Ethelee Mullis

Mullis-Obit-Photo-214x300Ethelee Mullis, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2013, in South Lawn Baptist Church with Greg Kinch, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mrs. Mullis was born in Tulia to Abner and Sally Smith. She married Jack Mullis on Aug. 23, 1946, in Clovis. Mrs. Mullis was a charter member of South Lawn Baptist Church. For 38 years she had been the head cosmetologist for Skaggs and Albertson.

Survivors include husband, Jack Mullis, of the home; two daughters, Jacque Baggett and husband Larry of Amarillo and Debbie Reed and husband Butch of Spearman; a sister, Margaret Fabian of Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Blue Baggett and wife Kendra and Kyla Reed; three great-grandchildren, Jackson Baggett, Blake Perdue and Kensley Perdue.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to BSA Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, Texas 79105.

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Alex Gonzalez Sr.

52011123-26b1-4c89-93f3-34f5bc923ad6Memorial Service will be at 2:00 PM Friday, March 1, 2013 in LaGrone-Blackburn-Shaw Coulter Road Chapel, 8310 S. Coulter Rd, Amarillo, Texas.

Mr. Gonzalez was born Nov. 15, 1948 in Santa Rosa, Texas. He grew up in Dimmit and attended Dimmit High School. He served our country in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1970, while stationed in Germany and later attended Amarillo College. Alex had been a resident of Amarillo since 1975 and owned and operated Alex Gonzalez Plumbing. He was a Master Plumber and took great pride in his work and his trade. He enjoyed watching his son, grandson and granddaughter play soccer through the years. Mr. Gonzalez was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alfredo Gonzalez.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; a son, Eleazar “Little Alex” Gonzalez and wife Sonia both of Amarillo; his mother, Tirza Hernandez of Santa Rosa; his brother, Jose Hernandez and wife Terry of Austin; his grandson, Eleazar “Baby Alex” Gonzalez and his granddaughter Kyerstynn Gonzalez both of Amarillo.

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Susan Neely Jackson

Fall Candle EnsembleFuneral Service will be at 3:00P M Saturday March 2, 2013 at Branford Congregational Church 1009 Main St., Branford, Connecticut.

Susan was born on July 26, 1945 in Branford, Connecticut unto James Neely and Georgia Morgan Neely. Susan graduated from the Middlesex Hospital School of Nursing and devoted her like to providing compassionate care to all her patients. She retired from the Thomas E. Creek Veteran’s Hospital in Amarillo, Texas in January of 2011 after 14 years of service.

She was a member of Eastern Star and taught Sunday school at Branford Congregational Church in Branford.

She is preceded in death by her parents

Survivors include a daughter Sandra Dale Douglas of Naugatuck, CT; and son Daniel Lewis Jackson of Southington, CT: a brother James Morgan Neely of Branford, CT; and two sisters Carol Neely Rudd of Branford, C; and Jeanette Waters of Amarillo, Texas and six grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Center 1500 Wallace Blvd. Amarillo, Texas 79106 or Hospice Care of the Southwest 6600 Kilgore Dr. #110, Amarillo, Texas 79106

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Donilla King

6357dc29-59ef-4f31-a97b-e34a4b364eb6Memorial Service will be at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 2, 2013 in LaGrone-Blackburn-Shaw Coulter Road Chapel, 8310 S. Coulter Road with Ken Haney officiating.

Ms. King was born Dec. 17, 1939 in Las Vegas, New Mexico to Flavio and Anita Crespin. She grew up in Las Vegas and Dimmit for several years. She was engaged to Bill Longnecker of Canyon and was a Baptist. Donilla loved to collect watches. She will be deeply missed by family, friends and everyone who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Mary and Beetle Sandoval and brother Frankie Crespin.

Survivors include her fiancé Bill Longnecker; her son, Lonnie King of Canyon; three sisters, Helen Sanchez of San Angelo, Rose Hotchkiss of Amarillo, and Nora Spears of Clovis, NM; five brothers, Flavio Crespin Jr. of Los Angeles, CA, Johnny Crespin, Alfonso Crespin and Robert Crespin all of Amarillo and Louis Crespin of Denver, CO; one grandson Brendan King of Dimmit. Donilla is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

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Ramona Haynes Kohlman

Ramona Haynes Kohlman, 58, of Amarillo, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.

Memorial services will be at 3:00 p.m., Friday, Mar. 1, 2013, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mrs. Kohlman was born May 1, 1954, in Lubbock to Robert and Rosemary Haynes. She had worked at Marty’s Restaurant. Mrs. Kohlman enjoyed traveling and photography. She was a breast cancer survivor.

Survivors include her husband, Gary Kohlman of the home; two daughters, Kelly Chambers and husband Matt, of Portland, OR and Chelsea Kohlman of Amarillo; two grandchildren, Clark Chambers of Portland and Alexa Kohlman of Amarillo; and two brothers, Steven Haynes of Plano and Dwight Haynes of Amarillo.

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Gloria Flores Means

abce78c0ad9242d39534e4f3496eb213Gloria Flores Means, age 59 of Amarillo died Monday, February 25, 2013.

Graveside Services will be Wednesday, March 6 at 11:00 A.M. at Llano Cemetery with Pastor Lin Tisdale of Bykota Baptist Church officiating. Arrangements are by Angel Funeral Home, 2209 S. Arthur.

Gloria was born September 9, 1952 in Lubbock to Jesús & Celia Flores.

She was a strong woman and worked as a caregiver for most of her life. Family was very important to Gloria; she was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed playing bingo and enjoyed living life to the fullest.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Jesús, Jr. and Rudolfo Flores and a sister, Natalia Flores.

Gloria is survived by two sons, Justin Flores and fiancé Jasmine Cortinas and Johnny Flores and fiancé JoAnn Tijerina; four sisters, Elva Smith, Noamy Navarro, Terrie Flores and Irma Flores; three brothers, Albert Flores, Tony Flores and David Flores and two grandchildren, Celeste and Tristan Flores.

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Ruthie Lucille Shedd

13Ruthie Lucille Shedd, 84, of Dumas, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Dumas. Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Mar. 2, 2013, in Gentry Mills Cemetery near Hamilton, Texas. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Mrs. Shedd was born Nov. 8, 1928, in Belton. She was a homemaker all of her life and a Dumas resident since 1946.

Survivors include a son, Seth Shedd of Dumas; two daughters, Charlotte Fields of Nashville and Jenny Shedd of Dumas; 3 sisters, Roberta Dickson and Rozella Moon, both of Belton, and Beatrice Barns of San Antonio; a brother, Donald Petty of Grandbury; and 11 grandchildren.

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Wilbert L. Harris

harrisWilbert L. Harris, 82, of Amarillo died Thursday, February 21, 2013.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013 in Jenkins Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Vurn Martin of Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church as eulogist and the Rev. Vernon Conner, pastor of New Zion Baptist Church of Borger, officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes St.

Wilbert L. Harris was born November 29, 1930, in Childress to Andrew Harris and Mary Jo Allen. He grew up and attended school in Childress. He proudly enlisted in the Army and served two tours during the Korean War. He received several medals and badges including the Korean Service Medal, U.N. Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and two Bronze Star medals.

He retired as a freight line driver for various trucking companies. He also was a self-employed carpenter. He gave his service and skills unselfishly and willingly to Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church. He was a member of Jenkins Chapel Baptist Church and served faithfully until his illness.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Pearlie Mae Harris of Amarillo; a sister, Betty Smith of Glendale, Ariz.; two daughters, Wilma Lavern Conner and husband Vernon and Xenia Ann Wysner and husband Don, all of Amarillo; two sons, Ryan Allen Harris and wife Teresa of Amarillo and Jerry Darnell Harris of Arlington; a godson, James Jackson of Amarillo; a special great-nephew, Star Bell of Kentucky; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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Kenneth H. Jeanguneat

1067_memorialKenneth H. Jeanguneat 73, of Tucumcari, NM died Tuesday February 26, 2013 in Amarillo.

A gathering of friends and family will be in Tucumcari, NM at a later date. Cremation was by Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel, 2800 S. Osage St. Amarillo, Texas.

Kenneth was born in Memphis, TN. He moved to Tucumcari 31 years ago from Yukon, OK. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1959.

He loved his horses and spending time with his friends fishing. He worked as a truck driver for Trans Con and Werner trucking for many years.

He is survived by two daughters, Tara Lynn Adams and her husband Ed and Charelle Denise Tootle and her husband Bob all of Kansas City, MO; one sister, Carolyn Mize of Oklahoma City, OK; two granddaughters, April Adams and Logan Tootle both of Kansas City, MO; and two grandsons, Nicholas Adams of Quincy, IL and Parker Tootle of Kansas City, MO.

The family requests memorial donations to the Thomas E. Creek Veterans Affairs Medical Center 6010 Amarillo Blvd. W. Amarillo, TX 79106

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A.W. Kimbrel

1066_memorialA.W. Kimbrel 86, formerly of Amarillo died Monday, February 25, 2013 in Fort Worth.

Services will be at 2:00 PM Friday at Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel. Interment will be at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel, 2800 S. Osage St.

Mr. Kimbrel was born in Dodge City, KS. He moved to Amarillo in 1961 from Muleshoe. He served in the Navy during WWII. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Mr. Kimbrel worked for Shell Oil as an operations manager for services stations.

He enjoyed bowling and playing golf. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha in 1997. He was also preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and four brothers.

Mr. Kimbrel is survived by his wife Debra of Fort Worth; one daughter, Beth Kimberlin of Edmond, OK; two granddaughters, Laura Merrill and her husband Chris of Edmond, OK and Stacy Muñoz and her husband Robert of San Antonio and 4 great grandchildren.

The family requests memorial donations be to the American Lung Association.

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