Norma Joy Barrow

Norma Joy Goodson was born on June 19, 1940 in Swisher County, Texas to Robert Newton & Inez Pearl (Payne) Goodson. Norma married Jackie Ray Barrow on June 28, 1959 at the First Baptist Church in Dalhart, Texas. Norma and Jackie had two children together a son, Gerry Barrow and a daughter, Beverly (Barrow) Robertson who passed away on December 1, 2003. After 44 years of marriage Norma’s husband, Jackie passed away the following year on September 13, 2004.

Norma started her working career at Dairy Cream and worked for the Dalhart School Cafeteria where she retired after working 23 years. When Kerrie, Gerry’s wife moved to Dalhart people would ask her who she belonged to, she would comment Gerry who belongs to Jack & Norma and most of the comments made were “Oh the mean old lunch lady!” Norma’s reputation was mean, but the people who really knew her, knew she had a heart of gold. Norma loved her family dearly and would have done anything for them. Norma thought her grandchildren and great-grandchildren hung the moon.

Norma is survived by her son, Gerry Barrow and his wife, Kerrie, her granddaughters- Brittany Barrow of Dalhart and Cassiopia Buchleiter and her husband, Brandon of Santa Fe, NM, her son in law, Michael Robertson of Owasso, OK, her great-grand children- Aaren Lloyd & Keilan Ray Barrow of Dalhart and Kara & Alana Buchleitler of Santa Fe, MN.

Norma is preceded in death both her parents, her husband, Jackie and her daughter, Beverly (Barrow) Robertson.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Dalhart, Texas.
Officiating will be Kurtis Abla, Youth Minister at First Baptist Church, Dalhart, Texas. Arrangements provided by Horizon Funeral Home, Dalhart, Texas.

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Charlie Vernan Venable

Vernon was born October 29, 1922 to C.T. and Lucy Venable, he was the youngest of five children. After serving in the Army Air Corp during World War II he married Miss Betty Gean Farner on August 23, 1947. Vernon was a Primitive Baptist minister serving churches in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico for 60 years. He had a lawn service in Clovis for 50 years as well.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years Gean of the home. Son Wayne of Clovis, NM; Daughter Susan Widner and husband Terry of Ft. Worth, TX; Daughter Julie McLeod and Husband Mack of Buffalo Gap, TX; 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Vernon is proceeded in death by his parents C.T. and Lucy Venable; brothers Ernest and Olan; sisters Hazel and Velma; daughter Carol Bolen and granddaughter Megan McLeod.

Pallbearers will be Paul Sacket, Chris Markin, David McLeod, Mack McLeod, Michael Widner and Terry Widner.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 10:00am at the Fairview Primitive Baptist Church (5th and Johnson) in Clovis, NM. Elders Ronnie Hedges and Steve Boldock will be officiating. Graveside services will follow at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens.

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Don L. Beard

Mr. Beard was born February 4, 1924 in Lowell, Arkansas to Oather and Onda Jones Beard. He was raised in the Lowell area, attending high school and graduating from Cave Springs High School, Cave Springs, Arkansas, in 1942. Immediately following graduation, Don joined the U. S. Navy, serving as an aviation machinist mate 2nd class from 1942-1946 in the Philippine Theatre.

Upon his discharge, he moved to Woodward, Oklahoma to work for Southwestern Bell. He met a local newspaper reporter, Betty Merydith, and they married on June 6, 1948, moving to Amarillo. In 1950, they returned to the ranch in Lipscomb County. They joined the Canadian United Methodist Church in 1969 where Don worked as Sunday school superintendent, and he and Betty sang in the choir.

Don served on the Lipscomb School Board for 20 years, and served as board president. He was the Democratic chairman and precinct chairman for 10 years.

They moved to Brownwood in 1985 where Don joined the VFW and the American Legion. As snowbirds, they traveled between Brownwood and the Lipscomb ranch. Don liked to cook steaks on the grill and grow tomatoes.

Don was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, in 2013; his parents; two sisters, Maxie David and Viva Kepler; two brothers, Dean Beard and Hollis Beard; and a nephew, David Mayfield.

Survivors include a daughter, Monica Beard of Brownwood; six nephews, Oather Mayfield, Guy Mayfield, and Mark Mayfield, all of Missouri, Donald B. David of New Jersey, Anthony Beard of Minnesota, and Michael Beard of South Carolina; and a sister-in-law, Ann Beard of Minnesota.

Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Lipscomb Cemetery with Rev. Lewis Holland, retired Methodist pastor, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.

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Magdalena S. McMordie

Magdalena was born January 27, 1931, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico to Alfonso and Rebeca Sanchez. She married Hobart B McMordie on March 31, 1973, in San Miguel, Mexico and they moved to Canadian in 1985. They moved to Amarillo in 1989. She was active and supported numerous civic organizations such as the Amarillo Symphony, Amarillo Botanical Gardens and TEXAS. She was also a long time, faithful member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hobart B McMordie; six sisters, Lucina, Odilia, Noemi, Rebeca, Eva and Esther Sanchez; and one brother, Alfonso Sanchez.

Magdalena is survived by one sister, Laura Sanchez-Nieto; one brother Arturo Sanchez and wife Laura; and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; and special friend, Patty Hernandez.

Rosary will be said at 6:00 pm today at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am Friday, March 3, 2017 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 4100 Coulter, with Bishop Patrick Zurek as celebrant and Rev. John Valdez as homilist. Burial will follow at 2:30 in Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery in Canadian. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia, Amarillo, Texas 79110.

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Ted W. Freeman, Jr.

Ted W. Freeman, Jr., 58, of Amarillo died on Friday, February 24, 2017. Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 on Friday, March 3, 207 at 2:00 pm in ADVO Companies, 5241 S. Washington Street. Arrangements are by LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 8310 S. Coulter Street.

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John H. “Hank” Kinzer

Hank was born on February 12, 1959 in Amarillo, Texas to Barnes and Juanita Kinzer. He grew up in Amarillo where he attended Caprock High School. He married Rose Ceniceros on May 19, 1998 in Amarillo. Hank worked as a utility operator at Pantex and he also was a farmer who loved to sit and look at his wheat fields. He was a generous man always willing to help those in need. He loved his family and will be remembered for the big teddy bear he was with children. Hank will be best remembered for believing and living the “Golden Rule.”

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rose; two brothers, Bill Kinzer and Alan Kinzer and wife Linda; a niece, Randi Ruiz and husband, Michael; three nephews, Josh Kinzer and wife Laura, Jeremiah Kinzer and wife Allegra and JohnB Kinzer and financee Tristian; great nephews, Michael Ruiz and Jacob Ruiz; great niece, Kenley Kinzer; a sister in law, Blanca Aguilar and husband John; and his “children”, Misty, Bones and Marley.

Services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, March 3, 2017 in LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Martin Road Chapel with Rev Brian Hesse of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Pampa, Texas. Arrangements are by LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 1505 Martin Road.

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Linda Brazille

Linda was born Nov. 3, 1941, in Amarillo to George and Thelma Johnson. She graduated from Amarillo High School in 1960. Linda married Bob Brazille on Dec. 30, 1965, in Amarillo. For the last 12 years, she worked as a home health caregiver. Linda was a member of Anna Street Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Bobby Lee and Ricky Dan Brazille; and a daughter, Sherry Lynn White.

Survivors include her husband, Bob Brazille, of Amarillo; two sons, Tommy Johnson and wife Debbie of Slaton and Kelly Brazille of Amarillo; three daughters, Terry Marie Brazille of Boston, MA, Lisa Slattery of Friendsville, Tenn. and Betty Carol Thurston and husband Jay of Amarillo; a brother, Sonny Johnson of Amarillo; a sister, Corkie Patterson of Henrietta; 16 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 3, 2017, in Anna Street Church of Christ with Gene Shelburne, minister, officiating. Burial will follow in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

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Frank Wyndel Fannin

Frank was born March 25, 1921, in Arlington to Jess Miller and Linnie Faye Fannin. He graduated from Truscott High School in 1939, where he played baseball and tennis.

He interrupted his early career with Santa Fe Railroad by enlisting in the Army in 1941, serving in the infantry during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1945, and returned to work for Santa Fe Railroad until his retirement in 1983.

Frank enjoyed sports, especially golf, football and baseball. He loved music and was an accomplished musician, playing the guitar and fiddle.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Chrystalene “Chrys” Fannin; two grandchildren, Camille Stoker and Chuck Stoker; a grandson, Hugh Potts; sisters, Dorothy, Mary and Linda Cochran, Wanda Venoska and Virginia Perea; and brothers, Thomas, Richard, William, Gene and Jack Cochran.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda Potts and husband Hugh, of Amarillo, Carole Fannin Stoker and husband Ray of Odessa and Pam Bonifield of Bartlesville, Okla.; a sister, Barbara Morrill of Redding, Calif.; four grandchildren, Randall Potts and wife Liz, Craig Stoker, Cathleen Briscoe and husband Adam, and Sam Bonifield and wife Sarah; great-grandchildren, Angela Harris and husband Cody, Aaron Potts and Austin Potts; and seven great-great-grandchildren, Baylee, Tate and Paxton Harris, Connor Briscoe, Ayden Crain, and Jordan and Blake Bonifield.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 3, 2017, in Memorial Park Cemetery with Greg Kinch, pastor of Southlawn Baptist Church officiating. Military rites are provided by DAV Chapter 26. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

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Wanda Posey Phillips

Wanda Posey Phillips was born in Memphis on May 10, 1924 to Quintus Erwin and Katie Lois Simmons Posey. She was a graduate of Memphis High School. Wanda married Ray Bruce Phillips on November 1, 1942 in Estelline. She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening especially her roses. She was an excellent seamstress, made clothing and decorative objects for her family. She crocheted many doilies, table cloths, and afghan throws for members of the family. She collected chickens and roosters in many forms of artwork. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren and hearing of all their ventures and delighted in all their photos.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY – her parents; her husband, R.B. on December 16, 1996; one son, Mark Bruce Phillips; a grandchild, Evan Meredith Kistner; a brother, Edward Edwin Posey; two sisters, Katie Vernell Crawley and Boncille Hastings.

SURVIVORS – two daughters, Katie Dianne Sweatt and husband Wayne of Memphis and Cecile Elaine Kistner of Houston; She was Minmie to the grandchildren: Gregory Wayne Sweatt and wife Jayne of Cochise, Arizona, Mark Bruce Sweatt of Memphis, and Justin-Phillips Kistner of Houston; She was GG to the great grandchildren: SPC Colton Sweatt of Fort Bliss, Texas, Preston Wayne Sweatt of Stephenville, and Katie Darlene Sweatt of Clarendon.

SERVICES – 2:00 PM Saturday, February 25, 2017 in the First Baptist Church in Memphis with Rev. Daniel Downey, officiating.

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Gary Don McWhorter

Gary Don McWhorter was born August 27,1944 in Memphis Texas to John and Evelyn McWhorter. He died at age 72 Tuesday February 21,2017 in Lubbock Texas surrounded by his loving family.

Gary was a graduate of Memphis High School in 1962. Enrolled in the Clarendon College LVN program & later went on to Amarillo College for his RN degree. Gary married Patricia Cole of Quanah Texas February 10,1965 soon after moving to Shamrock Texas where he was a lifelong resident and hard working much loved nurse for Shamrock & the surrounding communities.

He was preceded in death by his father,mother, sister Betty New, sister Johnnie Kay Bice, brother Joe David McWhorter & brother Frankie McWhorter.

Survivors include one brother Keithy McWhorter , his wife Patricia McWhorter, 4 daughters Cheryl McWhorter of Amarillo,Stephanie Smith and husband Doug of Lubbock,Leslie Castille and husband Tim of Orange, Kellie Alves and husband Perry of Vidor & one son Jason McWhorter of Amarillo. 8 grandsons Logan Smith,Tucker Smith,Tre’ Terry , Justin Sellers, Kris Castille,Caleb McWhorter,Perry Alves & Jason Don McWhorter. 3 granddaughters, Brandi Gutierrez, Laramie Alves & Shelbie Bowen. 5 great grandchildren Trent Smith, Gunner Smith, Aubree Gutierrez, Amberlee Gutierrez & Michael Bowen. Gary was a much loved husband, Daddy & Pappy to his whole family.

Celebration of life gathering will be Saturday February 25th at 11:00 am at Calvary Christian Fellowship Church 913 South Main in Shamrock.

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