Angelita Cantu Ramos

generic flowerAngelita Cantu Ramos, age 65, died Thursday, June 26, 2014 in Childress.

Services will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, June 30, 2014 in First United Methodist Church of Childress with Adam Anguiano officiating . Burial will be in Childress Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at Johnson Funeral Home on Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Angelita was born on July 29, 1948 in Edcouch, Texas to Jesus Cantu and Lucia (Reyes) Medina. She was a homemaker who loved to cook and sew.

An outdoor person, she had a green thumb and was very proud of her garden. Angelita loved to travel, and especially looked forward to her trips to the casino. When she was in good health, she was very active, even volunteering to cook for local funerals, weddings, and other events. She loved music, and was a devoted watcher of Spanish soap operas.

Her greatest joy was being able to spend time with her grandkids, and enjoyed it even more when they brought her coffee and sweet bread. She was a loving and giving woman who would give whatever she had to help someone in need.

Angelita was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, David Garza; and a grandson, Michael Rodriguez.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or Gentiva Hospice, 3232 Hobbs Ave., Amarillo, TX 79109.

Survivors include:

Daughter – Mary Hinojosa, Childress, TX
Daughter – Dianna Torres and John Reed, Greensburg, KS
Daughter – Delia Torres and husband, Joe, Childress, TX
Daughter – Brenda Ramos and Jeremy Black, Childress, TX
Daughter – Geuen Mata, Childress, TX
Daughter – Ashley Martinez and Christopher Dominguez, Childress, TX

Son – Gabriel Ramos, Irving, TX

Sister – Josephine Ramos

Brother – Ismael Garza
Brother – Sylvester Medina, Jr.

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Grace Y. Neeper

2588632Grace Y. Neeper, 83, of Hereford died Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Kings Manor West Gate.

Services will be scheduled at a later date. Services are under the direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home.

Grace was born Jan. 6, 1931 in Sweetwater, TX to parents, Reagan and Lelia Yoakum. She completed a Master of Arts in education and was an English Teacher and a Speech Therapist at Parker Independent School District for 25 years. She loved teaching her wonderful students. Grace married Wayne Truitt Neeper, Sr. She moved to Hereford from Parker, AZ, in 2001. She was a member of St. Phillips Episcopal Church of Parker, AZ, and of St. Thomas Episcopal Church of Hereford.

Grace was preceded in death by her husband, parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Survivors include one daughter, Jaime L. Brorman and husband Lawrence of Hereford; two sons, Wayne Truitt Neeper of Hereford and Jarral Neeper and wife Tamara of Bakersfield, CA; one granddaughter, Audra Neeper; six grandsons, Gary and Jens Brorman, Jason, Jake, Garrett and Brett Neeper and his wife Courtney; a multitude of friends who will remember the hilarious times they shared with her.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to the Deaf Smith County 4-H Parents Association, P.O. Box 953, Hereford, TX 79045 or to Kings Manor for Benevolent Care, 400 Ranger Drive, Hereford, TX 79045.

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Santiago Sandoval Valdez

2583328Santiago Sandoval Valdez ~ “Jimmy”, 85, longtime Hereford resident, passed away at his residence on June 26, 2014.

A Rosary is scheduled for 6:00 P.M., Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Hereford Heritage Funeral Home Chapel of Memories.

A Mass of Christian Burial Service is scheduled for 2:00 P.M., Monday, June 30, 2014, at San Jose Catholic Church with Msgr. Joe Bixenman, Parish Priest, as Celebrant. Burial will follow in West Park Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home, 411 E 6th St.

Santiago was born July 25, 1928, in Lockhart, Texas, to parents Jose and Faviana Valdez. He married Costancia Guardiola in Lubbock 66 years ago. He was a member of San Jose Catholic Church. Santiago worked for Co-op for 27 years delivering fuel to the Hereford area farmers and ranchers. He loved his family and friends.

Santiago was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, 1 brother and one granddaughter.

Survivors include his wife Costancia of the home; 3 sons, Roberto Valdez, Albert Valdez and John Tomas Valdez, all of Hereford; 3 daughters, Regina Carbajal, Corena Garcia and Carol Ruiz, all of Hereford; 1 brother, Jose Valdez of Hereford; 1 sister, Maria Valdez, of Hereford; 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 1great-great-grandchild.

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Elizabeth “China” Castillo

2586334 (1)Elizabeth “China” Castillo, 42, longtime Hereford resident died Friday, June 27, 2014 in Plainview.

No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation is under the direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home, 411 E 6th Street.

Elizabeth was born April 6, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois to Richard Castillo Sr. and Elizabeth (Chavarria) Castillo. She moved to Hereford in 1981 from Chicago. Elizabeth loved her Lord and Savior, her family and most of all her son Ryan. She liked many things such as eating Taco’s, Menudo and listening to music. She liked having a good time with her family.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her nephew; Tino Richard Anthony Hernandez in 1989, father; Richard Castillo, Sr. in 1996, mother; Elizabeth (Chavarria) Castillo in 1997, 1 brother; Elisco Ramirez in 2011; maternal grandfather and paternal grandparents.

Survivors include her son; Ryan Castillo, 1 sister; Amy Ramirez and husband Romeo, 1 brother; Richard Castillo, Jr., 2 Aunts; Hope Chavarria all of Hereford, Angie Chavarria and husband Eddie of Amarillo, 4 Uncles; Arnulfo Castillo, Juan Castillo both of Hereford, Tony Castillo and wife Elaina of Tulia, Santos Castillo of Amarillo and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials to the Huntington’s Disease, Texas Affiliate , P.O. Box 100961 San Antonio, TX 78201-8961.

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Jane Evans Johnson

51904_memorialJane Evans Johnson, 84 of Dumas, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014. A Graveside Service is scheduled for 10 o’clock in the morning at Dumas Cemetery with Jean Palser officiating. A Memorial Service will follow at 11 o’clock at Morrison Memorial Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.

Jane was born on November 5, 1929, in Copan, OK to Charles and Icy (Thompson) Evans. On August 6, 1946 she married J.C. Johnson; they had been married for 62 years until his passing in 2008. She had been a resident of Dumas for 43 years. Jane was a loving homemaker and was very devoted to her family, they brought her great joy. She enjoyed crocheting but she especially loved to read. She was a member of First Baptist Church and will be missed by her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband J.C. Johnson; her parents, and a sister: Betty Land.

Jane is survived by a son: John Johnson and wife Alysia of Dumas; a daughter: Jayne Ann Williams and husband Jim of Fruita, CO; a sister: Jeanne Metcalf of Dover, DE; five grandchildren: Aaron Johnson and wife Kristen, Sarah Carrick and husband Andrew, Jason, Julie and Jayme Williams; three great-grandchildren; one niece and one nephew.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to Memorial Hospice, 224 E 2nd, Dumas, TX 79029.

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Marquita Jo Medrano-Wilson

generic butterflyServices for Marquita Jo Medrano-Wilson, 24, of Canadian, TX will be at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the River Ministries Church with Donald Hill, officiating. Burial will follow in Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery in Canadian, TX under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Canadian, TX.

Marquita passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Canadian, TX.

Marquita was born October 2, 1989 in Seiling, OK to Raymon Medrano and Patricia (Mann) Kester. She was a 2009 graduate of Arnett High School. Marquita moved to Canadian in 2009 from Arnett, OK. She married Elbie Wilson in July of 2009. She worked at the Cattle Exchange Restaurant as a waitress and a fulltime mother. She just recently completed her EMT Basic. She was a member of the River Ministries Church. Marquita was preceded in death by her niece, Emily Elizabeth Purcell.

She is survived by her husband, Elbie Wilson of Canadian, TX; her daughters, Summar and Skylar Wilson both of Canadian, TX; her father, Raymon Medrano of Woodward, OK; her mother, Patricia Kester of Arnett, OK; her step-mother, Meme Chell Medrano of Woodward, OK; her step-father, Cliff Kester of Arnett, OK; her brother, Montana Medrano of Woodward, OK; her sister, Crystal Purcell and husband Jacob of Canadian, TX; her great-grandmother, Janet Mann of Arnett, OK; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Elbie and Diana Wilson of Canadian, TX; her sister-in-law, Alysha Wilson of Canadian, TX; her brother-in-law, Mason Wilson of Canadian, TX; her nephews, Ryan and Hudson Purcell both of Canadian, TX; the grandparents of the husband, George and Carol Ann Wilson of Canadian, TX.

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Sandra Kay (Mauck) Newbrough

generic sunriseMemphis TX – Services for Mrs. Sandra Kay (Mauck) Newbrough, of Memphis, TX will be at 10:00 AM Monday, June 30, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Memphis, TX, with Rev. Jeff Smith, officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, in Memphis, TX, under the direction of Peppers Family Funeral Home in Memphis, TX.

Mrs. Newbrough, 66, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in Memphis, TX.

Mrs. Sandra Kay (Mauck) Newbrough was born June 5, 1948, in Memphis, TX, to the late Mr. Robert David Mauck and Mrs. Ethel Eveline “Evelyn” (Greeson) Mauck. She attended Memphis High School. On March 10, 1965, Sandra married Jim Cecil Newbrough in Memphis. He preceded her in death September 30, 2005. She was a member of First Assembly of God in Memphis.

Sandra is preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. Newbrough is survived by her son, David Newbrough of Memphis, TX; a daughter, Melissa Ann Hibbitts and husband, Randy of Hamlin, TX; 6 grandchildren, Colby, Kaylee and Clint Newbrough, and Rodie, Eli and Kamren Shelton; and sister, Barbara Moore of Amarillo, TX.

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Sam Coleman

2588270Sam Coleman, 65, passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel. Interment will follow in Plainview Memorial Park under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview. Mr. Coleman was born on September 4, 1948 in Plainview, Texas. He married Brenda Stewart on June 7, 1969 in Midland, Texas. Mr. Coleman was raised in Plainview and graduated Plainview High School in 1967. He attended South Plains College. Mr. Coleman was a farmer and had been an independent truck driver for the last 19 years. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and First Baptist Church. Mr. Coleman is survived by his wife: Brenda Coleman of Plainview; one son: Jim Coleman & wife Selyna of Buckeye, Arizona; one daughter: Tammy Phoenix of Muleshoe, Texas; two brothers: Randy Coleman of Weslaco, Texas and Harlon Coleman of Fort Worth, Texas; two sisters: Marilyn McBride of Cisco, Texas and Ronda Parks of Lubbock, Texas; five grandchildren: Tawnee, Kylee, John, Samantha and Jace.

He was preceded in death by one son, John Coleman.

Memorials may be made to John Coleman Memorial Scholarship.

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Riley True

2587782Riley True, of Plainview, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014. Services for Mr. True will be Monday, June 30, 2014 at Grace United Methodist Church in Plainview, Texas at 10:30 in the morning, directed by Kyle Brock with a graveside service to follow. Visitation will be at Kornerstone Funeral Home on Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m.

True was born in Goree, Texas to Snoden Mattox and Nettie Belle Stalcup True on January 4, 1930. He became a Hale County resident in 1933 beginning his lifelong devotion to agriculture. He attended Snyder Community School and graduated from Plainview High School in 1947. At the age of 18, True was granted an opportunity to see the world through the eyes of the U.S. Navy and proudly served two tours from 1948 to 1953. Following his service, he joined the family farming operation and farmed for a total of 64 years. On October 24, 1959 True married Margaret Hackler of Olton.

True was dedicated member of St. John’s, Trinity, and then Grace United Methodist Churches in Plainview since childhood. He served on many committees, as an outward expression of his faith. However, most experienced his servant heart through his constant random acts of kindness. True was the first to offer a helping hand to someone in need without overlooking a neighbor or stranger, never expecting to be repaid. He instilled a faith and love for Christ in his family.

True was an all-around agricultural advocate with experience in dairy, cotton, livestock, grain crops, watermelons, sunflowers, and more. His passion for agriculture extended into the boards on which he served. For Hale County, True served as a director for Hale County Farm Bureau for many years and United Farm Industries for 26 years. True’s first love and passion was cotton; he promoted it in many ways, from nurturing a seed to fostering the production of denim on an international scale. For 25 years, True served on Plains Cotton Cooperative Association Board of Directors, embodying his passion for the industry he loved.

True is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Carl Russell True and SM True, Jr.; his sisters, Nell Marie Thornton, Lorine Mote, Mary Eunice Sherman, and Dorothy Setliff; and his daughter Debi True Rounds. He is survived by: his wife, Margaret True of Plainview; his sister and brother-in-law, Ona Belle and Bill Stephens of Overland Park, Kansas; his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Mary True of Plainview; his grandchildren, Randall and Christina Smith of Lubbock; Rebecca and Curtis Mason of Hermleigh; Kaitlyn True of Lubbock and Markus Miller of Pampa; Kristen True of Lubbock; and great-grandchildren, Brayden McDonald and Truman Smith. In the spirit of his generous heart, the family requests memorials be made in his honor to Grace United Methodist Church of Plainview, South Plains Honor Flight, or the charity of your choosing.

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Gerardo Gonzalez, Jr

1345665_profile_picGerardo Gonzalez, Jr. was born May 27, 1978 in Tulia, Texas to Gerardo Gonzalez, Sr. and Esmeralda Montemayor. He grew up in Hart and graduated from Hart High School playing football and powerlifting. He was a welder and a truck driver, he was an avid sports fan. He loved the Oklahoma Sooners, San Antonio Spurs and the Kansas City Chiefs. He enjoyed camping and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife Hanna Marie Gonzalez of Earth; 2 sons Josheph Puente of Hereford and Xavier Gonzalez of Earth; 1 daughter Brooklynn Puente of Earth; his parents Gerardo Gonzalez, Sr. and Esmeralda Montemayor, 1 brother Adrian Gonzalez of Hart; 2 sisters Veronica Gonzalez of Hart and Melissa Flores of Earth and his grandmother Maria Anzaldua of Mission, Texas; 1 great niece Alexeus Yassminerose Cervantes of Earth and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

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