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Donald Scott Mullins

generic flagDonald Scott Mullins, 78, of Amarillo died Tuesday, September 16, 2014.

Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, September 22, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church. Dr. Murray Gossett and Rev. Lane Boyd will officiate. Private inurnment will be held at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 South Georgia.

Don was born February 27, 1936 in Amarillo, Texas to Paul V and Mary E. Payne-Mullins.
He was a 1954 graduate of Amarillo High School and attended 13 universities which include Amarillo College, West Texas State, University of Texas, CSCLA, UCLA, USC, Pasadena College, Wharton and others.

Don served in the US Army as a Captain in Airborne and the Special Forces.

Don’s professional career included finance; He was a CPA with Deliotte & Touche, Small Business development and investment partnerships. Don took the Nichols Institute (an endocrinology testing laboratory) public. Nichols Institute merged with Owens Corning and later became Quest Diagnostic. Don joined in Occulab’s development of the Tonometer (Tono-Pen), which measures eye pressure. The Donald S. Mullins Gallery was Don’s last business.

He was preceded in death by his parents Paul V. and Mary E. Payne-Mullins and his wife Bernice Z Brown, MD.

Don is survived by his life partner Janelle Beck Hutchison, his sister Priscilla Braun and her husband Jordan Braun of Oklahoma City, and stepdaughters Trudy and Melanie Brown of Denver.

Don “Scottie” loved life and people and firmly believed in random acts of kindness given in secret. Don considered all friends his best friends, once a friend always a friend.

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Douglas Jay Farmer

2695760_wlppDouglas Jay “Straight Arrow” Farmer, 58 of Amarillo died Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in Amarillo.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 AM Saturday at the Rolling Hills Riding Club. Cremation and arrangements are by Rector Funeral Home, 2800 S. Osage St.

Douglas was born in Amarillo on December 27, 1955 to George and Lorene Farmer.

Survivors his wife Alane Combs, 2 sons, Chance Farmer and Justin Green both of Amarillo; 2 brothers, Joe Farmer of Amarillo and Bill Farmer of Weatherford, OK; 4 sisters, Kathy Ensminger of Davis, OK, Debbie Vreeland San Antonio, Vickie Fowler of Selma, NC and Becky Miller of Amarillo; several grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, cousins.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Rex Rowland

db4ccabc-2683-4142-a8a2-6e5bba69f7c4Rex was born to Vernon and Thelma Rowland on November 8, 1939 in Oklahoma City, OK. Rex moved to Amarillo from Guthrie, Oklahoma in 1946. He graduated from Palo Duro High School. He retired from Owens Corning. Rex was a real Chicago Cubs Fan,he enjoyed watching boxing, baseball, football and shooting pool. He especially loved spending time with his 2 grandkids. He married Eugenia Knox on October 25, 1972. He was baptized at North Amarillo Christian Church. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded by parents; Brother Max Rowland; Sister Jackie Rowland; 2 nephews David and Jay Rowland.

He is survived by loving wife Eugenia; 2 Sons Mike Noland and wife Kathy of Halcom City, Texas; Chris Sejkora of Palm Desert, California; Daughter Cindy Noland of Austin, Texas; sister Sharon Ray and husband Warner of Amarillo; Granddaughter Jessica Barrientos and husband Jose of Denver Colorado; Grandson Corbin Noland of Denver Colorado; 2 step grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren; 3 Special Nephews; Jeff Noland and wife Linda of Benbrook, Texas; Steve Ray and wife Donna of Amarillo; Ryan Ray and wife Erin of Florence, Mississippi.

Memorials can be made to Cal Farley Boys Ranch; Washington Avenue Christian Church Family Service Center.

Service Information

Friday, September 19, 2014
5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
Memorial Park Funeral Home
6969 I-40 E

Celebration of Life:
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories
6969 I-40 E
Amarillo, Texas 79118

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Patsy Ann Franks

1ea6e2cc-9364-4c2e-a75b-b32cb18f6f3ePatsy Ann Franks, 72 of Amarillo passed away September 15, 2014. Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Memorial Park Cemetery by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 I-40 East. Patsy was born June 24, 1942 in Quail, Texas to Calvin and Sarah Spear. She was raised in both Wellington and Borger Texas and graduated from Borger High School. She was a long time member of Beta Sigma Phi, Amarillo Women’s Network and also Amarillo Senior Citizens. Patsy has lived in Amarillo ever since 1973. She worked for Park Place Towers and the Continental in marketing for the last 27 years. She was a great artist and she painted for many years. Patsy also loved to travel and loved to shop. She was a loving and devoted mother, sister and grandmother and she will be truly missed. Patsy is survived by her daughter, Crystal Griffis of Amarillo; brothers, Terry Spear of Amarillo and Callie Spear Austin; her grandchildren, Aubree and Ryan Griffis; also by several cousins, nieces and nephews, the Duncan’s, the Manuel’s, the Lemon’s, the Bennifield’s, the Ausbrooks’ and the Spear’s. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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Ed Hagan

ed-hagan-obituaryEd Hagan, 84, of Amarillo died on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Graveside services will be at 1:00 pm, Saturday, September 20, 2014 in Memorial Park cemetery with Dr. Charles Jones of Hollywood Road Community Church officiating. Arrangements are by LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 8310 S. Coulter.

Ed Hagan was born on January 28, 1930 in Glazier to Ed and Myra Hagan. Ed graduated from Amarillo High School and obtained his Masters degree from West Texas State University. He married the love of his life, Margaret on November 22, 1959 in Brownwood. Ed played football at the University of Texas until he was called to duty and proudly served his country in the Navy. He owned and operated Ed Hagan’s Texaco and Uhaul. He was an avid Dallas Cowboy and Dallas Mavericks fan. Ed loved the outdoors, fishing and traveling the country. He also loved animals and would take care of any stray that would come around the house, but he loved his little brown dog. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents.

Ed is survived by his wife Margaret; three daughters, Starlite Folley and husband Tim of San Antonio, Alice Hagan of Amarillo and Shannon Carroll and husband Chris of Borger; one son Ed Hagan and wife Kenna of Hastings, OK; six grandchildren, Bryan Folley and wife Kimberly, Lauren Krup and husband Andrew, Craig Folley and wife Jennifer, Justin Lewis, Hoss Carroll and wife Kendall and Ashley Fischer; two great grandchildren, A.J. Fischer and Sebastian Folley and special friends Willie Odell and wife Emma and David Akin and wife Veronica, all of Amarillo.

The family would like to express the sincerest thanks to the Caprock nurses, Tri-West nurses and the nurses and staff of BSA Hospice for the care that they gave Ed.

The family suggest in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to BSA Hospice or American Diabetes Association.

The family will be receiving friends from 5:30-7:00 pm , Friday, September 19, 2014 at LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Coulter Road Chapel, 8310 S. Coulter.

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Benjamin Frank Hess Jr.

benjamin-hess-obituaryBenjamin Frank Hess, 84, of Amarillo died on Monday, September 15, 2014. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 am, Friday, September 19, 2014 at LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Martin Road Chapel. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 1505 Martin Road.

Ben was born on August 30, 1930 in Alexandria, LA. to Benjamin and Lonnie Hess. He graduated from Bunkie High School and proudly served his country during the Korean War in the Air Force. Ben married his wife, Charlotte on March 1, 1953 in Amarillo. He worked for Swift for 27 years and then owned Gentle Ben’s Tractor Service in Amarillo. Ben was a hard working man who loved the outdoors. He always planted a big garden and raised two bottle fed calves with his grandchildren. He also loved to work on old tractors and go to farm sales.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Brent Sandlin.

He is survived by his wife Charlotte, a daughter Peggy Sandlin and husband Monte, a son Rodney Hess and wife Barbara and a granddaughter Bailey Hess, all of Amarillo.

The family will be receiving friends at LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Martin Road Chapel from 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Thursday, September 18, 2014.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Make-A-Wish Foundation or the Wounded Warrior Project.

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