Clipped From The Wellington Leader
Services Held Wednesday for LStonecipher A long-time pastor of rural churches in the county, the Rev. L. Stonecipher. 83, died in a Muleshoe nursing home at 8:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3. He had lived at the nursing home two years. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Friendship Baptist Church in Buck Creek community, which he served as pastor many years. Officiating were his son, the Rev, B.C. Stonecipher, pastor of Longvicw Baptist Church in Muleshoe, and the Rev. Elvis Pitts, pastor of Southside Baptist Church, Lubbock. Burial was in Memorial Gardens, with local arrange- ments directed by Kelso- McCoy Funeral Home, Rev. Stonecipher was born at Pyatt, Ark., March 4, 1885. He was a farmer and minister in the Missionary Baptist Church in this county, serving a number of rural congregations, for 41 years before moving to Roaring Springs. He lived there 15 years, then went to Muleshoe. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Ora Stonecipher of Roaring Springs; one son, Rev. B.C. Stonecipher of Muleshoe, and a daughter, Mrs. Mollie Veal of Antioch, Calif., one sister, Mrs. Virgie Shafer of Slaton; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Mrs. D.C. Lacy is a niece and J.K.Porter of Shamrock a nephew.