Robert “Shorty” Turner

6627304_300x300_1He was born on March 31, 1932 in Floydada, Texas to Virgil Douglas and Josie Valree Turner. He attended public schools in Floydada and worked for his father’s trucking business after graduation. He later enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and was honorably discharged in 1955. He married Polly Louise Pritchett on December 14, 1957 in South Plains. They lived in Pampa and Lubbock early in their marriage and settled in Floydada in 1962, when he became a business partner in the automobile dealership City Auto, Inc. He maintained this position until his retirement in 2005.

He was preceded in death by his parents Virgil and Valree, his wife Louise, brothers Delmar (“Bud”) and Doyle, and brother-in-law Leroy Burns. He is survived by sister Loretta Burns of Floydada, brother Dorman Turner and wife Annette of Wimberly, sister Audeen Irwin and husband Sherman of Lubbock, brother Elton Turner and wife Sandra of Flagstaff, AZ, sister Margie Young and husband Travis of Floydada, and sister-in-law Dorothy Turner of Floydada.

He is also survived by four children and their spouses, Kelly Turner and wife Melinda of Lubbock, Karen Farris and husband Tom of Floydada, Susan Browning and husband Hollis of Waco, and Grant Turner and wife Lisa of Whiteface; grandchildren Alison and Avery Turner, T.K. Farris, Tamala Farris Reece and John Vincent Farris, Mason and Will Browning, Holley Aguilera and Robbie Robinett, and Landon, Halee, and Cooper Turner: and great-grandson Parker Smith.
He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and served as Quartermaster in the local chapter for many years. He was known to many in his local community for his quick wit, friendly disposition, and jokes, and loved to brag on his grandkids. He volunteered countless hours in various school booster organizations over the years.

The family would like to thank Berta Benitez and Priscilla Adams for their gracious care of our Dad.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Floydada with Pastor Tim Franks officiating. Graveside service will follow at the Floyd County Memorial Park in Floydada. Arrangements are under the direction of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

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Golden Nabors

_AllObitsLogo300Golden was born August 21, 1912 to Homer Steen and Madeline Selsor in Coal County, Oklahoma. She was a hard working women who was very independent. She was the greatest mother that her kids could have asked for. Golden was a good Christian woman.

She is preceded in death by her husband; Fred Nabors, her parents, her daughter; Nancy Craven and her twin brothers; Phil and Maurice Steen.

She is survived by her two sons; Cliffton Steen Nabors of Amarillo and Nathan Nabors of Slaton, 6 grandchildren and an unknown number of great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada. Interment to follow at the Floydada Cemetery. Arrangements are under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

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Patricia Kay Probasco

6690248_300x300_1Patty was born in Amarillo, Texas on November 24, 1954 to John and Juanita Welch. She married the love of her life, Mitch Probasco on February 7, 1992. Patty was an incredible role model not only to her family, but also to her community. She loved her church, First Baptist Church of Floydada, especially her Sunday School class and all of the wonderful ladies in it. Patty loved to cook and she had a gift for decorating. She also enjoyed woodworking and quilting.

Patty is survived by her husband Mitch, her sister Janet Welch of Mesquite, Texas, daughter Lyndi Hopper and husband RN of Petersburg, son Jordan Chaparro of King George, Virginia, son John Daniel Chaparro of San Diego, California and daughter Andi Moore and husband Randy of Post. Patty also leaves behind four grandchildren, Tucker Kidd, Alice Hopper, Carson Hopper, and Charli Moore.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday July 27, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Floydada with Brother Tim Franks and Brother Stephen Kelly officiating. Interment will follow at the Floyd County Memorial Park of Floydada. Arrangements are under the care of Moore Rose Funeral Home.

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Betty Fuller

_AllObitsLogo300Betty Fuller, age 93, passed away, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Funeral Service will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Floydada with Tim Franks officiating. Interment to follow at the Floyd County Memorial Park in Floydada. Arrangements are under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

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Donny L. Holden

_AllObitsLogo300He was born on December 3, 1975 in Lenwood, CA to Donny Holden and Linda Taylor. He married Amanda Williams on February 19, 1999 in Las Vegas, NV.

Donny was the former owner of Design Warehouse in Amarillo.

He was preceded in death by his father Donny Lee Holden of Searcy, Arkansas and Grandfather Jimmy Roberson of Wellington.

Survivors include his wife Amanda Holden of Amarillo; daughter Haven Holden of Amarillo; son Noah Holden of Amarillo; a step son Michael Murphy of Amarillo; mother Linda Taylor and her husband Joe of Wellington;2 brothers Chris Holden and wife Ashlee Holden of Amarillo and Brian Holden and wife Wendy Holden of Frisco and grandmother Dorothy Roberson of Wellington.

Services will be at Calvary Baptist Church Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 4:00 pm with Rev. Noah Downing, pastor officiating. Burial will be in North Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements are by Adams Funeral Home of Wellington.

Pallbearers Chris Holden, Brian Holden, Josh Roberson, Pat Roberson, Michael Murphy and Brandon Weber.

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Dorothy Parker

_AllObitsLogo300She was born on September 15, 1932 in Quail to Anson Carl “Skeet and Gwennie Lou Long Pendergrass. She married Johnnie Mearl Parker on January 26, 1950 in Lela Lake. He died in 2004.

Dorothy was a member of the Faith Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years.

Early on she worked at the Ritz Theater and Turner’s Cafe. Later she helped her husband on wheat harvest while also being a homemaker, mother and grandmother.

She was also preceded in death by parents, her son Johnnie Anson Parker in 2009, and a sister Melba Nunnelley.

Survivors include a son Cecil Neal Parker and wife Lisa of Wellington; daughter Vera Jean Ware and husband Eldred “Ed” Ware Jr of Sand Springs; daughter in law Sherron Parker of Odessa; sister Maude Minyard and husband J.B. of Pampa; brother Tommy Pendergrass and wife Jo of Bridgeport; 9 grandchildren David Parker, Scott Parker, Kabra Simmons, Joanie Needham, Amanda Raines, Samantha Foust, Codi Parker, Jason Ware and Eldred Ware; and 20 great grandchildren.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2016 at the Faith Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Huntress, retired Baptist minister officiating. Burial will be in Quail Cemetery. Arrangements are by Adams Funeral Home of Wellington.

Pallbearers are Eldred Ware, Jason Ware, Logan Foust, Sawyer Adams, Jeff Needham, Wesley Needham and Preston Needham.

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Billy Wayne Blades

3789507_fbsHe was born on November 25, 1936 in Quail, to Willy and Stella Wilder Blades. He married Asenath Thornton on October 31, 1958 in Wellington.
Bill was the retired owner and operator of Blade’s Construction and Roofing.

He was preceded in death by his son Tony “Bubba” Blades, 3 brothers and a sister.

Survivors include his wife Asenath Blades of Sulphur Springs; 2 sons Stoney Blades and Dustin Blades and his wife Amber both Sulphur Springs; 3 daughters Donna Albert and husband Steve, Shelly Hanna and husband Matthew, and Jaime Huddleston and husband Alan all of Sulphur Springs; 4 sisters Dorothy Roberson, Etta McDonald, Shirley Whitten, and Reta Thomas all of Wellington; a brother Dale Blades of Wellington; 16 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 2016 in Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Donna Albert, associate pastor of Color Blind Anointed Ministries of Como officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Adams Funeral Home of Wellington.

Pallbearers are Stoney Blades, Dustin Blades, Steve Albert, Matthew Hanna, Alan Huddleston, and Lonnie Duke.

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Roberto Granadoz, Sr.

_AllObitsLogo300He was born on April 16, 1945 in George West, to Jesus and Cecilia Rodriguez Granadoz. He married Maria Escobedo on May 23, 1981 in San Juan, TX.

Roberto came to Wellington in 1977 from Pharr. He was a Catholic and had worked at agricultural jobs like harvesting produce, in cotton gins, driving trucks and hoeing cotton.

He was a musician and had played in the band Leyenda.

Roberto was preceded in death by 2 sons, a daughter, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

He is survived by his wife Maria of Wellington; 3 sons Robert Granadoz and wife Sheila, Ricky Granadoz and wife Connie, and Ronnie Granadoz and wife Jennifer all of Wellington; 6 daughters Selma Villalon, Melinda Molina and husband Larry, Rita Granadoz and Marisol Granadoz all of Wellington. Maribel Lira and husband Benancio and Rebecca Guerrero and husband Juventino both of Wheeler; a sister Rosa Salinas of McAllen; 29 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

A funeral mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church with Fr. Joji Reddykonkala officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Adams Funeral Home of Wellington.

Pallbearers are Ricky Granadoz, Jr., Aaron Granadoz, Elijah Granadoz, Ray Villalon, Nathan Villalon, and Mark Mora.

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Martha Bernice “Mattie” Anglin Winton

3811217_fbsShe was born on January 10, 1921 in Stratford, OK., to S. T. and Mary Rushing Anglin. She married Curtis Anderson Winton on September 11, 1941 in Las Cruces, NM. He died in 1982.

She came with her family to Collingsworth County in 1926 and attended school at Abra and Dozier.

Mattie helped her husband at C.A.’s Shop, had worked at Collingsworth General Hospital, Collingsworth Public Library, Adams Funeral Home, Dr. Kumar’s Clinic, and was a Shaklee Distributor for many years.
She did volunteer work at the Collingsworth County Museum, her church and was also a homemaker.

Mattie was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; 3 brothers Everett, Henry and Hershel Anglin; 2 sisters Aliene Vandivere and Norma Jean Needham Parker.

She is survived by her son Curtis Robert “Bobby” Winton of Frisco; a daughter Linda Winton Martin and her husband Danny of Wellington; 4 grandsons Gary Lynn Winton and wife Sheila of Pampa, Stephen Winton of Rowlett, Gregg Martin and wife Krista of Amarillo and Brent Martin and wife Dee of Wellington; 10 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at the Church of Christ with Phil Collard, minister officiating. Burial will be in North Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements are by Adams Funeral Home of Wellington.

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Billye E. Owens

_AllObitsLogo300Billye was one of twin girls born April 24, 1923, in Celeste, Texas, to Olie Everett Dodson and Anna Ruth Hamilton Dodson. She was graduated from Quail High School in 1940. She and Gorman Owens, also of Quail, were married on September 4, 1941, in California.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 28,2016, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Gene Weinette, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Billye’s nephew, Larry Adams of Adams Funeral Home in Wellington, TX.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Billye was a full-time homemaker while her two children were small, beginning to work outside the home the children were older. Over the years, her work included managing Wellington Hardware, City Secretary for the City of Wellington, managing the Ritz Theater, and secretary for the County School Superintendent. In all of these, her greatest joy was working with her co-workers and the people of Wellington and Collingsworth County.

Billye was a member of First United Methodist Church, having joined the Methodist church as a child at Quail, Texas. In her lifetime, she served in many laity positions within the church and was a member of United Methodist Women and the choir. Her most cherished church time was working with youth for almost forty years as a Sunday school teacher and sponsor of the evening youth fellowships. She was dedicated to these young people and kept up with as many of them as she could over the years.

When Gorman passed away in 2003, Billye made the decision to move to Lewisville to live with her daughter and family. Since early 2013, she has been a resident of Vista Ridge Nursing Home in Lewisville, where she had a wide circle of friends and dearly loved caretakers.
Billye was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Gorman; her son Mark Wesley Owens; her twin sister Bennye Brisbin and her sister Barbara Beights.

She is survived by her daughter Aleta Irwin and husband Ray of Lewisville; granddaughters Bree Fehr of Amarillo and Kristi and Laura Irwin of Lewisville; great-grandchildren Marshall and Madelyn Fehr, Elex and Reece Walton; her sister Anna Beth Sherrod of Wellington; her brother Walter (Buddy) Dodson of Richardson and her brother in law Rev. Cletus Beights of Dallas. There are many surviving nieces and nephews and their families who were all special to Billye.

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