Obituaries

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Robert Heckerman

Feb. 9, 1953 - Dec. 26, 2017

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Dec

DOLORES SAN MIGUEL RUIZ

Dolores San Miguel Ruiz, 82, of Dimmitt, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. Church service was held Thursday morning, Dec. 28, 2017 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Earth, with Father Rene Perez of Muleshoe, officiating. Rosary was said Wednesday evening, Dec. 27, 2017 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. Burial was in Earth Memorial Cemetery. Dolores was born Dec. 10, 1935 in Brackettville, Texas to Tomas and Luisa (Rodriguez) San Miguel. She married Adolfo Ruiz, Sr. in Littlefield on Sept. 28, 1959. Dolores was a member of the St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Earth, as well as the Guadalupana Association. She is preceded in death by her husband, Adolfo;her parents; and two sisters, Claira San Miguel Flores and Belia Zamora San Miguel Zamora. Dolores is survived by her two sons, Michael Ray Ruiz and his wife, Lucy of Dimmitt, and Adolfo Ruiz Jr.

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27
Dec

Efren Rodriguez

Efren Rodriguez, 86, of Littlefield died Dec. 20, 2017 at his home in Littlefield. Efren was born July 9, 1931 in Waxahachie, Texas to Marcos and Edualia Rodriguez. During his years in Littlefield he worked in the field of irrigation repair. Efren is survived by his wife of 64 years, Susie Rodriguez of Littlefield; 3 sons, Marcos Rodriguez of Lubbock, Frank Rodriguez and wife, Flora of Lubbock, and Juan Rodriguez and wife, Gill of Lubbock; daughter, Mary Vargas of Littlefield; 19 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; 42 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Alfonso Rodriguez of Lubbock; and four sisters, Cruzita Sierra of Littlefield, Mamie Abeyta of Littlefield, Vicenta Rodriguez of California, and Rachel Villaria of Littlefield. Cremation arrangements under the direction of Hammons Funeral Home.

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23
Dec

ELLA MAE JOHNSON

Funeral services for Ella Mae Johnson, 81, of Littlefield, who died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 in Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, were held Friday morning, Dec. 8, in New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Littlefield. Pastor Donald Ross, officiated. Burial was in Littlefield Cemetery, with McCarty Funeral Home of Littlefield in charge of arrangements. Ella Mae was born Dec. 5, 1936 in Thorndale, Texas to the now late Dave Lewis and Willie Mae Simmons Lewis. After the family moved to Littlefield, she attended Littlefield schools and graduated from Dunbar High School. She married Clerence Jean Johnson on May 4, 1959. After finishing Cosmetology school in Tyler, she came back to Littlefield, where she worked at Joy’s Beauty Salon for 20 years. She then did hair out of her home, and coooked and sold barbecue out of a truck in the neighborhood. In her church, she ministered as a singer.

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23
Dec

MICHAEL B. GEORGE

Michael Brent George, 58 of Slaton, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at home. Graveside services and interment were in Enochs Cemetery, Enochs on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 at 10 a.m. Brent was born Nov. 27, 1959 in Lubbock, he was the son of Robert and Brenda McCall George. He was a 1978 graduate of Coronado High School. Michael loved hunting and fishing in his off time. Brent is survived by his mother and father, Brenda and Robert George of Slaton; his sister, Lea Walker and husband, Ricky; a niece, Taysha Waite; and two nephews, Trinity and Trey Walker, all of Eagar, AZ. Memorials can be made to the Enochs Cemetery, (Wanda Layton) 3140 CR 184 Morton, Texas 79346.

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20
Dec

ERLINDA SILVA

Erlinda Silva, 58, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. A service of fellowship and remembrance will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers in Lubbock. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life of 58 years on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Lake Ridge Chapel. Erlinda was born on Dec. 1, 1959, to the now late Roman and Teodora (Carrasco) Campos in Olton, and graduated from Frenship High School. She dedicated much of her time working with an organization and staff at Lubbock Christian University. Erlinda is survived by her children, Steven Silva and wife, Melody of El Paso, Manuel Silva, Jr. and wife, Samara of Littlefield, and Lupita Garza of Lubbock; her grandchildren, Marcus, Roman, Heaven, Lourdes, Saysha, Lillian, Nathan, Israel, Jr., Michael, Yasmin, and Jose; siblings, Anna Guajardo, Victoria Benitez, Belia Guerrero, Clara Campos, Carmel Campos, and Roman Campos, Jr.

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20
Dec

MAX SAGESER

Max Sageser, 78, of Earth, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be announced later. He was born Aug. 23, 1939 in Lubbock, to Emma and Forest Sageser. He attended Texas Tech where he was a member of the Rodeo team and Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He served in the Air National Guard and was a Republican. In 1959 Max married Charolett Holder and they are parents of two children, Cindy and Sid. They made their home in Cotton Center where he farmed until 1978, when they moved to Dimmitt and he continued to farm there. In 1987, he married Joni Hobbs and they relocated to Earth. He was a member of Earth Baptist Church and was active in his second church, Island Baptist in South Padre Island, where they wintered the last several years. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Jack Sageser; and sister, Emma Frances McCluskey. He is survived by his wife, Joni, his children: Sid of Ft.

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20
Dec

MARY SANCHEZ RODELA

Mary Sanchez Rodela, 67, of Littlefield, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. Visitation began Wednesday morning (today), Dec. 20, 2017 at Venue on Broadway, 2202 Broadway in Lubbock, with a prayer service at 6 p.m. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 at Trinity Church with interment to follow at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park in Lubbock. Combest Family Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements. She was born Oct. 12, 1950 in San Antonio to Eduardo Sr. and Antonia (Salace) Moreno. Mary worked as a custodian for LISD and Texas Tech University before retiring. Mary was reunited with the love of her life, Pete Rodela; her father, Eduardo Sanchez, Sr.; brother, Eduardo Sanchez, Jr.; granddaughter, Magen; and great-grandson, Josiah.

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20
Dec

JAMES ELLIOTT

James “Jim” Elliott, 85, of Littlefield, died Monday evening, Dec.11, 2017 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, following an illness. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, Dec. 16, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Fort Sumner with Rev. John Russo officiating. Burial followed at Fort Sumner Cemetery. All arrangements were directed by Chavez Funeral Home, 830 N. Fifth Street, Fort Sumner, NM (575) 355-2311. He was born Sept. 15, 1932 in Clovis, NM to Bill and Audrey Reed Elliott. He attended schools in Clovis and graduated from Clovis High School in 1950. Jim served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was assigned to 3530th Field Maintenance Squadron as a Jet Engine Mechanic. He was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant on March 12, 1955. Jim married Lola Bell French on Dec. 21, 1957 in Sweetwater, OK. Jim worked for many years as a machinist in Clovis, he owned and operated Motor Lab from 1964-1982 and Clovis Machine from 1978-1986.

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ALVA MARIE ROBERSON

Alva Marie Roberson, 96, of Lubbock, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Services were scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at Venue on Broadway with interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park, in Lubbock. Combest Family Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements. She was born Jan. 27, 1921 in Kirkland, Texas to R. W. and Mamie (Richeson) Wood. Alva graduated from Amherst High School and went on to attend Texas Tech University. She worked as a school teacher and basketball coach in Anton during World War II, and later as the librarian and secretary at Olton ISD. Alva was a member of Green Lawn Church of Christ in Lubbock. Alva was preceded in death by her husband, Lem Roberson; son, Jerry Roberson; and brother Thedis Wood.

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