Evelyn Cole

173_Evelyn_ColeEvelyn Cole, 64, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Cox Funeral Home Benton Chapel with Charlie Cox officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive.

Evelyn was born May 29, 1949, in Hutchinson, Kan., to Loyd and Dorthea White. She married Jeff Cole on Nov. 20, 1971, in Tracy, Calif. They moved to Amarillo from California in 1974. She and her husband owned and operated V and M Discount in Amarillo for 16 years until retirement in 2005. After retirement, she and Jeff had the opportunity to travel to all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, Australia and New Zealand.

Evelyn loved people. She was always eager meeting and visiting with new folks. She had a great heart for children. They served as foster parents, where she loved and took care of 62 foster children in eight years.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Virgie Danley and infant sister, Violet White.

Survivors include her husband, Jeff of Amarillo; a son, Monte Cole of Tomahawk, Wis.; a daughter, Miracle “Anicia” Cole of Amarillo; two brothers, Virgil White of Salem, Ark., and Gaylen White of Carterville, Mo.; and four grandchildren, who she loved with all of her heart

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Henry Lee Brice Sr.

173_Henry_Lee_Brice_Sr.Henry Lee Brice Sr., 54, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center Chapel with Chaplain Murphey officiating. Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive.

Henry was born June 12, 1959, in Amarillo to Odis and Ruth Brice. He was a truck driver by trade and traveled often.

Survivors include his wife, Dianna Brice; his children, Henry Brice Jr., Ashley Brice, Justin Brice, Daniel Brice, Zeth Springs, Jacody Springs and Thomas Springs; two sisters; five brothers; and many special friends.

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Barbara L. “Bobbie” Rogers

173_Barbara_L._Bobbie_RogersBarbara L. “Bobbie” Rogers, 79, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Cox Funeral Home Benton Chapel with Charlie Cox officiating. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in Mountain Park Cemetery, Mountain Park, Okla. Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive.

Mrs. Rogers was born Aug. 8, 1934, in Tillman County, Okla. to Luther and Zephyr Loftis. She was a graduate of Laing School in Oklahoma. She married Coy Rogers on May 15, 1952, in Clinton, Okla., They moved to Amarillo from Belen, N.M., in 1959. She attended beauty school in Amarillo and operated Bobbie’s Cut and Curl out of her home for more than 40 years. She was raised attending the Church of Christ and attended for many years.

Barbara loved her Lord and her family with all of her heart. She was an avid seamstress, quilter, as well as an excellent cook. She loved taking family camping trips and trips to the lake. She cooked many meals for her family over an open fire or Coleman stove. Other than a devoted wife and mom, her favorite title was “Grandma” to her two grandchildren, Amanda and Stephen. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Coy, in 2006; her parents; a sister, Mae Nell Claunch, and a brother, L.B. Loftis.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol Martin and husband Brad of Amarillo and Diana Cheatham and husband John of Austin; a sister, Dorthia Howell of Estancia, N.M. and her two grandchildren Amanda and Stephen.

The family suggest memorials be to Harrington Cancer Foundation, 1600 Wallace Blvd., to benefit Olivia’s Angels; American Cancer Society or to Tipton’s Childress Home in Tipton, Okla

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Glenna Young Jacobsen

173_Glenna_Young_JacobsenGlenna Young Jacobsen, 90, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.

Celebration of life services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Cox Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive.

Glenna was born Nov. 27, 1923, in Lamb County to Erwin and Hattie Young. She moved to Claude as a child, where she graduated from Claude High School. She married Berry Jacobsen in 1964, in Amarillo, he preceded her in death in 1971. Glenna was an elegant, beautiful woman who was always kind. She had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh and have a good time. She was an avid bridge and dominoes player and loved to have regular games with her friends. Glenna had a caregiver’s heart, always considering the needs of others. She was a resident of The Continental for many years. She was a longtime member of Central Church of Christ and Comanche Trails Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Berry Jacobsen; daughter, Jorene Meador; parents; four brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include a son, Lee Jacobsen and wife Maria of Amarillo; a daughter, Jan Jacobsen Cox and husband Larry of Amarillo; a son-in-law, M.C. Meador of Carrolton; a brother, Floyd Young and wife Marie of Richardson; nine grandchildren, Doug Meador, Holly Burkhalter, Mechele Miller, Amy Johnson, Susan Sebastian, Robert Fitzsimmons, Stacy Trujillo, Angela Archer and Kevin Cox; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly.

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Marion Jacob “Jack” Bell

Bell-Obit-Photo-203x300Marion Jacob “Jack” Bell, 67, of Amarillo died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013.

A prayer service will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Larry Dan Melton officiating. Military rites by DAV Chapter 26. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jack was born June 24, 1946, in Dalhart to Emerson and Edwina Bell. He graduated from Palo Duro High School. Jack served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He married Cathy Varner on May 7, 1973. Jack was a union electrician and retired in 2009. He was a member of American Legion and the IBEW Local 602.

He was preceded in death by his father, Emerson Bell, Sr.; his mother, Edwina Bell; and his younger brother, John Bell.

Survivors include his wife, Cathy Bell, of Amarillo; two sons, Brad Bell and Chad Bell and wife Nicole, all of Denver, Colo.; two daughters, Chale Dawson and Luci Valenzuela, both of Amarillo; three brothers, George Bell and wife Sheryl, Emerson Bell and wife Sandra and Jesse Valenzuela and wife Dorothy, all of Amarillo; a sister, Cindy Melton and husband Larry of Amarillo; a sister-in-law, Becky Bell; two grandchildren, Austyn Jacob Bell and Braelynn Marie Bell; and two he referred to as his grandchildren, Liberti and Jessen Dawson. Jack had many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, he was lovingly referred to as “PopPop.”

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center, 6010 W Amarillo Blvd, Amarillo, TX 79106.

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Mary Frances Stamps

Stamps-Obit-Photo-238x300Mary Frances Stamps, 85, of Panhandle died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in Amarillo.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in Panhandle Church of Christ with Gaylon Stamps and Bennie Cummings officiating. Burial will be in Panhandle Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mary was born Oct. 3, 1928, in Ladonia to Maurice and Ella Gurley. She married Lowell Eugene Stamps on July 10, 1948. She was a member of Panhandle Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Gail Park and a sister, Pat Young.

Survivors include her husband, Gene Stamps; three sons, Ronnie Stamps and wife Truby of Anton, Thomas Stamps of Amarillo and Mark Stamps and wife Jean of Fritch; a brother, Charles Gurly of Pampa; 13 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at Boxwell Brothers in Panhandle.

The family suggests memorials be to Panhandle Church of Christ, 207 E 4th St, Panhandle, TX 79068.

The family will be at 703 E. 3rd in Panhandle.

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Edna Joann Shelton

Shelton-obit-photo-254x300Edna Joann Shelton, 89, formerly of Amarillo, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in Lubbock.

Celebration of life services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in Lakeridge United

Methodist Church, Wesley Chapel in Lubbock. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in Llano Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel in Amarillo. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Joann was born Feb. 17, 1924, in Syracuse, Kan., to Arthur and Edna Benedict. As a young child she moved to Lamar, Colo., and was raised on a farm outside of town with her three siblings. In 1943, she and her sister Jean moved to Amarillo to train as teletype operators and were soon employed by the Santa Fe Railroad for several years.

On June 10, 1945, she married Thomas Coe Shelton. Joann found her passion in raising four daughters in a Christ centered environment.

Joann was a beautiful lady who was always loving and kind. She had the heart of a caregiver, always helping those in need. She was active in her church and taught the three year olds Sunday School class for 15 years at Buchanan Street Baptist Church. Joann later became active for many years in the First Baptist Church of Amarillo.

In 2009, she and her husband moved to Heartland House assisted living in Lubbock to be closer to family. She quickly established new friendships and enjoyed attending church at Lakeridge United Methodist Church. Joann loved participating in games and activities and regularly beat her daughters at Scrabble.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister; and a brother.

Survivors include her husband, T.C. Shelton; four daughters, Cathy Lynskey of League City, Karen Milner and husband George of Morganton, N.C., Connie Shelton of Austin and Kristi Townsen and husband Stewart of Lubbock; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, a sister, Lois Sawyer of Grand Rapids, Mich; and her treasured nieces, Linda Burkett, Carolyn Shannon, Patricia and Lana Adcock.

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Dorothy Mae Jarrett

Jarrett-Obit-PhotoDorothy Mae Jarrett, 79, formerly of Dumas, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in Amarillo.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Northlawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Dorothy was born Nov. 19, 1934, in Dalhart to John and Jane Hurt. She married James Warren Jarrett on Dec. 15, 1949, in Clayton, NM. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Canyon.

She was preceded in death by her husband James in 2007; and a son, Lanny Len Jarrett, in 1980.

Survivors include a son, James Calvin Jarrett and wife Delora of Amarillo; two daughters, Shawyna Jarrett of Houston and Michelle Jarrett of Canyon; a sister, Cecelia Duckworth of Canyon; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home in Amarillo and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Boxwell Brothers in Dumas.

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Brian O’Neal Mallory

generic 1066_memorialBrian O’Neal Mallory, age 37, of Amarillo died Wednesday, December 25, 2013. Memorial services will be Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:00 pm at LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Martin Road Chapel.

Brian was born April 5, 1976 in Amarillo to Barry O’Neal Mallory and Connie (Jones) Mallory.

He is survived by two daughters Helen George and Reina George of Amarillo and a son Montross Mallory of Amarllo. He is also survived by two Sisters Carmen of Dallas, Romney Mallory of Amarillo, two brothers Ryon Mallory and James Earl Cofer of Amarillo and his mother Connie Mallory and Father Barry Mallory of Amarillo.

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Doctor Stan Coffey

6c3944c364e846949a588df2dacc2372The Reverend Doctor Stan Coffey, who served as the senior pastor at The Church at Quail Creek died unexpectedly Thursday morning December 26th after an extended illness. He was 68.

Family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 pm Monday, prior to the service at 2:00 pm at The Church at Quail Creek with Dr. Don Cass officiating. Interment will be in Buffalo Cemetery, Erick Ok. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia.

For more than 40 years, Dr. Coffey, along with his wife Glenda, served 6 churches as pastor Including County Line Baptist Church in Morton; Hurlwood Baptist Church in Lubbock, TX; First Baptist Church of Josephine, TX; Trinity Baptist Church of Texarkana, Ark.; and First Baptist Church of Albuquerque, N.M. The majority of that time he spent in two tenures as pastor at The Church at Quail Creek in Amarillo (formerly San Jacinto Baptist Church), where he served almost 35 years, first from 1975-1979 and then from 1984-present.

Raised in Sweetwater, Oklahoma, Coffey was saved at age 6 and took his first pastorate at age 20. He earned degrees from Wayland Baptist University (1970), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and California Graduate School of Theology, where he received the doctor of divinity.

Coffey served Southern Baptists in a variety of positions including board member—North American Mission Board; SBC Executive Committee; and president and vice president—SBC Pastors’ Conference.

Coffey played a significant role in the events leading to the founding of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. As pastor of the large Church at Quail Creek, he was able to lend considerable support to the fledgling convention.

After the convention was formed he was tapped as its first president, serving from 1998-2000.

“Prior to the existence of the SBTC, Stan Coffey pastored the largest church in the reformation group pushing for the formation of a new convention,” SBTC Executive Director Jim Richards said. “Being a man of conviction, Stan was willing to put his reputation on the line for the cause of biblical inerrancy and cooperative work among Baptists. He paid a high price for his efforts with challenges to his health and ministry. Through it all he remained faithful to win people to Jesus. Earth’s loss is heaven’s gain.”

Known as a passionate evangelist, Coffey’s church was consistently recognized for its high number of baptisms. During his 35-year tenure, Quail Creek recorded almost 10,000 baptisms of new converts.

Coffey was a recipient of the W.A. Criswell Award for Pastoral Evangelism and was also awarded the H. Paul Pressler Distinguished Service Award for his valued work during the SBC’s Conservative Resurgence and his key role in the founding of the SBTC.

Dr. Coffey’s knowledge of biblical prophecy inspired him to write his last book, “The Return”. A renowned speaker and theologian, he has taught from the book of Revelation in his weekly Pastors class and conducted conferences on prophecy across the nation. At the time of his death, Dr. Coffey had conferences booked well into 2015.

He was preceded in death by his parents Claudie and Adell Coffey. He is survived by his wife Glenda; a son Scott Coffey of North Carolina; a daughter Natalie Coffey and her husband Dr. Richard K. Archer Jr. of Amarillo, TX. and nine grandchildren: Aaron Coffey; Ashley Coffey and her husband Mike Coleman; Richard Archer III, Holden Stan Archer, Truman Scott Archer and Sawyer Glen Archer, age 12, Emerson Faith Archer, Eleanor Scout Archer, and Finn Henry Archer; his sister Dianne and her husband Odos Henson of Stillwater Oklahoma; One niece Kim And her husband Vance Hall; one nephew Mark Henson, his wife Lori and their three children of Utah; and many other friends and family.

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