home 15 miles east of Lubbock. The cause of his death is said to be from a complication of pneumonia and typhoid fever.
Alton was about 20 years of age and has been a resident of Lubbock county for several years. He was a son of J. T. Brown of this place and leaves a father and mother and younger sisters and brothers to mourn his departure form this life.
He was a member of the Woodmen of the World of Lubbock camp, and was buried in the Lubbock Cemetery, under the auspices of that order, after services at the Church of Christ, Elder Liff Sanders preaching the sermon. [Source: The Avlanche Dec 04, 1908. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Little Grace Brown daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Brown, died last Wednesday morning between the hours of three and four o'clock and was buried Wednesday evening. She had been suffering for several weeks with a complication of diptheria and other adments from which she could not recover. [Source: The Avalanche Nov 13, 1908. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Lillie Cantu 63 of Tahoka died Sept. 14, 2016. Services will be 10: a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at Venue on Broadway in Lubbock. [Source: The Lubbock Avalanche Journal September 16 2016. Transwcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Cate, Joe Lloyd
Joe L. Cate of Lubbock passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the age of 68. He was born Oct. 27, 1947, in Abernathy, Texas, to George ans Millie (Perry) Cate. He married Carolyn Ellis on Jan. 11, 1968, in Lubbock. joe was a mechanic supervisor for over 40 years with Farmers Co-Op. He served for nine years in the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam, he was honored with receiving the Bronze Star. Joe was a memeber of the Cotton Pickin Sams RV Club for 10 years. Those left to charish his memory are his wife, Carolun; daughter, Tonya Ellerd and husband, Jim; son-in-law, Jeff Scott; six grandchildren; and five siblings. Joe was preceded in death by one daughter, Paula Scott; parents, George and Millie Cate; three sisters; and two brothers. [Source: www.legacy.com Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Copp, Zillah P.
Mrs. Zillah P. Copp was born in Georgia. In early youth came to Texas where most of her years from youth to old age have been spent. She has lived in Lubbock county severla years. About forty-five years ago she was married to W. T. Copp who died several years ago. She was the mother of four children, Mrs. Laura Bently, and Mr. J. E. Copp of Okla., and Mr. G. F. (Bud) Copp and Miss Linda Copp of Lubbock. In them she has left to society and her country a legacy, consisting not in money, but in well rounded characters to honor her name and perpetuate her memory in the world.
Her sojourn here was 65 years old. The last five or six years being years of great physical suffering and pain, but she endured it all without a murmur and patiently awaited the end, which came Jan 26 at 4:30 a.m. and her triumphant spirit took its flight from a local sanitarium in Lubbock to realms above. At 4 p.m., Jan. 27, we laid her remains away in the Lubbock Cemetery to await the resurrection of the just. D. C. Ross [Source: The Lubbock Avalanche 31 jan 1922 page 3. transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Craven, Richard Dwaine
Richard Dwaine Craven, 63, of Wolfforth died Sept. 11, 2016. [Source: The Lubbock Avalanche Journal September 13, 2016. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Crawford, Renea Diane Myers
Renea Diane Myers Crawford, 49 of Lubbock died Sept. 16 2016. [Source: The Lubbock Avalanche Journal September 19, 2016. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
On Tuesday of this week Elsie Creighton, who for some time has suffered with typhoid fever passed to his reward in the better land. The funeral occurred at the Baptist Church at 2:30 Wednesday evening. [Source The Lubbock Avalanche 20 Oct 1921 Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Crowder, Elsie Cate (Cotton)
Services for Elsie Cate Crowder, 67, of Lubbock will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb, 27, 2004, at the Trinity Church Chapel in Lubbock with Robin Tittle officiating. Burial will follow in the City of Lubbock Cemetery. Elsie died Monday, Feb 23, 2004. She was born Feb 4, 1936 in Kilgore Texas. She married Cecil Crowder on Aug 30, 1990 and he died Feb 25, 1991. She was a member of the Daughter's of the Pioneets, Southern Gaspel Music Association, Living Vine Foursquare Church and the Trinity Church's Prime Timers. She is survived by two sons Darrell and Kenneth Cate, both of Lubbock; Six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, her mother Minnie Ola Gray of Leesburg, VA., two brothers, James Gray of Hollister California and Gordon Gray of Leesburg, VA. [Source: Lubbock Avalanche Journal, 07 Feb, 2004-Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Daniel, Marie T. (Thompson)
The lovely and beautiful Marie T. Daniel was buried Monday June 23, 2014 at the Houston National Cemetery. The private graveside service was officiated by her husband Pastor Howard Daniel Jr. of Livingston. In attendance were her two sisters Verlene of Houston, Ada of Dallas, and their children, Howard D. and Helen of Tyler, Greg and Kim of Desota, Howard III of Atlanta and Trent and Joanne of Houston. Little Marie, their handicap daughter was unable to attend. She is interred in section R, grave 193 at the National Cemetery. (Pastor Howard Daniel Jr. ) - Submitted by Lauretta
Dewbre, Dean "Tutie"
Dean Tutie Dewbre, 83, of Shallowater, formerly of Crosbyton died Sept. 8, 2016. [Source: The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Evans, Frank J.
Slaton, Tex., Jan. 1 Frank J. Evans, division superintendent of the Slaton division of the Santa Fe Railway, with headquarters here, died today after a brief illness, from pneumonia. Mr. Evans was born at Valley Falls, Kan., where the body will be sent for burial. Before coming to the southwest he was in the employ of the Santa Fe at Emporia and Wichita, Kansas. [The Pueblo Chieftain, January 2, 1919, page 10 - submitted by Peggy Thompson]
Wylie, the seven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Flincher, who lives south of Plainview, died at the sanitarium in this city Saturday, following an operation for appendicitis. The funeral was at the Baptist church and interment followed at the cemetery. The family formerly lived in Coryell county. [Source: The Lubbock Avalanche 10 jan 1922. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Gibson, Roland M.
Roland Gibson, 94, previously of Lubbock, died on Jan 12, 2012 in Weatherford, Texas. Memorial graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, june 16, 2012 in Slaton, Texas at the Englewood Cemetery. Roland was born in Allenreed, Texas on November 18, 1917. Roland was preceded in death by his daughter, Jeannie McDonald: his son, Earnie Gibson: his parents; and one brothers and sister. Survivors include, Lana Randall of Weatherford, Texas and Tonya and Steve Reid of Odessa, Texas, two brothers and two sisters.
Gikerson, George W.
George W. Gilkerson 54, brother of Dr. Nan L. Gilkerson Blackwell, of 4408 Wolflin, died at 3:10 p.m., Thursday in Lubbock. Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m., Saturday in the First Sacred Church of Lubbock, with burial in a Lubbock cemetery. Also surviving besides Dr. Blackwell, are three other sisters, Mrs. George Lanaford, Mrs. Jimmy ----, and Mrs. Charles Bacon, all of Lubbock, his wife Mrs. Elsie Gilkerson of -----, and a son George Gilkerson, district attorney at Lubbock. (Source: newspaper unknown, dated 1958; transcribed by Camellia)
Gilbert, Martha Kaye (Robinson)
Martha Kaye Gilbert was born April 27, 1950 in Lubbock, Texas to the late Zenobia and Frankie Robinson. She graduated form Slaton high School in 1969. Martha was preceded in death by her parents: one brother Sylvester Robinson: one sister, Evelyn McDaniel; Grandparents. She leaves to cherish her memory two brothers, Johnny Robinson and Donald Robinson; five sisters, Shirley Mask, Rita Knighten, Christine Robinson, Coretta Wilborn and Cynthia Robinson; one sister-in-law, Ruby Nell Robinson; five aunts, Violet Rouse, Verse Johnson, Sylvia Barnett, Viree Palmer and Lerniene Dixion; nieces and nephews. Interment will be at Englewood Cemetery in Slaton Texas.
Services for Alice Gryder, 82, of Lubbock will be at 10 a.m. Friday in W.W. Rix Chapel with the Rev. John Ballard, Associate pastor of First Baptist Church, Officiating. Burial will be in City of Lubbock Cemetery under direction of Rix Funeral Directors. She died Tuesday at her home. Justice of the Peace L.J. Blalock ruled the death due to Natural causes. She was born in Forney and moved to Breckenridge to Lubbock in 1937. She married J.L. Gryder on Dec. 24 1927 in Sherman. He died in 1966. She was a former Hemphill-Wells employee, retiring in 1982. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter. Mrs Gene Aicher of Lubbock; a brother Claude Howell of Dallas; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Gene Aicher Jr., Brian Carter, Roger Buck, Randy Williams and Brian Edwards. [Source: "Unknown" - Sub. by Mary Lafferty Wilson]
Gryder, James M.
Services for James M. Gryder, 53, of Lubbock will be at 11 a.m. today in W.W. Rix Chapel with the Rev. John Ballard and their Rev. Tom Kennedy both of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in City of Lubbock Cemetery under direction of Rix Funeral Directors. He died Monday afternoon at his home. Justice of the Peace L.J. Blalock ruled the death was due to natural causes. Gryder was born at Breckenridge. He was a concrete finisher. He had lived in Lubbock most of his life. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the singles class at the First Baptist Church. His father, James Lester Gryder, died September 1966. Survivors included his mother, Alice, and a sister, Mrs. O.G. Aicher of Lubbock. [Source: November 14, 1984 Wednesday "Unknown paper" - Sub. by Mary Lafferty Wilson]
Gryder, Rudy Earl
Funeral services for Rudy Earl Gryder, 63, of 2503 58th St., will be at 2 p.m. today at the Southcrest Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles Broadhurst officiating. Burial will be in the City of Lubbock Cemetery under direction of Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home. Gryder, a Lubbock resident for the past 40 years, died Wednesday afternoon in Highland Hospital. Gryder, a veteran of World War II, was a Lubbock used car dealer. he was also a member of the Southcrest Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Doris; one daughter, Jerilea of the home; two step daughters, Mrs Sharon Grant of Muleshoe and Jencie Lee of Idalou; and six step grandchildren. Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs Vera Cornelison of Temple and Mrs. Gladys Glasglow of Bryan. [Died 5 Jan 1977; Source: "Unknown newspaper" - Sub. by Mary Lafferty Wilson]
Mrs. Cora Harris was born May 15, 1876 in Hill County, Texas, Died February 9, 1920 in Lubbock, Texas. She was married to Mr. J. H. Harris September 1894. To this union one boy was born, J. H. Harris, Jr. She became a member of the Christian church a number of years ago and lived a faithful consecrated, Christian life until she was called to her Heavenly home. She was a faithful wife, a loving mother, a devoted sister, a true friend, an earnest Christian. She leaves a father, W. L. Powell, of Hubbard City; a son, J. H. Harris, Jr., of Lubbock; three brothers, J. J. and W. B. Powell of Lubbock, and T. P. Powell of Hubbard City and a host of loving friends to mourn her death. May our Heavenly Father comfort and console the bereaved ones and bring them together at last, in that beautiful home over there. - V. L. Graves. (The Lubbock Avalanche, Lubbock, Tex, Feb 26, 1920)
Hartzog, Abner Carl
CLARENDON, April 11 (Special) - Funeral services for Abner Carl Hartzog will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. W.F. Vanderburg, pastor and the Rev. James Allison, pastor of First Baptist Church of Brice Community officiating. Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery under direction of Murphy Funeral home. Mr. Hartzog, 74, died today in Lubbock. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Brice community. Survivors are his wife Hattie, of Brice, three daughters, Mrs. Thomas Perkins of Clarendon, Mrs. J.C. Union, and Mrs. Joe Weed, both of Brice community, three sons, Harry B. and Carl Jr., both of Amarillo, and Lewis of Monroe, La., an adopted son, Robert M. Hariness of Lubbock, 11 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. [Source: newspaper unknown, Apr. 11-13, 1958, transcribed by Kristine Metoyer]
KILLED AT LUBBOCK
Former Editor of The Avalanche Killed by Pistol Shot.
Lubbock, Texas. - On Friday night last Sheriff Roberts of Lubbock shot to death Jim Haynes, in the hotel at Lubbock. There had been bad feelings between the parties for some time, growing out of politics. Haynes was once editor and proprietor of the Lubbock Avalanche. [Source: The Hereford Brand (Hereford, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, March 6, 1908.] Transcribed and submitted by Sheila Pitts Massie.
Hill, Mrs. S. M.
Mrs. S. M. Hill, of Lubbock, mother of Mrs. D. M. Roberts, 2601 Harrison, died Wednesday morning in Lubbock. Funeral rites will be held in Lubbock Friday. (Source: newspaper unknown, dated February 13, 1958, transcribed by Bobby Dobbins Title.)
Hinkle, (Ages), Bessie
Bessie, Ages, daughter of W. M. and V. A. Mullican was born at Union Hill Ellis County Texas, Oct. 31, 1884, where she lived till 12 years of age, when she moved with her parents to Dallas Texas.
At the age of fourteen ths united with the East Dallas Christian church, being baptized by Rev. M. M. Davis, pastor of the church at that place. She beautified and adorned her life with the Christian graces and became a faithful and devoted worker in the church of our Lord until hse was called home.
She was married to Harry W. Hinkle of Lynchburg, Tenn., 1905, and moved with him to this home at that place where she lived until 1910. When she moved with her husband to Pecos Texas, where she resided until her death which occurred while visiting her parents at Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, June 5th, 1920, at 9:30 a.m., she lacking a few months of being 36 years of age.
She leaves a husband, father, mother, one sister, two brothers and a host of friends to mourn her death. She was a consecrated Christian, a deovted wife, a loving daughter, a congenial sister, a kind and considerate friend. -V. L. Graves. [Source: The Lubbock Avalanche 17 June 1920 Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Holloway, B. F.
PLAINVIEW, Sept. 28-Funeral services for B. F. Holloway, 87, resident of Plainview since 1856, will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the First Methodist Church of Petersburg. Burial will be in Petersburg cemetery under direction of Wood Mitchell Funeral Home of Plainview. Mr. Holloway died at 4:40 p.m. today at his home here, 922 Baltimore Street. He was born Jan. 22, 1871, in Tennessee. He had been in ill health for about four years. He was a member of the Methodist Church and a former member of the Woodmen of the World. He was married to Louisa Read on Nov. 5, 1899, at Waxahachie. The couple moved to a farm south of Petersburg, just inside the Lubbock County line in 192_ from Chillicothe, Tex. In 1936 he moved to Plainview. Surviving are his wife of Plainview; five sons, R. L. of Colorado Springs, Colo., Bill of Petersburg, Alton of Plainview, Ernest of Midland, and J. M. (Murl) of Lubbock; two daughters, Miss Carrie Bell Holloway of Plainview and Mrs. Clarence Fox of Albany, Tex.; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. (Source: Newspaper, 27 Sept. 1958; transcribed by Sue P. Carpenter) [He also has obit in Amarillo Globe-Times Sept 29, 1958] [B. F. Holloway 1871-1958; same marker as Louisa C. (Source: Marker in Petersburg Cemetery, Hale County, Texas)]
Jacobs, John Oliver
John Oliver Jacobs, 77, died Sept. 9, 2016. [Source: the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Jeffries, Frank Jr.
Frank Jeffries, Jr., age ten months son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jeffries, of Olton, died at the O. W. Bryan home in Plainview Thursday. The funeral was held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Beebe Friday afternoon, Rev. O. P. Clark and Rev. Smallwood conducting the services. [Source: The Lubbock Avalanche 10 Jan 1922. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Jones, Clyde Harrison
Clyde wasborn in Brownfield, Texas on Nov 15, 1942. He passed away on Jan 13, 2004. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam Era. He married Shirley Ann Harget. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers; Richard Jones, Jimmy Jones, and Roy Jones. Survivors include 2 sons; Chuck Dewayne Jones of Amarillo Texas and Danny Harrison Jones of Slaton Texas. A daughter; April Ann Jones of Buckeye Arizona. His Mother; Georgia M. Jones. 3 sisters; Edna Tate, Judy Ramsey and Becky Haggard. 12 grandchildren & 3 great-grand children. [Source: Findagrave.com/bio by April Edwards; transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
IDALOU, Nov. 2--funeral services for Mrs. Cora Kerr, 77, of Idalou, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Idalou Methodist Church. Mrs. Kerr died Saturday at her home. Surviving are a son, Raymond L. of Sweetwater; a daughter, Mrs. H. L. Griffin of Shallowater; a brother, Nathan Johnson of Plainview; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial will be under the direction of Rix Funeral Home in Lubbock. (Source: newspaper unknown, 1958, transcribed by Camellia)
In Loving Rememberance of james Ledbetter, 32 of Lubbock, who passed away on Wednesy, June 24 2009. Graveside Service will follow at 1 p.m. at Peaceful Garden Memorial Park under the direction of Griffin Mortuary. [Source: The Lubbock Avalanche Journal. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Logan, Mrs. Howard
LUBBOCK, Nov. 20 - Mrs. Howard Logan, 55, longtime resident of the Panhandle-Plains area, died in a Lubbock hospital today after an illness of one week. Cause of death was diagnosed as polyneuritis. Mrs. Logan had lived here since 1924. Prior to that time she lived in Pampa and White Deer. She was the daughter of the late W. B. Henry, Pampa pioneer. She was married at Pampa, Sept. 2, 1921. Funeral services are scheduled at 3 p.m. Saturday in the First Methodist Church of Lubbock. Dr. Chess Lovern, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be under direction of Sanders Funeral Home. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ke? Draper of Pampa; three grandchildren, her mother, Mrs. W. B. Henry; two sisters, Mrs. Wiley B. Pearce of Lubbock and Mrs. Lloyd Bennett, Pampa, and a brother, Odell, Henry, Pampa, who is ill in a Dallas hospital. Source: Newspaper unknown, dated November 22, 1958; transcribed by Mary Saggio
Monday the death angel came to our city and took from the loving parents their little baby boy. Mr. and Mrs. Lupton live in the northwest part of the county, but had the baby in the city when death claimed it as its own. Burial took place in the Lubbock cemetery Tuesday morning. The Avalanche extends to Mr. and Mr. Lupton it's sympathy and points them to the Father above who does all things for the best. [The Lubbock Avalanche(Lubbock, Tex.) October 24, 1912]
McDonald, Joseph William
Little Joseph William McDonald, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. McDonald, who live some 12 miles south of Lubbock, died Feb. 24, at the home of Mr. Curtis McDonald in Lubbock. He was 8 months and seven days old. Thus was a beautiful, sweet flower bloomed here but a day, just long enough to become the charm of the home. But providence allowed the little budding flower to be plucked up from this sinful world and transplanted in the city of God to live and bloom forever. After funeral service at the grave, conducted by the writer, we laid the remains away in the Lubbock cemetery to await the Resurrection. May grace sustain and comfort the bereaved ones in this deep sorrow. Their former pastor, D C Ross (The Lubbock Avalanche, Lubbock, Tex, Feb 26, 1920)
McMillan, William Garrett
Death Takes Civic Leader Of Lubbock
LUBBOCK, Oct. 27--William Garrett McMillan, 60, construction company executive, big game hunter and ornithologist, died at 3:08 p.m. today in West Texas Hospital, where he had been critically ill for several days. He was the head of the W. G. McMillan and Son Construction Co. Mr. McMillan was widely known for his big-game hunting, for which he toured much of the world. He wrote a series of articles for the Sunday News-Globe in 1954, during his safari to northern India. He had many trophies from shooting contests across the Southwest. He was a student of ornithology and owned one of the rarest collections of bird eggs in Texas. Mr. McMillan was also interested in Indian Lore, natural history, outdoor life, architecture, photography and many civic activities. He was closely associated with Kiwanis International, has served at Lt. Gov. of -and of that organization. He was also connected with the Panhandle South Plains Fair. Mr. McMillan was born November 9, 1897, in Calvert, Parnell County, and attended public schools there. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1922, and come to Lubbock in 1925, when he supervised construction of the first unit of the Hotel Lubbock. During the next 33 years, he engaged in construction of many buildings in the Lubbock area. He is survived by his wife, of the home, 4901 19th; one son, William G. McMillan, Jr., two granddaughters, Shannon, 3, and Tracey, 14 months, all of Lubbock; one sister, Mrs. Jack Pate of Ocala, N. M., and one brother, Frank McMillan of Calvert. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the First Methodist Church in Lubbock, with Dr. Chess Lovern, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the City of Lubbock Cemetery, under direction of Rix Funeral Home. (Source: newspaper unknown, 28 Oct. 1958, transcribed by Camellia)
Albert Miller, of 2008 43rd Street, Lubbock, died at 7:40 a.m. Thursday in Lubbock, where he had lived for 3 1/2 years. The body will be in state at Blackburn-Shaw Memorial Chapel here from 6 to 8 p.m. today then will be sent to Denver for funeral services and burial. Mr. Miller is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rose Miller, a son, Edwin A. Miller of Denver; a daughter, Mrs. Margarete Green of Lubbock; a brother E. A. Miller of Fort Collins, Colo; and three grandchildren, Mrs. Jo Ann Owens, 4613 Org, Miss Marilyn Williams 414 1/2 W. 10th and James Williams, a student at Texas Christian University. Source: Publication Unknown, December 1958, transcribed by M.K.K.
Newton, J. Hanna
Hanna: Newton, J. Hanna died March the 18th at the home of his son, Mr. J. Q. Hanna, of Lubbock. He was 73 years, 2 months old. At about 35 years he married and reared a family of five children, four of whom still survive. The mother and one of the children having passed over some years ago. In his younger days he professed faith in Christ and became an honored member of the Methodist church.
As a Christian he was unasuming but enjoyed the confidence, love and respect of all who knew him. At 4 p'clock p.m. the 19th the writer conducted the funeral service at the grave and we laid his remains in the Lubbock cemetery to await the resurrection of the just. The floral offering was modest but rich and beautiful.
We expect to renew his acquaintance again in the sweet by and by. Quite a goodly number of friends and neighbors paid the deceased a tribute of great respect by being present at the funeral. For hope and consolation we would point the bereaved ones to our blessed Christ the Lord. I have conducted many, many funerals during my fifty years of ministry and the serious question always comes up: "Who will go next?" will it be me? or will it be you?
Let me beg all therefore to go live as to make sure their preparation for the great and the boundless future. D. C. Ross. [Source: The Lubbock Avalanche 24 March 1922. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Penney, W. E.
OLD SETTLER PASSES AWAY
Last Saturday Morning While Working In The Yard At His Home In Southwest Lubbock W. E. PENNEY SUDDENLY DROPPED DEAD
Mr. Penney was born in Lawrence District South Carolina, Oct. 27th 1843. He moved with his father to Georgia when only 7 years of age where he resided for many years and was marredied in Enharlee Georgia in 1864 to Miss Martha Barrett and was converted and joined the Methodist Church in 1865 of which he was a fathful member for years aftger which he joined the Baptist Church and lived a devoted christian in that denomination till the time of his death.
Mr. Penney moved to Texas in the year 1876 and located in Independence, Washington county, where he resided for twelve years then moved to Brown county where he remained 10 years, thence to Lubbock arriving here in 1899 being one of the oldest settlers in Lubbock county.
He seved four hard years in the civil war, and was a true southerner and in his aged days seemed to enjoy talking of the olden times.
He was the father of a large family of children, 11 in number seven boys and 4 girls, all of whom are still living except one boy L. C. Penney, and one daughter, Mrs. J. R. Young. Those living and all present at his funeral were Mrs. J, E. Stokes of Tahoka Mrs. Cash Royalty, Mrs W. B. Powell, Messrs. P. B. Penney, R. E. Penney, J. S. Penney, R. T. Penney, E. B. Penney and J. E. Penney.
Funeral services were conducted at the residence Sunday afternoon at three o'clock, after which his remains were followed to the cemetery by a large number os friends and there laid tenderly to rest to await the time of reunion when all shall gather around that Great White Throme to recieve the reward of the faithful.
The bereaved family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in this time of sadness and the Avalanche deep down in our hearts express our true sorrow in the death of this father and husband, of our friends.
Phillips, Mrs. Jerry
Quanah, Dec. 6 (Special) - Final rites for Mrs. Jerry Phillips of Lubbock were held in the Church of Christ of Quanah at 4 p.m. Friday with the minister, Wayne Mickey, officiating; assisted by Rev. Horace Brooks, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Quanah. Interment was in the Quanah Cemetery with the Knowles Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Phillips, the former Marilyn Sue Davidson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Davidson of Quanah, died in a Dallas hospital last Wednesday following an illness of 10 days. She was born in Quanah on August 26, 1939, and graduated from Quanah High School in 1957. She was a member of the Church of Christ of Quanah. Shortly after her graduation she was married to Jerry Phillips. The couple was making their home in Lubbock where she was employed with the Lubbock National Bank and he is a student Texas Tech. Survivors include her husband, her parents and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Deel of Quanah. (Source: Newspaper unknown, dated Nov. 6, 1958; transcribed by Vicki Bryan)
Pilley, G. W.
G. W. Pilley died at his home at Wolson Friday morning. He has been an invalid for some time and his death was not a surprise to his neighbors, who have done all they could to keep him comfortable as possible throughout his last days. He is a father of Mrs. F. I. Crews of that place. Interment was in the Slaton Cemetery Saturday. [Source: Library of Congress; Lubbock Avalanche, 03 Jan 1922 image 12. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Pitt, Alphy E.
Dickens, Tex. April 4 - A 7,200 volt electric charge killed a 24-year old REA lineman and seriously injured another in widely separated twin accidents in this area yesterday. Johnny William Haney, 24, of Spur, fell to the ground dead after contracting open high voltage lines. Seventy miles down the line, Alphy E. Pitts, also 24, of Lubbock, was hit by a similar charge. Pitt's life was saved by an alert co-worker, lineman Delton Green, who gave artificial respiration while the victim was atop the pole. (Sweetwater Reporter, Sweetwater, Tex. April 4, 1951)
Funeral arrangements will be announced for Luther Reed, 34, of Lubbock by Austin Funeral Home. Mr. Reed died at 6:45 p.m. Friday in Veterans Hospital, where he had been a patient for two weeks. Mr. Reed, who was a World War II veteran and a Baptist, was born June 19, 1924 in Brazos County. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nealie Mae Reed of Lubbock; three sisters, Mrs. Jesse Stewart, Miss Charlie Mae Reed and Miss Alene Williams, all of Los Angeles, Calif., and five brothers, Gus Williams of Amarillo, Alfred Williams of Phoenix, Ariz., Wilton Reed of Fresno, Calif., and Cleveland and Alan Reed, both of Los Angeles. (Source: newspaper unknown, dated November 23, 1958, transcribed by Bobby Dobbins Title.)
Shaw, James D.
LUBBOCK, Nov. 3--Final rites for James D. Shaw, 59, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, business manager, will be conducted Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Sanders Funeral Home Chapel here. Burial will be in Lubbock. Mr. Shaw, who had lived in Lubbock for 35 years, died Sunday at his home here, after suffering a heart attack. He was a native of Whitney, and a former resident of Crosbyton. A graduate of Tyler Business College, he joined the Avalanche-Journal organization in September, 1926, and became business manager nearly 28 years ago. He was secretary of the Avalanche-Journal Publishing Company. He was active in Masonic Lodge work, and served as commander of the Lubbock Commandery at one time. Survivors include his wife, Madge; a son, Rodney of Lubbock; three brothers, H. J. of Lubbock and Fred and R. L. Both of Amarillo; and three sisters, Mrs. V. R. Plummer of Lubbock, Mrs. Ted Cox of San Antonio and Mrs. H. B. Hecox of Denver, Colo. (Source: newspaper unknown, 1958, transcribed by Camellia)
Sherrill, Claude B.
Services for Claude B. Sherrill, 66 of Lubbock will be at 2 p.m. Thurday at Roosevelt Baptist Church with Rev. Joel Perez and Jack Thompson officiating.
Burrial will be in Resthaven memorial Park under the direction of Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home. He died monday, Jan. 20, 2003. He was born july 4, 1936 in Granite Okla. He served four years in the Army in Fort Hood. He married Vita Cate on Nov. 13, 1967, in Wichita Falls. He was a mechanic and employed by Texas Wrecker for 14 years. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by three sons, Jimmy, Don & Bart.
Servivors include his wife; son Ronnie Ledbetter of Lubbock; five daughters, Elaine Braziel, Jackie Corwin and Beverly Sherrill, all of Lubbock, Lequita Carter of Brownfield and Brenda Sherrill of Amarillo; four brothers, Billy Ray, Gary, Michael and Charles; seven sisters, June Bowing, Laverne Ratke, Gail Esola, Colleen Henson, Vicki Miller, Charlene Russell and Sue Edwards; 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. [Source: The Lubbock Avalanche Jouranal. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Sherrill, Vita Elizabeth (Cate)
Vita E. Sherrill Services for Vita E. Sherrill 76 of Lubbock will be at 10:00a.m. Thursday at Canyon United Methodist Church with Jack Thompson officiating.
Vita passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014. She was born November 11, 1937, in Abernathy, Texas. She married Claude Sherrill on Nov. 13, 1867, in Wichita Falls. She worked as an assembly line worker at Grinnells for 25 years.
Vita was proceeded in death by her husband Claude Sherrill, and three sons, Jimmy Ledbetter, Don Corwin and Bart Sherrill. Her parents George and Millie Cate, two sisters, one brother and one grandson. Survivors include a son Ronnie and Betty of Lubbock; three daughters, Elaine and husband Boyd of Lubbock; Laquetta and husband Andy of Comanche; and Jackie and Beverly of Lubbock. Five brothers and two sisters. 19 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. [Source: The Lubbock Avalanche Journal May 20, 2014. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney.
BORGER, Oct. 8--(Special)--Mrs. Lillian Velina Shields, 44, formerly of Burger, died Thursday night after a long illness. The family had recently moved to Lubbock. Funeral Services will be announced by Simpson Funeral Home of Borger. Mrs. Shields is survived by her husband, R. L. Shields, and a daughter, Georgia Ann 6, of Lubbock, her mother Dora Ray of Perryville, Calif; five brothers, Leland Ray of Amarillo, Loffler Ray of San Antonio and Lloyd Ray of Houston, and three sisters, Mrs. I. P. Phillips of Portersville, Mrs. Henry Weitner of Altree and Mrs. James Lane of Corpus Christi. (Source: newspaper unknown, 1958 transcribed by Camellia)
Sullivan, Mrs. Homer
Lubbock Woman Killed In Crash
LITTLEFIELD, Tex., (AP)--Two highway accidents within three minutes, killed a Lubbock woman and injured seven other persons last night. Mrs. Homer Sullivan, 48, died in the crashes involving three cars. None of the injured was believed to be in serious condition. Highway patrolmen said a car driven by Sullivan, 50, struck another auto making a turn in front of him. They reported the third vehicle, with Don Tucker, 28, of Littlefield, plowed into the wreckage as bystanders sought to remove the Sullivan's. Sullivan and Tucker were among the injured. Three teenagers trying to rescue the Lubbock couple also were among those suffering minor injuries. (Source: newspaper unknown, Nov. 4, 1958, transcribed by Camellia)
Summers, Edwin F.
Edwin F. Summers, 48, of 3913 Lenwood, died Saturday night in West Texas Hospital in Lubbock following a brief illness. Mr. Summers was president of the Caprock Engineering Corp., a soft service. He had been a resident of Lubbock until 1928, then moved to El Paso, and then to Amarillo four years ago. He was a past secretary of the San Jacinto Lions Club. Surviving are his wife, Christy, of the home address; three daughters, Che___ Summers and Mrs. Fidel Sanchez, of Los Cruces, N. M. and Ellen Gene Richard of Amarillo; and two sons, Ted Summers and Don Hilliard of Amarillo. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. today in the Funeral Chapel in Lubbock with the Rev. Don Davidson of the Asbury Methodist Church of Lubbock officiating. Burial will be in the City of Lubbock Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Fred Hancock of Plainview; Allen Deville, Roy Alexander and Wes White of Amarillo; Dee Garner and Cliff Hardin of Lubbock. Honorary pallbearers from the San Jacinto Lions Club will be Don Stark, Lloyd Taylor, Pat Murphy and Karl Wossum. (Source: Newspaper, 27 Sept. 1958; transcribed by Sue P. Carpenter)
Tubbs, Mrs. Wm.
Mrs. Wm Tubbs Dead After a Prolonged Illness; This Much Loved Christian Lady Passes Away; Interment Monday. It becomes the Avalanches's painfull duty to announce through its columns the death of another one of our friends and greatly loved citizens, Mrs. Wm. Tubbs, which occured at the home of her daughter, Mrs C. A. Pierce in North Lubbock. Mrs. Tubbs had been a sufferer from a tumor on the left side of her neck for many years and although everything within medical skill was done to cure her, only temporary relief was availed, which kept her in fairly good health till about four or five months ago when the desease begin to spread and finally resulted fatal by her death last Sunday morning about ?:?? o'clock when she passed into the great beyond. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ben Hardy, pastor of the methodist church of which she was a faithful member, and she was buried in the Lubbock cemetery at 10:00 o'clock Monday in the presence of a large number of loving friends who deeply sympathize with the surviving member of the family, in the departure from earth of this kind mother faithful wife and loving sister. [Source: "The Avalanche, Lubbock, Texas, 14 August 1908" - Transcribed by Charlie Vines]
Tulia, Jan. 9,-Dock Wallace, living near Whitfield, died at his home Saturday night after an affray Saturday afternoon in which he recieved severe knife wounds. H. V. Savage, his brother-in-law, has been arrested and placed under bond in connection with the affair. [Source: The Lubbock Avalanche 10 Jan 1922. Transcribed by Danielle Swiney]
Whiteside, Elizabeth Odell
Whiteside, Tanya Darlene
SERVICES FOR TWO IN CRASH SET TODAY
Funeral services for an Amarillo woman and her daughter, killed Monday in a car-truck collision near Vernon, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 33rd and Indiana, in Lubbock. Mrs. Elizabeth Odell Whiteside of 3202 Julian, 39, and her 9-year-old daughter, Tanya Darlene, were killed in the crash which occurred on snow-covered slick pavement of Highway 287 about 12 miles east of Vernon. Mrs. Whiteside was a long distance telephone operator, employed by the Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. for the past 16 years. The Rev. David L. Zacharias, pastor of the Lubbock church, will officiate at the funeral. He will be assisted by the Rev. Dub Appling, minister of Forest Heights Methodist Church in Lubbock. Burial will be in Tech Memorial Gardens in Lubbock with services under the direction of Rix Funeral Home of Lubbock. Officers said the crash occurred when Mrs. Whiteside, on her way home to Amarillo, lost control of her late model car as it skidded on the slick road. The car slipped off the right side of the pavement, then swerved back onto the highway and into the path of a truck driven by Earl Carter Johnson of Dallas. Johnson was not injured. The cab of the truck rolled over, crushing the car, Tanya Darlene pinned in the wreckage was clutching a Christmas doll. Mrs. Whiteside's body was partially thrown out of the car. Mrs. Whiteside was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Amarillo. She is survived by her husband, John Whiteside of Lubbock; a sister, Mrs. Harold Taylor of Lubbock, and a brother, Johnny Reasonaver of Tahoka. Source: Publication Unknown, December 1958, transcribed by M.K.K.
Wolffarth, Lena Newman
Big Springs, Tex. , July 26. Died July 25, at the residence of her sister, Mrs. S. A. King, Mrs. Lena Newman Wolffarth, wife of Eastin Wolffarth, Sheriff of Lubbock County, Texas. [Source: "Dallas Morning News", 1 Aug 1900 - MZ - Sub by FOFG]
Woodward, D. Procter
Lubbock, Texas, Oct. 23 - D. Proctor Woodward, brother of Dudley K. Woodward Jr of Dallas, died Monday morning. He had been in ill health for two years.
His Dallas brother is chairman of the board of regents of the University of Texas. D. Proctor Woodward, who was 79, was born at Indianola , and was reared at Taylor. He entered the wholesale grocery business at Weatherford, and later in Wichita Falls and Dallas. He later moved to Abilene and then to Lubbock,w here he retired ten years ago. His parents were Dudley K. Woodward and Anna R. Woodward. He married Miss Neva W. Parker in Abilene. She died several years ago. Survivors in addition to his Dallas brother are three sisters, Mrs. Mary W. Doak, Lubbock, for twenty-five years dean of women at Texas Tech; Mrs. Max Eikel, Lubbock, now on the dormitory staff of the college, and Mrs. C. H. Brightwell of Galena Park. A service was read at Lubbock Monday afternoon. Then the body was taken to Abilene where funeral services will be held at the home fo a sister-in-law, Mrs. George W. McDaniel at 714 Butternut Street at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Pallbearers will be six nephews. (Source: Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX., Oct 24, 1950 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
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