Obituaries

Wed
17
Jan

JOEANN VICK

Memorial service for JoeAnn Davis, Johnson, Lucas, Vick, 84, of Levelland, and formerly of Littlefield, who died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 in a Levelland Nursing Home, are scheduled for Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Littlefield. JoeAnn was born June 12, 1933 in Levelland to Robert Jefferson Davis and Hazel Tomlin Davis. She had worked at the Lamb County Leader-News, Lowe’s Pay and Save, and retired from American Cotton Growers Denim Textile Plant in Littlefield. She enjoyed her family, and talking about her childhood while growing up on the farm. JoeAnn was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Donald Dwayne Davis; her husband, JD Vick; and a grandson, Larry Don Johnson.

Wed
17
Jan

W.B. DICKENSON, JR.

W.B. Dickenson, Jr., 89, of Olton, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at his home in Olton. Services were held Monday afternoon, Jan. 15, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Olton with Mr. Mike Wilcox officiating. Interment followed at Olton Cemetery under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors. W.B. was born Dec. 19, 1928, in Olton, to Willie Ben and Leona (Lundy) Dickenson. He was a farmer and rancher. He was the Olton Sandhills Parade organizer for 36 years and the Olton Junior Livestock Association auctioneer for the past 57 consecutive years. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church. W.B. married Margie Copeland on Jan. 7, 1982 and they currently reside on the old homestead place where he was born. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Billie Jean Dickenson, in 1980, and two brothers, B.A. Dickenson and Herbert (Brownie) Dickenson.

Sat
13
Jan

SHANNON ROSS WEAVER

Shannon Ross Weaver, 48, of Seminole, formerly of Littlefield, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 in Seminole. He was born Nov. 27, 1969 in Amarillo, to Johnny Ross Weaver and Margie Chester Weaver. Shannon enjoyed fishing, and being outdoors. He liked cooking out with friends and riding his motorcycle. Shannon is survived by his mother, Margie Weaver of Woodworth, LA; a daughter, Shana Davis and wife, Reyna of Levelland; a granddaughter, Addy Davis of Levelland; a sister, Sherri Spence of Alexandria, LA; niece and nephews, Adam Spence of Alexandria, LA, Hannah Spence of Forrest Hill, LA, and Sam Spence of Alexandria, LA; aunts and uncles, Barbara and Dick McDaniel of Amherst, Larry and Lorena Weaver of Littlefield, Jackie and Sue Weaver of Georgia, and Patricia and Rodney Cates of Washington; and his friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, J.A. and Pauline Chester and Jack and Mae Weaver; and an uncle, Marvin Weaver. A remembrance service was held Friday afternoon, Jan.

Sat
13
Jan

JOYCE NIX

Church service for Joyce Nix, 87, of Olton, who died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Olton, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at First United Methodist Church in Sudan, with Rev. Kerry Hurst officiating. Burial will be in Sudan Cemetery, with Ellis Funeral Home of Sudan in charge of arrangements. Joyce was born March 9, 1930, in Wellington, to Valton Duke and Beula Inez Roach Coker. She married Bill Nix in Brownfield on Aprill 3, 1948. Joyce was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sudan. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill, in 2013; her sister, Oleta Hill; and two brothers, Doug Coker and J.J. Coker. Joyce is survived by her son, Tim Nix and his wife, Joan of Sudan; her daughter, Nancy Dawson and her husband, Ken of Tulia; her brother, Vic Coker and his wife, Judy of Earth; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Sat
13
Jan

Wanda Lou Graham

Nov. 11, 1930 - Jan. 10, 2018

Wed
10
Jan

JIM VAN OSTRAND

Services are pending with Hammons Funeral Home of Littlefield, for Jim VanOstrand, 76, of Lubbock. He died Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 in Lubbock.

Wed
10
Jan

Nell Cotter Oct. 31, 1932 - Jan. 6, 2018

Nell Cotter, 85, of Littlefield, went to be with her Lord Saturday, January 6, 2018 at her home. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the first Presbyterian Church in Littlefield with Ruth Clendenin officiating. Cremation arrange- ments  are  under  the  personal care of Hillcrest Funeral Home in Littlefield. She was born October 31, 1932 in  Hammon,  Oklahoma  to Radford  and  Ethel  Hutcheson. Nell married M.J. Cotter Aug. 1, 1952 in Dallas, Texas.  She worked many years at Mangum-Hilbun Insurance Agency.    Nell  and  M.J.  enjoyed  square  dancing,  and spending the winters in the Rio Grande Valley in their 5th wheel. They also enjoyed cruising and camping.  She loved reading, tend- ing to her plants, and eating lunch at the Senior Citizen’s Center. Nell also liked having lunch with her special group of friends, and having coffee at McDonald’s with the coffee group.

Wed
10
Jan

Bennie P. Martinez Aug. 15, 1949 Jan. 3, 2018 - Vanessa Martinez Jan. 20, 1953 Jan. 5, 2018

Bennie P. Martinez, Jr., 68, of Littlefield, passed away Wednes day, Jan. 3, 2018 in Littlefield.  He was born Aug. 15, 1949 in Artesia, NM to Bernardo Martinez Sr. and Inez Perez Galan. His wife of 50 years, Vanessa Hernandez Martinez, 64, joined him in Heaven just two days later, on Jan. 5, 2018.  She was born Jan. 20, 1953 in Littlefield to Ruben Hernandez and Eugenia Padron Hernandez. Mass was celebrated Monday afternoon, Jan. 8, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Littlefield with Richard Martinez officiating.  Interment followed in Littlefield Memorial Park.  A prayer service was held Sunday evening, Jan. 7, 2018 at Grace Chapel with Pastor Billy Montes officiating. Bennie and Vanessa married on Dec. 31, 1967 in Littlefield.  They were true sweethearts, and you rarely saw one without the other.  A true testimony to their devotion for each other is evident in the fact after Bennie died suddenly of illness, Vanessa became ill and followed less than 48 hours later.

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.

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