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Ila Burchett

Ila Burchett, 89, of Friona, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in Friona. Graveside services were held Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Friona Cemetery in Friona with Rev. Brett Hoyle, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Friona, officiating, Burial followed in the Friona Cemetery under the direction of Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona.

Ila was born in Mead, Oklahoma to William Washington and Athol LaDelle Serner Smith. She married Olin D. Burchett January 1948 in Sherman, Texas.

She was a charter member of the Mead Baptist Church in Mead, Oklahoma. Ila loved to cook and was a cook for the hospital in Friona for many years. She loved to read, walk, and was a big Cubs fan.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Bill and Millard Smith; and one sister, Kathrine Layton.

Survivors include two sons, James Burchett of Friona, and Edward Burchett and Teresa Hernandez of Brownwood; one daughter, Mary Ford and husband Kenny of Friona; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

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Yvonne Stevenson

Yvonne Stevenson, 82, of Bovina, died April 21, 2017 in Clovis. Graveside services were held Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Bovina Cemetery in Bovina with Rev. Larry Mitchell of the Bovina United Methodist Church in Bovina, officiating. Burial followed in the Bovina Cemetery under the direction of Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona.

Yvonne was born August 18, 1934 in Cook County, Texas to Elijah Horace and Mildred Ethel Shaw Moody. She married Oakley Stevenson September 15, 1954 in Clovis. She was a longtime member of the Bovina United Methodist Church where she was very active in many organizations. She was also active in the Bovina community including the bridge club. She loved to cook, and crochet, but her greatest love was to serve and give from goodness and a servant’s heart.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother, Alfred Moody.

Yvonne is survived by one son, Stephen Stevenson and wife Karen of Farwell; one daughter, Annette Stevenson-Larson and husband Eddie of Pfafftown, North Carolina; two sisters, Louise Hawkins and husband Gene of Lubbock, and Sue Phillips of Dimmitt; one brother, Weldon Moody of Plainview; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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