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Lucas Templeton
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Funeral services for Lucas “Luke” Gene Templeton, 33, of Asher, Okla., were held on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Springlake Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Friskup of Muleshoe officiating.

On Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, the Lord needed a cowboy, so he called Luke home to be with him. Luke was born Nov. 5, 1981, in Littlefield, to Donald and Susan (Clayton) Templeton.

He graduated from Springlake-Earth High School in 2000. Luke married the love of his life, his rock and best friend, Kacie Lynn Whittle in Amarillo, on June 11, 2005. They spent the first part of their 10-year marriage in Texas, farming and ranching in the Muleshoe area.

They were blessed with two beautiful girls — Delanie and Makenah. Luke’s passion for horses, cattle and the outdoors led him and his family to Oklahoma, where they were blessed with two little cowboys — Hayes and Ryder.

Growing up, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Earth. When he moved to the Muleshoe area, Luke attended the Muleshoe Cowboy Fellowship. The cowboy life and being a family man went hand in hand. He enjoyed fishing with the kids, spending time with his family, and loving his wife.

Survivors include his wife — Kacie; two sons — Hayes and Ryder; two daughters — Delanie and Makenah; his parents — Donald and Susan Templeton of Earth; his grandparents — Helen Templeton of Earth, and Donnie and Mary Clayton of Springlake,; two sisters — Sarah Beerwinkle of Earth, and children Sayler, Slade, Sloane and Saige, and Morgan Mackie and husband Dustin of Spearman and children Candice, Cason and Cash; two brothers, James Templeton and wife Leah of Hereford, Texas and J.R. Campos of Lubbock.

Memorials can be sent to Templeton Trust Funds at Muleshoe State Bank, 101 W. American Blvd., Muleshoe, Texas, 79347, First United Bank, 220, E. Main, Earth, Texas, 79031 or Arvest Bank, 201 N. Broadway, Shawnee, Okla., 74801.

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Mildred Redwine
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Funeral services for Mildred Donna Redwine, 92, of Muleshoe were held on Monday, Jan. 19, at the First Baptist Church of Muleshoe with the Rev. Dr. Stacy Conner of Muleshoe officiating. Burial followed in Muleshoe Memorial Park Cemetery. Mildred went to see her Lord on Jan. 16, 2015, in Lubbock. She was born on June 29, 1922, in Ft. Sumner, N.M., to Charles and Willie (Bledsoe) Duncan.

Mildred’s dad had homesteaded ranch land at Ft. Sumner, and she grew up and attended school there. She met Eugene Redwine, and they married in Ft. Sumner on Dec. 24, 1939. They celebrated 75 wonderful years together this past Christmas Eve.

A daughter — Donna Gene, was born in 1942. They also moved from Fort Sumner to the Muleshoe that year. A son — Bobby Dean, was born in 1950. They lived at the same location until they moved to Runningwater Draw Care Center in 2012.

Mildred was a homemaker, a cook and a seamstress. In her younger days, she belonged to a home demonstration club and WMU. She also volunteered as a helper for “Meals on Wheels” and Muleshoe Medical Center.

She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Muleshoe. She taught Sunday school for 40 years and spent much of her time reading the Bible preparing for the next lesson. Above all this, she was a loving example to her family of what a Godly woman should be. Mildred was an inspiration to all.

She was preceded in death by her parents — Charles Browning Duncan and Jessie Willie Bledsoe Duncan; her stepmother — Henrietta McCants Duncan; a sister — Willie Rose Duncan; a brother — Henry Newton Duncan; and a great-grandson — Jonathan Miller.

Survivors include her husband — Eugene; a son — Bobby Redwine of Lazbuddie,; a daughter —Donna Glover and husband Jerry Don Glover of Lazbuddie; grandchildren — Susan Miller and husband Jonny of New Braunfels, Sharon Williams and husband Chad of Shreveport, La., Brian Glover and wife Shanna of Lazbuddie, Jarah Redwine of Houston, Brice Redwine and wife Brittney of Lubbock, Shannon Redwine of College Station, and Tobin Redwine and wife Shanna of Montgomery; 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to the Onieta Wagnon Senior Citizens Center, PO Box 292, Muleshoe, Texas, 79347, and the First Baptist Church of Muleshoe, 202 W. Ave. E., Muleshoe, Texas, 79347.

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Julia Symcox
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Graveide services for Julia Rundell Hillock Symcox, 96, of Salida Colo., were held on Monday, Jan. 19, at Muleshoe Memorial Park Cemetery with Bro. Jeff Coffman of Muleshoe officiating.

Julia died on Jan. 15, 2015, in Salida. She was born on Feb. 2, 1918, in Walnut Springs to Willie Isaac and Addie (Southall) Rundell, and married Vernon Symcox in Texico, N.M., on Dec. 3, 1950.

Julia had lived in Farwell for 83 years prior to moving to Salida in 2007. Over the years, she was involved in Oklahome Lane Home Demonstration Club and the Farwell Study Club, where she was instrumental in the construction of the gazebo built in the Farwell City Park.

Julia was honored as Woman of the Year in 1980 at the Farwell Chamber of Commerce Banquet. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Farwell.

She was preceded in death by her first husband — Harold Hillock; her second husband — Vernon Symcox; a son — Roland Hillock; three sons-in-law — Terry Cain, Gene Snell and Lee Hutchins; two daughters-in-law — Kay Hillock and Marcy Hillock; two grandsons — Rusty Cain and Jimmy Cain; a great-granddaughter — Tessa Marie Lorenz; four brothers — Travis Rundell, L.D. Rundell, Cecil Rundell and Weldon Rundell; and two sisters — Annabell Hillock and Willie Dosher.

Survivors include, two sons — Steven Hillock and wife Mary Lou of Coleman, and James Symcox and wife Monta Gayle of San Antonio; four daughters — Judy Murray and husband Millard of Salida, Colo., Janice Snell of Muleshoe, Gloria Hutchins of Clovis, N.M., and Susan Franse of Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother ­­— Robert Rundell of Houston; a sister — Reta Dollar of Graham; 32 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

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