Obituaries

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RALPH GEORGE

Funeral services for Ralph A. George were held at Highland Baptist Church on Friday afternoon, Feb. 23, 2018. Burial service took place immediately following at Resthaven Cemetery. Ralph died Feb, 17, 2018 in Lubbock at age 83. He was born in Littlefield to Roy Robert George and Ovie Lee Bates George. Ralph graduated from Bula High School and earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Texas Tech. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the 1950s. He was a teacher and counselor for many years. He taught one year at Bula High School. The rest of his career was in L.I.S.D. He then became a high school counselor and served at Estacado High School until his retirement in 1996. Ralph was a member of Highland Baptist Church. He was proceeded in death by both parents and a sister, Anita Hall. Survivors include his wife, Donivee George; daughters: Christi Turner and husband, Dr.

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In Loving Memory Of Charlie Eldon Pike

July 24, 1926 - Feb. 20, 2018

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Sue Johnston Gray

Apirl 6, 1948 - Feb. 19, 2018

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JOE GILBERT

Celebration of the memory of Joe Gilbert, 67, of Lubbock, who died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, was held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 in Sanders Memorial Chapel of Sanders Funeral Home in Lubbock. Joe was born Feb. 27, 1950 in Littlefield, to Joe and Fern Gilbert. He graduated from Littlefield High School. In 1969, he answered his nation’s call by enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. While raising three sons, Joe was a sales manager for 26 years at Scoggin-Dickey, before retiring in 2017. He leaves behind his second wife, Mary Jo Ochoa Gilbert; three sons, Rowdy, Joshua and Michael Gilbert; two sisters, Linda Charlton and Janna Smith; a brother, Zane Gilbert; and grandchildren, Jayden, Makayda, Mackenzie, Michael, Olivia and Finley.

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BRENDA LIGHT

Brenda Light, 77, of Dallas and formerly of Olton, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Dallas. Funeral services were held Monday morning, Feb. 19, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church in Olton with Brother Neely Landrum officiating. Interment followed at Olton Cemetery under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors. Brenda was born Jan. 26, 1941, in Brownfield, Texas, to Melvin and Katie (Jones) Spear. She graduated from Andrews High School in 1959 and attended Odessa College and West Texas State College. Graduating with her education degree, Brenda was a teacher at Olton I.S.D. for 33 years. On Aug. 24, 1984, Brenda married A.C. Light, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She enjoyed fishing and traveling. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, A.C. Light. Those left to cherish her memories include her son, Barry Giles and his husband, John Gambill of Dallas.

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JUAN GARCIA

Juan Garcia, Jr., 48, of Olton, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Post, Texas. Rosary was said Thursday evening, Feb. 15, 2018, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Olton. Mass was celebrated Friday morning, Feb. 16, 2018, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Fr. Sylvester DSouza officiating. Interment followed at Olton Cemetery under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors. Juan was born June 23, 1969, in Mineral Wells, Texas, to Juan Sr. and Yolanda (Solis) Garcia. A lifetime Olton resident, Juan was a talented leatherworker and a Catholic. He was preceded in death by his father, Juan Garcia, Sr.; his stepfather, Arnulfo Maldonado; and his grandparents.

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Arthur G. Solis

Aug. 11, 1933 - Feb. 14, 2018

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Amado Nino Rios

Jan. 20, 1943 - Feb. 10, 2018

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LOIS IRENE ROBISON

Lois Irene Robison, 78, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 in Lubbock. Services were held Thursday afternoon, Feb. 15, 2018 at Grace Chapel of Hillcrest Funeral Home in Littlefield, with Pastor Hugh Hayes officiating. Interment followed in Littlefield Cemetery. She was born Feb. 28, 1940 in Heavner, Okla. to Athel and Alice Oliver. Lois married Eldridge Lee Robison Nov. 15, 1955 in Levelland. She enjoyed being with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandchild, Billy Quick; and six siblings.

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Helen Yvonne Ogerly

Helen Yvonne Ogerly, 85, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas.  A small, private graveside service was held Saturday, February 17, 2018 under the direction of Hammons Funeral Home in Littlefield, Texas. Yvonne was born in Littlefield, Texas to William Arthur James and Mamie Ratliff James.  She was one of nine children.  Her only sur- viving sibling is brother, Don James and wife, Judy of Lubbock. Yvonne is preceded in death by husband, Ivan Jennings Ogerly and a daughter, Sharla DeAun Ogerly. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Kay Bovre and husband, Tom Bovre of Dallas and a son, Chris Randall Ogerly of Austin. To the host of other relatives, she would wish to express thanks for all the help and beloved memories. In lieu of flowers, Yvonne asked that memorial contributions be made to the Lubbock Children’s Hospital or to Camp Sweeny in Gainesville, Texas

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