Tanya Mireles Rains

3348033Tanya was born on November 3, 1973 in Tulia, Texas to Ruben and Irene Mireles. She was a member of the 1991 Tulia High School State Basketball Championship Team. She graduated from Tulia High School in 1992. She attended West Texas University and majored in journalism and was a founder of the Kappa Delta Chi, Hispanic Sorority. In 1995 she attended Executive School in Dallas. She married William Brandon “Billy” Rains on September 20, 2009 in Tulia. Tanya enjoyed camping, fishing, playing the guitar, singing and loved kids and butterflies.

She is survived her husband: William Brandon “Billy” Rains of Amarillo, her parents: Ruben and Irene Mireles of Tulia, two brothers: Ruben Mireles, Jr. and Richard Alexander Mireles, both of Amarillo, her in-laws: Linda and Neal Morris of Tulia, her grandmother: Mary Lou Chapa of Tulia, her nieces and nephews: Aleza Ann Mireles, Zavier Ruben Mireles, Brandon Ballard, Bryce Ballard, Brennen Ballard and Olivia Rains and her dog: Remi Rains.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, October 15, 2015 in the Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit with Father Marco Gonzalez officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia.

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Ellen Pauline Chiddix

_AllObitsLogo300Ellen Pauline Chiddix, 93, of Plainview passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. A private family burial will be held with 9th and Columbia Church of Christ Elder Johnny McDonald officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the staff at Prairie House Living Center for the care they provided to Ellen. They suggest memorials to the 9th and Columbia Church of Christ.

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Georgie Lucille Nance Brandes

3350018Georgie was born on February 1, 1925 to Morris and Ruth Nance. She was the oldest of their three daughters. Georgie attended Providence School before graduating from Plainview High School in 1942. On April 26, 1943 Georgie married her high school sweetheart and love of her life, Luther Ben (Buddy) Brandes. They had 67 loving years together before Buddy’s death in 2010. Georgie was truly exemplary of a virtuous and devoted wife and mother to their two daughters. Georgie was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in the Providence community. She taught Sunday School and was involved in Women of the Church as well as many other church activities. She served on the Board of Directors of the Lutheran Social Services of the South Plains for 6 years and always graciously supported Buddy as he served on many community and church related boards as well. She and Buddy were also volunteers for the local Hospice agency in the Plainview area.

With a zest for life, Georgie loved to cook and sew, and she delighted in entertaining and playing bridge with her many dear friends. Georgie was a wonderful seamstress, and lovingly made most of her sisters’ and her daughters’ clothing when they were young. She will certainly be remembered by many for her fabulous Angel Food Cakes, her crotched pot holders, and always remembering or thanking someone with her beautifully handwritten notes and cards. She took much pride in filling countless picture albums with photos of family, friends, and all the wonderful trips around the world that she and Buddy were blessed to experience together. Her most glorious pride was her children, grandchildren, and most especially her 4 great grandchildren. Georgie was loving, caring, generous and always attentive to the needs of others. In 2012 she moved to the Dallas area to be near her family. It was there that she was blessed to celebrate her birthday of 90 years surrounded by her family and closest lifelong friends.

Those loved ones left to cherish her memory are her two daughters: Debra Bartos and husband Jim of Lubbock, and Pam Hall and husband Corky of Garland. Grandchildren include Megan Hays Pilkinton and husband Nathan of Prosper, Hayley Hall Hangartner and husband Jerod of Richardson, and Courter Brandes Hall and wife Meagan of Dallas. Her great grandchildren are Grayson and Georgia Pilkinton and Davis and Hattie Lucille Hangartner. She is also survived by her 2 sisters: Wanda Gene Flippin of Plainview and Barbara Ann Peterson of Boulder, Colorado. Georgie was also loved by an abundance of other nieces, nephews, and treasured friends. Memorials may be made to Upbring (the New Lutheran Social Services) or a charity of your choice.

Georgie Lucille Nance Brandes passed away peacefully into the arms of her loving Savior on October 13, 2015. Georgie lived a full and gracious life serving the Lord, her community, her family, and her many friends. She will be remembered for her faith, her values, and for her unconditional love and devotion to her family. Services to celebrate Georgie’s life will be held at 1:00PM Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lockney, Texas. Burial will follow in Plainview Memorial Park under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

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Freddie Joe Gutierrez Lucero

_AllObitsLogo300Freddie Joe Gutierrez Lucero, 51, passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, October 19, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Arsenio Redulla officiating. Interment will follow in Plainview Memorial Park under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview. A rosary will be held Sunday at 6 P.M. at the funeral home. Mr. Lucero was born on December 21, 1963 in Clayton, New Mexico. Mr. Lucero is survived by his daughter: Beverly Lucero and husband Miguel Garcia of Lubbock, Texas; his son: Justin Lucero and wife Raquel of Hale Center, Texas; two brothers: David Gutierrez and wife Sidney of Plainview, Texas and Steve Gutierrez and wife Jennifer of Plainview, Texas and seven grandchildren.

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David Hurt

3353206David was born on July 31, 1949 in Hydro, Oklahoma to Gracie and Ed Hurt. He grew up in Matador. He married Linda Cagle on September 15, 1968 in Tulia. He was a lifelong mechanic working for different grain elevators in Tulia. They moved to Bakersfield, CA where he worked for an Auto paint and body shop. After five years they moved to Alabama he was a mechanic for 12 years. They moved back to Tulia in 2003.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Dallas, Thomas (Tuck) Hurt, Hubbert (Buck) Hurt, Darwin (Willie) Hurt and Roy Lee Hurt, sisters: Reba Thornsberry, Maxine Gilbert and Alma Jean Davis and his son: Dean Hurt.

He is survived by his wife: Linda Hurt of the home, two brothers: Robert (Bobby) Hurt and Eugene Hurt, both of Tulia, a great granddaughter they are raising: Jahda Davis of the home, three daughters: Shelly Bengston of Amarillo, Dana Guess of Bakersfield, CA and Jamie Haddock of Tulia, 8 grandkids and 9 great grandkids.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, October 19, 2015 in the Rose Hill Cemetery with Mr. Lamar McBride officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia.

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Brad Ramsower

3354572Brad was born on April 9, 1954 in Plainview to Vernon and Peggy Ramsower. He grew in Plainview and graduated from Plainview High School in 1972. He attended West Texas State for several years before returning home to farm. He has farmed and ranched in the area for the last 40 years. Brad was a member of the Elk’s Lodge here in Plainview.

He is survived by his children, Venessa Wood of Lubbock, and Brent Ramsower of Plainview; brother, Rod Ramsower of Lubbock; three grandchildren, Andi Wood, Brooks Wood, and Kylie Ramsower.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 9th and Columbia Church of Christ with Mr. Kevin Igo officiating. Interment will follow in Plainview Memorial Park under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview . A visitation will be held Monday from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

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Verda Marie Moody

3355962Marie was born August 4, 1928 in Hale Center, Texas to the late William Tulley Ross & Lettie Maud (Warren) Ross. Marie married Johnny Cornell Moody January 5, 1957 in Clovis, NM. Johnny passed away January 29, 1989.

Marie was employed for 35 years by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. She was a life time member of the Telephone Pioneers’. Marie was a craftsman and was one of the first three women nationwide to have this position. She was active member of the First United Methodist Church where she was also a member of the Harmony Sunday School class and Iva Wheeler Circle.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, her son Gary Norman Bennett, son-in-law Tim Skaggs, grandson Chris Robertson, a sister Norma Faye (Ross) Walls, and a brother Raymond Clayton Ross. She is survived by two daughters Kaye Robertson and husband Carl of Lubbock, TX, Suzy Skaggs of Hale Center, TX, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren, one nephew and three nieces.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday October 21, 2015 at 10 o’clock AM in the Chapel at the First United Methodist Church in Plainview, Texas with Dr. Max Browning officiating and Rev. Jeff Taylor assisting. Burial will follow at the Plainview Memorial Park under the direction of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

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James W. “Dub” Barnett

James was born on September 30, 1939 in Fannin County Texas to James Barnett and Christine Tillman. They moved to Tulia in 1953 where Dub attended schools in Tulia. He married Lana Barnett on October 9, 1958 at Calvary Baptist Church in Tulia. He was a truck driver from 1991 until 2011 and was also a painting contractor for 30 years in Canyon. He received many Safe Driving Awards and he was instrumental in gaining reconciliation of the Texas Plains Trail Region through the Texas Historical Commission. Dub was also actively involved with the Tulia Chamber of Commerce.

He is preceded in death by his parents: James M. Barnett and Christine Tillman; his brother: Leonard Barnett.

He is survived by his wife: Lana Barnett of Tulia, two daughters: Tamala Gurevitch and husband Alan of Amarillo, TX, Jayme Chapa and husband Josh of Brandon, MS; one son: John Jordan Barnett and wife Kassy of Tulia, one brother: Jerry Barnett of Burkeville, TX one sister: Saundra Segrest of Jasper, TX, his sister-in-law: June Wurst and husband Robert of Amarillo, TX; nine grandchildren: Hanna Fairchild, Ethan and Mason McKenzie, Emery and Damian Chapa, Laila, Robert, John and Grace Barnett.

James was born on September 30, 1939 in Fannin County Texas to James Barnett and Christine Tillman. They moved to Tulia in 1953 where Dub attended schools in Tulia. He married Lana Barnett on October 9, 1958 at Calvary Baptist Church in Tulia. He was a truck driver from 1991 until 2011 and was also a painting contractor for 30 years in Canyon. He received many Safe Driving Awards and he was instrumental in gaining reconciliation of the Texas Plains Trail Region through the Texas Historical Commission. Dub was also actively involved with the Tulia Chamber of Commerce.

He is preceded in death by his parents: James M. Barnett and Christine Tillman; his brother: Leonard Barnett.

He is survived by his wife: Lana Barnett of Tulia, two daughters: Tamala Gurevitch and husband Alan of Amarillo, TX, Jayme Chapa and husband Josh of Brandon, MS; one son: John Jordan Barnett and wife Kassy of Tulia, one brother: Jerry Barnett of Burkeville, TX one sister: Saundra Segrest of Jasper, TX, his sister-in-law: June Wurst and husband Robert of Amarillo, TX; nine grandchildren: Hanna Fairchild, Ethan and Mason McKenzie, Emery and Damian Chapa, Laila, Robert, John and Grace Barnett

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Norma Jean Liles

3355399Norma was born on December 15, 1930 to Louis B. and Virginia Emma Croft. Norma worked at the Dry Cleaners in Tulia for several years. In 1977 she married Paul Emerson Liles Sr. in Tulia, Texas. She was a wonderful seamstress and sewed for the public. Norma was a very sweet and kind lady who always worked very hard at everything she did.

She is preceded in death by her husband: Paul Emerson Liles Sr., her two brothers: Rayford Croft and Lewis Croft.

She is survived by her step-children and step-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, October 21, 2015 in the Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. Jason Stone, pastor of First Baptist Church in Tulia. Arrangements are under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia.

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James Acker

_AllObitsLogo300James was born on October 21, 1926 to Andrew and Catherine Acker in Nazareth, Texas. He was one of twelve children. He grew up and attended schools in Nazareth until he graduated in 1945. After graduation he joined the United States Army. After the Army he moved back to Nazareth where he farmed for many years. After farming he worked for Swisher County for 17 years until he retired.

He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and four sisters.

He is survived by his wife Pearl Acker of Plainview, TX; two daughters; Carri Brekeen and husband Walt of Mansfield, TX and Sherry Acker of Amarillo, TX; two sons; Larry Acker of Duncan, OK and Garry Acker and wife Kanda of Lubbock, TX; one brother Jerry Acker and wife Judy of Nazareth, TX; three sisters; Regina Warren of San Antonio, TX, Aurelia Schoenenberger of Happy, TX and Josetta Heinrich and husband Franklin of Slaton, TX; three grandchildren; Aaron, Corey and J.T. Acker.

Services will be held at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Nazareth, Texas at 3:30 P.M. on Saturday October 24, 2015 with Father Ken Keller and Deacon Bob Birkenfeld officiating. Burial will follow at the Holy Family Cemetery in Nazareth, Texas. Arrangements are under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia, Texas.

A rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Friday October 23, 2015 at Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel in Tulia, Texas.

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