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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Manuel Edgar Underwood

Manuel E. Underwood was born on July 17, 1933 in Idalou to Emory and Lula Belle Underwood. He graduated from Amarillo High School in 1951. Manuel married Donna Cator on May 15, 1971 in Polk Street United Methodist Church in Amarillo. He worked as a chief draftsman and senior geological technologist for Diamond Shamrock Oil and Gas for 35 years until his retirement. He was a gifted, self- taught artist where he painted portraits and landscapes. He also did caricatures of family and friends. Manuel was involved with United Way where he did a caricatures of the chairman of the board that was presented to him at the yearly banquet. He was a loyal member and teacher of Maverick Men’s Sunday School class at Polk Street for over 40 years. He enjoyed reciting poetry, playing golf and watching the Dallas Cowboys. He was a devoted husband and father who cherished family time.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Novia Weigum, Thelma Cain and Evelyn Reeves and three brothers, Lee Underwood, Emory Underwood and Bill Underwood.

Mr. Underwood is survived by his wife of 46 years, Donna; his children, Tamesha Nichole Owen and husband, Matt of Austin, Texas and Christopher Cole Underwood of Houston, Texas; two grandchildren Reese and Blake Owen; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 pm, on Friday, May 19, 2017 in Polk Street United Methodist Church Ware Chapel with Rev. Kevin Deckard, associate pastor, officiating. Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 8310 S. Coulter St.

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Richard Lee Goswick

Richard Lee Goswick, 63, of Amarillo died on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Memorial services will be Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10:00 am in LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Home, Coulter Road Chapel. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

Richard was born on July 20, 1953 in Aurora, Illinois to Donald and Paula Goswick. He grew up in Borger and worked at Chevron/Phillips retiring after 33 years. Richard enjoyed coin collecting, traveling and spending time with his family. He was an avid Arkansas Razorback, Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers fan. Richard will be deeply missed by all his family and friends.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Debbie Lewis.

Richard is survived by his wife Denise Goswick, of the home; a son, Mark Goswick and wife Krista of Amarillo; a daughter, Mandy Tate and husband Dustin of Amarillo; three sisters, Connie McCloskey and husband Mike of Canyon, Donna Chapmon and husband Bobby of Amarillo and Linda McFarland of Austin; four grandchildren, Ashley, Noah, Kinlee and Shaley and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Sourisomphone Ngonvongsa

Souri was born on September 2, 1968 in Laos to Sounlack and Khampraseuth Ngonvongsa. She was a hair stylist for over eighteen years working at Braxton Paul salon. Souri loved to go shopping, eating vanilla yogurt and listening to music and singing karaoke.

She is survived by two daughters, Jacquelyn and Evelyn Phommahaxay; her husband, Mathew Phommahaxay; her mother, Khampraseuth Ngonvongsa; three sisters; two brothers and numerous other family members.

Funeral Services will be at 1:00 pm, Saturday, May 20, 2017 at LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Coulter Road Chapel. Arrangements are by LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 8310 S. Coulter.

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