Obituaries

Wed
10
Jan

ANITA CORTEZ

Joshua Lee Richards, 27, of Littlefield, died Jan. 4, 2018 in Lubbock. Services were to be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 at the Real Life Worship Center in the First United Methodist Church in Littlefield, officiated by his uncle, Rev. Daniel Hutchins and Rev. Danny Sanders. Interment was to be held at 1 p.m., at the Oklahoma Lane Cemetery. He was born Oct. 6, 1990 in Austin. Josh graduated from Farwell High School in 2008. He married Jenna Sanchez Oct. 31, 2012 in Midland. He loved to be outdoors, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He liked to workout and lift weights. He loved kids, especially his daughter, and enjoyed helping with the church youth program. Josh attended the Real Life Worship at First United Methodist Church.

Wed
10
Jan

JOSHUA LEE RICHARDS

Joshua Lee Richards, 27, of Littlefield, died Jan. 4, 2018 in Lubbock. Services were to be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 at the Real Life Worship Center in the First United Methodist Church in Littlefield, officiated by his uncle, Rev. Daniel Hutchins and Rev. Danny Sanders. Interment was to be held at 1 p.m., at the Oklahoma Lane Cemetery. He was born Oct. 6, 1990 in Austin. Josh graduated from Farwell High School in 2008. He married Jenna Sanchez Oct. 31, 2012 in Midland. He loved to be outdoors, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He liked to workout and lift weights. He loved kids, especially his daughter, and enjoyed helping with the church youth program. Josh attended the Real Life Worship at First United Methodist Church.

Wed
03
Jan

SANUL MAURICE LEWIS

Sanul Maurice Lewis died Dec. 27, 2017 at the age of 64. Service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 at Monterey Church of Christ in Lubbock. He was born May 8, 1953 to Wilson and Agnes Lewis in Amherst, Texas, and grew up at Earth, Texas. He graduated from Springlake-Earth High School in 1971 and from West Texas State University in 1975 with a degree in Industrial Distribution. He married Christine Fullinwider on May 25, 1974. They lived in Canyon, Texas while going to school and have been residents of Lubbock for almost 40 years. He worked for Lubbock Electric Company for 36 years. He is survived by his wife, Christine, of Lubbock; daughter, Krystal Harlow and her husband, David of Edmond, OK; son, Keith Lewis and wife, Beth of Wilmore, KY; grandchild Makenna Marie Harlow; brother, Michael Lewis and his wife, Connie of Amarillo; sister Quency Light and her husband, Gary of Lubbock; sister Nesha Brown and her husband, Tom of Helotes; many nieces and nephews and friends.

Wed
03
Jan

DONALD RAY ERWIN

Don Erwin, after a battle with cancer, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday morning, Jan. 5, 2018 at the GrandView Baptist Church, 1401 Interstate 30, Mesquite, Texas. Inurnment will follow at 2:15 p.m. in the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. He was born June 9, 1935 to Raymond and Vera (Foust) Erwin. Don graduated from Littlefield High School in 1953 and attended Texas Tech University. Don owned a commercial flooring business in the DFW Metroplex. He was a member of the GrandView Baptist Church in Mesquite, Texas. He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Lyudmyla; his daughter, Terry (Tom) Wagner of Lubbock; his son, Tony (Tammy) of Dallas; his granddaughter, Jordan Wagner of Lubbock; and his sisters, Marilyn Price of Cashiers , NC, and Sharon Robinson of Richardson, Texas. Don is also survived by two nephews, Jeff and Rick Robinson, and two nieces, Julie McPherson and Tami Robinson.

Sat
30
Dec

Robert Heckerman

Feb. 9, 1953 - Dec. 26, 2017

Sat
30
Dec

DOLORES SAN MIGUEL RUIZ

Dolores San Miguel Ruiz, 82, of Dimmitt, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. Church service was held Thursday morning, Dec. 28, 2017 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Earth, with Father Rene Perez of Muleshoe, officiating. Rosary was said Wednesday evening, Dec. 27, 2017 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. Burial was in Earth Memorial Cemetery. Dolores was born Dec. 10, 1935 in Brackettville, Texas to Tomas and Luisa (Rodriguez) San Miguel. She married Adolfo Ruiz, Sr. in Littlefield on Sept. 28, 1959. Dolores was a member of the St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Earth, as well as the Guadalupana Association. She is preceded in death by her husband, Adolfo;her parents; and two sisters, Claira San Miguel Flores and Belia Zamora San Miguel Zamora. Dolores is survived by her two sons, Michael Ray Ruiz and his wife, Lucy of Dimmitt, and Adolfo Ruiz Jr.

Wed
27
Dec

Efren Rodriguez

Efren Rodriguez, 86, of Littlefield died Dec. 20, 2017 at his home in Littlefield. Efren was born July 9, 1931 in Waxahachie, Texas to Marcos and Edualia Rodriguez. During his years in Littlefield he worked in the field of irrigation repair. Efren is survived by his wife of 64 years, Susie Rodriguez of Littlefield; 3 sons, Marcos Rodriguez of Lubbock, Frank Rodriguez and wife, Flora of Lubbock, and Juan Rodriguez and wife, Gill of Lubbock; daughter, Mary Vargas of Littlefield; 19 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; 42 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Alfonso Rodriguez of Lubbock; and four sisters, Cruzita Sierra of Littlefield, Mamie Abeyta of Littlefield, Vicenta Rodriguez of California, and Rachel Villaria of Littlefield. Cremation arrangements under the direction of Hammons Funeral Home.

Sat
23
Dec

ELLA MAE JOHNSON

Funeral services for Ella Mae Johnson, 81, of Littlefield, who died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 in Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, were held Friday morning, Dec. 8, in New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Littlefield. Pastor Donald Ross, officiated. Burial was in Littlefield Cemetery, with McCarty Funeral Home of Littlefield in charge of arrangements. Ella Mae was born Dec. 5, 1936 in Thorndale, Texas to the now late Dave Lewis and Willie Mae Simmons Lewis. After the family moved to Littlefield, she attended Littlefield schools and graduated from Dunbar High School. She married Clerence Jean Johnson on May 4, 1959. After finishing Cosmetology school in Tyler, she came back to Littlefield, where she worked at Joy’s Beauty Salon for 20 years. She then did hair out of her home, and coooked and sold barbecue out of a truck in the neighborhood. In her church, she ministered as a singer.

Sat
23
Dec

MICHAEL B. GEORGE

Michael Brent George, 58 of Slaton, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at home. Graveside services and interment were in Enochs Cemetery, Enochs on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 at 10 a.m. Brent was born Nov. 27, 1959 in Lubbock, he was the son of Robert and Brenda McCall George. He was a 1978 graduate of Coronado High School. Michael loved hunting and fishing in his off time. Brent is survived by his mother and father, Brenda and Robert George of Slaton; his sister, Lea Walker and husband, Ricky; a niece, Taysha Waite; and two nephews, Trinity and Trey Walker, all of Eagar, AZ. Memorials can be made to the Enochs Cemetery, (Wanda Layton) 3140 CR 184 Morton, Texas 79346.

Wed
20
Dec

ERLINDA SILVA

Erlinda Silva, 58, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. A service of fellowship and remembrance will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers in Lubbock. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life of 58 years on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Lake Ridge Chapel. Erlinda was born on Dec. 1, 1959, to the now late Roman and Teodora (Carrasco) Campos in Olton, and graduated from Frenship High School. She dedicated much of her time working with an organization and staff at Lubbock Christian University. Erlinda is survived by her children, Steven Silva and wife, Melody of El Paso, Manuel Silva, Jr. and wife, Samara of Littlefield, and Lupita Garza of Lubbock; her grandchildren, Marcus, Roman, Heaven, Lourdes, Saysha, Lillian, Nathan, Israel, Jr., Michael, Yasmin, and Jose; siblings, Anna Guajardo, Victoria Benitez, Belia Guerrero, Clara Campos, Carmel Campos, and Roman Campos, Jr.

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