June Looney

Happy, Texas-June Looney, 86, passed away on January 7, 2017. No services are planned. Cremation arrangements are under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. June was born on June 22, 1930 in Henrietta, Oklahoma to Bill and Clemmie Mundell. She grew up in California and Oklahoma before settling in Amarillo in 1944. She married Francis Looney on February 22, 1947. They lived in Amarillo until 1983 when they moved SW of Happy to farm. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband Francis Looney of Happy, one daughter: Linda June Looney of Happy, one son: Francis Looney, Jr. of Happy, one granddaughter: Jennifer Nicole Looney of Dallas and two nephews: Jack Looney, Jr. of Amarillo and Kenneth Mikkelsen of Del City, Oklahoma. Online condolences may be sent to www.kornerstonefunerals.com.

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Rose Rivera

Tulia, Texas—Rose Rivera, 71, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017 in Amarillo. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 9, 2017 in the Tulia Christian Fellowship Church with Rev. Rusty Gray, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia.

Rose was born on March 16, 1945 in San Antonio to John and Saccarias Garcia. She graduated Burbank High School. She married Joe Rivera, Sr. in 1974. She graduated from Texas Tech. She moved to Tulia in Dec. 1978. Her husband died in 2004. She worked for Swisher Memorial Hospital as the Dietician Supervisor and retired after 29 years.

She is preceded n death by her parents, her husband and a brother: Ruben Garcia.

She is survived by three daughters: Donna Huerta and husband Ray of Tulia, Angela Macias and husband Manuel of Cordell, Oklahoma and Dolores Arroyo and husband Uriel Martinez of Tulia, three sons: Israel Belmares and wife Hattie of Turkey, Jesse Belmares and wife Rosie of Tulia and Joe Rivera, Jr. and wife Holly of Cordell, Oklahoma, one brother: Robert Garcia of Lubbock, three sisters: Mary Gonzalez of Mineral Wells, Rachael Garza of Irving and Lucy Bottoms of Mesquite, 17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Online condolences may be made at www.kornerstonefunerals.com.

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Myron “Mott” Lee Schroeder

Myron “Mott” Lee Schroeder, 85, of Perryton, Texas, died January 5, 2017 in Perryton.  Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Community Worship Center, with Rev. Mike Waterbury officiating.  Burial will follow in Ochiltree Cemetery, with arrangements by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, Inc. of Perryton, Texas.

Mr. Schroeder was born on August 27, 1931 in Perryton to Garhart Schroeder and Minnie Belle Walker Schroeder.  He married his wife, Betty Lou Henry Schroeder on January 24, 1957 in Wheeler, Texas.  He was a member of the Apostolic Church of  Balko, Oklahoma, and he worked for Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America for 35 years, retiring in 1992.  He was Scout Master for Troup 107 for ten years, and he was an artist and woodworker.  He was a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force from 1951 to 1954 during the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Schroeder is survived by four sons, Tim Schroeder, Shawn Schroeder and Mitch Schroeder, all of Perryton, and Don Schroeder of  Spearman; two daughters, Tracey Cowan of Perryton and Thlise McDonald of Aztec, New Mexico; and one sister, Rose Macias of Guymon, Oklahoma; and five grandsons.

Mr. Schroeder was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one sister and six brothers.

The family suggests memorials be to the Museum of  the Plains, 1200 N. Main St., Perryton, Texas or one’s favorite charity.

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Andy Rule

Andy Rule, 72, lifetime Hereford resident, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017, in Hereford.

A MEMORIAL Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for 10:00 am, Wednesday, January 11, 2017, in Funeral Home Chapel of Memories.

Full obituary will follow soon.

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Roger Bennett

Roger Bennett, 75 of Dumas, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Memorial services are scheduled for 10 o’clock in the morning on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. John Sanders, pastor of the church, officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.

Roger was born on May 3, 1941 to Loy and Vivian (Jackson) Bennett in the family home near Odell, TX. Roger married the love of his life, Elaine, on June 24, 1960 at Farmers Valley Methodist Church; the couple enjoyed 50 years of marriage until her passing in 2010. Roger had worked at CIG for over 30 years until his retirement. He loved to fish, hunt arrowheads and had a fondness for eagles. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dumas. Roger was a very gentle and kind man who will be missed by his family and numerous friends.

In addition to his wife, he is also preceded in death by his parents.

Roger is survived by his daughter Dory Bennett and companion Donnie Swimmer of Sunray; two sons: Dale Bennett and wife Doris of Princeton and Marvin Bennett and wife Maria of San Antonio; brothers: Donald Bennett and wife Priscilla, Wayne Bennett and wife Marie, and Kent Bennett and wife Judy; six grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

The family suggests with gratitude that memorials be made to Memorial Hospice, 224 E 2nd, Dumas TX, 79029.

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Bonnie Maye Snell

Bonnie Maye Snell, 81, of Dumas, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 in the morning on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Life Tabernacle Church with Rev. Mark Wallis, pastor of the church, officiating. Interment will follow in Dumas Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.

Bonnie was born May 27, 1935 in Clayton, NM to Frank and Verna (Lechner) Barnhart. Bonnie was raised in Sedan, NM, and moved to Dumas in 1954. She was united in marriage to her husband Tommie Snell on January 1, 1960 in Dalhart, TX; he preceded her in death in 1997. Bonnie was a member of Life Tabernacle Church in Dumas and she dedicated her life to her faith and her family. She adored her children and grandchildren and will be missed by all her family and friends.

In addition to her husband, she is also preceded in death by her parents; brother: Marvin Barnhart; sister: Doreen Barnhart; and grandson: Cody Crossland.

Bonnie is survived by her son: Charles Snell and wife Donna of Amarillo, TX; daughters: Connie Crossland and husband Eddie of Dumas, TX and Mary Ann Wilson of Amarillo, TX; grandchildren; Kyla McAnally and husband Matt of Bushland, TX, Brady Crossland and wife Melissa of Dumas, TX, Kelsey Foreman and husband Garret of Abilene, TX; and sister Ruby Bolton of Waskom, TX.

The family suggest memorials be made to Gideon’s International, 2200 SW 7th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106.

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Larry Wayne Chaffin

Larry Wayne Chaffin, 63, of Canadian, died January 6, 2017 in Canadian.

Services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 10, 2017 in the Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian Chapel, with Donald Hill, Pastor of The River Ministries.

Mr. Chaffin was born February 4, 1953 in Canadian to Harold Howard and Wanda Belulah Andrews Chaffin. He was a graduate of Canadian High School and worked as a tool pusher for King Well Service.

Larry was raised going to the Assembly of God, and had attended the Methodist Church and River Church. He enjoyed Facebook and gardening.

Larry was preceded in death by a son, Larry Wayne Chaffin, Jr.

Survivors include three sons, Billy Joe Chaffin and wife Tamera Julian of Higgins, Bobby Chaffin and wife Tiffany of Shreveport, Louisiana, and David Chaffin of Canadian; three daughters, Cheri Chaffin and Norman Jeter of Pecos, Hannah Chaffin and Emily Chaffin, both of Pampa. Seven grandchildren: Haley, Willa & Avery Chaffin, Julian Chaffin, Keira Presson, Bailee Chaffin & Bailee Chaffin; two brothers, Jimmy Chaffin and wife Polly and L. D. “Smiley” Chaffin, all of Canadian; and three sisters: Carol Gutierrez and husband Joe, Charlene Segovia, and Donna Carter and husband Todd, all of Canadian.

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Ethel Hunnicutt Prater Adcock

Ethel Hunnicutt Prater Adcock, 104, of Canadian, died Friday, January 6, 2017 in Canadian.

Graveside Services will be 2:00 PM, Monday, January 9, 2017 at the Miami Cemetery in Miami, TX, with Rev. Sydne Allen, Co-Pastor First Presbyterian Church in Canadian. Services under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.

Mrs. Adcock was born August 31, 1912 in Chickasha, Oklahoma to Ned B. & Mary Allice Basham Hunnicutt. She attended country schools in the Anadarko area and was graduated from Apache High School, Apache, Ok in 1932. Ethel attended Anadarko Business College. She married Lawrence Prater on March 26, 1938 in Wheeler County. In the early years, Lawrence traveled for work and Ethel worked the cattle and farm. They came to Canadian from Chickasha, Ok in 1939, Lawrence preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 1956. Ethel married Ross Adcock in Wellington, TX on Sept. 19, 1959, he preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 1978. Mrs. Adcock work for the US Agriculture Stabilization Conservation Service as a Clerk for 18 years. She said she saved those farmers a lot of money over the years. Ethel was a member of Sage Brush Painters and was well known for her love of painting, gardening and loved trading Irises with her friends. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Apache, Oklahoma. While living in Canadian she attended the Church of Christ with her family. Ethel was proud to be from Oklahoma and was known for her independence; she was able to stay in her home until she went into Hospice. She recently told family members “she didn’t get to be 104 by listening to anybody.” Mrs. Adcock was also preceded in death by bothers Paul and Jack Hunnicutt and sisters Ruth Marks and Metra Chilton.

Survivors include brother Gene Hunnicutt of Rantoul, IL. 1 Son, Wyman Prater and wife Kelly of Canadian. 1 Daughter Darla Jean Prater Stimson and husband Stan of Miami, FL. 6 Grandchildren: Andy Richardson, Shannon Prater, Kyle Prater, Gary Prater, Jennifer Mills and husband Luke, Heath Prater and wife Nikki. 9 Great Grandchildren: Kayla Prater, Evan Prater, Bailey Prater, Tanner Schafer, MadiCinn Prater, Tripp Mills, Sophia Mills, Blaze Mills and Hank Prater.

Memorials may be given to Canadian River Art Center, 312 Main, Canadian, TX 79014 or Hemphill County Hospice, 1020 S. 4th, Canadian, TX 79014.

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Mary Marion Soya

Marion Soya, 80, of Amarillo died Friday, January 6, 2017.

Private Services will be held. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia, Amarillo, Texas 79110.

Marion was born February 9, 1936 in New York City, NY to James and Jean Byrnes. She received an Associate’s degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology and designed patterns for dresses that were sold at Lord & Taylor. She married Donald Soya in Queens, NY in 1958. They lived in Hazlet, NJ for more than thirty years. She also worked for the state of New Jersey for eighteen years and was the director of the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Toy Drive for many years. She and Donald enjoyed traveling together and their travels took them to six continents and on nine cruises. In her spare time she also enjoyed oil painting.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Marion is survived by her husband, Donald of Amarillo; two daughters, Celeste Libbin and husband Thomas of Amarillo, and Heather Rehn and husband Carl of Piscataway, NJ; one son, Dr. Gary Soya and wife Susan of Amarillo; and seven grandchildren, Alek and Ryan Libbin, Carl and Nicholas Rehn, Mary Beth Soya, Daniel Soya, and Kyle Soya.

The family suggests memorials be to Ronald McDonald House, 1501 Streit Dr., Amarillo, TX 79106.

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Bob Lamb

Bobbie “Bob” Bruce Lamb, age 86, passed away in Amarillo on Sunday, January 8, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Holt Community Cemetery in Spearman. Cremation was by Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel, 2800 S. Osage St. Amarillo, Texas.

Bob was born on November 18, 1930 in Spearman, to Jake and Blanche Lamb. He was the youngest of six children. Bob served in the United States Marine Corps and was a life-long rancher who worked in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado.

Bob is survived by his wife of 64 years, Noreen Sue Lamb of Pampa, his daughter Connie Jones and husband LH of Dublin, daughter Bobbie Gayle Wilson and husband Vernonne of Pampa, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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