Angela Marie “Angel” Thompson

3723016Ms. Thompson was born November 28, 1977 in Borger. Growing up, she lived in Canadian, Clovis, New Mexico and Smethport, Pennsylvania, moving to Pampa this last year. On August 23, 2015, Angela placed her faith in Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior. She enjoyed painting, coloring and singing. For the past year, she had enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she also sang in the choir.

Survivors include three sons, Ray Thompson, Jonathan Thornton, and Matthew Thornton, all of Pampa; her mother, Melissa McGee of Pampa; an aunt, KaSandra Patrick of Pampa; and an uncle, Andrew McGee and wife April of Salina, Kansas. Angela was preceded in death by her grandmother, Bonnie Babb; and her stepfather, Melvin Busby.

Memorial services will be 11:00 AM Monday, May 23, 2016, at First Baptist Church, with Rev. Byron Williamson, pastor, officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

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Malcolm “Mac” Connell

3724262Mr. Connell was born January 7, 1942 in Pampa. He married Helen Ruth Greene on November 9, 1978 in Pampa. She preceded him in death on November 5, 2015. He had been a resident of Pottsboro since 2003, moving from Lefors. He retired from Celanese Corporation as an operator in 2002. Malcolm was a former member of First Baptist Church in Lefors. He loved to hunt and fish.

Survivors include a daughter, Tess Harden and husband Allen of Lefors; three son, Mark Connell of Lefors, Randy Eldridge of the home, and Tony Eldridge of Hobbs, New Mexico; his mother, Geraldine Connell, who died later the same day; eight grandchildren, one great grandson, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Malcolm was also preceded in death by his father, Elwood Connell; and a brother, Carl Connell.

Memorial services will be 10:00 AM Saturday, May 21, 2016, at First Baptist Church in Lefors, with Rev. Ken Houston, pastor, officiating. Cremation and arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.

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Geraldine Connell

3724268Mrs. Connell was born November 1, 1923 in Amarillo. She married Elwood Connell on June 1, 1942 in Sara, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on January 16, 1996. She had been a resident of Lefors since 1961. Geraldine was a very active member of First Baptist Church in Lefors where she taught Sunday school. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include four grandchildren, Tess Harden and husband Allen, Mark Connell and Eric Connell, all of Lefors, and Kimberleigh Pulatie of Pampa; six great grandchildren, two great great grandsons and three cousins. Geraldine was preceded in death by two sons, Carl Connell on February 22, 2016 and Malcolm Connell on May 16, 2016; one brother and three sisters.

Services will be 10:00 AM Saturday, May 21, 2016, at First Baptist Church in Lefors, with Rev. Ken Houston, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Heights Cemetery in Lefors under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.

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Elmer McLaughlin

3733003Mr. McLaughlin was born May 21, 1923 in Miami to Floyd and Lucille McLaughlin. He attended Laketon School, grades 1-7. He attended Miami High School, receiving the State Farmer degree in 1939, and then graduating in 1940. Elmer attended Texas Tech University, majoring in animal husbandry until he joined the U. S. Army, serving during World War II as a First Lieutenant in Korea and Japan. After his discharge, he continued his education at Texas Tech. Elmer married Myra Nell Willis on August 23, 1952 in Denton.

After college, he began farming in the Laketon community. He served on the Roberts County Appraisal Board, Miami ISD Board and the Gray County Soil Conservation Board. Elmer was a wheat, cattle and swine producer. He served as president of the Texas State Pork Producers Association, and was on the Texas Pork Producers Board in the 1970’s. He received an award for his support of programs that led to improved marketing opportunities for farmers in 2007. He was a member of the Church of Christ on Somerville in Pampa.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Myra Nell McLaughlin of the home; a daughter, Judy Ann Jones and husband Royce of McKinney; a son, Jerry Dan McLaughlin and wife Minerva of Amarillo; four grandsons, Daniel Jones of Richardson, David Jones of Austin, Michael McLaughlin and wife Ally of Spring, and Matthew McLaughlin of Lewisville; four great grandchildren, Lauren Jones of Allen, Ryan Jones of Richardson, Nolan McLaughlin and Tate McLaughlin, both of Spring; two brothers, Wayne McLaughlin and wife Jan of Nacogdoches, and Don McLaughlin of Las Vegas, Nevada; a niece, Marielle Hwang and husband Bobby of Richardson; two sisters-in-law, Peggy Crouch of Abilene, and Ernestine Puckett of Hurst. Elmer was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Ralph McLaughlin.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 PM Friday, May 27, 2016, at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel, with John C. McCall, minister of the Church of Christ on Somerville, officiating. A private family burial was held at the Miami Cemetery, under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

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Victor Lopez

3734197Mr. Lopez was born August 26, 1939 in el Palmarito Nuevo Leon Mexico to Maria Gonzalez Lopez and Luis Lopez. He worked as a police officer and the municipal court in Mexico for twenty years. He moved to Memphis, Texas in 1985, where he was a farmer. He’s been a resident of Gray County since 2006.

Survivors include his wife, Elida Lopez-Pecina of the home; 15 children, Victor Lopez, Jr., Silvia Sanchez, Anita Vaquera, Jose Alberto Lopez, Elida Adame, Maria Ramon, Mario Lopez, Jose Victor Lopez, Elizabeth Hollan, Cintia Nava, Graciela Rivera, Rosario Lopez, all of Pampa, Artemio Lopez of Matamoros Tamaulipas, Mexico, Leobardo Lopez of Kansas City, Kansas, and Toribia Galvan of Corpus Christi; 47 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren, a brother, Fransisco Lopez; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Victor was preceded in death by his parents; and four siblings, Octabia Cantu, Toribia Lopez, Roman Lopez, and Jasinto Lopez.

Vigil will be at 4:00 PM Sunday, May 29, 2016 at the Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel with Father Roy Kafula, officiating. Funeral mass will be at 10:00 AM Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, with Father Francisco Perez, officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

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Jimmy Dale Harper

3734599Mr. Harper was born on April 29, 1951 in Pampa. He attended Pampa High School and graduated from the class of 1969. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served on the U.S. Independence. After his discharge, he returned to the Gray County area where he worked and lived the majority of his life. Jimmy worked as machinist for several years and as manager for several restaurants and convenience stores in the area. Mr. Harper liked the outdoors where he enjoyed fishing, gardening, and riding motorcycles. Jimmy’s greatest love was his family; he liked spending as much time with them as he could. He will be remembered as loving father, Papa Jimmy, son, brother and friend, and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include two daughters, Shannon Degner and Shonda Jones and husband Jami, all of Amarillo; a son, Jason Harper of Pampa; his father, Jim Harper and companion Evelyn Henry of Lefors; a brother, Johnny Harper and wife Cindy of Lefors; two grandsons, Jeron Degner of Pampa and Tucker Jones of Amarillo; two granddaughters, Dustie Degner of Pampa and Jordan Degner of Amarillo; a great grandchild, Kade Degner of Amarillo and a close friend, Dakota Pairsh of Lefors. Jimmy was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Harper, and by a brother, Leonard Ray Harper.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 PM Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at First Baptist Church of Lefors, with Rev. Ken Houston, pastor, officiating. Cremation and arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

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Johnnie Lones

_AllObitsLogo300Johnnie Lones, 58, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016 in Plainview. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 10:00 am in Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Johnnie was born in Tulia on September 29, 1957 to Edward O. and Sally Marie Lones. He grew up here and attended Tulia Schools. He served in the National Guard. He worked for Jennings Harvesters for over 20 years and Dale Southerland Construction for several years. He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Wayne Lones and Don Lones. He is survived by a daughter: April Guenther of Amarillo, a son: Steven Cole of Tulia and two grandchildren: Caleb Shipman of Tulia and Melody Guenther of Amarillo.

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Nelda Criswell

_AllObitsLogo300Mrs. Criswell was born in Bradshaw, TX and grew up in Plainview. The second of I.B. and Thelma Rankins’ 5 children. After graduating from Plainview High School, she attended Wayland Baptist College in Plainview, where she met T.K. Criswell. They were married in 1948 and he preceded her in death in 2013.

She worked in the Plainview ISD as a second grade and junior high school teacher and administrator for over a quarter of century. She was active in First United Methodist Church, Plainview for several decades. Mrs. Criswell was instrumental in advocating for the successful integration of Plainview schools.

She was the mother of four children, Rick (d. 1972), Randi, Sam and Reed; three grandchildren, Chance and Ry Webster, of Lubbock and Conor Criswell of Creedmoor, NC. She is also survived by 3 sisters. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, July 1, 2016 in Plainview Memorial Park under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

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Hershell Weldon Farber

3734988Mr. Farber was born November 16, 1923 in Walters, Oklahoma to Elmer and Alma Farber. After high school he enlisted with the US Army where he served in the Philippines during WW II. He married Oleta Smart on August 23, 1946 in Sayre, Oklahoma. In 1953 he and his family moved to Pampa where he entered the oil and gas industry, working with Flynt Engineering Company for 28 years. He was a longtime member of Central Church of Christ in Pampa. After retirement he and his wife relocated to Amarillo to be near family. Hershell enjoyed bowling, golfing, gardening and will always be remembered for his great smile and gentle spirit. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and wife of 66 years, Oleta Farber.

Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Cummings of Claude and Judy Kay Kent and husband Billy of Fairfield; a son, Larry Farber and wife Kathy of Amarillo; a brother JA Farber and wife Mary of Cheyenne, Oklahoma; a sister, Patricia Ann Pair of Sayre, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Benji Hausen and wife Stephani, Karie Crowley and husband Justin, Kellie Rogers and husband Mason, Gregory Farber and wife Leila, Grant Farber and wife Brandi, all of Amarillo; 17 great grandchildren and numerous extended family.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel in Pampa with his brother JA Farber a Church of Christ minister, officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Pampa under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

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Tommy Clark

3737035Mr. Clark was born September 25, 1935 in Pampa, moving to Guymon, Oklahoma, at a young age, and returning to Pampa in 1952. He married Shirley Gist on January 22, 1954 in Pampa. Tommy retired from Ideal Foods as a grocery manager in 1985. He also worked for Frank’s Food, United Supermarkets and Lowes. Tommy was a member of Hobart Baptist Church and a former member of the Pampa Rotary Club.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Clark of the home; two sons, Kim Clark and wife Carol of Saginaw, and Darin Clark and wife Tena of Perryton; a sister, Billie Walsh of Englewood, Colorado; four grandchildren, Shawn Coker of Sherman, Ashley Rooker and husband Josh of Fort Worth, Weston Thomas Clark of Perryton, and Lindsay Clark of Fritch; and a great granddaughter, Kinley Grace Rooker of Fort Worth.

Services will be 2:00 PM Friday, June 3, 2016, at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel, with Pastor Mike Watson of Hobart Baptist Church, and Rev. Jim Powell, retired Baptist minister, officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

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