Geneva E. Dew

Dew-obit-photo-226x300Geneva E. Dew, 84, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, August 1, 2014 at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. with Dr. Charles Jones, pastor at Hollywood Road Community Church, officiating. Burial will be at Dreamland Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Geneva was born on January 30, 1930 in Pauls Valley, Ok. to Perry and Arcus Cunningham. She was a homemaker and loved arts and crafts. She was an avid tri-state fair participant and winner.

She was preceded in death by husbands, I.C. Kirk Jr. and L.A. Dew; and a son, Monty Kirk.

She is survived by three daughters, Shelia Cooley of Broken Arrow, Ok., Connie Davis of Amarillo, Susan Ward of Taloga, Ok.; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the Amarillo Medical Services at 3408 Airway Blvd
Amarillo, Texas 79118.

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Paul “Poppy” Junior Harriss

Harriss-paul-photo-244x300Paul “Poppy” Junior Harriss, 68, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, August 1, 2014 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Paul was born Jan. 24, 1946, in Merkel to Charles and Cressie Harriss. He married Linda Kay Ross on July 3, 1964, in Amarillo. She preceded him in death on Oct. 29, 2013. Paul retired from Burlington Northern Railroad where he worked from 1975-1995.

He also was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruby Lee Meckley and Jeri Hoynacki; and a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann.

Survivors include a daughter, Charlotte Sharp and husband Jerrod of Amarillo; two sons, Charles Victor Harriss and James Paul Harriss and wife Cindy, all of Amarillo; eight grandchildren, Jessica Neel and husband Kurtis, Kayla Patterson and husband Gary, Jaimie Sharp, Masadies Sharp, Shelby Harriss, Stormy Sharp, Keeli Mae Early; and Jacob Harriss; two great-grandchildren, Braden James Wollaston and Mason Ross Neel; and a new great grandchild in February 2015; and two sisters, Juanita Dunlap and husband Ray and Georgie Smith and husband Dennis, all of Amarillo.

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Glen Eugene Buck

551_memorialGlen was born on October 30, 1931 in Littlefield to Lloyd and Nealy Buck. He lived in the communities of Whitharral and Dumas, before settling in Amarillo. He married Frankie June Pool in 1949. She preceded him in death on August 25, 1999. Glen worked at the post office for many years and eventually as a used car saleman. He worked for Midway Chevrolet and then Texas Dodge, retiring in 2003. He was a proud homeowner and loved to garden and landscape in his yard. Most of all, Glen loved his family. He lovingly cared for his wife, Frankie throughout her illness and passionately loved his grandchildren.

He is survived by his brother, Howard Buck and wife Barbara of Maybank; 3 grandchildren, Brent Kennedy and wife Geri of Broomfield, CO, Brandon Kennedy of Richmond and Stephanie White of Amarillo and 3 great granddaughters, Evelyn Kennedy of Richmond, Zoe Kennedy of Richmond and Harper June of Amarillo.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kenneth Buck and daughter, Carolyn Joyce Buck in 2009.

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Alfredo Medrano, Sr.

Gen skyAlfredo Medrano, Sr., 61 of Dumas, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The Rosary will be said at 7 o’clock in the evening on Friday, August 1, 2014 at Morrison Memorial Chapel. The Funeral Mass is scheduled for 1 o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Father Gabriel Garcia celebrating. Interment will follow at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.

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Ray A. Bell

52544_obitRay A. Bell, Age 93, of Clovis, New Mexico died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Texas Tech University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 16th. & Pile Church of Christ, with Pastor Garrett Bookout officiating. Burial will be at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens.

Ray (Scrub) was born November 23, 1920 to William and Louisa Bell in Pleasant Hill, New Mexico. He married Peggy Lou Burnham on April 5, 1949. Ray, the second youngest of twelve children, is the last child of that family to pass away.
During his life, Ray worked as a welder in the California shipyards, joined the Army during War II. He returned to New Mexico, working for the railroad and New Mexico highway department .

Ray loved to work in the garden at the farm. He invented and built farm equipment, using his expert welding skills. He was a member of the 16th. & Pile Church of Christ.
Survivor is his son, William Ray Bell of Clovis, New Mexico.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Lou, and Bell family, parents, William & Louisa, brothers Adis (Dutch) Bell, Donald (cot) Bell, Glenn (Skinny) Bell, Horace (Hoss) Bell, Lawrence Bell, Maurice (Fud) Bell, Millard (Mutt) Bell, sisters Genevieve Bell Randall, Gladys Bell King, Ruth Bell Doolittle, Wilma (Bill) Bell Smith.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Test and Dr. Darais and the nursing staff of the Medical ICU at Texas Tech University Medical Center for their compassionate care of Ray during his stay there.

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Lena Bell

52489_obitMrs. Lena Belle Williams Bell, 87 of Clovis died on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at UMC Health Center in Lubbock, Texas.

Services will be at 10 am, Friday, August 1, 2014 at Steed-Todd Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam Walsh officiating. Burial will follow at Texico Cemetery.
Lena was born in Texico, NM, on January 25, 1927 to Robert and Cora (Allen) Williams. She graduated from Texico High School on May 11, 1944.
On November 7, 1944 Lena married Marvin J. Bell of Clovis, NM. They were married 60 wonderful years. Lena worked for 10 ½ years for Ranchers and Farmers Cattle Auction in the office. Lena once said, “I am a person who loves to be at home; but I am happy this way.”

Lena was a member of the Advent Christian Church. Through the years she was a Sunday School teacher, a member of the W.H. & F. M. and a nursery teacher at church. Lena loved the Lord, her family and friends. One of her greatest joys was her children and great-grandchildren. She also loved her dolls and glassware. Another joy was when family and friends came to visit.

Lena is survived by her children; Bob (Christine) Bell of El Cajon, CA; Judy (Dave) Stone of North Aurora, IL; Jim (Joyce) Bell of Yorkville, IL; one brother, Doug (Midge) Williams of Las Cruces, NM; grandchildren; Shannon, Brandi, Troy, Allen, Connie, Audrey, Amanda, Peri, Kenneth, Eric and 16 great grandchildren.

Lena was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Marvin Bell, Lawson Williams (brother), Floyd Williams (brother), Theda Sharp (sister), and Bobbie Davis (sister).

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Stone, Troy Bell, Pat Miner, Jim Bell, Larry Davis and Rocky Williams. Honorary Pallbearers will be Robert Bell, David Stone, Eric Stone, Allen Bumbar and Ron Baker.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Advent Christian Church in Clovis.

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Luella Mae Dodge Drake

1368107_profile_picArthur Drake welcomed Luella Mae Dodge Drake to her heavenly home on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in Friona, Texas. Friends and family will gather to celebrate her life of 95 years on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Friona United Methodist Church with Reverend John Woody, pastor and Reverend Archie Echols of Lubbock, TX. Interment will follow in Friona Cemetery by Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona, Texas.

Luella was born on March 5, 1919 in Byers, Colorado to Dell and Alta Lamoreaux Dodge. She married Arthur M. Drake on November 9, 1940 in Clovis, New Mexico. Luella was valedictorian of her graduating class of 1937. Luella was a born again Christian, who was a loyal and active member of Friona United Methodist Church. She was a devoted wife, inspiring mother and a trusted friend. Her legacy lives on in her family by her lifelong example.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, granddaughter Penny Seiver, a great grandson Aaron Stowers, 3 brothers, and 2 sons in laws, Jerry Brownd and Floyd Reeve.
Survivors: 3 Daughters: Erma Brownd of Friona, TX, Betty Reeve of Friona, TX, and Peggy Stowers and husband Jackie of Duncanville, TX
1 Sister: Louise Gerstenberger of Byers, Colorado
8 Grandchildren
19 Great Grandchildren
5 Great Great Grandchildren
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Friona United Methodist Church 301 East 8th Friona, TX 79035 or to Bluebonnet Home Health and Hospice 304 East 11th Friona, Texas 79035.

Friday August 1, 2014, 2:00 PM at Friona United Methodist Church

Friday August 1, 2014, 3:00 PM at Friona Cemetery


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Daniel Castillo (Plainview)

generic bearDaniel Castillo, Jr., infant son of Daniel and Lindsay Castillo passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in Lubbock. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday at Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel. Burial will follow in Plainview Memorial Park under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

Survivors include his parents, Daniel, Sr. and Lindsay Castillo of Hale Center; grandparents, Charlie and Sally Castillo of Hale Center, Edward and JoAnn Castillo of Plainview; great grandparents, Mary Ann Cantu of Hale Center, Antonia Castillo of Plainview, Mike and Diana Garcia of San Angelo; Great Great Grandmother, Virginia Garcia and Many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.

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Lucille “Lucy” Cook Cooper

Cooper-Obit-Pic-218x300Lucille “Lucy” Cook Cooper, 91, of Amarillo, died Monday, July 28, 2014.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Dick Marcear, minister at Church of Christ at The Colonies, officiating. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

She was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma on May 2, 1923 to Faye and Orville Cook. She graduated from Shawnee High school. She married Lillard Bragg Cooper on September 18, 1946. They cherished each other for 66 years before his death 2 years ago.

Lucille was a dedicated member of The Church of Christ at the Colonies. She loved her family and devoted her life to making them happy. She was also a talented artist, and created beautiful oil paintings. During WWII, she worked as an aircraft inspector for Douglas Aircraft, and after moving to Amarillo in 1946, she worked at Kline’s Department store for 50 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her brother, Paul Cook, and her sister, Pauline Stokes.

Survivors include a daughter, Cristy Cooper Wilkinson and husband David; two granddaughters, Cecily Wilkinson Tripplehorn and husband Jim, and Calista Wilkinson; her sister-in-law, Dee Nelson; three nieces, Deanna Stone and husband Billy, Darline Jonason, and Cheryl Fox; and a nephew, Paul Stokes and wife Kathy.

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Jerre Genell Mitchell

Mitchell-Obit-Pic-228x300Jerre Genell Mitchell, 78 of Amarillo died Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jerre was born Dec. 27, 1935, in Hale County to Lewis and Ella Lowe. Jerre enjoyed numerous hobbies including sewing, crocheting, and most of all fishing. Her generous and loving nature will be remembered by all.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Mitchell of Amarillo; a daughter, Sabrina Loflin of Amarillo; three granddaughters, Samantha Morris, Candice Martinez and Shawna Preciado, all of Amarillo; a grandson, Jerry Glen Mitchell of Lubbock; and nine great-grandchildren, Tabytha, Kate and Ella Morris, Emilee, Luis and Jonathan Martinez, Cayd Loflin, and Chloe and Jonathan Preciado

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