Bates-Gould Funeral Home
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P.O. Box 574
Alliance, NE 69301
About UsWe at Bates-Gould Funeral Home are dedicated to providing services to the families of Alliance, Hemingford, and surrounding Sandhills Nebraska area with care and compassion.
For nearly 60 years families have trusted us with helping them plan the celebrations of lives lived.
We serve every family with great pride. We are able to offer a wide range of services to meet your familys needs and customs. We will listen to you and your wishes to help plan a celebration consistent with your expectations. We will take the time to plan every detail and help to relieve the burden on your family during your time of loss.
June 23, 1934 - February 25, 2014
Eldon O. Clark, 79, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Highland Park Care Center in Alliance.
He was born June 23, 1934 at Marsland, Nebraska to Henry and Hazel (Ball) Clark. He grew up at Marsland and attended Hemingford High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on May 17, 1956 and was honorably discharged on February 27, 1958.
On November 15, 1958 he was united in marriage to Bonnie Burney. They made their home near Marsland ranching until they were able to buy their own place north of Alliance. Eldon lived his life doing what he loved, farming and ranching. When he retired from farming he continued to enjoy the good life on the farm. The thing he enjoyed the most was spending time with his family. The grandkids and great-grandkids were the highlight of every day. Eldon played a huge influence in their lives.
He is survived by his son, David (Teresa) Clark of Potter, NE and Marilyn (Ron) Reed of Hay Springs, NE, his grandchildren, Hayley Clark, Hollie Clark, Heidi Clark, Halsey Clark, Tyrel Clark, Witt Clark, Austin Reed and Trent Reed and his great-grandchildren, Aubrey Clark and Lucas Clark. He is also survived by his brother, Ronald (Neoma) Clark of Alliance and his sister, Lucille (Donald) Egly of Oelrichs, SD and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Bonnie his son, Bruce, and his brother, George.
Memorial services will be Friday, February 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Hemingford. Pastor Teri Lucas will officiate. Burial will be in the Hemingford Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Prairie Haven Hospice, 1118 Flack Avenue, Alliance, NE 69301 to help other family and friends in need.
April 5, 1981 - February 24, 2014
Bobby Jo Schwartz-Elford, 32, died Monday, February 24, 2014 at Box Butte General Hospital.
She was born on April 5, 1981 to Marvin D. and Regina S. (Lynn) Schwartz at Webster, South Dakota.
Bobby had made many friends throughout the area from her employment at Fastenal and Perrins. She liked to bowl, play poker, and hitting the slot machines with her mom and dad when she wasn't cheering on her kids at wrestling, football, baseball, and softball. During the summer if you couldn't find her she was soaking up the sun at the lake.
She is survived by her children, Hunter James Elford, Richard Eric Elford and Tabitha Marie Elford. She is also survived by her parents, Marvin and Regina Schwartz, her sister, Sonja Crowe, her brother, Edward Schwartz and her grandmother, Willa Lynn all of Alliance. Her 7 nieces and nephews and numerous aunt, uncles and cousins also survive her.
Funeral services will be Friday, February 28 at 2:00 p.m. at the Alliance Berean Church with Greg Carter officiating. Family and friends are welcome to dinner and a celebration of life held at Bowl Mor Lanes Friday starting 5:00 pm. Cremation will follow the service with inurnment at the Alliance Cemetery at a future date.
Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Bates-Gould Funeral Home.
A memorial for her children will be established. Memorials may be sent in care of Richard Elford, 638 Hampton, Alliance, NE 69301.
Woods, Charles "Red"
October 3, 1924 - February 21, 2014
Charles A. Red Woods, 89, died Friday, February 21, 2014 at Good Samaritan Health Care Center.
He was born on October 3, 1924 at Hoffland, in Sheridan County, Nebraska to Charles Lee and Velva Blanche (Dove) Woods. He was raised in Antioch and Alliance graduating from Alliance High School in 1943.
In 1943, Charles was inducted into the U.S. Army Air Corp serving in the south Pacific region as a tail gunner on a B-24 Bomber. He obtained several awards and commendations for his time of service in WWII. He was discharged on September 1, 1945.
On February 24, 1951 he was united in marriage to Mona LaVerne Smith at Pleasanton, Nebraska.
He began working for the C.B. & Q. Railroad in Alliance and worked as a locomotive engineer retiring from Burlington Northern Railroad. He also worked as a carpenter for Peltz Construction Company.
Chuck was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His family will cherish the many memories of camping and fishing and the many skills he taught them. He is survived by his wife, Mona, his children, Chuck (Kathy) Woods, Craig (Joni) Woods and John (Tina) Woods all of Alliance. He is also survived by his 9 grandchildren, Becky (Morgan) Standage of Alliance, Tony (Katy) Woods and Ben (Cassie) Woods of Lincoln, Chad Woods, Shawn Woods, Tiffany (Nick) Boness and Brittany (Joe) Collins of Alliance, Jenni (Jacob) Kiefer of Cedar Bluffs, NE and Missy (Troy) Burke of Laramie, WY, his 12 great-grandchildren, David and Sophie Standage, Addy Woods, Lindsey and Korey Woods, Conor and Evelyne Boness, Eston Collins, Tanner, Katie and Autumn Kiefer and Ty Burke. He is also survived by his sister, Verna Mills of Peck, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Brad Lee Woods.
Memorial services will be Wednesday, February 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bates-Gould Chapel. Inurnment with military honors will be in the Alliance Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Prairie Haven Hospice, 1118 Flack Avenue, Alliance, Nebraska, 69301 or Good Samaritan Health Care Center, P.O. Box 970, Alliance, Nebraska, 69301.
June 26, 1931 - February 17, 2014
Martin W. Sherlock, 82, died Monday, February 17, 2014 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Marty was born on June 26, 1931 in Alliance to Joseph and Elizabeth (Nepper) Sherlock. He graduated from Alliance High School in 1950.
He served in the U.S. Army from November 21, 1951 to October 23, 1953.
On June 14, 1958 he was united in marriage to Clarece A. Templeton in Alliance.
Marty spent his life working the family farm homesteaded by his parents. He also worked for Alliance Consumers Cooperative, later Westco, for 32 years retiring as the tire shop manager. He then worked for Western Potato. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and Eagles Club, as well as a Past Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge in Alliance.
He is survived by his wife, Clarece, his children, Tim (Jana) Sherlock of Alliance, Greg (Michele) Sherlock of Lenexa, KS, Colleen (Joe) Starkey of Clarksville, TN, Sarah (Mike) Glesinger of Alliance and Diane (Mike) Honeyman of Omaha, his grandchildren, Tyler Sherlock, Gage Sherlock, Evan Sherlock, Owen Sherlock, Josh (Jennifer) Starkey, Erica Starkey, Doug (Ashlie Nicole ) Starkey, Clare Honeyman and Katie Honeyman, and one great-grandchild, Brian Starkey.
He is also survived by his sisters, Betty (Pete) Greiner of Trevor, WI, Carolyn (Ed) Brost of Sturgis, SD and Rosie (Richard) Collins of Alliance and his sister-in-law, Pat Sherlock of Alliance and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Joseph and John Jack Sherlock and his sisters, Madeline Roes and Mary Ann Lawson.
Funeral services will be Friday, February 21 at 2:00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father Lou Nollette officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery with military honors. A wake service will be Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at the church. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Bates-Gould Funeral Home and continue at the wake service.
Memorials may be given to the Alliance Volunteer Fire Department or Holy Rosary Church.
August 6, 1938 - February 16, 2014
James W. Ball, 75, died Sunday, February 16, 2014 at his home.
He was born August 6, 1938 in Sheridan, Wyoming to Walter J. and Beulah M. (Robinson) Ball.
Jim worked for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway for over 20 years before his retirement. He enjoyed sports, fishing and country jamborees. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his brother, Monte Ball of Alliance; his sisters, Judy (Glen) Berry of North Platte and Karen (Richard) Greenly of Torrington, WY; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church. Pastor James Rowe will officiate. Burial will be in the Hemingford Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in care of the family at, 3287 Monte Vista Road, Torrington, Wyoming, 82240.
September 7, 1949 - February 12, 2014
Dennis Eugene Price, 64, passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 12, 2014, as the result of a short battle with cancer.
He was born September 7, 1949 in Alliance, Nebraska to Homer Keith and Willetta L. (Nicholson) Price. He was the baby of five children.
On August 10, 1988 he was united in marriage to Linda (Green) Price in Rupert, Idaho and spent many years as a devoted husband and grandfather. He served in the U.S. Army and spent time serving over in the Vietnam War. His service of duty was from September 7, 1966 to 1969. He obtained numerous awards for his time of service in the Vietnam War. Dennis worked at Dayco and as a farmer before joining N.T.C. as a delivery truck driver where he retired in 2010.
He is survived by his wife Linda; his two brothers, Donny (Linda) Price and Ronny (Lynda) Price both of Rupert, Idaho; step-sons, Gary (Heather) Mittan of Great Falls, Montana and John (Tammy) Mittan of Alliance; and his step-daughter, Lorretta (Phillip) Hartzer of Colorado Springs, CO. He is also survived by 11 step-grandchildren and 4 step-great grandchildren who loved him dearly.
In addition to his parents, Dennis was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, February 18 at 10:00 a.m. at the Nebraska Veterans Cemetery at Alliance.
Memorials can be sent to the American Cancer Society or to the home of Linda Price, 1021 West 3rd, Alliance, Nebraska, 69301.
Planning a Funeral
Life ChoicesMost of us plan ahead in life. We plan for our wedding, our children's education, family vacations, and other significant expected life events. We also plan for the unexpected events of life by purchasing home, auto and medical insurance.
Understanding the benefits of pre-planning has prompted many to take the step to pre-plan their own arrangements.
Please call us at 308-762-1755 to set up an appointment to discuss pre-planning with a caring professional.
Why Pre-Plan?Peace of Mind
Many who have undergone the emotional strain of arranging a funeral within hours of losing a loved one have made the choice to pre-plan their own funeral. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of grief and emotional stress.
Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. And we assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned.
When you finalize your plan, we can advise you of the total cost. You do not have to set aside funds for your plan, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral costs. By locking in today's funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your survivors of an unexpected expense.
Immediate ArrangementsIn Time of Need
We understand that making the many decisions which come at a time of loss can be difficult. We offer our support by providing you with options as you consider making immediate arrangements.
Please call us at 308-762-1755 to make arrangements in person with a caring, professional Funeral Director.
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Bates-Gould Funeral Home
1020 West 10th Street
Alliance, NE 69301