Obituaries

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11
Oct

MARY KINDLE

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11
Oct

Roxie Carol Green

Sept. 22, 1945 - Oct. 7, 2014

Wed
08
Oct

TRINA RENEE JOHNSON

Church service for Trina Renee Johnson, 45, of Amherst, who died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 in Lubbock, was conducted Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 7, in First Baptist Church of Amherst. Pastor James Price, Jr., officiated. Burial was in Fairlawn Cemetery near Amherst, with McCarty Funeral Home of Littlefield in charge of arrangements. Trina was born Feb. 20, 1969 in Lubbock, to the now late Ular Johnson and Sophia Burkley Johnson. She attended Amherst schools, and graduated in 1988. She had worked for American Cotton Grower’s Denim Textile Plant for more than seven years, until her health took a turn. Preceding her in death were her father, Ular Johnson; a sister, Ada Faye White; and a brother, Tony Scott.

Wed
08
Oct

SANDY FLETCHER MOORE

Sandy Fletcher Moore, 60, of Houston, and formerly of Amherst and Littlefield, died at his home in Houston on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. A celebration of his life will be held at Peace Deliverance Church in Littlefield, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. Interment will follow at Amherst. He grew up in Littlefield and Amherst, and attended Amherst schools. He graduated from Amherst High School in 1972. When he lived in Amherst, he was a mechanic, and had worked at American Cotton Growers’ Denim Textile Plant for several years. He later moved to Lubbock, and even later to his current residence in Houston. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Flirdia Moore; his brothers, William Brooks of Austin, Ronald Fletcher of Amherst, and James Moore of Littlefield; and a special friend, Margie Ann Rosemond.

Sat
04
Oct

FRANCISCA ELIZONDO

Francisca Elizondo, 88, of Littlefield, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 in Littlefield. Memorial Services were held Saturday afternoon, Oct. 4, 2014 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s witnesses in Littlefield. Cremation arrangements were by Hillcrest Funeral Home of Littlefield. She was born May 5, 1926 in Batesville, to Julian and Petra Rodriguez. Francisca moved to Littlefield from Torrington, Wyo. three years ago. She was a resident of Torrington for over 70 years. She married Faustino Elizondo on Feb. 24, 1943 in Batesville, and they raised 12 of 18 children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Faustino Elizando on April 19, 1980; a son, Faustino Elizando, Jr; a granddaughter, Roxanne Hernandez; a sister, Conception Luna; and a brother, Mateo Rodriguez.

Sat
04
Oct

RAYMOND “COTTON” LEWIS

Raymond “Cotton” Lewis, 88, of Olton, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Olton. Services were held Saturday afternoon, Oct. 4, at the First Baptist Church in Olton with Brother David Azam officiating. Interment was in Olton Cemetery with Ramage Funeral Directors of Olton in charge of arrangements. Cotton was born March 17, 1926, in Anton, to Thomas and Idell (Gore) Lewis. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 during World War II. On Nov. 4, 1950, he married Gailya Lilley in Clovis, N.M. Moving to Olton in 1954, Cotton farmed until his retirement in 1997. He was a member of the Olton Masonic Lodge #1247 and the First Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for many years.

Sat
04
Oct

KENNETH ODEN

Graveside service for Kenneth Oden, 71, of Lubbock, who died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 in Lubbock, was held Saturday morning, Oct. 4, in the Earth Memorial Cemetery, with Terry Lopez of Amarillo, officiating. Parsons-Ellis Funeral Home of Earth was in charge of arrangements. He was born June 29, 1943 in Littlefield, to Houston and Lucille Thompson Oden. He marriedJackie Hamilton in Plainview on Nov. 18, 1999. Kenneth moved from Olton to Lubbock in 2013. He was a diesel mechanic. He was preceded in death by his father, Houston Oden; and a daughter, Kimberly Oden. Survivors include his wife, Jackie; a son, Brent Oden of Lubbock; a daughter, Kendra Oden of Lubbock; his mother, Lucille of Earth; two sisters, Jo Ann Bulls of Amarillo, and Linda Johnson of Plainview; a brother, Lee Oden of Lovington, New Mexico; and four grandchildren.

Wed
01
Oct

OPAL M. McCARTY

Opal Mildred McCarty, of Littlefield, died on September 26, 2014. Opal was born on March 22, 1931, to Mary and Shannon Clayton, Sr. She grew up and attended school in Ft. Worth. Later, she met and married her soul mate, John D. McCarty on Feb. 16, 1960, in Cleburne. They relocated to Littlefield in the early 60’s and soon after opened McCarty Funeral Home on April 15, 1960. Opal was a member of Ford Temple C.O.G.I.C under the pastoral leadership of Elders: Ford, Diggs and R.L. Caro. She was led by God to start her ministry at Peace Deliverance Church where she was pastoral leader for several years. Opal was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; and two sisters. She leaves to cherish her memories: her husband, John D. McCarty; one brother, Walter Clayton; a sister, Arletha Sanders; two daughters, Mary Browne and Midge Vincent; a son, Hubert Miller; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two goddaughters; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Wed
01
Oct

LARRY NICHOLS

Graveside service for Larry Nichols, 64, of Ransom Canyon, and formerly of Amherst, was held Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Englewood Cemetery at Slaton, with Dr. Travis Hart officiating, and directed by Englunds Funeral Service of Slaton. Larry was born May 18, 1950 in Amherst. He died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 at his home in Ransom Canyon. He grew up in Amherst and attended Amherst High School. Larry married Juanita Ward on June 9, 1967 in Littlefield. They lived in Lubbock until moving to Ransom Canyon in 1989. Larry worked for Lowe’s Supermarkets in Lubbock and Hale Center as a meat market manager. He is predeceased by his brother, James Nichols, and sister, Joyce Hart. Those who will cherish his memory include his wife, Nita of Ransom Canyon; a daughter, Michelle Workman and husband, Shayne of Lubbock; and grandson, Barrett Workman.

Wed
01
Oct

RITA MUNGER KATSUDA

Memorial services for Rita Mae Munger Katsuda, 63, of Sudan, who died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Sudan. 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 moved back to Sudan to care for her mother, and was a member of First 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.

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