Obituaries

Sat
29
Nov

ERLENECOUCH

Erlene Couch, 79, of Anton died Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 at the Garrison House in Lubbock. Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 at Lawrence Street Church of Christ in Anton, Texas. Burial will follow in the Anton Cemetery, Anton. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, November 30, 2014. Arrangements by Hammons Funeral Home in Littlefield.

Wed
26
Nov

FELIX CRISTAN, JR.

Felix Cristan, Jr., 61, of Littlefield, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at Library of Legacies in Littlefield. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 at Temple of Adoration Church at 1210 W. 6th Street in Littlefield with Pastor Shannon Gresham officiating. Burial will follow in Littlefield Cemetery, with arrangements by Hammons Funeral Home of Littlefield. Cristan was born on April 25, 1953 in Paducah, to Felix and Maria Cristan. A long-time employee of Bristo Battery in Lubbock, Felix was also widely known as a praise and worship leader and for his musical talents. Preceding him in death is his father, Felix Cristan, Sr.

Sat
22
Nov

CATHERINE ANN STROEBEL

Catherine Ann Stroebel, 77, of Olton, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Olton. Memorial services were held Saturday afternoon, Nov. 15, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Olton with Brother Larry Holder officiating. Ramage Funeral Director of Olton was in charge of arrangements. Catherine was born Dec. 14, 1936, in Sudan, to Earl and Gladys (Jackson) Dodd. She graduated from Olton High School in 1955. On Aug. 1, 1956, she married Andy Stroebel in Olton. Cathy was a member of the First United Methodist Church where, over the years, she served in many various capacities. She worked as a teacher’s assistant at Olton ISD for many years. She served on the board of directors for the Olton Clinic, helped with the Sandhills Pageant, and was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary. She especially enjoyed watching sports and was an avid supporter of Olton Mustang sports. She was preceded in death by a son, Mark Stroebel, and a daughter, Julie Ann Stroebel.

Sat
22
Nov

HAZEL OAKLEY

Services for Hazel Oakley, 84, of Lubbock, were held Saturday morning, Nov. 22, at the First Baptist Church in Anton with the Rev. Jeff Coffman of Muleshoe, and James Coffman of Arlington, officiating. Burial was in Anton Cemetery with Hammons Funeral Home of Littlefield in charge of arrangements. Hazel died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 in Lubbock’s Covenant Hospital after a brief illness. Hazel was born in Hockley County to N.B. and Leora Oliver. She married Allen H. Oakley, Jr. on April 3, 1947, in Anton. He preceded her in death in March of 1982. She was a graduate of Anton High School, a homemaker, and loved to spend time with her family. She was a member of Beacon Heights Baptist Church in Lubbock. Preceding her in death is a brother, Neil Oliver; and two sisters, Gwendolyn Oliver and Joan Comer.

Sat
22
Nov

MELBA LARUE DUTTON

Service for Melba Dutton, 96, of Littlefield were held Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 in Hammons Funeral Home Chapel in Littlefield. She died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 at Littlefield Nursing and Rehab in Littlefield. Melba Larue Dutton was born in Eldorado, Okla. Nov. 29, 1917. In 1926, her family moved to the Rocky Ford Community when she was 9 years old. She married J.C. Dutton on Aug. 6, 1939 in Littlefield. Melba was a homemaker, seamstress and florist. She was a companion to her husband, helping with the farm. She was a charter member of the Assembly of God Church in Littlefield. Preceding her in death were her husband, J.C. Dutton; her brother, J.D. Nixon; and four sisters, Pauline Cotton, Mona Walker, Maxine Ferres, and Doris Nixon. She is survived by Ronald and Margaret Dutton of Littlefield, Tommy and Cherie’ Blewett of Shallowater, Mike and Marsha Hargrove of Shallowater, andWesley and Sandra Williams of  Knoxville, Tenn.; and a sister, Wanda Smith, 92, of hickamauga, Georgia.

Wed
19
Nov

Dorothy “Dot” Nix

Dorothy “Dot” Nix, of Sudan went to be with the Lord Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 in Lubbock. Memorial services for Dot were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 in the Sudan United Methodist Church. Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers in Lubbock was in charge of arrangements. To leave your condolences and watch Dot’s tribute online, visit www.memorialdesigners.net. Dot was born on Aug. 11, 1928 to the late Elzie and Lois (Little) Burleson in Lamesa. She graduated from Lamesa High School, where she was voted “Most Favorite”. She attended TCU and on Sept. 12, 1952 she married Olin Nix in Lamesa. She worked at Texas Electric and Barfoot Jewelry Store in Lamesa. She also worked alongside her husband keeping books for Nix Implement in Sudan. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren in all of their activities. She also loved cooking, playing bridge and gardening.

Wed
19
Nov

Adele Louise Wells

Adele Louise Wells, 96, of Littlefield died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at University Medical Center in Lubbock. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in the sanctuary at First Baptist Church in Littlefield. Burial will follow in Littlefield Memorial Park in Littlefield. Arrangements by Hammons Funeral Home in Littlefield. Adele was born Oct. 18, 1918 in Sagerson, Texas to William and Emma Neinast. She married J.W. Wells in 1936 in Wilson, Texas. They had two children, Jerry and Myra Dell Wells. She was a fulltime homemaker and a famous cook. Adele owned her own restaurant in Springlake, Texas in the 1970’s and was known for her chicken-fried steak and her pies. She loved her family, cooking, and dancing. Adele loved to laugh, tell jokes and speak her mind. She lived in Lamb County for most of her life. Adele was a member of St.

Wed
19
Nov

DICK JOHNSON

Richard “Dick” Johnson, 75, of Lubbock, native of Littlefield and formerly of Muleshoe, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. No services are scheduled with Combest Family Funeral Homes in Lubbock at this time. He was born on Oct. 11, 1939, in Littlefield to N.L. and Rita Wilemon Johnson.He graduated from Muleshoe High School in 1958, and attended Eastern New Mexico University on a football scholarship. In 1962, he joined the U.S. Army, and served for six months, then remained in the reserves for the next five years. In 1980, he purchased Johnson Furniture in Muleshoe, making him a second generation owner. He was a member of the Muleshoe Jaycees and First Baptist Church of Muleshoe. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Sam Johnson. Surviving are his children, Michael Johnson of Austin and Christi Williams of Houston; his seven grandchildren, Braeden, Brent, Cris, Ashley, Katie, Bryson and Zack; a sister, Melba King; and his niece and nephew, Casey and Wade King.

Wed
19
Nov

HUBERT A. WILSON

Hubert A. Wilson, 60, of Corpus Christi, formerly of Littlefield, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Viewing will be on Friday, Nov. 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. at McCarty Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m. at Peace Deliverance Church, 801 LFD Drive in Littlefield, with arrangements entrusted to McCarty Funeral Home of Littlefield. He is predeceased by his father, Raymond Wilson, sister, Alice Garfield, brother, Larry Wilson and son Michael Wilson. He is survived by his mother Catherine Wilson of Littlefield; daughters, Sheena Wilson of Houston and Chanta Wilson of Killeen; sons, Reggie Wilson ofAbilene, and Brian Wilson of Lubbock; 10 grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

Sat
15
Nov

Shirts on His Back. . .

Dr. Don Newbury

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