Wanda Posey Phillips

Wanda Posey Phillips was born in Memphis on May 10, 1924 to Quintus Erwin and Katie Lois Simmons Posey. She was a graduate of Memphis High School. Wanda married Ray Bruce Phillips on November 1, 1942 in Estelline. She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening especially her roses. She was an excellent seamstress, made clothing and decorative objects for her family. She crocheted many doilies, table cloths, and afghan throws for members of the family. She collected chickens and roosters in many forms of artwork. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren and hearing of all their ventures and delighted in all their photos.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY – her parents; her husband, R.B. on December 16, 1996; one son, Mark Bruce Phillips; a grandchild, Evan Meredith Kistner; a brother, Edward Edwin Posey; two sisters, Katie Vernell Crawley and Boncille Hastings.

SURVIVORS – two daughters, Katie Dianne Sweatt and husband Wayne of Memphis and Cecile Elaine Kistner of Houston; She was Minmie to the grandchildren: Gregory Wayne Sweatt and wife Jayne of Cochise, Arizona, Mark Bruce Sweatt of Memphis, and Justin-Phillips Kistner of Houston; She was GG to the great grandchildren: SPC Colton Sweatt of Fort Bliss, Texas, Preston Wayne Sweatt of Stephenville, and Katie Darlene Sweatt of Clarendon.

SERVICES – 2:00 PM Saturday, February 25, 2017 in the First Baptist Church in Memphis with Rev. Daniel Downey, officiating.

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Gary Don McWhorter

Gary Don McWhorter was born August 27,1944 in Memphis Texas to John and Evelyn McWhorter. He died at age 72 Tuesday February 21,2017 in Lubbock Texas surrounded by his loving family.

Gary was a graduate of Memphis High School in 1962. Enrolled in the Clarendon College LVN program & later went on to Amarillo College for his RN degree. Gary married Patricia Cole of Quanah Texas February 10,1965 soon after moving to Shamrock Texas where he was a lifelong resident and hard working much loved nurse for Shamrock & the surrounding communities.

He was preceded in death by his father,mother, sister Betty New, sister Johnnie Kay Bice, brother Joe David McWhorter & brother Frankie McWhorter.

Survivors include one brother Keithy McWhorter , his wife Patricia McWhorter, 4 daughters Cheryl McWhorter of Amarillo,Stephanie Smith and husband Doug of Lubbock,Leslie Castille and husband Tim of Orange, Kellie Alves and husband Perry of Vidor & one son Jason McWhorter of Amarillo. 8 grandsons Logan Smith,Tucker Smith,Tre’ Terry , Justin Sellers, Kris Castille,Caleb McWhorter,Perry Alves & Jason Don McWhorter. 3 granddaughters, Brandi Gutierrez, Laramie Alves & Shelbie Bowen. 5 great grandchildren Trent Smith, Gunner Smith, Aubree Gutierrez, Amberlee Gutierrez & Michael Bowen. Gary was a much loved husband, Daddy & Pappy to his whole family.

Celebration of life gathering will be Saturday February 25th at 11:00 am at Calvary Christian Fellowship Church 913 South Main in Shamrock.

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Mary Jane Easley

Mary Jane (NiNi) Easley was born August 2, 1930 in Red Springs, Arkansas to Albert and Nancy Smith. She married Elbert Easley, November 9, 1946. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, four sisters, three brothers and a son-in-law, Gerald Hobbs.
Mary lived in Seagraves for many years, but due to health reasons she had recently moved to Shamrock to live with her daughter Jeanette.

SURVIVORS: 1 Son – Chris Easley and wife Emelda – Lakeville, MN
2 Daughters – Jeanette Bird and husband Carson – Shamrock
Marilyn Scott and husband Doug – Seagraves.
19 Grandchildren
23 Great Grandchildren
7 Great Great Grandchildren with 2 on the way

SERVICES: A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 25, 2017 in the Assembly of God Church in Seagraves, Texas.

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Daniel Ray Wilkinson

Daniel Wilkinson was born August 15, 1977 in Hale Center to Dewey and Jammie Rij Wilkinson. He worked as a jailer at Randall Co. Jail, was a personal trainer and gym manager at Zack’s Club 54 Metroflex and was a personal bodybuilder and had won several shows. Daniel loved to hunt and he loved his family, friends and his dogs.

SURVIVORS: Parents – Dewey and Jammie Wilkinson – Shamrock
1 Son – Jaxon Wilkinson – Harker Heights
1 Sister – Jennifer Rawlins and Bo – Shamrock
1 Niece – Jocelyn Sanders – Shamrock
1 Nephew – Lonnie Rawlins – Shamrock
Grandmother – Sybil Walczak – New Jersey
Several aunts, uncles and cousins

Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be Saturday, March 04, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Shamrock.

CREMATION & ARRANGEMENTS – Robertson Funeral Directors of Shamrock.

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Tommy Rylant

Tommy Rylant, 82, of Plainview passed away on February 22, 2017 in Lubbock. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, February 27, 2017 in the Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel with Brad Snellgrove, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship officiating.

A visitation will be held on Sunday afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Ella Elizabeth “Beth” Painter

Mrs. Painter was born on November 27, 1925 in Floyd County to Thomas Jefferson & Ida May Pemberton. Beth was welcomed into a large farming family and grew up in West Texas as a member of the Irick community. During World War II she travelled with her sister to Kansas and served as “Rosie the Riveter”, assembling aircraft for the War effort. Beth was a loving mother and loyal wife. She was a homemaker and an accomplished cook, who enjoyed sewing, gardening and caring for her family. Beth loved the Lord and was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Edmonson. She was a member of the Northwest Home Demonstration Club and she was named Extension Homemaker of the Year in 1984.

She is survived by her children, Gary Painter of Midland and Jan Pennington of Amarillo, as well as eight grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren who filled her life with joy and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Wayne Painter, in 1991.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, February 24, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Edmonson with Rev. Brian Barkley officiating. Interment will follow in Plainview Memorial Park under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors in Plainview, Texas

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Frances L. Henderson

Frances was born on January 20, 1929 in Caddo, Texas to Bolavar Joshua and Charlottie McCollum. She attended schools in Frankel, Texas. She lived in Portales, NM where she met and married J.C. Henderson. They married on March 28, 1963 in Portales. They moved to Tulia at the end of 1964 and then to Vigo Park in 1968. She was very active in community service in Vigo Park. She was a member of the Vigo Park Baptist Church until it closed. She loved working at the Vigo Park Post Office and also loved cleaning the First Baptist Church in Vigo Park. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband: J.C. Henderson on June 26, 1999, three brothers: Bob Edgar “Bobby” McCollum, Roy McCollum and Leo McCullom and two sisters: Willie D. Marler and Mary Evelyn Boyd. She is survived by her children: Charl Green of Amarillo, Vickie Ellis of Dumas, Jimmy Green of Amarillo and Clinton Henderson of Vigo Park, two brothers: John McCollum and Billy McCollum, both of Washington, six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Vigo Park Volunteer Fire Department, 8909 FM 146, Tulia, TX 79088.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, February 25, 2017 in the Vigo Park Community Church. Burial will follow in Vigo Park Cemetery under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia.

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Viola Lily Rowell

Mrs. Rowell was born on October 9, 1918 in Lockney, Texas to Elias Morgan & Emma Bell Lawson. She married Henry Thomas Rowell on December 30, 1938 in Lockney. Mrs. Rowell attended Lippert Business College in Plainview. She worked as a business owner, last Post Mistress in Sterley, Texas and a wedding cake decorator to name a few of her many talents. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Lockney.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Thomas Rowell; her parents, Elias Morgan & Emma Bell Lawson; one daughter, Lahoma Florence Clower; one son, Lawson Reed Rowell; two brothers, Reed Lawson and Eugene Lawson; one great granddaughter, Lauren Shae Applewhite.

She is survived by five granddaughters, Iroma Applewhite, Ramona Hillard, Denice Kirby, Kimberly Sierra and Amy Crawford; three grandsons, Keith Clower, Reed Rowell and Brandon Rowell. She is also survived by many great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 25, 2017 in the Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel with Rev. Kris Knippa officiating. Interment will follow in Lockney Cemetery under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors in Plainview, Texas.

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Ann Heck Crooks

Ann was born on September 9, 1965 in Baldwin Hills, California to Robert Dreiling and Martha Heck. She was raised in San Antonio and graduated from MacArthur High School. In 1984, she moved to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech, where she would later meet the love of her life, Kevin. They married in 1987 and after a brief stint in Midland, they moved to Tulia where they raised their daughters for 25 years. After the girls were grown, they sold the farm and moved to Possum Kingdom Lake, a place where Ann found tremendous happiness.

Ann is survived by her husband, Kevin Crooks of Possum Kingdom Lake; her three daughters: Nikki Lovvorn and husband Josh of Kress; Ashley McCallister and husband Ryan of Coahoma and Kelsi Crooks of Lubbock; two brothers: Bill Heck and wife Sandy of Amarillo and Tom Heck and wife Teresa of Turkey; her mother and father-in-law: Don and Glenna Crooks of Tulia; three sisters-in-law: Kim Bristo and husband Marc of Idalou, Kristi Lockaby and husband Todd of Tahoka and Kippi Cogdell and husband Dick of Silverton and her three precious grandsons: Jayston Lovvorn and Jaek Lovvorn of Kress and Nolan McCallister of Coahoma and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday, February 25, 2017 in the First United Methodist Church in Tulia. Arrangements are under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. The family wishes to express a special “Thank You” to the staff of Area Community Hospice in Plainview and the staff at Raider Ranch in Lubbock for their special care and love for Ann and her family.

We will miss her laugh, warmth, and kindness that she generously shared with everyone who crossed her path. She wore many hats but she was most proud of her role as a mother, wife and grandma. She raised her girls, Nikki, Ashley and Kelsi, to believe in hard work, God, and the goodness in others (all while having a very strong sense of humor)! These were the things that she espoused and demonstrated every day which is why her light shined so bright. She was tremendously proud of the women her children have become and beamed with joy whenever she saw her grandchildren.

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Roy Devers

Roy Devers, lifelong Ochiltree county cowboy, horseman and dog trainer left this world February 27, 2017 peacefully while surrounded by family and his wife of 65 years, Vernona Devers. He was a man of many talents and loved to learn new skills, hone the talent and then move on to another new challenge.

He enjoyed winning in calf and team roping, cutting and later hazing in the PRCA pro rodeos for his son, Marty. He was an accomplished artist known for his cowboy themed bronze sculptures, silver engraving and metal artwork. And a renowned Working cattle dog breeder and trainer, whose dogs were noted for their grit and tough never quit attitudes that mirrored their handler and friend. His life as a cowboy, artist and competitor carried him all over the U.S. from NCHA cuttings in Las Vegas, Nevada to hazing steers at Cheyenne, Wyoming pro rodeos to his art exhibits in Santa Fe, New Mexico to Working cattle dog trials in Nacogdoches, Texas. He lived a full and accomplished life that always centered around his family. Of course he was always the first one in the truck ready to get to the rodeo or go watch his grandsons, Matt and Cody play in games or rodeos. He loved to be around people; to visit with everyone and immerse himself with activities and animals. He lived life to the fullest.

As a young man, he served his country in the Army as a radio technician and later became a Texas Animal Health Inspector for 30 years; all the while he also raised cattle and farmed the Devers homestead that has been in the Devers family for over 100 years.

He instilled a legacy of adventurous enthusiasm, integrity and hard work to be carried on by his son, Marty and wife, Sabrina, two grandsons, Matt and Cody of Perryton and his loving wife, Vernona; as he joins his eldest son, Mark in the Lord’s heaven. He is also survived by his younger brother, Gene Devers and his wife, Betty of Booker.

Graveside service will be held 11:00 on Thursday, March 2, at the Ochiltree cemetery in Perryton with pastor Donald Hill of Canadian officiating, military honor guard ceremony and music by R.J. Vandergriff with a luncheon afterward at the Marty Devers Ranch.

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