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Bennie Stancell
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Funeral services for Bennie Stancell, 71, of Muleshoe were held on Monday, Nov. 17, at the Lariat Church of Christ, with Waymon Dowdy officiating.

Burial followed at Oklahome Lane Cemetery.

Bennie died on Nov. 14, 2014, in Muleshoe. He was born on April 30, 1943, in Muleshoe to Jessie Vernon and Lois (Vivian) Stancell, and married Carolyn Tallent in Lariaton Dec. 7, 1965.

Bennie was a lifetime resident of the Muleshoe community. He served during the Vietnam War in the United States Army. He was a farmer and a member of the West Camp Gin Coffee Club.

Bennie enjoyed playing tennis and dominoes. He loved God and his family. He was a member of the Lariat Church of Christ. Bennie was preceded in death by his parents — J.V. and Lois Stancell.

He is survived by his wife — Carolyn; three sons — Steven Stancell and wife Elaine of Muleshoe, Carey Stancell and wife Kathy of West Camp, and Kyle Stancell and wife Molly of Lariat; a sister — Maudie Taylor of Abilene; a brother — Jackie Stancell of Muleshoe; and 14 grandchildren — Stephanie, Austin, Adam, Carson, Zacarey, Bretton, Taylor, Kendal, Trace, Corey, Brayden, Caitlyn, Emily and Ethan.

Memorials in Bennie’s honor can be sent to Texas Boys Ranch, PO Box 5665, Lubbock, Texas, 79408.

Online condolences may be made at www.ellisfuneralhomes.com.

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Harvey Blackstone
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Funeral services for Harvey Blackstone, 90, of Enochs, were held on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Eastside Church of Christ in Morton, with Joey Pierce officiating. Burial will be in Enochs Cemetery.

Harvey died on Nov. 12, 2014, in Lubbock. He was born on July 10, 1924, in Big Sandy to Wylie Lester and Ida Christine (Weathers) Blackstone, and married Bonnie Joe Brown in Hot Springs, N.M., on Aug. 31, 1945.

Harvey served during World War II in the United States Army. He was a farmer in the Enochs community.

Harvey was a 4-H leader and helped with FFA youth. He received the Honorary Chapter Farmer for the Morton FFA.

Harvey was a member, Sunday School teacher and former Elder of the Church of Christ in Morton.

He was preceded in death by his wife — Bonnie Joe in 2002, and his parents.

Survivors include three sons — Dale Blackstone and wife Carolyn of Tyler, Robby Blackstone and wife Cathy of Arlington, and Thomas Blackstone of Odessa; four daughters — Katie McDonald and husband, Lee of Lubbock, Ann Johnson and husband Gary of Arlington, Nancy Peace and husband James of Friona, and Shanna Pennington and husband Ed of Arlington; a brother — Bill Blackstone and wife Helga of Kingsland; 19 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorials in Harvey’s honor can be sent to the Griffith Center, 120 W. Wilson Avenue, Morton, Texas, 79346 and Enochs Cemetery, 3140 CR 194, Morton, Texas, 79346.

Online condolences may be made at www.ellisfuneralhomes.com.

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Priscilla Orozco
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Funeral services for Priscilla Lynn Orozco, 27, of Muleshoe were held on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Immaculate Catholic Church in Muleshoe with Father Ruban Selvoraj of Shallowater officiating.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel.

Priscilla died on Nov. 16, 2014, in Lubbock.
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Richard Johnson
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Richard “Dick” Johnson, 75, of Lubbock, formerly of Muleshoe, passed away on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.

He was born on Oct. 11, 1939, in Littlefield to N.L. and Rita (Wilemon) Johnson.

Dick graduated from Muleshoe High School in 1958 and went on to attend Eastern New Mexico on a football scholarship.

In 1962, Dick joined the US Army, where he served for six months then remained in the reserves for the next five years.

In 1980, he purchased Johnson Furniture in Muleshoe making him a second generation owner.

Dick was a member of the local Jaycees and First Baptist Church of Muleshoe.

Among those left to cherish his memory are his children — Michael Johnson of Austin and Christi Williams of Houston; his seven grandchildren — Braeden (16), Brent (15), Craig (14), Ashley (13), Katie (11), Bryson (11) and Zack (7); a sister — Melba King; and his niece and nephew — Casey and Wade King.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents and one brother — Sam Johnson.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Celebrate the life of Dick by visiting www.combestfamily funeralhomes.com.

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Tim Smith
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Funeral services for Tim Smith, 57, of Muleshoe were held on Saturday, Nov. 15, at Trinity Christian Church with the Rev. Reydon Stanford of Muleshoe officiating.

Burial followed in Lazbuddie Cemetery.

Tim died on Nov. 12, 2014, in Lubbock. He was born on Jan. 15, 1957, in Littlefield, to Gene and Betty (Littlefield) Smith.

Tim was a lifetime resident of the Lazbuddie and Muleshoe area. He loved to ride motorcycles, and also enjoyed arrowhead and pheasant hunting. Tim treasured spending time with his family.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church and attended the Trinity Christian Church in Muleshoe. He was preceded in death by his father, Gene.

Survivors include, his wife — Sunny; his mother — Betty Smith of Muleshoe; five children and step-children — Timmie Smith, Kimberly Nickels, Christopher Smith, Kindra Helton and Bobby Guzman; seven grandchildren ; a sister — Tammy Turner of Bastrop; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials can be made to the charity of choice in Tim’s honor.

Online condolences can be made at www.ellisfuneralhomes.com.

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