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Vera Lorene Churchwell Castleberry
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Birth: Nov. 14, 1907
Death: Jun. 27, 2005

PLAINVIEW - Vera Lorene Castleberry, 97, died Monday, June 27, 2005, in Canyon.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church Chapel in Plainview with Dr. David L. Lowrie, pastor of First Baptist Church of Canyon, and family members officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Brooks Funeral Directors of Canyon.

Mrs. Castleberry lived with her daughter, Evelyn Ogden Trice, in Canyon for the last three years and passed away at home on June 27, 2005. Vera Lorene Castleberry was born Nov. 14, 1907, to J.E. and Cora Churchwell in Comanche County. She moved with her family in 1925 to the Prairieview Community at Plainview.

She was baptized into the Bagget Tabernacle Church, Comanche County, at the age of 10, and she became a member of First Baptist Church of Plainview in 1937. On Aug. 21, 1937, she married Herbert Castleberry in Lubbock. They farmed south of Plainview. She served her Sunday school classes as president and outreach leader. She, along with Maxine Skaggs, Marie Cooper, Joan Ragland and Lucille Anderson, organized the First Baptist Church of Plainview library.

Vera had been a member of Order of Eastern Star, Plainview Chapter No. 30 for many years, and had served there as mother advisor to the Rainbow Girls. She was also an avid bowler and a staunch Democrat.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a baby sister, Woody Doyal Churchwell; five brothers, Charlie Churchwell, L.B. ģDocī Churchwell, James ģBillī Churchwell, Marvin Churchwell and Wendlan ģMuttī Churchwell; a son-in-law, Lavern Roach; a grandson, Terry Trice; and a great-granddaughter, Constance Pearl Hutcherson.

Survivors include a daughter, Evelyn Ogden Trice and husband, Weldon, of Canyon; two sisters, Cora Lee Vaughn of Hale Center and Mavis McClain and husband, Wayne, of Bentonville, Ark.; three grandchildren, Ronnie Roach Birdsong and husband, Jon, of Portales, N.M., Richard Roach of Canyon and Ted Trice and wife, Buffi, of Dumas; nine great-grandchildren, Ronda Riggin and husband, Caid, of Portales, Tayte Trice of Dumas, Michael Hutcherson and wife, Kim, of McKinney, Jason Trice and wife, Kari, of Amarillo, Tyson Trice of Hershey, Pa., Jon Birdsong and wife, Chaja, of Belgium, and James Roach, Kris Roach and Kyler Roach, all of Pampa; four great-great-grandchildren, Jayci Trice and Jaksen Trice, both of Amarillo, Ruby Birdsong of Belgium and Nolan Riggin of Portales; numerous devoted nieces and nephews; and her precious Maltese, Buddy.

The family suggests memorials be to First Baptist Church Library Fund, Plainview, Texas; or a favorite charity.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at 310 Vermont in Plainview.

Amarillo Globe-News, June 29, 2005
Plainview Memorial Park
Hale County
Texas, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Jun 29, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11260477
Vera Lorene <i>Churchwell</i> Castleberry
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