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Glen Dair Bowman

 Memphis – Services for Mr. Glen Dair Bowman, of Memphis were held Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Church of Christ in Memphis with Mark Lance and Dale Miller, officiating. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery in Memphis under the direction of Peppers Family Funeral Home in Memphis.

Mr. Bowman, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Amarillo.

Mr. Glen Dair Bowman was born Aug. 6, 1923, to the late Mr. Carl B. Bowman and Mrs. Quay Virginia (Bruce) Bowman in Hulver. He attended elementary school in Hulver and attended high school in Estelline.

Glen married Georgia Nichols on Jan. 18, 1950 in Childress. He served in the United States Army and was retired from the Ft Worth and Denver Railroad. He also worked as a farmer. Glen was a member of the Church of Christ in Memphis.

The following is a letter from Lt. Col. Robert E. O’Brien Jr. on March 7, 1945:
“It is a pleasure and a privilege to send you the enclosed citation which your son received when he was awarded the Bronze Star.” The citation reads, Sergeant Glen D. Bowman 38342655, 38th Calvary Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized), United States Arm. For heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy on 7 March 1945, near Vischel, Germany. As his platoon closed on the center of a German town, Sergeant Bowman, a tank commander, noticed an enemy machine gun firing from the far end of the village. Realizing that this gun would cause considerable causalities if not neutralized at once, Sergeant Bowman ordered his squad to dismount and to follow him under cover. He manned the anti-aircraft gun on his tank and launched a daring attack against the position. Although the enemy was heavily armed with Panze –fausts, the speed and boldness of Sergeant Bowman’s attack did not allow fire to be delivered upon his tank. He over-ran and killed the enemy machine gunner after which he directed his driver inside a country yard to force the remainder of the enemy to surrender. The continued fire of his machine gun forced the enemy to flee into the street where they were captured by the dismounted men of his squad. The heroic action of Sergeant Bowman vitally assisted the remainder of his platoon in the successful attack on the town. Such action reflects great credit upon Sergeant Bowman and upon the United States Army.

Glen is preceded in death by his wife, Georgia May Bowman on Jan. 11, 2012, sister, Del Ray House, brother, C.B. (Buster) Bowman.

Mr. Bowman is survived by his two sons, Billy Bowman of Lefors, and Thomas Tippett and wife, Sonia of Memphis; two daughters, Linda Huddleston of Memphis, and Debbie Wiles and husband, Gerald of Memphis; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren, a twin sister, May Fair Barnet of Albuquerque, N.M.

The family request memorials be sent to Church of Christ Memphis, 1625 N 18th St, Memphis, Texas 79245.




 Louise Rogers Fowler


Burial for Mrs. Louise Rogers Fowler, of Memphis was Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Fairview Cemetery in Memphis. Memorial services will followed at the First United Methodist Church in Memphis with Gerald Powley, officiating. Arrangements are by Peppers Family Funeral Home in Memphis.

Mrs. Fowler, 84, gently passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 in Memphis, in her home.

Mrs. Louise Rogers Fowler was born March 4, 1930, in Albany to her wonderful parents, Mary Ethel and T.B. Rogers. She graduated from Memphis High School and attended TCU. She was a homemaker, wife, mother and friend. She was an active member in the First Christian Church, where she served as organist for many years.

Louise was united in marriage to John Richard (Dick) Fowler on April 15, 1949. He passed away on March 23, 2007 celebrating 57 years of marriage.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a brother, Thomas Rogers.

Mrs. Fowler is survived by two sons, Roger Fowler and wife, Cathy, of Perkins, Okla. and Paul Fowler and wife, Rhonda, of Claremore, Okla.; a daughter, Julie Fowler Thrash and husband, Howard, of Lubbock; six grandchildren, Jesse Fowler Burk and husband, Jake, of Atlanta, Ga., Jared Fowler of Dallas, Garrett Fowler of Tulsa, Okla., Gibson Thrash of Auburn, Ala., and John Thrash of Lubbock; one great-grandson, Henry Burk of Atlanta, Ga.; and brother-in-law, Bob Fowler of Memphis.

The family would also like to thank Dr. Stewart Sharp, Patty and Tonya, Amy and all the staff and the Herrington Cancer Center of Amarillo for all the loving care given to our mother.

The family suggests memorials be sent to Fairview Cemetery Association, PO Box 265, Memphis, Texas 79245.

You may send condolences online at www.peppersfuneralhome.com 



Noe Aleman

Memphis TX – Services for Mr. Noe Aleman, of Memphis, TX were held at 2:00 PM Sunday, April 6, 2014 at First Assembly of God Church in Memphis, TX with Rev. Burrows and Bro. Mike Davis, officiating. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery in Memphis under the direction of Peppers Family Funeral Home in Memphis, TX.

Mr. Aleman, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 in Amarillo, TX.

Mr. Noe Aleman was born July 6, 1932, to the late Mr. Juventino Aleman and Mrs. Carolina (Barron) Aleman in Edinburg, TX. He attended school in Edinburg. Noe married Josephine Flores in Edinburg. Together, they owned and operated El Sombrero for over 30 years.

Noe is preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Elizabeth Neighbors and grandson, Hermillo Moya, Jr.

Mr. Aleman is survived by his wife, Josephine Aleman; 4 sons, David Aleman of Memphis, TX, Noe Aleman, Jr and wife, Isabel of El Paso, TX, Osbaldo Deleon and wife, Elvira of Shamrock, TX, Adam Deleon of Memphis, TX; 4 daughters, Estella Galvan and husband, Homer of Memphis, TX, Carol Musick of Memphis, TX; Mary Moya and husband, Hermillo of Childress, TX, Ruth Garibaldi and husband, Jimmy of Childress, TX; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Juventino Aleman, Jr. of OK; a sister Eufemia Aleman of Duncan, OK.

The family request memorials be sent to Meals on Wheels, 202 S Main St, Memphis, TX 79245.

You may send condolences online at www.peppersfuneralhome.com 




Dale Sexton


Dale Sexton, 68, was born on August 21, 1945. He passed away on March 30, 2014 in Lubbock, TX. James married Ann Coleman in 1964. He is survived by his wife Ann of the home, his sons, James and wife Jennifer of Memphis, Stephen and wife Jen of Omaha, NE, and Slade and his wife Amanda of Springtown, TX. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and a brother, Jim Sexton of Grandbury, TX. Services are pending. 



Mr. D.C. Messick, Jr.


Memphis – Services for Mr. D.C. Messick, Jr., of Memphis will be at 11:00 AM Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Memphis with Rev. Gerald Powley, officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Memphis under the direction of Peppers Family Funeral Home in Memphis.

Mr. Messick passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 in Memphis.

D.C. Messick, Jr. was born December 21, 1929, to the late D.C. Messick Sr. and Marie (Moore) Messick. He attended grammar school at Newlin and graduated from Esteline High School in 1946. D.C. went on to attend Texas A & M and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture in 1950.

On September 9, 1952, D.C. married Wanda Lou (Collyer) Messick in Kirkland, TX. He served in the U.S. Army and served his country in the Korean War. Mr. Messick was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Memphis. He also was a member of the Memphis Lion’s Club, the local VFW and American Legion. D.C. was a member of the Masonic Lodge, recently receiving his 50 year membership pin. He owned and operated Messick Equipment Company in Memphis for 18 years and enjoyed farming for several years after that.

D.C. is preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Melinda Mithlo, and infant sister, Elizabeth Messick.

Mr. Messick is survived by his wife, Wanda Messick of Memphis; 1 son, Mark Messick and wife, Beth of Amarillo; one daughter, Cheryl Graves and husband, Marvin of Missouri City; 5 grandchildren, Chris Murdock and wife, Brooke of Memphis, Chance Murdock of Memphis, Jeramy Graves of Missouri City, Erica Rice and husband, Jared of Amarillo, Josh Messick of New York City, NY; and 7 great-grandchildren.

The family suggest memorials be sent to the First United Methodist Church, 121 N. 8th St., Memphis, TX or VFW Post 10686, Memphis Post, Memphis, TX 79245.

You may send condolences online at www.peppersfuneralhome



Janice Scroggins

Services for Mary Janice Medford Taylor Scroggins, 76, of Canadian, TX will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the Church of Christ with Delbert McLoud, officiating and Shane McLoud, assisting. Burial will follow in Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery in Canadian under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Canadian, TX.

Janice passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Canadian, TX.

Janice was born July 5, 1937, in Lakeview, TX to the late Mr. Jared Enoch Medford and Mrs. Nellie Rachel (Ables) Medford. She attended schools in Borger, TX. At the age of 14 years old, Janice and her family moved to Borger, where she met and married Thomas James Scroggins at the age of 16 on August 26, 1953 in Stinnett. He preceded her in death on December 1, 1996. They were happily married for 43 years. They moved to Canadian in 1971 from Borger. She was also married for a few years to Guy Folley who enriched her later with companionship and love. He preceded her in death on November 27, 2013. Janice was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, daughter and granddaughter. As a child she loved to fish and swim. She was a seamstress and one of the best cooks in the county. Janice was a well-known Texas artist whose oil and pastel paintings have been displayed in universities, museums, art shows and she was a member of the Sagebrush Painters of Canadian. She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

She is survived by two sons, Tommy Scroggins and wife Janice of Canadian, TX; T.J. Scroggins and wife Janice of Lubbock, TX; one daughter, Tammye O’Neal and husband Ron and Canadian, TX; four brothers, Emmett Lee Taylor and wife Shirley of Duncan, OK; Jarron Medford and wife Carol of Kemp, TX; John Mike Taylor and wife Sue of Conyers, GA; Terry Joe Taylor and wife Janet of Bonham, TX; five sisters, Betty Ann McLoud and husband Delbert of Amarillo, TX; Vonzell Barbour and husband David of Duncan, OK; Lisa Elledge and husband Danny of Athens, TX; Debra Faulk and husband Kel of Athens, TX; Rhonda Ford and husband Dewayne of Granbury, TX; 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; several nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends.

The family suggests memorials to Edward Abraham Memorial Home, 803 Birch St., Canadian, TX 79014.


Wanda Gayle Eastep


Age 66
Born January 11, 1948
DATE OF DEATH: March 6, 2014

MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 10, 2014 at Hillside Christian Amarillo South Campus with Charlie Cox officiating.

Wanda was born on January 11, 1948 in Seymour to Glen and Sarah Coleman. She was raised in Memphis, TX where she attended high school. She attended Clarendon College where she received her beautician’s license and worked as a beautician in Memphis for several years. She spent the next few years as a stay at home mom. Wanda moved to Amarillo in the mid-1980’s and married Chester Eastep in August of 1996. She was employed at Cecil’s Last Chance Store where she worked for 10 years. She then worked for Levi Strauss until her retirement. Wanda also worked as a waitress at Lonestar Bar and Grill. She loved gambling, especially bingo and slot machines. She took frequent trips to Cripple Creek and Black Hawk with her friends and family. She was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. More than anything, Wanda loved her family and her dog, Gretta and cherished the time she was able to spend with them.

She is survived by her husband, Chester Eastep of Amarillo; son, Terry Maddox of Memphis; daughter, Tammy Ivy of Amarillo; step-son, Shawn Eastep of Pampa; 2 sisters, Anna Sexton and husband Dale of Memphis and Janet Bridges and husband Donnie of Memphis; 5 grandchildren, Justin Maddox, Destiny Maddox, Shawna Bryant, Anthony Eastep and Shawn Christopher Eastep; 5 great grandchildren and her close friend, Bill “Henry” Bryan.

Wanda was preceded in death by brother, Glen Dale Coleman, Jr.; step-son, Chris Eastep and sister, Carla Beth Jordan.

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Tommy Joe Foster

Memphis TX - Services for Mr. Tommy Joe Foster, of Memphis, TX will be at 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Travis Baptist Church in Memphis, TX with Bro. James Henry and Rev. Mike Davis, officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Memphis under the direction of Peppers Family Funeral Home in Memphis, TX. The family will greet friends on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Peppers Family Funeral Home.

Mr. Foster, 75, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014 in Memphis, TX.

Mr. Tommy Joe Foster was born January 15, 1939, to the late Mr. Charlie Raymond and Mrs. Venita Spry Foster on the family farm in the Eli Community.

Tommy married Shirley Ward on March 7, 1959. They celebrated 55 years of marriage. From this union was born two sons, Joe Neal and Larry Don, and one daughter, Shelly. He lived in Hall County his entire life. He farmed on his own for 35 years, worked for his son, Larry, at L & S Farms for 15 years, and worked the last 5 years for A & G Farms.

Tommy is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Cleta Vial and Earlene Curtis.

Mr. Foster is survived by his wife, Shirley Foster of Memphis, TX; two sons, Joe Neal Foster of Encino, NM, Larry Foster and wife, Sherree of Memphis, TX; one daughter, Shelly Gauldin of Snyder, TX; 7 grandchildren, Kali Foster of Amarillo, TX, Ami Brown and husband, Duncan of Canyon, TX, Mariah Foster of Memphis, TX, Michael Schwind and wife, Kristina of The Colony, TX, Kriston Schwind of New Orleans, LA, and Jared Gauldin of Dumas, TX, and Jordyn Gauldin of Snyder, TX; one brother, Billy Foster and wife, Cindy of Memphis, TX; one sister, Marjorie Dixon of Memphis, TX; numerous nieces and nephews; and special care givers, Ramona Dickson, Jodi Cruse, Jeanette Braddock, and Liz Ryan.

The family request memorials be sent to Memphis Convalescent Center, 1415 N 18th St, Memphis, TX 79245; Meals on Wheels, 202 S. 8th St, Memphis, TX 79245; Odyssey Hospice, 6900 I-40 West, Suite 150, Amarillo, TX 79106; or a charity of your choice.

You may send condolences online at www.peppersfuneralhome.com



Andres Garza Jr.


Andres Garza Jr., 69, passed away February 25, 2014 in Wichita Falls. He was born August 29, 1944 in Mission, Texas to Andres Garza, Sr. and Theodora Martinez Garza.

He was retired from the Memphis Gin, and was a member of the Memphis United Pentecostal Church.

He was preceded in death by his Mother Theodora, his spouse Aminta Garza, a sister Julia Garza and a brother Jesus Garza.

Andres is survived by his Father, Andres Garza, Sr.; children Javier Garza, Andrew Garza, Kari Garza, and Sylvia Rojas; his 4 sisters Sara Beam of Bonanza, AR, Yolanda Ramos of Amarillo, TX, Angelica Stout of Van Buren, AR, and Sylvia Garza of Memphis, TX, 8 brothers, Mathias Garza of Thornville, OH, Arturo Garza of Memphis, Texas, Gabriel Garza of Amarillo, TX, Joel Garza of Lubbock, TX, Israel Garza of Yucaipa, CA, Joe Luis Garza of Grand Prairie, TX, Moses Garza of Reynoldsburg, OH, and Johnny Garza of Memphis, Texas, as well as 4 grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Memphis United Pentecostal Church in Memphis, Texas.
 
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.fallsfuneralhome.com.




David Wayne Hutcherson

David Wayne Hutcherson, 62 of Dumas, passed away Monday, February 17, 2014. A Memorial Service was held at 2 o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Calvary Baptist Church with Rev Brad Foster, pastor of the church, officiating.
Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors of Dumas.

David was born December 11, 1951 in Memphis, TX to Wayne and Loretta Hutcherson. On June 15, 1977, he was united in marriage to Rochelle Davis in Hereford, TX. David had worked as the Feedyard Manager at Texas Beef and later worked for the USDA as an inspector. David and Rochelle have made their home in Dumas for the last 25 years.

David loved the outdoors and enjoyed spending his time gardening and landscaping his yard as well as others. He loved facebook and his unique posts will be missed. David enjoyed fishing and camping, and his favorite meal was chicken and dumplings. David’s greatest joy was his family whom he loved very much. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and will be dearly missed by his many friends and family.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his step-father: Henry Kindsfather.

David is survived by his wife Rochelle of the home; two daughters: Elizabeth Bryant and husband Marlon of Big Springs, TX and Courtney Hutcherson of Dumas; one son: Seth Hutcherson and wife Jennifer of Dumas; twelve grandchildren: Rebekah Maynard and husband Derrick and their children Brett and Jaxon; Jordan Hutcherson, Taylor Frye, Devyn Hutcherson, Brekken Hutcherson, Jhett Hutcherson, Dylan Hutcherson, Austyn Hutcherson, Jalen Moore, Caitlyn Carrick, Zedekiah Bryant, and Zerrious Bryant; one brother: Chris Hutcherson and wife Dottie of California; four sisters: Celia Thompson and husband Ed, Luanne Knoth of Hereford, TX, Lee Wedgeworth and husband John of Houston, TX and Janie Farnsworth and husband Johnny of Memphis, TX; dear friend, Bella, his four legged companion, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family suggest memorials be made to the David Hutcherson Memorial Fund, at Dalhart Federal Saving & Loan, 202 E 7th St, Dumas, TX 79029.

The family will be at 1205 Powell.

Online guestbook can be signed at www.morrisonfuneraldirectors.com 




Omer E. Johnsey

Services for Mr. Omer E. Johnsey of Memphis, TX will be at 2:00 PM Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Travis Baptist Church in Memphis, TX with Rev. Johnnie Snider and family members, officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Memphis under the direction of Peppers Family Funeral Home in Memphis.

Mr. Omer E. Johnsey, 79, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014 in Wellington, TX.

Omer E. Johnsey was born September 17, 1934 to the late Mr. Omer E. Johnsey, Sr. and Mrs. Virginia Lucille (Bell) Johnsey. After the untimely death of his father as a small child, he was lovingly brought up by his “Mom” and “Pop,” Gladys and Irvin Johnsey, who took him into their hearts and home and parented him in a total caring way. Omer grew up in Memphis and after graduation from high school, attended business school and enjoyed a career as an architectural designer in Amarillo and Childress. He was a partner in Associated Industries Construction Inc., and he also spent 26 years with the U.S. Postal Service, retiring to purchase the Char-B resort on Spring Creek at Almont, CO, which he operated partnering with his nephew, Tim Wiginton. After 31 years in Childress, TX, Omer and his wife moved to Memphis in 1995 to live in the Johnsey home place. Omer was a member of Central Christian Church in Childress, TX.

A member of the Army Corp of Engineers through a Critical Skill Rating, Omer served active duty and then eight years in the Army Reserve. He discharged in 1965.

Married to Pauline Hammons on April 14, 1956, they shared 57 wonderful years of marriage. The couple enjoyed travel with friends and family until very recently when Omer’s health continued to deteriorate, keeping him homebound most of the time.

Mr. Johnsey is survived by his wife, Pauline; sister-in-law, Marylee Padgett; brother-in-law, John Hammons; more than 30 nieces and nephews; numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews in his wife’s family that he claimed as his own; and numerous cousins. He was well loved by his extended family.

Omer’s final days were spend in care of the competent and caring staff of the Collingsworth General Hospital who took the greatest care possible of him and made sure that he was pain-free and comfortable until the Lord took him to his new life. He passed away peacefully with hospital staff and family at his side.

You may send condolences online at www.peppersfuneralhome.com




Roy Nyal Pittman, Ph.D


Griffin, GA; — Services for Mr. Roy Nyal Pittman, PhD of Griffin, GA will be at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Peppers Family Funeral Home Chapel in Memphis, TX with Minister Mark Lance, officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Memphis, TX under the direction of Peppers Family Funeral Home in Memphis, TX.

Mr. Pittman, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014.

Roy Pittman was born June 26, 1947 in Amarillo, TX, to the late Mr. Luther Pittman and Mrs Rachel (Sweatt) Pittman. He graduated from Amarillo High School in 1966, and went on to receive a Bachelors degree in Science from Texas A & M in 1970. He then furthered his education and received his Masters of Science degree from West Texas State in 1974, and his Ph.D from Oklahoma State in 1978. Roy retired from the USDA-ARS as an Agronomist/Peanut Curator in 2014. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Pittman is survived by his brother, Billy Pittman of Amarillo, TX; 2 nephews, Kyle Pittman of Amarillo, TX, and Schuyler Pittman and wife, Rei of Alburquerque, NM.

The family suggest memorials be sent to Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Dr, Amarillo, TX 79106.

You may send condolences online at www.peppersfuneralhome.com





SFC (Ret.) John David Rogers


Killeen, Texas – Services for John David Rogers of Killeen, Texas will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Peppers Family Funeral Home Chapel in Memphis, Texas with Minister Tom Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery in Lakeview, Texas under the direction of Peppers Family Funeral Home.

The family will be receiving friends for formal visitation on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

John David Rogers was born on October 10th, 1947 in Paris, Texas to the late Mr. Wallace Raymond Rogers and Mrs. Reba LaRue (Mahon) Rogers. John passed away at 66 years of age on February 6th, 2014 in Temple, Texas. John is preceded in death by his parents.
John is survived by his wife, Maurice Rogers of Killeen, Texas, a daughter, Monica Rogers Pendleton and her husband, Aaron of Leander, Texas, a son, Benjamin Rogers and his wife, Ana of San Antonio, Texas, three grandsons, Devyn and Dakota Pendleton of Leander, Texas, and Colton Rogers of San Antonio, Texas, a brother, Monte Paul Rogers and his wife Sharon of Memphis, Texas. John is also survived by three nieces and five nephews.

John was raised in Hall County and graduated from Memphis High School in 1966. After graduation, John attended H.C. Lewis Electronics School from 1966 to 1967 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

John then moved to Fort Worth, Texas for employment with General Dynamics from 1967 to 1969, and married his high school sweetheart, Maurice Walls of Lakeview, Texas on October 28th, 1968.

John was drafted into the U.S. Army in April of 1969 and attended Basic Training at Fort Bliss, Texas. He was assigned to the U.S. Army Ordnance Center for Advanced Individual Training at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Maryland from 1969 to 1970.

John served as a Calibration Professional at the following duty stations: 1970 – 1971, Calibration Transfer Team, Camp Carroll Army Depot, South Korea. 1971 – 1973, Research and Development Technical Support Activity, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. 1973 – 1978, 172nd Infantry Brigade, Fort Richardson, Alaska. 1978 – 1979, 15th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas. 1979 – 1982, TMDE Calibration and Repair Center, Pirmasens, Germany. 1982 – 1989, 27th Maintenance Battalion and 95th Service Co, 1st Calvary Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Sergeant First Class John Rogers retired on May 1st, 1989 after 20 years of service in the U.S. Army.

As a civilian, John continued to work in the calibration field as an Engineering Technician at Fort Hood, Texas until 2006 when he retired with 17 years of federal service.

John received numerous awards and medals after his 37 years of outstanding service to the U.S. Army and Federal Government.

John enjoyed traveling the world, tinkering with just about anything mechanical or electronic, spending time with his kids and grandsons, and spoiling his two beagles, Sandi and Belle.

You may send condolences online at www.peppersfuneralhome.com. 




Omer E. Johnsey


Services for Mr. Omer E. Johnsey of Memphis, TX will be at 2:00 PM Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Travis Baptist Church in Memphis, TX with Rev. Johnnie Snider and family members, officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Memphis under the direction of Peppers Family Funeral Home in Memphis.

Mr. Omer E. Johnsey, 79, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014 in Wellington, TX.

Omer E. Johnsey was born September 17, 1934 to the late Mr. Omer E. Johnsey, Sr. and Mrs. Virginia Lucille (Bell) Johnsey.  After the untimely death of his father as a small child, he was lovingly brought up by his “Mom” and “Pop,” Gladys and Irvin Johnsey, who took him into their hearts and home and parented him in a total caring way.  Omer grew up in Memphis and after graduation from high school, attended business school and enjoyed a career as an architectural designer in Amarillo and Childress.  He was a partner in Associated Industries Construction Inc., and he also spent 26 years with the U.S. Postal Service, retiring to purchase the Char-B resort on Spring Creek at Almont, CO, which he operated partnering with his nephew, Tim Wiginton.  After 31 years in Childress, TX, Omer and his wife moved to Memphis in 1995 to live in the Johnsey home place.  Omer was a member of Central Christian Church in Childress, TX.

A member of the Army Corp of Engineers through a Critical Skill Rating, Omer served active duty and then eight years in the Army Reserve.  He discharged in 1965.

Married to Pauline Hammons on April 14, 1956, they shared 57 wonderful years of marriage.  The couple enjoyed travel with friends and family until very recently when Omer’s health continued to deteriorate, keeping him homebound most of the time.

Mr. Johnsey is survived by his wife, Pauline; sister-in-law, Marylee Padgett; brother-in-law, John Hammons; more than 30 nieces and nephews; numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews in his wife’s family that he claimed as his own; and numerous cousins.  He was well loved by his extended family.

Omer’s final days were spend in care of the competent and caring staff of the Collingsworth General Hospital who took the greatest care possible of him and made sure that he was pain-free and comfortable until the Lord took him to his new life.  He passed away peacefully with hospital staff and family at his side.

You may send condolences online at www.peppersfuneralhome.com




Roy Nyal Pittman, Ph.D


Griffin, GA; – Services for Mr. Roy Nyal Pittman, PhD of Griffin, GA will be at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Peppers Family Funeral Home Chapel in Memphis, TX with Minister Mark Lance, officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Memphis, TX under the direction of Peppers Family Funeral Home in Memphis, TX.

Mr. Pittman, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014.

Roy Pittman was born June 26, 1947 in Amarillo, TX, to the late Mr. Luther Pittman and Mrs Rachel (Sweatt) Pittman.  He graduated from Amarillo High School in 1966, and went on to receive a Bachelors degree in Science from Texas A & M in 1970.  He then furthered his education and received his Masters of Science degree from West Texas State in 1974, and his Ph.D from Oklahoma State in 1978.   Roy retired from the USDA-ARS as an Agronomist/Peanut Curator in 2014.  He was of the Baptist faith.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Pittman is survived by his brother, Billy Pittman of Amarillo, TX; 2 nephews, Kyle Pittman of Amarillo, TX, and Schuyler Pittman and wife, Rei of Alburquerque, NM.

The family suggest memorials be sent to Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Dr, Amarillo, TX 79106.

You may send condolences online at www.peppersfuneralhome.com




SFC (Ret.) John David Rogers

 
Killeen, Texas – Services for John David Rogers of Killeen, Texas will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Peppers Family Funeral Home Chapel in Memphis, Texas with Minister Tom Anderson officiating.  Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery in Lakeview, Texas under the direction of Peppers Family Funeral Home.

The family will be receiving friends for formal visitation on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

John David Rogers was born on October 10th, 1947 in Paris, Texas to the late Mr. Wallace Raymond Rogers and Mrs. Reba LaRue (Mahon) Rogers.  John passed away at 66 years of age on February 6th, 2014 in Temple, Texas.  John is preceded in death by his parents.

John is survived by his wife, Maurice Rogers of Killeen, Texas, a daughter, Monica Rogers Pendleton and her husband, Aaron of Leander, Texas, a son, Benjamin Rogers and his wife, Ana of San Antonio, Texas, three grandsons, Devyn and Dakota Pendleton of Leander, Texas, and Colton Rogers of San Antonio, Texas, a brother, Monte Paul Rogers and his wife Sharon of Memphis, Texas.  John is also survived by three nieces and five nephews.

John was raised in Hall County and graduated from Memphis High School in 1966.  After graduation, John attended H.C. Lewis Electronics School from 1966 to 1967 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

John then moved to Fort Worth, Texas for employment with General Dynamics from 1967 to 1969, and married his high school sweetheart, Maurice Walls of Lakeview, Texas on October 28th, 1968.

John was drafted into the U.S. Army in April of 1969 and attended Basic Training at Fort Bliss, Texas.  He was assigned to the U.S. Army Ordnance Center for Advanced Individual Training at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Maryland from 1969 to 1970.

John served as a Calibration Professional at the following duty stations:
1970 – 1971, Calibration Transfer Team, Camp Carroll Army Depot, South Korea
1971 – 1973, Research and Development Technical Support Activity, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
1973 – 1978, 172nd Infantry Brigade, Fort Richardson, Alaska
1978 – 1979, 15th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas
1979 – 1982, TMDE Calibration and Repair Center, Pirmasens, Germany
1982 – 1989, 27th Maintenance Battalion and 95th Service Co, 1st Calvary Division, Fort Hood, Texas

Sergeant First Class John Rogers retired on May 1st, 1989 after 20 years of service in the U.S. Army.

As a civilian, John continued to work in the calibration field as an Engineering Technician at Fort Hood, Texas until 2006 when he retired with 17 years of federal service.

John received numerous awards and medals after his 37 years of outstanding service to the U.S. Army and Federal Government.

John enjoyed traveling the world, tinkering with just about anything mechanical or electronic, spending time with his kids and grandsons, and spoiling his two beagles, Sandi and Belle.

You may send condolences online at www.peppersfuneralhome.com.





Opal “Granny” Hawthorne

Memphis, TX – Services for Mrs. Opal “Granny” Hawthorne of Memphis, TX will be at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 8, 2014 at First Assembly of God in Memphis, TX with Rev. Mike Davis, officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Memphis under the direction of Peppers Family Funeral Home in Memphis.

Opal “Granny” Hawthorne, 90, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014 in Memphis, TX.

Mrs. Hawthorne was born June 3, 1923 to the late Mr. Samuel David Vaughn and Mrs Ida Mae (Gueirn) Vaughn. She graduated from Lakeview High School. She married Oda Hawthorne in 1941, in Memphis, TX. He preceded her in death in October, 1992.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a son, Royce Hawthorne.

Mrs. Hawthorne is survived by her son, Alvis Hawthorne and wife Beverly of Leander, TX; three daughters, Sarah Randell and husband, Mitch of Memphis, TX; Jan Randell and husband, James of Memphis, TX; Jackie Loyd and husband, Clifford of Elk City, OK; 18 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great-grandchildren.

You may send condolences online at www.peppersfuneralhome.com.





Drew “D. D.” Morgan

Memphis, TX – Services for Mr. Drew “D. D.” Morgan of Memphis, TX will be at 11:00 AM Thursday, February 13, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Memphis, TX with Rev. Daniel Downey, officiating. Also, services will be at 11:00 AM Friday, February 14, 2014 at Webb Hill Church in Wolfe City, TX with Rev. David Miller, officiating. Burial will follow in Webb Hill Cemetery in Wolfe City, TX under the direction of Peppers Family Funeral Home in Memphis, TX.

Mr. Drew “D. D.” Morgan, 79, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014 in Memphis, TX.

D. D. Morgan was born February 12, 1934 in Wolfe City, TX to the late Mr. Kara Narce Morgan and Mrs. Thelma Lea (Spurlock) Morgan. He graduated from Wolfe City High School. D. D. married Glynda Neighbors on March 26, 1973 in Memphis, TX. She preceded him in death October 14, 2007. After over 30 years as a telephone equipment installer, D. D. retired in 1980. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Memphis, TX.

D. D. Morgan is preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter, Betty Ann Morgan, and brother, Charles Morgan.

Mr. Morgan is survived by his son, Douglas Drew Morgan of San Angelo, TX, 2 daughters, Jan Genn of Memphis, TX, Rebecca Gomez of Stratford, TX, 2 step-sons, Ricky Spencer of Borger, TX, Billy Spencer of Lewisville, TX, 4 grandchildren, Adam Genn of Stratford, TX, Heather Vanderslice of Olivehurse, CA, Joshua Wren of Florence, CO, Joseph Gomez of Ft. Worth, TX, 2 step-grandchildren, Holly and Hunter, Spencer of Lewisville, TX, 11 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, and 6 sisters.





Dr. Harold R. Stevenson


Dr. Harold R. Stevenson, M.D., 87, passed away February 5, 2014. He was born to Bedford and Grace (Milligan) Stevenson in Dodson, Texas on August 6, 1926.

He was a graduate of Canadian High School and Texas Christian University. He received his medical degree at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.

Harold proudly served in the US Navy during college and med school and later in the US Army as a paratrooper and Captain of a MASH unit at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky.

Dr. Steve practiced family medicine in Memphis, Texas until his retirement in 1986. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Hall County Hospital.

He was married to Wanda Varnell on November 1, 1944, who preceded him in death in 2013.

He was a member of the Highland Lakes Methodist Church of Buchanan Dam, Texas.

Harold is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Inara Stevenson of The Woodlands, Texas and a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Paul Durham of Lubbock, Texas, grandchildren Scott Durham of Seattle, Washington and Jill Stevenson of Houston, Texas.




Ja
mes “Jimmie” Holt Bownds, Jr.

Services for Mr. James “Jimmie” Holt Bownds, Jr., of Memphis, TX were held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church, Memphis. Burial followed under the direction of Peppers Family Funeral Home in Fairview Cemetery, Memphis.

Mr. Jimmie Bownds, Jr. passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014 in Memphis.

James “Jimmie” Holt Bownds, Jr. was born January 8, 1931 to the late Mr. James Holt and Hester Louise (West) Bownds. He attended Memphis High School and graduated in 1948. Jimmie attended Draughon’s business college in Lubbock. He was a farmer and retired in 2000. Mr. Bownds was a member of the First United Methodist Church, in Memphis. He also was the past director for the Farmer’s Union Gin and the Lighthouse Rural Electric. Jimmie served on the Hall County FSA Committee. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Marvin Holt Bownds; and his brother, Fletcher Paul Bownds.

Mr. Bownds is survived by his wife of the home, Marion Bownds; one daughter, Jami Bownds Shooter of Wichita Falls; three grandchildren, Mary Beth Bownds McCoy and husband, Jacob of Amarillo, Jim Korenek of Katy, Jared Korenek of Wichita Falls; three great-grandchildren, Jakson, Cambry, and Lanie McCoy; sister, Gladys Bownds Harris, of Amarillo.

The family suggest memorials be made to the Childress Regional Medical Center Hospice, P.O. Box 1030, Childress, TX 79201, or a charity of your choice.
You may send condolences online at www.peppersfuneralhome.com. 



Kent Dale Byars


Kent Dale Byars, 79, died Friday, January 3, 2014 at Lakeview, Texas. Services were held on Monday January 6, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Memphis with Keith Martin and Rev. Daniel Downey, officiating. Internment was at Lakeview Cemetery in Lakview, Texas. Arrangements were by Robertson Funeral Home of Memphis.

Kent was born November 8, 1934 in Lakeview, Texas to Virgil Goen and Marion Freel Badgett Byars. He married Bobbie Jo Welch on March 9, 1957 in Memphis. Mr. Byars had been a farmer for all his life. He had served on the board at the Lakeview School and also served on the board for the Leslie Co-op Gin. He loved his grandkids, and especially loved watching them participate in all their various activities. He had been a lifetime resident of Lakeview and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Memphis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Virgil Byars, Jr.; and by 2 sisters, Euna Bourland and Virginia Williams.

He is survived by his wife Bobbie Jo Byars of Lakeview; a son, Brad Byars of Lakeview; a daughter, Janet Scroggs and husband Burl of Dumas; a sister, Patsy Martin of Wellington; and by 3 grandchildren, Kendell, Kade and Kye Byars.

The family requests that memorials be to the First Baptist Church in Memphis, Odyssey Hospice, or to Road Runner Home Health Care Agency in Memphis. Sign our online guestbook at www.RobertsonFuneral.com.




Oteka Bernard Watts


Oteka Bernard Watts (81) passed away Saturday, December 21, 2013, at Borger, Texas. Memorial Services were held at 2:00 pm Friday, December 27, 2013 in the First Baptist Church in Memphis with Rev. Daniel Downey and Rev. Johnnie Snider, officiating.

Internment was in Fairview Cemetery in Memphis.

Arrangements were through Robertson Funeral Directors, 1644 North 18th Street in Memphis.

Mrs. Watts was born April 3, 1932 in Memphis, Texas to Glen Sam and Annie May Gardenhire Bernard. She had been a beautician, waitress, and worked at several other business in the Memphis area. She was a member of the Eastern Star and was past Queen Mother of the Red Hatters Club. Oteka loved gardening and tending to her yard, and especially loved spending time with her grandkids. She was a lifetime resident of Memphis and was a member of the Memphis First Baptist Church.

The family would like to thank the staff of Caprock Rehab-Nursing Home in Borger for the great care and kindness that they gave to Oteka.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and by the father of her children, Clifford Lee “Corky” Maddox.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Glenda Grant and husband Ted of Brunswick, Maine, Cindy Campbell and husband Jay of Borger; a brother, Albert Ray Bernard and wife Darelene of Ft. Worth; a sister, Johnnie Yarbrough of Cabot, Arkansas; a host of nieces and cousins and a nephew that were special to her; 8 grandchildren, Kaylee Campbell of Borger, Leah and Caleb Mitchell of Springdale, Ark., Jared and Lyz McKinney of Dalhart, Jordan and Stacie McKinney of Lubbock, Kristen and Freddy Vargas of Lamesa, Aaron and Emily Campbell of Fairfax,Virginia, Stephanie Grant and Chris of Brunswick, Maine, Mark Grant and Kerry of Portland, Maine.; 13 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Viewing and visitation for Mrs. Watts was on Friday, December 27, 2013 starting at 9:00 am at the funeral home.

The family requests that memorials be to the American Cancer society or to the Fairview Cemetery Association in Memphis.

SIGN OUR ONLINE GUESTBOOK AT www.RobertsonFuneral.com.




 Tina Kay Foxhall-Garcia


 Memphis – Services for Mrs. Tina Kay Foxhall- Garcia 52, of Memphis was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Memphis with Rev. Robert Blum, officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Peppers Family Funeral Home in Memphis.

Mrs. Foxhall-Garcia passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013 in Childress.

Tina Kay Foxhall- Garcia was born on July 22, 1961 to Mr. Frank B. and Mrs. Linda Widener Foxhall. She graduated from Memphis High School in 1979 and then attended Temple Junior College, where she played golf for two years. Tina then went to The University of Texas for one year and later attended West Texas A&M University, where she received her BS and Geology degrees. She was a school teacher at Amarillo for one year.

In 1999, Tina moved back to Memphis and worked at the Post Office for eleven years. Tina served on the Memphis School Board for 12 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Memphis.

Mrs. Foxhall-Garcia is preceded in death by a brother, Russell Frank Foxhall in 1980, and her grandparents, F.W. and Cy Foxhall, and Roy and Ima Widener.

She is survived by two sons, Zeke and Zane Foxhall-Garcia, both of the home; parents, Frank B. and Linda Foxhall, of Memphis. She will be dearly missed by all the people that were blessed to have her in their lives.

The family suggests memorials to the Fairview Cemetery, P.O. Box 265, Memphis, TX, or the First United Methodist Church, 121 N. 8th Street, Memphis, TX.



 Howard Randolph Shafer

 Howard Randolph “Randy” Shafer, 87, died of natural causes on November 21, 2013.
Howard was a long time resident of Levelland, Texas.

He was born in Memphis, Texas in 1926 and grew up in Hall County. For the majority of his work career he was employed by Standard Oil of Indiana - Pan American, which later became Amoco Oil Company, from which he retired after 33 years of service.

After retirement he enjoyed driving student and sport team buses for the Levelland Independent School System.
Howard enjoyed woodworking, gardening and searching for Native American and early settler artifacts on the High Plains.

Howard was a World War II Combat Veteran and received the Purple Heart in 1945 due to wounds suffered during the battle for Okinawa while serving in the Army with the 96th Infantry Division.

Howard is survived by his wife Loneta “Skeet” Shafer, his son Dan Shafer, daughter-in-law Venetia Shafer, several nieces and nephews and extended family.

A memorial service is pending for family and friends at Cox Funeral Home in Amarillo, Texas. Rev. John Elser will officiate.

The family asks that his memory be honored by supporting your local Veterans and veteran organizations and volunteering with your local Meals-On-Wheels program. 



John Leslie “Johnny” Sparks, Sr

John Leslie “Johnny” Sparks, Sr., age 74, of Childress, Texas, died peacefully in his sleep at his home on October, 5, 2013.

John was born on December 31, 1938 , in Estelline, to J.L. Sparks and Bettie Irene Morris Sparks Pitman.

John married Edna Donnalene “Donna” Williams onDecember 7, 1956.

John worked as a mechanic. John was a loving husband and father. He enjoyed repairing cars, spending time with his family, and visiting with friends.

John is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Donna, and a younger brother Teddy Sparks.

John is survived by; Daughter-Johnna Gray and husband Keith of Childress, Tx. Son-John Leslie “Les” Sparks and wife Tricia of Baton Rouge, LA.

Two Grandsons-Michael Clark and wife Beka of Lawton, OK.; Chris Gray and wife Teela of Childress, Tx.
Granddaughter- Leslie Ann Sparks of Baton Rouge,LA.;

Two Great granddaughters- Samantha Clark of Lawton, OK.; Kiera Gray of Childress, Tx. Great grandson-Zander Gray of Childress, Tx.

Sister-Quetta Mitchell and husband Robby of Lubbock, Tx. four Sister-in-laws- Peggy Sparks of Idalou, Tx; Edrena Bucklew of Mayflower, AK.;Molly Poole and Husband Claude of Belen, NM; Lorna Maddox and husband Gordon of Turprin, OK. Numerous nieces and nephews

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to CRMC Hospice or Childress Meals on Wheels.

A memorial celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 23 at 9 a.m. at Trinity Worship Center, 209 Avenue J SE in Childress.




William Dan Goffinet

William Dan Goffinet, age 69, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at his home in Memphis.  Services were held at 2:00 pm Monday, November 18, 2013 in the First Baptist Church Chapel in Memphis. Rev. Daniel Downey, Pastor, officiated.   Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Memphis.  Arrangements were conducted by Robertson Funeral Directors, 1644 N 18th Street in Memphis.  

Mr Goffinet was born September 5, 1944 in Memphis to William Frank and Lois Dell Richardson Goffinet.  He had worked in law enforcement for many years while living in Oklahoma.  In 1997, Dan moved from Sayre, Oklahoma and took a position with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in the Roach Unit at Childress.  He married Rita Sue Fielding on January 8, 1999 in Childress.  He was an avid gun and knife collector, was a leather worker, licensed gun and ammo dealer, and was a member of the NRA.  Dan loved to mow yards and loved anything to do with hunting, shooting, fishing or the outdoors.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Memphis.  

Mr Goffinet was proceeded in death by his parents and his wife Rita Sue Goffinet.

He is survived by three daughters, Michele Janzen of Monks Corner, SC, Toni Johnson of Greenville, OH, Kristina Goffinet of Oklahoma, a sister Juanella Pritchett of Dallas; four grandchildren, Madelynne and Justice Janzen, Brooklynn Goffinet, and Shelby Goffinet-Griffin.  

Arrangements were by Robertson Funeral Home of Memphis.  You may leave your condolences at  www.RobertsonFuneral.com.  




Nell Marie Messer

Nell Marie Messer, 80, died Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in Amarillo.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Fairview Cemetery Chapel.

Cremation and Arrangements are by Robertson Funeral Directors of Memphis.

Nell was born in Memphis on December 3, 1932 to Ruel Vernon and Lillie Hazlett Messer. She attended schools in Memphis and graduated from Memphis High School.

She worked at the City of Memphis until early retirement in 1994. After retiring, she became a caregiver for children and many benefited from her loving care. She was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church and benefited from the love of her church family and the social events.

Although Nell never drove a car, she loved to travel and enjoyed many trips via bus or as a passenger in the cars of family and friends. The telephone was her lifeline and she spent many hours keeping many up-to-date on the "business" in Memphis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Ruel Vernon Messer and Clyde Messer, two sisters, Rena Fae Hartsell and Thelma Lee Harwell.

She is survived by her niece Lily Garst and husband, Bob, of Burnet, Texas and great niece Kaye House and husband, Lynn, of Amarillo along with many other nieces and nephews to the great, great, great degree.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staffs of Legacy Rehabilitation and Living and BSA Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the First United Methodist Church in Memphis or to Legacy Rehabilitation and Living, 4033 W. 51st, Amarillo.You may leave your condolences at  www.RobertsonFuneral.com.  




Frances Eddie Beck Harrison

Memphis, TX – A memorial service for Mrs. Frances Eddie Beck Harrison, 99, of Memphis, Texas, was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 2, 2013, at First Baptist Church, Memphis, with Rev. Daniel Downey officiating and Dr. O. K. Bowen assisting.

A private graveside service was held at 10:00 a.m. in Fairview Cemetery with The Rev. Canon Wm. D. Nix, Jr. officiating. Services were under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis, Texas.

Frances Eddie passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013, in Shamrock, Texas. Frances Eddie was born on February 22, 1914, in Sylvester, Texas, to the late Ed B. Beck and Molie Sparks Beck. She attended school in Sylvester and graduated in 1932 as valedictorian of Hamlin High School.

She then attended Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education in 1936.

While attending Hardin Simmons University, Frances Eddie was a charter member of the Hardin Simmons Cowgirl Association. After graduating, she taught school for three years for Rotan ISD. Frances Eddie then married Thomas Wendell Harrison on February 3, 1940, in Abilene, Texas.

They moved to Memphis in 1946 after Wendell served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. Frances Eddie was a homemaker and then taught school for 29 years for Memphis ISD. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Memphis, Texas. Wendell preceded her in death on July 7, 1999. She ?was also preceded in death by her brother, Jim Beck, her sisters, Grace Carothers,
Shi Beck, Rose Simmons and Jonsula McKinney.

She is survived by her daughter, Rosemary Harrison Baxter, and husband, Ken, of Shamrock, Texas; four grandchildren: Paige Elizabeth Parks of Rockwall, Texas, Murphy Harrison Parks and wife, Amanda, of Fort Worth, Texas, Annabelle Baxter of Dallas, Texas, and Hugh Baxter of Washington, D.C.; two great-grandchildren, Benjamin Hilburn Parks and Olivia Maren Parks, both of Fort Worth, Texas; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend special thanks for the wonderful and loving care Frances Eddie received during the last six years at Shamrock General Hospital Assisted Living with thanks and gratitude to the physicians and nursing staff. Very special thanks to Michelle Bryant and her team of caregivers.

The family suggests memorials to the First Baptist Church, 121 South 8th, Memphis, Texas 79245; Shamrock General Hospital, Attn: Assisted Living Wing, 100 Sourh Main St., Shamrock, Texas 79079 or a favorite charity of your choice. You may send condolences online at www.hughsfuneralhome.com.



 Larry Keith Simpson

Larry Keith Simpson, 59, passed away on Sunday, October 20th, 2013 with his family at his side. He was born on April 10, 1954, in Memphis, Texas to Grady and Thelma (Florence) Simpson.

Larry grew up in Memphis, Texas and graduated from Memphis High School in 1972.

After high school he attended Oklahoma State Tech at Okmulgee where he received a Degree in Business Data Processing.
He then began his career at Continental Industries and Hinderlighter as a Data Processor.

He worked for United Video as an IT professional eventually retiring from TV Guide in 2006 after 21 years.

Larry married the love of his life, Mary Ann Lindsey in 1976 and they were happily married for 36 years residing in Tulsa, OK. Larry was a volunteer at K9 Manners and More where he enjoyed not only working with his own beloved dogs but also in teaching others the immense joy, satisfaction and love that a dog can bring to their owner. He also enjoyed traveling with his family and entering K9 agility trials with is dogs JR, Crystal and Lacy. Larry enjoyed many hobbies throughout his life. Photography was his first creative outlet always ready to capture memories of families, friends and vacations. His stained glass creations were always a treasured gift, and he enjoyed moonlighting as a locksmith. He was your best friend if you were ever locked out of your house. He also volunteered as an assistant coach for his children’s little league soccer teams while they were growing up.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Thelma Simpson, and beloved dogs, Mitzi, Suzy, J.R., and Crystal.

Larry is survived by his wife Mary Ann Simpson of Tulsa, Ok; his daughter Carla and husband (Craig Victor) of Owasso, OK. His son Brian Houston and wife (Shana) of Katy Texas, His Sister Barbara, and husband Jim Lindsey of Memphis, Tx; his grandchildren Katy and Christopher Houston, of Katy, Tx; and Cameron and Cailin Victor, of Owasso, Ok; and his nephews Terry and Tony Lindsey, both of Memphis, Tx.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday November 2nd, 2013 at K9 Manners and More 1000 E Memphis St. Broken Arrow, Ok 74012. 918-451- 8446. All Family, Friends and Four legged companions are welcome. Reception to follow immediately.




 Charles Duane “Vick” Vickers

Charles Duane “Vick” Vickers, 83, of Odessa passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013 at his residence. He was born February 18, 1930 in Memphis, TX to Clarence and Florence Vickers. He grew up in Memphis, TX where he was quite the football and basketball star. He continued to stay in touch with his class mates by telephone every month. He married Mary Lou Clark August 27, 1949, they spent 64 happy years together bowling, fishing, and traveling. He wore out 2 cars traveling over West Texas watching his granddaughter play numerous sports. He spent a lot of happy times at Oak Creek lake with his family and friends. He retired from Oilwell Supply Company and worked another ten years for Oklahoma Rig and Supply.

He is survived by his best friend and love of his life, Mary Lou Vickers, son, Charles Ray Vickers, daughter, Sunny Fitzgerald, granddaughter, Shelby Fitzgerald, great-granddaughter, Wren Fitzgerald, several brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews, and a slew of friends.

He always had a smile and few kind words for everyone he met. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

The family extends a special thank you to Hospice of Midland Paula, Aashia, Pat, Crystal, and Robert for all their kindness and care.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel with Leland Maples. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Services entrusted to Hubbard- Kelly Funeral Home.




Dewey Richard “Dick” Baker

A Phoenix resident since 1979, Richard was born October 16, 1941 in Beeville, Texas, and entered into eternal life September 27, 2013, after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, Elaine (Snowdon), formerly of Memphis.

After graduating from A.C. Jones High School in Beeville, Richard earned his B.S. in 1964 and M.S. in Mathematics in 1966 at Texas Tech University. This was the beginning of an exciting career as an avionics engineer with the Boeing Company in Seattle; Lockheed at NASA in Houston and the Apollo space era: Lunar Landing Module and space shuttle development; Sperry in Virginia with NASA at Langley Field; and Honeywell: avionics and aerospace divisions in Phoenix.

Before his retirement from Honeywell in 2002, he was involved in various auto pilot systems.

After Richard’s retirement, his dream of travel became reality. He and Elaine, his wife of 47 years, traveled to Europe ten times and visited 25 countries. Other hobbies included fishing, reading, crossword puzzles, and country western music.

Survivors: wife, Elaine; daughter Darcy Benoit; son Andrew Baker and wife Stephanie; grandchildren Alexis, Spencer, and Oliver Benoit; Kyra and Sophie Baker; sister Joanne (Vic) Barris of Beeville; brother-in-law to Anita Mitchell, Thomas and Fred Earl Snowdon. He will be remembered for his logical thinking, sense of humor, and family love.

Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 1, at All Saints Lutheran Church.




Barry K. Welch

January 7, 1949 -October 5, 2013

Memorial services will be at a later date.

Barry K. Welch was born on January 7, 1949 in Memphis to Lester and Joyce Potter Welch. He is precede in death by his parents.

He is survived by: a Brother, Greg Welch and Wife Linda, Channing, TX.  A sister, Pattie Bryant and husband Paul of Tell, TX. A brother Brian Welch and wife Cindy, Memphis, TX . And a sister Karen Fowler of Childress, TX.  Special friends include Cliftie and Mike Johnson.

He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

John Funeral Home Childress.




Carmon Moore Stamps

Carmon Moore Stamps, 90, of Borger, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2013.

Carmon Stamps was born July 12, 1923 in Lakeview, Texas to John Bunyon and Florence (Godfrey) Duren. She was a sheet inspector for Burlington Sheet Factory and a member of First Baptist Church of Borger.

Mrs. Stamps was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Jewel Raymond Moore on January 4, 1982, second husband Cecil L. Stamps on January 5, 1993.

Mrs. Stamps is survived by two sons: Conny and wife Linda Moore of Borger, Larry and Nita Moore of Lubbock, five grandchildren: Stephen Andrew Moore, Sarah Elizabeth Moore, Mandy Moore, Suzi Gaylion, and Robert Gaylion. She is also survived by 11 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

Graveside services were held at Fairview Cemetery in Memphis on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at 3 p.m. with Conny Moore officiating.

Send personal condolences to www.brownfuneraldirectors.net.



Bobby Booth

Funeral services for Bobby Booth, 69, of Memphis, were held Saturday, September 14, 2013, at the Red Marble Ministries Church, 918 W. Main St. in Memphis, with the Rev. Dale Miller officiating.  Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery under the personal care of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis.

Bobby Booth was born on July 28, 1944, in Leslie, Texas, to the late Bob Bluford Booth and Eula Marie (Stephens) Booth.  He passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2013, in Memphis.

Bobby married Barbara Ann Rickman on September 15, 1962, in Memphis.  He worked for Bailey Motor Company and later was the shop foreman for Ward Motor Company.  He opened his own business, Booth Automotive, and ran it until he retired.  He was a member of Red Marble Ministries Church in Memphis.

Bobby was also preceded in death by a son, Steve Booth, three grandsons, Benjamin, Jeremy and Braydon Booth, a brother, Kenneth Booth and a sister, Laverne Booth.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Booth of Memphis, two sons, Stacey Booth and special friend, Dana Sides of Memphis and Shane Booth of Memphis, two grandsons, Brian and Brady Booth, three brothers, Don Booth and wife Dorothy of Childress, Alan Booth and wife Sandra of Amarillo and Jimmy Booth and wife Ann of Memphis and a sister, Mary Middleton of Memphis.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Fairview Cemetery Association.

You may send condolences online at www.hughsfuneralhome.com.




Jeff Morris

Funeral services for Jeff Morris, 56, of Estelline, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Estelline, with the Rev. Anthony Knowles officiating and Mr. Nick Moore assisting.  

Burial followed in Estelline Cemetery under the personal care of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis.  

Jeff Morris was born on June 9, 1957, in Memphis, to Mrs. Jewel Osborn Morris and the late J. D. Morris. He passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2013, in Dallas.  

Jeff grew up in Estelline and graduated from Estelline High School in 1976.  He attended the First Baptist Church in Estelline.  He was a truck driver for many years and also worked for the Hall County Maintenance Department. He loved working on the heavy machinery and also loved carpentry work and fixing things up.  

Jeff was preceded death by two brothers Jack and Joel Morris.

He survived by his mother, Jewel “Sis” Morris of Estelline, a brother Mark David Morris of Estelline, a sister, Janice Richey and Bob Collins of Estelline, his nieces and nephews, Coby Richey of Amarillo, Kayla Richey and husband Greg of Amarillo, Stacy Morris of Estelline, Will Morris and wife Tatum of Dublin and Denver Morris of Estelline and his great nieces and nephew, Madison Richey, Bailee Morris, Abby Morris, Ainslee Morris and Jack Morris.

In lieu of flowers memorials maybe made to the First Baptist Church in Estelline or to Hughs Funeral Home. 




Ruby Frances Farrar


Graveside services for Ruby Frances Farrar, 88, of San Angelo,, were held Saturday, August 31, 2013, at the Fairview Cemetery in Memphis, with the Rev. Daniel Downey officiating. Arrangements are under the personal care of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis.

Ruby Frances Farrar was born on September 23, 1924, in Canadian,  to the Lindsey Albert Johnson and Celia Burgess Johnson. She passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, in San Angelo.

Ruby married J.D. Farrar on November 29, 1941, in Hollis, Oklahoma. He passed away on May 28, 2004. Ruby was a blessing to her family and friends. She enjoyed making porcelain dolls, ceramics, oil painting, sewing and cooking. She was a member of Southland Baptist Church.

Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two sons, Jerry Dale and Gary Lynn Farrar, four brothers, Albert, Jimmy, J.B., and Charlie Johnson, and two sisters, Florence Johnson and Jean Brownlow.

She is survived by one daughter, Bonnie Gamble of San Angelo, a brother, Larry Johnson and wife Connie of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas, four grandchildren, Jerry Duncan of San Angelo, Chris Duncan of Robstown, Kelly Farrar and Kristi Farrar of Lubbock and seven great grandchildren.



Pat Goodnight

Graveside services for Pat Goodnight, 79, of Memphis, were held Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at the Fairview Cemetery in Memphis, with Chaplain C.W. Parker officiating.  Arrangements are under the personal care of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis.

 Pat Goodnight was born on October 6, 1933, in Memphis, to the late Hal Edward Goodnight and Jimmie (Cooper) Goodnight.  She passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, in Memphis.

 Pat grew up in Memphis and graduated from Memphis High School.  She also attended North Texas State University.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church.  She worked for Memphis State Bank for about 40 years.

She is survived by a brother, Sam Goodnight and wife Sue of Levelland and a sister, Jan Sustaire of Gold Beach, Ore.

Memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice or to First United Methodist Church of Memphis.

You may send condolences online at www.hughsfuneralhome.com.



C.W. “Bill” Kinslow

C. W. “Bill” Kinslow, Jr. 93 of El Dorado died Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Hudson Memorial Nursing Home.

Born October 11, 1919 in Hedley, Texas he was the son of Charles William, Sr. and Minnie Louise Williams Kinslow. He lived in Hedley until his family moved to Memphis, Texas in 1925 when his father purchased the Texaco Wholesale Distributorship.  After graduating from Memphis High School, he attended the University of Texas at Austin.

After his father’s death, he took over the Texaco business and one month after Pearl Harbor was attacked, he volunteered for the U. S. Navy.

He was entered into the V-7 program and after returning to the university and graduating, he was sent to Midshipman’s School at Columbia University in New York City.  After 90 days of training, he was commissioned as an ensign.  After Amphibious Training School, he was assigned as a gunnery officer on the USS LST 125.  His ship served in the Pacific Theater and participated in the six invasions of Japanese-held islands.

After the war, he returned to his Texaco business.  He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve for two years and was a full lieutenant when he resigned from the reserve.

In 1949 he married Mary Frances Henry in Little Rock and their first son Charlie, was born in 1950.  In 1952, the family moved to El Dorado, where he purchased the Texaco Petroleum Distributorship.  In 1954, their second son, Henry was born.

During his business years, Kinslow was active in the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce, where he served two terms on the board of directors and he was also active in the Kiwanis Club.

In 1980, he sold his business after agreeing to manage it until 1985, when he retired.  His wife Mary Frances, died in 2001 and in 2006 he married Sallylu Holmes in Little Rock, and they have resided in El Dorado since that time.

Preceding him in death along with his parents and wife Mary Frances was a sister Mary Helyn Williams.

Survivors include his wife Sallylu Kinslow, of El Dorado, two sons, Charles William Kinslow, III (Dona) of Little Rock and Henry C. Kinslow (Dr. Ivory) of El Dorado.  Also surviving are two step-sons, Doug Holmes (Debra) of North Little Rock and Richard Holmes (Jeanene) of Peachtree City, Ga.  Surviving grandchildren are Paige Marie Huffaker, Charles William Kinslow, IV, Rachel Amanda Kinslow, Cade, Tanner, Daniel and Anna Holmes along with great-grandchildren, William Michael Huffaker, IV and Lydia Ruth Huffaker.

Memorial services were held at Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Philip Faris officiating.  A private interment will be held at Arlington Memorial Park

The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday evening at Young’s Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church-Haiti Fund, 300 E. Main, El Dorado, AR 71730 or to the John R. Williamson House, 2301 Champagnolle, Road, El Dorado, Ark. 71730.


Sue Manton Fowler


Sue Fowler, 80, of Memphis, died peacefully at her home under the care of Odyssey Hospice of Amarillo, Texas. She was surrounded by the tender loving support of her family. Memorial services for Mrs. Fowler were held on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church of Memphis with Pastor Gerald Powley, officiating and C.H. Parker of Odyssey Hospice, Chaplin assisting. The body was donated, at Sue’s request, to Southwestern Medical School of the University of Texas, Dallas. 


Sue was born April 1, 1933 to the late Henry Manton and Dollie Walden Manton in Dallas, where she lived until graduating from Southern Methodist University in 1954. She taught school in Lubbock, where she met R.E. “Bob” Fowler. They were married in Dallas in 1955. In 1958 they moved to Memphis where the Fowler family operated Fowler Drug until selling the business in 1994. 


A homemaker, Sue was a member of the Riste United Methodist Church of Memphis, where she served as volunteer choir director for over twenty years. She taught Sunday School, served on the administrative board, and was active in the United Methodist Women. She was also the Lay Leader of the church. Sue was a commissioner of the Memphis Housing Authority for 29 years and a past president of the Hall County Hospital Auxiliary.


Survivors include her husband, Bob of 57 years. Three daughters, Sara Friedman and her husband Brian of Fairfield, Connecticut; Peggy Hindman and husband Doug of Spur, Texas; and Beth Green and husband David of Arlington, Texas; a sister, Jane Marshall and husband Elbert of Dallas, Texas; a sister-in-law Louise Fowler of Memphis, Texas; seven grandchildren, Sam Friedman of Boston, Massachusetts; Maggie Friedman of New York, New York; Chad Meeks of San Angelo, Texas; Colby Meeks of Wichita Falls, Texas; Ashlee Green of Lubbock, Texas; Shea Green of Midland, Texas; and Christian Green of Waco, Texas; two step-grandchildren, Matt Hindman and wife Leslee of Lubbock, Texas; and Macy Kittley and husband Will of Spearman, Texas; and numerous beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.


The family expresses their gratitude to those who cared for Sue during the final weeks of her life, and to the many friends who made her life joyful.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Polly Brown Scholarship Fund of the First United Methodist Church, Box 747, Memphis, Texas 79245, or Odyssey Hospice, 6900 I-40 West Ste. 150 Amarillo, Texas 79106, or to a favorite charity. 


You may send online condolences to the family at bobfowler79245@gmail.com





Donnell “Don” Ioor



Donnell “Don” Ioor, 82, of Amarillo died August 4, 2013.

Graveside services were held in Memorial Park Cemetery at 2 p.m., Thursday, August 8, 2013 with Pastor Sean Smith of Westover Fellowship United Methodist Church officiating. Arrangements were by Schooler Funeral Home of Amarillo.

Don was born April 18, 1931 to Johnnie and Fannie Ioor in Lakeview, Texas. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was stationed in North Africa. Later, he obtained a degree in Ophthalmology, and was a member of the American Ophthalmology Association.

He was an avid hunter and a member of the Amarillo Corvette Club.

Don was preceded in death by his lovely wife, Patsy.

He is survived by his special friends Gary and Sharon Pilgrim, his four-legged friend, TJ, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Family suggests memorials be made to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, 600 W. 11th, Amarillo, Texas 79101.




Ellen Gilchrest

March 7, 1940 - July 30, 2013

HEDLEY — Graveside services for Ellen Gilchrest, 73, of Hedley, Texas were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at the Rowe Cemetery in Hedley with Michael Gilchrest officiating.   

Arrangements  were under the personal care of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis, Texas.   

Ellen
Gilchrest was born on March 7, 1940 in Hugo, Oklahoma to the late Dana Page and Lela (Stump) Page.  She passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in Childress, Texas.

Ellen married Carroll “Red” Gilchrest on May 12, 1956 in Hedley, Texas.  He preceded her in death on September 13, 1998.  

Ellen was also preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Castleman.

She is survived by a daughter, Melinda Taylor and husband Mark of Southerland Springs, Texas, two grandchildren, Dwayne “Bubba” Thomas and Paige Thomas, one brother, Bud Page of Elk City, Oklahoma and three sisters, Betty Knatcher of Amarillo, Judy Vampool of Arlington and Rita Gilchrest of Pasadena, Texas.  





Hannelore “Lore” Ferguson

Hannelore “Lore” Ferguson, 75, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013 in Clarendon, Texas.

Services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013 in the First Assembly of God in Memphis with Rev. Mike Davis, pastor, officiating. Internment was in Fairview Cemetery in Memphis under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors of  Memphis.
Hannelore was born in Nurnberg, Germany on July 24, 1937.

Lore met and fell in love with Gary Ferguson, Specialist 4th Class Head Quarters Company Nurnberg, Germany, while he was serving his country in the U.S. Army from 1955-1963.  They married in Bamberg, Germany on March 25, 1958 before coming to America and making a home.

They were married 55 years.  Although she left her home country she held proud to her strong German heritage.  She was a living expression of “you can tell a German, but not much.”  It was that unbending character that helped her learn to live in a new country and start a family. Lore worked at the Hall County Hospital for over 20 years.  She enjoyed her grandchildren first and foremost.  Her hobbies were sewing, collecting spoons, bells, and angels.  She was also actively involved in her church, First Assembly of God in Memphis for many years.

Survivors include her husband, Gary Ferguson of Memphis; 2 sons Gary Ferguson and wife Judy of Gaithersburg, Maryland and their sons Brandon, Steven, and Justin; Albin Ferguson and wife Dawn of Amarillo and their sons Albin Jr. and Kurt; 2 daughters, Denise Ferguson and her life partner Jan Rowland of Virginia, Charlotte Durham and husband Chris of Howardwick and their children, Chasity, Corey, Chandace Ritchie, and Chrislyn Durham; and by 3 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the funeral were  Gary Ferguson Jr., Albin Ferguson, Denise Ferguson, Charlotte Durham, Chris Durham, and Corey Ritchie.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Albin Ferguson, Jr. and Trystan Ritchie.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. The family request memorials be sent to a favorite charity.

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L. V. Riggs

Funeral services for L.V. Riggs, 87, of Memphis, were held Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the First Assembly of God Church in Memphis with the Rev. Mike Davis officiating.  Burial followed in the Fairview Cemetery under the personal care of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis.

 Visitation for family and friends was from 6-8 p.m., Friday, July 19, 2013, at the funeral home.

 L.V. Riggs was born on July 8, 1926, in Hugo, Okla., to the late Lonnie Virgil Riggs, Sr. and Phebie (Parker) Riggs.  He passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in Memphis.

 L.V. served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He married Dilitha Lorine Elrod on October 11, 1947 in Clarksville, Texas.  She preceded him in death on October 28, 2011.  They moved to Memphis in 1966.  L.V. retired from the City of Memphis where he worked for the Sanitation Department.  He was an ordained minister and a member of First Assembly of God Church in Memphis.

 L.V. was also preceded in death by three brothers, James, Albert and William Riggs, one sister, Lois Morgan and a granddaughter, Christina McMahan.

 He is survived by his daughters, Eloise Cozbey of Memphis, Patsy Matheson and husband Gene of Childress, Rita Hamner and husband Terry of Memphis, Kathy Johnson and husband Tommy of Bossier, La. and Phebie Frazier and husband Dwayne of Charlestown, Ind., his sons, Lonnie Riggs and wife Sue of Memphis, Paul Riggs of Memphis and Tim Riggs and wife Lori of Memphis, 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and one sister, Dorothy Elliott of Dallas.

You may send condolences online at www.hughsfuneralhome.com.





Lonzo Zeldon Scoggins

Service for Lonzo Zeldon Scoggins Age 90, of Levelland, formerly of Morton, were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 11, 2013 at First Assembly of God Church, Morton.

Burial was in Morton Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home, Morton.

Mr. Scoggins died Monday, July 8, 2013 in Levelland.He was born February 28, 1923 to James H. and Loretta (Capp) Scoggins in Lakeview.  He married Vanita Bertha New in Memphis on May 17, 1946.  She preceded him in death July 15, 2007.  He was also preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Jan Scoggins; sister, Della Louise Scoggins; and a brother, Dalton Scoggins.    

Mr. Scoggins had lived in the Morton area since 1947, having moved from Memphis. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Morton. He was a farmer and loved raising farm animals. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a gunner on a Sherman Tank.

Survivors include one daughter, Ginger Scoggins of Levelland, two brothers, Johnny Scoggins of Lubbock, TX, and Howard Scoggins of Morton, TX, one grandchild, and two great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials New Mexico Children’s Home, 1356 New Mexico 236, Portales, NM 88130-9411. Or to Children’s Hope in Waxahachie. Online condolences may be made at ellisfuneralhomes.com.





Sue Layne Brown Dodd

Sue Layne Brown Dodd, 69, former resident of Memphis passed away on June 30, 2013 in Lubbock. She was born on May 10, 1944 in Memphis to Arthor Hugh Brown and Bette K. Brown. She is survived by two children, a daughter; Kari Wynn Willis of Lubbock and a son; Willard Wade Dodd of Colorado. She is also survived by four granddaughters of Lubbock, Austin, and East Texas, and numerous loving cousins in Memphis. She went to be with the Lord very peacefully, after a long illness, at the Odyssey Hospice of Lubbock. Cremation arrangements were made by Agape Funeral Chapel of Lubbock. There were no services for Mrs. Dodd per her request.

Sue loved animals, especially cats. She couldn’t let a stray cat walk by without providing food. She attended Tascosa High School in Amarillo and graduated in 1962. She graduated from North Harris County Jr. College in Houston, Texas with a degree in nursing. She worked as a charge nurse at Tomball Hospital. She was also employed at the Memphis Convalescent Center and the Hall County Hospital. She is proceeded in death by her father, Arthur Hugh Brown of Amarillo; and her mother, Bette Katherine Callahan Brown, of Memphis.

The family suggests memorials to The Haven Animal Care Shelter located at 4501 N FM 1729, Lubbock, Texas 79403.





Don Ferrel

MEMPHIS – Funeral services for Don Ferrel, 73, of Memphis, were at 10 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Memphis with Robert G. Blum officiating and Gerald Powley assisting. Burial followed in the Fairview Cemetery under the personal care of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis.

Don Ferrel was born on Dec. 14, 1939, in Parnell, to the late Crump M. and Nelda (Hood) Ferrel. He passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Amarillo.

Don went to school in Parnell and graduated from Estelline High School in 1958. He attended West Texas A&M and graduated in 1962. He married Bettye Orcutt on June 13, 1959 in Estelline. Don grew up and lived in Hall County and he and Bettye have lived in Memphis since 1968.

Don was a farmer and rancher in Hall County and was an elevator owner for 25 years. He was on the Memphis Country Club Board, the Memphis School Board, the Memphis State Bank Board, the Appraisal Board, the Memphis Farmer’s Gin Board and the Hall County Hospital Board. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Memphis. He loved watching his grandkids playing various sports. He was a very loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Bettye Ferrel of Memphis, his daughter, Donna Fox of Houma, LA, his son, Mike Ferrel and wife Kristy of Parnell, his grandsons, Ethan and Keenan Ferrel, his brother, Billy Ferrel and wife Francene of Parnell, his sister, Cleta Bradley and husband Dale of Lubbock and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family suggests memorials be made to BSA Hospice, 600 N. Tyler, Amarillo, TX 79106, Medical Center League House, 7000 W. Amarillo Blvd, Amarillo, TX 79106 or to a favorite charity.

You may send condolences online at www.hughsfuneralhome.com.


James O. Hoggatt

Services for James O Hoggatt, age 59, were held Friday, June 28, 2013 in the First Baptist Church in Hedley with Rev. Anthony Knowles, officiating. Interment was in Rowe Cemetery in Hedley with arrangements by Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon

James was born in Yuma AZ on December 18, 1953. He passed away on Friday, June 21, 2013 in Phoenix, AZ. He graduated from Hedley High School and attended Clarendon College.

James married his loving wife of 22 years, Clairece Hoggatt, in Hedley on September 1, 1990. He loved ranching and horses. He was a correctional officer for 20 years but his first love was cowboying.

He enjoyed working cattle with his cousin Jimmy and feeding cows and horses with the grandkids. James was a good-natured, soft-spoken, God-loving, and kind Cowboy. He was loved and will be missed by all but will live in the hearts of all he touched.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bud Hoggatt.

James is lovingly remembered by his wife, Clairece and his mother Betty Hoggatt, his step-children: Clifton Wilkinson of Lubbock, Dusty Wilkinson and wife, Stephanie of Hedley, Jeff Wilkinson and wife, Sandy of South Fork, Colorado, Tiffany Hartman and husband Lucas of Wellington and brother Johnny Hoggatt and wife Kathy of Hedley. He is also survived by seven-grandchildren who called him Gramps: Jeffrey, Brittney, Kelsey, Cody, Jaycey, Domonique and Ethan. He was uncle to Johnny Hoggatt and wife Jana Hoggatt, James Hoggatt and fiance Kristy Saenz and Mary Tolbert. James was great-uncle to Nathan, Clay, and Kaitlyn Hoggatt, Abby, Elizabeth and Robert Tolbert and Battle Hoggatt. James is also survived by several cousins including Jimmy Kennedy who was like a brother and Bill Kennedy of Hedley.

The family request memorials be sent to Rowe Cemetery Association, Hedley, TX 79237, or the American Cancer Society.

Sign our online guest book at www.RobertsonFuneral.com




Laura Mai Hightower Lilly

Laura Mai Hightower Lilly was born on November 21, 1927, in Memphis, Texas and she passed away peacefully on June 14, 2013 in Houston. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh, and her son, Jeff. 

After graduating from Baylor University, she taught school in several small Texas towns.  She married Hugh on October 18, 1952. They lived in Haiti, Mexico City, and Texas, settling in Houston in 1963. She was an active member of Bethany United Methodist Church, served as President of The Methodist Hospital Volunteers, and worked with her husband at his construction company, H.T. Lilly, Inc.

She is survived by Pat Krueger (Ken), Jane Schotz (Ben), Kate Lilly (Dan), grandchildren Kathleen Krueger Turner, Campbell Krueger, Laura Krueger, Max Schotz, and Mai Schotz, niece Sandra DeBord, and loving caregivers Iantha Hawkins and Janice Duckworth.   

A memorial service was held at Bethany United Methodist Church, 3511 Linkwood, Houston at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2013.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Joy School’s Annual Fund or Bethany United Methodist Church.



Betty Lee (Driver) Hudgins


Services for Betty Ann Driver Hudgins were held Friday, June 21, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Burns Flat Church of Christ officiated by Adam Wright. Burial followed at 3:30 p.m. in Fairview Cemetery in Memphis under the direction of Whinery-Savage Funeral Service, Elk City, Okla.

Betty Ann Driver was Born Feb. 18, 1943 near Lesley, Texas to Cleo and Johnnie Driver. She passed away June 18, at Tulsa, Okla. at the age of 70 years and 4 months. Betty graduated from Lakeview High School in 1961 and married Gary Don Hudgins.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Edith Houdashell and Brenda Graham and a brother, Floy Lee Driver.

She is survived by four children, Kent Hudgins and wife, Linda, of Amarillo. Tracy Fredman and Husband, Rick, Wellston, Okla., Candace Bond and husband, Darron, Burns Flat, Okla., John Hudgins, Yukon, Okla. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and one brother Lester Driver and wife Barbara of Levelland.

Condolences can be made online at www.whineryfs.com



Zeno Hope Lemons

Funeral services for Zeno Hope Lemons, 87, of Memphis, were Friday, June 21, 2013, at the Memphis Church of Christ with Mr. Mark Lance officiating.

Burial followed in the Fairview Cemetery under the personal care of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis.

Zeno Hope Lemons was born on Nov. 19, 1925, in Brice, Texas, to Earnest Franklin and Vernon Daisy (Reed) Lemons. He passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in Memphis.

Zeno went to schools in Brice and Lakeview before he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Syvilla Saunders on May 25, 1947, in Memphis. He worked for J.M. Ferrell at Memphis Tire & Supply for 17 years. Following his work there he owned an Auto Parts store and later he owned the Texaco Station. In 1974, they moved to Granbury where he owned White’s Auto & Carwash until he retired in 1995. They moved back to Memphis in December 2000.

Zeno was a member of the Memphis Church of Christ. He served as a Deacon and an Elder and also taught Sunday school. He loved to fish and woodworking. While in Granbury, he helped establish the Lake Granbury Vintage Car Club. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Scott and Bud Lemons and a sister, Earnestine Cross.

He is survived by his daughter, Camilla Maddox and husband Robert of Memphis, his son, David Lemons and wife Deborah of Lewisville, Texas, his grandchildren, Dustin Lemons, Brandon Lemons, Amber Lemons Kelm and Stephen Maddox, six great grandchildren and one due on July 1st and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be made to a favorite charity.

You may send condolences online at www.hughsfuneralhome.com.




Ronelle Wilson Thompson


Ronelle Wilson Thompson, 58, died June 14, 2013, in Memphis.

Ronelle Thompson was born November 20, 1954 in Memphis to Ronald and Bonnie Benton Wilson. She had been a paraprofessional for many years at Memphis ISD until her retirement in May of 2012. She had been a lifetime resident of Memphis and was a member of the First Assembly of God in Memphis. Ronelle was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors are a son, Carey Ray Thompson of Memphis; two daughters, Courtney Jacops and partner Samantha Carroll, Candice Row both of Memphis; two brothers, Randy Wilson and wife Tammy, Ronny Wilson and wife Laura, both of Memphis; a sister, Renee Fowler and husband Tim of Memphis; and six grandchildren.

Memorial Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2013 in the Travis Baptist Church in Memphis with Ronny Wilson, Mike Davis, and Johnnie Snider, pastor, officiating.

Arrangements were under Robertson Funeral Directors, 1644 North 18th Street in Memphis.

The family suggest that memorials be to the Memphis Relay for Life – Nellie Bly Team or to Odyssey Hospice.

Sign our online guestbook at www.RobertsonFuneral.com



Nita Helm


Funeral services for Nita Helm, 92, of Memphis, were held Monday, June 10, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Memphis with Robert Blum officiating. Burial followed in the Fairview Cemetery under the personal care of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis.

Nita Helm was born on January 19, 1921, in Memphis, to Lawrence Paul Blevins and Ollie Jane (Johnson) Blevins. She passed away on Friday, June 7, 2013, in Amarillo.

Nita graduated from Memphis High School. She married George Francis Helm on April 16, 1942, in Amarillo. He passed away on April 21, 2001. Nita was a member of First United Methodist Church in Memphis. She was a very loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and everyone knew her as “Nana”
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her brother, Melvin Blevins.

She is survived by her daughter, Marsha Naylor of Memphis, her grandson, Matt Naylor and wife Stephanie of Austin, her great grandchildren, Cash and Mac Naylor and many nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church or a favorite charity.

You may send condolences online at www.hughsfuneralhome.com.




Garvin Hugh Speed

Garvin Hugh Speed, 63, of Memphis died Sunday, May 26, 2013 in Childress. Services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in the First United Methodist Church in Memphis.

Interment was in Fairview Cemetery in Memphis. Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors of Memphis.

Garvin Hugh Speed was born in Pittsburg, Calif. on April 27, 1950 to Ellen and Orace Speed. The family moved to Hollis, Okla. when he was 3-years-old and later to Memphis when he was in junior high.

He married Lucheryl Tucker on February 11, 1983 in Tucumcari, New Mexico. The couple just celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.

Garvin’s love was law enforcement and he started his career with the Sheriff’s Office in Childress in 1971. He retired after serving the people for 25 years, as Sheriff of Hall County. During these years he served on many boards locally and at a state level. He also served many years on the Memphis Volunteer Fire Department and EMS. He was a certified fireman and EMT. He later served on the Estelline Volunteer Fire Department.

Garvin and his wife took on an adventure as over the road truck drivers for U. S. Xpress. The couple team drove 48 states and Canada for 8 years. Garvin retired in 2010 after 15 years. He was extremely talented in many areas and had a passion for guns and old cars. He had a warm heart for a stray cat, he later named Smokey Jo.

He spent many hours enjoying Smokey and her many kittens, especially one he fondly called “Sissy”.

Garvin joined his Lord, after a brief illness, on May 26, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

His survivors are his wife Lucheryl and their children Kira Boyd and Damon of White Deer, Kelly Speed and Misty of Clarendon, Stacey Ellis of Kerrville and Chad Ellis and Melissa of Mansfield. Grandchildren Rowdy Speed of Clarendon, Brady Ellis and Meagan Ellis of Mansfield and Tanner Boyd of Tulia. A brother Tommy Speed of Lubbock and an aunt Zelma Kennedy of Paris, Texas.

The family requested Memorials be made to the National Stroke Association, CRMC Hospice or the Hall County EMS.

Sign the online guestbook at www.robertsonfuneral.com.



Rita Sue Fielding Goffinet


Rita Sue Fielding Goffinet, 54, of Memphis died Friday, May 24, 2013 in Quail.
Services will be private in Fairview Cemetery in Memphis.

Arrangements are by Robertson Funeral Directors of Memphis.

Rita was born July 7, 1958 in Groom to Paul and Ruby Neel Fielding.

She married Dan Goffinet on Jan. 9, 1999 in Childress. She had been a resident of Memphis the past 10 years and was involved in the Fairview Cemetery Association.

She was a devoted wife, daughter, and sister. She was Pentecostal and sang Gospel for several nursing homes.
She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Fielding in 2006; her grandparents; and an uncle.

She is survived by her husband, Dan Goffinet of Memphis; her mother, Ruby Fielding of Quail; two brothers, Ralph Fielding of Quail and Jarrell Fielding and wife Donna of Brenham; and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

The family request memorials be sent to the Fairview Cemetery Association in Memphis.

Sign the online guestbook at www.robertsonfuneral.com.



Clara Lee Davis

Clara Lee Davis was born July 26, 1922 in Direct, Texas to Herman and Ruby Cutrell. She married Ira Davis on July 25, 1938. They moved to Hall County in 1943 and settled in Memphis, Texas and were longtime members of the First Baptist Church in Memphis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Pat Nunnally; son, David Davis; a grandson, Dave Davis; and two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Wanda Davis; granddaughters, Nita Chandler and Tracy Butler; grandsons, Brian Davis and Dayton Davis; eight great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Services were at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Sanders Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ken Horn officiating. Private burial followed at Fairview Cemetery in Memphis at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fairview Cemetery, P.O. Box 265, Memphis, TX 79245.

To view memorial tributes and leave your words of encouragement to Clara’s family, visit www.sandersfuneralhome.com.




Sammy Lee Braidfoot

Sammy Lee Braidfoot was born October 24,1961 in Memphis, Texas to Dortha (Proffitt) Braidfoot and Eddie Braidfoot. He passed away on May 7, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 51 years.

Sammy was a 1980 graduate of Memphis High School. He participated in sports during his high school days. Football was his favorite. He also was a member of the Memphis FFA and enjoyed working with and showing hogs. After high school he worked in and around Memphis and farmed. Later Sammy joined the United States Army. He was based at Ft. Drum in New York. Later he served in Germany. He also served in Saudi Arabia before being transferred to Ft. Hood where he was discharged. Sammy loved to hunt and fish in his spare time.

After the Army, Sammy worked in San Antonio at Kelly Air Force Base for the defense contractor Lockheed Martin almost 20 years. He is survived by his wife Veronica of the home, his parents Eddie and Dortha Braidfoot of Memphis. A brother Eddie Wayne Braidfoot and his wife Cindy of Childress as well as two nephews John and Matthew Braidfoot. Sammy is also survived by a host of other relatives and many friends.

A memorial service will be held in San Antonio on Saturday May 18, 2013. Graveside services will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013 in the Chapel at Fairview Cemetery in Memphis beginning at 10:00 am. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. The family requests memorials to a favorite charity or to the American Cancer Society.



Lloyd Edwin Sargent


Lloyd Edwin, 82, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2013 in Childress, Texas. Services were held at the Memphis Church of Christ on Saturday, April 27, 2013 with Mark Lance, Pastor, officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Robertson Funeral Home of Memphis.

Lloyd was born March 6, 1931 in Etoile, Texas to James and Lydia Atkinson Sargent. He married Katherine Watson on Movermber 5, 1950 in Porter, Texas. He attended Clarendon College and obtained his nursing degree. Lloyd moved to Memphis in 1963 from Houston, and farmed in the community for many years while making a career as a nurse. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and volunteering his time. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Clinton Sargent; and a brother-in-law, Billy Alvis.

Survivors include his wife Katherine of the home; a son Roger Sargent and wife Cynthia of Livingston; 2 brothers, James Sargent and wife Ruth of Lufkin, Charles Sargent and wife Rama of Conroe; a sister, Deloise Alvis of Huntington; 5 grandchildren, Jennifer McCarty and husband Stoney of Amarillo,Jason Sargent and wife Jennifer of Memphis, Jeff Sargent of Longview, Julie Derryberry and husband Gary Don of Lubbock, Tedra Kinsey and Husband Kevin of McLean; 8 great-grandchildren Marlee, Jasie, Zach, Trinity, Jake, Scarlet, Tanner and Jaxxon.

The family requests memorials be sent to Memphis Meals on Wheels or Fairview Cemetery Association



Grozella Ruth Hagins Usrey


Grozella Ruth Hagins Usrey, 82, of Amarillo died Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Memorial services were held on March 28, 2013 in the Ivy Chapel at Boxwell Brothers Funeral home in Amarillo. Bob Crass and Glen Walton, ministers, officiated. Arrangements were through Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Amarillo.

Mrs. Usrey was born February 24, 1931, in Memphis to Kirby and Madelia Hagins. She grew up in Lesley and attended grade school there. Mrs. Usrey graduated from Lakeview High school in 1948, and was a graduate of Clarendon Junior College. She went on to attend West Texas State University. Mrs. Usrey Married Joe Usrey on May 6, 1953, in Amarillo. She had worked as church secretary at San Jacinto Church of Christ. She was a senior clerk at BWTX Pantex for 17 years. Mrs Usrey was a member of Central Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Usrey of Amarillo; a son, Kirby Lynn Usrey of Amarillo; several cousins; and a host of friends.

The family suggests memorials to go to High Plains Children’s Home, 11461 S. Western Street, Amarillo, Texas 79118.




Robert G. “Bob” Huffman


Robert G “Bob” Huffman, 84 of Vernon, Texas died on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in Vernon, Texas. Services were held Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Toby Castleberry and Randy Echols officiated. Burial followed in Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.

Bob was born on March 9, 1929 in Quanah, Texas. He married Francis Norton on February 22, 1953. He owned and operated the Memphis Convalescent Center. He is survived by his wife Francis of the home. One son Grad Huffman of Vernon. One daughter Melanie Huffman Holcomb of Vernon. One brother Charles Huffman of Corpus Christi and one sister Mary Jo Andrus of Quanah.


Harry Lee Rogers

Memorial Services for Harry Lee Rogers, 68, of Memphis were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in Memphis with Rev, Aulston Ridley officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the personal care of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis.

Harry Lee Rogers was born on February 13, 1945, in Memphis, Texas to Otho and Mildred (Moore) Rogers. He passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2013 in Childress, Texas.

Harry attended Morningside School and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Memphis.

Harry enjoyed helping people and working. He worked as a farm hand for Billy D. Bowman and also his best friend, Blackie Johnson until his health began to fail in 2011.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother. L.D. Williams, and a sister Georgia Bell Dickson.

He is survived by his sisters, Opal Means of Memphis, Texas, Debbie Louis of San Angelo, Texas, his brothers, Garfield Williams of Memphis, Texas, William Rogers of Dallas, Texas, Oleland Rogers of Beaumont, Texas and Loral Dale Rogers of Memphis, Texas, a host of nieces and nephews and a great friend, Anthony Johnson who took care of Harry in his last days.



Jane “Ruth” Jones


Funeral services for Jane “Ruth” Jones, 85, of Memphis, were held Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in Memphis with Daniel Downey officiating and Danny Reeves assisting. Burial followed in the Chapel at Fairview under the personal care of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis.

Ruth Jones was born on Oct. 2, 1927, in Memphis, to Ottie Franklin and Gussie Cornelius (Ayers) Jones. She passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013, in Memphis.

Ruth graduated from Memphis High School and attended the Texas Women’s College in Denton for one year.
She married Billy R. Jones on Dec. 25, 1950, in Memphis. She was a very active member of First Baptist Church for over 80 years. She was a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts and helped with Meals On Wheels. She loved baking and canning. Ruth was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and also known as “Muggers” by some of the grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, L.F and Hubert Jones and a sister, Mary Johnson.

She is survived by her husband Billy R. Jones of Memphis; her children, Ottie Ray Jones and wife Cathy of Amarillo, Melissa Steele and husband Mike of El Paso, and Rodney Jones and wife Lisa of Edmond, Okla.; eight grandchildren, Jami Jones and wife Shonda, Jenifer Wormsbaker and husband Shannon, Charissa Reeves and husband Danny, Corey Liner and wife Brandi, Justin Steele, Keenan Jones, Cody Butler and Kayleigh Jones; 14 great grandchildren, one nephew and four nieces.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Building Fund at First Baptist Church in Memphis.
You may send condolences online at www.hughsfuneralhome.com.




Allene C. Davis


Funeral Services for Allene C. Davis, 82, of Brownwood, Texas were held Sunday, April 21, 2013 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Brownwood with Wayne Davis, Rodney Watson and John Tunnell officiating. Interment will follow at the Bangs Cemetery. The family receiveed friends Saturday at the Heartland Funeral Home. She passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013 in Brownwood.

Mrs. Davis was born February 5, 1931 in Brown County to Bonnie and Harvey Chastain. She grew up in the community of Grosvenor and graduated from Bangs High School in 1948 as Valedictorian of her class.

On August 11, 1951, Allene married her high school sweetheart, Morris W. Davis, at Calvary Baptist Church. After several moves, they made their home in Memphis, Texas for 37 years. Mrs. Davis was a Christian Lady who loved her Lord.

While in Memphis, she was a member of the First Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher, G. A. leader, and on various committees. Since returning to Brownwood in 2002, Mrs. Davis faithfully served at Calvary Baptist Church.

Mrs. Davis invested her life in her family, both as a homemaker and as bookkeeper for her husband’s company, Davis Irrigation, for many years. She is most remembered for her gift of hospitality. She loved hosting Christmas parties, having guests in her home for meals, and ministering to others with gifts of food. She especially loved having all of her family home and cooking for her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers-in-law, Douglas Flynn and Claude Carmichael.

Mrs. Davis is survived by her devoted husband of 61 years, Morris Davis of Brownwood; one son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Nancy Davis of Fort Worth; and one daughter and son-in-law, Jana and Rodney Watson of Abilene; two sisters Betty Flynn of Gainesville and June Carmichael of Brownwood; one brother Grady Chastain and wife Pat of Brownwood. She was “Granna” to five grandchildren, Trey and Emily Davis of Crowley, Emily Davis of Fort Worth, Ryan and Cassidy Watson of Plano, Kyle and Jessica Watson of Abilene, and Tyler Watson of Abilene; and two great-grandchildren, Haddon and Brooke Davis of Crowley. Also, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers were her four grandsons and two nephews, C.E. Carmichael and Jimmy Carmichael. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Calvary Baptist Church.

Memorial gifts may be made to Calvary Baptist Church in Brownwood.

Friends are invited to sign the guestbook at www.heartlandfuneralhome.net
Heartland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.




Carol Cluck


Carol Ann Monzingo Cluck was born June 30, 1937. She was preceded in death by her parents F.E. and Grace Monzingo and her brother Gayle Monzingo.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years Jerry Cluck; daughter Renee Wing and husband Tom Wing of Cedarville and grandchildren Jerry Allen, Justin, Jake and Jackson Wing; son Greg Cluck of Sallisaw and grandchildren Cassie Cluck, Carissa Cluck Caldwell, her husband Aaron, and Caleb Cluck; daughter Robin Finley and husband Bill Finley of Cedarville and grandchildren Jerry Dewayne and Michaela Finley; and son Frank Cluck of Cedarville and grandchildren Austin and Dylan Cluck.

Carol graduated high school in Memphis, Texas and college at then West Texas State University. She married Jerry Cluck on October 28, 1961 and worked alongside Jerry as a rancher/farmer for most of her life.

She and Jerry modeled their convictions of faithfulness to the Lord through their commitment to Him, each other, and their family.

She was actively involved in working with children throughout her life. She ministered to children of all ages through 4-H, Sunday School, Youth Ministry and Children’s Church as well as teaching pre-school through high school children anything from reading to riding a horse.

One of her favorite things was to teach children about the Lord, starting with her own children and carrying through to her grandchildren.

Carol went to be with Jesus on April 18, 2013. She is deeply loved and will be greatly missed by her family. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also and he praises her… a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31: 28-30

Services were held Monday, April 22, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Alma with interment in Hall Cemetery.
The family visited with friends from Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Ocker Funeral Home of Alma, 917 Hwy. 64 East, Alma.

Services are under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

To place an online tribute please visit www.ockerfuneralhome.com




Marce Johnson


Marce Johnson, 84, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in Memphis.

Services were held Saturday, April 13, 2013 in The Chapel at Fairview Cemetery in Memphis with C.W. Parker, Odyssey Hospice Chaplain, officiating. Internment followed in Fairview Cemetery in Memphis under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors of Memphis.

Marce was born September 8, 1928 in Dallas to Arthur and Margie Knox Cottle. She married Pat Johnson on January 10, 1952 in Breckenridge. She had been a resident of Memphis for 55 years and was an operator for GTE for 26 years prior to her retirement. She loved her family, friends, her work, and Memphis dearly. She was a past member of the First Christian Church in Memphis.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband, Pat Johnson of Memphis; two daughters, Kay Lynn Hutcheson and husband Doug of Wolfforth and Judy B. Roten of Castle Rock, Colorado; four grandchildren, Jay Thompson, Lee Roten, Kasey Sakmar, and Lindy Loftus; and seven great grandchildren.

The family request memorials be sent to a favorite charity.

Sign the online guestbook at www.RobertsonFuneral.com.




Buddy Shipp

Buddy Shipp, 68, passed away on Tuesday April 9, 2013 at his home in Memphis.

Memorial services were held Friday, April 12, 2013 at Red Marble Ministries in Memphis with Dale Miller, Pastor, officiating under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors.

Buddy Shipp was born June 22, 1944 in Rotan, Texas to Vollie and Sarah Reynolds Shipp. He was a cowboy at heart. He rode bulls, broncs, roped calves, and was a cattleman his whole life. He was a very sweet man and helped many people he knew. He was loved by many, and was a loving father the best friend. Buddy had been a resident of Memphis since 1991. He married Trista Lynn Ford Shipp on September 1, 1999.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Trista, on September 11, 2012; his parents; two brothers, Charles and Delbert Shipp; and his sister, Judy Shipp Adkins.

Survivors include three sons, John Shipp of Rotan, Sidney Shipp and wife Lisa of Colorado, and Joe Don Shipp of Memphis; his daughter, Becky Shipp and husband Jeffery, of Memphis; two step sons, Shawn Bright and wife Dawn, of Dalhart, and Dallas Moore and wife Elizabeth, of Lelia Lake; two step daughters, Tylena Horton and husband John, of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Holly McClesky and husband Willie, of Hedley; his brother, Dean Shipp and wife Carolyn, of Friona; his sister-in-law, Edith Shipp, of Seminole; six grandchildren; 14 step grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The family requests memorials be sent to Hall County 4-H, Hall County Courthouse Box 2, 109 South 5th, Memphis, Texas 79245.

Sign the online guestbook at www.RobertsonFuneral.com.


Betty Sue Scott

Memorial services for Betty Sue Scott, 82, of Longview were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday March 11, 2013 at Alpine Church of Christ in Longview with Rusty Kennedy, Chaplain Richard Pruitt, John Shafer and Gary Sanders officiating. Private burial was in Kilgore Memorial Gardens Cemetery prior to the memorial service.

Mrs. Scott passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013 in Longview. 

Betty was born on May 23, 1930 in Eli, Texas to the late Macon William Paschall and Florence Wallace. Mrs. Scott lived in Amarillo prior to moving to the Kilgore in 1976. She is member of Alpine Church of Christ and was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother and will be truly missed by all of her loving family and friends. 

She is preceded in death by her son, Jeff Scott; granddaughter, Sarah Jordan Scott; sisters, Bessie Irene Bryant and Rebecca Bruce; brothers, Raymond “Tex” Paschall, Macon “Ike” Paschall, Alfred “Cotton” Paschall and Gene Paschall.

She is survived by her husband, Billy E. Scott of 57 years of Longview, daughter, Pam Liska and husband Greg of Tyler; granddaughter, Kaitlyn Scott of San Diego, California; sisters, Nannie Marie Mayhugh of Garland and Willie “Bill” Adams and husband Warren of Amarillo; brother, Frederick “T-Bone” Paschall of Amarillo; many loving nieces, nephews and a host of friends and special thanks to the Kennedy Life Group at Alpine Church of Christ. 

Memorials may be made to the Caring & Sharing Ministry and Compassion Ministry, C/O Alpine Church of Christ 610 East Loop 281 Longview, Texas. 

Please leave online condolences at www.Raderfuneralhome.com



Helen Crisman


Services for Helen Crisman were held Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in the First Baptist Church in Memphis with Rev. Daniel Downey and Jody Smith officiating. Winfred McQueen, accompaniment by Chris Jones, sang various songs selected by Helen. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors ofMemphis.

Helen was born September 12, 1929 in Memphis to Lynn B. and Mattie Orah Kennon Jones. She married Fred Clark Crisman on September 12, 1947 in Memphis. Two daughters were born to this union.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Dorothy L. Williams.

She is survived by her daughters, Ruth Ann Crisman Stewart of Lubbock, and Karen Elaine Crisman of Memphis; two grandsons, Paul Clark Stewart and wife Karen, of Lubbock, and David Rea Stewart of Lubbock; her great grandson, Caleb Paul Lynn Stewart of Lubbock; two brothers, Clinton Buck Jones and wife Jimmie Sue, of Lubbock, and Winston Mason Jones and wife Marsha, of Lubbock; and was blessed with 10 nieces and nephews.

Helen worked for Hall County for 19 years serving under 3 different Judges. She worked for several churches in Lubbock for over 15 years. She also worked at Texas Tech University, before moving back to Memphis in 1979. Helen was a member of the First Baptist Church in Memphis.

Helen was secretary for the Hall County Picnic Association from 1983 until 1996. She was bookkeeper for the Heritage Hall Museum. Her hobbies were Genealogy, Quilting, Crafting, gardening, singing in church choirs, and reading. Helen was a wonderful mother and grandmother and was very involved with all her family and friends. She was always more than willing to help in anyway possible in her community.

Memorials may be made to Heritage Hall Museum in Memphis or a favorite charity.




Cruzita Mestas

Memphis, TX – Funeral services for Cruzita Mestas, 103, of Memphis, TX, were held 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Memphis, Texas with Father David Contreras officiating. Burial followed in Lakeview Cemetery under the personal care of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis, TX. 

Rosary services were at 7:00 P.M., Monday, March 25, 2013, at Hughs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. 

Cruzita Mestas was born on October 24, 1909, in Logan, New Mexico, to Santiago and Pablita (Crespin) Garcia. She passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013, in Memphis, TX. 

Cruzita Mestas married Leandro Mestas, Sr. on May 2, 1934, in Tucumcari, New Mexico. He preceded her in death on January 23, 1984. They moved to Lakeview in 1947 and later in 1969, they moved to Memphis. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, her parents, a daughter, Mary Helen Mestas and a son Leandro Mestas, Jr. 

Cruzita is survived by four daughters, Ramona Soliz & Josie Solis of Amarillo, Polly Murdock of Memphis and Janie & Luis Cortez of Amarillo, five sons, Pat Mestas of Amarillo, Freddy Mestas of Longview, Johnny & Jeri Mestas of Amarillo, Joe Ray Mestas of Memphis and Manuel Mestas of Memphis, 30 grandchildren, 72 great grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren. 

You may send condolences online at www.hughsfuneralhome.com.




Willie V. Lollar

Willie V. Lollar was born to Willie John and Vera Huddleston Jackson on June 20, 1920 in Swans Chapel, Jones County, Texas. She died Thursday, March 14, 2013 in Oklahoma City, OK.

She graduated from Avoca High School, Avoca, Texas in 1939. She married Willard A. Lollar on April 16, 1940 in Haskell, Texas. She and her husband lived in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area for many years, where she worked as a cosmetic consultant. They moved to Memphis, TX in 1994. After Mr. Lollars death in 2003, Mrs. Lollar moved to the Tealridge Retirement Center, in 2005. She was a member of the Edmond Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, a daughter, Constance Diane Lollar and sister Jewel Huffaker.

She is survived by three sons; Dale J and Enid L. Lollar, Edmond, OK, James (Jim) W. and Gay Lollar, Midlothian, TX and Jerald (Jerry) R. Lollar, San Diego, CA. Grandchildren; Melissa Bauman and husband John, Pam Phillips and husband Ric, Jay Lollar and wife Tara, Willie Rose Lollar and Jamie Gay Lollar. Three step grandchildren; Chad Hampton and wife Patti, Adrianne Lacki and husband Bob, Dalton Roger Baker and wife, Jennifer, four great grandchildren; Taylor Phillips, Cody Phillips, Callie White and Jackson Lollar.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at the Edmond Church of Christ. Interment will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Mount Hope Cemetery in Anson, TX. In Lieu of flowers memorials can be made to “In Search of the Lord’s Way Ministries” or a charity of your choice.

Services are under the Direction of Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond.




Mona Roberta Cummins
(March 5, 1930 - March 12, 2013)

Memphis, TX – Mona Cummins, 83, was born on March 5, 1930, in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, to Darwin A. & Uva (Tiffin) Cummins. She passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Childress, TX.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Mona was married to Jack Boatright, he preceded her in death. She worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. She loved horses and the outdoors.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

Mona is survived by her son, Gordon Glasgow and two sisters, Donna Hallman of Moore, OK and Sue Haubert & husband



Lorraine “Lorri” Fortunato


Memphis, TX – Funeral services for Lorraine “Lorri” Fortunato, 90, of Memphis, TX, will be at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Memphis, Texas with the Rev. Gerald Powley officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the personal care of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis, TX.

Lorraine “Lorri” Fortunato was born on January 14, 1923, in Chicago, IL, to Max C. & Elizabeth Ott Schroeder.

She passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Memphis, TX.

Lorri Fortunato married Charles Fortunato on May 24, 1969, in Lindenhurst, IL. She moved to Memphis in 2007 from California. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Memphis.

Lorri was preceded in death by her first husband, William Schutts, her second husband, Charles Fortunato, her parents and her daughter, Maxine Marie Schutts.

Lorri is survived by three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

You may send condolences online at www.hughsfuneralhome.com.



Josie Morquecho Garcia


Funeral services for Josie Morquecho Garcia, 56, of Memphis, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Memphis with Father David Contreras officiating.

Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery under the personal care of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis.
 
Rosary services were at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2103 at Hughs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel.
 
Josie Morquecho Garcia was born on Sept. 27, 1956, in Fredericksburg, to Adolfo Morquecho, Sr. and Augustina (Chavez) Morquecho.  She passed away on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in Memphis.
 
Josie was a loving and caring person. She was a wonderful mother and wife.  She was a hard worker and did whatever it took to provide for her family, from working in the fields with her children at her side to caring for the elderly.  She was a strong person with a big heart.
 
Mrs. Garcia was preceded in death by her mother Augustina Morquecho, her son, Jesse Joe Garcia, three brothers, Adolfo Morquecho, Jr., Albert Morquecho and Frank Morquecho, two sisters, Carolina Aguilar and Gloria Torres and a nephew, Eddie Morquecho, Jr..
 
Josie is survived by her husband, Jesus Garcia, her father, Adolfo Morquecho, Sr., two sons, Billy Joe Ritchie of Lakeview and Michael Joe Garcia of Memphis, one daughter, Selena Marie and husband David Chavera Jr. of Memphis, one brother, Ruben Morquecho and Wife Dominga of Memphis, four sisters, Lidia Gonzalez of Lakeview, Janie Narvaez of Memphis, Mary DeLaCruz of Memphis and Linda Lopez and husband Frank of Memphis and 11 grandchildren Gabriel Ritchie, C.J. Ritchie, Madalynn and Malerie Garcia, Alec and Garren Garcia, Allyson, Audrey and Jayce Chavera and Hope and Arya Garcia.
 
You may send condolences online at www.hughsfuneralhome.com.



Leon Parks

Memorial services for Leon Parks, 89, of Memphis, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in Memphis with Rev. Daniel Downey officiating. Burial followed at Dodson Cemetery. Cremation arrangements are under the personal care of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis.

Mr. Parks was born on February 13, 1924, in Chalk, Texas, to Floyd L. and Kate Ann (Galloway) Parks. He passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013, in Amarillo.

He served in the U.S. Marines during WWII. He married Margaret Wynn Gilbert on September 9, 1987, in Roaring Springs. He was an active member of the Masons. He was also a member of First Baptist Church in Memphis.

Mr. Parks was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, M.B. Parks.

Leon is survived by his wife, Margaret Parks of Memphis, his children, Vic Parks and wife Wanda of Burbank, Wash., Melissa Patrick and husband Chris of Dallas, Paulette Evans of Keller, Billy Gilbert and wife Patty of Wellington, Becky Jackson and husband Jimmy of Claude, Debbie Wood and husband Carl of Cloudcroft, N.M., Mark Gilbert and wife Laurey of Pampa, and Meleney Martin and husband Kenny of Groom, his sister, Lenora Wood of Plainview, 21 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to First Baptist Church in Memphis




Jerry Bob Lemons

Jerry Lemons passed away in Amarillo on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at the age of 74.

Services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, February 21, 2013 in the Community Fellowship Church in Clarendon with Rev. Larry Capranica and Rev. Justin Lemons officiating.  Internment was in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon.  Arrangements were thru Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Jerry was born March 8, 1938 in Amarillo to William Merle and Sarah Katherine Lemons.  He married Patty Joyce Shields on September 7, 1974 in Memphis.  He spent most of his life as a cotton farmer and upon retirement he began to work for Donley County Senior Citizens and volunteered for the Meals on Wheels program. He was a member of the Community Fellowship Church were he served as custodian.  He love the the Lord and was a man of the Word.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Maxine Lemons in 1973; his stepson Bryan Myers; his daughter in law, Carol Lemons; 2 brothers Don Lemons and Glen D. “Buck” Lemons; and a grandson Justin John Lemons. He is survived by his wife, Patty Lemons of Clarendon; 2 sons, Justin D Lemons and wife Delilah of Saginaw and Grant Lemons of Amarillo; a daughter, Sherry Ann Wiemer and husband Lee of Amarillo; 3 step daughters, Vickie Rieken of Memphis, Cathy Myers and Janette Harrison of Clarendon; a brother, Jimmy Lemons of Amarillo; 2 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.  The family request memorials be sent to the Community Fellowship Church or Donley County Sr, Citizens.  Sign our guest book at www.RobertsonFuneral.com




Kenneth Shawn Brdecko

WHEELER – Services for Mr. Kenneth Shawn Brdecko, 42, of Wheeler will were Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Country Chapel Church in Wheeler with Dr. Alberta Helton and Bro. Jerry Jewell, officiating.  Burial followed at 11 a.m. Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Nevels Memorial Cemetery in Tahoka, under the direction of Peppers Family Funeral Home in Wheeler.

Mr. Brdecko went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 20 in Wheeler.

Kenneth Brdecko was born July 12, 1970 in Las Cruces, New Mexico to Mr. Tommy Brdecko and Mrs. Celene Wilson. Kenny grew up in the small town of Animas, New Mexico, where he was a State Officer in 4-H and a District FFA Officer. When he graduated High School he went to Clarendon College on a Livestock Judging Scholarship.  He finished his Ag Education Degree at Texas Tech. He has raised his family in Wheeler as a County Extension Agent. Kenny dedicated his life to 4-H youth programs, teaching countless families the value of working together through their Livestock Projects.

Kenny is survived by his parents, Celene and Danny Wilson of New Braunfels, Tommy and Jodie Brdecko of Las Cruces, N.M.; two daughters, Madalyn and Morgan Brdecko of Memphis; one sister, Candace Pitkin and husband Ronnie; one niece Cassey Heath; one nephew, Tristan Pitkin both of Highlands, Texas; his grandparents Tommy and Lucy Brdecko of Animas, New Mexico and many loved ones.
 
The family suggests memorials to Wheeler County 4-H PO Box 505 Wheeler, Texas 79096

You may send condolences online at www.peppersfuneralhome.com




Domingo G. Prieto, Sr.

Graveside services for Domingo G Prieto Sr., 71 of Memphis, were held at the Lakeview Cemetery in Lakeview with Chaplain C.W. Parker officiating.  Arrangements are under the personal care of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis.  

Mr Prieto was born on February 13, 1924, in Morton, to Juan and Margarita (Garcia) Prieto.  He passed away on Friday, February 22, 2013, in Memphis.  

Mr. Prieto was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou Prieto, his parents, Juan and Margarita Prieto, four brothers, Frank, Larry, Marcus and Juan Prieto and three sisters, Josie Galan, Vijen Salazar and Tencha Garcia.

Domingo is survived by two sons, Domingo Prieto, Jr. of Memphis and Ruben Prieto of Lubbock , one daughter, Frances Comacho of Memphis, Two brothers, Ernesto Prieto and Pedro Prieto, four sisters, Clemencia, Rocky Prieto, Maria Mendoza andMargie Samaripas, six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  




Virginia Miller

GRANBURY – Services for Virginia Miller, 88, of Granbury, Texas will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Memphis with Keith Martin, officiating.  Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis.

Virginia passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 in Granbury.

Virginia was born Jan. 2, 1925 in Lakeview to the late Mr. V.G. Byars Sr. and Mrs. Marion (Badgett) Byars.  She was a 1942 graduate of Lakeview High School.  She married Doyle Miller on Sept. 12, 1942 in Hollis, Okla.  He preceded her in death on Aug. 6, 1972.  Virginia was a homemaker and a member of the Lesley Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by one brother, V.G. Byars Jr. and one sister, Euna Bourland.  

She is survived by three sons, Doyle Allen Miller and wife Maria of Granbury; Norman D. Miller and wife Sherry and Michael L. Miller and wife Karen all of Lubbock; one brother, Kent Byars and wife Bobbie of Lakeview; one sister, Patsy Martin of Wellington; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

You may send condolences online at www.hughsfuneralhome.com.



SAMUEL NEWELL (RED) CHAMBERS


Samuel Newell (Red) Chambers, 71, of Abilene, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.  His wife of 48 years, Babe, was by his side.  A memorial service to celebrate Sam’s life was held at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at the Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South, Abilene, with The Rev. Msgr. Frederick G. Nawarskas officiating.  There is a pending celebration in the spring at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Emlenton, PA, where Sam will be laid to rest.

Sam was born Aug. 21, 1941, in Boyers, Penn., to Rosetta and Wilfred Chambers.  He married the love of his life, Babe Roberts on Feb. 3, 1965.  Sam proudly served in the U.S. Army.  He owned the Emlenton Tire Shop prior to moving to Colorado, and at his retirement in 2003 he was a Heavy Equipment/Team Leader III for Larimer County, Colo.  

Sam enjoyed riding his horses, dancing, traveling, remodeling houses, “playing in the dirt” with his tractor, and spending time with his family.  He was a long time member of the VFW, The Northern Colorado Quarter Horse Association, and the Elks.

Preceding him in death were his parents; grandparents; four brothers; and one sister.

Survivors include his wife, Babe of Abilene; a son, Mathew Chambers and wife, Annette of Abilene; daughters, Elizabeth Chambers of Princeton, Minn., and Becky Orr of Loveland, Colo.; one brother, James Chambers and wife, Ruth of Auburn, Mass.; four sisters, Julia Grieff and Janet Chambers of Emlenton, Penn., Marilyn White of Wilmington, N.C., Dianna Leya and husband, Dick of Wake Forest, N.C.; nine grandchildren, Charles Cash and wife, Pockets, Bailey Chambers, Sam Chambers, Evan Johnson, Jesse Grotjohn, Heather Hinenkamp, Jordan Chambers, Brett Tovar, and Travis Orr; and numerous nieces and nephews.




FRANKYE LYNN GOLDSTON

Memorial services for Frankye Lynn Goldston, 77, of Memphis, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, February 11, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Memphis with Rev. Gerald Powley officiating and Gary Boles assisting.  Cremation arrangements are under the personal care of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis.

Mrs. Goldston was born on May 21, 1935, in Lakeview, to Clinton F. and Pansy (Dawson) Srygley.  She passed away on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in Memphis.

Frankye graduated from Memphis High School and from West Texas State College in Canyon.  She was a school teacher in Harrold, Texas for one year and then for five years at San Jacinto in Amarillo.  She taught third grade in Memphis for 15 years and then was the Principal at Austin Elementary for 10 years.  She married Jim Goldston on November 22, 1962, in Memphis.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Memphis.

She was preceded in death by her father in 1977, her mother in 2007 and her brother Gilbert Srygley in October 2012.

Frankye is survived by her husband Jim Goldston of Memphis, her sons, Jim Bob Goldston and wife Lori of Forney, Texas and Clinton Thomas Goldston and wife Julie of Greenville, Texas, her grandchildren, Shae Goldston, Jared Goldston, Whitney Goldston, Kiley Goldston and Jolie Goldston, and her great grandson, Grayson Short.

The family suggests memorials be made to a favorite charity.
 


RAYMOND WHITTEN

Raymond Whitten formerly of Memphis, Texas passed away February 6, 2013 at the age of 78.  He was born December 17, 1934 to Cecil and Ida (Dean) Whitten in Memphis, Texas.  Raymond attended Texas Tech University.  In 1956 he married Beverley Bowerman in Childress, Texas.  Raymond loved hunting, fishing, cooking, eating and making people laugh.  His greatest love was his family and friends.

Raymond is survived by his daughter, Brakelle Purnell and husband Robert of McKinney, Texas; son, Brock Whitten; grandchildren, Allie and Connor Purnell and Ross and Logan Whitten; brothers, Bill Whitten of Memphis, Texas, Randy Whitten of Tohaka, Texas,  Warren Whitten of Memphis, Texas and  numerous nephews, nieces and other loving relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Ida Whitten; wife, Beverley Bowerman Whitten and son, Brad Whitten.

A memorial service was held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel in Allen, Texas with Dr. Danny Buster officiating.
 
To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit www.tjmfuneral.com.



JIMMIE DAN SPRUILL, SR.

Jimmie Dan Spruill, Sr., 63, of Plainview began his heavenly family reunion February 6, 2013. He died at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Family visitation was Friday, February 8, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Kornerstone Funeral Directors. Memorial service were held Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at College Heights Baptist Church with JohnMark Spruill and Pastor Don Robertson officiating. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery in Memphis, Texas at 3:30 P.M. the same day. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

Jimmie was born in Memphis, Texas to Jimmie (Sonny) and Evelyn Geraldine (Jeri) Wainwright Carter on June 29, 1949. He graduated high school at Memphis High in 1969 and attended Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX and graduated Criswell Bible Institute in Dallas, TX in 1975. Jimmie married Lonella Fern Tooke on April 17, 1970 in Memphis, Texas. They lived in Plainview, Dallas, Memphis, Hardesty, OK and Amarillo before moving back to Plainview. In August of 1979, they opened and operated Rent America of Plainview, that is now being run by their son, JohnMark Spruill. He was a member of College Heights Baptist Church, and served on a trade organization board of directors for Texas Association of Rental Agencies (TARA), and a non-profit charitable organization North India New Life Society, Inc (NINLS).

He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmie (Sonny) Spruill; his brother, Donnie Ray Spruill; his sons, Jimmie Dan Spruill, Jr. and JonathanAndrew Spruill.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Lonella; his son, JohnMarkSpruill and wife, Christina and daughter, Autumn; and his mother, Jeri Carter all of Plainview. He is also survived by his brother, David Dean Spruill & wife Phyllis of Tulia, TX.

He was a mentor and father-figure to Paul Thankachen and wife, Manu and their children, Issac & Jeremy,all of Plainview. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and other family members.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to North India New Life Society, Inc., P.O. Box 102, Plainview, Texas 79073-0102.




DORIS POUNDS


Funeral services for Doris Giovanni Wirth Pounds, 93, formerly of Memphis, TX, will be at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Memphis with Rev. Daniel Downey officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the personal care of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis, TX.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 6-8 P.M., Monday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Pounds was born on December 12, 1919, in Chicago, Illinois, to Frank Thomas Wirth and Anna Christiana (Dahl) Wirth. She passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2013, in Austin, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Hershell C. Pounds on April 8, 2003. They were married on May 9, 1943, in Reno, Nevada, while he was serving in the U.S. Navy. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Frank Wirth, Thomas Martin Wirth, and her son-in-law, Arthur Giffen.

Doris graduated from Anaheim Union High School in Anaheim, California, in 1938 and attended Santa Ana Junior College in Santa Ana, California. She played violin in the high school orchestra and was a member of the O.K. Club, a social organization at Santa Ana Junior College. In Memphis, she was a founding member of Club 51, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the First Baptist Church, and the Women’s Auxiliary of the American Legion. After retiring from the Clark Medical Clinic in Memphis and after raising and educating three daughters, she realized her great talent as an artist and created many beautiful pieces of art which are cherished by her family and friends.

Doris is survived by her children, Melinda Sue Magee of Georgetown, TX, Janice Gail Langley & husband Kenneth of Georgetown, TX and Laurel Ann Giffen of Austin, TX, three grandchildren, Caroline Langley, Melody Rajski & husband Michael and Michael Giffen, and her great grandchildren, Maya and Michael Rajski. Also she is survived by a very dear childhood friend, Josephine (Jo) Lundby of Santa Ana, CA, and many lifelong dear friends in Memphis, TX. In addition, her cat, Squeaker, has been a faithful friend and cherished pet.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Fairview Cemetery Association, PO Box 265, Memphis TX 79245, or to the Hall County Heritage Hall, PO Box 114, Memphis, TX 79245.




Rebecca Paschall Bruce
 
Funeral services for Rebecca Paschall Bruce, 93, of Memphis, will be at 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 28, 2013, at the Church of Christ in Memphis with Mr. Tom Anderson officiating.  Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the personal care of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis.
 
Rebecca Bruce was born on Jan. 5, 1920, in Lakeview, Texas, to M.W. and Florence (Wallace) Paschall.  She passed away on January 26, 2013, in Memphis, TX.
 
Rebecca grew up in Lakeview where she attended school until the family moved to Memphis.  She graduated from Memphis High Scholl and attended one year of Business School in Amarillo.  Rebecca and Boyce “Diamond” Bruce were high school sweethearts.  Boyce served his country during World War II and when he returned they were married on December 25, 1946, in Estelline, TX.  Rebecca was a former member of the PTA, a Girl Scout leader, a member of the Memphis Cyclone Band Boosters and Helping Hands.  She worked as a secretary and later as a bookkeeper for Lesley Coop Gin for 25 years until she retired.  She loved baking, canning and gardening.  She was a member of the Church of Christ and she had a servant’s heart that loved to serve others.  Rebecca was a very loving wife, mother, grandmama and great grandmama.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Raymond, Isaac, Al and Gene Paschall and one sister, Irene “Pat” Bryant.
 
Rebecca is survived by her husband, Boyce “Diamond” Bruce of Memphis, two daughters, Judy Gentry & husband Gary of Memphis & Boycene McKinney & husband Greg of Amarillo, one brother, Frederick T. “T-Bone” Paschall of Borger, three sisters, Marie Mayhugh of Garland, Willie Merl “Bill” Adams of Amarillo & Betty Sue Scott of Longview, her grandchildren, Cade Gentry, Jill Stewart & husband Brad, Ryan Gentry & wife Jamie, Ty McKinney & wife Mariah, Kyle McKinney & wife Treva & Kayla McKinney & fiancé Matthew Shields, her great grandchildren, Laci & Stetson Stewart, Carson & Brady Gentry,  Jossalyn & Blakelyn McKinney & a baby girl due in July along with numerous nieces and nephews.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memphis Church of Christ Benevolent Fund, 1625 N 18th Street, Memphis, TX 79245 or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

You may send condolences online at www.hughsfuneralhome.com.
 


Roy Lee Graham

Services to celebrate the life of Roy Lee Graham will be held at 10:00am Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Waldo Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jason Anderson officiating.  Interment will follow at West Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6-8pm at Waldo Funeral Home.  

Roy was born January 31, 1945 in Memphis, Texas to Leonard and Betty (Boland) Graham and passed from this life on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at the age of 67.  Roy grew up in the Memphis area and left high school to join the United States Army.  Roy fought in Vietnam and earned a Purple Heart, 4 Bronze Service Stars, and was an Expert with Rifles M-14 and M-16.  Roy was very proud of his service to our country.  He was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant on Dec. 1, 1967. Roy married Sally Kirkland on January 27, 1972 in Sherman. She preceded him in death on November 18, 2009. Roy loved fishing, and enjoyed hunting, woodworking, raising animals and livestock.  

Roy was also preceded in death by his parents, and 3 siblings.

He is survived by his sons, Lee Graham and his wife, Kate; Slade Graham and his wife, Crystal; grandchildren Shelby, Haley and Skilar Graham, all of Sherman.

Military honors will be performed by Fort Hood Honor Guard at the gravesite.

An online register may be signed at www.waldofuneralhome.com.

Services are under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home.



H.R. Yarbrough


H.R. Yarbrough age 96 of Wellington, a former longtime resident of Memphis died on Saturday, January 26, 2013 in Wellington.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 28, 2013 at the First United Methodist in Wellington with Rev. Gene Weinette, pastor and Brett Traxler officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Memphis by Adams Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Baron McQueen, Carlen McQueen, Brett Traxler, Garrett Carpenter, Grant Carpenter, Hatcher Watson, Hunter Watson, Kenny Patterson, and Walker Copeland. Honorary pallbearers were Terry Lindsey, Clee Parr, Lloyd Becker, Mack Richards, and Jim Goldston.

H.R. was born on February 1, 1916 to Lorenzo and Florene Moore Yarbrough in Hall County. He married Bess Garrett on April 19, 1946 in Amarillo.

He served in the Army Air Corp during WW II.

He was a farmer and rancher and a member of the First Baptist Church in Memphis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Bess in 2007, a daughter Zee McQueen in 1994, a son in law Buster McQueen in 1993, a grandson Sawyer Reed McQueen in 1996, and by 3 sisters Ruby Childress, Johnny Ruth Miller, and Ina Mae Bollinger.

His survivors include 2 daughters Dawn Ann Thompson and her husband Billy E. of Heath and Debbie Henard and her husband Billy of Wellington; a sister Pauline Haley of Amarillo, by 7 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

The family suggests that memorials be made to the Fairview Cemetery Assoc. in Memphis.

Sign the guest book at adamsfuneralsvc.com



Melinda Ann Messick Mithlo


Memorial Services for Melinda Ann Messick Mithlo, 59, were held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Memphis with Gerald Powley officiating.

Melinda was born Aug. 6, 1953 to DC and Wanda Messick in Fort Worth. She was a 1971 graduate of Memphis High School and was a homemaker.

Melinda passed away on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 in Lubbock. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave Mithlo.

Survivors include her parents DC and Wanda Messick of Memphis; a brother Mark and wife Beth Messick of Panhandle; a sister Cheryl and husband Marvin Graves of Missouri City; two sons, Chris and wife Brooke Murdock, and Chance Murdock both of Memphis. She is also survived by a niece Erica Messick; two nephews, Jeramy Graves and Josh Messick; and two granddaughters, Kinlie and Emberlie Murdock; five great nephews Caleb, Joseph, Brayden, Ryan and Alijah; and a great niece Samantha.

Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors of Memphis.



Barbara June Lowe Bownds
 
Memphis, TX – Graveside services for Barbara June Lowe Bownds, Loving Mother, 80, will be at 3:00 P.M. Monday, December 31, 2012, at the Chapel at Fairview Cemetery in Memphis with Mr. Tom Anderson officiating.  Arrangements are under the personal care of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis, TX.

Barbara was born April 11, 1932, in Lakeview, Texas, to James Henry “Dick” and Florence Lily (Birdwell) Lowe.  She peacefully passed away on December 28, 2012, in Lubbock, TX.

Barbara Bownds grew up in Lakeview and graduated High School there in 1949.  She lived in Plainview from 1952-1964.  She then moved to Clovis, New Mexico where she was a realtor until 1984 when she moved to Dallas.  She worked as a Clerk at the Dallas County Tax Office for 15 years when she retired in 2005.  She moved to North Richland Hills, Texas in 2008 where she lived presently.  She was a member of The Villas Fellowship Church in North Richland Hills.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Blanche Lowe, Monnie Grant, Mary Gordon & Wanda Robertson and her brothers, Fred Lowe & J.D. “Jiggs” Lowe.
 
Barbara is survived by her son, Rodney Clay Bownds & wife Anna of Lubbock and her daughter, Cynthia “Cyndy” Phillips & husband Steve of Tampa, FL.
 
A devoted mother, she will be missed by her loving family and friends.  The family will receive friends Sunday, December 30th from 4-6 at Hughs Funeral Home in Memphis, TX.

You may send condolences online at www.hughsfuneralhome.com.



RAYMOND J. HOPPER
    
Graveside services for Raymond J. Hopper, 93, were held Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Llano Cemetery in Amarillo with James Baker officiating. Arrangements are under the personal care of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis.
     
Dad (Pawpaw) is at peace and has realized his wish of being with Mother (Memaw) and his Lord for eternity.
     
Raymond was born April 11, 1919, in Hopper, Ark., to James Garfield and Julina (Tweedle) Hopper and was one of 14 children. He peacefully passed away on Dec. 27, 2012, in Mustang, Okla., where he has lived for the past seven years.
     
He served in the Army during World War II from 1942-1945 in Italy and was the recipient of the Purple Heart and the EAME Campaign Medal with two bronze service stars. After working 37 years for Pioneer Gas Co. in Amarillo, Raymond and Nora retired in Hedley and lived there until the death of his wife in 2005.
     
He is preceded in death by the love of his life, Nora Hopper.
     
Raymond is survived by his three children, Jerry Hopper and wife Regina of Oklahoma City, Beverly Hopper of Columbus, Ga., and Mike Hopper and wife Caprice of Amarillo, his two granddaughters, Cari Neeley of Canyon and Ashley Hopper of Tahlequah, Okla., and his two great grandsons, Aaron and Hayden.
     
You may send condolences online at www.hughsfuneralhome.com.



FLORENCIA SAENZ
Florencia Saenz, 78, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 in Clarendon. Services were held Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 in the First Baptist Church in Memphis with Fr. David Contreras, and Rev. Joe Saenz officiating. Burial followed in McAdoo Cemetery in McAdoo under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors of Memphis.
Mrs. Saenz was born May 5, 1934 in Yorktown, Texas to Jose Angel and Margarita Lozano Gonzales. She married Adan Saenz on Aug. 20, 1954 in Mathis, Texas. She had been a resident of Memphis since 2008.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Memphis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Esteban Gonzales and Cruz Gonzales; two step brothers, Deciderio Hernandez and Mauricio Hernandez; two step sisters, Genoveva Gonzales and Herminia Renteria.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Adan Saenz of Memphis; three sons, Adan Saenz, Jr. and wife Mary Alice of McAdoo, Joe Saenz and wife Mary of Moses Lake, Wash., and Lionel Saenz and wife Loretta of Memphis; three daughters, Yolanda Narvaez and husband Angel of Memphis, Gloria Garcia and husband Pedro of Memphis and Irma Cagle and husband Bobby of Lake City, Fla.; a brother, Pedro Gonzales of Yorktown; a sister, Virginia Espinosa of Victoria; a brother in law, Mike Saenz of Hollis, Okla.; three sisters in law, Anna Aguilar of Hollis, Okla., Adelfa Lopez of Wellington, and Celia Masias of Childress; 18 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.

Sign the online guestbook at www.RobertsonFuneral.com.



JOHN ELBERT RICHARDS

   
Sherman – Services for Mr. John Elbert Richards, 87, of Sherman were held Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Hughs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Memphis with James King, officiating.  Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery in Memphis under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis.
   
John went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 27, 2012.  
   
He was born Oct. 5, 1924 in Wilberton, Okla. to the late Mr. Elbert Richards and Mrs. Connie (Craft) Richards.  He attended schools in Quail.  He married Minnie Bradley on April 24, 1943 in Memphis.  She preceded him in death on Aug. 21, 2000.
   
He was a World War II Veteran and worked as a mechanic for 45 years.  He married Iva Phipps Evans on Nov. 23, 2001.  John was of the Pentecostal faith.  He was a long time resident of Amarillo and Gordonville, Texas.
   
He was preceded in death by his son, John L. Richards, his granddaughter, Lucretia Perritt Mann, his brothers, Jack, Ted, Othal, Olan and Bill Richards and his sisters, Dora Jacobs and Oletha Fry.
   
He is survived by his wife; Iva Richards of Denison; three sons, Lonnie Richards and wife Sally of Humble; Lawrence Richards and fiancée Cheryl Harland of Houston; Gary Richards and wife Reginna of Gordonville; one daughter, Linda Perritt and husband John of Katy; his daughter-in-law, Sandra Harwell and husband William of Gordonville; two brothers, Robert Richards of McLean; Curt Richards of Amarillo; one sister, Mary Maxfield of Amarillo; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and a host of friends and loved ones.
   
The family suggest memorials be made to American heart Association, 7572 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 or the American Diabetes Association, 1701 N Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311.  
   
You may send condolences online at www.hughsfuneralhome.com.




CLEVE EVANS
   
Cleve Evans, 74, died Thursday, June 28, 2012 at an Abilene medical center.
   
The son of Martha Elizabeth (Watkins) and Henry Cleve Evans, he was born on May 6, 1938 in Memphis. He was a 1956 graduate of Memphis High School, and after graduating from Clarendon Junior College, he played semi-pro baseball.  Cleve was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Berlin Crisis.
   
In 2000, Cleve retired from West Texas Utilities/AEP as Director of Governmental Affairs after a 36-year career. He served on numerous committees with the Chamber of Commerce and The United Way. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Abilene. Cleve was a past member of the Masonic Lodge.
   
Cleve married Drue Jones on July 30, 1985 in San Antonio.
   
His parents; four brothers Grant, Richard, Marion and M.L.; and two sisters Dorothy and Ima Joyce, preceded Cleve in death.
   
Cleve is survived by his wife Drue Evans of Abilene; son Paul Evans and wife Donna of Boerne; two daughters, Pam Evans of Georgetown and Paige Pollard and husband Mark of Midlothian; stepson Mike McClure and wife Michelle of Abilene; two stepdaughters Kandy Sunderman of Tonganoxie, Kansas, and Suzie Burney and husband Bruce of Frisco; eight grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren. Survivors also include three sisters, Peggy Hartman and Judith Uhrich both of Amarillo, and Mary Nell Malone of Dimmitt, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
   
Funeral services were held Monday, July 2, at The Hamil Family Funeral Home Chapel, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road in Abilene with Ronnie White officiating.  Interment followed in Cross Plains Memorial Cemetery in Cross Plains.
   
Memorial contributions may be made to Ben Richey Boys Ranch, PO Box 6839, Abilene, TX 79608.      
   
Online condolences may be posted at www.HamilFamilyFuneralHome.com.    



RONALD CAWLFIELD


Mr. Ronald Lee Cawlfield was born in Goodwell, Okla. on June 24, 1936 and went to heaven on July 7, 2012 at the age of 76. Today we rejoice in the knowledge that he is forever at home with the Savior he has faithfully served here on this earth.

Ron was preceded in death by his loving parents, Guy and Daisy Cawlfield. He is survived by his wife, Sarabeth Collins Cawlfield; his son, Randy (Lydia) Cawlfield; his daughter, Kimberly (Kato) Boldon; his daughter Sharon (Charles) Van Zandt; eight grandchildren; his brother, Arnold (Lois Ann) Cawlfield; his sisters, Guyula Dunn and Frances (Hershel) Smith.

Ron graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in petroleum engineering. After serving in the army, he moved to Brownsville, Texas in 1962 and worked for Rio Grande Valley Gas Company for 35 years as an engineer. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Brownsville for 50 years where he served quietly in many ways.

Full of wisdom and understanding, he loved his family with a love that comes only from the Lord. With a quiet disposition and a loving heart, he had a laugh that could put a smile on anyone’s face. Cycling and his grandchildren were some of his favorite pastimes as he grew older. He became very involved with the Brownsville Camp of Gideons International distributing Bibles throughout the community.
The last nine days of his life were spent under the watchful care of the loving staff at Sunshine Haven. The family is so grateful for the love and dignity afforded Ron during his stay.

A memorial service celebrating Ron’s life and faith will be held on Monday, July 16, at 5 p.m. at Brownsville Community Fellowship Church 2414 Central Blvd. (at the corner of Central and Price).

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Sunshine Haven (7105 W. Lakeside Blvd, Olmito, TX 78575) and the Brownsville Camp of Gideons International.

You may view the obituary, sign the guestbook, and send your condolences online to the Cawfield family at www.darlingmouser.com.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Darling-Mouser Funeral Home, 945 Palm Blvd., Brownsville, TX 78520, (956) 546-7111.




TERRY LEON MACKEY

   
Terry Leon Macke, 62, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012 in Memphis. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2012 in the Red Marble Ministries Church in Memphis with Dale Miller and Danny McFalls officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Memphis under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors of Memphis.
   
Terry was born May 31, 1950 in Quinton, Okla., to Omas James and Ira Mae Ferrell Mackey. He had been a lifetime resident of Memphis and was a carpenter. He liked to fish and be with lots of friends.
   
He is preceded in death by his parents; two step sons, Joey Gilchrest and Rickey Erwin; and two brothers, Richard Mackey and Bobbie Lee Blaggs.
   
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Mackey of Memphis; a son, Tee Mackey of Amarillo; two daughters, Lois Marie Hash of Pampa, and Teresa Campos and husband Ramon of Indiana; two brothers, Mack Mackey and wife Del of Viann, Okla., and Phillip Mackey and wife Donna of Memphis; four sisters, Dorothy Sawyers of California, Coetta McMurray and Margaret Phelps both of Amarillo, and Nellie Sue Miller and husband Hollis Dale of Van Alstyne; nine grandchildren; and two great granchildren.
   
The family requests memorials be sent to the Childress
Regional Medical Center Hospice or Memphis Meals on Wheels.
   
Sign the online guest book at www.RobertsonFuneral.com.



TEODORA GARZA
   
Services for Teodora Garza, 90, of Memphis were held Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the First Baptist Church with J.L. Haynes, officiating.  Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis.
   
Teodora passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Memphis.
   
Teodora was born Nov. 9, 1921 in Rio Grande, Texas to the late Mr. Jesus Martinez and Mrs. Maria (Rincon) Martinez.  She married Andres Garza on Dec. 12, 1943 in Mission.  They moved to Memphis in 1960 from Mission.  She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church and a homemaker.
   
She was preceded in death by her grandson; Gabriel Garza Jr., two brothers and three sisters.  
   
She is survived by her husband; Andres Garza of Memphis; nine sons; Andrew Garza Jr. and Arturo Garza both of Memphis; Matis Garza of Columbus, Ohio; Gabriel Garza of Amarillo; Israel Garza of San Bernardo, Calif.; Moses Garza of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; Joe Garza of Dallas; Joel Garza of Lubbock; Johnny Garza of Memphis; four daughters, Yolanda Ramos of Amarillo; Angelica Stout of Van Buren, Ark.; Sylvia Garza of Memphis; Sara Beam of Bonanza, Ariz.; one sister; Manuela Bueno of Los Angeles, Calif.; 34 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.  
   
The family suggest memorials be made to: United Pentecostal Church, 519 N 9th St., Memphis, Texas 79245.  
   
You may send condolences to www.hughsfuneralhome.com.



MARGARET WEBSTER SAUNDERS HOLLAND   

Margaret Webster Saunders Holland, 90, died July 12, 2012 in Pampa.
   
Services were held Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Calvary Baptist Church, with Dallas Stringer, pastor, and Richard Bartel, associate pastor, officiating.
   
Graveside services followed at Rowe Cemetery in Hedley under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.
   
Mrs. Holland was born March 2, 1922 in Memphis. She married R.M. Saunders on July 6, 1940 in Memphis.  He preceded her in death on June 24, 1968. She later married Otis Holland on July 11, 1970. He preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 2001.
   
She had been a resident of Hedley from 1946 until 2004 when she moved to Pampa. She retired from Security State Bank in Hedley as a cashier in 1999 after 36 years of service. She was a former member of First Baptist Church in Hedley for 56 years where she taught Sunday school for many years, and was a current member of Calvary Baptist Church.  She was a member of the Eastern Star in Hedley. She and her husband, R.M. Saunders, owned and operated Saunders Garage and Saunders Conoco and Butane.
   
Survivors include five daughters: Judy Clendennen of Pampa, Sandra Baggett and husband Doyle of Claude, Marilyn Bolin and husband Ronnie of Texhoma, Okla., Nancy Stephens and husband Henry of Hedley, and Cindy Chilton and husband Mike of Purcell, Okla.; nine grandchildren: Tammy Wagner and husband Randy, Darrin Clendennen and wife Jody, and Misty Baten and husband Brent, all of Pampa, Terry Baggett of Claude, Brannon Stephens and wife Hope of Panhandle, Douglas Bolin and wife Kristi of Enid, Okla., Jena Marr and husband Rodney of Texhoma, Okla., Kristi Barton of Wayne, Okla., and Kandi Evans and husband Dusty of Moore, Okla., 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
   
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 900 E. 23rd, Pampa, Texas  79065, Rowe Cemetery, c/o City of Hedley, P.O. Box 185, Hedley, Texas  79237, or Interim Hospice, 2217 Perryton Parkway, Pampa, Texas  79065.
   
Sign the on-line register at www.carmichael-whatley.com.



ELLEN SPEED

   
Services for Mrs. Ellen Speed, 83, of Memphis were held Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the First Baptist Church with Daniel Downey, officiating.  Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home in Memphis.
   
Mrs. Speed passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Memphis.
   
Ellen was born Oct. 30, 1928 in Clarendon to the late Mr. Jewell Copeland and Mrs. Virl (Prock) Copeland.  She was a graduate of Hollis High School.  She married Orace Speed on May 21, 1947 in Childress.  He preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 1999.
   
They moved to Memphis in 1963 from Hollis.  Ellen worked for the Burlington Sheet Factory as a hemmer instructor.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church.  She loved playing the piano at church, taught Sunday school and was very active throughout the church.  She also loved to make crafts and was a member of the VFW auxiliary.
   
She was preceded in death by her brother, Newell Copeland.
   
She is survived by two sons, Tommy Speed and wife Carol of Lubbock; Garvin Speed and wife Lucheryl of Memphis; one sister, Zelma Kennedy of Paris, Texas; six grandchildren, Shane Speed and wife Tricia of Tulia; Joshua Speed and wife Melinda of Phoenix, Ariz.; Kelly Speed and wife Misty of Clarendon; Kira Boyd and husband Damon of White Deer; Chad Ellis and wife Melissa of Mansfield; Stacey Ellis of Kerrville and five great-grandchildren.  
   
The family suggests memorials be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 726, Memphis, Texas or Meals on Wheels, 515 South 9th St., Memphis, Texas 79245.
   
You may send condolences online at www.hughsfuneralhome.com.




DEB HARRIS

Funeral services for Deb Harris, 63, were held Friday, June 22, 2012 in the First Assembly of God Church in Memphis with Mike Davis, Pastor, officiating. Burial followed in Lone Star Cemetery in Rocky, Okla. under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors of Memphis.

Deb was born Oct. 19, 1948 in Roseburg, Oregon to Norton and Elsie Alexander Darby. She had been a resident of Memphis for 27 years where she was the Memphis Junior High Special Education Teacher. She was active in Memphis Little Theater, loved fishing, and loved to spend time with her family.

She was an active member of the First Assembly of God in Memphis.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include a son, Gunnar Roberts and wife Jennifer of Tulsa, Okla.; a daughter, Ashleigh Roberts of Memphis; a brother, Richard Darby of Muskogee, Okla.; four grandchildren, Alec and Garren Roberts, and Maddisyn and Gage Roberts.

The family requests memorials be sent to the Memphis Little Theater or the First Assembly of God Church in Memphis.



James Bruce Ariola


James Bruce Ariola, 74, of Clarendon, died Monday, June 18, 2012, in Amarillo.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 22, 2012, at the Community Fellowship Church in Clarendon on the JA Highway with John R. Hall and Larry Harvey, officiating. Burial followed at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Mr. Ariola was born Jan. 31, 1938, in Vernon to Gaylon and Gertie Ariola. He married Katherine Sanders on Dec. 20, 1958 in Memphis. He was a farmer.

He was preceded in death by a son, James Allen Ariola; a daughter, Kathy Linnae Ariola; and a sister, Shirley Ann Hodges.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Katherine Ariola, of the home; two daughters, Janice Harvey and husband Larry of Amarillo and Sulynn Mester and husband Randy of Childress; two sisters, Ella Mae Gillespie of Durant, Okla. and Lajuana Sue Tucker of Amarillo; three brothers-inlaw, Leonard Sanders and wife Edna of Topeka, Kan., Kenneth Hugh Sanders and wife Lois of Iola, Kan. and Larry Earl Sanders of Ft. Worth; three grandsons, Matt Brandes of Amarillo, Josh Brandes of Ft. Worth and Kris Ariola of Austin; three great-grandsons, Ky Brandes, Zach Brandes and Hannon Brandes; and numerous cousins including Norman Gann and wife Alice of Brice. Sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com

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