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KENNETH RAY JENKINS

Kenneth Ray Jenkins, 94, passed away, Saturday, January 17, 2015, in Wichita Falls, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2015 with visitation 1 hour prior to the service in the Drawing Room of the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, Texas, 76310, online at: http://www.hospiceofwf.org/donate/; or First Baptist Church, 307 Lindsey St., Bowie, Texas, 76230.

Kenneth was born October 6, 1920, in Quanah, Texas, to the late I.B. and Onie E. Jenkins. Growing up on the family farm, he took an early interest in the weather. He never realized the heights to which that interest would eventually take him.

He was class salutatorian for Quanah High School in 1938, and later took classes through Pennsylvania State University and at the University of Texas-El Paso.

He began his meteorological career when he joined the Army Air Corps in 1942, receiving his weather training at Chanute Field in Champaign County, Ill., before being stationed in the Aleutian Islands during World War II.

Following Kenneth’s honorable discharge from the service in 1946, he was employed by the U.S. Weather Bureau at stations in Clovis, New Mexico, Laredo, Texas, and Amarillo, Texas.

On August 13, 1946, he married the love of his life, the former Marion Evelyn Phillips, in Quanah, Texas. He described her as “the wind beneath my wings.”

Kenneth invited Jesus into his heart as Lord and Savior while a member of Temple Baptist Church in Amarillo, Texas.

In 1956 the couple moved to El Paso, Texas, where Kenneth went to work as a meteorological rocket scientist at White Sands Missile Range. By the time of his retirement in 1975, he had achieved the position of Upper Atmospheric Research chief for WSMR’s Atmospherics Sciences Laboratory.

He performed pioneer research of the upper atmosphere and near space using rockets, balloons and ground-based instruments over an area that covered Point Barrow to McMurdo Sound and from Greenland to Eniwetok.

Kenneth was the author of numerous scientific papers and discovered the semiannual wind reversal in the high atmosphere. He was an associate fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of both the American Meteorological Society and the American Geophysical Union.

Over the more than 32 years he worked at White Sands, Kenneth shot around 8,500 missiles, the most of any person in the world. In recognition of his part in developing the Quanah sounding rocket, it was named after his hometown in North Texas, one of which is on display in Quanah’s town square to this day.

Throughout his storied career, Kenneth worked with a number of notable individuals that included Werner Von Braun and his friend, Clyde Tombaugh, the discoverer of Pluto. He worked alongside men at NASA — many who were members of his team at WSMR — who helped send unmanned research rockets to the planets and man to the Moon.

During his lifetime Kenneth met presidents, politicians and celebrities, but perhaps his greatest accomplishment was as a father to the couple’s only child, Kevin.

By example, Kenneth taught his son to have a love for animals, humor and the written word — both as a reader and a writer. He taught his son to be respectful of authority, but to search out the truth and always think for himself.

He actively participated with his son in the YMCA boy’s program, Indian Guides, and always took time to provide Kevin a listening ear or offer a bit of advice when asked or needed.

Living in a town where many men were serving overseas in Vietnam or Korea, Kenneth was known as the neighborhood dad who could often be found in his back yard shop fixing bicycles and building kites for kids.

He and Evelyn moved to Bowie, Texas, in 1982, and have made it their home for 33 years. Kenneth, along with his wife, was a member of First Baptist Church, Bowie, Texas.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Harold and Hayden; and sisters Lola Davenport, Edna Cogdell, Onie Watson and Mona Durham.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Jenkins of the home; son Kevin and wife Brenda of Fredericktown, Missouri; grandchildren Christopher and Meredith Jenkins of Germantown, Tennessee; Elizabeth Ashmore and husband, Greg, of Midlothian, Virginia; and Caroline, Libby, Tracy and Jayden Jenkins of Fredericktown; along with a host of nieces and nephews.



JERRY LYNN JONES

Jerry Lynn Jones, 60, of Quanah, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Amarillo. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead officiating.

He was born July 7, 1954, in Hollis, Okla., a son of the late Harold Jones and Juanita Rogers. He married Nelda Ritchie on April 23, 1972, in Lakeview. Jones was a resident of Quanah for 20 years, working for Georgia-Pacific for 15 years. He loved hunting, fishing, and his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and by a brother, Gary Jones.

Survivors include his wife, of Quanah; his mother, of Quanah; three daughters, Jennifer Manning of Claremore, Okla., and Jamie Reynolds and Jessika Jones, both of Childress; two sisters, Robbie Macy of Quanah and Stephanie Foster of Forney; one brother, Jacky Macy of Hutchinson, Kan.; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.


THOMAS VICTOR BATES JR.

Thomas Victor “Tommy” Bates Jr., 70, of Quanah, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Quanah. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, in Quanah Memorial Park with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born Feb. 23, 1944, in Childress, a son of the late Thomas “Vic” Bates Sr. and Mary Daniels Bates. He was a retired custodian for the Quanah Independent School District. He had been a resident of Quanah since 1976 and was a longtime Quanah Indian fan. He was an avid golfer and a member of First Christian Church.

Survivors include a sister, Vicki Holt of Quanah; a nephew, Chris Holt; two nieces, Miranda Holt and Dawn Wandembergh; and seven great-nieces and –nephews.

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

Memorials may be to First Christian Church in Quanah and Hardeman County Memorial Hospital.


LANNIS BEARL McDANIEL

Lannis Bearl McDaniel, 65, of Quanah, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, in Quanah. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 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.

He was born Nov. 12, 1949, in Quanah, a son of the late Baxter Bearl and Virginia Chambliss McDaniel. He was employed with Georgia-Pacific for over 30 years and was a resident of Quanah most of his life. McDaniel attended Cisco Junior College and Tarleton State University. He was employed in the oilfield in Laredo, Quanah, and the Panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma. He was raised at Medicine Mounds and helped his father farm. He enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include a brother, Galen McDaniel of Quanah; a niece, Jennifer Lopez of Quanah; and a great-niece and -nephew.

Family visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Humane Society.




RACHEL JOYCE TAYLOR

Rachel Joyce Taylor, 84, of Vernon, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 in Vernon. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at the First United Methodist Church in Chillicothe, with the Rev. David McDonald officiating. Interment will follow in Wilbarger Memorial Park in Vernon. Arrangements are under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home of Vernon.

She was born July 29, 1930 in Truscott, a daughter of the late Guynn Hickman and the late Beryl Roquemore Hickman. She married Walter Carl Taylor on Oct. 10, 1948 in Truscott. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Chillicothe where she was in the choir and was a Sunday School teacher. Taylor was a member of Eastern Star Chapter #424 and served as a state officer. She was a member of the Home Demonstration Club and was a 4-H leader. She had been a resident of Wilbarger County for the past 58 years and had worked helping her husband farm.

Survivors are her husband, Walter Carl Taylor, of Vernon; a daughter, Judy Holder of Vernon; a sister, June Looney of Vernon; and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at Sullivan Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.




ROBERT ALLEN "BOB" KNOWLES JR.

AZLE -- Robert Allen "Bob" Knowles, Jr., 67, executive chief deputy in the Tarrant Count Sheriff's Department, passed away Friday, January 9, 2015.

Mass of Christian Burial, 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2100 N. Davis, Arlington. Interment will follow in Moore Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will gather in the great room at Robertson Mueller Harper Funeral Directors Tuesday from 6-8 p.m.

A native of Quanah, Texas, Bob was born October 29, 1947 to Robert Allen Knowles and Emily Ann Leyendecker Knowles. His career in law enforcement took him to the Dallas Sheriff's Department for 27 years and the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department for the last 14 years. His unsurpassed knowledge of jail operations will be greatly missed.

In addition to his wife, Marie Knowles, he is survived by son, Robert Allen Knowles III and wife, Judy; daughters, Heidi Knowles Ely and husband, Michael, Jenny Knowles Causey and husband, Andy; grandchildren, David and Celeste Knowles, Emily, Shelby, Bailey and Braden Causey: sister, Laura Knowles; niece, Ellen Byers; nephew, John McClung; sister-in-law, Jean McClung.

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JUANITA "NITA" DAVIS HOLOCKER

Juanita “Nita” Davis Holocker, 81, of Quanah, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Quanah. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, in Goodlett Baptist Church with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, pastor, and the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead officiating. Interment will follow in Goodlett Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Sept. 24, 1933, a daughter of the late Newton Ray and Mary Peck Davis. She came to Hardeman County in 1978. She was a dietician and professional cook for 50 years, working for the State Hospital in Wichita Falls for many years. She was housekeeping supervisor at Hardeman County Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Goodlett Baptist Church, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Lucile George, and by two brothers, Billy Davis and James Davis.

Survivors include three daughters, Katherine Lorraine Wilhite of Hawley and Billie June Rine and Patricia Gail Bridges, both of Quanah; two sons, Mark Shane Holocker and John Harvey Holocker, both of Quanah; two sisters, Sharon Lamb of Quanah and Betty Martin of Chico; and a brother, Cotton Davis of Grandfield, Okla.

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

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Wichita Falls and the American Cancer Society in Quanah.



E.E. "BUDDY" NORRIS

E.E. “Buddy” Norris, 89, of Quanah, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Childress. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead officiating. Interment will follow in Eldorado Cemetery at Eldorado, Okla.

He was born Sept. 2, 1925, in Eldorado, a son of the late Fred and Alice Morren Norris. He married Margaret Gregston on Nov. 21, 1980, in Midland. Norris served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was employed in law enforcement in Snyder, Midland, and Lubbock, and was the police chief in Quanah in the early 1940s. Norris loved to garden and fish, and to cook for family and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Larry Gene Norris and Dennis Beaird; six brothers, Monroe Norris, Joe Norris, Carl Norris, Glenn Norris, Leonard Norris, and F.A. Norris; and by a sister, Ina Ingram.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Norris of Quanah; two daughters, Therese Norris Cline of Danton, Nev., and Barri Brewer of Midland; two sons, E.E. “Bud” Norris Jr. of Burkburnett and Wayne Beaird of Midland; a twin sister, Eudene Bolsinger of Mustang, Okla.; two sisters, Nadine Coburn of Medicine Mound and Billie Ruth Freeman of Altus, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.



CURTIS MILES ATWOOD

Curtis Miles Atwood, 90, of Quanah, Texas, passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015, in Quanah.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 2015, in The Chapel at Smith Funeral Home with Terry Allen officiating.

Curtis was born December 25, 1924 to the late Rufus and Sadie Monroe Atwood in Quanah, Texas. He married the late Gwen Adams Atwood June 22, 1946 in Quanah, Texas. She preceded him in death April 4, 2011. He was a lifetime resident of Quanah. He owned his own plumbing and contracting business. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Quanah, and served in the United States Navy.

Survivors include one daughter, Rebecca Atwood of Dallas, Texas; two grandsons, Ryan H. Merrill and wife Katie of Dallas, Texas, and Adam C.A. Merrill and wife Brandi of Dallas, Texas; and a sister- and brother-in-law, Sherry and Clyde Whitmire.

Memorials may be made to the individual's favorite charity.



ARLENE ADAMS

Arlene Adams, age 86, formerly of Eldorado, passed away on December 26, 2014 at the Salina Regional Health Center, Salina, Kansas. She was born on July 17, 1928 in Harmon County, Oklahoma to Abner T. and LaVesta (Helms) Waller.

On July 17, 1947 she married Truman Adams. He preceded her in death on March 9, 1974. Arlene was employed at Hardeman County Hospital in Quanah, TX for over 30 years.

She is survived by two sons, Harley Adams (Darla), Johnny Adams (Ann); a daughter, Kathie Winter (Jim) all of Concordia; a sister, Geneva Proffitt, Memphis, TX.; 8 grandchildren, Kyle Adams (Heather), Keri Hissong (Mark), Cody Adams (Momoe), Michael Adams (Linsey), Jamie and Greg Winter, Ashley and John Adams; 8 great-grandchildren, Braden and Blair Adams, Adam and Jacob Hissong, Elizabeth, William, Olivia, and Cecil Shohei Adams.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Lena Gale Adams; a twin brother, Ira Lee Waller; and brother, L.C. Waller.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at the Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel, in Eldorado, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the family present to greet friends.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., December 31, 2014 at the Eldorado Cemetery, with Jim Winter presiding.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Rebecca A. Morrison House, 513 S. Eighth, Salina, KS 67401 in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to www.Lowell-Tims.com.



BARBARA ANN CHANDLER

Former Quanah resident Barbara Ann Chandler, 75, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, in Vernon. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at the Quanah Church of Christ with Van R. White Jr. officiating.

She was born March 3, 1939, in Quanah, a daughter of the late Lester Lee Mote and Christina Frey. She was raised in Quanah by her stepfather, Sigmond Hilton, who preceded her in death. She married Dean Chandler on Feb. 14, 1996. He preceded her in death in August of 2013. She raised her children in Childress and had lived over the last 20 years in Fort Worth. Chandler was retired from Alcon Surgical, and then was a volunteer for the food pantry at church, the children’s hospital rocking babies, and Bible study in prison ministries. She was a member of Western Hills Church of Christ and while in Quanah attended the Quanah Church of Christ.

She was also preceded in death by a son, David Campsey, in 1959, and a sister, Donna Hilton Dempsey.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet Campsey Young of Quanah and Cynthia Campsey of Fort Worth; a son, Robert Campsey of Estelline; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.



A.Y. OLDS

Crowell native A.Y. Olds, 92, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in Torrance, Calif. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, in Crowell Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Rowland officiating. Burial was under the direction of Womack-Manard Funeral Home of Crowell.

He was born Nov. 27, 1923, in Crowell, a son of the late James and Nona Olds, and was reared by his grandparents, Foard and Hardeman County cowboy James H. and Ida Mae James. He graduated Crowell High School, where he was quarterback of the football team and in his senior year in 1941 he won the Samuel French Award for best dramatic youth actor in the state. Olds earned a BBA business degree in 1944 at the University of Texas in Austin. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater in World War II. And remained a Navy reservist through 1946. He met his wife in Quanah in 1945 and wed on Feb. 10, 1946. After military service, Olds was employed by Humble Oil and Refining Co. in Dallas. The family moved to California with Humble and had lived in Torrance since 1963. Olds also served Standard Oil of New Jersey, Enco and Exxon. Olds joined Riviera United Methodist Church in 1964, and he was involved in youth soccer, the Lions Club, Boy Scouts, YMCA Indian Guides, the American Diabetes Association, El Camino College’s Center for the Arts, Distinguished Speakers Series, and the Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities.

Survivors include his wife, Eva; two daughters, Linda Olds and Carole Preece; and a son, Jim Olds, all of Torrance, Calif.



ELBERT LEE SEITZ

Elbert Lee Seitz, 94, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Amarillo. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, in Eldorado Cemetery at Eldorado, Okla., with Pete Wylie officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Brooks Funeral Directors of Canyon and Happy.

He was born Nov. 17, 1920, in Quanah, a son of Robert “Lee” and Elizabeth Seitz. He married Willie Jo Gossett on Feb. 5, 1949, in Hobbs, N.M. She preceded him in death on July 27, 2014. Seitz retired from the Soil Conservation Service after 30 years of service as a workman at conservationist. He served 8½ years in the Navy. During World War II, he was a chief signalman on the USS LST 465, USS LST 682, and NTS San Diego, and participated in the D-Day invasion.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, and by two brothers, Alton and Cecil Seitz.

Survivors include his daughter, Jo Jan Nunley of Canyon; three grandchildren, Scarlet Estlack and husband Russell of Clarendon, Patrick and Spencer Nunley of Canyon; great-grandchildren, Maggie Nunley of Canyon, Nathan and Daniel Estlack of Clarendon; two brothers, Glenn Seitz and wife Martha of Dallas and Garland Seitz and wife Evelyn of Eldorado, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials to Eldorado First Baptist Church, Box F, Eldorado, Okla. 73537.



THOMAS GENE WALKER

Former Quanah resident Thomas Gene Walker, 89, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Dallas.

Walker was born in Quanah, a son of the late Joel T. and Laura Walker. A 1942 graduate of Quanah High School, he attended Texas Tech. Walker served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a radio operator near Pearl Harbor and in the Marshall Islands in 1943-44. He was employed by Texas Instruments in Dallas for most of his career, helping to make electric parts for NASA’s spaceships, and helping to set up new T.I. plants elsewhere, including Lubbock. He retired from T.I. at least three times, but returned to share his knowledge, experience, and expertise.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter; two sons; two step-sons, a brother, Joe Walker of Quanah; and several grandchildren.



JOHNNY L. MOBLEY

Johnny L. Mobley, 70, of Quanah, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Quanah. Graveside services are set for 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, in Quanah Memorial Park with the Rev. John Spangler officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

He was born June 30, 1944, in Fort Cobb, Okla., a son of Virgil Mobley Sr. and Anna Belcher Mobley. He was a former employee of the City of Quanah, working at the cemetery. A Quanah resident most of his life, Mobley enjoyed fishing and camping.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Mobley of Quanah; a son, Jason Mobley of Quanah; a brother, Wayne Mobley of Midwest City, Okla.; a sister, Marjorie Mobley of Altus, Okla.; two granddaughters; and one great-grandson.

Family visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.



BETTY JEAN PETERSON

Betty Jean Peterson passed away on December 8, 2014 at the age of 89.

Visitation was held at Palm Mortuary located at 6701 North Jones Blvd. on Sunday, December 14, from 4-7 p.m. Services honoring B.J. were held on Monday, December 15, at 12:00 noon, in the Palm Mortuary Chapel.

B.J. was preceded in death by her parents; by her daughter, Sharon Jane; by her son, Jeffrey Peterson; by her sister, Peggy Atchison; and by her brother, Don Barker.

She is survived by her children, Gary Peterson and wife Sue Ann Peterson of Houston, Texas; Pamela Peterson of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Suzanne Peterson of Phoenix, Arizona; Dr. Caroline Peterson and partner Cindy Schaffer of Dayton, Ohio; and Mikel Peterson and Scott Meiers of Las Vegas, Nevada.

She is also survived by six grandchildren, Sterling Czar and wife Devon, of Breckenridge, Colorado; Jayme Czar Parker and Justin Czar of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Candace Battafarano and husband Phillip of Phoenix, Arizona; Nicholas Peterson and André Meiers, both of Las Vegas, Nevada.

B.J. was also blessed by seven great-grandchildren, Hayden Caldes and Hudson and Mia Grace Parker of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Nico and Sophia Battafarano of Phoenix, Arizona; and Braylynn Elizabeth and Dalton Sterling of Breckenridge, Colorado.

B.J. is survived by her cousin, Doris Sullivan, and many nieces and nephews whom she beloved and felt it was important to keep connected with her own children.

Betty Jeanne was born May 18, 1925 in Quanah, Texas. She graduated from Quanah High School at the age of 16 and lost her high school sweetheart, December 7, 1941 in Pearl Harbor. She attended Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. During World War II, she frequently visited her father, Sterling Barker, at his construction sites for the U.S. Army in Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. On one of these travels, she met Dr. Joseph Peterson of Albuquerque, New Mexico, whom she married and had five children with. Their introduction was at a malt shop and their first date was diverted to the delivery of a baby in rural N.M., where Betty assisted in the delivery. Soon thereafter, her father Sterling built the first Osteopathic Hospital in the state of New Mexico, in Belen, which was later moved to Albuquerque.

She and Dr. Peterson ran the hospital, where Betty served in Radiology and as a surgical assistant. Betty was president of the Doctors’ Wives Association for several years, raising revenue to develop scholarships for medical students and supporting young physicians going into practice. One to two times a year she and Joe would fly their private plane into Mexico to drop off medical supplies and deliver care to the underserved. This is where Betty took a love for flying and became the first woman to solo an airplane in the state of New Mexico.

In 1954, she and Joe divorced. She then met Don Lesmen Chavez, and had two children. Betty then worked with The Blair X-Ray Company and retired in 1971 to devote her time to raising her two youngest children. She spent the next 20 years in Albuquerque raising her two girls, taking them to cross country and track meets around the region. After her two daughters were raised, she turned the focus to her grandchildren. She ultimately moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, to be closer to her youngest grandchildren.

Because B.J. had the “gift of gab,” she knew no strangers. She was the “air traffic controller” of stories and current affairs in the family. Most of all, she befriended all she met, loved all she met and gave advice to all she met, with the intent to make their life experience better.

Pallbearers: Sterling Czar, grandson; Nicholas Peterson, grandson; Andre Meiers, grandson; Hayden Caldes, great-grandson; Phillip Battafarano, grandson; and Bubba Boudreauf, family friend.



LAYTON JOHN MAYES

Layton John Mayes, 56, of Tennessee Colony, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. A private burial will be held later this month.

He was born Jan. 22, 1958, in Crowell, a son of Layton and Barbara Mayes.

Survivors include a son, D’Layton Jason Mayes of Quanah; a daughter, Chelsea Mayes of Washington state; two sisters, Stephanie Stofel of Guthrie and Kristi Ferguson of Brewster, Kan.; his mother and stepfather, Barbara and Louis Rettig; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Layton S. Mayes, on Dec. 8, 2001.

JAMES EARL BAKER

James Earl Baker of Lockhart, Texas, was born in Quanah, Texas, on November 9, 1949 to Franklin Foy and Martha Lou (Wofford) Baker. He graduated from Chillicothe High School and Tarleton State University ('71). He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents James Easley and Myrtle Baker, William Earl and Mary Jane Wofford, and aunt Earlane (Sissy) Wofford. He is survived by his wife, Teresa Baker, their three children and four grandchildren — Jennifer (Todd and Jacob) Crosby, Nathan (Crystal, Nicholas, and Noah) Baker, and Kelly (Will and Brooke) Green.

Mr. Baker’s children write the rest of this obituary:

Dad met his wife, our amazing mother, Teresa Elizabeth (Holmes) Baker, while attending Tarleton. They married January 6, 1973 and have three fabulous adult children, Jennifer Lane Crosby, James Nathan Baker, and Kelly Elizabeth Green.

Though Dad’s career spanned different industries, from the Food and Drug Administration to Texas Department of Transportation (and many in between), there was always a common thread: work with everything you have in you, fully dedicating yourself to making things better. He built relationships with co-workers along the way, giving him some friends we’ve known about for over 50 years.

Dad was an eloquent writer, finding the challenge of writing legislative bills and reviews energizing and invigorating. He was an advocate for 19 years for injured employees, getting them back to work as soon as possible.

Dad loved music, science, a good debate, camping, working in his impeccable yard, decorating for Christmas, and giving gifts. Many times, he had a harder time waiting for present time at birthdays and Christmas than his kids and grandkids!

Dad taught us to have a great sense of humor, laughing even in his last days. He loved to get together with his family and cousins. He was fiercely in love with his grandchildren. Jacob Evan Crosby, Nicholas Eugene and Noah Kirby Baker, and Brooke Azlynn Green brought pictures, hugs and kisses, and giggles to the very end for their beloved Pop!

Our family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at Seton Hospital for their commitment to human care. We also want to thank Christopher House for extending compassion beyond words to Dad and our family during his stay.

In lieu of flowers, please consider directing a monetary gift to Hospice Austin's Christopher House. HospiceAustin.org.

A memorial service will be planned for January 2015 to celebrate Dad.



EDWARD DALE "EDDIE" GERRED

Former Quanah resident Edward Dale “Eddie” Gerred, 57, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Quanah. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in Quanah Memorial Park with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born Dec. 18, 1956, in Wichita Falls, a son of Dale and Helen Bryant Gerred. Gerred was a construction sub-contractor and a member of First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Gerred, in May, 2010.

Survivors include his parents, of Quanah; a son, Jason Gerred of Valley View; a brother, Barry Gerred of Altus, Okla.; a granddaughter; and a niece, two nephews, and two great-nieces.

Memorials may be to First Baptist Church in Quanah and Goodlett Baptist Church.

Visitation will be at 1 p.m. until service time on Thursday.

JIM ROSS

Jim Ross, 81, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in Childress. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8, in Quanah Memorial Park with Dr. Mike Henderson officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home of Childress.

He was born on July 14, 1933 in Goodlett, a son of Ervin Glenn and Ruby Faye (Myrick) Ross. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He had been a business owner in Childress since 1960, beginning as an International dealer with Norris Implement and Ross Feed and Seed. After closing that store, he opened Ross Gardens. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and living in retirement on the East Texas Coast, but especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include a daughter, Lesa Brown of Austin; three sons, Glenn Ross of Canyon, Mark Ross of Childress, and Michael Ross of Austin; a brother, Jerry Ross of Weatherford, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.



AMY GRACE FINLEY

Amy Grace Finley, 50, of Quanah, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Quanah. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, pastor of Goodlett Baptist Church, officiating. Interment followed in Goodlett Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Sept. 13, 1964, in Quanah, a daughter of C.R. Finley and the late Anita Tabor Finley. She was a 1987 graduate of Quanah High School. She participated in Special Olympics and Girl Scouts. She was one of the first special needs children to attend Quanah Public Schools. She enjoyed baking, country music, and word search puzzles.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Survivors include her father, Coney Ray Finley of Quanah; three sisters, Lynn Greenwood of Des Moines, Iowa, Kay Mahan of Arlington, and Ann Bryant of Houston; three brothers, Jim Finley and David Finley, both of Quanah, and Dan Finley of Goodlett; nine nieces and nephews; 27 great-nieces and –nephews; one great-great-niece; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorials are suggested to the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas.



FLORENCE ALLENE HOUK HENRY

Florence Allene Houk Henry, 90, of Decatur, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Decatur. A celebration of life service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, in Womack-Manard Funeral Home Chapel in Crowell with Larry Ellis of Crowell officiating. Services were under the direction of Womack-Manard Funeral Home of Crowell.

She was born Dec. 26, 1923, in Goodlett and attended Friendship and Goodlett schools. She married Benjamin Edward (Boots) Henry on Jan. 18, 1941, in Quanah. She was a longtime resident of Crowell. She was primarily a homemaker, but worked many years beside her husband on the family farm. She worked for several retail stores in the communities in which they resided. She was a member of the Decatur Quilting Club. She won second place at the State Fair of Texas for her Calendar Quilt. She moved into the Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center in Decatur in December of 2009. She was a member of the Decatur Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Nov. 9, 2008; by three infant siblings; by three sisters, Bulah Faye, Corene and Pearl; and by three brothers, Joe, John and Odis.

Survivors include three sons, Marvin Henry of Archer city, Melvin Henry of Longview and Roy Don Henry of Livingston; one daughter, Betty Campbell of Carrollton; two brothers, Wallace Houk of Jean and Oddis Houk of Fort Worth; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Quanah Memorial Park.



SIDNEY HAROLD THOMPSON

Sidney Harold Thompson, 87, of Amarillo, died Thursday, November 20, 2014.

Services will be on Monday, December 1, 2014, 2:00 p.m., at St. Stephen Methodist Church with Dr. Jim Smith officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Sidney was born March 13, 1927 in Quanah, Texas to Bert Thompson and Margaret (Jeffie) Rodgers Thompson.

Sidney graduated from Quanah High School. He briefly attended Texas A&M before joining the Navy in 1944 to fight in the Pacific aboard a mine sweeper during World War II. After the war, he attended Texas Tech in Lubbock where he met Marian E. McGlaun of Tulia. They were married on September 11, 1948 in Tulia. After graduating from Texas Tech, they lived in Dumas before moving to Amarillo in 1952.

Sidney worked at many sales jobs before becoming a teacher at Tascosa High School where he taught for 5 years. In later life, he ran his own businesses including apartments, farming, and ranching. He was a member of the Apartment Association of the Panhandle and served as president for two years. He was active in the cattle ranching until his passing.

He is survived by two sons, Hal and wife Carol of Phoenix, Arizona, and Jeff and wife Elizabeth of Amarillo; five grandchildren, Leah, Katherine, Aaron, Erika, and Zach; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com.


ALVIN "COTTON" O'NEAL

Alvin “Cotton” O’Neal, 60, of Quanah, passed away Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Quanah.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Chris Holland and the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

Mr. O’Neal was born August 27, 1954, in Quanah to the late Frank and Essie O’Neal. He married Kim Jackson O’Neal on January 30, 1981, in Quanah. He was a resident of Quanah all of his life. He was a sponsor of the Texas Ranch Roundup in Wichita Falls and the Western Heritage Classic in Abilene. He was a member of the Quarter Horse Association, the Quanah Riding Club, Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association, and the American Angus Association. He has given numerous scholarships to Quanah students.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frank O’Neal Jr., and mother, Essie Mae O’Neal.

Survivors include his wife, Kim O’Neal of Quanah; three sons, Justin O’Neal, Jace O’Neal and Jason O’Neal, all of Quanah; three sisters, Bertha Woods and Christie Riley, both of Quanah, and Kathy Miller of Rosebud; five brothers, Alfred “Nicky” O’Neal, Ricky O’Neal, Allen O’Neal and Jimmy O’Neal, all of Quanah, and Jody O’Neal of Valliant, Okla.; two granddaughters, Skyler O’Neal and Channing O’Neal, both of Quanah; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family has requested memorials be sent to Hospice of Wichita Falls, Quanah Memorial Hospital, First United Methodist Church of Quanah, and the First Christian Church.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Smith Funeral Home.




JIMMY SHOEMAKE

Jimmy Shoemake, 67, of Quanah, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Quanah. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, in Goodlett Baptist Church with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin officiating. Interment will follow in Goodlett Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born March 10, 1947, in Collins, Miss., a son of the late Elbert and Dovie Yates Shoemake. He married Betty Daniel on Oct. 19, 1979, in Altus, Okla. She preceded him in death on Sept. 12, 2014. He was a mechanic and former truck driver. He was a longtime resident of Quanah, moving here in 1970, and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Lavon Shoemake.

Survivors include a son, Jimmy O’Brian Shoemake Jr. of Quanah; a daughter, Betty Diane Robinson of Wichita Falls; four sisters, Eva Carter of Collins, Miss., Janie Atwood of Mt. Olive, Miss., Eunice Rockholt of Quanah, and Joyce Carter of Seminary, Miss.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Smith Funeral Home.



SARAH LINCYCOMB

Former Quanah resident Sarah Lincycomb, 79, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, in Wichita Falls. Services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at First Baptist Church in Quanah with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin and Wesley Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Oct. 6, 1935, in Sonora, a daughter of the late Teddy and Ilene Jackson Schultz. She married James Allen Lincycomb on Nov. 25, 1954, in Ft. Stockton. He preceded her in death on April 24, 1998. She was a longtime resident of Quanah and a homemaker who loved to paint. She was a member of the Art League and First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Edith Layfield.

Survivors include a daughter, Gina Daugherty of Quanah; two sons, Bill Lincycomb of Rowlett and Jim Lincycomb of Winters; a step-son, Gary Daniel; six brothers, Gene Schultz of Ingleside, Luke Schultz of Ft. Stockton, David Schultz of Stephenville, Jimmy Schultz of Roseburg, Ore., Leon Schultz of Vernal, Utah, and Henry Ory of Southerland, Ore.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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




SHIRLEY LOU RITCHIE THORNTON

Shirley Lou Ritchie Thornton, 75, of Quanah, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Quanah. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

She was born July 24, 1939, in Erick, Okla., a daughter of the late Joseph and Cora Mayfield Ritchie. She married James Leo Thornton Sr. on Feb. 12, 1979, in Vernon. He preceded her in death in 2005. A resident of Quanah most of her life, she was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, and she enjoyed and loved her family.

Survivors include two sons, Danny H. Snider of Orlando, Fla., and James Thornton Jr. of Vernon; three daughters, Cindy L. Snider, Reana Luman, and Darla Luman, all of Quanah; a brother, Jerry Ritchie of Shallowater; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Meals on Wheels of Quanah.


HARLAND RAY BROOKS SR.

Memorial services for Harland Ray Brooks Sr., 87, of Branson, Mo., were scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Mo. Military honors will be provided by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 913. Brooks died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Services are under the direction of Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home, Branson.

He was born April 18, 1927 in Medicine Mound, a son of Roy and Lillie (Barlow) Brooks. After graduating from high school, he attended West Texas State College in Canyon. Brooks served his country in the United States Navy during World War II until the Hitler surrender. When he returned home from the war, he worked for the Civil Service as a jet engine instructor. He worked for the Farmers Insurance Group and then opened the Brooks Insurance Agency. He married Melba Newton on Dec. 28, 1957. This past winter they had celebrated 57 years together. In 1984 they moved to Branson and commuted between Branson and Kansas City until his retirement in 1999. After retiring to Branson, Brooks worked for the Grand Crown Resort. He loved baseball, football and basketball and was a sponsor for the South Suburban Junior Baseball Association. He attended the Hollister Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, of Branson; a daughter, Tammy Grady of Kansas City, Mo.; a son, Harland Brooks Jr. of Dallas.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.



DOROTHY FITZPATRICK HUSEMAN

Dorothy Fitzpatrick Huseman, age 92, formerly of Quanah, passed away, Thursday, November 6, 2014 in Amarillo, Texas.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 15, 2014 at The Chapel at Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin officiating. Interment will follow at Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Quanah.

Mrs. Huseman was born August 23, 1922 in Oklahoma City, Okla., to the late John and Dora Reed Hefner. She married Jesse Fitzpatrick in 1939. He preceded her in death in 1978. She married Alvin “Buddy” Huseman in 1987. He preceded her in death in 2012. She grew up in Montague, Texas. She moved to Acme, Texas in 1939 and later to Quanah in 1954. She moved to Amarillo in 1968 where she worked for numerous hospitals, retiring from the Osteopathic Hospital in 1980.

She is survived by two sons, Larry Don Fitzpatrick of Amarillo and Kenneth Fitzpatrick of Quanah; two daughters, Laverne Ann McQueen and Karen Florene McCarl, both of Amarillo; a step-daughter, Inez Jenkins of Dumas; nine grandchildren, Travis Moore and wife Mandy of Childress, Judy Pollar and husband Jeff of Fairfax, Va.; Angela Vasques, Lansing, Mich.; Krist Verboski and husband Joe, and Lessa Vieth, all of Fort Worth; Teress Jennings and husband Gene, Amarillo; Amy Walther and husband Jody, Aledo; Casey Torisk, Saginaw; Valerie Krebbs and husband Steve, Farmington, New Mexico; and 22 great-grandchildren.

 


MARK MOORHEAD

Mark Moorhead, 55, of Goodlett, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in Goodlett. Services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Goodlett Baptist Church with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Goodlett Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born June 20, 1959, in Lubbock, a son of Jerry and Beverly Moorhead. He was a retired oilfield pumper and had been a resident of Goodlett for the past eight years. Moorhead was an avid hunter, fisherman, and Dallas Cowboys fan, and was a member of Goodlett Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Jed Moorhead of Amarillo and Gary Moorhead of Goodlett; two daughters, Crystal Moorhead of Quanah and Tawny Collins of Yukon, Okla.; a sister, Melanie Lott of Kansas City, Kan.; and one granddaughter.

The family requests memorials to Goodlett Baptist Church.



JOHN ALLEN "JAY" HAVENS JR.

John Allen “Jay” Havens Jr. passed into Heaven on October 28, 2014. John was born in Dickens County, Texas, November 29, 1926. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Bonnie Morris Havens. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ruth Yandell Havens; his brother, Richard Havens of Abernathy; his children and their spouses Thomas and Gloria Havens of Little Rock, Alana and Bruce Anderson of Belton, and Alicia and Dan Curry of Arlington; eight grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren, the last of whom was born shortly before John’s passing.

John graduated from Roaring Springs High School and served in WWII. He resided in Quanah, Texas for many years, and moved to Lubbock in 1966. He is honored for following his Christian principles, and for treating others with care and respect.

Friends and family were invited to visit Thursday, October 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 at Resthaven Funeral Home. John’s life was celebrated Friday, October 31, in a brief burial at 1:00 p.m. in Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock, followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. at Oakwood Baptist Church in Lubbock.



CHARLIE MAE GRAVES

Charlie Mae Graves, 87, of Chillicothe, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Chillicothe. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at First Baptist Church in Chillicothe with the Rev. Robert Thomas and the Rev. Ron Fox officiating. Interment was in Chillicothe Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home of Vernon.

She was born Feb. 18, 1927, in Fort Worth, a daughter of the late Charlie Lee and the late Rosalee Owen Lee. She married Eddie Joe Graves on Dec. 10, 1945, in Quanah. He preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 2009. She had lived in Chillicothe most of her life. She was retired from Chillicothe Hospital, and had worked for Stein-Hall Compress in Altus, and also as a nanny and a homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Chillicothe and First St. Matthew Baptist Church.

Survivors include nine sons, Audie Graves and Lawrence Graves, both of Tulsa, Okla., Charles Graves, Billy Graves, Lonnie Graves, Lorenzo Graves, Walter Graves and Johnny Graves, all of Chillicothe, and Eddie Graves of Vernon; seven daughters, Joan Graves, Dianne Graves and Melissa Graves, all of Chillicothe, Linda Graves of Vernon, Peggy Graves of Martha, Okla., Charlene McGregor of Kansas City, Mo., and Paulene Jesse of Tulsa, Okla.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two daughters, Johnnie Mae Chappell and Kristy Kay Graves; and two sons, Clarence E. Norice and Tommy Gene Graves.

Pallbearers were Kelvin Graves, Nicholas Graves, Denzel Graves, Dimitri Graves, Isaiah Ross and Dominick Ross.

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



MARKIE MELISSA LANDERS

Former Quanah resident Markie Melissa Landers, 28, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Grand Prairie. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 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 May 18, 1986, in Amarillo, a daughter of Mark Landers and Melissa Hunt. She lived in Grand Prairie the past six years, working as a waitress. Prior to that she lived in Quanah.

Survivors include two sons, Gavin Landers and R.J. Isnhower, both of Grand Prairie; her mother and stepfather, Melissa and Ron Hunt of Humble; father and stepmother, Mark and Shea Landers of Quanah; a sister, Natalie Androl of Kingwood; two stepbrothers, Kyle Wolfe of San Angelo and Chase Wolfe of College Station; and maternal grandparents, Nettie Hamilton and Mark Hamilton, both of New Carey.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home.



LOUIS ALLEN ASHCRAFT

Former Quanah resident Louis Allen Ashcraft, 62, of Milford, Del., died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at Berry-Short Funeral Home in Milford.

He was born Feb. 23, 1952, in Quanah, a son of the late James Eldon Ashcraft and Lidia Anna Pattai. After graduation from Parkdale High School in River Park, Md., he was accepted into the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., but attended only a short time as he received a back injury from falling down two flights of metal stairs while on a Coast Guard vessel. He went to work for the Library of Congress before starting a 30-year career at Verizon (Bell Atlantic) Telephone Company of Washington, D.C., where he retired as an engineer. Ashcraft was active in the Sussex County community with the Habitat for Humanity chapter by providing his service with his John Deere tractor. He also helped at the Soup Kitchen of the Presbyterian Church in Lewes. His main job there was to pick up leftover bread from the local bakery, as well as help serve the food and afterwards help with the clean-up. He was an active member of the Milford Senior Center where he enjoyed playing a good game of pinochle.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by a younger brother, Richard Ashcraft.

Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Ashcraft of Woodbridge, Va.; two sisters, Laura West of Saint Marys, Ga., and Maria Mayhew of Lusby, Md.; a brother, Joseph Ashcraft of Potomac, Md.; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be to the American Heart Association, 1019 Mattlind Way, Milford, Del.



ESSIE MAE O'NEAL

Essie Mae O’Neal, 85, of Quanah, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Quanah. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 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 May 5, 1929, in Silverton, a daughter of the late Adolphus and Louise Smith Huff. She married Frank O’Neal Jr. on Jan. 27, 1946, in Quanah. He preceded her in death on May 12, 2010. A Hardeman County resident for 70 years, she was an avid quilter and a member of the First Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Patsy Mayfield; and three grandchildren, Carey Lee Mayfield, Audra Beth O’Neal, and Ashlyn Miller.

Survivors include three daughters, Bertha Woods and Christie Riley, both of Quanah, and Kathy Miller of Rosebud; six sons, Alfred “Nicky” O’Neal, Cotton O’Neal, Ricky O’Neal, Allen O’Neal and Jimmy O’Neal, all of Quanah, and Jody O’Neal of Valliant, Okla.; 25 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials to Hospice of Wichita Falls or the First Christian Church of Quanah.

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



GEORGE GARZA

George Garza, 79, of Quanah, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Quanah. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in Smith Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin and the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead officiating.

Garza was born May 8, 1935, in Poth, a son of the late Pilar and Guadalupe Martinez Garza. He was raised in Kennedy. He married Sue Guerra in 1952 and moved to Groesbeck Creek in 1952, where he farmed. He also farmed for the Tabor Ranch in Goodlett. He owned and operated Garza’s Texaco in Quanah for several years. He attended Goodlett Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by two brothers, Idisdoro Garza and Manuel Garza.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Faye Garza of Quanah; three sons, Bennie George Garza of Quanah, Pilar Pete Garza of Higgins, and James Matthew Garza of Vernon; a brother, Walter Baltazar Garza of Amarillo; a sister, Lily Reyna of Amarillo; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be to Hospice of Wichita Falls or the American Heart and Lung Association.



WILLIE JEAN POWELL

Former Quanah resident Willie Jean Powell, 71, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 in Tulia. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in the Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel in Tulia. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia, with arrangements under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia.

She was born Sept. 14, 1943 in Cameron, a daughter of Rebert and Vera Lee Williams. She lived in Tulia in the late 1950s and later moved to Houston, Cameron, and then to Quanah, where she was a member of the Church of Christ for many years. She recently moved to Tulia to be close to her family. She loved and cared for her great-great-nieces and -nephews for several years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Robert Williams, TJ Williams, Shayain Williams and Adrian Williams; and one sister, Willie Pearl Lampkin.

Survivors include two sisters, Thelma Johnson and Helen Williams, both of Tulia; two brothers, Henry Williams of Houston and Hewlett Douglas Williams; and her great-great-nieces and –nephews, Danielle Sillemon, Jerome Sillemon, Terrell Sillemon, Cynthia Yarbrough and Veronica Yarbrough.



PEGGY SUE ELDER

Peggy Sue Elder, 74, of Quanah, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, in Quanah. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in Quanah Memorial Park with Tommy Elder officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Oct. 27, 1939, in Durant, Okla., a daughter of Raymond and Jewel Lowrance. A Quanah resident for most of her life, she worked for the Quanah Independent School District and Quanah Senior Citizens.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Timothy John Elder and Tommy Ray Elder.

Survivors include her husband, John Elder of Quanah; a brother; four sisters; and two grandsons.


PAULINE POE MORTON

Former Quanah resident Pauline Poe Morton, 92, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Bowie. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the drawing room of White Family Funeral Home in Bowie. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery at Stoneburg, with arrangements under the direction of White Family Funeral Home.

She was born Oct. 13, 1921, in Montague County, a daughter of Ernest and Eula (Hildreth) Mills. She was a 1938 graduate of Stoneburg High School. She started a career in civil service operating a printing press at Sheppard Air Force Base. In 1965, she and her husband purchased and operated the Manor Motel in Quanah until their retirement in 1975. After retiring they moved back to Montague County to farm and ranch. She enjoyed shopping, quilting, painting, canning, and cooking. She was a member of Bowie Chapter 16 of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Sammie Bruce Poe and J.W. Morton; two brothers, C.W. Mills and Earl Mills; and a sister, Vivian Hudson.

Survivors include three sons, Sammie Poe, Wes Morton and Rick Morton, all of Nocona; a daughter, Sandy Bush of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at White Family Funeral Home.



DAVID L. PRITCHARD

Quanah resident David L. Pritchard died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Quanah. Graveside services are pending with Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in Weatherford.

He was born in Pasadena, Calif., one of six children. He grew up in Weatherford, and had previously worked as an LVN. He was a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie Verle and Marian Loretta Pritchard; a sister, Margie Lou Pritchard Dunn; and a brother, Stephen Leslie Pritchard.

Survivors include two sisters, Katherine May "Kate" Baker of Burleson and Judith Ann “Judy” Keddy of Wichita Falls; a brother, Mark Pritchard of Benbrook; two nieces; and one nephew.



JERRY ANNETTE DAUGHERTY FRANCIS

Jerry Annette Francis, age 71, formerly of Quanah, TX, passed away, Thursday, September 25, 2014, in Marble Falls, TX.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at the First Baptist Church with Reverend Joseph Jones and Kyler Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Quanah, TX.

Mrs. Francis was born August 20, 1943 to Guy Daugherty and Francis Logan Daugherty in Quanah, TX. She married Robert “Pete” Weston Francis, October 21, 1961 at the First Baptist Church in Quanah. Mrs. Francis and her husband were the first couple wedded in the First Baptist Church in 1961. She was a 1961 graduate of Quanah High School and member of the First Baptist Church. Wife, daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother, in comparison there is no other. Mother of three but “Mom” and “Granny” to many she will always be.

She is survived by her husband, Robert “Pete” Weston Francis of Granite Shoals, TX; one son, Guy “Bill” William Francis, Granite Shoals; two daughters, Sharla Annette Bass, Apache, Okla., and Shonda Gayle Hall, Spring, TX; mother, Frances Daugherty, East Port, Mich.; one niece, Leanne Welch, Iowa Park, TX; one nephew, Patrick Brooks, Wichita Falls, TX; two grandchildren, Dylan Christopher Francis Hall and Ryan Weston Francis Hall; and a sister-in-law, Kay Lynn Elder, Wichita Falls, TX.

She was preceded in death by her father, Guy Daugherty, and a sister, Barbara Gayle.

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



DAVID LEE BRADFORD

David Lee Bradford, age 68, of Altus, passed away early Monday morning, September 22, 2014, at Jackson County Memorial Hospital, in Altus.

Mr. Bradford was born in Quanah, Texas on October 11, 1945, to Mack and Gladys (Blassingame) Bradford. After attending Quanah High School, David moved to San Antonio, Texas where he worked in construction. While in San Antonio, he enlisted in the United States Army where he proudly served his country in Germany and Viet Nam. After his return from Viet Nam, he moved back to Quanah where he married the love of his life, Sharon Kay Denham, on April 25, 1969, and they spent the next forty-five wonderful years together before his death. After their marriage, they spent a short time in Abilene, Texas before moving to Southwest Oklahoma. David spent many years with the National Guard and Civil Service as a mechanic. In his spare time David enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, reading, tinkering on electrical motors and doing mechanic work.

Preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Bennie Denham, he is survived by his wife, of the home, Sharon Kay Bradford; five children, Missie Melton and husband Doug of Calhoun, Georgia, Belinda Bennett of Altus, Mary Sue Colbert and husband Earl of Quanah, April Nall and husband Floyd, Jr. of Altus and Mac Bradford of Altus; thirteen grandchildren, Harley, Veronica, David, Jamey, Jessica, Tammy, Daphanie, Katy-Rose, Ryan, Randall, Mackenzie, Mercedes and Dixie; four great-grandchildren, Kadence, Gage, Belle and Annabelle; one sister, Mary Jo Bradford of Wichita Falls, Texas; two brothers, Max Keith Bradford and wife Betty of Texas and Cleo Bradford and wife LaJuan of Quanah, along with many other relatives and friends.

Memorial services for David Lee Bradford will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, September 25, 2014, at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation services have been entrusted to Lowell-Tims Funeral Home and Crematory, in Altus.

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

For family and friends not able to attend the service, Lowell-Tims will provide a live web-cast of the service beginning at 1:58 p.m. Thursday. Go to www.Lowell-Tims.com and click on obituaries. Then click on David Lee Bradford. There will be a large area inviting you to join the web-cast.



W.D. SCOTT

W.D. Scott of Dripping Springs died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Gloria; daughter, Kelly; two sisters; and four brothers.


EULALIO PARAMO SANCHEZ

Eulalio Paramo Sanchez, 62, of Chillicothe, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Wichita Falls. Funeral services were set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Quanah with Deacon Art Casias officiating. Interment was scheduled in Chillicothe Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home of Vernon. Rosary was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Smith Chapel in Chillicothe.

Sanchez was born Dec. 12, 1951, in San Pablo, Mexico, the son of the late Guadalupe Sanchez and the late Angelina Paramo Sanchez. He married Leticia Pina on Oct. 14, 1977, in Terecuaro, Mexico. She preceded him in death on Nov. 4, 2010. He worked for farmers in the area and also worked as a fence builder. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Quanah.

Survivors include eight sons, Eulalio Sanchez Jr., Ramiro Sanchez, Luis Sanchez, Jose Sanchez, Juan Sanchez, Jesse Sanchez, Francisco Sanchez and Angel Sanchez; three daughters, Gueleymina Guillermina, Martha Leticia Meza, and Selina Sanchez; and eight grandchildren.

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



JAMES D. WHITELEY

James D. Whiteley, 78, of Chillicothe, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Wichita Falls. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Chillicothe First United Methodist Church with the Rev. David McDonald officiating. Interment was in Chillicothe Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home of Vernon.

He was born Feb. 16, 1936, in Quanah, a son of the late Thomas W. Whiteley and the late Helen Hysmith Whiteley. He married Carol Jeffirs on July 3, 1972, in Rockwall. He served in the Army for three years, then in the Army Reserves for over 20 years as a chief warrant officer 4, Criminal Investigation Division. He was a policeman in Lubbock, a deputy in San Bernardino, Calif., and a policeman in Dallas before becoming a special agent for over 20 years with Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, a division of the U.S. Treasury Dept. He attended Texas Tech and North Texas University. He was a member of the Chillicothe Lions Club and the First United Methodist Church in Chillicothe.

Survivors include his wife, of Chillicothe; three sons, David Whiteley of Beeville, Kris Whiteley of Hurst, and Thomas Whiteley of Spring; a sister, Ginny French of Chillicothe; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Hospice of Wichita Falls, American Cancer Society, and Chillicothe Ex-Students Association.

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



CARMEN GARCIA ALCANTAR JR.

Carmen Garcia Alcantar Jr., 77, of Quanah, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014, in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Funeral Mass is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Joseph Joy and Deacon Art Casias officiating. Interment will follow at Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. Rosary will be 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 22, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Alcantar was born November 4, 1936, in Bishop, Texas, to the late Carmen Alcantar Sr. and Paula Garcia Alcantar. He married Rumalda Lopez on September 21, 1959, in Victoria, Texas. She preceded him in death on April 29, 1997. He was a forklift operator for Georgia-Pacific. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Quanah, Texas.

He was preceded in death by a son, Carmen Alcantar III, and by a grandson, Timothy Alcantar.

Survivors include one son, Luis Alcantar and wife Analiza; three daughters, Miroslava Alcantar of Wichita Falls, Texas, Maria Aleman and husband Gustavo of Vernon, Texas, and Anita Alcantar and husband Jaime Rodriguez of San Antonio, Texas; a stepdaughter, Virginia Reid and husband Josh of Vernon, Texas; two stepsons, Paul Rodriguez and Raul Rodriguez; two brothers, Thomas Alcantar and Juan Alcantar; two sisters, Hiliara Lara and Lupe Jalomo; a close friend, Eugenia Rodriguez of Quanah, Texas; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.



WESTON WELLS and WYATT WELLS

Weston and Wyatt Wells, twin infants, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in Wichita Falls.

Services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Faith Baptist Church of Iowa Park, with Dennis Neal and Brady Collier officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home.

Survivors include their parents, Ryan and Amy Robbins Wells; brother, Landon; sister, Lily; grandparents, Robin Wells and Robert Wells III, and Lela Robbins and Gary Robbins; and great-grandparents.



MICKEY "POP" GOREE
(October 29, 1953 -- August 27, 2014)

Mickey “Pop” Goree, age 60, passed away on August 27, 2014, in Childress.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at Trinity Worship Center, 209 Ave. J SE. Burial will take place in Quanah Cemetery at a later date.

Mickey was born on October 29, 1953, in Quanah, Texas. Fun-loving and ornery, he was always full of advice when advice was needed. A good man, a great truck driver, and a good friend, he passed on his knowledge and love of cars to his stepson.

Mickey was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Bunny, and a son Mickey Jr.

Survivors include a brother, Earl Wayne Graham of Altus, Okla.; stepson, Lawrence A. Locker and wife, Aphrus, of Felt, Okla.; four grandchildren, Dakota Guinn, Alexas Locker, Abbigail Locker, and Josephine Travers; and several extended family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the family to help with funeral expenses.


RALPH DOUGLAS MILLIGAN

Quanah native Ralph Douglas Milligan, 93, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in California. Private services were held.

He was born April 19, 1921, in Quanah, a son of the late Oran “Doc” and Letha Milligan.

Survivors include his wife, Eva; a son, Michael Brent; two daughters, Gerri Brake and Theresa Ausland; and three grandchildren.

JO ANN KERBY

Jo Ann Kerby, 79, of Quanah, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Quanah. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, in Quanah Memorial Park with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.

She was born June 16, 1935, in Kirkland, a daughter of the late Jake Atkinson and Effie Hardin. She graduated from Kirkland High School, later moving to Quanah. She married Edward (Ed) Kerby in 1975. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Joey Campsey II on July 9, 2014; and a brother, Ronald Atkinson, in 2003.

Survivors include a daughter, Regina Shelton of Quanah; a son, Mike Campsey of Vernon; a sister, Debbie Chapman of San Marcos; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at Smith Funeral Home.

The family requests memorials to Hospice of Wichita Falls.



JERRY B. DANIEL

Jerry B. Daniel, 76, of Quanah, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Vernon. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Quanah with the Rev. Tommy Elder officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park with arrangements under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

He was born June 5, 1938, in Lincoln, Okla., a son of the late Clovis Sr. and Mattie Tyner Daniel. A graduate of Quanah High School, he worked for Plains Creamery in Amarillo, and retired from Georgia-Pacific at Acme. He loved Gene Watson music.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Christy Poindexter, in 2012; a brother, Jimmie Daniel, in 1999; a sister, Melba Tigert Crabtree, in 2000; and two nieces.

Survivors include Evelyn Daniel, lifelong friend and mother of his three children; two daughters, Carla Branin of Vernon and Kathy Lee of LaMarque; a brother, Clovis Daniel Jr. of Quanah; four grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; two nieces; and three nephews.

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

The family requests memorials to the American Diabetes Association and the Kidney Foundation.



FRANCES LEA HARRIS YOUNG

Frances Lea Harris Young, 89, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014, after battling cancer with courage, humor and grace. There will be family visitation time at Robertson Funeral Home in Shamrock, TX, on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Jarrod Neal and Rev. Gary Casey, will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Shamrock First United Methodist Church, with the burial following at the Kelton Cemetery. Arrangements are under direction of Robertson Funeral Home in Shamrock.

Frances was born on September 20, 1924, in Sapulpa, OK, to W.E. and Ruth Rogers Harris. She grew up in Quanah, TX, graduated from Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, OK, with a bachelor's degree in music and married Jack Wilson Young in 1945. Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Frances loved people and music. She enjoyed sharing her passion for music with her family, students, church and community. She taught elementary school and piano for over 15 years in Shamrock, TX. She was a member of First United Methodist Church where she served as choir director, organist and pianist for decades. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her three children: daughter, Jane Ann Casey and husband Gary of Lubbock, TX; son, Mark Wilson Young and wife Phyllis of Flower Mound, TX; son, John William Young and wife Theresa of Burleson, TX; six grandchildren, Michael Young and wife Claire of Roundrock, TX; Brant Casey of San Antonio, TX; Kate Young Wagoner of Colleyville, TX; Amanda Casey Hill and husband Chad of Lubbock, TX; Sarah Young and Megan Young of Burleson, TX; nine great-grandchildren, Paige, Sibley and Mark Wilson Young; Jack, Ben and Will Wagoner; Taylor, Averi and Connor Hill; one brother, W. R. Harris and wife Artie of Sweetwater, TX; two nieces and one nephew.

The family extends thanks and appreciation to the staff and caretakers of Hospice of Lubbock, Mackenzie Place Assisted Living, Covenant Palliative Care and Helping Hands Home Healthcare for their care, kindness and compassion for Frances.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to: Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174; Gateway Missions, P.O. Box 53660, Lubbock, TX 79453; First United Methodist Church, 500 N. Main Street, Shamrock, TX 79079.



JERRYE DODSON

Jerrye Dodson, 90, of Quanah, passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Quanah.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Quanah Memorial Park with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Smith Funeral home in Quanah.

Mrs. Dodson was born June 17, 1924, to the late Hardy and Vergie Hall Hooper in Eldorado, Okla. She married Cecil Dodson on Oct. 16, 1947; he preceded her in death on April 4, 1992. She was a lifelong resident of Quanah. She was a longtime employee of United Supermarket in the meat market, retiring in 1979. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son, Joey Dodson of Quanah; one daughter, Jean Ann Hollenbaugh of Quanah; six grandchildren, Brandi Petrus, Kyle Dodson, Kristen Dodson, Brian Hollenbaugh, Benton Overby, and Allen Overby; 11 great-grandchildren, Coen, Talon, Kannon, Quentin, Peyton, Meagan, Preston, Caydence, Cheynie, Beau and Kimalie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family has requested memorials be sent to Thompson Sawyer Library in Quanah.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. at the funeral home.



PATSY LEE MAYFIELD

Patsy Lee Mayfield, 62, of Quanah, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Quanah. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, in First Christian Church with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.

She was born Nov. 22, 1951, in Quanah, a daughter of Essie Huff O’Neal and the late Frank O’Neal Jr. She married Rodgie Mayfield on Sept. 22, 1979, in Quanah. She was a lifelong resident of Quanah and a graduate of Quanah High School. She was a longtime certified child care provider and was a member of First Christian Church, where she was a nursery worker.

She was preceded in death by her father and by a daughter, Carey Lee Mayfield.

Survivors include her husband, of Quanah; her mother, of Quanah; a son, Kyle Dale Mayfield of Wichita Falls; three sisters, Bertha Woods and Christie Riley, both of Quanah, and Kathy Miller of Rosebud; and six brothers, Alfred “Nicky” O’Neal, Cotton O’Neal, Ricky O’Neal, Allen O’Neal, and Jimmy O’Neal, all of Quanah, and Jody O’Neal of Valliant, Okla.

The family has requested memorials be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls or the First Christian Church in Quanah.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at Smith Funeral Home.


ANGELA LEA BARBEREE

Angela Lea Barberee, loving mother and aunt, passed away in Crowell, Texas on Monday, July 28. Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the Crowell Church of Christ, under the direction of Womack-Manard Funeral Home.

Angie was born in Chillicothe, Texas on January 24, 1964, a daughter of Delton and Mary Ann (Turner) Parkhill. She married Wendell Barberee on March 4, 1988 in Crowell. She graduated from Crowell High School in 1982 and attended Vernon College. Angie worked at the Texas Youth Correctional Facility in Vernon, Texas. Her passion was her family, horses, pets, and all strays, whether they be human or animal. Laughter was her main attraction and she wanted everyone to pay it forward.

She is survived by her husband, Wendell Barberee of Crowell; two sons, Jeffery of Denton and Scotty of Crowell; and two brothers, Bradley Mark Parkhill (wife Stephanie and sons Jacob and Ethan) of Frisco, Texas, and Gerry Cleve Parkhill (wife Hollie, son Jayton Reeves, and daughter Jacie Joann) of Lockett, Texas.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.


WILLIE JO SEITZ

Willie Jo Seitz, 91, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Canyon. Private family services were held, with arrangements by Brooks Funeral Directors.

She was born Feb. 14, 1923 in Eldorado, Okla., to John Gossett and Euna Denton. She graduated from Eldorado High School and attended Altus Community College. She married Elbert L. Seitz in Lovington, N.M. on Feb. 5, 1949. They were married 65 years.

Willie Jo worked for the Texas Department of Health and Human Services for 22 years. She was a loving companion and will be fondly remembered as “Grandma” by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved ice cream, cookies, and puppies.

Willie Jo took pride in her grandchildren and did everything she could to ensure that they received a college education. She will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her mother; a brother, Garland Gossett; and a sister, Bobby Miller.

Willie Jo is survived by her husband, Elbert L. Seitz of Canyon; daughter, Jo Jan Nunley of Canyon; three grandchildren, Scarlet Estlack and husband Russell of Clarendon, Patrick Nunley of Canyon, and Spencer Nunley and wife Cathy of Canyon; three great-grandchildren, Maggie Nunley of Canyon, Nathan and Daniel Estlack of Clarendon; and a special cousin, Tommy Kirk of New York.

Please sign the online guest registry at www.brooksfuneral.com.




BILLY SCOTT MULLINS

Billy Scott Mullins, 83, of Quanah, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Quanah. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at First United Methodist Church in Quanah with the Rev. Chris Holland and the Rev. Monte Lumpkin officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral home of Quanah.

He was born Nov. 29, 1930, a son of the late Emmitt and Ruth Williams Mullins. He and Bettie Carroll were married on June 6, 1954, in Quanah. Mullins worked for Georgia-Pacific for 43 years, retiring in 1993. He was a resident of Quanah most of his life. Mullins served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and served as an usher.

Survivors include his wife, of Quanah; a daughter, Becky Nieves of Abilene; a sister, Dorothy Barnes of Vernon; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 25, at Smith Funeral Home.

The family has requested memorials to First United Methodist Church or Quanah Senior Citizens.



CHARLES W. "CHARLIE" SHANNON

Former Quanah resident Charles W. "Charlie" Shannon, 87, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Pueblo, Colo. A memorial service will be held in Pueblo on Saturday, July 26.

Shannon and his wife, the former LaVerne Quisenberry, lived in Quanah from 1948 until 1952, when Shannon and his brother-in-law, Leon Quisenberry, operated a barber shop in Quanah.

Shannon was an ordained Southern Baptist minister and social worker.

Survivors include his wife, of Pueblo; two sons, Roger Shannon of Albuquerque, N.M., and Dennis Shannon of Parker, Colo.; a daughter, Linda McKenzie of Larkspur, Colo.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.



DONALD W. HORTON

Donald W. Horton, 71, of Quanah, Texas passed away on July 21, 2014 in his home with his family at his side following a lengthy illness. Don was born January 9, 1943 in Quanah, Texas. He was raised by his grandparents, Walter F. and Artie Belle Williams. He attended Quanah schools and was a graduate of Tarleton State University. Don loved agriculture and the outdoors. He was a farmer/rancher and later a vocational agriculture teacher. He was a pilot and was owner/operator of a spraying service. Don also operated a water well/windmill service. He retired from North Texas State Hospital at Vernon, Texas. His hobbies included fishing, and camping in Colorado and spending time in his woodworking shop. Don was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Don is survived by Carlene of the home; a brother, Thomas Horton and wife Judy of Quanah; and sister Linda Daughtery and husband Ken of Wheeler, Texas; children, Debra Mobley and husband Gene of Iowa Park, Texas, Donald Horton Jr. and wife Linda of Lubbock, Texas, Rebecca Edwards of Quanah, Texas, Katy Boaldin and husband Justin of Quanah, Texas, Scotty Von Tungeln and wife Elizabeth of Vernon, Texas, Pamela Dabbs and husband Scott of Quanah, Texas, fourteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the First Baptist Church with Eric Brooks and Rob Hicks officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. Memorial gifts may be given to Hospice of Wichita Falls or the American Cancer Society.

Visitation will be Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., at Smith Funeral Home, Quanah, TX.


JERRY TODD MELTON

Former Quanah resident Jerry Todd Melton, 56, died Monday, July 21, 2014, in Decatur. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Quanah First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Fox officiating. Interment will follow in Crestview Memorial Park in Wichita Falls, with arrangements under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born Oct. 15, 1957, in Childress, a son of Charles Kenneth Melton and Peggy Joyce Campsey Melton. He was a tool pusher for Patterson UTI. He was a resident of Quanah and Vernon, and moved to Wichita Falls in 2006. Melton was a member of the Baptist Church and was an outdoorsman and enjoyed animals.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, and a son, Barry Keith Melton.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine Melton of Wichita Falls; a son, Jerrimy Gibson of Vernon; a daughter, Summer Harris of Wichita Falls; two brothers, Charles and Sherry Melton of Lake Bridgeport and Mark and Sherri Melton of Quanah; his stepmother, Jan Melton of Quanah; a granddaughter, Rhaeleigh Harris of Wichita Falls; and a grandson, Kutter Guerra of Iowa Park.

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

The family has requested memorials to the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association.



EDITH RYDER CASH

Edith Ryder Cash, 87, of Crowell, died Friday, July 18, 2014, in Wichita Falls. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, in the Crowell Church of Christ with A.B. Martin and Gene Ed Ryder officiating. Interment followed in Truscott Cemetery, with arrangements under the direction of Womack-Manard Funeral Home.

She was born July 17, 1927, in Gilliland, a daughter of the late William Edward Ryder and the late Lillie Mae Myers Ryder. She married Jim Cash on Nov. 27, 1946, in Seymour. She had worked for the Crowell School District as a secretary and aide for over 20 years and was a member of the Crowell Church of Christ. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Cash, and by a twin sister and three brothers.

Survivors include her husband, of Crowell; two sons, Freddy (Fred) Cash of Benjamin and Kerry R. Cash of Clinton, Okla.; a daughter, Trenna Carlson of Truscott; a brother, Myers Ryder of Wichita Falls; eight grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.



SYBLE RUSSELL

Syble Russell, 90, of Vernon, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Vernon.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 21, in Wilbarger Memorial Park in Vernon. Officiating will be the Rev. Jim Antwine. Interment will be under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.

She was born Sunday, Aug. 12, 1923 in Crowell, a daughter of the late Charlie Daniel Mullins and the late Mary Ann Burge Mullins. She married Sam David Russell on Feb. 7, 1941 in Altus, Okla. He preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 2000. She was a nurse at Vernon State Hospital for 41 years and she was a volunteer at Wilbarger General Hospital Auxiliary. She was a member of Central Christian Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Sue Carr and husband Jimmy of Vernon and Mary Melear of Quanah; seven grandchildren, David Melear, Claudia Knox, Elizabeth Torrens, Nancy Melear, Carol Grogan, Christi London and Cindy Peterson; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 20, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Sullivan Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to favorite charity.

Pallbearers will be David Melear, Joe Don Knox, Guy London, Kyle Peterson, Kevin Torrens and Brandon Grogan.

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



JAKE MILLER

Jake Miller, 86, of Vernon, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Vernon. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at Sullivan Funeral Home in Vernon. Interment will be in Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.

He was born Feb. 28, 1928, in Wabash County, Ind., a son of the late Otto Frederick Miller and the late Elsa Ridgeway Miller. He married Merle Gene Gfeller on Feb. 14, 1953, in Vernon. She preceded him in death on March 13, 2007. Miller had been a resident of Wilbarger County since 1948. He served in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne and Signal Corps during the Korean War. Miller was a graduate of LaFontaine High School in Indiana. He played guitar, base, fiddle, banjo, steel guitar, and mandolin. She was a member of the City of Vernon Electrical Board for 40 years and was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Vernon.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Forrester and Mable Unger, and by a brother, Bob Miller.

Survivors include a daughter, Judy Helm of Lubbock; two brothers, Len Miller of Quanah and Orlin Miller of LaFontaine, Ind.; a sister, Wilma Jean Terrell of Waldo, Fla.; and one granddaughter.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls.

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



JOSEPH EDWARD (JOEY) CAMPSEY II

Joseph Edward (Joey) Campsey II, 55, of Quanah, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Quanah. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, in Goodlett Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born Sept. 24, 1958, in Childress, a son of the late Howard Campsey and JoAnn Kerby. Campsey was raised in Quanah and began work at an early age at the family’s service station. He was also employed by Larry Campsey Backhoe Service, by Glen Quisenberry as a combine operator, and also drove a truck for several years. He loved fishing for catfish.

Survivors include his mother, JoAnn Campsey of Quanah; a son, Jody Campsey of Iowa Park; a sister, Regina Shelton of Quanah; and a brother, Mike Campsey of Vernon.

The family has requested memorials to the American Heart Association or to Hospice of Wichita Falls.




RICHARD LEE BUTTS

Richard Lee Butts, 59, formerly of Quanah, died Monday, July 7, 2014, in Amarillo. Graveside services will be Thursday, July 10, at Goodlett Cemetery with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born Aug. 2, 1954, in Quanah, a son of the late Bernard Lee and Eddie Monteen Butts. He lived in Amarillo for over 40 years.

Survivors include a sister, Peggy Butts of Quanah.



DR. RUSSELL CURTIS REYNOLDS

Dr. Russell Curtis Reynolds, age 51, of Comanche, Texas, died on Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Comanche serving the community that he cared so deeply for.

He was born on July 26, 1962, in Knox City, Texas, to Gerald and Nancy (Patterson) Reynolds. On July 31, 1982, he was united in marriage to Sherry Mowrey in Quanah, Texas. Russell graduated from Quanah High School in Quanah in 1980. He attended Tarrant County Junior College in Fort Worth, Texas for his pre-med from 1980 until 1982, and attended Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, from 1982 until 1985. On August 4, 1986, Dr. Russell Reynolds opened Reynolds Chiropractic Center in Comanche.

Dr. Reynolds was a member of the First Baptist Church of Comanche, Texas. He was a Deacon, a Sunday School Teacher for many years and an RA Leader. He was active in many clubs including, Kiwanis Club of Comanche, Gideons and Comanche Chamber of Commerce where he served as President for two terms, Kiwanian of the Year, Comanche Man of the Year and he served as Comanche Youth Council Coach for twenty years. Russell was a member of the Texas Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association.

Dr. Reynolds was a devoted husband, father, and son. He worked tirelessly and selflessly for his patients, his church and community and was beloved by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry Reynolds of Comanche; his son, Brandon Reynolds and wife Megan of Argyle; daughter, Katy Reynolds Pratt of Comanche; parents, Gerald and Nancy Reynolds of Comanche; parents-in-law, Jerry and Shirley Mowrey of Granbury; brother, Rick Reynolds and wife Michelle of Comanche; niece, Stormy Cooper and husband Clay of Dublin; great-nephew, Caden Cooper of Dublin; nephew, Richard Reynolds of Comanche; and nieces, Sarah Ground of Dublin, and Michaela and Rachael Reynolds of Comanche.

A memorial service for Dr. Reynolds was held at the First Baptist Church of Comanche at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 6, with Dr. Van Christian officiating. Comanche Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lunch for the family was at 12:00 noon on Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Comanche.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Russell Reynolds CHS Scholarship Fund. Please make donations to First Baptist Church at 407 N. Houston Street, Comanche, Texas 76442.



BUDDY WILLIAMS

Church services for Buddy Williams, 64, of Paducah will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Paducah with Bro. David Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories under the direction of Zapata Funeral Home of Paducah. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Buddy passed from this life June 28, 2014 in Paducah.


Buddy was born on May 19, 1950 in Quanah, Texas to Floice Preston Williams and Sybil Tomlin Williams. He attended school in both Quanah and Floydada. He married Deborah Gay Sain on April 9, 1977 in Muleshoe, Texas. From this union they had two children, Erin Lynne and Walter Brett. Buddy worked as a butcher for a number of years. He also worked and retired from TDCJ.


Buddy had lots of friends. He was a part of the Dragon Booster Club, Paducah Jaycees, Little League Baseball, Adult Softball, Football Referee Association. He was an active member in CASA of the Rolling Plains. Buddy was also a member of the Baptist Church.


Buddy is survived by his wife of 37 years, Debbie Williams; his children, Erin Lynne Williams and Walter Brett Williams; three sisters, Betty Webb of Mesquite, Phyllis Norris of Grand Prairie, and Ginger Jacobs of Littlefield; brother, Bobby Williams of Waxahachie; sister-in-law, Margie Harris of Paducah; and one grandson, Jaksen Wade Williams.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Floice and Sybil Williams; brother, J.L. Harris; sister, Darlene Dansby; and a nephew, Johnny Lee Harris.


Memorial donations can be made to Hospice Hands of Childress or to CASA of the Rolling Plains.



SHARON VERITA HAWKINS

Former Quanah resident Sharon Verita Hawkins, 67, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014. No public memorial will be held.

She was born on July 11, 1946 in Quanah, a daughter of Klina Monette (Underwood) and Edward Eldo Fincher. As a 1964 graduate of Quanah High School, she was awarded a four-year music scholarship to West Texas State University in Canyon, where she was a voice major. She received her bachelor of science degree in English and elementary education from Midwestern University in Wichita Falls and entered the teaching field as an educator in 1970 when she joined the faculty of the Quanah school system, teaching fifth and sixth grades. As director of the Quanah Music Lovers Club, she was known for her perfect pitch and piano skills. She was also a flying student and received her solo certification from Hawkins Aircraft in Quanah in l968. She had been a resident at Senior Care in Bridgeport for the last three years.

Survivors include a sister, Edwenna Earnheart of New Mexico; a daughter, Renee Hooper of Bridgeport; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Murry Justin Hawkins, and her parents.



LENA O. FISHER

Former Quanah resident Lena O. Fisher, 81, died Friday, June 27, 2014, in Sweetwater. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Quanah with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead officiating. Interment will follow in Goodlett Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

She was born Aug. 18, 1932, in Rochester, a daughter of the late George Henry and Mary Lena Byrd. She married Walter Eugene Fisher on Feb. 9, 1962, in Hardeman County. He preceded her in death in 1997. She was a homemaker and attended the Word of God in Sweetwater.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Tony Fisher; and a daughter, Judy Ballenger.

Survivors include four sons, Lloyd Layman of Bay City, Bruce Layman of Midland, and Bobby Fisher and Victor Fisher, both of Sweetwater; three daughters, Kathy Ballenger and Sara Cooper, both of Sweetwater, and Fran Belcher of Chillicothe; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.



LOU ELLA MONTGOMERY

Lou Ella Montgomery, 75, of Wichita Falls, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Wichita Falls. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel in Vernon with the Rev. Ron Fox officiating. Interment will be in Goodlett Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.

She was born Sept. 23, 1938 in Goodlett, a daughter of the late Cephas Clifton Montgomery and Thelma Dorrise Guthrie Montgomery. She had lived in Texas, California and Washington state. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and entertaining her family at dinners. She was general manager of Denny's and Coco's Restaurant. She was a Catholic.

Survivors include two sons, Verl Justenson of Washington state and Jim Amundson of Wichita Falls; a brother, Kenneth Dale Montgomery of Anna, Ill.; a sister, Dee Lois Montgomery of Collinsville; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Vela Ofanel Warmouth, in 2005; three brothers, Don Alvin Montgomery in 2011, Hank Leon Montgomery in 2009, and Cephas Clifton Montgomery Jr. in 2014.

Visitation will be from 12 noon until service time on Saturday at Sullivan Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls

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



VERNER BROWN SR.

Verner Brown Sr., 89, of Vernon, died Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Vernon. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 27, in Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel in Vernon with the Rev. Robert Thomas and the Rev. Darrell Willie officiating. Interment will follow in Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.

He was born Sept. 16, 1924, in Waco, a son of the late Mark and Bessie Austin Brown. He married Almeta Courtney on April 25, 1944, in Waco. She preceded him in death on July 20, 2003. Brown lived most of his life in Vernon. He was owner and operator of Brown Paint & Body Shop from 1968 to 1992. He was a member of Wood St. Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a daughter, Debra Brown, on April 5, 2006; a son, Verner Brown Jr.; and a grandson, Alexander Williams.

Survivors include two sons, Dewayne Brown and Mark Brown, both of Vernon; four daughters, Gwendolyn Rogers of Vernon, Loretta Anders of Albuquerque, N.M., Betsy L. Bradford of Oklahoma City, and Pamela McKinney of Saginaw, Mich.; a brother, Johnny Brown of Waco; a sister, Willie Mae Naylor of Waco; 70 grandchildren; and 60 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at Sullivan Funeral Home.

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



ELIZABETH KUBICEK

Elizabeth Kubicek, 90, of Quanah, died Friday, June 20, 2014, in Quanah. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, June 23, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Joy Joseph officiating. Interment will follow in Eastview Cemetery at Vernon, with arrangements under the direction of Smith Funeral home of Quanah. Rosary was Sunday, June 22, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel.

She was born Nov. 24, 1923, in Necadah, Wis., a daughter of the late Hugh and Elizabeth Brady. She married Henry J. Kubicek on Sept. 17, 1945. He preceded her in death on July 31, 2011. She graduated high school in Mauston, Wis., in 1940. She moved to Quanah in 1948 where she was a homemaker, working very hard on the farm and raising their children. They were members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She and her husband retired and moved to Temple in 1983. She enjoyed dancing at the Star Hall every Saturday evening. They were members of the Cyclone Catholic Church. She enjoyed baking, reading, and her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Larry Kubicek; a brother, John Brady; and a sister, Mary Barney.

Survivors include a daughter, Cathy Call Peck of Quanah; three sons, John Kubicek of Houston, Tom Kubicek of Lewisville, and Henry Kubicek III of Austin; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

The family has requested memorials to St. Mary Altar Society.



DEBORAH LYNN CHEEK OBENHAUS

Deborah Lynn Cheek Obenhaus, 59, of Chillicothe, died Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Clifton following a lengthy illness. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at Chillicothe First Baptist Church with the Rev. Wallace Clay officiating.

She was born June 6, 1955, in Chillicothe, a daughter of the late J.R. and Billie Ruth Cheek. She married Gene Obenhaus on Dec. 6, 1974, in Chillicothe. She was employed by the First National Bank of Chillicothe and was a member of Chillicothe First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by a nephew, Colt Cheek.

Survivors include her husband, of Chillicothe; a son, Bradley Obenhaus of Clifton; a brother, Steve Cheek of Chillicothe; and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 23, at Sullivan Funeral Home in Vernon.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the First Baptist Church of Chillicothe.

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



NORMAN MILLS

Norman Mills, 81, of Crowell, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Crowell. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 23, in Womack-Manard Funeral Home Chapel in Crowell with Katy Marlow of Crowell officiating. Interment will be in Crowell Cemetery under the direction of Womack-Manard Funeral Home.

He was born Jan. 18, 1933, in Childress. He married Ann Jean Hall on March 3, 1965, in Quanah. He was a longtime resident of Crowell and a retired ranch hand for the Waggoner Ranch.

Survivors include a daughter, Angela Dunlap of Quanah; a son, Todd Mills of Crowell; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at Womack-Manard Funeral Home in Crowell.



MYRA LYNN BUCHANAN

Myra Lynn Buchanan, 61, of Quanah, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Quanah. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 20, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Josh Crow officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Nov. 10, 1952, in Quanah, a daughter of the late Hoyet Ray and Mattie Viola Steele. A lifelong resident of Quanah, she had been employed at the Cap Factory and Dairy Queen and was a waitress. She was a member of the Baptist church.

She was preceded in death by a son, Alan Ray Buchanan; and three sisters, Linda Garrison, Margaret Harden, and Carolyn Sue Spell.

Survivors include her husband, Jim Stich of Quanah; a son, Jason Buchanan of Quanah; a daughter, Marlena Eggleston of Quanah; and seven grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Smith Funeral Home.

The family has requested memorials be sent to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265-0309, Attn: Donor Services.



MICHAEL W. GREENING

Michael W. Greening, 65, of Quanah, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Vernon. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 20, in Crowell Cemetery with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin officiating. Interment will be under direction of Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.

He was born June 14, 1949, in Quanah, a son of Wayne and Virginia Musgrove Greening. A 1967 graduate of Quanah High School, he earned a business degree from Angelo State University in 1971. Greening held various managerial positions for Kmart and other retailers and had worked for Allsup’s in Hobbs, N.M., for 15 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church and enjoyed playing golf.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Greening.

Survivors include his father, Wayne Greening of Quanah; stepmother, Milly Greening of Quanah; a sister, Ann Kirksey of Azle; two nieces; and four great-nephews.

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

The family has requested memorials to First Baptist Church in Quanah.



LILY ANNA WHITE

Lily Anna White, 3, of Vernon, died Friday, June 13, 2014, in Wichita Falls. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 19, in Goodlett Cemetery with the Rev. Greg Johnson officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.

Lily was born Sept. 15, 2010, in Altus, Okla., the daughter of Van Drew Sparkman of Quanah and Kelsey Shawn White of Vernon.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Dalton James White, in 2009, and by her paternal grandfather, Darrell Sparkman, in 2012.

Survivors include her mother; her father; maternal grandmother, Bernadetta White of Vernon; maternal grandfather, Barry White of Electra; paternal grandmother, Angie Sparkman of Wichita Falls; and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.

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


LUCILE McLAUGHLIN GOOD

Lucile McLaughlin Good, 99, of Quanah, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Childress. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, in Quanah Memorial Park with Cliff Johnson officiating. Interment will be under direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born May 10, 1915, in Rosedale, Kan., a daughter of Charlie and Mabel McLaughlin. She married John R. Good on July 5, 1932. He preceded her in death on Jan. 27, 2000. She lived in Hardeman County most of her life, where she was described as a devoted wife with many friends and acquaintances, a gracious lady with a big heart, loved by friends and family, and a Christian with a deep faith in God.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Charlie McLaughlin; and twin sisters, Anna Nell McGee and Miss McLaughlin.

Survivors include a brother, Harold Munroe of Hamilton, Mo.; and a cousin, Dolly Dalton of Missouri.



CHARLES EVANS MORRIS

Charles Evans Morris, 64, of Quanah, died Monday, June 16, 2014, in Quanah. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 19, in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Josh Crow officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born Oct. 22, 1949, in Quanah, a son of the late Clarence and Beulah Houk Morris. He was a lifelong resident of Quanah, graduating from Quanah High School in 1969. He retired as a supervisor at Georgia-Pacific.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and by a sister, Francis Wheeler.

Survivors include a daughter, Toni Boyd and husband Trenton of Quanah; a brother, Danny Morris and wife LaRue of Quanah; a sister, Faydean Brandon; and two grandchildren, Ryane Boyd and J.T. Boyd, both of Quanah.

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

The family has requested memorials be sent to your favorite charity.



JIMMY EDWARDS

Jimmy Edwards, 69, of Quanah, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Quanah. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 13, in First Christian Church in Quanah. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born March 14, 1945, in Quanah, a son of the late James and Gladys Rockholt Edwards. He attended Quanah High School. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1963 to 1965, earning recognition as a sharpshooter. Edwards retired from Georgia-Pacific after 29 years of service. He raised beagles and fighting roosters for many years, and raised a beagle that was the national champion. He restored and collected vintage cars and enjoyed hunting rattlesnakes.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Leon Edwards; his mother, Gladys Odell Rockholt; and a brother, Leon Edwards.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherrie Finnerty of Quanah and Denise Edwards of Texhoma; two sisters, Lynda Huffaker of White River and Beverly Reinhardt of Vernon; and four grandchildren.


LARRY GLENN JOBE

Larry Glenn Jobe, the youngest of 7 children, was born in Putnam, Texas to William Claude and Tina (Heslep) Jobe on April 7, 1925. His daughter, Dolores, was at his side when he passed away on March 31, 2014 in Portland, Oregon.

He graduated from Quanah High School in 1942, and served in the Pacific with the U.S. Navy during WWII. After working for over 40 years in the steel pipe industry around the world, he retired in Portland, Oregon in 1988. He was married for 54 years to his first wife, Juanita Griffin Jobe, who passed away in 2001.

Larry Glenn is survived by his wife, Josie Jobe, and her daughters, Rhonda and Sheila. He is also survived by his daughter, Dolores Jobe (Gordon Mau); grandsons David Mau and Jeffrey Mau (Vicki); great-granddaughters, Lauren, Kate, Jane and Ellie; and sister-in-law, Lucille Jobe.

A graveside service will be held in August at Grandview Cemetery, in Anacortes, Washington.



TOMMY HATCHER

The memorial service for Mr. Tommy Hatcher, 64, of Enid will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 12, 2014 in the Brown-Cummings Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Gary Miller will officiate under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.


He was born on August 25, 1949 to Thomas “Jack” and Ruth Hatcher in Quanah, TX and passed away June 8, 2014 in Enid.


He was raised and educated in Quanah, TX.  He graduated from Quanah High School in 1967.


He worked for Frisco, Burlington Northern, and BNSF as a conductor and later a trainer coordinator. He retired in 2009 after 40 years.


He married Myrna Anthony on August 16, 2008.


He is survived by his wife Myrna; his mother Ruth; son Jason and wife Tiffany and their children, Kaylee and Brayden; his brother Keith and his wife Kathy, their son Eric and his wife Shine-Ann, and their children Shawn and Sydney; his stepsons, Billy Miller, his son Wyatt; Casey Caddell and wife Nicole, their children, Hudson, Kennedy, and baby girl due in September; Corey Caddell and wife Crystal, their children, Trey, Brooks, Jackson, Jazzy, and Rowdy; step daughters, Gayle Phillips, her son B.J.; Jennifer Todd, her children, Brittany, Connor, and Aaron; Nicole Miller, and Meredith and husband Cody Westfahl, their children, Colton, Hayden, Cooper, and Charlee. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas “Jack” Hatcher.


Memorials may be given to Enid SPCA with Brown-Cummings serving as custodian of the funds. Condolences may be shared online at Brown-Cummings.com.



NICOLAS PENA CRUZ and CRISTINA MUNIZ CRUZ

Nicolas Pena Cruz, 31, and Cristina Muniz Cruz, 26, both of Chillicothe, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

Rosary will be held on Sunday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at Smith Chapel in Chillicothe. Funeral service will be held on Monday June 9, at 4 p.m. at Smith Chapel in Chillicothe, with Deacon Art Casias officiating.

Nicolas Cruz was born on Sept. 10, 1982, in Cadereyta DeMontes, Queretaro, Mexico. He was the son of Claudio Cruz and Faviana Pena. He married Cristina Muniz on March 15, 2014 in Vernon. He moved to the U.S. from Mexico in 2007. He was a Catholic and was employed at the Mahard Egg Farm.

He is survived by his parents, of Mexico; one daughter, Joselyn Cruz, of Chillicothe; and two sons, Emmanuel Cruz and Rafael Muniz, both of Chillicothe.

Cristina Cruz was born on July 24, 1987 in Matamoros, Tamualipas, Mexico. She was the daughter of Ignacio Muniz and Juana Bautista. She married Nicolas Cruz on March 15, 2014 in Vernon. She moved to the U.S. from Mexico in 2005. She was a Catholic and was employed at the Mahard Egg Farm.

She is survived by her parents, of Chillicothe; one daughter, Joselyn Cruz, of Chillicothe; two sons, Emmanuel Cruz and Rafael Muniz, both of Chillicothe; one brother, Ignacio Muniz Jr. of Chillicothe; and two sisters, Paula Muniz and Jessica Muniz, both of Chillicothe.

Online condolences may be made at sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.



FRANCES RODRIGUEZ

Frances Rodriguez, 73, of Quanah, died Monday, June 4, 2014, in Quanah. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born March 22, 1941, in Corpus Christi, a daughter of the late Jesus and Cruz Estrada. She married Johnny Rodriguez Sr. on July 28, 1971, in Plainview. He preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 2009. She was employed as a CNA at Quanah Nursing Home for 11 years and also worked for Home Health Care.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two sisters, Mary Alice Estrada and Yolanda Saldona.

Survivors include a son, Johnny Rodriguez Jr. of Vernon; two daughters, Rita Rodriguez and Marie Trones, both of Quanah; five brothers, Don Estrada of Corpus Christi, Jesse Estrada Jr. of Andrews, Erasmo Estrada of Plainview, Joe Estrada of Colorado, and Danny Estrada of San Antonio; four sisters, Chavela Ayala of Corpus Christi, Rosemary Nunez and Rita Martinez, both of Plainview, and Lupe Gutierrez of Amarillo; and four grandchildren.

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

The family requests that memorials be made to the Quanah Alternatives Program.

 


EVA JO KYLE 

Eva Jo Kyle was born December 6, 1935, at home, 23 miles outside of Quanah, Texas, the only child of Nathan Henry Kyle and Ella May (Hagan) Kyle.

Eva Jo grew up in Quanah, Texas where she graduated from Quanah High School in 1954. She then attended Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, and graduated with a B.S. in Education from North Texas State University in Denton, Texas in 1958. Later she earned her Masters in Inner Cultural Communication from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado in 1977.

Eva Jo married Charlton Wayne Griffith, from Electra, Texas on November 28, 1959 in Oahu, Hawaii, where they met while she was doing her student teaching and he was serving as an officer in the Naval Air Corps.

Eva Jo possessed a fiercely independent spirit which affectionately won her the nickname “Runs with Scissors.” This fearless attitude resulted in a life filled with passion for people, places, learning, and new experiences. Her life can be described in many ways, but dull is not one of them. She passed on to us the gift of an inquisitive mind, as well as an appreciation for music, art and cooking, and people of all classes and nationalities. And, she ensured that, while we were exposed to a wide variety of religions, we received ongoing instruction in the Christian faith by not only attending church, but also by witnessing the presence of God in her life and thru her actions (both good and bad).

Her work experience has included farmer/rancher on the plains of North Texas, a florist during high school, a (self-proclaimed) fruit tramp in Oregon in 1950, a fire look-out in the mountains of Colorado in 1960, and a teacher for 35 years. In the 80’s, she even received her captain’s license for sailing large sailboats, and she attended the Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland. While she never became proficient at either sailing, or cooking, like virtually all experiences with her, they were usually memorable and exciting.

Eva Jo was preceded in death by her father, Nathan Henry Kyle. She is survived by her mother, Ella May Taylor; her daughters, Mary Raleigh and her husband Paul, and Leslie Griffith of Fredericksburg, Texas; and one grandson, Drew Price and his wife Didem, of San Francisco, California. We pass her on to God’s loving embrace and will treasure our memories of her with love, respect, admiration, gratitude, and plenty of laughter.

Funeral services and interment were held 11:00 A.M., Friday May 30, at Holy Archangels Greek Orthodox Monastery in Kendalia, Texas.

Those who desire may make memorial contributions in her memory to QHS Class of ’54, or to the charity of their choice.


CARL D. DANIELS

Carl D. Daniels, 78, of Chillicothe, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Chillicothe. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 2, in Chillicothe First Baptist Church with the Rev. Wallace Clay officiating. Interment was in Chillicothe Cemetery under the direction of Smith Chapel.

He was born Dec. 21, 1935, in Chillicothe, a son of the late Walter and Josie Montgomery Daniel. He married Helga F. Rauchfleisch on Aug. 17, 1964, in Bremerhaven, Germany. She preceded him in death on March 4, 2006. He later married Claudia Redick on Dec. 9, 2006, in Chillicothe. He served in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Military Police sergeant first class. He moved back to Chillicothe on April 15, 2006, where he was a member of Chillicothe First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, of Chillicothe; a sister, Betty Jo Boone of Chillicothe; a stepson, Eddy Briggs of Vernon; two stepdaughters, Melanie Longmiles of Watauga and Jennifer Reinhardt of Quanah; 10 step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, and by a brother, Royce Daniel.

Memorials may be to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or the American Cancer Society.



TOMMY HILL

Tommy Hill, 55, of Quanah, died Monday, May 26, 2014, in Quanah.

He was born May 12, 1959, in Monroe, La., a son of the late Willie and Annie Mae Hill. He was raised in Rayville, La., and graduated high school at Tallulah, La., in 1977. Hill attended Grayson Junior College and later joined the U.S. Army, serving as an M.P. for four years. He moved to Quanah in 2000. He loved fishing, barbecuing and watching sports.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, two brothers, and two grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Debbie Richardson of Quanah; two sons, Brandon Hill and Andre Hill, both of Amarillo; a daughter, Bridgett Hill of Austin; four sisters, Thelma Hill, Lily Creig and Cora Fuller, all of Rayville, La., and Barbara Howard of Tallulah, La.; and 11 grandchildren.



MABLE ESTELLE ROBERTS

Mable Estelle Roberts died on May 28, 2014 in Frisco, Texas following a lengthy illness. She was born on May 3, 1922 in Crowell, Texas. Mable married John “Weaver” Roberts on March 7, 1940. Weaver was in the Air Force during World War II and they lived at several bases throughout Texas prior to settling in Quanah. Mable resided in Quanah for 60 years. She has been living with her daughter in Frisco for the past eight and a half years. Mable was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Quanah and attended services until she was unable to physically do so. She had many great friends in Quanah whose friendships she cherished for many decades.

Mable is preceded in death by her husband, Weaver, who died on May 7, 1984. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Stagg and son-in-law Richard Stagg, of Frisco, Texas. She has two grandchildren, Terry Stagg of Wichita Falls, Texas and Elizabeth Ravindran of Keller, Texas. She also has two great-grandchildren, Laura Stagg and Cade Stagg, and two great-great-grandchildren, Lydia Stagg and Bryer Stagg, all of Wichita Falls. She is also survived by a sister, Dorothy Dodd, of Brownwood, and seven nieces and nephews.

A graveside memorial service will be held at the Quanah Cemetery on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Viewing will be at Smith Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home.




LOREESE GAYLE WISEMAN

Former Quanah resident Loreese Gayle Wiseman, 66, of Dardanelle, Ark., died Tuesday, May 20, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. Cremation arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle.

She was born Oct. 17, 1947, in Quanah, a daughter of the late William Elmer Whitmire Sr and Minnie Mae Ritchie. She was a 1966 graduate of Quanah High School. She was a Christian who enjoyed listening to gospel music and was a employee for Russellville Glass Company for 29 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Cloreese Snider; four siblings, Estline Norman, William E. Whitmire Jr., Geneva Bell Wakefield and Marie Sharber.

Survivors include her husband, James E. Owens Sr.; three children, Robbin Ritchie of Quanah, Melanie Wiseman of Hector, Ark., and Jamie Jewett of Russellville, Ark.; two brothers, James Arlis Whitmire of Quanah and Hughie Whitmire of Nicholls, Ga.; one sister, Dolly Ima Jean Burrow of Shafter, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to women's cancer research organizations.

An online guest book for condolences is available at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com.



JEANETTE HONEA

Jeanette Honea, 58, of Quanah, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Quanah. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 23, in Quanah Memorial Park with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Aug. 25, 1955, a daughter of the late Boyd and Becky Barbee Cummings. She graduated from Vernon College School of Nursing and was employed by Hardeman County Memorial Hospital and in the private nursing sector. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Alicia Honea of Quanah; a sister, Paulette Everett of Killeen; and a half-brother, Tracy Cummings of Washington.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at Smith Funeral Home.

The family requests memorials to Wilbarger County Humane Society.



SUE TIDMORE

Former Quanah resident Sue Tidmore, 94, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Amarillo. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 24, in Quanah Memorial Park cemetery with the Rev. Barry Loving of First Christian Church in Amarillo officiating. Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Directors.

She was born Oct. 19, 1919, in Vernon, a daughter of Jefferson Randolph and Phoebe Crow. She married William A. Tidmore Sr. in Mangum, Okla., on April 2, 1938. He preceded her in death in 1999. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the First Christian Church in Quanah for 75 years. She was very dedicated to various civic activities in Quanah.

Survivors include her two sons, William A. Tidmore Jr. and Jeff R. Tidmore and wife Lanita; granddaughter, Lisa Henthorn and husband Marck; grandson Jeffrey Tidmore and wife Kristie; five great-grandchildren, Taylor, Lauren, Gracie, Tyler, and Zachary; nephew, James E. Jones; and niece, Garla Newman.

The family suggests memorials to the First Christian Church of Quanah, 804 Mercer, Quanah, Texas 79252.

Please sign the online guest registry at www.brooksfuneral.com.



WILMA NARON

Wilma Naron, 81, of Quanah, died Monday, May 19, 2014, in Wichita Falls. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at First Baptist Church in Quanah with the Rev. Eric Brooks and the Rev. J.C. Amburn officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born April 5, 1933, in Bakersfield, Calif., a daughter of the late Raymond and Lena Soloman Crane. She married Billy Naron on July 14, 1984, in Haskell. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church and worked at Turner Child Development Center in Quanah.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra McFadden, and by a brother, Jimme Crane.

Survivors include her husband, of Quanah; four daughters, Mae Robinson and Delores Honea, both of Quanah, Debra Gibbs of Haskell, and Diane Litsch of Grapevine; two sons, Sonny West of Haskell and Wayne Davis of Quanah; two stepdaughters, Theresa Naron of Rule and Kathy Gilbreath of Lubbock; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family requests memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Convoy of Hope.



CLIFFORD RAY WEST JR.

Quanah native Clifford Ray West Jr., 58, of Amarillo, died Friday, May 16, 2014. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 19, in Quanah Memorial Park, with arrangements by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Amarillo.

He was born Feb. 25, 1956, in Quanah, a son of Ray and Betty West. He married Terry Denise Scruggs in 1981. He worked as a truck driver for Shaffer Trucking and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2012.

Survivors include a son, Jesse West and wife Jessica of Wichita Falls; two brothers, Steve West and wife Dawn of Amarillo and Randal West of Davis, Okla.; two grandchildren, Zackary West and Ryleigh West; and several nieces and nephews.

Sign the online guest book at www.boxwellbrothers.com.



DAVID V. ACKER

David Valentine Acker, 84, of Corpus Christi, died on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Rosary was said at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 11, at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, followed by visitation from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Monday, May 12, at the church, with interment in Seaside Memorial Park.

He was born on Nov. 6, 1929, in Nazareth, Texas, a son of Philip H. Acker and Gertrude A. Behrens. He married Mary Theresa Paschel in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Vega, Texas on May 5, 1953. They made their home in Nazareth and farmed for 25 years. In 1969, David started a new career as claims adjuster for Germania Farm Mutual Insurance Company. In 1977, David, Mary and their two youngest children moved to Canyon, just south of Amarillo, Texas. David continued his work as a claims adjuster, retired from Germania in 1991 and took up catastrophe adjusting.

David was an active member in the Catholic Church and served as a lector and a minister of the Eucharist at both the Holy Family Catholic Church in Nazareth and St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Canyon. He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and served for 5 years as Chief Ranger in Nazareth and 16 years as Chief Ranger and Trustee on the Oklahoma-Texas State Court. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Ann’s Church in Canyon and served as Grand Knight. David and Mary moved to Corpus Christi, Texas in 2005 where he joined the Knights of Columbus Council at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church and served as an usher.

David served in the United States Army during the Korean War and spent time in Trieste, Italy. He was a member of the VFW. He served on the Castro County Stock Show Committee in Dimmitt, Texas and was a 4-H leader in Nazareth for many years.

Mr. Acker was preceded in death by his parents; a foster daughter, Patricia Weatherford Fox; three brothers, Herman Acker, Paul Acker, Anthony Acker; five sisters, Clara Kleman, Emma Kuper Moisier, Margaret Gallagher, Phyllis Podzemny, and Alice Acker.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; three daughters, Deborah (Rev. Robert) Jordan of Alpine, Texas, Agnes (Pete) Flores of Robstown, Texas, Elaine (Doug) Sanford of Irving, Texas; three sons, Stephen (Beth) Acker of Naples, Idaho, Norman (Katelijne) Acker of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Bernard (Joanna) Acker of Madison, Alabama; and a foster daughter, Rosalie (Napo) Guzman of Quanah, Texas. Twenty-one grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter; one sister, Doris (Tom) Britten of Groom, Texas; and one brother, Denis (Irene) Acker of Amarillo, Texas also survive him.



DARLA RATZLAFF CRESPIN

Darla Ratzlaff Crespin, 52, of Amarillo, died Friday, May 9, 2014. Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Larry Payne officiating. Burial was in Llano East Cemetery, with arrangements by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Crespin was born Dec. 9, 1961, in Chillicothe, a daughter of Wynema and Joe Goss. She married Al Crespin on Jan. 21, 1992, in Amarillo. She was a loving mother and Nene. She was also a member of Coulter Road Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband, Al Crespin, of the home; three sons, Eric Ratzlaff and wife Tracy, Jeremy Ratzlaff and wife Astosha, and Cody Crespin, all of Amarillo; two sisters, Sheila Enfield of Garber, Okla., and Debbie Cleveland of Vernon; a brother, Anthony Goss of Garber, Okla.; her grandfather, Fred Goss of Eldorado, Okla.; two grandchildren, Addyson Ratzlaff and Corie Ratzlaff; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com.



DONNA KAY HOLT

Donna Kay Holt, 50, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at her home in Quanah.

A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at Smith Funeral Home in Quanah with Deacon Art Casias officiating, preceded by a time of visitation. Graveside services will be Friday, May 9, at McDonald Cemetery in Paris with Bro. Buddy Barnett officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Starrett Funeral Home in Paris.

She was born April 19, 1964, in Paris, a daughter of John and Linda Ray Holt. She graduated from West Lamar High School. She moved to Quanah in 1992 and was employed at Allsup’s Convenience Store and Reagan Elementary School.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Linda Carol Ray Holt; grandfather, Fred Ray; and grandmother, Georgia Ray.

Survivors include her husband of 24 years, John Rodriguez of Quanah; a son, Jesse Holt, of Quanah; parents, John and June Holt of Hugo, Okla.; a sister, Suzie Holt of Granite, Okla.; three stepsisters, Pam Mills and Audrey Mills of Paris and Tanya Morris of Los Angeles, Calif.; and a granddaughter.



AMY DEE CULWELL

Amy Dee Culwell, 35, of Goodlett, died Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Decatur. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at First Baptist Church in Quanah with Deacon Art Casias and the Rev. Wallace Clay officiating. Interment will follow in Goodlett Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.

She was born July 17, 1978, in Plainview, a daughter of Craig Culwell and Kathy Garrett. She was a 1997 graduate of Chillicothe High School and had been employed as a hair salon stylist until 2008. She was a member of the Chillicothe Church of Christ.

Survivors include a daughter, Taylee Lain Rios of Goodlett; her mother, Kathy Barnes of Chillicothe; stepfather, Terry Barnes of Chillicothe; father, Craig Culwell of Tulia; stepmother, Vickie Culwell of Tulia; three sisters, Ann Bliss of Vernon, Halle Culwell of Tulia, and Brandi McAvery of Arlington; three brothers, Shane Bliss and Dallas Culwell, both of Chillicothe, and Teddy Culwell of Tulia; eight nephews; and one niece.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, at Smith Funeral Home.



JUAN JOSE RIOS JR.

Juan Jose Rios Jr., 31, died Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Decatur. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at First Baptist Church in Quanah with Deacon Art Casias and the Rev. Wallace Clay officiating. Interment will follow in Goodlett Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born July 18, 1982, in Childress, the son of Juan J. Rios Sr. and Terry Rios. He was a longtime employee of Sparkman Transportation.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Virginia L. Medina, on July 10, 1991, and by his mother, Terry Rios, on April 26, 2014.

Survivors include his father, Juan J. Rios Sr. of Quanah; a daughter, Taylee Rios of Quanah; grandfather, Ignacio N. Medina of Childress; grandmother, Mrs. Deleon of Mexico; four aunts, Janie Railsback and Kay Brachwitz, both of Seymour, Pauline Mobley of Quanah, and Frances Medina-Thomas of Childress; four uncles, Ignacio Medina Jr. of Mangum, Okla., Juan Jose Medina of Quanah, Chris Medina of Eldorado, Okla., and Mario Medina of Quanah; and numerous cousins, great-aunts, great-uncles, nieces and nephews.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, at Smith Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Goodlett Cemetery Association.



SHERRY ANN (TERRY) RIOS

Sherry Ann (Terry) Rios, 50, of Quanah died Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Decatur. Rosary will be at 6 p.m. Friday, May 2, in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at First Baptist Church in Quanah with Deacon Art Casias and the Rev. Wallace Clay officiating. Interment will follow in Goodlett Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

She was born Aug. 14, 1963, in San Antonio. She was employed by the Hardeman County Clinic and Vernon Rehabilitation Center. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Quanah.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Virginia L. Medina, on July 10, 1991, and by her son, Juan J. Rios Jr., on April 26, 2014.

Survivors include her husband, Juan J. Rios Sr., of Quanah; her father, Ignacio N. Medina of Childress; four sisters, Janie Railsback and Kay Brachwitz, both of Seymour, Pauline Mobley of Quanah, and Frances Medina-Thomas of Childress; four brothers, Ignacio Medina Jr. of Mangum, Okla., Juan Jose Medina and Mario Medina, both of Quanah, and Chris Medina of Eldorado, Okla.; a granddaughter, Taylee Rios of Quanah; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, at Smith Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Hardeman County Memorial Hospital Foundation.



FRANKIE MADELINE WOODSON

Frankie Madeline Woodson, 93, of Quanah, died Monday, April 28, 2014, in Quanah. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 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 July 17, 1920, a daughter of the late Frank and Clarcie Green. She married Jesse A. Woodson on Aug. 8, 1936, in Hollis, Okla. He preceded her in death in 2006. A lifelong resident of Quanah, she was a graduate of Quanah High School. She was a member of First Baptist Church, serving in the choir since 1956, and a former Sunday school teacher. She was employed at Watkins Department Store, Acme Store, and the cable television company.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Ann Brooks of Quanah; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

The family has requested memorials to the choir of First Baptist Church in Quanah.



DANIEL JOE (DANNY) DAVIS

Quanah native Daniel Joe (Danny) Davis, 59, of Waukegan, Ill., died Sunday morning, April 27, 2014.

Graveside services were scheduled for Tuesday, April 29, in Waukegan.

Davis was a 1973 graduate of Quanah High School and attended Howard Payne University. He spent many years as a radio broadcaster in the North and Central Texas area working at KIXC-FM in Quanah, KEAS in Eastland, KSEY in Seymour and KQTX (now KCTX) in Childress, where he was part owner of the facility for a period of time. At the time of his death he was living in Waukegan.

He is survived by his wife, Lael. He was preceded in death by his parents, Burt and Mary Davis.



ANNETTA JONES HUNTER

Annetta Jones Hunter, 90, of Irving, formerly a longtime Quanah resident, passed away April 21, 2014 in Coppell, Tx. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014 at First Baptist Church, Quanah, with Rev. Monte Lumpkin officiating. Interment will follow at Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born March 29, 1924, on the family farm in Eldorado, Okla., a daughter of the late Arthur and Sue Jones. She was a standout student and softball player growing up. On September 20, 1940, she married Therrell (Son) Hunter and he preceded her in death on May 13, 1994. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Quanah. She was employed with Quanah Floral and, later, The Flower Shop, for 30 years.

Survivors include two sons, James (Pat) Hunter of Ovilla and Eddie (Twila) Hunter of Plano; one daughter, Tara (Walter) Krieg of Coppell; six grandchildren, Marc Hunter, Alisa Garland, Park Hunter, Zach Hunter, Hunter Krieg and Ben Krieg; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three brothers and two sisters, and a granddaughter, Kristine Marie Hunter.

Family visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Smith Funeral Home.

The family requests that memorials be made to First Baptist Church, Quanah, American Cancer Society or The National Kidney Foundation.



RICHARD WILLIAM RITCHIE

Richard William Ritchie, 68, of Quanah, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Quanah. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at 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.

He was born July 7, 1945, a son of David and Onita Hinsley Ritchie. He married Wanda Keith on June 8, 1974, in Burleson. He was a machinist and a rancher, a resident of Quanah and Fort Worth all of his life. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Nazarene Church. He loved riding horses, was a roper, a team roper, and an avid pool player.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

Survivors include his wife, of Quanah; four daughters, Sharon Maldonado of Quanah, Twilla Ritchie of Grandview, Patricia Ritchie of Tulsa, Okla., and Onita Shepard of Enid, Okla.; two sons, Richard William Ritchie Jr. of Fairview, Okla., and David William Ritchie of Fort Worth; two sisters, Edith Lanning and Brenda Walters, both of Quanah; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Smith Funeral Home.

The family has requested memorials be sent to the American Lung Association.

 

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,