Memorial - Ivan Woodard '71


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Ivan Woodard

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Saturday, January 24, 2009
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Memorial services for Richard Ivan Woodard, 71, of Ralls will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 24, 2009 at the Emma Church of Christ in Ralls with Curtis Shelburn officiating. Arrangements are under direction of Adams Funeral Home of Ralls.


Memorial - Joshua Taliaferro, current student

Joshua Kelly Taliaferro, 24 of Needville, Texas passed away at his home in Needville, on Saturday, January 10, 2009.  He was born January 24, 1984 in Freeport, Texas.  He is survived by his wife, Samantha Taliaferro of Needville, mother, Kellie Bowling of Palestine; brother, James Fridelle and wife, Janae of Fort Worth; grandparents, Walter and Mabel Pickens of Oakwood, uncles, Danny Taliaferro of Palestine and Michael Taliaferro of Whitehouse, mother-in-law, Paulina Jordan and husband, Warren, father-in-law, Keith Shuttlesworth.


Memorial - Gene Griese

We just got word this morning that Gene Griese died during the night.  He is from Indianna.  He and Christine both went to school.  Be praying for them.


Larry Deason Goes Home

Larry Deason As many of you may know, brother Larry Deason (an author and graduate of the early days of Sunset) passed away this past Sunday. 

Here is the report from his brother Bobby:
"Dear friends, and family,
John Larry Deason our dear beloved, husband, father, granddad, great granddad, brother, uncle, cousin and friend died this morning at 10:32am. He struggled for enough oxygen the last couple of hours, but didn't seem to be in pain. He died very peacefully - in the presence of his wife Helen, daughters Sherri, Tammie, Bill Bean, Brian Wallace sons-in-love (law), Amber McBrayer (granddaugter), his sister Janice and husband Henry Reist, also Joanne and Bobby Deason. The sixteen and a half hours that it took for him die, after making the decision that's what he wanted to do; was a time of singing, love and encouragement with the family. The best time of all was when Larry came out of seven hours of sleep at 2am, and blessed us with teachings straight from the heart, wrapped in grace and love from the Bible. It was a true blessing, a gift from God. "


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Memorial - Billie W. Lemons

Billie LemonsBillie Lemons, '82 graduate and preacher at 20th and Birch in Lubbock, died Saturday night in Midland.

Billie Wayne Lemons

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Thursday, October 16, 2008
Story last updated at 10/16/2008 - 2:29 am

Billie Wayne Lemons, 53, of Lubbock, passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008. He was born in Tyler. His hometown is Pampa, where he graduated from Pampa High School in 1973. His attended Texas A&M University from 1973-1977, studied Psychology and Sociology, received football scholarship; made 2nd team All-Southwest Conference, two years Honorable Mention All-American, Southwestern Conference Champions 1976 and played professional football for the Cleveland Browns in 1977.

Memorial - Connie Crohn

Dear Friends and Family,

At approximately 9:30 this morning, Connie took her last breath.

Memorial - Wanda J. Clancy

Wanda J. Clancy worked at Pioneer Park as the secretary while her husband Louis Mahlon Clancy went to school here in 1970-74. She passed away 8-2-08 at age 74. Please send donations in lue of flowers to Kelley Clausen, 105 W. Rickenbacker Dr, Midwest City, OK 73110. We really need help!

Thank you,
Dana Clancy Wicks


Sharon Riggs wins the Victory

Sharon E. Riggs
1946 - 2008
Sharon Riggs, the wife of Harry Riggs, died of cancer on Wednesday, June 18. She and Harry have been long time friends of Sunset International Bible Institute where Harry served as the SIBI field rep for the Ft. Worth area. Sharon became ill in April and the lung tumors spread rapidly. She died at home with her beloved family. Our love and sympathy is extended to the family.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Western Hills Church of Christ. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Monday in The Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, Okla. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home.
Memorials: Sunset International Bible Institute, 3723 34th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79410.
Sharon was born May 14, 1946, in Jonesboro, Ark.


Memorial - Curtis Harrison

Curtis Harrison

UPDATED with the biography from the funeral program - 6/17/2008 12:45pm

Students who attended Sunset before 2002 have probably heard Curtis say, “When are you coming to school? How many kids do you have, and do you need a place to live?” Even on crutches Curtis could out walk any of us. He could out talk any of us and he would tell amazing stories at the drop of a hat. Curtis on his motorized cart was dangerous to a lot of us. He could slip up on you.

Curtis and LaMoine went to Papua, New Guinea in 1972 with their family to serve as missionaries. They continued their work there until 1978 when Curtis was paralyzed following a spinal cord tumor. After surgery and a year of intense physical therapy, he returned to Papua, New Guinea in 1979 to continue his work for another six years. They returned to the States in 1985, and Curtis began his work at Sunset. He served in the Sunset ministry for 17 years.

Memorial - Roy Simmons, Sr.

Roy Simmons, Sr.Roy, a 1972 SSOP graduate, passed away Sunday. He and his wife, Bridget, live in Amarillo. They had been in Oregon to be with her dad who was sick and were on their way home. They stayed at a hotel in Wyoming on Saturday evening and he had a heart attack and died on Sunday morning.

From Amarillo Globe-News

Roy Simmons Sr., 59, of Amarillo died Sunday, March 2, 2008.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Southwest Church of Christ with Brian Mashburn and Trey Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Amherst Cemetery in Amherst by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St.

Roy was born Aug. 4, 1948, in Amherst to Bob and Freda Simmons. He graduated from Amherst High School in 1966 and attended West Texas State University. He also attended Sunset School of Preaching from 1970-72. On July 15, 1988, he married Bridget Reimers in Littleton, Colo.



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