Randall (Randy) Coy Buttrill

Buttrill-Obit-Pic-233x300Randall (Randy) Coy Buttrill, 67, of Amarillo, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Dr. Roger Hubbard, pastor, Lake Tanglewood Community Church officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Military rites are by DAV Chapter 26. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Randall (Randy) Coy Buttrill was born in Hereford, Texas, Sept. 15, 1946, to parents Mabry Dee and Velma Buttrill. The family farmed in Hereford until 1962 when they moved to Canyon, Texas after buying the Buffalo Motel.

Playing football at Canyon High School was his dearest memory. He graduated in 1965 and attended WT for 2 ½ years. He was drafted into the Army in 1968 where he served in the 2nd and 39th Infantry Division in Vietnam. For heroic actions, he received numerous medals which include the soldier’s medal and purple heart.

He married Sandy Stephens, his surviving wife, on June 15, 1968, before deploying to Vietnam. After his service, he was a policeman in Arlington, (where his son, Stephen was born), a builder in Albuquerque, NM, (where his daughter, Kathy, was born), and a farmer in Canyon in 1973. He opened Unpainted Furniture Center in Amarillo and Lubbock, expanding into Furniture Center Inc. in 1984, and Kidspace in 1990. In Lubbock, he bought Rim Rock Ranch in 1988 where he raised Beefmaster cattle until health issues prevented him from doing so.

He restored antique Corvettes, loved to hunt and fish, travelled the U.S. in his motor homes, and perfected hobbies too numerous to mention.

Words cannot describe how deeply he loved his wife, his children, and his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy Buttrill; son, Stephen Buttrill and wife Stephanie; daughter, Kathy Coker and husband David; grandchildren, Sterling Buttrill, Stetson Buttrill, Grady Carr Coker, Taylor Coker; sisters, Donna Mae Davis, Alva Dee Fleming and Jerry Nelson.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at the funeral home.

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Geneva Dale Nicholson

geneva-nicholson-obituaryGeneva Dale Nicholson, 90, of Amarillo died on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 am, Saturday, August 30, 2014 at LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Coulter Road Chapel with Minister Dale Dennis of San Jacinto Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens cemetery. Arrangements are by LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 8310 S. Coulter.

Geneva Nicholson was born on April 29, 1924 in Munday, Texas to D.L. and Ava Shelton. She lived in Dallas for a short time before her family moved to Amarillo. She graduated from Amarillo High School and attended business school at Amarillo College. As a young mother, she lived for a short time in Colorado and New Mexico before returning to settle permanently in Amarillo. Her father, D.L. Shelton was a minister for the Church of Christ in Wildorado and was also a CPA at Russell and Shelton, CPA’s. Geneva faithfully attended San Jacinto Church of Christ as long as her health permitted it. She worked several years for Mattie Hedgecoke properties and for Gunn Bros. stamp store until retiring to care for her elderly parents. Geneva was a loving mother to her children and grandchildren. She was a devoted Christian and will be missed by her family and all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Jeanetta Cooley Wright.

She is survived by two sons; Sam E. Nicholson and wife Diane of Grand Prairie and Robert W. Nicholson and wife Pam of Amarillo; a sister, Doris Shelton Merrick of Allen; three Grandsons, Sam E. Nicholson Jr. and wife Sabrina of Ft. Worth, Robert W. Nicholson Jr. and wife Sarah and Brad Nicholson and wife Stephanie, both of Amarillo; two nephews, Richard Merrick of Allen and Mike Nicholson of Cisco; two nieces, Madonna Lindley of Red Oak and Gail Jenkins of Waco.

The family will be receiving friends from 5- 6:30 pm, Friday, August 29, 2014 at LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Coulter Road Chapel, 8310 S. Coulter.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

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Edward L. Harrison

8b20364d-d6fe-4e88-82b0-9de68c520a64Services will be at 10 a.m. today in Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Rob Blum officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40.

Edward Lesley Harrison was born Jan. 21, 1937, near Cuervo, N.M. He passed into the waiting arms of his savior on Aug. 25, 2014.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Alice Phillips Harrison; a brother, Robert and wife Jodi; and many nieces, nephews, countless friends and relatives.

The family suggests memorials be to Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Foundation, to benefit the patients at Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospice, 1600 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79106; Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

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William Harold “Bill” Beaty

53179_memorialWilliam Harold “Bill” Beaty, 60, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014.

A memorial service will be held 4 pm Friday, August 29, 2014 in the Minton Memorial Chapel.

Bill was born December 26, 1953 in Shamrock. He worked on drilling units in the oil field. In his spare time Bill enjoyed pitching horseshoes and has several trophies to show for it. He also enjoyed playing softball and watersports, watching the Dallas Cowboys but he loved spending time with his family.

He is preceded in death by his parent, J.C. and Jenny Prince; brother, Ken Beaty; step-brother, Kenneth Prince; and step-sister, Glenda Guinn.

Survivors include his sister, Sharon Smith and her husband, Ernie of Fritch; brother, Bob Beaty and his wife, Connie; step brother, Jerry Prince and his wife, Trish all of Borger; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of extended family.

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DuWayne Thurman

1389312_profile_picDuWayne Thurman was born on June 11, 1929 in Ochiltree County, Texas to Robert Ross and Gladys Thurman.

DuWayne passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in Perryton at the age of 85.

Services will be on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church of Perryton with Rev. Mark Metzger officiating. Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery.

Duwayne married Martha Brillhart on December 21, 1963 in Perryton.

DuWayne was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Perryton.

He farmed and ranched until 2013.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Dena Colby and his brother, Rollin Thurman.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Thurman of Perryton, his son, Waylan Thurman of Liberal, Kansas; his daughter, Marolan Smith of Perryton; his son, Darrell Thurman of Perryton; his daughter, Leanna Swenhaugen of Booker; his son, David Thurman of Westchester, Ohio; his son, Duane Colby of Afton, Oklahoma, his son, Darrell Colby of Afton, Oklahoma; his sister, Cavita Kile of Perryton; his brother, Danny Thurman of Farnsworth, Texas; 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

The family suggest memorial to one’s favorite charity.

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Flora Jaime

2656291Flora Jaime, 77, of Plainview, passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, August 29, 2014 at New Life Church with Rev. Steve Martinez officiating. Burial will follow in Plainview Memorial Park under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

A family prayer service will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Kornerstone Funeral Chapel.

Flora was born on March 7, 1937 to Trindad & Consuelo Perez in Mexico.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Victorino Jaime; five brothers and one sister.

She is survived by her son, Marcos Antonio Jaime of Plainview, TX; three grandchildren, Victor Jaime, Marcos Jaime & wife Iliana, and Amy Jaime; and two great grandchildren, Giovanni & Nichole Jaime; one brother, Manuel Orona & wife Esther of Plainview, TX; and one sister, Emilia Macias & husband Luis of Oklahoma City, OK; many nieces, nephews and cousins., 77, of Plainview, passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, August 29, 2014 at New Life Church with Rev. Steve Martinez officiating. Burial will follow in Plainview Memorial Park under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

A family prayer service will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Kornerstone Funeral Chapel.

Flora was born on March 7, 1937 to Trindad & Consuelo Perez in Mexico.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Victorino Jaime; five brothers and one sister.

She is survived by her son, Marcos Antonio Jaime of Plainview, TX; three grandchildren, Victor Jaime, Marcos Jaime & wife Iliana, and Amy Jaime; and two great grandchildren, Giovanni & Nichole Jaime; one brother, Manuel Orona & wife Esther of Plainview, TX; and one sister, Emilia Macias & husband Luis of Oklahoma City, OK; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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Edna Mae Klinkerman Lutz

Lutz-Obit-Pic-221x300Edna Mae Klinkerman Lutz, 85, of Amarillo, died Monday August 25, 2014.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church of Amarillo with the Rev. Brian Hesse officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mrs. Lutz was born in Electra, Texas. She attended St. John’s College in Winfield, Kansas and was employed by Waggoner National Bank in Vernon, Texas. Following 18 years in Vernon, she moved to Amarillo in 1962 where she and her husband, George, owned and operated Mary Carter Paints, which they later expanded to be Lutz Decorating. Edna had a natural gift for interior decorating, as her many clients around the Panhandle would attest.

She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church from 1962 until 2011. She enjoyed her membership in Beta Sigma Phi and was awarded Sweetheart of Beta Sigma Phi in 1976. Edna, a lifelong artist, was honored by her friends and family on her 80th birthday with a showing of her oil paintings, quilts and dresses. These items will be long treasured by her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents Lorenz and Lydia Klinkerman and her beloved husband of 54 years, George Lutz.

Survivors include her two sons, George Lutz and wife Sheri, of Dallas and John Lutz and wife Cullen, of Amarillo; two sisters, Lydia Nichols of Dallas and Bernice Alexander of Electra; and four grandchildren, Elizabeth Lutz, Benjamin Lutz, Olivia Lutz and Layton Lutz.

The family suggests memorials be to Hansford Manor, Spearman, Jan Werner Adult Day Care, Amarillo, or Trinity Lutheran Church, Amarillo.

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Rebecca Anne Cooper

Cooper-Obit-Pic-223x300Rebecca Anne Cooper, 37, of Amarillo, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

Services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Grace Fellowship Church in Borger with Pastor Tim Hall officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Ms. Cooper was born and raised in Borger. She was a graduate of Borger High School and Amarillo College, where she received her nursing degree, with honors.

She was a Registered Nurse, and worked in the surgery units of Golden Plains Community Hospital in Borger, Pampa Regional Medical Center, Northwest Texas Hospital and the Surgery Center on Soncy in Amarillo.

She recently had moved to Hale Center and worked in the healthcare field in Lubbock. She began her medical career as an operating room surgical technologist.

She was a member of the Grace Fellowship Church. Becca enjoyed spending time with her sons, and with her dogs.

She was preceded by her grandmother, Edna Stutzman of Amarillo.

Survivors include two sons, Gavin and Mason Cooper of Borger; her father, Dennis Burton of Hale Center; her mother, Lisa Parkhurst of Weatherford, TX; a sister, Elizabeth Winks and husband Gary of Borger; and grandparents, Joe and Lila Swann of Amarillo, and James Burton of Lady Lake, Fla.

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C. Diane Dobbins

608_memorialDiane was born in West Point, New York to Donald and Ann Mansel. She attended school in Panhandle. She worked at Eastridge Lanes and loved to bowl. Diane played bass guitar in a family country music band for many years as well as with several other bands. She also sang and had a beautiful voice. Music and her little dogs were a big part of her life. She is preceded in death by a brother, Sidney Mansel.

She is survived by her husband: Robby Dobbins; son: Dustin Bowerman and wife Tara; grandson: Xzavian Bowerman; daughter: Sydney Bowerman; parents: Donald and Ann Mansel; brother: Duane Mansel; sister: Wynell Neusch and her husband Vernon.

Visitation Schedule:

Cox Funeral Home
4180 Canyon Drive
Amarillo, TX 79109
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
6 – 8 pm

Funeral Services:

Cox Funeral Home Benton Chapel
4180 Canyon Drive
Amarillo, TX 79109
Thursday, August 28, 2014
2:00 pm

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Joe Timothy Whitten

cbe56696-e610-4348-a1dd-d514b5da5aebJoe Timothy Whitten, 76 of Amarillo passed away August 23, 2014. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors Pioneer Chapel with Jerry Davey officiating. Burial will be at Llano Cemetery by Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors, 5400 S. Bell. Joe was born July 19, 1938 in Carey, Texas to Henry Earl and Fannie Harbin Whitten. He graduated from Carey High School in 1957. Joe married Dolores Ann Donaldson on June 9, 1962 in Allison, Texas. Joe worked for Ivan Dement, Inc. in road construction, then was a plumber for Care Plumbing for many years before becoming the City Plumbing Inspector for the City of Amarillo, retiring after 21 years of service. Joe and Dolores loved to travel in their motorhome and were members of the Allegro Motorhome Club of Amarillo for many years. Joe was a loving and devoted husband, father and brother and he will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores Whitten in 2007 and by his parents. Joe is survived by his son, Scott Whitten and wife Kendra of Amarillo; two brothers, Earl Whitten and wife Norma of Bovina and Billy Whitten and wife Shelia of San Antonio; he is also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family suggest memorials be sent to the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society, 3501 S Osage St. Amarillo, Texas.

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