Obituaries

Wed
24
Jan

RITA KAYE DOUGLAS

Rita Kaye Douglas, 57, departed this life Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 in Lubbock. Services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Anton. Cremation arrangements are under the personal care of Hillcrest Funeral Home in Littlefield. She was born May 22, 1960 in Lorenzo, Texas to Earnest and Emma Douglas. Rita attended Lorenzo High School. She was a housekeeper, and later went to school and earned her auto mechanic degree. She also worked at Lowe’s grocery store. She loved football, and was a huge Wildcat fan. Preceding her in death are her parents; a brother, C.B. McGregor; and a grandson, Quinton Douglas.

Wed
24
Jan

TWILA PARKER LESTER

Twila Parker Lester died on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. A gathering to celebrate her life of 84 years, was held Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, in Lubbock. Twila Parker was born on March 2, 1933 to Ammar and Jewel Young Kirby in Altus, Okla. She married Francis Lee Jackson in 1950. After his death, Twila married Jesse William Parker. Jess and Twila lived in Olton with their children until Jesse William Parker died in 1995. Twila married Winston Lester in 1999 and moved to Lubbock. Her marriage to Winston lasted until his death in 2008. She enjoyed cooking, caring for others, watching her grandchildren play sports and playing bridge. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ammar and Jewel Edith Kirby; spouses, Francis Lee Jackson, Jesse William Parker, and Winston Lester.

Wed
24
Jan

DON TYLER

Don Tyler, 67, of Anton, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. A celebration of life was held at George Price Funeral Home Chapel in Levelland, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jesse Hodge officiating. Don was born in Pecos, to Homer and Anita Tyler. Don was a member of the Big Spring High School Marching Band before beginning his career in auto mechanics in Dallas. In 1982, Don sold his shop in Anton, to pursue a career in Law Enforcement. He married Annette Davis in Dallas in 1972, and moved to Anton in 1976. Don worked for Frontier Dodge as a Master Tech mechanic earning the coveted Gold Tool Kit Award from Dodge. Don opened his own shop in Anton and was appointed Constable Precinct 4 in Hockley County and went to join the Hockley County Sherriff’s Office and served 24 years with the department before retiring in 2007. Don married Bobbie Newton Stevens in 2001. Don was preceded in death by his parents Homer Tyler and Anita Walker.

Sat
20
Jan

Edith L. Humphreys

July 3, 1926 - Jan. 16, 2018

Wed
17
Jan

JOEANN VICK

Memorial service for JoeAnn Davis, Johnson, Lucas, Vick, 84, of Levelland, and formerly of Littlefield, who died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 in a Levelland Nursing Home, are scheduled for Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Littlefield. JoeAnn was born June 12, 1933 in Levelland to Robert Jefferson Davis and Hazel Tomlin Davis. She had worked at the Lamb County Leader-News, Lowe’s Pay and Save, and retired from American Cotton Growers Denim Textile Plant in Littlefield. She enjoyed her family, and talking about her childhood while growing up on the farm. JoeAnn was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Donald Dwayne Davis; her husband, JD Vick; and a grandson, Larry Don Johnson.

Wed
17
Jan

W.B. DICKENSON, JR.

W.B. Dickenson, Jr., 89, of Olton, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at his home in Olton. Services were held Monday afternoon, Jan. 15, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Olton with Mr. Mike Wilcox officiating. Interment followed at Olton Cemetery under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors. W.B. was born Dec. 19, 1928, in Olton, to Willie Ben and Leona (Lundy) Dickenson. He was a farmer and rancher. He was the Olton Sandhills Parade organizer for 36 years and the Olton Junior Livestock Association auctioneer for the past 57 consecutive years. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church. W.B. married Margie Copeland on Jan. 7, 1982 and they currently reside on the old homestead place where he was born. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Billie Jean Dickenson, in 1980, and two brothers, B.A. Dickenson and Herbert (Brownie) Dickenson.

Sat
13
Jan

SHANNON ROSS WEAVER

Shannon Ross Weaver, 48, of Seminole, formerly of Littlefield, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 in Seminole. He was born Nov. 27, 1969 in Amarillo, to Johnny Ross Weaver and Margie Chester Weaver. Shannon enjoyed fishing, and being outdoors. He liked cooking out with friends and riding his motorcycle. Shannon is survived by his mother, Margie Weaver of Woodworth, LA; a daughter, Shana Davis and wife, Reyna of Levelland; a granddaughter, Addy Davis of Levelland; a sister, Sherri Spence of Alexandria, LA; niece and nephews, Adam Spence of Alexandria, LA, Hannah Spence of Forrest Hill, LA, and Sam Spence of Alexandria, LA; aunts and uncles, Barbara and Dick McDaniel of Amherst, Larry and Lorena Weaver of Littlefield, Jackie and Sue Weaver of Georgia, and Patricia and Rodney Cates of Washington; and his friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, J.A. and Pauline Chester and Jack and Mae Weaver; and an uncle, Marvin Weaver. A remembrance service was held Friday afternoon, Jan.

Sat
13
Jan

JOYCE NIX

Church service for Joyce Nix, 87, of Olton, who died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Olton, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at First United Methodist Church in Sudan, with Rev. Kerry Hurst officiating. Burial will be in Sudan Cemetery, with Ellis Funeral Home of Sudan in charge of arrangements. Joyce was born March 9, 1930, in Wellington, to Valton Duke and Beula Inez Roach Coker. She married Bill Nix in Brownfield on Aprill 3, 1948. Joyce was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sudan. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill, in 2013; her sister, Oleta Hill; and two brothers, Doug Coker and J.J. Coker. Joyce is survived by her son, Tim Nix and his wife, Joan of Sudan; her daughter, Nancy Dawson and her husband, Ken of Tulia; her brother, Vic Coker and his wife, Judy of Earth; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Sat
13
Jan

Wanda Lou Graham

Nov. 11, 1930 - Jan. 10, 2018

Wed
10
Jan

JIM VAN OSTRAND

Services are pending with Hammons Funeral Home of Littlefield, for Jim VanOstrand, 76, of Lubbock. He died Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 in Lubbock.

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