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Kenny Allen Pulliam

kenneth-pulliam-obituaryKenny Allen Pulliam, age 62, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014. A time for the family to receive friends will be Monday, May 12, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Coulter Road Chapel. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm at LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Coulter Road Chapel with Matt Thackerson officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Kenny was born in Champaign, Ill on March 24, 1952 to James and Harriette (Day) Pulliam. He graduated from Champaign High School and Lincoln Christian College. He married the love of his life Linda (Martin) Pulliam in Bloomington, Ill. on July 21, 1973.

Kenny worked most of his life in the Dairy industry as a plant manager/supervisor. He was preceded in death by his parents in 2013 and a sister Brenda Earl in 1997.

Kenny rejoiced in life and truly felt that each day was a gift from God. He touched the people
he encountered on a daily basis with his selfless acts and self-giving. He would say good-bye and leave you with a story or comment that left a smile on your face. Not only will he be missed by his family, but the many people that he called friends or shared a word with along his way.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years. Linda of Amarillo and a son Joshua and wife Misty Pulliam of Amarillo and his three grandchildren AnnMarie Mackey Pulliam, Graham Allen Pulliam and Lilly Mae Pulliam. He is also survived by his two sisters Lois Wingler of Tolono, Ill. and Vickie Raegle of Champaign, Ill.

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Lecrishia Sellers

Lecrishia McMillan SellersLecrishia Sellers, 50, of Amarillo, went to be with the Lord on May 9, 2014.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Schooler Funeral Home, Brentwood Chapel, 4100 S. Georgia, Amarillo, Texas. Private burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home.

Lecrishia was born September 21, 1963 in Amarillo, TX. She spent her earlier years in Amarillo and moved to California in 1966 with her family. She graduated from Granada High school in 1982 in Livermore, CA. After graduation she worked for AT&T for several years. She was married to Paul McMillan in March 1987. The family relocated to Amarillo in 1995. Their daughter Violet Ann was born in July of that year.

Lecrishia met the love of her life, Alan Sellers, about 10 years ago. They were married September 7th of last year. They loved traveling to casinos in surrounding states for fun and gambling. Family and friends were always asked to join them for all the fun. They always enjoyed their time together and loved spending time together no matter what they were doing. She also loved spending time with her grandson, Brandon.

Lecrishia took pride in her ability to always find a bargain and never paid full price for anything. Most things in her home were recycled and her wardrobe was always very stylish.

She would help anyone, at any time, with anything they needed. She had a great big heart and gave to many charities in the area.

Lecrishia was also a true cat lover and had two lovely cats for the last ten years.

She is survived by her husband, Alan; her daughter, Violet; her stepdaughter, Cynthia; her parents, Virgil and Charlett Geopfert, of Amarillo; her grandson, Brandon; and her mother in law, Dorothy Burt.

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Bobby W. Terrell

bobby-terrell-obituaryBobby was born in Greenville, Texas on April 12, 1938. He graduated from Amarillo High School in 1956. He attended seminary at the Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock, Arkansas, and later graduated from WTSU with an education degree. He met Wanda Lee Turner in Arkansas, and they married on July 2, 1963. He retired from AISD and continued substitute teaching until a few months ago.

Bobby met the Lord as a child during Vacation Bible School. From that time forward, he devoted his life to telling others about Jesus. He pastored churches, taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, AWANA, Child Evangelism Fellowship Good News Clubs, Vacation Bible Schools, and the Neighborhood Church at Second Baptist Church. He continued to share the love of Christ with others even in his hospice room.

Bobby loved spending time with his five granddaughters. He enjoyed attending athletic events, choir concerts, awards ceremonies, or anything else they were involved in. He always had a new game, joke, or brain teaser to share with them at his house. Visits often included Dr. Pepper and chocolate. We will all miss his kindness, humor, laugh, and his immense love for us and for the Lord.

He is preceded in death by his parents, A.K. and Lucille Terrell. He is survived by his wife Wanda Terrell, his son Steve Terrell and wife Carolyn, his daughter Lisa Goen and husband John, his five granddaughters Sara and Kati Goen, Kathryn, Abbie, and Susanna Terrell, his sister Darlene Boykin and husband Chuck, his brother Kenneth and wife Donna, and many brothers and sisters-in-law and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family would like to thank the staff at BSA, BSA Home Health Care, and BSA Hospice for their loving care for Bobby during his battle with pancreatic cancer.

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George E. Huber

george-huber-obituaryGeorge E. Huber, 89 of Amarillo died Thursday, May 8, at his home.

Rosary will be at 5:00 p.m., on Sunday May 11 at Schooler Funeral Home Brentwood Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 Monday, May 12, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Deacon Willie Montano officiating. Interment will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia.

George was born in Tulia November 20, 1924 to Jacob Spichtinger and Mary Verhey Spichtinger Huber. He grew up working on farms and attended school in Tulia.
He served in the Army Air Corp during WW II in the Berma-India-China Theater where he was a diesel mechanic. After being discharged, he returned to Tulia where he worked as a carpenter and farmhand.

He married Calista Heck on October 9, 1950 in Nazareth. They moved to Amarillo where they started their family of six children. George worked as an automotive mechanic for Sid Stout Ford for 28 years. He then worked for Amarillo State Center for 27 years.

George had a strong and faithful belief in the Lord and was a charter member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus, active in the Early V8 Club, Antique Car Club, Good Sam’s Club, Boy Scouts of America and State Square Dancers Association. He loved playing dominoes, boating, fishing, camping, junking, dancing and tinkering with old cars.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a step-father Mike Huber; five sisters, Mary Irlbeck, Marie Lumpkins, his twin sister Georgia Spichtinger, Mildred Whitacker and Doris George; his twin sons Harold and Howard Huber.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years; four children, Jacob and wife Jona of Amarillo, Georgina Coder and husband Richard of Columbia, Missouri, Barbara Parker and husband Randall of San Angelo, and Mark and wife Valerie of Amarillo; nine grandchildren, Jolene Studebaker and husband Derek of Amarillo, Tiffany Smith and husband Chris of Amarillo, Cody Thompson of Dalhart, Jackie Parker, Joshua Parker and wife Ashley, Jaron Parker and Justin Parker of San Angelo, Austin Huber and Abigail Huber of Amarillo; three great-grandchildren Jalen Huber, Katlyn Smith and Makinley Parker; a brother Vincent Huber.

The family wishes to thank Marla and the caregivers from True Blessings for their compassion and dignity of care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church or School; or The Make A Wish Foundation 4742 N. 24th Street, Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85016-4862

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Mary Katherine McKinney O’Connor

mary-o-connor-obituaryMary Katherine McKinney O’Connor, 75, of Amarillo passed away on May 8, 2014.

Services will be at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 13, at Schooler Funeral Home – Brentwood Chapel with Elder Don R. Watson officiating. Burial will be at 3:00 p.m. at Erick Cemetery in Erick, Oklahoma.

Mary was born March 24, 1939 in Borger to Katherine McKinney and Melvin Parker. Mary attended school in Borger. She married Daniel B. “Dan” O’Connor on January 1, 1980.

Mary had several jobs in her lifetime. She worked as a CNA at St. Anthony’s Hospital, then going to work at TDJC (Clements Unit) on April 1, 1990 and retired on January 31, 2008. She was retired for only six weeks before returning to work for TDJC (Clements Unit) where she worked until April 13, 2010.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband Dan, her parents and her grandparents.

Survivors include two sons Wade Ray “Pete” Woods and wife Candy of Amarillo, and Claude Lee O’Connor and wife Elaine of Hockley, Texas. Two daughters, Shirley May Walker and husband Lee of Dunncanville, Texas; Katherine Reann File and husband David of Gruver, TX. Five grandchildren, Seven great-grandchildren, a special cousin Virginia Rogers of Amarillo, and many more cousins. Her beloved little dog, Mr. Mr. Special friends, Don and Jan Watson, Kathy Oldham, Donna Vejcik, Linda Tucker, and Caroline Hess. Special neighbors Nina, Barbara, Jean, Jan and Jim. Numerous other friends.

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Detta Melinda “Scooter” Williams

Williams-Obit-Pic-213x300Detta Melinda “Scooter” Williams, 56, of Amarillo, died Thursday, May 8, 2014.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 12, 2014, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Sheldon DeVries officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Scooter was born Jan. 14, 1958, in Borger to Jimmy and Detta Williams. She worked for BritKare and Alpha Medical Supplies and loved to play golf.

Survivors include her three sisters, Helen McNabb, Felicia Sandoval and Laverda Williams, all of Amarillo; a brother, Brian Williams of Amarillo; and close friend, Marlene Bolden of Eldorado.

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Mary Nell White

generic flowerMary Nell White, 85, of Claude, died Thursday, May 8, 2014.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 12, 2014, in Claude Church of Christ with Jim Yates officiating. Burial will follow at 2:00 p.m., in North Fairview Cemetery in Wellington. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mary was born Oct. 24, 1928, in Wellington to Buford and Mary Chandler. She was a homemaker and was very involved with her husband’s ministry.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred White; and a sister, Lona Barton.

Survivors include her three children, Bill White and wife Susie of Amarillo, Beth Graham and husband Bugs of Mount Juliet, Tenn., and Jim White and wife Janeane of Claude; a grandson, Ky White and wife Ami of California.; two sisters Ladell Popwell and husband Leo of Wellington and Kay White of Richardson; a sister-in-law, Betty White Tribble of Albuquerque, N.M.; and a great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home in Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials be made to High Plains Children’s Home, 11461 S Western St, Amarillo, TX 79118.

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Irwin Kirk Naylor

generic sunriseIrwin Kirk Naylor was born on September 14, 1915 to William and Estella Naylor in Paruna, Oklahoma and passed May 5, 2014 in Orlando, Florida.

He participated in the government’s Civilian Conservation Corps where he worked in the reforestation program in his home state which allowed him to contribute to his family’s income while recuperating from the devastation of the Dust Bowl. It was during this time that Irwin met and married Mary Ellen Wood on September 10, 1938. They established “Little Valley Farm” in the Balko community and raised their two daughters Estella Sue and Edna Lou. Irwin worked for Beaver County District 3. He also ran a dairy farm and, in his lifetime, cultivated many plentiful harvests.

Irwin was an active member of the Balko community and of Balko Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher, trustee and Deacon for many years. He was a firm believer in giving back to God with not only his tithes, but also of himself, always knowing that God would meet his family’s needs.

He is preceded in death by his parents and wife Mary; 3 brothers: Lawrence, Alvin, and Freeborn, and sister Nellie Wahl.

He is survived by his two daughters, Estella Blosser and her husband, Garry, Oklahoma City; Edna “Eddie” Dearmin and her husband, Bill, Orlando, FL; one brother Dick Naylor and wife Opal; Grandsons Lendell Blosser and wife Cheryl, Eddy Blosser and wife Lauri, Jason Blosser and wife Tracy, Jack Dearmin and wife Mellonee, Shawn Dearmin, Chris Dearmin and wife Amy; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will take place at 1:00pm Tuesday, May 13 at Balko Baptist Church with Pastor Jason Johnston officiating. Graveside service will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton.

Memorials can be made to Balko Baptist Church – RR 2 Box 44A – Balko, Oklahoma 73931, Balko School – RR 1 Box 37 – Balko, Oklahoma 73931 or to one’s favorite charity.

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Col. Jack R. Vincent

173_Jack_R._VincentCol. Jack R. Vincent, 84, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Central Church of Christ Chapel with Allen Standlin, Bob Crass, Glen Walton, Steve Rogers and Dave Norris officiating. Military graveside honors will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive.

Jack was born April 15, 1930, in Amarillo to Jack and Flora Vincent. He was a lifelong resident of Amarillo, where he was a member of the 1948 graduating class of Amarillo High School. He then attended Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the 1952 graduating class. He served in the Army from 1952 to 1954. He then entered into the Army Reserves, where served for 29 years until retirement at the rank of colonel in 1983. While active in the army, Jack earned the Meritorious Service medal, Army Commendation medal, United Nations Service medal, Korean Service medal and Distinguished Pistol shot badge.

He married Barbara McGee on Dec. 29, 1959, in Central Church of Christ in Amarillo. He was a lifelong member of that church. Jack farmed and ranched in Randall County from 1952 until the time of his death. He had a great love for guns and served the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1984 as a team manager to the United States Olympic shooting team and the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, where he served as an Olympic officer. He attended the National Masters Shooting competition for 29 years in Camp Perry, Ohio. He competed in the championships from 1955 to 1979. He was instrumental in the first woman shooter in the competition and the trophy that is given to the champion woman to this day is the Vincent Trophy.

Jack was a founding director of Happy State Bank and remained a member of the board of directors at the time of his death. He also had served on the board of directors for High Plains Children’s Home, Amarillo Christian School, Church Loans and Investments as well as Farmer’s Elevator in Dawn.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara of Amarillo; three sons, Brian Vincent and wife Janie of Amarillo, Greg Vincent and wife Mary Ruth of Amarillo and Todd Vincent and wife Kristen of Canyon; a sister, Mary Jim Vincent of Amarillo; 11 grandchildren, Kaye, Kaycee, Jack Heath, Donny, Josh, Jacob, Justin, Riley, Mary Caroline, Will and Elizabeth; and three great-grandchildren, Madison, Nate and Vince.

The family would like to extend their thanks to Dr. Nadesan as well as the staff at Harrington Cancer Center and Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital for the wonderful care that was given.

The family suggests memorials be to High Plains Children’s Home or a favorite charity.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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James “Jim” Oliver Steen

James “Jim” Oliver Steen, 92 of Dumas, passed away on Thursday, May 08, 2014. A Funeral Service is scheduled for 2 o’clock in the afternoon on Monday, May 12, 2014 at First Christian Church with Rev. Darrell Wait, pastor of the church officiating. Interment will follow at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 until 6 in the evening on Sunday. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.

James was born February 13, 1922 in Amistad, NM to Sager and Leah (Brewster) Steen. He was united in marriage to the lovely Lottie Dutcher on November 4, 1942 in Clayton, NM. They were happily married for 71 years. James honorably served his country in the United States Army from August 1942 through September 1945 during the European Campaign. He earned two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. James was employed by CIG for 38 years. His passion was woodworking especially making cabinets in the home. James was a member of VFW Post 9022, American Legion Post 224. He was also a member of First Christian Church. James will be missed by his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a daughter: Sandra Trayler of Dumas, six brothers, and two sisters.

James is survived by his wife Lottie of the home; a daughter: Olivia Burks and husband Rex of Newcastle, OK; two sons: James Lawrence Steen of Denton, TX and Samuel Lee Steen and wife Patti of Canyon, TX; three sisters: Lola Barnhart of Pierce City, MO, Juanita Bailey of Nara Visa, NM, Naoma McCormick of Enid, OK; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

The family suggest memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 403 Pear, Dumas, TX 79029 or The National Kidney Foundation, 5429 LBJ Freeway Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75240.

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Melvin Ray Winters

37543_memorialMelvin Ray Winters, 74 of Stratford, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 11 o’clock in the morning on Monday, May 12, 2014 at Victory Center in Guymon, OK with Pastor Charlie Mendenhall officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors of Dumas.

Melvin was born October 30, 1939 in La Junta, CO to Glen Hubert and Lola Gertrud “Pep”(Lynch) Winters. He was united in marriage to Geneva Belle “Ginny” on February 5, 1990 in Stratford. Melvin was a cowboy all his life and a stock contractor for many years in Colorado. He worked in many ranches and feedlots and was involved in every aspect of the rodeo life. He enjoyed telling stories and reliving his rodeo past. Melvin will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister: Chryl Ramon.

Melvin is survived by his wife Ginny of the home; three sons: Frank Ray Winters and Laura of Gruver, Guy Dewayne Winters and Jean of Texline and Dustin John Winters and Megan of Amarillo; two daughters: Lea Nelson of Guymon, Crystal Winters and Jamie of Moscow, KS; two sisters: Alta Mae Brown of Las Animas, CO and Charlene Thompson and husband Jim of Canyon; a brother-in-law: Jesse Ramon of Amarillo; eighteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Reymunda “Reyna” Bernal

36220_memorialReymunda “Reyna” Bernal, 86 of Dumas, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. A Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 o’clock in the morning on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Father Gabriel Garcia officiating. Interment will follow at Dumas Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited at 6 o’clock in the evening on Friday, at Morrison Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.

Reyna was born September 11, 1927 in Pearsall, TX to Gregorio and Cipriana (Villarreal) Trujillo. She was happily married to Paul Bernal until his passing on February 22, 2003. Reyna had been a resident of Dumas since 1960 and worked at S.B. Foot Tannery for over 20 years and was affectionately known as Ms. B. She was a beloved and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend and especially loved to cook for them. Her favorite pastime was reading True Story Books and was also an avid Dallas Cowboys and San Antonio Spurs fan. Reyna was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. She will be greatly missed by her many friends and family.

In addition to her husband, Paul, she is preceded in death by her parents.

Reyna is survived by five sons: Artemio Bernal and wife Mary of Dumas, Hector Bernal, Leo Bernal and wife Olivia, Rolando Bernal and wife Karmen all of Amarillo, Mario Bernal and wife Margarita of Guymon, OK; four daughters: Nora Gonzales of Amarillo, Norma Jalomo and husband Lupe, Yolanda Salcido all of Dumas, Pauline Hernandez and husband Johnny of Pearsall, TX; as sister-in-law: Maria Azuna; twenty-eight grandchildren, forty-five great-grandchildren, twenty-one great-great grandchildren; and a dear friend: Delia Ovalle.

The family would like to give special thanks to Memorial Hospice, Dr. Mudapalli, and to all the nurses at Moore County Hospital for the excellent and loving care they provided to Reyna.

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