Annie “GiGi” Huff Green

GiGi, as she was affectionately known by all who knew her, was born January 31, 1940 in Mineola, to Lucille and Elmer Huff. She was known by many as “Candy” when she was younger, waitressing at places like the Big Texan. Her skills and spunky spontaneity made her a legend of sorts among locals as well as many travelers. She was a comical and light hearted person, who never met a stranger. Her love for animals is also something of legend. During her life, she had horses, raccoons, monkeys and even skunks, which she taught to moon walk. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing bingo, watching wrestling, especially the Undertaker, and fishing. She loved listening to Elvis and Blake Shelton too. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Bill and a brother, Bobby Huff.

She is survived by her children, Debbie Henson and husband Tom of Crittenden, KY, Wesley Rogers, Ricky Rogers and wife Ubby and Robby Rogers and wife Sharon all of Amarillo; 8 grandchildren, Crystal, Robert, Roseanne, Janice and husband Steven, Jodie and husband Grant, Charee and husband Colton, Amber and husband Danny and Kole; ten great grandchildren, Kenny, Kezden, Kabrelle, Gavin, Zabrina, Jude, Charlee, Jentry, Emma and Rose; nephew, Bobby Huff, Jr. and a niece, Brittani Huff both of Amarillo.

Funeral Service
God of Wonders Fellowship
1924 S. Polk St.
Amarillo, TX 79109
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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Wayne Leroy Sievers

He was born in Sedalia, Missouri, on March 29, 1939. His favorite boyhood memories were of working and playing on his uncles’ farms outside Sedalia. With the help of an inspiring teacher, he discovered a talent for math and became the first in his family to attend college. Ultimately, he earned a B.S. in physics at the University of Missouri at Rolla, an M.S. in physics at Oklahoma State University, and a Ph.D. in nuclear physics from the University of Kansas in 1972. He also completed advanced courses at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, and Kirtland U.S. Air Force Base in Albuquerque.

Early in his career, he worked as a nuclear engineer at the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission’s Space Nuclear Propulsion Office in Jackass Flatts, Nevada. He later taught physics at Fort Hays Kansas State University, Cowley County Community College, and Northern Oklahoma College.

In 1977, he and his family moved to Amarillo, Texas. At the Department of Energy’s Pantex nuclear weapons plant, he became one of the world’s leading authorities on the practical aspects of gamma spectrometry and safeguards verification for nuclear weapons. For decades, he was also the technical lead on neutron radiography. He led major upgrades of the Van de Graaff accelerator-based systems and the installation of a new neutron radiography facility – a system that produced some of the best neutron radiographs in the country.

Throughout his life, he was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church, serving as president and elder, playing violin, and singing in the choir. He played fiddle in pick-up bluegrass groups and was passionate about Southern gospel music. An avid sports fan and proud grandpa, he logged many miles cheering on his talented granddaughters at games and meets. And he kept up his farming roots by working the family’s acreage north of Amarillo: keeping horses and cattle, gardening, and clearing land.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Virginia (Pickett); son Joel Sievers and wife Traci of Portales, NM; daughter Julie Sievers and husband Matthew Bramble of Georgetown, TX; sister Carolyn Anderson of Lee’s Summit, MO; and five grandchildren: Jenna Sievers, Jaci Sievers, and Kami Sievers of Portales, NM, and Owen Sievers Bramble and Kali Bramble of Georgetown, TX. He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Helen Sievers.

Celebration of Life Service
Trinity Lutheran Church
5005 W. I-40
Amarillo, TX 79106
Saturday, June 24, 2017
10:00 A.M.

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Linda C. Stiles

Linda was born on October 26, 1941 in Haskell to Raymond and Omega Ammons. She moved to Amarillo as a child, where she graduated from Palo Duro High School in 1959. She married Frankie Lee Stiles in 1971 in Calipatria, CA. He preceded her in death in 2007. Linda worked in the oil and gas industry for many years in such places as Santa Fe Energy, Riatta Energy, Mesa Petroleum and eventually retiring from Range Resources in 2012. She enjoyed traveling with her family to the beach and spending time at their lake home in Clarendon as well as cooking and watching her grandbabies.

She is survived by 3 daughters, Pam Auten and husband Robert of Fort Worth, Christi Cornell of Dallas and Donna Vogel and husband Curt of Round Rock; son, Frankie Lee Stiles, Jr. of Big Spring; 4 sisters, Glenda Wilde of Amarillo, Judy Robertson and husband Don of Amarillo, Peggy Derryberry and husband Ray of Arlington and Carol Edwards and husband John of Lewisville; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Celebration of Life Service
Cox Funeral Home Benton Chapel
4180 Canyon Drive
Amarillo, TX 79109
Monday, June 26, 2017
2:00 P.M.

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Eric Q. Thomas

Eric Q Thomas, 54, our beloved Brother, was called to his eternal resting place on June 22, 2017. He entered this world on October 26, 1962 in Shreveport, LA, born to Big John and Virginia Thomas. Eric had been a resident of Amarillo since 1983 and was employed by Asarco for more than 33 years. He developed lasting relationships over the years, creating many memories with cherished friends.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his siblings Evelyn Cooper of Tyler, Dr. Clyde Thomas of Tyler via Omaha, NE, Geraldine Steel of Center, Delois Stripling (Verlon) of San Augustine, Shirley Johnson of Carthage, William Thomas, Sr. (Maria) of Tyler, Sarah Coats of Tyler, Joyce Mitchell (Joe) of Garland, David Thomas (Andrea) of Dallas, Emma Byrd of LaPlace LA, and a host of other relatives and friends in Amarillo, Center, and Louisiana.

Funeral Service
Trinity Fellowship Church- West Auditorium
5000 Hollywood Rd.
Amarillo, TX
Saturday, July 01, 2017
10:00 am

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Tammy Janine Bailey

Mrs. Bailey was born September 3, 1958 in Sterling, CO to Jake and Era Williams. She moved to Amarillo in 1965 where she married Brent Bailey on September 23, 1988. She worked at The Poppy and also at Market Street United Supermarket. Tammy enjoyed flower arranging as well as collecting and wearing eclectic jewelry. She was a member of Trinity Fellowship Church. Above all, Tammy loved her family. She cherished the time spent with her daughter Julie and loved nothing more than being called Meemee by her youngest grandson, Nathan James Cain.

She was preceded in death by her son, Nathan Langham; her father, Jake C. Williams; and a brother, James Williams.

Survivors include her husband, Brent Bailey; her daughter, Julie Langham of Amarillo; her mother, Era Williams of Amarillo; her sister Lana Heronemus and 4 grandchildren.

Graveside Service
Dreamland Cemetery
Canyon, TX 79316
Monday, June 26, 2017
10:00 a.m.

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Wanda Ann (Hansard) Richards

She was born to the late Wayne and Eva (Marshall) Hansard in Goodnight, Texas on September 4, 1937.

While raising her 3 children, Wanda was a foster parent, she volunteered for Meals on Wheels and taught Sunday school to children at Bolton Street Baptist Church. She was the first Hedley Cotton Queen in 1952. She operated her own beauty shop in Amarillo before serving with the Potter County Sheriff Department as a deputy and bailiff until retirement. For several years, Wanda lived in Maui, Hawaii. She enjoyed her time in Maui and made many lifelong friends there.

She is survived by her husband, Curtis Richards, her son Rodney Richards, and her daughter Sheree Keil, all residents of Amarillo. She is also survived by her brothers Wendell Hansard of Centerville, TX, Don Hansard of Derby, KS and sisters Vinona Bennett of Amarillo, TX, Glenda Cook of Portales, NM, Pat Ruddy of Hot Springs, AR and Barbara Stiles of Maui, HI. Granddaughters Melanie Richards of Portland, OR, Deban Keil of Dallas, TX and Tori Richards of San Antonio, TX. There are many nieces and nephews who loved and cherished their Aunt Wanda.

She was preceded in death by her second son, Randy Richards.

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Dennis W. “PeeWee” Adams

Dennis was born December 10, 1941 in Ripley, Miss. to Lymon and Mildred Adams. Although he was raised in church all his young life, he gave his life to Christ on June 19, 2017. Dennis was united in marriage to Alice Jones on September 9, 1972. No children were born to this union. Dennis loved sports. At times when he was trying to make us laugh, he would say that he had played for the St. Louis Cardinals. He knew all the major NFL players by name.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Rufus Cox, D.L. Adams, and Edward Adams; one sister, Totsie Adams-Hankins; and a nephew, James E. Adams.

He leaves to mourn his home going his wife, Alice Adams of Mexia; four sisters, Niece Edgeston of Tippah County, Miss, Betty Culp of Phoenix, Ariz, Billie Adams-Polk, and Pastor Peggy Adams of Amarillo; 12 nephews; 10 nieces; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Katherine Ruth Taylor

Katherine was born on December 28, 1947 in Floydada to Letha and Arby Mulder. She was a homemaker and a Baptist with a strong faith.

She married Jerry Taylor on July 31, 1971 in South Plains, Texas. He preceded her in death on November 9, 2001.

She is survived by two sons, Ron Taylor and wife Becky of Amarillo and Richard Taylor of Phoenix, Arizona; two daughters, Candy Gentleman of San Antonio and Ronda Taylor of Amarillo; one brother, Nathan Mulder and wife Kathy of South Plains; and nine grandchildren, Ashley, Christian, Chaise, Colt, Danielle, Marta, Brandon, Cody and Erica.

Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday in Memory Gardens Cemetery with Bryan Tackett officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

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Harry Andy Reeves

Harry was born to George and Cora Reeves on May 12, 1933 on the farm outside of Tulia, Texas. Harry graduated from Tulia High School and then received a business degree from West Texas State University. He served in the United States Army at Fort Carson, CO and then returned home to help with the family Butane business. Shortly thereafter, he founded Reeves Insurance Agency. He was very active in civic activities serving in the Kiwanis Club, the Chamber of Commerce, the Tulia ISD School Board (which he was president of for several years) and First United Methodist Church. He was especially proud of chairing the Diamond Jubilee Celebration for Swisher County. Because he chaired that celebration, he was selected Man of the Year in Tulia in 1966. Later in life, he continued to serve his God and was on several committees of Covenant Fellowship in Amarillo, the Amarillo District Council of Ministries and the Invite Team of the Northwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. He enjoyed volunteering with the VA in their transportation services.

Harry was a loving father and husband. He and his wife Velma raised their sons in Tulia. He married Joy Pierce on June 1, 2003 and moved to Amarillo. After their marriage, Harry rejoiced to count Joy’s children and grandchildren as his own.

Harry is survived by his wife, Joy, of the home; two sons, Randall and his wife Mary of Lubbock, Texas and Brad and his wife Sherrie of Amarillo, Texas; two daughters, Janeane White and her husband Jim of Midland, Texas and Tammi Ward and her husband Pete of Canyon, Texas; six grandchildren, Andrew Reeves, Chrisie Reeves-Pendergrass and her husband Weston, Derek Reeves, Blake Ward and his wife Erica, Nick Ward and his wife Michelle, and Ky White and his wife Amie; and six great-grandchildren, Morgan Ward, Grayson Ward, Emery Ward, Cohen Ward, Tegan White and Samuel Pendergrass.

Services will be at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday in Covenant Fellowship Church with Stephen Gaines, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

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Marijess Parsons

Marijess was born on February 28, 1928 in Waynoka, Oklahoma to Reva and Jess Boyle. She was a homemaker. Marijess was a member of First Baptist Church.

She married Norman Gene Parsons on October 9, 1949 in Waynoka, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death in 2005. She was also preceded in death by two sons,

Norman Gene and Dennis Mac.

She is survived by two sons, Mark Parsons and wife Bobbie and Jeff Parsons and wife Kathy, all of Amarillo; a sister, Reta Campbell of Wichita, Kansas; six grandchildren, Joey and wife Christie Parsons, Jake Parsons, Melissa and husband Austin Garvey, Michael and wife Amy Parsons, Kristin Bandy Tankersley and husband Cary and Kourtney and husband Keith Lichtie; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Donnie Conger of Oasis Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

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