Bonnie Maye Snell

Bonnie Maye Snell, 81, of Dumas, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 in the morning on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Life Tabernacle Church with Rev. Mark Wallis, pastor of the church, officiating. Interment will follow in Dumas Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.

Bonnie was born May 27, 1935 in Clayton, NM to Frank and Verna (Lechner) Barnhart. Bonnie was raised in Sedan, NM, and moved to Dumas in 1954. She was united in marriage to her husband Tommie Snell on January 1, 1960 in Dalhart, TX; he preceded her in death in 1997. Bonnie was a member of Life Tabernacle Church in Dumas and she dedicated her life to her faith and her family. She adored her children and grandchildren and will be missed by all her family and friends.

In addition to her husband, she is also preceded in death by her parents; brother: Marvin Barnhart; sister: Doreen Barnhart; and grandson: Cody Crossland.

Bonnie is survived by her son: Charles Snell and wife Donna of Amarillo, TX; daughters: Connie Crossland and husband Eddie of Dumas, TX and Mary Ann Wilson of Amarillo, TX; grandchildren; Kyla McAnally and husband Matt of Bushland, TX, Brady Crossland and wife Melissa of Dumas, TX, Kelsey Foreman and husband Garret of Abilene, TX; and sister Ruby Bolton of Waskom, TX.

The family suggest memorials be made to Gideon’s International, 2200 SW 7th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106.

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Larry Wayne Chaffin

Larry Wayne Chaffin, 63, of Canadian, died January 6, 2017 in Canadian.

Services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 10, 2017 in the Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian Chapel, with Donald Hill, Pastor of The River Ministries.

Mr. Chaffin was born February 4, 1953 in Canadian to Harold Howard and Wanda Belulah Andrews Chaffin. He was a graduate of Canadian High School and worked as a tool pusher for King Well Service.

Larry was raised going to the Assembly of God, and had attended the Methodist Church and River Church. He enjoyed Facebook and gardening.

Larry was preceded in death by a son, Larry Wayne Chaffin, Jr.

Survivors include three sons, Billy Joe Chaffin and wife Tamera Julian of Higgins, Bobby Chaffin and wife Tiffany of Shreveport, Louisiana, and David Chaffin of Canadian; three daughters, Cheri Chaffin and Norman Jeter of Pecos, Hannah Chaffin and Emily Chaffin, both of Pampa. Seven grandchildren: Haley, Willa & Avery Chaffin, Julian Chaffin, Keira Presson, Bailee Chaffin & Bailee Chaffin; two brothers, Jimmy Chaffin and wife Polly and L. D. “Smiley” Chaffin, all of Canadian; and three sisters: Carol Gutierrez and husband Joe, Charlene Segovia, and Donna Carter and husband Todd, all of Canadian.

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Ethel Hunnicutt Prater Adcock

Ethel Hunnicutt Prater Adcock, 104, of Canadian, died Friday, January 6, 2017 in Canadian.

Graveside Services will be 2:00 PM, Monday, January 9, 2017 at the Miami Cemetery in Miami, TX, with Rev. Sydne Allen, Co-Pastor First Presbyterian Church in Canadian. Services under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.

Mrs. Adcock was born August 31, 1912 in Chickasha, Oklahoma to Ned B. & Mary Allice Basham Hunnicutt. She attended country schools in the Anadarko area and was graduated from Apache High School, Apache, Ok in 1932. Ethel attended Anadarko Business College. She married Lawrence Prater on March 26, 1938 in Wheeler County. In the early years, Lawrence traveled for work and Ethel worked the cattle and farm. They came to Canadian from Chickasha, Ok in 1939, Lawrence preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 1956. Ethel married Ross Adcock in Wellington, TX on Sept. 19, 1959, he preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 1978. Mrs. Adcock work for the US Agriculture Stabilization Conservation Service as a Clerk for 18 years. She said she saved those farmers a lot of money over the years. Ethel was a member of Sage Brush Painters and was well known for her love of painting, gardening and loved trading Irises with her friends. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Apache, Oklahoma. While living in Canadian she attended the Church of Christ with her family. Ethel was proud to be from Oklahoma and was known for her independence; she was able to stay in her home until she went into Hospice. She recently told family members “she didn’t get to be 104 by listening to anybody.” Mrs. Adcock was also preceded in death by bothers Paul and Jack Hunnicutt and sisters Ruth Marks and Metra Chilton.

Survivors include brother Gene Hunnicutt of Rantoul, IL. 1 Son, Wyman Prater and wife Kelly of Canadian. 1 Daughter Darla Jean Prater Stimson and husband Stan of Miami, FL. 6 Grandchildren: Andy Richardson, Shannon Prater, Kyle Prater, Gary Prater, Jennifer Mills and husband Luke, Heath Prater and wife Nikki. 9 Great Grandchildren: Kayla Prater, Evan Prater, Bailey Prater, Tanner Schafer, MadiCinn Prater, Tripp Mills, Sophia Mills, Blaze Mills and Hank Prater.

Memorials may be given to Canadian River Art Center, 312 Main, Canadian, TX 79014 or Hemphill County Hospice, 1020 S. 4th, Canadian, TX 79014.

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Mary Marion Soya

Marion Soya, 80, of Amarillo died Friday, January 6, 2017.

Private Services will be held. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia, Amarillo, Texas 79110.

Marion was born February 9, 1936 in New York City, NY to James and Jean Byrnes. She received an Associate’s degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology and designed patterns for dresses that were sold at Lord & Taylor. She married Donald Soya in Queens, NY in 1958. They lived in Hazlet, NJ for more than thirty years. She also worked for the state of New Jersey for eighteen years and was the director of the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Toy Drive for many years. She and Donald enjoyed traveling together and their travels took them to six continents and on nine cruises. In her spare time she also enjoyed oil painting.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Marion is survived by her husband, Donald of Amarillo; two daughters, Celeste Libbin and husband Thomas of Amarillo, and Heather Rehn and husband Carl of Piscataway, NJ; one son, Dr. Gary Soya and wife Susan of Amarillo; and seven grandchildren, Alek and Ryan Libbin, Carl and Nicholas Rehn, Mary Beth Soya, Daniel Soya, and Kyle Soya.

The family suggests memorials be to Ronald McDonald House, 1501 Streit Dr., Amarillo, TX 79106.

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Bob Lamb

Bobbie “Bob” Bruce Lamb, age 86, passed away in Amarillo on Sunday, January 8, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Holt Community Cemetery in Spearman. Cremation was by Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel, 2800 S. Osage St. Amarillo, Texas.

Bob was born on November 18, 1930 in Spearman, to Jake and Blanche Lamb. He was the youngest of six children. Bob served in the United States Marine Corps and was a life-long rancher who worked in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado.

Bob is survived by his wife of 64 years, Noreen Sue Lamb of Pampa, his daughter Connie Jones and husband LH of Dublin, daughter Bobbie Gayle Wilson and husband Vernonne of Pampa, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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June Owens

June Marian (Smith) Ownes, 81, longtime Hereford resident, was called home by the Lord, Thursday, January 5, 2017, in Hereford.

A Memorial Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for 2:00 pm, Monday, January 9, 2017, at First Baptist Church. Rev. Joe Elam, Interim Pastor, and Mr. John Stagner, family friend, will officiate. Service and Cremation are under the direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home, 411 E 6th Street.

June Marian Smith was born on November 6, 1935 to parents, Orville Alfred Smith and Jewel Katherine (Skaggs) Smith. She was the first female baby born in the Wellington, Texas Hospital. At the time, the family was living on a farm near Quail, Texas.

In the fall of 1941, the family moved to Hereford, Texas and resided on the Conkwright Ranch. June attended first grade at Progressive School. Later, the Smith family moved north of Hereford and lived on the Crutchfield farm. She attended school in Hereford until 1948 when her family lived for a time in Eldorado, Arkansas. They returned to Hereford in 1950 where June completed her public school education through graduation in 1954. She graduated from West Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and later a Master of Education degree.

She was employed by the Hereford Independent School District from August of 1969 through December 1995 first as a teacher at Aikman Elementary and later as the Hereford Junior High Counselor.

June as a longtime active member of the First Baptist Church and former member of the La Madre Mia Club. She served as an officer in the Hereford Retired Teachers Association. For many years, she was a faithful volunteer at the Hereford Food Pantry. After retiring, she enjoyed extensive travel with family and friends. June was an accomplished seamstress and also enjoyed various arts and crafts. Family, friends and many dogs were of primary importance in her life.

On July 13, 1963, June and Eldon Owens were married in the home of her parents. This year they celebrated their fifty-third anniversary. They reared three daughters, Sharon Lynette, Teresa Annette and Katherine Lorene.

June was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Jewel Smith, and one daughter Katherine Lorene Lucero.

She is survived by her husband, Eldon Owens, two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Ronald Johnson of Dawn, Texas, Terri and Bruce Underwood of Gotebo, Oklahoma, grandchildren, Kody underwood and wife Bambi of Gotebo, Oklahoma, Tracy Miles and husband Justin of Gotebo, Oklahoma, Cory Johnson and wife Holly of Hereford, Texas, Clarissa Granado and husband Chris of Kansas City, Missouri, Justin Lucero of Independence, Missouri, Alex Lucero and Madison Lucero of Amarillo, Texas and thirteen great grandchildren. Other survivors are one sister, Karan Garrett and husband Dean of Altus, Oklahoma, one brother, Garry Smith and wife, Margaret of Silsbee, Texas, one uncle, Bryan Skaggs of San Diego, California, five special nieces and nephews and ten great nieces and nephews.

Burial will be in Quail Cemetery, Quail, Texas, at a later time.

The family requests memorials to the King’s Manor Methodist Retirement Center, 400 Ranger Drive, Hereford, TX 79045.

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John Schott

John Schott, age 76, of Silverton, passed away, Thursday, January 5, 2017. Funeral Service will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Silverton with GJ Walton and Dale West officiating. Interment will follow at the Silverton Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Moore-Rose Visitation Parlor in Silverton. Arrangements are under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home.

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Celestino Jose Lopez

Celestino Lopez, 66, of Clovis, passed away Friday, January 6, 2017.

A Rosary/Visitation will be held Monday, January 9, 2017, starting at 5:00pm the family will be at the funeral home until 7:00pm.

A Funeral Service will be held 1:00pm Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Steed Todd Chapel

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Erika Rosa Tucker

Erika Rosa Tucker, 84, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017.

Graveside service will be held 11 am Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Highland Park Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.

Erika was born November 16, 1932 in Hanau, Germany to Otto Klassert and Katarina Hartman. She enjoyed sewing and tending to her flowers in the backyard. Erika also enjoyed watching the squirrels and birds. She and her daughter loved to travel.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Milton Tucker; two brothers, Otto Klassert, Hans Klassert; and a sister, Anneliese Gardelin.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda Tucker of Fritch; nephews, Jerry Tucker and wife Reba of Borger, Detlef Klassert and family of Hanau, Germany; nieces, Tammy Farmer and family of Borger, Patti Gerrard and family of Amarillo; great nephews, Damon Tucker and family of Stinnett, Tyler Tucker and family of Borger; and great nieces, Verena Grimmer and family, and Vanessa Rosen and family all of Hanau, Germany.

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Vernon Leroy Miller

VERNON LEROY MILLER 88, of Amarillo, died Thursday, January 5, 2017 in Amarillo.
Services will be at 11:00 AM Monday in Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel with Gil Hiltbrunner, pastor of Shiloh Fellowship officiating. Military Honors will be by Volleys for Veterans.  Interment will be at Llano East Cemetery, Field of Freedom.  Arrangements are by Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel, 2800 S. Osage St.

Vernon was born on October 29, 1928, in Pueblo, CO. to A.G. and Lorena Miller. The family moved to Amarillo to start Pinkney Packing Company.  Vernon eventually attended military schools which led to his joining the United States Air Force. After serving in Japan, he was honorably discharged, joined his father to work in the family business and then married his first wife with whom he had six children.  In 1968, Vernon set out on a twelve year franchise venture for which he is well known, Bonanza Sirloin Pit. After Bonanza, he worked for Amarillo Globe News for twelve years and then retired.  While working his route, Vernon met and courted the love of his life, Arcilia Navarette.  They married in 1991 and raised two more daughters. Last year they celebrated 25 loving years of marriage.

Vernon grew up during not just the depression but the Golden Age of television and the Big Band Era.  He loved movies, music and telling his stories.  He loved to talk, always having a joke or story to share or just to talk about the weather or price of gas. He has left a legacy for his family, being a man of hard work, love, honesty and humor.  Vernon was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Gayle Miller.

Survivors include his wife Arcilia Miller of Amarillo; four sons, Steven Miller of Amarillo, Paul Miller of Canyon, Arnold and wife LaDonna Miller of Bartlesville, OK, and Edwin Miller and wife Tammy of Canyon; three daughters, Eileen Pulliam and husband Ron of Panhandle, Jessie Gunn of Amarillo, and Kajsa Mason and husband Matt of Amarillo; two brothers, Arthur Miller of Whitesboro, and Bill Miller and wife Melissa of Houston; 13 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be to, the Veterans Resource Center, 1001 S. Polk St. Amarillo, Texas 79101 or the Bivins Foundation, Amarillo Bldg., 2311 SW 16th Ave., Amarillo, Texas 79102

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