Obituaries

Sat
21
Apr

MODESTA “MO” MILLER

Modesta “Mo” Rodriguez Miller, 62, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018 in Las Vegas. Services will be private. Born Feb. 24, 1956, in Crystal City, Texas, to the now late Natalia and Martin Rodriguez. Modesta was married to Floyd Miller. She is survived by her daughters, Val (Jon) Muirhead and Monique (Eric) Miller; brothers, Richard, Martin, Reyes and Gilbert Rodriguez; sisters, Carmen, Victoria, Rosario, and Stella Rodriguez; grandchildren, Xia, Jordynn and Karlos Rayford; aunt, Consuelo Rodriguez; and uncle, Jesus Hernandez. She also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews.

Sat
21
Apr

DWAYNE WILKS

Dwayne Wilks, 87, of Olton, died Monday, April 16, 2018, in Lubbock. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, April 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. Dwayne was born Oct. 17, 1930, in Plainview, to Dee and Winnie (Bell) Wilks. Graduating from Olton High School in 1949, Dwayne married Jane Bond on May 27, 1950. He retired from farming in 1993 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He volunteered at the Sandcrawl Museum in Olton. Survivors include his wife, Jane Wilks of Olton; three daughters, D’Lyle Selman of McAllen, Teresa Light and her husband, Jonathan of Olton, and Nan Neta Beck and her husband, Peter of Cedar Creek; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials be made to the Olton Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O.

Wed
18
Apr

CAROLINA R. BESSIRE

Carolina Rosella Bessire, 79, of Lubbock passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018. Services were held Tuesday morning, April 17, 2018 at Parkway Drive Church of Christ. Entombment followed at the City of Lubbock Cemetery. She was born Oct. 5, 1938 in Littlefield to Alvin and Ruby (Ogerly) Lingnau. After graduating from Littlefield High School, she went on to attend Draughn’s Business College. She worked a variety of jobs for many years. Carolina married Jerry Bessire on May 9, 1965 in Lubbock. They were members of Parkway Drive Church of Christ. Survivors included her husband, Jerry; sons, Andrew Bessire and wife, Kimiko of Niantic, Connecticut and David Bessire of Plano; brothers, Alfred Lingnau and wife, Lidia and Hubert Lingnau and wife, Geraldine all of Lubbock; and grandchildren, Abigail and Zachary. She was preceded in death by her parents; two children, Charise and Stephen Bessire; and sister-in-law, Jean Lingnau.

Wed
18
Apr

MELISSA MAE BULLARD

Melissa Mae (Maynard) Bullard, 80, of Anton, Texas died Monday, April 16, 2018 at Arbor Grace Wellness Center, Littlefield, Texas. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 20, 2018 at First Baptist Church, Anton. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Hammons Funeral Home, Littlefield. Burial will be at Anton Cemetery. Melissa was born Dec. 4, 1937 to Gus Phillip and Elizabeth Mae Maynard in Littlefield. She married Norman Bullard on Nov. 22, 1957 in Anton. Melissa was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Norman; her grandson, Garrett; and a brother, Buddy.

Wed
18
Apr

SHERYL ANN JONES

Sheryl Ann (Smith) Jones, 70, of Littlefield, died April 12, 2018 at her home in Littlefield. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at First United Methodist Church, Littlefield, Texas. Burial will be at Littlefield Memorial Park, in Littlefield. Sheryl graduated from Littlefield High School in 1965. She married Mark Jones and had two boys, Shawn and Lee. She worked for many years as a beautician, after which she worked for the Commission for the Blind, became an Executive Secretary at Dell Computers, and served as a secretary at the Texas A & M Research Center in Lubbock. She was also the director of the Lamb County Museum for several years. Sheryl was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Hollis and Bettye Kate Smith.

Wed
18
Apr

MILDRED LANCE

Church service for Mildred “PeeWee” Lance, 95, of Sudan, Texas, was held Wednesday morning, April 18, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Sudan. Grandsons, Guthry and Monty Edwards of Sudan and Korey Kennedy officiated. Burial was in Sudan Cemetery. PeeWee died April 15, 2018. She was born Feb. 12, 1923 in Chillicothe, Texas to O.O. and Martha (Walser) Baker. PeeWee graduated from Sudan High School in 1941. She married R.A. “Pete” Lance in Lubbock, Texas on Nov. 27, 1947. She was a homemaker, and Sunday School teacher. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers, Dexter, Calvin, and Billy Baker; son-in-law, Robin Davis; and infant grandson, Ryan Lance Davis.

Wed
18
Apr

JESSE DON RICHARDS

Jesse Don Richards, 41 of Lubbock passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 in Oklahoma. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2018 with a celebration of life service to be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the Venue on Broadway with burial to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. He was born July 26, 1976 in Littlefield to Leroy Hill and Nancy Richards. Jesse married Tiffany Bradley, July 22, 2006 in Spade, Texas. He was a shop manager at Scotts Complete Car Care. Jesse enjoyed cars, music and playing the guitar. Survivors include his wife, Tiffany; daughters, Michelle Richards, Ashley Richards, Whitney Richards; son, Justin Richards; mother, Nancy; father, Leroy; brothers, Robert Wanzer, Michael Wanzer, Dewey Wanzer, David Wanzer, Timmy Richards; sisters, Trisha Wanzer, LeeAnn Stanly, Lanet Wanzer, Jodie Colson, Patty Richards; and two grandchildren, Braxton and Khloie Richards; and Gene Wanzer.

Sat
14
Apr

BETTY SUE CANNON

Betty Sue (Howard) Cannon, 87, long-time resident of Olton, died Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Lubbock. Services were to be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Main Street Church of Christ in Olton, with Rex Boyles, Church of Christ minister of Lubbock, and former youth minister at Olton, and Joe Carrasco, minister of Main Street Church of Christ, officiating. Interment followed in Olton Cemetery under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors. Sue was born June 15, 1930 in Erick, OK. She moved to Olton with her parents, L.W. (Doc) and Loreta (Reat) Howard in 1943. She attended schools in Spearman, Amarillo, Hart, Plainview and Olton. She was a 1948 graduate of Olton High School. After graduation, she attended Watson Business School in Plainview. Sue was a long-time member of the Church of Christ. Employed by Olton Bakery, she also worked at Olton Drug and Pioneer Gas until her marriage to Jim Cannon on Dec. 23, 1950. They lived in Mansfield, Texas, Florida, and Indiana.

Wed
11
Apr

KYLE LANE BURT

Kyle Lane Burt, 48, of Amarillo, died on Friday, April 6, 2018. A Celebration of Life Service was held Tuesday afternoon, April 10, 2018 at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors. Kyle was born on March 13, 1970 in Littlefield, Texas to Bill & Sandi Burt. He graduated from Levelland High School in 1988 and earned a bachelor’s degree from West Texas A&M. He was a previous partner in Talon L.P.E. and had owned and operated Arcadia Apartments. He married Lisa Hayes on May 20, 1994 in Amarillo He is survived by his wife, Lisa Hayes-Burt; son, Ridley Burt; parents, Bill and Sandi Burt of Lubbock; two brothers, Lance Burt of Lubbock and Kade Burt and wife, Hollye of Austin; parents-in-law, Jerry and Sherlene Hayes of Amarillo; two sisters-in-law, Stephanie Swindell and husband, Victor of Amarillo, Amber McGurren and husband, Marc of Ft.

Wed
11
Apr

WAYNE REEVES

Wayne Reeves, 63, of Spade, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Lamb Healthcare in Littlefield. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018 in Hammons Memorial Chapel, Hammons Funeral Home, in Littlefield. Burial will be in Littlefield Memorial Park. Wayne was born April 6, 1955 in Lubbock, to L.D. Reeves and Margaret Baker Reeves. Wayne worked as a farmer/rancher in Cotton Center, for many years. He was preceded in death by his father. Wayne is survived by his wife, Vicki Reeves of Spade; a son, Lex Reeves of Cotton Center; daughter, Courtney Tyler and her husband, Bret of Frederick, OK; step-son Dustin Tijerina and his wife, Kassie of Lubbock; step-daughter, Brittany Rojas; his Mother, Margaret Reeves of Cotton Center; a brother, Jerry Reeves of Cotton Center; and his grandchildren, Zach, Zane and Zoee Tyler; Brenli, Levi and Deklan Tijerina and Kannon Williams.

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