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Palmore, Lydia J
[Submitted by Gene Phillips Added 25 Jun 2013]

PLAINVIEW - Lydia J. Palmore, 68, died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Lemons Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Drew Travis, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Plainview, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery. Mrs. Palmore was born in Clarksville. In 1960, she married Robert H. Palmore at Mexico. He preceded her in death in 1993. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Sue Ballard of Plainview; two sons, Wilsey A. Powell of Bullhead City, Ariz., and Robert Wayne Palmore of Plainview; two brothers, Ray Washington of Dayton, Ore., and John Will Washington of Spokane, Wash.; a sister, Nell Nolan of Anton; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Amarillo Globe News 26 Aug 1998


Rogers, Mildred
[Submitted by Gene Phillips Added 25 Jun 2013]

MEMPHIS - Mildred M. Rogers, 76, died Thursday, July 31, 1997. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, with the Rev. Austin Ridley officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements are by Spicer Funeral Home. Mrs. Rogers was born in Clarksville and moved to Memphis in 1924. She married Othe Rogers in 1945 at Memphis. He died in 1972. She was active in the Order of the Eastern Star and did volunteer work with Meals on Wheels. She was a Baptist. Survivors include five sons, Garfield Williams, Harry Rogers and Loral Rogers, all of Memphis, L.D. Rogers of Altus, Okla., and William Rogers of Dallas; three daughters, Georgia Dickson and Opal Means, both of Memphis, and Debbie Louis of San Angelo; 20 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. The family requests memorials be to a favorite charity. Amarillo Globe News 2 & 3 Aug 1997


Austin, Bill G
[Submitted by Gene Phillips Added 25 Jun 2013]

OLTON - Bill G. Austin, 66, died Thursday, May 29, 1997. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Leland Lewis, pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Lamesa, and the Rev. Bobby Broyles, pastor of First Baptist Church in Earth, officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Fairview Cemetery at Clarksville. Arrangements are by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home. Mr. Austin was born in Annona. He lived in Earth before moving to Olton in 1957. He married Mary Carson in 1952 at Hope, Ark. He worked for West Texas Gas in Olton for 32 years. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Survivors include two sons, Randy Austin of Graham and Keith Austin of Lubbock; two daughters, Alice Fields of Neodosha, Kan., and Sheri Elkins of Earth; a brother, Marshall Austin of Bisbee, Ariz.; a sister, Ida Walters of Bisbee; and seven grandchildren. The family requests memorials be to Hospice of the Plains, 4416 Olton Road, Plainview, Texas 79072. Amarillo Globe News 30 May 1997


Cross, Noble D
[Submitted by Gene Phillips Added 25 Jun 2013]

PLAINVIEW - Noble D. Cross, 84, died Thursday, May 8, 1997. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Seth Ward Baptist Church with the Rev. Leslie Welch, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home. Mr. Cross was born in Red River County. He grew up in Red River County, attending schools there. He married Gladyes Opal James in 1935 at Clarksville. He farmed in Clarksville until moving to Cooledge, Ariz., in 1937. He returned to Clarksville in 1944. In 1945 he moved to Bagwell, where he worked for T&P Railroad. In 1946 he moved to Edmonson and farmed. In 1953, he moved to Plainview, where he worked for the State Highway Department until 1958. He returned to work for the highway department in 1962, retiring in 1977. He was a member of Seth Ward Baptist Church in Plainview. Survivors include his wife; a son, Jim Cross of Amarillo; a brother, Marcell Cross of Clarksville; two sisters, Margaret Holly of Clarksville and Dorothy Moore of Abernathy; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Amarillo Globe News 7 May 1997


Brown, Margaret
[Submitted by Gene Phillips Added 25 Jun 2013]

Margaret Brown, 92, of Amarillo, a former Clarksville resident, died Thursday, May 29, 1997. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Haywood Baptist Church at Clarksville with the Rev. James Savage, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Haywood Cemetery at Clarksville by Warford-Walker Mortuary Inc., 509 N. Hughes St., in Amarillo. Mrs. Brown was born in Clarksville and attended public school there. She had been a resident of Amarillo for one month. She was a homemaker and a member of Haywood Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, William Lee Brown of Clarksville; three daughters, Telma Martin and Oweda Mallory, both of Amarillo, and Archie Mae Settle of Los Angeles; and eight grandchildren. Amarillo Globe News 3 Jun 1997


Knight, Violet Neta
[Submitted by Gene Phillips Added 25 Jun 2013]

WHEELER - Violet Neta Knight, 68, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Toby Henson, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Wheeler Cemetery by Wright Funeral Home. Ms. Knight was born in Clarksville. She moved to Wheeler County from Lewisville in 1973. She was a licensed vocational nurse and worked at Parkview Hospital in Wheeler from 1973 until retiring in 1990. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Butler of Plano and Debbie Carpenter of Chickasha, Okla.; a brother, Leonard Gaines of Wheeler; four sisters, Martha Hogan and Gloria Swires, both of Pampa, Loria Jennings of Tulsa, Okla., and Judy Chandler of Amarillo; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. The family requests memorials be to the American Cancer Society. Amarillo Globe News 5 Dec 1997


Hurd, Lon H
[Submitted by Gene Phillips Added 25 Jun 2013]

Lon H. Hurd, 71, of Amarillo, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 1997. Services will be at 2 p.m. today in New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. David Hill, pastor, officiating. Final services will be Thursday in Martin Shiloh Baptist Church at Clarksville. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in English Cemetery at Clarksville. Arrangements are by Warford-Walker Mortuary Inc., 509 N. Hughes St. Mr. Hurd was born in Clarksville and had lived in Amarillo since 1953. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and the Men's Bible Class and Brotherhood. He was a World War II veteran. He retired from the YWCA. Survivors include his wife, Hattie Mae; five sons, William Hurd, Lon Hurd III and Silas Hurd, all of Dallas, and Calvin Hurd and Olaf Hurd, both of Amarillo; and four daughters, Lillie Gilmore of Amarillo, Darlene Douglas of Raytown, Mo., Sarah Bates of Pittsburg and Larita Crayton of Hallsville. The family will be at 909 N. Taylor St. Amarillo Globe News 18 Nov 1997


Parrish, Jessie D
[Submitted by Gene Phillips Added 25 Jun 2013]

Jessie D. Parrish, 69, of Amarillo, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 1997. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. E.D. Fields, pastor, and the Rev. Phillip C. Randle, pastor of Johnson Chapel AME Church, officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by WarfordWalker Mortuary Inc., 509 N. Hughes St. Mr. Parrish was born in Clarksville. He attended Peters Prairie Davis public school. He had been an employee of Zales Jewelers for more than 30 years. He was a World War II veteran and a member of Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church. Mr. Parrish was preceded in death by a son, Jessie D. Parrish Jr. Survivors include four daughters, Elizabeth Randle of Amarillo, Toni Lavonne Reece of Chicago, Carla Yvonne Parrish of Denton and Teresa Ann Parrish of Irving; a son, Michael Wayne Parrish of Amarillo; two brothers, Russell Parrish and Walter Parrish, both of Clarksville; a sister, Louise Tavie of Clarksville; and 11 grandchildren. Amarillo Globe News 12 Nov 1997




Russell, Roosevelt

[Submitted by Gene Phillips]
Added 22 Mar 2013



PLAINVIEW - Roosevelt Russell, 84, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Wood-Dunning Funeral Home Colonial Chapel with Edward Watters, of Fort Worth, officiating.
Mr. Russell was born Jan. 6, 1919, in Red River County. He married Lucille McCarty in 1936 in Red River County.
Survivors include four daughters, Etta Mae Wooley and Dorothy Neal Russell, both of Fort Worth, Sandra Owens of Plainview, and Brenda Tillmon of Lubbock; eight sons, Roger Lee Russell of Olton, Simon Russell and Gilmer Russell, both of Oklahoma City, Roosevelt Russell Jr., Landrea Russell and Russell K. Russell, all of Lubbock, Bobby Russell of Plainview, and Jimmy Lee Russell of Fort Worth; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Amarillo Globe-News, July 25, 2003




Bearden, George Ray

[Submitted by Gene Phillips]
Added 22 Mar 2013



PADUCAH - George Ray Bearden, 87, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002.
Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Paducah Garden of Memories Cemetery with the Rev. James Mantooth, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements are by Seigler Funeral Home.
Mr. Bearden was born March 4, 1915, in Red River County. He married Elsie Jordan on Dec. 26, 1940, in Lubbock.
Survivors include a daughter, Pam Bearden of Paducah; a brother, F.W. Bearden of Lubbock; two granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren.
Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 25, 2002




Fain, Avis Johnson

[Submitted by Gene Phillips]
Added 22 Mar 2013



CLARENDON - Avis Johnson Fain, 89, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, in Katy.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today in St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church with the Rev. Ned Creswell of Amarillo officiating. Burial will be in Oaks Creek Ranch Cemetery near Clarendon by Robertson Funeral Directors.
Mrs. Fain was born Feb. 12, 1914, in Red River County. She was a resident of Estelline before moving to Donley County in 1941. She married Rodney Burchel "Fuzz" Fain on Feb. 26, 1934, in Memphis. She was a homemaker and ranch wife most of her life. She was a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her husband on March 23, 1984.
Survivors include two sisters, Sylvia Copeland of Slaton and Vida Crowder of Yuma, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.
Casket bearers will be Fred Molesworth, Jack Craft, Bill Craft, Mitchell Martin, Doug Lowe and Kade Mathews.
Amarillo Globe-News, Sept. 27, 2003




Causey, Parlee

[Submitted by Gene Phillips]
Added 22 Mar 2013



Parlee R. Causey, 89, of Amarillo, died Monday, April 28, 1997.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in North Beacon Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Jerry Thomas, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2820 Virginia Circle.
Mrs. Causey was born in Paris, Texas, and had lived in Amarillo for 45 years. She was a homemaker and a member of North Beacon Church of the Nazarene.
She married William E. Causey in 1924 at Red River County. He died in 1975. She also was preceded in death by a son, Wilburn H. Causey.
Amarillo Globe-News, April 29, 1997




Todd, Telie M

[Submitted by Gene Phillips]
Added 22 Mar 2013



TYLER - Telie M. Todd, 92, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1997.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sherman Mayfield officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Amarillo.
Mrs. Todd was born in Red River County. She was a former resident of Amarillo and had lived in Tyler for the past 24 years.
She retired as a seamstress. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star A.E. Shirley Chapter in Amarillo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W.W. Todd; and a daughter, Phyllis Jean Allen.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Evelyn White of Buffalo and Bonnie D. Bevill of Whitehouse; a sister, Oleta Lynch of Amarillo; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Amarillo Globe News 22 Aug 1997




Turk, Tracy, H

[Submitted by Gene Phillips]
Added 22 Mar 2013



CHILDRESS - Tracy H. Turk, 82, died Monday, Sept. 8, 1997.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Jon Crosby of the church officiating. Burial will be in Childress Cemetery by Johnson Funeral Home.
Mr. Turk was born in Red River County and had lived in Childress for 46 years. He retired from the Texas Highway Department. He also was a retired rancher and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
He married Helen Lucille Pratt in 1937 at Blakney.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Delbert L. Turk of Carrollton and Jerry E. Turk of Amarillo; a sister, Lorene Skidmore of Sherman; a brother, Rupert Turk of Paris, Texas; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family requests memorials be to the Calvary Baptist Church building fund.
Amarillo Globe News 10 Sep 1997




Ball, Carolyn Jean

[Submitted by Gene Phillips]
Added 22 Mar 2013



PLAINVIEW - Carolyn Jean English Ball, 54, died Monday, Sept. 29, 1997.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Wood-Dunning Funeral Home Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Allie Balko, pastor of First Baptist Church in Wickett, officiating. Burial will be in Hart Cemetery.
Mrs. Ball was born in Red River County. She married Charlie Ball in 1982 at Plainview. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by a daughter.
Survivors include her husband; her mother, Blanche English of Hart; a sister, Reba Barham of Amarillo; a brother, C.M. English of Hart; and two grandchildren.
Amarillo Globe News 30 Sep 1997




Skaggs, Lemuel

[Submitted by Gene Phillips]
Added 22 Mar 2013



DUMAS - Lemuel C. "Lem" Skaggs, 44, died Friday, May 17, 2002.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Northlawn Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Skaggs grew up around Clarksville and was a deputy for the Red River County Sheriffs Department. He married Jolene Town on Feb. 27, 1986, in Stratford. He was a mechanic most of his life and loved old cars. He had lived in Moore County for 10 years. He was the owner of West Texas Diesel Service.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Shawnda Chitwood and husband, Casey, of Amarillo, Kaylon Skaggs of Dallas and Jaclynn Skaggs of Dumas; two sons, Jordon Skaggs of Dumas and Shannon Blake of Amarillo; and a grandchild, Jayden.
The family will be at 126 Country Club Terrace.
Amarillo Globe-News, May 20, 2002



Varner, James Russell

[Submitted by Gene Phillips]
Added 22 Mar 2013



FRIONA - James Russell Varner, 82, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today in Friona Cemetery with the Rev. Don Boren, pastor of Friona United Methodist Church, officiating. Arrangements are by Ellis-Blackwell Funeral Home.
Mr. Varner was born in Red River County and had lived in Friona since 1952. He was a truck driver and a Methodist.
He married Stella Mauldin in 1939 at Clarksville.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, James T. Varner of Phoenix, Stanley R. Varner of Amarillo and Phillip E. Varner of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two daughters, Martha Shepherd of Granbury and Gail Trevison of Fayetteville, N.C.; a brother, Oswald C. Varner of Fontana, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren.
Amarillo Globe News 3 & 4 Oct 1998



Walls, Lucille

[Submitted by Gene Phillips]
Added 22 Mar 2013



BORGER - Lucille Walls, 94, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 1997.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Brown Funeral Directors Chapel of the Fountains with the Rev. Gregg Simmons, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at 5 p.m. today in Fairview Cemetery in Memphis.
Mrs. Walls was born in Red River County and had been a Borger resident for 38 years. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church. She also was a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Memphis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ace D. Walls, in 1956.
Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Smith of Borger; a sister, Louise Marler of Claude; two grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Amarillo Globe News 5 Aug 1997



Wilburn, Michael Glen

[Submitted by Gene Phillips]
Added 22 Mar 2013



Michael Glen Wilburn, 39, a former Amarillo resident, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 1997, at Taos, N.M.
Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Monday in Rector Funeral Home Chapel, 2800 S. Osage St., with Cody Moulton officiating.
Mr. Wilburn was born in Amarillo. He retired from Burlington Northern Railroad in 1994. He moved to Red River in 1994, where he owned and operated Southwestern Visions.
He married Arlynne Reinhardt in 1992 at Green Mountain Falls, Colo.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Michael Steven Wilburn of Amarillo; a stepdaughter, Brittany Prince of Amarillo; a brother, B.A. Wilburn of Amarillo; his father, Ralph Wilburn of Austin; his grandmother, Viola Yale of Amarillo; and one granddaughter.
Amarillo Globe-News, Sep 8 & 9, 1997

Holder, Allie Blanche (Carnes)
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Holder, Allie Blanche (Carnes)
1917-2003
Graveside service for Allie Blanche (Carnes) Holder, 86, of Decatur was Monday, June 30, at the Avery Cemetery in Avery.
Holder died Saturday, June 28, 2003, in Decatur.
She was born on March 5, 1917, in Clarksville. Holder was a homemaker.
She is survived by her son, Amos Holder of Plano; two daughters, Linda Thompson of Decatur and Joyce Oates of Houston; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger Thursday, July 3, 2003

Holder, Allie Blanche (Carnes)
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Holder, Allie Blanche (Carnes)
1917-2003
Graveside service for Allie Blanche (Carnes) Holder, 86, of Decatur was Monday, June 30, at the Avery Cemetery in Avery.
Holder died Saturday, June 28, 2003, in Decatur.
She was born on March 5, 1917, in Clarksville. Holder was a homemaker.
She is survived by her son, Amos Holder of Plano; two daughters, Linda Thompson of Decatur and Joyce Oates of Houston; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger Thursday, July 3, 2003

Smith, Betty Jo
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Smith, Betty Jo
1928-2001
Graveside service for Betty Jo Smith, 72, of Chico was Friday, July 6, at Chico Cemetery. Ed Norton officiated.
Smith died Wednesday, July 4, 2001, in Bridgeport.
Born Dec. 12, 1928, in Detroit, she was a member of the Church of Christ. She and O.L. Smith were married Dec. 11, 1952, in Clayton, N.M.
Survivors include her husband, O.L. Smith of Chico; a son, David Smith and wife, Beth, of Fort Worth; a grandson, David L. Smith Jr. of Dallas; and a brother, Don Bourne of Chewelah, Wash.
Wise County Messenger, July 8, 2001

Bentley, Dorothy Elliott
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Bentley, Dorothy Elliott
1937-2009
Published Sunday, May 31, 2009
No service was held for Dorothy Elliott Bentley, 71, of Arlington.
Bentley died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, in Arlington. She was born June 13, 1937, in Clarksville to Myrtle and Rainee Elliott. She was preceded in death by a son, Wyman Bentley Jr. She is survived by two daughters, Sue Kennan and Tracy Bentley of Newark; eight grandchildren, Michael, Jason, Helen, Summer, L. J., Rene, Kolton and Holly, all of Newark; eight great-grandchildren, Kylie, Hannah, Richard, Erica, April, Jack, Carl and Ayden; and three brothers.
Wise County Messenger

Miller, Eunie Lois
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Miller, Eunie Lois
1916-2004
Graveside service for Eunie Lois Miller, 88, of Decatur was Friday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m. at Avery Cemetery. James Brown officiated.
Miller died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004, in Decatur.
Born March 21, 1916, in Boxelder, she was a housewife. She married Alvin Basil Miller Sept. 2, 1933, in Boxelder. He preceded her in death March 18, 1990.
She is survived by a son, James Miller of Decatur; a daughter, Ailene Gaut of Krum; three sisters, Merkel Armstrong of Houston, Alma Cunningham and Virginia Cole, both of Gladewater; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger Published Sunday, September 26, 2004

Verner, Jodie
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Verner, Jodie
1932-2000
Service for Jodie Verner, 67, of Decatur was Feb. 11 at the Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. The Rev. Jason Ewing presided. Burial followed in the Old Town Cemetery in Bridgeport.
Verner died on Feb. 9, 2000, in Denton. She was born on Feb. 25, 1932, in Clarksville. She was a longtime cashier/waitress at K-Bob’s restaurant in Decatur. Verner was married to the late Cecil Verner and was a Baptist.
Verner is survived by three sons, Eddie Anderson of Lake Bridgeport and Terry and David Anderson of Decatur; two daughters, Carolyn Barnes of Chico and Andrey Bates of Greenwood; a sister, Melba Gates of Henderson; 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger

Martin, Eleanor J.
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Martin, Eleanor J.
1920-2001
Service for Eleanor J. Martin, 81, of Boyd was Tuesday, July 3, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Gerald Peterman officiated. Burial followed at Boyd Cemetery. Pallbearers were Zack Selby, Willie Jack Vincent, B.J. Stringfellow, Bill Paschall, Jack Moody and Lee Pierce.
Martin died Saturday, June 30, 2001, in Decatur.
Born April 4, 1920, in Detroit, Martin was a resident of Boyd for 15 years. She was a member of the Lutheran Church and a volunteer at the Boyd Library.
She is survived by two granddaughters, Yvonne Jackson and Lyn Lee; four great-grandchildren, April, Jon, Cole Jackson and Phillip Pierce.
Wise County Messenger, July 5, 2001

Pryor, Charlie Merl
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Pryor, Charlie Merl
1933-2008
Published Thursday, June 12, 2008
Graveside service for Charlie Merl Pryor, 75, of Decatur is at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 12, at Bethel Cemetery with Craig Rolen officiating.
Pryor died Sunday, June 8, 2008, in Bridgeport.Born Jan. 10, 1933, in Detroit, Texas to Charlie Borms and Eula Ma Venus Pryor, he was a retired bus driver for Decatur ISD. He was preceded in death by a sister.He is survived by his daughters, Judy Beach and husband, Tommy, of Hamlin, Charline Croft and husband, Rusty, of Georgia, and Jeanie Ruffner and husband, Robert, of Frisco; sons, Merl Pryor and wife, Terri, of Decatur, Allen Pryor and wife, Debra, of Bowie and James Pryor and wife, Michelle, of Fort Worth; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; four brothers and one sister.
Wise County Messenger

Dawson, R C
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Dawson, R.C.
1924-2000
Service for R.C. Dawson, 75, of Decatur, will be Friday, April 7, at 2 p.m. in the Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. The Rev. C.D. Lockhart will preside. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Dawson died on April 3, 2000, in Decatur.
He was born on Oct. 1, 1924, in Clarksville.
Dawson was a retired carpenter. He married the late Louise P. Lowry on July 13, 1946, in Decatur. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of St. John Baptist Church in Decatur.
Dawson is survived by three sons, Weldon Dawson of Decatur and Ronald and Donald McDade of Denton; two daughters, Sharon Dawson of Decatur and Tammy Harris of Pilot Point; a brother, Chancy Dawson of Pomona, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Wise County Messenger

Heinsen, Mable E.
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Heinsen, Mable E.
1919-2001
Service for Mable E. Heinsen, 82, of Decatur was to be held Saturday, Dec. 22, at 11 a.m. at White’s Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was to follow at Cottondale Cemetery.
Heinsen died on Dec. 19, 2001, in Decatur.
Born on May 14, 1919, in Clarksville to Elsa R. Neagle and Mary Heard Neagle she was a member of Grace Baptist Chruch.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Earle; sons, Curtis Heinsen and wife Brenda of Azle, David Heinsen and wife Vylanta of Burleson and Dwayne Heinsen of Cottondale; grandchildren, Donald Heinsen, Kenneth Heinsen, Angie Seals, Michale Heinsen, Candice Heinsen, Krissy Guess, Curtis Heinsen, Jennifer Heinsen, Danny Milligan and Benny Milligan; a brother, Stan Neagle of Lubbock; a sister, Nadine Madera; four great-grandchildren and numerous neices and nephews.
Wise County Messenger Wise County Messenger, Dec. 23, 2001

Sullivan, James Wesley, Sr.
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Sullivan, James Wesley, Sr.
1921-2001
Service for James Wesley Sullivan, Sr., 79, of Alvord was Monday, Feb. 5 at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home Chapel in Colleyville. The Rev. Bill Cleveland officiated. Burial followed at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.
Sullivan died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at his home.
Born, Nov. 16, 1921, in Detroit to Loyd and Allie Sullivan, he served with the Navy Seabees during World War II. He was a member of VFW Post #10454 in Grapevine, the Disabled American Veterans, Sons of the Confederate Veterans, UAW Union #276 in Grand Prairie and the First Baptist Church of Alvord.
He is survived by his wife, Valta Lea Sullivan; a son, James Sullivan, Jr.; a daughter, Elizabeth Brister; two stepsons, Jack and John Strawn; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association.
Wise County Messenger

Hutton, Rick
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Hutton, Rick
1965-2010
Published Sunday, September 19, 2010
Funeral for Rick Hutton, 44, of Boyd was Friday at the First Baptist Church in Briar with burial at Jaybird Lane Cemetery in Springtown. The Rev. J. Randall Easter officiated.
Hutton died Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, in Fort Worth.Born Oct. 21, 1965, to Chester and Bonnie (Mills) Hutton in Detroit, Mich., he was a master plumber and member of the First Baptist Church of Briar.He was preceded in death by his mother.He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Janet; sons Jason Troutman Hutton and wife, Shannan, of Boyd, and Kevin Troutman Hutton and wife, Barbara, of Fort Worth; daughters Rachel Ewing of Dallas and Amanda Troutman Hutton of Boyd; grandchildren Lindzie, Sarah, Jordan, Braxton and Toby; father and wife, Judy, of Gray, Ken.; brother, Kevin Hutton of Gray; sister, Theresa Hutton of Gray; a nephew, Austin Hutton of Gray, Kentucky; and other relatives.Pallbearers were: Paul Mansmann, Daniel George, Jason Troutman Hutton, Kevin Troutman Hutton, Matt Luneau, Jon Speed, David Melville and Jeff Paul.
Wise County Messenger

Ervin, Anthony Blake
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Ervin, Anthony Blake
1957-2007
Funeral for Anthony Blake Ervin, 50, of Tyler was Sunday, Aug. 5, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Craig Erb officiating. Burial was at Vashti Cemetery in Clay County.
Ervin died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, in Tyler.
Born May 1, 1957, in Clarksville to Leonard and Margaret Munkhouse Ervin, he worked for Freightliner in Fort Worth for 25 years before moving to Tyler to be a parts manager for Barlow World.
He is survived by his daughter, Tiffany Cordova and husband, Jerry, of Sayer, Okla.; stepdaughter, Crystal Henderson and husband, Daniel, of Mangum, Okla.; stepsons, Richard O’Dell and wife, Shorrie, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Jason O’Dell of Haltom City; grandchildren, Nataleigh, Essrah, Amber, Melissa, Brittany, Johnathany and Caylynne; his mother, Margaret Ervin; a brother, Marcus Ervin and wife, Paula; sister, Laura Garvin; former wife, April McNorton; nephew, Jason Ervin; and niece, Tiffany Garvin.
Pallbearers were Marcus Ervin, Jerry Cordova, Jason Ervin, Richard O’Dell, Jason O’Dell and Dustin Barnett.
Wise County Messenger Published Thursday, August 9, 2007

McGlaun, Charlie Ann
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

McGlaun, Charlie Ann
1930-2009
Published Sunday, March 1, 2009
Funeral for Charlie Ann McGlaun, 78, of Newark was to be at 10 a. m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Newark Church of Christ with Mike Boaldin officiating. Burial was to follow at 2 p. m. at the Meredith Camp Grounds Cemetery in Athens.
McGlaun died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2009, in Decatur. Born Oct. 11, 1930, in Detroit, Texas, to Charlie L. and Annie Stanley, she had a travel business in Belize. She made flower arrangements and jewelry and taught vocational courses in flower arranging and computer science at Tarrant County Junior College at the age of 75. She was a member of the Newark Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Earl, Raymond and Carl Stanley. She is survived by three daughters, Shelley McGlaun, Melissa Stratton of Dallas and Holly Hayworth of Ponder; son, Casey McGlaun and wife, Liz, of Lone Camp; six grandchildren, Clarke Lewis, Carly, Caitlin and Chloe McGlaun, Cole Spann and Caly Hayworth; a great-granddaughter, Riley Grace Lewis; and a sister, Linda Stanley of Bonham. Pallbearers were to be Kelly Tibbels, Cole Spann, Ed Jolley, Jeff Bue, Tom Long and Jerry Lee.
Wise County Messenger

Roper, Billie Nell Sanders
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Roper, Billie Nell Sanders
1931-2007
Funeral for Billie Nell Sanders Roper, 76, of Boyd was Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Brent Nordin officiating. Burial was in Garvin Cemetery.
Roper died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, in Bridgeport.
Born Feb. 15, 1931, in Clarksville to Chunnie Harris and Bonnie Ola (Brown) Sanders, she married William Ruel Roper in 1949 in Fort Worth. She was a retired bookkeeper.
Roper was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Kimberly Roper; a grandson, Antonio “Rusty” Jaramillo II; a sister, Ann Ruth Brown; and a brother, Chunnie “Coon” Sanders.
She is survived by her daughters, Cindy Lamance and husband, Harry, of Boyd, Bonnie Jaramillo and husband, Anthony, of Newark and Doll Van Schuyver and husband, Lonnie, of Boyd; son, W.R. “Rocky” Roper Jr. and wife, Janiece, of Boyd; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; sisters, Naoma Franzeo and Carolyn Sue Wright, both of Fort Worth, Mary Brannan of Bridgeport and Georgia Ann Wrey and Modrel Quatro, both of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Jamie Lamance, Yancy Van Schuyver, Bobby Radado, Justin Davis and Casey Gregory.
Wise County Messenger Published Sunday, November 4, 2007

Watkins, Joyce

[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Watkins, Joyce
1931-2002
Service for Joyce Watkins, 71, of Paradise will be Monday, Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Decatur. George Dyer will officiate, assisted by Joe Motsenbocker. Burial will follow at Paradise Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Coker Funeral Home.
Watkins died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, in Paradise.
Born Dec. 12, 1931, in Clarksville, she was a homemaker. She married Willie Watkins July 9, 1951, in Bridgeport. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Paradise.
She was preceded in death by grandsons Cody Gentry and Shiloh Hughes; her granddaughter, Afton Hughes Royse; two brothers, Shelby and Travis Pittman and her daughter, Kim Hughes.
She is survived by her husband; one son, Johnny Watkins of Paradise; three daughters, Carolyn Largent, Binky Gentry and Shirley Ritchey, all of Paradise; two brothers, Clyde Pittman of Abernathy and Charlie Pittman of Dallas; three sisters, Dot Hilliard of Denison, Faye Williams of Abernathy and Ima Lee Edwards of Arlington; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons Brody and Jacoby Gentry, Nick and Bubba Ritchey, Chad Largent and Caleb Watkins.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Watkins and Hughes Family Fund, c/o First American Bank in Bridgeport, Account No. 0330115005, P.O. Box 428, Bridgeport, Texas, 76426.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 22, 2002

Hardy, Malcolm 'Mike'
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Hardy, Malcolm 'Mike'
1942-2010
Published Thursday, November 18, 2010
Funeral for Malcolm "Mike" Hardy, 68, of Alvord was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Alvord Assembly of God Church with the Revs. Bob Wilson and Glen Randall officiating. Burial was to follow at Hardy Cemetery in Forestburg.
Hardy died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, in Fort Worth.Born Feb. 19, 1942, in Detroit to Malcolm and Marie (Curtis) Hardy, he was a retired salesman. He married Nita Jean Hines Nov. 27, 2002, in Boyd. Hardy served as past president of the Alvord Chamber of Commerce and was a member of Perry Branch Community Church.He was preceded in death by his father; son Matthew Stephen Hardy; and brother Thomas Hardy.Hardy is survived by his wife; sons Malcolm A. Hardy III of Alvord, Justin Gary Hardy and wife, Brandi, of Monahans, Brandon Samuel Hardy of Sunset and Mark Paul Hardy and wife, Sandy, Michael Thomas Hardy and wife, Gina Ellen, Marshall John Hardy and Stephen William Hardy, all of Arlington.He is also survived by daughters Michelle Ann Hardy Trachier and husband, John, of Fort Worth and Bridget Jorgenson of Mansfield; mother of Powhatan, Va.; stepchildren Christie Lambert and husband, Marcus, of Bridgeport and Lloyd Monroe of Seminole, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; sisters Laura Marie Goode of Midlothian, Va., and Sarah Ellen Lockamy of Rougemont, N.C.; brother Michael Glenn Hardy of Mentor, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.Hardy's sons were to be pallbearers.
Wise County Messenger

Womack, Jessie Elizabeth
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Womack, Jessie Elizabeth
1934-2007
Funeral for Jessie Elizabeth Womack, 73, of Bridgeport was Thursday, Dec. 27, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with burial at Boonsville Cemetery.
Womack died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007, in Fort Worth.
Born May 19, 1934, in Detroit, Texas, she married Oscar Womack March 11, 1961.
She is survived by her husband; daughters, Mary Ann Phillips of Florida and Dorothy Womack of Bridgeport; and a grandson, Chris Downs of Greenville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Hospice of Texas, 6100 Western Place, Suite 500, Fort Worth, TX 76107.
Wise County Messenger Published Sunday, December 30, 2007

Wiggins, Bob
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Wiggins, Bob
1939-2004
Graveside service for Bob Wiggins, 64, of Decatur was Tuesday, April 13, at DFW National Cemetery in Grand Prairie.
Wiggins died Saturday, April 10, 2004, in Decatur.
Born June 3, 1939, in Detroit, he was a retired Army veteran who spent 27 years in the military and retired as a warrant officer. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Decatur.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Wiggins of Decatur; a son, Gary Robert Wiggins of Boise, Idaho; a daughter, Heidi Marlene Grace of Paradise; a brother, Donald Wiggins and a sister, Wendy Brzezinski, both of Michigan and four grandchildren, Joshua and Ryan Grace of Paradise and Matthew and Alexis Wiggins of Boise.
Wise County Messenger Published Thursday, April 15, 2004

Pryor, Tommy Wayne
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Pryor, Tommy Wayne
1948-2008
Funeral for Tommy Wayne Pryor, 59, of Decatur was Feb. 11 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Doug Vaughn officiating.
Pryor died Friday, Feb. 8, 2008.
Born Sept. 16, 1948, in Detroit to Herman Odell and Kaleta May Pryor, he was an equipment operator.
He is survived by three daughters, Mary Anne Stapleton and husband, James, of Paradise, Kaleta De-Nae Phillips and husband, Ryan, of Jacksboro and Rachel Lynn Pryor of Sunset; two sons, Kenny Wayne Pryor and wife, Charlene, of Springtown and Brandon Shelby Moss; three sisters, Barbara Gale Cansler and Charlotte Sue King, both of Alvord and Susan JoAnn Wall of Decatur; four brothers, Gary Lynn Pryor and Ray Dale Pryor, both of Chico, Larry Wade Pryor of Decatur and Rocky Edward Pryor of Illinois; his wife, Glenda Kay Pryor, of Tishwanga, Okla.; and 11 grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger Published Thursday, February 21, 2008

Shaw, Lou
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Shaw, Lou
1924-2008
Funeral for Lou Shaw, 83, of Decatur will be Feb. 14 at Coker-Hawkins Chapel with the Rev. Bill Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove No. 1 Cemetery in Decatur. Family visitation was to be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Shaw died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, in Decatur.
Born Sept. 8, 1924, in Clarksville to Charles and Pearl Dickey, she was a retired insurance agent.
She is survived by daughters Martha Kirby of Fort Worth; Linda Miller and husband, Raleigh, of Decatur; brothers Guinn and John Dickey; grandson Todd James of Arlington; granddaughter Amy Brooks and husband, Taylor, of Hurst; great-grandchildren Allison and Blake James, Peyton, Madeline, Sarah Elizabeth and Jonathan Brooks; and several nieces and nephews.
Wise County Messenger Published Thursday, February 14, 2008

Johnnie Bill Winkle
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Johnnie Bill Winkle
CLARENDON - Johnnie Bill Winkle, 69, died Monday, April 19, 1999.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today in Robertson Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Bryan Knowles, pastor of Martin Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery.
Born in Talco in Titus County, Mr. Winkel was a resident of Clarksville for most of his life. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Clarendon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7782. In 1981, he retired as a logger.
Mr. Winkle moved to Clarendon 11 years ago. He was a Baptist.
He married Velvet Lee Brumley in 1966 at Clarksville.
Survivors include his wife; five sons, Charles Lynn Winkle of Austin, Raymond Winkle and Andrew Winkle, both of Clarendon, Lester Winkle of Amarillo and Billy Joe Winkle of Paris; a brother, R.J. Winkle of Alba; five sisters, Enzalee Blalock of Talco, Nell Burrow of Clarendon, Winnie Lynch of Lubbock and Linnie Pitchford and Marie Mills, both of Snyder; three grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren.
Amarillo Globe News 21 Apr 1999

Joe Lynn Franks
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Joe Lynn Franks
QUANAH - Joe Lynn Franks, 52, of Longview, died Tuesday, March 30, 1999.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today in Price-Jackson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Spangler, minister of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Quanah Memorial Park.
Mr. Franks was born in Clarksville. He was an Army veteran who served two tours of duty in Vietnam. A former Quanah resident, he moved to Longview in 1982.
Mr. Franks was a retired crane operator for a construction company. He was a Baptist.
He married Margaret Ann Gordy in 1982 at Longview.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Stanley Scott of Joshua and Jeff Brown of Austin; two daughters, Angie Kates of Bryan and Katie Franks of Longview; two brothers, Jerry Franks of Vernon and James Franks of Lefors; a sister, Lena Stewart of Chillicothe; and two grandchildren.
Amarillo Globe-News 1 Apr 1999

Rupert L. Dowell Sr
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Rupert L. Dowell Sr.
HEREFORD - Rupert L. Dowell Sr., 99, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First United Methodist Church with Dr. Tom Fuller, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Park by Gililland-Watson Funeral Home.
Mr. Dowell was born in Clarksville and moved to Deaf Smith County in 1926 from Slaton. He was a carpenter and a member of First United Methodist Church.
He married Minerva Bartley in 1919 at Clarksville; she died in 1986.
Survivors include four sons, Bartley Dowell of Hereford, R.L. Dowell Jr. of Amarillo and John David Dowell and Eugene Dowell, both of Idaho; a sister, Pearl Crump of Levelland; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
The family requests memorials be to Kings Manor or First United Methodist Church.
Amarillo Globe News 5 Jan 1997

Ida Mae Holmes Johnson
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Amarillo Globe News 13 May 1997
Ida Mae Holmes Johnson
PAMPA - Ida Mae Holmes Johnson, 85, died Friday, May 9, 1997.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Mary Ellen & Harvester Church of Christ with Larry Brown, associate minister, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.
Mrs. Johnson was born in Clarksville at Red River County. She moved to Pampa from Clarksville in 1943. She was a member of Mary Ellen & Harvester Church of Christ.
She married Earl Johnson in 1979 at Pampa. He died in 1990.
Survivors include a son, Alvis Lee Sanders of Pampa.

Johnnie Burks
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Johnnie Burks
Johnnie Burks, 91, of Amarillo, died Sunday, March 2, 1997.
Wake services will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today in Warford-Walker Mortuary's Chapel of Roses, 509 N. Hughes St. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Forest Hill Assembly of God with the Rev. Dewey Newburn, pastor, and the Rev. Maurice C. Burks officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.
Mr. Burks was born in Clarksville. He was raised and educated in Red River County. He moved to Amarillo more than 13 years ago.
He was an employee of the U.S. Postal Service. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include five sons, R.E. Burks and Will Burks, both of Amarillo, William Burks and Edward Minter, both of Tucson, Ariz., and Todd White of Arthur City; three daughters, Darcell Franklin of Grand Prairie, Edith Johnson of Clarksville and Jessie Mae Scott of Tucson; a sister, Alvis Richardson of Paris, Texas; 30 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
The family will be at 2421 Poplar St.
Amarillo Globe News 07 Mar 1997

Ronald Elmer Adrian
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Ronald Elmer Adrian
PLAINVIEW - Ronald Elmer Adrian, 69, died Thursday, March 6, 1997.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Jeske, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.
Mr. Adrian was born in Mercedes and moved to Clarksville, where he graduated from high school. He served with the Navy during World War II. He moved to the Plainview area in 1949 and farmed near Halfway, retiring in 1990. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
He married Noretta Berner in 1955 at Plainview.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Anita Adrian of Plainview; three sons, Gerald Adrian of Exton, Pa., Gary Adrian and Marvin Adrian, both of Lubbock; a sister, Elaine Schur of Plainview; and three grandchildren.
The family requests memorials be to the Lutheran Hour, Family Hospice, Meals on Wheels or a favorite charity.
Amarillo Globe News 07 Mar 1997

Walter Eugene Fisher
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Walter Eugene Fisher
ROSCOE - Walter Eugene Fisher, 64, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Price-Jackson Funeral Home Chapel at Quanah with the Rev. Rusty Pearson officiating. Burial will be in Goodlett Cemetery at Goodlett.
Mr. Fisher was born in Red River County. He lived in Quanah for 40 years and recently had moved to Roscoe. He worked in Hardeman County for many years until retiring in 1993. He was a member of Goodlett First Baptist Church.
He married Lena Byrd in 1962 at Quanah.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Bobby E. Fisher of Sweetwater, and Tony W. Fisher and Victor G. Fisher, both of Roscoe; two daughters, Fran Belcher of Quanah and Sarah Jane Cooper of Rapid City, S.D.; two brothers, Don J. Fisher of Quanah and James Fisher of Tyler; a sister, Nancy Johnson of Quanah; four grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren.
Amarillo Globe-News, March 27, 1997

George D. Parrish
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

George D. Parrish
LEWISVILLE - George D. Parrish, 79, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Macedonia Baptist Church in Lewisville with the Rev. T.J. Denson officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Llano Cemetery in Amarillo by Dalton and Son Funeral Home of Lewisville.
Mr. Parrish was born in Clarksville. He was a retired government administrator. He served as deacon emeritus of the Macedonia Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughters, Marilyn Gentry of Houston and Dianne Simms of Lewisville; and four grandchildren.
The family will receive visitors from 7 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Amarillo Globe-News, 29 Jan 1999

Fern Elaine Mounts
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Fern Elaine Mounts
BORGER - Fern Elaine Mounts, 69, died Monday, Feb. 17, 1997.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in First Christian Church with the Rev. Bob Murphy officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Ochiltree Cemetery at Perryton by Brown Funeral Directors.
Mrs. Mounts was born in Goodwell, Okla., and had lived in Borger for 28 years. She was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church in Perryton, The Huber and Phillips Ladies Golf Leagues and the Borger Elks Lodge No. 1581.
She married Earl Mounts in 1947 at Clayton, N.M.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Jerry Mounts of Amarillo and Alan Mounts of Borger; a daughter, Marcia Rogers of Clarksville, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be to Baptist St. Anthony's Hospice and Life Enrichment Center of Amarillo.
Amarillo Globe-News, February 19, 1997

Mary Ila Chunn
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Mary Ila Chunn
CLARENDON - Mary Ila Chunn, 95, died Monday, Feb. 17, 1997.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Robertson Funeral Directors Chapel of Memories with Dr. James Bell, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery.
Mrs. Chunn was born in Clarksville, Red River County, and moved to Lelia Lake in 1908. She graduated from Lelia Lake High School and then from Clarendon College in 1921.
After graduating from college, she taught speech and was the ladies' team basketball coach. She also was a matron and chaperon in the ladies' dormitory.
She married Leldon B. Chunn in 1923 at Amarillo. He died in 1981.
She and her husband owned and operated grocery stores in Antelope Flat, Hedley and Plainview. They also farmed in the Happy Union community before moving to Amarillo in 1960.
Mrs. Chunn was a member of Kingswood United Methodist Church of Amarillo.
Survivors include a son, Winfred Leldon Chunn of Amarillo; a daughter, Marian Ruth Weiss of Amarillo; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Amarillo Globe-News, February 18, 1997

Donnie Cannon
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Donnie Cannon
HALE CENTER - Donnie Cannon, 59, of Paris, Texas, a former Hale Center resident, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in First Baptist Church with Silas Short of Post officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park at Plainview by Freeman Funeral Home.
Mr. Cannon was born in Hale Center. He moved from Hale Center to Dallas in 1970. He then lived in Boxelder and Cuthand before moving to Paris in 1991.
Survivors include two sons, Steve Cannon of Bogata and Shaun Cannon of Detroit, Texas; a daughter, Deaun Jackson of Paris; three brothers, John Wayne Cannon of Nevada, Mo., David Cannon of Oklahoma City and Leon Cannon of Cuthand; a sister, Lila Simmons of Cuthand; and five grandchildren.
Amarillo Globe-News, February 16, 1997

James E. Roberts
[Submitted by Gene Phillips]

James E. Roberts
MORTON - James E. Roberts, 66, of Wright City, Okla., formerly of Morton, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gordon Renshaw, pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Morton Memorial Cemetery by Ellis Funeral Home.
Mr. Roberts was born in Garvin, Okla. He moved from Tatum, N.M., to Morton in 1954. He lived in Morton until moving to Wright City in 1995.
He married Sylvia Louise Burkett in 1953. She died in 1993. He married Irene Cantrell in 1996 at Clarksville.
He was a cemetery sexton for Morton Memorial Cemetery for a number of years.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, James Wesley Roberts of Jenks, Okla., and Arzie Elliott of Wright City; six daughters, Janet Crawford of Hereford, Donna Bumgarner of Terrell, Jamie Barker of Morton, Evelyn Sweng of Woodville, and Gwendlyn Christie and Mary Slabaugh, both of Wright City; a sister, Ann Delozier of Battiest, Okla.; six brothers, Dillard Roberts of Fresno, Calif., Delbert Roberts, Wilbert Roberts and Clarence Roberts, all of Wright City, Hubert Roberts of Garvin and Lloyd Roberts of Golden, Okla.; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Amarillo Globe News 17 Jan 1997

Elbert Auston
[Submitted by Gene Phillips 03 Feb 2011]

QUITAQUE - Elbert "Ebb" Auston, 95, died Sunday, May 7, 2000.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. today in Resthaven Cemetery with the Rev. Jess Little of Sunset Heights Baptist Church in Odessa officiating. Arrangements are by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.
Mr. Auston was born in Red River County and was a longtime Quitaque resident. He worked for First National Bank for 40 years as a janitor.
He married Betty Mae McKnight in 1940 at Memphis.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Rosemary Perkins of Silverton, Jenifer Auston of Quitaque and Lola Mae Jouett of Amarillo; two sons, Paul Elbert Auston of Amarillo and Bobby Lee Auston of Quitaque; and a sister, Fronie of California.
Amarillo Daily News, May 9, 2000

R.E. Burks
[Submitted by Gene Phillips 03 Feb 2011]

R.E. Burks, 67, of Amarillo, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000.
Wake will be at 7 p.m. today in Colonial Funeral Chapel. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Colonial Funeral Chapel, 1010 W. Ninth Ave., with the Rev. Maurice Burks officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.
Mr. Burks was born in Clarksville. He worked for 17 years at the Air Force Base in Amarillo and for the city of Amarillo for 26 years. He was a member of Antioch Bible Fellowship.
He married Claree Conley in 1960 at Panhandle.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Kenneth Raymond Burks and R.E. Burks Jr., both of Amarillo; a daughter, Jessie Marie Polk of Dallas; a brother, Will Burks; two sisters, Darcel Burks of Fort Worth and Edith Crawford of Clarksville; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Antioch Bible Fellowship.
Amarillo Daily News, Jan. 12, 2000

Adele Bullard
[Submitted by Gene Phillips 03 Feb 2011]

Adele Bullard, 82, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Llano Mausoleum Chapel with Susan Arnold of Polk Street United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St.
Mrs. Bullard was born in Clarksville where she graduated from high school. In 1956, she moved from Beaumont to Amarillo and retired from the Natural Gas Pipeline.
Mrs. Bullard was a sales representative for Avon Cosmetics and was employed part-time for the Senior Citizens Association. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cuthand and the Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors include two sons, Jack Provence and Glenn Provence, both of Amarillo; a sister, Geneva Moore of Slayton; two brothers, George Young of Florence and Samuel Young of Colmesneil; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be to Heritage Convalescent Center, 1009 Clyde St., Amarillo, TX 79106.
Amarillo Sunday News-Globe Dec. 26, 1999

Dinia Kay Burson
[Submitted by Gene Phillips 03 Feb 2011]

BOGATA - Dinia Kay Burson, 54, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at Wichita Falls.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today in Bogata Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. Billy Daniels and Kenny Dickson officiating. Burial will be in Cuthand Cemetery by Wood Funeral Home.
Mrs. Burson was born in Clarksville. She was a Realtor and stock broker and had worked at Edward D. Jones and Company of Paris.
She was a former resident of Canyon, where she graduated from high school and attended West Texas State University.
Survivors include a son, Junior Burson of San Antonio; four daughters, Beverly Taylor of Talco, Sabre Burson of Wichita Falls, Sabrina Tucker of Bogata and Debbie Burson of Dallas; her mother, Jettie Bond of Bogata; two brothers, Ross Bond of Cookville and Doug Bond of Bogata; and nine grandchildren.

Gladys Vaughn Childers
[Submitted by Ernest Long]

Gladys Jewel Vaughn Childers went to be with our LORD on July 14, 2011. Gladys was born September 3, 1914, to Elmer and Eva Dale of Clarksville, Texas. She had four brothers, Duward Dale, Joe Dale, Oval Dale and Randall Dale and three sisters, Lorene Long, Bobby King and Billie Peters.
She was a loving wife and mother. Gladys married John Henry Vaughn in 1935 and they had nine children; Dorothy Crawford, Ann Presley and husband Gene, Betty Lemons, Joe Vaughn and wife Joe Dell, Carol De Paw, Bob Vaughn, Nancy Mitchell, Larry Vaughn and Ricky Vaughn. Gladys was blessed with numerous grand children, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Gladys is remembered as the ER nurse at the old Lea Regional hospital. She was active for many years at the Senior Citizens Center and in the Kitchen Band. She enjoyed devotionals and Bible study. She was a woman of great character and wonderful wit. She was loved by all who knew her.
Arrangements are with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Source: Chapel Of Hope Funeral Home

Eloise L. Collins
[Submitted by Gene Phillips 03 Feb 2011]

BORGER - Eloise L. Collins, 61, died Saturday, May 1, 1999.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Leonard Forsythe, pastor of Bible Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park.
Mrs. Collins was born in Annona and had been a resident of Hutchinson County since 1946. She was a homemaker and a member of Southside Baptist Church.
She married Glyndon Collins in 1957 at Borger.
Survivors include her husband of Fritch; a son, Glynn D. Collins of Coffeyville, Kan.; two daughters, Cindy K. Wilson of Sanford and Gloria Stone of Fritch; her mother, Maudie Moody of Azle; a sister, Carol Moon of Borger; two brothers, Bill Moody of Okeene, OK. and Ray Moody of Paradise; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Amarillo Globe-News May 3, 1999

Gladys Dickey
[Submitted by Gene Phillips 03 Feb 2011]

Gladys Dickey, 92, of Amarillo, died Friday, June 2, 2000.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Llano Cemetery with Glen Downs officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2820 Virginia Circle.
Mrs. Dickey was born in Avery and had lived in Amarillo 16 years. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Monroe Dickey, in 1983.
Survivors include two daughters, Audrey Dickey of Amarillo and Peggy Downs of McLean; three sons, Hollis Dickey and Jerry Dickey, both of Amarillo, and Dick Dickey of Denver; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family will be at 4512 Gem Lake Road.
Amarillo Sunday News-Globe June 4, 2000

Etta Elliott
[Submitted by Gene Phillips 03 Feb 2011]

Etta Elliott, 98, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Holy Trinity Church of God in Christ with the Rev. C.V. Smith, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery by Warford-Walker Mortuary, 509 N. Hughes.
Mrs. Elliott was born and attended public schools in Clarksville. She had lived in Amarillo for 50 years and was a member of the Holy Trinity Church of God in Christ. She was a housewife.
Survivors include two daughters, Alice Elliott and Anna Faye Bonner, both of Amarillo.
The family will be at 308 N. Kentucky St.
Amarillo Sunday News-Globe Feb. 20, 2000

Ocie Mae Emerson
[Submitted by Gene Phillips 03 Feb 2011]

Ocie Mae Emerson, 82, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. David Hill, senior pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens. Arrangements are by Warford-Walker Mortuary, 509 N. Hughes St.
Mrs. Emerson was born in Bienville Parrish County, La., and attended public schools in Clarksville. She had been a resident of Amarillo for many years and was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Emerson, in 1987.
Survivors include two nieces, Pearlie Mae Herndon of Dallas and Norma Rose of Kemp; two nephews, Ben O'Neal Smith and Claude Smith, both of Gun Barrel City.
The family will be at 1339 N.W. 13th Ave.
Amarillo Daily News, Feb. 18, 2000

Mureain Harris
[Submitted by Gene Phillips 03 Feb 2011]

Mureain Harris, 67, of Amarillo, died Thursday, March 16, 2000.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Vurn Martin, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery by Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes.
Mrs. Harris was born in Clarksville. She attended Briley schools in Clarksville and Centerpoint schools at Pittsburg. She was a manager for J&M Inc. and was a certified nurse's assistant. She was a member of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce.
She attended Antioch Baptist Church in Clarksville and later joined Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church. She was a missionary speaker and served as president of the church's Missionary Society for 16 years. She received the Pastor's Award for Woman of the Year in 1997. She was vice president of the President's Council and worked with the Children's Cottage.
Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by a son, Charles Lewis Ward.
Survivors include her husband, Gus Harris; two daughters, Emma Crockett and Doris Rambo, both of Dallas; a son, Robert Harris of Amarillo; two sisters, Wyoming Brown of Amarillo and Elnora Bruce of Celina; a brother, Archie Nelson of Amarillo; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Amarillo Daily News, March 21, 2000

Dorothy Mae Helton
[Submitted by Gene Phillips 03 Feb 2011]

Dorothy Mae Helton, 74, of Amarillo, died Monday, June 12, 2000.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today in BlackburnShaw Funeral Directors Memorial Chapel, Fifth Avenue and Pierce Street, with the Rev. Roy Almaroad of Mescalero Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.
Mrs. Helton was born in Avery and moved to Amarillo about 35 years ago. She was a homemaker and member of Mescalero Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Buck Helton; and by a son, Randy Joe Helton.
Survivors include a son, John Wayne Helton of Amarillo; two daughters, Joyse Hoskinson of Amarillo and Darlene Wallner-White, both of Amarillo; two sisters, Rhonda McKinley of Louisiana and Mary Ellen Jones of Fort Worth; a brother, D.W. Underwood of Venue; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be to Mescalero Baptist Church.
The family will be at 6110 Rockwell Road.
Amarillo Daily News, June 14, 2000

William John Hoover
[Submitted by Gene Phillips 7 Dec 2009]

William John Hoover, 55, died at 8:15 a.m. Monday in Memorial Hospital [Kermit TX] after a short illness. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Cooper Funeral Chapel with burial in Kermit Cemetery.
He was born Aug 26, 1914 in Clarksville, TX. He was superintendent for Dunn Oil Co of Kermit. He was a Baptist. He had lived here 12 years, moving here from Fredrick OK., where he had lived for 16 years.
He was married to Eve Iscott Sharp Sept 16, 1933 in Lawton, OK.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Melvin Lee Hoover of Dalhart and Michael Thomas Hoover of the home; three daughters, Betty Jean Brown of Tipton OK, Mrs Frances Geraldine Arnold of Kermit and Miss Cathy Jan Hoover of the home; his mother, Mrs Ludee Hoover of Kermit; three brothers, Holbert Hoover of Mineral Wells and Wilbert Hoover and Riley Hoover, both of Los Angeles CA; two sisters, Mrs Mage Spivey of Kermit and Mrs Rorena Conway of Eunice NM and eight granchildren.
Publisher unknown, living in Kermit Texas at time of death.
Note: His wife, Eve Iscott Sharp is my grandmother's sister.

Ola Lee Jones
[Submitted by Gene Phillips 03 Feb 2011]

BOVINA - Ola Lee Jones, 85, died Saturday, June 17, 2000, in Lakeland, Fla.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Bovina Church of Christ with Jeff Procter officiating. Burial will be in Bovina Cemetery by Ellis-Blackwell Funeral Home of Friona.
Mrs. Jones was born in Bogata. She moved to Bovina with her family in 1945 and to Lakeland in February. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bovina Church of Christ.
She married Paul Jones in 1933 at Hugo, Okla. He died in February.
Survivors include a son, Randy P. Jones of Lakeland; and one grandchild.
Amarillo Daily News, June 20, 2000

Paul Jones
[Submitted by Gene Phillips 03 Feb 2011]

BOVINA - Paul Jones, 88, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Bovina Church of Christ with Jeff Procter officiating. Burial will be in Bovina Cemetery by Ellis-Blackwell Funeral Home of Friona.
Mr. Jones was born in Bogata and moved to Bovina in 1945 from San Diego. He was the owner and operator of Paul Jones Texaco Service Station from 1945 until his retirement in 1993. He was a member of Bovina Church of Christ and the Bovina Chamber of Commerce.
He married Ola Lee Calaway in 1933 at Hugo, Okla.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Randy P. Jones of Lakeland, Fla.; a sister, Mary Ruth Fortner of Dallas; two brothers, Carl Jones of Mount Pleasant and Melvin Jones of Arlington; and a grandchild.
Amarillo Sunday News-Globe Feb. 13, 2000

Leon C. Marshall
[Submitted by Gene Phillips DATE]

Leon C. Marshall, 86, of Dallas, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today in Mount Zion Baptist Church with Superintendent Elisha Demerson and Superintendent Elijah Demerson, of Pentecostal Church of God in Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by Warford-Walker Mortuary Inc., 509 N. Hughes St.
Mr. Marshall was a native of Clarksville, where he attended public school. In 1945, he moved to Amarillo, where he first joined the Church of God in Christ.
Later, Mr. Marshall joined Emmanuel Church of God in Christ. He served as the first musician, the first deacon and the first Sunday school superintendent.
He married Sarah C. Wysner in 1936. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Geneive.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Ada Baldwin and Elizabeth Harper, both of Dallas, Anna Baldwin of Denver and Minnie Bowser of Amarillo; three sons, Elbert Marshall of Denver, Jimmy Marshall of Sacramento, Calif., and Leon Marshall Jr. of Dallas; a sister, Garlena Wooten of Clarksville; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
The family will be at 2433 Echo.
Amarillo Daily News, Nov. 13, 1999

Jewel McLaughlin
[Submitted by Gene Phillips 03 Feb 2011]

BOWIE - Jewel McLaughlin, 87, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in Elmwood Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Kennedy, pastor of Stoneburg Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements are by Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home.
Mrs. McLaughlin was born in Sulphur Springs. She had lived in Corpus Christi and Bogata before moving to Bowie 30 years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of Stoneburg Baptist Church in Stoneburg.
She married Jack E. McLaughlin in 1928 at Altus, Okla. He died in 1994.
Survivors include two sons, Billy J. McLaughlin of Johntown and Alfred McLaughlin of Arkadelphia; nine grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren.
Amarillo Daily News, Feb. 25, 2000

Norris N. McPherson
[Submitted by Gene Phillips 03 Feb 2011]

CLOVIS, N.M. - Norris N. "Big Mac" McPherson, 72, died Friday, June 11, 1999.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. John's Baptist Church with the Rev. Fred R. Williams officiating. Burial will be in Mission Garden of Memories with military honors by Cannon Air Force Base Honor Guard. Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home.
Mr. McPherson was born in Clarksville and was a retired custodian for the Clovis public schools. He served with the Army during World War II and was a local musician who recorded with numerous groups and played with "Big Mac and the Little Fish" throughout the area and the Bill Case Combo in Clovis. He was a member of St. John's Baptist Church, where he served as the church pianist, and of AARP and VFW Post No. 3015.
He married Georgia Johnson in 1951.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Frederick Johnson of Clovis and Freddie English of Albuquerque, N.M.; two brothers, Claude McPherson of Clovis and Lige McPherson of Mesa, Ariz.; two sisters, Geneva Williams of Mesa and Helene J. Mondy of Portland, Ore; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Burrell Morse
[Submitted by Marla Zwakman]

In Clarksville , on the 21st, Burrell Morse (colored) aged 75. In the days of slavery, Burrell belonged to Robert Morse, of Bowie county, and was for three years in the camps of the Confederate army, under the observation of the editor of this paper, acting as a camp servant to his then master, Capt. Massenburg, Commissary of the 29th Texas Calvary. Burrell was faithful, true, and steady in all emergencies. For several years he had lived in Red River , for a year or two past, he had lived with Judge Bagby. A few days sinced his aged wife went to the spirit land, and old Burrell has not waited long to rejoin her. There are few better men than Burrell was, in his sphere of action, and at his death he is entitled to recognition.
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Date: 24 Mar 1882

Kathryne V. Owens
[Submitted by Gene Phillips 03 Feb 2011]

DUMAS - Kathyrne V. Owens, 85, died Thursday, June 1, 2000.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Morrison Funeral Directors Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jay McGaughy, pastor of Temple Baptist Church, the Rev. Roger Orr, minister of missions at First Baptist Church, and Jerry Clark, pastor of Bible Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Northlawn Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Owens was born in Red River County and had been a resident of Dumas since 1945. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of the Temple Baptist Church.
She married Wayne Owens in 1934 at Tulia. He died in 1986. She also was preceded in death by two sons, Richard Owens, in 1967, and Dale Owens, in 1983.
Survivors include two sons, Donald Owens of Houston and Harold Owens of Dumas; four daughters, Peggy Hoefling of Dumas, Barbara Roberts of Louisburg, Kan., and Linda Thompson and Joy Wilson, both of Dumas; 16 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be to Memorial Hospice, 224 Second, Dumas, TX 79029.
The family will be at 314 Beard.
Amarillo Daily News, June 2, 2000

Jack E. Phillips
[Submitted by Gene Phillips 7 Dec 2009]

CLARKSVILLE
Jack E. Phillips, 67, of Lone Star community died Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at his residence.
Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15, in Lindeman Chapel of Clarksville Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Shovan and the Rev. Ivey Powell. Burial will follow in Lone Star Cemetery under the direction of Clarksville Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife Joan Skaggs Phillips; sons, Eddie Phillips and wife Cathy of Lone Star community, Baxter Phillips and wife Marla of Palestine, and Benjamin Phillips and wife Tiffany of Detroit; daughters, Beverly Sustaire and husband Marty of Paris, and Marsha Brown and husband Randy of Mount Pleasant; mother-in-law, Doris Skaggs of Bogata; brother-in-law, Charles Skaggs and wife Annette of Bogata; six grandsons; and one granddaughter.
The Paris News Published June 14, 2002
Note: Jack is a 2nd cousin to my mother.

Doris Edwina "Red" Pratt
(October 13, 1923 - April 26, 2010)

[Smith Family Funeral Homes Obituary April 2010]

Pratt, Doris Edwina "Red" (October 13, 1923 - April 26, 2010) Doris Edwina "Red" Pratt 83, passed away on April 26, 2010 in Dallas, TX. She was born on October 13, 1923 in Detroit, TX to Jess Newsome & Kathaleen (Toney) Newsome. She was a graduate of Detroit High School, a resident of Garland since 1964 and worked in the cafeteria at Garland High School for 20 years before retiring in 1992. She was preceded in death by her husband, G.D. Pratt. She is survived by her daughter, Teresa Pratt of Garland, son, Ricky Pratt and wife, Anita of Garland, and two granddaughters, Malorie Pratt and Kylee Pratt, brother-in-laws & sister-in-laws, Morris & Murl Pratt, Harrell & Dixie Chism, Modie Johnson and Sallie Dale. The family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Eastgate Funeral Home, 1910 Eastgate Drive, Garland, TX. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. at Detroit Cemetery in Detroit, TX.

Mae Slaughter
[Submitted by Gene Phillips 03 Feb 2011]

BOGOTA - Mae Beatrice Woodall Maynard Slaughter, 93, formerly of Bogata, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000.
Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Wood Funeral Homes Chapel with the Rev. Park Robertson officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Mrs. Slaughter was born in Deport. She married Cub B. Maynard in 1924. He died in 1965. She married Elmer Slaughter in 1982 at Amarillo. He died in 1988. She also was preceded in death by two sons and a daughter.
Survivors include 10 daughters, Maybelle Bean, Frances Ello and Susie Poindexter, all of California, Rhoda Whitworth of Tulia, Faye McMiller and Jimmie Boss, both of Amarillo, Martha Lucas and Stella Wooten Anderson, both of Blossom, Shirley Abbitt of Bogata and Katie Collacoat of Bentley, Okla.; five sons, W.C. Maynard of California, Travis Maynard of Bogata, Cub Maynard of Detroit, Earl Maynard of Frogville and Wylie Maynard of Ben Wheeler; 62 grandchildren; 93 great-grandchildren; 31 greatgreat-grandchildren; two great-great-greatgrandchildren; and one great-great-greatgreat-grandchild.
Amarillo Sunday News-Globe Feb. 6, 2000

Jim Smith
[Submitted by Gene Phillips 03 Feb 2011]

Jim "Buddy" Smith, 94, of Amarillo, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today in New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. James "Jim" Mims, pastor, and the Rev. J.E. Smith, his brother of Memphis, Texas, officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes St.
Mr. Smith was born in Clarksville, Red River County, and moved to Amarillo in 1997 from Clarksville. He was a retired farmer and a member of New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include a brother, the Rev. J.E. Smith of Memphis; and two sisters, Nina Alfred and Lena Smith both of Amarillo.
The family will be at 2516 Redondo Drive.
Amarillo Daily News, Dec. 14, 1999

Gene E. Sterling
[Submitted by Gene Phillips 03 Feb 2011]

FARWELL - Gene E. Sterling, 78, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999.
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Sunset Terrace Cemetery with the Rev. Bobby Burris of Muleshoe officiating. Arrangements were by Ellis Funeral Home of Muleshoe.
Mr. Sterling was born in Clarksville and served in the Army during World War II. In 1952, he moved from Muleshoe to Farwell where he was a farmer.
He married Viola M. Tharp in 1952 at Clovis, N.M.
Survivors include his wife; a son, David Sterling of Roswell, N.M.; a daughter, Cathy Wiese of Milton-Freewater, Ore.; four sisters, Marjorie Kemp and Hazel Ball, both of Muleshoe, Betty Jo Casteel of Plano and Odie Lee Sitzes of Tyler; two brothers, Bobby Dean Sterling of Amarillo and E.J. Sterling Jr. of Littlefield; and four grandchildren.
Amarillo Sunday News-Globe Dec. 19, 1999

Clayton Thomas
[Submitted by Gene Phillips 03 Feb 2011]

MATADOR - Clayton Thomas, 60, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Royce Jennings, pastor, and the Rev. Felton Gilmore, officiating. Burial will be in East Mound Cemetery by Seigler Funeral Home.
Mr. Thomas was born in Clarksville. He lived in the Afton Community in Dickens County from 1947 until moving to Matador in 1956. From 1957 until 1960, he served with the Air Force and he was a member of the Baptist Church.
He married Julie Mae Martin in 1956 at Matador.
Survivors include two sons, Richard Thomas and Ray Thomas, both of Matador; two brothers, Charles Thomas of Crowley and Don Thomas of Springtown; and three grandchildren.
Amarillo Sunday News-Globe Jan. 2, 2000

Lucretia Vardell
[Submitted by Gene Phillips 03 Feb 2011]

SAN ANGELO - Lucretia Vardell, 73, died Sunday, May 7, 2000.
Graveside services were at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Silverton Cemetery at Silverton with the Rev. Edwin Norris officiating. Arrangements were by Myers-Long Funeral Directors of Silverton.
Mrs. Vardell was born in Clarksville. She lived in Slaton for 18 years before moving to San Angelo 28 years ago.
She married L.W. Vardell in 1950 at Clovis, N.M. He died in 1986.
Survivors include two daughters, Theresa Pate of Tonopah, Nev., and Irene Harris of Humble; a son, Frank Vardell of Elko, Nev.; and seven grandchildren.
Amarillo Daily News, May 10, 2000

Ocie Lee Walker
[Submitted by Gene Phillips 03 Feb 2011]

MEMPHIS - Ocie Lee "Bibby" Walker, 82, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today in Memphis Funeral Home Chapel with Tom Posey officiating. Burial will be at 4 p.m. today in Spring Lake Cemetery in Spring Lake with the Rev. Bobby Broyles officiating. Arrangements are by Memphis Funeral Home.
Mrs. Walker was born in Red River County and lived in Memphis for the past 26 years. She was a member of the Assembly of God. From 1974 until 1977 she worked in the Memphis High School cafeteria.
She was preceded in death by her husband, O.B. Walker, in 1969.
Survivors include two sons, Oscar B. Walker Jr. of Memphis and Wendell Wayne Walker of Amarillo; four daughters, Virginia Lee Saxon and Jeannette McHam, both of Levelland, Zoda Faye Farris of Amarillo and Wanda Wenell Schull of San Antonio; two brothers, Clifford Osburn of Amarillo and B.B. "Rabbit" Osburn of Clarendon; three sisters, Lena Freeze of Childress, Mary Ida Blythe of Houston and Veda McKay of Bovina; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Amarillo Daily News, Jan. 18, 2000

Ruth Waller
[Submitted by Gene Phillips 03 Feb 2011]

PLAINVIEW - Ruth Waller, 91, died Thursday, May 25, 2000.
Services were at 10 a.m. Saturday in Lemons Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jack McClung, chaplain of Prairie House Living Center, officiating. Burial was in Plainview Memorial Park.
Mrs. Waller was born in Red River County and grew up in Clarksville. In 1952, she moved to Plainview and worked for the Hilton Hotel as a waitress, cook and head of housekeeping. She was a Jehovah's Witness.
She married Mike Waller in 1922. He died in 1975. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Ward, in 1978; and a son, Hershel Lee Waller, in 1988.
Survivors include three daughters, Pat King and Ellen Sally Curtis, both of Plainview and Loren Brown of Texarkana; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
Amarillo Sunday News-Globe May 28, 2000

Charles L. Ward
[Submitted by Gene Phillips DATE]

Charles L. Ward, 45, of Memphis, Tenn., died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Vurn C. Martin, pastor, and the Rev. James M. Mims, pastor of New Covenant Missionary Church, officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery by Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes.
Mr. Ward was born in Clarksville and graduated from Palo Duro High School in 1972 where he was active in football and track. He attended Abilene Christian University on a football scholarship and was a veteran of the Army.
Mr. Ward was a truck driver for Marysa Group Enterprise. He worked for Santa Fe Railway and was the owner of Flamingo Beauty Supply in Amarillo. He was a member of Greater Mount Olive Baptist church. He moved from Amarillo to Kansas City, Kan., where he lived for 10 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Tammy Ward of Oklahoma City and Tanisha Ward of Amarillo; two sons, Korine Ward of Oklahoma City and Channing Ward of Amarillo; his parents, Gus and Muraine Harris of Amarillo; two sisters, Emma Crockett and Doris Rambo both of Dallas; and a brother, Robert Harris of Amarillo.
The family will be at 2035 N.W. 18th Ave. Viewing will be at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Friday.
Amarillo Daily News, Feb. 3, 2000

L.A. Watson
[Submitted by Gene Phillips 03 Feb 2011]

CLARENDON - L.A. Watson, 80, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bryan Knowles, pastor of Martin Baptist Church, and the Rev. John Denton of Borger officiating. Burial will be Citizens Cemetery by Robertson Funeral Directors.
Mr. Watson was born in Red River County and had lived in the Martin community near Clarendon for 32 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a farmer. He served on the Clarendon School Board where he had been a past president.
Mr. Watson was a member of Martin Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He moved to Clarendon a year ago.
He married Rose Lee Casteel in 1938 at Lakeview in Hall County.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Gay Cole and Doris Mills, both of Clarendon; two sons, Faylon Watson and Larry Watson, both of Clarendon; two sisters, Jerri Bolles of Plainview and Lela Lester of Phoenix; a brother, Hap Watson of Groom; 15 grandchildren; and 19 greatgrandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be to Martin Baptist Church, Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon or Baptist St. Anthony Hospice in Amarillo.
Amarillo Daily News, Feb. 17, 2000

Mattie Lee Williams
[Submitted by Gene Phillips 03 Feb 2011]

MEMPHIS - Mattie Lee "Tiffie" Williams, 79, formerly of Memphis, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, in Aztec, N.M.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today in Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2820 Virginia Circle, in Amarillo.
Mrs. Williams was born in Clarksville and was a longtime resident of Memphis. She moved to Aztec four years ago. She was a homemaker.
She married Johnnie C. Williams in 1940 at Hall County. He died in 1998.
Survivors include three sons, Jimmy Williams, Don Williams and Ricky Williams, all of Aztec; four daughters, Barbara Sperry of Mangum, Okla., Frances Ann Powell of Amarillo and Joyce Pasley and Pamela Jo Jones, both of Memphis; two sisters, Margarette Martin of Bogota and Melba Garman of Antlers, Okla.; 20 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be at Spicer Funeral Home in Memphis.
Amarillo Daily News, May 10, 2000

Rebecca Wilson
[Submitted by Marla Zwackman]

Near Winfrey's Mill, Red River county, on the 9th, of congestion, Mrs. Rebecca Wilson, aged 66. Mrs. W. was a native of North Carolina , and had been in Texas since the fall of 1866. She leaves no family in Texas , but had two sisters in North Carolina .
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Date: 17 Feb 1882


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