Friday, December 14, 2012

Lieupo Carl Crawford

Mr. Lieupo "Carl" Crawford, age 64, of Cedartown, GA, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 following a brief illness. Mr. Crawford was born on July 30, 1948 in Atlanta, GA, to his parents, the late Lieupo & Merle Gallimore Crawford. Mr. Crawford was a veteran, proudly serving with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Era. He was a member of the Caledonia Lodge #121 F&AM, Cedartown Adoniram #41, Royal Arts Masons & served on the Grand Council, E. Sublime Masons, was a member of the Cedar Valley Shrine Club & was a past president for 2000. He was a member of the Yaarab Shrine Temple, Atlanta, GA and was a longtime member of the Harmony Baptist Church. He is survived by his loving family, his wife, Mrs. Judy A. Crawford; his sons, Carl Jay Crawford & Harry Gene Crawford; his daughters, Rebecca Crawford, Thersea A. Crawford & Leslie N. Crawford; his brother, Kenneth R. Crawford; his sister, Elaine Johnson; ten grandchildren, one great grandchild, nieces & nephews also survive. Funeral services for Mr. Lieupo "Carl" Crawford will be conducted on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Glaze & the Rev. Royce Campbell officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot of the Antioch Cemetery with full military honors being conducted by the Brown-Wright Post #12 Honor Guard. Masonic Rites will be administered at graveside by the N.W. Georgia Masonic Memorial Group. The family will receive friends on Friday evening, December 14, 2012 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the Litesey Funeral Home. The following are asked to serve as Pallbearers: Brad Barber, Jessie Preston, Jonathan Crawford, Shelton Dawson, Cody Preston, Skylar Dawson, Wess Lefurgey, Jeff Lefurgey & Eddie Preston. Honorary Pallbearers will include: Bobby Johnson, Gene Crawford, Brandon Johnson, Rev. Keith Powers, Carl J. Crawford, Dannie Quarles & PV2 Dillon Carter. We invite you to visit our memorial web site at to extend your personal condolences to the family and to sign the on line guest book. The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Lieupo "Carl" Crawford.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Jason "Sparky" Strickland

Mr. Jason "Sparky" Strickland, age 37, of Tallapoosa, GA & formerly of Cedartown, passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 25, 2012.

Jason Strickland was born on May 13, 1974 in Polk County, GA to his parents, Mr. Sammy Strickland and Mrs. Doris Wood Strickland. Jason was a graduate of Cedartown High School and was employed as an Emergency Medical Technician with Grady EMS, Station 5 in Atlanta, Ga., and was a member of the Georgia National Guard. He was a certified firefighter & had served with the Polk Co. Volunteer Fire Dept. in the past. He was a member of the American Legion, a member of the 40&8 Club, he was a Red Knight, a member of HOG, a Patriot Rider and a Legion Rider, and was of the Baptist faith.

Jason is survived by his loving wife, Candy Strickland, his father and mother, Sammy and Doris Wood Strickland, his children, Casey Strickland, Kristin Strickland, Garrett Strickland, Tyler Strickland, Kayley Pike, Kalob Pike and Kelsey Weldon, his brothers, Randy Strickland, Michael Strickland & Dustin Strobel and sister, Lucinda Strickland. A number of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Jason "Sparky" Strickland will be conducted on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with Rev.Randy Vines, Rev. Greg Locklear and Rev. John Lemmings conducting committal services at Lee's Chapel Cemetery. The Redmond Regional Medical Center's E.M.S. Honor Guard will be conducting E.M.S. rites and the Brown-Wright Post 12 Honor Guard will be conducting military honors at graveside. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, March 28, 2012 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will consist of the E.M.S. Staff of Grady's Station # 5. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Jordan Peirson, George Oxenrider, "Tiny", Nick Runyon, Jerry Oliver, Robin Thompson, Brian Tumlin, Jesse Morris, Danny Strickland, "Stumpy", Casey Strickland & Richard Crawford. The Lester C.Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Jason "Sparky" Strickland.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ronald Anthony Shelton

Mr. Ronald Anthony Shelton, age 44, 1268 Buttermilk Road, Cave Spring, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012, at his residence.
Mr. Shelton was born in Dalton, Georgia on October 17, 1967, son of Clarence Ronald Shelton and Virginia Carroll Shelton. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his parents, Ronald & Virginia Shelton, Cave Spring; 3 brothers, Tim Shelton, and his wife, Alicia, Cave Spring, Terry Shelton, Cave Spring, and Tracy Shelton, and his wife, Pam, Cedartown; 5 nieces and nephews, Blake, Emma, Carter, Cade & Sydnee Shelton; 2 grandmothers, Mrs. Jean Muse, Cave Spring, and Mrs. Pearl Carroll, Rome; aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at 3pm at the Bush Arbor Baptist Church with the Rev. Dale Byars officiating. Interment will follow in the Bush Arbor Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home on Saturday from 6 until 8pm. At other hours they may be contacted at the residence.
Pallbearers are asked to assemble at the Bush Arbor Baptist Church on Sunday at 2:30pm and include: Danny Beck, Lewis Beck, Ronnie Beck, Matthew Orbaugh, Mac Abbot, and Brian Woodard.
Henderson & Sons Funeral Home has charge of the funeral arrangements.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

My Precious Granddaughter!

My Granddaughter was born November 18 @ 2:45 pm weighing 6 lbs 10 oz and 20 inches long.
She is a beautiful little girl.. and a spitting image of her daddy when he was born.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Donald "Donnie" Edward Borders

Mr. Donald Edward Borders, age 29, of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2011. He was born on September 2, 1981 in Rome, Georgia. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray E. and Shirley M. Gross Borders.

Mr. Borders is survived by his loving wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Forrister Borders; his parents; daughter, Katelynn Elizabeth Borders; son, Brandon Avery Borders; sisters and brother-in-law, Christina Sharee Palmer and husband David Palmer and Tanya Borders; brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Melissa Borders and grandparents, Raymond and Beatrice Borders and Lola Thomason.

Mr. Borders is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Mr. Lester Gross and Mr. Jackie Thomason.

The funeral arrangements for Mr. Borders will be conducted on Monday, June 6, 2011 at ten o’clock in the morning from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Minister Craig Hallman officiating.

Interment will follow in the Northview Cemetery.

The family of Mr. Borders will receive family and friends on Sunday, June 5, 2011 from six o’clock in the evening until nine o’clock in the evening at the Gammage Funeral Home and also on Monday, June 6, 2011 from nine o’clock in the morning until the funeral hour and the Gammage Funeral Home.

The family has requested that flowers be omitted. Memorial contributions may be made to First National Bank of Polk County, 967 Main Street, Cedartown, Georgia 30125; attn: Shirley Borders in Benefit of Katelynn and Brandon Borders.

The following gentlemen have been asked to serve as pallbearers; Sean Borders, Cody Summerlin, Larry Strickland, Daniel Forsyth, John Forsyth and Kenny Borders.

Please express your condolences to the family by visiting our website and signing the online guestbook at

The Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for Mr. Donald Edward Borders.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Why I Do Genealogy?

We are the chosen. My feelings are, in each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before.
We are the Story Tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called as if it were in our genes.
Those who have gone before cry out to us. " Tell our story. " So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family you would be proud of us? How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.
It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today.
It goes to respecting their hardships, their losses and building a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on understanding that they were doing it for us.
That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do.
love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family.
It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers.
That is why I do my family genealogy and that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Timothy Randall Campbell

Mr. Timothy Randall Campbell, age 29 of Rockmart, passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2008. Mr. Campbell was born May 22, 1979 in Floyd County. He was a construction worker and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his fiancée, Bambi Lawhorn of Rockmart; father, Ernest Randall Campbell of Rockmart; his mother and step-father, Patricia Diane Montgomery Carroll & Mark Carroll of Rockmart; five sisters and three brothers-in-law, Felecia & B. J. Morris of Cartersville, Melissa & Jason Stringer of Cartersville, Tara & Chad Pennington of Rockmart, Ashley Holcomb of Rockmart and Harley Carroll of Rockmart. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services for Mr. Campbell were held on Sunday, August 10th at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Pyles and the Rev. Michael Thaxton officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Dustin Ferguson, Solan Ferguson, Paul Wofford, Buddy Fincher, Shane Fincher, Mark Hammonds, Jeffery Hammonds and David Garner. Honorary pallbearers were James Baker, Chris Pope, Colby Pope and Dan Sherman. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements for Mr. Timothy Randall Campbell.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fallen Heroes

Salute to Our Fallen Heroes Project
Every day is memorial day to a soldier. This project is our way of honoring all of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family members and loved ones of those that gave their lives to fight for our country. May God give you peace in your heart and strength to carry on. They proudly served their country. Now, they proudly serve with angel's wings.

Salute to Our Veterans
Every day should be Veterans day--a special day that every American should take a moment to reflect, and thank those who serve in our armed forces, both past and present? This project is our way of honoring all Veterans who served his or her country for our freedom. Thank you and God Bless!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Martha Lee Pettigrew

Martha Lee Pettigrew

Memorial services for Martha Lee Pettigrew, 86, formerly of Brownfield will be at 11:00am, Friday, July 23, 2010 at Brownfield First Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Flowers of Kingsland officiating. Burial will be in Terry County Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home.

The family will receive visitors from 6:00-8:00pm, Thursday, July 22 at the Fulford Barn on Pecan Drive.

Martha passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2010 in Katy, TX. She was born May 31, 1924 in Long Beach, CA. to Willie and Verna Polk. She graduated from Slaton High School. Martha married Tom C. Pettigrew on June 21, 1944 in Slaton, Texas. He preceded her in death on August 18, 1993. They moved to Brownfield in 1946, where they farmed until 1959. She worked at Ruth’s Beauty Shop for 15 years. They owned and operated the Gulf Service Station in Brownfield and then Tom’s Conoco and Distributorship from 1967 until retiring in 1983. She was a past board member of the Terry County Cemetery Association. Martha was an active member of the Challis Home Demonstration Club for more than 50 years until moving to Houston. She was a member of Bear Creek Baptist Church of Katy and former member of First Baptist Church of Brownfield. Martha is also preceded in death by a son, Larry Dale in 1973; 4 brothers Bert, Donald, Wayne Polk and Harley Patterson and a sister Billie Hennington.

Martha is survived by her son, Tom C. Pettigrew, Jr. and wife Mary of Houston; a grand-daughter, Pebble Dawson and husband Michael of Lubbock; great grandchildren, Jaci and Swayde Roberts and Mason and Mallori Dawson.

Nieves R. Hernandez

Nieves R. Hernandez
Nieves R. Hernandez, 81 of Grand Prairie, TX has passed on to meet our Lord and Savior on Sunday July 11, 2010. She was formerly from Brownfield, TX. Viewing will be Wednesday, July 14th. Funeral services will be at 10:00am, Thursday, July 15, 2010 at Brownfield Church of Christ with Marcelino Banda officiating. Interment will follow at Terry County Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home.

Nieves was born December 15, 1928 in Terlingua, TX to Rosendo and Nieves Rodriguez. She married Martin L. Hernandez on October 18, 1946 in Alpine, TX. She was a member of the Freetown Church of Christ in Grand Prairie, TX and a former member of Brownfield Church of Christ. Nieves is preceded in death by her husband, Martin; a son, Abundio Hernandez; a granddaughter, Tamara Hernandez; a great granddaughter, Brianna Brijalba; a great-great grandson, Gilly Benny Brijalba.

Nieves is survived by 10 children, Maria Hortensia Galvan of Grand Prairie, Domingo Hernandez and wife Estella of San Angelo, Thomas Hernandez and wife Janie of Kermit, Jorge Hernandez and wife Nellie of Hearn, Paul Hernandez and wife Sarah of Brownfield, Miguel Hernandez and wife Rebecca of Kermit, Mary Beatrice Hernandez of Dallas, Veronica Reynosa and husband Ray of Odessa, Martin R. Hernandez and wife Becky of Brownfield and Jesusita (Jessica) Edwards and husband Kevin of Allen; 20 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Theodore "Bear" Benton

Theodore "Bear" Benton

Teddy "Bear" Benton, 85, of Brownfield passed away Saturday, July 17, 2010 at his home. Services will be at 10am, Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Carter officiating. Burial will be in Terry County Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home.

He was born July 18, 1924 to Robert R. and Ethel Benton in Union, Texas. He was a WWII, U.S. Navy Veteran. He married Maria Elena Rodriguez December 19, 1975 in Paramount, CA. He served on the Los Angeles County Sherriff's Department from 1956 to 1979. His last 16 years were spent at the Academy as a weapons instructor. He was proud to say that "No Benton trainee was ever killed in the line of duty." Over 11,000 cadets passed through the academy during his tenure. He held a national record for shooting 6 rounds in less than a second for over 20 years. He demonstrated his shooting abilities for dignitaries, scout groups, Marines, foreign police agencies, U.S. Presidents, Saudi Royalties and more. "Bear" retired, but he wasn't through with law enforcement. He served as Commander for the Reserved Deputies in Terry County under Ralph Murry from 1981-1988. He was a member of the American Legion and active member of Calvary Baptist Church. "Bear" is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John Benton.

"Bear" is survived by his wife, Maria; a son, Robert and his wife Janie of Brownfield; a daughter, Linda Benton of Lubbock; 4 grandchildren, Plutarco Castro, Yesana Castro-Garibaldo, Laura Benton and Debra McDonald; 2 great-grandchildren, Kristian and Izaiah; 2 brothers, Bob and his wife Delma of OK and Bill and his wife Mary of Brownfield; 2 sisters, Molly Wilmeth of Richmond and Ruth Saldana and husband Richard of Norwalk, CA; numerous nieces and nephews.

"Bear" loved his family and once he knew you, you became family. He also loved being the center of attention. He used up all 365 days a year of his 85 years.

Linda Jane Pendergrass

Linda Jane Pendergrass

Linda Jane Pendergrass, 61, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2010 at her home in Brownfield.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 30, 2010 at Terry County Memorial Cemetery.

Linda was born July 11, 1949 in Brownfield to Marvin and Ima Jean Pendergrass. She graduated from Brownfield High School. Linda was a member of the Terry County Fair Association where she helped with the fair for several years. She enjoyed greeting people at Wal-Mart.

Linda is survived by her brother; Jim Pendergrass and wife, Kim of Snyder; a niece, Suzie Huddleston and husband, Bobby of Snyder; a great niece, Emily Marie Huddleston; two aunts, Inez Wilkerson of Brownfield and Wanda Bailey of Burnett; and a very special cousin Judy Sansom and husband Larry of Brownfield.

Albert Earl Jones

Albert Earl Jones

Albert Earl Jones, 82, of Ruidoso and formerly of Brownfield passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2010 in Ruidoso.

Graveside services with Masonic Rights will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Terry County Memorial Cemetery in Brownfield, Texas under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home.

Earl was born on August 26, 1927 in Childress, TX to L.M. and Mable Jones. He later moved to Lubbock with his family, where he graduated high school. He then received a Bachelor's in Business Degree from Texas Tech University where he was a wrangler. Earl moved to Brownfield in 1950. He married Maye Williams on January 25, 1953 in Lubbock. She preceded him in death on June 28, 1999. Earl owned and operated Jones and Copeland Insurance in Brownfield, which later became Jones and Lowe Insurance Agency. He retired in 2001. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a member of the Masons in Brownfield. Earl was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp.

Earl is survived by his daughter, Angela Munro and her husband Stan of El Paso and 2 grandsons, Nicolas and Alexander Munro of El Paso.

Leroy Little

Leroy Little

Leroy Little, 75, passed away July 29, 2010 at Shannon Medical Center after a lengthy illness surrounded by his loving family.

A memorial service will be at 2PM, Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Brownfield Funeral Chapel with Nancy York, Chaplain of Hospice of San Angelo officiating.

Leroy was born August 16, 1934 to Aaron and Lucille Little in Ft. Towson, OK. He is preceded in death by his parents and 11 siblings. He is survived by his wife Era of San Angelo, one son, Randy, and one Daughter, Tandi of San Angelo; three grandsons, Kevin and fiancée Brittany, Jason, and Justin of San Angelo; two granddaughters, Kemberlea of San Angelo, and Kristy and husband Miles Wales of Newark Valley, NY; three great grandchildren, Amber, Autumn, and James of Newark Valley, NY; 3 brothers, Olen Little, Charles Little, Ronny Little of Brownfield; and one sister, Addie Mae Clark of Granite Falls, WA.

Leroy retired from the City of Brownfield Electric Department after 33 years of service. He also retired from the Brownfield Volunteer Fire Department after 25 years of service. They moved to San Angelo in 1985 and he worked for Guardsmark, Inc. for 12 years before retiring again. Very special thanks to Dr. Hughston, Dr. DeMory, Shannon Hospital, nurses, and employees, and Shannon ER.

Very special thanks to Frankie, Debra, Becky, Donna, Nancy, Laura, and Ervilene of Hospice of San Angelo.

Patsy LaVerne Ancinec

Patsy LaVerne Ancinec

Patsy LaVerne Ancinec, 80, of Plains passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2010 in Levelland.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 2, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Plains with Pastor Matt Webb and Pastor Gene Hudgins officiating. Interment will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Resthaven Cemetery in Lubbock under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home.

Viewing and visitation will be Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Plains First Baptist Church.

Patsy LaVerne Ancinec was born on August 27, 1929 in Sudan,TX to Wylie Ray and Thelma Olive (Mason)McDaniel. She began school in Sudan, before moving with her family to the family farm in Whitharral. Patsy was a petite, outstanding basketball player and graduate of Whitharral High School. Patsy made her profession of faith to Christ at a young age. It was at that time she was baptized and became a member of Whitharral First Baptist Church. She grew up as the only girl in a houseful of boys. They worked very hard together on the farm and were very close. She helped her parents survive having to sons overseas during WWII. Laverne married Joseph Ancinec on September 20, 1947 in Whitharral. After their marriage, they lived in Littlefield for 3 years before moving back to the family farm in Whitharral. In 1952, they had the opportunity to move to Plains, TX on newly acquired land, which became their permanent residence for the last 63 years.

Patsy was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was a sweet, Christian lady who was very proud that she made a difference in the world by being an active member of the Christian-based Concerned Women in America. She was an excellent cook, well known in her family for her Oatmeal cookies as well as being an excellent gardener, not just a seamstress, but a designer of many beautiful clothes and home decor. She enjoyed oil painting and pastel; chalk painting. LaVerne worked feverishly on the family farm as needed, helping harvest well past sunset. She had an unconditional love for her family. She was greatly cherished by all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Laverne was a modest, unpretentious woman, the "salt of the earth."

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Gregg Ancinec in May 2009 and Bobby Ancinec in March 1960; her grandson, Shad Ancinec in 1971; her great grandson, Ethan on July 2, 2004; her grandson-in-law, Brad Langford in February of 2010; two brothers in childhood, Curtis and Bobby McDaniel, two brothers, Kenneth and Dale McDaniel, and her sister-in-law, Mardi McDaniel.

Those left to cherish the memory of Laverne are her husband, Joseph Ancinec of Plains; her son, Brad Ancinec and his wife Vicki of Plains; her daughter, Gail Holley and her husband Jerry of Plains; 14 grandchildren, Trevor, Afton, Brooke and her husband Marty, Kinsey, Autumn and her husband Jake, Kelsie, Cory, Elizabeth and her husband Steve, Kiri and her husband Shane and Chand and her husband Shelby, Donice and her husband Scott, Justin, Corie and Sterling and his wife Tammy; 30 great grandchildren; her brother, Lynn McDaniel and his wife Nell of Amherst; her daughter-in-law, Rheanell Ancinec of Levelland and a sister in-law,Clara McDaniel of Lubbock.

The family of LaVerne would like to express a special thank you to Maria, Megan, Janie, Yazmin, Yoakum County Hospital doctors and support staff, and to home health for their kindness in care.

Robert Louis Becker

Robert Louis Becker

Robert Becker 81, of Brownfield passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock after a lengthy illness.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 6, 2010 at First Christian Church in Brownfield with Rev. Ken Reeder officiating and Pastor John Blyth assisting. Interment will follow in Southland Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home.

The family will have a visitation at First Christian Church prior to the funeral service from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Robert was born December 22, 1928 in Southland to William and Bessie Hatcher Becker. He attended schools in Southland, graduating in 1945. He attended Texas Lutheran and Texas Tech Universities, earning a Bachelor's of Science Degree and a Master's Degree in Agricultural Education. He married Sally Sue Buchanan on September 5, 1951 in Slaton. Together they moved to Flower Grove where Mr. Becker began teaching Vocational Agriculture. They then moved to Loop for 3 years, before moving to Brownfield in 1957 where he taught school for 33 years. Robert served several years on the Board of Directors of the Texas Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association, 20 years as secretary of the Terry County Soil and Water Conservation District and was a member of the Terry County Fair Board. Mr. Becker was also a member of the Brownfield Evening Lion's Club and was a past District Governor of District 2T2. He was an elder at First Christian Church where he served on the church board as chairman, a Sunday school teacher and a member of the choir. After retiring from a 37 year teaching career in 1989, Robert became an insurance agent for both Germania and National Farm Life Insurance Companies.

Robert is survived by his wife, Sally Becker of Brownfield; 2 sons, Danny Becker and his wife Louisa of Flower Mound and Joe Don Becker and his wife Diane of Hurst; 4 grandchildren, Hanah and Turner Becker of Flower Mound and Jared and Jacob Becker of Hurst; a sister, Josephine Klattenhoff of Riudoso, NM; 2 brothers, William Becker of Southland and Gilbert Becker of Blue Springs, MO and a son-in-law, Tommy Baker of Lubbock.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Doris Simmons; a brother, David Becker, and his daughter, Terry Lea Baker.

Eva Nell Adkins

Eva Nell Adkins

Eva Nell Adkins, 75, of Brownfield passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 in Denver City. Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 12, 2010 at Terry County Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Carter officiating.

The family will have a visitation Wednesday, August 11, 2010 from 6-8:00 p.m. at Brownfield Funeral Home.

Eva was born on April 6, 1935 to Spencer and Mary Jones in Wellman, where she attended schools as a child. She married James Adkins on June 1, 1967 in Brownfield. He preceded her in death on July 9, 1978. She then married David Adkins on December 22, 1979 in Brownfield. He preceded her in death on August 30, 2002. She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters and 5 brothers. Eva worked for GTE Telephone Company for many years before retiring. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Eva is survived by her daughter, Mary Wilmeth and her husband Ty of Plains; 2 step-daughters, Sherry Shaw and her husband Larry of Albuquerque and Janice McKinley and her husband David of Lubbock; 2 step-sons, David Adkins, Jr. and Troy Adkins and his wife Shari all of Lubbock; her brother, Billy Ray Jones and his wife Wanda of Brownfield; 2 sisters, Mary Bell Luker of Brownfield and Lois Brown of Lubbock; her granddaughter, Elizabeth Braquet and her husband Ryan of Lubbock; 7 step-grandchildren and 5 step-great grandchildren.

Maria Garcia

Maria Garcia

Maria Garcia, 63, of Brownfield passed away Thursday, August 12, 2010 in Lubbock. Services will be at 10:00am, Saturday, August 14, 2010 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Father Gerald Leatham officiating. Burial will be in Terry County Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home.

Maria was born May 20, 1947 in Eagle Pass, TX to Antonio and Enidina Hernandez. She married Nicolas Garcia, Sr. on August 22, 1966 in Hereford. They lived in Michigan for 15 years prior to moving to Brownfield in 1975. He preceded her in death on May 28, 1987. She is also preceded in death by 4 sisters and a brother, Rosa Ledesma, Rudolfo Hernandez, Manuela Rubio, Margarita Infante and Armadina Cruz. Maria was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Guadalupana’s and a CYO Sponsor.

Maria is survived by her companion of 16 years, Sylvester Rodriguez of Brownfield; a daughter, Marcie Garcia of Brownfield; 2 sons, Eloy Garcia and wife Irma of McKinney and Nicolas Garcia, Jr. and wife Jessica of Lubbock; 10 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Dominga Hernandez of Andrews and Lola Sanchez of Meadow.

Jessie Lou McInnis

Jessie Lou McInnis

Jessie Lou McInnis, 58, of Brownfield passed away on Friday, August 13, 2010 in Brownfield. Memorial Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at Challis Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Matlock and Rev. Bill Titus officiating under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home.

Jessie was born on May 29, 1952 in Artesia, NM to Frank and Vivian Malicoat. She attended school in Union where she graduated from high school. She married Eldon D. McInnis, Jr. on June 12, 1971 in Brownfield. Jessie worked for as a certified billing coder for Dr. Hope for many years and was currently working at Brownfield Medical Clinic for Dr. Tedford. She was a member of Challis Baptist Church.

Jessie's greatest joy in life was her grandchildren and her husband.

Jessie is survived by her husband, Eldon D. McInnis of Brownfield; 2 daughters, Laura Howard and her husband Kody of Brownfield and Jamie McInnis and her husband Jeremy of Pampa; her mother, Vivian Malicoat of Mineral Wells; 5 grandchildren; 2 brothers, F.J. Malicoat and his wife Rhonda of Brownwood and Gary Malicoat and his wife Sue of Liberty Hill; a sister, Gloria Turner and husband Keith of Mineral Wells.

Pansy Omega Palmer

Pansy Omega Palmer

Pansy Omega “Granny” Palmer, 99, of Plains went to her Lord and Savior, Saturday, August 14, 2010 in Lubbock. Services will be at 2pm Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at Hillside Church of Christ with Ray Young officiating and David Boyles assisting. Burial will follow in Plains Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home.

Pansy was born on June 22, 1911 in Wolf City, Texas to J.M. and Gertrude Malone. She married Raymond Mancil Palmer on September 9, 1932 in Clovis, NM. He preceded her in death on Jan. 30, 1979 after 47 years of marriage. She was a member of Hillside Church of Christ in Plains for over 50 years. She was a faithful servant of the Lord. She left a great legacy of faith, the importance of family and genuine hospitality. She was a blessing in the lives of many children who she loved to care for. She took special care of Marcey and Yancey House, loving them like her own grandchildren. She is also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Julie Vennette Olenik.

Pansy is survived by 2 daughters, Judy Fitzgerald and husband Vennum of Plains and Jeanne Eaks and husband Charles of Cloudcroft, NM; 3 sons, Jim Palmer and wife Derryl of Boise City, OK, Jack Palmer and wife Martha of Plains and Joe Bob Palmer and wife Elizabeth of Woodrow; 14 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Gloria Scheinder of Grand Prairie.