Margaret Larie McBroom

1592_memorialMargaret was born on April 7, 1934 in Glenwood, Ark to Delton and Lallie Mae Moran. She moved to White Deer as a child, where she graduated from White Deer High School in 1952. She then attended Wayland Baptist University as a music major. She married Lowell “Mac” McBroom on September 5, 1953 in Skellytown. He preceded her in death on November 1, 2013. Lowell and Margaret moved to Lubbock in 1988 where they resided until returning to Amarillo in 2009.

Margaret devoted her life to caring for her family. She loved nothing more than tending to her home and being “Maw Maw” to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Margaret enjoyed Christian music, especially gospel music and enjoyed attending Gaither concerts with her family. She and Lowell were longtime members of First Baptist Church.

The family wishes to express a special thank you to the staff of Ware Memorial and the staff of BSA Hospice and most of all to her roommate Bea, for all of their loving care bestowed upon Margaret.

She is survived by two daughters, Connie Lyn Miller and husband Richard of Canyon, and Kae Rae Austin and husband Stan of Amarillo; sister, Pat Denham and husband Don of Pampa; four grandchildren, Lindsay of Amarillo, Leah and husband Rhett of Lubbock, Travis and wife Ashley of Lubbock, and Marianne of Amarillo and six great-grandchildren, Jackson, Oliver, Berklee, Addie Mae, Lainee and Lucas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Lowell McBroom

Funeral Service
First Baptist Church Sanctuary
1208 S Tyler St
Amarillo, TX 79101
Friday, February 19, 2016
10:00 AM

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James G. King

1593_memorialJames was born January 6, 1934 in Canadian to Callie and St. Elmo Murry King. James graduated from Canadian High School and served his country in the army during the Korean Conflict. James worked for the Santa Fe Railway and retired from BNSF railroad after 46 years. He was sort of a jack-of-all-trades, being able to fix just about anything. He also held a pilot’s license and truly loved being outdoors. Fixing cars was a hobby of his. But his true passions were hunting, fishing and spending time with his children and grandchildren watching all their sports from football, baseball, soccer, trap shooting, cheerleading, volleyball, motorcycle racing and anything and everything they participated in. He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Johnny, Harold and Billy Joe and by his sister, Martha.

James is survived by his children, Ricky King and wife Deanne, Karen Alstead and husband Paul, Randie Bingham and husband Brad, Dwight King and wife Theresa all of Amarillo, and Robin Broxterman and husband Dean of Fort Worth; his grandchildren, Aaron, A.J., Connor, Jason, Kelsie, Jourdan, Evan, Jefreanne, Ryan, Katie, Adam and Brennan; 20 great grandchildren; and his sister, Joyce West of Kokomo, IN; as well as numerous close nieces and nephews

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Ernie G. Shira

_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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Thelma Faye Holder

1743184_profile_picMrs. Holder was born on May 21, 1945 in Webbers Falls, Oklahoma to Jess Sunday and Minnie Rock Sunday. She was married to Henry Holder, who preceded her in death in 2009. She was a home health caregiver and a nursing aide, and she loved road trips. She had lived in the Perryton area since 1963 and was a member of Bethel Holiness Church.

Mrs. Holder was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers and one sister. She is survived by her step-daughter, Anita Saville and husband, Stephen, of Paullina, Iowa, two sisters, Evyone Pope of Amarillo, Texas and Nell Maillet of Perryton, Texas; and one brother, Kenneth Sunday and wife, Angie, of Perryton, also; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday, February 8, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Bethel Holiness Church in Perryton, with Brother Rick Morris officiating. Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton, Texas. A family visitation will be held at the Boxwell Brothers Chapel Sunday evening, February 7, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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Joe Howard Cluck

_AllObitsLogo300Mr. Cluck was born in Amarillo, Texas on November 9, 1946 to Pike Cluck and Cease Riley Cluck. Mr. Cluck had lived in the Perryton area for five years, after moving here from Gruver. He was a banker and was formerly in the Army Reserves.

Mr. Cluck is preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister. He is survived by a son, Cory Cluck, of Canyon, Texas; a daughter, Adi Langford, of Brock, Texas, a sister, Donna Sue Cluck, of Dallas, Texas; and 5 grandchildren, Pike, Luke, and Lily Langford of Brock, and Carter and Cavin Cluck of Canyon.

Private family services were held Monday, February 08, 2016. Burial was in Gruver City Cemetery in Gruver, Texas, and arrangements were by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton.

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Donna Sipes Morris

_AllObitsLogo300Mrs. Morris was born on June 17, 1954 in Elkhart, Kansas, to Don Sipes and Velda Morse Sipes. She attended school in Elkhart through High School. She was active in 4-H and band. She was member of the Methodist Youth Fellowship and participated in their activities and trips. She was a member of the Morton Community Lions Club Community Band. Through this group she got to participate in parades for the Sun Bowl Parade in El Paso, and the Cotton Bowl Parade in Dallas. She started college in Hutchinson Jr. College and later went to Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Oklahoma. It was there that she met Thomas Morris and the two were soon married. Born to this union were two children.

Donna was a loving Christian wife with an abundance of patience. Although she said that she married a music teacher and not a farmer, she became a very good farm wife. And although she never wanted to drive “one of those big trucks,” she handled the tandem truck quite well during wheat harvest.

Donna was a devoted mother. She baked and sewed for all of the kids’ school and church functions. She attended nearly all of their games and school events. As the kids grew, Donna became active babysitting in the church nursery. She was also the babysitter for the Walk to Emmaus at the Waka Christian Center for several years.

Donna was a long-time member of the First Christian Church of Perryton Texas. She was a member of the Gray Homemakers Club. She worked for a number of years as the 4-H Secretary for the Ochiltree County Extension Office. She also worked as secretary for Jim’s Tire Service. Donna was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, and Friend.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents Don and Velda Sipes, a sister and her husband Janet and Bill Burns, and an infant brother Dean.

She is survived by her Husband Thomas, a Daughter Jennifer of Oklahoma City, a Son David and his wife Kelly of Tehachapi, CA, two Grandsons, Tommy and Caleb also of Tehachapi, CA, a Sister Ann Hall and her husband Richard of Dallas, TX, Nieces and Nephews, Cousins and lots of friends.

Services are Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at First Christian Church in Perryton. Officiating will be Rev. Dan Anderson and burial will be in Blue Mound Cemetery in Beaver County, Oklahoma. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton.

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Arthur Lee Hays

_AllObitsLogo300Mr. Hays was born on December 7, 1943 in Far Rockaway, New York to Allen Lee Hays and Mary Anne Sandrowicz Hays. He married Paula Davis Hays on June 27, 1971 in Guymon, Oklahoma. He graduated from Guymon High School and attended Oklahoma Panhandle State University. He moved to Perryton, Texas in 1974 from Guymon, and he worked at Gibson Discount Center for 27 years.

Mr. Hays is survived by his wife, Paula, of Perryton; two daughters, Michelle Jonnah, of McKinney, Texas and Karen Harper and husband Brandon, of Perryton; one son, Hondo Hays and wife Heather; three grandsons and six granddaughters.

Memorial services will be held Friday, February 12, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Stepp officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton.

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William Blake

1591_memorial (1)Bill was born May 17, 1943 in Amarillo to Erfal and Juanita Blake. He was raised in Amarillo where he graduated from Amarillo High School in 1961.

He joined the Navy in April of 1966. He was stationed in several locations before completing technical school in San Diego as an electrician’s mate. He served on the aircraft carrier USS Shangri-La for three Mediterranean cruises and finished his military service in December of 1969.

After his military service, he moved to Vega, Texas and raised his family there. In addition to farming, he operated Blake Lumber and Supply and later owned and ran Blake Propane and Fertilizer before going into the oil and gas industry in 1984.

He married his present wife Kay in 1994 and they currently reside in Amarillo where she works in home health care while Bill continued to work in the oil and gas industry.

He was preceded in death by his mom, dad and brother Joe.

Survivors include his wife Kay, a brother Ronnie and his wife Lisa, a son Chad Blake and his wife Chris, a daughter Chonda Blake Brent and her husband Jay, son Bodee and wife LaCretia Baldwin, son Smokee Baldwin and Stephanie Godbee, 6 grandchildren, who called him “Poppy”, Camden Lawhead, Colten Blake, Jordan Brent, Brokk Baldwin, Jhett Baldwin, and Jesse Baldwin.

The memorial will be at Lifeway Fellowship Friday, February 19, 2016 with Pastor Randy Davis officiating. Local arrangements are by Cox Funeral Directors.

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Georgianne N Hutchison

1749653_profile_picGeorgianne was born on June 7, 1923, in Hampshire, Wyoming to Roscoe and Cora Etchison Flores. She was valedictorian of Torrington High School in Torrington, Wyoming. Georgianne received her Bachlor of Science Degree in Home Economics, Magda cum laude (first in her class) from the University of Wyoming. She taught home economics, art and other subjects for 25 years. She taught 2 years in Lander, Wyoming and 23 years in Spearman, retiring in 1990.

She received numerous Awards: High School National Honor Society, membership in Phi Upsilon Omicron (college honorary), Phi Kappa Phi(college honorary), Hansford County Texas Conservation Woman of the Year, ten year 4-H member and 10 year 4-H leader.

Georgianne and Dwight E. Hutchison were married on August 8, 1948. She was always proud of her Spanish ancestry- who came to Texas 124 years before it was a state. Her namesake was the first woman buried in Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Texas. She was a member and elder of First Presbyterian Church in Spearman, past president of Business Woman’s Association, Alpha Delta Kappa, 20th Centery Club. She was also a member of the Eastern Star.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Dwight Hutchison in 1986.

She is survived by three daughters, Rebecca and husband, David Duncan of Roscoe, TX; Cynthia Sullivan of Hewitt, TX. and Gina Rodgers and husband, Jim of Bonnylake, Washington. She is also survived by a brother, Delbert Flores of Torrington, WY.; five grandchildren Ben Sullivan, Jim Sullivan and wife Kim, Karsten Duncan, Katherine Duncan and great-grandchildren, Hunter, Robbie and Cameron Sullivan.

Graveside services will be on Monday, February 22, 2016, 10:00a.m. at Hansford Cemetery with Rev. Byron Potter officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Spearman.

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Robert Elton Wilson

3592909Robert Elton Wilson, Jr. was born 11-21-1921 in Hale County, Snyder community. Hewas the eldest son of eight children of Robert Elton Wilson and Ollie B. White Wilson. He slipped out of our hands into the arms of God 2-4-2016 about 4:45 p.m.

Elton, an honorable and humble man, joined the Army Air Corp shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He was 20 years old when he began training February 1943 in the Aviation Cadet Program at Kelly Field in San Antonio. Sixteen months later he became a “Hump Pilot”, carrying gasoline, bombs, ammunition, and supplies for the Allied war effort in China. His flight route over the Himalayas was called the “Aluminum Trail” because so many planes and pilots were lost there. Elton flew 92 round trip missions and earned two Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Air Service Medals along with Chinese War Medals serving in the China, Burma, India Theater. Most flights were at night, through bad weather, sometimes with 100 mph winds. Communication was a problem and was done mostly through Morse Code.

After four years of service, Elton was given a choice to re-enlist or head back to Texas. His heart turned toward home to the farm in Happy Union, south of Plainview. His dad needed him to take over the family farm. He came home in 1946 and met the love of his life, Anne Whorton. They were married for 54 years. Elton served this community through 4-H, Stock Show Board, was President of the Board of Realtors, sat on the board of the Plainview Chamber of Commerce, was a member of the Hale County Hospital Authority for 10 years. He holds an honorary membership in the Rotary Club and he was a Mason. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Wesley Sunday School Class since 1953.

Elton is preceded in death by his wife Anne, two brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include one sister, Daisy Law, two daughters, Jane Armstrong and husband Duane, and Sue Brightbill, two sons, Ted and wife Jody, and Paul who lives on the farm where Elton was raised. Elton is survived six grandchildren, Cory Armstrong, Aaron Armstrong, Keith Wilson, Kyla Wilson, Chris Brightbill, Matt Brightbill and their spouses. And he leaves behind ten great grand children, a large extended family and a number of loving friends. His six grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. He will be deeply missed and reverently remembered.

Come and go visitation at his daughter Sue’s starting at 5pm Sunday afternoon, Feb. 7.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, February 8, 2016 at the Plainview Memorial Park. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 P.M. Monday, February 8, 2016 in the First United Methodist Church Sanctuary. The family suggests in lieu of flowers that memorials can be sent to the First United Methodist Church, 1001 W. 7th, Plainview, TX 79072, Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1984, Plainview, TX 79072, or Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174.

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