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Mary Pearson Smith

2583155Mary Pearson Smith, 74, died June 25, 2014 in Amarillo.

Services will be at 10:00 AM Saturday, June 28, 2014 at First Christian Church, with Dr. Jeff Knighton, officiating. Burial will follow at Miami Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Smith was born April 13, 1940 in Spearman. She was a 1958 graduate of Spearman High School and attended the University of Oklahoma and the University of Colorado. She married Doyle Smith on January 19, 1961 in Raton, New Mexico. Mary had been a resident of Pampa since 1969, moving from Miami. She was a member of First Christian Church and was a Life Master Bridge player. Mary enjoyed cooking and sewing. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ira Pearson in 1953 and Lois Pearson Megert in 1997.

Survivors include her husband, Doyle Smith of the home; 2 sons, Stephen Smith and wife Paula of Pampa, and Sherman Smith and wife Diana of Fort Worth; two brothers, Ira Pearson of St. Petersburg, Florida and Russell Megert of Amarillo; two sisters, Gwen Reed of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and Melinda Hopper of St. Petersburg, Florida; four grandchildren, Miles Smith, Marissa Mackay, Ashleigh Seideman, and Shelby Patton; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to BSA Hospice, c/o Don & Sybil Harrington Cancer Foundation, 1600 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, Texas 79106.

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Irene Gutschow Coffee

2580787Irene Gutschow Coffee, 91, of Miami, died June 24, 2014 in Miami.

Services will be at 2:00 PM Friday, June 27, 2014, at the First Baptist Church in Miami, with Deacon Monty Wheeler of the First Baptist Church of Miami, officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.

Irene was born December 7, 1922 in Wenatchee, Washington to William Frederick and Alice Jane Luehm Gutschow. When she was very young, the family moved to Centralia, Washington. She worked as a switchboard operator at Fort Lewis. Irene was a USO hostess and loved to dance. She met Walter C. Coffee who was stationed at Fort Lewis during this time. They were married on October 24, 1944. They moved to Fort Polk, Louisiana and later to Miami where they raised their family.

Irene was a devoted homemaker who enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She liked to sew and made quilts for each of her children and grandchildren. Irene loved to read and work crossword puzzles. She could be found during the spring and summer months working in her yard, growing flowers. Irene was a member of First Baptist Church and loved her Sunday school class members. She always had a warm smile and hug for everyone.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Katherine Grace Coffee; a brother, Harold Leroy Gutschow; and two sisters, Jessie Louise Blowers and Winifred Alice Jent.

Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Walter C. Coffee of the home; two sons, Harold Coffee and wife Bobbie, and Charles Coffee and wife Rolanda, all of Canadian; one daughter, Cindy Wheeler and husband Ben of Miami; her grandchildren, Clint Wheeler and wife Leah of Burleson, Cleve Wheeler and wife Daphne of Miami, Abbie Pitt and husband Billy Paul of Amarillo, Cameron Coffee and wife Cara of Portland, Oregon, Logan Coffee and wife Leslie, and Ada Hill and husband Travis, all of Canadian, and Jim Coffee of Austin; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 114 E. Wichita Street, Miami, Texas 79059.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Angton

gen candleFranklin D. Roosevelt Angton, 81, died June 24, 2014 in Pampa.

There are no services scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Mr. Angton was born March 20, 1933. He will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Nellie Angton; a daughter, Frankie M. Angton, a granddaughter, Denise Angton; and a grandson, Willie Angton.

Survivors include two daughters, Eva J. Angton Morgan and Kathaleen Holmes; eleven grandchildren, Evangeline Angton of Louisiana, Felicia G. Bell, George Morgan, Jr., Rodney Holmes, La Shiela Holmes and La Shanna Holmes, all of Dallas, James F. Morgan, Gregory A. Morgan and Robby Holmes, all of Shamrock, La Shonda Holmes of Pampa, and Bobby Holmes, Jr., of Amarillo; several great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many friends.

Send cards and condolences to Eva Morgan and family, 206 W. 6th, Shamrock, Texas 79079.

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Wallace Joe “Pappy” Jouett

generic 1114_memorialWallace Joe “Pappy” Jouett, 81, died June 24, 2014 in Amarillo.

Services will be at 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Hobart Baptist Church, with Johnny Saunders, his nephew, and Pastor Mike Watson of Hobart Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery with Justin Jouett, his grandson, a Church of Christ minister, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Mr. Jouett was born December 18, 1932 in Estelline. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force, serving honorably during the Korean Conflict. Wallace was married to his high school sweetheart for 61 years, and had been a resident of Pampa for 51 years. He was a member of Hobart Baptist Church.

Wallace was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Clessie Jouett; his daughter, Vickie Maxey; his daughter-in-law, Terry Jouett; a grandson, Zachary Jouett; and two sisters, Sibbie Saunders and Juanita Luster.

Survivors include his wife, Jacque Jouett of the home; his son, Ronnie Jouett of Pampa; a brother, Gene Jouett of Estelline; a sister, Louise Mills of Amarillo; 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Monday, June 30, 2014, at the funeral home.

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David E. Oldham

fceee791-8303-4334-9e6b-acd88a2d8842David E. Oldham 91

Funeral Service will be at 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2014 at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Jim Price, Dan Wisecup and Marilyn Frye officiating.

Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Directors

Visitation is Thursday 6-8 pm at the funeral home

David was born March 3, 1923 in Clayton, NM to Walter and Belle Oldham. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to all who knew him.

David was preceded in death by his parents, his 1st wife, Vivian, a sister, Ellen Carroll and 2 brothers, Adrian and Lawrence Oldham

David is survived by his wife, Irene Oldham; a son, Gary Ward and wife Paula of Amarillo; four daughters, Carol Occhipinti and husband Vincent of Ft. Worth, Karen Audrain and husband Arlin of Fritch, Sandra Brown and husband Jim of Amarillo and Sheila Bearden and husband Norman of Amarillo; a brother, Aubrey Oldham and wife Dollie of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, Kalin Audrain and wife Melisa, Lori Williams and husband Chuck, Joli Griffith and husband Shane, Dustin Occhipinti, Shane Ward and wife Brooke, Ash Ward and wife Sarah, Shelby Ward and wife Sarah, Justin Donnell and wife Becki, Mitchell Stevens and wife Chelsea, Galen Bearden, Eric Bearden, and Melissa Rios and husband Eddie; and 23 great-grandchildren

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Danny L. Shropshire

generic 1066_memorialDanny L. Shropshire was born on June 6, 1959 in McAllister, Oklahoma to Arthur and Mary Shropshire.

No services are scheduled.

He worked in the oil field and loved to travel.

He was preceded in death by his mother Mary Hughes.

He is survived by his sister, Tina Ansley of Perryton: and two nieces, Laura Sanders of Amarillo, TX and Christine Hughes of Texas.

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Delbert E. Timmons

490_memorialDelbert was born on October 25, 1927 in Meadow to John and Ora Timmons. He graduated from New Home High School in 1945 and then attended Wayland Baptist College. In 1946, Delbert was drafted in the United States Army, where he served in Korea during WWII before his honorable discharge in 1947. Upon his return, he attended Texas Tech University and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture in 1950. While in college, Delbert met the love of his life, Louise O’Hair. They were the first couple married in the First Baptist Church of Quail on October 21, 1950.

They lived in Amarillo until February of 1952 when Delbert went to work as a county agent in Ochiltree County. They moved to Dumas in 1960, where he worked for the North Plains Water District before moving to Perryton in 1965, where he began his farming career. In 1983, they moved to Farnsworth where he continued farming. Together, Delbert and Louise loved to square dance and travel the country. They took many cruises and even made trips to Alaska together. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren immensely. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Ochiltree No. 90 for over 50 years as well as a member of the American Legion and a member of the First Baptist Church of Perryton.

Delbert is survived by his wife, Louise Timmons of Amarillo; 3 children, Cindy Looney and husband Anthony of Allen, Mike Timmons of Austin and Sheila Deal and husband John of Perryton; sister, Loene Ensor; grandchildren, Angie Ritchie and husband Jason of Plano, Grant Looney and wife Ashley of Midland, Sarah Timmons of San Antonio, Patrick Timmons of Austin, Helen Timmons, Terra Campbell and husband Douglas of Amarillo, Tambra Ellerbrook of Perryton, Abby Swink of Coppell and Becky Demetro and husband Cody of Amarillo; great grandchildren, Hunter and Blake Ritchie, Kylee and Kinsley Demetro, Teagan Duke, Caulin Campbell, Madison and J Mac Cobb V and Brooklyn Looney and many many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Clyde, Johnny and A.A. “Cot” Timmons and 3 sisters, Mary Francis McCrea, Gladys Boyd and Mamie Nell Valentine.

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William Stiles “Bill” Morrow


Morrow-Obit-Pic-233x300William Stiles “Bill” Morrow, 85, of Vega, died Monday, June 23, 2014.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Saint Stephen United Methodist Church with Dr. Jim Smith officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites will follow at 3:00 p.m., in Miami Cemetery in Miami, Texas with Rev. Ken Cole officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Morrow was born Nov. 1, 1928, in Chapman Ranch and was raised in Maypearl by his parents, William and Allene Morrow.

He retired from the Soil Conservation Service and was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Sons of the Confederacy. He was a board member of the Auburn Cemetery Association, a member of Saint Stephen United Methodist Church, a member of The S.T.A.R.S. Honor Choir, Celebration Singers and Covenant Sunday School Class.

He is well known for getting bluebonnets to grow and flourish at his home and loved the State of Texas. He has instilled that pride in his children. He enjoyed getting to work with farmers and more and loved teaching how to nourish and care for the land that God gave us. He loved to sing, and still at the age of 85, he had a beautiful, rich baritone/bass quality. He will always be well-known for the “conversations” he brought to his Sunday School Class and the laughter that followed.

He was married to the love of his life for 49 1/2 years and loved being beside her and taking care of her. He was very proud of his son and his four daughters, and his passion was being Granddaddy to all of his grandchildren and getting to hold his great-grandchildren. He was so grateful for the conversations he had with all of his nieces and nephews and the word FAMILY was valuable to him. To have a relationship with Jesus was so important in his life. He enjoyed reading his Bible and following it with discussion.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Wallace Morrow; his mother, Maida Allene Stiles Morrow; his son, William Randolph (Randy) Morrow; and a granddaughter, Megann Grace McCormack.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Ramsay Morrow of Vega; his children, Patricia Barber and husband, Thomas of Prairie Hill, Debbie Henry and husband, Steve of China Spring, Cynthia McCormack and husband, Michael of Vega, and Angela Stebbins and husband, Jeff of Amarillo; his grandchildren, Scott Morrow, Kyle and wife LeaAnn Morrow, Ashlee and husband, Justin Campbell, Kristin and husband, Bradley Hopper, Amanda Jeanne and husband, Eric Constancio, Amanda Marie and husband, Travis Eubanks, Michael Stebbins, Joshua McCormack, Jordan McCormack and Mallari McCormack; 8 great-grandchildren; a sister, MaryNell Williams of Rosenberg; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that he loved.

Family will receive friends from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the funeral home in Amarillo.

The family will receive friends at the residence in Vega and viewing will be from Noon to 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 27, 2014, at the funeral home in Vega.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to The Auburn Cemetery Association in care of Janice Faries, 704 E. Main St, Itasca, TX 76055.

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Ruth Harper

generic yellowflowersRuth Harper, 82, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Plainview Memorial Park with Rev. Don Robertson officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

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Solano Benny Perez

gen candleSolano Benny Perez, 79, of Plainview, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, June 27, 2014 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Reymundo Manriquez officiating. Interment will follow in Plainview Memorial Park under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

A Rosary will be held at 6:30 P.M. on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the funeral home.

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Billy Carl Hall

IMG_20140624_193206-168x300Billy Carl Hall, 65, died June 1, 2014. Amarillo, TX

Service will be Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 11am in Love Fellowship Church, Bishop Warren Coble, Pastor and eulogist

Arrangements by Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes. Burial at Llano Cemetery

Billy Carl Hall was born July 17, 1948, in Borger, Texas. The son of Mary Wright Hall and Cecil Hall.

He attended Carver High School and was a trucker until his health failed.

He made a profession of his faith and was a member of Ebenezer Church of Amarillo, Reverend Gail Miles, pastor. He was a faithful usher and enjoyed missionary work.

He is survived by: Sister; Flossie Mae Washington and husband James of Pittsburg CA. Brother; Thurman Hall and wife Yvonne of Las Vegas, NevadaThree step-sisters and one step-brother. Special friends; Menyon Alexander and Robert Foster; both of Amarillo

Visitation at funeral home on Wednesday, from 1pm until 6pm

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Raymond Bruce Craig

gen candleServices for Raymond Bruce Craig age 58 of Clovis, New Mexico will be held Friday, June 27, 2014 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Burial will be held at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso, Texas at a later date.

Raymond was born June 25, 1955 in Manchester, New Hampshire to Alonzo and Bertha Meybohm Craig.. Raymond Craig moved to Clovis New Mexico at the end of the second grade. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1973. He graduated from NMSU in 1978 with a degree in Business. He taught two years at a Business College in Albuquerque before joining the USAF. He served 12 years as an officer in the area of a computer analyst. During that time he met and married Layloni Drake also a military officer. Together they had three children. After the military he worked for the state of Ohio in their technical support division in computers. After four years he moved to El Paso, Texas to support his wife’s career as a pastor. During this time he worked part time for the public schools in special education. When a move to Gallup, New Mexico came Ray went to work for the public school in special education. Disabilities were taking their toll and employment was no longer an option, Ray volunteered at his wife’s church to provide an outstanding weekly church newsletter and other graphic arts. Ray loved his family, his church, and his Lord. We celebrate that he now lives with Lord and God.

He is survived by his wife Layloni Drake of the home in Clovis, two sons Peter M. Craig of Clovis, Phillip R. Craig (D’Ana) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, one daughter Alysha M.L. Craig of Clovis, two brothers Douglas Craig, of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Larry Craig (Arlene) of Palitine, Illinois, one sister Patricia Harp (Dave) of Belen, New Mexico, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister Bertha Ann Whatmore, and a brother Thomas Richard Craig.

Arrangements are under the direction of Steed Todd Funeral Home 800 E. Manana Blvd, Clovis, New Mexico 88101 1(575) 763-5541. You may also sign the family guest book at www.steedtodd.com .

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