Colleen J. Fulton

1874_memorialColleen was born July 5, 1935 to Ruth and Forrest B. Dykes. During her life she led a successful career as a Real Estate Agent, creating lease agreements still used in the industry today. She later worked as a mobile home salesperson and belonged to the Million Dollar Club. Colleen was the first woman to run for public office in Amarillo as Place 4 Commissioner. She was a devoted member of Valley Riding Club for many years. She was a loving and caring woman and never complained and didn’t hold grudges against others. Anyone who knew Colleen loved her heart of gold and will deeply miss her. Colleen was preceded in death by her parents; Son, Roy E. Fulton and two sisters.

She is survived by her sons, Robert L. Fulton, Terry Ray Fulton and wife Kamolrat and Jerri R. Fulton; Brother, Don Dykes and wife Arlene; Grandchildren, Kory R. Fulton and wife Victoria, Dustin T. Fulton, Aun Phasuk; Great-Grandchild, Hunter Roy Fulton.

Celebration of Life
Zita Event Center
9602 S. Washington
Amarillo, TX 79118
Friday, July 29, 2016
4:00 pm

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Sherry Nelleene Bounds McNabb

a63cb794-1977-4a6f-a5c8-7dfdec416519Sherry was born Sept. 26, 1940, in Wellington to Buster and Nellie Bounds. She grew up in Wellington before marring Ernest Lee McNabb on Aug. 3, 1958, and moving to Amarillo. She is the mother of three children; she had seven grandkids; and three great-grandkids with one on the way.

She worked as a secretary for River Road Independent School District until she retired to a life of being with family. She was a member of Paramount Baptist Church and a very devoted Christian who prayed for her family.

Survivors include her husband, Ernest McNabb; a daughter, Angela Spaulding; two sons, Quinton McNabb and Curtis McNabb, all of Amarillo; her grandkids, Aaron Spaulding, Caitlin Spaulding, Trevor McNabb, Brennen McNabb, Siera McNabb, Blake McNabb and Devin Burrell; her great-grandkids, Karter McNabb, Lakyn McNabb and Kagen McNabb; and a brother, Donivan Bounds.

Funeral Service
Thursday, July 28, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories
6969 East I-40
Amarillo, Texas

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Weldon Joe Broaddus

Weldon-Broaddus-1469534438Weldon was born on August 31, 1954 in Hereford, TX. Weldon attended Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. As a young man he worked in the Texas and Oklahoma oil fields. He also ran cattle alongside his Dad in Vega, Texas and ultimately established the Bar V Cattle Company. Weldon enjoyed hunting, fishing, skiing and the peacefulness of the mountains which eventually led him to the quaint little village of Red River where he found his piece of heaven on earth. He worked for 17 years as the General Manager for D-Bar-D, Inc. in Red River, New Mexico.

Weldon was a lover of life and enjoyed the great outdoors; it was a way of life for him. Always in demand on the dance floor, he loved music and dancing! Friends, well he had a few…he didn’t know a stranger. He had a tenacious will to live and fought his cancer courageously.

Weldon was preceded in death by a son, Sheldon Joe Broaddus.

He is survived by his wife Sheila, whom he married on November 2, 2002; sons Joshua Joe Broaddus of Wildorado, Texas and Derrick Joe Broaddus, of Amarillo, Texas; his daughter Tess Elizabeth Broaddus, of Amarillo, Texas; his parents Jacque Valentine Pratt of Wildorado, Texas and Billy Joe Broaddus of Vega, Texas; two sisters, Judy Starks and husband Kirk of Denton, Texas, and Nancy Broaddus of Waimea, Kauai; five grandchildren, Taylor, Jordan, Madison, Tyler, and Morgan; 3 nieces, 1 nephew, 2 great nieces and 1 great nephew; his very best four legged running buddy “Ringo”; and many other family members and friends.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date at Bitter Creek Ranch in Red River, a place owned by his friends Steve and Priscilla.

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Tommy Ray Vehon

Tommy-Vehon-1469532168Tommy was born November 1, 1938 in Borger to Howard and Clarice Vehon. He proudly served in the U. S. Navy and after retiring he went to work for the U. S. Postal Service and retired after eighteen and a half years. Tommy married Rubye McEntire Austin on November 14, 1975 in Amarillo. Tommy resided at Ussery-Roan Texas State Veteran’s Home for the past three years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rubye; his sister, Evelyn Laney; and his brother, Doug Vehon.

Tommy is survived by his son by marriage, Randall Austin and wife, Carla of Amarillo; his sister, Patsy Finlan of Lubbock; his niece, Vikki Roberts of Edmond, OK; his nephew, Robert Lewis of McKinney; his great-nephew, Russ Collins of Frisco; seven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Ussery-Roan for their wonderful care and friendship and also the staff at Hospice Care of the Southwest as they helped him quietly pass into the arms of Jesus.

Graveside Services will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Llano Cemetery with Gena Sams, BSA Hospice of the Southwest chaplain as officiant. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home.

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Billy Douglass

Billy-Douglass-1469710922Billy was born June 1, 1929 in Custer County, OK to Henry H. and Florence Douglass. He married Betty Carpenter on July 14, 1958 in Plainview and they recently celebrated 58 years of marriage. He proudly served in the U. S. Army during WWII, stationed in Guam.

Billy was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be missed dearly. He was a truck driver for many years. When he retired he enjoyed fishing and gardening. People would often stop to compliment him on his landscaping.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Deborah Hays; and several brothers and sisters.

Billy is survived by his wife; his daughter, Michele Horn and husband, Juergen of The Colony; his son, Earnest “Doug” Douglass and wife, Kim of Amarillo; his son-in-law Robbie Hays of Amarillo; his sister, Mary Franklin of Waynesville, NC; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home.

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Joy Belle Brown

Joy-Brown-1469611007Joy was born on December 13, 1922 in Pangburn, Arkansas to Hicks and Ellie Hughen. She married the love of her life, Jack P. Brown in Joiner, Arkansas on July 11, 1942. Joy was a volunteer for BSA Hospital’s Gift Shop for over 30 years. She was an avid bowler, belonging to multiple bowling leagues over the years in Amarillo. Joy was also known for her love of the Texas Rangers baseball team.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack in 2006; three sisters; five brothers; and a grandchild, Daniel Winstead.

Joy is survived by two daughters, Karen Gayle Fielder and husband Richard of DeSoto, TX and Beth Ann Winstead and husband Dwayne of Ovilla, TX; a son, David R. Brown and wife Mary of Amarillo, TX; three grandchildren, Russell Fielder and wife Lauren, Kevin Fielder and Emily Winstead; three great grandchildren and many more loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Friday, July 29, 2016 at Schooler Funeral Home Brentwood Chapel with Rev. Scott Rankin officiating. Burial will be at 1:00 PM Monday, August 1, 2016 in the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia.

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Dorotha Lee Crawford

Dorotha-Crawford-1469696578Mrs. Crawford was born on September 29, 1919 to John Dillard and Verna Leona Morrison in Memphis, TX. She was a homemaker who enjoyed quilting and cooking. She enjoyed playing card games, dominoes, especially 42 with her daughter’s friends at Lifeway Fellowship Baptist Church. She loved her family dearly. She was a member of Bell Avenue Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Clyde Crawford; two sons, Bobby Crawford and Keith Crawford; and daughter Carolyn Blackwell.

Mrs. Crawford is survived by four grandchildren: Stacy Mondt and husband Joe of Savannah, GA; Shanda Hurt and husband Chris of Little Elm, TX; Scott Blackwell and wife Stacy of Albuquerque, NM and Steven Blackwell of Amarillo, TX; and eight great grandchildren, Haley, Claire and Ella Blackwell of Albuquerque, NM; Mark, Mercy and Micah Mondt of Savannah, GA; and Chandler and Brooklyn Hurt of Little Elm, TX.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Schooler Funeral Home’s Brentwood Chapel, with Rev. Dr. Randy Davis, pastor of Lifeway Fellowship Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia.

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Hillary Renee Cates

3823267_fbsHillary Renee Irby Cates was born November 9, 1979 in Amarillo to Frederick and Anita (Wieberg) Irby.

Hillary grew up and attended school in Claude, where she graduated in 1998. Hillary received an Associate’s Degree from Clarendon College and attended Western Oklahoma State for two years on a Basketball Scholarship.

Hillary met Ty Cates through a mutual friend and they were married in February of 2014.

Hillary worked for the Perryton Equity Exchange; she will be remembered for her kind heart, love of life and laughter. Outside of working and being a wife and mother, Hillary liked being outdoors and hunting; but it was her “Little Cowboy Kayhill” and being together with family and friends that brought her the most enjoyment in life.

Hillary passed away on Sunday July 24, 2016.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday July 29 at 10 am in Booker High School Auditorium with Steve Friskup officiating; Interment will be at 3:30 pm in the Claude Cemetery Claude, TX under the direction of Good Samaritan Funeral Service Booker, TX.

Survivors include: husband Ty Cates and son Kayhill Cates of Booker; parents Fred and Anita Irby of Claude; brothers Fred T Irby of Claude, Michael Dean Irby and wife Brittney of Lubbock, Texas, and Russell Louis Irby and wife Brettnie of Sterling City, TX; numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends.

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Francisco Perez

68621_memorialFrancisco was born October 4, 1947 in Mexico to Manuela Quezada and Jose Perez. He enjoyed working, reading his bible and being with his family. Nothing brought more joy to his life than his grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and son, Ezequiel Perez.

Survivors include his sons, Jose Perez and Clarissa Rodriguez of Borger, Francisco Perez, Jr. of Arizona; daughter, Daena Lujan and husband Horacio of Borger; eleven grandchildren; numerous siblings and a host of extended family.

Funeral service will be held 2 pm Friday, July 29, 2016 in the Minton Memorial Chapel with Rev. Samuel De Los Santos officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.

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ROBERT G. ‘BOBBY’ DORRIS

3823645_fbsRobert G. ‘Bobby’ Dorris was born on February 27, 1945 in Canyon to Glenn and Zora Ellison Dorris and was a graduate of Canyon High School. He was a highway patrolman for twelve years and then owned and operated Dorris Garage in Canyon for more than thirty years. He was mechanically inclined and loved anything to do with mechanics. He also enjoyed welding and water sports. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Canyon. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his sister, Patsy Nicks and husband, Jim, of Denton; his son, Ken Dorris and wife, Amy, of Amarillo; his daughter, Bobbie Jean Place and husband, Pete, of Amarillo; two grandchildren, Eric Dorris and Ashley Place; and two nieces, Missy Nicks and Andrea Cortez.

Services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, July 29, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church with Mr. Roman Asbill, Director of Discipleship, officiating. Burial will follow in Dreamland Cemetery.

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