Jack Stater

Jack was born November 14, 1929 in Ottumwa, IA to Raymond and Ethel Stater. He married Nadine Truitt on December 31, 1947 in Ottumwa. They moved to Amarillo in 1982. He worked for BSA for twenty-seven years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and his sister, Gypsy Delano.

Jack is survived by his daughter, Tonya King and husband, Mark of Abernathy; his son, Lance Stater and wife, Kim of Amarillo; his brother, Carroll Stater and wife, Beverly of Amarillo; his grandson, Chad Stater; and his great granddaughter, Jayden Stater.

Graveside services will be 3:00 PM, May 12, 2017 at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home 4100 S. Georgia St.

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Doris Howard

Mrs. Howard was born September 2, 1932 on the family farm near Tulia to Oscar Gunkey and Jewel Newby Gunkey. Doris graduated from Tulia High School in 1951.

She is preceded in death by her husband Jimmy Howard in 1994; her parents and a sister, Geraldine Edwards, a brother, Leonard Gunkey.

Survivors include a son, Gary Howard of Amarillo; a grandson, Colten Howard; a brother-in-law Bill Edwards; a special niece, Jan Brzovskis; nephews Phillip Gunkey and Cathey of Tulia and Cecil Howard and Vickie of Canyon; and nieces Rhonda Howard and family of Broken Bow, OK and Debbie Genraich and husband Mel of Lubbock.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 in Brentwood Chapel, Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia, with Pastor Sammy O’Dell of Grace Communion International officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home.

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Linda Luciel Haas Rogers

Linda was born on June 23, 1944 in Phillips, Texas to Duane and Myrtle Haas. She married Charles Clifton Rogers on September 4, 1964. Linda worked in the oil and gas industry for over 40 years. She recently celebrated her 40th year in the Desk and Derrick Club of Amarillo. Linda enjoyed scrapbooking, painting, sewing, cake decorating and needle point. She was always known for being faithful, loving and strong. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Borger and Amarillo.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Linda is survived by her husband, Charles Rogers; two daughters, Shari Sue Rogers Duke and husband Joe, and Adrena Ann Rogers Moreno and husband James; one sister, Wanda Sue Haas Wiley and husband Kent; five grandchildren, Caitlin and John Duke, and Madison, Braden and Kayla Moreno; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Amarillo with Rev. Corky Holland officiating. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia.

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Charles D Hurst Sr.

CHARLES DOUGLAS HURST PASSEDAWAY ON MAY 7, 2017. HE WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 20, 1929. HE IS SURVIVED BYONE SON CHARLES DOUGLAS HURST JR. AND WIFE KIM. GRANDCHILDREN, HANNAH HURST AND DEREK HURST. BROTHER, CLIFFORD HURST AND FAMILY.
HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS WIFE MARY BORDEN HURST, AND BROTHERS LOUIS HURST AND GENE HURST SR.
HE WILL BE LAID TO REST AT MEMORIAL PARK MAUSOLEUM IN AMARILLO, TEXAS.

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Donald Williams Jr.

Donald was born on June 15, 1949 in Hazzard, Kentucky. Donald attended West High H.S. in Bakersfield, California, where he was a wrestler and participated in the drama club. He served in the United States Navy where he wrestled under the nickname “Ace”. Donald was a family man; who loved his grandchildren and enjoyed face timing with them. Donald’s hobbies included attending plays and collecting movies. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Donald Sr. and Veneda Williams and Brother, Bruce Williams.
He is survived by his sons, Jason and wife Mairi Williams and Lucas and wife Briget Williams all of Tacoma, Washington; a daughter, Jenna and husband Lee White of Burien, Washington; 2 sisters, Theressa and husband Kenneth Kennedy of Amarillo, Texas; Deborah and husband Frenchy Monier of Norwalk, California and 7 grandchildren McKenna, Aaron, Emmett, Henry, Pepper, Warren and Gavin.
Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery, Amarillo, TX.

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Archie “Art” Cookson

Mr. Cookson was born Aug. 27, 1929, in Pasadena, Calif. He served in the Army and was a prisoner in the Korean War for three years.

Survivors include a sister, Stephanie Tarkington; and a stepson, Rich Gammon.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today in Memorial Park Cemetery with Pastor Jerry Davey officiating. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40.

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Vivian Marie Woods

Vivian Marie Pond Woods, 88, formerly of Amarillo, died Saturday, May 13, 2017. She lived near family in Grapevine since 2014 due to health reasons. Vivian was born Feb. 8, 1929, in Gainesville to Wilford and Ola Mae Cook Pond. She married Jerry Lee Woods on March 4, 1949.She worked for the phone company in Gainesville until after their son was born. After the birth of their children, they moved to Paris, Texas, then to Denton and finally settle in Amarillo in 1964.

After her husband’s death, she worked for Sears as a phone operator and retired from there. Her hobbies included ceramics, needlecrafts and gardening.
She was a member of Saint Stephens United Methodist Church in the bridgebuilder’s class. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

She was predeceased by her husband, Jerry Lee Woods; a granddaughter; five brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Michael Woods and wife Lorelei Woods of Amarillo; a daughter, Gayle Huff and husband Gary of Shady Shores; three granddaughters; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40.

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Kathy James

Kathy was born in Albuquerque to Bob and Joyce James. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a kind, loving, wonderful person and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Her survivors include her children Richard Austin and wife Regina of Amarillo; Daughter Cheryl Austin of Austin; her parents Bob and Joyce James of Albuquerque; sisters Deana James of Albuquerque; Brenda Laminack and husband David of Oro Grande; Seven Grandchildren; Stetson, Ariel, Lauren, Lorie and Jordan Austin and Johnathan and Jennifer Dabelgott. Niece Samantha Lynch and husband Thomas of Liberty Township, Ohio and nephew Cody Strong of Alamogordo along with Six great nieces and nephews.

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Casey Dawn Unruh

Casey was born November 20, 1987 in Amarillo to Shawn Unruh and Cynthia Hough. She was a loving mother to her son, Teal.

Casey is survived by her son, Teal Wilson; her parents, Shawn Unruh and Cynthia Hough; a sister, Bonnie Sertuche and her grandfather, Wendel Short.

Graveside services will be Monday May 15, 2017 at
2pm at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 8310 S. Coulter.

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Thomas Joseph Gerber

Tom was born on September 18, 1936, in Nazareth, Texas to William and Frances Gerber. He lived, farmed and ranched in the Panhandle area, and retired from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice at Dalhart.

Mr. Gerber is survived by his children, Jean, Clay and wife Tera and Ryan, his children’s mother, Joyce, along with several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his siblings, Romilda, Don, Janice, Carolyn, Glenn, Sharon, Linda, and Kenneth, along with countless extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Billy, a son Karl, a daughter D’Anne, a granddaughter Madison, a grandson, Spencer, and a son-in-law Austin.

Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Saturday, May 20, 2017 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Umbarger, Texas, with Rev. Christopher Schwind officiating.Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 8310 S. Coulter Street.

A private burial will be held at a later date in Dalhart, Texas.

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