Kenneth Joshua Burt
Kenneth Joshua "Josh" Burt, 21, died Sunday, January 10, 1999, in a Dallas hospital.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 1999, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bruce Parks officiating and the Rev. Bobby King assisting. Burial was in Knox City, Texas, Cemetery under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home.
Mr. Burt was born June 11, 1977, in Knox City. He was a Marketing Consultant for All-state. He was a 1995 graduate of Knox City High School and was an August 1998 graduate of Texas Tech. He was a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He moved to Irving from Knox City in October of 1998.
Survivors include Jan, James, and Jenna Williams of Munday, Dottie and Buster Lowry of Knox City.
Joe Roy Hurd
Joe Roy Hurd, 77, of Houston, Texas, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 1999, in Houston.
Funeral services were held in The Hight Chapel of Hight Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 27, with Reverend Caren Tudor, pastor of Unity Church, officiating. Burial was in Hollywood Cemetery with Masons in charge of graveside rites.
Joe Roy was born in Vera, Texas, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Perrin Hurd. He was preceded in death by a sister, J'nne Feemster in 1989 and a brother Howard Hurd in 1996. He was retired from the City of Houston, a member of Unity Church and a Mason. He attended Vera schools and schools in Eunice, New Mexico.
Survivors include: his wife, Helen, of the home; three sisters, Lula Loken of Brownfield, Texas, Doris Shields of Corpus Christi and Pauline Roth of Amarillo; nieces; nephews and cousins.
Laura M. Gibbins
Laura M. Gibbins, age 90, of Hobbs, New Mexico, passed away Saturday, August 7, 1999, in Hobbs.
Private graveside services were held Monday, August 9, at the Memory Gardens Cemetery in Hobbs. Services were under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home of Hobbs.
Mrs. Gibbins was born February 17, 1909, in Buffalo, Texas. She married Henry Gibbins on November 28, 1925, in Vera, Texas. He preceded her in death in 1972. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and had been a resident of Hobbs since 1942. She enjoyed her home and housework.
She is survived by two sons, Lee Wayne Gibbins of Hobbs and Henry Murl Gibbins of Sandy, Utah; by a special daughter-in-law, Patti Gibbins of Hobbs; by eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Mabel Esther Hampton
Mabel Esther Hampton, 101, died Saturday, September 4, 1999, in Wichita Falls.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 7, at First Baptist Church in Seymour with the Reverend Glenn Shock officiating. Burial was in Goree, Texas, Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hampton was born April 10, 1898, in Newton County, Mississippi. She and Samuel Glen Hampton were married December 2, 1917, in Goree. He died August 30, 1975. She came to Knox County in 1912. She lived in Goree, where, at one time, she had substituted as rural mail carrier. She was acting postmaster from 1952-1954. She moved to Seymour in 1962 and then moved to Wichita Falls in 1990. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seymour and had taught Sunday School in Goree and Seymour for 65 years. She was a life member of the Pierian Club and a life member of the Santa Rosa District and Texas Federation of Women's Clubs. A daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Hampton, died in 1922.
Survivors include a daughter, Naomi Phillips of Dallas; a son, Jack of Houston; two grandsons; and a great-granddaughter.
Oleta Evelyn Stout
Oleta Evelyn Owen Stout, 77, died Tuesday, March 16, 1999, in a Hamilton, Texas, hospital.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 19, 1999, at Merriman-Archer Funeral Home in Throckmorton with the Rev. Derrell Marion officiating. Burial was in Throckmorton Cemetery under the direction of Merriman-Archer Funeral Home.
Mrs. Stout was born June 3, 1921. Her husband, C.D. Stout, died in 1984. She was a nurse and lived in Seymour and Throckmorton before moving to Hamilton in 1990. She was a Baptist. A son, Michael Derrell Stout, died in 1996.
Survivors include two sons, Ken of San Bernadino, California, and Dickie of Fort Sumner, New Mexico; a daughter, Vicki Lynn of Abilene, Texas; a sister, Kathleen Machen of Seymour, Texas; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Albert Frank Fetsch
Albert Frank Fetsch, 85, of Rhineland, Texas, died Sunday, May 16, 1999, in a Munday nursing home.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church with the Rev. George Foley officiating. Burial was in Saint Joseph’s Cemetery under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home.
Mr. Fetsch was born October 19, 1913, in Rhineland, Texas. He and Wilhelmina Franklin were married July 15, 1936, in Rhineland. He was a retired farmer and a life time resident of Rhineland.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Catherine Brown of Hereford, Texas, Margaret Brown of Fort Worth, Beatrice Watkins of Waco, Texas, and Cecilia Roach of Cross Roads, Texas; four sons, Norbert of Waco, William of Croyden, Pennsylvania, Henry of Queen City, Texas, and Clarence of Denver, Colorado; four brothers, Leo of Munday, Paul of Muenster, Texas, Felix of Hereford and Fidelis of Seymour, texas; three sisters, Mary Albus and Angie Albus, both of Pep, Texas, and Annie Krahula of Duncan, Oklahoma; 35 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Services were held Tuesday, May 4th, 1999 for Emma Newman in Amarillo, Texas. Mrs. Newman died Saturday, May 1st, 1999 in Amarillo. Services were conducted by Schooler-Gordon Funeral Home with interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Emma Herttenberger Newman was born March 26, 1905 near Giddings, Texas, the daughter of Bernard and Emilie Warkoski Herttenberger. In 1905 she moved with her family to near Old Glory in Stonewall County.
In 1929 she married Lando Newman and lived in Old Glory, moving to Bomarton in 1937 where they farmed and custom combined until 1948, when the family moved to Amarillo. She was a member of Tenth Street United Methodist Church of Amarillo, Grand Street Senior Citizen Community Center Quilters. Previously she had been a member of the Bomarton PTA and the Baylor County Home Demonstration Club.
Mrs. Newman was a craft person, making a quilt for each of her children and grandchildren. In her declining years she made many monkeys and clowns for the great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1967. She is survived by one son, Thomas L. and Carolyn Newman of Amarillo, five daughters; Nelta and Wayne Bartos of Arlington, Texas, Bonnie and Herman Graham of Floydada, Texas, Alene Short of Lubbock, Mary and Richard Cook of Amarillo, and Gracie and Howard Graves of Austin, Texas; fifteen grandchildren, twenty five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Beda Packer of Corpus Christi, Texas and Meta Wienke of Phoenix, Arizona, and many nieces and nephews.
All 15 grandchildren were present for the service, coming from as far as California and New York, and served as honorary pall bearers.
Johnie Rushing, 84, died Monday, May 10, 1999, in Hobbs, N.M.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 20, 1999 at Calvary Baptist church with the Rev. Tony Megee officiating. Burial will be in Bomarton Cemetery under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.
Mrs. Rushing was born December 30, 1914, in Henderson, Texas. Her husband, Otis Rushing, died in 1979. She lived in Seymour for 60 years before moving to Hobbs, N.M., in 1997. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Francis Schoonver of Hobbs, N.M., two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Veda Mae Everson
Veda Mae Everson, 71, of Crowell died Friday, May 14, 1999, in her home.
Services were held Saturday, May 15, 1999 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Brooks, pastor, and the Rev. Richard White, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Crowell Cemetery under the direction of Womack-Manard Funeral Home.
Mrs. Everson was born May 31, 1927, in Red Springs, Texas. She and Dayton Everson were married December 26, 1946, in Foard County, Texas. He died September 27, 1992. She was a member of First United Methodist church and the Homebuilders Sunday School Class. She attended school in Mt. Tabor and Crowell. She was a longtime child-care provider and a former employee of Crowell Nursing Center.
Survivors include two daughters, La Nell Kubicek of Vernon, Texas, and Veda Lynn Walkkup of Quanah, Texas; two sons, Ike and Larry, both of Crowell; her mother, Bertha Eavenson of Crowell; two sisters, Peggy Oliver of Amarillo and Lois Morton of Dallas; two brothers, Harrold Eavenson of Rockwall, Texas, and Charles Larry Eavenson of Santa Fe, N.M.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Texoma Hospice of Vernon.