Obituaries

Wed
24
Sep

RITA MUNGER KATSUDA

Memorial services are pending for Rita Mae Munger Katsuda of Sudan, who died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. She was born in Littlefield in May, 1951 to Verna Lee Spruill Munger and William Munger. Rita and her mother lived on the farm with her grandparents, Arthur Lee and Eva Spruill until 1961 when they moved to Sudan. Rita graduated from Sudan High School and moved to California where she worked for the United States Postal Service in Santa Barbara, Calif. She retired after many years of service. Rita moved back to Sudan to care for her mother. She was a member of Firwt Batist Church of Sudan. Rita was preceded in death by her mother, Verna Lee Munger Beadle, and her grandparents, Arthur Lee and Eva Alexander Spruill. Survivors include her father, William Munger and step-mother, Rita Munger, and sister, Veronica. Also surviving is a large number of cousins.

Sat
20
Sep

Kenneth Garth Watson

Aug. 11, 1936 - Aug. 27, 2014.
 
Sat
20
Sep

KAREN DRAKE

Karen Drake, 58, of Littlefield died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at her home. Memorial services were held Friday afternoon, Sept. 19, 2014 at Crescent Park Church of Christ in Littlefield with Eric Dickey officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the personal care of Hillcrest Funeral Home in Littlefield. She was born June 30, 1956 in Littlefield to Jimmy and Dolores Drake. Karen attended Littlefield schools, and graduated with the class of 1974. Karen was a member of the Crescent Park Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dolores Drake on Jan. 25, 2013; a sister, Cindy Kirby on Nov. 7, 2008; and grandmother, Estelle Drake, May 8, 2013. She is survived by her two sons, Kane Dempsey of Lubbock and Brandon Dempsey of Llano; her father, Jimmy Drake of Littlefield; six grandchildren; and two brothers, Kerry Drake of California and Marty Drake of Idalou.
Sat
20
Sep

GARY KELLEY

Sat
20
Sep

JO ANN PAYNE

Wed
17
Sep

LEOTA WEAVER HERRON

Wed
17
Sep

CARLA DEE SMITH

Sat
13
Sep

Bubba Dunn

Bubba Dunn, 54, longtime resident of Amherst, Texas was called home by Jesus Tuesday September 9, 2014. He was born December 30, 1959 in Emporia, Kansas. Bubba grew up in Brewster, Kansas. After high school, he attended Gordon Taylor Auction School. In 1983, he moved to Hereford, Texas where he was involved in the trucking industry, hauling cattle. He also owned and operated a private club called Bubba’s South Fork Bar. It was here he met and then married the love of his life, Leesa Miller. The two were wed April 13, 1991 in Clovis, NM. Bubba was known for many things, like his sense of humor, his great personality, and his ability to tell wonderful stores, and a few tall tales. He was known near and far for his cooking and catering business which he operated for many years, Bubba’s Custom Cooking. To say that Bubba was active in his community of Amherst would be an understatement.

Sat
13
Sep

Ranen James Holmes

Ranen James Holmes was born into the arms of Angels at 8:05 a.m. at University Medical Center in Lubbock Texas, weighing 7 lbs. and 1oz., and 20 inches long. He was the third child born to the union of Reginald Holmes Jr. and Rachel Sherie Holmes. Services for Ranen James Holmes will be held Monday, September 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. at New Mt. Olive Baptist Church located at 314 Southwest Side Ave. in Littlefield. Pastor H.K. Thomas will be officiating. Services are under the direction of McCarty Funeral Home. Ranen leaves to cherish his memory, his father and mother, Reginald Jr. and Rachel Holmes; a sister Raegan Holmes; a brother Ryaln Holmes all of Littlefield; grandparents, Billy and Rene Joyce of Littlefield; grandparents, Reginald Sr. and Tressie Holmes, and grandmother, Margaret Holmes of Beaumont, TX; grandfather, Jasper Colbert of Lubbock; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.
 
A Lament for My Baby
Sat
13
Sep

Frank Espinoza

Frank Espinoza, 61, of Littlefield died Thursday, September 11, 2014 at his home in Littlefield. Rosary was recited Friday evening, September 12, 2014 in Hammons Memorial Chapel, Hammons Funeral Home in Littlefield. Mass was held Saturday afternoon, September 13, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Jim McCartney officiating. Arrangements were by Hammons Funeral Home. Frank was born September 12, 1953 in Fort Stockton to the late Francisco and Julia (Coronado) Espinoza. He married the love of his life, Rosa (Trevino) Espinoza on August 28, 1971 in Spade, Texas. Frank was always known to help others whenever possible. He was a very hard worker and threw himself into everything he did. In his spare time he enjoyed wrestling and Harley Davidson’s. His true love in life was his family, especially his grandchildren. Preceding him in death are his parents, Francisco and Julia Espinoza; his son, Frankie Espinoza; five sisters; and three brothers.

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