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Linder Earl Flemons

_AllObitsLogo300Linder was born on July 4, 1949 in Malone, Texas to Wallace and Martha (Bailey) Flemons. He enjoyed playing dominoes and bingo. Most of all, he loved being with his family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Martha and Wallace Flemons, and two sisters, Genelle Green and Jackie Sue Brisco.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Flemons of Paducah; daughter Margaret Mason and husband, Vaughn; son Jerome Flemons and wife, Amanda; brother Jimmy Dean Flemons and wife, Jackie of Fort Worth; sister Dorothy Flemons of Paducah; sister Martha Ann Simmons and husband, Jamie of Tucson, AZ; brother Willie Mack Flemons and wife, Jewel of Tucson, AZ; sister Betty Lou Flemons of Paducah; six grandchildren Madison Flemons, Brianne Mason, Cierra Flemons, Aliayah Flemons, Faith Flemons and Vaughn Mason, Jr.; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12 PM on Saturday, August 8, 2015 in the First United Methodist Church of Paducah with Rev. Bobby Evans officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

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Keith Jesse

3273150_wlppKeith was born on September 29, 1942 in Wellington, TX to Thomas and Delma Jesse. He was a 1961 graduate of Wellington High School. He married Marilyn Plunkett on December 29, 1961 in Wellington.

Keith was a hard worker, having worked for Red River Water Authority, the Childress Police Department, and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. On August 30, 2002, he received the Texans Caring for Texans Award as the outstanding State of Texas employee.

Keith was an avid sports fan, and loved the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and the Childress Bobcats. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.

Keith’s joy in life was his grandchildren. He had many that were his own, and many he cared for and raised as his own.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Delma, and by a brother, Larry Jesse.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn of Childress; his children, Darrin Jesse and wife, JoAnna, Dana Head and husband, Patrick, and Jeremy Jesse and wife, Molly; grandchildren, Brayden Jesse, Amanda Jesse, Clara Jesse, Hank Jesse, Heath Head, Heavyn and Camryn Hernandez, and Adisyn White; and siblings Joy Belew and husband, Alton, and Janece Bevers.

Funeral services will be at 10 AM on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the First Assembly of God Church with Alton Belew and Gary McClendon, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Childress Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

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Claudie Lee Wilson

3282901_wlppClaudie was born on September 30, 1929 in Childress to Claude Victor and Margaret Lee Johnson. She attended school in Carey, Texas from first grade through high school graduation. Claudie was honored as the Salutatorian of her graduating class. Upon graduation she met and fell in love with a handsome serviceman that she met at the movies. That man was Bob L. Wilson, who by coincidence had grown up in Childress but had moved to Pomona, CA before high school. They had three children and were happily married for 37 years. They lived the majority of their married life in Childress but a few times had ventured out to California and briefly to Edgemont, South Dakota. Both times Claudie decided to move back to Childress. She left a note on the front door telling Bob, “I’ll be in Childress. See you soon.” She was a true native of Childress and was unable to consider any other place home. Claudie worked as a Medical Technologist at Fox Clinic for more than 20 years and later went to work for the Sacramento Regional Medical Center working in their laboratory. She loved her work and was very proud of her accomplishments.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Dorothy Ailene Jones and Mary Ann Burrows; two brothers, Floyd Edward Johnson and Jerry Johnson and her husband Bob L. Wilson.

Survivors include daughter JeNae Suzanne Bartels and husband, Vince of Fair Oaks, CA; granddaughter Heather Ann Edmunson and great-granddaughter Mackenzie Rose Sullivan of Reno, NV; grandsons Henry Jesse Bartels and Andrew Striffler of Fair Oaks, CA; daughter Melanie Ann Lancaster, granddaughter Danya Allison Lancaster, grandson Destry Jaeden Lancaster all of Fair Oaks, CA; son Victor Allison Wilson and wife Lara of Keller, TX; grandson Victor Erik Wilson and wife Heidi and great-grandson Lincoln Cole Wilson of Roanoke, TX; grandsons Daniel Brek Wilson of Stockton, CA and Jordan Luke Wilson and great-granddaughter Hinley Faith Wilson of Fair Oaks, CA; sisters Allie Camilla of Ft. Worth, TX and Donna Ruth Korthals of Childress, TX.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30am, Monday, August 24, 2015 at Childress Cemetery with Kerry Wood officiating.

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Helena DeKay Patman

3261286_wlppHelena was born April 20, 1922 in McAlester, Oklahoma to Marshall and Janetta Townsend. She married William “Bill” Patman on July 20, 1952 in Phillips, Texas. She worked as a chemist for Phillips Petroleum in Borger, before moving to Venezuela for 7 years with the love of her life Bill. They returned in 1959, to settle in Louisiana where she spent the remainder of her life. She was an Angel as most people referred to her.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY – her parents; her brother; and 3 sisters.

SURVIVORS – her husband, Bill Patman of Mandeville, LA; a son, Larry Patman and wife Tracy of Pass Christian, MS; a daughter, Lisa Patman Kelly and husband Kevin of Orlando,FL; and 2 grandchildren.

GRAVESIDE SERVICES – 5:00 pm Saturday, August 1, 2015 in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon with Rev. Bobby Ellerbrook, officiating.

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Michael “Mike” Wayne Franklin

3263451_wlppMike was born August 4, 1955 in Crowell to Thomas Harrold and Geneva Lois Franklin and was raised in Crowell. He had been a resident of Memphis since 1976 where he worked for TX DOT for 8 years and the telephone company for 28 years prior to his retirement. He was a good friend and if you needed him he was there. His life was centered around the telephone company. He was a member of the Red Marble Ministries Church in Memphis.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY – his parents.

SURVIVORS – a daughter, Mary Ann Deatherage and fiance Melvin Mason of Levelland; a brother, Thomas Harrold Franklin, II of Oklahoma; a sister, Irene Lanette Neel of Lewisville; 2 grandchildren, Logan Earl Deatherage and Kaden Wayne “Tater” Deatherage; his wife of 24 years and mother of Mary Ann, Mary Lee Tucker of Newlin; and a special friend, Kathy Shipman of Estelline.

SERVICES – 2:00 pm Wednesday, August 5, 2015 in the Red Marble Ministries Church in Memphis with Rev. Dale Miller and Jackie Blum, officiating.

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Frances Louise Potts May

_AllObitsLogo300Frances Louise Potts May was born October 30, 1922 in Hall County to Wilber and Joanna Potts. She married David Dalton May on August 6, 1944. Louise, as all of her family and friends knew her, lived all her life in and around Memphis. She graduated from Estelline High School as valedictorian of her class. She and Dalton spent just a few short years moving around the Texas Panhandle until moving for good back to Hall County in 1954. She was a farmers wife that got very involved in the daily farming operation with Dalton. She went every day to help in the field or as she got older went to make sure Dalton stayed safe. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed sewing. Up until she went into the hospital July 11, she worked 18 crossword puzzles every day. She loved to get into scrabble game with her grandchildren and would beat their socks off. She wore out David’s college dictionary and a second dictionary to make sure she got her crossword puzzles correct. She was very active and drove her pickup until her 92nd birthday at which time she gave up her drivers license and got a Texas ID. In October 2014, she moved in with her son, David in Brenham, TX (or came to stay as long as she wanted). She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Memphis, TX and while in Brenham went to First Baptist with David’s family. She will be missed by her children and especially her grandchildren.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY – her parents; her husband, Dalton May; her daughter, Marilyn Carter; a granddaughter, Melissa Webber; and a sister, Mazine Lester.

SURVIVORS – her children, David May and wife Donna of Brenham, Vivian Jeanette Mitchell and husband Royce of San Angelo, and Donald May and wife Marcia of Flower Mound; her brothers, Tom Potts and wife Billie of Estelline, and Hershell Potts and wife Fran of Richmond; 14 grandchildren, Nicole Royall and husband Justin of Conroe, Patricia Vasquez and husband Matthew of Brenham, Darren May and wife Miranda of Brenham, James Carter of Brenham, Debbie Carter of Portales, NM, Will Carter and wife Julie of Albuquerque, NM, Jason Webber of Albuquerque, NM, Lisa Williams and husband Mark of Frisco, Carol Clark and husband Derek of San Angelo, Daniel Mitchell of San Angelo, Jill Horton and husband Brent of Mansfield, Jennifer Jackson and husband Robbie of Amarillo, Allan May of Little Elm, and Nicholas Magoulas and wife Amanda of Carthage, MO; and 27 great grandchildren.

MEMORIAL SERVICES – 11:00 AM Thursday, August 13, 2015 in the First Baptist Church Chapel in Memphis with Brent Horton, officiating.

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Jerry Will Pritchard

_AllObitsLogo300Jerry Will Pritchard was born October 10, 1932 in Wellington to Ernest “Jack” and Checy Irene Seymour Pritchard. He had lived in Shamrock for 48 years and was a member of Eleventh St. Baptist Church.
Jerry had always wanted to own his own ranch and he accomplished this by working hard, buying a grocery store and then purchasing his ranch.
He was preceded in death by a son; Danny Pritchard and two brothers; Jack and Cliff Pritchard.
Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Tuesday….

Suvivors: Wife – Tennie Pritchard – Shamrock
1 Daughter – Jackie Pritchard File – Amarillo
1 Sister – Sue Pritchard Lindsey – Shamrock
3 Grandchildren – Ken File and wife Susan
Teeka Camarillo & husband Cameron
Tim Pritchard
7 Great Grandchildren – Brina, Blake, Kensey, Caybree, Braylon, Tayber and Kayleigh

SERVICES will be Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 10:30 AM in Calvary Christian Fellowship with Bro. Joe G. Jernigan, officiating.

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Wanda Dean Bailey

_AllObitsLogo300Wanda was born July 29, 1926 in Wynnewood, Colorado to Holly and Myrtle Elliott. She married Lester Rubin Bailey on January 28, 1946 in Pampa. She had been a resident of McLean most of her life. She was a member of the Heald United Methodist Church and the VFW Auxiliary 20 plus years. She enjoyed canning, handwork, painting, sewing and dancing.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY – her parents; husband; and daughter Donnia Walker.

SURVIVORS- Son, Walt Bailey and wife Bonnie of McLean; a daughter, Connia Habr of Pampa; 2 sisters, Hollie Hooper of Benbrook and Minnie Sanner of Ft. Worth; 7 grandchildren; Numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and 2 great great grandchildren.

GRAVESIDE SERVICES – 10:00 am Monday, August 24, 2015 in Hillcrest Cemetery in McLean with Rev. Thacker Haynes, officiating.

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Charles Carlton Dodson

61542_memorialCharles was born September 8, 1935 in Kansas City, Missouri to Charles Emmett Dodson and Alice Arletta Marshall Dodson. He married Barbara Ellen Heacock on April 13, 1957 in Monahans, TX. They were married 58 years.

Charles served in the United States Air Force from May 1954 to October 1968, including a tour in Vietnam. Upon retirement he brought his family to Clovis. In 1969 he went to work for Southern Union Gas Company (PNM) in several positions, eventually retiring in Portales as the manager in 1992. He and Barbara then returned to Clovis where they joined Central Baptist Church.
Charles was quiet and unassuming, he never boasted and rarely vocalized his opinions or beliefs and so his Christian faith was, more often than not, witnessed in his honesty, his faithfulness, kindness and willingness to bend over backwards to help anyone he saw in need; always willing to go the extra mile. He never complained even when he was in pain. He never had a bad thing to say about others and he could always be counted on to help if you needed him. Charles was like a pillar supporting a bridge or building and his presence is going to be missed.

Charles enjoyed involvement in his children and grandchildren’s lives; attending activities, going fishing, camping, and hunting. He enjoyed arrowhead hunting, tennis, bowling, and metal detecting and was an active participant in the Senior Olympics.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister Marticia Diaz.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara of the family home; children Sherry (Gene) Christian of Brownwood, TX, Kathy Ollom of Peoria, AZ, David Dodson of Denver, CO, and Debra (Ronny) Van of Beach City, TX. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Aaron and Cade Christian, Kyra (Evan) Owen, K’Lee Ollom, Tamra (Jason) Harris, Brielle Eskridge and Briley Van and great grandchildren Eden and Carter Owen. He is also survived by his sisters Loretta (Melvin) Simmons, Becky (John) Foreman, Bernice Dodson, Bobby Helen (Roland) Rush and brothers Henry Diaz, Dee Lynn (Wanda) Dodson, and Clifton (Pinkie) McFarlin.

A memorial service is planned for Sunday, August 2 at 2 pm at Steed Todd Funeral Home Chapel with Gene Christian officiating. A private internment will be held at a later date at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis.

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Maria Lucero Garcia

61541_memorialMaria was born in Tecolotito, NM to Jesus and Estefanita Lucero on July 31, 1937. She married Roberto S Garcia in October 1978 in Clovis, NM.

Maria was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She had many neighborhood children that called her grandma. Maria was kind and everyone loved coming to her home to gather and visit. Many affectionately called her Tia Nea.

Maria is preceded in death by her parents, Jesus and Estefanita, her husband, Roberto S Garcia, her brothers, Jessie Lucero, Alfredo Lucero, Arsenio Lucero, Benino Lucero, Andres Lucero and Orlando Lucero. Also, in heaven, awaiting Maria is her oldest daughter.

Maria is survived by her daughters, Lupe Rodriguez (Pablo Rodriguez), Roberta Calderon (Fernando Calderon) and Angelica Garcia (Joe Lopez). One son, Luis Garcia (Carmen Polk). She has 10 grandchildren, Ricky Cisneros, Carlos Cisneros, Luis Alberto Cisneros, Julissa Garcia, Reyes Calderon, Derek Calderon, Amiah Lopez, Josiah Garcia, Danielle Garcia and Joaquin Garcia. Maria and her late husband Roberto raised their grandson Josiah Garcia since he was only a few weeks old. They also helped raise their granddaughter Julissa Garcia. She has many nieces, nephews and cousins that were a very significant part of her life. Maria also had several fur babies that were very important to her, Rudy, RuRu, Gizma Lynn and Chevy. She will celebrate her 78th birthday in heaven.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

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