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Jerome Henry Hodges

670_memorial (1)Henry was born Sept. 1, 1946, and passed away on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 2:07 a.m. after a lengthy illness. He joined the Navy during the Vietnam War. He was statioined aboard the USS Oriskany in the Gulf of Tonkin and the Serbic Bay. He received the Bronze Star, two Vietnam Service medals, and the Good Conduct medal.

After returning home from the service, he was a meat cutter for 35 years. He was a member of Valle de Oro Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerome Henry Hodges Sr. and Vivian Nadine Caruth Hodges; and two nephews and a niece, James, Jamie Lynn and Darla Carole Suzette.

Survivors include two sisters, Carole Scales of Amarillo and Paula Di Benedetto of Quincey, Fla.; three daughters, Kassandra Ane, Vanessa Diane and Kindra Dee; six grandchildren; three nephews, Richard Bell of Amarillo and Dax DiBenedetto and Lot DiBenedetto, both of Dallas; and a niece, Tina Southern of Canyon.

Chapel Service
Cox Funeral Home Benton Chapel
4180 Canyon Drive
Amarillo, TX 79109
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
11:00 a.m.

Burial Schedule

Llano Cemetery
Amarillo , TX

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David “Dave” Scott

2726428David “Dave” Scott, 63, longtime Hereford resident, died Monday, September 29, 2014, at his residence.

A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for 10:00 A.M., Thursday, October 2, 2014, at Trinity Fellowship with Pastor Wayne Kniffen officiating. Burial will follow in Elkhart Cemetery in Elkhart, Kansas, that afternoon at 4:00 P.M. Services are under the direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home, 411 E. 6th Street, Hereford.

Dave was born on September 21, 1951, in Flagler, CO, to Max Neil and Marjorie Fern (Beck) Scott. He was a 1969 graduate of Flagler, Colorado high school. He and Patty were married in Flagler, CO, on June 3, 1973. They moved to Hereford that same year. He was a self-employed truck driver for over 40 years. Dave was an avid sports fan. He watched ESPN; but he not only loved watching sports, he participated in them as well, baseball, basketball, and golf. He always had ‘candy handy’ in his pocket to give to all of the kids at church. He was a very sociable person and he loved people.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law, Alvin Kasten; and one sister-in-law, Linda Laubenstein.

He is survived by his wife Patty of the home; 3 brothers, Bill Scott and wife Linda of Colorado Springs, CO, Tom Scott and wife Annette and Ron Scott all of Elkhart, KS; his mother-in-law, Bernice Kasten of Flagler, CO; 1 brother-in-law, Bob Kasten and wife Wanda of Flagler, CO; 2 sisters-in-law, Lori McCaffrey and husband Dan of Seibert, CO and Mary Allacher and husband Scott of Flagler, CO; 10 nephews and 4 nieces.

The family suggest memorials to Samaritan Hospice “Volunteer” Program, 426 N. Main Street, Suite E, Hereford, Texas 79045.

Express your condolences to the family and sign the Dave’s Guestbook at www.herefordheritagefh.com.

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Amalia Suarez Contreras

2725604Amalia Suarez Contreras, 80, died Sunday, September 28, 2014 at King’s Manor Methodist Retirement Home – West Gate, and has gone to be with her Lord.

A Rosary is scheduled for 6:30 pm, Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Hereford Heritage Funeral Home, Chapel of Memories, 411 E 6th Street.

A Mass of Resurrection Burial Service is scheduled for 10:00 am, Wednesday, October 1, 2014 a San Jose Catholic Church with Msgr. Joe Bixenman, Parish Priest officiating as Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home.

Amalia was born December 31, 1933 in Runge, Texas, to Sostenes and Francisca (Gonzalez) Suarez. She married Juan Contreras in 1957 in Hereford. Amalia lived in Edinburg, TX most of her life. She moved to Hereford in 2006 from Edinburg. She loved her family and spending time with them. She was a VERY hard worker. She loved to listen to music and she also loved to sing. She used to get together with her sisters and nieces, just to listen to old songs and sing along with them. She was a very loving and easy going person. Amalia was a Catholic by faith, a homemaker, owner/operator of her own Grocery Store and the best mother to her only son, Miguel.

Amalia was preceded in death by her parents, husband Juan Contreras in 1986; 1 daughter, Juanita Alonzo; 5 brothers, Antonio, Jasinto, Sabino, Manuel and Daniel Suarez; 3 sisters, Guadalupe Rangel, Maria Moya and Cruz Garza.

Survivors include 1 son, Miguel “Mike” Alonzo and wife Angie of Hereford; 1 sister, Delia Lopez of Edinburg, TX; 3 grandchildren, Gabriel Alonzo, Isaac Alonzo, Michelle Valdez; and 7 great grandchildren, Charisma, Kaida, Taylor, Keena, Michael, Kaylee, Oshyn and Bailey Alonzo.

The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, address of choice.

Express your condolences and sign the online guest book for Amalia at www.herefordheritagefh.com.

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Victor Cobos Sr.

53807_memorialVictor Cobos Sr., 85 of Dumas, passed away on Saturday, September 27, 2014. The Rosary will be recited on Tuesday at 7 o’clock in the evening at Morrison Memorial Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be held at 3 o;clock in the afternoon on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Father Gabriel Garcia as celebrant. Interment will follow in Dumas Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.

Victor was born April 19, 1929 in Presidio, TX to Cruz Molinar and Ramona (Lujan) Cobos. He was united in marriage to Ester Valenzuela on April 19, 1948 in Monahans, TX. Victor was a hard working man that farmed for most of his life. He loved to fish, hunt, going to the casinos, but especially loved his grandchildren and spending time with Ester. He was a member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

Victor was preceded in death by his mother and father, a brother; Ben Cobos, a son; Joseph Anthony Cobos, and a grandson; Joe Bob Cobos.

He is survived by his wife Ester of the home; children: Victor Cobos, Jr. of Dumas, Raymund Cobos and wife Kim of Amarillo, TX, Mary Guevara and husband Fernando of Dumas, TX, Josie Torres and husband Ernesto of Amarillo, TX, Ramona Torres and husband Ruben of Fritch, TX, Sylvia Flores and husband Fernando, Robert Cobos and wife Annie, Lucy Gutierrez and husband Ralph all of Dumas, TX, Helen Gutierrez and husband Terry Pillers of Odessa, TX; a brother: Cerilo Cobos of Phoenix, AZ; and 157 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren with three on the way.

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Maurice Edward Powell

1422678_profile_picMaurice Edward Powell, 82, of Dimmitt, TX, died Friday, September 26, 2014 in Dimmitt, TX. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with James Jones, Pastor of 4th & Bedford Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, October 2, 2014 in Stacy Cemetery in Stacy, Texas.

Maurice was born on June 23, 1932 in Stacy, Texas to John Edward and Lillie Johnson Powell. He married Johnny Godfrey in 1951 in Dimmitt, Texas, she preceded him in death. He farmed and raised cattle in Castro County. His hobbies included watching football and most of all he loved his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 Brothers: Lloyd Powell, Clyde Powell, Charles Ray Powell, and Mike Powell, 3 Sisters: Marguerite Hemphill, Hazel Powell, and Jean Howard.

Survived by: Son: Terry Powell and wife, Julie of Johnson City, TN
3 Grandchildren: Ali Powell, Shannon Powell, Ashley Powell Echevarria
3 Great Grandchildren: Coen Powell, Tanner Powell, Zoe Echevarria

To sign the register book online go to www.colonialfuneralhome.org.

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Tracy Sims Robinson

2726591_wlppTracy Sims Robinson, age 47, died Sunday, September 28, 2014 in Childress.

Services will be at 10:00 AM Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Central Christian Church with Rev. Roger Simmons officiating . Burial will be in Childress Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at Johnson Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 6 to 8 PM.

Tracy was born on June 13, 1967 in Lubbock, TX to Tom L. and Judy (Ward) Sims. She graduated from Littlefield High School in Littlefield, TX.

Tracy’s biggest love in her life was her family, and she loved being a mother and attending as many of her children’s functions as she could. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, baking, and to go camping. She loved animals, especially her dogs.

Tracy also loved to attend family reunions, helping others, and sitting on her porch drinking coffee. She was a member of the Central Christian Church.

Tracy received wonderful care at the Harrington Cancer Center, and was especially grateful to Dr. Naderson and the nurses there. She also was very appreciative of the loving care she received in Childress from Dr. Caldwell and his nurse, Kimbra Love. The people of Childress, the We Can Care volunteers, and the T.L.Roach Unit family were very special to her, and she and her family appreciate all the love and care shown to them during her battle with cancer.

She was preceded in death by her father, Tom L. Sims.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to We Can Care.

Survivors include:

Husband – Mike Robinson, Childress, TX

3 Daughters – Missy Beck and husband Marty, Elk City, OK; Suzann Bell and husband Donnie, Miami, TX; Kaydi Robinson, Childress, TX

2 Sons – Elijah Robinson, Childress, TX; Joey Robinson, Childress, TX

Sister – Jamie Corliss and husband Shawn, Burleson, TX

Brother – John Sims and wife Kim, Midlothian, VA

Mother- Judy Sims of Childress, TX

3 Granddaughters
2 Great-Grandchildren
Numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends

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