Obituaries

Wed
18
Oct

LOLA WALKER

Lola Walker, 86, of Lubbock died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Services were held today at the Littlefield Memorial Park. Services were provided by Agape Funeral Chapel and Crematory of Lubbock.

Wed
18
Oct

ELROY D. SIMNACHER

Elroy D. Simnacher, of Lubbock, formerly of Pep, Texas died Oct. 12, 2017. Funeral services were held, Oct. 16, at 11 am at Christ the King Cathedral. Interment followed in Pep. Services were under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home & Memorial Park Elroy was born Jan. 8, 1934 in Littlefield, to Philip and Delila Downs Simnacher. He graduated from Pep High School and then from Texas Tech University. He married Patricia Verkamp. Elroy received his commission as a 2nd Lt in the US Air Force through the ROTC program at Texas Tech University. He entered the pilot training program and received his Aeronautical rating of pilot at Reese Air Force Base class of ’57. He then was assigned to teach student pilots at the Instructor School at Goodfellow Air Force Base San Angelo. He was then sent to James Connally Air Force Base in Waco, Texas to fly students in the navigator training program in T 33 air crafts as well as the C 119. Following military service he attended St.

Sat
14
Oct

BONNIE PATRICK

Bonnie Patrick, 96, of Littlefield, went to be with her Lord Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 in Littlefield. Graveside services were to be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at Plainview Cemetery in Plainview, with arrangements under the personal care of Hillcrest Funeral Home in Littlefield. She was born Dec. 10, 1920 in Socorro, N.M. to Barney and Nora Beeman. Bonnie married Morris Patrick on Dec. 26, 1939 in Socorro. She was an excellent cook, and loved to crochet. She made afghans and crocheted gifts for her family and friends. Bonnie worked for the Lubbock County Auditor’s office for over 20 years, before she retired. She was a member of Trinity Church in Littlefield. Bonnie is survived by her son, Jim Patrick and wife, Patricia, of Littlefield; a daughter, Barbara Tiley and husband, Bill of Tucson, AZ; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan.

Wed
11
Oct

DAVID NOAH PEREZ

David Noah (Rambo) Perez, 55, of Lubbock and formerly of Olton, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Lubbock. Funeral services were held Monday morning, Oct. 9, 2017, at the First Assembly of God Church in Olton with Mr. Ted Teeter and Mr. Danny Berlanga officiating. Interment followed at Olton Cemetery under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors. David was born in Muleshoe, on April 8, 1962, to Vicente and Olga (Berlanga) Perez. He graduated from Olton High School in 1980. Shortly after high school, David enlisted in the United States Marine Corp and was proud to serve his country. A self contractor for many years, David enjoyed sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys, loved his animals, cooking, reading, and his family. He was preceded in death by his father, Vicente Perez; his grandparents, Ramon and Leanor Berlanga; grandmother, Thomasa Perez; and his sister, Christi Perez.

Wed
11
Oct

KAYLA M. DURHAM

Kayla Mashelle Durham, 38, of Lubbock, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 in Lubbock. She was born Feb. 23, 1979 in Plainview to Larry and Donna Durham. Kayla was born and raised in Lubbock, and graduated from Coronado High School with the Class of 1997. She liked going to the mountains, fishing, and all sports. Kayla attended Redbud Baptist Church in Lubbock. Kayla is survived by the love of her life for 18 years, Marcus Smith of Lubbock; three sons, Jordan Lacy, Jayden Durham and Ja’Marcus Smith, all of Lubbock; a daughter, Ja’Layia Smith of Lubbock; her dad, Larry Durham and wife, Geneva of Lubbock; two brothers, Michael Durham and wife, Heidi of Shallowater, and Randy Durham and wife, Meredith of Cove; two step-brothers, Todd Turzer of Crawley, and Eric Turzer of Lubbock; grandmother, Jewel Durham of Littlefield; three nieces, one nephew; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and other extended family members.

Sat
07
Oct

In Loving Memory Of Bobby Lee Brantley

June 30, 1940 - Sept. 28, 2017 

Sat
07
Oct

TRISTAN FONSECA

Tristan Fonseca, 19, of Olton, Texas died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Services were to be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in Olton with Pastor Roger Velasquez of Hart officiating. Interment will follow at Olton Cemetery under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors. Tristan was born June 18, 1998 in Plainview. He attended high school in Springlake-Earth and Olton and graduated from Job Corp of Glide, Oregon. Tristan enjoyed living life to the fullest. He loved Hot Cheetos and chicken strips, listening to his music, and spending time with friends. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Irene Cantu and his great-grandmother, Sara Mosqueda. Survivors include his mother, Michelle Potts and her husband, Lannie of Olton; grandparents, Maggie Mosqueda and Juan Morales of Olton, Alfredo and Molly Fonseca of Olton; and great-grandfather, Juan Mosqueda, Sr.

Wed
04
Oct

In Loving Memory Of Barbara Alexander

Jan. 4, 1939 - Sept. 30, 2017

Barbara Alexander,  78,  of Pampa,  passed  away  on  Saturday, September 30, 2017 at her home.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017 in Miami Cemetery with Pastor Billy Holland  of  Mobeetie  United Methodist  Church,  officiating. Burial and arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Sat
30
Sep

WANDA FAYE KYLE

Wanda Faye Kyle, 73, formerly of Littlefield died Sept. 24, 2017 in Elk City, OK. Services were held Saturday morning, Sept. 30, 2017 at Hammons Memorial Chapel, Hammons Funeral Home in Littlefield. Burial was in Littlefield Memorial Park. Arrangements were under the personal care of Hammons Funeral Home. Wanda was born March 11, 1944 in Eastland, to Floyd and Christine Moorehead. She worked as a waitress in restaurants all over the state and was a long time resident of Littlefield. Preceding her in death are her father, Floyd Moorehead; and her husband, Jerry Kyle. Wanda is survived by her mother, Christine Moorehead; four sons, Brett Kyle, Mike Kyle, Steve Kyle, and Randy Kyle; two daughters, Christie Kyle, and Trevia Derr; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Terrill Moorehead, and Joe Moorehead; and one sister, Katherine Sue Renfro.

Wed
27
Sep

DANNY JOE MASTEN

Danny Joe Masten, 70, of Amherst died Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 at Arbor Wellness Center in Littlefield. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation services were by Hammons Funeral Home in Littlefield. Danny was born Dec. 8, 1946 to W. C. and Betty Masten in Amherst. He grew up in Sudan and attended and graduated from Sudan High School. He farmed for many years in the area. Preceding him in death are his parents, W. C. and Betty Masten. He is survived by two sons, Keevan Masten and wife, Wendy of Keller, Texas, and Bradley Masten of Littlefield; a daughter, Shawnda Wood and husband, David, of Sudan; four grandchildren, Nico, Reno, Derek, and Greg; a brother, Dale Masten and wife, Tanya of Aztec, New Mexico; and two sisters, Glyna Harrison and husband, Al, of Sudan, and Gale West and husband, Gary of Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

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