Loretta Durbin

Loretta-Durbin-Profile-1430306236Loretta was born June 7, 1919 in Concordia, KS to Claude and Josephine Green. She married Jerome Durbin on February 14, 1939 in Weslaco. Loretta was an Auxiliary Member of the Legion of Mary. She worked as a clerk for CR Anthonys. She was very active in PTA and a member of Catholic daughters. Loretta loved painting and other crafts, was always looking for a game of rummy or dominoes and she also loved her dogs.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jerome, thirteen siblings, two sons and one grandson.

Loretta is survived by three sons; Leo Durbin of Amarillo, TX, Paul Durbin of Nazareth, TX, and Harold Durbin of Dalhart, TX, a daughter; Mary Jo Jennen of Russellville, Ark, a brother; David Green and wife Marian of Mathis, TX, twenty eight grandchildren , and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Rosary will be said at 6:30 pm Thursday, April 30, 2015 at LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Coulter Road Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, May 1, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Hector Madrigal as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 8310 S. Coulter.

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Ruth Clariece Thompson

3090272Mrs. Thompson was born December 13, 1935 in Skiatook, Oklahoma. She had been a resident of Pampa from 1949 until 2014 when she moved to Ponca City. She married Elmo Thompson on May 27, 1951 in Clovis, New Mexico. He preceded her in death on September 24, 2013. Ruth worked at First National Bank in Pampa for 17 years as a bookkeeper, and later at National Bank of Commerce in Pampa for 7 years as a loan teller. She was a member of Central Baptist Church. Ruth loved to do arts and crafts.

Survivors include two daughters, LaDonna Bohannan of Pampa, and Alisa Gibson and husband Greg of Ponca City; a son, Richard Elmo Thompson, Jr., and wife Heather of Groom, Texas; a brother, Rodney Miller and wife Olivia of Vail, Colorado; two granddaughters, Ashlee Orand and husband Danny of Pampa, and Holly Gibson of Ponca City; three great grandsons, Tyler, Cooper and Evan.

Services will be at 2:00 PM Monday, May 4, 2015, at Central Baptist Church in Pampa, with Rev. Rick Parnell, associate pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Pampa, under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.

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Bernice Hill

1574345_profile_picBernice was born on October 12, 1920 in Burkburnett, Texas to Green Berry Duncan and Lillie Belle Duncan. She graduated from Dimmitt High School in 1938. On April 19, 1946 she married Ben Hill Jr. Bernice was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Dimmitt and worked for the Federal Land Bank for several years. Bernice enjoyed traveling, crocheting, playing bridge and working with hand crafts.
Bernice is survived by her husband, Ben Hill Jr., 1 daughter, Evelyn Cummins Heins and husband Robert , 1 son, Ben Hill III and wife Denise, 8 grandchildren, Erika Sydow, Cheryl Karpel, Craig Heins, Valerie Shortridge, Jennifer Farmer, Alicia Hill, David Hill and Berkley Voran, 9 great-grandchildren, Megan Karpel, Joshua Karpel, Noah Heins, Emmy Heins, Kayla Shortridge, Eric Shortridge, Kristen Shortridge, MacKenzie Farmer, and Holden Farmer, 1 great-great- grandchild, Tegan Shortridge.
Bernice was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, J.C. Cummins, and 2 brothers, Robert Duncan and Glen Duncan
Saturday May 2, 2015, 2:00PM at First Baptist Church

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Nicolasa Martinez Zuniga

3089687Nicolasa was born September 9, 1922 in Mexia, Texas, to Lucas and Feliciana (Hernandez) Martinez. She fell in love and married her best friend, Magdaleno Zuniga in 1944 in Mexico. They moved to Hereford in 1960 from Brownsville, TX. Nicolasa was a homemaker. She was a member of San Jose Catholic Church. She loved her Lord and family with all her heart. She liked to crochet, watch the Dallas Cowboys play, watch Novelas TV, work in her flower garden and spend time at family gatherings.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Magdaleno on Nov. 13, 2010; 3 brothers; 1 sister and 3 grandchildren.

Survivors left to cherish her memories are 2 sons, Demetrio Zuniga Sr. and wife Maria Antonia Zuniga of Hereford, Rafael Zuniga Sr. and wife Esther of San Marcos; 3 daughters, Irene Riojas and husband Silvester of Hereford, Isidra Constancio and husband Joel of Hereford, Silvia Rueda of Amarillo; 2 brothers, Nabor Martinez and wife Candelaria of Mercedes, Apolonio Martinez of Weslaco; 12 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 13 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Rosary is scheduled for 6:30 pm, Friday, May 1, 2015 in Hereford Heritage Funeral Home, Chapel of Memories, 411 E 6th Street.

A Mass of Christian Burial service is scheduled for 10:00 am, Saturday, May 2, 2015 at San Jose Catholic Church. Msgr. Joe Bixenman, Parish Priest will officiate as Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home.

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Jimmie R. Cramer

3089302Jimmie was born January 21, 1934 in Wichita, Kansas to R. J. Cramer and Mary Eleanor Cramer. After graduation from Hereford High School In 1954, he served in the U. S. Navy from 1956 to 1958. He then attended Texas Tech University and West Texas A&M University. On April 18, 1964, he married Sharon Brinkman in Hereford. For several years he was a realtor and then he was led to a career in the potato produce business. Jimmie’s interests were competition trap and skeet shooting along with a good game of poker.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jimmie is survived by his wife and brother, Robert N Cramer.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday, May 4th at 10:00 AM at St Anthony’s Catholic Church in Hereford. Rev. Anthony “Tony” Neusch, Parish Priest will officiate as Celebrant. Cremation and services are under the direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home, 411 E 6th Street, Hereford.

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Roberto Llamas

59560_memorialRoberto was born February 18, 1953 in Rio Verde, San Luis Potosi, Mexico to Teodoro and Andrea (Rodriguez) Llamas. He had been a resident of Dumas since 1990 and worked at Swift for many years. Roberto was a hardworking man who enjoyed fixing cars, do-it-yourself projects, home improvement, as well as an occasional Mexican baile. He was dearly loved by his children and grandchildren. Roberto was a member of St. Laurence Catholic Church. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and beloved dog, Lobo.

He is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Maria Anita Llamas.

Roberto is survived by four daughters: Alicia Margarita Llamas Gamez of Rio Verde, SLP, Mexico, Angelica Espino of Dumas, Mary McCarty of San Antonio, and Lucy Llamas of Denver, CO; three sons: Roberto Llamas Gamez of Rio Verde, SLP, Mexico, Tommy Llamas of Dumas, and Isaac Llamas of Amarillo; two sisters: Virginia Llamas and Irene Llamas; one brother: Silvestre Llamas; thirteen grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 o’clock in the morning on Monday, April 27, 2015 at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Father Gregory Bunyan as celebrant. Interment will follow at Dumas Cemetery. Rosary will be recited at 6 o’clock in the evening on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Morrison Memorial Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.

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Harold Basil “Dunk” Duncan

59589_memorialBasil was born September 20, 1928 in Hico, TX. He spent his youth playing sports as a “Fighting Chickasha Chick” from Chickasaha, Oklahoma. His father owned the icehouse in town and he learned his work ethic growing up in the family business. “Dunk” served in the Korean War after graduating from Oklahoma A&M. He met Marilu Smalter in Chicago while he was employed as an insurance adjuster. They married in 1956 and started their family in Chicago. Along the way, their daughter Jean was born in Chicago, IL; Scott in Michigan City, IN; and Don in Amarillo, TX.

Employment with Shamrock was the incentive to move to Dumas, TX in 1964. Basil was head of the Safety Department for 15 years and Human Resource Director for 12 years. He retired in 1990 and worked on perfecting his golf game, playing racquetball, enjoying community service, “house boating” on Lake Meredith, and basically living life to its fullest.

Basil’s diversified interests and associations included being a member of the Association of Safety Engineers, coaching Little League football and baseball, as well as teaching GED classes. He was a member of the Men’s Investment club serving as president several years. Dunk enjoyed being a member of the Lions Club, running the hot dog stand during Dumas Doggie Days for a number of years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, and also attended the Presbyterian Church. Basil was committed to community and country and belonged to the American Legion and was a 32nd degree Mason. Along with his wife, he was a member of a couples 42 group, a couples Bridge club, and the 35’s Dance Club. He was active in community service and was recognized, along with his wife, Marilu Duncan, as Old Timer ”Couple” of the Year in 2013.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Currie and Hazel Duncan.

Basil is survived by his older brother, Darrel Duncan; by his wife Marilu Duncan; his children and their spouses Jean and Orlando Lobo, Scott and Penny Duncan, Don and Abby Duncan; his grandchildren Natalie Pollock, Amanda Grove, Lindsey Duncan, Lottie Duncan, Allyson Duncan, Delaney Duncan; and 4 great-grandchildren Kade Pollock, Hunter Pollock, Reagan Pollock, and Adeline Duncan. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Graveside Services are scheduled for 9:30 in the morning on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Northlawn Memorial Gardens with Pastor Tom Wylie officiating and Rev. Jerry Howe assisting. A Memorial Service will follow at 11o’clock at the Presbyterian Church. Friends and family are encouraged to gather at Morrison Funeral Home from 6pm to 8pm on Monday, April 27, 2015 to remember and celebrate his life. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.

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Ruth Davis Marion

59618_memorialRuth was born May 19, 1933 in Baca County, Colorado to John and Etta Davis. Ruth married Hugh Marion on June 8, 1951 in Walsh Colorado. They lived in Walsh until they moved to Bloomfield, New Mexico in June 1956. In July 1962, Ruth and Hugh moved to Dumas, Texas, then to Pampa, TX in 1980 and returned to Dumas in 1990.

Ruth accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of 10 and was committed to serving the Lord in all aspects of her life. She was a true helpmate and soul mate to Hugh. She faithfully loved and covered her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren in prayer while encouraging them to follow the Lord wholeheartedly. Ruth loved studying God’s Word and teaching all ages about God’s Truth. Next to her love for the Lord, she loved people abundantly. Most dear to her was her Ladies Sunday School Class and many friends over the years. She never wanted attention on herself but always put others’ needs above her own. Ruth leaves a strong legacy of loving servanthood.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and their wives: Velmer and Marion Davis, Vesper and Edna Davis, Wayne and Alice Davis, and Randall Davis; a great granddaughter: Arabella Marion; and daughter in law: Claudia Marion.

Ruth is survived by husband Hugh Marion; 2 sons: Royce Marion of Wheeler, TX and Arlen Marion and wife Teri of Dumas, TX; a daughter: Kayla Tucker and husband Larry of Granbury, TX; eight grandchildren: Kristen Moudy and husband Ryon of Wheeler, TX, Keri Terrell and husband Lance of Canyon, TX, Kaylee Marion of Wheeler, Heath Marion and wife Jami of Grand Prairie, TX, Clint Marion and wife Shirley of Denton, TX, Joe Marion of Amarillo, TX, Landree Page of Granbury, TX and Channing Page and wife Ashley of Granbury, TX; and twelve great grandchildren.

She is also survived by two sisters: Ernestine Adson of Pueblo West, Colorado and Genevieve Williams of Nevada, Missouri; two brothers: Keith Davis of Nevada, Missouri and Glen Davis and wife Fay of
Farmington, New Mexico; a sister in law: Tommy Davis of Monte Vista, Colorado; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made in honor of Ruth Davis Marion to:
Media Ministry Hope Lodge Lubbock-American Cancer Society
First Baptist Church 3511 10th St.
P.O. Box 617 Lubbock, TX 79415
Dumas, TX 79029

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 o’clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Howe, pastor of the church, officiating, assisted by Dr. Heath Marion. Interment will follow at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.

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Claudine Terry

59661_memorialOpal Claudine Simpson Terry was born on September 7, 1920 to Opie and Mary (West) Simpson in Healdton, OK. She and her family moved to Dixon Creek, near Borger, where she grew up. She graduated from Borger High School in 1937 and married Willie Rhea Terry on February 2, 1939. Claudine went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Arkansas and then her Master’s Degree from West Texas State University. She taught for over 31 years in Borger and in Dumas. She loved doing genealogy, quilting and shopping.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters and two brothers.

Claudine is survived by her children: Sylvia Terry Banks of Yukon, OK and Bryan Terry and wife Gerri of Amarillo; one sister: Joyce Simpson Pattillo; five grandchildren: Terry and Colleen Banks of Utah, Jay and Teresa McKinney of Kansas, James and Tammy Banks of Texas, Robert Terry and William Terry both of Amarillo; eleven great grandchildren and ten great-great grandchildren.

A Graveside Service is scheduled for 4 o’ clock in the afternoon on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Northlawn Memorial Gardens with Rev. Darrell Wait, pastor of First Christian Church, officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.

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Richard Allen Bentley

3090235_wlppRichard Bentley was born June 10, 1940 in Dumas, TX to Stephen Allen and Mavis Clara Nix Bentley. He graduated from Samnorwood High School and married LaVerne Coleman on January 16, 1959. Richard had lived most of his life in the Dozier community. He was a farmer and rancher and during the Ag Strike of 1979, he drove a tractor from Amarillo to Washington, DC. Richard served on the Samnorwood school board and was a member of the Samnorwood Lions Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 30 from 4:00 – 6:00 at the funeral home…

Survivors:Wife – LaVerne Bentley – Dozier
4 Sons – Ricky Bentley and Carol – Amarillo
Michael Bentley and Rhonda – Canadian
Steven Bentley and Aletha – Shamrock
John Bentley and Vanessa – Samnorwood
1 Brother – Bill Bentley and Linda – Amarillo
1 Sister – Suzanne Guleke and Van – Amarillo
9 Grandchildren
9 Great Grandchildren

Services will be Friday, May 1, 2015 at 2:00 PM in the Dozier Church of Christ with Byron Bell, officiating.

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