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ANNIE LAURA QUISENBERRY SHELTON
 

ANNIE LAURA QUISENBERRY SHELTON

Annie Laura Quisenberry Shelton, 94, of Quanah, died Monday, April 14, 2014, in Quanah. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Dec. 22, 1919, in Quanah, a daughter of the late James Henry and Maude Mercer Wilkerson. She married Clebert Quisenberry on June 26, 1937, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 8, 1971. She married Johnny Shelton on Sept. 26, 1982, and he preceded her in death in 2000. She was a graduate of Quanah High School and a member of First Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting and other seamstress work, gardening, and was said to be a wonderful cook.

Survivors include two sons, Wayland Quisenberry of Cynthiana, Ky., and Tony Quisenberry of Highland Village; five stepchildren, Sharon Fair of Abernathy, Pat Shelton of Odell, Genora Dunson of Weatherford, Holly Marie Winburn of Beeville, and Cindy Snell of Lubbock; five brothers and sisters; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Smith Funeral Home.



PATTY GRIGGS ROGERS

Patty Griggs Rogers, 90, of Vernon, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Vernon. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in Sullivan Funeral Home in Vernon with the Rev. Hilda Cavazas officiating. Interment will be in Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.

She was born June 25, 1923, in Hardeman County, a daughter of the late Albert A. Griggs and the late Annie May Buchanan Griggs. She married William L. (Bill) Rogers on Nov. 28, 1981, in Vernon. He preceded her in death on March 15, 1992. She had lived in Quanah until 1978 when she moved to Vernon. She was formerly owner of Classic Cars & Quick Change Oil & Lube and was a self-employed tax processor and bookkeeper. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roby Wood; a son, Eddy Wood; and a grandson, Rob Wood.

Survivors include a daughter, Peggy A. Moody of Amarillo; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at Sullivan Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.



BARBARA ANN O'NEAL

Barbara Ann O’Neal, 76, of Quanah, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Quanah. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 14, at First Baptist Church in Quanah with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead and the Rev. Tommy Elder officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.

She was born Nov. 5, 1937, a daughter of the late Travis and Helen Horn. She worked for the Quanah Independent School District until her retirement. A lifelong resident of Hardeman County, she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include five daughters, Sharon Pittman, Cindy O’Neal, Lynn Isnhower, Melody Brown, and Lori Alaniz, all of Quanah; a son, Bill O’Neal of Childress; two brothers, Travis Horn of Bushland and Charles Raford Horn of Quanah; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at the funeral home..



DAN W. CARROLL

Memorial services for Dan W. Carroll, 71, of Ben Wheeler, Texas, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Eubank Funeral Chapel with Pastor C.R. Chapman officiating, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home, Canton.

He passed away April 9, 2014 in Tyler, TX.

Mr. Carroll was born October 25, 1942 in Quanah, TX, to Robert Elmer and Rose Lee McCain Carroll.

Dan was a member of the Heritage Trail Cowboy Church. He served in the Army during Vietnam and retired from Dallas Power and Light after 33 years. Dan became a cattle rancher and loved working with his cattle. He enjoyed family gatherings and school re-unions.

Surviving are wife, Betty Cozette Carroll of Ben Wheeler, TX; daughter, Danya Dawn Ratliff of Harleton, TX; step-son, Robert Eckeberger of Chandler, TX; step-son, Rodney Nix of Brownsboro, TX; 5 step-grandchildren; 1 step-great-grandchild; sister, Ruby Wigand of Quanah, TX; sister, Lavern Dowlen of Quanah, TX; sister, Betty Jo and Billy Mullins of Quanah, TX; brother, Earl Carroll of Killeen, TX; brother, Bobby and Sharon Carroll of Goodlett, TX; sister-in-law, Norma Smith of Malakoff, TX; sister-in-law, Peggy Albright of Malakoff, TX; sister-in-law, Joyce and Ernest Grubbs of Athens, TX; numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Joseph Carroll, and sister, Ruthie Lance.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society district office, Van Zandt Co. Unit, 1301 So. Broadway, Tyler, TX. 75701, or Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX. 75701.

Visit www.eubankfh.com to sign the online guestbook.



DANNY POWELL

Danny Powell, 63, of Quanah, died Monday, April 7, 2014, in Wichita Falls. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in Quanah Memorial Park with the Rev. Joseph Jones, pastor of First Baptist Church in Quanah, officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born Sept. 21, 1950, a son of James and Marjorie Ince Powell. He was an E-4 specialist and aircraft mechanic in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era, serving in Germany and Japan.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by two brothers, David Powell and Chester Powell.

Survivors include a son, Paul Powell of Quanah; a sister, Myrna Kretzer of Odin, Ill.; an aunt, Barbara McKinley of Quanah; and a granddaughter.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.



ANITA CHRISTINE "CHRIS" HAMRICK

Anita Christine “Chris” Hamrick, 56, of Quanah, died Friday, April 4, 2014, in Wichita Falls. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, in Quanah Memorial Park with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born July 2, 1957, the daughter of Nelson and June Hamrick. She was employed as a waitress at Ken’s Restaurant for 25 years and in the United Supermarket deli for six years.

Survivors include a brother, Larry Hamrick of Altus, Okla.; children she raised, Ashley and son Logan, and Ceira; and two aunts; and three cousins.



EUFAULA MAE HORN

Eufaula Mae Horn, 94, of Chillicothe, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Chillicothe. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6, in Chillicothe First Baptist Church with the Rev. Wallace Clay officiating. Interment is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, April 7, in Chillicothe Cemetery, with arrangements under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home of Vernon.

She was born March 13, 1920, in Chillicothe, a daughter of Frank and Delia Dunson Green. She married Ennis Horn on June 25, 1935, in Kirkland. She attended LVN school in Crowell and was employed as an LVN for Chillicothe Hospital for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Chillicothe.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Pat Horn, in 1998; and a daughter, Laura Delia Perkins, in 2001.

Survivors include a son, Jim Horn of Palm Springs, Calif.; a daughter, Nora Franks of Lefors; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Larry Franks, Steven Franks, Buddy Perkins, Brian Horn, Bradley Horn, Byron Horn, and Steve Cheek.

Memorials may be made to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch or First Baptist Church of Chillicothe.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.



SAMUEL DAVID McCALLA

Former Quanah resident Samuel David McCalla, 80, of Canton, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Dallas. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, with Byrum Funeral Home of Lancaster in charge of arrangements.

He was born March 4, 1934, a son of Mae Pearl Dulworth and Charlie Pate McCalla Sr. He attended Lancaster schools, graduating in 1951. McCalla then began a 13-year career with M.E. Moses Co. that included management of the Quanah store. He later worked for State Farm Insurance Co., Superior Lumber Co., and DeFord Lumber Co. In 1977, he became one of the founding owners of Cabinet Door Co. of Texas, Inc. He retired in 1999 after 24 years of building custom cabinet doors, and moved to Canton. He married Etta Marlene Seale in Dallas on Aug. 14, 1953. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, sports, genealogy, and was a student of the Confederacy.

Survivors include his wife, of Canton; two daughters, Terri Lyn McGuire of Canton and Lori Leigh Bailey of Crandall; two sons, David Wayne McCalla of Greenville and Gary Don McCalla of Lucas; eight grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.



LINDA CAROL JONES

Linda Jones, 68, of Quanah, died Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Quanah. A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Quanah with the Rev. Sam Doby officiating. Services were under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

She was born Feb. 9, 1946, in Wayne, W.Va., a daughter of the late Paul and Cora Gillespie. She married Jimmie Jones on Jan. 28, 1985, in Randall County. She was raised in Peoria, Ill, and graduated high school there. She attended Pentecostal nursing school in Illinois, and worked at Quality Care Nursing Center in Amarillo for three years and also as a private nurse in home health care. She had been a resident of Quanah since 1997. She enjoyed fishing, cooking, and helping others.

Survivors include her husband, of Quanah; a daughter, Beverly Michelle; a son, Paul Vernon Gillespie; and several brothers and sisters.

The family requests memorials to the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association.




MILDRED MAE MORRIS NELSON

Mildred Mae Morris Nelson, 89, of Quanah, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Amarillo. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the First Assembly of God Church in Quanah with the Rev. D.G. Surface and the Rev. Eric Brooks officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born July 25, 1924, in Eldorado, Okla., a daughter of Earl Joel and Della Shook Nelson. She married Herman Edward Morris on March 8, 1944. He preceded her in death on April 1, 1967. She married Earl Joe Nelson on March 4, 1970, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 2003. A resident of Quanah since 1944, she was a nurse and a homemaker. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, painting, and cooking.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Jeannette Womble of Quanah; three sons, Richard Edward Morris and Gary Ray Morris, both of Pampa, and Melvin Lloyd Morris of Amarillo; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the funeral home.

The family has requested memorials to the First Assembly of God Youth Program.



HAROLD BALL

Harold Ball, 89, of Quanah, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, in Lubbock. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in the Chapel at Smith Funeral Home in Quanah with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead and James Greer officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

Mr. Ball was born December 9, 1924, to the late Abner C. and Annie Robbins Ball in Tyler, Texas. He married Muriel Dean Ball on January 20, 1947, in Quanah. He graduated from Quanah High School in 1943 and served in the United States Navy amphibious forces in the Pacific front during World War II. He worked for Lake Pauline Power, which later became West Texas Utilities, as a maintenance foreman. He retired in 1986 after 39 years of service. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing as well as woodworking and carpentry.

He is survived by his wife, Muriel D. Ball of Lubbock; two sons, Steve Ball and wife Vicki of Lubbock and Rob Ball of Quanah; three grandchildren, Corey Ball, Kellie Thomasson, and Brandon Ball; three great-grandchildren, Brady Ball, Emma Ball, and June Thomasson; and several nieces and nephews.

The family has requested memorials be sent to Quanah Senior Citizens and Quanah Meals On Wheels.

The family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Smith Funeral Home.

 

SAGE DANIELLE MARINES

Sage Danielle Marines, 22, of Quanah, died Friday March 28, 2014 in Quanah. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in First Baptist Church of Quanah with the Rev. John Spangler officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park with arrangements under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Nov. 27, 1991, in Childress, a daughter of Johnny Marines Jr. and Lisa Flores Marines. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She had been a resident of Quanah all of her life and was a 2010 graduate of Quanah High School. She was a former employee of United Supermarkets.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Janie Marines.

Survivors include her father, of Quanah; her mother, of Wichita Falls; a son, Crystian “Gage” Colbert, of Quanah; five sisters, Shandi Lamb of Wichita Falls, Kristin Reynolds and Brooke Reynolds, both of Arlington, Tabitha Marines of Vernon, and Megan Marines of Fort Worth; her paternal grandfather, Johnny Marines Sr. of Quanah; maternal grandparents, Billy Joe and Carolyn Flores of Knox City; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving.




ROY AVON "PETE" LANCE

Roy Avon “Pete” Lance, 91, of Sudan, died Sunday, March 16, 2014, with his family by his side. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, at First Baptist Church in Sudan with grandson Guthry Edwards officiating. Burial followed in Sudan Cemetery under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Lance was born Feb. 25, 1923, in Chillicothe, a son of P.A. and Beryal (Bell) Lance. He graduated from Kings High in 1940 and moved to Sudan in 1941. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Mildred “PeeWee” Baker on Nov. 27, 1947. Together they had three children: Nancy, Connie, and Bo. Lance was a farmer, crop hail adjuster, and insurance agent. In 1972, he founded Lance Insurance with his brother Bill and operated it until his retirement in 2010. He enjoyed playing dominoes with his buddies, fishing at Lake Brownwood, and sports, particularly the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and the Sudan Hornets. He was a 52nd degree Mason and a member of First Baptist Church in Sudan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Rene Cole; a brother, Bill Lance; and a son-in-law, Robin Davis.

Survivors include his wife, of Sudan; two daughters, Nancy Davis of Sudan and Connie Edwards of Earth; a son, Bo Lance of Sudan; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.


CHARLES R. CRUMLEY

Charles R. Crumley, 79, of Chillicothe, died Monday, March 24, 2014, in Wichita Falls. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 27, in Chillicothe Cemetery, with the Rev. Wallace Clay officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home of Vernon.

He was born Jan. 17, 1935, in Picher, Okla., a son of the late Hugh Crumley and the late Goldie Irene Mitchell. Crumley served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Korean War infantry combat. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and worked for Alton Hoke for many years.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

Survivors include a son, Charles Ray Crumley of Rich Hill, Mo.; two daughters, Tonya Jean Isaacks of Waco and Dana Denise Fish of Itasca; two brothers, Jerry Vicory of Canton and Billy Vicory of Ben Wheeler; a sister, Sally Noland of Golden Valley, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Ridgill, Johnny Lingar, Charles Ray Crumley, Bradley Horn, Chris Henry, and Mike Jackson.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at Sullivan Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.



ROY W. BRANDON

Roy W. Brandon, 70, of Quanah, died Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Wichita Falls. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in Quanah Memorial Park with the Rev. Sam Doby officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born Feb. 29, 1944, in Quanah, a son of the late William and Ruby Maness Brandon. He married Neita Felty on June 1, 1964, in Quanah. He was a clothing quality supervisor for 23 years at Walls Distributing in Cleburne. He was an air operation specialist for four years in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Church of Christ, American Legion, and VFW.

He was preceded in death by a brother, William Grady Brandon Jr.

Survivors include his wife, of Quanah; a brother, Bobby Joe Brandon of Hurst; a sister, Sarah Nary of Quanah; and several nieces and nephews.

The family has requested memorials be sent to Hospice of Wichita Falls.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 24, at Smith Funeral Home.



RAY EDGAR ANDRUS

Ray Edgar Andrus, 74, of Quanah, died Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Quanah. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, at First Baptist Church in Quanah with Rayford Walker and the Rev. Joseph Jones, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Goodlett Cemetery, with arrangements under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born Dec. 14, 1939, a son of the late Joe and Audrey McCagg Andrus. He and his wife Marijo were married Oct. 22, 1977, in Omaha, Neb. Andrus served 12 years in the U.S. Navy and 10 years in the Air Force as a computer maintenance operator supervisor. He attended the First Baptist Church and the couples Sunday school class. Andrus was the former owner and operator of Ray’s Discount Tobacco. He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, and the Century Car Club, and was an avid gun collector.

Survivors include his wife, of Quanah; a son, Ray Andrus Jr. of Beaumont; three daughters, Candace Akins of Omaha, Neb., Sandra Romero of Vidor, and Randa Betts of Olney; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Smith Funeral Home.

The family has requested memorials to Hospice of Wichita Falls.



BARBRA JEAN WILSON McKEE

Quanah native Barbra Jean Wilson McKee, 79, of Baytown, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in a Baytown healthcare facility. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at Navarre Funeral Home with the Rev. Nick Novak officiating. Interment followed in White Cemetery in Highlands, with arrangements under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home of Baytown.

She was born Feb. 24, 1934, in Quanah, a daughter of the late Bonnie Strickland and Cody Wilson. McKee was a realtor and real estate broker for 42 years, a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Daughters of the King, Beta Sigma Phi, Houston Association of Realtors as a longtime broker, and the Baytown Lions Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 52 years, Raymond McKee; and daughters Bonnie Meredith and Peggy Hunsinger.

Survivors include two sons, James McKee and John McKee, both of Baytown; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

To post a tribute for the family, visit www.navarrefuneralhome.com.




GARY MAC WADLEY

Gary Mac Wadley 70, of Denison died Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Texoma Medical Center in Denison.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Cunningham Funeral Home in Colbert, Okla. Arrangements are under the direction of Cunningham Funeral Home in Colbert.

Wadley was born Jan. 12, 1944 in Hollis, Okla., a son of Fred and Juanita Latham Wadley. He was educated in Hollis schools and was a floor man all of his life. During his career he worked for and with several people including Billy Tallbot, who became a lifelong friend. He married Alice Taylor on April 12, 2002 in Denison. He enjoyed farming, fishing, camping and hunting, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Wadley was preceded in death by his parents and by his siblings, Dickie, Cathy, Onita and Ronnie Wadley.

Survivors include his wife, of Denison; a son, Randy Wadley of Childress; a daughter, Leslie Wadley Tyler of Quanah; a step-son, Allan Conn of Wichita, Kan.; two step-daughters, Janet Wall of Wellington, Kan., and Rebecca Queen of Denison; three brothers, Kenneth Wadley, Carl Wadley, and Eddie Wayne Wadley; three sisters, JoNell Murphy, Rita Chance and Kellie Wright; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The register book may be signed and condolences be made online at cunninghamfuneralhomesok.com.



IDA M. "TEENY" CARTWRIGHT FORBAU

Former Quanah resident Ida M. “Teeny” Cartwright Forbau, 91, of Decatur, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Fort Worth.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at First United Methodist Church in Decatur, with the Rev. Brian McPherson and the Rev. Brian Bosworth officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home of Decatur.

She was born Jan. 12, 1923, in Quanah, a daughter of Forrest and Flora (Kelly) Howard. She married Bernhart (Bud) Forbau on May 24, 1968, in Dallas. She was a retired Decatur elementary librarian and also worked as a director at a senior center in Vernon. She volunteered at Wise Regional Hospital in Decatur, where she made more than 1,000 teddy bears for the children at the hospital. She also collected hats for cancer patients. She loved watching all types of birds, especially purple martins, and could identify all types found around her home. She sang in the church choir and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Decatur for 74 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, C.A. Cartwright, in 1961; her son, Jim Cartwright, in 1971 in Vietnam; her second husband, Bud Forbau, in 2009; and a daughter, Jane Cartwright, in 1947.

Survivors include a daughter, Judy Cartwright Ratzlaff of Willow Park; a brother, Bill Howard of Quanah; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Gary Prescott, Max Spencer, Eric Middleton, Stanley Pitts, Bert Little Jr., and Bill Pitts. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Cartwright and Bert Little Sr.

Memorials may be made to Texas A&M Sul Ross Scholarship in memory of Jim Cartwright, Texas A&M Foundation, 401 George Bush Dr., College Station, Texas 77840-2811.


FORREST D. KEITH

Forrest D. Keith, 90, of Quanah, Texas, formerly of Eastland, Texas passed away on March 9, 2014. Services will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Daugherty Street Church of Christ under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Eastland. Burial will follow at Eastland City Cemetery in Eastland, Texas. The services will be officiated by Larry Roberts and Mark Burgess. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Daugherty Street Church of Christ from 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Forrest was born in Glen Rose, Texas on May 5, 1923 to Willie Lee Keith and Eunice (Hobson) Keith. Forrest attended schools in Desdemona, Mangum, Carbon, and Ranger. He graduated from Carbon High School. He served four years in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He graduated from Texas Tech in 1950. He taught high school vocational agriculture for four years. He was employed by the USDA Soil Conservation Service for 31 years. He retired in January of 1983 in Mineola, Texas. He worked for Farm and Ranch Real Estate in East Texas for ten years.

He was married to Iva Nell Kennedy Keith for 32 years. He moved to Eastland, Texas in 1994. After Iva’s passing, he married Grace Mizell on February 14, 1997 in Stephenville, Texas.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Wanda, Pat, and Glidden; one brother, Harold Keith; and his wife of 32 years, Iva Nell Kennedy Keith.

Forrest is survived by his wife, Grace Lee Keith of Eastland, Texas; three daughters, Sheri Phipps and husband Dewain of Quanah, Texas, Vicki Garrett of Petrolia, Texas, Wanda Ritchie and husband Richard of Quanah, Texas; one stepdaughter, Ella Burgess and husband Mark of Clyde; one stepson, Ronald Espey and wife Lynn of Mineola, Texas; sisters Helen May and Judy Miller; brothers Carl Keith, Melvin Keith, and Bill Keith; ten grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Quanah Senior Citizens.



BILL OMAR ALLEN

Bill Omar Allen, 85, of Quanah, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Crowell. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, pastor of Goodlett Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born Oct. 10, 1928, in the Star Valley community, a son of the late Joseph Ed and Laura Gracey Allen. He married Patsy Devoll on June 28, 1952, in Quanah. Allen was a resident of the Hardeman County area most of his life. He was retired from Georgia-Pacific after 42 years of employment. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Allen of McKinney; one son, Kip Allen of McKinney; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at the funeral home.




RONNIE LEE WATKINS SR.

Ronnie Lee Watkins, 50, of Quanah, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Quanah. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Macedonia Baptist Church in Quanah with the Rev. Lonnie Watkins officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born June 6, 1963 in Quanah, a son of the late Ernest “Sonny” and Dorothy Pate Watkins. Watkins lived most of his life in Quanah, worked as a mechanic, served in the National Guard, and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Watkins of Quanah; three sons, Isiah Watkins of Wichita Falls, Ronnie Watkins Jr. of Quanah, and Isley Watkins of El Paso; two daughters, Stephanie Watkins Baldwin of Arlington and Precious Okoye of Wichita Falls; four brothers, Johnny Watkins of Gould, Okla., Lonnie Watkins of Hollis, Okla., Sidney Watkins of Quanah, and Billy Johnson of Joplin, Mo.; two sisters, Dorothy Jackson and Ida Mae Mitchell, both of Quanah; and 12 grandchildren.




PHILLIP EUGENE (GENE) KLAPPER

Phillip Eugene (Gene) Klapper, 68, of Childress, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Trinity Worship Center with Ronnie Shoffner officiating. Private burial will be in the Goodlett Cemetery.

He was born March 15, 1945, in Quanah, a son of Phillip and Minnie Klapper. He attended school in Quanah and also served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rhonda; and a sister, Dorothy Goodson.

Survivors include a daughter, Angie Husband of Childress; a son, Phil Klapper of Afghanistan; two brothers, Billy Klapper of Pampa and Joe Klapper of Amarillo; a sister, Johnnie Taylor of Vernon; and four grandchildren.



ANDREW SCOTT HEARD

Andrew Scott Heard, 35, of Quanah, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Quanah. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 1, at First Baptist Church in Quanah with the Rev. Joseph Jones, pastor, officiating, assisted by Mr. Stanley Watson. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

Mr. Heard was born Dec. 7, 1978, in Hereford, a son of Donny and Cathy Heard. He was a resident of Quanah since 1982. He was an avid outdoorsman and hunter. He enjoyed sports and video games. He had a love for animals. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his parents, Donny and Cathy Heard of Quanah; one brother, Wade Heard of Quanah; one sister, Shelly Heard and husband Kristopher Martinez of Childress; a sister-in-law, Misty Heard of Quanah; two nephews, Brandon Heard and Isaac Martinez; three nieces, Candyce Heard, Harlee Heard, and Kaitlyn Martinez; and one great-nephew, Westley Walker.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Smith Funeral Home.

The family has requested memorials be sent to Thompson Sawyer Library, Quanah Historical Museum, or the American Heart Association.



MIKE W. MANARD SR.

Mike W. Manard Sr., 66, of Crowell, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Plano. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Crowell First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Damon Stalvey, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, pastor of Goodlett Baptist Church, the Rev. Tyler Looper, pastor of Crowell First Baptist Church, and the Rev. Ron Fox, pastor of Western Trail Cowboy Church in Lockett. Interment will follow in Crowell Cemetery under the direction of Womack-Manard Funeral Home of Crowell.

Manard was born Jan. 9, 1948, in Crowell, a son of the late Earl Samuel and Vera Vay Patton Manard. He and Janell Lee Gray were married May 11, 1968, in Thalia. A lifelong resident of Crowell, Manard began his funeral service career at age 12, assisting the Womack family, owners of Womack Funeral Home in Crowell. He graduated Crowell High School in 1966 and earned his mortician’s license from the Dallas Institute-Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science, where he received the President’s Award for outstanding scholastic achievement. From the late 1960s to early 1970s, Manard served as a mortician for Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Homes in Dallas, Roscoe Funeral Home in Roscoe, and Sullivan Funeral Home in Vernon. He and his wife owned and operated the Crowell Flower Shop from 1970 to 1976, Manard Funeral Home in Chillicothe from 1977 to 1997, and Womack-Manard Funeral Home from 1977 to 1997. In 1997, the Manards sold Womack-Manard Funeral Home and Manard Funeral Home to Otis Smith. Manard continued to manage Womack-Manard Funeral Home as well as Smith Funeral Home in Quanah until his death. Manard served on the Crowell City Council, the Foard County Hospital Board, the Foard County Development Corporation, and founded the Fire Hall Museum in Crowell. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Crowell, having served as church organist for 35 years. For 37 years, Manard sold and mapped all cemetery spaces for the Crowell Cemetery. Manard was an avid genealogist who was proud of his Scotch-Irish ancestry and Native American heritage, having been appointed Ambassador to the Comanche Nation by Wallace Coffey, tribal chairman, in 1997.

Survivors include his wife, of Crowell; two daughters, Janelleesa Varner of Hobart, Okla., and Jawayne Mikelee Hodges of Sanger; a son, Mike Wayne Manard Jr. of Lubbock; and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be to the Crowell Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 613, Crowell, Texas 79227; the Fire Hall Museum, P.O. Box 323, Crowell, Texas 79227; the Foard County Veterans Memorial Wall, in care of Donna Baize, P.O. Box 323, Crowell, Texas 79227; and First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 786, Crowell, Texas 79227.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Womack-Manard Funeral Home in Crowell.



AVIE MARIE GARDNER

Avie Marie Gardner, 87, of Quanah, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Vernon. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Buck Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.

Mrs. Gardner was born May 2, 1926, in Folsom, Okla., a daughter of the late Edward and Lizzie Whitmire. She married Don Gardner on April 20, 1954, in Quanah. She attended beautician school in Wichita Falls and worked and owned a beauty shop in Quanah for many years before moving to California and becoming a homemaker and mother. She taught Bible class and daycare for several years while living in California, returning to Quanah in 2002. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Gardner enjoyed painting, quilting and other crafts. She was an excellent cook and a wonderful baker. She made the best chocolate chip cookies. She was a wonderful daughter and sister, devoted wife and companion, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is adored by her entire family.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Whitmire Jr., and a sister, Ruby Muncrief.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Don Gardner of Quanah; one son, Daryl Kent Gardner and wife Sandra of Tennessee; one daughter, Alisa Ann Ramos and husband Ray of Idaho; grandchildren, Tarryn Marie Ramos, Lance James Gardner, Kyle Andrew Ramos, and BrandE Harrington; and great-grandchildren, Bailee Rae Ramos and Elyza Harrington; one brother, Clyde Whitmire of Quanah; and one sister-in-law, Barbara Walker of Quanah.

The family has requested that memorials be sent to the Quanah Senior Citizens.



LARRY CAMPSEY

Larry Campsey, 70, of Quanah, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Wichita Falls. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead officiating. Interment will follow in Goodlett Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

Mr. Campsey was born Jan. 28, 1944, in Childress, a son of the late Joseph E. and Grace Campsey. He married Lerline McKeever on June 3, 1966, in Goodlett. He lived all of his life in the Hardeman County area. He was an elder at the First Christian Church. He did oilfield work and dirt construction. He owned Campsey Backhoe, Ditching, Welding and Roustabout for over 20 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Campsey and Howard Campsey, and by a sister, Louise Havins.

Survivors include his wife, Lerline Campsey of Quanah; one son, Shane Campsey and wife Stacy of Goliad; one daughter, Kristi Mahan and husband Mike of Wichita Falls; five grandchildren, Adrian Mahan, Tate Mahan, KC Campsey, Cristy Magby, and Jeff Blevins; and two great-grandchildren, Kyler and Kendall.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at Smith Funeral Home.

The family has requested memorials be sent to the First Christian Church of Quanah and the American Kidney Foundation.



BENNIE TOY JACKSON

Bennie Toy Jackson, 77, of Midland, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Cuthbert Avenue Baptist Church. Interment will take place at the Old Runnels Cemetery at Ballinger at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland.

Survivors include his wife, Jerrye; three children, Larry Jackson, Bennita Clark, and Mark Jackson; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the funeral home.



ALVIN W. FISHER

Alvin W. Fisher, 86, of Quanah, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Quanah. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at First Baptist Church in Quanah with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead and the Rev. Joseph Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

Mr. Fisher was born Nov. 3, 1927, to the late Emmitt and Edna Fisher. He married Jackie Fisher on Jan. 1, 1946, in Quanah. He lived in Quanah most of his life, serving as operator of Tumbleweed Western Wear and F&M Tire Company for over 30 years. He was the past president of the Quanah Riding Club, a past director of the Security Bank, served on the Quanah School Board, served on the Hardeman County Hospital Board, and was active in the Quanah Chamber of Commerce. He loved fishing and woodworking. In all of the rodeo parades he enjoyed riding his horse and driving his buckboard. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army from 1946-1947.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Fisher; and a son-in-law, Joe Lindsey.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie Fisher of Quanah; two daughters, Vicky Lindsey and Kylene Gillespie and husband Bob, all of Quanah; three granddaughters, Jaime Mathews and husband Denis, Jenny Jo Barker and husband Nathan, and Jodi Gillespie, all of Quanah; and three great-grandsons, Kyle, Kason and Henry.

Memorials may be to the Hardeman County Hospital Foundation and Hardeman County 4-H.

Family visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at Smith Funeral Home.



BERNARDO (BENNY) CENICEROS

Bernardo (Benny) Ceniceros, 50, of Altus, Okla., died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, in Quanah Memorial Park with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead, pastor of First Christian Church in Quanah, officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born Aug. 20, 1963, in Quanah, a son of the late Hipolito Cenoceros Sr. and Frances Valdez.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by two brothers, Hipolito Ceniceros Jr. and Arthur Ceniceros.

Survivors include two daughters, Martika and Julia of Waco; three brothers, Lupio Ceniceros, Larry Ceniceros, and Frank Ceniceros, all of Altus; five sisters, Elida Ceniceros and Connie Jalomo, both of Quanah, Rebecca Schenk of Piedmont, Okla., Carmen Butler of Houston and Irene Ceniceros of Wichita Falls; and four grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at the funeral home.



BARBARA HANKINS DOSHER

Former Quanah resident Barbara Hankins Dosher, 62, of Waco died of cancer on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in her home. A memorial service is set for 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, at Carleen Bright Arboretum White Hall in Woodway, with the Rev. Wayne Williams officiating.

She was born Oct. 15, 1951, in Quanah, a daughter of Stayton and Eleanora Helene Hankins. She was married for 17 years to William (Bill) Carroll Dosher, who predeceased her in 2002. A graduate of Manzano High School in Albuquerque, N.M., she received her undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin and a master's in education from Baylor University. She was an elementary school educator for over 30 years, and spent the last years of her teaching career at Lake Waco Montessori. Her passion for teaching was often recognized, and she was honored as a Waco ISD Outstanding Teacher.

She is preceded in death by her father and her husband.

Survivors include two daughters, Heather Beck and Katie Dosher; her mother; two sisters, Sheryle Carini and Jeanene Morton; a brother, David Hankins; and two step-grandchildren.

Memorials may be to the Waco ISD Education Foundation.

The family invites you to leave a message or memory in the "Memorial Guestbook" at www.WHBfamily.com.



MARGUERITE TAHCHAWWICKAH PARKER

The widow of Baldwin Parker Jr., who was a grandson of Comanche Chief Quanah Parker, died Jan. 30, 2014, in her Indiahoma, Okla., home. Funeral services for Marguerite Tahchawwickah Parker, 92, were held on Monday, Feb. 3, at Cache School Auditorium with the Rev. Jim Ikner and the Rev. Nick Tahchawwickah officiating. Burial followed in Post Oak Cemetery under the direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home. A prayer service was also held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, in the funeral home chapel.

She was born Feb. 5, 1921, in Comanche County, a daughter of Jacob (Pete Coffey) and Maggie (Niedo) Tahchawwickah. She was raised in Cache and graduated from Cache High School before attending Cameron State Agricultural College. She and Baldwin Parker Jr. were married on July 19, 1940, and had been married for 71 years at the time of his death. She was a full blood member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma and a charter member of the Pete Coffey Mennonite Brethren Church and the Comanche Language Preservation Class. She enjoyed singing Comanche hymns.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents; two sons, Buster Evans Parker and Vincent Parker; a stepdaughter, Norma Jean Guerrero; three brothers, Harry Wauahdooah, Lee Heath and Allen Tahchawwickah; three sisters, Sarah Tahchawwickah, Vida Tahchawwickah Woommavovah and Mary Ellen Tahchawwickah Morris; and two grandchildren.

Survivors include 10 children, Jacquetta McClung, Sandra Chesnut, and Timothy Parker, all of Cache, Okla., Ronald Parker of Gaithersburg, Md., Harold Parker Sr., Don Parker and Annette Tiddark of Lawton, Okla., Joyce McSwain of Lakeland, Fla., Ardith Leming of Sulphur, Okla., and Debra Malone of Wanette, Okla.; two brothers, Pete Coffey Jr. of Ponca City, Okla., and Nick Tahchawwickah of Cache; 39 grandchildren; and more than 70 great-grandchildren.



RUTH MILLIGAN

Ruth Milligan, 95, of Quanah, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Vernon. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Sept. 19, 1918, in Eufaula, Okla., a daughter of the late Floyd and Ollie Macom. She married Oscar Milligan on March 17, 1937, in Quanah. He preceded her in death in 1991. She enjoyed crafts and was an excellent seamstress. She loved everyone she met and enjoyed people. She was a member of the Sew and So Extension Club and Goodlett Baptist Church. She also participated in a Skip-Bo card group.

Survivors include two daughters, Tempie Rodgers of Houston and Joyce Hostutler and husband Glen of Midland, S.D.; a son, Don Milligan and wife Laverne of Houston; a brother, Bill Macom and wife Dianna of Houston; a special friend and relative, Joyce Milligan; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Smith Funeral Home.

Memorials may be to the Hardeman County Museum or Quanah Meals on Wheels.




G.T. (JIM) BARNETT

G.T. (Jim) Barnett, 87, of Chillicothe, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Chillicothe. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in Chillicothe Cemetery with the Rev. Wallace Clay officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Smith Chapel in Chillicothe.

He was born Dec. 16, 1926, just south of Chillicothe, a son of the late Roy T. and Augusta Bogard Barnett. He married Dorlene Lutz on Sept. 24, 1960, in Vernon. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Barnett was a custom harvester and farmer all his life and also was employed as a school bus driver. Barnett served on the Farmers Coop Board, Federal Land Bank, Hardeman County Appraisal District and Heritage Foundation. He enjoyed playing the guitar and playing in bands. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Chillicothe.

He was preceded in death by a brother, R.T. Barnett Jr.

Survivors include his wife, of Chillicothe; a son, Jimmy Barnett of Chillicothe; a daughter, Sherry Coffman of Lubbock; a brother, David Barnett of Jasper; three sisters, Gerri Bell of Crowell, JoAnn White of Durby, Kan., and Margaret Brewer of Richardson; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Smith Chapel in Chillicothe.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Chillicothe.



NEDA BEAVERS

Neda Beavers, 93, of Quanah, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Vernon. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Quanah with the Rev. Joseph Jones, pastor of First Baptist Church of Quanah, officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

She was born Nov. 18, 1920, in Hardeman County, a daughter of the late G.Y. and Lizzie Marshall. She married T.J. Jake Beavers on Nov. 4, 1949. He preceded her in death in July 1991. A lifelong resident of Hardeman County, she was a Goodlett High School graduate and a Baptist.

Survivors include a daughter, Darlene Gamble of Quanah; a son, Gaylan Beavers of McGregor; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be to Quanah Senior Citizens.



JIM WOOD

Longtime Quanah High School athletic director Jim Wood, 76, of Quanah, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Crowell. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the First Baptist Church in Quanah with the Rev. Stacy Conner and the Rev. Joseph Jones, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park with arrangements under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.

Wood was born July 30, 1937, in Tonkawa, Okla., a son of the late Wesley and Barbara Wood. He married Helen Gore in 1959 and he had been a resident of Quanah since 1976. Wood graduated from Oklahoma State University. He was a professional football coach with the Calgary Stampeders in Alberta, Canada, coached for three years at Alan Hancock Junior College and nine years at New Mexico State University. He spent one year scouting for the New York Giants and ended his career as athletic director for Quanah High School for over 20 years. Wood was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Quanah.

Survivors include his wife, of Quanah; two daughters, Cathy Bauer of Bushland and Laurie Fickle of Buena Vista, Colo.; two sons, Don Wood of Bushland and David Wood of Muleshoe; one sister, Tana Stufflebean of Elgin, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be to the First Baptist Church and to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch.


MARGIE AARON

Margie Aaron, 84, of Quanah, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in Crowell. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Quanah with the Rev. Jim Aaron officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

She was born July 5, 1929, a daughter of the late James and Ivy Mae Dawson. She married Norman S. Aaron in Quanah on Feb. 8, 1947. He preceded her in death in 1974. She was a longtime resident of Quanah and a Quanah High School graduate. She was a former owner of The Meat Mart and Chief Packing Company. She was also a former rural mail carrier and a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Ricky Aaron of Quanah; two daughters, Linda Sims and Debbie Bivins, both of Quanah; a sister, Bobbie Bell of Garland; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be to Meals on Wheels and the First Baptist Church.


LISA L. WALSER

Lisa L. Walser, 52, of Crowell, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Quanah. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in Crowell First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ron Fox, pastor of Western Trail Cowboy Church at Lockett, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Damon Stalvey, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Crowell. Burial will follow in Crowell Cemetery, with arrangements under the direction of Womack-Manard Funeral Home of Crowell.

She was born July 18, 1961, in Crowell, a daughter of Weldon Eugene (Bubba) Monkres and the late Carolyn Sue Aydelott Monkres. She married Dorman Walser on May 12, 1982, in Crowell. A longtime resident of Crowell, she was a graduate of Pompano Beach High School in Pompano Beach, Fla., and a graduate of the Wayland Baptist College school of nursing in Plainview. She was a pediatric home health nurse in Quanah, school nurse for the Crowell Independent School District, and former WIC nurse supervisor in Littlefield. A certified CPR instructor, she was formerly employed by Crowell Nursing Center. She was also a homemaker and a member of Western Trail Cowboy Church.

She was preceded in death by her mother on April 24, 2005.

Survivors include her husband, of Crowell; a daughter, Lauren Walser of Vernon; a son, Kent Walser of Vernon; a sister, Lauri Brints of Vernon; and her father, of Crowell.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Womack-Manard Funeral Home in Crowell.



BOBBY DALE CARTER

Bobby Dale Carter, age 72, of Quanah, Texas died, Sunday, January 26, 2014, in Amarillo, Texas.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Henderson officiating. Interment will follow at Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

Bobby was born March 25, 1941 in Quanah to the late Fred and Ollie Belcher Carter. He lived in Quanah his whole life, joining the Army in 1959. He was a photographer overseas until 1964. He worked various jobs until going to work at Georgia-Pacific in 1971 until he retired in 2006. He married Sharon Knouse in June 1993. They enjoyed 20 years together, traveling all over the United States. He was a member of the American Legion of Quanah and an avid member of the N.R.A. He loved his dog Rosie; they took longs naps together in the recliner, shared bologna sandwiches and old western movies. He was a good-hearted person who loved to tease his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren to no end. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Carter of Quanah; former wife and mother of his children, Joyce Edmonds; one daughter, Suzy Evans and husband Don Pressler of Dallas; two sons, Bobby Dale Carter Jr. of Amarillo and Ricky Carter of Quanah; grandchildren, Bryan Evans and wife Catrina, Allison Evans, Chad Carter, Amanda Carter, Caty Evans, and Shelby Carter; step-grandchildren, Terry Pressler and wife Jessica and Jeff Pressler and wife Mallory; great-grandchildren, Trinity, Lula, Jameson, David and Joseph Evans, Liam Pressler, and Ely Carter; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Ollie Carter; two brothers, Richard Carter and Fred Carter Jr.; and a daughter, Lisa Carter.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Smith Funeral Home.

Memorials may be to the American Heart Association.




MARCELINE D. ESSARY

Marceline (MawMaw) D. Essary, 83, peacefully entered Heaven’s gates January 21, 2014 in Traverse City, Michigan. She was born in Lubbock, Texas July 5, 1930 to Murray and Vesta Glasscock.

In 1947 her Aunt Anne Sipe introduced her to a young man recently home from his stint in the Navy, Ruben Essary. After a short 6-week courtship they married in Lubbock, TX. Their love story continued for 57 years until his final celebration of life in 2005. Their family grew to six daughters and many other “daughters” who made her home their home, too. She always had room for one more — sometimes two or three. It was never quiet at the Essary house and everyone felt welcome.

They lived in Lubbock, Denver City, and Quanah, Texas. Their final transfer with Shell Oil Company in 1970 was to Michigan where they enjoyed beautiful summers, colorful autumns, cold winters and the rebirth of the land each spring.

After retirement they traveled often, and especially enjoyed Hawaii and South Padre Island, Texas for several weeks each winter. In recent years she lived at Kalkaska Assisted Living and had many friends among the staff and residents. She often told others, “I really like where I live.”

She had an unwavering faith in God and was a living example of a Proverbs 31 woman. Her children do indeed “rise up and call her blessed.” A member of the Kalkaska Church of Christ, Kalkaska, Michigan she lived the “Greatest Commandment” – to love God with all her heart, soul and mind and the “Second Commandment” – to love her neighbor as herself.

She was mother, mother-in-love, grandmother, great-grandmother and soon to be great-great-grandmother to 131: 6 daughters and 6 sons-in law (Kay/Bob Nelson of Elk Rapids, MI, Cheryl/Randall Ryan of Childress, TX, Pam/Kenneth Horton of Quanah, TX, Melissa/Tim Leftwich of Rociada, NM, Terry/David Babcock of Kalkaska and Kim/Mike Babcock also of Kalkaska).

Her life has been further blessed by 24 grandchildren and 23 spouses, 70 great-grandchildren (soon to be 71) and 1 great-great-grandchild (soon to be born). Her family, after God, was her life. Her greatest legacy is they all know and love the Lord.

She loved to shop, and being mostly confined to a wheelchair in recent years barely slowed her down. However, most often her purchases were for others. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, the Hallmark Channel and visits with family and friends and hugs and shouts of “MawMaw” from the children in her life. People were drawn to her smile and quiet manner, often telling her “their life story” because she was so easy to talk with.

As her short final illness progressed to her heavenly celebration day, she was enveloped in love by her family and friends. The staff at Kalkaska Assisted Living became her friends and their friendship, and caring compassion brought her a lot of joy. That compassionate care continued at Munson Medical Center. Her comfort and peace were their priority which brought her family peace as well.

Friends are invited to join the family for visitation on Friday evening at the Kalkaska Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. and before services on Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at Kalkaska Church of Christ. The service to celebrate her life will be Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Kalkaska Church of Christ, 11:00 a.m. A luncheon reception for family and friends will immediately follow in the Fellowship Center.

Memorial donations may be directed to Kalkaska Church of Christ, 1725 W. Kalkaska Rd. NW, Kalkaska, MI 49646.

The family is sincerely grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, support and random acts-of-kindness shown to us as our dear Mom-Momma-MawMaw traveled her final earthly days.

Kalkaska Funeral Home has been entrusted by the family to direct Marceline’s final care. Friends and family can share memories of Marceline at www.kalkaskafuneralhome.com.



MICHAEL WAYNE EASON

Michael Wayne Eason, 36, of Quanah, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Quanah. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, in Quanah Memorial Park with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead, minister of First Christian Church in Quanah, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Quanah. A memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. at the First Christian Church.

He was born Dec. 18, 1977, in Vernon, a son of Jack Eason and Kim Callaway. He married Melissa Tyler on June 12, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nev. Eason was a correctional officer for 10 years in Amarillo and Childress. He resided in Vernon and Quanah most of his life.

Survivors include his wife, of Quanah; his mother and stepfather, Kim and Dusty Callaway of Quanah; his father and stepmother, Jack and Lori Eason of Las Vegas, Nev.; three daughters, Ashley Hamm of Vernon, and Saylie Eason and Brailyn Eason, both of Quanah; and a brother, Steven Eason.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home.



PHILLIP E. PRESCOTT

Phillip E. Prescott, 74, beloved father, passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Fort Worth. A memorial service is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Trinity Terrace, 1600 Texas Street, Fort Worth. Mount Olivet Chapel Greenwood Funerals-Cremation of Fort Worth was in charge of arrangements.

Phillip was born March 15, 1939, in Medicine Mound, a son of Emmett and Ona Lee Prescott. He resided in the Medicine Mound and Quanah area of the state the majority of his life. He moved to Fort Worth seven years ago to be closer to his children and grandchildren. He was happiest when outdoors in the rural areas and never turned down a cup of coffee with his friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Mary Ellen Prescott.

Survivors include children, Teresa Prescott, Donna Epps and husband Jim, Dallas Prescott, Glen Tole and wife Samantha, and Michele Miller; and grandchildren, Austin Tole, Emma Epps, Colton Tole, Aggie Miller and Pate Miller.


DONALD BARNES

Donald Barnes, 74, of Quanah, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Quanah. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Goodlett Baptist Church with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin officiating.

He was born Aug. 13, 1939, in Quanah, a son of the late Raymond and Ada Jowers Barnes, and was raised in Quanah. He was employed as a truck driver for Rock Quarry and Pantex for many years, and he was a dispatcher at the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office for four years. Barnes served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed music, playing the guitar and other instruments and playing at various functions.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Donald Glen Barnes; a sister, Doris Hobbs; and an infant sister, Ima Jean Barnes.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Sue Jones of Albuquerque, N.M., and Dalana Johnson of Joshua; a son, Danny Ray Barnes of Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, Raymond Darrell Barnes of San Antonio; a sister, Dayna Spradlin of Eldorado, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

 


AL CLAYCOMB

Al Claycomb, 95, formerly of Quanah, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. Private family graveside services were scheduled in Quanah, with arrangements under the direction of Morrison Funeral Directors of Dumas.

He was born Nov. 20, 1918, in Altoona, Pa., a son of Charles and Margaret Claycomb. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II and also during the Korean Conflict, obtaining the rank of master sergeant. He married Jewell Mae Hinson on Dec. 20, 1946, in Greensboro, N.C. In Quanah, he owned and operated Al’s Old-Fashioned Freeze. He loved to fish, was a very accomplished woodworker, and was a member of First Baptist Church in Quanah.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and a daughter, Linda Weaver.

Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Rummel of Dumas; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


LINDA FOSTER CRUMP

Former Quanah resident Linda Crump, 68, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in San Antonio. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, in Porter Loring North Chapel in San Antonio.

She was born March 20, 1945, in Fort Worth, a daughter of Harold and Opal Foster. She was a china painter for 50 years and taught china painting for several schools. She was active in church, Sunday school, and outreach programs at Shearer Hills Baptist Church. She and her husband of 37 years, Richard “Dick” Crump, enjoyed taking road trips.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by a daughter, Deborah Sue.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Wayne Muncrief; a brother, Homer Weldon Foster; three sisters, Guilda Mae Oliver, Janice Marie Buchanan and Jimmie Lee Smith; and five granddaughters.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Porter Loring Mortuary North.




WILLIAM GENE TURNER

Former Quanah resident William Gene Turner, 78, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Austin. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, in Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, with arrangements under the direction of Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home.

He was born Jan. 21, 1935, in Quanah, a son of John and Pauline Turner, the fourth of 12 siblings that included nine girls and three boys. A longtime resident of Austin, Turner was a graduate of Austin High School, where he was captain of the football team and competed as a boxer, earning the Golden Gloves for two years and a statewide reputation. He attended the University of Texas, and worked for many years as an ironworker and on construction sites. He supervised many landmark projects around the city, including the LBJ library, and was co-owner of TP Construction for many years.

He was preceded in death by a son, Miles Bennett Turner; his parents; a brother, John Turner Jr.; and four sisters, Betty Jean, Mayzell, Patricia, and Myrtis Ann.

Survivors include two sons, Marc Turner of Round Rock and Michael Turner of Austin; their mother, Sarah Malone Turner; five sisters, Dorothy Kissman, Frances, Cynthia, Sherry, and Paula; a brother, Clifton Turner; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.



RALPH BRANDON

Ralph Brandon, 83, of Quanah, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Abilene. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at First United Methodist Church with a nephew, the Rev. James Greer, the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead, and the Rev. Chris Holland officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.

He was born May 6, 1930, in Groesbeck, a son of the late Orval and Ottis Brandon. He and his wife Sharon were married on Feb. 21, 1961, at Goodlett. Brandon was a boiler operator in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a farmer and rancher, raising wheat, cotton, and cows. He was a member of the Farm Bureau and First United Methodist Church in Quanah.

Survivors include his wife, of Quanah; a daughter, Becky Wiloth and husband Mike of Albany; two sons, Clifton Brandon and wife Stephanie of Albany and Bruce Brandon and wife Denise of Abilene; five grandchildren, Cassie Biggs and husband Brandon, Cody Wiloth and wife Amanda, Kye Brandon and wife Tanya, Teagan Brandon, and Colton Brandon; seven great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Kaleb, Karter, Kaleigh, Emily, Brylee, and Bronc; two sisters, Wanda Wilkins of Lamesa and Martha Jane Smith and husband George of Iowa Park; a niece, Diane; and four nephews, Mike, Les, Steve and Mark.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Smith Funeral Home.

Memorials may be to First United Methodist Church in Quanah.

 
JAMES WEAVER LOGAN

Funeral services for James Weaver Logan, 78, of Levelland will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at First United Methodist Church, Levelland, with the Rev. Rusty Dickerson officiating. Burial will be in City of Levelland Cemetery under direction of George Price Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Monday, Jan. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. He died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 in Levelland.

Born on Sept. 13, 1935 in Quanah, he attended Quanah schools and graduated Quanah High School in 1954. He then attended West Texas State College and graduated from North Texas State College in 1960. He married Mary Catherine Plunkett in 1959 in Quanah. He coached and taught school at Uvalde, Ingleside, Granger, and Vernon from 1960 to 1972. He was principal of Shive Elementary in Vernon in 1972 and 1973. The family moved to Klondike in 1973 where Logan was principal for one year and superintendent until 1987. The couple moved to Merkel in 1987, where he was superintendent and retired after 39 years in the Texas education system in 1999. In 2006, the Logans moved to Levelland. Logan was an active member of the Theta Chi Fraternity while at North Texas. He was also active in the Lions Club in Merkel as well as the Rotary Club in both Vernon and Levelland. He was the district treasurer for the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) in the Abilene and Lubbock Districts.

He is preceded in death by four sisters and four brothers.

Survivors include his wife of Levelland; two sons, John Logan of Levelland and Mark Logan of Texico, N.M.; a daughter, Catherine Ann Dewbre of Lubbock; two sisters, Margie Prater of Quanah and Frances Daugherty of East Port, Mich.; and 10 grandchildren.

To join the family in celebrating his life, visit www.georgepricefunerals.com.


PATSY ANN BRAZIEL BRADFORD

Patsy Ann Braziel Bradford, 71, of Midland, TX went to be with our Lord on December 16, 2013. She was born November 16, 1942 in Childress, TX to E.A. and Mary Louise Braziel. She was raised and graduated from high school in Quanah, TX. On March 23, 1963 she married William Gerald Bradford, a Texas State Trooper, from Margaret, TX.

She was a wife, mother, grandmother, a great-grandmother and a dear friend to so many. She always carried herself with grace and elegance. Her smile and spirit were infectious and she had an extremely giving heart, never leaving anyone off of her lists. She had a sharp mind, a quick wit and was full of patriotic southern pride. Pat had a passion for the Lone Star State and loved western style. She was involved with Top Gun Championship Bull Ride.

Any person who entered her home was a friend and was treated like family. She inspired so many. She leaves behind an abundance of family members that will never forget the memory of her resounding voice, her beautiful smile and the wisdom she passed down to them all. Although her view is now from above, her hope and faith for the future will always remain with her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Mary Ellen Davis, and her brother, William Layton Braziel.

She is survived by her husband of fifty years, William Gerald Bradford; son Preston Todd and Deana Bradford of Wolfforth, TX; daughter Nicole and Bob Houston of Midland and daughter Brooke Isaacks of Houston. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kesley Sams, Kacii Houston Chimalpopoca and Mario Chimalpopoca, Brittany Bradford Ward and Troy Ward, Kendra Houston, Devan Bradford, Denim Isaacks, Stephany Bradford, Kaylan Houston and eleven great-grandchildren. Additionally Patsy is survived by her brother James (Jim) and Diana Braziel of Houston.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Alamo Heights Baptist Church, 1305 Midland Drive in Midland at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, Jan. 11, with Pastor Wayne Keller officiating. Reception will follow to greet family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alamo Heights Baptist Church.



JAMES D. HENSON

Graveside services for James D. Henson, 95, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Crestview Memorial Park in Wichita Falls, under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home. A memorial celebration will be held Saturday, Jan. 11, at his children’s home in Lakeside City with Isaac Butterworth officiating and Dr. Dan White presenting musical selections. Henson died at United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls.

He was born Sept. 5, 1918, in Delwin, a son of William Preston Henson and Margaret Dallas Ham Henson of Paducah. He spent most of his life in North Texas and had resided in Lakeside City the past 50 years. A Childress High School graduate, he was married in Quanah by the Rev. Ira A. Smith in 1938 to Betty Lucas, daughter of William Orin Lucas and Laura Elizabeth Harmon Lucas. The couple celebrated their 75th anniversary last June 20. Henson worked as a grocer and baker until 1941, when he enlisted with the U.S. Air Force and served during World War II until 1945. The couple operated a bakery in Archer City after the war and later moved to Wichita Falls where they managed a leather goods store on Eighth Street. In 1961, Henson became the first Student Center director at Midwestern State University, where he served for more than 25 years. In 1963 the Hensons moved with their two children, Jim and the late Betty Ann Kane, to the south side of Lake Wichita where they became one of the founding families of Lakeside City on Sept. 7, 1963. He was recently honored as the longest continuously residing citizen of Lakeside City. Henson was a major contributor and sponsor of the annual Lakeside City Citizens’ Appreciation Day Celebration, served with the Masons, and attended Fain Presbyterian Church. He served for several years as present of the Wichita Falls Art Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Sheila; and three brothers, Jack, Bill, and Jerry.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Jim Henson; and two grandchildren.

The family requests memorials to The Lakeside City Citizens’ Appreciation Day fund, attention Amy Anderson, secretary, P.O. Box 4287, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308, or to IntegraCare Hospice, 2733 Midwestern Parkway, Ste. 120, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308.



BARRY KEITH MELTON

A memorial service for Barry Keith Melton, 51, of Granbury, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at First United Methodist Church in Quanah. A reception with finger foods will follow at Quanah Country Club. He died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, in Fort Worth. He was born Nov. 13, 1962 in Quanah to Charles Kenneth and Peggy Joyce Campsey Melton.

Barry served his country proudly in the United States Army. He lived his life to the fullest and was a thrill seeker who enjoyed adventure.

Survivors include his children, Craig Melton and wife Jennifer and Jessica Melton; grandchildren, Evan and Madix Melton; siblings, Mike Melton and wife Sherry, Todd Melton and Elaine and Mark Melton and wife Sherri; and stepmother, Jan Melton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Peggy Melton, and by a nephew, Ty Melton.

 
ALICE LORENE GRAHAM

Alice Lorene Graham, 74, of Burkburnett, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013.

Arrangements were under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.

Alice was born April 17, 1939 in Goodlett, Texas to the late Joseph and Eula (Morris) Houk. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Donald Graham; her son, Joseph Sills; a brother, Kenneth Houk; and a sister, Loretta Murray.

She is survived by four daughters, Sallie Teague and husband John of Burkburnett, Kristy Zuehlsdors and husband Mike of Marysville, Washington, Cheryl Leifheit and husband Bud of Thornton, Colorado, and Dawn Tate and husband Landon of Farmington, New Mexico; two sons, Gregory Graham of Bloomfield, New Mexico, and Dewayne Saddler and wife Jackie of Cedar Hill, New Mexico; three brothers, Robert Houk, Truman Houk both of Lake Kiowa, and Troy Houk of Lake Kickapoo; a sister, Joyce Smith of Lake Kickapoo; eleven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.owensandbrumley.com.


DONALD (DON) ENOS TODD

Donald (Don) Enos Todd, 78, of Hixson, Tenn., died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, in Signal Mountain, Tenn. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, in Womack-Manard Funeral Home Chapel in Crowell, with the Rev. Tyler Looper, pastor of Crowell First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Crowell Cemetery, with arrangements under the direction of Womack-Manard Funeral Home.

He was born June 27, 1935, in Crowell, a son of the late Walker P. and Mary M. Bell Todd. A former resident of Quanah, where he was a 1953 graduate of Quanah High School, he was a longtime resident of Chattanooga, Tenn., where he was a professor at the University of Tennessee. He taught electrical engineering and computer science, and he owned and operated Todd Engineering Company.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Dr. Eugene R. Todd.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Bean-Todd, of Hixson, Tenn.; a daughter, Tonya Justice of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Sharon Thomas of Lookout Mountain, Ga.; a stepson, John Bean of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Crowell High School in honor of the Todd family.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at Womack-Manard Funeral Home.

 


DOROTHY JEAN COX

Dorothy Jean Cox, 85, of Colleyville, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, after a brief illness. Graveside services were held in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. A celebration of life was held at North Pointe Baptist Church in Hurst.

She was born May 22, 1928, in Goodlett, a daughter of Ollie and Cooper Scott. She married Hulen Wade Cox in 1946 and they were married for 66 years. She was a member of the JOY Sunday School Class at North Pointe Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a granddaughter, Jessica Lin Whitten; a sister, Merle Haynes; and three brothers, Vernon Scott, Thurman Scott, and Harold Scott.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Whitten of Colleyville; a brother, Everett Scott of Mineola; and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be to the SHINE Campaign at North Pointe Baptist Church.



LUDEAN BAILEY

Ludean Bailey, 77, of Quanah, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Crowell. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Oscar Martinez and the Rev. Sam Doby officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.

She was born July 6, 1936, in Corsicana, a daughter of the late A.J. and Eddie Murt Mitchell. A longtime resident of Quanah, she was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Bobby Joe Bailey of Quanah; a brother, Billy Mitchell of Quanah; one niece, Carolyn Mitchell of Quanah; and two nephews, Nathan Warren of Dallas and Calvin Warren of Rosharon.



EDWIN "GINO" JOHNSON

Edwin “Gino” Johnson, 51, of Quanah, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Quanah. Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in Quanah Memorial Park with Sam Doby officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born July 27, 1962, and was a longtime resident of Quanah. Johnson graduated from Crowell High School and was a former employee of the Crowell Cap Factory. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Crowell.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Rico Williams and Jose Williams.

Survivors include his wife, Serina Petty-Johnson; his mother, Carolyn Johnson of Pacoima, Calif.; two daughters, Ashley Petty of Amarillo and Dominue Lindsey of Oklahoma City; two sons, Dareus Johnson of Quanah and Edwin Johnson of Wichita Falls; a brother, Reggie Jackson of Venice, Calif.; and three sisters, Trina Childress and Kamika Batch, both of Los Angeles, Calif., and Felica Williams of Gardena, Calif.



GLENN EDWIN QUISENBERRY

Glenn Edwin Quisenberry, 68, of Quanah, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Wichita Falls, Texas. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at First Baptist Church in Quanah with the Rev. Joseph Jones, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born May 7, 1945, in Vernon, a son of the late Wes and Vivian Baker Quisenberry. He married Jana Rozell on July 2, 1986, in Quanah. He was a resident of Wilbarger and Hardeman counties all of his life. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He enjoyed racing cars and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, of Quanah; two sons, Jeff Quisenberry and wife Cellini, and Casey Quisenberry, all of Quanah; a daughter, Dr. Debb Summers of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Glenda Boyd of Vernon and Marietta Inglish of Farmers Valley; a brother, Jimmy Quisenberry of Farmers Valley; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Smith Funeral Home.

Memorials may be to the American Heart Association or Thompson Sawyer Library.


 
JAMES WILLIAM WALTERS

James William Walters, 67, of Quanah, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Quanah. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at the First Christian Church in Quanah with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born July 15, 1946, in Stevens Point, Wis., a son of the late Erie and Helen Walters. He was raised in Appleton, Wis., moved to Texas in 1976, and had lived in Quanah since 2007. He married Brenda Thompson on Aug. 23, 1982, in Tulsa, Okla. Walters was a machinist at Dingo for 10 years and had worked at various other machine shops. He enjoyed Harley motorcycles, hunting, and bowling.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by three brothers, Chet Walters, Junior Walters, and Freddy Walters.

Survivors include his wife, of Quanah; a son, Michael Lee Walters of Fort Worth; two daughters, Niki Sue Swokowski of Appleton, Wis., and Lacey Michelle Braziel of Bedford; two stepdaughters, Denise Surles of Big Spring and Sherri Shepard of Portland, Tenn.; two sisters, Lawana Vandenboom of Appleton, Wis., and Nancy Kelly of Shawno, Wis.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Funeral Home.

Memorials may be to the American Heart Association or Meals on Wheels.



GENE AUTRY MARTIN

Gene Autry Martin, 72, of Quanah, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Quanah. Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Spangler officiating.

He was born Feb. 18, 1941, in Winslow, Ind., a son of the late Charles and Vivian Norick. He worked as a maintenance manager and CNA at the nursing homes in Quanah and Crowell.

Survivors include four daughters, Donna Glover of Quanah and Peggy Koonce, Kathy Sapler and Mary Martin, all of Princeton, Ind.; a brother, Leroy Martin of Princeton, Ind.; and three sisters, Mary Lewis of Indianapolis, Ind., Delpha Jane Norick of Winslow, Ind., and Jill Wright.


DANNY CHARLES FELTY

Danny Felty, 72, of Quanah, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in Wichita Falls. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in First United Methodist Church in Quanah with the Rev. Jason Stidham, the Rev. Chris Holland, and County Judge Ronnie Ingram officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born Dec. 14, 1940, in Quanah, a son of the late Hubert and Dee Scarlet Felty. He married Linda Green on Dec. 1, 1961, in Chillicothe. Felty was office manager at Georgia-Pacific for 30 years. He began employment with the City of Quanah in 1997 as a water clerk and became the city administrator in June 2002, serving until his retirement in February 2012. Felty served on the Quanah City Council for 17 years. He was a lifelong resident of Quanah and attended First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, of Quanah; a daughter, Mindy Felty of Fort Worth; two sons, Kevin Felty of Joes, Colo., and Kyle Felty of Fort Worth; a sister, Neita Brandon of Quanah; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be to the First United Methodist Church or Hospice of Wichita Falls.

Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.



DOROTHY L. DEVOLL

Dorothy L. Devoll, 87, of Childress, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Childress. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at First United Methodist Church in Childress with the Rev. Johnny Robertson and the Rev. Lou Ellerbrook officiating. Interment will follow in Childress Cemetery, with arrangements under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home of Childress.

She was born March 1, 1926, in Quanah, a daughter of Kirby and Jessie Horsley Chambliss. She was raised on the family farm in Hardeman County. Being kindhearted and funloving, she enjoyed animals of all kinds, especially horses and dogs. She was a homemaker and a seamstress who sewed for many in the community. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a twin sister, Virginia McDaniel; and two brothers, Dana and Julian “Bubby” Chambliss.

Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Beasley and Sheila Wormsbaker and husband Bryce, all of Childress; four grandchildren, April Vasquez and husband Felix of Childress, Mercedes Day and husband Matthew of Lubbock, Taryn Sloan and husband Michael of Amarillo, and Kelcey Wormsbaker and wife Jamie of Lubbock; and five great-grandchildren, Synghyn Vasquez, Karch Vasquez, Ryder Wormsbaker, Gunnar Wormsbaker, and Scoutlynn Day.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718.




KELLY DEAN DALE STREET

On November 4, 2013, Heaven gained its newest angel. Kelly Dean Dale Street of Point, Texas entered into the gates of Heaven, right into the arms of her Savior Jesus Christ.

Kelly was also met by her husband, Coy Don Street, and her parents, Milton and Dorothy Dale.

Those left to celebrate her life include her children: Steve White and wife Diane, Terry White and wife Tammie, Bobby White and wife Janna; brother, Gary Dale and wife Glenda; sister, Kay Knight and husband Roy Lee; her grandchildren, Jeremy, Amanda, Cayten, Trent, Dakota, Madison, Bobby, Allison, Hunter; nine great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A funeral service will be held in memory of Kelly Street on Thursday, November 7, 2013, 1:00 p.m. at Quinlan Funeral Home. A time of visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, also at the funeral home.

You may offer your condolences at www.quinlanfuneralhome.com.


LUCILLE J. KERLEY

Lucille J. Kerley, 92, of Quanah, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Quanah. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at First Baptist Church in Quanah with the Rev. Joseph Jones, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.

She was born April 12, 1921, in Goodlett, a daughter of the late Martin Luther and Clyde Martain Jones. She married the late David Calvin Kerley on June 20, 1941. A longtime resident of Hardeman County, she also lived in Houston and Tulsa, Okla. She was a financial church secretary in Houston and Tulsa. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Tulsa from January 1978 until November 2007. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Quanah from November 2007 until the present.

She was preceded in death by her husband and a sister, Edith Conn.

Survivors include a daughter, Izoro Daphane Kerley.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Friday at First Baptist Church.

Memorials may be to Texas Baptist Children’s Home, Baptist General Convention, and Senior Citizens.



LYNDA RUTH PRITCHARD

Lynda Ruth Pritchard, 65, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Crowell. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

She was born April 23, 1948, in Quanah, a daughter of Leonard Lamb and Patsy Sellers Lamb. She was a dispatcher for the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office before her retirement and she was a Baptist.

Survivors include two daughters, Lisa Henslee of Enid, Okla., and Lori Robinson of Quanah; two sisters, Karen Page of Wichita Falls and Carla Smith of Enid, Okla.; and four grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a favorite charity.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.fallsfuneralhome.com.



ROBERT VERNON TYLER

Robert Vernon Tyler, 90, of Quanah, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Vernon. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in the chapel at Smith Funeral Home in Quanah with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, pastor of Goodlett Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

He was born March 11, 1923, in Chillicothe, a son of the late B.J. and Emma Loveless T yler. He married Evelyn Annis Tyler on Oct. 15, 1949, in Kings High. Tyler was a lifelong resident of Hardeman County, where he was a farmer and a carpenter. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and he was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, of Quanah; two sons, Bruce Tyler of Brownfield and Keith Tyler of Amarillo; five granddaughters; and 10 great-grandsons.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Cleaver Tyler, Kenneth Tyler, Charles Tyler, and J.D. Tyler, and by two sisters, Jewell Ensey and Margaret Hamby.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Smith Funeral Home.

Memorials may be to Alzheimer’s Research.

 

IRENE M. LAWN

A funeral mass for Irene M. Lawn, 83, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Church of Our Lady of The Abingtons in Dalton, Pa., with Father Thomas Petro officiating. She died in the Commonwealth Hospice In-patient Unit at Regional Hospital in Scranton, Pa.

She was born in Crowell, a daughter of the late Rudolph L. and Milada Benys Pechacek. After earning her registered nurse degree from St. Paul’s School of Nursing in Dallas, she married George W. (Bill) Lawn in New York City on Oct. 29, 1950. They moved to Jamestown, N.Y. in 1953 and lived there for 54 years. After her husband retired from WCA Hospital, the Lawns spent extensive time traveling and enjoying their growing extended family. They moved to the Factoryville, Pa., area six years ago and resided with her eldest daughter, Mary Truitt, for the past three years.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. George W. Lawn; six daughters, Mary Truitt of Factoryville, Pa., Charlotte Wiley of New York City, Rita Meacham of Farrell, Pa., Teresa Cortright of Jamestown, N.Y., Janet Lawn of Quincy, Mass., and Wilma Lawn of Zanesville, Ohio; three sons, Mark Lawn of Tiburon, Calif., John Lawn of Manlius, N.Y., and Gregory Lawn of Missouri City, Texas; two sisters, Marjorie Wilson Williams of Vernon and Dorothy Henderson of Wichita Falls; a brother, Leon Pechacek of Quanah; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by infant twin daughters, Milada and Ermine, and by a brother, Daniel Pechacek.

The family suggests donations to the Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, New York City, N.Y. 10027.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Anthony P. Litwin Jr. Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 Reynolds Street, in Factoryville, Pa.

Online condolences may be expressed at aplitwinfuneralhomes.com.



LYNN NELSON

Lynn Nelson, 57, of Quanah passed away Monday, October 21, 2013, in Quanah.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, October 24, 2013 in the First Baptist Church in Quanah with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

Lynn was born February 9, 1956, in Crowell, Texas to Mary Bergt Nelson and the late Vance Nelson. He married Debbie Naron September 20, 1980, in Quanah. He was an employee of Georgia-Pacific for 38 years. He lived most all of his life in Crowell and Quanah. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Quanah.

Survivors, all of Quanah, include his wife, Debbie Nelson; daughter, Kala Harmon; granddaughter, Haydn Harmon; mother, Mary Nelson; and brother, Mance Nelson.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Buff Nelson, and his father, Vance Nelson.

Family visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, at Smith Funeral Home.

Because education was very important to Lynn, the family asks that memorials be made to the Lynn Nelson Scholarship Fund at the First National Bank of Chillicothe, Quanah Branch, 111 West 4th Street, Quanah, Texas 79252.


WALTER E. RAMSEY

Walter E. Ramsey, 98, of Crowell, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Altus, Okla. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at First Baptist Church in Crowell with the Rev. Tyler Looper, pastor, officiating, assisted by family member Gabe Gilliam of San Jose, Calif. Interment will follow in the Crowell Cemetery, with arrangements under the direction of Womack-Manard Funeral Home of Crowell.

Ramsey was born June 14, 1915, in Wilbarger County, a son of the late Joe Valentine and Sally Cole Ramsey. He married Hazel M. Gamble on March 2, 1940, in Foard County. A longtime resident of Foard County, Ramsey was a member of and served as a deacon for Thalia Baptist Church. He was chairman of the school board and a member of the Santa Rosa Palomino Riding Club for many years. Ramsey raised money for the Crowell Volunteer Fire Department and for a new ambulance for the Crowell Ambulance Service. In 1995, he was recognized with an award for his 29 years of service as Crowell parade chairman. He was a farmer and a rancher.

Survivors include his wife, of Crowell; two daughters, Gaye Henry of Crowell and Mary Ann Fergeson of Altus, Okla.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Crowell Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 814, Crowell, Texas 79227.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Womack-Manard Funeral Home in Crowell.




BILL HOLOCKER

Bill Holocker, 83, of Wichita Falls passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 25, 2013 at Goodlett Baptist Church in Goodlett, TX with Patriot Guard honors.

Bill was born April 11, 1930 in Washington, D.C. and lived in Parma, Ohio. He joined the Marine Corp in 1947 and later joined the Air Force until 1963. Bill retired as Chief of Police in Gunter, Texas. He loved to play his harmonica, loved the ocean, and especially his dog, Mickey.

Bill is survived by his wife, Betty Holocker of Wichita Falls; six children, Kathy Wilhite and husband Terry of Hawley, TX, Billie Rine and husband James, Gail Bridges and husband Barry, Mark Holocker, John Holocker and wife Dena, all of Quanah, TX, and Bekah Weaver of Wichita Falls; also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.



MARGIE DELL BRANDON ALEXANDER

Margie Dell (Brandon) Alexander died at her home in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Thursday, October 17, 2013. Margie was 82 years old.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, October 25, in Goodlett Cemetery with the Rev. Chris Holland, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Quanah, officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Friday at Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.

Margie was born in Goodlett, Texas on February 6, 1931 to Ernest James Brandon and Willie Ola (Barbee) Brandon. She attended grade school in Goodlett and then graduated from Quanah High School.

Margie and George Edward Alexander were married in Quanah, Texas during his U.S. Navy furlough. Margie was first employed at The Quanah Telephone Company. After moving to Colorado Springs where her husband was employed by The Unites States Air Force Academy, she worked for many years at the Bell Telephone Company as a liaison to the United States Air Force.

Margie is survived by two sons and two daughters in-law: Bobby Wayne Alexander and Debbie Alexander of Denver, CO, and James Edward Alexander and Carla Alexander of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Margie had five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Her sister, Robbie Jean (Brandon) Golston of New Holland, Pa., and a brother, Jerry Don Brandon of Quanah, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, La Juana Joyce (Brandon) Hilliard, and a half brother, W.I. Craven Jr.

Margie’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the joy of her life. Margie will be missed and forever loved.

 

THOMAS E. WARD

Thomas E. Ward, 89, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Amarillo. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at the Quanah Church of Christ with Terry Allen officiating. Interment followed in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born May 23, 1924, at Thalia, a son of Thomas and Stella Ward. They moved to the Chillicothe/Quanah area in 1943, where he was a farmer his entire life. Ward served in the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign during World War II. He and Rosa de la Vega were married in 1948. She preceded him in death in 1992. He later married Syble Duke Ward of Amarillo.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Kelly Neil Ward, in 1983, and a brother, S.L. Ward.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Carolyn Moon of Houston; a son, Tommy Ward of Quanah; two stepsons, Randy Duke of Austin and Clay Duke of Amarillo; two brothers, Jim Ward of Norman, Okla., and James Ward of Fredericksburg; five sisters, Jewll Chase of Whitestone, N.Y., Zelma Johnigan of Ozona, Janice Lumpkin of Watauga, Nora DeWoody of Wichita Falls, and Beth Williams of Andrews; five grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.



KELLY ANN HINES McGUIRE

Kelly Ann Hines McGuire, 51, of Quanah, Texas, died on Monday, October 7, 2013.

Memorial services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at First Christian Church of Quanah, Texas, with Rev. Wayne Hollinshead officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.

A daughter of the late Jo Ann and Bobby Hines, Kelly was born on August 28, 1962, in Quanah. She was a loving mother and a good friend to many. She taught nearly 20 years for the Headstart Program, which was her life's passion; she loved helping others.

Kelly was also preceded in death by a sister, Vonna Hines, and a brother, John Paul Hines. She is survived by her son, Taylor McGuire of Austin, Texas; granddaughter, Dylan Reese McGuire of Wichita Falls; brother, Jay Brad Hines and wife, Tammy of Enid, Okla.; niece, Josyie Hines; nephew, Jayden Hines, both of Enid, Okla.; and numerous cousins.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be sent to First Christian Church of Quanah or Hospice of Wichita Falls.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.owensandbrumley.com.



GLADYS RITCHIE BLASSINGAME WOOD

Gladys Ritchie Blassingame Wood, 84, of Quanah, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Wichita Falls. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the First Christian Church in Quanah with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Oct. 6, 1928, in Quanah, a daughter of the late W.T. and Ditula Ritchie. She married Otis Blassingame on Sept. 8, 1945. He preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 1974. She married Roby Wood on Nov. 5, 1982, in Las Vegas, Nev. He preceded her in death on Jan. 27, 2003. She was a lifelong member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Quanah and currently a member of the First Christian Church in Quanah. She was a longtime employee of Vernon Center South, a member of the Shady Ladies Card Club, and a lifelong resident of Quanah.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Fannie Mae Price, and a brother, William Ritchie.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Pricenski of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Barbara Kindrich of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; three sisters, Cora Lee Lewis and Loraine White, both of Quanah, and Francis Heath of Wichita Falls; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be to the First Christian Church in Quanah.



CAITLYN ELAINE GOSSETT

Caitlyn Elaine Gossett, 9, of Pipe Creek, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Pipe Creek. Funeral services were held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Pipe Creek Community Church with Pastor Dave Busby officiating. A private burial will be held at a later date.

Caitlyn, a fourth grader at Hill Country Elementary School in Pipe Creek, was born March 22, 2004, in Ft. Benning, Ga., a daughter of Scott and Jennifer Gossett of Pipe Creek. She died as the result of a three-vehicle accident.

Survivors include her parents, of Pipe Creek; grandparents, Mike and Bobbie Gossett and Dennis and Rebecca Johnston, all of Ruidoso, N.M.; great-grandparents, Peggy Gossett of Quanah, Ron and Frances Wrenn of Ruidoso, and Stephanie Johnston of Morrisville, Pa.; two sisters, Alexis and Abigail Gossett of Pipe Creek; and a brother, John Gossett of Pipe Creek.

The family suggests memorials to the Caity Gossett Memorial Fund at Bandera Bank.



FRANK CARRANZA JR.

Frank Carranza Jr., 58, of Quanah, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Quanah. Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Quanah Memorial Park with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead, pastor of First Christian Church in Quanah, officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born Oct. 19, 1954, in Munday, a son of Eva Lopez Carranza and the late Francisco Carranza Sr. He and his wife Maribel were married March 30, 2013, in Quanah. Carranza was a longtime employee of Stanley Watson and Jimmy O’Neal. He was a longtime resident of Quanah and a member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include his mother, of Mathis; his wife, of Quanah; two daughters, Nora Santiago and Donna Ann Silvas, both of Quanah; four sons, Freddie Carrzanza of Burlington, Colo., Frank Carranza Jr. of San Antonio, and Domingo Silvas and Ringo Silvas, both of Quanah; four sisters, Benita Adame of Fort Worth, and Celia Silvas, Mary Gutierrez and Sulema Calderon, all of Mathis; seven brothers, David Carranza, Ricky Carranza, Manuel Carranza, Juan Carranza, Rosenda Carranza, Ray Carranza, and Pablo Carranza, all of Mathis; and 13 grandchildren.



LEROY BRANDON

Leroy Brandon, 97, of Quanah, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Mansfield. Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, in Goodlett Cemetery with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, pastor of Goodlett Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born Aug. 5, 1916, in Goodlett, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Brandon. He attended Goodlett Schools and graduated from Goodlett High School. He and Dorothy Roberts were married on Nov. 30, 1942, in Newport, R.I. Brandon was a retired U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Quanah.

He was preceded in death by his wife on Jan. 24, 2013, and by a son, Frank Roberts Brandon.

Survivors include two granddaughters, Georgia Suggs of Mansfield and Virginia Brandon of Washington, D.C.; and four great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the funeral home.


STEVIE MICHAEL MIDDLETON

Stevie Michael Middleton was born February 11, 1944 at 5:40 a.m. in Phillips Dupre Hospital, Levelland, Texas. Because of the war, Dr. Dupre was the only physician in town. Feeling there was plenty of time, the doctor had just gone home for a much needed rest. Stevie was delivered into the hands of a totally agitated father a very short time later. An unusually strong bond continued throughout their lives. Steve died just as suddenly August 22, 2013. He was standing on his feet with two beautiful Hospice Angels supporting him on either side.

Steve and Ruby Daniel were married Jan. 26, 1963 in Morton, TX where they both attended school. Steve was an all-around athlete and excelled in all sports. An opportunity to play quarterback for Texas Tech was quelled when he sustained a compound leg fracture while playing American Legion baseball the summer of 1962. He transferred to East Texas State University Commerce, now known as Texas A&M Commerce, where, as had his father before, earned his letters in basketball. His senior year he was named Lone Star Conference's Defensive Player of the Year. The prior season, ETSU had the questionable pleasure of playing Texas Western El Paso. Texas Western won the NCAA national championship that year and the game was later made into the movie Road to Glory. He attained an undergraduate degree in Biology/P.E. and his M.S. was in Biology. One of Coach Middleton's more significant accomplishments was that in 1980, along with the late John Seddon, and Midwestern State University's late Coach Gerald Stockton, was the establishment of the Fantasy of Lights Basketball Tournament in Wichita Falls, TX. Steve began his coaching career in Gonzales as the varsity basketball coach, and after that held the same position in Quanah. He was varsity basketball coach at Wichita Falls High School for eighteen years and assistant golf coach at S.H. Rider High School for sixteen years. During his forty years as an educator and coach, he formed many lifelong friendships. He especially felt a deep affection for his players and the other young men and women in his classrooms. Perhaps his greatest legacy was the most simple of all: he felt that he had led a very good life, and he was an extraordinarily good man.

Steve was preceded in death by his grandmother, Florence Price (Grannie) Zuber; his parents, James (Jim) Elish Middleton and Dora Velma Zuber Middleton; a brother, Gary Delton Middleton; and a son-in-law, David Graden Russell. He is survived by his wife, Ruby; daughters Stephanie M. Middleton and Stacy Russell Middleton; grandchildren Tate Davidson Russell, Marilyn Paige Russell, and Eva Graden Russell; a nephew/son, Darin Shane Middleton, his wife Holly, and their children, Kenady, Aysia Leigh, and Arden; a brother in spirit, Weldon A. Tabor, his wife Brenda Nichols Tabor, their children Tana, Trent, and T.J. and grandchildren, Krislenn Taylor, Kler Fairchild, Kase Fairchild, Tabor Christanelli, Carter Christanelli, and Ryann Tabor, and great grandson, Jake Taylor; sisters-in-law Clara Daniel Coupland and her husband Don; Patsy Middleton Brown and her husband Lee; Jacqueline Middleton and her daughter Meghan.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, Sept. 28th, 2:00 p.m. at Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home chapel in Wichita Falls. Please wear bright happy colors to help make this a true celebration. Those wishing to send memorial donations instead of floral tributes may do so to the Humane Society of Wichita County; www.humanesocietyofwichita.org ; P.O. Box 3648, Wichita Falls, TX 76301 or their charity of choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lunnscolonial.com.




SANDRA McCRARY ANDREWS

Sandra McCrary Andrews, 76, was welcomed into the arms of our Lord on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, in Bedford, Texas.

Sandra was born October 3, 1936 in Vernon, Texas; she was the daughter of the late Tommy and Louise Aynes McCrary.

Sandra discovered music and dance as a child and this became a thread throughout her life. She performed as a young girl, played piano at college sorority events and for church services, family gatherings and holidays. She even played for fellow residents of her memory care facility. She was a graduate of Vernon High School Class of 1955. Sandra attended Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth and graduated in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority at TCU and remained active in the organization her entire life, serving as Alumni advisor and seeing her daughter initiated into the same chapter. At TCU she met Kendall E. Andrews, Jr. and was married after graduation, residing first in Dallas, then Ft. Worth and later in Irving where she was very active in many civic and school organizations. Sandra’s passion was helping others and she became a Registered Nurse working in psychiatry & chemical dependency in the DFW area. Most of her career was spent with Brookhaven Hospital in Dallas and Charter Grapevine where she was renowned for her ability to work with difficult patients. After retiring from nursing in 2001, Sandra moved to her family ranch in Quanah, TX, but remained active. She was a member of Quanah Chamber of Commerce, Volunteer with the Thompson Sawyer Public Library in Quanah and Depot Museum. She joined the First United Methodist Church in Quanah and was an active participant in all aspects of church life but particularly involved in the music for services. She was self-sufficient, a wonderful dinner and travel companion and a devoted mother, grandmother and friend. Sandra approached life with a happy determination and adventurous spirit. She will be missed for now but loved forever.

She is survived by her loving family:

Her son, Blake Andrews & Wife, Janie of Wichita Falls, TX.

Their children Kyle & Kendall.

Her daughter, Sherri Andrews Taylor & Husband, Tracy of Southlake, TX.

Their children Blake & Haley.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM at First United Methodist Church in Vernon, TX. Officiating will be Rev. Chris Holland. Interment will be held at Eastview Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home, Vernon.

Visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:45 to 1:45 at First United Methodist Church, Vernon.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Joe T. Garcia’s in Ft. Worth, TX from 5-8:00 pm on Monday, Sept 23, 2013 in the La Puertita.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association at ALZ.org or 2630 W. Freeway, Suite 100 Ft. Worth, TX 76102 or the Tri Delta Foundation PO Box 5987 Arlington, TX 76005.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.


EDWARD BEVERLY (BEV) HERNDON III

Edward Beverly (Bev) Herndon III of Duncanville, beloved husband, father and “Geezer,” passed away Sept. 7, 2013. He was born Jan. 16, 1942 in Sweetwater, Texas, the son of Edward Beverly Herndon II and Clara Mae Jones Herndon.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Nancy Smith Herndon; son, Bev Herndon IV and wife, Brenda; daughter, Karen Slater and husband, Mark; son, Greg Herndon and wife, Sherrill; grandchildren, Caroline, Anna, Caleb and Emma; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial service was at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 at Tyler Street United Methodist Church, 927 W. Tenth Street, Dallas, Texas 75208. Viewing followed the memorial service from 12 to 1 p.m. at Jaynes Memorial Chapel in Duncanville. Burial was at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Memorials may be to the Snack Pak 4 Kids program in Amarillo (www.snackpak4kids.org).





PAULINE REYNOLDS

Pauline Reynolds, 91, of Quanah, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Arlington. Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, in Quanah Memorial Park with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, pastor of Goodlett Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Sept. 16, 1922, in Eldorado, Okla., a daughter of the late Glenn and Bonnie Fought. She and her six siblings were reared by Mrs. Minnie Render of Eldorado following their parents’ early deaths. She married Jessie Wrex Reynolds at Acme on Aug. 17, 1946. He preceded her in death on June 28, 1982. The couple managed the Four Winds Motel for a time. She eventually took employment as a school secretary at Travis Elementary School and worked there until her retirement in 1992 after 23 years of service. She was a member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association and she was a member of First Baptist Church in Quanah since 1946. In 2006, Reynolds removed from Quanah to Arlington and then eventually to Kennedale, where she had been living in a nursing facility.

Survivors include two sons, Dr. Richard Clay Reynolds of McKinney and Timothy Glenn Reynolds of Kennedale; one sister, Lena Grey Ferris of Beaumont; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Smith Funeral Home.

Memorials may be to Thompson Sawyer Library and the QA&P Depot Museum.



PAULINE B. FLOREZ

Pauline B. Florez, 81, of Quanah, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in Lawton, Okla. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in the chapel at Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Lionel Mounce officiating. Interment will follow at Big Valley Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

She was born April 4, 1932, in Childress, a daughter of the late John D. and Anna Mae Briscoe. She married Ricardo Florez in 2001 in Quanah. A longtime resident of Quanah, she was the former owner of Pauline’s Antiques and Collectibles and a member of the United Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include her husband, of Quanah; a son, Johnny Knowles of Amarillo; a stepson, Richard Florez of Quanah; four stepdaughters, Rebecca Brannan, Rhonda Platts and Rachel Keating, all of Fort Worth, and Sylvia Rico of Wichita Falls; two brothers, Bobby Briscoe of Pilot Point and Edward Briscoe of San Bernardino, Calif.; one sister, Mary Graham of Denver City; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home.



KATHERINE LANGFORD

Katherine Langford, 80, of Quanah, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Wichita Falls. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the First Christian Church in Quanah with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead, pastor, and Kenneth Nolan officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.

She was born March 18, 1933, in Greenville, a daughter of the late George and Sallie Elliot Jones. She and Audrey (Mutt) Langford were married on Dec. 10, 1946, in Quanah. She was a longtime resident of Quanah and a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Eva Sears of Amarillo; a son, JR Langford of Quanah; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Smith Funeral Home.



LETHAL WAYNE WISEMAN SR.

Lethal Wayne Wiseman Sr., 64, of Quanah, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Quanah. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at First Baptist Church in Quanah with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, pastor of Goodlett Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.

He was born Aug. 5, 1949, in Chandler, Okla., a son of the late Madison and Letha Corene Houk Wiseman. He was a longtime resident of Quanah where he farmed and enjoyed riding horses and fishing. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Maehala Clemens; and two brothers, Madison Wiseman Jr. and David Wiseman.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Cree and Carrie Wiseman, both of Quanah; a son, Lethal Wiseman Jr.; two sisters, Dorothy Honea and Mary Ann Tyler, both of Quanah; and four grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Smith Funeral Home.


GEORGE BYRD WALKER

Quanah native George Byrd Walker, 91, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in Dallas Presbyterian Hospital.

He was born June 29, 1922, in Quanah, a son of Hyrum Judson and Eva Lena Webb Walker. He and Peggy Jo Land were married on May 31, 1947. She preceded him in death in December of 2009. He was a member for more than five decades at Lake Highland Church, where he served as a deacon and elder. He served as a gunnery captain in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the destroyer USS Remey. After leaving the military, Walker went to work in the oil exploration field. He worked as a party chief for Geotech, then for Teledyne Industries, where he moved into management and purchasing. When he retired from Teledyne, Walker became the operations and sales manager for Pillow-Tex. After retiring from Pillow-Tex, he formed his own construction and building business, where he worked until retirement.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, grandson Hudson, older sister Maxine Autrey, and two brothers, Carl and Lloyd.

Survivors include three sons, Greg Walker, Marvin Walker, and Michael Dan Walker; a daughter, Jolena Throckmorton; a sister, Geneva Daniel; two brothers, Garland Walker and Rayford Walker; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.



THOMAS WAYNE (TOMMY) COKENDOLPHER

Quanah has lost a great man and a great friend to many. August 30th, 2013 Tommy Cokendolpher went to be with THE LORD.

Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m., Monday, September 2nd at the First United Methodist Church in Quanah, Chris Holland and Monte Lumpkin officiating. Interment followed in the Quanah Memorial Park. Arrangements were under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

Thomas Wayne Cokendolpher was born on October 12, 1936 to Tom and Flora Mattie Cokendolpher in Clay County, Texas. He moved to Hardeman County in his first year of life and has lived there ever since. On February 2, 1957, he married Judy Burke in St. Luke Methodist Church in Quanah.

The son of a farmer, he grew up farming and farmed/ranched until he retired. Tommy was voted Conservation Farmer of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce in 1987 Lower Pease River SWCD. He was a trustee in the First United Methodist Church and served as chairman of various committees over the past 40-plus years. He served on the board of the Quanah Farmers Co-op. He loved the Lord and served in the Emmaus community sponsoring, mentoring, and witnessing.

Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Flora Mattie Cokendolpher, and sister, Juanita Purdy. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Judy, daughters, Melody Mehan and special friend Craig Rice of Wichita Falls, April Driver and husband Robert of Wichita Falls, 4 grandchildren, Dustin Mehan, Jarrod Mehan, Davis Driver, and Delaney Driver, all of Wichita Falls, 2 sisters, Virginia Boehning and husband Carl, of El Paso, and Joy McCullough and husband Don of Wichita Falls, and many nieces and nephews and extended family members.

The family received friends from 5:00-7:00 Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to First United Methodist Church of Quanah or Hospice of Wichita Falls.



HONDEANA HAWKINS

Hondeana Hawkins, 65, of Quanah, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at First United Methodist Church in Quanah with the Rev. Chris Holland, pastor, and the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, pastor of Goodlett Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.

She was born Aug. 24, 1947, in Grove, Okla., a daughter of the late Margriet (Sawvel) and William Matlock.

She was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.

Survivors include her husband, Dan Hawkins of Quanah; two daughters, Dolly Hawkins and Dawn Mergy, both of Quanah; a son, Robert Dean Hawkins of Quanah; five sisters; three brothers; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.owensandbrumley.com.



CHARLENE FRERICH GOLLEHER

Charlene Frerich Golleher, 79, of Quanah, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, in Quanah.

Rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, in Smith Chapel in Quanah. Mass will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Quanah with Father Jack McKooms officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.

She was born April 9, 1934, a daughter of the late Charles and Josephine Frerich in Scotland, Texas. She married Gordon Golleher on June 20, 1958, in Wichita Falls. She had lived in Hardeman County since 1969. She was a retired bookkeeper and administrative assistant and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, of Quanah; five daughters, Regina Jacoby of Vernon, Jolene Foster of Cleburne, Rebecca Golleher of Fort Worth, and Monica Thompson and Carrie Butler, both of Eldorado, Okla.; a sister, Elsie Koetter of Scotland; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.



JAMES EARL SHAHAN

James Earl Shahan, 63, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. A memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Combest Family Memorial Chapel in Lubbock.

He was born Sept. 9, 1949, in Dublin, Texas, and had lived several places, including Quanah and Gold Beach, Ore. He was a 1968 graduate of Burkburnett High School, served in the U.S. Army from 1974 to 1979, and served as a U.S. Merchant Marine in the 1980s. Shahan was a 1992 graduate of Parker College of Chiropractic and was a member of Delta Sigma Chi fraternity.

He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Lee Shahan; a brother, Gary Shahan; and a sister, Adah Bryer.

Survivors include his wife, Janie Garcia Shahan; a daughter, Siobhan Shahan; and a son, Zebulon Shahan.

Condolences to the family may be registered at www.combestfamilyfuneralhomes.com.



ARCHIE LEE MOORE

Former Quanah resident Archie Lee Moore, 68, of Odessa, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Freedom Missionary Baptist Church in Odessa with the Rev. Darrell Fincher officiating. Interment followed in Ector County Cemetery, with arrangements under the direction of Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home of Odessa.

Moore was born Aug. 31, 1944, in Quanah, a son of Jerry and Buler Moore. He was a 1961 graduate of Douglass High School in Quanah. Moore was a custodian for the Ector County Independent School District.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Jalen Moore; three sisters, Jerriene Toms, Pearline Houston and Emma Jean Williams; and four brothers, J.B., Joe Allen, Elbert and Albert Moore.

Survivors include his wife, Earsie Givens Moore of Odessa; two sisters, Helen Moore and Mae Francis Carr, both of Quanah; three sons, Archie Moore Jr., Stacy Moore and Jerome Moore, all of Odessa; two brothers, Calvin Moore of Odessa and Melvin Moore of Arizona; and five grandchildren.

Condolences may be offered at www.hubbardkellyfuneralhome.com.



VERNA MAE GIVENS

Verna Mae Givens, 69, of Odessa, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Odessa.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in Freedom Missionary Baptist Church in Odessa with the Rev. D.O. Fincher officiating. Burial was at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, in Chillicothe Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Martinez Funeral Home.

She was born in Idabel, Okla.



TOMMY LOGAN

Tommy Logan, 82, of Paducah, Ky., and a native of Quanah, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at 7:20 a.m. at Lourdes hospital.

Tommy was a member of Lone Oak United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Korean Conflict and served on the ship U.S.S. Shields. He was a member of the Paducah/McCracken County Retired Teachers Association, the Kentucky Retired Teachers, and was a former teacher at Lone Oak High School, Lone Oak Middle School, and finished his career in education as principal of Concord Elementary School. Tommy was a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Nancy Carolyn Wyman Logan; one daughter, Cindy Logan of Paducah; one son, David Logan and wife Linda of Boaz; two sisters, Margie Prater of Quanah and Frances Daughtery and husband David of Traverse City, Mich.; one brother, James Logan and wife Mary Catherine of Levelland, Texas; two grandchildren, Katy Logan and Christopher Logan; two sisters-in-law, Jodell Logan of Lubbock and Hilda Womble of Paducah, Ky.; three brothers-in-law, Leslie Wyman and Joe Wyman, both of Melber, and Jerry Brandon of Quanah; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding in death were his parents, Bernest E. Logan and Z.O. White Logan; six sisters; and three brothers.

Services were held Monday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m. at the Lone Oak Chapel Milner & Orr Funeral Home with Dr. Ben Boon officiating. Burial followed at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with military honors. Friends called Sunday, Aug. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lone Oak Chapel Milner & Orr Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to: Lone Oak United Methodist Church, 3835 Old U.S. Highway 45 South, Paducah, Ky. 42003.

You may leave a message of sympathy or light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.



RUDOLPH TRAMMELL

Rudolph Trammell, 91, of Quanah, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, in Dallas. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, in Goodlett Baptist Church with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

He was born Nov. 11, 1921, a son of the late Daniel and Leana (King) Trammell. He married Joyce Trammell on Sept. 4, 1952, in Goodlett. She preceded him in death on Nov. 20, 2004. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II. He had lived in Hardeman County since he was four years old. Trammell worked for the City of Quanah for 29 years and was a member of Goodlett Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Debra Castillo and husband Earnest of Dallas; and a grandson, Erik Castillo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a son, Michael Rudolph.

Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Smith Funeral Home.



ETHEL LEE HAYNES PAYNE

Ethel Lee Haynes Payne, 98, died Monday, July 29, 2013. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the Quanah Church of Christ with David McSpadden officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park, with arrangements under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Dec. 17, 1914, in Hardeman County, a daughter of the late John Henry and Eunice Melinda Yarberry Haynes. She graduated Quanah High School and married Earnest Payne in 1933. She enjoyed travel and was a member of the Quanah Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; by two sisters, Lorene Jones and Leora G. McSpadden; two brothers, Freddie Haynes and J.D. Haynes; and a granddaughter, Mary Ardath Payne.

Survivors include a son, Cleston Ray Payne of Grapevine; a daughter, Ardath Ann Payne Krentz of Houston; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be to Westview Boys Home, P.O. Box 553, Hollis, Okla. 73550, or Quanah Senior Citizen Center for Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 492, Quanah, Texas 79252.



ELAINE RISINGER

Elaine Risinger, 67, of Quanah, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in Quanah. Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, in Quanah Memorial Park with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead, minister of First Christian Church in Quanah, officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Dec. 29, 1945, in Quanah, a daughter of the late Raymond L. and Ollie Edmondson. She married Dennis Dee Risinger on Sept. 19, 1981. He preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1999. She was a 1963 graduate of Quanah High School. She was a member of First Baptist Church and attended the First Christian Church.

Survivors include two sons, Reese Risinger of Quanah and Kade Risinger of Vernon; and a sister, Loretta Edmondson of Quanah.

Memorials may be to the Helping Hands of First Christian Church.



DANNY WAYNE JONES

Danny Wayne Jones, 54, of Vernon, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in Vernon. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, in St. Paul Lutheran Church in Vernon with the Rev. Paul Neuberger officiating. Interment will be in Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.

He was born Dec. 22, 1958, in Vernon, a son of Wanda Wattenbarger Odom and the late Bobby Joe Jones. He and Peggy Kasparek were married on July 13, 1988, in Seymour. He lived in Vernon all his life and was a retired rehab tech at Vernon State Hospital. He was owner and operator of Jones Hand Made Boots and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife, of Vernon; a daughter, Hannah Jones of Vernon; his mother, of Vernon; and a brother, Terry Jones of Wichita Falls.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Sullivan Funeral Home.

Memorials may be to St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.




LOY DWAIN WALDO

Loy Dwain Waldo, 57, of Quanah, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, in Quanah. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the First Baptist Church in Quanah with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead, minister of First Christian Church in Quanah, officiating. Interment will follow in Wilbarger Memorial Park at Vernon, with arrangements under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born March 23, 1956, in Tulsa, Okla., a son of the late Loy and Doris Waldo. He married Cindy Brown on Jan. 18, 1975, in Hardeman County. She preceded him in death on May 2, 2004. He lived in Quanah most of his life where he was a longtime employee of Georgia-Pacific and loved working with ranching and cattle. He attended the First Christian Church.

Survivors include a son, Brian Waldo of Quanah; a daughter, Misti Feltman of Vernon; three brothers, Jim Waldo of Quanah, Keith Waldo of Vernon and David Waldo of Abilene; a sister, Lesa Waldo; and six grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Smith Funeral Home.

Memorials may be to the American Heart Association or to the Children’s Miracle Network.



GLADYS TAYLOR

Gladys Taylor, 98, of Quanah, died Friday, July 26, 2013, in Dallas. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at First United Methodist Church in Quanah with the Rev. Chris Holland officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Dec. 19, 1914, in Streator, Ill., a daughter of the late Mack and Freeda Ayoub Saied. She married the late Floyd Taylor on Jan. 29, 1939 in Lawton, Okla. They moved to Quanah in 1941 and opened the Leader Department Store and operated several businesses over the years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Hudgins of Quanah and Rebecca Bird of Richardson; a brother, Dr. V.C. Saied of Wichita Falls; three granddaughters; and one great-grandson.

Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Smith Funeral Home.


 
JAMES EAGLE KNIGHT

James Eagle Knight, 89, of Albuquerque, N.M., died Thursday, July 18, 2013. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, in Chillicothe First Baptist Church with the Rev. Leland Hall officiating. Interment will be in Chillicothe Cemetery with military honors. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Chapel of Chillicothe.

Knight was born March 17, 1924, in Statesville, N.C., the son of the late Hill Knight and the late Jessie Pauline Eagle Knight. He married Oleta Boone on Dec. 24, 1946, in Farmers Valley. Major Knight had a long and honorable career in the U.S. Air Force. He entered military service on May 13, 1942, and completed 20 years-plus active military service. He earned the following decorations and service awards: Air Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and Air Force Longevity Service Award ribbon with four Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters. He was also authorized to wear six bronze service stars for participation in the India-Burma, Central Burma, China Defensive, China Offensive, Korea Summer-Fall, 1952 and third Korean Winter Campaigns. He was Commander of the Honor Guard for President Kennedy in 1963, receiving an accommodation from the president. He loved flying P-40s, P-51s, F-80s, playing golf, and fishing. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Oleta Knight of Albuquerque; and a son, Dwaine Knight of Las Vegas, Nev.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, in Smith Chapel.

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.



WILLIE WAYNE SPRADLIN

Willie Wayne Spradlin, age 88, of Quanah, Texas, formerly of Eldorado, passed away Sunday afternoon, July 14, 2013, at Hardeman County Memorial Hospital, in Quanah.

Wayne was born in Hollis, Oklahoma, on July 5, 1925, to James Rett and Catherine (Fellers) Spradlin. Growing up on the family farm, Wayne attended Lincoln School, near Eldorado, until joining the United States Navy during his senior year. After being honorably discharged, Wayne completed his schooling and began drilling water wells in Oklahoma and Texas. Moving to Quanah, he married Mae Podrovich and they moved to Colorado City, Colorado where he drilled water wells for the next forty years. With Mae’s declining health, they moved to Pueblo where they lived until Mae’s death. Wayne later was reunited with his and Mae’s dear friend and through “friendship, memories and a bologna sandwich,” rekindled their relationship and he and Dorothy Garner were then married on September 13, 2012. In January 2013, they moved to Quanah where he lived until his death. In his spare time, Wayne enjoyed fishing, playing dominoes and spending time with his family and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Mae; five brothers, J.R. Spradlin, E.J. Spradlin, Leslie Spradlin, Aubrey Spradlin, Carter Spradlin; and three sisters, Bonnie White, Olene King and Madalene Thompson, he is survived by his wife, Dorothy Spradlin of Quanah, Texas; six children, James Rayland Spradlin and wife Esther of Arizona, Christy Jo Roach of Elk City, Cathy Flannigan and husband Rick of Oklahoma City, JoDean Kline and husband Ray of Canyon City, Colorado, Frankie Scott and husband Ken of Colorado City, Colorado and Chuck Garner and wife Jacque of Wellington, Texas; along with several grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Memorial services for Wayne Spradlin will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the Corinth Baptist Church, 10 miles west of Eldorado, with Pastor Ricky Crouch officiating. Private family inurnment services will be held at a later date. Services are under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home of Eldorado.

Online tributes may be made to the family at www.Lowell-Tims.com.



ANN DEE McGLOCKLIN SHEPHERD

Ann Dee McGlocklin Shepherd, 46, of Vernon, died Tuesday, July 2, 2012, in Vernon. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 12, in Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel in Vernon with Leland Hall officiating. Services are under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.

She was born Aug. 26, 1966, in Dallas, a daughter of the late Dormalie Ione Shepherd and Andrew McGlocklin. She grew up in Quinlan and in Chillicothe. She was a 1984 graduate of Chillicothe High School and worked for North Texas State Hospital for several years. She was a Baptist.

Survivors include her parents, Andy and Cheryl McGlocklin of Chillicothe; a son, Blaise Russell of Jakarta, Indonesia; a daughter, Tristyn McAbee of Spring; two sisters, Carol McGlocklin of Vernon and Jessie Arbelo of Wichita Falls; and a grandmother, Elsie Turner of Quanah.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Dormalie McGlocklin; and grandparents, Stephen and Irene Shepherd, H.B. and Cleta McGlocklin, and Edward Turner.

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.



MARGARET W.  HARDEN

Margaret W. Harden, 78, of Vernon, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, in Lawton, Okla. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel in Vernon with the Rev. Wallace Clay officiating. Interment will be in Goodlett Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.

She was born Sept. 19, 1934, in Quanah, a daughter of the late W.C. (Slim) Barnes and the late Mattie Jenkins. She had lived in Vernon since 1971. She worked in the Vernon College library for 16 years and Vernon State Hospital medical records for 15 years, retiring in 2002. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a son, David Harden of Austin; a daughter, Cindy McIntyre of Quanah; two sisters, Linda Garrison of Altus, Okla., and Myra Buchanan of Quanah; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Sullivan Funeral Home.

After the funeral service the family will be at 37 Elbert Heights in Quanah.

Memorials may be made to the Vernon College Library.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.



TONY LEE STOKES

Tony Lee Stokes, 61, of Chillicothe, died Thursday, July 4, 2013, in Wichita Falls. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, in Eastview Cemetery at Vernon with the Rev. David Fox officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home of Vernon.

Stokes was born Dec. 14, 1951, in Vernon, a son of the late Bill E. Stokes and Mattie Lee Shelton Stokes. He had worked in construction in the Waco area for over 40 years and moved back to the Hardeman County area in 2007.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Sue Duckworth, on June 2, 2013; and a brother, Benny Stokes.

Memorials may be made to the Northside PTO, American Cancer Society, or the Carnegie County Library.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.



MARGARET AILEEN CLARK WHITE

Former Quanah resident Margaret Aileen Clark White, 85, of Amarillo, died Thursday, July 4, 2013. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 8, at the Quanah Church of Christ. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park, with arrangements under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born March 31, 1928, in Quanah, a daughter of Otto and Ruby Jones Clark. She grew up in and around Medicine Mound and graduated from Medicine Mound High School in 1945. She moved to Quanah and went to work for Jno T.L. Jones Insurance Agency in 1945. She met Van White in February of 1947 and they married on Sept. 4, 1947. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son, Van R. (Bill) White of Quanah; a daughter, Cathy Reyna of Amarillo; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday.



DOROTHY SPEARS PANNELL

Dorothy Spears Pannell, 78, of Chillicothe, died Monday, July 1, 2013, in Chillicothe. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 5, at Chillicothe First United Methodist Church with the Rev. David McDonald officiating. Interment will be in Chillicothe Cemetery under the direction of Smith Chapel in Chillicothe.

She was born Jan. 1, 1935, in Wilbarger County, a daughter of the late R.W. Spears and Vina Sanford Spears. She married Monte Pannell on June 2, 1956, in Tolbert. She had lived all of her life in Wilbarger County and in Chillicothe. She was a substitute teacher and teacher’s aide at the Chillicothe schools. Pannell was a member of the Chillicothe Booster Club, Home Economics Project Show Association, Quanah Ladies Golf Association, and Chillicothe Exes Association. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Chillicothe and youth director at the church.

Survivors include her husband, of Chillicothe; two daughters, Patti Williams and Sheri Pannell, both of Chillicothe; a brother, Tom Spears of Medicine Park, Okla.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, David Spears, and a sister, Joy Allen.

Memorials may be made to Chillicothe First United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.



LAMONT WALDRIP

Lamont Waldrip, 80, of Canyon died Monday, July 1, 2013, in Amarillo. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Boys Ranch Cemetery with John Love, pastor of Pastoral Care, Trinity Fellowship Church, officiating. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Canyon with Pastor Daryl Roach of MORE Church and Rev. Steve Olsen, First Baptist Church of Canyon, officiating. Burial will be in Boys Ranch Alumni Cemetery at Boys Ranch. Arrangements are under the direction of Brooks Funeral Directors.

Waldrip was born on June 4, 1933 in Medicine Mound, a son of Frontis and Thelma Wall Waldrip. He graduated from Quanah High School in 1950 and received his bachelor’s degree in agriculture education from West Texas State College in 1955. He married Frances Pennington in the JA Hill Chapel at WT on April 8, 1955. He began as a house parent at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch on Aug. 1, 1955. He also served as a teacher, program director, and was serving as ranch superintendent when he retired on Aug. 1, 1997. Waldrip was a member of First Baptist Church of Canyon, Buffalo Club at WTAMU, WTAMU Alumni Association, Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch Alumni Association, and was an Emeritus Board Director at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch. He was also a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge. After his retirement, Waldrip was a member of the Brooks Funeral Directors staff. He loved his grandkids and watching the Texas Rangers. He also enjoyed supporting WT sports, watching PRCA Rodeo, PBR bull riding, hunting, and being a greeter at the First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Calvin Wayne Waldrip.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Waldrip, of the home; two daughters, Beverly Hall of Bushland and Camilla Lindsey of Parker; two sons, Lyndal Waldrip of Amarillo and Justin Waldrip of Caldwell; a brother, Roger Waldrip of Vega; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at Brooks Chapel.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch Alumni Association, P.O. Box 9435, Amarillo, Texas 79105; Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, Texas 79174; or Canyon City Masonic Lodge #730 Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 187, Canyon, Texas 79015.

An online guest registry is available at www.brooksfuneral.com.



DONNA JEAN TATUM

Former Quanah resident Donna Jean Tatum, 59, of Bay City, died Thursday, June 6, 2013. A celebration of her life was held Wednesday, June 12, at the Raymond Gould Community Center in Vidor.

She was born July 24, 1953, in Bay City. A well-traveled woman, she had resided in many communities across Texas, including the cities of Groves, Pasadena, Vidor, Houston, Sargent, and Bay City. She lived in Quanah for 24 years before moving to Colorado to be close to family, eventually returning to Texas. She worked a variety of jobs in the customer service and hospitality industries.

Survivors include a daughter, Amanda Mann of Vidor; two sons, Corey Mills of Fort Carson, Colo., and Ricky Tinker of Snyder; two sisters, Cyndy Roe and Jackie Blechen; a brother, Jim Tatum; and six grandchildren.



MONTEEN BUTTS

Monteen Butts, 86, of Quanah, died Friday, June 7, 2013, in Wichita Falls. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, June 10, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Quanah with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, pastor of Goodlett Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Goodlett Cemetery, with arrangements under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

She was born March 28, 1927, in Tioga, a daughter of the late James and Beulah Miles Fitzhugh. She married Lee Butts on April 28, 1945, in Quanah. She had been a resident of Hardeman County since she was seven years old. She was a homemaker and formerly owned Monteen’s Restaurant in Quanah.

She was preceded in death by her husband and by a daughter, Rita Ruthhardt.

Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Butts of Amarillo; and a son, Richard Butts, of Amarillo.



BILLYE SUE DUCKWORTH

Billye Sue Duckworth, 67, of Chillicothe, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, in Dallas. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, in Sullivan Funeral home Chapel in Vernon with the Rev. Kelly Russell officiating. Interment will be in Eastview Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.

She was born Sept. 14, 1945, in Vernon, a daughter of the late Bill E. Stokes and the late Mattie Lee Shelton. She married David Duckworth on Oct. 17, 1975, in Vernon. She had lived all of her life in the Vernon area. She worked for Helen Farabee and supported employment for MHMR clients since 1976. She enjoyed watching kids’ rodeo, soccer and baseball.

Survivors include her husband, David Duckworth of Chillicothe; two sons, Chad Duckworth of Denton and Todd Duckworth of Amarillo; a daughter, Kim Bria of Vernon; a brother, Tony Stokes of Vernon; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Benny Stokes.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at Sullivan Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Pallbearers will be David Wilson, Joe Don Wilson, Joel Wilkinson, Wayne McCowen, Lloyd Williams and Jacob Duckworth.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.



EDNA FAYE OWEN

Edna Faye Owen, 88, of Iowa Park, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, in Wichita Falls. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 25, in Eastview Cemetery at Vernon, with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home of Vernon.

She was born May 21, 1925, in Wilbarger County, a daughter of the late Noah McNabb and the late Ida Ellen Crisman McNabb. She had lived in Vernon most of her life. She worked in the meat department of United Supermarket and was a member of Wilbarger Street Church of Christ.

Survivors include her companion, Jodie Lemon of Quanah; four daughters, June Moore of Iowa Park, Georgia Ann Mackey of Midland and Sherry Johnson and Sandy Alexander, both of Vernon; a brother, George McNabb of Amarillo; two sisters, Ellen Wall and Bessie Pettit, both of Vernon; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Pennington.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Sullivan Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Cheyenne Pitts, Curtis Boyd, Cody Alexander, Cole Alexander, Matt Ashcraft, and Kenny Alexander.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.



BONNIE FAYE HODGES ROBERTSON

Bonnie Faye Hodges Robertson, 92, of Vernon, died Monday, May 20, 2013, in Vernon. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 23, in Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel in Vernon with Dave Winn officiating. Interment will be in Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.

She was born April 19, 1921, in Farmers Valley, a daughter of the late A.A. Hodges and the late Sally Jennings Hodges. She married Harvey E. Robertson Jr. on Nov. 2, 1941, in Vernon. He preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 2006. She had lived in Vernon all her life. She was employed as a cafeteria worker for the Vernon ISD, retiring in 1975. She and her husband were instrumental in putting on musical shows for the senior citizens. She was a homemaker and a member of the Wilbarger Street Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son, Dale Robertson of Burleson; a daughter, Cherri Bradshaw of Farmers Valley; 11 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two sisters, Ava Hodges Ranjel and Hazel Hodges Taylor, and a brother, Glenn Hodges.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Sullivan Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.



ROBERT KENT PHILLIPS

Robert Kent Phillips, 70, of Chillicothe, died Friday, May 17, 2013, in Arlington. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, in Smith Chapel in Chillicothe with the Rev. Wallace Clay officiating. Interment will be in Wilbarger Memorial Park in Vernon, with arrangements under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home of Vernon.

He was born Jan. 16, 1943, in Dallas, the son of Mildred Matney Phillips and the late Jack Phillips. He married Frances Woosley on March 30, 1963, in Wichita Falls. Phillips was a graduate of Chillicothe High School and attended Midwestern University and Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Corps. He was a graduate of the Wichita Falls Police Academy. He retired from the computer department of SMU in 1997. He was a Methodist.

Survivors include his wife, of Chillicothe; his mother, of Chillicothe; a daughter, Robbie Fuller of Dallas; and a granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Donald Ray Phillips.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Smith Chapel in Chillicothe.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a favorite charity.



CONSUELO LEAL

Consuelo Leal, 95, of Quanah, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Crowell. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, in Smith Chapel in Quanah. Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Quanah with Father Joy Joseph officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Dec. 15, 1917, in Mexico, a daughter of the late Jesus and Reynalda Rodriguez Cano. She married Samuel Leal in 1939; he preceded her in death in 1991. She had been a resident of Quanah since 1992 and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Olivia Rico of Quanah and Julia Leal of San Juan; five sons, Claudio Leal, Ramerio Leal and Jose Luis Leal, all of Quanah, Juan Leal of South Dakota, and Larry Leal of San Antonio; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.




ROBBIE FRANK WORD

Former Quanah resident Robbie Frank Word, 73, died Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Amarillo. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Amarillo with the Rev. Corky Holland officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Amarillo.

Word was born Aug. 22, 1939, in Hardeman County, a son of Robert and Dolly Word. As a young child, he attended church at North Groesbeck First Baptist Church near Quanah, where he was baptized when he was about 10 years old. He graduated from Quanah High School in 1958. He met the love of his life, Nancy Miller, in Quanah through a mutual friend, and they were married in Seymour on March 25, 1967. He worked 16 years for West Texas Utilities in Quanah, and then in Abilene. They moved to the Panhandle and he served as area supervisor for Allsup’s for nine years. He then worked for Phillips Petroleum in Borger and retired in 2003. Word loved his family, his friends, and especially he loved his grandchildren. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Amarillo. He loved spending time with his family, reading, and working in his yard. He was a good, faithful, and caring man who will be missed by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Word; sons, Richard Word and wife Wendy of Oklahoma City, Ron Word and wife Kristen of Amarillo; grandchildren, Reese and Elise Word of Amarillo; brother, Delbert Hooper and wife Hedi of Corpus Christi; sister, Kay Bryant and husband George of Vernon; nephews, Ben and wife Debbie and children Mary Schuh and husband Matt and daughter Colette, and Kelly Hooper, Chris Hooper and wife Cheryl and children Hannah and Jeremiah, and Phillip Hooper and wife Kim; niece Kimberly Marsh and husband Jason and daughter Maylei.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Amarillo, 1208 Tyler Street, Amarillo, Texas 79101.

An online guest book is available at www.coxfuneralhomeamarillo.com.



DON BULLOCK

Don Bullock, 76, of Graham, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at his home. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10, in First Baptist Church of Graham. Burial followed in Pioneer Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.

He was born Dec. 31, 1936, in Quanah, a son of Thomas Gale and Floy (Henry) Bullock. He spent his early childhood in West Texas and attended the Earth-Springlake School. The family moved to Graham in 1950, where Bullock attended Graham Junior High and High School. He enlisted in the Army in 1955, and married Carmen Russell in Graham in 1955. The couple lived in various locations with the military that included two tours in Germany. A lifelong member of the Baptist church, Bullock was a deacon for over 40 years. He was a former director of the Graham Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife owned and operated Bullock Printing in Graham and Olney since 1968.

Survivors include his wife, of Graham; two brothers, Larry Bullock of Graham and Kenny Bullock of Mineral Wells; and three sisters, Dolores Bullock Shoemate of Nampa, Idaho, Kay Bullock Collom of Godley, and Debbie Bullock of Aubrey.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Olney or First Baptist Church in Graham.



B. IONA FITE

B. Iona Fite, 92, of Quanah, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Quanah. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at First Baptist Church in Quanah with the Rev. Joseph Jones, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Feb. 13, 1921, in Cleburne, the second of 13 children of the late Earnest and Z.O. White Logan. She married Cecil Fite on June 26, 1938. She cooked for the Hardeman County Senior Citizens, was cafeteria supervisor for the Quanah ISD, and worked for TYC South Campus in Vernon. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Quanah.

Survivors include two sisters, Francis Daugherty of Traverse City, Mich., and Margie Prater of Quanah; and two brothers, Tommy Logan of Paducah, Ky., and James Logan of Levelland.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five sisters, and three brothers.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home.



JOYCE MITCHELL

Joyce Mitchell, 84, of Quanah, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Crowell. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Quanah with the Rev. Joseph Jones, pastor of First Baptist Church in Quanah, officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

She was born Aug. 20, 1928, in Acme, a daughter of the late Guy and Leola McCain Rine. She married Orville (Jimmy) Mitchell in Medicine Mound in 1949. He preceded her in death on July 17, 1988. Mitchell was a longtime resident of Quanah, and former resident of Vernon of Hollis, Okla. She was formerly employed by Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Hollis and Quanah High School. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Quanah.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna Poole of Quanah; a son, Ricky Mitchell of Roanoke; two brothers, Jackie Rine and James B. Rine, both of Quanah; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Quanah Senior Citizens.



ROBERT G. (BOB) HUFFMAN

Robert G. (Bob) Huffman, 84, of Vernon, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Vernon. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel in Vernon with the Rev. Toby Castleberry and Randy Echols officiating. Interment will be in Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.

He was born March 9, 1929, in Quanah, a son of the late William and Fay Godon Huffman. He and Frances Norton were married on Feb. 22, 1953. Huffman had lived most of his life in Vernon. He owned and operated Memphis Convalescent Center. He was a member of Texas Nursing Home Association and the NRA. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force as a mechanic for four years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ileta Davick.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Brad Huffman of Vernon; a daughter, Melanie Huffman Holcomb of Vernon; a brother, Charles L. Huffman of Corpus Christi; a sister, Mary Jo Andrus of Quanah; and a granddaughter.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to M.D. Anderson Hospital and the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.



JAMES RALPH McLEAN

Former Quanah resident James Ralph McLean, 78, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at his home in Sherman. Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in Hagerman Baptist Church with the Rev. Neal Alexander and the Rev. Doug Lacey officiating. Interment will be in Hagerman Cemetery, with arrangements under the direction of Johnson-Moore Funeral Home of Denison.

McLean was born Nov. 27, 1934, at Vernon, a son of John E. and Mary Irene Richie McLean. He was a graduate of Lockett High School. He married Annette Streit on Oct. 15, 1955, and she preceded him in death on July 29, 1974. He married Sarah Lawrence Kennon on June 20, 1975. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1984, retired from McCoy’s Building Supply in 1999, and was presently engaged in farming and ranching.

Survivors include his wife, of Sherman; two sons, Russell McLean and Darell Kennon, both of Vernon; two daughters, Beth McLean Cook of Vernon and Delores Kennon of Dallas; a brother, John (Butch) McLean of Vernon; two sisters, Shirley Nichols of Vernon and Charlotte Lockett of Decatur; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Hagerman Baptist Church.

Pallbearers are Larry Guilloud, Jason Gattis, Bob Gattis, Clay Burns, David Hardenburg, Reubin Chambers, Brian Sethaler and Bart Lawrence.

The family requests memorials to Hagerman Baptist Church, 4619 Refuge Road, Sherman, Texas 75092.

Condolences may be registered to www.johnsonmoorefuneralhome.net.



CHARLES EDWIN RICHARDSON

Charles Edwin Richardson passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 19, 2013, at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. He was born in Kirkland on June 6, 1928, the son of Floyd Richardson and Icey (McCullough) Richardson. He married Cherry Wanda Browning in Vernon on December 11, 1967; she survives. He was a retired dairyman, a member of Davis Street Baptist Church and a Mason for over 50 years. He was the former director of Northeast Texas Farmers Coop, former president of Sulphur Springs Golden K Kiwanis Club, and he was a member of the Hopkins County Military Coalition.

Other survivors include: four sons, Charles Edwin Richardson Jr. of Pilot Point, Chester Clay and wife Talisha of Sulphur Springs, Lionel Craig and wife Dixie of Spearfish, South Dakota, and Michael Hoybook and wife Mary Ellen of Sulphur Springs; two sisters, Christine Wiseman of New Iberia, Louisiana, and Betty Beavers of McGregor; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Diane Barton.



HERSCHEL LEE SWINDELL

Mr. Herschel Lee Swindell of Farmersville, Texas passed away peacefully to his heavenly father Saturday in Baylor Hospital Dallas at the age of 73 years. He was born August 2, 1939 in Quanah, Texas the son of Lloyd and Bertha Davis Swindell. He was retired from S.C. Johnson Company, served in the United States Navy and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Richardson.

He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Tonya Mercer and husband Jeff of Farmersville; his step-daughter, Lisa Marie Otto of Richardson, Texas; and a step-sister, Marilyn Whiteside of New York. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Zachary Lee Winchell, Ashley Lauren Mercer, James Martin Otto III, Amber Mae Otto, and Christian Lee Otto. He was preceded in death by one sister, Bertie Hammer.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hurst's Fielder Baker Funeral Home in Farmersville, Texas, and a visitation in Quanah will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Smith Funeral Home. Graveside rites will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Quanah Memorial Garden Park in Quanah, Texas with Tim James officiating.

Over the past 15 years, Herschel has battled three bouts with cancer. The first two he fought courageously and won a strong victory, the third to which his body surrendered on April 20, 2013. Family and friends will remember Herschel for his courage and determination to live life to the fullest. I know no other person that is or was as selfless as my Dad! You will be truly missed!

Condolences to www.hurstfielderbaker.com.



JUANITA ZAJICEK

Juanita Zajicek, 84, of Quanah, died Thursday, April 18, 2013, in Vernon. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home in Quanah with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, pastor of Goodlett Baptist Church, officiating. Interment followed in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

She was born Oct. 20, 1928, in Rayland, a daughter of the late David Harrison and Ruth Lindsey Skelton. She was a longtime resident of Quanah and formerly of Foard County. She married Leo Zajicek on Sept. 2, 1950, in Vernon. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and was a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband, of Quanah; a daughter, Diana Zajicek of Vernon; two sons, Charles Zajicek of Fort Worth and Leon Zajicek of Quanah; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.



JOANNE STORY SARGENT

A graveside memorial service for JoAnne Story Sargent, 64, of Vernon, who died Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Wichita Falls, was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Bell Cemetery. Officiating was the Rev. Jesse Ochoa. Arrangements were under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home of Vernon.

Sargent was born Dec. 22, 1948, in Quanah, a daughter of the late Thomas Eugene and Edna Rand Farley. She grew up in Eldorado, Okla., but lived most of her life in Vernon. She was a graduate of the Vernon College School Nursing, and she worked for Vernon Care Center over 20 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Chillicothe.

Survivors include a son, Terrell Eugene Story of Vernon; a daughter, Edna Story of Vernon; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.



MARY "FRANCES" JONES

Mary “Frances” Jones, 70, of Amarillo, died Sunday, April 7, 2013. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Craig Methodist Retirement Center Chapel. High tea will be served in the lobby of Craig Methodist immediately following the service. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 South Georgia, in Amarillo.

She was born April 20, 1942 in Quanah, a daughter of Hattie Isaacks Jones and Green Webster Jones. She was raised in Eldorado, Okla., where she graduated as valedictorian from Eldorado High School with numerous academic scholarships. She attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha (now Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts) and graduated from Oklahoma State University, receiving her bachelor of science in clothing, textiles and merchandising. She received her master of science in library science in 1967 from East Texas State University, now Texas A&M University in Commerce. She began her academic career in 1966 at ETSU where she held positions at Gee Library in the Curriculum Library, Periodicals department and as head of the Acquisitions Department. Jones directed the development of an online acquisitions system in 1970, which increased book and magazine ordering efficiency by 50 percent. She moved to Amarillo in 1972 to continue her career at West Texas State University as assistant to the librarian. She held positions as associate librarian for technical services and university librarian. During her years at WTAMU she held several offices in professional organizations such as the Texas Library Association and the Harrington Library Consortium. She was a member of many services groups, the Amarillo Women’s Network, Amarillo Business and Professional Women’s Club, Friends of Amarillo Public Library, Friends of WTAMU Cornette Library, League of Women Voters, and SPCA. After retirement she enjoyed gardening, reading and having high tea with her friends each afternoon.

Survivors include her brother, Gordon Lee Jones of Garden City, Kan.

The online guest register is available at www.schoolerfuneralhome.com.



WILLIAM (BILL) WIMBERLY BUMPASS

Quanah native William (Bill) Wimberly Bumpass, 83, of Houston, died March 26, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at John Knox Presbyterian Church at 2525 N. Gessner Drive in Houston.

Bumpass was born March 9, 1930, in Quanah, a son of Horace and Eva Bumpass. He earned a degree in petroleum engineering from Texas Technological College and in 1952 began his career in the oil and gas drilling industry. He was employed by Mene Grande (Gulf Oil) in San Tome, Venezuela. In 1967, Bumpass moved to Las Vegas, Nev., where he worked for Fenix and Scisson, a contractor for the Atomic Energy Commission’s nuclear weapons testing program at the Nevada and Aleutian Islands, Alaska, test sites. In 1971, he moved to Houston to join The Offshore Drilling Company (Transocean Drilling). He worked briefly for Blocker Drilling and Resource Drilling, prior to returning to Transocean Drilling until his retirement in 1987.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Ruth and Pauline; and a brother, Charles.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Marjorie Bumpass; two daughters, Cathy Cassidy of Bakersfield, Calif., and Rebecca Bumpass of Austin; a son, Charles Bumpass of Houston; a sister, Joyce Olds of Torrance, Calif.; and three grandsons.

Memorials may be made to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, Texas 79174, or to The Gathering Place at John Knox Presbyterian Church.



ADA BELLE MAYO COLLINS

Ada Belle Mayo Collins, 97, of Vernon, died Friday, April 5, 2013, in Vernon. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 8, in Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel in Vernon with James Keenum officiating. Interment was in Eastview Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.

She was born May 10, 1915, in Odell, a daughter of the late William Joseph and Mary Hilliard Mayo. She married J. Wilson Collins on Feb. 16, 1935, in Frederick, Okla. He preceded her in death on April 11, 1988. She had lived all her life in this area. She was a bookkeeper for White’s Dept. Store and Watkins, and retired from Coleman Shoes. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, serving as District Grand Matron, and a lifetime member of the Texas Parent Teachers Association. She was also on the Wilbarger County Library Board and Red Cross Board of Directors. She was a member of Second Baptist Church and Odell Baptist Church for 83 years.

Survivors include a son, Glen Collins of Vernon; a sister, Wanda Joyce Fuller of Weatherford; two stepbrothers, L.D. Mayo of Arlington and Mike Mayo of Fort Worth; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Donald Kent Collins and J. Michael Collins; two sisters; and one brother.

Memorials may be made to Odell Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be made at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.



CHARLES RICHARD "CHUCK" McCLUNG

Charles Richard "Chuck" McClung, 83, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013 in Fort Worth.

Service: 10:00 A.M. Thursday in White's Azle Chapel, 105 Denver Trail, Azle.

Interment: 4:00 P.M. at Quanah Memorial Cemetery, Quanah, Texas.

Chuck was born May 23, 1929 in Quanah to the late Garland and Essie Dreaden McClung. He honorably served his country in the United States Navy aboard the USS Missouri. Chuck worked for Sears for 30 years and owned an appliance repair business in Azle after his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Elizabeth "Betty" McClung; daughter, Laura Rogers.

Survivors: Daughter, Christina Birmingham and her unborn daughter that Charles was so very excited to meet, Sophia Lynn, of Orlando, Fla.; son, Larry McClung of Fort Worth; daughter, Lisa Smith and husband, Garry, of Greenville; son, Robbie Rogers of Paradise; and daughter, Martha Himes; grandchildren, Dana Rogers Harris, Shelby Smith, Colton Smith, Shalyn McClung, Larah Rogers, Jared Rogers and Matthew Rogers.



LOUISE PATE

Louise Pate, 83, of Quanah, died, Friday, March 29, 2013, in Quanah. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Quanah with the Rev. Lonnie Watkins and the Rev. James A Callens officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

Mrs. Pate was born Aug. 22, 1929 and was the daughter of the late Allen and Ludie Wilson. She was a longtime resident of Quanah.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann McGregor of Quanah; a sister, Cloates Wilson of St. Louis, Mo.; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Family visitation was Thursday, April 4, 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church.




THELMA HARRISON

Thelma Harrison, 93, of Bertram, formerly of Lubbock, died Friday, March 22, 2013. Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in Combest Family Memorial Chapel, with interment following in Idalou Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 18, 1919, in Markley, a daughter of Norman and Hettie (Gipson) Dunn. She married Ray Harrison on Oct. 19, 1935. She enjoyed painting ceramics, embroidering, and singing, was an avid reader, and seldom missed activities involving her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Thelma Jewel; three sons-in-law; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include six sons, George Harrison of Albuquerque, N.M., Kenneth Harrison of North Port, Fla., Michael Harrison of Douglas, Ariz., Ronny Harrison of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Jerry Harrison of Encino, N.M., and Robert Harrison of Lubbock; seven daughters, Tana Ballard of Bertram, Barbara Bounds of Lubbock, Pearl Hunt of Montrose, Colo., Deana Holocker of Quanah, Margaret Veuthey of Las Vegas, Nev., Norma Ortiz of Moriarty, N.M., and Karen Clark of Roswell, N.M.; 46 grandchildren; 69 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren.



KENNETH RANDEL DRAKE

Kenneth Randel Drake, 65, of Petersburg, died Friday, March 22, 2013, in Lubbock. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the First Presbyterian Church of Quanah.

He was born June 15, 1947, in Quanah, a son of Kenneth E. and Elaine Drake. He graduated high school from Casa Grande Union High School in 1966 and attended Arizona Western College in Yuma, Ariz. Drake served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, receiving numerous medals, and was honorably discharged from active duty on May 6, 1975. All of his working career was in the farming and ranching community throughout the Southeast United States as a gin manager and cotton broker, ending his career as the general manager of the Petersburg Grain Co-Op.

Survivors include his wife, Denise; children, Donna Johnson, Tara Drake, and K.R. Drake; stepchildren, Eric Nunnery and Heather McCullough; two brothers, Pat Drake and Chuck Drake; and two granddaughters.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Kenneth E. Drake Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of First Presbyterian Church of Quanah, P.O. Box 118, Quanah, Texas 79252.



MARGARET E. (MARGIE) SLATON

Margaret E. (Margie) Slaton, 76, of Quanah, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Irving. Graveside services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, in Quanah Memorial Park. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Quanah with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, pastor of Goodlett Baptist Church, and the Rev. Chris Holland, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.

She was born Sept. 14, 1936, in San Antonio, a daughter of the late Robert and Enid (Hathoway) Graham. She married Lowell Slaton on July 31, 1955, in Vernon. She was a longtime resident of Quanah where she was a member of the 1904 Club, a PTA room mom, and a Brownie and Cub Scout leader. She was also a member of ESA of Bexar County.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a brother, Robert Graham; a son-in-law, Craig Warner, and a daughter-in-law, April Morton.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherilyn Warner of Coppell and Margaret Kelley of Lubbock; two sons, Charles Slaton of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Stanford Slaton of San Antonio; a brother, David Graham of San Antonio; and nine grandchildren.



MARGARET LAVECA RITCHIE WHITE

Margaret Laveca Ritchie White died Thursday, March 7, in Magnolia, Ark. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 11, in Hobbs, N.M., at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Elio Barrios officiating. Burial was in Prairie Haven Cemetery.

White was born April 21, 1938, in Chillicothe, the oldest of five children, to the late Elmore and Dona Jolley Ritchie. She married Davis White on March 5, 1955 in Borger. The couple made their home in Hobbs, N.M., for over 40 years before moving to a retirement facility in Magnolia, Ark.

She began her love for music at an early age and shared that love with family and friends throughout her lifetime. She entertained with her family's country and gospel group in the 70's and 80's.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Venita Pace.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years; two sons, Lonnie and Michael White, all of Magnolia, Ark; one daughter, Karen Wilson of Hobbs, N.M.; one brother, H.F. Ritchie of Big Lake; two sisters, Patsy Rarden of Wheeler and Jeannie Bright of Hobbs, N.M.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.



THOMAS (TOMMY) HENDLEY

Thomas (Tommy) Hendley, 86, of Quanah, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Bowie. Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in Quanah Memorial Park with the Rev. Tommy Elder officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.

He was born Oct. 10, 1926, in Idabel, Okla., a son of the late Robert and Vivian Hendley. He was a lifelong resident of Quanah and a graduate of Quanah High School. He served as a seaman in the U.S. Navy, and was a longtime employee of Sansom’s Furniture and Becknell Hardware.

He was preceded in death by a son, Van Hendley; a brother, Johnny Hendley; and a grandson, Clay Matheson.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Hendley of Nocona; a daughter, LaFonda Ethier of Nocona; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

HUDSON PATRICK BARKER

Hudson Patrick Barker of Quanah died Friday, March 8, 2013, in Childress. Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, in Quanah Memorial Park with the Rev. Chris Holland, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Quanah, officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

Hudson was born March 7, 2013, the son of Nicholas Patrick and Julie Ann Barker of Quanah.

Survivors include his parents; a brother, Brady Barker of Quanah; a sister, Peighton Barker of Quanah; paternal grandparents, Stephen and Becky Barker of Quanah; maternal grandparents, Stanley and Carolyn Altman of Vernon; aunts and uncles, Ashley and Casey O’Neal and Nathan and Jenny Barker, all of Quanah, and Brian and Kimberly Horn of Vernon; and seven cousins.

He was preceded in death by an aunt, Heather Barker.

Memorials may be to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Research and Education Foundation.



JOHN FRANKLIN McCRARY

John F. McCrary, 78, passed away on March 4, 2013, at his home in Tempe, Arizona. He was born on February 6, 1935, in Quanah, Texas to John F. and Maxine McCrary. He grew up in Quanah where he played varsity football for four years and then went on to play football at University of Texas and McMurry College in Abilene, Texas He graduated with a degree in Business. While at McMurry, he met his future wife, Sandra Cross, and they married in 1959 after he served two years in the Army. They moved to Arizona in 1961 when he was transferred by his employer, Exxon. John had a successful 34-year career at Exxon in sales and real estate positions and retired in 1993 to play golf and spend more time with his family.

Mr. McCrary is preceded in death by his wife, Sandra McCrary, and his sister, Frances Becknell. He is survived by his daughter Lisa Kish (Barry) of Aurora, CO; daughter Joni Spradling (Jay) of Tempe, AZ; son Kevin McCrary (Laura) of Ft. Collins, CO; and grandchildren Haley Rich (Josh) and Allyson Kish, Kaitlyn and Brett Spradling, Ryan and Jason McCrary; and cherished dog Sophie.

An Open House for family and friends to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 12:00 noon to 3 p.m. at his home. For more information contact Carr-Tenney Mortuary at 480-967-2104. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in his memory to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014 or to the American Heart Association. Please visit www.carrtenneymortuary.com to leave John’s family online condolence messages.



MARIA GUADALUPE LOPEZ

Maria Guadalupe Lopez, 71, of Quanah, died Saturday, March 5, 2013, in Quanah. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in Quanah Memorial Park. Interment will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

She was born April 17, 1941, in Penitas, a daughter of the late Jose Lopez and Clemencia Villareal. She grew up in Mathis and moved to Quanah in 1999. A cancer survivor, she went into remission in 2003. She was said to be a dearly loved aunt by her many nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Humberto Lopez and Jose “Ove” Lopez.

Survivors include a sister, Maria Olga Longoria; and numerous nieces and nephews.



A.V. "POPSICLE" WOODS

A.V. “Popsicle” Woods, 64, formerly of Quanah, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, in Wichita Falls. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in Quanah Memorial Park with the Rev. Joseph Jones, pastor of First Baptist Church of Quanah, officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born March 30, 1948, in Quanah, a son of the late Roy Clayton Woods and Robbie Lillian Duncan. He married Carolyn Mitchell in June of 1978 in Quanah. Woods was a Quanah High School graduate. He worked at the Dairy Queen for many years, where he made the Popsicles. He also worked at the Panhandle Compress and at the Post Office. He enjoyed working on model cars.

Survivors include his wife, of Quanah; two sons, Adrian Mitchell of Altus, Okla., and Vincent Ray Mitchell of Vernon; four stepchildren, Byron Mitchell and Waketia Mitchell, both of Bangs, Kevin Mitchell of Abilene, and Dewayne Mitchell of Quanah; four sisters, Katrina Turner and Gayle Turner, both of Los Angeles, Calif., Xylonia Turner of Altus, Okla., and Gessyca Turner of Quanah; two grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.



JOHN A. BURNETT

John A. Burnett, 90, of Stinnett, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in Dumas. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in Chillicothe Cemetery, with arrangements under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.

Burnett served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in the Philippines during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, LaVerne, of Stinnett; two daughters, Jan Barnes of Stinnett and Sharon Bivins of Dalhart; a brother, Kenneth Burnett of Vernon; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home in Chillicothe.



LOWAN LOWRANCE

Lowan Lowrance, 82, of Quanah, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Quanah. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chris Holland, minister of the First United Methodist Church in Quanah, officiating.

She was born Oct. 13, 1930, in Quanah, a daughter of the late Lois Careker and Mattie Flowers Lowrance. She was a longtime resident of Quanah and a former resident of San Antonio. She was a homemaker and attended the First Assembly of God.

Survivors include a son, Jim Scott of Houston; a sister, Imogene Mashburn of Yull, Fla.; and two grandchildren.



JEAN HOLLOWELL BOOZIOTIS

Former Quanah resident Jean Hollowell Booziotis, 80, of Dallas, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Dallas. A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, in the Horchow Hall at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.

She was born Dec. 9, 1932, in Albany, a daughter of the late Luther and Maggie Hollowell. Raised in Quanah, she was a 1950 graduate of Quanah High School. She attended Stevens College in Missouri, then Southern Methodist University, where she received a degree in journalism. She lived for intermittent long periods in Mexico, which led to moving to Mexico City, attending the American University in Mexico City, and starting a family. A tragic plane crash left her a widow in 1969. She moved to Dallas in 1971 and married Bill Booziotis in 1972. Her interests were in literature and the arts, but her passion was the animal world, particularly domesticated animals.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Robert Jarvis; a daughter, Betty Younger; and two grandsons.


AUDEAN L. HELMS

Audean L. Helms, 88, long time Eldorado resident, passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at the Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in the Kincannon Memorial Chapel with Bruce Harkins officiating. Burial will follow at the Eldorado Cemetery under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home.

Audean L. McCown was born on October 1, 1924 in Eldorado, Oklahoma to Woody Warren and Lizzie May (Huckabay) McCown. She grew up in Eldorado and graduated from Eldorado High School. She married C.B. Harkins in Eldorado on September 19, 1943. He passed away on December 7, 1976. She then married Lloyd Helms in January of 1996 in Eldorado. He passed away in December of 2002. She was a member of the Eldorado Church of Christ. Audean enjoyed sewing, water exercise, cooking, and caring for her children and grandchildren.

Her parents, husbands, two grandchildren, Jeff and Jennifer Harkins, and a sister, Modell Hulett, preceded her in death.

Survivors include a daughter, Vicki Graham and husband, Jim, of Lake Ariel, Pa.; two sons, Joe Harkins and wife, Linda, of Altus, Okla., and Bruce Harkins and wife, Polly, of Shawnee, Kan.; five grandchildren, Heather Curry and husband, David, Ben Harkins and wife, Sara, Lori Story, Jill McLelland and husband, Brian, and Chris Story; nine great-grandchildren, Nathan, Travis and Logan Curry, Ian and Ellie McLelland, Josie, Audrey and Preslie, and Scarlet Harkins and Mathew Story; a sister, Jolene Haines of Fort Worth, Texas; and a brother, Doyle McCown of Oklahoma City, Okla.

The Helms family will greet friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Kincannon Gathering Room.

Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.




EUGENE ROWLAND

Eugene Rowland, 91, of Quanah, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Lubbock. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Quanah Church of Christ with David McSpadden and Larry DeLong officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born Dec. 16, 1921, in Quanah, a son of the late Calvin and Elena Awlred Rowland. He was a lifelong resident of Quanah and a member of the Church of Christ. He was co-owner and operator of the T&O Food Store for over 25 years and later retired from Georgia-Pacific after 16 years. Rowland was later employed by Price-Jackson Funeral Home. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, receiving a Purple Heart and several other awards.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Scott Beck, wives Ernestine Edwards and Betty Rowland, four sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda Hollenbaugh of Quanah, Judith Ball of Terrell and Vicki Ball of Lubbock; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be to the Church of Christ or Westview Boys Home.

Family visitation will be on Saturday from 1 p.m. until service time at the Church of Christ.



JIMMIE LEE "NANNY" RATLIFF

Jimmie Lee “Nanny” Ratliff, 78, of Quanah, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Quanah. A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Quanah with the Rev. Tommy Elder officiating.

She was born Aug. 29, 1934, in Plainview, a daughter of the late Leonard and Geneva Coleman Dennis. She married Donald Dean Ratliff on Jan. 25, 1957, in Weatherford. She was a graduate of Wichita Falls High School.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Dean Ratliff; three sisters, Margaret Litteken, Etta Mae Green, and Martha Kaye Jacobs; and a brother, Jack Dennis.

Survivors include four daughters, Jobie Naron and Deborah Rockholt, both of Quanah, Donna Overton of Colorado City, and Jamie Schnaufer of Hartford, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 8, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be to the American Cancer Society.



THELMA IRENE HALL

Former Quanah resident Thelma Irene Hall, 89, of Enid, Okla., died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Enid. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Vernon Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Enid Cemetery, with arrangements by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.

She was born Sept. 2, 1923, in Quanah, a daughter of William A. and Linnie May (Barnett) Buchanan. She attended school in Quanah. On Jan. 5, 1951, she married Ray E. Hall and they made their home in Quanah, later moving to the Texas Panhandle, where they farmed in Spearman before moving to Perryton. In 1976, she moved to Enid, where she worked as a housekeeper for 10 years at Greenbrier Nursing Home until her retirement. She enjoyed sewing and reading, and attended Emmanuel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, brothers Jack Buchanan and Bobby Hall, and sister, Linda Lyle.

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Nichols and Carla Broyles, both of Enid; a son, Glen Hall of Mineral Wells; two brothers, Roy Hall of Quanah and Bill Hall of Katy; two sisters, Opal Osburn and Nelda Swatzall, both of Vernon; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to OMRF, Alzheimer’s division.

Online condolences may be made at www.andersonburris.com.



ROSS OSCAR CARROLL

Ross Oscar Carroll, 95, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Midland. Services are at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at First Baptist Church in Goodlett with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Goodlett Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.
Survivors include four sons, James Carroll, Billy Carroll, Howard Carroll, and Larry Carroll.


CRAIG PIERCE DAVIS

Craig Pierce Davis, 52, of Canyon, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in Amarillo. Services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, at the University Church of Christ in Canyon with David Lough and James Naron officiating. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. in Quanah Memorial Park Cemetery in Quanah. Arrangements are under the direction of Brooks Funeral Directors of Canyon.

Davis was born April 20, 1960, a son of Dale and Evon Davis. He loved his family, the Dallas Cowboys, fishing, and hunting. He received a degree in optometry from Tyler Junior College and earned a bachelors degree at WTA&M. He was employed by the USDA as a customer safety food inspector.

Survivors include two sons, Christopher and Casey Davis, and their mother, Lacey King; his parents, Evon Wruble and Dale Davis; a brother, David Davis and wife, Debbie; a sister, Lori O’Loughlin and husband, Rick; a niece, Cara Harrison; and two nephews, Keenan and Spencer Davis.

The family suggests memorials be to the Christian Relief Fund, Box 19670, Amarillo, Texas 79114-1670.

The online guest registry may be signed at www.brooksfuneral.com.



IRA LEE CLAUDRICK JR.

Ira Lee Claudrick Jr., 69, formerly of Quanah, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in Amarillo. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in Macedonia Baptist Church in Quanah with the Rev. James A. Callins officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born Dec. 12, 1943, a son of the late Ira Lee Claudrick Sr. and Eloise Reynolds Spence. He was a longtime resident of Quanah and a graduate of Quanah High School. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and served in Germany. He moved to Amarillo in 1985, and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Joann Fields of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, Charles Claudrick of Garrison and Roy Claudrick of Quanah; two sisters, Claudia Jackson of Quanah and Mary Thrower of Amarillo; and three grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


NORVELINE BROOKS

Norveline Brooks, 85, of Anaheim, Calif., died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.

She was born May 18, 1927, in Vernon. She was preceded in death by her parents, Norvelle Brooks of Vernon and Hattie May Anderson Brooks of Quanah, and sisters, Juanita Brooks Garry and Hattie Belle Brooks Duff. She had resided with her nephew, Kelly McNamara and wife Julie in Buena Park, Calif., for the past eight years.

Survivors include a son, John Coopwood of Corsicana; a brother, James H. Brooks of Quanah; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


DOROTHY ROBERTS BRANDON

Dorothy Roberts Brandon, 94, of Quanah, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in Waco.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at the First Baptist Church in Quanah with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, pastor of Goodlett Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Goodlett Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born June 11, 1918, in Fort Worth, a daughter of the late Thomas E. and Laura (Ray) Roberts. She and Leroy Brandon were married on Nov. 30, 1942, in Newport, R.I. She was a longtime resident of Quanah, where she taught school for 10 years. She was a member of the Hardeman County Retired School Personnel and a member of First Baptist Church in Quanah.

She was preceded in death by a son, Frank Roberts Brandon, and by a sister, Rachel Roberts Curry.

Survivors include her husband; two grandchildren, Georgia Edgar of Waco and Virginia Brandon of Washington, D.C.; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the funeral home.



DORIS WALDO

Doris Jean Waldo, 83, of Quanah, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Quanah. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the First Christian Church in Quanah with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born June 7, 1929, in Plainview, Ark., a daughter of the late Ernest and Ora Mae (Phillips) Woodward. She graduated from Plainview High School in 1947. She helped her father with the family business until she married Loy Gene Waldo on Aug. 26, 1954, in Plainview. She moved to Quanah in 1969 and was employed at various places. She was a member of the First Christian Church and Eastern Star, and enjoyed crafting, sewing, and fishing and other outdoor activities.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Marcelene Tripp; and a daughter-in-law, Cindy Waldo.

Survivors include four sons, Jim Waldo and Loy Waldo, both of Quanah, David Waldo of Abilene, and Keith Waldo of Vernon; a daughter, Lesa Waldo of Quanah; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be to the First Christian Church in Quanah.


EDWARD F. HAWKINS

Edward F. Hawkins, 45, of Moore, Okla., died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in Moore. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, in Chillicothe First Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Thomas officiating. Interment will be in Chillicothe Cemetery under the direction of Smith Chapel of Chillicothe.

Hawkins was born Nov. 10, 1967, in Chillicothe, a son of Christene Hawkins and the late Neil Horton.

Survivors include his mother, of Moore, Okla.; a brother, Curtis Lee Horton of Moore, Okla.; and a sister, Christy Horton of Moore, Okla.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in Smith Chapel in Chillicothe.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.



CHARLES RAY NEEDHAM

Charles Ray Needham, 56, of Wichita Falls, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in Wichita Falls. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in Quanah Memorial Park with Larry Smith officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.

He was born May 11, 1956, a son of Chuck Needham and Lucille George. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator. He and Donna Roberts were married Nov. 6, 1987, in Wichita Falls. He was a Vietnam veteran.

Survivors include his wife, of Wichita Falls; five sons, Jeremy Needham of Alabama, Bradley Needham of Arizona, Kevin Needham of Abilene, and Josh Roberts and Samuel Needham, both of Wichita Falls; a daughter, Jessica Brown of Wichita Falls; three brothers, Robert Needham of Colorado and Ronnie Needham and Danny Needham, both of Allen; a sister, Evonda Post of Wisconsin; and four grandchildren.



MACK SAIED JR.

Mack Saied Jr., 85, of Wellington, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at First Methodist Church in Wellington.

He was born April 21, 1927, in Healdton, Okla., a son of Mack Saied Sr. and Freeda Saied. He was a graduate of Wellington High School, where he played cornet in the band. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea during the last part of World War II. Saied graduated Texas Tech University with a business administration degree. He married Mary Lamartine (Lam) McKay on Nov. 19, 1950, in Lubbock. With his brother Fred, Saied took over their father’s clothing store, Saied’s Department Store. His brother left to establish his own store in Elk City, Okla., and Mack Saied ran the Wellington store until 1993. He was a member of First Methodist Church, was active in the Wellington VFW, was a Mason, served as president of the Kiwanis Club, and served on the city council. He coached little league baseball, was an avid fan of the Wellington Skyrockets and Texas Tech Red Raiders, and loved to play golf.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Blanche Dakil Farris and Jenny Massad; and two brothers, Victor Ernest Saied and Frederick Allen Saied.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Cindy McComas, Mary Bailey, and Becky Myers; two sons, Bobby Saied and Jimmy Saied; a sister, Gladys Taylor of Quanah; a brother, V.C. Saied of Wichita Falls; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.



OLLIE PAULINE STOCKSTILL

Ollie Pauline Stockstill, 91, of Stamford, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, in Stamford.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in the Quanah Church of Christ with Paul Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born July 15, 1921, in Goodlett, a daughter of the late Lonnie Lee Scott and Rosa Bessie Harris. She married Ralph Stockstill in 1938 in Altus, Okla. He preceded her in death in 1975. She was employed as a clerk at The Children’s Shop for more than 20 years and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was a lifelong resident of Hardeman County.

She was preceded in death by a son, R.L. Stockstill; a brother, Cecil Scott; and a sister, Merle Lehman.

Survivors include a son, Donald Keith Stockstill of Stamford; a daughter, Peggy Griffith of Webster; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Herald of Truth program, Westview Boys Home, or a favorite charity.




BOBBYE JEAN TIDMORE

Bobbye Jean Tidmore, age 84, of Amarillo, TX, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013, in Amarillo, TX.

A Memorial Service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 19, 2013, at The Church of Christ in Quanah, TX, with Larry Delong officiating.

Bobbye was born March 19, 1928 in Killeen, TX to the late Harlin Sutton and Rose Elms Sutton. She married Lowery L. Tidmore December 14, 1946 in Killeen, TX. He preceded her in death April 28, 2012. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Birthday Club of 12 women who met monthly for over 50 years.

She is survived by two sons, Kenneth Tidmore and wife Nonie of Amistad, NM, and Bruce Tidmore and wife Celia of Amarillo, TX, 7 grandchildren, including Matthew Cook whom she considered another son; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by daughter Sheila Tidmore and one granddaughter, Erin Tidmore.

Memorial contributions may be made to Quanah Church of Christ.


LAURA McGEE SHELTON

Laura McGee Shelton, 92, of Wichita Falls, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in Wichita Falls. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, in Quanah Memorial Park with the Rev. Chris Holland, minister of First United Methodist Church in Quanah, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.

Mrs. Shelton was born Jan. 5, 1921, in Russell Springs, Kan., a daughter of the late Vern and Laura Belle Watts Mastin. She was a bookkeeper at McGee Plumbing Co. She married the late J.C. McGee in 1954, was widowed, and married the late Howard Shelton in 1968. She graduated from Russell Springs in 1938. She was a longtime resident of Quanah and a member of the Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by a son, Victor Lewis.

Survivors include three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


DON STERLING BARKER

Don Sterling Barker, 78, of Quanah passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013, surrounded by family and caregivers. Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 14, 2013, at The First Presbyterian Church, with Reverend Wayne Hollinshead officiating. Interment will follow at Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

Don was born May 9, 1934, in Quanah, Texas, to Sterling and Irene Barker. Don attended Oklahoma State where he played football before returning to Quanah where he worked in the family business at Barker Construction Company. Don married Linda Williams of Vernon in 1954. Don loved to fish, work in his yard and care for his pets.

His survivors include five children, Stephen Barker and wife Becky of Quanah, Jimmy Don Barker and wife Melanie of San Antonio, Chris Barker and wife Becky of Frisco, Adam Barker and his wife Kathy of Mansfield, and Karen Mears and husband Searcy of Dallas, and his sister, Betty Peterson of Las Vegas. Don had 11 grandchildren who all knew and loved him as “Dobie”: Ashley O’Neal, Nick Barker, Nathan Barker of Quanah, Dustin Barker of Houston, Chase Barker of San Antonio, Krista Smith of Tulsa, Brittney Barker of Dallas, Allie Barker, Alexa Barker, Cade Barker of Mansfield and Trace Mears of Dallas; and 10 great grandchildren.

Don was preceded in death by his mother and father, Sterling and Irene Barker; sister, Peggy Atchison; and beloved granddaughter Heather.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Smith Funeral Home.

Memorials to Hospice of Wichita Falls, P.O. Box 4804, Wichita Falls, TX 76308 (www.hospiceofwf.org) or the Rathgeber Hospitality House, 1615 12th St. Wichita Falls, TX 76301 (www.rathgeberhospitalityhouse.org).


LOLA MAUDE HUNTER

Lola Maude Hunter passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. At the time of her death she lived at Victoria Gardens in Allen, Texas. She was born in Tulia, Texas to William and Ora (Roe) Odom on January 17, 1921. On December 17, 1938 she married William Griffin and settled in Quanah, Texas where they raised crops and cattle until William passed away in 1968. In 1971 she found happiness again when she married Jack Hunter and went on many trips to “The Valley” for fishing.

She was known as “Nanny” to her grandchildren, and many others who loved her. Until late in life, she was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Quanah. She was a tireless homemaker who enjoyed cooking, sewing, and family get-togethers. She was always an active person, from playing on the girls’ basketball team in high school as a teenager to mowing her lawn well into her 70’s.

Lola Maude was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, and brother Bill Odom and his wife Irma, as well as her daughter Sherry Phipps and granddaughter Leslie Phipps.

She is survived by her daughter, Jeretta Gilbert; step-son, Jack W. Hunter and wife Jan; sons-in-law Robert Gilbert, Dewain Phipps and wife Sheri; grandchildren, Danny Gilbert and wife Laurie, Steve Gilbert, Pam Phipps Mantooth and husband Steve, Tim Phipps, Ty Hunter and Kim Flemming (Hunter). She has eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home in Quanah, Texas. Graveside services will be held in the Quanah Memorial Park on Friday, January 11, at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Quanah Senior Citizens Center or the First Baptist Church of Quanah.



LUCIA AUGUSTA FARLEY

Lucia Augusta Farley, 78, of Quanah, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, in Quanah. Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, in Eldorado, Okla., Cemetery with the Rev. John Spangler officiating.

She was born Oct. 12, 1934, in Richland, Ga., a daughter of Hugh and Margaret Sapp Overby. She married Billy (Curly) Walker on May 22, 1955, in Quanah. She married Woodrow Farley on Sept. 12, 1976, in Eldorado, Okla. He preceded her in death on May 7, 1994. She was an ICU nurse and physical therapy assistant in Quanah until she transferred to Jackson County Memorial Hospital in Altus, Okla., where she worked in physical therapy and home health before retiring and concentrating on in-home private care.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Hugh Overby III and William Overby; a son, Steven James Walker; and a great-grandson, Michael Reichman Ceniceros.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Walker of Quanah; a sister, Ann Overby of Tennessee; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls and Quanah Senior Citizens, Inc.


IRMA "SHORTY" GEE ODOM

Irma “Shorty” Gee Odom, 87, of Quanah, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Oklahoma. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, in Quanah Memorial Park, with arrangements under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Oct. 23, 1925, in Bokchito, Okla., a daughter of the late C.W. and Ruby Davis Gee. She moved to Texas in 1932 to the Bagby community southwest of Paris. She and Bill Odom were married Nov. 10, 1947, in Quanah. She was a homemaker and a seamstress for many years, and a member of the First Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Mildred Coughran and Bertha Archer; a brother, Howard W. Gee; and two nephews, Rou Coughran and Tommy Coughran.

Survivors include four nephews, Ray Gee of Calera, Okla., James Coughran of Arkansas, Alvin Coughran of Comanche, Okla., and David Coughran of Farmers Branch.

Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.



CONRADO LIRA

Conrado Lira, 56, of Vernon, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at his home in Vernon. Cremation services were under the direction of Aulds Funeral Hme of Electra. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Holy Family Catholic Church in Vernon.

Lira was born Nov. 25, 1956, in Plainview, a son of Marcelo Lira and Patricia Trinidad Lira. He had lived in the Vernon area since the mid-1960s until the past two years when he resided in Greeley, Colo. He returned to Vernon in October of 2012. He had worked in the concrete construction business throughout his life.

Survivors include two daughters, Rosa Nunez of Greeley, Colo., and Brenna Yelloweyes of Clinton, Okla.; four sons, Conrad Lira Jr. of Victoria, Bruno Lira of Vernon, Jeremy Ray Hadley of Vernon and Locadio Hadley of Clinton, Okla.; eight sisters, Esperanza Guerra, Manuela Guerra, Elsa Casarez, Isabel Bustamante, and Olga Lira, all of Vernon, Lupe Perez of Quanah, Eva Bustamante of Sweetwater, and Nena Alvizo of Castroville; two brothers, Juan Lira and Fidel Lira, both of Clinton, Okla.; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by two brothers, Marcelo Lira Jr. and Adam Lira.




MARY ELLEN PRESCOTT

FORT WORTH —
Mary Ellen Prescott, 70, formerly of Quanah, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, surrounded by her family.

Memorial service: 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Mount Olivet Chapel, with Tricia Baldwin, Director of Pastoral Care and Council of Trinity Terrace officiating.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to either The First United Methodist Church of Quanah, Texas or The American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, N.Y. 10006.

Mary Ellen was born on Nov. 12, 1942, in Mineral Wells to Sam and Alma Breedlove. After receiving her degree from Texas Tech University, Mary Ellen taught English and Journalism for many years and later served as librarian for Quanah ISD until her retirement in 2003. Along with her cousin, Lynda Sparkman as organist, she faithfully served as pianist for the Quanah United Methodist Church from 1991 until she and her husband moved to Fort Worth in 2007.

Survivors: Husband, Phil Prescott; children, Donna Epps and husband, Jim, Glen Tole and wife, Samantha, Michele Miller, Teresa Prescott and Dallas Prescott; sisters, Barbara Rollins and husband, Mike, Carol Truitt and husband, Rick, Kathy Gaebler and husband, Max; grandchildren, Emma Epps, Austin and Colton Tole, Aggie and Pate Miller.

Mount Olivet Funeral Home

2301 N. Sylvania Ave., 817-831-0511

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LAURA HARBISON PLEMMONS

Laura “Neocia” Harbison Plemmons died Thursday, Dec 27, 2012, in Dallas at the age of 81. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church in Quanah, Texas, on Saturday, January 5, at 2:00 p.m.

Laura was born in Childress, Texas, on November 2, 1931. She lived near Lazare, attended school at Tennessee Valley and Quanah High School, and most recently resided in Archer City, before moving to Dallas for nursing care near her son.

Laura was preceded in death by her mother, Laura Holland of Quanah, and her father, James L. Harbison Sr., of Lazare.

Survivors include her brother, James L. Harbison Jr. of Houston; her son, Frank Sherwood of Dallas; her daughter, Oteka Hawkins; and granddaughter, Melissa Duke, both of Quanah.

The family suggests memorials in lieu of flowers be sent to the Komen Foundation for breast cancer.



JEWEL DRIVER

Graveside services for Jewel Driver, 98, of Andrews, who died on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at Permian Residential Care Center in Andrews, were held Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at Quanah Memorial Park cemebery. Arrangements were under the direction of McNett Funeral Home in Andrews.

Driver was born on Jan. 1, 1914 in Van Zandt County. She married Homer Jack Driver on Feb. 16, 1935 in Oklahoma. She moved to Andrews from Quanah in 1997 following the death of her husband. She enjoyed quilting and gardening.

Survivors include two sons, Clyde Driver of Andrews and Thomas Driver of Clyde; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Driver was preceded in death by one son, Jack Driver, and a grandson, Preston Driver.



CARL DAVID ROBINSON

Carl David Robinson, 54, of Quanah, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, in Quanah. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, in Truscott Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead, pastor of First Christian Church in Quanah, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.

Robinson was born Oct. 31, 1958, in Hobart, Okla., a son of the late Calvin Robinson and Beulah Baker. He married Bonnie Robinson on Nov. 4, 1988, in Quanah. A longtime resident of Quanah, he was formerly from Truscott. He was a machine operator and former employee of Hardeman County.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by two brothers, Calvin Robinson and Allen Robinson.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Nicole Pinnell of Hobart, Okla.; three sons, David Robinson of Quanah, Richard Jalomo of Holliday and Brian Jalomo of San Antonio; two sisters, Bessie Rodgers of Chickasaw, Okla., and Shirley Gather of Hobart, Okla.; five brothers, Jim Robinson of Shonnie, Wyo., Estes Robinson of Hutchinson, Kan., Johnny Robinson of Weatherford, Okla., and Leroy Robinson and Alvis Robinson, both of Quanah; and nine grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls.



ROSEMARY LANOTTE BARTLEY

Former Quanah resident Rosemary Lanotte Bartley, 94, of Euless, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in Euless. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, in Quanah Memorial Park with Barry Smith officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born March 9, 1918, in Post, a daughter of the late Nicolas and Rosa (Clark) Lanotte. She married Howard Wilson Bartley on Dec. 14, 1940, in Post. She was retired from Georgia-Pacific and was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and two sisters, Margaret Childress and Jewel Perkins.

Survivors include two daughters, Sara Bartley Smith of Bedford and Mary Carol Bartley of Euless; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Thompson Sawyer Library.



APRIL ANN MORTON

Former Quanah resident April Ann Morton, 46, of Iowa Park, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, in Wichita Falls. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, in the chapel of Dutton Funeral Home in Iowa Park. Graveside services will follow in Highland Cemetery.

She was born July 29, 1967, in Cut Bank, Mont., a daughter of Spencer and Janet Oden. She lived in several places including Norway during her school years. She graduated from Texas Tech University in 1992 and lived in Quanah before moving to Iowa Park in 2004.

Survivors include her parents; her husband, Joe Morton of Iowa Park; a brother, Alan Oden of Austin; two sons, Greyson Slaton and Miles Slaton; her ex-husband, Stanford Slaton of San Antonio; and her former mother-in-law, Margie Slaton of Quanah.

Online tributes may be shared with the family at www.duttonfuneralhome.com.



CHRISTY POINDEXTER

Christy Poindexter, 45, of Vernon, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Wichita Falls. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, in Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel in Vernon. Interment will follow in Eastview Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.

She was born Nov. 29, 1967, in Amarillo, a daughter of Jerry Daniel and Evelyn Barnes Daniel. She married Paul Poindexter on May 20, 1988, in Vernon. She had lived in Vernon all her life and worked for Home Health where she enjoyed taking care of people. She was a softball coach for Vernon Boys & Girls Club and was a Baptist and a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, of Vernon; mother, of Vernon; father, of Quanah; a daughter, Emily Poindexter of Vernon; two sisters, Kathy Lee and Carla Branin, both of Vernon; and a granddaughter.

Pallbearers will be Kale Adams, Joe Daniel Adams, Tyler Boatman, Mark Nava, Odell Roe and Connor King.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Boys & Girls Club softball program.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.



ALTON HARP

Alton Harp, 72, of Vernon, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, in Vernon. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at Second Baptist Church in Vernon with the Rev. David Fox officiating. Interment will be in Eastview Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home of Vernon.

Harp was born Jan. 11, 1940, in Vernon, a son of the late Homer and Mable Grace Harp. He married Ann Osborne on Nov. 25, 1997, in Vernon, where he had lived most of his life. Harp served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and then served eight years in the Army Reserves. He was a police officer in Quanah, Crowell and Littlefield before becoming a truck driver for Wright’s Packing and then a security officer at Vernon State Hospital. He was owner of Alton’s Cycle Shop and Harp’s Lock & Key. He loved to fly his plane. He was a member of Second Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, of Vernon; three daughters, Rhonda Braziel of Lubbock, Tammy Villa of Vernon, and Tana Duncan of Rockwall; a son, Ricky Deel of Quanah; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Colby Duncan, and by two sisters, Barbara Travis and Pat Roberts.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Sullivan Funeral Home. The family will be at 2627 Antelope in Vernon.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls and Second Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.



TONY LYNN RAY

Former Quanah resident Tony Lynn Ray, 63, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Seton Medical Center in Round Rock. A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at First Assembly of God in Leander. Arrangements are under the direction of Wrench Funeral Home of Leander.

Ray was born in Quanah on Oct. 19, 1949, a son of the late Bud and Ruby Ray. He was a 1968 graduate of Quanah High School. He was retired and loved playing the piano. He was an outdoorsman and loved riding bicycles.

Survivors include his wife, Tetyana Ray of Cedar Park; a son, Trevor Anthony Ray of Quanah; and a stepson, Vlad, of Cedar Park.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Pat Langford.



STELLA McSPADDEN

Stella McSpadden, 84, of Quanah, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, in Crowell.

Services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel, with interment to follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

She was born Nov. 29, 1928, in Matador and was a graduate of Matador High School. She married Kenneth McSpadden on July 1, 1968. She farmed and was former owner of Henry’s Steak House in Quanah. She attended the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Shannon McSpadden of Quanah; a stepdaughter, Linda Sherwood of Quanah; and two grandsons.

Visitation is scheduled from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the funeral home.

 


BYRL BOND SHUMAKER

Byrl Bond Shumaker, 81, of Eldorado, Okla., died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Jackson County Memorial Hospital in Altus, Okla. Funeral services for Byrl Shumaker were set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Eldorado United Methodist Church with Rev. Bobby Jones officiating. Interment was to follow at the Odema Cemetery east of Eldorado under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

He was born Oct. 16, 1931, in Eldorado, a son of Ernest and Liffa (Mayberry) Shumaker. He attended Midway and Eldorado Schools, where he participated in baseball, basketball, and FFA. After graduation, Shumaker worked at the Standard Milling Company in Altus, the Sooner Boat Factory in Eldorado, and was a seasonal worker during ginning season at the Eldorado Co-op. He helped his dad with their dairy, and in 1957, he began his own farming and cattle operation. He married Betty Jo White on Jan. 16, 1960, in Eldorado. He was active in Eldorado School activities, especially 4-H and FFA. He was a member of the High Point and Eldorado Methodist Churches, and was active in Lions Club, FFA and 4-H Booster Clubs, Oklahoma Farmers Union, Farmers Co-op, Red Angus Association, where he served on several boards, and Woodman of the World.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dillon Shumaker; and sisters Ernestine Easley and Bonnie Walker.

Survivors include his wife, of Eldorado; a son, Curtis Shumaker of Los Angeles, Calif.; a daughter, lisa Shumaker of Norman, Okla.; and two brothers, Elbert Shumaker of Mangum, Okla., a twin, Myrl Bach Shumaker of Kerrville.

The family suggests memorial donations be made in Shumaker’s name to the Odema Cemetery Fund, c/o of Gerald Neeley, 18968 ECR 177, Eldorado, Okla., or the Methodist Youth Group, P.O. Box 296, Eldorado, Okla. 73537.

On line tributes may be made to the family at www.Lowell-Tims.com.


JETONE SMITH RIVERS

Jetone (Smith) Rivers went to be with her Heavenly Father on Dec. 1, 2012.

Jetone was born Aug. 18, 1939 in Quanah, Texas, and was the daughter of Doyle and Alta (Wood) Smith. She was a graduate of Quanah High School.

She married Buddie Rivers on June 14, 1958. She and Buddie had fifty-four and one-half (54.5) years together. She enjoyed traveling, especially with the love of her life, friend and husband Buddie. Together they traveled to 40 of the lower 48 states and three provinces in Canada. She and Buddie planned a trip to Alaska in their motor home, but were unable to make that trip.

While the children were growing up, she was an adult Girl Scout leader and den mother. She was a member of First Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Jetone is survived by her husband, Buddie Rivers; her two children, Robbie M. Elliott and her husband Stanley of Benbrook, and Russell L. Rivers and wife Sabrina of Seymour; three grandchildren, Breanna (Elliott) Dray of Fort Worth, Tarrington Rivers and Hanna Rivers, both of Seymour; and one great-grandson, Colton Clifford Dray; one brother, Frank Smith of Plano; a nephew, Jason Smith of Frisco, and a niece Becky Smith of Plano; several cousins and her special friends, Jack and Marietta Inglish of Vernon, and a host of other friends and relatives. Jetone enjoyed most things that came into her life, except for the last six months. She loved her children, their spouses, and had a special place in her heart for her grand- and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be set at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls or Wilbarger General Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.



REBEKAH JOAN REKTENWALD

Rebekah Joan Rektenwald, 57, of Abilene, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, in Fort Worth. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel in Vernon with Duane Jenks officiating. Interment will follow in Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.

She was born Feb. 4, 1955, in Quanah, a daughter of the late Thomas M. Dennis and the late Sallye Clift Dennis. She married George Rektenwald on Jan. 3, 1975, in Vernon. He preceded her in death on April 24, 2007. She earned an associate degree at Vernon College and had lived in Vernon until 2008, when she moved to Abilene. Rektenwald was employed by Waggoner National Bank for 28 years, working her way up from teller to serving as vice-president in the loan department. She was also employed by First Bank Texas in Abilene. She was a member of Wilbarger Street Church of Christ and later a member of Fargo Church of Christ. She taught elementary girls Sunday school class and two- and three-year-olds.

She was preceded in death by three sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Stephen Rektenwald of Abilene and Scott Rektenwald of Clovis, N.M.; a brother, Arvin Dennis of Amarillo; a sister, Judith Scharnagel of Lompoc, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Caleb Rektenwald, Will Kooi, Larry Latimer, James Pilcher and James Jolley.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in Sullivan Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Tipton Children’s Home or the Lupus Foundation.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.



LARRY GAIL SCOTT

Larry Gail Scott, 68, of Alvarado, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Wichita Falls as the result of injuries sustained in an ATV accident in Foard County.

A celebration of life service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2409 North County Road 810 in Alvarado.

Scott was born July 15, 1944, in Quanah, a son of Clabe and Thelma Scott of Acme. He attended Quanah High School and was a member of the Fighting Quanah Indian state playoff team in 1961. He was a retired employee of Tarrant County.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Scott; two sons, Mike Scott of Mineral Wells and Chris Scott of Arlington; two sisters, Yvonne Sparks of Wichita Falls and Doris Garner of Milwaukee, Wis.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Quanah High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 13, Quanah, Texas 79252.



T.J. CROSS

T.J. Cross, 74, of Borger, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Borger. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in Chillicothe Cemetery with the Rev. Wallace Clay officiating. Interment was under the direction of Smith Chapel in Chillicothe.

Cross was born June 11, 1938, in Chillicothe, a son of the late Andrew Cross and the late Josie Coburn Cross. He married Altha Matthews on May 13, 1969, in Stinnett. He served in the U.S. Army. He had just moved to Borger on Nov. 2, and had lived most of his life in Chillicothe. He was a guard in Wichita Falls, he worked as a farmer, and he worked for the City of Borger.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; one son, Truman Cross of Moscow, Kan.; two daughters, Shawna Palmer of Canyon and Ruby Cross of Moscow, Kan.; four sisters, Anne Casey of Chillicothe, Ruth Ann Holt of Ada, Okla., Mary Jane Dishman of San Antonio, and Willie Mae Howe of Vernon; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.



ELTON HORN

Elton Horn, 90, of Chillicothe, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, in Crowell. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, in Chillicothe Cemetery with the Rev. Wallace Clay officiating. Interment was under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home of Vernon.

Horn was born Nov. 28, 1921, in Odell, a son of he late John Willie Horn and the late Effie Henderson Horn. He married Maudie Virginia Carter on Sept. 30, 1939, in Vernon. She preceded him in death on Sept. 30, 1998. He had lived in Wilbarger and Hardeman counties all of his life and worked for Hardeman and Wilbarger counties as a motor grader operator and drove a school bus for Chillicothe for 13 years. He was also a farmer, and was a member of Odell Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Wade Horn and Keith Horn, both of Chillicothe; a brother, Waylan Horn of Tulsa, Okla.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.



KATHERINE FROST DENNY

Katherine Frost Denny, 82, of Childress, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Childress. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Childress First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kerry Wood officiating. Interment was in Childress Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home of Childress.

She was born Jan. 6, 1930, in Seminole, Okla., a daughter of Welby and Edith Grieves Wright. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Childress, where she was involved in Vacation Bible School and Love Center Missions.

She was preceded in death by her first husband of 45 years, H.D. Frost, in 1990, and second husband of 17 years, Lloyd Denny, in 2012, and by a son, Henry Frost, in 2006.

Survivors include a son, Ronnie Frost of Quanah; a sister, Evalee Perdew of Hayward, Calif.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to CRMC Hospice, P.O. Box 1030, Childress, or Childress First Baptist Church.



KENNETH BUTLER

Kenneth Butler, 65, of Quanah, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Quanah. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, in the Quanah Church of Christ with Terry Allen and Albert Motsenbocker officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

Butler was born Nov. 12, 1947, in Borger, a son of the late Earl Butler and Oletha Poovey. He married Paula Butlar on June 6, 1972. A longtime resident of Quanah, he was a 40-year employee of Georgia-Pacific as a warehouseman. He was a Borger High School graduate and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, of Quanah; a daughter, Holly Mowat of Burkburnett; a son, Justin Butler of Quanah; a brother, David Butler of Dumas; and five grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the funeral home.



GENOVA HENSLEE WHITLEY

Genova Henslee Whitley, 92, of Crowell, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Crowell. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Crowell Cemetery with the Rev. Coy Doss of Ozark, Ark., officiating, assisted by the Rev. Leonard Myers of Springfield, Mo. Arrangements were under the direction of Womack-Manard Funeral Home.

Whitley was born July 3, 1920, in Crowell, a daughter of the late Edgar Murry and Mamie Totty Henslee. She married Oscar Doyle Whitley on March 8, 1941, in Crowell. Whitley was a longtime resident of Crowell. She graduated from Iowa Park High School. She was a member of the Faith Bible Baptist Church of Crowell, a former member of the Crowell Senior Citizens, and a member of the Crowell 42 Club. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include six daughters, Cynthia Myers of Springfield, Mo., Frances Hardy of Keller, Connie King of Crowell, Gladys Johnson of Potwin, Kan., Betty Killgo of Corsicana and Terry Dishman of Quanah; two sons, Floyd Whitley of Crowell and Eddie Whitley of Quanah; a brother, Richard Henslee of Ozark, Ark.; 33 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren; and 40 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 3, 1991, and by two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.




LeROY HOOKER

LeRoy Hooker, age 68, of Quanah, TX, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2012, in Quanah, TX.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at the First Baptist Church, with Reverend Wayne Hollinshead officiating. Interment will follow at Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

LeRoy was born January 28, 1944, in Olustee. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Hooker of Quanah, TX; daughter, Amy Renee Hooker of Quanah, TX; son, Rodney L. Hooker and wife DeAnne of Abilene, TX; granddaughter, Randa Hooker of Lubbock, TX; grandson, Trey Hooker of Abilene, TX. He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Roy Hooker, and mother, Hazel Lee Hill.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2012, at Smith Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, The Special Olympics, and the American Cancer Society.

DR. ROY CANADA

A former interim pastor at First Baptist Church in Quanah, Dr. Roy Canada, 83, of Vernon, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Vernon. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at First Baptist Church in Vernon with Dr. Darrell Monday officiating. Interment will be in Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home of Vernon.

He was born July 12, 1929, in Seminole, Okla., a son of the late Hamlet and Grace Pirkle Canada. He was raised in Altus, Okla., and attended Oklahoma Baptist University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, and received a doctoral degree at Lutheran Rice Seminary. He married Betty Maddox on Dec. 25, 1950, in Tipton, Okla., and moved to Vernon in 1993. He had pastored churches in Lone Wolf, Okla., Chillicothe, Sunray, Springhill near DeKalb, and Nash, retiring in 1993. He was interim pastor at Paducah, Quanah and Westlake at Possum Kingdom Lake, and supply pastor at Peace Lutheran Church in Vernon. He was a Little League coach in Chillicothe and Sunray and was a member of the Lions Club of Sunray and Chillicothe. He was named Man of the Year in Chillicothe. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Vernon.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; four sons, William Britt Canada of Snyder, James Carey Canada of Grapevine, Roy Dean Canada of Carrollton, and Michael Kent Canada of Grapevine; a daughter, Elizabeth (Susie) Karel Bain of Sunray; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Vernon or to the Parkinson Foundation.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.



JAMES "LUCKY" WHITE

James “Lucky” White, age 82 of Lometa, Texas died Saturday October 27, 2012 at Rollins Brook Community Hospital in Lampasas. James was born May 30, 1930 in Eldorado, Oklahoma, the son of Delbert White and Ima (Walker) White. James was a talented stone mason, working in Texas and other states building a variety of structures. He was a Baptist and had lived in Lometa for the last 12 years.

Survivors include: wife, Jessie White of Lometa; three sons, Steve White and wife Diane, Terry White and wife Tammie, Bobby White and wife Janna; nine grandchildren, Jeremy White, Amanda White, Cayten White, Trent White, Dakota White, Madison White, Bobby White II and wife Jen, Allison White and Hunter White; five great-grandchildren, Brooke Need, Addyson White, Savanna Cooke, Lexie White and Lilly White; five step-children, Eric, Samie, Teresa, Robert and Kevin; eight step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

A viewing was held Monday, October 29, 2012 from 1-5 p.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel.

Cremation followed. Memorial service will be Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Terrell First Assembly of God. Sneed Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

The online guest register is available at sneedfuneralchapel.com.



GENE TAYLOR GILLIAM

Former Quanah resident Gene Taylor Gilliam, 80, of Lubbock, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in Indiana Avenue Baptist Church, with interment following in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers.

He was born March 28, 1932, in Quanah, a son of the late W.O. and Thelma (Swindell) Gilliam. A 1949 graduate of Quanah High School, he attended West Texas State College in Canyon. He and the former Sue Ramey were married on Nov. 25, 1951, in Vernon. Gilliam was a salesman for 28 years and owner of Gene’s Rental Center and Shades Above. He was a member of Indiana Avenue Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Cindy Echols and Janet Roller, both of Lubbock, and Susan Miller of Dickinson, N.D.; a son, Mark Gilliam of Lubbock; a sister, Ruth Hatcher of Quanah; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Beyond Faith Homecare and Rehab LLC, 4601 S. Loop 289, Suite 25, Lubbock, Texas 79424.



RICHARD (DICK) LEWIS

Richard (Dick) Walter Lewis, 92, of Quanah died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in Amarillo. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in Quanah Memorial Park with Barbra Hines of Quanah officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

He was born Aug. 4, 1920, in Colesville, N.Y., a son of the late Thomas H. and Agnes Ruth Merrill Lewis. He and Wanda Lou Murphy were married Jan. 7, 1944, in Harlingen. She preceded him in death in 2007. Lewis served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and had been a resident of Hardeman County since 1946. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church of Quanah and a member of the IOOF Lodge, the American Legion, and the Rebekah Lodge. He formerly owned and operated the Dinner Bell Café in Quanah for 27 years.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Survivors include a daughter, Jaquita Ann Poole of Amarillo; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Quanah Senior Citizens, P.O. Box 492 or 1410 Shaw Street, Quanah, Texas 79252.



PAUL EVANS

1921 to 2012

Paul Evans was born to Franklin and Emma Lucretia (Hendrix) Evans on September 23, 1921 in Wolfe City, Texas and passed away on October 13, 2012 in Bakersfield. Mr. Evans attended schools in Chillicothe, Texas. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1947 and was stationed in the Pacific Theater. Mr. Evans had been employed by Southern California Gas Company for 27 years, retiring in 1984. He was a longtime member of the First Southern Baptist Church and served the church as a deacon and a Sunday School teacher. Among his hobbies were woodworking and entering jams and jellies in the Kern County Fair.

Mr. Evans was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and four sisters. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Margaret Evans; his daughter and her husband, Carol Ann and Andrew Newkirk of Taft; his sons, Michael Paul (Mike) Evans of Chillicothe, Texas and Charles Franklin (Charlie) Evans and his wife, Jennifer of Bakersfield; his grandchildren and their spouses, Walter and Caycee Windes, Andrea and Zak Crabb, Dawna and Matt Melton, Daniel Newkirk, Justin Evans, Britany Evans, Jamie Evans, Daylen Evans, Marlana Evans and Anthony Cullip; his great-grandchildren, Kimber Crabb, Hunter Melton, Walter Windes, Kenlee Melton and Elsa Windes.

Visitation will be on Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 3:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. in the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. in the First Southern Baptist Church on Pico Street in Taft. Pastor Larry Weatherly will officiate and burial will be in the West Side District Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Gideons International. To convey condolences or sign an online register, please visit www.EricksonAndBrown.com.



JOYCE BAKER

Joyce Baker, 82, of Quanah, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, in Wichita Falls. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, in Smith Chapel with the Rev. Joseph Jones, pastor of First Baptist Church of Quanah, officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Dec. 29, 1929, in Wallace, Kan., a daughter of the late William Cecil and Gladys Laura (Blaser) Medford. She was formerly a longtime resident of Denver, Colo., where she retired from teaching English, history, and art, and was also a retired disability adjudicator for Social Security. She was a member of the Methodist Church and Eastern Star.

Survivors include four daughters, Mona DesGrange of Crestview, Fla., Sherry Jones of Cheyenne Wells, Colo., and Jan Davis and CeCe Basye, both of Quanah; one son, Greg Basye of Shalimar, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to Thompson-Sawyer Library or the Rathgeber Hospitality House.




JEANNIE ANN MELHING REAGAN

Jeannie Ann Melhing Reagan, 68, of Chillicothe, died Thursday, Oct.4, 2012, in Childress. No services are planned.

Reagan was born March 2, 1944, in Superior, Ariz., a daughter of the late Dewey and Juanita McKnight. She married Jackie Reagan in 1992 in Chillicothe.

She is survived by her husband of the home; one son, Frankie Stephenson of Colorado; and one sister, Becky Troutman.

Memorials and/or donations may be made to the family at the Chillicothe Volunteer Fire Department or mailed to the Chillicothe First National Bank, P.O. Box 430, Chillicothe, Texas 79225.



PATRICIA ANN COATS AL-ABED

Patricia Ann Al-Abed, 64, of Quanah, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Childress. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Quanah Memorial Park with the Rev. Chris Holland, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Quanah, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Oct. 23, 1947, in Quanah, a daughter of the late Charles Raymond and Roberta Jean Lee Coats. A longtime resident of Childress, she was formerly a resident of Stillwater, Okla., and of Quanah. She was a graduate of Clarence Central High School in Buffalo, N.Y., and a graduate of the Vernon Regional Junior College LVN program. She was employed as an LVN, and also as a police dispatcher for Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla. She was a member of the United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Mike Coats.

Survivors include a daughter, Ami K. Dittfurth of San Antonio; two sisters, Kay Currie of Vernon and Donna Jean Coats; and one granddaughter.

Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until service time at Smith Funeral Home.



JAMES DEMPSEY BOONE

James Dempsey Boone, 80, of Chillicothe, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Vernon. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Chillicothe First Baptist Church with the Rev. Wallace Clay and the Rev. Paul Neuberger officiating. Interment will be in Chillicothe Cemetery under the direction of Smith Chapel in Chillicothe.

Boone was born Oct. 27, 1931, in Wilbarger County, a son of the late Silas Earl and Myrtie Thomas Boone. He married Gloria Pate on May 5, 1956, in Vernon. Boone served as a corporal infantryman in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was owner and operator of Boone Bros. Farms. He was a Chillicothe Volunteer Fire Department volunteer, Hardeman County Project Show director, and received an honorary State FFA Degree in 1981. He was Wilbarger County Conservation Farmer of the Year in 1995, and in 1980 a committee member of the Chillicothe Civic Center and Ag Pavilion. He was a member of FFA, a 4-H adult leader, and coached his daughters’ softball and basketball teams. He was a member of Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Melissa Gfeller of Farmers Valley and Pamela Jones of Stephenville; a brother, Daniel Lawrence (Buddy) Boone of Hallettsville; a sister, Oleta Knight of Albuquerque, N.M.; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Sibo Boone.

Memorials may be made to Chillicothe 4-H, Chillicothe Volunteer Fire Department, or Wilbarger County Humane Society.



KENNETH WARREN WILSON

Kenneth Warren Wilson, 79, of Crowell, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Crowell. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, in Womack-Manard Funeral Home Chapel in Crowell with the Rev. Carl Rhodes officiating. Interment in the Crowell Cemetery will be under the direction of Womack-Manard Funeral Home.

He was born Nov. 17, 1932, in Quanah, a son of Berley Emmert and Alma Cornelia Smith Wilson. He married Mary Lou Denton on Sept. 29, 1956, in Lawton, Okla. Wilson worked at TXI Industries in Bridgeport until moving to Crowell, where he worked as a plumber until retirement, and then worked part-time at Copper Breaks State Park. He was a member of Bethel Church of Crowell and loved spending time with his family, fishing, and playing his guitar. In the early 1950s he was in a country and western band. In later years, he joined an Assembly of God Church in Chico, where he played his guitar, accompanied by his wife.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Deryl Wilson of Crowell; two daughters, Donna Nickell of Ennis and Dena Dannelley of Iowa Park; one sister, Lois Reynolds of Montgomery, Ala.; three brothers, James Wilson of Fort Worth, Robert Wayne Wilson of Spokane, Wash., and Don Wilson of Springtown; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Elvin, Charles, and Harold; and a son, Travis Warren Wilson, on April 13, 2009.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, Inc., 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, Texas 76310; Cancer Foundation of Crowell; Foard County Veterans Memorial Wall; or Crowell Cemetery Association.



JANICE SMITH
 

Janice Smith, 83, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012 in Fort Worth after a lengthy illness.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Quanah with Rev. Chris Holland officiating. A private family burial will be held prior to the service in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. There will be a visitation with the family on Friday from 4-5:30 p.m. at the church.

Janice was born on April 23, 1929 in Quanah, Texas to Jesse and J. H. Williams. After graduation from Quanah High School, she attended Texas Wesleyan University, receiving her B.S. in 1950.

She met and married W.F. “Bill” Smith of Fort Worth while at Texas Wesleyan University and they were married 59 years, prior to his death on September 7, 2009.

She loved shopping, especially for antiques, decorating her home, along with decorating for many church, civil and bank functions, ranch activities, and summers in Vail, Colorado.

The family wishes to thank all of the many caregivers in Fort Worth at Texas Rehabilitation Hospital, Rose and Dan Swinyar and the staff at Fleurdleys Assisted Living and Dr. Robert H. Kelly and the staff at Stonegate Nursing Center, who worked tirelessly providing loving care during her illness.

Survivors: two sons, W. Barry Smith and wife, Susan, of Fort Worth and J. Brad Smith of Quanah; three grandchildren, Ty and wife, Natalie, Shelby and Madi Smith, all of Fort Worth; and one great-grandchild, Fricks Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents, older sister, Robbie Jean, and twin sister, Jimmie Ruth.

Pallbearers are David K. Brinkerhoff, Kenneth Lee Horton, Kenneth D. McNabb, Danny C. Scarborough, Horace Joe Tabor and Wallace G. Walther.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials made to the First United Methodist Church of Quanah.



CLARENCE HAMBY

Clarence Hamby, 92, of Quanah, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, in Crowell. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in Smith Chapel with David McSpadden of Wichita Falls officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born July 18, 1920, in Quanah, a son of Ed and Cora Johnie (Holcombe) Hamby. A lifelong resident of Quanah, he married Margaret Rose Tyler on Dec. 16, 1948, in Chillicothe. She preceded him in death on March 9, 2008. Hamby was a farmer and rancher and served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Hamby, on Oct. 25, 2002; two sisters, Betty Crawford and Billie Sadler; and two brothers, Roger Hamby and Floyd Hamby.

Survivors include a daughter, Judy Neill of Amarillo; two sons, Joe Hamby of Quanah and Harvey Hamby of Shreveport, La.; two sisters, Nova Condren and Inez Trostle, both of Amarillo; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be Friday from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.



OLETA "DEE DEE" VIRGINIA NARON PIERCE

Oleta “Dee Dee” Virginia Naron Pierce, 91, of Quanah, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in Amarillo. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Quanah Church of Christ with Larry DeLong, minister, officiating, assisted by David Lough, minister of Canyon University Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born July 20, 1921, in Rochester, a daughter of James and Myrtle (Simmons) Naron. She was raised in Crowell, where she lived with her parents and seven siblings on the Pease River. She and Herman Pierce were married on Dec. 14, 1940, and they moved to a ranch in Quanah, where he was a ranch foreman and she was a homemaker. She was an active member of Quanah Church of Christ, where she served for over 60 years, taught children’s Bible classes, and was involved in the Ladies’ Bible Class. She served as a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. For several years, she worked as an alterations seamstress at The Leader Dept. Store. In 2010, the Quanah Chamber of Commerce honored her with its Pioneer Award.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four siblings, Margie Naron, Shirley Naron, Joyce Wilson and Gloria “Peaches” Pierce; her husband; a daughter, Hermion McNeill; and two great-grandchildren, Kane and Loryn O’Loughlin.

Survivors include a daughter, Evon Wruble of Canyon; a sister, Lois Carreker of Beaumont; two brothers, Jimmy Naron and Billy Jean Naron, both of Quanah; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be to Westview Boys Home, P.O. Box 553, Hollis, Okla. 73550, or High Plains Children’s Home in Amarillo.



FRANKIE L. RITCHIE

Frankie L. Ritchie, 89, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, in Amarillo. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, in Smith Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead, pastor of First Christian Church in Quanah, officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.

She was born Aug. 15, 1923, in Quanah, a daughter of the late Samuel Rene and May Malone (Hamby) Allred. She and Crocket Ritchie were married on Feb. 10, 1968, in Altus, Okla. He preceded her in death in 1985. A longtime resident of Amarillo, she was formerly a resident of Quanah and was a retired waitress. She was a member of the Amarillo First Assembly of God Church and former secretary/treasurer of Oasis of Love Women’s Ministry.

Survivors include two sons, Daryl Price and David Wertz, both of Amarillo; a brother, Pete Allred of Amarillo; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care of the Southwest, 6600 Kilgore Drive, Suite 110, Amarillo, Texas 79106.


JERRY NUTTER

Jerry Nutter, 71, of Chillicothe, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, in Chillicothe. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in Chillicothe First United Methodist Church with the Rev. David McDonald officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home of Vernon.

He was born Jan. 20, 1941, in Smithers, W.Va., a son of the late Marshall Avis and Madeline Endicott Nutter. He married Brenda Pierce on Sept. 26, 1964, in Reno, Nev. Nutter had lived in Chillicothe for the past 10 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 23 years as a jet engine technician. He loved hunting, fishing and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, of Chillicothe; a son, Duane Allen Nutter of Chillicothe; five daughters, Patrisha Kay Madison of Oklahoma City, Tracy Nutter of Hawaii, Stacy Danae Nutter of Altus, Okla., Brittany Ranae Nutter of Vernon, and Amber Nicole Nutter of Chillicothe; a sister, Ginger Whitehouse of Ohio; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Jackie, and a brother, Elwood Huffman.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.



DAVID WISEMAN

David R. Wiseman, 59, of Quanah, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in Wilbarger County. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in Quanah First Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead, pastor of First Christian Church, officiating, assisted by the Rev. John Spangler, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.

He was born Jan. 5, 1953, in Quanah, a son of the late Madison Fisher and Letha Corene (Houk) Wiseman. A lifelong resident of Quanah, he married Katie Honea on May 20, 1977, in Quanah. Wiseman was a bridge builder for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and a member of First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Taylor Wiseman; a brother, Madison Wiseman; and a sister, Maehala Clemens.

Survivors include his wife, of Quanah; a daughter, Charity Jowers of Seymour; a son, David Dusty Wiseman of Wichita Falls; two sisters, Dorothy Honea and Mary Ann Tyler, both of Quanah; a brother, Lethal Wiseman of Quanah; and five grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.



VIOLA "DUDE" KING

Viola “Dude” King, 89, of Quanah, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in Crowell. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, pastor of Goodlett Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Potts Cemetery in Buffalo, Okla. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

Mrs. King was born in Laura, Okla., on Aug. 19, 1923, a daughter of the late John and Martha Ann (Potts) Conley. She and Bennie Gene King were married in Paris, Texas, in 1959. He preceded her in death on Jan. 22, 2004. She was a longtime resident of Hardeman County and a homemaker. She was a member of Goodlett Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandy Harrell, in 1993; a granddaughter, Renda Lewis; and a great-granddaughter, Shelby Lewis, in 2010.

Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Boyd of Eldorado, Okla.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral home will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, for visitation.

The family suggests memorials to Goodlett Baptist Church, 1201 West 13th Street, Quanah, Texas 79252, or the Crowell Nursing Center, 200 S. Avenue B, Crowell, Texas 79227.




GWEN JONES BOYD

Gwen Jones Boyd, 93, a longtime resident of Houston, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. Funeral services were held on Friday, Aug. 17, at Brookside Funeral Home at Cypress Creek in Houston, with interment in Houston National Cemetery.

She was born June 5, 1919 near Eldorado, Okla., a daughter of Arthur L. and Sue D. Jones. The third of six children, she grew up on the family wheat farm doing the necessary chores while also attending and graduating from Eldorado High School in 1937. She went on to attend the University of Oklahoma where she met her future husband, William L. "Bill" Boyd. They married on Sept. 23, 1941. They both graduated from OU in June of 1942. He was commissioned in the U.S. Navy while she returned to Eldorado and taught school for a number of years. She moved with her family to Houston in 1954. She had been a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church for over 50 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Raymond M., Ralph D. and Weldon L. Jones; and a sister, Wilda Jones Gibson.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Boyd and Brian Boyd, both of Houston; a sister, Annetta Jones Hunter of Irving; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.



DARREL SPARKMAN

Darrel Sparkman, 49, of Quanah, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, in Wichita Falls. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at First United Methodist Church in Quanah with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead, pastor of First Christian Church in Quanah, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Chris Holland, pastor of First United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Goodlett Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born May 23, 1963, in Lubbock, a son of Van and Lynda Sparkman. A longtime resident of Quanah, he was a 1981 graduate of Quanah High School. He and Angie Thomas were married on June 25, 1983, in Quanah. He was a welder and fabricator for Sparkman Transportation. He sang at country and western events in the area and at many local funerals. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Dalton Sparkman, in 2009.

Survivors include his wife, of Quanah; his parents, of Quanah; three daughters, Mallorie Sparkman of Red Springs, Marissa Brock of Clarendon, and Micah Sparkman of Quanah; a son, Van Drew Sparkman of Quanah; three brothers, David Sparkman, Steven Sparkman and Randel Sparkman, all of Quanah; a grandson, Vance Beasley of Red Springs; and a granddaughter, Lily White of Vernon.

Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to the Rathgeber Hospitality House, 1615 12th Street, Wichita Falls, Texas 76301, First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 397, Quanah, Texas 79252, and the Goodlett Cemetery in care of Jerry Brandon.



KATHY MILLIGAN SWINDELL

Kathy Milligan Swindell, 69, of Childress, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in Amarillo. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, in Quanah Memorial Park, with the Rev. Roger Simmons officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home of Childress.

She was born April 2, 1943, in Quanah, a daughter of Dewie (Dude) and Dorothy Merle Milligan. She loved gardening, canning and cooking, as well as her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, Charles Swindell.

Survivors include two daughters, Darla Felton of Childress and Karla Minkley of Claude; two sisters, Delois Emrick of Tom Bean and Debbie Dellner of Iowa Park; a brother, Joe Eddy Milligan of Campbell; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.



DORA HALE BROOKS

Dora Hale Brooks, 81, of Paducah, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in Childress. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Quanah First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Fox of Vernon officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Nov. 25, 1930, in Hardeman County, a daughter of the late John Marion and Mabel (Wright) Barnett. She married George Alva Watkins on July 30, 1950, in Quanah; and they were divorced June 6, 1963. She and Francis Hale were married on July 12, 1963. He preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 1998. She married C.L. Brooks on April 2, 2007, in Quanah. He preceded her in death on June 9, 2011. A longtime resident of Quanah, she was a 1949 graduate of Quanah High School and attended Draughon’s Business College in Wichita Falls. She was employed as a caseworker for the Department of Human Services in Lamesa for many years. She was a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, five brothers, and four sons, Randy Watkins in 1995, Ricky Watkins in 2001, David Watkins in 2004, and Bill Watkins on May 29, 2012.

Survivors include six step-daughters, Susan Soldevila of Grand Prairie, Donna Lee of White City, Debbie Stephens and Deana Stewart of Vernon, Darla Brooks of Wichita Falls, and Diana Tidmore of Chillicothe; two step-sons, Bruce Hale of Corsicana and Wayne Hale of Dallas; two sisters, Joyce Ritchie of Quanah and Kaye Tilley of Terlton, Okla.; a brother, Willie Barnett of Quanah; 25 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.



BETH ANN KESTER COLLINS

Beth Ann Kester Collins, 74, of Vernon, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in Wichita Falls. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, in Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel in Vernon with the Rev. James Keenum officiating. Interment will be in Eastview Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.

She was born Dec. 30, 1937, in Odell, a daughter of the late Emil Kester and the late Lois Carlton Kester. She married Glenn Collins on Nov. 23, 1956, in Odell and lived most of her life in Odell. She attended Daughn’s Business School in Wichita Falls. She worked for Continental Oil Co. in Midland for three years, and she was employed by Keith Carlton Real Estate and Rhodes & Hingst Real Estate. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Vernon and the Charity Sunday School Class.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Tanya Beth Gray and Emily Jeane Collins, both of Vernon; a brother, Max Kester of Odell; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by three brothers.

Memorials may be made to Vernon Boys & Girls Club.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.



ARNIE MAE POLK

Arnie Mae Polk, 90, of Quanah, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Quanah. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, in Quanah Memorial Park with Bro. Billy Johnson of Joplin, Mo., officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.

She was born Jan. 23, 1922, in Maul, Texas, a daughter of the late Howard and Minnie (Scott) Jackson. A longtime resident of Quanah, she was a former employee of Quanah Nursing Home.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Carter.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Polk of Knox City; a daughter, Gloria Gains of Quanah; a son, Steve Polk of Dallas; nine grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at the funeral home at 8 a.m. Friday until service time.



JOSEPHINE TURNBOUGH THOMAS

KELLER -- Josephine Turnbough Thomas passed away July 31, 2012 in Keller.

Funeral service: 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, Martin's Funeral Home Chapel, Granbury, TX. Visitation: 4 - 6 p.m. Thursday, August 2, 2012 at the funeral home. Interment: DFW National Cemetery, Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 10 a.m.

Mrs. Thomas was born to Franklin and Velma Turnbough on January 2, 1927 in Quanah, Texas. On June 12, 1948 she married John E. Thomas. John left this earth on January 1, 2011. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Maxine Hays. She attended Abilene Christian College, was a retired school teacher and lived in Odessa, Big Spring, Andrews, Granbury and Keller.

The family requests donations be made to Foundation of Bellevue Ecuador Children’s Home, 1212 104th Ave. S.E., Bellevue, WA 98004

Survivors: Daughters, Karen Samuel and Tammy Thomas; granddaughter, Kristi Copeman and husband Jason; grandson, B.J. Cauley; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.




LEON MARINES JR.

Leon Marines Jr., 54, died Monday, July 30, 2012, in Wichita Falls. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Trinity Baptist Church in Quanah.

He was born Nov. 28, 1957, in El Campo, a son of Leon Marines Sr. and Rubita (Martinez) Marines. He married Rose Palmer on Feb. 18, 2012, in Wichita Falls.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and by a granddaughter, Ashlynn Rylee Marines.

Survivors include his wife; six children, Kasey Tanguma, Lynn Martinez, Erik Marines, Jeramy Marines, Roy Roberston and Alton Killian; two sisters, Adelle Foster and Sandra Martinez; a brother, Johnny Marines Sr.; and four grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Falls Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Wichita Falls.



EARL EDWARD ABERNATHY

Earl Edward Abernathy passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012 at the age of 82 years old. Earl was born October 27, 1929 in Altus, Oklahoma to Clarence and Violet Hensley Abernathy. Earl grew up on the family farm and ranch in Jackson County where he first developed his love for agriculture. Earl attended school in Altus, Oklahoma. Several years after graduating from Altus High School he met and later married Sweet Pea Drake in August of 1950 in Quanah, Texas. Earl and Sweet Pea made their home east of Altus and to this union three children were born.

Earl was a longtime farmer and rancher in Jackson County. For many years he worked alongside his wife and children on the family’s cattle and wheat operation. Earl had a great respect for the land and a true desire for raising wheat and Angus cattle. Earl was involved in many other aspects of agriculture including his many years of service with the Oklahoma Wheat Commission. Earl was a charter member of the wheat commission. In the 1970’s, a representative of the wheat commission, Earl had the opportunity to host and entertain many delegations of wheat producers from other countries including Japan and Korea. Earl served as a past President of the Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association and also was also honored by the two organizations by receiving the “Staff of Life Award” and the “Mr. Wheat Award.”

Earl was involved in the cattle industry as a notable Angus cattle producer in the state of Oklahoma. His devotion for raising cattle and to the Angus cattle breed led him to be involved in many organizations related to cattle production. In past years he severed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Angus Association. He also received the honor as being named “Mr. Angus” by the organization and was also inducted into to the Oklahoma Angus Breeder Hall of Fame. He was also a member of the Oklahoma and the National Cattlemen Associations, and the Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association.

Earl was involved with Western Oklahoma State College in Altus where he served on the Board of Regents for 25 years. He was instrumental in helping to establish the college’s Agriculture Program. He served as a co-founder of the WOSC Aggie Club and was also a co-founder of the college’s Rodeo Club and served as chairman of the WOSC Agriculture Advisory Committee. Earl had a strong desire to insure that the college was able develop a successful agriculture program and devoted many efforts to this cause. In 2011 Earl was honored by the agriculture department by being the first ever recipient of the “Pioneer in Agriculture” award.

Earl and his wife Sweet Pea were devoted Democrats. Over the years He was involved in many causes related to the Democratic Party on both the State and County levels. He served on the executive committee of the State Democratic Party. He was a State Delegate at the National Democratic Conventions in 1992 and in 1996.

Earl enjoyed spending time with his family. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren and, aside from farming and ranching, Earl enjoyed supporting the local Ag Youth in Jackson County and especially enjoyed watching livestock shows.

Earl is survived by his three children, Don Abernathy and wife Gayle of Altus, Marita Lane and husband, Dr. Kevin Lane of Quanah, TX. and Tommy Abernathy and wife Kristy of Altus; nine grandchildren, Ashley Abernathy, Braddock Abernathy, Abby Abernathy, Dr. Lance Lane and wife Dr. Lauren Lane, Dr. Grant Lane, Alex Lane, Lindsey Dorton and husband Kyle, Lori Miller and husband Boone, and Reed Abernathy; and one great grandson, Kamden Dorton.

He was preceded in death by his wife Sweet Pea on January 1, 2012.

Services will be held Thursday, August 2, at 10:00 a.m. at the Lowell-Tims Chapel. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Wednesday August 1, from 6:30 to 7:30 at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home in Altus with Dr. Jeff Moore officiating. Interment will follow at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

On line tributes may be made to the family at www.lowell-tims.com.




ADA PRESTON

Ada Preston, 91, of Quanah, died Monday, July 30, 2012, in Quanah. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, in First United Methodist Church of Quanah with the Rev. Chris Holland, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born July 2, 1921, in Perrin, a daughter of the late Robert L. and Myrtle Elizabeth (Woods) Smith. A longtime resident of Quanah, she was a graduate of Quanah High School and attended Hardin-Simmons University and Wesleyan College. She and Wayne Douglas Preston were married on Feb. 5, 1943, in Quanah. He preceded her in death on June 22, 1997. Preston taught piano and voice and was chairwoman of the National Guild for Piano Teachers in the Quanah area. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the 1904 Study Club.

Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Kay Pittman of Vernon and Vicki Dossett of Athens; a son, Cyd B. Preston of Waco; a sister, Peggy Newman of Quanah; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Hardeman County Memorial Hospital, 402 Mercer Street, Quanah, Texas 79252.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


 

STANLEY BOYCE BUTTS

Stanley Boyce Butts I, 68, of Quanah, died Monday, July 30, 2012, in Quanah. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, in Quanah First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Fox of Vernon officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Quanah Memorial Park with arrangements under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born April 11, 1944, in Wheeler, a son of the late Robert Lincoln and Una Gladys (Wall) Butts. A longtime resident of Quanah, Butts was a graduate of Quanah High School. He and Ruthie Doyal were married on Aug. 4, 1967, in Vernon. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1989 and retired as a sergeant first class. He attended First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, of Quanah; two daughters, Becci Ritchie and Jessica Honea, both of Quanah; a son, Stanley Butts II of Quanah; a sister, Sharon Draper of Chillicothe; and five grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at the funeral home.



MAURICE HINES (SHORTY) NARON

Maurice Hines “Shorty” Naron, 86, of Quanah, died Thursday, July 26, 2012, in Quanah. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 27, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Naron of Rye, Colo., officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born Dec. 17, 1925, in Foard County, a son of the late Guy and Florence (Simmons) Naron. A longtime resident of Foard and Hardeman Counties, he attended Crowell schools. Naron was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He and Melba Davis were married Feb. 14, 1947, in Vernon. He was a retired farmer and a retired employee of Lake Pauline Power Plant. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Survivors include his wife, of Quanah; a sister, Pauline Pierce of Hallsville; and a brother, Bill Naron of Burkburnett.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Wichita Falls.



WILLIAM J. (BILL) BROWDER

Former Quanah resident William J. (Bill) Browder, 83, of Cisco, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in Abilene. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at First Baptist Church in Quanah with the Rev. Joseph Jones, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Eldorado Cemetery at Eldorado, Okla., under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.

He was born July 28, 1928, in Harmon County, Okla., a son of the late Benjamin Carroll and Ethel (Overall) Browder. He was raised in Southwest Oklahoma and attended Lincoln School in Harmon County. He and Deedie Griffith were married on Dec. 17, 1949, in Eldorado, Okla. A longtime resident of Quanah, Browder was a member of First Baptist Church and a retired machine operator for Georgia-Pacific gypsum mill.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gail Lynn Browder, in 1973; and by three sisters and seven brothers.

Survivors include his wife, of Cisco; a son, Rick Browder of Cisco; a brother, Lewis Browder of Manhattan, Kan.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to the Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, or the Kidney Foundation.



IDA LaVERNE MORTON

Ida LaVerne Morton, 76, of Quanah, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, in Dallas. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at First Baptist Church in Quanah with the Rev. Joseph Jones, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Arrangements are with Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.

She was born March 18, 1936, in Quanah, a daughter of the late Frank E. and Erma Ioda (Cransford) Templeton. She and Don Richard Morton were married on Oct. 10, 1950, in Vernon. She was raised in Quanah and was a retired employee of DeLong Sportswear, having worked there for 30 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Bob Morton, in 1957; a granddaughter, Amy Elizabeth, in 1971; a great-granddaughter, Jordon Hall; and a brother, Floyd Templeton.

Survivors include her husband, of Quanah; three daughters, Cheryl Ann Rogers and Dortha Joann Green, both of Quanah, and Susan Diane Butler of Childress; three sons, Stevie Don Morton and Dwane Richard Morton, both of Quanah, and Ricky Lynn Morton of Wellington; three brothers, Ronald Templeton of Grand Prairie, Keith Templeton of Dumas and Lewis Templeton of Vernon; 18 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be Saturday at 2 p.m. until service time in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church.

The family suggests memorials to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 681, Quanah, Texas 79252.



MICHAEL ANTHONY HUSLEY

Michael Anthony Husley, 10, of Chillicothe, died Friday, July 20, 2012, in Chillicothe. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, July 26, at Chillicothe First Baptist Church with the Rev. Troy Strickland officiating. Interment will follow in Big Valley Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.

Michael was born May 30, 2002, in Wichita Falls, a son of Brad and Vicky Walser Husley. He had lived all of his life in Chillicothe, where he had just completed the fourth grade. He loved to hunt and fish and play video games. He loved the outdoors and loved and protected his twin sister. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Chillicothe.

Survivors include his parents, of Chillicothe; two brothers, Jonathan Husley and Nate Husley, both of Chillicothe; two sisters, twin Michealla Husley and Natallie Husley, both of Chillicothe; paternal grandmother, Sofe Husley of Wiggins, Miss.; maternal grandparents, Sam and Linda Walser of Chillicothe and Bobby and Linda Niebel of Indiana; paternal great-grandparents, Bill and Mary Joyce Moore of D'Iberville, Miss.; maternal great-grandmother, Marlene Hunt of Cloverdale, Ind.; and maternal great-grandfather, Jim McHugh of Chillicothe.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Edward Husley.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Sullivan Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Husley, Mathew Walser, Thomas Walser, Jack Uys, Brian Reagan and Dusty Hamby.

A fund has been set up at Chillicothe First National Bank for memorials in lieu of flowers.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.




MARGARET BELLAMY JONES

Margaret Bellamy Jones, 88, of Meridian, Idaho, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Chapel of the Chimes.

She was born Feb. 7, 1924, in Medicine Mound, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.T. Bellamy and the granddaughter of W.H. Bellamy, one of the founders of the town. Her other grandfather, S.Z. Bailey, was a later pioneer of the area. She attended North Texas State University, and during World War II taught school for three years in her hometown. In 1942, she married J. Paul Jones, a first-year teacher there, and they were married for over 70 years. When he entered the war, she began work at Hardeman County Memorial Hospital as assistant to the business manager. In Quanah, she was a member of the B&PW Club and the Order of the Eastern Star and the bridge and square dance clubs. In 1952, the couple moved to Abilene, where she was employed by WTU for 12 years. In 1964, they moved to Wichita Falls, where they lived for 44 years. There she was active in the Church of the Good Shepherd Daughters of the King and sang in the church choir for over 40 years. They enjoyed traveling until she suffered a stroke in 1984 and thereafter became an avid TV fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, and Texas Rangers. They moved to Boise, Idaho in 2008 to be near their only child, Melissa Jones Cough.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Bellamy Caldwell, in 2001.



ELIZABETH CORNWALL

Elizabeth Marie (Messer) Cornwall, 50, of Swink, Okla., died Sunday, July 8, 2012, in Choctaw Memorial Hospital in Hugo, Okla.

Graveside services are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, in Valliant Cemetery at Valliant, Okla., with Melvin Holleman officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Miller & Miller Funeral Home of Valliant.

She was born July 28, 1961, in Hereford, a daughter of Cecil Ray Messer and Ellen Jillene (Stacey) Messer. She married Jack Cornwall on July 22, 2008, in Texarkana, Ark., and had resided in the Swink Community the past four years. She enjoyed fishing, swimming at night, helping others, and driving a truck.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband, of Swink; two sons, James Neal of Amarillo and Matthew Neal of Krebbs, Okla.; a sister, Jeanie McClain of Quanah; and three grandchildren.



GLYNDOL WILSON (GLENN) DUNN

GRANBURY --
Glyndol Wilson (Glenn) Dunn, 87, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012, in Granbury. Funeral: 3:00 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at Granbury First Baptist Church. Burial: 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Quanah Memorial Park in Quanah, Texas. Visitation: 1:00 p.m. until service time Monday at First Baptist Church.

Mr. Dunn was born Oct. 16, 1924, in Quanah, Texas, to Clarence E. and Nova Anna Wilson Dunn. He married Mae Yarborough, Aug. 28, 1944, in Quanah. He was a member of Granbury First Baptist Church. Mr. Dunn was inducted into the U.S. Navy on Feb. 26, 1943, in Quanah. He did his basic training in San Diego, Calif. From there he was transfered to Norman, Okla., Jacksonville, Fla., Patuxent River, Md. and was separated from the service in Nashville, Tenn. After the service he worked for the Chevrolet Dealership in Quanah from 1946-1957. He worked as the Service Manager at the Chevrolet Dealership in Colorado City from 1957-1978. He then taught Automotive Technology at the Colorado City, Texas high school from 1978-1989 until he retired. Mr. Dunn was past president of the Mitchell County Appraisal Board and a former member of the Lions Club. He loved to fish, read books, and work in his garden. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Doyle Dunn and Harold Dunn.

Survivors: Wife, Mae Dunn of Granbury; daughter, Mary Glenda Moran and husband, Jerry, of Granbury; son, David Dunn and wife, Rachel of Arlington; grandchildren and spouses, Jeremy and Janice Moran of Fort Worth, Joy Moran of Granbury, Teri Sowder of Dallas, Chris Dunn and fiancée, Tanilia, of Dallas, Daniel and Elaine Dunn of Austin, Gary Spicer of Waco, Kevin Spicer of Waco, Jason Spicer of Arlington, Kyle Kettrey of Bedford, Ted and Kelly Brewer of Fort Worth; two great-grandchildren, Landon Kettrey of Granbury, Evalyne Dunn of Calgary, Canada; brother, Royce Dunn and his wife, Gussie, of Manderville, La.; sister, Beatrice Dhooge and husband, Jerry, of LaGrange, Texas.

Wiley Funeral Home

Granbury, 817-573-3000


JOE MADISON GLOVER

Joe Madison Glover, 80, of Crowell, died Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Wichita Falls. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, in Crowell First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ken Rowland of Crowell officiating, assisted by the Rev. Damon Stalvey, pastor of the church, assisting. Burial will be in Crowell Cemetery under the direction of Womack-Manard Funeral Home of Crowell.

Glover was born June 16, 1932, in Foard City, a son of the late Lawrence Powell and Bennie Reid Meason Glover. A lifelong resident of Foard County, he was a graduate of Crowell High School. He and Sandra Thompson were married on Dec. 28, 1956, in Crowell. Glover served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Crowell VFW. He was a retired local manager for West Texas Utilities and a retired bus driver for the Crowell Independent School District. He was a gardener and a rancher. A member of First United Methodist Church of Crowell, he was a member of the Methodist Men’s Sunday School Class.

Survivors include his wife, of Crowell; two daughters, Jana Brandon of Goodlett and Rita Tamplen of Crowell; a brother, L.M. (Son) Glover; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 786, Crowell, Texas 79227; Hospice of Wichita Falls, Inc., P.O. Box 4804, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308; and Crowell Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 613, Crowell, Texas 79227.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 2, at Womack-Manard Funeral Home in Crowell.



RONDALL RAY McCAIN

 Rondall Ray McCain, 79, of Quanah, died Friday, June 22, 2012, in Wichita Falls. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, June 25, at Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, pastor of Goodlett Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

McCain was born May 1, 1933, in Carnegie, Okla., a son of the late Roy Hamilton and Dora Ray Southworth McCain. He was a graduate of Quanah High School and a retired warehouse superintendent for Georgia-Pacific gypsum mill. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Billie June Klapper, and former wife, Sammy Merritt McCain, in 2002.

Survivors include two daughters, Amanda Harshman of Corinth and Cindy Springs of Fort Worth; a brother, R.H. McCain of Minden, Nev.; and a grandson.



MARY "JO" BATES

Mary “Jo” Bates, 88, of Quanah, died Thursday, June 21, 2012, in Quanah. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, in Quanah Memorial Park with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead, pastor of First Christian Church in Quanah, officiating. Burial is under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born in Wichita, Kan., a daughter of the late Wiley Geo. “Bill” and Mary Dorothy Quigley Daniels. She and Thomas Victor “Vic” Bates, were married Sept. 27, 1941, in Altus, Okla. He preceded her in death on Feb. 29, 1996. She was a homemaker, a retired bank teller, and a member of First Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Clements in 2004 and Barbara Mackoy in 2008.

Survivors include a daughter, Vicki J. Holt of Quanah; a son, Thomas V. Bates Jr. of Quanah; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to First Christian Church, P.O. Box 356, Quanah, Texas 79252, or to the American Cancer Society.

Born March 4, 1931 Hardeman County

Died June 17, 2012 Dallas County

Memorial Service was held Saturday, June 23, at First Baptist Church in Quanah, with the Rev. Joseph Jones, pastor, officiating. Visitation followed the service in the fellowship hall.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Inez Tinker; an infant son, Steven Todd Tinker; two brothers, Milton and Valton Tinker; and one sister Audine Pennington.

He is survived by his wife Patsy Barnes Tinker of Wylie, TX; a son, Richard Tinker of Quanah; a daughter, Sue Harris of Wylie, TX; grandchildren Suzanna Jensen of Sacshe, TX, Patricia Sims of Wylie, TX, Richard Tinker Jr. of Abilene, TX, Amanda Mann of Vidor, TX, and Corey Mills of Colorado Springs, CO; and eleven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Evelyn Dorsett of Abilene, TX, Virginia Williams of Bashor, KS; and one sister-in-law, Eloise Tinker of Marietta, GA.




JERRY KEITH EDMONDSON SR.

Jerry Keith Edmondson Sr., 48, of Quanah, died Monday, June 11, 2012, in Wichita Falls. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 15, in Quanah First Baptist Church with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, pastor of Goodlett Baptist Church, officiating, assisted by Justin Honea and Danlee Duncan. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

Edmondson was born Oct. 23, 1963, in San Diego, Calif., a son of Beatrice Louise Lamb and Herbert Woodrow Edmondson. A longtime resident of Quanah, he married Francis Gonzales in 1997. He was a former employee of Midwestern Mud and Renzenberger Transportation Service of Kansas. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, of Quanah; two daughters, Melissa Eason and Paula Reese, both of Quanah; five sons, Justin Edmondson of Childress, Jerry Edmondson Jr. of San Antonio, and David Edmondson, Keith Allen Edmondson and Noah Edmondson, all of Quanah; two sisters, Joyce Keller of Bridgeport and Judy Simmons of Burleson; a brother, Chuck Osborne of Gilmer; and nine grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the funeral home.



CHARLES LEE ANDERS

Charles Lee Anders, 71, of Quanah, died Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Quanah. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14, in First Assembly of God Church in Quanah with the Rev. Walter Haynie of Nocona officiating, assisted by the Rev. Eric Brooks, pastor. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born May 15, 1941, in Winnsboro, a son of the late Garland and Alice Irene Medders Anders. He and Melvena Estill were married on Dec. 31, 1964, in Dallas. Anders was a longtime resident of Quanah and a former employee of Ed Bell Construction and Amarillo Road Company. He was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Baptist Church in Nocona.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Jean Anders, and four brothers, Jerry, Garland, Johnny and F.O. Anders.

Survivors include his wife, Vena Anders of Quanah; a daughter, Vickie Anders of Quanah; two sons, Wesley Anders of Choteau, Mont., and Danny Anders of Holliday; three sisters, Edith Sunday of Bastrop, Inez Tarrant of Sulphur Springs, and Dollie Sunday of Quanah; a brother, David Anders of Burkburnett; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at the funeral home.



CHARLES HALE

Charles Hale, 85, of Quanah, died Thursday, June 7, 2012, in Childress. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9, in the North Groesbeck Church of Christ with Johnny Horton and Mike Hale officiating. Burial will be in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

Hale was born May 7, 1926, in Quanah, a son of Jesse and Myrtle Turnbough. He married Jo Ann Link on Dec. 18, 1951, in Quanah. He was a farmer, active in the National Rifle Association, and served in the U.S. Army in World War II.

Survivors include his wife, of Quanah; a son, Mike Hale of Quanah; a daughter, Mary Williams of Midlothian; and three grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.



MARGARET McDOW

Former Quanah resident Margaret Ottowesia Anderson McDow has died in DeSoto, where she was living with a daughter.

A wake will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, May 18, at Macedonia Baptist Church in Quanah.

She was born in Cameron, Texas, a daughter of the late Bose and Emma Anderson. She was a graduate of O.J. Thomas High School in Cameron and Paul Quinn College in Waco. She taught both elementary and adult classes. She and Henry McDow were wed in 1936 and they moved to Quanah in 1942. They had seven children, and he preceded her in death. She was an active member of McKinney Chapel CME in Quanah until moving to Tyler in 2004 to live with her second oldest son, where she attended Carter Temple CME. After his death in 2005, she moved to DeSoto to live with her daughter and joined Kirkwood Temple CME, where she remained a faithful member until her death.

McDow was a faithful member of the Northwest Texas Conference. She was the first missionary president of presidents of the conference and served as annual conference missionary president of the conference for 11 years. She continued to serve McKinney Chapel CME as chairman of the annual conference presidents and as member-at-large of the general board of the CME Church. She was a stewardess at McKinney Chapel CME for a number of years. She was a member of Cancer Board Homemaking Club, Key 63 officer of Northside Garden Club, and Citywide Religious Committee. She was also recognized by the Quanah Chamber of Commerce for exceptional support of Quanah. McDow joined the Heroines of Jericho in 1950, working her way through the ranks and holding various positions, never missing a Grand Session from 1954 until 2011. She retired as The Grand Most Ancient Matron, Grand High Court Heroines of Jericho.

She was preceded in death by two sons, H. Clyde McDow and Paul McDow.

Survivors include a daughter, E. Faye Durham of Lancaster; four sons, Arthur McDow, Willie McDow, Samuel McDow Sr., and Lee McDow of Dallas; a brother, Willie Anderson of Tyler; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.


RICARDO FUENTES

Ricardo Fuentes, 48, of Post died Thursday, May 17, 2012, in Euless. A mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Post, with interment following in Terrace Cemetery. Officiating was Fr. Hugh Thekkell. Arrangements were under the direction of Hudman Funeral Home of Post.

Fuentes was born Jan. 27, 1964, in Post.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Victoria M. Perez; a brother, Alexander Fuentes; two sisters, Geneva Florez and Julia Ramos; and a daughter, Kellie Dawn Fuentes.

Survivors include two children, Alec Fuentes and Candice Fuentes, both of Tyler; three sisters, Mary Collazo of Garden City, Kan., Rosie Gomez of Quanah, and Angelita Trejo of Fort Worth; and two grandchildren.



DAVID PAUL STOVALL

David Paul Stovall, 57, of Lubbock, died Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Lubbock. A celebration of life memorial service will be held at a later date.

Stovall was born in Lubbock on Aug. 16, 1954, a son of Dorothy and Floyd Stovall.

He is survived by his children, Jay Stovall of Lubbock, Meagan Stovall of Vernon, Keali Stovall of Lubbock and Jeremy Stovall of Chillicothe; three brothers, Marc Stovall of Coleman, Clark Penn of Longview and Jay Penn of Lubbock; and five grandchildren.


ELIZABETH CORLEY

Elizabeth Corley, 85, of Vernon, died Friday, May 11, 2012, in Vernon. Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday in Smith Chapel with the Rev. John Spangler, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Quanah, officiating. Burial followed in Goodlett Cemetery, with arrangements under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born at Goodlett on July 2, 1926, a daughter of the late Berry and Rosa Lee (Pevehouse) Leonard. She and William Clarence Gilbert were married on June 13, 1942, in Quanah. He preceded her in death in 2011. A longtime resident of Goodlett and Quanah, she moved to Vernon in 1994. Corley was a retired aide at the Chillicothe Nursing Home, working for more than 20 years in all different departments. She was a homemaker and loved to make handmade quilts. She attended the Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Don Gilbert; three grandchildren, Jerimiah Crouch, Richard Wayne Gilbert and Bradley Gilbert; and six sisters.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Bivins of Vernon; five sons, Billy Wayne Gilbert of Eufaula, Okla., James Gilbert of Baird, Pee Wee Gilbert of Quanah; and Larry Gilbert and Mitchell Gilbert, both of Rusk; a sister, Louise Shelton of Dallas; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Outreach Health Services of Vernon.

JACK ROBERT ATTAWAY

Former Quanah resident Jack Robert Attaway, 83, died Thursday, May 10, 2012, at his home in DeCordova. A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at Wiley Funeral Home.

He was born July 22, 1928, in Lela, a son of Haskell and Lois Attaway. He married his high school sweetheart, JoAnn Wood, on June 18, 1948, in Vernon. Attaway owned and operated Attaway Ford dealership in Quanah for many years. He was an active member of the community, participating in many civic clubs and organizations. He was a member of the Santa Rosa Palomino Club in Vernon and was a 32nd Degree Mason. After moving to Granbury in 1985, he was general manager of Hooks Ford/Lincoln. The Attaways moved to DeCordova in 1985, where he enjoyed golf and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by a brother, Joe Dale Attaway.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Andy Attaway; a daughter, Julie Canon; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.



LULA MAE ROSS

Lula Mae Ross, 91, of Quanah, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at her home. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at Quanah First Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Tittle of Grundy, Va., officiating, assisted by the Rev. Joseph Jones, pastor. Burial will be in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Feb. 17, 1921, in Jacksboro, a daughter of the late W.H. and Minnie Newton Craig Graves. She married Leonard Edward (Lefty) Ross on June 8, 1940, in Waurika, Okla. He preceded her in death on May 30, 1988. She had been a resident of Quanah since 1950. Ross was a member of First Baptist Church in Quanah, where she taught Sunday school and was involved in church activities. She was a homemaker and a member of the Quanah Eastern Star and the Quanah Study Club.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria Walker, in 2000, and by a great-grandson, Mason Ridenour, in 2009.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Tittle of Daingerfield; two sons, Richard Ross of Quanah and Terry Ross of Killeen; a sister, Hazel Leatherwood of Jacksboro; nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 11, at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Wichita Falls, Inc., or the American Cancer Society.



JOHN LEE WOMACK

CANYON—John Lee Womack, 80, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in Canyon, Texas.

Celebration of life services will be at 4:00 P.M. Friday, May 4, 2012 at the University Church of Christ with David Lough, Minister, and Bob Shepard, Elder, officiating. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M. on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Brooks Chapel.

Interment will be private, with arrangements by Brooks Funeral Directors.

Born in Shamrock, Texas, on October 13, 1931, John was the only child of Corrie Elizabeth Rankin Womack and Richard Dewey Womack. He attended Quanah schools and graduated from Quanah High in 1949. He attended Arlington State College and graduated from Texas Tech University in 1953 with a degree in Animal Science and a commission in the United States Air Force. He became a pilot and flew the C124 transport plane during his active years in the Air Force. John became an Account Executive for Merril Lynch in 1962 in Amarillo. He was named a Vice-President of the company in 1974 in recognition of outstanding service and performance. He became one of the company’s top producers. John met and married the love of his life, Carol McClelland Gallemore, in July of 1970. They blended their five wonderful children to love and enjoy the rest of their lives. John took an active part in the University Church of Christ with a special interest in and support of the church’s mission efforts in Bhimavaram, India. He and Carol loved the Indian brethren and leaders of the church in that region. John will be very missed by his large, loving family and many wonderful friends.

Survivors include his wife, Carol, of the home; children, Jamey Gallemore and wife, Mary Beth, of Plano, TX, LeeAnn Fatale and husband, Matt of Providence, RI, Leslie Carlile of Canyon, Michele Tiller and husband, Clarence of Rock Springs, WY, and Paul Womack and wife, Delana of Gulf Breeze, FL; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Please sign the online guest registry at www.brooksfuneral.com.



LOWERY L. TIDMORE

Lowery L. Tidmore, 87, of Quanah, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, in Amarillo. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the Quanah Church of Christ with Larry DeLong, minister, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born Dec. 24, 1924, in Chillicothe, a son of the late John D. and Annie (Morrow) Tidmore. He and Bobby Jeane Sutton were married on Dec. 14, 1946, in Killeen. Tidmore was a veteran of World War II and a retired employee of the Quanah, Acme & Pacific Railroad. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheila Roseann Tidmore, on Dec. 12, 2010; and by a granddaughter, Erin Tidmore.

Survivors include his wife of Amarillo; two sons, Kenneth Tidmore of Nara Visa, N.M., and Bruce Tidmore of Amarillo; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.



J.E. QUISENBERRY, JR.

ROBERT LEE – J.E. Quisenberry, Jr. went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at the funeral home with the family present from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 27, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Robert Lee with Reverend Danny White officiating. Burial will follow in Robert Lee Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Edwin Quisenberry, Russell Gene Quisenberry, John Houston Ferry, Eric Joseph Webb, Brent Anthony Bauerlein, and Roy Glenn Quisenberry. Services are under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.

J.E. was born on September 3, 1924 in Goodlett, Texas to Jesse Edward Quisenberry and Audrey Marie Castle Quisenberry. He married Imogene Oberta Mayo on November 11, 1942 and they were married for 55 wonderful years.

J.E. joined the United States Air Force on July 5, 1943 and served his country as a B-17 Gunner and Staff Sergeant. He left for overseas in June of 1944 where he was held as a P.O.W. of the Germans for ten months prior to liberation. J.E. was a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal.

After returning from serving his country, J.E. worked for the USDA-FSA office for 45 years. He was also self employed as owner and operator of Quisenberry Beefmasters and Quisenberry Green House.

J.E. was a member of the First Baptist Church of Robert Lee, the Ex-P.O.W. Organization, the American Legion, and Beefmaster Breeders United.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents; his wife; his daughter, Bonnie Kaye Walker; his brothers, Clebert Quisenberry, Walter Quisenberry, and Bobby Quisenberry.

J.E. is survived by his son, Jerry Edwin Quisenberry and wife Diane of Ballinger; his daughter, Pamela June Bauerlein of Wimberley; and son-in-law, Byron Bauerlein of Ballinger; seven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation or the American Heart Association.



LUTHER LOUIS (LUKE) MEIER

Luther Louis (Luke) Meier, 81, of Haskell, died Friday, April 20, 2012, in an Abilene hospital. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 23, in Sweethome Baptist C hurch in Rule with the Rev. Tommy Ingle officiating. Burial followed in the Rule cemetery under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes of Haskell.

He was born Sept. 24, 1930, in Jones County, a son of Otto William and Vela Bell (Simmons) Meier. He attended school in Sagerton until the eighth grade, then quit school to help his father on the farm. Meier was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951 and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan as a supply truck driver, before being honorably discharged in 1952 to help his ailing father in the fields. He and Mary Frances Turner were married on July 24, 1954, in Knox City. They made their home in the Old Glory community, where he farmed and ranched and later pumped oil wells. He was a member of Sweethome Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.

He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 50 years; his parents; and a sister, Eunice Koehler.

Survivors include two daughters, Lynette Tribbey of Haskell and Melissa Robertson of Quanah; a sister, Beunice Vahlenkamp of Stamford; a brother, Allen Meier of Rule; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312 or to Sweethome Baptist Church in Rule.


CHARLES W. GOVE

Charles W. (Chuck) Gove Sr., 74, of Quanah, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012, in Quanah. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, in Quanah Memorial Park with Pastor Sam Doby officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born Sept. 3, 1937, in Lamesa, a son of the late Glenn Harvey and Ida (Main) Gove. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a longtime resident of Quanah and former resident of Lamesa. He and Mary A. Gove were married on Oct. 21, 1986, in Quanah. Gove was employed as a truck driver for various truck companies and served as assistant fire chief for the Bayou Cane Volunteer Fire Department in Houma, La.

Survivors include his wife, of Quanah; three daughters, Karin Hulzberg of Metairie, La., Ninita Scott of Denham Springs, La., and Kelly Pigg of Quanah; three sons, Kenneth Gove of New Iberia, La., Charles W. Gove Jr. of Montegut, La., and Mike Brachwitz of Harrold; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


QUINTON BARKER ROGERS

Quinton Barker Rogers, 73, of Coleman, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at his residence. Graveside services with military honors were held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 20, in Coleman City Cemetery Pavilion with Mason Lee officiating. Burial followed in Coleman City Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

He was born Dec. 2, 1938, at Medicine Mounds, a son of William Clark Rogers and Vernie Avo Barker Rogers. He grew up in Medicine Mounds, a third generation resident of the town, and was a 1957 graduate of Quanah High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served in Africa, England, and Germany. While stationed in Ozona, he met and married his wife of 47 years, Alice McKee. They were married Nov. 28, 1964 in Ozona. They moved to Coleman in 1972, where Rogers worked as a heavy equipment mechanic for Herb McKee for many years. He retired in 1998 after working for Brown & Root as a mechanic, equipment superintendent, and project superintendent, beginning with the company during the construction of the O.H. Ivie Reservoir and working on various job sites including California, Nevada, Fort Worth, Panama, Arkansas, and North Carolina. He spent his retirement years working in his garden, raising goats, and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, of Coleman; a son, David Rogers of Wagoner, Okla.; a daughter, Kim Castleberry of Ballinger; a brother, Dub Rogers of Quanah; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Vernie Mae Noll, and a brother, Bill Rogers.

Pallbearers were Hoot Hearn, Junior Hearn, Rick McKee, Randy McKee, Gary Rogers and Gary Castleberry. Honorary pallbearers were Stacy McKee and Steve Peterson.

Memorials may be made to Hendrick Hospice Care, 1682 Hickory, Abilene, Texas 79601.




WILLIAM HUGH DANIEL

William Hugh Daniel, 54, of Amarillo, died Friday, April 20, 2012, in Amarillo. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in First Baptist Church of Quanah with the Rev. John Spangler, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church of Quanah, officiating, and the Rev. Joseph Jones, pastor, assisting. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born April 15, 1958, in Quanah, a son of the late William Henry and Mary Cleo (Scates) Daniel. He was a longtime resident of Amarillo and a former resident of Quanah. He was formerly employed by Street Simmons for 20 years and was a self-employed heavy equipment mechanic and former employee of Amarillo Caterpillar. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Shoemake, in 2004.

Survivors include a brother, Gary Daniel of Electra.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.



GORDON KEITH HAYNES

Gordon Keith Haynes, 76, of Vernon, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in Vernon. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at Western Trail Cowboy Church with the Rev. David Fox and the Rev. Harry Thrasher officiating. Interment will be in Chillicothe Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.

He was born Oct. 17, 1935, in Farmers Valley, a son of the late John Solon Haynes and the late Ruth Dobson Haynes. He married Laura Jane Thomas on March 3, 1956, in Waurika, Okla. He had lived in Vernon and Wilbarger County all his life. Haynes was a member of Custom Harvesting Association, was one of the first members of the First State Bank Board of Directors, and was a member of Western Trail Cowboy Church. He was owner and operator of Gordon Haynes Industries, retiring in 2004.

Survivors include his wife, of Vernon; two sons, Gary Wayne Haynes of Chillicothe and David Byron Haynes of Vernon; two brothers, Charles Haynes of Chillicothe and Larry Haynes of Southlake; a sister, Carol Thrasher of Salado; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Ford, Stan Meeks, Geoff Byers, David Querner, Tra Cardwell and Lynn Tyra.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Sullivan Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls or to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.



BETTY JO MORRIS

Betty Jo Morris, 81, of Quanah, died Sunday, April 15, 2012, in El Reno, Okla. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 19, in Quanah First Baptist Church with the Rev. John Spangler, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church of Quanah, officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Oct. 26, 1930 at Tolbert, a daughter of Philip and Hettie (Wilson) Quisenberry. She and Bufford Morris were married March 21, 1947, in Tolbert. He preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 1999. A longtime resident of Quanah, she was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a son, Emmitt Dwayne Morris, on March 14, 1997, and by a son-in-law, Ronnie Roberson, in 2006.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary Roberson of El Reno, Okla., Betty Jane Mobley and Peggy Colbert, both of Quanah; a son, Tommy Morris of Vian, Okla.; two sisters, Jerie Lam of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Dorothy Gillespie of McKinney; a brother, Eddy Quisenberry of Vernon; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials be given to Russell Murry Hospice, 201 Bickford, El Reno, Okla. 73036.



DOROTHY NELL WATSON

Dorothy Nell Watson, 83, of Quanah, died Friday, April 13, 2012, in Lubbock. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, April 16, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joseph Jones, pastor of First Baptist Church in Quanah, officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral home of Quanah.

She was born May 18, 1928, a daughter of the late William Alexander Sr. and Lula Elizabeth (Conant) Mitchell. She was a 1944 graduate of Goodlett High School and a member of Goodlett Baptist Church. She and M.E. Watson Jr. were married on June 7, 1946, in Vernon. He preceded her in death on July 10, 2003. She and her husband owned and operated Watson Farms.

Survivors include a daughter, Melissa A. Anderson of Lubbock; a son, Stanley Watson of Quanah; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Family visitation was Sunday evening at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 681, Quanah, Texas 79252.



JACK DAUGHTRY

Former Quanah resident Jack Daughtry, 77, of Canadian, died Sunday, April 1, 2012, in Oklahoma City. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, April 5, in Lyon Park Recreational Center in Durham, Okla., with Matt Dillon officiating, assisted by Mike Flynn. Burial will follow in Eller Flat Prairie Dell Cemetery in Hemphill County under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Canadian.

Daughtry was born Sept. 2, 1934, in Quanah, a son of the late Horace L. and Alice (Newman) Daughtry. He was a 1952 graduate of Quanah High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He and Florence Bonds were married on Nov. 12, 1982. A Hemphill County farmer and rancher for many years, Daughtry was a member of the Cattlemen’s Association, American Quarter Horse Association, Laborers Local #393 in Marseilles, Ill., and the American Bucking Bull Association. He was also a member of the Durham Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Joyzelle McIntire Potts, on Oct. 3, 2010.

Survivors include his wife, of Canadian.

The family suggests memorials to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, Texas 79174.




JESSIE RAY BREMER

Jessie Ray Bremer, 90, of Vernon, died Friday, March 30, 2012, in Vernon. Graveside services will be at 12 noon on Wednesday, April 4, in Eastview Cemetery at Vernon with the Rev. Toby Castleberry officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home of Vernon.

She was born Sept. 21, 1921, in Boyd, a daughter of the late Benjamin Leroy Richardson and the late Bertha Phillips Richardson. She married Joe Hammonds in 1937, and he preceded her in death in 1973. She then married Eddie Bremer and he preceded her in death in 1990. She had lived in Vernon, Eldorado, Okla., and Quanah, moving to Vernon when she was eight years old. She retired from the Quanah Cap Factory and Vernon Manufacturing. She was a Baptist.

Survivors include a son, Gary David Hammonds of Grand Prairie; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Dale Hammonds, and by a daughter, Floy Gail Doughten.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.




SHERRY PRITCHARD

Sherry Ann Pritchard Trammell, 78, of Eldorado, Okla., died at her home on Monday, March 26, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the First Baptist Church in Eldorado with the Rev. Pete Wylie officiating. Burial will follow in Eldorado Cemetery under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home.

She was born Sept. 18, 1933, in Quanah, a daughter of J.D. and Alta (Ford) Pritchard. She attended Quanah High School and later attended the Business College in Ft. Worth. She and Roy Junior Trammell were married May 25, 1956 in Eldorado. She worked at the bank in Eldorado for 32 years before retiring in 1995. She was a substitute teacher at the Eldorado school system for several years. Trammell was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Eldorado, where she helped prepare church meals. She was also a member of the Eldorado Historical Society. She loved to bowl, garden, and fish at Red River, N.M.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Johnny Trammell; and three brothers, Jonnie Pritchard, Bobby Pritchard and Lonnie Pritchard.

Survivors include a son, Barney Trammell of Eldorado, Okla.; a daughter, Reba Wood of Silverton; two sisters, Joy Randolph and Sue Bagby, both of Quanah; a brother, Jerry Pritchard of Alvarado; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at Kincannon Funeral Home in Eldorado.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eldorado First Baptist Church.

Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.

BETTY SULLIVAN

Betty Sullivan, widow of David P. Sullivan of Quanah, died Oct. 20, 2011, in Dallas.

She was cremated and will be laid to rest next to her husband on Saturday, April 7, at Quanah Memorial Park cemetery. This will be a short graveside service with family only attending. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born July 25, 1925, in Delight, Ark., a daughter of Floyd and Ella Kizzia. She met her husband in 1955 at Southern Methodist University while working in the athletic dorm as a registered dietician. She and David Sullivan were married on May 16, 1957. Together they raised one daughter, Laura.

The family suggests memorial be given to Hardeman County Museum, P.O. Box 445, Quanah, Texas 79252.

JUANITA LEWIS HARRIS

Juanita Lewis Harris, age 92, of Vernon, TX, former Quanah resident, died Monday, March 26, 2012, in Vernon, TX.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in Quanah Memorial Park with Rev. Toby Castleberry, pastor of Vernon Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Quanah.

Mrs. Harris was born in Eldorado, Oklahoma on June 6, 1919. She and Lonnie Waters Harris were married on June 16, 1935 in Quanah. He preceded her in death on April 25, 1972. She was a Quanah resident all of her life and very active member of the First Christian Church, serving on church boards for 30 years. Mrs. Harris was an employee of M.E. Moses, Gibson's, Watkins Department Store and also worked for congregate meals in Quanah. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Quanah Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and a 30-year member of the Bonanza Belles.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

She is survived by one daughter, Janette McLennan, Vernon, TX; two grandchildren, Tony McLennan and wife Emily of Vernon, TX, and Tanner McLennan and wife Brenna of Vernon, TX; six great-grandchildren, Luke, Lydia, and Timothy McLennan, and Maddie, Amy and Maebree McLennan.

Family visitation will be from 6-7 Tuesday at the funeral home.

Family suggests memorials be given to Hospice of Wichita Falls, P.O. Box 4804, Wichita Falls, TX 76308 or the American Heart Association.


ROBERT CRAIG WARNER


Robert Craig Warner was born June 8, 1960 in Lubbock, Texas and departed this earthly life on March 24, 2012. Craig was a man of faith, salt of the earth, true Texan. He accomplished much in his life, but was most proud of his precious daughter, Page. An avid Red Raider, Craig received his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech in 1982 and graduated from UT School of Law in 1986. He began his law career in Dallas and was with the firm of Glast, Phillips & Murray, P.C. at the time of his death. He was highly regarded as an attorney with great integrity. Craig married Sherilyn Slaton on June 18, 1983.

Craig loved his ranches, the outdoors, tailgate parties, hunting, fishing and his dog, Sam, who was named after his hero, Sam Houston. His dry sense of humor was one of his most endearing traits. This incredibly humble man was above all a loving husband, caring father, loyal friend, and giver of sound advice. Craig appreciated every day God gave him and lived out Psalms 118:24, “This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” On the day the Lord called him home, Craig was doing what he loved, working on his ranch.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Coppell where he served on the building committee and as a dedicated volunteer at the Austin Street Shelter. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of Delta Sigma Pi. Craig is survived by wife, Sherry; daughter, Page; mother, Sara England; a special sister-in-law, Margaret Kelley; and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Services are under the direction of Restland Coppell Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Robert Craig Warner Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Texas Tech Foundation, P.O. Box 41081, Lubbock, TX 79409-1081.



IVA MAE BRADFORD GIBSON


Iva Mae Bradford Gibson, 87, of Quanah, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in Crowell. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Joseph Jones, pastor, officiating, and the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead, pastor of First Christian Church, assisting. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born July 14, 1924, in Foard County, a daughter of the late Jonathan and Mattie (Pierce) Bradford. A longtime resident of Hardeman County, she married Leroy E. Gibson on Dec. 20, 1942, in Crowell. He preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 1997. She was a retired bank teller for First National Bank and a member of First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Cavin.

Survivors include two sons, Ridley Gibson of Quanah and Dr. James Michael Gibson of Breckenridge, Colo.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 681, Quanah, Texas 79252, or the Quanah Senior Citizens, 1410 Shaw Street, Quanah, Texas 79252.




BENNIE D. DENHAM

Bennie D. Denham, 82, of Quanah, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, in Quanah. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Matthew Stidham, pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Clarendon, officiating. Burial will follow in Goodlett Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born Jan. 22, 1930, in Lazare, a son of the late Luther and Maggie (Kuykendall) Denham. He and Doris Thomas were married on July 10, 1948, in Quanah. He was a resident of Quanah for 54 years and spent many years working in the oilfield, the gin, and the Quanah schools. He loved to hunt, fish, visit, and watch TV westerns. He was an avid fan of baseball’s World Series and the Dallas Cowboys.

Survivors include his wife, of Quanah; a daughter, Sharon Bradford of Altus, Okla.; three sons, Dennis Denham, Alan Denham, and Barry Denham, all of Quanah; a sister, Nelda Hill of Harker Heights; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Hardeman County Home Health and Hospice, 210 Mercer Street, Quanah, Texas 79252.




LINDA JANE HARRIS SHELTON

Linda Jane Harris Shelton, 71, of Quanah, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at her home. Graveside services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in Wilbarger Memorial Park in Vernon with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead, pastor of First Christian Church of Quanah, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Aug. 28, 1940, in Crowell, a daughter of the late Jabus E. Harris and Dorothy Love Harris. She married Vernon Jasper Shelton on Aug. 23, 1972, in Quanah. A former resident of Crowell, she moved to Quanah in 1970. She was a graduate of Crowell High School and attended Draughons Business College of Wichita Falls. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Quanah. She and her late husband owned and operated the Donut Shop in Quanah.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 23, 1979; by her stepfather, Guy E. Stephens; and by a brother, Dewey Harris.

Survivors include a son, Chris Shelton of Quanah; and two brothers, Mark Harris of Quanah and Jewell Harris of Garland.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.

The family suggests memorials to the Hardeman-Foard Mental Health Center, 510 King Street, Quanah, Texas 79252 and to Hospice of Wichita Falls, P.O. Box 4804, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308.




JOY BRAZIEL

Joy Braziel, 85, of Quanah, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in Fort Worth. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 12, in First Baptist Church of Quanah with the Rev. Joseph Jones, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Sugden, Okla., a daughter of the late Roy A. and Audrey (Evans) Croxton. She and Willie Ray Braziel were married on Dec. 21, 1946, in Vernon. He preceded her in death on May 14, 2002. She was a longtime resident of Quanah and a retired teacher’s aide. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the BYKOTA Sunday school class. She was also a member of the Good Sams Club.

Survivors include a son, David Braziel of Arlington; three daughters, Sandra Pritchard of Euless, Peggy Phillips of Mesquite, and Sharon Anders of Vernon; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

KENNETH LEE JACKSON

Kenneth Lee Jackson, 52, of Vernon, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, in Vernon. Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in the Chillicothe Cemetery with the Rev. Wallace Clay officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home of Vernon.

He was born Jan. 14, 1960, in Venceca, Italy, a son of Loyd Jackson and the late Shirley Perry Jackson. He married Deborah Howell on June 30, 1989, in Chillicothe. He worked for North Texas State Hospital for 15 years and retired in 2005. He had lived in Chillicothe most of his life, moving to Vernon in 2011.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Jeremy Howell of Springtown; and a brother, Michael Jackson of Chillicothe.

He was preceded in death by his mother in 2001 and by a brother, Paul Jackson, in 2009.

Memorials may be made to the Wilbarger County Humane Society.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.



WILLIE MAE PARKER

Willie Mae Parker, 93, of Quanah, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, in Iowa Park. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, pastor of Goodlett Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Nov. 15, 1918, in Sadler, a daughter of the late Larnce and Willie Jane (Wellington) Belcher. She was a former Chillicothe resident, moving to Quanah in 1933. She was formerly employed at Red’s Drive-in and Dutch’s Restaurant. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by a son, Earl Brown, in 1982, and by seven brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


WAYLAND DAVIS

Wayland D. Davis, 77, passed away at his home in Quanah on Saturday, March 3, 2012.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church with Wayne Hollinshead officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

Wayland was born on Sept. 28, 1934 to George (Shorty) and Allie Lee (Carver) Davis. He lived most of his life in Quanah and owned Davis Plumbing Company and Davis Bail Bonds and was former owner of Dutch’s Restaurant. He married his long-time companion and best friend, Vickie Dee Smith, on Sept. 10, 1999 in Las Vegas, Nev. He was a former member of the Quanah Jaycees, Quanah Chamber of Commerce, and member of the Professional Bail Bonds of Texas. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.

He had courageously fought multiple myeloma for the past six years and was an inspiration to those around him. His zest for life and positive outlook will forever by a comfort to those who loved him. He adored his family and was anticipating the arrival of two additional great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife and caretaker, Vickie, of the home; three children, Dina Leal and husband Mando of Quanah, Mike Davis and wife Lois of Quanah, and Mark Davis and wife Sunnie of Quanah; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Ava Lee Collins of Perryton.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to favorite organizations.



VIRGINIA ANABEL DOCKERY

Virginia Anabel Dockery was born on September 13, 1927 in Wilbarger County to Roy and Emma Lou Hughes. Her father died when she was very young as a result of injuries he sustained as a WWI veteran. She learned about independence and self-reliance when she and her mother survived the Depression by running a small dairy near White City. After graduating from Vernon High School, she obtained a degree from University of Texas and began her life-long vocation of educating children. Anabel was heading back to school to get her master’s when Kenneth Dockery convinced her to marry him in 1949, and they delighted in 63 years of playing bridge with their friends in Vernon — especially Earl and Peggy Bristo — traveling the world from the South Pacific, to Alaska, to Europe and watching the river flow by their cabin in Colorado while playing cards.

Anabel touched many children’s lives as a teacher at Lockett, Oklaunion, and Shive Elementary in Vernon and Reagan in Quanah. She made a lasting impression as a teacher who cared deeply for them and their future. Not content with her impact in one classroom, she went to summer school to get her long-delayed master’s degree as a diagnostician. She expanded her reach to enhance the lives of special needs children across Hardeman, Foard, and Childress counties. She was so committed to her work, she was pulled out of retirement three times and her career lasted over 50 years.

Anabel passed away peacefully at BSA Hospice in Amarillo on March 2 surrounded by her family. She was the kind of wife, mother, and friend everyone would want…loving, compassionate, tolerant, intelligent — a class act in every way imaginable. She will be deeply missed and always remembered as a guiding light by the most important people in her life: her husband; children, Dr. Holly Dockery (Santa Fe), David Dockery (Johnson City), and Mary Kay Riley and husband Kevin (Amarillo); grandchildren, DeDe Dockery and Allison Clement; and many nieces, nephews, and friends around Texas and New Mexico. She was predeceased by her sister, Mary Covert Evans.

A memorial service will be held in Quanah on Tuesday, March 6, at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Quanah with Rev. Monte Lumpkin officiating. Anyone wishing to make a donation in her memory can contact the Arthritis National Research Foundation, any organization doing dementia research, or the charity of your choice.


PABLO ALANIZ

Pablo Alaniz, 82, of Vernon, died Friday, March 2, 2012, in Vernon. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 5, at First Baptist Church in Vernon with the Rev. Abel Gonzales officiating. Interment will follow in Eastview Cemetery, with arrangements under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home of Vernon.

He was born June 18, 1919, in Yorktown, Texas, a son of the late Guadalupe Luis Alaniz and the late Ascension Riojas Alaniz. He married Rosita Garcia on Sept. 29, 1951, in Floydada. He had been a resident of Vernon since 1958 and was a retired farmer. He was a member of New Life Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; four sons, Edward Alaniz, Tommy Alaniz, and Johnny Alaniz, all of Vernon, and Alex Alaniz of Quanah; two daughters, Blanca Chavez of Wichita Falls and Anita Navarro of San Angelo; four sisters, Josephita Garcia, Guadalupe Garza, Maria Gonzales, and Augrara Garcia, all of Senton; 20 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Raul Alaniz; five brothers, Domingo Alaniz, Jose Alaniz, Santos Alaniz, Beto Alaniz, and Cicilio Alaniz; and two sisters, Eloise Nava and Victoria Noriega.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Richard Chavez Jr., Nicolas Adrian Navarro, Raul Alaniz Jr., Samuel Alaniz, Jeremy Alaniz, Johnathon Alaniz, and Eric Alaniz.

Honorary pallbearers are Felic Careon, Ed Nava and Julio Cuellar.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.



ELSIE E. ATWOOD

Elsie E. Atwood, 90, of Quanah, died Friday, March 2, 2012, in Quanah.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 5, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Larry DeLong, minister of the Quanah Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born on April 20, 1921, in Lakota, N.D., a daughter of the late Matthew H. and Mary Josephine (Holmes) Roman. During World War II she was a ship welder in Seattle, Wash. She was a longtime resident of Quanah and a retired nurse’s aide. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include three daughters, Phyllis Maxwell of Wasilla, Alaska, Carol Lee of Quanah, and Mary Jane Stokes of Collinsville, Miss.; one son, Michael Atwood of Quanah; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at the funeral home.



Ruth Cash Moore

Ruth Cash Moore, 94, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 at Southwest Church of Christ, with Mr. Brent Adams officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery by LaGrone-Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors, Coulter Road Chapel, 8310 S. Coulter.

Mrs. Moore was born Feb. 5, 1918 in Knox County to James Monroe Cash and Minnie Black Cash. She grew up in Truscott, TX and married Shirley Moore on Mar. 27, 1934. They had been married 75 years and 10 months at the time of his passing in 2010. Ruth was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an excellent cook who had a servant’s heart and she loved cooking and doing things for others. She loved to read and she and her late husband Shirley had been blessed to travel to all fifty of the United States. In fact, they shared their 60th wedding anniversary in Hawaii to complete their travels to all 50 states.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three brothers, one sister and a grandson, James LeeAlan Moore.

Survivors include a daughter, Nola Havins and husband Derrell of Amarillo; two sons, Shirley Lee Moore and wife Shirley Dee and J.H. Moore and wife Warretta, all of Amarillo; a sister, Billie Marie Bradley and husband R.A. of Lubbock; two brothers, Weldon Cash and wife Ruby of Gainesville and Jim Cash and wife Edith of Crowell; seven grandchildren, Cheryl Hudson and husband Ronnie of Amarillo, Mark Havins of Lubbock, Monty Havins and wife Sheila of Indianapolis, Ind., Virginia Stubbs and husband Todd of Amarillo, Cody Moore and wife Glenda of Amarillo, David Moore of Fredericksburg, Va., and Christie Martin and husband Andy of Amarillo; and sixteen great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials to Eastern European Missions in care of Southwest Church of Christ, 4515 Cornell, Amarillo, TX 79109 or High Plains Children’s Home, S. 11461 S. Western, Amarillo, TX 79118.

Please visit our online guestbook at: www.lagroneblackburnshaw.com.


Lucretia Gayle Hawkins Wright

Former Quanah resident Lucretia Gayle Hawkins Wright, 65, of Mansfield, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at her home. A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in Blessing Funeral Home at Mansfield.

She was born in Quanah on Aug. 30, 1946, a daughter of Tom and Wanda Barnes Hawkins. She graduated Quanah High School in 1964. She and Billy F. Wright were married in Las Vegas, Nev., on Feb. 10, 1979. She was employed as a legal secretary.

Survivors include her husband; and a brother, Tim Hawkins.



Joyce Ann Davis Moore

Joyce Ann (Davis) Moore, age 69, of Odessa, passed from this life on Saturday, February 4, 2012, at Regency Hospital of Odessa. She was born in Quanah, TX on June 25, 1942 to Jack and Tommie (Williams) Davis.

Her parents and her husband, Elmer Joe Moore, precede her in death. She worked at Sunshine Cleaners for twenty years.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter: Claudia Friar and husband J.L. of Amarillo, three grandchildren: Jasmyne and Jamon Friar of Arlington, Jermell Friar of Amarillo, and one great-grandchild. She is also survived by three cousins, Pat Caldwell, Michelle and Teresa of Midland.

No services will be held at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa and condolences to the family may be sent online at acreswestfuneral.com.



Helen Doris Marsh

Helen Doris Marsh, 90, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Colorado Springs. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in Goodlett Cemetery with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, minister of Goodlett Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Aug. 10, 1921, in Quanah, a daughter of the late Tom and Ideres (Golston) McCreary. She was a retired archives technician with the government.

Survivors include a daughter, Holly Kramer of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and grandchildren.



Virginia McDaniel

Virginia McDaniel, 85, of Quanah, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, in Wichita Falls. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, minister of Goodlett Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born March 1, 1926, in Quanah, a daughter of the late J.K. and Jessie (Horseley) Chambliss. She and B.B. McDaniel were married on Aug. 22, 1947, in Quanah. He preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 2011. She was a lifelong resident of Quanah, a member of the First United Methodist Church, and was a Sunday school teacher. She was a homemaker, a 4-H leader, and a member of the Iris Club and Garden Club.

Survivors include two sons, Galen McDaniel and Lannis McDaniel, both of Quanah; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Billie Nell Hines

Billie Nell Whatley Hines, 86, of Quanah, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, in Crowell. Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead, pastor of First Christian Church of Quanah, officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Oct. 19, 1925, in Goodlett, a daughter of the late Dave Wood and Grace Zelma (Downs) Whatley. She and Homer Howard Hines were married Sept. 14, 1944, in Goodlett. He preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 2005. A lifelong resident of Hardeman County, she was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. She was the owner of The What Shop, manager of the Western Union, and a former employee of Security National Bank.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Jack Smith and Bob Martin, and two brothers, Del and Tom Whatley.

Survivors include two daughters, Martha Turner of Wichita Falls and Lea Ann Loveless of Quanah; a son, Larry Hines of Quanah; three sisters, LaRuth Patterson and Judy Rosser, both of Amarillo, and Kay Simpson of Denton; three brothers, Lester Ray Whatley of Garden City, Kan., Jim Whatley of Borger, and Tony Whatley of California; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 3 p.m. until service time on Friday.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.



Onita I. Harris

Onita Irene Harris, 85, of Quanah, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, in Crowell. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Quanah with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, minister of Goodlett Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Aug. 28, 1926, in Watonga, Okla., a daughter of the late Richard Raymond and Lorene (Fulfer) Hinsley. She and David Crockett Ritchie were married in 1942 in Quanah. He preceded her in death in 1985. She married Martin Luther Thompson Jr. in 1962 in Vernon, and he preceded her in death in 1973. She married William Edward Harris Sr. in 1977 in Chillicothe, and he preceded her in death in 2006. She was a longtime resident of Quanah and a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Wiley Lee Thompson in 2006 and J.D. Ritchie in 1984; and by a stepson, Bill Harris, in 2011.

Survivors include two daughters, Edith Lanning and Brenda Walters, both of Quanah; a son, Richard Ritchie of Quanah; four sisters, Laverne Hiser of Lubbock, Vesta Lee Pitts of Post, Opelia Hunt of Bagwell, and Lula Bishop of Canadian; five brothers, Raymond Hinsley of Dallas, David Hinsley of Michigan, Elmer Lee Hinsley of Arizona, Tommy Hinsley of Flower Mound, and Donnie Hinsley of Vinson, Okla.; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.



Avis Lee Hutchens

Avis Lee Hutchens, 92, of Quanah, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, in Wichita Falls. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Quanah with the Rev. Joseph Jones, minister of First Baptist Church of Quanah, officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

She was born Jan. 27, 1920, in Faye, Okla., a daughter of the late Avis Keith and Anna Lee (Parten) Wooten. A graduate of Perryton High School, she attended Mary Hardin Baylor in Waco and West Texas State University in Canyon. She and Ira Mabe Hutchens were married in 1940 in St. Charles, Mo. He preceded her in death in 1984. She moved to Quanah in 1950 and was a longtime assistant superintendent of Hardeman County Schools. She was a member of the ESA Sorority, Quanah Ladies Golf Association, and Quanah Needle Club. She also served as an election judge for the local elections, volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society, and was a member of First Baptist Church in Quanah.

She was preceded in death by one great-grandchild.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan K. Ussery of Vilseck, Germany; a son, Lee Hutchens of Canyon Lake; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday.

The family suggests memorials be given to Hospice of Wichita Falls or the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 681, Quanah, Texas 79252.


Bernice Lee Whitmire

Bernice Lee Whitmire, 87, of Quanah, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, in Quanah. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in Quanah Memorial Park with the Rev. Joseph Jones, minister of First Baptist Church of Quanah, officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Jan. 18, 1925, in Rotan, a daughter of the late Barnie Owen and Audie Valeria (Jenkins) Weems. She was a 1943 graduate of Hobbs High School at Rotan and moved to Quanah the following fall. A longtime resident of Quanah, she married Edward Taylor Whitmire Jr. on April 13, 1945, in Quanah. He preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1999. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the BYKOTA Sunday School Class. She was a former employee of the Quanah school cafeteria and was a retired employee of the Quanah Tribune-Chief.

She was preceded in death by a son, Owen Lee Whitmire, on July 1, 2001, and by a sister, Helen Parks, on Dec. 1, 1997.

Survivors include two daughters, Edna Whitmire and Carol Whitmire, both of Quanah; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.



Mary Verna Hargrave Richey

Mary Verna Hargrave Richey, a member of the pioneer Hargrave family of Hopkins County and the mother of Jan Haggerty of Quanah, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at Lloyd James Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Kenn Somerville officiating. Burial followed at Pine Forest Cemetery in Hopkins County.

She was born Dec. 17, 1918, in Tira, Texas, a daughter of Ernest Albert and Vera Klyde Campbell Hargrave. She married Foy F. Richey on Oct. 10, 1937, in Idabel, Okla. She was a retired nurse from UT Health Center in Tyler and a member of the West Erwin Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; an infant daughter; a son, Foy Carroll Richey; brothers Jack, Ben and Kenneth Hargrave, and Fred James; and stepmother, Zephyr Pogue Hargrave.

Survivors include four daughters, Myra Mason, Theva Bauer, Kay and Jan Haggerty; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Robin Wood, Mason Wood, Howard Kennedy, John Haggerty, Tim Beck and Christopher Colton.

Memorials may be made to The Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75701.


George Adams Jr.

George Adams Jr., 88, of Vernon, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, in Vernon. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, in Altus Cemetery at Altus, Okla. Officiating will be Dave Winn. Interment will be under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home of Vernon.

Adams was born June 2, 1923, in Foard County, a son of the late George Adams Sr. and the late Lois England Adams. He married Flossie Marie Reed in 1947 in Vernon. She preceded him in death on Jan. 15, 1989. He had lived most of his life in Quanah and in Vernon. Adams was retired from the Quanah, Acme & Pacific Railroad, where he was dispatcher, superintendent of terminals. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was formerly president of the Quanah Lions Club and a member of the American Legion. He was a member of Wilbarger Street Church of Christ in Vernon.

Survivors include a son, Donald Adams of Vernon; a brother, Charles Adams of Lawton, Okla.; a sister, Aubrey Ambrose of Wichita Falls; a granddaughter, and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at Sullivan Funeral Home.

Memorials can be made to Wilbarger Street Church of Christ.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.





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