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James Cameron

866dcf5e-7f5f-4377-8867-d38516f04ba8James Cameron, 87, of Amarillo died Saturday, March 7, 2015.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Park Chapel of Memories with Chaplain Ken Haney of Interim Hospice officating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40.
Mr. Cameron was born Feb. 13, 1928, in Slayton to James and Bessie Cameron. He married Edna Palmer on Aug. 25, 1958. He served in the Army during World War II. James was a heavy machine operator and work for Leon Cox trucking for five years before working for Gilvin and Terrell for 30 years before retiring in 1992. He enjoyed dancing and after retirement he enjoyed buying, fixing and selling electronics. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Edna Cameron of Amarillo; a sister, Ruth Burnside of Elkhart, Kan.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Bobbie Lou Sutton

978_memorialBobbie was born on June 4, 1931 in Dalhart to Daniel Boatman and Lena Wilson. She married John Wayne Sutton in 1952 in Clayton, NM. She worked tirelessly assisting her husband as a secretary at the family business, Sutton Heating and Air. She was a devoted wife and mother and considered a fabulous cook by her family.

She is survived by her husband, John Sutton; 3 sons, Lonnie Whiteley of Missouri, Larry Whiteley of Olathe, KS and Leslie Sutton and wife Rhonda of Palmetto, Florida; step son, John Sutton, Jr. and wife Vicki of Amarillo; step daughter, Barbara Lou Palmer of Denver, CO; sisters, Charlotte Ryder and husband Frank and Loretta Brooks and husband Ronnie, all of Amarillo; 17 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daddy, Blackie Leithauser and mother, Lena Ellis and daughter, Lennie Miller; brother Jackie Capansky and sister, Sherlyne Vachon.

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Betty “Jackie” Koontz Magnano

Magnano-Obit-Photo-237x300Jackie was born April 22, 1975, in Amarillo to Jack and Vivian Stotts. She graduated in 1993 from Amarillo High School. She worked at A C Insurance Agency/A C T Tax Service and the Clements Unit.

Jackie married Richard Magnano on Dec. 26, 2014, in Amarillo.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Magnano; her parents, Jack and Vivian Stotts of Amarillo; two brothers, Charles Stotts and wife Brenda and Shane Stotts and wife Megan, all of Amarillo; three sons, Tyler Koontz, Kyle Koontz and Dylan Koontz, all of Amarillo; and two stepsons, Jacob Magnano and Brandon Magnano.

Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Adrian Carr officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

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Dolores R. Hernandez


Hernandez-Obit-Photo-228x300Dolores was born May 30, 1935, in Umbarger to Paul and Trinidad Reynoso.

Dolores loved to talk to people, she loved and cared for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also cared for many children who were homeless and in need. She loved to listen to music during her spare time enjoyed dancing and loved to watch her soaps (Novelas).

Dolores will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles G. Salazar, Sr., in September 1973; and two sons, Charles G. Salazar, Jr., on Nov. 15, 2006, and Mario S. Salazar, on Jan. 16, 2006.

Survivors include a brother, Refugio Reynoso; a sister, Mary Rael; a son, Leopoldo “Leo” T. Salazar and wife Olga; a daughter, Delia “Debbie” G. Castillo; nine grandchildren, Diann M. Salazar Risselman, Mario I. Castillo, Roy Castillo, Bianca Salazar, Dolores Castillo, Leo T. Salazar, II, Santino Castillo, Kristina A. Salazar Reese and Destiny Salazar; and numerous great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces and friends.

Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2015, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Jose Gomez as celebrant. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

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Donald Wayne Cearley

Cearley-Obit-Photo-239x300Don was born March 18, 1954, in Amarillo to Neal and Imogene Cearley. Since dad had chosen a career in the Marine Corps, we had a life of criss-crossing the country before returning to Amarillo in 1974. From his first job unloading ships at the U.S. Navy Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; to building mobile homes in Jacksonville, N.C.; to managing pizza restaurants in Amarillo; he finally discovered his real talent was building cabinets, many of which can be found in homes of Amarillo.

Don publicly accepted Jesus as his Savior at the age of nine. More recently, he began earnestly studying and applying the teachings of the Old Testament. Embracing the Hebrew Roots of our faith became a very important part of his life.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alonzo and Inez Sherley, and William Dial and Ruth Cearley.

Survivors include his parents, Neal and Imogene Cearley of Amarillo; two sisters, Darlene Cearley of Amarillo and Deborah Myers of Raleigh, N.C.; an uncle, Tom Sherley and wife Debra of Sioux City, S.D.; a cousin; two nephews; two nieces; one great-niece; and six great-nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Llano Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with Dee Slocum officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

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C.E. “Bud” Faris

Faris-Obit-Photo-199x300Mr. Faris was born Oct. 10, 1927, in Oklahoma City to Clarence and Mary Wiley Faris. He was a veteran having served in the Coast Guard during World War II. Bud married Doris Smithee on June 17, 1949, in Guymon, Okla., settling in Amarillo, where they raised their family together.

In 1953, Bud started the business of Reed-Faris Tire Co., along side his partner and lifelong friend, Buford Reed. Later in 1966, Bud became a stockbroker for Kidder Peabody until retiring in 1989. Bud was a member of St. Stephen United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Faris; his stepfather, Leon Allen; his mother, Mary Allen; two brothers, Curt Faris and Kenneth Faris; a daughter-in-law, Teresa Faris; and a son-in-law, Carlos Royo.

Survivors include his wife of more than 65 years, Doris Faris, of the home; two daughters, Stephanie Royo and Diane Saied, both of Amarillo; a son-in-law, Ben Saied, of Amarillo; a son, Dr. Bud E. Faris, of Dumas; his grandchildren, Alexis, Monica, Marissa, Kristin, Keegan, Matthew and Kara; and his great-grandchildren, Caleb, Carley, Charlie Gruver, Noah and Kynley.

Bud, was the patriarch of the Faris family. His life was one of hard work, wisdom, strength, humor and love of friends and family. He will be missed dearly and remembered always.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 9, 2015, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Ken Cole officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905; or Methodist Children’s Hospital, 8109 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX 78229.

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