Obits 12-02

Lloyd A. Hitt, 75
Lloyd A. Hitt, 75, of Lubbock, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003.
He was born on Aug. 11, 1928, in Rogers, to Hobert and Ione Hitt
He graduated from Dora High School and served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He married Ethel Shearer on April 14, 1951. He pursued a lifelong career in farm equipment sales and farming. He was a member of Monterey Baptist Church of Lubbock and spent many hours witnessing for Jesus.
Survivors include his wife; one sister, Freeda Walker of Clovis; two children, Roger Hitt of Lubbock and Sharon Blackmon of Happy, Texas; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Jim Brown will officiate the services. Burial will be at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Walter Hoving Home, P.O. Box 194, Garrison, N.Y. 10524.
Arrangements were by Resthaven Funeral Home of Lubbock.
Services have been held.

Gladys Roberts, 92
Mrs. Gladys Roberts, 92, of Lubbock, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at her home.
She was born on June 5, 1911, in Duke, Okla., to Mr. and Mrs. Jake Jones
She lived her early life in Oklahoma. As a teenager, her family moved to Texas. She married P.K. Roberts on Jan. 21, 1948, in Clovis. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Portales and established Valley Courts, which was a fruit and vegetable market combined with a small motel. Later they opened Roberts Mercantile. In the mid 1960s they moved their business to a market on the highway to Clovis. She attended the Church of God. Shortly after her husband died, she moved to her daughter’s home in South America. About 1982, they returned to Portales and then in 1996 they moved to Lubbock.
She was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters; a step-son, Jerry Roberts; and a step-daughter, Polly Cook; and her husband, P. K. Roberts.
Survivors include a son, P. K. Roberts Jr. (and wife, Gail) of Austin, Texas; a daughter, Frances Oglesby of Lubbock; two step-daughters, Jeanette Sanderson of Flower Mound, Texas, and Gloria Stangle (E.C.) of St. George, Utah; three grandchildren, Burt Oglesby, Elissa Roberts and Jake Roberts; two great-grandchildren, Ronald and Kimberly Oglesby; and a great-great-grandchild, Madison Marie Oglesby.
Scott P. Reeves will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers will be all family and friends.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.
Services are at 10 a.m. today at Portales Cemetery.

Hilda Smith, 87
Mrs. Hilda Smith, 87, of Levelland, Texas, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, in Portales.
She was born on Dec. 31, 1915, in Yorktown, Texas.
She lived in Portales and Levelland for many years. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Family members said she loved quilting, embroidery and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Alfred, Henry and Willie Storch; two sisters, Anna Esch and Adlene Gras; and a grandson, Michael Fisher.
Survivors include a son, Alfred Smith of Floyd; two daughters, Shirley Riley of Albuquerque and Wilma Fisher of Idamay, W. Va.; two brothers, Emil Storch of Levelland and Melvin Storch of Portales; a sister, Helen Eastman of San Antonio; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Michael Holmes will officiate the services.
Burial will be at noon Wednesday at the Wilson Cemetery in Wilson, Texas.
Pallbearers will be David Terry, Johnny Riley II, Carl McDonald, Herman Gras, Sonny, Kendall and Jimmie Esch and Johnnie and Dennis Joe Storch.
Arrangements are by George C. Price Funeral Directors of Levelland.
Services are at 10 a.m. (CST) Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Levelland, Texas.