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Gary Dean Giles

Giles-Obit-Pic-233x300Gary Dean Giles, 68, of Amarillo, died Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Don Novak officiating. Burial will be in Boys Ranch Cemetery in Boys Ranch. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Gary was born June 30, 1945, in Amarillo to Andly and Florine Giles. He attended Amarillo High School. He also lived at Boys Ranch from 1957 to 1962. He was a member of Pleasant Valley Christian Church, Boys Ranch Alumni Association, and Tri-State Fair Committees.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Thomas Giles, Andy Giles, Helen Griffin and Annabelle Halsey.

Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Kay Giles of Spearman; and a half brother, E.L. Selby.

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Fredrick T. “T-Bone” Paschall

Paschall-Obit-Pic-293x300Fredrick T. “T-Bone” Paschall, 92, formerly of Borger, died Saturday, April 19, 2014.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Valleyview Church of the Nazarene in Amarillo with Pastor Larry Dunlap officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery between Borger and Fritch. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Paschall was born April 2, 1922, in Lakeview to Macon and Florence Paschall. He married Billie Delores Fowlkes in 1950.

He worked as a foreman for Southwestern Public Service for 36 years. He had lived at Canyonview Estates, where he attended Sunday services.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores, in 1971; four brothers, Raymond Paschall, M. W. Paschall, Jr., Gene Paschall and Alford Paschall; and three sisters, Rebecca Bruce, Pat Bryant and Betty Sue Scott.

Survivors include a son, Fred Paschall of Borger; a daughter, Nan Haworth and husband Mark of Amarillo; two sisters, Marie Mayhugh of Garland and Willie Murle Adams of Amarillo; four grandchildren, Fredrick L. Paschall, Carmen Stacy and husband Todd, Sunny Strickland and husband Cody and Cullen Haworth and wife Haley; and four great-grandchildren, Colton, Mya, Hudson and Adelyn.

In honor of the generous love and joy that “T-Bone” shared, the family suggests memorials be to Nazarene Child Sponsorship Fund, P.O. Box 843116, Kansas City, MO 64184-3116.

The family offers special thanks for the love and care shown by the staff and friends at Canyonview Estates.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the funeral home.

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Adelina Vidaurri Flores

173_Adelina_Vidaurri_FloresAdelina Vidaurri Flores, 64, went home with her Lord on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Cox Funeral Home Benton Chapel with Charlie Cox officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive.

Adelina was born Nov. 11, 1949, in Mathis to Ramon and Lilia Flores. She moved to Wilson as a child, where she spent her childhood. She moved to Amarillo in 1981.
Adelina devoted her life to caring for her family. She also worked as a nanny for many years. She was a talented baker. Her family will always cherish the memories they shared with her of dancing and going to casinos with her.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include three daughters, Adelina Albarran and husband Arturo, Anna Martinez and husband Ramon and Belinda Sena; a son, Paul Medina Jr., all of Amarillo; three sisters, Adelfa Calderon, Angelina Betancourt and husband Julian and Angelita Moya, all of Slaton; a brother, David Flores of Amarillo; 20 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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Dora Belle Strader

173_Dora_Belle_StraderDora Belle Strader, 79, died Friday, April 18, 2014.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Cox Funeral Home with Joe Kirkwood, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive.

Dora was born Oct. 27, 1934, in Amarillo to Glenn and Dora Setser. She was spent her life here in Amarillo. Dora married John “Johnnie” Milburn Strader Sr. on Feb. 20, 1950, in Albuquerque, N.M. He preceded her in death in 1988. She devoted her life to being a loving mother and a grandmother to her family. She was a caregiver to her family as well as many friends in need. Dora had a green thumb and was able to grow almost anything.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Johnnie Strader Sr.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Survivors include include two sons, John Milburn Strader Jr. and Glenn Mackie Strader and wife Eugenia; five daughters, Darlene Gowdy and husband Larry, Peggy Rorebeck and husband Clifton, Star Strader and companion David, Joni Hart and husband Dennis and Lisa Rambo and husband Sam, all of Amarillo; 19 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

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Keri Lee Larson

173_Keri_Lee_LarsonKeri Lee Larson, 25, died Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Celebration of life services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Trinity Fellowship West Auditorium with Charlie Cox officiating. Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive.

Keri was born July 2, 1988, in Amarillo to David and Leisa Larson. She was raised in Amarillo, where she graduated from Randall High School in 2006. She was attending Amarillo College as an art major. She was an incredibly talented artist, excelling in her drawings and paintings. Keri also loved to sing and play the guitar. She was a loving mother, sister, aunt, daughter and granddaughter. Her family would describe her as being very free-spirited and full of life. She was loved my many and will be missed greatly by her many friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her father, David Larson and grandfather, Don Honea.

Survivors include her mother, Leisa Kite and husband Chris; a son, Trevis Miller; a twin sister, Kayla Larson; a sister, Kami Kinzy; niece and nephew, Journi and Jaxon Larson; her grandmother, Carol Honea; great-grandfather, Clarence Seymour and great-grandmother, Betty Honea.

The family will receive guests following the memorial service at Friendz Bar and Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave.

The family suggest memorials be to Trevis Miller Memorial Fund at Amarillo National Ban

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Carolyn Jewel “Nana” Towe

173_Carolyn_Jewel_Nana_ToweCarolyn Jewel “Nana” Towe, 68, died Friday, April 18, 2014.

Celebration of life services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Grace Community Church with Bill Gehm, pastor, officiating and Ralph McClelland as eulogist. Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive.

Carolyn was born Aug. 17, 1945, in Sapulpa, Okla., to Kenneth and Grace Weaver. She moved to Amarillo as a child, where she graduated from Palo Duro High School in 1963. She married Alton Towe on June 10, 1995, in Amarillo. Carolyn devoted her life to raising her children and caring for her family. Most of all, she loved being Nana to her family. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards and her last-minute road trips with her best friend, Mary Jackson. Carol Towe and Mary Jackson were like day and night. You cannot have day without night or night without day. Her family will miss their midnight trips to Waffle House and eating at Cattleman’s.

She was preceded in death by her parents; best friend, Mary Jackson.

Survivors include her husband, Alton Towe of Amarillo; three sons, Paul Nicholson, Nathan Barton and wife Amy and Jason Barton, all of Amarillo; two daughters, Teresa Herrera and husband Phillip of Amarillo and Tonya Castillo and husband Sixto of California; a stepdaughter, Faye Morgan; a brother, Ralphie Doyle McClelland and wife Marla of Amarillo; extended children, Laura Wertz and husband Darryl, Shawn Leggett and husband Michael and Jerry Jackson, all of Amarillo; grandchildren, M.J., Jamie, Seis, Tate, Bennett, Dakota, Freya, Tyler, Katy, Peyton, Kambree, Coby, Remi, Grace, Cassie, Andrew, Kaycie, Megan, Mikenna, Colton, Justice, Kelsey, Kaylyn, Sharee, Jovaan, Kelby, Maddy, Jacob and Ella; great-grandchildren, Eli, Amari, Braeleigh, Zavian and Madi; a nephew, Mike and wife April; three grand nieces and nephew, Carly, Kyle and Sarah; and her sisters in Christ, Darlene Carroll and Maria Heath.

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Ed Harvell

thomas--harvell-obituaryEd Harvell, 65, of Canyon died Saturday, April 19, 2014. Funeral Services will be at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Coulter Road Chapel with Dr. G. A. Roach officiating. Burial will follow in Dreamland Cemetery.

Ed was born on November 20, 1948 in Big Spring, Texas to Thomas and Elsie Harvell. He graduated from Cahoma High School and served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam conflict. He attended West Texas State University where he got his degree in Music Education. Ed married Sharon Allen on August 13, 1970 in Canyon. Ed was a music educator in AISD for 10 years and was a member of the Amarillo Symphony where he played the bassoon. Ed was a member of the Randall County Sheriff Posse, Randall County Search and Rescue and loved to ride horses. Ed was an avid gardener and reader and loved the outdoors, but his greatest love was entertaining his grandchildren and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Ed is survived by his wife Sharon of the home; two sons, Jeff Harvell and wife Julie of Canyon and Jon Harvell and wife Aslihan of Plano; one brother, David Harvell of South Texas and five grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 5-7 pm. Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Coulter Road Chapel, 8310 S. Coulter.

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Bobbie Seideman

bobbie-seideman-obituaryBobbie Seideman, 83, of Amarillo died Friday, April 18, 2014. Rosary will be at 7:00 pm, Monday, April 21, 2014 at LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Coulter Road Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am., Tuesday April 22, 2014 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Scott Raef as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Bobbie was born on August 28, 1930 in Hale Center to Lotus and Alva Hancock. Bobbie married her husband Bill on September 2, 1946. She was a housewife where she took care of her family. She loved to paint and work in the garden. Bobbie also loved to travel to Southern Colorado to go trout fishing and her family has a reunion there every year. She also loved to cook for her family when they all got together. Bobbie was a sweet spirit that touched many lives and grew over the years to be known by most as “Grandmommy”. She is our angel in heaven and will be missed by her family and friends.

Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bill, a son Rick and a sister Corrine Leake.

She is survived by a son, Phillip Seideman and wife Theresa of Amarillo; a daughter, Melissa Stack and husband Steve of San Antonio; a sister Billie Jean West of Slaton; ten grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and one great grandchild on the way.

The family will be receiving friends at LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Coulter Road Chapel, 8310 S. Coulter from 6-7 pm on Monday, April 21, 2014.

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Jed W Humphrey

jed-humphrey-obituaryOn Monday, April 21, 2014, Jed W Humphrey was rescued and healed from cancer by his Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. To God Be The Glory!

Jed was born, along with his twin brother Jay, to Charles and LaNell Humphrey in Tyler, Texas on November 12, 1954. After growing up at First Baptist Church, Dallas, he graduated from South Garland High School. Receiving his degree from Oklahoma Baptist University, Jed pursued post graduate work at Criswell Bible College. Jed knew that God had called him to serve and minister in the area of church music with also having a strong knowledge of God’s Word.

After marrying Marsha Meek on March 31, 1979, Jed and Marsha ministered with the precious people of Lakeside Baptist Church, Dallas; First Baptist Church, Josephine; Meadowbrook Baptist Church, Gadsden, AL; Sardis Baptist Church, Sardis, AL; Sunnyvale First Baptist Church, Sunnyvale; and currently at South Georgia Baptist Church, Amarillo.

He is preceded in death by his father, Charles F Humphrey and his twin brother, Jay H Humphrey
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Marsha Meek Humphrey; daughters Meredith Humphrey, of Amarillo; Laurelyn Adams and husband Franklyn, of Dallas; Lindsay Booker and husband Matthew, of Amarillo; his mother, LaNell Humphrey, of Dallas; grandchildren Mark, Naomi, Anastasia and Blakely Booker, of Amarillo, and many loving family members. The family would like to express their appreciation to the Harrington Cancer Center and BSA Hospice for all their loving care and support.
The family will receive friends from 5:00pm – 7:00pm Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Schooler Funeral Home.

A Celebration of God’s Grace will be held Thursday April 24, 2014, at South Georgia Baptist Church, 5209 S Georgia, Amarillo, TX at 4:00pm, with Mike Martin and Dr. Kelly Warren officiating. The service will be preceded by an 11am burial at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia, Amarillo, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorials be made to South Georgia Baptist Church.

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Jay Conner Leib

generic 1114_memorialJay Conner Leib, 72 of Amarillo died Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Amarillo.

Memorial services were held Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Amarillo Center for Skilled Care. Arrangements were by Rector Funeral Home, 2800 S. Osage St.

Jay was born in Borger. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He worked as an auto mechanic for many years.

He is survived by 3 sons, Jay Carroll Leib of Alvarado, Christopher Leib Petsche of Amarillo and Scott combs of South Carolina; his mother Mary Ruth Leib of Amarillo; his sister, Gretchen Ekstrand of Amarillo and 2 grandchildren.

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Martha Louise Crabb

Crabb-Obit-Pic-233x300Martha Louise Crabb, 85, of Dumas, died Monday, April 14, 2014.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Dumas Cemetery with Darrell Wait, pastor of First Christian Church officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Martha was born Oct. 12, 1928, in Pampa, to Henry and Cora Lewis. She was active in the Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation, The Texas Historical Society and the Texas Archaeological Society.

Martha wrote a detailed, but easy to read book, “Over the Mountain”, a detailed history of the Lewis and Willis families from their arrival in the new world up to today. And, she also wrote the first and only history, as of this date, “All Affire to Fight”, a history of our family’s two Civil War 2nd Uncles in the 9th Texas Cavalry of Volunteers.

She was instrumental in starting the Window on the Plains Museum in Moore County, Dumas, and spent years making it a success.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Clarence “Jimmy” Crabb on Jan. 20, 2008.

Survivors include a son, “Chuck” James C. Crabb and his wife Janet; a grandson, James Aaron Crabb; and a brother, Delbert Lewis and wife Wanda; and many treasured nieces, nephews and cousins.

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Bruce Dean Harrison

Harrison-Obit-Photo-236x300Bruce Dean Harrison, 58, of Amarillo, died Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 21, 2014, in First Christian Church with Chris Thomas, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church Amarillo and Byron Williamson, director at Hidden Falls Ranch, officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Bruce was born Feb. 14, 1956, in Lubbock, the fourth of five children. He ended his struggle with pancreatic cancer at BSA Hospice in Amarillo, surrounded by family and friends.

Bruce was raised in Amarillo, where he graduated from Amarillo High School and attended Amarillo College. He worked in financial services management. Bruce served in his church, coached his children’s sports teams, and enjoyed supporting area non-profit organizations.

Bruce was a devoted and constant husband for 36 years and a loving father of three. He was generous and kind and humble beyond all else. He was first to be last and always ready to help. Because Bruce was a teacher at heart, he provided sound guidance and an example to those around him.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, Edward J. Harrison and Arlene Patricia Harrison; and a brother, Roger Harrison.

Survivors include his wife, Kim Harrison; two daughters, Sarah Hulsey and husband David Lee of Georgetown and Sawyer Hix and husband Jarett of Wayside; a son, Seth Harrison and fiancée Brooke Barton of Amarillo; two sisters, Pattian Harrison of Amarillo and Donna Patton of St. Louis; a brother, David Harrison of Aurora, Colo.; and three grandchildren, Dawson and Beck Hix and Lily Hulsey.

The family suggests memorials be to BSA Hospice, in care of Olivia’s Angels, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79107; Hidden Falls Ranch, P.O. Box 136, Wayside, TX 79094 (; or The Lustgarten Foundation for pancreatic cancer research, 1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714 (

A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

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