Earnest Shivers Jr.

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Earnest Shivers Jr. Funeral services for Earnest Shivers Jr., 76, of Plainview will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013, at New Jerusalem Baptist Church with Pastor H.K. Thomas Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Plainview Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home. He died on Friday, March 22, 2013, in Lubbock. He was born on March 30, 1936, in Caldwell to Clara Ayers and Earnest Shivers Sr. He married Johnnie Mae Petty on Dec. 9, 1963, in Plainview. He was a minister for 29 years at New Jerusalem Baptist Church. He graduated from Teals Prairie High School where he excelled in football, basketball and track. He was known by his nicknames E.J., Chico, Popslick and Tiptoe. He is survived by his wife, Johnnie Mae Shivers of Plainview; four daughters, Jacqueline Leanet Shivers, Cynthia Thean Shivers, Mary Beth Shivers and Martha Marie Shivers, all of Lubbock; two sons, Melvin Carl Shivers of Plainview and Rodney Louis Shivers of Dodge City, Kan.; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his father, Earnest Shivers Sr.; his mother, Clara Shivers; his grandmother, Rosetta Ayers; his grandfather, Walter Shivers; and two sisters, Delores Reid and Gloria. (XXX) Online condolences may be made at www.bartleyfuneralhome.net.

Published in Plainview Daily Herald from Mar. 27 to Mar. 28, 2013