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William E. “Bill” Nation, Jr.

2952634_wlppWilliam E. “Bill” Nation, Jr. age 61 of Wellington died Saturday, February 7, 2015.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the Church of Christ with Phil Collard, minister and Rev. Tom Huntress, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in North Fairview Cemetery by Adams Funeral Home.

Bill was born October 30, 1953 in Wellington, to William E. Nation, Sr. and Annie Bryant Nation. He married Juda Nash on August 16, 1995 in Wellington.

He was a ginner most of his life and a Baptist.

He is survived by his wife Juda Nation of Wellington; 4 daughters Denise Stephens and husband Lance, Christy Fields of Memphis, Nakisha Nation and fiancé Zach Lechner of Canyon and Destine’ Nation of Wellington; a brother Gary Nation of Childress; sister Ronda Smith of Dumas; 6 grandchildren Blaine Stephens and Dehvan, Brenden Stephens, Dylan Stephens, Keona Fields, Kinzy Fields and Jayce Fields; and a great grandson Ashton Stephens.

The family suggests that memorials be made to Home Delivered Meals, 1001 Amarillo St., Wellington, TX. 79095

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Lucille Motsenbocker

2950595_wlppLucille Motsenbocker age 94 of Wellington died on Thursday, February 5, 2015.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Church of Christ with Phil Collard, minister officiating. Burial will be in North Fairview Cemetery by Adams Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Sammie Motsenbocker, Lynn Motsenbocker, Jason Fike, Tony Fike, Justin Butler, Richard Taylor, Zia Ali, and Jesse Garcia.

She was born on May 21, 1920 in the Arlie Community of Childress County, to Rubin A. and Della P. Collins Covey. She married Sammie Motsenbocker on February 18, 1940 in Hollis, OK. He died in 1991.

She was also preceded in death by a grandson R. C. Motsenbocker and 4 brothers Avril, James, Rubin, and Fred Covey.

Lucille was a homemaker and helped her husband farm. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She loved to quilt and was active in the RSVP after her husband’s death.

She is survived by a daughter Shirley Fike and husband Raymond of Wellington; 3 sons Albert Motsenbocker and wife Joan of Quanah, Bobby Motsenbocker and wife Victoria of Phoenix, AZ, and Randy Motsenbocker and wife Beth of Childress; a brother Bobby Jack Covey and wife Teresa of Torrance, CA; 2 sisters in law Odessa Covey of Wellington and Catherine Covey of Amarillo; 10 grandchildren Sammie Motsenbocker, Lynn Motsenbocker, Amber Butler, Tony Fike, Jason Fike, Shawn Willibey, Tracey Leatherwood, LaRanda Motsenbocker, Sarah Motsenbocker, Molly Motsenbocker, and Chryl Motsenbocker;11 great grandchildren Cobie Motsenbocker, Chanda Crane, Karcynn and Konner Kemp, Kaitonn Butler, Hailey and Trey Motsenbocker, Mathew, Hunter, and Josie Leatherwood, and Ryan Rix; a great-great grandson Tristan Crane.

The family suggests that memorials be made to Help Hope Live or the Wellington Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 321, Wellington, TX 79095.

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Alvin Earl Roland

generic flagAlvin Earl Roland age 73 of Wellington died Thursday, February 5, 2015.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the Victory Temple Full Gospel Church with Chaplain Linda Roland Gray, Minister Era Triggs, and Evangelist Gloria Price officiating. Burial will be in North Fairview Cemetery with military honors by the U.S. Army.

He was born on August 2, 1941, in Tenaha, TX. He was the third child of seven born to the proud parents of Charlie Beal (C.B.) better known as “Billy” Roland and Lucy Mae Roland. He grew up in Wellington and attended Booker T. Washington School graduating in 1959. Alvin enlisted in the United States Army immediately after graduating from high school serving nine years 1959 to 1968, two tours in Germany and Vietnam.

Alvin was a business man, he owned and operated (Alvin’s Detail Shop), where his detail service was like no others in town. He was an avid motorcycle rider who continued to attempt to ride even after his health began to fail.

God’s angel was dispatched and Alvin transitioned to his heavenly home on February 5, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. as he was called into constant communion with his Heavenly Father by saying “Yes Lord” before the setting of the sun on this earthly life. He is now reunited with his father, Charlie Beal (C.B.) “Billy” Roland and two brothers, Charlie L. Roland and Calvin Roland, Sr.

He leaves to cherish his memories and God will comfort; his wife Ella Roland, mother Lucy Mae Roland of Dallas, Texas. Five children, two sons Jontae, 13 years old and Jalen, 10 years old of the home in Wellington, Texas. Eldest Son Keith Johnson, two daughters LaTosha Nicole Roland, Ashley Nicole Roland, and five grandchildren – Keith’s children Ambria age 25 years, Kennedy age 19 years, and Lyric age 12 years; LaTosha’s children Darian age 16 years and MacKenzie age 12 years, all residing in Dallas, Texas. His remaining siblings three sisters; Minister Era (Elmo) Triggs, of Denver, Colorado, Evangelist/Minister Gloria (James) Price, Chaplain/Minister Linda R. (Emery) Gray both of Dallas, Texas and one brother Marvin (Doris) Roland of Amarillo, Texas. Alvin also leaves to cherish his memories: The Nash Family, and a host of nieces, nephews, family, B.T.W. schoolmates and friends.

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Frances Marshall

2952043Frances Marshall, 91, of Plainview, passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, February 9, 2015 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. John Powell officiating. Burial will follow in the Plainview Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

Mrs. Marshall was born on June 20, 1923 in Rogers, Texas to Bessie and Homer Roscoe Grant. She graduated from Rogers High School. She married William Frasier Marshall on July 28, 1941 in Rogers, TX. She worked in the College Hill School Cafeteria for 20 years and was a member of the Food Service Clubs for Schools. She enjoyed making quilts, dolls, pillows and crocheting afghans but her greatest joy was her family. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Billy Ray Marshall; 2 brothers, Herbert Grant and Maynard Grant; 1 sister, Lela Mae Nixon; a grandson, Brandon Douglas Marshall and 2 great great grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters, Gwen Bennett and husband Billy of Edmonson, TX and Debbie Ware and husband Michael of Spring, TX; one son, Robert Marshall and wife Sandra of Plainview, TX; two brothers Buster Grant and wife Elsa of Garland, TX and Carlton Grant of Pasadena, TX, eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials go to the Calvary Baptist Church, 1613 West 24th, Plainview, TX 79072

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Becky McCaslin

AllObitsLogo300Becky McCaslin, 83, died Wednesday, February 4, 2015 in Amarillo. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, February 7, 2015 in the Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia.

Becky was born May 29, 1931 in Lubbock to John and Amanda Green. She grew up in Memphis and attended Memphis Schools. She married Billy McCaslin on December 8, 1955 in Clovis, NM. They lived in Tulia and then Plainview and retired and moved back to Tulia. While in Plainview she worked as a teller and a student loan officer and V.P. for First National Bank. She was a member of First Methodist Church in Tulia.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one daughter: Sherry Ortwein, two sons: Mike Green and Danny McCaslin, seven sisters and two brothers.

She is survived by five daughters: Diana McCaslin of Odessa, Connie Perkins and husband Jim of Amarillo, Donna Robertson of Midland, Rita Hayhurst and husband Kenny of Amarillo and Amanda Williams and husband Monte of LaVernia, TX, one son: David McCaslin and wife Lauri of Rye, CO, two daughters-in-law: Melanie Davidson of Amarillo and Shirley McCaslin of Tulia, one sister: Opal McCaslin of Tulia, 24 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, four great, great grandchildren.

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Melba Jo Jayroe Reed

2948763Melba Jo Jayroe Reed, 89, of Plainview, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, February 6, 2015 in the Chapel of Kornerstone Funeral Directors with Dr. Travis Hart officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at the funeral home.

Jo was born on February 5, 1925 in Plainview, Texas to Lonnie and Eva Jayroe. She graduated from Plainview High School in 1942 and attended Wayland Baptist College. She married William Lloyd “Dub” Reed on April 26, 1942 in Clovis, N.M. She was a homemaker. She was a lifetime member of the PTA, member of the Toast Masters, and volunteered for many different orginizations. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a charter member of the Pastor’s Class. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was the best cook.

Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Dub Reed and a son, Stephen Mack Reed.

Survivors include a daughter, Jolynn Reed Sweatt of Granbury; two sons, Ronald Lloyd Reed of Van Alstyne, TX, David Wayne Reed of Plainview; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials go to the Faith In Sharing House (FISH), 504 Joliet, Plainview, Texas 79072 or the Pastor’s Class in care of the First Baptist Church, 201 W. 8th St., Plainview, Texas 79072.

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Norma Jean Hancock

AllObitsLogo300Norma Jean Hancock, 87, of Plainview, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2015. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Halfway Cemetery in Halfway, Texas with Bro. John Powell officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

She is survived by her three sons; Danny Knox and wife Kathy of Plainview; Bill Hancock of Canyon; Greg Hancock of Plainview; six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents Joe and Anna Maxwell; one brother, Donald Maxwell; and one sister, Betty Jo Williams.

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Robert Leon Tipton

2938822Robert Leon Tipton, 87, of Plainview was called to heaven on January 31, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 6 at The Chapel of Kornerstone Funeral Directors in Plainview, TX. Visitation will be Thursday, February 5 from 5-7 at the Funeral Home. Robert was born July 12, 1927 to Ethel Carter Tipton and Noah Tipton in Kress, Texas. The family purchased a farm and moved to the community of Halfway. Robert grew up with farming in his blood. He was well known in the community of Halfway and raised cotton, corn and grain sorghum crops. Mr. Tipton was recognized with numerous awards for crop yield and quality. He loved the younger generation of farmers and was very blessed by their love and concern for him as his body aged and he slowed down. He was affectionately referred to as “The Museum of Halfway”. Robert possessed a natural engineering ability and could creatively fix just about anything. Robert married Nora Ann Rudolph on April 5, 1959 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Plainview. Robert accepted God’s gift of salvation and he was born again. He lived a very full and interesting life as a loving and loyal son, brother, husband, father and grandpa. Robert is preceded in death by his parents Noah and Ethel Tipton, sisters, Dorothy Willingham and Margaret Corn. Those left to cherish many wonderful memories are his wife Nora and children, Nancy Garrett (Greg) of Lubbock: Susan Hines (Tommy) of Austin, Joe Tipton (Carrie) of Houston, and John Tipton of Plano, four grandchildren, Houston Garrett, Hope Garrett, Thomas Hines and Anne Tipton and a sister Barbara Allen (Don) of Lubbock. The family suggests memorials to Hale County Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1984, Plainview, TX 79073

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Mada Lillian (Pugh) Hagen

1515337_profile_picMada Lillian (Pugh) Hagen was born to Alma and Swanson Pugh on April 11, 1917 at Balko, OK. The eldest of 7 children born to the Pugh family, she was raised in Balko and graduated from Balko High School in 1935. She received her BA degree from Northwestern State College in Alva, OK in 1941. She held teaching assignments in the Zelma Country School District, the Bethany School District from 1941-1944 and the Turpin School District from 1955 until her retirement in 1974, Mada was involved in her community and was a member of the Balko Community Faith Church where she worshiped most of her life. Mada was married to Raymond Hagen on Jan. 10, 1942. They had two children, established a farm and remained in the Balko are for over 60 years. Following her husband’s death in 2002, Mada remained on the farm until she moved to Perryton, TX in 2009 living at the Seasons and then in the Senior Village in 2012.

Mada entered eternal rest on February 3, 2015. She was predeceased by her husband, Ray, her son, Bobby, and her only granddaughter, Holly Rae, her parents, Alma and Swanson, her sisters, Dorothy Mae, Maxine and Euteva, her brothers Clyde, Harold & Leon and many other relatives and friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Connie, and her husband Jon, Grandson David and wife Diane, Grandson Bradley, great grandsons, Ethan and Noah, all of New Jersey and great granddaughter, Kiya of Pennsylvania. Also, surviving her are many nieces and nephews, a host of friends and many former students.

Services will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2:30 P.M. at the Balko Faith Community Church with Rev. Fred Huff officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

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Marolyn Scroggs

1513677_profile_picMarolyn Scroggs, 69, of Spearman, passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015. Services will be held February 4, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church with Pastor Jack Cornell, of Apostolic Faith Church, and Danny Hendricks, of Cowboy Church, officiating. Burial will be at the Holt Cemetery. Services will be under the direction of Boxwell Brothers of Spearman.
Marolyn was born November 12, 1945 in Spearman, TX, to Norman Willis Randall and Hollie Idella (Close) Randall. She was born and raised in Spearman, TX. She married James Scroggs on January 22, 1965 in Pampa, Texas.
She was a member of Apostolic Faith Church in Spearman, TX. She worked as a waitress for many years. She loved gardening, country music, and ceramics. She loved to cook and loved her family.
She is preceded in death by her father, Norman Willis Randall.
She is survived by her husband, of Spearman, TX; a son, Shannon Dale Scroggs, of Midland, TX.; a daughter, Yvonda Carol (Tootsie) Fleetwood, of Spearman, TX; her mother, Idella Randall, of Spearman, TX; 4 sisters, June Spencer and Cecelia Randall , both of Spearman, TX, Betty Evans, of Houston, TX, Phyllis Hoel, of Corpus Christi, TX; 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Family suggest memorials be sent to American Heart Assoc. and Alzheimer’s Assoc.

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