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Nov. 17 Obituaries


November 16, 2004

Royce Dale Bethel, 51

Royce Dale Bethel, 51, of Farwell, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2004 at University Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Aug. 31, 1953, to A.V. and Fern Bethel in Portales.

He graduated from Floydada High School in 1971, and he became a farmer. He married Jamye Berry on May 28, 1988, in Farwell. He owned Royce's Repair Shop in Farwell and he hauled cotton for the Farwell Gin. He served two terms on the Farwell City Council. Family members said he was a avid golfer, enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a lover of life and cherished time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his wife, Jamye Bethel of Farwell; two daughters, Shelly Smith of Clovis, and Jamie Bethel of Amarillo; his mother; sister, Sue Shelton of Clovis; brother, Rogene (and wife Tammy) of Arlington, Texas; and two grandchildren, Aubrey and Daleaney Brewer both of Amarillo.

Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. (CST) Thursday, at First Baptist Church in Farwell. The Rev. Scott Spitsberg will officiate the services.

Burial will follow at Sunset Terrace in Farwell.

Pallbearers will be Terry Jesko, Charlie Bogart, Steve Meeks, Kim Hinsley, Jerry Monk, Walter Hughes, Randy Kelley and Tim Engram.

Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home in Clovis.

Enrique Estrada, 55

Enrique Estrada, 55, of Portales, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004 in Lubbock.

He was born Sept. 30, 1949, in El Paso, Texas.

He graduated from Los Angeles United School District in 1968. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served from 1969 until 1981. Family members said he loved basketball, golf and playing his guitar.

He is survived by his sons, Abel and Nathan Estrada; his mother, Sofia Morales; brothers, Antonio Morales and Jose Morales; sisters, Isabel Martinez, Estela M. Fuentes and Virginia Saenz; and his grandson, Aaron Estrada.

Services have not been scheduled. Cremation services are by Sanders Funeral Home in Lubbock.

Military graveside will be held at Fort Bliss Cemetery in El Paso, Texas.


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