Holly Nichole Addington
LEFORS – Holly Nichole Addington, newborn daughter of Patrick and Lori Addington, died Thursday, March 19, 1992. Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Memorial Heights Cemetery with the Rev. Aaron Laverty, pastor of Gageby Baptist Church, in Gageby officiating. Arrangements are by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors in Pampa.
Survivors include her parents; two sisters, Shawna Roxanne Fugate and Shannon K. Addington of the home; two brothers, Ty James Addington and Cody Dolan Addington of the home; grandparents, Twilla Addington of McCloud, Okla., and Patrick Strickland of Chico, Ana McDonald of McCloud, Okla., and Joseph McDonald of Norfolk, Va.; great-grandparents, Nona Fugate of Pampa, Bill Fugate of Bowie, and Dorothy Zona of South Daytona, Fla. [Dated: March 22, 1992 – Newspaper Unknown; Sub. by S. Davis]
O. C. Akins
LEFORS – Funeral services for O. C. Akins, 26, of Lefors, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist Church at Lefors. Officiating will be Rev. Gene Lancaster, minister.
Burial will be in the Lefors Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Home of Pampa.
Born Sept. 20, 1956, in Pampa, he had been a resident of Lefors all his life. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lefors. He was employed by ---------- Service.
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Jack Thatcher, Lefors, his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Akins, Lefors, two sons, Joshua and Zebula, Lefors, one sister, Gail Freeman, Pampa, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Akins, Cedar Creek Lake, Tex., and Mr. and Mrs. Chester Hill, Lefors. [Dated: August 22, 1983 – Newspaper Unkown; Sub. by S. Davis]
John J. Archer
LEFORS – John J. Archer, 79, of Pampa, died Wednesday, June 10, 1998. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel in Pampa with the Rev. Lewis Ellis, pastor of First Baptist Church of Lefors officiating. Burial will be in Memory Heights Cemetery at Lefors under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.
Mr. Archer was born July 27, 1918, in Tulsa County, Okla. He married Abbie F. Turner on May 27, 1946, at Pampa. He was a mechanic, repairman and pumper for Texaco, retiring after 37 years of service. He was a member and past governor of Pampa Moose Lodge and was a member and past president of Lefors Lions Club. He initiated the Lefors Volunteer Fire Department and was a former mayor of Lefors. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lefors. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving five years during World War II.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter and by a brother. Survivors include his wife, Abbie, of the home; two daughters, Barbara Inee of Alvord and Sherry Roberts of Lefors; three brothers, Howard Archer of Lefors, Joe Archer of Spearman and Richard Archer of Buchanan Dam; a sister, Maxine Bland of Buchanan Dam; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. [Dated: June 11, 1998 – Newspaper Unknown; Sub. by S. Davis]
Man Dies in Gasoline Explosion at Pampa
Corsicana, TX, July 4 - Charles Arnett, former resident of Corsicana, was burned to death at Pampa Sunday, according to word reaching here. It is thought that a can of gasoline exploded. Mr. Arnett was running a combine threshing machine.
The body will be forwarded to Corsicana, but the time of its arrival has not been announced. Funeral services will be held here.
Mr. Arnett is survived by his wife, his father, J.M. Arnett, who lives three miles north of Corsicana; two brothers, Frank Arnett, Corsicana; Robert Arnett, Dallas, and one sister, Mrs. Allie Lake, Corsicana. [July 5, 1927, Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX)]
Chuck Audleman Sr.
LEFORS – Chuck Audleman Sr., 64, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 1994. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Lefors Cemetery with the Rev. Lewis Ellis, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. Arrangements are by the Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa. Mr. Audleman was born Nov. 10, 1929, in Shreveport, La. He had lived in Lefors for 33 years. He married Mary Webber on March 31, 1951, at Shreveport. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Lefors Volunteer Fire Department and was assistant scoutmaster with the Lefors Boy Scouts. He worked for Texaco Inc. for 41 years before retiring.
He was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Earl Audleman in 1955.
Survivors include his wife, Mary, of the home; his mother and stepfather, Bernie and Ernest Dennis of Shreveport; a daughter, Cheryl Ray of Lefors; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Chuck Audleman, Jr. and Dee Audleman of Graham, and Donald Odis Audleman of Am------; a brother and sister-in-law, Johnny Howard, Sr. and Mavis Audleman of Shreveport; a sister and brother-in-law, Rosemary and Bob Rose of Ferriday, La.; three grandchildren, Jason Earl Wanegeart and Candid Ann Ray, both of Lefors, and Chrisy Audleman of Graham; and several nieces and nephews. [Dated: February 4, 1994 – Newspaper Unknown; Sub. by S. Davis]
Milton R. Ayres
Milton R. Ayres, 73, of Pampa, died Monday, May 25, 1998, at Amarillo. No services are scheduled. Cremation was under the direction of Rector Funeral Home of Amarillo.
Mr. Ayres was born at Magic City. He had been a Pampa resident since 1929. He was an oil field mechanic and a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II. Survivors include his wife; and two sisters, Anna Stone of Pampa and Connie Meredith of Cushing, Okla. The body will not be available for viewing. [Dated: May 27, 1998 – Newspaper Unknown; Sub. by S. Davis]
Royce Ayres, 58, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 1996. The body was cremated and no services are scheduled. Arrangements were under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa. Mr. Ayres was born Aug. 28, 1927, at Magic City, Texas. He was a lifelong Pampa resident. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of the home; two sisters, Anna Stone of Pampa and Connie Meredith of Cushing, Okla.; a brother, Milton Ayres of Amarillo; and several nieces and nephews. [Dated: February 5, 1996 – Newspaper Unknown; Sub. by S. Davis]
Vernon E. Baggerman
Vernon E. Baggerman, 78, of Amarillo died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, surrounded by family and loved ones.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in United Methodist Church in Groom with the Rev. Weldon Rives of United Methodist Church of Groom and pastor Mike Nuthman, of Hillside Christian Church of Amarillo, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Pampa by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.
Mr. Baggerman was born March 20, 1932, on the family farm south of Pampa, one of 11 children. He attended Grandview Elementary and graduated from Pampa High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1957 during the Korean conflict. Vernon worked for Gray County, Precinct 3, for more than 50 years, and served on the Groom School Board in the 1970s. As a custom harvester, he traveled from Childress to Wyoming, sharing stories and jokes with lifelong friends he made along the way. Vernon brought home many fond stories from Wheatland that we will cherish.
The family thanks his friends in Childress for their friendship, love and support. Vernon will long be remembered as a loving husband and father, hard-working custom harvester, farmer, sports fan and outdoorsman.
Vernon was preceded in death by his parents, John A. and Odell Baggerman; a brother, Johnny Baggerman; and two sisters, Caroline "Sissy" Couts and Mildred Miller.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Baggerman; two sons, Earnest Baggerman and wife Diann of Miami and Roger Baggerman and wife Robin of Rowlett; two daughters, Peggy Baggerman of Groom and Madina Joshi of McKinney; a stepson, Sam Prince of Albuquerque, N.M.; a stepdaughter, Marla Darnell of Amarillo; four brothers, Ruben Baggerman and wife Lora of Groom, Nace Baggerman and wife Mary of Claude, Franklin Baggerman and wife Cletis of Lubbock and James Baggerman and wife Maria of Mount Pleasant; three sisters, Irene Baggerman of Amarillo, Roselle Collingsworth of Pampa and Margret Whatley and husband Curtis of Groom; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. [Amarillo Globe-News, Sept. 23, 2010]
Sharon K. Baird
Pampa Girl Dies After Early Yule
Pampa, Texas - An 8 year old Pampa girl who had an early Christmas and a special watermelon party for her friends died here Saturday of lymph cancer.
Sharon K. Baird didn't know that she was going to die. She had expected to return to her third grade class as soon as she "got well" But because she wasn't expected to live, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Baird, arranged a Christmas party for her several weeks in advance at which Santa Claus paid a visit. During her illness Sharon had asked for watermelon and a shipment from the Rocky Ford, Colo., chamber of commerce arrived the day before her party. [December 21, 1953; Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX)]
James F Barnard
Second Lieutenant James F. Barnard, 23, was killed in an aircraft crash in Italy January 2, according to a war department message received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James A Barnard, 417 Carr. No other details were available.
In his last letter, written December 31, Lt. Barnard told his parents that he had not been in direct contact with the enemy, but had been engaged in flying in support of bomber attacks and strafing.
Lt. Barvard was graduated from Pampa high school in 1940. A brother, Don, is a marine corps aviator, stationed at Corpus Christi. A sister, Mrs. Raymond C. Hogue, lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. [Source: "Pampa News", Date Unknown - Sub. by Cheryl Blevins and tr. by C. Vines]
James Claude Bohanan
Services for James Claude Bohanan, 63, of Lefors, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Carl Neal, pastor of River Road Baptist Church in Amarillo, assisted by Rev. Earl Maddux, pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Heights Cemetery at Lefors under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.
Mr. Bohanan died Monday.
He moved to Lefors in 19-- from Pampa. He married Faye Merrell on June 19, 19--, at Amarillo. He was a welder for more than 30 years, retiring in 1984. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Faye, of the home; two daughters, Michelle Bohanan, of the home, and Delores Danner, Amarillo; six sons, Randy Merrell, of the home, Tommy Merrell, Austin, John Dunn, Pampa, David Dunn, Duncanville, Jerry Dunn, Billereca, Mass., and Bobby Dunn, Odessa; four sisters, Bernice Parker and Edith Allen, both of Austin, Faye Barrier, Brownwood, and Marion Bohanan, Stanton; a brother, Oliver Bohanan, San Antonio; and 12 grandchildren. [April 22, 1986 – Newspaper Unknown - Sub. by S. Davis]
Mrs. Joe Bowers
Wealthy Gray County Woman Dies at Pampa
PAMPA. Texas. Aug 22 - Mrs. Joe Bowers 57, pioneer resident and member of Gray County's richest family, died in a hospital here Thursday night with her husband, three sons, Aubrey, John T. and Joe Jr.. at her bedside. The Bowers ranch estate south of Pampa became productive of great wealth late in 1927 when a gusher oil well was drilled. The area still is the most productive in the county. Attorneys said Mrs. Bowers left a will disposing of her share of the rich estate, but details were not made public. The funeral will he held Saturday. [Unknown newspaper, August 23, 1930]
James R. Boydston
James R. “Blackie” Boydston died at 10 a.m. Monday. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lefors Cemetery with Rev. A. G. Roberts, a Baptist minister, officiating. Arrangements are by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors. Survivors include one brother, A. R. Bouydston of Susanville, Calif. [May 29, 1985 – Newspaper Unknown - Sub. by S. Davis]
Montague K. Brown
Crash Injuries Fatal To Founder of Pampa
PAMPA, Texas - Montague K. Brown, 86, who helped found Pampa when it was little more than a Stop-off for train crews, died Thursday night of injuries suffered in a 2-car collision. He was one of the drivers. Funeral will be held Saturday at St. Matthews Episcopal Church. Mr. Brown came to the Panhandle to liquidate the Franklin Land and Cattle Co. and stayed to become a citizen. He was a mayor of Pampa and held many other civic posts. [Unknown newspaper, September 12, 1964]
Rev. E. Douglas Carver
Pampa Pastor Dies
Pampa, Texas - The Rev. E. Douglas Carver, pastor of Pampa's largest church, died in a hospital in this Texas Panhandle city Wednesday at the age of 63. He had been pastor of the first Baptist Church in Pampa since 1942. [May 26, 1966, Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX)]
PAMPA , Feb. 5. – Lester Gathright, 22 of Lawton , Ok., died from asphyxiation here late yesterday, his body was found in a gas filled room. The body was sent to Nacona, Texas for burial. [Abilene Morning News (Abilene, Texas) Thursday, February 6, 1930 - Submitted by M. Zwakman]
Grover B. Landers
Man Wounded by Pampa Officer Dies
PAMPA. Texas. Nov. 11 -- Grover B. Landers, wounded by a city officer Thursday when Landers allegedly resisted arrest, died Thursday night. [unknown newspaper, November 10, 1928]
Jerry C. Mote
Pampa Contractor Dies
Pampa, TX, July 16 - Jerry C. Mote, 82, who served as Mayor of Chicago Heights 1907-11, died here Saturday. He came here from Norman, Okla, in 1926 and was engaged in building contracting. [July 17, 1938; Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX)]
Pvt. Kenneth C Nelson
Memorial services for Pvt. Kenneth C Nelson, 20, son of Clarence R Nelson of Pampa, whose death in the Philippines was reported July 10 by the war department, will be conducted at 3 p. m. today at the First Methodist church by the Rev. E. B. Bowen, pastor.
Private Nelson, a former member of Boy Scout Troop 80, was a native Texan, was cheerful, quiet, and conscientious. He was at Corregidor when it was captured by the Japs and was held as a prisoner of war. Private Nelson enlisted in the coast artillery corps on February 5, 1941, nine months before the Japs made their sneak bomb raid on Pearl Harbor.
F. P. Reid
Pioneer Texas Cowman Dies Sunday at Pampa
PAMPA. Texas. June 5 -- F. P. Reid. 63, pioneer resident of the Panhandle and long-time leader in public affairs throughout the region, died early Sunday night at a local hospital following a paralytic stroke at noon Saturday. The pioneer stockman, civic leader and highway enthusiast had been a resident of the Panhandle since 1897 when he established a ranch near Mobeetie. He moved to Pampa in 1919 and served as Mayor of the city for seven years, from 1919 to 1924 and from 1926 to 1927 when he retired as the manager-commission form of government which he had sponsored was installed. Long a highway enthusiast, Reid at the time of his death was president of the Oil Field Highway 41 Association. Surviving are the wife and three daughters, Mrs. Otto Rice and Mrs. G. C. Crocker of Pampa and Mrs. Shirley Cox of Mobeetie. Funeral arrangements are pending. [Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX), June 6, 1932]
Joe M. Smith
Early Pampa Editor, Joe Smith, 89, Dies
PAMPA. Texas, Dec. 26 -- Joe M. Smith, first editor and owner of the Pampa News, now the Pampa Daily News, died Friday. Smith published the first issue of the Pampa Crony in 1907, buying the paper later and changing the name to the Pampa News. He sold the News to the Nunn-Warren Publishing Company in 1926 and continued to live here to attend to real estate holdings. Surviving are one son, Joe Smith, and one sister, Mrs. C H Clark, Wichita Falls. The body was sent to Bonnam for burial. [Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX), December 27, 1936]
Pampa Woman, 89, Dies
PAMPA, Texas, March 3 -- Mrs. Marian Walstad, 89, who came to the Panhandle from Norway fifty years ago, died Wednesday. Survivors include 141 descendants, including eighty great-grandchildren. [unknown newspaper, March 4, 1937]
Eli Willis Jr
Pampa Child Killed When Cars Collide
WICHITA FALLS, Texas, July 28 -- Eli Willis, Jr. 5-month-old son of Eli C. Willis of Pampa, and formerly of Wichita Falls, was instantly killed in an automobile accident near the town of Marlow, OK late Monday. The parents with the baby had been visiting Mrs. Willis' mother and while returning, the auto collided with another car. The body was brought to Wichita Falls, where the funeral will be held Tuesday morning from the home of W. T. Willis, grandfather of the child. [unknown newspaper, July 29, 1930]
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