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.

Saul Torres

Saul Torres

Saul Torres, 68, of Brownfield passed away Sunday, August 15, 2010 in Brownfield.

Services will be at 10am, Thursday, August 19, 2010 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with Father Gerald Leatham officiating. Burial will follow at Meadow Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home.

Saul was born March 10, 1942 in Chihuahua, Mexico. He was a farmer. He was a member of the Catholic Church.

Saul is survived by his daughter, Sulema Rodriguez and husband Alejandro of Meadow.

Ken Anderson

Ken Anderson

Charles Kenneth Anderson, formerly of Brownfield passed away Sunday, August 22, 2010 in Big Spring.

Memorial services will be at 11am, Saturday, August 28, 2010 at Brownfield Funeral Home Memorial Chapel.

Ken was born July 6, 1926 in Tulsa, OK. to Samson and Mary Anderson. He graduated from Haskell High School. He attended Texas Tech University. He was a WWII Army Veteran. He moved to Terry County in 1946. Ken married Pat Steen in February 26, 1956 in Brownfield. She preceded him in death on March 20, 1998. He owned and operated Anderson Construction Company for 35 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Brownfield. Ken is also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Stephenie Anderson; 3 brothers Bill, Jim and his twin Keith and a sister Marion Urban.

Ken is survived by a son, Charles Anderson and wife Beverly of Lubbock; 2 daughters, Mary Ann Vinson and husband Mike of Pampa and Leslie Brunson and husband Steve of College Station; 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; 3 sisters, Gail Anderwald and husband Alton of Inks Lake, June Mullins and husband Bill of Denver, CO. and Pauline McMillan of Houston.

Clarice Godwin

Clarice Godwin

Memorial services for Clarice Godwin will be at 11am, Saturday August 28, 2010 at Brownfield Church of Christ with Bob Reynolds and Bo Shero officiating. Burial will be in Terry County Cemetery at 9am, prior to the service.

Clarice Godwin, 70, of Brownfield passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at her home in Brownfield. She was born October 4, 1939 in Lamesa to Clarence and Marie Cornett. She graduated from Brownfield High School. She attended Abilene Christian University. Clarice married Don Godwin on February 8, 1960 in Abilene. She and Don have been life long residents of Brownfield. She was a member of Brownfield Church of Christ.

Clarice is survived by her husband, Don of Brownfield; a son, Clinton Godwin and wife Celia of Broken Arrow, OK; daughter, Donice Jordan and husband John of McKinney; 5 grandchildren, Blake Godwin, Trevor Godwin, Amanda Jordan, Casey Jordan and Stephanie Jordan.

Frederico "Freddy" Garcia

Frederico "Freddy" Garcia

Services for Frederico "Freddy" Garcia, 59, of Brownfield will be at 10a.m. Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with Father Gerald Leatham officiating. Burial will be in Brownfield Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home.

Freddy will be in state for viewing Monday at Brownfield Funeral Home from 9am-8pm.

Freddy passed away Friday, August 27, 2010 in Hobbs, NM. He was born May 30, 1951 in Brownfield to Ramon and Felicitas Garcia. He grew up and graduated from High School in Napa, Idaho. He moved to Brownfield in 1977. Freddy married Erma Vera on July 1, 1978 in Brownfield. He was employed with K-Bar Texas Electric, Inc. He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church. He is preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Sylvia Celeste Garcia.

Freddy is survived by his wife Erma of Brownfield; 3 children, Roni and husband Jonathan Cantu of Hereford, Freddy Garcia, Jr. of Brownfield and Becky Elizondo and husband Ernest of Brownfield; 5 grandchildren, Abygail and Aubrey Elizondo of Brownfield, Isaac Cantu of Hereford, Kylie Garcia of Brownfield and Jayden Armstrong of Lubbock; 6 brothers and sisters, Marcos Garcia, Hinocencio Garcia, Dora Islas, Rosemary Garcia, Mary Acevedo and Carolyn Niazi all of Houston.

Patsy Ross Eakin

Patsy Ross Eakin

Patsy Ross Eakin, beloved mother, sister, friend, and victorious woman in Christ, 78, of Brownfield passed away Monday, August 30, 2010, at her home in Brownfield. Memorial services will be at 3:30pm Wednesday, September 1, 2010, at Brownfield Church of Christ with Bob Reynolds and Bo Shero officiating. Burial will be in Terry County Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home.

Viewing will be from 2-6 and visitation from 6-8pm on Tuesday, August 31.

Patsy was born September 28, 1931 in Brownfield to Ross and Lessie Black. She graduated from Brownfield High School in 1949. Patsy married J.E. Eakin, Jr. on August 28, 1950, in Brownfield. J.E. preceded her in death on August 16, 2007. She is also preceded in death by a brother, Pat Black in 1983. She was a member of Brownfield Church of Christ and actively involved in World Bible School.

Patsy is survived by two daughters, Missy Robertson and husband Ricky of Brownfield, and Marci Ayers and husband Gary of Ft. Worth; a son, Ron Eakin and wife Randi of Flower Mound; a brother, Mike Black and wife Elaine of Agua Dulce; a sister, Peggy Hyman of Morton; an adopted sister, Deaun Cloe of Brownfield; 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Brad Seaton

Brad Seaton
Services for Grover Bradley Seaton, 79, of Brownfield will be at 2p.m. Friday, September 3, 2010 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Carter and Pastor Chris Seaton officiating. Burial will be in Terry County Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home.

Brad passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at his home in Brownfield. He was born June 7, 1931 in Redmud, Texas to Grover U. and Alice M. Seaton. He moved to Terry County and attended Brownfield Schools. He was a Korean Army Veteran. He married Billie Yvonne Dunn on June 14, 1952 in Brownfield. She preceded him in death in 1982. Brad then married Jerinne E. Bulsterbaum on September 14, 1985 in Union. He was employed for many years for Terry County until retiring. He was a member of Brownfield Church of Christ and attended Calvary Baptist Church. Brad's nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Brad is survived by his wife Jerinne of Brownfield; five daughters, Jacquelinne, Dianna and Stephanie Seaton, Brenda Langehennig and husband Robert of Lubbock and Donna Bradley of Flower Mound; two sisters, Julia Woodard of Brownfield and Rose Jones of San Angelo; four grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Lazy Days Organizing Tips

Lazy Days Organizing Tips for the Family Historian
By Paula Stuart Warren, CG 16 October 2003

As I write this I am thinking about you. I have a vision of you checking the Ancestry Daily News on your computer that is in the midst of your genealogy work area. Look around and take in the room. Do you have piles of paper on the floor? Do you have a stack of genealogy periodicals that you intend to read? Do you have some notes sitting on your workspace that are reminders of a website to check or an obituary to look for on your next library trip? Is there any semblance of order?
I promise I will not visit you with digital camera in hand and snap a picture to share on the great World Wide Web. However, I do promise to share some "Lazy Day Organizing Tips . . ." that help keep me on track.
I don't know of any of us with unlimited time and budget, nor with someone to do all our cooking, cleaning, bill paying, and other chores. So, how can we all keep on top of our family history materials?
First of all, quit browbeating yourself about those piles, notes, and periodicals to read. You don't even have to read one of the popular "how to get organized" books. Here are some tips that work for me.
- Keep paper handy. Keep a pad of paper and pen anywhere you do your thinking. (Yes, even in that room too!) You can jot down notes as those brilliant ideas pop into your head. Today when you come up with an idea to help solve the whereabouts of Great Uncle Benjamin, make that note right away before the other parts of your life flood it out of your mind. The best notes are made right away when the idea is fresh. - The size of the paper is important. I do use some odd size pieces of paper and those popular "sticky" notes--but the notes I don't lose are written on full 8 ½ by 11 inch sheets of paper and on one side only.- Be a List Maker: Those of you who are first-borns will appreciate this. My Grandma Gert was a champion list maker and a first-born. I used to giggle at all the lists, but she lived to be 97. Could the fact that she was very organized and kept track of things have some bearing on her longevity? Her apartment had lists everywhere. I am not suggesting that you become quite so obsessive. Keep lists of your research goals and what you need to check at the library or courthouse. You might even categorize the lists by library or family. - Are you going to attend a class or seminar? Check the descriptions of the presentations and jot down notes on what you hope to learn or questions you might have the opportunity to ask.
- What should you do with all these lists and notes? My daughter used to work for a company that had lots of empty boxes that had housed 500 business-size envelopes. I use these boxes for my "lazy days" filing. (I do admit that I have not been perfect with my filing.) I label a box for each family or group of families, for upcoming classes I will be teaching or attending, for a specific library such as the Family History Library, the National Archives, or the Minnesota Historical Society, and for items to give a friend at a seminar or class. You can also use boxes that gifts like shirts come in or empty file folder boxes. I purchased a lightweight metal shelving unit at a discount store and the boxes sit on this unit. Into the boxes I put notes, copies, articles, things to look up, things to file for my Hanley or Slaker family, and other categories. I know I may not get them all right into the filing cabinet, but at least I have narrowed the search to a labeled box rather than a towering stack of paper when I need to find something.- Go to the office supply store. Several years ago at a meeting of professional genealogists a woman asked if others had a problem with office supply stores. That is, did they love to go to them, browse, and sometimes not even buy! Not surprisingly, most people in the room raised their hands affirmatively. Your assignment is to visit the store. Buy a supply of file folders; some should be the plain old manila variety and others should be in several colors. - What to do with these folders? Label one right now for "Organizing Tips" and print out this column and place it in the folder. Put some folders in your car, some in your briefcase, and others in places where you might do your genealogical work and thinking. With these handy, you can immediately put a piece of paper in a file folder and label it. You are halfway to being able to locate the information quickly. Each time you attend a class or seminar, take along folders in which you can place the day's handouts or other items you pick up. - Buy a full-size clipboard or two. First, add a label with contact details so that it will hopefully be returned if you lose it. Then, use it in libraries and around the house to hold paper you are working on, notes on telephone calls, your "to do" list, and other important items. These are less likely to get lost if they are on the clipboard.- What do vitamins and teeth brushing have in common with organizing your genealogical materials? That is simple: do it every day. Five or ten minutes spent every day can save you hours in the future.I hope these simple hints have helped you. Now I am going to take one of those labeled boxes and actually put the material into the proper file cabinets.
Paula Stuart Warren, CGRS, is a professional genealogist, consultant, writer, and lecturer. She has lectured across the U.S. and is a coordinator of the Intermediate Course, American Records & Research at the annual Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. She is co-author of Your Guide to the Family History Library: How to Access the World's Largest Genealogy Resource and a contributor to genealogical periodicals including Ancestry Magazine. She is a resident of St. Paul, Minnesota, and spends many weeks each year at the Family History Library and at the U.S. National Archives. Her roots include ancestors from seven different countries and researching them has given her broad experience.

Source: Ancestry.com
16 Oct 2003

5 Ten-Minute Family History Projects

5 Ten-Minute Family History Projects
By Juliana Smith 27 May 2010

Lately I’ve been hard-pressed to squeeze in time for my family history. Seems like every weekend is taken up by some event, and those that aren’t booked are filled home improvement tasks that have been begging my attention. Are you in the same boat? Here are ten projects that can be knocked out quickly and give us a quick family history fix.

1.) Create a Military PageWhile we’re celebrating Memorial Day, it’s appropriate that we take a few minutes to honor the veterans in our family tree. You can create a page in less than ten minutes through your Ancestry.com online tree. Here are the steps.>> Go to that person in your online tree.
>> Click on the link for that person to “View Profile.” (If you hover over that person, you should see a box pop up with that link.)
>> Click on the link for “More Options.” That will open a menu that includes a link to “Create military page.”
>> Add photos, stories, audio, and edit details you’ve learned about their military service.
>> Share the page with your family easily using the links to Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail.

2.) Back Up Your DataWhen was the last time you backed up your family history files? If it's been a while, take a few minutes to do it now. If something happens to your computer files down the road, it may well be the best-spent ten minutes of your genealogical life.

3.) Create a Reading StashSummer activities sometimes afford time for reading--at the beach, in the car on road trips (preferably not while driving though), lounging in the yard or on the porch (or on hot days curled up in front of the air conditioner), etc. Assemble a tote bag with reading materials so that when the opportunity presents itself, you just have to grab your bag and go.

4.) Record Heirloom Origins As the family historian, you may have been fortunate enough to have inherited heirlooms from all branches of your family. Will your family members know where all those precious items came from and the stories behind them? Not if you don't record the history of the items now. Take a digital photograph of the item and insert it into an electronic document and record the history that way. Once you get started, it's really kind of fun and can lead to memories that can help you in your research.5.) Build up Some Genealogical KarmaWe've all accumulated records that may be helpful to other researchers who are working on the same or similar family lines. Why not throw out a couple of posts on the message boards and mailing lists with some of these records. You may make some other researcher(s) very happy, and as a reward, you may inspire them to post some of the records for your ancestor that you've been seeking.

Source:Ancestry.com Weekly DiscoveryMay 31, 2010http://learn.ancestry.com/LearnMore/Article.aspx?id=15546&o_iid=23560&o_lid=23560

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