E.M. Sampley

E.M. Sampley was born on May 5, 1938 in Millsap, Texas to John E Sampley and Ida Mae Brown Sampley. He married Billie McQueen on June 12, 1960 in Smyer, Texas. He moved from O’Donnell, Texas to Memphis 34 years ago. For most of his life he worked as a cotton ginner. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Memphis. He enjoyed woodworking, welding, fishing, gardening, and tinkering. He was also a licensed preacher.

SURVIVORS – his wife Billie Sampley of Memphis; 2 sons Edward Sampley of Nocona, Texas and Rey Sampley and wife Laura of Memphis; 2 daughters Trudie Altman and husband Terry of Memphis and Janie Rogers and husband Bill of Artesia, New Mexico; 3 brothers John Sampley and wife Wanda of Lamesa, Texas, Marvin Sampley and wife Lois of Lamesa, Texas, and Edward Sampley and wife PJ of Lubbock, Texas; 8 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.

PRECEEDED- his parents and 1 brother Roy Sampley

MEMORIAL SERVICES – 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in the First Baptist Church in Memphis with John McQueen officiating.

VISITATION- Family will be receiving friends on Monday, January 30, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Robertson Funeral Directors in Memphis.

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John W O’Dell

John W O’Dell, 56 of Dumas, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 in the morning on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Tom Wylie, pastor of the church, officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.

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John Carranza

John Carranza was born on January 10, 1940 in Dalhart, Texas to Regino & Sarah (Gonzales) Carranza. John served in the United States Army and later married Dorothy Aragon in Clayton, NM. They were married for 55 years and had 3 children. John worked for many great families in the Dalhart Community doing odd jobs as well as working for the City of Dalhart, Caviness Packing and later Retired from BNSF Rail Road. John was a member of St. Anthony of Padua for 55 years and helped deliver Meals on Wheels with his friend Jay Lucero. John enjoyed his family and friends. He loved to play billiards, often thought he was a pool shark. Coaching and watching softball was one of his favorite activities. In his younger years, he was a very stout man. He often replied, “he could move a train.” He was known not to shy away from a fight. John loved listening to his sisters and brothers play guitars and accordion. Those were the good ole times! John liked the fragrance of cologne, he believed in aroma with a definite scent. John was raised by his brothers and sisters after his parents passed away when he was 9. John loved to watch John Wayne movies regularly. Most of all he thought the only vacation spot on earth was “Las Vegas, Nevada.”

John is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy, his son Joseph Carranza of Dalhart, TX, his daughters- Pam Ferguson of Amarillo, TX and Bonnie Gaddy of Amarillo, TX, his grandchildren Anessa Peters and her husband, Anthony of Dalhart, TX and Jonathan Gaddy and his wife, Bailey of Canyon, TX and Braylee Gaddy of Dumas, TX., his great grandchildren- Cory, Cayden and Maliyha Peter of Dalhart and Riggs Gaddy of Canyon, TX. John is also survived by his brother Bernade Carranza & his wife, Ester of Dallas, TX, his sister, Grace Carranza of Dalhart and sister in law Janie Carranza of Dalhart, TX. As well as several nieces and nephews and many friends.

John is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers- Faustino Carranza and Naviez Danny Encinias, his sisters- Sally Martinez and her husband, John Martinez and his sister Mikey Carranza. I know the Lord is always with me…. Psalm 16:8

Rosary will be held at 7:30 pm, Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Dalhart. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at the St. Anthony of Padua with burial to follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Dalhart, TX – Arrangements by Horizon Funeral Home. Officiating will be Monsignor Michael Colwell, Pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.

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Carlos Vasquez

Carlos was born in Clovis, NM to Refugio and Candida Vasquez on April 18, 1955. He married Suzanne Todd on February 13, 1988 in Clovis, NM.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Candida; his father, Refugio; his brothers Anthony, Refugio Jr and Rosalio; his sisters Guadalupe Sandoval, Mary Dotson and Lucy Vasquez.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; 3 brothers, Daniel, Joseph and Richard; 3 sisters, Sara Rosner, Theresa Garcia and Carla Muniz; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be David Cordova, Anthony Cordova, Victor Vela, Antonio Solveson, Santiago Sandoval and Sergio Marin.

Rosary will be held Thursday, February 2 at 7:00 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Friday, February 3 at Our Lady of Guadalupe with Fr. Fernando Saenz officiating. Burial will follow at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens.

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James Lee Weatherford

James was born on January 18, 1930 to Roy and May Bell Weatherford in Mesilla Park, New Mexico.
James is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and May Bell Weatherford, his brother, Delma Weatherford, and his sister Florence. He is survived by his wife, Sammie Weatherford; sons, Allen Ladd, Larry Ladd, Dell Weatherford, and Calvin Weatherford; daughters, Jody Johnson, Beth Truman, and Michelle Ransom; two sisters-in-law, Kay WoodWard and Apple Weatherford; three brothers-in-law, Robert, Johhny ,and Michel Serratt; 14 grandkids and 16 great-grandkids.

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Linda was born on November 30, 1941 in Dallas to Carl and Georgia Mormon Thomas.

She loved playing bingo and watching wrestling. Linda was truly loved by all those who knew her. She will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Mike; a daughter, Kathy; a great granddaughter, Briley; and a brother, Carl.

Survivors include her three daughters, Sue Dencklau of Amarillo, Stacy Quilantan and husband, Robert of Canyon, and Pam Martin of Amarillo; a son, Glen Martin of Amarillo; seven grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; three sisters; and two brothers.

Memorial services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 4, at Brooks Chapel with Chaplain Ken Branum, officiating.

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Alma Villa

Alma Villa was born March 6, 1947 in Edinburg, Texas to Alice (Hilliard) and Joe Olivarez. She married Josh Villa December 25, 1971 in El Paso. Alma had been very involved with the Full Gospel Evangelistic Church in Oklahoma, and was a resident of Amarillo since 1985.

Alma is preceded in death by a son David Villa in 1974, her parents, and a sister in law Liza Lanners.

Survivors include her husband Josh Villa; six brothers Gilbert Olivarez, Eugene Olivarez, Ernie Olivarez, all of Saginaw, Michigan, Willie Olivarez of Tyler, Salvador Olivarez of El Paso, Sam Olivarez of Bay City; one sister Connie Montez of Tucson, Arizona; three sisters in law Lydia King of Amarillo, Elizabeth Galley and Ruth Smith both of Fritch.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 2, 2017 at the Fritch Assembly of God with Pastor Justin Unwin officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.

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Barbara Blanchard Wood

Barbara was born April 4, 1945, in El Reno, Okla. to Jack and Rowena Blanchard. She married Robert Wood on Nov. 2, 1961, in Amarillo. She was a member of South Lawn Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Doug Wood, of the home; a daughter, Carrie King and husband, Robert, of Amarillo; two sons, Brian Wood, and Steve Wood and wife Robin, both of Amarillo; a brother, Don Blanchard and wife, Linda, of Arlington; six grandchildren, Amanda and John Shaver, Ranger King, Dylan Wood, Braden Wood, Keevan Wood and Neely Wood.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in South Lawn Baptist Church with Greg Kinch, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

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Clara Jimmie Mason

Clara was born Jan. 17, 1924, in Cole, Okla. to John and Clara Tarr.

Survivors include five sons, Butch Fuqua, of Claude, Rheagan Fuqua, of Cripple Creek, Colo., Dannie Floyd Fuqua, of Bosque Farms, NM, David Allen Fuqua, of Eureka, Calif. and Andrew Aronson Fuqua; a sister, Clydette Metheny, of Phoenix, Ariz., three step-children, Jack L. Mason, Jr., Paul Mason and Jerry Lee Finney; a brother, Ben Allen Tarr, of Las Cruces, NM; and number grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in Memorial Park Cemetery with Ken Holmes, retired minister, officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

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Irene Mary Boydstun

Irene was born on December 4, 1948 in Richmond, Minnesota to Joseph and Loretta Rainer. Among some of her favorite things to do were playing cards, bingo and putting puzzles together with her family. She also enjoyed camping. Irene always wanted to make things better for her family. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

She is preceded in death by one daughter; Carla Jo Sigler; her parents; one sister, Rose Atchley; and one brother, Al Rainer.

Irene is survived by two daughters, Candie Sigler of North Carolina and Christina Carter and husband Daniel of Amarillo; three sons, Curt Sigler and Shawn Sigler, both of Minnesota, and Troy Boydstun of Amarillo; four sisters, Loretta Richards, Beverly Elase, Ruth Rudolph and Dee Terwisscha; and one brother, Joseph Rainer.

No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements by Angel Funeral Home, 2209 S. Georgia, Amarillo.

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