Evelyn Maye Morehead Johnson

Mrs. Johnson was born August 4, 1924 in Hemphill County to John Olen and Phoebe Moore Morehead. She was a 1940 graduate of Pampa High School. Evelyn married H. J. Johnson in September of 1946. He preceded her in death in July of 2000. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lindsey Johnson; and three sisters, Helen Harris, Mildred Scott and Faye Benton.

Evelyn was a member of First Baptist Church for 75 years where she taught Sunday school to 4-year-olds for 40 years. She was an administrative assistant for Cabot Corporation for 35 years, retiring in 1980. In 1985, she was named “Volunteer of the Year” by Cabot. She was active in the Pampa United Way where she served as president and a member of the board of directors in 1986-1987. Evelyn served on the executive council for Adobe Walls Boy Scouts from 1980-1984. She served as director of the Genesis House for 15 years and the Pampa Community Concert for 25 years. Evelyn was an excellent hostess and enjoyed entertaining and cooking for her family and friends. Over the years, she collected and compiled many recipes which she organized and gifted to her family and friends.

She is survived by her four children, Dr. Carletta Taylor and husband Dr. Max Taylor of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mary Beth Rafferty of Frisco, Dr. Jay Johnson and wife Linda, and Janis Spearman and husband Jay, all of Pampa; a brother, John Morehead of Lubbock; eight grandchildren, Elana Roberts and husband Tony of Wilmington, North Carolina, Aaron Kassover and wife Stacy of Tokyo, Japan, Shay Geyer and husband Brian of Frisco, Laura Allen and husband Cullen of Pampa, Anna Jones and husband Adam of Midland, Jared Spearman and wife Lindsay of Katy, Jordan Spearman and wife Amanda of Austin, and Jaclyn Street and husband Cody of Tulia; 13 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be 1:00 PM Saturday, June 10, 2017 at First Baptist Church, with Rev. Byron Williamson, pastor, and Rev. Barry Owens, associate pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

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Bernardino Hernandez

Rev. Hernandez was born May 20, 1940 in Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico. He was a 2nd Sargent in the Mexican Army. He graduated from seminary in Torreon, Coahuguila, Mexico and started Iglesia Bautista Monte Horeb in Juarez, Mexico. He married Raquel Romero on February 24, 1966.

Rev. Hernandez moved to Stanton in 1975 where he pastored Iglesia Bautista Mexicana for three years. He moved to Carlsbad, New Mexico, and pastored at First Spanish Baptist Church for three years. He then moved to Dexter, New Mexico where he pastored Primera Iglesia Bautista for 14 years, and then pastored at Muleshoe Primera Iglesia Bautista for two years. He finished his pastorate with Primera Iglesia Bautista in Petersburg, retiring after 21 years.

Survivors include his wife Raquel R. Hernandez of the home; three daughters, Cristina Avila and husband Martin of Pampa, Raquel A. Sanchez and husband Erby of Midland, and Gloria Toth of Dallas; three sons, Nathaniel Hernandez and wife Jamie of St. Louis, Missouri, Angel O. Hernandez and wife LaRaye of Dublin, and Joel Romero of Raleigh, North Carolina; two sisters, Tomasa Chappa and Esperanza Rodriguez, both of Juarez, Mexico; 26 grandchildren, Tony, Sonia, Abraham, Ruth, Martin, Jr., Miriam, Aron, Moses, Jeremiah, Dalila, Marcos, Meg, Adam, Madelyn, Alexis, Andrew, Abby, Aaron, Cheyanne, Bobby, Christian, Griffin, Kylie, Chi, Lexi and Jonah; and 23 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, three sisters, and a grandson, Miguel.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Rev. Hernandez’ body will lie in state at First Assembly of God beginning 9:00 AM Friday, June 9, 2017.

Services will be 3:00 PM Saturday, June 10, 2017, at First Assembly of God, with Rev. Pablo Nieto, missionary, officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

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Beth M. Boles

Beth was born February 25, 1925, in Tulia, Texas, to Clarence Jefferson Hartwick and Mary Nanny Wingo. Beth was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dale Boles, MD, her parents, Clarence and Nanny Hartwick, her son, Robert David Boles, MD, her two sisters, Auda Lee White and Peggy Brewer, as well as her brother, Buford Hartwick.

Survivors include her daughters Billye Gayle Boles of Pflugerville, TX, Rebecca (Dr. John) Gregg of Hereford, TX, and her son Jeffery Hartwick Boles of Dodge City, KS. She is survived as well by her grandchildren Jennifer Hunt of Tracy, CA, Demian (K’nok) Baum of Las Vegas, NV, Amanda (Kai) Scott Boles of Dodge City, KS, Mariah (Collin) Prock of Edmond, OK, Kelli Gregg (Mark Amalnack) of Ames, OK, Robert (Carrie) Dennis Boles of Dodge City, KS, and Robert Dale Boles of Denver, CO, . Beth also left 6 great-grandchildren and many, many nieces, and nephews.

Beth graduated from training at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas as a Registered Nurse in 1945. She met her husband, Robert Dale Boles, in Duncan, Oklahoma and they married July 10, 1948. Robert Dale Boles graduated as a physician, and the couple raised their four children while moving from Arkansas, to Colorado, and then to Kansas as he completed his internships.

Beth’s loves included reading, which she passed on to her children, as well as card games and dominoes. She traveled with her family throughout the US and, with the children grown, she and Robert travelled the world, visiting dozens of countries from Russia to Tahiti to Australia until her husband passed in 2001. She then lived independently in Oklahoma, living close to one of her nieces until moving to a King’s Manor cottage in Hereford TX in 2009 where she remained full of life and an amazing example for all who crossed her path. She leaves her family filled with blessed memories that help them remember the gift she truly was.

Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, June 10, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the Lamar Room of King’s Manor, Hereford, Texas. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled immediately afterwards, at 2:00 pm at King’s Manor. Rev. Jared Blankenship will be officiating. Services are under the direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home.

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Mary Alice Merrell

Mary was born April 11, 1930 in Bovina to Ezra Homer and Alma Alice Bond Englant. She taught 1st grade in the Friona Independent School District for many years, was a master at leather work, sold Avon and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bovina.

She is preceded in death by her parents, 1 son-Daryl Merrell, 1 brother-Floyd Englant, and 1 sister-Barbara Kesler.

Survivors include: 2 daughters-Karen Barham of Lubbock, and Connie Goad of Amarillo, 3 sons-Dale Merrell of Bovina, Doyle Merrell of Baytown and David Merrell and wife Kay of Amarillo, 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Graveside Inurnment Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Bovina Cemetery in Bovina, Texas with Rev. Brian Mullins, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Bovina, officiating. Arrangements by Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home in Friona.

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Charlie Ray Brady

Charlie was born May 23, 1928 in Thornton, Texas to Jimmy and Nellie Darnell Brady. He married Onnie May Clark December 24, 1956 in Clovis.

He was an area farmer, loved to play dominoes, pool, talk and garden.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, 1 son-Anthony Ray Brady, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

Survivors include 1 son-Curtis Brady and wife Elizabeth of Lubbock, 2 brothers-James Brady and wife Effie of Dalhart, Sam Brady and wife Shirley of Mineral Wells, 1 sister-Nellie Kate Jackson of Friona and 3 grandchildren.

Graveside Services have been scheduled for 10:30 A.M. Saturday June 10, 2017 at the Friona Cemetery with Rev. Randy Johnson of Canyon, officiating. Burial following by Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona.

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Joaquin Rueda

Joaquin was born August 16, 1949 in Mexico to Eduardo and Maria Rueda.

He was a machine operator for a construction company in Austin and loved his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include: his wife- Jovita Rueda, 3 sons-Carlos Rueda, Alejo Rueda and Jose Rueda, all of Friona, 3 daughters- Paula Garcia and Maria Rueda both of Friona and Ines Rueda of Mexico, 1 sister from Oklahoma, 1 sister from Missouri, 2 sisters from Mexico and 13 grandchildren.

Rosary Services will be said at 8:30 P.M. Thursday, June 8, 2017 at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church with Mass of Christian Burial Services will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, June 9, 2017 at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church in Friona with Rev. Anthony Swamy Aakula, as celebrant. Burial following in the Friona Cemetery by Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home in Friona.

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Lillie Jantz Allen

Born on April 8, 1923 in Clinton, Oklahoma, Lillie was the daughter of John and Augusta (Busch) Jantz. She grew up in Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School. She was united in marriage to Everett Allen on June 14, 1944 in Bessie, OK; he preceded her in death in 1991. The couple moved to Sunray in 1971 where they would farm and raise their family. Lillie loved to crochet, work jigsaw puzzles and visit with her family and friends. She could always be found working in her yard or in her porch swing waving to folks as they passed by. She was of Lutheran faith.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, son Danny Allen, three brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by her son: James Allen and wife Roxann of Dumas; daughter: Linda Wilson of Sugarland, TX; sister: Rosa Mae Fitzgerald of Lakeview, Colorado; grandchildren: Lori Boyd, Jeff Wilson and Melinda Allen; six great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 o’clock in the afternoon on Friday, June 9, 2017 at First Christian Church in Dumas with Rev. Darrell Wait, pastor of the church, officiating. Interment will follow at Lane Memorial Cemetery in Sunray under the direction of Morrison Funeral Directors.

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Arlene Kay Burnett Shepard

Arlene is survived by two daughters, Andrea Robinson and Jamie Wopperer, six grandchildren, KC Henry, Savanna Stuart, Riley Peterson, Rubee Peterson, Tylor Genn and Jade Genn, and three great-grandchildren, Kaizlee and Logan Henry and Josiah Stuart. She is also survived by three siblings, Arthur Burnett of Bremond, Texas, Allen Burnett of Dumas, and Alesia Burnett Grist of Amarillo. Arlene was predeceased by parents WB Burnett and Katherine Burnett Crawford as well as grandparents WW and Stella Burnett and Pat and Homer Beach, all of Dumas.

Arlene was a thoroughly practical woman, born a little late for her lifestyle. A pioneer woman at heart, she loved cooking, growing prize-winning vegetables and prided herself on being quite handy with tools and a paintbrush. Generous to a fault, if you received a gift from Arlene the goal was to make you a better cook, gardener or handyman (or woman).

Arlene’s contagious laugh will be greatly missed. We will remember her as our Mexicali Rose.

Remembrances may be made at the home of granddaughter KC Henry at 706 Floyd in Dumas. A memorial will be planned on her birthday, June 27, at Temple Baptist Church – 311 N Maddox, Dumas, Texas at 6pm. Grady Burkhalter will officiate and we welcome all to attend.

Temple Baptist Church
311 N. Maddox
Dumas, TX 79029
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
6 P.M.

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Harold Wesley Hudgins

Harold was born April 27, 1926 in Tyler, TX to Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Hudgins. The family moved to the Coldwater Community in 1930 where Harold’s father did road construction work. In 1941 they moved to Dalhart and bought a shoe repair shop. Harold worked in the shop, attended school and worked on a farm in Hartley.
Harold joined the US Navy in September 1944 and served in Australia, Japan, the Persian Gulf and the Hawaiian Islands. In 1946, after his service in the Navy, he returned to the Hartley area and continued farming. It was during this time he met his future wife Betty Bryant. They were married February 10, 1949. Her parents were Gardie N and Myrtle Bryant of Hartley.
In the spring of 1949 Harold and Betty moved to a farm 7 miles SW of Hartley (known as the old Hurd Place), where they continued to live and raise their family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister – Mary Ward.

Survivors include his wife Betty of Hartley, TX ; his children, Nicki Hudgins & husband Virgil Bartlett of Amarillo, TX, Peggy Holland & husband Eddie of Bluffton, TX, Mike Hudgins of Kennesaw, GA and Chris Miller & husband Clifton of Hartley, TX; three grandchildren Kimberly Pierron & husband Eric of Georgetown, TX, Andrew Miller of Canyon, TX, & Bradley Miller & wife Kara of Hereford, TX; Four great-grandchildren Christopher Pierron, Kiersten Pierron, Jace Miller and Addilyn Miller.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Hartley Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Tubbs officiating. Burial will follow in the Hartley Cemetery – Arrangements by Horizon Funeral Home.

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Wendy Michelle Harris

Wendy Michelle Harris was born May 20, 1966 in Fresno, CA. to Buddy and Joyce Woodard Palmer. She was a resident of Hutchinson County from 1982 to 2000 and then moved to Washington St. from Stinnett. Wendy was a member of the Church of Christ at Borger, and worked as a bank teller at the Gesa Credit Union in Richland for a number of years. On March 17, 2001 she married Kenny Harris in Kennewick, WA. Wendy loved to read, crafts, scrapbooking, and her grandchildren dearly.

Survivors include her husband Kenny Harris of Benton City, WA.; mother Joyce Palmer of Amarillo; her son Cody Leinen and daughter Hope Leinen both of Stinnett; three brothers Jerry Palmer and wife Shawna, Michael Palmer and wife Jennie, Joey Palmer and wife Sky all of Canyon; two grandchildren Kodie Elizabeth Grace Leinen, and Liam Daniel Ryker Evanson.

Wendy is preceded in death by her father Buddy Palmer, and her sister Debbie Palmer.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday June 10, 2017 at the Church of Christ at Borger with Mr. Richard Kasko of the Fritch Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow at the Stinnett Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Friday evening at Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.

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