Obituaries

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NATIVIDAD SANDOVAL, SR.

Natividad “Nati” Sandoval, Sr., 69, of Hale Center, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Plainview. Rosary was said Wednesday evening, Jan. 31, 2018, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Hale Center. Mass was celebrated Thursday afternoon, Feb. 1, 2018, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church with Father Sylvester DSouza officiating. Graveside services were held Saturday morning, Feb. 3, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Alamo, Texas under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home of San Juan, Texas. Natividad was born Sept. 8, 1948, in Donna, Texas, to Lorenzo and Paula (Munoz) Sandoval. He married Senaida Reyes on May 15, 1965, in Alamo. He owned and operated San-Lines Trucking and enjoyed working on trucks. He was a mechanic, loved old cars, and oldies music. Nati was a member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church and a member of the Cursillistas. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Anastacio “Tacho” Sandoval and Julian Sandoval and two sisters, Perfecta Cortez and Maria Gonzalez.

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Erlene Frances Stolk

Erlene  Frances  Stolk,  of Levelland, passed into the lov- ing arms of her Lord and Savior January 29, 2018, at the Lubbock Heart Hospital in Lubbock. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 3, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Littlefield. In lieu of flowers, the family re- quests memorials for Emmanuel Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice. Erlene  was  born  January  5, 1935, in Olney, Texas to Richard Frank Polster and Hertha Othelia Jeske Polster. She married William George Stolk November 7, 1958, and built a family on quiet strength and love. They enjoyed traveling together. She worked for Sheppard Air Force Base, then several other Air Force Bases before retiring from Reese Air Force Base in 1997. During her retirement and up to her passing, she was the secre- tary for NARFE Association and Emmanuel Lutheran Church, as well as, serving as treasurer for both associations at times. She was active and exercised each morning with her close friends.

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RAFAEL H. TRISTAN

Rafael Hernandez Tristan, 56, of Olton, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, in Beaumont. Rosary will be said at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Olton. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Fr. Sylvester DSouza officiating. Interment will follow at Olton Cemetery with Ramage Funeral Directors of Olton directing arrangements. Rafael was born Feb. 24, 1961, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, to Leandro and Paula Tristan Hernandez. A life-time Olton resident, Rafael was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. He married Adelaida Guerrero on May 14, 1983, in Mexico. He was preceded in death by a brother, Genaro Hernandez.

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TINA KAY LOWE

Tina Kay Lowe, 49, of Lubbock, formerly of Amherst, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 in Lubbock. Services were held Thursday morning, Jan. 25, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Amherst with Larry Sanders and Mike Butts officiating. Interment followed in Littlefield Memorial Park, with arrangements under the personal care of Hillcrest Funeral Home of Littlefield. She was born Nov. 20, 1968 in Amherst to Jimmy and Gayla Cowan. Tina graduated from Amherst High School in 1987. She remained a Bulldog fan, and also loved the Red Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys. She enjoyed listening to music, and dancing. Tina was a hard worker, a loyal friend, and had a giving personality. This is proven in the fact that she was an organ donor, and because of her generosity, many lives were saved when she lost hers.

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Don Wayne Foley

May 28, 1931 - Jan. 23, 2018

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CAROLYN NICHOLSON

Carolyn Nicholson, 73, of Amherst, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 in Amherst. Memorial Services will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 at Grace Chapel in Littlefield with Mike Butts officaiting. Carolyn was born June 29, 1944 in Plainview, to Daniel and Bertha Barrett. She attended school at Cotton Center. She married Eddie “Nick” Nicholson March 21, 1970. She loved to paint, and was an excellent cook. Carolyn is survived by her sons, Randy Morris of Amherst, Ricky Morris and wife, Dena of Lubbock, Bruce Nicholson and wife, Sharon of Amherst, and Mark Nicholson and wife, Pam of Abernathy; a daughter, Karla Been and husband, Brent of Earth; fourteen grandchildren; twelve great- grandchildren; a brother, Glenn Barrett of Lubbock; a sister, Pat Heathcoat of Woodro; and other extended family members and friends. Preceding her in death was her husband Nick, who died June 5, 2001; a brother, Wayne Barrett; and a sister, Norma Kuykendall.

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AUDRA CAMPBELL

Audra Jane Campbell, 75, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 in Amherst. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Sudan. Burial will follow in Littlefield Memorial Park in Littlefield, with arrangements by Hammons Funeral Home in Littlefield. She was born on May 8, 1942 in Albany, to Fred and Esther Meeks. On Feb. 2, 1963, Jane married Mack Campbell in Sudan. Jane was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands and a granddaughter, Ashley Nichole Campbell.

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OLETHA SANDERS

Oletha Sanders, 95 of Burnet died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. She was born Aug. 18, 1922, in Sulphur Springs to James W. and Carrie Leavelle Strickland. Oletha moved to Earth in 1940 with her family after graduating from Floydada. She met and married Marvin Sanders in April 1941. Oletha spent 26 years as the secretary to the Superintendent of Schools at Springlake Earth ISD and then 14 years as secretary of the First Baptist Church in Earth. Oletha was a member of the First Baptist Church in Burnet and in December 2003 moved to the Woodlands Baptist Community in Burnet. Surviving family include: her daughter, Pruda Fults and husband, Harold of Burnet; sister, Nita Colson and husband, Clyde of Blunt, SD; granddaughter, DeLynn Bocox of Katy; grandson, Jeff Sanders and wife, Marla of Boys Ranch; great-grandsons, Joshua Peace of South Carolina, Mark Sanders and Jacob Peace both of Katy, and Clayton Sanders of Boys Ranch; great-granddaughters, Julia Bocox and Miranda Sanders both of Katy.

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SUE CHESTER

Church service for Sue Chester, 84, of Sudan, who died Wednesday, Jan. 24, in Littlefield, was scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at First Baptist Church in Sudan, with Mike Woods and Guthry Edwards, both of Sudan, officiating. Burial was to be in the Sudan Cemetery, with Ellis Funeral Home of Sudan in charge of arrangements. She was born Nov. 9, 1933 in Newlin, Texas to Charlie and Jewel “Tucker” Glover. She married Billy Chester in Sudan on Dec. 21, 1952. Sue graduated from Sudan High School in 1952. She was a homemaker, and loved to cook. She was a member of the Bridge Club, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Sudan. She is preceded in death by her husband, Billy, in 2016; her grandson, Timothy Lee Graves; and her parents.

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BETTY KELLY

Betty Kelly passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 at her home. Family and friends gathered to celebrate her life of 86 years on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 27, 2018, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers followed by burial in Littlefield Memorial Park. Betty was born on May 20, 1931, to Bud and Mary (Page) Emery in Brownfield. Betty lived in Amherst and worked as manager for Jolly Roger Convenient Store in Littlefield. On June 6, 1961 she married “B.B.” Kelly in Brownfield. Betty moved to Lubbock in 2001. She was an active member of Woodrow Baptist Church and volunteered for many years at Bender Terrace Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, B.B. Kelly; two sons, infant, David Reed Johnson, and Danny Ray Johnson; and sister, Francis Keith.

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