Mildred Louise Henderson Gierhart

Mildred Louise Henderson Gierhart was born on February 11, 1928, to Bud and Nora
Henderson in Wheeler County, Texas. She passed away February 4, 2017, in Lubbock,
Texas, one week before her 89 birthday.

Mildred had a zest for life and was active in her community and loved being with people.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Shamrock, Texas. She was also a
fifty-year member of the Order of Eastern Star and served as Grand Matron. She
served many years in different capacities of the St. Patrick’s celebration. Mildred
worked many years in the banking business. She enjoyed genealogy and discovering
the history of Wheeler County. She and her husband, Milton, spent many days plotting
the Shamrock Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband Milton; parents Bud and Nora Henderson;
five brothers Acie, Joe, Kid, Ernest and T.B.; and 6 sisters Jessie Henry, Bessie Carver,
Murl Henry, Ruth Vaughn, Jeann Wisenbaker, and Bobbie Nell Burrell.

She is survived by her son, Mel and his wife Nancy, of Levelland. Two grandchildren,
Matt Gierhart and his wife Olivia, of Dallas, Texas; and Robin Morrison and her husband
Malcolm, of Dallas; two great granddaughters, Harper Gierhart and Maisy Morrison;
along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services will be Tuesday, February 7, at 10:00 am in the Carillon Neil Chapel,
Lubbock, Texas.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, February 8, at 11:00 am at the
Shamrock Cemetery, Shamrock, Texas.

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Bobby Dennis Scott

Bobby was born July 9, 1941 in Memphis to Edward and Rosetta Henderson Scott. He was a US Army veteran. He had been a resident of Amarillo before moving to Memphis 3 years ago.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY – his mother; 3 brothers, Henry Washington, Claude Thomas Harris, and James Edward Scott; and 3 sisters, Sheila Harris, Rita Turner, and Ruby Jewel Scott.

SURVIVORS – his father, Edward Scott of Salt Lake City, Utah; 2 brothers, Gary Harris and wife Viola of Big Spring and Terry Harris of Amarillo; 2 sisters, Delores Ann Toney and husband Everett of Austin and Selena Hunt of Big Spring; and numerous nieces and nephews.

SERVICES – 3:00 PM Wednesday, February 8, 2017 in the First Baptist Church in Memphis.

INTERMENT – Fairview Cemetery in Memphis.

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Lorane Mae Meriwether

Lorane was born August 21, 1922 in Binger, Oklahoma. In 1929, she moved with her parents, Thomas “Green” Butler and Edna Butler, to the Sandhills area between Olton and Littlefield. She graduated from Olton High School and then in 1940 she moved to Plainview to attend Lippert’s Business College. While living in Plainview, she met Austin B. Meriwether of Lockney and they married in August of 1941. Shortly after they married, Austin joined the Army Air Corp and flew as a bomber pilot in World War II. Lorane and Austin lived and farmed in Lockney many years and then in 1970 moved to Plainview. Lorane and Austin enjoyed traveling and playing bridge with their friends. She also enjoyed many years as a member of the Plainview Hospital Auxiliary and singing with the Millennium Singers. Lorane and Austin were members of Main Street Church of Christ in Lockney and after moving to Plainview, they joined the Garland Street Church of Christ, where they served for many years. Lorane is preceded in death by her husband, Austin, in 1998, her parents and a sister, Ozella Buck. She is survived by one daughter, Melinda Pratt, of Lubbock, one granddaughter, Shannon Womack, also of Lubbock, and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Westridge Manor who took such good care of Lorane for the last 5 years.

A Graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the Lockney Cemetery in Lockney, TX with Bill Sherman officiating, assisted by J.W. Hamby. Arrangements are under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

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Jesusa “Susie” Soliz

Jesusa was born on June 28, 1935 in San Benito, Texas to Ascension and Hortencia Hernandez. She was raised in Edinburg, TX. She married Cipriano Ramirez Soliz on December 26, 1956 in Edinburg. For many years she would help farmers with seasonal work. She worked for Hugh Poage, Jim Kirkpatrick, Mark Thompson and Ken Dawson. Jesusa enjoyed crocheting. She was a member of the Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit.

She is preceded in death by her husband: Cipriano Soliz,her parents: Ascension and Hortencia Hernandez; four sons and one daughter, three brothers and four sisters, one grandson and a son-in-law.

She is survived by her two daughters: Enedina Chavez and husband Robert Mireles of Tulia and Virginia Soliz and husband Robert Hernandez of San Antonio ;two brothers: Victor Hernandez of California and Edward Hernandez of Arizona; two sisters: Inacia Davila and Maria Elena Ochoa both of California; four grandchildren: Christopher and Jennifer Chavez, Veronica and Adam Barrientez, Jason Barrientez and Sandy Cruz, Amanda Barrientez and Jeremy Rickles; fourteen great grandchildren: Claudia and Gabriel Olague, Alexandria Garcia, Isacc Garcia, Zanida Chavez, Zadrian Chavez, Trina Hammond, Delaina Hammond, Randi Hammond, Jaysea Rickles, Jaytyn Rickles, CassieBarrientez, Adrianna Barrientez , Justin Barrientez and Zayva Rose Chavez; one great, great grandson: Davin Luis Olague.

Funeral Mass will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, February 11, 2017 in the Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit with Father David Contreras officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia.

A rosary will be held on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel.

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Arnold Perry

Arnold Perry, 89, of Canyon, formerly of Tulia, beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, went peacefully to be with his Lord on February 7, 2017. He entered this world on March 6, 1927 in Alex Oklahoma and born to William Athey and Fannie Perry. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, February 10, 2017 in the First United Methodist Church in Tulia officiated by Rev. Jerrel Tomlin of Mineral Wells Church of God, assisted by Rev. Jerad Middaugh of Amarillo Southlawn Assembly of God with burial to follow in the Parklawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Plainview.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 9, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lenora Perry of Canyon, 3 daughters; Inethia Taff of Caldwell, Texas, Brenda Hudson and husband Bobby of Tulia, Ramona Seago of Canyon, and 1 son; Douglas Perry and wife Katalina of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and one on the way, and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, five sisters, sons-in-law: Steve Taff and Buddy Seago and a grandson: Johnathan Ruff.

Arnold served in the US Army in the Korean conflict during WWII from 1946-1947 and proudly wore his WWII Veteran Cap. He received the WWII Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal.

He was a route salesman with National Linen Service for 35 ½ years in Lubbock and Plainview, from where he retired, then he and his wife moved to Tulia in 1995 where they resided until they moved to Canyon in 2015.

Arnold’s home churches included Plainview Church of God, Tulia Assembly of God and Amarillo Southlawn Assembly of God. He was a member of the Tulia VFW Post and the American Legion. He enjoyed playing dominoes and pool with his senior citizen buddies. He will be missed by all.

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Betty Jean Hurt

Betty Jean was born in Madill, Oklahoma on October 24, 1932 to Joy and Nell Johnson. She grew up in Madill and attended schools there. She worked at the school cafeteria in Flomot, Texas for a few years when she met Eugene Hurt. They married on January 4, 1956 in Clovis, NM. They lived in Quitaque until 1958 when they moved to Tulia. She was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother: Larry Wayne Johnson and one sister: Lorene Sanders.

She is survived by two sons: Rick Hurt and wife Cindy of Tulia, and Billy Hurt and fiancé Ida Luera of Tulia, two sisters: Joy Ann Hurt and Gwen Mays, seven grandchildren: Heather Cooper, Lizzie Dutton, Taylor Hurt, Deborah Spencer, Amy Hurt, Billy Hurt, Jr. and Caleb Hurt. Also five great grandchildren: Devin Compton, Avery Compton, Faith Spencer, Daisy Spencer and Savannah Cooper.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, February 10, 2017 in the Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel with Mr. Lamar McBride officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia.

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Sue Tanner

Sue was born on September 15, 1942 in Tulia to Robert “Bob” and Marzelle Potter. She grew up here and graduated from Tulia High School in 1961. She married Charles Tanner on June 30, 1960 in Kress. After years of raising her kids she worked as a teacher’s aide. She graduated from West Texas College with a degree in Art and Reading Specialty. She worked for TISD for 30 years with the last 20 years as art teacher at Tulia Junior High. She was a member of Calvary Baptist church for 65 years. Her hobbies were quilting, painting and sculpturing. She enjoyed her rock gardens. She loved her family more than anything.

She is preceded in death by her parents. Her husband, one brother: Bruce Potter and one grandson: Jeremy Ray.

Her family includes her two daughters: Kim Caraway of Tulia, Jamie Villegas and husband Bobby of Tulia, her two sons: Robert Tanner and wife Pam of Borger and Chad Tanner and wife Tracey of Austin, one brother: Danny Potter and wife Patsy of Canyon, her sisters-in-law: Carolyn Ewing, Joy Barham, Anna Beth and Joe Ike Clay, 13 grandchildren: Lacey Caraway, Cody Caraway, Ryan Caraway, Ross Caraway, Tyson Tanner, Candace Tanner, Tarah Tanner, Levi Tanner, Amy Tanner, Beau Villegas, Micheala Villegas, Bobby Villegas, Jaquie Villegas, five great grandchildren: Avery Love, Brett Bently, Logan Bently, Braylynn Ray and Lane Ray, special family friends: Richard and Yolanda Villegas, special family members: Tonya and Rusty Ray, the loving care assisted living family and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, February 11, 2017 in the Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Eddy Helms, pastor officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia.

A visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the funeral home.

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Gregorio Avalos Rivera

Gregorio was born on December 10, 1948 in Mexico to Margarito Avalos Reza and Inocencia Rivera. He was a retired school teacher and also a pastor. He was member of the Iglesia Evangelica El Camino church in Spearman.

Gregorio was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

He is survived by his wife Candy, daughter Peggy and husband Ruben Gutierrez of Hidalgo, TX. and son Jose Angel and wife Rocio Avalos of West Lake, Ohio. Step-daughters, Luisa and husband Aaron Volden of KS.; Deanna and husband Brad Chisum of NM.; Oralia and husband Roger Marquez of Santa Teresa, NM. ; step-son, Daniel and wife, Linda Ochoa of NM. He is also survived by four brothers, Agapito, Alberto, Magdaleno, and Jose Avalos and three sisters, Fransusca, Jovita and Carmen Avalos. Gregorio is also survived by 4 grandchildren, 15 step- grandchildren and 22 step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 10:00a.m. at the Iglesia Evangelica El Camino with Pastor Seferino Ibarra and Pastor Amelia Cortez officiating. Burial will follow at the Hansford Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Spearman.

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Leland Edward “Ed” Harris

Mr. Harris was born November 9, 1923 in Wilburton, Oklahoma. He grew up and attended schools in Wewoka, Oklahoma. During his senior year in high school, Ed enlisted in the U. S. Navy, proudly serving during World War II on the USS Swirve and the USS Surfbird as a minesweeper in the European and Pacific Theatres. After his discharge, Ed returned to Oklahoma where he wed his hometown sweetheart, Kay Shipley, on September 7, 1946 in Tulsa.

In 1957, Ed and his family moved to Pampa where he went to work for Schlumberger, and later worked for Celanese Corporation for 26 years, retiring in 1986. He was a longtime member of Central Baptist Church and he and his wife enjoyed singing in the Central Baptist Senior Adult Choir.

Ed and Kay loved to travel and go camping. After retirement, they spent a lot of time in the Colorado Mountains with their beloved dog, Molly. Ed was a talented man who enjoyed working with his hands. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather and he was a patriotic man who loved his country.

Survivors include his wife, Kay Harris of the home; two daughters, Debbie Francis and husband Richard of Plainview, and Kim Harris of Amarillo; a brother, Wayne Harris of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; a sister, Lila Parnell of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; a grandson, Tabor Francis and wife Leslie of Lubbock; a granddaughter, Leanna Pollard and husband Jody of South Lake; two great grandsons, Hudson Pollard and Lawson Pollard, both of South Lake.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Lola Farrell Harris.

Services will be 2:00 PM Friday, February 10, 2017, at Central Baptist Church, with Rev. Norman Rushing pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

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Bulah Bess “Bea” Dwight,

Mrs. Dwight was born April 24, 1932 in Mobeetie to Joseph and Emma Gabriel. She attended schools in Mobeetie and Pampa. Bulah married Kenneth H. Dwight on April 25, 1948 in Pampa. In 1984, Bulah and Kenneth began Dwight’s Welding Shop which they operated until Kenneth’s death on June 26, 1990. She also worked for M. E. Moses for many years before moving to Arizona in 1992. Bulah returned to Pampa In 2007. She was a longtime member of First Christian Church. She enjoyed painting, reading, and working jigsaw puzzles, but most of all, she loved being with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Dan Dwight and wife Susie of Pampa, and Kenneth H. Dwight, Jr. and wife Joyce of Fulshear; a son-in-law, Curtis Rogers of Tucson, Arizona; six grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Bulah was preceded in death by a daughter, Jane Marie Rogers, five sisters and four brothers.

Services will be 10:00 AM Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel, with Dr. Jeff Knighton, pastor of First Christian Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

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