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Evert Willard Fugate, Jr.

2833736Evert Willard Fugate, Jr., 56, died Monday, December 1, 2014 in Amarillo. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in the Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel with Rev. Henry Martin, pastor of Restoration Outreach in Hale Center officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia.

Mr. Fugate was born August 30, 1958 in Amarillo to Mary Ellen and Evert Willard Fugate, Sr. He grew up in Oklahoma City. He joined the US Army in 1976 and was discharged in 1977. He worked for Attebury Grain, was a self employed contractor and for the last ten years he worked for Wyatt Galleries in Tulia. He is preceded in death by his parents.

His family includes his wife: Brenda Marshall of Tulia, two sisters: Louella Ryan of Choctaw, OK and Goldie Walther of Mustang, OK, one step-daughter: Stephanie Marshall of Tulia, nieces and nephews: Shila Ryan, Greg Ryan, Delbert Ryan, Jazzie Ryan and Trent Ryan and two grandchildren: Hayden Williams and Tessa Williams.

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Kenneth Craig Noel

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2840253Kenneth Craig Noel, 55, passed away Monday, December 1, 2014 in Plainview, Texas. Kenny was born and raised in Plainview, Texas. He was the fifth son of Leon and Patricia Noel and was preceded in death by both. He is survived by one younger brother, Tom, of Pratt Kansas and four older brothers: Mike (and wife Anna) Noel of Sacramento, Ca, Gary (and wife Brenda) Noel of Fort Worth, Paul (and wife Teresa) Noel of Hot Springs Arkansas, and Jim Noel, also of Fort Worth. Kenny also leaves behind eight nieces and nephews, over 40 cousins, three aunts and two uncles. Kenny graduated from Plainview High School. He then obtained his auctioneers license after which he went into agriculture. Kenny worked in the Plainview area until early 1982 when he joined Stewart & Stevenson (a Houston based company) where he worked for over 20 years. After leaving Stewart & Stevenson, Kenny returned to the Petersburg-Plainview area to work in agriculture. At the time of his death he was working for his two cousins Jeff and Greg Noel. Kenny was a long time Dallas Cowboy fan. Kenny was baptized at the St. Alice Catholic Church and a lifetime Catholic. He will be sorely missed by his brothers, family and friends. A rosary will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. at Kornerstone Funeral Directors. Funeral Mass will be 1:00 P.M. Thursday at St. Alice Catholic Church. Interment will follow the funeral at Plainview Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made in Kenny’s memory to a charity of your choice.

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Marguerite Hall

gen candleMarguerite Hall, 101, died Sunday, November 30, 2014 in Plainview. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia. Arrangements are under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia.

Marguerite was born March 22, 1913 in Hale County, Texas to K.D. and Maggie Thomas. She grew up in Plainview and graduated from Plainview High School. She married George T. Hall on September 23, 1938 in Amarillo. They moved to Tulia and farmed. She was the Educational Secretary at the First Baptist Church in Tulia where she was a member. She was also the Deputy Clerk for Swisher County.

She is preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers and sisters, her husband and one son Mike Hall.

Her family includes one daughter: Susan Wyatt and husband Weldon of Plainview, one son: Don Hall and wife Diane of Tulia, two grandsons: Derek Hall and wife Niki of Garden City, Kansas and Duane Hall and wife Crystal of Bugbee Heights, Texas (near Borger) and two great grandchildren: Bradon Hall and Leanda Hall, both of Bugbee Heights, Texas.

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Wayne Alvin Ellsworth

Gen Cross sunsetWayne Alvin Ellsworth 85, passed away on December 1, 2014. Graveside services will be held on Thursday December 4, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at the Hansford Cemetery with Rev. Danny Hendricks and Rev. Dan Kovaly officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers of Spearman.

Wayne was born on May 19, 1929 in Blackwell, Oklahoma to William Alvin and Lou Ellsworth. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Spearman.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Alton and sister, Betty Lou Mays.

He is survived by three son’s Ronny Ellsworth of Oregon, Allen Ellsworth of Blossom, Texas, and Ricky Ellsworth of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is also survived by his two daughters, Valerie Shields of Spearman and Barbara Glover of Woodward, Oklahoma, three grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to the Hansford Hospice or Spearman EMS.

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Gerald E. Moore

2840103Gerald E. Moore, 66, of Pampa, died December 2, 2014 in Pampa.

There are no services scheduled. Cremation and arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Mr. Moore was born June 9, 1948 in Pampa, where he was a lifelong resident. He married Sonja Diane Bridge on March 16, 1979 in Denmark, Germany. She preceded him in death on November 23, 2014. Gerald was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving in Vietnam, as a crew chief on a Huey helicopter, with the Americal Division, serving two tours. He was involved in the Maryland flood recovery in 1972, and then served in Korea and Germany, retiring in 1990. Gerald was a loving husband and a great dad.

Survivors include his daughter, Nicola Berry and husband Johnny of the home; his son, David J. Bridge of Pampa; seven grandchildren, Nikala Swift, Carlee Swift, and Nash Moore, all of Pampa, Michael Berry, Jared Berry, Ryan Berry and Ethan Berry, all of Garden City, Kansas; and a sister, Charlotte Walker Ashley of Lubbock.

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Grace Josephine “Jo” Moody Johnson

2835876Grace Josephine “Jo” Moody Johnson, 84, of Arlington, died November 29, 2014 in Kennedale.

Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Central Baptist Church in Pampa, with Rev. Norman Rushing, pastor, and Rev. Rick Parnell, associate pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Pampa, under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.

Mrs. Johnson was born March 9, 1930 in Hammon, Oklahoma, to Murray Wayne and Vinita Louisa Collier Moody. She grew up in Friona, Texas where she was known as Grace Jo to family and friends. She graduated from Friona High School in 1948. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from North Texas State College in 1951 and a Master of Education degree from West Texas State University in 1971. Mrs. Johnson taught school in Stratford and Skellytown before moving to Pampa to teach a total of 30 years, retiring in 1987. Her first teaching position in Pampa was teaching music at Wilson Elementary, where she met Daniel James Johnson also a teacher. They married in 1958. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Iota, Sigma Alpha Iota and Pampa Knife and Fork Club.

Mrs. Johnson had been a member of Central Baptist Church in Pampa for 50 years where she was church pianist, a Sunday school teacher, and a member of the Women’s Missionary Union. She moved to Arlington in 2005 where she became a member of Lake Arlington Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Vinita Moody in 1943; her father, Murray Moody in 1945; her husband in 1994; three sisters, Jurhee Lawson in 1995, Doris Poindexter in 1998, and June Cruse in 2010; and two infant brothers.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Johnson Austin and husband Bruce of Arlington; a son, David Johnson of The Colony; and three grandchildren, Julie Cooper and husband Casey of Richland Hills, Jacque Beavers and husband Alec, and Justin Austin, all of Arlington.

Remembrances in her honor may be made to Central Baptist Church, 513 East Francis, Pampa, Texas 79065; or Lake Arlington Baptist Church, 2912 Little Rd., Arlington, Texas 76016. Please notate “Missions Memorial for Jo Johnson” on the memo line for both.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM Friday, December 5, 2014, at Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Home in Pampa.

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