Obituaries

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01
Sep

David Claude DeBusk

Sept. 24, 1927 - Aug. 28, 2018

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01
Sep

Patricia Dunn Mogg

Funeral service for Patricia Dunn Mogg, 69, of Amarillo, and formerly of Littlefield, who died Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, was held Tuesday morning, Aug. 28, at Arden Road Baptist Church in Amarillo. Joseph Johnson officiated. Burial was in Llano Cemetery in Amarillo, with Schooler Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Patricia was born Dec. 4, 1948 in Littlefield to Melton Ray Dunn and Florence Virgina Turvaville Dunn. She worked as the Municipal Court Clerk for the City of Plainview for 29 years, before moving to Amarillo in 2006 to be closer to her family. She was a member of Arden Road Baptist Church, where she filled in as a Sunday School teacher, and was an avid church supporter. She enjoyed reading and watching musical and old western movies. She was preceded in death by her mother, Florence Dunn, her father, Melton Dunn, and her Aunt Elsie Aaron.

Wed
29
Aug

DAVID DeBUSK

David DeBusk, 90, formerly of Littlefield, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Abilene. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 at Hammons Funeral Home in Littlefield. Funeral service is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at Sunset Avenue Baptist Church, 800 N. Sunset Avenue in Littlefield. Burial will be in Littlefield Memorial Park, with arrangements by Hammons Funeral Home in Littlefield. Complete obituary information will be published in the Sunday, Sept. 1, edition of the Lamb County Leader-News.

Sat
25
Aug

SHEILA MARIE THOMAS

Sheila Marie Thomas was born on Dec. 29, 1971 in Littlefield, to Jimmy and Ollie Smith.F u - neral services were held Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. James Baptist Church in Lubbock. She attended school in Earth, and moved to Lubbock her senior year where she graduated from Lubbock High School. Over the course of her years, Sheila worked in retail management and was a companion for her elderly. She attended Mt. Gilead Baptist Church of Lubbock. She is survived by her husband, Reggie Essix of Lubbock; three sons, Greg, De’Erick, and Zerick (Zay) all of Lubbock; one daughter, Reginae; and one granddaughte,r Janiyah of Lubbock; numerous step-children; her father, Jimmy Smith of Almagordo, NM; her mother, Ollie Dedrick of Lubbock; four brothers, Billy, Brad, and Delvin of Lubbock, and Jimmy Jr. of Amarillo; two sisters, Virgie and Denita of Lubbock; and host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Wed
22
Aug

Kenneth “Buddy” Lynn

Kenneth “Buddy” Lynn, 71, of Littlefield, passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at his home. Memorial services were to be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Littlefield, with Pastor Tanner Wilson officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the personal care of Hillcrest Funeral Home in Littlefield. He was born Aug. 24, 1946 in Amherst, TX to Kenneth and Irene Lynn. Buddy graduated from Littlefield High School in 1964. He then attended West Texas State, where he met Geneva Gilmore. They married Aug. 20, 1966 in Cotton Center, TX. He worked for Frozen Food Express for 17 years. He enjoyed reading, watching old westerns on TV, and raising cattle. He attended the First Baptist Church in Littlefield.

Sat
18
Aug

HOLLY DENISE JENNINGS

Holley Denise Jennings, 33, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. Funeral services were held at 10 am Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at Living Water Fellowship in Whiteface. Interment followed in the Whiteface Cemetery, with Krestridge Funeral Home of Levelland in charge of arrangements. She was born March 21, 1985 in Lubbock, to her parents, Diane Park and Bo Jennings. Holley had experienced and struggled with many challenges in this life, but was fighting hard and succeeding to regain lost time. She aspired to be a drug addiction counselor. She was preceded in death by her brother, Justin Jennings, and her father, Bo Jennings, both of Whiteface.

Sat
18
Aug

In Loving Memory Of Frankie Maudean Moore

January 30, 1937 - June 17, 2018

Wed
15
Aug

VICTOR SAUCEDA

Victor Sauceda, Sr., 76, of Olton, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Lubbock. Rosary will be said at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Olton. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Fr. John Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Olton Cemetery under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors. Mr. Sauceda was born July 27, 1942, in Hondo, TX, to Ysidoro and Refugia (Garcia) Sauceda. A lifetime area resident, Victor married Virginia Ruiz on May 26, 1961, in Dimmitt, TX. Mr. Sauceda farmed until his retirement in 2008. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching football. Mr. Sauceda was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Bobby Rey Sauceda; a granddaughter, Hannah Michelle Sauceda; eight brothers; and three sisters. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Sauceda of Olton; four sons, Victor Sauceda, Jr.

Wed
15
Aug

MARIA RUIZ

Maria Ruiz, 81, of Olton, passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in Lubbock. Rosary was said Tuesday night, Aug. 14, 2018, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Olton. Mass was to be celebrated at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Fr. Martin Pena officiating. Interment will follow at Olton Cemetery under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors. Maria was born Jan. 13, 1937, in Mertzon, TX, to Jose and Bruna (Sosa) Bueno. She married Pioquinto Ruiz in 1953 and was a homemaker. A member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Maria was also involved with the Guadalupanas. She enjoyed watching novelas, shopping at Walmart, and was a talented cook. She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Viola Bosquez and Juanita Ruiz; a brother; a granddaughter; and a grandson. Survivors include her husband, Pioquinto Ruiz of Olton; four sons, Pioquinto Albert Ruiz, Jr.

Wed
15
Aug

CHARLES A. JOPLIN, JR

Charles Arbie Joplin Jr. passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 at Covenant Medical Center. A service of celebration of his life was held at First United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, with Shera Atkinson, Carl Andersen, and Lee Crouch officiating. He was born in Littlefield on Aug. 25, 1931. After high school he graduated from Texas Tech University in 1952. For two years he was active in the army in Korea and then graduated from SMU Law School. In 1988 he open his law practice in Lubbock. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chares Arbie Joplin and Gladys Joplin and by his sister, Marjorie Joplin Taylor and brother, J. Mike Joplin. Survivors are his wife, Mary Tucker Joplin; daughter, Julia and husband, Jack Swallow of Midland; son Charles (Chad) Joplin of Wilmington, NC; grandsons, Parke and Nathan Swallow; sister-in-law, Barbara Joplin of Katie; niece, Erin and husband, Rob Addison, of Los Angles; nephew Jeff Joplin of Katy; and friends, Tom and Susan Clarke.

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