William A. Whitener

Mr. Whitener was born July 25, 1938 in Wheeler, Texas to the late Gordon Wayne and Bennie May Williams Whitener. “He loved the Lord & spent most of his adult life serving Him through evangelistic work, primarily with children.”

Mr. Whitener was preceded in death by his grandson Austin Whitener.

Survivors include his loving wife of 55 ½ years, Ada Leen Whitener, Woodstock, GA; one daughter, Darleen Whitener, Woodstock, GA; two sons, Tim Whitener (Melissa), Canyon, Texas and Ben Whitener, Roswell, GA; one sister, Nancy Miller (Gary), Brunswick, GA; grandchildren, Dylan and Jacob Whitener; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Poole Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Cooper officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

A visitation will also be held from 1-2 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2017 at Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Home in Canadian, Texas. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Prairie Dell Cemetery in Hemphill County Texas.

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Nadine Clark Miller

She was born on December 01, 1924 in Jayton, TX, to Roy and Jewell Lee Clark. On October 28, 1944, she married Thomas J. Miller in Jayton, TX and they have enjoyed 72 years of marriage. Nadine is preceded in death by her parents; Roy and Jewell Clark, Brother; Kenneth Ray Clark, Sister; Tommie Lucus, Son; David Miller, Daughter; Elaine Washburn, Granddaughter; Samantha Miller and Great Grandson; Gavin Miller. Left to cherish her memory is her husband; Thomas J. Miller, Brother; Willie Don Clark, Children; Tommy K Miller and wife Melinda and Albert J. Miller and wife Marty, Grandchildren; Amanda Peoples, Jay Miller, Allan Miller, Dennis Motley, Steven Washburn, and Clint Miller, 15 Great Grandchildren; 9 Great, Great Grandchildren, and a host of family and friends.

Graveside services for Nadine Clark Miller, 92, of Lubbock, TX will be held 1:00 P.M. Thursday June 8, 2017 at the Jayton Cemetery in Jayton, TX with Weldon Miller officiating under the direction of Zapata Funeral Home.

A visitation will be held Thursday June 8th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00p.m. at Zapata Funeral Home

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Eugene E. Henderson

Eugene was born January 31, 1938 in Samnorwood, TX to Donald and Viola Carver. He graduated from McLean High School in 1956. He married Glenda Dewey in Amarillo on January 31, 1959.

Eugene proudly served in the National Guard and then the Army Reserves. He worked in the auto parts industry for 30 years and then retired after 11 years from the Department of Human Services. He was a member of Church of Christ At The Colonies. He loved trout fishing, traveling and watching the Dallas Cowboys and was also a history buff.

Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Glenda Henderson, a daughter, Kimberly Woodrome and her husband Charles; sister, Shirley McClasky and brothers, Jimmy Henderson and Billy Henderson.

Survivors include his son, Scotty Henderson and wife Joy of Abilene; sisters, Peggy Sechrist and husband Sonny of Yukon, OK., Sandra Grisham and husband Vance, Linda Rodgers and husband Bob all of Amarillo, Cynthia Pollock and husband Andy of Basehor, KS; a brother, Roger Henderson of Amarillo; and brother-in-law, Doug McClasky of Grand Junction, CO.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and his special friend Bette Hugg of Amarillo.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Church of Christ at the Colonies, 4500 Wesley Road. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia.

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Helena F. Powell

Helena was a Navy veteran, serving during the Korean War, and was selected as the model for an updated Naval female service uniform. She was justifiably proud of her military service, and was active in Women Veterans of America.

Born and raised in Bennington, Vt., she enlisted in the Navy after graduating from high school, serving honorably for six years. She married a sailor, giving birth to her first child in a naval hospital and ultimately raising six children including Kathy, Dr. James, Mary, Bette, Eddie and Stephanie, while also becoming the best grandma ever to 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Helena enjoyed a variety of interests and hobbies, remaining a life-long reader on wide-range subjects, and with her loving husband Lacy, enjoyed traveling as members of an RV club which crossed the country from New England to Tennessee and the southwestern United States.

Lacy and Helena were doting grandparents, and following Lacy’s death, Helena devoted much of her time to spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She lived a challenging life including the burdens of the Great Depression and World War II, but also one filled with love from her husband, six children and her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Helena faced the last days of her life with the same grace and dignity which defined her nearly 90 years here on earth. She will always be missed.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Park Cemetery with Leslie Pratt officiating. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40.

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Anna Marie Kinder

Anna Marie was born on September 29, 1958 in Dimmitt, Texas to Sotero and Delia Ramos. She grew up in Dimmitt where she attended school. She lived in Lubbock for a few years before moving to Amarillo where she met the love of her life, Larry David Kinder Jr. in 1985. Together they managed their property rental company. Anna was a Christian who believed in the importance of family. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening and reading.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

Mrs. Kinder is survived by her husband, Larry; two daughters, Lorri Anna Dalton and husband, Jerihmy and Jennifer Michelle Hernandez; four grandchildren, Taylor Dalton and Cory Dalton, Lily Hernandez and Silas Brann; five brothers, David Ramos , Sotero Ramos Jr., Simon Ramos, Richard Ramos and Danny Ramos; five sisters, Irene Acevedo, Irma Lucero, Alice Perez, Linda Mendoza and Beatrice Ramos and numerous other family members.

The family will receive family and friends on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Celebration of Life services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in the Student Ministry Auditorium North Building at Trinity Fellowship Church, 5000 Hollywood Road with Pastor Kyle Wilkinson, officiating. Burial will follow in Llano Cemetery East. Arrangements are under the person care of LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 8310 S. Coulter Street.

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Dorothy Frances Veazey

Dorothy was born on May 25, 1927 in Corsicana to Elmer and Cleola Williams. She moved to Amarillo in childhood, graduating from Amarillo High School in 1946. She then began her employment at Santa Fe Railroad, where she worked as a clerk for over 35 years. Dorothy married Lloyd Veazey on August 22, 1970 in Tucumcari, NM. She loved to travel with her family throughout the country and shared many vacations at the family vacation home at Lake Meredith. She was a talented crafter, making china and painting ceramics as well as canvas painting.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Lloyd Veazey; son, Tracy Ball and wife Teresa of Amarillo; grandson, Trey Ball and wife Amber of Amarillo; niece, Pam Hernandez and husband Louis of Amarillo and her sister-in-law, Shirley Williams of Amarillo.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Jack Williams.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Cox Funeral Home with Charlie Cox officiating.

Burial will follow at Llano Cemetery.

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Harrel Johnson

Harrel was born February 9, 1931 in Tahoka to Lewis and Leta Johnson. He graduated from Dalhart High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1955-1957. He married Sarah Wells in 1958 in Clayton, NM. Harrel owned and operated Green Lawn Sprinkler Co. for several years. He was a truck driver for Jack B. Kelley for 15 years. For the last 11 years, he was worked as a marshall at Ross Rogers Golf Course. In addition to golf, he also enjoyed hunting, shooting, and fishing. Harrel loved the outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Kristi McGrath; four brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah Johnson; two sons, Wayne Johnson and wife Beverly, and Mike Johnson and wife Ronda all of Amarillo; three daughters, Vickie White and husband Bill of Canyon, Brenda Rich and husband Shane of Salida, CO, and Teresa Crich and husband Richard of Amarillo; a brother, Ray Lee Johnson and wife Anna Mae of Canyon; a sister, Venita Bevans of Dalhart; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial Service
Cox Funeral Home Benton Chapel
4180 Canyon Drive
Amarillo, TX 79109
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
2:00 PM

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Alice L. Walker

Alice was born on June 10, 1931 in Corrizo Springs, Texas to Ruben and Ceola Stephens. She had worked several years as a truck driver for Dwight Cheek Trucking.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda Carter of Vega; three sons, James C. Logan Jr. of Lizella, Georgia, Stephen Patrick Logan of Fort Valley, Georgia, Michael Palmer Bone of El Mirage, Az; a step-daughter, Amber Virtanen; a sister, Betty Jean Holmes of Mason, Texas; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorial Mass will be at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Vega. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Vega.

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Geraldine Virginia Brown

Geraldine Brown was born in Baltimore, MD on May 10, 1938 to Albert and Edith Bowie. She attended public schools in Baltimore and graduated from Wiley Bates High School in Annapolis, MD in 1956. In 1957, she became a licensed cosmetologist.

Geraldine moved to Amarillo with her husband, Samuel Brown and children in 1975. She united with Jenkins Chapel Baptist Church that same year and remained a loyal and faithful “active” member until her death. For 42 years, Geraldine held various offices in her church. She worked tirelessly and never gave up due to illness or anything that life threw her way. To mention a few, she served as an usher for 42 years, worked with the Culinary Committee, served as financial secretary for 10 years and church custodian for 12 years. Her proudest service was as Chairwoman of the Deaconess Ministry for 15 years.

Geraldine worked for the Amarillo Independent School District as a Custodial Supervisor and Trainer for 41 years. Her hobbies were watching game shows and working crossword puzzles. She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of 42 years in 2005; a daughter in 1979; a grandson in 2014; two sisters and two brothers.

Geraldine is survived by four sons, Tony Brown (Bonnie), of San Antonio, TX; Craig Brown (Felicia), and Mark Brown, both of Amarillo, TX; and Michael Brown of Baltimore, MD; two nieces like daughters, Geraldine Bryant (Elgin) of Ft. Worth, TX; and Keisha Christy (Julius) of Baltimore, MD; a devoted friend, James “Jimmy” Williams and special friend and co-worker, Jackie Linton, both of Amarillo, TX; five brothers, three sisters, two sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren and five generations of 298 nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life Services were held on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 1:00 pm at Jenkins Chapel Baptist Church, 1801 North Hughes Street. Reverend Steven R. Martin, Pastor, will serve as Eulogist and Reverend Jason Jordan-Griffin, nephew, of Union Memorial United Methodist Church, Baltimore, MD., will serve as Officiant. Public Visitation will be held Friday from 12 noon to 5:00 pm in the Rose Chapel of Warford Walker Mortuary. Friends are cordially invited to visit with the family from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Viewing will also be held at the church from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Saturday prior to Services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Warford-Walker Mortuary, 509 North Hughes Street.

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Ruby Hill

Ms. Hill was born on February 15, 1948 in Riverside, California to Leroy and Ruby Washington.

She moved to Amarillo, Texas with her parents shortly after birth and then they moved to Clovis, New Mexico. The first language she learned was Spanish. They moved back to Amarillo where she resided for the rest of her life. Ruby worked as a secretary for many years. She retired from Continental Independent Living as a Hostess.

She leaves to cherish her memory, three daughters, Angela Washington Jackson of Dallas, Texas, Sharon Iheme and Bertina Hill and a son, Brandon Hill all of Amarillo, six grandchildren, Richard Finch, Xavier Freeman, Dominique Montague, Hunter Eason, Italya Saiz, Ta’Sean Hill and Marquavien Hill, six great grandchildren, six brothers, Joseph Washington, Willie Washington, Jimmy Washington, Perry Washington, Terry Washington and Sammy Washington, a sister, Ludell Hill and many other relatives.

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