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Bennie Dale Garman

Bennie-Garman-1462370483Bennie Dale Garman was born June 14, 1938 in Briscoe to Clarence Benjamin and Jamie Ruth Lemons Redding. She married Donald Duane Garman on November 2, 1958 in Quitaque and together they resided in Clarendon since that time. Bennie was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Clarendon.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY – her parents; her husband, Duane, on January 26, 2016.

SURVIVORS – her daughter, Connie Debord and husband Scott of Amarillo; her son, Donny Garman and wife Barbara of Georgetown; 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren.

GRAVESIDE SERVICES – 2:00 PM Friday, May 6, 2016 at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon with Rev. Kirk Watson officiating.

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Doyle Ray Littlefield

Doyle-Littlefield-1462870970Doyle was born March 2, 1933 in Wise County to Bill and Ruth Alexander Littlefield. He married Cora Vanell James on January 24, 1954 in Groom. He was a lifetime resident of Donley County, a Pantex retiree, and a Rancher. There were three things hear dearly loved, God our Father, His Family, and His Place. He was a faithful husband, a dedicated Daddy, and a Pretty Pa-Pa.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY – His wife on October 21, 2010; and his Parents.

SURVIVORS – his son, Ricky Littlefield and wife Daphne of Sharon, Oklahoma; 3 daughters, Tallene Owen and husband George of Amarillo, Vanell Stevenson and husband Jim of Alanreed, and Betty Watson and husband Larry of Washburn; 2 brothers Duane Littlefield and wife Roberta of Amarillo, and Kenneth Littlefield and wife Vickie of Vigo Park, Tx; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.

SERVICES – 2:00 PM Wednesday, May 11, 2016 in the Clarendon Church of Christ with Chris Moore and Sam Line, officiating.

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Geneva Catherine Hill

Geneva-Hill-1462791735Geneva was born March 19, 1943 in Newlin to Guy William and Evelyn Tobin Murphy. She married Billy R. Hill, Sr. on April 23, 1985 in Clarendon. She had been a resident of Clarendon most of her life. She had worked for several years at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene as the assistant to the athletic director, John Morrow Drilling in Clarendon, and for Dr. Dehyle at the Clarendon Vet Hospital prior to her retirement. She was a member of the VFW Auxillary and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clarendon.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY – her parents; a son, Billy R. Hill, Jr.; a daughter, Theresa Cummins; 2 brothers, Guy and Robert; and 3 sisters, Susie, Frances, and Norma.

SURVIVORS- her husband, Bill Hill of Clarendon; a son, Dennis Hill and wife Lori of Dallas; a daughter, Melissa McClain and husband Danny of Amarillo; 3 sisters, Ellen Cooley of Amarillo, Nadine Cortner of Overland Park, Kansas, and Velma Byrd of Clarendon; 6 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.

SERVICES – Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Monday, May 9, 2016 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clarendon. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am Tuesday in the Church with Rev. Arokia Raj Samala, as the celebrant.

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William “Bill” Otto Mooring

William-Bill-Mooring-1463133807Bill was born October 19, 1925 in Donley County to Edward Wallace and Goldie Estella Mooring. He married Nova Lee Barker on January 10, 1947 in Clarendon. Bill was a life-long resident of the Clarendon area in Donley county. He farmed for nearly all his life, and had a special love for the land which he called home in Donley county. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He suffered a serious illness during the war, and did not get to finish his enlistment. Bill was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed fishing, playing golf, and in his younger days was a good baseball player. He will be remembered for his inner spirit and his strength to take whatever life dealt and go forward with a positive attitude. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Clarendon.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY – his parents; his wife, on April 27, 2013; 3 brothers, Herman, Bonnie Joe, and Arlis; and 2 sisters, Juanita Dickenson and Naoma Spann.

SURVIVORS- 2 sons, Don Mooring and wife Kelli of Canyon, and David Mooring and wife Charlotte of New Braunfels; a sister, Genella Eads and husband Jack of Clarendon; 4 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild.

GRAVESIDE SERVICES – 2:00 PM Monday, May 16, 2016 in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon with Rev. Thacker Haynes, officiating.

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Zoila McLaughlin

Zoila-Mclaughlin-1463501605Zoila was born January 8, 1971 in McAllen to Margarito and Vela Maldonado Reyes. She married William Stanley McLaughlin on October 16, 1988 in Memphis. She had been a resident of Borger for over 20 years and was a loving and proud mother.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY – her father; her grandparents; and several uncles.

SURVIVORS – her husband, William McLaughlin of Borger; her mother, Vela Reyes of Claude; a son, Johnathon McLaughlin and girlfriend Ashley Garcia of Borger; a daughter, Macy McLaughlin of Borger; brother, Michael Reyes and wife Vanessa of Hereford; sister, Jennifer Weaver and husband Lawerance of Charlotte; and several aunts and uncles.

SERVICES – Rosary will be said at 7:00 pm Thursday, May 19, 2016 in the Robertson Funeral Directors Heritage Chapel in Memphis. Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 PM Friday, May 20, 2016 in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Memphis with Rev. David Contreras as the celebrant.

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Lloyd Douglas Shelton

Loyd-Douglas-Shelton-1463400493Douglas was born June 28, 1931 in Clarendon to Loyd and Verue Leathers Shelton. He married Phyllis Abernethy on October 4, 1985 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He graduated with a bachelors degree from Texas Tech University. He had been a lifetime resident of Clarendon was a rancher all of his life. He was a member of the Panhandle Livestock, Clarendon Outdoor Entertainment Association, Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers, and the First Baptist Church in Clarendon.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY – his parents; and his wife, on July 10, 2007.

SURVIVORS- 2 sons, Stan Shelton and wife Melanie and Ken Shelton and wife Theresa all of Clarendon; 2 step sons, Dewey Ford of Virginia and Chris Ford of Clarendon; a sister, Sandra McCullough of Katy; 5 grandchildren, Shanna Shelton of Grandbury, Derrick Shelton of Borger, Audrey Shelton of Stephenville, Haley Shelton and husband Taylor of Amarillo, and Raylyn Shelton of Clarendon; and 5 step grandchildren.

MEMORIALS- The family request memorials be sent to Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department or Donley County Senior Citizens in Clarendon.

GRAVESIDE SERVICES – 2:00 PM Wednesday, May 18, 2016 in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon with Rev. Lance Wood, officiating.

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Kenneth Oliver Gossett

Kenneth-Gossett-1463675395Kenneth was born September 25, 1939 in Pampa, Texas to Raymond and Chrestella Gossett. He married Barbara Maria Drubin.

SERVICES – 10:30 AM on Saturday, May 21, 2016 in the Robertson Funeral Directors Route 66 Chapel in McLean with Lynn Camp, officiating.

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Joanne Christal Word

Joanne-Word-1464013232Joanne Christal Word, 80, of Amarillo went Home to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning, May 18th. Mrs. Word was born on September 7, 1935 in Lelia Lake, Texas to William “Billie” and Gertrude Christal. Following graduation from high school, she attended West Texas State University and married Millard L. Word. The couple had four children and traveled extensively, having lived abroad in Japan with the Navy until Millard’s untimely death in 1966. She then moved the family to Canyon and completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Education at WT. She also received the Kodaly Certification of Music. She taught Elementary music for over 30 years in Amarillo, and always loved getting to pass the gift of music along to others. She was a member of the Canyon City Chapter #105 of Eastern Star and served as Worthy Matron, Secretary and Musician. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the National Education Association and Texas Music Educators Association. She retired in 2000. Her biggest joy was the special relationships she held with family and friends along life’s journey. She loved getting to piece together beautiful quilts to give to others. But most of all, she loved sharing her faith with everyone she came in contact with. She genuinely shared her love for the Lord and His faithfulness, even through the many physical trials she endured. She will be greatly missed, but all of us here rejoice for the reunions that are now taking place for her. The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the nurses and staff at Craig Methodist Senior Living for the wonderful care and friendships forged during the time in which “Jan” was a resident.

Mrs. Word was preceded in death by her husband, Lieutenant Commander Millard L. “Bumpy” Word, her parents, Judge William R. Christal and Thelma Gertrude Christal, her son, William Timothy Word, and grandson Zachary Ty Word.

Mrs. Word is survived by one sister, Janiece Kuhrau, of Seattle Washington; two sons, David Word and wife Lynne of Olathe, Kansas and Mike Word and wife Susan of Clarendon, Texas; one daughter, Kimberly Miller and husband David of Amarillo; 9 grandchildren: Sarah Roberts and husband Jonathan, Rachel Word, Brandon Word and wife Valerie, Cameron Word, Tiffany Castillo and husband Ursulo, Tyler Word, Erin Word, Trey Miller and wife Rachel, and Matthew Miller. She is also survived by 9 great-grandchildren: Gavin Word, Julian Word, Raelyn Word, Aiden Word, Jonas Word, Imri Castillo and Abigail Castillo, Andrew Word, and Avi Word. Mrs. Word was also blessed with many wonderful nieces and nephews and dear friends.

The family will receive visitors at Robertson Funeral Directors in Clarendon on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Another visitation is scheduled for Friday, May 27, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, located at 2800 Paramount Boulevard in Amarillo.

Funeral services for Joanne Christal Word, 80, of Amarillo will be held Saturday, May 28th at 10:00 in the Hillside Christian Church West Campus Chapel, 6100 S. Soncy Road in Amarillo.

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Samuel Scott Shaffer

_AllObitsLogo300Samuel Scott Shaffer was born June 4, 1970 in Amarillo to Kenneth and Linda Thomason Shaffer. He had lived in Shamrock for most of his life. Scott graduated from Shamrock High School in 1988 where he played football in Jr. High and High School. He graduated from Wayland Baptist University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Scott volunteered with Christian Builders and Texas Baptist Men. He was a truck driver and attended Cornerstone Church in Wheeler.
Scott was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors: Mother – Linda Shaffer – Shamrock
1 Son – Samuel Shae Shaffer – Shamrock
2 Brothers – Patrick Shaffer & Pamela – Midland
Mark Shaffer & Lori – Amarillo
Several nieces and nephews

Graveside service will be Friday May 27, 2016 at 11:00 AM in Shamrock Cemetery, Shamrock, with Rev. Jeff Messer, officiating.

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Tidus Ace Simikian

Tidus-Simikian-1464549613Tidus was born April 19, 2016 to Lela Hendricks and Armen Simikian. He was baptized & ordained as a saint by the Chaplain at Cooks Childrens Hospital. He was a fighter and is at peace now.

SURVIVORS- his parents, Lela Hendricks and Armen Simikian of Shamrock; his grandparents, Koko and Katherine Simikian of Shamrock.; 2 sisters, Diane Simikian and Aubrey Simikian both of Shamrock; and several aunts and uncles.

SERVICES – 2:00 PM on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 in the First Baptist Church in Shamrock with James Henderson, officiating.

INTERMENT – Private burial will be in Shamrock Cemetery in Shamrock.

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