Obituaries

Wed
21
Jun

ABRAN MARTINEZ, JR.

Abran Martinez Jr., 72, of Littlefield, died Monday, June 19, 2017 at his home. The family celebrated the life of Abran Martinez at his home, before his passing. Cremation arrangements are under the personal care of Hillcrest Funeral Home in Littlefield. He was born April 13, 1945 in Amherst, to Abraham and Augustina Martinez. He was a lifelong resident of the Lubbock and Littlefield area. He married Jackie Camacho Aug. 29, 1964 in Littlefield. Abran loved working in the yard, playing with the grandkids and listening to Merle Haggard music. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys and Texas Tech fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters.

Wed
21
Jun

ALTON RAY WOOD

Alton Ray Wood, 74, native of Littlefield, and formerly of Levelland, died Sunday, June 18, 2017, at his home at Lake Kemp, Texas. A memorial service was held at George C. Price Funeral Home Chapel in Levelland, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, with Pastor E.G. Lambright officiating. Ray was born on May 29, 1943, in Littlefield, to the now late Roscoe Wood and Loveta Flake Wood. Ray was a barber in Levelland prior to joining Amoco Production Company in Sundown, where he retired after over 20 years of service. After his retirement, he did what he enjoyed most, which included fishing, hunting, traveling and not wearing a watch. Ray is preceded in death by his father, Roscoe Wood; his mother, Loveta Flake; brother, Jerry Wood; sister, Barbara McInturff; and his first wife, Nell Hunt Wood.

Sat
17
Jun

GARY EVANS

Gary Evans, age 61, was born Aug. 9, 1955 in Millington, Tennessee and passed away June 14, 2017 in Hurricane, Utah. Gary married Janice Flannery on Aug. 28, 1988 in Santa Ana, California. They shared 32 years of fun and laughter. On September 13, 1990 they were blessed with their only child, Kameron L. Evans. Gary is survived by his wife, Janice Evans of Hurricane, Utah; son, Kameron Evans of Murray, Utah; and his father, Lyndel D. Evans of Lubbock, Texas. He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Evans and sister, Sandy King. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Metcalf Hurricane Valley Mortuary Chapel, 140 North Main Street, Hurricane, Utah.

Sat
17
Jun

BRANDON LEE ALLEN

Brandon Lee Allen of Anton passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017. the Family gathered for fellowship and remembrance Friday evening, June 16, 2017, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gathered to celebrate his life of 47 years on Saturday afternoon, June 17, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Indiana Ave. Baptist Church. Brandon was born on Sept. 24, 1969, to Larry and Bev (Reneau) Allen in San Antonio and graduated from Marshall High School. Brandon worked as a Truck Driver for Dynamic Transit and was a member of Fresh Fire Fellowship in Lubbock. Brandon is survived by his two sons, Morgun and Payden Allen; parents, Larry and Bev Allen of Anton; sister, Renee Payne and husband, Kevin; niece, Kendal Payne, and nephew, Garrett Payne all of Lubbock; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Wed
14
Jun

FORREST L. NUTTALL

Forrest L. Nuttall, 95, formerly of Amherst, died June 11, 2017 in Montgomery, Texas. Service were to be held Wednesday morning, June 14, 2017 at Littlefield Memorial Park Cemetery in Littlefield, Texas. Burial in Littlefield Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hammons Funeral Home in Littlefield. Forrest was born July 18, 1921 in Milsap, Texas. During WWII he served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany and France. He moved to the Amherst area where he was a farmer. Forrest was an active member of the Methodist Church in Amherst during his time there. Preceding him in death are his wife, Audrey Nuttall; daughter, Leslie Brantley; grandson, David Brantley; brother, LeeRoy Nuttall; and sister, Theo Nix. Survivors include his wife, Vera L.

Wed
14
Jun

ARCELIA MAGALLANES

Arcelia Magallanes, 77, of Olton, died Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Lubbock. Rosary was said Monday evening, June 12, 2017, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Olton. Mass was celebrated Tuesday morning, June 13, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Fr. John Smith as celebrant. Interment followed at Olton Cemetery under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors. Arcelia was born Sept. 28, 1939, in Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Augustine and Natividad Chacon. On Sept. 24, 1960, she married Jesus Magallanes in Mexico. A resident of Olton for 51 years, Arcelia was a homemaker and member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. She was a talented seamstress, cook, gardener, and enjoyed singing. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Rene Magallanes; a brother; and a sister. Survivors include her husband, Jesus Magallanes of Olton; three sons, Jesus Magallanes, Jr.

Wed
14
Jun

In Loving Memory Of Raymond Arnold Durham

Feb. 29, 1932 - June 12, 2017

Sat
10
Jun

TED HOLDER

Ted Holder, 75, of Levelland died in Lubbock on June 1, 2017. A family visitation was held Friday evening, June 9, 2017, at Krestridge Funeral Home in Levelland. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Ted was born in Lubbock. He attended Texas Tech University studying Business Management. He worked in Lubbock a short time, and relocated to Levelland, where he has lived since 1971. He spent 33 years serving in Municipal government service, and the last 23 years as Police Chief for the City of Levelland. After his retirement in Dec. of 2002, he worked as an Emergency Manager for seven governmental agencies. During his professional career, Ted also served on several local, regional and state boards in relation to his job. He was very interested in humanitarian projects domestically, as well as internationally. He was a member of the Rotary International, an international service organization, he served as District Governor for District 5730 from 2005-2006.

Wed
07
Jun

RAUL DeLEON

Raul DeLeon, 55, of Earth, died Sunday, June 4, 2017, in Earth. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 8, 2017, at IDP in Earth with Pastor Angie Castillo officiating. Interment will follow at Earth Memorial Cemetery, with Ramage Funeral Directors of Olton, in charge of arrangements. Raul was born July 21, 1961, in Amherst, to Armando and Gregoria (Samarron) DeLeon. A lifetime Earth resident and a member of IDP (Temple of Adoration), Raul loved spending time with his family. Known for his sense of humor and always joking around. He was preceded in death by his father, Armando DeLeon, two sons, Eli DeLeon and Gabriel DeLeon, a grandson, and a nephew, Romy DeLeon. Survivors include his mother, Gregoria DeLeon of Earth; three daughters, Amber DeLeon of Brownfield, Crystal Ontiveros of Ruidoso, and Cheyenne DeLeon of Hereford; six brothers, Armando DeLeon, Jr.

Sat
03
Jun

FRANCES PRICE GARDNER

Church service for Frances Price Gardner, 90, of San Marcos, Tex., formerly of Sudan, who died Monday, May 29, 2017 in San Marcos, was held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Sudan. Officiating were Jim Gardner of Los Lunas, N.M., Bob Gardner of San Marcos, and Bill Gardner of Leander. Burial was in Littlefield Memorial Park, with Ellis Funeral Home of Sudan in charge of arrangements. Frances was born Jan. 11, 1927, in Breckenridge, to Newton G. and Odessa Toland Price. She married Douglas A. Gardner in Breckenridge on Feb. 4, 1944. Frances served as the church secretary for the First Baptist Church in Sudan for 25 years. She was a member of the Sudan Area Senior Citizens for numerous years, as well as the First Baptist Church in Sudan. Frances was selected as the Sudan’s “Woman of the Year in 1987”, and recognized by Running Water Draw RSVP for her volunteer service and commitment.

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