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Clem Timmons

3390156_wlppClem was born on October 12, 1924 to Newell and Permelia Timmons in Northfield, Texas. Mr. Timmons was raised during the Dust Bowl Era and the Great Depression. He attended school in Northfield and graduated from Tell Schools. As a young man, he joined the Navy to fight in World War II.

Shortly after the war, Clem met and married Gladys Smith Timmons. Together, they raised four children. He worked as a farmer and rancher all of his life. He was employed by the Mill Irons Ranch for several years, before settling back in Northfield.

Clem was a devout Christian. He attended the Baptist church, where he was a deacon, Sunday School teacher, Sunday School director, and served on various committees. He was a spiritual mentor for many people, and led many to believe in Christ as their Savior. Clem loved the Lord, and loved to worship and talk about the Bible.

Mr. Timmons was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his brother, Rush; one grandson, Marlon Meador; and one son-in-law, Mike Barton.

He is survived by his four children, Donna Moore and husband Vernie of Lubbock, Dynell Meador and husband Joey of Lake Kickapoo, Morris Timmons and wife Sheila of Childress, and Delynn Mabry and husband Jeff of Archer City. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren, as well as a host of extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 25 at 1 pm at Calvary Baptist Church in Childress, Texas with Clifton Smith officiating, and Mr. Trey Morgan and Pastor Freddy Stice assisting. Burial will follow in Northfield Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

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Phyllis Laffey

3388282_wlppPhyllis was born on December 21, 1926 to Samuel and Phillipa Vruno in St. Paul Minnesota. She had six brothers: Sam, Mikey, Joey, Frankie, Angelo, and Charlie, and sisters Mary, Annie, Josie, and Rosie. She was affectionately called Fanny by her family.

She was married to the late William Douglas Carnley in November1943 in St. Paul Minnesota, with whom she had three children: Linda (Carnley) Heath, William Douglas Carnley Jr., and Ronnie Michael Carnley. She later married Michael Laffey in Las Vegas, in October 1963. They resided in Gardena California until 1977 when they moved to Childress.

Phyllis worked for CRMC as a cafeteria aide for many years and retired in 1993. She was a wonderful cook and was known especially for her authentic Italian spaghetti sauce. She loved playing cards and taught most of her grandchildren how to play poker, gin rummy and how to shoot dice. A kid at heart, Phyllis loved playing games, building puzzles, stuffed animals, and shopping at Wally World and the Dollar Store.

She was preceded in death by her husband Michael Laffey in 1989.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Heath and husband, Rudy Jay Heath; two sons, William Douglas Carnley Jr and Ronnie Michael Carnley. Phyllis was the doting grandmother to Jamie, Phyllis, Shane, Ronnie, Tiffany, Trisha, Jamie, Troy, Cody, Trenton, Billy, and Jessica. She was also the proud great-grandmother of Ryan, Skylar, Jessica, Mason, Shane Jr., Alexis, Karli, Hunter, Chase, Claire, Jada, Kaila, Leia, Gavin, Lukas, Drake, Gracie, Tripp, Tate, Alana and Bella, Emma, Julie, Karli, and Isabelle; and also the great-great grandmother to Zaiden Carnley, Kasen Glover, and newest addition Kaden Michael Stillwagon, whom she got to meet just before passing.

Funeral services will be at 2PM on Monday, November 23, 2015 in Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Shoffner officiating. Burial will follow in Childress Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

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Adrian “Boy” Zuniga

_AllObitsLogo300Aurora Zuniga was blessed with the birth of her son on February 2, 1993. Adrian was a momma’s boy who loved his mother very much. He loved to spend time and play with his son, AJ. He adored AJ. above all things. Adrian had a passion for his pit bulls, tattoos and collecting guns. He was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. One of his favorite things to do was to get a haircut from his cousin, Benji Zuniga. He enjoyed hanging out with his closest friend; Kevin Martinez, Tito Guerrero, Carlos Romero and Mario Flores.

Surviving family members include:
Mother – Aurora Zuniga and husband Rolando Pantoja of Paris, TX
Fiance – Brooke Esparsa of Childress, TX
Son – Adrian Paul Zuniga Jr. of Childress, TX
3 Brothers – Abel Zuniga of Childress, TX
Angel Zuniga of Childress, TX
Augie Zuniga of Childress, TX
Sister – Cassie Zuniga of Childress, TX
Grandparents – Maria Zuniga and husband Raul Ramos of Childress, TX
Grandfather – Benjamin Zuniga of Robstown, TX
5 Aunts
Sue Zuniga of Hollis, OK
Teri Zuniga of Corpus Christi
Corina Gonzalez and husband Armando Gonzalez of Paducah, TX
Myra Ramos and husband Roy Rodriguez of Childress, TX
Patsy Zuniga of Childress, TX
3 Uncles
Abe Zuniga and wife Sandy Zuniga of Corpus Christi
Joe Zuniga and wife Chris of Baltimore, ME
Juan Zuniga of Corpus Christi
Gabriel Zuniga of Robstown, TX
Mother-in-law – Susan Rojas and husband Joe of Childress, TX
Father-in-law – Paul Esparsa and wife Lisa of Childress, TX
Numerous Cousins and very Special Friends

Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm on Thursday, November 5, ,2015 at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Father David Contreras officiating. Burial will immediately follow in Childress Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

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James Allen “Jimbo” Bentley III

3368974_wlppJames Allen “Jimbo” Bentley III was born in Childress on January 24, 1995 to Ronnie Bentley and Denise (Klepper)Lambert.

He was a gentle giant who loved people and especially his family. Jimbo loved football and weightlifting. He also enjoyed watching movies and collecting knives.

Jimbo was preceded in death by his grandfather, James Allen Bentley Sr.; grandmother, Wilene P. Richardson; grandmother, Evelyn Klepper; uncle, James Allen Bentley Jr.

He is survived by:
Father – Ronnie Bentley and fiancé, Florine of Childress, TX
Mother – Denise Lambert and husband, Kirby of Paducah, TX
Sister – Kalin Bentley of Lefors, TX
Sister – Esena Reyna of Childress, TX
Brother – Reagan Lambert of Paducah, TX
Brother – Ryan Lambert of Paducah, TX
Sister – Bailey Lambert of Paducah, TX
Aunt – Deanna Woods and husband, Johnnie of Hamlin, TX
Uncle – Quentin Klepper and wife, Ann of Keller, TX
Aunt – Deanna Olson and husband, Eric of Haltom City, TX
Uncle – Jeff Klepper of Wichita Falls, TX
Uncle – Glen Klepper and wife, Christal of Childress, TX
Grandmother – Nellie Lambert of Childress, TX
Special Friend – Michael Skyles
Numerous Great Aunts, Great Uncles and Cousins
Numerous Friends

Funeral Services have been set for 11:00am, Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Childress. Rev. Chad King will be officiating with Rev. Josh Crow assisting. Burial will follow in Childress Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

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Patsy Sue Laningham

_AllObitsLogo300Patsy was born on July 19, 1938 in Wellington, Texas to Ted and Allene (Fennel) Shields. She attended Carey High School where she was Valedictorian of her class and a member of the basketball team.

She married Lynn Laningham on June 4, 1957 in Carey, Texas. He was a kind and loving husband who never left her side, caring for her for 58 years.

Patsy was a very brave and strong woman, and faced her illness with courage over the years. A counselor by nature, Patsy offered encouragement and advice to many during her 18 years at Avondale Pharmacy. She was a loving and caring wife and mother who loved her family and race horses, but above all else a Christian woman.

Patsy was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Linda Grisham, and brother Roy Shields.

Survivors include her husband, Lynn Laningham; one daughter, Kay Huddleston and husband, Scott; her beloved cat Peanut; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 2 PM on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in Childress Cemetery with Chase Finch, Parkview Baptist Church Associate Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

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Kenneth “Kenny” Moore

3511113_wlppKenneth “Kenny” Lynn Moore was born on February 13, 1951 in Rotan, Texas to Kenneth and Evelene (Boen) Moore.

Kenneth was a cowboy. A Unites States Army veteran, he belonged to the 82nd Airborne 101st Division in the Vietnam War. Kenneth treated everyone the same, they were all equal to him in his eyes. He had a big heart and he loved his granddaugters. He also loved going to casinos.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a nephew Shawn Moore.

Memorial contributions may be made at Johnson Funeral Home,
PO Box 479, Childress, TX 79201

Survivored by:
Daughter – Amber Garrison and husband, Shawn of Tell, TX
Son – Jake Brandon Moore and wife, Lynn of College Station, TX
Brother – Charlie Moore and wife, Cindy of Estelline, TX
Brother – Vernon Moore and wife, Connie of Childress, TX
Sister – Vickie Ferguson and husband, Richard of Estelline, TX
Sister – Cindy Osborn and husband, Alfred of Amarillo, TX
Grand Child – Jayla Cabler of Tell, TX
Grand Child – Addison Cabler of Tell, TX
And numerous nieces and nephews

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 PM Friday, December 04, 2015 in First Baptist Church of Estelline with Nick Moore and Rev. Anthony Knowles officiating .

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Betty Jean Love

_AllObitsLogo300Betty was born on January 10, 1931 in Childress County to Lester and Nellie Mae (Vaughn) Royall. She married Ernest Love, and he preceded her in death on March 7, 1999.

Betty loved to paint, crochet, shell peas and work puzzles. She was also a great cook, and was famous for her roast and chocolate gravy. A Christian woman, she was a member of Parkview Baptist Church and loved studying the Bible. She loved her family, and was a quiet disciplinarian.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Virginia Patterson; three children, Michael David Love, Shirley Ann Love, and Patricia Ann Love; and her loving husband, Ernest Love.

Survivors include two sons, Bobbby Love and wife, Mary, and Delbert Love and wife, Lace; two daughters, Mary Riddell and husband, Chad, and Becky Love; grandchildren Jennifer Imhof, Jeneca Hightower, Miranda Parker, Chad Lemen, Nerissa McInturff, Andrea Lemen, Terrance Proffitt, Sage Seal, Braden Proffitt, Vanesa Love, Jansen Riddell, and Bobby Jean McBeath; and numerous great-grandchildren and extended family.

Funeral services will be held at 2PM on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Parkview Baptist Church with Pastor Don McFarland officiating. Burial will follow in Childress Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

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Janet Lorraine Bumpus

_AllObitsLogo300Janet was born on March 24, 1951 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Kenneth and Delois (Flinn) Beck. Janet was very involved in her church, the Living Church of Jesus Christ at Midway. From teaching Children’s Church to changing light bulbs, she was always willing to help with whatever her church needed. She was a loving and devoted Christian wife and mother who doted on her family, one where no one was considered an “in-law.” She never met a stranger, and was a friend to everyone she met. She loved all of her family dearly, but the light and joy of her life was her grandson, Radley. His presence in her life brought her great happiness and laughter.

She was preceded in death by her father; sisters-in-law Karen Bumpus, June Penny and Patsy Bumpus; and brothers-in-law Danny Tiffin and Richard Burns.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Living Church of Jesus Christ at Midway, PO Box 422, Paducah, TX 79248 or to CRMC Hospice, PO Box 1030, Childress, TX 79201.

Survivors include her husband, Ray; son, Bob Bumpus and wife, Wendy; her mother, Delois Beck; two brothers, Steve Beck and wife, Connie, and Gary Beck and wife, Denise; two sisters, Keitha Tiffin and Darla Burns; brother-in-law, Richard Bumpus; sister-in-law Faith Ann Hutchison and husband, Clayton; one very special grandson, Radley Bumpus; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Graveside services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, December 11, 2015 in CeeVee Cemetery with Chris McCauley and Jim Sweeney officiating. Burial is under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home of Childress.

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Nevada Lee “Cookie” Cook

3533681_wlppCookie was born on October 20, 1932 in Coahoma, Texas to Hugh Lee and Maggie (Spurling) Cook. He married Margie Faye Timmons on January 30, 1951 in Matador. He was a member of the Matador School Board, and was an elder at the Northfield Church of Christ and the Childress Church of Christ.

Cookie was a Christian man, and loved to study the Bible and read scriptures. He was a devoted rancher, and enjoyed tending to his cattle and land.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Wilson Cook and James Cook; and a sister, Lois Garnett.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggestions memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to Childress We Can Care.

Survivors include his wife, Margie Faye of Childress; two sons, Randy Cook and wife, Vicki, and Eddie Cook and wife, Kim all of Childress; six grandchildren Clint Cook and wife, Sarah of Memphis, TX, Kala Podea and husband, Val of Allen, TX, Emily Barclay and husband, Kurt of Houston, TX, Cody Cook and wife, Sarah of Kingwood, TX, Shelby Bocanegra and husband, Sawyer, and Colton Cook, all of Childress; twelve great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Thursday, December 24, 2015 in the Childress Church of Christ with Mike Crowley, Dr. Mike Henderson and Mr. Trey Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in Northfield Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

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John T. Forbis

3539792_wlppJohn was born in Childress, Texas on May 24, 1926 to John Thompson Forbis and Willie (Knox) Forbis.

John loved woodworking and played Santa Claus for many years where he handed out his many woodworking projects to children of the community. He was a loving father who was active in the 4-H Horse Club with his daughter, John had to learn a lot about horses as he went. He hoped to help other parents by authoring a book titled “What Parents Should Know About Horses”.

John graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1950 and was involved with the judicial system and through his career sat in many positions. He held the positions of City Attorney for Childress, Texas, District Attorney and District Judge of the 100th District. He also taught for the College for New Judges.

He is preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, Dorothy Margaret Behen, Wilma Ruth Forbis.

Survivors include:

Wife – Jeanne Forbis of Childress, TX
Daughter – Nancy Forbis-Stokes and husband Tony of Abilene, TX
Grandson – John Forbis and wife Alisha of Amarillo, TX
Grandson – Aaron Forbis-Stokes of Durham, NC
Great Grandchildren – Emery Forbis, Eiley Forbis, and Jantz Forbis of Amarillo, TX
Niece – Linn Coombs
Niece – Leigh Kirby
Nephew – John David Behen
Nephew – William Behen

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