Toni Janine Swee

Toni was born on October 27, 1954 in Lubbock, Texas to June and Charles Hudson. She had worked for H&R Block and for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Toni was a member of Seventh Day Adventist.

She married Kent Sweet on April 29, 1981 in Clovis, New Mexico. He preceded her in death in 2007. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Michie.

She is survived by a daughter, Amy Bailey and husband Wes of Amarillo; two brothers, Rick Hudson and wife Janet of San Antonio and Alan Hudson and wife Genice of Lubbock; a sister, Sue Hart and husband Bill of Austin; two grandchildren, Baylee Williams and Aaron Williams, both of Amarillo; a sister-in-law, Candy Wilbur of Amarillo; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Rick Hudson officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

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Glennella Gaillard Blue

Glennella was born following the stock market crash on August 22, 1929 in Texhoma to Phillippe and Hazel Gaillard. She was from the Greatest Generation and lived thru the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and WWII. She worked as an LVN and made sure Blue Plumbing ran right since 1952. Her greatest joy was raising her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Wanda Pickering, Willa Dean Allen, and Connie Castenada; her husband, J.W. Blue; a son, Monte Blue; and a grandson, Braxton Blue.

She is survived by a son, Steve Blue and wife Patsy of Dumas; a daughter, Cathryn Creel and husband Bub of Proffitt, Tx.; a brother, Phillip Gaillard and Linda of Tucson, Az; a sister, Luann Baker of Las Vegas, Nevada; ten grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Monday, June 12, 2017.

Services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Temple Baptist Church. Burial will be at the Dumas Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

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Anthony “Tony” Gerald Castillo

On April 1, 1968, his parents, Tony and Lydia (Vitela) Castillo welcomed him into the world. He graduated Amarillo High School in 1986 and attended Amarillo College.

He worked as a boiler technician for over 15 years.

He loved sports, especially football and NASCAR racing. His favorite teams were the Dallas Cowboys and the Iowa Hawkeyes. He especially enjoyed taking a ride on his beloved Indian motorcycle.

He was a man who truly lived and breathed for his family and he never let his illness prevent him from living his life to the fullest.

He will be remembered fondly by those whose lives he touched as someone who was sure to bring a smile to your face, inspiring, uplifting and kind.

He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Nina and Anita; four children, Chelci, Ariel, Zachary and Paul; two grandkids, Averie and Jezilynn; and five nieces and nephews, Tasha, Cory, Caleb, Amber and Ashton.

Rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m., Friday, June 16, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, June 17, 2017, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Scott Raef as celebrant. Burial will follow in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

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Maria Tomasa Valverde-De-Holguin

Maria was born in Durango, Mexico and was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Felipe Holguin, of Cactus; seven children, Jaime, Victor, Rutilo, Felipe Jr., Olivia, Rocio and Beatrice; three sisters; one brother; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will take place at a later date in Ejido Graciano Sanchez, Mexico. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

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Jerry Ferguson

Jerry was born on September 23, 1944 in Dumas to Samuel and Hazel Ferguson. He had worked for Valero over forty years as an operator until retirement. He was a member of the Nazarene Church.

He married Carolyn Pitts on November 16, 1962 in Ola, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Connie Slagle and Donna Flint; and a granddaughter, Jazlyn.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Ferguson of Dumas; a son, Michael Ferguson and wife Melissa of Sunray; a brother, Cecil Ferguson of Pampa; four sisters, Rita Junk of Kaw City, Ok., Florene Minnich of St. Mary’s, Ohio, Lou Packebush of Dumas, Ann Summit of Ola, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Ryan, Brandon, Chrystal, Shannon, and Stephen; and ten great grandchildren, Britten, Pearson, Brooklyn, Lucas, Jaxon, Kobe, Ty, Jayden, Lola, and Harper.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Boxwell Brothers Memorial Chapel, 500 N. Maddox with Ronnie Ferguson officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas.

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Theodore (Ted) K. Roberts

Ted was born in Hayden, NM, to Daniel Tipton & Stella Roberts on October 2, 1920. He graduated from Raton High School in 1938. He attended Eastern NM Junior College in Portales, NM, and Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM, where he met a Louise Bowe (“Bo”). Shortly after they were married, Ted served in the Army for two years during WWII. After the war, he graduated from the University on New Mexico (BBA) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MRE) in Ft. Worth, TX. Ted was Minister of Music for Fruit Avenue Baptist Church (Albuquerque), First Baptist Church Roswell and First Baptist Church Albuquerque, from 1946 to 1965 and started the Music Dept for the Baptist State Convention in 1952. Then Roberts was Minister of Music & Administration for Narbonne Ave Baptist Church in Lomita, CA, for five years. Upon returning to New Mexico, he served as the Business Administrator for the Baptist Convention of New Mexico for 17 years before retiring in 1986. He and Louise moved to The Craig Retirement Center, Amarillo, TX, in 1997, where they have resided since.

Ted is preceded in death by his Father, Daniel Tipton Roberts; Mother, Stella Hauser Roberts; Brother, Daniel Tipton Roberts, Jr.; Sister, Lovell Roberts King; Sister, June Roberts Ward.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Roberts of Amarillo; daughter, Judy Roberts Wood Hooks, her husband, RB; son, Daniel Kay Roberts and his wife, Mary; daughter, Karla Roberts Long, and her husband, Ernest. Grandchildren include: Kimberly Wood Broadhurst; Coy Roberts, Cody Roberts, Kristi Roberts, Andy Luikens, Jamie Luikens Cross; Melany Long Pearce, Austin Long. Ted is also survived by great-grandchildren Garrett Broadhurst, Avonleigh Broadhurst; Coy Roberts, Jr., Camden Roberts; Tipton Roberts, Tyler Roberts, Teagan Roberts; Maria Rosales, Sydnie Rosales, Kaylee Coronado; McKenna Luikens, River Luikens, Fynnlee Luikens; Bryson Cross; Landon Pearce, Carter Pearce, Grady Pearce; Aaron Long, and another expected any day.

Visitation will be held at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Services, 2800 Paramount Blvd, Amarillo, TX, 79109 (806-355-8156) on June 20, 2017, at 6:00pm. Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at First Baptist Church Amarillo, 1208 Tyler Street, Amarillo, TX, 79101 (806-373-2891) with Dr. Howard Batson, Pastor, officiating. Burial/Interment will follow at San Jon Cemetery in San Jon, NM, at 3:00 pm CT or 2:00 pm MT. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

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Dortha Stegall

Dortha was born in Plaska, Texas to the late O.M. and Bertha Smith and was the youngest of five children. The family settled in Plainview, Texas, where she met and married Carlos R. Stegall.

Dortha and Carl travelled extensively during their marriage, raising four children and creating memories that would be told as stories for generations to come. She was a devoted and loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and Great-Great-Grandmother who was very proud of her family. Spending time together was important her. She had many interests throughout her life, and loved sharing those with her family; cooking, ceramics, rock collecting and gardening are just a few. She was known (and loved) for her feisty sense of humor and her ‘slight of hand’ when playing board games, card games or dominoes.

There will be a Memorial Service to celebrate her life at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Washington Avenue Christian Church with Rev. Jim Shelburne officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

She is preceded in death by her parents, O.M. and Bertha Smith; brothers’ O.M Smith, Nelson Smith; sisters Maxine Gardner and Evelene Watson; and sons’ Ray Stegall and Melvin Stegall.

She is survived by her daughter, Cherie Hunter and her husband John, and by her son Mark Stegall, daughters-in-Law, Davie Stegall and Gloria Stegall; and 10 Grandchildren, 19 Great-Grandchildren, and 4 Great-Great-Grandchildren.

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Billy D. Cunningham

Bill was born March 19, 1926, in Wellington to Roy and Beulah Cunningham. He graduated from Wellington H.S. in 1943, and went on to earn a business degree from Texas Tech in 1951. In between, he served his country in the Air Force and was part of the occupation force in Japan immediately after the fighting ended in WWII.

He married Rosemary Strong on July 8, 1950, in Wellington.

Bill had a long prosperous career with the NCR Corp. retiring after 36 years, the last many years as the branch manager in Amarillo. He would also go on to spend 14 years as a sales associate at McCoy Myers, until 2004 at the age of 78 he knew that his work was complete.

His knack for telling stories and jokes and his mastery of selling skills made him a successful salesman and a trusted friend. He always professed his belief and trust in Jesus Christ. He was a member of Coulter Road Baptist Church since its formation in 1980.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, R.W., Keith and Lindy.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Rosemary Cunningham, of the home; a son, Glenn Cunningham and wife Sheila, of Amarillo; and three grandchildren, Rachel of Amarillo, Jason and wife Mariana of Houston and Darbi of London, England.

The family will receive friends from 5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the funeral home.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 23, 2017, at Coulter Road Baptist Church with Jim Benton and Glenn McCathern officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

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Trey Scott Taylor

Trey was born in Amarillo, Texas to Scotty and Kay Taylor on November 16, 1988. He attended Amarillo High and graduated in 2007. Trey spent time working in the oil field, but his passion and talents were in landscaping of which he loved and excelled. Trey and his cousin, Chris, landscaped together. Over the last few months, they spent dedicated time making plans to start their own landscaping business.

Trey had a special place in his heart for animals and a unique ability to bond with them. His connection and love for his pets led him to develop a skill for animal training and grooming. In addition to having a heart for animals, he cared so much for the elderly. Throughout his entire life, Trey always stopped to visit and spend quality time with the elderly people in his family and those he met along the way.

Family was the central most important thing in Trey’s life. Not only was he close in age to his sister, Tiffany, at 10 1/2 months apart, but they shared a very special relationship and closeness that is akin to what twins would share. Tiffany’s daughters, Brooke and Brenlee, loved spending time with their uncle and their greatest memory of him will be of his unending patience, the quality time he spent with them playing outdoors, and teaching them to play the keyboard and guitar.

Trey and his dad, Scotty, shared the same love for hunting and fishing. Trey’s first hunting trip was with his sling shot and dressed in camo just like his dad. They both competed to catch the largest fish or shoot the prize buck. Trey once hunted 63 days of one hunting season trying to bring home the trophy buck. Together, they made many memories while hunting at the family farm and fishing at their lake house. Trey learned many life lessons from these outings.

Trey’s mother, Kay, would like to focus on the positive memories of Trey in this time of tragedy. “It was an honor to be his mom. He has taught me so much about life, patience, and not judging others. What I have learned from him I use in my personal and professional life every day. I am a better person for being his mom. Although I will miss him tremendously, I know we will be together again.”

On Dec. 11, 2016, at 7:58 p.m., Trey rededicated his life to Christ.

Trey is preceded in death by his grandmother, Floella Quattelbaum, grandfather’s Alvin Taylor and Emmett Howry, and his uncle, Toby Taylor.

Trey is survived by his parents, Scotty and Kay Taylor of Amarillo, his sister Tiffany Taylor and her fiancé, Daniel Scott of Amarillo, nieces Brooke and Brenlee, grandparents Neil Quattlebaum, Nelda Voyles, and Gracy Taylor all of Amarillo. Aunt and uncles Cindy and Jeff Thomas of China Spring, Tx., Shauna and Bill Hayes of Childress, Amber and Chad Martin of California, Kim and Bron Johnson and Cookie and Matt McClellan of Amarillo. Trey is survived by 10 cousins, Chris, Sarah, Logan, Taylor, Austin, Jamie, Kyler, Landon, Jordan, and Callie.

Trey’s Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at Hillside Christian Church – Amarillo South Campus, 6901 Bell Street, on Friday, June 23 at 1:00 PM. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

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Mattie F. Higgins Thomas

Mattie was born June 2, 1930, in Deaf Smith County to Fred and Catherine Stinger Higgins. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

She married A. Ralph Thomas on June 3, 1966, in Tucumcari, New Mexico.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Clifford D. Seay; her sister, Billie Harris; and three brothers, Charles Higgins, Fred “Tiny” Higgins, and John Higgins.

Survivors include her son, Ronald Seay and wife Clara of Garden Plain, Kansas; step-daughters, Elaine Schlegel and husband Jerry, and Pat Lewis and husband Roger, all of Amarillo; a stepson, Cecil Thomas and wife Kathy, of Wheeler; a daughter-in-law, Mary Seay, of Las Vegas, New Mexico; two sisters, Luella Thomas, of Hereford, and Alberta Cantwell, of Benson, Arizona; two brothers, Ted Higgins, of Hereford, and Bob Higgins, of Lubbock; 9 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

The family will receive friends from 5-6:00 p.m., Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the funeral home.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m, Monday, June 26, 2017, at Palo Duro Cemetery in Wildorado with Jim Shelburne, senior pastor of Washington Avenue Christian Church officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

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