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Laurel Miller

855_memorialLaurel was born on December 12, 1926 in Lubbock to Dwight Moody and Blanche Smith. She was raised in Panhandle before moving to Amarillo, where she graduated from Amarillo HIgh School in 1944. She married Henry “Nick” MIller on September 6, 1946 in Amarillo. She devoted her life to caring for her husband and children. In her spare time, she enjoyed painting, and being outdoors, working crossword puzzles and reading. Most of all, she loved being “Gran” to her grandchildren. She and Nick have been devoted members of First Baptist Church since 1958.

She is survived by her husband, Nick MIller of Amarillo; 2 sons, Dale Miller and Richard MIller and wife Connie of Amarillo; daughter, Laurelee Oakley and husband Jay and sister, Carol Ann Mulkey and husband Rex, all of Amarillo; 5 grandchildren, Nick and Terri MIler of Houston, Jody and husband Brian SImpson of DImmitt, Lindsay Parsons and Leah Dawson and husband Rhett of Amarillo and 6 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Douglas Smith

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Robert Edgewood Lee

Lee-Robert-Obit-Photo-295x300Robert Edgewood Lee, 84, of Amarillo, departed, carrying on in spirit, Sunday, January 4th, 2015.

Services will be held Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, 2800 Paramount – Amarillo, Tx, followed by entombment with military honors at Llano Cemetery.

Robert was born November 21, 1930 in Tyler, Texas to Charles and Lula Lee. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, most notably serving in the Korean War arena and as an instructor at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Tx where he married Margaret Reeves and started a family.

After his military service, he became a civil service employee of the U.S. Government, retiring in 1995 from his work at Bell Helicopter where he was Chief Quality Assurance Manager. Through the years the family had progressed from Wichita Falls, Tx, to Tuba City, Az, to El Paso, Tx, then settling down in Amarillo in 1978.

In retirement, Robert and his wife, Margaret, enjoyed time at their vacation home in Southfork, Colorado and traveling. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, Jeep enthusiast and served as past President of the Amarillo Gun Club where he enjoyed skeet shooting. Robert was also a member of the Khiva Temple ( Amarillo ) and past member of the El Maida Temple ( El Paso ) as a Texas Mason.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Elizabeth Reeves Lee on January 23, 2005, and by brothers Charles Lee of Midlothian, Tx and Wayne Lee of Richardson, Tx, and also by his sister Hazel Catherine Lee.

He is survived by his daughter, Catherine Ruth Lee, of Canyon, Texas and his son, Robert Edward Lee, of Cedar Hill, Texas.

Memorial donations may be sent to: Shriners Hospitals for Children – Attn: Donations – 2900 Rocky Point Dr. – Tampa, FL 33607. ph 800-241-4438 web www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

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Joyce Reid

Reid-Obit-Pic-212x300Joyce Reid, 86, of Amarillo, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.

A celebration of life will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Tascosa Road Fellowship, 200 Tascosa Road with Pastor Jay Roberson officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Joyce was born Oct. 27, 1928, in Turkey to George and Carrie McKay. She married John Reid on Aug. 12, 1966, in Amarillo.

Joyce was an active member of Tascosa Road Fellowship in Amarillo. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She had a smile that would light up a room and was loved by everyone who met her. Joyce loved volunteering and serving others. She was a beautiful representation of Jesus here on earth.

She was preceded in death by her husband John Reid, a brother, James McKay, and a sister, Janice Russell.

Survivors include daughter, Sherlon Morris of Muleshoe, TX, son, Stephen Bockelman of Joplin, MO, son, Kevin Reid and wife, Rhonda of Amarillo, daughter, Susan Roberson and husband, Paul of Amarillo, and sister, Julia Mulanax-Dickey and husband Hollis of Amarillo; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be sent to Youth With A Mission Discovery Bay (YWAM DB), P.O. Box 989, Port Hadlock, WA, 98368

The family will receive visitors at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m.

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Janet Marie White

White-Janet-Obit-Pic-213x300Janet Marie White, 69, of Plano, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Boxwell Brothers Memorial Chapel in Dumas. Burial will follow at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

Janet was born July 11, 1945, in Amarillo, to Dudley and Ardelle Smith. Janet graduated high school from Channing. She married Otis White and they were the proud parents of a son and a daughter, Otis D. White of Denton, and Karissa White of Plano.

Janet enjoyed cooking, eating, gardening and her dogs. She had an extraordinary green thumb. Her greatest love besides her two children was spending time with her only grandchildren Grace and Owen White and watching their sporting events. There was never a doubt when she was at a Volleyball or Baseball Game.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters Francis and Carolyn, and husband Otis White.

Survivors include her daughter Karissa; her son, Otis; a daughter-in-law, Kimberly; grandchildren, Caroline Grace, Michael Owen White; and a niece Vicki McGinnis.

The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718; or the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256.

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Reda Maxine Houseman

Houseman-Obit-Pic-245x300Reda Maxine Houseman, 91, of Amarillo, died Monday, Jan.12, 2015.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Burial will follow at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Maxine was born May 8, 1923, in Wildorado to Ira and Mary Hutchens. She married Charles Houseman on Dec. 24, 1942, in Vega. The family made their home in Amarillo. They were proud parents of two sons and a daughter, Lewis Houseman of Amarillo, Chuck Houseman and wife Marti of Pampa and Reda Tipton and husband Jim of Amarillo, three grandchildren, Rodney Duffy and wife Sheranna of Oklahoma City, Kelli Heatley and husband Bryan of Amarillo, Amy Wills and husband Floyd of Amarillo, four great-grandchildren, Austin Duffy and wife Amanda, Ashley Duffy, Dallas Rose and Cole Davis. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and they loved their NaNaw very much. Most of all she loved her husband Charles of 72 years with all her heart. She loved to travel and her and Charles took many trips together, her most favorite places were the mountains of Colorado and New Mexico.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; her brother, Ira Mabe; her sister, Laverne; and her stepmother, Estelle Hutchens.

Survivors include her husband, Charles; sons, Lewis and Chuck; and daughter, Reda.

The family would like to thank BSA Hospice staff and the nurses and staff of Ussery-Roan Texas Veterans Nursing Home for the wonderful care they have provided.

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Clifford Bruce Barton

Barton-Obit-Pic-192x300Clifford Bruce Barton, 80, of Amarillo, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with the Rev. Joan Gaines officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Bruce was born April 16, 1934, in Henderson to Moody and Viola Barton. He married Deedie Guess on Feb. 16, 1952, in Clovis, NM. He and Deedie belonged to Curly Q’s Squaredancing Club. Clifford was a member of Coulter Road Baptist Church. He was a business agent for International Brotherhood of Sheetmetal Workers Local 432. Bruce enjoyed fishing, hunting, and an array of other hobbies.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Deedie Barton, on Sept. 23, 2014; and a sister, Gladys Tomlinson.

Survivors include a daughter, Teresa Phillips of Amarillo; a son, Alan Barton and wife Debra of Amarillo; two brothers, Porter Barton and wife Bobbie of Parumph, NV and Gary Barton of Kansas; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to a favorite charity.

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Dorothy Wilkerson Montgomery

Montgomery-Obit-PicDorothy Wilkerson Montgomery, 85, of Amarillo, died Sunday, January 11, 2015.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Mausoleum with Lance Herrington Officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Dorothy was born on May 4, 1929 in Childress to David (D.H.) and Bessie Lloyd Wilkerson. She married Joe Glenn Montgomery on September 7, 2005 in Laughlin, NV. She was a member of Paramount Baptist Church. She loved all of her children, stepchildren, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and they loved her unconditionally. She enjoyed cooking and always had a lending ear to each and every one of them. Most of all, she loved her husband with all of her heart.

She was preceded in death by five siblings and a granddaughter, Kellie Ann Carter.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Joe Glenn Montgomery of Amarillo; one son, Terry L. Cox and wife Bonnie of Pampa; stepson Larry Karlin and wife Wendy of Winterhaven, FL; six stepdaughters, Alicia Watson of Canyon Lake, TX, Sue Redman and husband Gary of Wesley Chapel, FL, Becky Watson and husband Dwight of Plainview, Madelene Chavez and husband Art, Sherrie Jacobson and husband Nick and Patricia Golden, all of Amarillo; one brother, Billy Wilkerson and wife Rosalee of Amarillo; two sisters, Catherine Hill of Childress and Earlene McCreary and husband Ed of Amarillo; grandsons, Brandon Ammons and Rick Mendoza; numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; and her special friend of many years, Pauline Heath.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the American Heart Association or Paramount Baptist Church.

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Nancy Fay Reece

2902280Nancy Fay Reece, 98, of Pampa, died Sunday, January 11, 2015, in Pampa.

Services will be at 10:00 AM Thursday, January 15, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Ran Loy, pastor, and John Curry, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Reece was born April 26, 1916 in Menard, Texas. She married C. B. Reece on Sept. 14, 1938 in Menard. He preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 2006. Fay worked as a secretary for the Big Lake ISD for 18 years before moving to Pampa in 1966. She then worked as the superintendent’s secretary for the Pampa ISD for 12 years, retiring in 1978.

Fay was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Winsome Sunday school class. She was a member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association, Big Lake Chapter #752 Order of the Eastern Star, Pampa Fine Arts Association, Pampa Art Club, and the Coronado Dance Club. Fay was an avid bridge player and enjoyed doing needlepoint. Fay was a sweet and positive lady who touched many lives in Pampa.

Survivors include three nephews, John Wilson of Tulsa, OK, Charles Wilson of George West, and Jim Oliver of Houston; and two nieces, Marilyn Seaman of and Patti Fox, both of Houston. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Nancy Wilson, and by a brother, Horace Wilson.

Memorials may be made to Pampa Senior Citizens Center, 500 W. Francis, Pampa, TX 79065 or Pampa Youth and Community Center, P. O. Box 1164, Pampa, TX 79066-1164.

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Cheryl Crisostomo

Gen BirdCheryl Crisostomo, 64, of Lefors, passed away January 10, 2015 in Lefors.

No services will be scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.

Cheryl was born on November 17, 1950 in Watsonville, CA. She was reared and attended schools in California. In 2007, she moved to Lefors to be closer to her family. Cheryl worked for Dyers Bar-B-Que for several years before her illness. In her spare time, she liked to sew, but most of all she enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren. Cheryl will be missed by her family and friends.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents Leroy and Margaret Maxine Bradley.

Survivors include a son, Dustin Crisostomo and wife Amber of Lefors; a sister, Toni Bradley of Lefors; two granddaughters, Alexis Crisostomo and Alyssa Crisostomo, both of Lefors; and by a grandson, Zachary Crisostomo of Lefors.

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J. Roland Bradshaw

generic flagJ. Roland Bradshaw, age 80, of Turkey, passed away, Sunday, January 11, 2015 in Lubbock. Memorial Service will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the Church of Christ in Turkey with Stewart Smith officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home.

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Mary June Cowley

56101_memorialMary June Cowley, 87, passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015.

A memorial service will be held 10 am Monday, January 12, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Panhandle under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle.

Mary was born June 10, 1927 in Panhandle to L.E. and Cleo Dell Held.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ben F. Cowley; son, Bennye Cowley; her parents and a brother, Emerald Lee Held.

She is survived by her sons, Bob Cowley and wife, Bonnie of Amarillo, Bill Cowley and wife, Jamie of Amarillo; daughter, Madell Garrett and husband, Kevin of Keller; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a sister, Luella Brodin and husband, Art of Colorado.

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Larry Don Lewis

56103_memorialLarry Don Lewis, 67, passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015.

Funeral service will be held 10 am Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Faith Covenant Church. Burial will follow in Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.

Larry was born January 15, 1947 in Phillips, Texas to William Herschel and Esther Bonnie Lewis. He was an avid golfer and fisherman. Nothing brought joy to his life like his grandkids. An all around athlete, Larry played basketball, baseball and football for Phillips. He continued playing basketball at Texas Tech University where he received his bachelor degree. Larry also proudly served in the Air National Guard.

He is preceded in death by his dad, Herschel Lewis and brother, David Glen Lewis.

Survivors include his wife, Gail of the home; sons, Clay Lewis and wife, Lisa of Middletown, NJ, Matt Lewis and wife, Amanda of Borger; mother, Esther Lewis of Borger; four grandchildren, Abby, Tatum, Owen and Collins.

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SHIRLEY ANN FIELDS

Shirley-Fields-1420991631SHIRLEY ANN FIELDS, 83 of Groom, died January 10 in Amarillo

FUNERAL SERVICES will be Tuesday, January 13th at 10:00 AM at the First Baptist Church in Groom. Pastors Andy Dietz and Byron Williamson will officiate. Burial will be at the Groom Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 South Georgia.

Shirley was born in Groom on October 31, 1931 to Irwin and Gladys Anglin. She married Billy Fields in Groom on June 5, 1948. The family made their home in the Grandview area where they farmed. She was a dedicated homemaker caring for the farm and family alike. She loved to paint, garden, travel and dolls; she was a talented artist and a member of the Brush and Palette Club for many years. Many member s of the family and the Groom community have her paintings. She got her love of gardening from her mother, Gladys who was always in her yard tending to her garden. Even after the death of Billy in 1999, Shirley continued to enjoy traveling and went on cruises with her family. She also enjoyed collecting dolls Shirley was also a long time member of the First Baptist Church in Groom where she served as organist until just a few years ago.

Shirley had many talents and passions; however the joy of her life was her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She followed all of their activities and would light up when the kids came to visit her.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her Husband Billy, two sisters, Joy Anglin and Yolanda Dye; two brothers, Donald and Kenneth Anglin and great granddaughter, Alice Jean Detten.

Shirley is survived by her sons, Billy Keith Fields and his wife Shirley Jean of Groom, Ronny Fields and his wife Linda of Groom and Barry Fields and his wife Carole of Pampa; and her daughter Debbie Ollinger and her husband Kelvin of Groom; her brother, Leon Anglin of San Antonio; eleven grandchildren, Shannon, Matthew, Kim, Roni, Stacy, Brenda, Stephanie, Dean, Chris, Doug and Lance; eighteen great Grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The family suggests that memorials be made to the Groom Ambulance Service Fund or the Billy Fields Scholarship Fund through the Amarillo Area Foundation.

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Bernice Arnold Doshier

Gen Cross sunsetSERVICE SCHEDULED
2:00 P.M., Saturday, January 17, 2015 – First Christian Church Sanctuary.

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Jack Kirby, Jr.

854_memorialJack was born November 7, 1924 in Clarita, OK. He grew up in Olustee, OK and graduated from Olustee High School. Under his dad’s apprenticeship, he became a well known and loved barber. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp July 5, 1943. He participated in the Pacific Theatre in Saipan, Tinian, and Okinawa and in the occupation of Japan and discharged January 21, 1946. Jack married Marie Sain August 1, 1946 and together they were the proud parents of son, Terry Kirby and daughter, Linda Kirby Branum.

June 9, 1979, he married Angelene Pickard. In this marriage he gained four stepsons, Jerry, Steve, Jimmy and Bobby Pickard. He and Angie had the privilege of assisting in raising Alex and Zachary Pickard. He was a loving husband, father, friend and grandpa. One of his greatest joys was taking family on lake trips, and he enjoyed fishing, boating and water skiing.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Angie; son, Terry Kirby; daughter, Linda Branum; 4 step sons, Jerry, Bobby, Jimmy and Steve Pickard; 20 grandchildren and many great and great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dorothy; brother, Gene; Infant daughter, Tanya Jan Kirby; nephew, Walter and granddaughter, Kelli.

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Charles Ray Dawson

851_memorialCharles Ray Dawson, 84, a long-time resident of Amarillo went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, January 10, 2015.

The family will receive visitors from 5:00-7:00 pm Monday, January 12th at Cox Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive in Amarillo. A service celebrating his life will be held Tuesday, January 13th at 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary at First Baptist Church of Amarillo with Dr. Howard Batson, Pastor, and Corky Holland, Minister to Senior Adults, officiating. A graveside service will follow at Llano Cemetery in Amarillo. Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home.

Charles was born January 2, 1931 to John and Dollie Dawson in Amarillo. He met Ruth LaVerne Woods at a FBC youth fellowship, their kids say she swept him off his feet and they married two years later on July 15, 1950. This year they would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

Charlie served during the Korean Conflict and was awarded Outstanding Trainee of his company. A few years ago he was blessed to be a part of an Honor Flight for veterans to Washington, DC. He retired from Jack Sisemore Traveland in 1993. He served as a deacon at First Baptist Church for many years. He was part of the first River Ministry group to go to Mexico and donated a fishing boat to be used for transportation across the river. He loved missions and went on numerous other trips during his life. He and his good friend Joe Tarver worked with Royal Ambassadors for 30 years. He volunteered with the Disaster Relief Team manning the CJ Humphrey Laundry Shower Unit. He was active in Heritage Choir and the Henry Brown Sunday School class. Charlie and Ruth loved leading the cooking team at Mountain High Camp for young adult head injury survivors in Red River, New Mexico. They attended camp for 20 years.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Reese Dawson and Darrell Dawson. He is survived by his wife Ruth, his sister Pat Clark of Temple, TX, his daughters Becky Davis and husband Danny of Amarillo, Melinda Frazer and husband Robert of Midlothian, TX, and son Terry Dawson and wife Cindy of New Braunfels, TX, grandchildren Jennifer Davis Maxwell and husband Aaron, Sarah Davis Clark and husband Peter, Joshua Davis, Morgan Frazer Hargrove and husband David, Berkley Frazer Beam and husband Isaac, Robert “Dawson” Frazer, Austin Frazer, and Jared Dawson, nine great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and last but definitely not least, Charlie and Ruth’s little schnauzer Barney.

The family would like to thank Interim Hospice for the wonderful care they have provided and the nursing staff at Plum Creek Healthcare Center. A special thank you to the staff at The Continental for providing an amazing lifestyle of support. The family requests memorials to Mountain High Foundation, Box 467, Winnsboro, TX 75494.

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Madonna Thomas Hartman

2900640_wlppMadonna Thomas Hartman age 89 of Wellington, died Friday, January 9, 2015.

Graveside services will be at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 11, 2015 in Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Harry Stallings, pastor of Faith Baptist Church officiating. Arrangements are by Adams Funeral Home.

Pall bearers are Tim Hartman, Lucas Hartman, Kevin Branum, Vance Killian, Brandon Holland, and Joe Ponder.

Madonna was born on November 22, 1925 in Armysburg, IN, to Nelson and Isabelle Coleman Thomas. She married J.C. Hartman on June 9, 1945 in Brooklyn, NY. He died in 2008.

She was also preceded in death by her son Ronnie Hartman, by a sister and a brother.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church. She loved writing poetry, songs, and enjoyed painting.

She is survived by her daughter Mitzie Killian and husband Gary of Dodson; a daughter in law Freida Hartman of Wellington; 2 sisters Maxine Wheeler of Universal, IN. and Virginia Eversall of Terre Haute, IN.; seven grandchildren Tim Hartman and Michelle, Leandra Branum and Kevin, Lucas Hartman and Tiffany, DeLanea Bronson and Eric, Keli Ponder and Joe, Mical Holland and Brandon, and Vance Killian and Kelli; 18 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

The family suggests that memorials be made to the Community Baptist Church, P.O. Box 100, Port Mansfield, TX 78598.

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WILLIAM ALBERT PAINTER

2901401WILLIAM ALBERT PAINTER, 98 – Services for William Albert Painter, 98,of Edmonson will be held 11:00 A.M.,Monday, January 12, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Edmonson, Texas with Dr. Travis Hart officiating. Burial will follow in the Plainview Memorial Park under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors. Visitation will be held 4:00-6:00 P.M. Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Kornerstone. Mr. Painter died Friday, January 9, 2015. He was born January 17, 1916 in Spanish Fort, Texas to Izie Mary and William Arthur Painter.He married Mittie Lee Dykes on February 2, 1940 in the home Albert built in Edmonson. He was a farmer and served on the board of directors for Farmers Gin and Farmers Home Administration. He was a member of and helped build Edmonson Baptist Church and served as deacon and usher for 25 years. He is survived by 2 daughters; Sharon Threadgill of Ft. Worth, TX and Donna Ware and her husband Larry of Spring Hill, TN; 2 sons, Alton Painter and his wife Kathy of Edmonson and Brian Painter of Edmonson; 10 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife and a grandson, Jeremy Painter. The family suggests memorials be sent to Area Community Hospice, 4300 Olton Rd.,Plainview, TX 79072 or Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P.O.Box 1890 Amarillo, TX 79174

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W. L. “Dub” Chambers

generic crossW. L. “Dub” Chambers was born on September 16, 1937 in Nocona, Texas to W. J. and Lucy Chambers.

He died on Saturday, January 10, 2015 in Perryton, Texas at the age of 77.

Memorial services will be on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 1:30 P.M. a the Community Worship Center with Rev. Tim Ramsey officiating. Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery.

He married Joy Brown on July 6, 1957 in Nocona, Texas.

He worked for Republic Supply 32 years. He was a great dad who was involved in his childrens and grandchildrens lives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Joy Chambers in 2003; son, David Chambers; sister, Velda Miles and brothers, Tommy Chambers and Glen Chambers.

He is survived by his daughter, Cindy Todd and her husband Terry of Austin; son, Darryl Chambers and his wife Kelly of Quito, Equador; daughter, Lesa Kemp and her husband Allen of Perryton; daughter in law, Jamie Chambers of Darrouzett; 18 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Memorial can be made to the Ranger Academic Enrichment Foundation – P.O. Box 179 – Perryton, Texas 79070.

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Joe Dale Wright

2901379Joe Dale Wright, 72, of Howardwick, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, in Howardwick.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Cremation and arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.

Mr. Wright was born on February 5, 1941 in Muskogee, Oklahoma and attended schools there. After high school, Joe enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served three tours in Vietnam and retired as a Master Sergeant with 23 years of service. Joe was a proud military man who loved his country.

Survivors include a son and two daughters.

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Patricia Jean Aveni

2900662_wlppJOINT GRAVESIDE SERVICES – for Mr. & Mrs. Aveni will be held at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo.

INURNMENT – Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo.

CREMATION & ARRANGEMENTS – Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Pat was born September 8, 1929 in Bedford, Pennsylvania to Blanche Turner. He married James Vincent Aveni on January 8, 1950 in Washington, DC. She obtained her RN degree through Pitt Central. She had been a resident of Amarillo since 1965 and worked for 30 years at Northwest Texas Hospital in the Pediatrics Unit prior to her retirement. After she retired she delivered flowers. She enjoyed traveling and traveled with her husband all over the world.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY – her mother; her husband; and a brother, David Turner.

SURVIVORS – a son, Jim Aveni and wife Rhonda of Clarendon; a nephew, Dr. Page DeLaney and wife Sherry of Bedford, PA and a niece Sandra DeLaney of Bedford, PA.

MEMORIALS- The family request memorials be sent to the Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department / PO Box 364 / Clarendon, Texas 79226.

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Irene Barth

2900576_wlppIrene Barth, age 88, walked into heaven on Thursday, January 8, 2015 surrounded by loved ones in Lubbock, Texas. She was born on June 5, 1926 in Wellington, Texas to the late Mason Jackson Lowe and Emma Eufala Miller. Irene was married to George Allison Barth for 38 years and resided in Shamrock, Texas (in the same house) for more than 50 years until she moved to Lubbock. While still in Shamrock, Irene was an active member of the United Methodist Church and was also very active in her community. She was best known for her beautifully painted ceramics—a real treasure to anyone fortunate enough to own a piece of her collection. Irene was a loving and compassionate wife, stepmother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend. Her love was a gift, and she brought joy to both family and friends. A celebration of her life and memory will be held at Robertson Funeral Funeral Directors, 311 N Wall Street in Shamrock, TX on Sunday, January 11th at 2pm. Burial will follow in Shamrock Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Robertson Funeral Directors of Shamrock.

Irene is preceded in death by her husband, George Allison Barth; her five sisters, Reddie Mae Lowe Snider, Jannie Lowe, Leitha Lowe Brownly, Novia Lowe Martin and Lorene Lowe Liner; her three brothers, Jim Lowe, Jack Lowe, and Billy Ray Lowe, and step grandson, Jerry Roles. Irene is survived by her nephew Mike Liner and his wife, Suzie Beck Liner; two step daughters, Joe Brogdon and Marilyn Klein; four step grandchildren and their families which include nine great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

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Dorothy Doris (Douglas) Green

2901199_wlppDorothy Doris (Douglas) Green, age 91, passed away on January 8, 2015.

Funeral services will be at 10 AM on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at First Baptist Church with Bill Cleveland and Kerry Wood officiating. Burial will follow in Childress Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held for 6 to 8 PM on Monday, January 12, 2015 at Johnson Funeral Home.

Dorothy Doris (Douglas) Green was born February 11, 1922 at Tell, Texas.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband – Floyd Green; her father – Franklin Pierce Douglas; her mother – Pearl Mae Johnson; a grandchild – Andi Wood; and three brothers – Roy Douglas, Dean Douglas and Harold Douglas.

Survivors include:

Daughter – Paula Cleveland and husband Bill, Bowie, TX
Daughter – Alane Martin, Olton, TX
Grand Child – Rhonda Clark and husband Barry, Granbury, TX
Grand Child – Pam Wood and husband Kent, Childress, TX
Grand Child – Sara Bayard, Granbury, TX
Grand Child – Roddy Huffaker and wife Dena, Abernathy, TX
Grand Child – Kari Bailey and husband A.C., Childress, TX
Great Grand Child – Melissa Dorr and husband Zeke, The Woodlands, TX
Great Grand Child – Macie Clark, Granbury, TX
Great Grand Child – Kyle Wood and wife Chelby, New Braunfels, TX
Great Grand Child – Kregg Wood and wife Jordan, Lawton, OK
Great Grand Child – Rowdy Huffaker, Abernathy, TX
Great Grand Child – Reece Huffaker, Abernathy, TX
Great Grand Child – Faith Seitz, Childress, TX
Great Great Grand Child – Grayson Wood, New Braunfels, TX
Great Great Grand Child – Clark Dorr, The Woodlands, TX

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Eleanor Mae Phillips

4bd4170c-b3a7-4de7-b8ba-95ed76de081eArrangements under the direction of Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors, Amarillo, TX.

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Ronald Dwayne Carter

gen crossInterment 10:00 A.M. At the Spur Memorial Cemetery followed by a 11:00 A.M.Celebration of Life Service at the First United Methodist Church

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Ikuko Arai Sliter

847_memorialMrs. Sliter was born in the spring of 1928 in Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, and adopted by Kutaro and Tomeno Arai. In her hometown of Sapporo, Mrs. Sliter attended and graduated from school there as she grew up in the extraordinary environment of their elite family restaurant. A large portion of her restaurant training was dedicated to the arts of entertainment, which encompassed Japanese dancing and singing, flower arrangements, tea ceremonies, and instrumental skills in both the samisen and koto, all of which immeasurable and innate talent was displayed. Additionally, Mrs. Sliter was a champion skier and a graceful ballroom dancer. With the ending of WWII, Mrs. Sliter embarked upon the beginning of a new life’s adventure, finding her way to Chitose Air Force Base where an American GI, William Sliter, caught her eye. Falling in love, they soon married and had three lovely and devoted daughters. Upon S/Sgt. Sliter’s reassignment to Perrin AFB in Sherman, Texas, Mrs. Sliter’s newly made American friends, unable to pronounce her given name, nicknamed her “Mickey”, a sweet remembrance of a name which clung to her for all of her life. It was also during this time that more than anything in the world, Mickey felt forever blessed to be taken under the wing of a very special elderly Christian woman who shared God’s love and blessings with her, resulting in Mickey’s dedication of her life to Christ. A further proud and joyful moment for Mickey was that after much studying, she finally became a United States citizen in 1961. Another reassignment landed the Sliters in Amarillo, where Mickey quickly became a member of the First Baptist Church. She was a lifelong devoted charter member of the International Bible Class, in which she was instrumental in starting.

Mickey loved people, but more than that, she loved God and witnessing His love to people. She was a very special person who knew no stranger, as the love through her Lord Jesus Christ connected her to everyone. She loved her family dearly and took the utmost delight as grandchildren started making an appearance in her life. Mickey was a remarkable wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Mickey had a great sense of humor, sharing her beautiful smile and infectious laughter with everyone she came across. A self-taught cook, her delicious meals were sought and fought over by all. Her creative streak showed in the many beautiful clothes she sewed and in the simple yet elegant flower arrangements made, especially enjoying her service in the church’s flower ministry. Although Mickey loved performing and sharing the arts from her native country of Japan, she equally enjoyed her newfound fun of American life with camping, fishing, barbecues, dominoes, 42, and pinochle, oft times staying up until the wee hours of the morning for the chance of another game or another place to fish . She was also an indiscriminate shopper, adoring her self-imposed role of personal shopper for her daughters and grandchildren. Mickey had an independent streak, surprisingly fearless in her adopted country as she passionately embraced all that life had to offer. Through her many examples, she led the way, teaching others to live as such also. Although passed from this earthly life, Mickey will live on in our hearts, through our memories and actions, as we continue on, celebrating her presence on earth and in our lives.

She is survived by her dear husband, William Sliter, her oldest daughter, Jane Rose of Austin with her husband Jamey and son Christian; her middle daughter, Shelby Jean Sillivent of Amarillo with husband Robert and son Devin Hinds of Houston; and her youngest daughter, June Sliter and daughter Jessica Jones, both of Amarillo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kutaro and Tomeno Arai, and her sister, Kuniko and brother-in-law

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Sheron Jean Riley

849_memorialSheron was born on December 23, 1939 in Vernon to Ben and Lydia “Pete” Burk. She was raised mostly in Amarillo, where she married Edward Riley on December 26, 1964. They celebrated their 50 year anniversary on December 26th. She devoted her life to caring for others and worked in home childcare most of her life. When she was able, she was an amazing quilter and had a great fascination in breeding and caring for birds. Most of all, Sheron loved her Lord and was devoted in her Christian faith. She was a very involved grandmother and cherished spending as much time as possible with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Edward Riley of Amarillo; 2 sons, Mitchell Wayne Justice and Amanda Sachs of Houston and Kent Duwayne Riley and wife Becky of Amarillo; 2 daughters, Natalie Howell and husband Coy of Lubbock and Kyda Riley of Amarillo; 12 grandchildren, Noble, Jeremy, Jacob, Christina, Madison, Kennedy, Riley, Nathan “Cole”, Kyleen, Ivette, Sarah Kate and Mikayla and 8 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her Parents and sister, Vicky Burton.

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Kimberly Marie Nadorozny

850_memorialKimberly Marie Nadorozny was born March 4, 2014, in Alpena, Mich., to Chris Nadorozny and Sarah Costa and passed away Jan. 6, 2015, at Northwest Texas Hospital. Kimberly was a very sweet baby and could always put a smile on anyones face. She was smart for her age, and always learning new things with a smile on her face.

Survivors include her parents, Chris Nadorozny and Sarah Costa, both of Amarillo; her paternal grandparents, Gordon and Tina Nadorozny of Amarillo; her maternal grandparents, Ramone Costa of Michigan and Susan Meade of Gaylord, Mich.; an aunt, Sarah Nadorozny of Amarillo; and an uncle, Corey Nadorozny of Louisiana.

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Mary Emma Woods

Woods-Obit-Pic-200x300Mary Emma Woods, 97, of McLean, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.

Services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in McLean Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in McLean. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mary was born Dec. 7, 1917, in McLean to Jim and Vera Back. She was valedictorian of McLean High School in 1935. She married A.J. Woods on Sept. 7, 1935, in McLean. He preceded her in death in 1994.

She also was preceded in death by a son, Wesley Wayne Woods in 2006; a brother, James David Back; and a sister, Mabel Rives.

Survivors include two sons, Dr. David L. Woods and wife Fern of McLean and Lt. Col. Ret. Donald E. Woods and wife Pia of Amarillo; five grandchildren, Rhonda Thornton, Teresa Eubank, Kyle Woods, Nopadon Woods and Noparat Woods.

The family suggests memorials be made to McLean-Alanreed Historical Museum, 116 N. Main St., McLea

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Paulyne Sable “Penny” Newman

2896523Paulyne Sable “Penny” Newman, 87, of Pampa, died January 8, 2015 in Amarillo.

Services will be at 11:00 AM Monday, January 12, 2015, at Mary Ellen & Harvester Church of Christ, with Keith Feerer, minister, officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Newman was born February 10, 1927 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended schools in Foyil, Oklahoma, and was a 1946 graduate of Phillips High School. She married J. R. Newman on December 5, 1954 in Clayton, New Mexico. He preceded her in death on May 23, 1995. Penny was a graduate of Amarillo College School of Nursing and was a licensed vocational nurse for the Kelley-Laycock Clinic for 15 years, and then for several Pampa hospitals for many years. She was a 50-year member of Mary Ellen & Harvester Church of Christ.

Penny was also preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Billie Sable; two brothers, Pat Sable and Gene Sable, and a granddaughter, Michelle Broussard.

Survivors include three daughters, Tamara Duncan and husband Rick of Bandera, Gloria Newman of Bedford, and Heidi Chronister of Pampa; a son, Kelley Newman and wife Martha of Fritch; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the High Plains Children’s Home, 11461 S. Western Street, Am

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Valente Madrid

gen skyValente Madrid, 79 of Dumas, passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015. Services are pending with Morrison Funeral Directors.

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Crescencio Mariscal Sr.

2894584_wlpp (1)Crescencio Mariscal Sr. (Chencho) 81, died January 6, 2015 in Amarillo, TX.

Prayer Vigil will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, January 9, 2015 at St. Anthony’s of Padua Catholic Church, Dalhart, Texas.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at St. Anthony’s of Padua Catholic Church, Dalhart, Texas.

Officiating – Fr. Joel Bugas, Pastor – St. Francis Xavier Church, Clayton, NM.

Chencho was born April 9, 1933 in Edcouch, TX to the late Maria Ramos and Miguel Mariscal. Chencho married Rosa Solis June 3, 1956 in Edcouch, and they both moves to Dalhart in 1971. Chencho worked as a farm hand for many years in the Dalhart area. Chencho attended St Anthony’s Catholic Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a friend to all. Chencho was a hard worker and he was always willing to lend a helping hand. He also enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Chencho remarried Celia Ochoa in 1996.

Crescencio is survived by his wife Celia Mariscal of Dalhart; son James and his wife Anita Mariscal of Dalhart; daughter Mary and her husband Gilbert Gallegoes of Amarillo; daughter Carmen and her husband Barney Basaldua of Dalhart ; daughter Rosa and her husband Johnny Cordova of Claude TX; son Junior and his wife Veronica of Dalhart and a step-daughter Gabriela Pastrana of Dalhart.
18 Grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Rosa Solis, a brother and two sisters, and a great grandson.

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Daniel Leland Roberson

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Funeral services will be at 2:00 a.m. Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Home Pioneer Chapel, with Deborah Huffman officiating.

Interment will be at a later date, by Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors, 5400 S. Bell.

Daniel was born January 26, 1964 in Amarillo to Leland Roberson and Elizabeth Burgess.

Daniel is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Burgess; a son, Justin Roberson; two daughters, Erica Roberson and Ashley Calhoun; a brother, Ted Roberson, four sisters, Deborah Narducci, Tonya Patton, Dona Parker and Vonda Malena and 6 grandchildren.

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Thresea Inez Mitchell

22dbbda6-9226-4436-9cb5-f411221e0539Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Friday, January 9, 2015 at Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Home, 5400 Bell.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 a.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Home Pioneer Chapel, with Pastor Jerry Davey officiating.

Interment will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery, by Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors, 5400 S. Bell.

Thresea was born December 29, 1930 in Shawnee Prairie to Thomas and Myrtle Milford. She moved to West Texas in 1945 and married Wesley Lee Mitchell in Clarendon on July 20, 1947. The couple moved to Amarillo in 1950. Thresea was active in Eastern Star for many years. She enjoyed making quilts for her family and was a very generous and loving person. She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.

Thresea was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wesley Lee Mitchell and a sister, Iverine Smith.

Thresea is survived by a son, Robert Mitchell and wife Linda of Mountain Brook, Alabama; three daughters, Linda Smart and husband Emmett of Bullard, Texas, Donna Larkey and husband Duane of Amarillo and Karla Salcedo of Amarillo; seven granddaughters; six great-grandchildren and close friends, Kay and Luther Green

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or Wounded Warriors Project.

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Rodolfo Garcia

gen crossRodolfo Garcia 45 of Amarillo died Thursday, January 8, 2015 in Amarillo.

Rosary will be at 5:30 PM Sunday at Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel. Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM Monday at St. Laurence Catholic Church. Burial will be at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel, 2800 S. Osage St.

Rodolfo was born on December 20, 1969 in Chihuahua, MX. He moved to Amarillo 24 years ago from Mexico. He worked in construction for many years.

Rodolfo was a loving husband, father, son and brother. He cherished the special times with his family. He loved playing pool, fishing, dancing and taking pictures of family and friends. He also loved taking “selfies”. He was a member of St. Laurence Church.

He is survived by his wife Hilda of the home; one daughter Stephanie Garcia of Amarillo; 2 sons, Steven Garcia and his wife Sonya and Rodolfo Garcia all of Amarillo; his mother, Socorro Gonzalez of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Ivone Garcia, Elsa Garcia and Ericka Garcia all of Oklahoma City; six brothers, Sergio Garcia, Flaudio Garcia, Miguel Garcia, Wilibaldo, Garcia and edgar Garcia all of Oklahoma City and Jaime Garcia of Fort Worth; and 2 grandchildren, Steven, Jr. and Alyna Garcia.

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Clinton Ray Bethel

Bethel-Obit-PicClinton Ray Bethel, 91, of Dumas, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, in First Baptist Church in Dumas with Jerry Howe, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Dumas Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

Clinton was born Oct. 22, 1923, in Ivanhoe to V.M. and Annie Bethel. He earned a bachelor’s degree from OSU and was a self-employed mechanic. Clinton married Odessa Wood on Sept. 13, 1943, in Durant, Okla. Clinton loved his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed working on cars, hunting, fishing and playing dominoes. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Odessa Bethel, of the home; two sons, Ken Bethel and wife Sharon of Pueblo, Colo. and Jim Bethel and wife Debbie of Dumas; a sister, Marion Brody of Plano; a nephew, William Brody of Plano; a niece, Elizabeth Ferbert and husband Ken of Plano; five grandchildren, Mickey, Toby, Tonya, Anthony and Melissa; 15 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675; or to Ussery-Roan Texas State Veterans Home, 1020 Tascosa Road, Amarillo, TX 79124.

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Nellie Fay Temple

Temple-Obit-Pic-212x300Nellie Fay Temple, 87, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Glen Walton officiating. Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Pinetop Cemetery in Broken Bow, Okla.

Nellie was born April 15, 1927, in Idabel, Okla. She married Max Temple on Dec. 29, 1997, in Amarillo. Nellie worked at JC Penney and Maywood Sash and Door. She was a member of South Georgia Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Max Temple, of the home; a son, Robert Foster and wife Freda of Amarillo; a daughter, Robbie Philpot and husband Bob of Sallisaw, Okla.; two stepdaughters, Sherry Fincher and husband Steve of Bowie, TX; and Maxine Benson and husband Bruce of Randlett Oklahoma; one stepson, Jim Temple and wife Michelle of North Richland Hills, TX; a brother, Tom Hickman of Idabel; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials made to South Georgia Church of Christ or a favorite charity.

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Robert Lee “Bob” Quisenberry

2895713Robert Lee “Bob” Quisenberry, 84, of Petersburg passed away on January 8, 2015 at his home. Funeral services will be held at11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Petersburg with Vernon Ferguson officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

A visitation will be held on Friday, January 9, 2015 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Bob was born on November 29, 1930 in Lockney, Texas to Charlie and Grace Quisenberry. Mr. Quisenberry lived in Lockney and Floydada and moved to Petersburg in June of 1998. He married Dorothy Nell Pool on July 28, 1950 in Clovis, NM. She preceded him in death in 1978. He married Beth Gregory on April 27, 1991 in Lubbock.

He is survived by his wife Beth Gregory Quisenberry of Petersburg, Texas. His daughter Judye McCollum and husband Dennis of Lubbock, Texas. His sons Donald Quisenberry of Portland, Texas, Danny and wife Kelly Quisenberry of Earth, Texas. His brother Denny Quisenberry of Floydada, Texas. His blended family Robert and wife Genie Gustin, Monte Gustin, Tina Holmes and husband Rik and Tammie Van Liew and husband Ricki. He has twenty-two grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his first wife Dorothy Nell Pool. One son Randy Quisenberry and three brothers Bill Quisenberry, Charles Quisenberry and Lawrence Quisenberry.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Lubbock, 3702 21st Street, Lubbock, TX 79410 or a Favorite Charity.

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Christina Samora Aleman

generic Fall Candle EnsembleChristina Samora Aleman, age 70, passed away, Thursday, January 8, 2015. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Floydada with Father Ike Temporaza officiating. Interment will follow at the Floydada Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

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William “Bill” Beazell

Gen Cross sunsetServices are pending.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Steed-Todd Funeral Home and Crematory, 800 E Manana Blvd, Clovis, New Mexico (575) 763-5541.

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Pablo Herrera

2894758_wlppPablo Herrera, age 62, passed away on Monday, January 5, 2015.

Funeral services will be at 2 PM on Friday, January 9, 2015 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Mike Henderson officiating. Burial will follow at Carroll Cemetery in CeeVee under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January8, 2015 from 6-8PM at Johnson Funeral Home.
Pablo was born on January 26, 1952 in Mexico to Fidel and Maria (Santana) Herrera.

Pablo and Maria De Los Angeles Jimenez were married on February 7, 1974 in Mexico. From a young age, Pablo was a hard worker. He had a very strong work ethic and drive, and always worked with a friendly demeanor and a smile. Pablo was an amiable person who could strike up a conversation with anyone, which caused him to be rich in friends.

Pablo was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather who taught and instilled in his family the importance of giving of yourself, a love for life, working hard and helping others. He always encouraged his family and others to look for ways to better themselves.

Pablo also loved farming and ranching, and his zest for life was evident in his loving care he gave to the cattle and animals on the farms he worked on.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Memorials may be made to We Can Care, 16070 FM 164, Childress, TX 79201.

Survived by: his wife, Maria De Los Angeles Herrera;

Son, Pablo Cesar Herrera and wife, Hailey;

2 Daughters, Lorena Ann Patranella and husband, Cory, and Sonia Melissa Herrera;

Mother, Maria Santana Herrera;

5 siblings, Jose Herrera, Alberto Herrera, Francisca Herrera, Raquel Herrera and Hector Elio Herrera

5 grandchildren, Josh Kim, Matthew Childers, Kara Childers, Luke Patranella, and Victoria Patranella.

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Launita Ann Warwick

2894052_wlppMemorial services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Brooks Chapel with Rev. Rick Enns, pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating.

Launita Ann Warwick was born July 3, 1944 at the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA to Gerald and Jaunita Warwick. Ann graduated from Canyon High School in 1962. She graduated from West Texas State University with a bachelor and masters degree in business.
She taught business at Hereford High School retiring after 36 years.
She was a 50 year member of Delta Zeta sorority and was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church of Canyon.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Childers Place and Hospice Care of the Southwest for their excellent care.

Ann is survived by a sister, Sandy Leffler and husband, Bob, of Arlington; two nieces, Emma and Gretchen Leffler; cousins, Pat Haley Leveridge, Dennis Haley and Rebecca Haley Harp; and an aunt, Dorothy Haley.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Canyon Fire Department, PO Box 98, Canyon, TX 79015 or to First United Methodist Church, 1818 4th Ave., Canyon, TX 79015.

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Alice Adams Moody

2895814_wlppServices will be at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, January 12, 2015 at South Georgia Baptist Church with Bob Miller officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Alice Adams Moody was born on March 28, 1921 in Milam County, Texas to Robert Huel and Myrtle Violet Mosley Adams. She received her nursing degree from Shannon School of Nursing in San Angelo. She was preceded in death by her first husband, G.P. Touchstone. She married Lloyd Franklin Moody in 1962, and he also preceded her in death in 1987. Alice worked during WWII helping the war effort by making tents. She owned a nursing home in Waco for three years. She lived in Channing for over twenty years where she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Channing and moved to Amarillo in 2009 and became a member of South Georgia Baptist Church. She was a nurse for thirty-one years and a foster mom for thirty years. In 1995, she received ‘Foster Parent of the Year’ for the state of Texas. Alice enjoyed helping people and ‘was a mother to many and a friend to all.’
She was also preceded in death by her four siblings, Thomas Adams, William Adams, Roy Adams, and Kathrine Hayes, and three sons, Thomas Ray Touchstone, William Robert Touchstone, and Danny L. Moody.

Survivors include her daughter, Lecia Moody, of Amarillo; a son, Joe Lee Touchstone, of Beeville; fourteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to the High Plains Children’s Home, PO Box 7448, Amarillo, TX 79114.

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Christopher Jennings

gen skyChristopher Jennings 39, of Amarillo died Sunday January 4, 2015 in Amarillo

Memorial services will be at 2:00 PM Saturday at Bykota Southern Baptist Church 4022 NE 26th.

Christopher was born in Amarillo on October 26, 1975. He attended Palo Duro High School. Christopher also worked at Arnolds Burger. He was a loving son, brother. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his mother; Juanita Jones, a sister; Nellie “Sissy” Jennings, 3 brothers; John Jennings Jr., Claude Jennings, and John Boy Jennings, and Grandmother; Juanita Moore.

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Jackie Hooper

d2c35a9f-2ae7-4d1d-9eae-f1759f923263Jackie Wayne Hooper, 52 passed away January 4, 2015 in Amarillo. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Interment will be at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Stinnett Cemetery in Stinnett, Texas by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 I-40 East. Jackie was born June 30, 1962 to Jackie and Vera Hooper. He was a very proud son, father and Papa who will be missed but never forgotten. He was preceded in death by his father, Jackie Hooper; step-father, Edward Briscoe and his grandparents. Survivors include his mother, Vera Briscoe; his children, Jerry Preciado, Jason Haney, Kimberley Hooper, Christina Horan and husband Brian, Jeremy Hooper, Preston Craven, Brooke Hooper, Shayla Hooper and McKayla Hooper; brother, Jackie Hudson; sisters, Sandy Magerkurth and Donna Hudnall; step-brother, Scott Briscoe; step-sister, Stephanie Briscoe; 15 grandchildren; also by many loving nieces, nephews and extended family that loved him dearly.

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Clarence Odell Sparkman

Clarence-Odell-Sparkman-Profile-1420721266Clarence “Sparky” Sparkman was born on January 3, 1924 in Haskell to John and Sally Sparkman. Sparky married the love of his life, Juanita on December 2, 1943 in Haskell. He proudly served his country in the Army during WWII. Clarence and Juanita were members of Trinity Baptist Church for over 60 years. He was a salesman for Motorola Communications until he retired in 1987. Sparky and his wife, Juanita loved to travel to the mountains. He loved spending time with his family and loved to buy and sell cars. He was also an avid reader. After retiring, he became the best chauffer in the world to his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Juanita and a son Terry.

He is survived by his granddaughter, Tracye Henderson of Amarillo and two great grandchildren, Berkley Henderson and Hayden Henderson, both of Amarillo.

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 2 – 4 pm at 6011 Calumet.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations to your favorite charity.

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Vivian V. Martin

Vivian-V-MartinVivian V. Martin, 83, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church with Bishop James Mims, pastor, and the Rev. Vernon Connor, as eulogist. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes St.

Mrs. Vivian V. Martin died on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2014, in Atlanta, her favorite holiday and Jesus birthday. She was born Sept. 18, 1931, in Roland, Ark., to Birtha Harris and Moten Carter. She married her late husband, Elmer T. Martin, on Dec. 26, 1951.

She graduated from Amarillo College in 1974 with a degree as a registered health information technician. Instead of pursing her career, she sacrificed and remained a stay-at-home mother. She truly enjoyed travelling, shopping, sewing and decorating, and was a phenomenal cook.

She was a devoted Christian, loved the Lord and was an original member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the Rev. Lockett, the Rev. J.W. Hackett and the Rev. B. F. Roberts. Vivian served as junior choir director, as well as on Women’s Day and Church Anniversary committee. She later joined New Jerusalem Baptist Church, as a dedicated member under the leadership of the late Rev. Jack Johnson.

Survivors include a devoted and beloved daughter, Rochelle Martin of Atlanta; three sons, Michael Martin and wife Doritha of Atlanta, Kenneth Martin of Amarillo and Reginald Martin and wife Angela of Atlanta; her cousins, Faye Cook of Heidelberg, Miss., and David C. Lewis of Little Rock, Ark.; a host of extended relatives and friends; a sister-in-law, Alma Harris of Denver; a nephew, Jimmy Luster of Denver; a grandson, Michael Cameron Martin of Atlanta; a granddaughter, Kennedi Tillman Martin of Los Angeles; and a great-grandson, Cameron Javon Martin of Atlanta.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas TX 75284.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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Eleanor Doris Cunningham

844_memorialEleanor was born on January 5, 1923 in Athens, Texas to Dr. Robert Brook Kellams and Carrie Frances Kellams. She met James Patrick Cunningham while attending high school in Terrell, TX and they were married on January 13,1940. J. Pat preceded her in death on March 5, 2007. They were married for 67 years. She was surrounded by loving family when she passed.

During World War II Pat served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific while Eleanor supported the war effort working as a volunteer in the health care field in Terrell. Following the war they settled in Amarillo and raised their three children.

Eleanor was a charter member of the “49ers Bridge Club” founded in 1949 and she survived the other original seven member plus eleven replacement players. The club disbanded in 2012. She was also a member of the Amarillo Country Club Women’s Golf Association in the 1960’s. Starting in the 70’s Eleanor volunteered as a “Candy Striper” at St. Anthony’s Hospital for more than a decade. Eleanor was active in her children’s education often serving as “Room Mother” and other PTA activities. She was a loving wife, mother and most of all a “Mema” to many. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to April Rojas and Debbie Smith for the wonderful care in which they provided.

She is survived by her daughter Dr. Ann Grandjean of Carrollton, Texas, and two sons Al Cunningham and his wife Cindy of Amarillo and Kirk Cunningham and his wife Kay of Lubbock. Seven grandchildren, Cassie Grandjean-Moody and husband Robert,, Spencer Albracht and wife Chana, Dr. Nicole Grandjean-Fredkin and husband Brad, Allison Williams and husband Michael, Amy Harrison and husband Scott, Dr. Sean Cunningham and wife Laura, and Dr. Eric Cunningham and wife Averi. 14 great-grandchildren: Sawyer, Tyler, Hayden, Swade, Gracie, Presley, Cade, Caitlin, Parker, Caleb, Samantha, Cassidy, Willy, and Emma.

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Avis “Kandy” Baker Tugwell

2894476Avis “Kandy” Baker Tugwell, of Amarillo, 85, died January 6, 2015 in Amarillo.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 10, 2015, at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel in Pampa, with Rev. Dr. Jeff Knighton, pastor of First Christian Church in Pampa, officiating. Cremation and arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.

Mrs. Tugwell was born November 28, 1929 in Pampa. She was a 1947 graduate of Pampa High School. She married Bob Baker on July 4, 1952. He preceded her in death on August 9, 2001. She also married Charles H. “Chuck” Tugwell on June 20, 1969 in Dallas. Kandy lived in Pampa for 40 years and had lived in Amarillo for the past 30 years. She worked as an accounts payable clerk for Broome Optical in Amarillo for 30 years. She attended the Methodist church. She loved golf, bowling and dancing.

Survivors include her daughter, Terri Wilterding and husband David of Amarillo; her son, Kelley Baker and wife Melody of Pampa; one grandson, Chad Wilterding of Castle Rock, Colorado; three granddaughters, Kristi Hines and husband Ryan of Round Rock, Jami Baker of Amarillo, and Shanna Stone and husband Jereme of Mansfield; and six great-grandchildren, Dylan Wilterding, Kinley Hines, Hudson Hines, Jordan Baker, Keivan Baker and Lily Stone.

Memorials may be made to the Amarillo SPCA, 11901 South Coulter, Amarillo, Texas 79119; PAWS, P.O. Box 2095, Pampa, Texas 79066-2095; or a charity of choice.

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Sara Belia Martinez

2894480Sara Belia Martinez, 76, of Pampa, died January 6, 2015.

Vigil Services will be at 6:00 p.m. Friday, January 9th, 2015 at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Christopher Schwind, associate pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Martinez was born on December 17, 1938 in Brackettville, Texas. In 1957, she married Demetrio Martinez, Jr. and moved to Pampa. The couple was blessed with three beautiful children. She was a bold entrepreneur. At a time when few businesses were owned by women or minorities, she opened her own drapery business (Sara’s Draperies and Interior Design) in Pampa. She was the author of “The Art of Home Décor,” a weekly advice column featured in The Pampa News, and she hosted a local Spanish-speaking radio show featuring Latin music by request. She was the first Hispanic female radio DJ personality in Pampa. She was not afraid to try her hand at new things and take risks.

In her later years, Sara worked at Genesis House in Pampa, a low cost home care facility for troubled teens who were receiving treatment for drug and alcohol rehabilitation and other life skill therapies and education.

Sara had a passion for rehabilitating properties. Her last property was a century-old home which was her dream home in Pampa. In her spare time she absolutely loved the thrill of haggling for interesting finds she would discover at garage sales.

She was a member of St Vincent de Paul Parish in Pampa for more than 50 years. In her work and by her faith she touched many lives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Simón Martinez and Manuelita Martinez; her husband Demetrio Martinez, Jr., her three brothers, Jose K. Martinez, and Lupe Martinez, of Pampa, Texas and Simon Martinez Jr, of Tulia, Texas.

Survivors include two daughters, Maria Rios and husband Joe Rios of Amarillo, and Cynthia Smith and husband Mackal Smith of St. Louis, Missouri; one son, Demetrio Martinez III and wife Dana Martinez of Amarillo; one sister, Alice Hernandez of Plainview; and one brother, Juan Martinez of Hart; 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

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