Pauline Rose Duke

_AllObitsLogo300Mrs. Duke was born on January 3, 1922 near Mutual, Oklahoma to David D. and Mary Morgan Hummer of Huntoon, Texas.

Mrs. Duke attended Perryton Public Schools and graduated in 1938. She attended Texas State College for Women in Denton, Texas for about 6 months. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Panhandle A & M University at Goodwell, Oklahoma in 1943. She earned her Master of Arts in English from the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1966.

She taught school at Booker Public Schools for 6 months, Perryton Public Schools for 5 years, and in Oklahoma at Bushyhead Public Schools for a year and a half, White Oak Public Schools for 2 years, at Ketchum Public Schools for 3 years, and at Vinita Public Schools for 19 years, where she was head of the English Department.

She married Martin Duke on December 24, 1943 at the Hummer family home near Huntoon, Texas. They resided in Perryton, Texas from 1947 until 1957, where they moved to the Duke family ranch near Big Cabin, Oklahoma. She lived there until moving to Amarillo in 2014.

She was a member of Perryton First Christian Church and Vinita First Christian Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin, in 2004, a daughter, Vivian Black of Big Cabin, Oklahoma in 2012, a sister, Marjorie Urban, of Perryton, Texas, a brother, David M. Hummer of Booker, Texas, and her parents, David D. and Mary Hummer of Booker, Texas.

She is survived by a daughter, Virginia Duke, of the home in Amarillo, a son, James Duke of Big Cabin, Oklahoma, a granddaughter, Elizabeth Black, a great-grandson, Larry Dudley, and a great-great granddaughter, Abagail Dudley, all of Big Cabin, Oklahoma; three sisters, Mary Hummer and Martha Hall, both of Amarillo, and Florence Conley of Beaver, Oklahoma; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Monday, January 25, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Boxwell Brothers Chapel in Perryton, Texas, with the Rev. Dr. Jeff Knighton officiating. Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton, Texas.

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_AllObitsLogo300Mr. Shira was born on April 14, 1950 in Garden City, Kansas to Warren Guy Shira and Eliza Florene Vanhyning Shira. Mr. Shira married his wife, Phyllis, on July 14, 1970 in Canadian, Texas, and lived in this area for 27 years, having come here from Canadian, Texas. He was a truck driver and worked for Enron, Equity Exchange and Professional Mud Transportation.

Mr. Shira is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of Farnsworth, Texas; his children; a sister, Emma Rodriguez, of Pontiac, Illinois; 4 grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in Edith Ford Cemetery in Canadian, Texas. Officiating will be Duke Underwood, and arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home in Perryton, Texas.

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Charles Oswald Heck

1726315_profile_picCharles Oswald Heck, 78 formally of Nazareth, Texas passed away January 1, 2016 in Amarillo, Texas. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday January 11, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Nazareth, Texas with Rev. Ken Keller and Deacon Bob Birkenfeld officiating. Rosary will be said at 6:00 P.M. with prayer Vigil following at Holy Family Catholic Church in Nazareth. Burial will follow in the Holy Family Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Colonial Funeral Home of Dimmitt, Texas.
Charles was born May 17, 1937 to Charles Heck Sr. and Helena Leinen Heck. He was the baby of 16 children, he attended Nazareth Schools until the eighth grade. He married Ann Dowty Heck in December of 1954 and they had nine children together. He was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, received the Star Young Farmer Award in the State of Texas and served on the Nazareth School Board. He was a long time farmer and farmed in Nazareth, Sunray and the Dumas area until the mid- 1980’s. He moved to Dalhart for agricultural employment and met his Fiancee Wanda Dye. He later moved to Amarillo and was a resident of Plum Creek Center.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one son, Dwayne Heck, and the mother of his children, Ann Heck, his fiancee, Wanda Dye, 3 brothers and 11 sisters. He is survived by, two sons, Charles Lee Heck and wife Kim of Wilmington, NC, Morgan Heck and wife Shannon of Sunray, Six Daughters: Dolores Palmer and husband John Duggan of Amarillo, Belinda Heck of Albuquerque, NM, Beverly Abshere and husband Phil of Albuquerque, NM, Tammy Black and husband Chad of Hart. Charlotte Motley of Olton, Darlene Miller and husband Randy of Darrouzett, one sister, Calista Huber of Amarillo, 17 grandchildren with 1 on the way and 10 great grandchildren.

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Bessie Strickland

1727261_profile_picBessie was born August 8, 1929 to Luther and Annie Thornton in Seagraves, Texas. She married Durward Strickland on January 7, 1949 in Spur, Texas. She has been a resident of Dimmitt since 1957 she worked in the ASCS office and worked for DISD for 25 years. She is a member of the First Baptist Church and was a Charter member for Lee Street Baptist Church. She liked to cook and entertain.

She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, five sisters and two brothers.

She is survived by a daughter Beth Roberts of Amarillo and 2 sons, Butch Strickland of Anchorage Alaska and Lonnie Strickland of Amarillo, 7 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

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Charley A. Morrison

1727727_profile_picCharley was born February 3, 1923 in Vernon, Texas to Wilson and Jessie Mae Lee Morrison. He served in the Army Air Corps where he fought in World War II then he later joined the United States Marine Corps where he fought in the Korean War earning among others, the Purple Heart. He married Lou Ella Hall on March 3, 1957 in Amarillo, Texas. A resident of Friona since 1971, he was a maintenance worker for Cargill, and a member of First Baptist Church. He loved to fish, grow a garden, spend time with family, go to sporting events, listen to country music, and he loved John Wayne.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, 3 sisters and 5 brothers, 1 great- grandchild, and 1 son-in-law.

Survivors include 2 daughters- Marie Saiz of Friona, Peggy Schmidt of Fairmont, Nebraska, 1 sister- Carolyn Ritchey and husband Dean, 3 grandchildren – Charley and Phillip Saiz and A.J. Schmidt and 1 great-grandchild Isabella Saiz.

Funeral Services have been scheduled for 10:30 A.M Friday January 8, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Friona with Rev. Brett Hoyle, pastor, and Rev. Charles Broadhurst, former pastor officiating. Burial following in the Friona Cemetery by Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona.

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Ida G. Carrasco

1730428_profile_picIda was born on October 8, 1928 in Candelaria, Texas to Porfirio and Julia (Licon) Granado. Ida was raised in Ft. Davis, Texas where she met and married Joaquin Carrasco on July 4, 1953. They moved the family to Friona, Texas in 1970. She was a very dedicated mother and friend to many. Proverbs 31:25-31 exemplified her. She blessed them all with her wonderful cooking and baking but the most special blessing was sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior. Ida was a member of the 6th Street Church of Christ. Other hobbies included: sewing, making blankets and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joaquin Carrasco, 3 children, 2 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.

Survivors: 8 Children: Mario Carrasco from Friona, TX.; Javier Carrasco and wife Rosa from Ft. Davis, TX.; Connie Lemaster from San Antonio, TX.; Vivian Minor and husband Jaime from Flower Mound, TX.; Lupe Olson from Hunt, TX.; Jesse Dominguez and wife Mary from Hunt, TX.; Aurora Botello and husband Adam from Round Rock, TX.; Jaime Carrasco from San Antonio, TX; and step-son Silvestre Carrasco from Pecos, TX. 3 sisters: Marcela Madrid from Odessa, TX;, Gloria Dutchover from Ft. Davis, TX.; and Esperanza Dutchover from Morton, TX., 3 brothers: Porfirio Granado from Victoria, TX; Tony Granado from New Braunfels, TX; and Raymond Granado from Morton, TX. Ida was blessed with 19 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM on Monday, January 11, 2016 at Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home in Friona, TX. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 6th Street Church of Christ with Jeff Procter , minister officiating. Burial will follow in Friona Cemetery. Arrangements by Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona.

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John William Renner

1732934_profile_picJohn was born November 1, 1922 in Shattuck, Oklahoma to Rudolph and Clara Baker Renner. His family moved to Friona in 1926. John graduated from Friona High School in 1940 and joined the U.S. Navy in 1943 serving in World War II. He married Lavon Baize May 15, 1944 in Clovis, New Mexico. After the war, they moved back to Friona and began farming south of Friona where they raised their three children, Gary, Ted and Vickie. An avid golfer, John was a founding member of the Friona Country Club Golf Course. He was also one of the organizers of Little League Baseball in Friona and helped build several ballparks in the community. He was a member of the 6th St. Church of Christ in Friona.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one son, Ted and two brothers, Lee and RJ.

Survivors include 1 son- Gary Renner and wife Karen of Friona, 1 daughter-Vickie Barker and husband John of Sonora, 1 daughter-in-law Missy Renner of Luther, Oklahoma, 2 sisters-Mary Joyce Barnett and husband Doyce and Lillie Mae Baxter and husband Billy Dean of Friona, 1 brother-Cotton Renner and wife Kay of Winnsboro, Louisiana, 2 sister-in-laws- Betty Renner of Lubbock and Zena Renner of Winnsboro, 9 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and golfing friends.

Memorial Services have been scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the 6th Street Church of Christ in Friona with Jeff Procter, minister, officiating. Arrangements by Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona.

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Lela Mae George

1737937_profile_picLela Mae was born May 1, 1916 in Crowell Texas to Henry & Margarette Wesson White. She married Merlin L. George on December 11, 1933 in Clayton, New Mexico. She spent most of her adult life in the Stead, Amistad and Clayton area.

Lela Mae received her licensed vocational nursing license from Amarillo College in 1965 and was a practicing nurse at the Clayton New Mexico Hospital until they moved to Crane, Missouri in 1976. There, along with their ranching endeavors, she continued serving as a nurse for local doctors and then served as school nurse until she retired from nursing in 1986.

Lela Mae was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, a sister-Ruby Robertson, and by a great- grandson- Harrison Hadley.

She is survived by 2 sons: Douglas George of Clayton, New Mexico, and David George and wife Carolyn of Canyon, 3 daughters: Ileta Faye Burkett and husband Charles of Ft. Morgan, Colorado, Margaret Ann Burch and husband Harvey of Pagosa Springs, Colorado and Kathleen Fiel and husband Sandy of Roswell, N.M., 18 grandchildren, 37 great- grandchildren and 14 great- great- grandchildren.

Services have been scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Friday, January 29, 2016 at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Dalhart with Rev. Steve Patterson, pastor of the Central United Methodist Church in Dalhart, officiating. Burial following in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery by Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona.

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Bobbye Lee Riddle

3541324Bobbye was born December 22, 1929, in Hereford, to Willard and Grace (Smith) Witherspoon. She married Wilson Ogle Riddle on October 22, 1949, in Hereford. Bobbye was a member of the Fellowship of Believers Church, Hereford Red Hats, Hereford Senior Citizens and the Deaf Smith Historical Society. She loved her Lord and family. Bobbye loved spending time with her family and spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She liked to sew, needlepoint, crochet, garden, traveling with her sister to sporting events for the grandchildren and to Jamaica. She also liked watching murder mysteries on TV.

Bobbye was preceded in death by her parents, Willard and Grace, and husband Wilson Ogle Riddle in 1989.

She is survived by 1 son, Gary Riddle and wife Diane of Hereford;1 sister, Tenna Reinauer and husband Bill of Amarillo; 3 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 3 nieces; and a host of many friends.

A Graveside service is scheduled for 10:00 am, Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at West Park Cemetery.

A Memorial Celebration of Life service is scheduled to follow at 11:00 am, Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at Fellowship of Believers Church. Mr. Danny Mize, Pastor, will officiate. Services are under the direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home, 411 E 6th Street.

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J D Hester

3543922J D Hester was born September 25, 1922, in Hutchison County, to Ervin Roy and Tina Ethel (Sheets) Hester. He married Winifred Joyce Hoskins on July 13, 1947, in Spearman; they were married for 64 years. J D was a rancher for 68 years in Texline. He loved calf and steer roping and raised registered quarter horses.

J D was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Winifred in 2014; 4 sisters, Joyce Crum, Betty Scribner, Doris Beck, and Mona Beth Windom.

He is survived by 3 daughters, Jenifred Ann Hester, Rebecca Carol Walls and husband Jerry of Hereford, Karan LaRue Hester and husband Harry Scott of Dallas; 1 sister, Dorothy Buzzard of Spearman; 2 grandchildren, Stephanie Walls McCann and Jerremy O. Walls; 3 great-grandchildren, Kaley Walls, Beth Tucker McCann and Benjamin McCann.

A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for 2:00 P.M., Thursday, January 7, 2016, at the First Baptist Church in Texline, Texas. Burial will follow in the Texline Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home, 411 E. 6th St.

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