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HALE, Thomas Hoyt

February 1863 – 14 May 1950

Buried in Quanah Cemetery.

 

PODROVITZ, Ola: 1911 – 1981

Name of Deceased: Ola Podrovitz
Date of Birth: 04 Jul 1911
Place of Birth: Eldorado, Oklahoma
Date of Death: 27 Aug 1981
Place of Death: Quanah, Hardeman, Texas
Date of Burial: 29 Aug 1981
Place of Burial: Quanah Memorial Park, Quanah, Hardeman, Texas

Name of Funeral Home: Knowles Funeral Home
Location of Funeral Home: Quanah, Texas
Date of Funeral: 29 Aug 1981
Time of Funeral: unknown
Officiator: unknown

Relationship to Hardeman County: lived in Quanah, Texas

Publication: unknown
Publication Date: unknown
Obituary: Podrovitz Services Held

Mrs. Ola Podrovitz, 70, of 305 West Fifth Street, was found dead in her home at approximately 4:30 p.m. Thursday, August 27.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 29 at Knowles Memorial Chapel. Burial was in the Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Knowles Funeral Home.

Mrs. Podrovitz was born July 4, 1911 in Eldorado, Oklahoma. She married Steve Podrovitz on October 1, 1933. He preceded her in death on August 25, 1972.

Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Eula Slaton, of Quanah; three daughters, May Spradlin of Pueblo, Colorado, Ann Harmon of Quanah, and Pat Belcher of Quanah; three sons, Steve Podrovitz of St. Louis, Missouri, John Podrovitz of Amarillo, and George Podrovitz of Olney; three brothers, Dick Slaton of Quanah, Bill Slaton of Childress, and W.R. Slaton of Childress; five sisters, Bessie Cooper of Quanah, Lois Collins of Childress, Ila Hanks of Hobbs, New Mexico, Mrs. Ray Westfall of Gainesville, and Quava Golden of Quanah; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Submitted by Jeannette Mastrovich

PODROVITZ, Steve: 1905 – 1972

Name of Deceased: Steve Podrovitz
Date of Birth: 03 Oct 1905
Place of Birth: Prague, Yugoslavia
Date of Death: 25 Aug 1972
Place of Death: Quanah, Hardeman, Texas
Date of Burial: unknown
Place of Burial: Quanah Memorial Park, Quanah, Hardeman, Texas

Name of Funeral Home: Knowles
Funeral Home Location of Funeral Home: Quanah, Texas
Date of Funeral: 28 Aug 1972
Time of Funeral: 10 a.m.
Officiator: Father Wilfred M. Defever

Relationship to Hardeman County: lived in Quanah, Texas

Publication: unknown
Publication Date: unknown
Obituary: Podrovitz Rites Here

Mr. Steve Podrovitz of 200 Shaw St. in Quanah, owner of Steve’s Boot Shop and a shoe cobbler, died at 7:115 p.m. Friday, August 25 in the Quanah hospital after a lengthy illness.

Services were held Monday August 28 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Wilfred M. Defever, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Knowles Funeral Home.

Mr. Podrovitz was born in Prague, Yugoslavia Oct. 3, 1905 and came to Hardeman County from Milwaukee, Wis. in 1929. He was married Oct 1, 1933 to Miss Ola Slaton in Childress.

Survivors included the wife, Ola of Quanah; three daughters, Mrs. Wayne Spradlin, Pueblo, Colo.; Mrs. Frank Ritchie, Quanah; and Mrs. Floyd Belcher, Amarillo; three sons, Steve Thomas, St. Louis, Mo.; Johnny Ray, Boys Ranch, Texas; and George Wayne, Eldorado; one brother, George Podrovitz, Willard, Wis.; three sisters, Mrs. Marie Farrell and Mrs. Ann Roberson both of Milwaukee, Wis.; and Mrs. Catherine Plautz, Willard, Wis.; eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Pallbearers were J.D. Pritchard, Lonnie Pritchard, Tom Lewis, Carter Spradlin, Joe Ritchie, and Lowell Slaton.

Submitted by Jeannette Mastrovich

GOLDEN, Charles Lavelle “Tuffy”: 1920 – 1997

Name of Deceased: Charles Lavelle “Tuffy” Golden
Date of Birth: 07 Jan 1920
Place of Birth: De Leon, Texas
Date of Death: 17 Sep 1997
Place of Death: Quanah, Hardeman, Texas
Date of Burial:
Place of Burial:

Name of Funeral Home: Price-Jackson Funeral Home
Location of Funeral Home: Quanah, Texas
Date of Funeral: 20 Sep 1997
Time of Funeral: 2:00 p.m.
Officiator: Rev. John Spangler

Relationship to Hardeman County: lived in Quanah, Texas

Publication: unknown
Publication Date: unknown
Obituary: Charles Lavelle “Tuffy” Golden

Charles Lavelle “Tuffy” Golden, 77, of Quanah, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Quanah Parker Nursing Center in Quanah, Memorial services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in Price-Jackson Funeral Home in Quanah.

Golden was born Jan. 7, 1920 in De Leon, a son of Ollie and Ruby Golden. He and Quave Slaton were wed in 1940 in Altus, OK. He had lived in Quanah all his life and owned and operated Golden Trucking Company for many years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served in the Philippines.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Maxine Heil; and a brother, Johnny Golden.

Survivors include his wife, Quava Golden of Quanah; two sons, Charles Golden Jr. of Quanah and Jerald Golden of Murfreesboro, TN.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Submitted by Jeannette Mastrovich

SLATON, Raymond Lafayette: 1884 – 1924

Name of Deceased: Raymond Lafayette Slaton
Date of Birth: 07 Dec 1884
Place of Birth: DeKalb, Alabama
Date of Death: 20 Nov 1924
Place of Death: Quanah, Hardeman, Texas
Date of Burial: unknown
Place of Burial: Quanah Memorial Park, Quanah, Hardeman, Texas

Name of Funeral Home: unknown
Location of Funeral Home: Quanah, Texas
Date of Funeral: unknown
Time of Funeral: unknown
Officiator: Rev. J. W. Story

Relationship to Hardeman County: lived in Quanah, Texas; married to Sarah Eula (Childress) Slaton

Publication: unknown
Publication Date: unknown
Obituary: Raymond Slaton Passed Away

After an illness of about one week Raymond died at the sanitarium in Quanah, Texas, on Thursday morning, Nov. 20, 1924.

He had undergone two operations during the time, he stood his suffering without a word of complaint, but would murmer to his wife to come on and lets go home. After these few words he passed to the great beyond.

His death brought great sorrow to all who know him. He was a devoted husband, a kind father, and was one of the most beloved citizen in his community. It seemed that his great attribution was to render a kindness to his fellowmen.

He was loved by all that knew him; and his kindly acts and good deeds will live with those who lived in this vicinity. The high esteem in which Raymond was held was evidenced by the closing of business houses and gin in the little town which he lived, for the funeral.

His remains were laid to rest in the Quanah cemetery, services conducted by Rev. J.W. Story and the Masonic Lodge.

A great heap of floral offerings by many sympathetic friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Newson of Eldorado, Okla, were friends among relatives from a distance that attended the funeral.

May God’s blessings rest unto all of those who are left to mourn his loss.

Written by a sister.

Submitted by Jeannette Mastrovich

COOPER, Bessie Slaton: 1909 – 1994

Name of Deceased: Bessie Slaton Cooper
Date of Birth: 03 Jun 1909
Place of Birth: Eldorado, Oklahoma
Date of Death: 11 Aug 1994
Place of Death: Montrose, Colorado
Date of Burial: 16 Aug 1994
Place of Burial: Quanah Memorial Park, Quanah, Hardeman, Texas

Name of Funeral Home: Price-Jackson Funeral Home
Location of Funeral Home: Quanah, Texas
Date of Funeral: 16 Aug 1994
Time of Funeral: 10 a.m.
Officiator: Rev. Danny West

Relationship to Hardeman County: lived in Quanah, Texas

Publication: unknown
Publication Date: unknown
Obituary: Bessie Slaton Cooper

Bessie Slaton Cooper, 85, of Montrose, Co., died Thursday, August 11, in San Juan Living Center in Montrose. Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 16, at Price-Jackson Funeral Home chapel in Quanah, with the Rev. Danny West officiating. Burial was in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Price-Jackson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cooper was born June 3, 1909, to Raymond and Sarah Slaton in Eldorado, Ok., and moved to Quanah at an early age. She married Doyle Bevel Cooper on April 7, 1928, in Lazare. He preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 1985.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist church. She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

Survivors include a son, William R. (Bill) Cooper of Quanah; two daughers, Frieda Owens of Quanah and Glenda Holley of Montrose, Co.; four sisters, Quava Golden of Quanah, Lois Collins of Childress, Ila Hanks of Hobbs, N.M., and Ray Westfall of Gainesville; seven grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren

Submitted by Jeannette Mastrovich

SLATON, Hattie B.: 1916 – 1975

Name of Deceased: Hattie B. Slaton
Date of Birth: 19 Jan 1916
Place of Birth: Quanah, Texas
Date of Death: 14 Jun 1975
Place of Death: Hardeman County, Texas
Date of Burial: 16 Jan 1975
Place of Burial: Quanah Memorial Park, Quanah, Hardeman, Texas

Name of Funeral Home: Knowles Funeral Home
Location of Funeral Home: Quanah, Texas
Date of Funeral: 16 Jan 1975
Time of Funeral: 2 p.m.
Officiator: Rev. Loren Williams

Relationship to Hardeman County: lived in Quanah, Texas

Publication: unknown
Publication Date: unknown
Obituary: Slaton Services Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie B. Slaton, 59, who died suddenly in her home on Saturday, June 14, were Monday, June 16 at the First Christian Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Loren Williams officiating. Burial was in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Knowles Funeral Home.

Born January 19, 1916 in Quanah, Mrs. Slaton married Willard R. Slaton on December 24, 1934 in Childress. She was preceeded in death by her only daughter in 1967.

Survivors include her husband, Willard, of the home; five brothers, Rayford and Horton Murphy of Quanah; Joe and Claude Murphy of Plainview and Allen Murphy of Texas City; and one grandson.

Pallbearers were Bill Cooper, Lowell Slaton, Buddy Mitchell, Bill Wheat, Morris Taylor and Bill Burch.

Submitted by Jeannette Mastrovich

SLATON, Sarah Eula (Childress): 1887 – 1983

Name of Deceased: Slaton, Sarah Eula (Childress)
Date of Birth: 16 Sep 1887
Place of Birth: Montague County, Texas
Date of Death: 04 Sep 1983
Place of Death: Quanah, Hardeman, Texas
Date of Burial:
Place of Burial: Quanah Memorial Park, Quanah, Hardeman, Texas

Name of Funeral Home: Knowles Funeral Home
Location of Funeral Home: Quanah, Texas Date of Funeral:
Time of Funeral: 2:00 p.m.
Officiator:

Relationship to Hardeman County: lived in Quanah, Texas

Publication:
Publication Date:

Obituary: QUANAH – Mrs. Sarah Eula Slaton, 95, died Sunday in a Quanah hospital.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Knowles Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Edgar Fox, pastor of the First Christian Church, and the Rev. Hugh Daniel, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in Quanah Memorial Park.

Mrs. Slaton was born Sept. 16, 1887, in Montague County, and moved to Hardeman county in 1920.

Surviving are five daughters, Bessie Cooper and Quava Golden, both of Quanah, Lois Collins of Childress, Ila Hanks of Hobbs, N.M., and Ray Westfall of Gainesville; three sons, Dick Slaton of Quanah and Bill Slaton and W.R. Slaton, both of Childress; two sisters, Viola Durham of Saint Jo and Ora Brashier of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Dow Childress of Saint Jo and Eugene Childress of Oklahoma City; 25 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

Submitted by Jeannette Mastrovich

COOPER, Doyle B.: 1906 – 1985

Date of Birth: 26 Jan 1906
Place of Birth: Cumby, Texas
Date of Death: 05 Oct 1985
Place of Death: Quanah, Hardeman, Texas
Date of Burial: 07 Oct 1985
Place of Burial: Quanah Memorial Park, Quanah, Hardeman, Texas

Name of Funeral Home: Knowles Funeral Home
Location of Funeral Home: Quanah, Texas
Date of Funeral: 07 Oct 1985
Time of Funeral: 4:00 p.m.
Officiator: Dr. Nodell Dennis

Relationship to Hardeman County: lived in Hardeman County since 1924

Publication: unknown
Publication Date: unknown
Obituary: Rites Held For Doyle B. Cooper, 79

Doyle B. Cooper, 79, of 1006 West 6th Street in Quanah, died Saturday, Oct.5, at the Hardeman County Memorial Hospital in Quanah.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, Oct. 7, at 4 p.m. from the First Baptist Church in Quanah with the pastor, Dr. Nodell Dennis, officiating. Burial was in Quanah Memorial Park under dirction of Knowles Funeral Home.

Mr. Cooper was born at Cumby, Tex. on Jan. 26, 1906. He moved to Hardeman County in 1924 from Hunt County. He married the former Bessie Slaton on April 7, 1928 in Cottle County.

Survivors include his wife, Bessie Cooper, of Quanah; two daughters, Frieda Cooper of Quanah and Glenda Cooper Holley of Montrose, Colo.; a son, William Raymond (Bill) Cooper of Quanah; two brothers, Jessie Dale Cooper and Albert Brown Cooper, both of Sulphur Springs; five sisters, Juanita Defoor of Paducah, Hughlene Irvin, Coy Drybread and Ruth Beasley, all of Bisbee, Ariz., and Ruby Mann of Sulphur Springs; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Submitted by Jeannette Mastrovich

EVERITT, Margaret Decker: 1897 – 1999

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<strong>Margaret Decker Everitt – Descendant of Gen. Sam Houston</strong>

Houston Chronicle – Dec. 1, 1999, 10:31PM

Sam Houston descendant dies at 102

Services for Margaret Decker Everitt, who was Sam Houston’s oldest living descendant, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 5th) at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1015 Holman (Houston, Harris County, Texas).

She died in St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital (Houston, Harris County, Texas) on Tuesday (Nov. 30th) at 102.

Her grandmother, Nancy Elizabeth Morrow, was one of Houston’s eight children and his oldest daughter.

Everitt, who drove until she was 99, was born Feb. 7, 1897, in Georgetown (Williamson County, Texas). Her father, Davis E. Decker, was a state senator and a judge.

Everitt spent much of her young life at Quanah in Hardeman County in North Texas.

In 1997, at the time of her 100th birthday, she confided that being a descendant of Houston, Texas’ greatest hero, was a source of embarrassment to her when she was a child.

“I hated it because I thought it made me different from others,” she explained.

Everitt’s first husband, Henry S. Aurand, rose to lieutenant general in the Army during World War II and was the father of her two sons, now deceased. She divorced him, remarried him, then divorced him again.

She and New York banker Archibald Lawson Jr. were then married for six years when he died.

She said her fourth marriage, to Edward A. Everitt, who rose to an Army colonel, proved to be her best. They had been married 35 years when he died in 1970.

Burial will be Dec. 10 in Arlington National Cemetery.

RICHMOND, Cleva Owen

QUANAH, Texas – Cleva Owen Richmond, 67, of Quanah died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, in a Quanah, Texas, hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Church of Christ with J.B. Lamb of Hilltop Lakes, Texas, officiating. Burial will be in Goodlett, Texas, Cemetery under the direction of Price-Jackson Funeral Home. Mrs. Richmond was born Sept. 19, 1930, in Goodlett. She and Bob Richmond were married Jan. 5, 1952, in McAllen, Texas. He died March 25, 1975. She was a longtime resident of Quanah and was a teacher. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Charles of Moore, Okla.; a daughter, Robyn Knight of Lubbock, Texas; four sister, Billye McKaskle, Norma Fae Jackson, Dorothy Goss and Robbie Hurt, all of Quanah; a brother, Clifford Owen of Tuscon, Ariz.; and three grandchildren.

DWYER, Jean: 1932 – 3007

Jean Dwyer Jean Dwyer, 74, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at Prairie House Living Center in Plainview. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at St. Alice Catholic Church with Monsignor Curtis Halfmann officiating.
Burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.
Mrs. Dwyer was born Dec. 4, 1932, in Punkin Center, Texas, to William F. and Mata Jansen. She moved to Plainview in 1952 and married Leroy Alexander Dwyer on Aug. 20, 1953, in Plainview, Texas. He passed away Dec. 5, 1988. She was a dental assistant for Dr. Baldwin for 28 years.
She had currently worked for Dr. Gutierrez for 17 years. Mrs. Dwyer was a member of St. Ann’s Altar Society and St. Alice Catholic Church. She is survived by three sons, Roy Dwyer of Weatherford, Dale Dwyer and wife, Judy, of Plainview and Glen Dwyer and wife, Lesa, of Plainview; one brother, Lawrence Jansen of Denver, Colo.; one sister, Patsy Neilson of Amarillo; four grandchildren, Amy and Kris Bosley of Amarillo, Melinda and Kane Flanagan of Amarillo, Haley Dwyer of Lubbock and Camille Dwyer of Plainview; and one great-grandson on the way, Kason Reed Flanagan.
A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. today at Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel. The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society 3411 73rd St. Lubbock, TX 79423, or St. Alice Catholic Church 1113 Galveston St., Plainview, TX 79072.
Published in Plainview Daily Herald from October 16 to October 17, 2007

PARKER, Viola Pollard: 1925 – 2008

Viola Pollard Parker, age 82, of Punkin Center, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2008, at Hospice of Wichita Falls, Texas.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church of Electra with Ronnie Miller of Holliday officiating. Interment will be Electra Memorial Park under direction of Aulds Funeral Home of Electra.

The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. today in Aulds Funeral Home located at 420 North Waggoner.

Viola was born June 21, 1925, in Velma, to Noah Edward Pollard and Celia Rovilla Allen Pollard.

She and Glenn Parker married Oct. 4, 1944, in San Diego, Calif. He preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1990.

On Aug. 20, 1957, she moved to Punkin Center and was a homemaker throughout her life. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church since 1957. She loved cooking for her family and friends, and was known as a great cook. She enjoyed crappie fishing and playing the piano.

Survivors include two sons: Robert Parker and wife, Linda, of Odessa, Texas, and Ron Parker and wife, Karen, of Lone Grove; a daughter, Kathy Jones, and husband, Roger, of Wichita Falls; two brothers: Joe Pollard of Aransas Pass, Texas, and Noah Pollard of Velma; two sisters: Ruby Roberts of Moore, and Velma Ketchum and husband, Edwin, of Duncan; five grandchildren: Rhoni Elliott, Greg Parker, Ashleigh Guadagnolo, Seane Parker and Anthony Guadagnolo; eight grandsons; and special friend, Leon Melton, of Wichita Falls.

The family suggests memorials be sent to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, Texas 76310.

STREIT, George Oscar: 1918 – 2007

George O. Streit, age 89, of Punkin Center, Texas passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2007 in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clara Community with Rev. Lynn Lubke officiating. Interment will follow in Wilbarger Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home of Electra.

George, one of nine children of George Streit and Lena Kahl Streit, was born Sept. 5, 1918 in Lockett, Texas. He graduated from the Five in One School in Lockett, Texas. He and Martha Ribble were married December 1, 1940 in Vernon, Texas.

In 1941, he moved to Punkin Center where he was a farmer and rancher for over seventy years. He was also the owner and operator of Streit Electric for over twenty-five years. In 1961, he was awarded the National Stubble Mulching Champion. He received the Fort Worth Press Conservationist in 1968 and Outstanding Soil Conservationist. He was also awarded the Outstanding Farmer in 1959 and 1968. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Clara for sixty-six years.

Survivors include two daughters, Judy Reck and husband, Charles of Arlington, Texas and Diane Lippe and husband, Larry of Seguin, Texas; one son, George Lee Streit and wife, Anita of Electra, Texas; two brothers, Ernest Streit and wife, Ida of Vernon, Texas and Robert Streit and wife, Jean of San Antonio, Texas; four sisters, Marguerite Rinefeldt of Fort Worth, Texas, Dorothy Wisdom of Thalia, Texas, Agnes Miller of Vernon and Edna Ruth Capps and husband, Duane of Vernon. He was known as the Papa who could fix anything to his eight grandchildren, David and Todd Reck of Coppell, Texas, Brian Reck of McKinney, Texas, Leah Linnet of New York City, New York, Karen Lippe of Houston, Texas, Kristen Lippe of Dallas, Texas, Angela Morgan of Abilene, Texas and Kyle Streit of Electra; and his eight great-grandchildren, Nathan, Kyle, Ryan, Aaron, Annie, Cole, Molly and Kinley.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Homer Streit and one sister, Annette Streit McClean. Serving as pallbearers will be David Reck, Todd Reck, Brian Reck, Kyle Streit, Bill Brockriede, and Carl Brockriede.

The family suggests memorials to the Trinity Lutheran Church, Clara, Texas or to Caringbridge, 1995 Rahn Cliff Court, Suite 200, Eagan, Mn 55122, or to www.caringbridge.org.

ANDERSON, Lunelle “Gaye” (Bradshaw): 1934 – 2006

Lunelle ‘Gaye’ Bradshaw Anderson, 72 of Lubbock, died Monday. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Thursday at Peaceful Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Wilson Officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Rix Funeral Directors.

Gaye was born Jan. 27, 1934 in Punkin Center, TX to Louie Elton and Adath Oranda (Holt) Bradshaw. She attended Southcrest Baptist Church. Gaye was a homemaker and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Anderson was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Wayne Bradshaw and Ray Bradshaw and one sister Cynthia Watts.

She is survived by three sons, Phillip Berryhill and Martin Berryhill of Douglas, AZ and Timothy Berryhill of Amarillo; two sisters, Faye Hamner of Lubbock and Sylvia Carter of Dallas, TX; and one brother, Arlan Bradshaw of Lubbock; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Southcrest Baptist Church 3801 S. Loop 289 Lubbock, TX 79414

LEATHERWOOD, Andrew ‘Wayne’:

Funeral services for Andrew “Wayne” Leatherwood, 89, of Lubbock and formerly of Lamesa, were held on Friday, August 12, 2011, at 10 a.m., at Lamesa Church of Christ with Mark Hackett, Boyd Beck and Brad Beck officiating.

Burial followed in Lamesa Memorial Park under the direction of Branon Funeral Home.

Visitation was held on Thursday, August 11, 2011, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Branon Funeral Home.

Wayne passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 in Lubbock, Texas.

He was born on February 20, 1922 in Victoria, Texas to Nathaniel and Hazel (Bush) Leatherwood. He came to Dawson County with his family in 1931 from Turkey, Texas and they farmed in Punkin Center. Wayne married Ruth Johnson on September 28, 1950 in Lovington, N.M.

He served in the United States Army Air Corp. and was honorably discharged in February of 1946. He was a longtime resident of Lamesa and a member of Second Baptist Church.

Wayne was a loving husband and father and he was a very talented woodworker.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Leatherwood of Lubbock; children, Sharon Hawes and husband, Bob, of Lubbock, Judy Hanson and husband, Dan, of Chickasha, Oklahoma, Darla Beck and husband, Boyd, of Jennings, Louisiana, and Hollye Ladd and husband, Steve, of Lubbock; nine grandchildren;  and four great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Nathaniel and Hazel Leatherwood; sister, Hazel Beth Leatherwood; and brothers, Bush, Custer and N.B. Leatherwood.

The family suggests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association 4687 North Mesa, Suite 200, El Paso, TX 79912 Phone 915.544.1799.

JONES, James O.: 1935 – 1999

The Gulf Coast Section of SEPM, the San Antonio educational community, and the geologic profession in general, lost a very active and treasured friend when James Jones, Associate Professor of Geology at UTSA, died on October 4, 1999, of complications resulting from brain cancer.

James was born and raised in Electra, Texas, near Wichita Falls, and attended Punkin Center School and Electra High School. He graduated from Midwestern State University in 1962 with a BS degree in Geology, and received his MS degree in Geology from Baylor in 1964 and his PhD degree in Geology from the University of Iowa in 1971. His dissertation was on the Blaine Formation (Permian) of North Texas.

He began his teaching career at Southern Arkansas University, where he became Chairman of the Geology Department. In 1977, he moved to UTSA, where he remained for the rest of his career, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses and advising graduate students. From 1978 to 1983, he served as Geology Program Chairman in the Division of Earth and Physical Sciences at UTSA. James spent most summers as a consultant for Shell, Texaco, and various other companies, both major and small, on mineral and oil and gas evaluation, and for federal organizations in waste management and other environmental programs.

James placed a high value on professional organizations, to which he contributed a great deal of time and effort in a number of capacities. The GCSSEPM was one of the primary beneficiaries of his dedication and leadership. James not only served the Section in official positions as Vice President in 1996, President Elect in 1997, and President in 1998, but he also played a more informal role as a provider of much valuable, and greatly appreciated, advice. James also served the GCAGS in a variety of ways, taking on the demanding job of Editor of the Transactions in 1996, and chairing the GCAGS Awards and Nominations Committee (1997-99). He was a Fellow of the GSA and the Texas Academy of Sciences (Chairman of the Geology Section, 1994-95), President of the STGS (1994-95), Vice President of the San Antonio Chapter of SIPES (1995), and a member of numerous other societies and committees. At the time of his death, James represented the STGS as a member of the AAPG’s House of Delegates. He was certified as a professional geologist by both AIPG (CPG 7039) and SIPES (2220).

While still a PhD student, James began a distinguished military career, serving on active duty as a Commissioned Combat Arms Officer with the 32nd Army Air Defense Command from 1968 to 1970. He remained with the US Army Reserve until 1995, when he retired as a Lt. Colonel. Among military commendations that he received were the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Achievement Medal. He was buried with full military honors in Burkburnett Cemetery, Burkburnett, Texas. James is survived by his wife Marilyn, two sons, and two grandchildren.

But a mere listing of James’s professional accomplishments, impressive as they are, tells only part of the story of who James Jones really was. His legacy must include his students, who speak, almost reverently and certainly affectionately, of classes, directions, and time in the field with “Dr. Jones”, as they still call him, even after graduation. James’s students, both graduate and undergraduate, are not only well versed in geology, but are well prepared for the professional world beyond the university. He was particularly concerned about the students’ entry into professional Earth Science, promoting their education by founding a Student Chapter of AAPG, and coaching them on professional behavior at meetings. James encouraged student membership in professional organizations, successfully lobbying for scholarships, and sponsored the local chapter of the Student Geological Society at UTSA. His students hosted an ambitious field trip for the Southwestern Association of Student Geological Societies in 1994, which set a record for attendance. James continued as educator outside of the classroom in many other ways as well; he was a Boy Scout leader and could always be counted on to help judge science fairs.

While James was a Master’s student at Baylor, studying under O. T. Hayward, he became acquainted with the Cretaceous rocks of the Hill Country; his thesis was on the Walnut Formation of Central Texas. Later, when he began his teaching duties at UTSA, this acquaintance grew into a close relationship. Not only did several of the Master’s theses he directed at UTSA concern various aspects of Cretaceous rocks, but he conducted numerous field trips, both formal and informal, in conjunction with his courses or on his own time, with colleagues such as Dave Amsbury, Bill Ward, Perry Roehl, James Lee Wilson, Ed Roy, Gerald Rolf, and Tom Ewing. Jones and Amsbury shared their knowledge of the Trinity (Lower Cretaceous) of the area north of San Antonio by leading field trips at the GCAGS convention (1996) and the AAPG annual meeting (1999).

A little-known, but significant, example of James’s dedication to education at all levels occurred early in his tenure at UTSA. At the request of the Eagle Pass, Texas, school system, he made weekly trips to Eagle Pass, on the Mexican border, to teach geology and earth science to high school students from families of migrant workers. These students had missed several months of school while working with their parents, and when they returned to school, they were not as academically prepared as their classmates. The fact that he had to drive 200 miles and did not get home until around 2:30 AM did not seem to deter him.

In short, he did many things, and did all of them well. He was a very good man, a very good geologist, a very good teacher, and a very good friend. He touched the lives of so many of us in so many positive ways. We will miss him dearly.

William P. (Bill) Wilbert
Bonnie R. Weise

WHITTENBACK, Robert:

Robert “Bob” Wittenbach, 77, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998, in Wichita Falls.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Electra with the Rev. William G. Etheredge, of Wichita Falls, and the Rev. Charles Nichols, pastor of Southside Baptist Church of Wichita Falls, officiating. Burial will be in Electra Memorial Park under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home. Mr. Wittenbach was born July 24, 1921, in Punkin Center, and was a lifetime resident of Electra. He and Mary Dean Ashley were married April 25, 1953, in Henrietta, Texas. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy. He and his brother established Lake Road Implement Company in 1946 and he later became the owner of Wittenbach Elevator and Fertilizer Company. He retired in 1989. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Electra.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Jo Beth Klas of Bedford, Texas, and Amy Wheat of Wichita Falls; three brothers, A. W. of Electra, Billie Joe of Midland, Texas, and Don of Chickasha, Okla.; four sisters, Marilyn Beeman of Odessa, Texas, Kay Johns of Electra, Elizabeth Davenport of Tyler, Texas, and Faye Gore Smith of Silsbee, Texas; and a granddaughter.

The family will be at the funeral home from 7-8 p.m. this evening.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Electra.

SOTO, Carmen G.: 1928 – 2011

Carmen G. Carmen Guardiola Soto, age 83, of Toledo, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 5, 2011 at Ebeid Hospice, Sylvania, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on July 16, 1928 in Carnes, TX to Adolph and Juanita (Gutierrez) Guardiola, and raised in Laredo, TX. Carmen worked for the Dura Corporation, retiring from there in 1975. She also worked for 5 years at O’Niel’s Greenhouse. She was a former parishioner of St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Toledo and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Erie, MI.
A devout Catholic and a woman of great faith, Carmen was a member of the Crusillo Movement prayer group, the St. Peter and St. Paul parish prayer group, and the Guadalupe Society. She was proud of her Mexican heritage and helped organize the annual Fiesta in Erie, MI. She also loved the outdoors, especially flowers and birds. Carmen’s husband, Manuel Soto, passed away on March 8, 2003. Survivors include their son, Manuel (Sara) Soto Jr.; daughter, Armandina “Mandy” (Frank) Gardull; Carmen’s sister, Margaret Garza; half sisters, Martha Vargas, Erma Guardiola and Ofilia Guardiola; half brother, Cerilo Guardiola; 7 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her step mother, Theresa Guardiola; brothers, Guadalupe, Francisco and Domingo “Polo” Guardiola; half sister, Molly Mendes; and half brothers, Adolph Jr. and Frank Guardiola.
Family and friends may visit on Friday from 2-8 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114-128 E. Alexis Rd., with recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Services will begin on Saturday at 9:15 a.m. in the funeral home and continue with the Funeral Mass in St. Hedwig Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be given to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Ebeid Hospice, Sylvania.
Please view and share condolences and memories at: www.sujkowski.com.

Published in Toledo Blade on September 8, 2011

PITTMAN, Shirley Ann: 1930 – 2010

Shirley was born on February 16, 1930 and passed away on Thursday, August 5, 2010.

Shirley was a resident of Early, Texas at the time of her passing.

She was preceded in death by her husband Don.

Graveside services will be Saturday August 7, 2010 at 10:00 AM at the Blake Cemetery in the Williams Community.

COPELAND, Leatrice Joy: 1930 – 2010

Leatrice was born on January 4, 1930 and passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2010.

Leatrice was a resident of Brownwood, Texas at the time of her passing.

She attended school in the Williams Community.

She was preceded in death by her husband Luther.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel in Early with the Rev. Alan Wallace officiating. Interment will follow in the May Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 – 8 PM on Monday.

Donations can be made to the Cross Country Care Center in Mrs. Copeland’s memory.

LAW, Edith: 1927 – 2000

Vernon resident Edith Law, 73, died on Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, in Childress. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m., Monday at the Childress Cemetery, with, the Rev. Johnny Robertson, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Childress officiating.

Law was born March 6 1927, in Medicine Mound, Texas. She married Raymond Law on June 8, 1946, in Childress. He preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 2000.

She worked as a medical lab technician in Conroe, Childress, Floydada and Archer City. She also worked as a nurses aid at Turners Nursing Home for five years.

Survivors include a daughter, Diane Catherall of Burkburnett a sister, Clara Lesley of Vernon; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

PENINGTON, Ferrell Onidess: 1921 – 2000

Ferrell Onidess Pennington born Apr 13, 1921 in Medicine Mound, (Hardeman Co.) TX died Mon., Feb 21, 2000. Parents: Newt & Bell Pennington.

Married Mary Marie McQuery on Oct 21, 1939 in Quanah, TX.

Preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, T. J. and Curtis Pennington, 2 sisters Lillian Chapman and Lavernie Moreland, and one son Ferrell Lee Pennington.

Survived by his wife of 60 yrs, sons Coy Pennington and his wife Myra Jo of Germany, Bob Pennington and wife Joyce of Choctaw, gary Pennington of El Reno and Billy Pennington and wife Mikki of Moore; one daughter Mary Underwood and husband James of Moore, one brother Jack Pennington and wife Virginia of Charlotte, NC, one sister Margaret Perkins of Camden, AR. Burial Resthaven Memory Gardens.

BARR, Martha: 1922 – 2001

Martha Joyce Barr of Canyon Lake, a former Snyder teacher, died Monday, March 26, in North Central Baptist Hospital in San Antonio.

Service for Mrs. Barr, 78, is set for 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home with the Rev. Ben Shawhan officiating. Burial will be in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Born June 7, 1922 in Medicine Mound, Tex., she served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. She was a graduate of the first class in the U.S. Navy on Aug. 14, 1943.

Teaching school for 26 years, she was employed by the Snyder ISD for more than 15 years. She was a member of the Sattler, Tex., VFW Post 8573 and American Legion Post 643.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathryn Barr and Brenda Locke, both of Canyon Lake; a sister, Madeline Russell of West Lafayette, Ind.; two grandchildren; two nieces; and two nephews.

Visitation is set for 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Canyon Lake Animal Shelter Society.

MATHEWS, Ruth: ? – 1998

Ruth Mathews, 93, of Amarillo, died Thursday, March 5, 1998.

Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Big Valley Cemetery in Chillicothe with Wallace Clay, retired Baptist minister, officiating. Arrangements were by Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors, 5400 Bell St.

Mrs. Mathews was born in Wolfe City. She lived in the Medicine Mound community until 1968 and in San Antonio from 1968 to 1978. She lived in Dumas from 1978 to 1988. She had lived in Amarillo since 1988.

She married Hulen R. Mathews in 1922 at Sunset. He died in 1959. She also was preceded in death by a son, Clyde L. Mathews, in 1984.

She was a retired farmer and a member of Coulter Road Baptist Church. She was active in the PTA and the Medicine Mound Home Demonstration Club. She was named Homemaker of 1955 in northwest Texas.

Survivors include a son, Glen N. Mathews of San Angelo; a daughter, Ouidon Preston of Amarillo; a brother, Bill R. Hendrix of Nocona;seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

The family requests memorials be to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch; or Big Valley Cemetery Fund, Box 408, Rt. 2, Quanah, Texas 79252.

SANDERSON,Johnie Calvin: 1924 – 2011

Funeral Services for Mr. Johnie C. Sanderson, 87, of Tishomingo will be held on Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 2:00 p. m. in the First Baptist Church of Ravia, Oklahoma with Rev. Roger Hartwell officiating, assisted by Rev. Claude Sutton. Interment will follow in the Condon Grove Cemetery in Milburn, Oklahoma. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post #164 in Tishomingo. Mr. Sanderson passed away on June 26th, at the Mercy Memorial Health Center in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Johnie was born on January 20th, 1924 in Lewisville, Texas to Andrew Benjamin Sanderson and Lottie Drucilla Sanderson. He attended school in Medicine Mound, Texas and later served in the United States Army during WWII. He married Mary Ellen Wood on June 18th, 1949 in Kings High, Texas. Mr. Sanderson worked as a truck driver for the United States Postal Service and was a farmer for many years. They moved to Tishomingo in 2006 from Durant, Oklahoma and had attended the Ravia Baptist Church.

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

Mr. Sanderson is survived by his wife Mary Ellen Sanderson, of the home; his daughter, Vickey Sanderson of Tishomingo; Nieces and Nephews, Maxie Sanderson, William B. Green, Danny J. Dunson, Richard K. Dunson, Jerry D. Dunson, Roy L. Sanderson,Jr., Linda J. Green, Faye Sanderson, Robert L. Wood, Daniel Knight, Douglas Knight and Debbie Sutton; numerous great-nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers for the service will be Mr. Sanderson’s nephews.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 7-8 pm, at the funeral home.

PRENTICE, Ross: 1923 – 2011

No services are scheduled for long time Roswell resident Ross L. Prentice who passed away Friday, December 30, 2011 at age 88. He was born March 30, 1923 in Medicine Mound, Texas, one of nine children, to Bradley and Gladys Prentice.

He joined the Navy during World War II, achieved the rank of Coxman and navigated the landing boats for many Pacific frontal assault landings. While assigned to the troop transport ship USS Sheridan, he operated pom-pom guns in defense against Kamikaze attacks.

Prentice had married his high school sweet, Doris Olabel Pannell in November 1942. After WWII ended, Prentice and his wife had a daughter, Katharine and the three traveled throughout New Mexico while he worked operating a bulldozer with road construction crews laying the first mountain roads in northern New Mexico. In 1952 the family moved to Roswell where Prentice became a mechanic at the Roswell Body Shop. A few years later, he took a position as sales representative for the Hoover Company and very successfully sold a large line of Hoover products throughout southern New Mexico for many years.

After retiring from Hoover, Prentice started flying lessons, one of his favorite activities. Combining his body shop experience with the flight instructor’s knowledge, the two built a small, beautiful two-seat airplane in his backyard workshop. Prentice’s flying training continued and he ultimately graduated to flying larger planes, which he enjoyed immensely. He also stayed active by walking, bicycling and working in his yard and garden.

Prentice is survived by his loving wife of sixty-nine years, Doris Olabel Prentice and daughter Katharine Thompson and her husband Jerry of Camarillo, California; two grandchildren Derrick Thompson and his wife Nicole of Ruidoso, NM and Dalaney Thompson and Chip Gill of Camarillo, California; four great-grandchildren Hunter and Kayla Thompson and Saranna and Violet Gill; two sisters Marilyn Alexander and Irma Horton and one brother Little Pete (Melvin) Prentice.

SCHELLER, Myrtle Irene: 1933 – 2011

Myrtle Irene Scheller, 77, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011 in Jackson County Memorial Hospital.

Memorial services will be Saturday in Amarillo, Texas. Arrangements are by Kincannon Funeral Home.

Myrtle Irene was born to Virgil and Ela Belle Stanford Williams on Dec. 10, 1933, in Medicine Mound, Texas. She attended school in Spring Lake/Earth, between Lubbock, Texas and Clovis, N.M. She married Oscar Dean Scheller in 1949, in Muleshoe, Texas. He preceded her in death on June 27, 2005.

Myrtle was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed making ceramics, especially dishes and canisters. She had been living in Altus, Okla., with her sister, Wanda, for the last six months.

Mrs. Scheller was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Virgil Dean Scheller and Otis Dale Scheller; and four brothers, Cecil, Billy, Clinton and Don Williams.

She survived by a sister, Wanda Pruitt and husband Jasper of Altus; two brothers, Ken Williams and wife Linda and Jesse Williams and wife Jeanne, all of Amarillo; six grandchildren, Jerry Dale, Billy Dean, Jace, Kenny and Trisha, all of Phoenix and Ela Lynn of Tucson, Ariz.; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews including, Gerry Pruitt and wife Brenda of Altus and Stanley Pruitt and wife Jamie of Bartlesville, Okla.

HANKS, Minnie Mae Smith: 1873 – 1942

Born August 12, 1873 near the Wabash river in Indiana, the daughter of John Speed
and Julia Lipps Smith.

While Minnie was a child the family moved to Yell County, Arkansas and settled in
old Neely community about 1880.

After the death of her parents by 1884, she lived for awhile with her brothers Ballard
and Frank. After Ballard’s marriage, she lived part time with her sisters, Jennie
Person and Martha Phillips on White Oak mountain. When she was a young lady
she returned to old Neely to pick cotton each fall. While at old Neely she would visit
the graves of her parents at Bata Mill cemetery and Walter Cooper, a young boy at the
time, would accompany her to the cemetery.

Rev. Matthew and Jane Hanks moved to White Oak mountain near Diamond a few
miles beyond the Phillips farm. By 1890 they had moved from Mississippi where their
son, Elmer Tobe Hanks, was born on January 7, 1867 at Bass Springs.

Ila and Pinknie Hanks were a sister and brother of Tobe’s. Pinknie sold eyeglasses
(spectacles) all around the country while the family lived at Diamond.

While at the home of her sisters, Minnie met and married E. Tobe Hanks. The
marriage license was bought at Russellville, Arkansas and the marriage ceremony was
performed at Diamond on May 1, 1891. They lived near his parent’s home which was
the old Pack Store place. Tobe and Minnie lived on the hill in front of the Lish
Blaney farm in Pope County, Arkansas.

They had four children: Gerald Speed Hanks was born February 22, 1892 and died July 20, 1892. B2 Mamie
Iola Hanks was born June 24, 1893 and died December 4, 1896. These two children are
buried in the New Hope cemetery on White Oak mountain. Uncle Tobe built a rock
wall around the graves and it still stands there in 1968. It is said that one of these
children was sick and Grandmother Hanks got the medicine confused when she
reached for it on the fireplace mantel where all the medicine was kept. A wrong dose
is said to have caused the child’s death.

Aubrey Hanks was born April 14, 1896 and B4 Amy Francis Hanks was born
September 29, 1898.

Around 1900, the Hanks left the mountain to live in Oklahoma. The Phillips followed
the Hanks by 1901. From 1908-1910, the Hanks and Phillips lived at Quanah, Texas and
perhaps Medicine Mound in Hardeman County. In 1911 the Hanks family moved to
Floyd County to farm. Later, they owned and operated the Hanks Hotel on North
Main Street in Floydada, Texas. They lived in Floyd County 30 years. While they were
in the hotel business, Jennie Person visited them and they accompanied her to visit
another sister, Martha Phillips, who had settled with her family in Ada, Oklahoma.

Aubrey E. Hanks of Floydada, Texas married Mattie Meadows on December 13,
1913. They had nine children. Mattie died December 10, 1953 and Aubrey Hanks now
lives in New Mexico in 1968 with his second wife. Two of his sons have died, Earl on
Mag 22, 1953 and Fred on November 17, 1955.

Amy Francis Hanks married John Malcolm Daniel on February 23, 1919. He was
in a car parts business in Floydada. Two children were born to them: C15 Kathryn
Daniel and C16 Malcolm Daniel.

Amy Hanks Daniels died of brain cancer on March 17, 1957. She is buried near her
parents in Floydada cemetery.

Minnie Mae Smith Hanks died at Matador in the Motley County hospital September
15, 1942. E. Tobe Hanks died in the People’s Hospital in Floydada on December 11,
1952. Interment for both was in Floydada cemetery. They were lifelong members of the
Methodist Church.

WALL, Elah: 1904 – 1998

Elah Wall, 93, died Friday, July 24, 1998, at her residence following a lengthy illness.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today in Big Valley Cemetey, near Medicine Mound, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wall was born Aug. 17, 1904, in Hunt County, Texas. She and Raymond Lon Wall were married Nov. 11, 1923, in Medicine Mound. She was a homemaker, an artist and a poet. She was a member of South Main Church of Christ of Vernon. She had been a longtime resident of Hardeman and Wilbarger counties. A son, Murell, died in 1995.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Marteen of Chillicothe, Texas; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

MADDOX, Ken: 1929 – 2008

KEN MADDOX, 78, of Paris, left this life peacefully on Monday May 5, 2008 at Paris Regional Medical Center. Starrett Funeral Home will conduct funeral services at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday May 7, 2008 at First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Van Lazaroff and Rev. David Rucker officiating. Interment will follow in the Woodland Cemetery. The body will lie in repose at the church for one hour prior to the service.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ken was born on July 31, 1929 in Medicine Mound, Texas, a son of Benjamin Franklin and Nettie Hightower Maddox. He attended schools in Hardeman County, then served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953 during the Korean Conflict, serving much of his time in Goose Bay, Labrador. Following his military service he enjoyed the honor of serving as Post Commander of the American Legion post in Memphis, TX.

Upon returning from military service Ken married Jackie Barkley and to this union were born two daughters, Vickie Diane and Debra Lea. He made his home and career in the Borger, Texas area until 1974, when he moved to Lamar County, making his home with his mother in Woodland. On August 31st of that year Ken married Eleanor Vaughan Thomas and acquired four step-children whom he treated as his own: Eddie, Janie, Patti and Joy Thomas.

Ken was a sales representative for MoorMan Manufacturing Company in Nacogdoches, Paris, and northwest Ohio. Upon retiring he continued with his first career choice, cattle ranching, until 1999. A lifelong Methodist, Ken was a member of First United Methodist Church and its New Era/Upper Room Sunday School class.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Jackie; six brothers, Porter, Linus, John, Ted, Frank and Jack; one sister, Ruby Goodnight; and one stepson, James Edwin (Eddie) Thomas.

He is survived by his wife; daughters Vickie Ryan and husband Greg, of Big Spring and Debra Martin, of Springfield, MO. Also surviving are three granddaughters, Jennifer Lambillotte, Lindsey Lambillotte and Suzan Lambilllotte and husband Phil Mason. Also surviving to grieve his loss are Janie Thomas and husband Robert Young, of Coppell, Patti Jenkins and husband Shawn, of Carrollton and Joy Negron, of Kingwood; other grandchildren Kenneth and Sean Karl Negron and Sarah and Wesley Jenkins. Surviving brothers are Tom Maddox and wife Colleen and Stan Maddox and wife Edna, of Pinhook, and Bob Maddox and wife Kay, of Carrollton. Surviving sisters are Cecile Grange, of White Deer and Mary Ann Harris, of Burleson, along with numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family.

Named to serve as casketbearers are Jerry Bailey, Ron Martin, Tony Hutto, Harlan Brown, Larry Carney and Andy Fasken. Honorary pallbearers are Steve Wright, Bobby Pratt, Mackey Charles, Leo Caldwell, Carl Cooper, Jay Bost and Gilbert Terry.

If desired, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church – New Era Class or to Woodland Cemetery.

THOMAS, Laura Pearl: 1927 – 2012

Laura was born on September 23, 1927 and passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2012.

Laura was a resident of Kaufman, Texas at the time of her passing.

She graduated from Medicine Mound Schools.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harlan.

Service Schedule Date: Monday, January 23, 2012 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home Additional Info: No Visitation Burial Schedule Date: Monday, January 23, 2012 Time: 2:00 P.M. Location: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Additional Info: Colleyville, Texas.

GRANGE, Cecile: 1918 – 2012

Cecile was born on February 24, 1918 and passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2012.

Cecile was a resident of White Deer, Texas at the time of her passing.

She attended school in Medicine Mound and King High.

She was preceded in death by her husband James.

SERVICES: 10:00 AM Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at the First Baptist Church in White Deer with Rev. Alan Wilson, pastor, officiating. BURIAL: White Deer Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.

MEMORIALS: If desired, the family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church, 411 S. Omohundro, White Deer, TX 79097 or White Deer Senior Citizens Center, 315 S. Main, White Deer, TX 79097.

PARMER, Elda Mae: 1933 – 2002

Elda Mae Parmer, 68, of Abilene, died Friday, March 22, 2002, at a local medical center. Services will be Tuesday, at 2 p.m. in the Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South, with Reverend Rodney Watson officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Memorial Park, under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Homes, 5701 Hwy 277 South. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.

Elda Mae was born July 22, 1933 in Medicine Mound, Texas, to Thomas and Sarah Mulkey. She was a graduate of Coleman High School. She married I.A. Parmer and was a homemaker and a member of Lytle South Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, I.A. Parmer, in 1998; and a son, Martin Parmer in 1997.

She is survived by a son, David Green of Dumas; a daughter, Kathy Tidmore of Abilene; two step-daughters, Gayle Corry of Irving and Patsy Devereaux of Arlington; and nine grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to Hendrick Hospice, P.O. Box 1922, Abilene, TX 79604.

GAGE, Maggie Elma Patterson: 1934 – 2011

Maggie Elma Patterson Gage, age 98, of Joplin, went home to the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at Joplin Health and Rehab.

Maggie was born on Sept. 26, 1913, in Medicine Mounds, Texas, the daughter of the late Charles Wesley and Victoria Elizabeth (Pittman) Patterson.

She married Morgan Neil Gage on April 17, 1934, in Floydada, Texas. Together they made their home in Childress, Texas, where they owned and operated the Gage Food Store. Maggie moved to Joplin in October of 2006. She was a former member of the Childress Church of Christ in Childress, and the Rockport Church of Christ in Rockport, Texas. She was active in many church activities and very hospitable. For the past five years she was a member of the Mount Hope Church of Christ in Joplin. Maggie had a beautiful voice. In her younger days she sang in several quartets. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Morgan Neil Gage in 1995; two of her sons, Donald Meredith Gage in December 2010, and Pat Albert Gage in January of 2001; three brothers, Cecil, Wesley and Marshall Patterson; and one sister, Ruby Patterson Miller.

She is survived by one son, Kerry Alan Gage and wife, Mary Jo, Joplin; two daughters-in-law, Donna Kathryn Gage, Austin, Texas, and Shirley Mae Gage, San Antonio, Texas; five grandchildren, Mark Gage, Hendersonville, Tenn., Lisa Owens, League City, Texas, Jill Stadler, Joplin, Lori Gage, Beeville, Texas, and Lyssa Williford, Austin; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and nieces, Celia Wideman and Jacque Lee, both of Magnolia, Ark.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. Mark Gage and Gary Morrison, Ministers, will officiate. Burial will be in Wild Rose Cemetery in Webb City, Mo. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Hope Church of Christ.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.

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

BROCK, Hazel Leota Bogard: 1912 – 2004

Hazel Leota Brock, age 91, of Kermit, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, August 22, 2004 at her residence.  She was born the 18th of September 1912, in Timpson, Shelby Co., TX.  She was the daughter of a farmer and schoolteacher, Cornelius Allen Bogard and his wife, Una Belle Kyle. The Bogards moved to West Texas, Vernon/Quanah area in 1920.

After graduating from Quanah High School, Quanah, TX in 1929, Hazel attended Ranger Junior College, Ranger, TX, then taught grades 1-7 for one (1) year at Star Valley School, near Chillicothe, TX.

In 1931, Hazel attended Texas Tech University at Lubbock for one semester until all of her students finished picking cotton and harvesting for the year and they returned to school.  For four years, she taught at the Medicine Mound School in Medicine Mound, TX, being the first teacher to be hired from the hometown area.  She taught grades 3 and 4 for two years, then grades 2 and 3 for two years.  After the School District began hiring only affiliated teachers, she went back to Star Valley and taught in the one teacher school again in 1935-36.

Hazel married Leo Langford Brock on April 25, 1937 in Chillicothe, TX.  Their next several years were spent traveling with Leo’s job with Gulf Oil Company in seismograph, or “doodle bugging”, and having two daughters, Sandra Kaye and Celia Belle.  After several years of moving from place to place with Leo’s work, Hazel returned to college in Crosby, North Dakota where Leo was stationed.   She was only allowed one semester there as Leo was transferred to Kansas, then on to Donaldsville, LA.  Hazel then attended classes at Nacogdoches, TX and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in August 1955, from Stephen F. Austin University.  She taught 4th grade in Kirbyville, TX during 1955-1956, then moved to Jasper, TX where she taught 3rd grade for 4 years.  Hazel received her Masters Degree in Education in August 1959 from Stephen F. Austin as Sandra finished High School in Jasper.

Leo retired from Gulf Oil and they moved to Kermit, TX in August 1960, near his sister Melba Carr (Melba has since moved to California and passed away January 31, 2002).  Hazel taught 3rd grade in Kermit for 4 years, went to Sul Ross State Teachers University to earn her counselor’s certificate, and was Counselor at Kermit Junior High School for 15 years.  She was Student Council Sponsor, administered commercial academic tests as well as aiding students with various tasks and problems.

Hazel loved her job, the students, her co-workers and staff.  Her memories about her work with the students of Kermit have always been her favorite subject since retiring from the school system in 1975.  She was a member of:  Texas Classroom Teachers Assoc., KISD Retired Teachers Assoc., Lifetime member of Texas State Teachers Assoc., Volunteer/Member of Texas Youth Commission 1990, Eastern Star, Jasper, TX, Delta Kappa Gamma, Kermit, TX, National Retired Teachers Assoc. and Charter Member/Officer of the KISD Credit Union aka Winkler County Credit Union.

Leo and Hazel had two daughters, Sandra Kaye Brock, who passed away in October 2000, from the neuromuscular disease, ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.  Sandra had also received her Bachelor of Science Degree at Stephen F. Austin and taught High School English until receiving her Masters Degree and assuming the position of Media Coordinator of the Keller School District, Keller, TX.  Sandra was married and had three sons, Terry, Jamie and Jay Lucas.  Terry and Jamie are both pilots for American Airlines and Jay is assistant manager of a door and window manufacturing company.  Terry and his wife, Carol, and their three sons, Dustin, Daniel and Jacob live near Denton as well as do Jamie and his wife Michele and daughters Jessica and Jennifer.  Weldon Lucas, Jr. (Jay) lives in Corinth with his wife Kimber and sons, Kyle and Brock.

Their second daughter, Celia Belle Brock, married Charles Ray Bolf and lives in Kermit.  Celia received her Bachelor of Arts degree at UTPB in Odessa and teaches elementary school in Kermit.  They have two sons.  Thomas Bolf is manager of the Kermit office of Tessco Electric.  He and his wife, Dina and their two sons Jerid and Jeremy live in Kermit.  Lang Bolf is an electrician for the City of Austin Power Company.  Lang lives in Bastrop with his wife Jeanette, stepson Bradley Sutton, and Lang’s son Marcus.  Another stepson, Justin Sutton lives in Midland.

Hazel has been a loving influence to all of her family and we will remember her patience, concern and sincerity about each person’s life that she touched.  May God bless Hazel and receive her into his Kingdom.

Those left behind to cherish Hazel’s love and memories are her Daughter: Celia Bolf and husband, Charles, of Kermit, TX; Two Brothers: Alton Bogard of Midwest City, OK and Herschel Bogard of Anniston, AL; Two Sisters: Lois Poissoit of Conroe, TX and Stella Sims of Arlington, TX.

Five Grand sons: Thomas Bolf and wife, Dina, of Kermit, TX, Lang Bolf and wife, Jeanette, of Bastrop, TX, Terry Lucas and wife, Carol, of Aubrey, TX, Jamie Sim and wife, Michele, of Crossroads, TX and Jay Lucas and wife, Kimber, of Corinth, TX.

Thirteen Great – Grandchildren: Jerid and Jeremy Bolf of Kermit, TX, Daniel and Jacob Lucas, of Aubrey, TX, Dustin Lucas of Weatherford, TX, Jessica and Jennifer Lucas of Crossroads, TX, Kyle and Jay Brock of Corinth, TX, Justin Sutton of Midland, TX, Bradley Sutton and Marcus Bolf both of Bastrop, TX and Ashton Prather of Kermit, Texas.

Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Langford Brock, in 1989.

Funeral Service will be held at First United Methodist Church on Monday, August 23, 2004 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Loren Gardner officiating.  Concluding Service will follow Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at Chillicothe Cemetery in Chillicothe, TX with Rev. Bud Kidwell officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit, TX

SCHELL, Grace Truman: 1909 – 2011

Grace Truman Schell passed away peacefully on August 6, 2011, at the age of 102. Grace was born in Medicine Mound, Texas, on July 4, 1909, the 8th of 13 children. At one year of age, she traveled by covered wagon from Texas to Oklahoma.

In 1926, at the age of 17, she married Marvin Wood and had two daughters and a son. Grace lost her son to spinal meningitis when he was still a young boy. In 1943 she moved to Berkeley, CA. At age 51, when most people are thinking about retirement, Grace enrolled in Beauty College, received her license, and proceeded to work as a hair dresser until she was 80. She later relocated to Lakeport.

Grace moved from Lakeport to Ukiah in 1998. She volunteered at the Senior Center Thrift Shop at least once a week, until her late 90’s. When she turned 98, she requested her family take her down to the DMV to renew her driver’s license. She took the test, and her license was renewed for five more years. At the age of 99 and 9 months her family finally convinced her to sell her car and let someone else do the driving. Grace continued to make lemon meringue pies “by hand” and play Dominoes until nearly 100 years of age. Grace loved her church, the First Baptist Church in Ukiah, and attended services until the last few months when she became confined to a wheelchair. When she would ask her granddaughter Stacy how much longer it would be before the Lord came to take her home, her granddaughter always told her, “Only God knows, and he isn’t telling.”

Grace Schell is survived by her daughters, Twyla Benevedes of Ukiah, and Carolyn Bellante of Lincoln, CA, granddaughters Stacy White of Hopland, Tami Graeber of Klamath Falls, Nicole Backster, and grandson Michael Lynch of New York. Grace was great-grandmother to Ryan Funderburg of Bend, Oregon, Madison White of Hopland, Michelle White, Lola Lynch and Kyle Forrester. Grace welcomed her name-sake and great-great-granddaughter Cassidy Grace Funderburg three years ago. Grace was preceded in death by her grandson, Randy Benevedes. A memorial service is planned for Friday, August 12, 2011, at 1:30 at the First Baptist Church. The church is at 302 Henry Street, Ukiah.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Ukiah Senior Center are appreciated. Arrangements are under the direction of the Eversole Mortuary.

Published in Ukiah Daily Journal on August 10, 2011

HUBACEK, Latrese Gray (Bellamy): 1918 – 2010

Hubacek, Latrese Gray Helen Latrese Bellamy Gray Hubacek, age 91, of Allen, Texas passed away April 7, 2010.

She was born November 3, 1918, in Lockney, Texas, to Madison Jacob and Annie Bertie Covington Bellamy. Latrese attended schools in Hardeman County, Texas, at Medicine Mounds, and graduated from Kings High School. She married Willie (Bill) Paskell Gray on September 1, 1936, in Greenville, Texas. They lived in Merit, Texas for a short time, and then moved back to Chillicothe area. One son, David Madison, was born to the union in Medicine Mounds, Texas.

They lived in Medicine Mounds, in Amarillo during World War II, Quanah, settled in Chillicothe until 1955, then moved to Richardson, Texas. Both worked at Texas Instruments in Dallas at the time. Bill Gray passed away January 13, 1975. Latrese married John Hubacek on December 28, 1979, in Las Vegas, Nevada. They also resided in Richardson, Texas.

She retired from Texas Instruments in May 1981 after 23 years. Latrese and John moved to Kemp, Texas in 1982. John passed away in 1999, and in 2001 Latrese moved to McKinney, Texas, where she lived until she moved to Allen in 2007.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands, son, as well as her brother, Wilmot H. Bellamy, and her sisters, Lomare Bell and Louise Johnson. Her survivors include daughter-in-law, Elizabeth (Liz) Gray of Lucas, TX; grandsons, David Madison Gray II of Melissa, TX, John Michael Gray of San Francisco, CA and Jeffrey Stephen Gray of McKinney; stepsons, Elick, Alvin, George, Anthony, and Johnny Hubacek; cousins, nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 10, 2010, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas. A graveside service will follow at Big Valley Cemetery, in Chillicothe, Texas at 4:00 p.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to funeral service.

To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit www.tjmfuneral.com.

YOUNT, Kathleen May: 1945 – 2007

Kathleen May Yount, 89, of Gainesville, Texas, formerly of New Bethlehem, died Wednesday morning, December 8, 2010, in Gainesville.

Born April 29, 1921, in Lazare, Texas, she was the daughter of Thomas and Carrie Toland Beasley.

She married Vernon T. Yount on August 10. 1945. He preceded her in death on October 16, 2007.

Mrs. Yount was a registered nurse. She worked as a civilian nurse for the United States Army. She then worked in various doctors’ offices and hospitals in Clarion, Brookville and Kittanning.

She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in New Bethlehem.

Mrs. Yount was a member of the American Legion in New Bethlehem and enjoyed volunteering and quilting.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Thompson and her husband, Jay, of Gainesville, Texas, formerly of New Bethlehem; eight grandchildren, Michael Pence of Wytusing, Melissa Flores of Arlington, Texas, Kevin Thompson and Matthew Pence, both of Fort Worth, Texas, Michelle Hatcher of White Settlement, Texas, Barbara Thompson, member of the U.S. Army stationed in Germany, Megan Nulph of Oak Ridge, Carrie Thompson of Gainesville, Texas; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Beasley.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 17, at the Rupert Funeral Home in New Bethlehem.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday, December 17, 2010, at the funeral home with the Rev. Rob Ryver, pastor of the Grace Baptist Church, officiating.

Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery, Distant, Armstrong County.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.rupertfuneralhomes.com.

HARRIS, E.D. Buster: 1920 – 2012

E.D. Buster Harris, 91, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 in Childress. Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 10 at Childress Church of Christ with Trey Morgan officiating . Burial followed in Goodlett Cemetery.

Buster was born Aug. 19, 1920 in Lazare, Texas to John and Carrie Thomas Harris. Buster married former Helen Kyle, June 27, 1942. She passed away March 26, 1957. Buster later married Emmalene Vonessen on Aug. 1, 1964. Emmalene died Sept. 4, 2004.

Buster farmed in the Kirkland and surrounding area all his life.

He is preceded in death by two wives, Helen and Emmalene, three brothers, Jack, Norman, and Rex and one sister, Sue Holtman.

Survivors: Daughter – Mary Goodin and husband, Henry, of Eldorado, OK;  Two Sons – Ken Harris and wife, Brenda of Kirkland; Jim Harris and wife, Barbara, of Kirkland; Two Brothers – John T. Harris and wife, Jean of Amarillo; Sam Harris and wife, Leone, of Amarillo, eight Grandchildren – Shane Harris, Ronda Harris Smith Lisa Harris Lee, Michelle Harris Thomas, Josh Harris James Harris, Melissa Goodin Sill, and Eddie Goodin; 11 Great Grandchildren; 4 Great Great Grandchildren.

BEASLEY, Paul: 1927 – 2010

Paul Beasley, 80, died Tuesday, October 2 in Lake Worth. Born Paul Thomas Beasley on August 25, 1927 in Lazare to Thomas and Mae Beasley. He served his country in the United States Army.

Beasley was preceded in death by his wife, LeAnne Beasley and son, David. Survivors include son, Terry Beasley and wife, Sandra of River Oaks; daughter, Beverly Renois and husband, Paul of Boyd; granddaughters, Laurie Honeman of New Orleans, Erica Guilbea of Fort Worth, Hannah and Heather Halvey of River Oaks; grandsons, Brad Beasley of the U.S. Army serving in Washington, D.C., Coy Northington of Mount Gilead, Oh, Shannon Dowdle of Azle; 6 great-grandchldren; sister, Kay Yount and husband, Vernon of New Bethelhem, PA.; brother, Bill Beasley and wife, Jeane of Midland.

McGUIRE, Verna Jo: 1923 – 2004

Verna Jo McGuire, 80, of Mountain Home, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at a care center in Mountain Home.

No local services will be held. Funeral services will be held in Quanah, Texas, at a later date, with burial to follow in Goodlett, Texas. Local arrangements are under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home.

Verna Jo was born May 19, 1923, in Goodlett, Texas, the daughter of Joe and Ona (Ross) Anderson.

Verna Jo worked as a clerk for the City of Quanah and at local nursing homes. In 1998 she moved from Quanah, Texas, where she had lived on the family farm for 77 years, to Mountain Home to be closer to her daughter and son-in-law.

Verna Jo was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Mountain Home.

She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her family.

Verna Jo is survived by: her daughter, Judy Dow and her husband, Don, of Mountain Home, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

MERCIER, Ruth: 1930 – 2001

Ruth Mercier, 70, of Grand Ronde, died July 8.
She was born July 25, 1930 in Goodlett, Texas. She moved to Willamina in 1942 and then to Grand Ronde in 1950.
She was a member of St. Michael’s Church and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.
Survivors include her husband, Darrel, whom she married Jan. 25, 1950 in Grand Ronde; sons, Mark, Douglas, John and Lowell, all of Grand Ronde; daughters, Carmen Mercier and Barbara Lake, both of Willamina, Margo Mercier of Grand Ronde, Constance Lopez of Sells, Ariz.; 17 grandchildren and 63 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Michael’s Church in Grand Ronde with private interment in the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde cemetery.
Adamson’s Sheridan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Sheridan Sun – July 11, 2001

BRYANT, Frank: 1937 – 1997

Services for Frank Bryant, 60, of Quanah will be at 4 p.m. today in Price-Jackson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Spangler officiating.

Burial will be in Quanah Memorial Park.

Bryant died Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 7, 1937, near Goodlett. He moved from Lubbock in 1988, where he was a retired meter repairman for Pioneer Gas Co. He was a member of Bacon Heights Baptist Church in Lubbock. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his mother, Faye Bryant of Quanah; and two sisters, Helen Gerred of Quanah and Janice Formby of Wichita Falls.

The family suggests memorials to Golden Wings Hospice Foundation.

PELOQUIN, Margie H.: 1926 – 2007

Margie Evelyn Peloquin, 81, of Baytown, passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2007, in her home. Margie was born April 29, 1926, to Claborn and Beadie Hooper in Goodlett, Texas.

She graduated Valedictorian of her senior class from Cedar Bayou High School in 1945. Margie remained a lifelong learner and avid reader throughout her life. Her family celebrates her life as a lover of trees, crosswords, books, life, any worthy challenge, and as a true southern lady.

She was a member of Cedar Bayou Methodist Church. Margie retired from GTE in 1990 after many years of faithful service and career growth. She will be deeply missed by all family and friends who knew and loved her.

Margie was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Clifford Hooper and Alvis Hooper; sisters, Ruby Herron and Rosemary Hooper, and former husband of 20 years, Allen Peloquin. She is survived by daughter and best friend, Susan Peloquin of Baytown; sons, Allen Peloquin and wife, Cheryl of Austin, TX., Jason Peloquin and wife, Leslie of Baytown, Paul Peloquin and wife Lenay of Baytown: brothers Wayne Hooper of Baytown, and C.M. Hooper Jr. of Hamilton, TX; Sister, Edna Mulkey of Hamilton, TX; Grandchildren, Lyssa Peloquin, Brynn Peloquin, Lacee Peloquin, Greg Peloquin, Somer Peloquin, Kylie Peloquin and Logan Peloquin; and treasured friends, Billie Jean Wright, Loetta Sossaman, Nancy Robinson and Dee Dee Mondini.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday July 21, 2007 at Cedar Bayou Methodist Church, 2714 Ferry Road, Baytown, with Reverend Tommy Lyles officiating.

SIMMONS, Edith Marie: 1916 – 2011

Edith Marie Williams Simmons, age 94, died Tuesday, the 14th day of June 2011 at The Villlage At Ware Memorial in Amarillo, Texas. She was born July 15, 1916, in Goodlett, Hardeman County, Texas, to Freeman M. and Stella May Ramsey Willams. She was raised in Childress and married Francis Lee Simmons on September 15, 1934. Edith and Francis remained in Childress where they worked and raised their family. She retired from United Supermarket after many years of service.

Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 17, at The Johnson Funeral Home Chapel at 307 Avenue C. N.W. in Childress. Burial will be in the Childress Cemetery. Relatives and friends are welcome to join in the celebration of her life.

Work was the most important thing to Edith, but in addition she loved gardening, fishing, crocheting, canning and cooking for her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. She was a caregiver for many friends and residents around the Childress community even in her later years. If someone was in need, Edith was just the person to help. A favorite memory of Edith and Francis’ years together was in 2005 when they were crowned King and Queen of the Old Settler’s Rodeo.

Edith will be remembered for her honesty, integrity, hard work, perseverance and her no-nonsense personality that allowed her to raise her seven children.

Edith is survived by her daughter, Shirley Mills and husband, Robert of Childress.

Daughter-Sharon Wadley and husband, Ronnie of Childress.

Daughter-Gayle Canon and husband, Roger of Wichita Falls, Texas.

Daughter-Toni Schubarth of Ft. Worth, Texas.

Son-John Simmons of Dumas, Texas.

Son-Harold Simmons and wife, Donna of Dumas, Texas.

Son-Bill Simmons and wife, Grace of Atoka, Oklahoma.

Brother-Bob Williams and wife, Madie of Olton, Texas.

Life-Long Friend-Florence Gallagher of Childress, Texas.

22 Grandchildren 41 Great-Grandchildren 22 Great-Great-Grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis in 2006, parents, brothers; Joe Willams, Carroll Williams, Bill Williams and sisters; Mabel May, Roxie Parnell and Johnnie Cramer, and son-in-laws, Jimmy Moates and David Schubarth, and a grandson, Mark Moates.

Edith’s family would like to thank her Ware Memorial family for the love and kindness that was shown to her and her family during her illness the last couple of years.

In lieu of flowers the Simmons family request donations be made to The National Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org or by mailing it to Alzheimer’s Association Star Chapter, 4687 N. Mesa St., Suite 200, El Paso, Tx 79912.

KLAPPER, Anna Mae: 1912 – 2000

Former Hardeman County resident Anna Mae Klapper, 87, of Arlington, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, in Arlington.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Price-Jackson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Cliff Johnson, pastor of Goodlett Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Goodlett Cemetery.

Klapper was born Oct. 17, 1912, in Paris, Texas, a daughter of the late George T. and Millie M. Moree Melton. She married Vernon M. Klapper on Oct. 7, 1929, in Hollis, Okla., and he preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 1999.

A Hardeman County resident for most of her life, she was a homemaker and a former schoolteacher who taught for five years at Lazare. She was a member of Goodlett Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Verna Jo Werner of Arlington; a sister, Veda Melton of Oceanside, Calif.; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care or Goodlett Cemetery.

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

TIDMORE, Virginia: 1933 – 2011

Virginia Tidmore, 78, of Amarillo formerly of Quanah died Saturday, April 2, 2011, in Dumas.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church in Quanah with Monte Lumpkin, pastor of Goodlett Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Quanah Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Virginia was born Feb. 16, 1933, in Crowell to Ralph and Fern McKown. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Quanah where she was a GA sponsor and member of women’s Bible class. She was also a member of the Senior Citizens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thad Tidmore.

She is survived by a son, Ron Tidmore and wife Meg of Roswell, N.M.; a daughter, Pat Barrett and husband Galen of Amarillo; a sister, CloVonne McMichael of Hurst; eight grandchildren, Cody Posey, Brandon Tidmore, Casey Brown, Andy Barrett, Cody J. Barrett, Jenci Huebner, Thad Tidmore and Sarah Tidmore; and seven great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be from noon until services time Wednesday at the church.

The family suggests memorials be sent to Memorial Hospice, 224 E. Second St., Dumas, TX 79029.

Amarillo Globe-News, April 5, 2011

CARREGO, Frutoso “Frank”: 1943 – 2010

Frutoso “Frank” Carrego, 67, formerly of Quanah, died Wednesday, July 7, 2010.

Rosary will be said at 6 p.m. today in Smith Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Deacon Art Casias officiating. Burial will be in Goodlett Cemetery.

Mr. Carrego was born Jan. 21, 1943, in Beeville to Erasmo and Genara Gomez Carrego. He and Erlinda Fuentes were married on Sept. 17, 1967, in Post.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Zerina Carrego and Roxzy Lucio, both of Rosenberg, and Karla King of Wichita Falls; a son, Darryl Carrego of Quanah; two sisters, Mary Lopez of Houston and Natalie Monsebais of Beeville; a brother, Joe Carrigo of Quanah; and seven grandchildren.

Amarillo Globe-News, July 11, 2010

COKENDOLPHER, Arthur Hilton: 1925 – 2010

Arthur Hilton Cokendolpher, 84, formerly of Amarillo, Texas, died Sunday, April 25, 2010.

Celebration of life services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Faith Fellowship Church with the Rev. Gary Hoffman, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Boones Mill. Arrangements are by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory.

Mr. Cokendolpher was born July 12, 1925, in Goodlett, Texas, to Dave and Georgia Lee Tanner Cokendolpher.

Mr. Cokendolpher and his wife, Helen, lived the majority of their lives in Amarillo, owning and operating Cokendolpher Tax Service until retiring to Virginia to live near their son.

Arthur was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Otha Brownlow, Oscar Cokendolpher, Tom Cokendolpher and Olen Cokendolpher; and a sister, Oma Hawthorne.

Arthur is survived by his loving wife, Helen Hyden Cokendolpher; a daughter, Linda Marlene Smith and husband Lowell D. Smith of Pennsylvania; a son, David Cokendolpher and wife Judy of Boones Mill; five grandchildren, Jason Smith of New York, Dana Garnier and husband Rick of Pennsylvania, Bradley Cokendolpher and wife Claire of North Carolina, Zachry Cokendolpher and wife Valarie of Callaway, and Joshua Cokendolpher and wife Kathrina of Boones Mill; seven great-grandchildren, Austin and Tyler Garnier, Olivia and Ethan Cokendolpher, Caleb and Andrew Cokendolpher, and Calum Fader.

The family suggests memorials be to Boones Mill Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 61, Boones Mill, VA 24065.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at Faith Fellowship Church.

Please sign the online guest book at www.tharpfuneralhome.com.

Amarillo Globe-News, April 27, 2010

MONTGOMERY, Don Alvin: 1936 – 2011

Don Alvin Montgomery passed away at home on Sunday, August 28, 2011. Don was born January 22, 1936, in Goodlett, TX to Cephas and Thelma (Guthrie) Montgomery. The family moved to Washington, where Don graduated from Renton High School in 1954.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953 to 1955, then in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 to 1961, and was a Veteran of the Korea War. He married Mable Doris Sikes in 1961, and raised two children, Steven and Michelle. He married Debra Larsen in 1984, and had two children, Chad and Dane. Don was the Radio Technician for the Washington State Department of Transportation until 1991, when he retired. He was an active member and past Commander of the Cashmere V.F.W Post #64, played Golden Age softball, was a 4-H leader, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Playing along with his children and grandchildren was also a favorite activity. Don always had a smile and a good story to share, and was willing to help out anyone in need.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Henry; and sister, Vela. He is survived by his longtime partner, Marlene Peterson of Cashmere; son, Steven James (Penny) of Monroe, WA; daughter, Michelle Renee of Cashmere; sons, Chad Taylor (Margo) of Genesee, ID; son, Dane Thomas of Cleveland, OK; grandchildren, Laken, Arieca and Tarrah Te Velde, Emerald and Clifton Montgomery and Tyler, Kaedan and Logan Montgomery; brothers, Kenneth “Dale” and Cephas “Butch”; and sisters, Hazel “Lou” and DeLois. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at the Cashmere Legion Hall, 401 Sunset Highway, on Monday, September 12, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. Service to follow at 1:00 p.m. with Graveside Military Honors. Lunch will be following at the Legion Hall. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Cashmere V.F.W. Post #64 or to WSU Chelan County 4-H Equine Program. Jones & Jones~Betts Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.

LEONARD, Auther “AC” Clyde: 1925 – 2011

A.C. Leonard, 82, a former Dumas resident, passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2011. Graveside Services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at Dumas Cemetery. Rev. Jay McGaughy, pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Dumas will be officiating. Arrangements are by Morrison Funeral Directors.

A.C. was born on August 15, 1928 in Goodlett, Texas to Sol and Ora Lenoard. He married Reba Boswell on September 3, 1948 in Dumas. She preceded him in death on July 4, 2004. A.C. was a hard worker. He was employed at the smelter plant in Dumas for 25 years. He moved to Plainview in 1972, and was a resident there for 38 years. He worked for Occidental & Zip Fertilizer until his retirement.

A.C. loved to ride motorcycles. One of his greatest joys was riding at the Canadian River with his son-in-laws and grandkids. He loved the outdoors, camping out and fishing with his family. They were his life, and he was a very dedicated husband, father and grandfather. He was a quiet man, but when he spoke, everyone listened. He was a Christian, and a member of Seth Ward Baptist Church in Plainview.

Survivors include: two daughters, Barbara Henry and husband Farrell of Dumas and Cathy Myers and husband David of Plainview; one sister, Valine Ballard of Dumas; and numerous other family members.

The family will be at 1707 Lewis in Dumas.

BUCKLEY, George Truitt: 1926 – 2011

Graveside services for Mr. George Truitt Buckley will be held on Sunday, July 24, 2011, at 3:00p.m. at Union Cemetery near Freestone.

Bro. Scott Matthews and Minister Ricky Misseldine will officiate.

Mr. Buckley passed away early Sunday morning, July 24, 2011 at his farm near Freestone.

He was born on October 20, 1926 in Goodlett, TX to Vessie Houston and Bridget Mae Buckley. Mr. Buckley served in the U. S. Marine Corps. He loved all his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Throughout his lifetime, he achieved many things including owning his own welding shop, racing horses, ranching and farming. You could usually find him on his tractor, digging a new pond, hatching a batch of chickens, fishing, gardening, or telling stories and playing jokes on his grandchildren. He dearly loved his “angel” & wife, Alice Buckley and was a devout believer in Jesus Christ. “Now he walks with his angel on one side and his Father on the other”. Mr. Buckley was a wonderful father, grandfather, husband and friend. He was always ready to help those in need or fix something that was broken and will be sorely missed.

He is survived by two sons, Danny Buckley & wife Cheryl of Baytown and Craig Buckley & wife LaDonna of Humble; seven daughters, Betty Rice & husband Jimmy of Alabama, Rose Johnson & husband Richard of Donie, Louise Rice & husband Neil of Alabama, Judy Niekamp & husband Don of Fairfield, Katherine Koepp & husband Dwight of Cross Roads, Martha Garduno & husband Johnny of Conroe, and Kimberly McAdams & husband Paul of Streetman; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister; other relatives and friends.

Mr. Buckley was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Alice Buckley.

HODGES, Anna C.: ? – 2000

Mrs. Anna L. Collins Hodges, 74, of Lamar died Sunday, July 30, 2000, at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock.

A native of Goodlett, Texas, she was a daughter of the late King and Abby Roulston Collins, a Baptist, and was preceded in death by one son, Ronnie Hodges.

Survivors include her husband, T. R. Hodges; three sons, Terry Robert Hodges of Lamar, Kelly Hodges of Dover, and Randy Hodges of Fremont, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at Humphrey Funeral Service Chapel in Russellville.

The body will be cremated.

HORN, Mike: 1923 – 2011

Mike Horn, 88, of Farmington, died on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, in Farmington. He was born July 24, 1923, in Goodlett, Texas.

Services are pending with Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington, 505-325-8688.

COLE, Jack: 1931 – 2009

Jack Junior Cole, 77, died June 5, 2009. He was born July 28, 1931 to Issac and Nettie Sherman Cole. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Darlene Cole of Henderson, NE, and Jackie Ray and Mary Ann Cole of Houston; a sister, Nadine Austin of Hutchinson, KS; 4 grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. Burial was at Goodlett Cemetery with arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home.

POOLE, Mildred Lucille: 1930 – 1998

Mildred Lucille Poole, 68, of Quanah, Texas, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, in a Hardeman County hospital.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. John Spangler, minister of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Goodlett Cemetery under the direction of Price-Jackson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Poole was born Feb. 21, 1930, in Luther, Okla. She and Joe Poole were married June 12, 1947, in Guthrie, Okla. She had lived in Hardeman County since 1948. She was a homemaker and a retired supervisor for De Long’s Sportswear. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Sharon Carroll, Delores Smith and Janet Spangler, all of Quanah, and JoAnn McCoy of Caldwell, Texas; one brother, Charles Lowry of Guthrie, Okla.; four sisters, Nellie Bumgarner, and Mary Butler, both of Wellston, Okla., Alice Harrold of Elgin, Okla., and Ina Townsley of Oklahoma City; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

CUMMINS, Marlon: 1913 – 1999

Marlon Griffin Cummins, 85, of Quanah, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jesse Dea officiating. Burial will be in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Price-Jackson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cummins was born June 7, 1913, in Goodlett, Texas. She and James Tucker were married March 9, 1975. He died April 3, 1983. She and A.B. Cummins were married June 30, 1989, in Altus, Okla. He died Dec. 31, 1994. She was a graduate of Quanah High School and attended Texas State College for Women at Denton. She also attended West Texas State University. She was a homemaker and a member of 1904 Club and many civic organizations. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, James A. Currie of Abernathy, Texas; a sister, Fern Nippert of Quanah, Texas; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

DAVIDSON, Charlie Barlow, Jr.: 1925 – 2012

Charlie Barlow Davidson, Jr. of Richmond, Virginia passed from this life on Tuesday, February 28th at the age of 86. He was born in Goodlett, Texas to parents Charlie and Maybell Davidson. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jean C Davidson, daughter Debra Binns and husband Michael; two sons, Charlie B Davidson III and wife Connie and Steven Davidson and wife Tracey. He is also survived by a sister Nina Parks, 5 grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was a veteran of World War II and also the Korean War. Among the medals and honors he received was the Silver Star. He retired from the Marine Corps after 23 years of service and worked many years for the Virginia State Tax Department. He was a member of The Chosin Few and was one of the original campaign members for the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Va.

Mr. Davidson’s funeral service will be held at Woody’s Funeral Home on Parham on March 8th at 11am. Interment Westhampton Memorial Park. The reception following will take place in the Bloemendaal House at Lewis Ginter Gardens. We welcome family and friends to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the National Museum of the Marine Corps or The Wounded Warrior Project.

MARSHALL, Joyce: 1925 – 2003

Joyce Marshall, 77, of Latham died Saturday, March 15, 2003, at 2:15 p.m. at her home.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, with the Rev. Marvin Mungle officiating.

Burial will be in Illini Township Cemetery, Warrensburg.

Mrs. Marshall was a homemaker.

She was born June 6, 1925, at Goodlett, Texas, to Henry and Wilma Arnett Scott. She married Wilbur “Pinky” Marshall Jr. in Goodlett, Texas, on Oct. 12, 1951.

Surviving are her husband, of Latham; one daughter, Wilma (and Richard) Stanley of Latham; a daughter-in-law, Pam (and Leo) Schmidt of Latham; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Nina Ham of Hickman, Calif., Frances Poole of Goodlett, Texas, and Beulah Malone of Holly, Colo.

She was preceded in death by one son, Larry, who died in 1989, and two grandchildren.

She was a member of Latham Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the church or to the Marshall family.

SEARCY, Lavenia Clark: 1923 – 2006

Mrs. Searcy passed away at her home in Tularosa on Friday, Aug. 4, after a long illness. In 1949, Lavenia and her husband, Raymond Clark and their two sons moved from Goodlett, Texas to Ruidoso. After Raymond’s death, she married Frank Gardner and moved to Tularosa where she and Frank owned and operated the Gardner Pipe and Steel Co. Lavenia continued to run the company for several years after Frank’s death. In 1990 Lavenia married cliff Searcy. Lavenia had been active in the Adobe Dabblers, Tularosa Senior Citizen Center, Otero Widows’ Group, and Ruidoso Doe’s. Lavenia was born July 20, 1923 in Paducah, Texas to Jess and Pearl Allen. She is survived by her two sons, Wesley Clark and his wife Linda of Ruidoso, Kenneth Clark and his wife Peggy of Ruidoso; a step son, Derek Searcy and his wife B.J. of Huachuca City, Arizona; grandchildren, Jennifer Clark, Scott Clark and his wife Annie, Kendra Caraway, Wendy Clark, Randy Clark, and Matthew Searcy; great grandchildren, Kelcey Clark and Zack Caraway; her brothers, Louie Allen, William Allen, Mel Allen, Glenn Allen; sisters, Edna Stutzman, Joyce Campbell, Johnnye Riggan and numersous nieces and nephews.

WOODALL, Howard Leon (Woody): 1924 – 2002

Howard Leon (Woody) Woodall, 77, former mayor of Grand Saline and retired publisher of the Grand Saline Sun, died Monday, June 17, 2002.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at First United Methodist Church of Grand Saline. Rev. Roger Garbs will officiate. Bartley Funeral Home will direct the services. Burial will follow a Woodside Cemetery in Grand Saline.

Mr. Woodall and his wife, Fern, owned the Grand Saline Sun and Edgewood Enterprise from 1972 until late 1986. They also owned and operated, at various times during that period, the Van Progress, the Tri-County News in Mabank and the Wood County (Quitman) Democrat.

Mr. Woodall was born August 18, 1924, in Goodlett, Texas, and later graduated from Williams High School near there. He was a medical corpsman in the European Theater during World War II and survived both the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. After the war he attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo. In 1949 he married Fern Barham of Wright City, Texas.

He worked as a roughneck and then as a pumper and gauger in the East Texas oil field and later in Kansas and Oklahoma. In 1963, he joined the Jacksonville Daily Progress as an advertising account executive but most loved his additional duties as a sports writer. He worked there until he and his wife bought newspapers in Grand Saline and Edgewood.

While in Grand Saline, he served as president of he Chamber of Commerce and held various other offices in the chamber and the Grand Saline Economic Development Corporation. He served as mayor for two terms from 1987 until 1991.

In 1991, he was named Man of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Grand Saline. He was for many years an active member and director of Texas Press Association and North and East Texas Press Association.

After they sold the newspaper company, the Woodalls traveled extensively by motor home, spending time in every state except Hawaii and visiting most of the Canadian provinces. He was an avid reader, hobbyist photographer and loved maps. Mr. Woodall was also an amateur artist, working in pencil and watercolors. He completed art consignments for a number of families and organizations in Grand Saline and Jacksonville.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Fern; by son, Bill and his wife, Nanette, of Tyler; by son, Bert, and his wife, Denise, of Prescott, Ariz.; and by daughter, Lisa Reid, and her husband B.J., of Tulsa, Okla.

He is also survived by grandson, Josh Woodall, and his wife, Emily, of Omaha, Neb.; granddaughter, Katie Noland, and her husband, Mike, of Tyler; granddaughters, Meagan and Kelsey Reid, both of Dallas; step-granddaughter, Heather Crist, and her husband, Chip, of Tyler; and by step-grandson, Phil Shinalt, and his wife, Reagan, of Jacksonville. He is survived by two great-grandchildren, Jackson Noland and Faith Crist, both of Tyler; and several step-great-grandchildren in Lubbock and Forney.

Also among the survivors are sisters, Beth Homes of North Plate, Neb., and Barbara Woodall of Grove, Okla.; and brother-in-law, Con Rogers of Manassa, Colo. He also leaves countless friends.

Pallbearers will be John Rash, Floyd Stewart, Bruce Cheatham and Jimmy Shield of Grand Saline, Oscar Rodgers of Will’s Point and Pat Allison of Dallas.

Published Wednesday, June 19, 2002

BRANDON, Doris Ernestine (Brandon): 1915 – 2010

Doris Ernestine Brandon, 95, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2010 in Wichita Falls. Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at Quanah Memorial Park with Robert Rasberry officiating. Services are under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home.

Doris was born April 11, 1915 in Goodlett, TX to James A. Brandon and Bessie M. (Alexander) Brandon. She attended Goodlett schools until the 10th grade and graduated from Quanah High School in 1932. She was a graduate of St. Paul School of Nursing in Dallas, TX where she became a Registered Nurse. She was an active Registered Nurse for 35 years, 27 of which were in the US Army Nurse Corps. Doris was a member of the St. Paul Alumni Association for 60 years, the National League for Nurses for 25 years, and was a Charter Member of Texas Nursing Service Administrators. She entered into the Army Nurse Corps during World War II and retired as a Full Colonel in 1970. After retirement, she volunteered for the American Red Cross and also helping those in need.

Doris is survived by three nieces and is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Thurston, A.J., and Buddy Brandon; one niece, Karen Rasberry; and one nephew, James Brandon.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the Presbyterian Manor for all of the love and care shown to Doris during her 20 year residency. Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

ALEXANDER, George E.: 1931 – 2007

George E. Alexander, 75, of Security passed away on April 8, 2007 after a short illness. He was born April 28, 1931 in Quanah, Texas to William and Anne Lee (Blackburn) Alexander. He married Margie Brandon on July 7, 1950 in Quanah, Texas. George served in the US Navy from 1948-1952 and later worked in Civil Service. He and Margie moved to the Security area in 1959 where they raised their family. George is survived by his beloved Margie; his children, Bob Alexander, Jim Alexander, Deborah Alexander, Carla Alexander, Chris Sandusky, Kellie Owens, Jennifer Allen, Troy Allen and Samantha Allen. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 10, 2007 from 4-6P.M. at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S. Hwy 85/87, Fountain. Visitation will also occur on Thursday, April 13, 2007 from 8:00 A.M.-12:00 Noon at Smith Funeral Home in Goodlett, Texas. Graveside services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 12, 2007 at Goodlett Cemetery, Goodlett, Texas. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, Ste. 600, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.
Published in The Gazette on April 10, 2007

HOLLIS, Verlyn: ? – 1998

DUMAS – Graveside services for Verlyn Hollis, 71, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Dumas Cemetery with the Rev. Neal Unwin of First Assembly of God Church in Plainview officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Morrison Funeral Directors.

Mr. Hollis died Thursday, May 21, 1998.

He was born in Acme and had lived in Dumas for 25 years. He worked for the Dumas Co-op Grain Elevator and was a veteran of the Army.

In 1950 he married Jean Jeffers in Vernon. She died in 1996.

Survivors include four sons, Ricky R. Hollis, Larry Hollis and Terry Hollis, all of Dumas, and Gary Hollis of Jacksonville, Fla.; a daughter, Rae Nita White of Tulia; a brother, Ernest Hollis of Snyder; a sister, Faeoline Norton of Memphis; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Memorial Hospice, 224 E. 2nd, Dumas, TX 79029.

GALLANT, Wynona Colleen (Essary): 1926 – 2009

Wynona Colleen Gallant (Essary) passed away on August 15, 2009 at the age of 82.

She was born in Acme, Texas on August 26, 1926 and grew up in Quannah, Texas. She will be remembered most for her caring heart, sense-of-humor and directness. After graduation from Quannah High School, she moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and worked as a Nurse’s Aide at Oklahoma City Hospital.

After WWII she moved to Santa Maria where she worked as a Nurse’s Aide at Sister’s Hospital (Marian) where she met her husband Bill Gallant (1908-1994). She was married August 21, 1948 in San Luis Obispo and moved to Orcutt where she lived for the remainder of her life. She was extremely proud to be a member of the Orcutt Den of the Lions Clubs International (LCI) for over 30 years. Serving in several positions of responsibility including President of both the Orcutt Lions and Lioness. In 1997 she was granted lifetime membership in the Lions Project for K9 Companions for Independence.

Colleen is remembered as a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother to her family and friends and as a second mother/grandmother to 3 generations of Orcutt families. She is beloved and will be missed by many, her children Patrick Gallant (Sandy Hamilton), Kay Bohanan (Ed), Melissa Elitzak (Jack), Jerome Gallant (Barbara Schneider) and Linda Hamilton: her grandchildren Kristy (Steven Anson), Jennifer (Matt Bernhardt), Michael (Nicole Cavalier), Stacey (Patrick Hanna), Amanda, Kaitlyn and Julia Schneider: and her great grandchildren Zachary, Zechariah, Armando and DC.

A memorial service is being planned for November 15, 2009 at the Orcutt Lions. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be sent to your local Lions Club projects. Arrangements are in the care of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary and Crematory.

Dudley-Hoffman
Mortuary & Crematory
(805) 922-8463
www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
Published in Santa Maria Times on September 4, 2009

NORTON, Facoline: 1917 – 2011

Facoline Messer Norton, the sister of Ernest Hollis of Snyder, died Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Funeral service for Mrs. Norton, 83, was set for 2 p.m. today in the Travis Baptist Church with the Revs. Phillip Shelton and Tom Posey officiating. Burial was to follow in the Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home.

Born in Acme, she had been a resident of Memphis most of her life where she owned and operated the Messer CafE. She was a member of the Travis Baptist Church and the Rebekah Lodge.

Mrs. Norton was preceded in death by two husbands, C.J. Messer and Russell Norton; and a son, Charles Messer.
Survivors also include a daughter, Jaussetta Martin of Memphis; two stepsons, Larry Norton of Childress and R.L. Norton of Denver; two stepdaughters, Jo Thompson and Pat Norton, both of Amity, Ark.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

KINNAMAN, Donald Anthony: 1999 – 2011

A memorial service for Donald Anthony Kinnaman, 12, of Quanah, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at First Christian Church in Quanah with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah. Kinnaman died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011.

Donald was born Jan. 16, 1999, in Lawton, Okla., a son of Donald and Juanita (Dominguez) Kinnaman. He was formerly a student of the Quanah ISD and was a lifelong resident of Quanah. He was a member of the First Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frederick and Helen Kinnaman and Juana C. Dominguez, and by two uncles, Andy and Eduardo Dominguez Jr.

Survivors include his parents, of Quanah; grandfather, Eduardo Dominguez of Borger; two sisters, Yolanda Allen of Moriarty, N.M., and Genie Turney of Quanah; and four brothers, Nathan Ward of Edmond, Okla., Edward Nuncio of Moriarty, N.M., and Samuel Nuncio and Simon Nuncio, both of Quanah.

Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to the National ADHD Foundation, P.O. Box 547882, Orlando, Fla. 32854.

BELCHER, Floyd W., Jr.; 1964 – 2011

Floyd W. Belcher Jr., 47, of Chillicothe, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, in Chillicothe. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in First Christian Church of Quanah with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born Oct. 25, 1964, in Quanah, a son of Floyd Belcher Sr. and the late Patricia Lea Podrovitz Belcher. A lifelong resident of Quanah, he was a graduate of Quanah High School. He and Fran Fisher were married on Sept. 19, 1988, in Goodlett. He was a crew chief for the Texas Department of Transportation and owner of Belcher Wild Hog Company. He was a member of the First Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by his mother on June 14, 2009.

Survivors include his wife, of Chillicothe; a son, Stefan Belcher of Chillicothe; his father, of Quanah; four sisters, Jan Guzman of Texarkana, Ark., and Mary Belcher, Melinda Belcher and Gina Belcher, all of Quanah; and a brother, James Belcher of Quanah.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.

BAUCUM, Wynona Grace: 1922 – 2011

Wynona Grace Baucum peacefully left this life Sunday, October 30, 2011, around 2 a.m. surrounded by her family. The last 2 weeks of her time was spent in the company of many friends and her husband, children, grandchildren and a new great-grandchild. An atmosphere of peace and love made our letting go of “Nana” a gift to remember.

Born in Tipton, Oklahoma October 3, 1922, to Madge and Clarence Bailey, she had a idyllic childhood. With no siblings she became a great lover of animals which included a pet pig and rooster that rode in the car with her and captivated the imagination of her grandchildren. She married James Donald Baucum of Altus, Oklahoma in January 1943, and followed her husband as he served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. They began their family shortly after the war and had three children starting in 1947. Teaching in northern Oklahoma for a short while and then moving to Quanah where they raised their family the next forty years. During this time Wynona finished her teaching degree at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls and Don left his school administration office to enter banking with a close friend. Wynona retired from teaching after 25 years to enjoy grandchildren and travel.

Their children were a long time joy and provided vacations and holidays with a rich closeness. Their oldest son is Bob Baucum of Quanah, husband of Marida and father to Bailey, Libby and her spouse Matt Kolar, Jim and his spouse Magdalena, and Austin. Wynona’s great-grandchildren are Hensley and Kate Baucum of Wichita Falls, Max and Cecilia Kolar and another daughter due in February of San Antonio, Texas. Their middle son, Gary Baucum and his spouse Deb live in Long Beach, California. Gary’s three children are Katy and her husband John Yates of Reunion, Colorado, Danny Baucum of Long Beach, California and Mark and his wife Jaclyn of San Pedro, California. Wynona’s great-grandchildren are Makenna, Brooklyn and Josiah Yates of Colorado, Isabela and Luke Baucum of San Pedro and Michael and Cailean Vitullo of Long Beach, California. Their youngest is a daughter, Janet. She and her husband, Jim Sims of Boerne have cared for Wynona the last few months.

Don and Wynona enjoyed retirement in Kerrville, Texas for several years and then moved to Taos, New Mexico. While in Taos for 8 years, they made many close friends of neighbors and from their church, St. James Episcopal. They returned to Texas last March and have sorely missed their home in Taos. “Nana” was revered for her extraordinary pie crusts, flower gardens and exhortations towards a lively faith.

Family visitation will be at the El Salto home of their son Bob Baucum, Friday evening November 11th, from 7:30 until 9:00. Her service “A Celebration of Life” will be held in Taos, Saturday November 12th, 10:00 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church. Memorials are requested to be sent to: St. James Episcopal Church, Food Pantry 5794 NDCDU Taos, New Mexico 87571. To leave condolences for the family, please visit www.ebensberger-fisher.com and select the Obituaries tab.
Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne, TX.

DARBY, Katherine Ann Thompson: 1941 – 2011

Former Quanah resident Katherine Ann Thompson Darby, 70, of Duke, Okla., died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. Graveside services were held Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Altus City Cemetery with the Rev. Ralph Chapman and the Rev. Scott Gramling officiating. A memorial service followed in Duke First Baptist Church. Services were under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home.

She was born Aug. 29, 1941, in Duncan, Okla., a daughter of the late Robert G. (R.G.) and Zoel Wheeler Thompson. She was a graduate of Duncan High School and attended the University of Oklahoma, where she met and married Jon David Darby on June 1, 1962. The couple finished their schooling at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, where she received a degree in elementary education. They lived in Altus and Eldorado before moving to Quanah, where she taught first grade. In 1970, they moved to Duke to join the family business. She taught in Duke and Mangum and then spent 28 years teaching in Altus, helping to start the first special education program there. She was a member of the Duke First Baptist Church, the Towne and Country Club, and the Duke Chamber of Commerce.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Kristin Medders of Altus, Okla.; two sons, Blake Darby of Altus and David K. Darby of Oklahoma City; a sister, Sharon Sue Quick of Nashville, Tenn.; and six grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Duke First Baptist Church Youth; to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265-0309; the Alzheimer’s Association, 6465 South Yale, Suite 312, Tulsa, Okla. 74136-7810; or to a favorite charity.
Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.

HAMILTON, Martha Deane: 1936 – 2011

Martha Deane Hamilton, 75, of Yukon, Okla., died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, in Oklahoma City.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in Yukon’s First Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Odell Baptist Church in Odell, with the Rev. Wallace Clay officiating. Interment will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Brad Cemetery, under the direction of Smith Chapel of Chillicothe.

She was born Jan. 10, 1936, in Lubbock, a daughter of the late Fred Morrison and the late Wilma Moore Morrison. She married Robert Guthrie (Bob) Hamilton on Aug. 15, 1955, in Morton. He preceded her in death on May 29, 2002. She had lived in Chillicothe since 1989, moving to Yukon in 2005. She was a graduate of Morton High School and attended Texas Tech University. She was a member of Yukon First Baptist Church and was a former member of Odell Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and a Tupperware manager for over 40 years.

Survivors include a son, Robert Guthrie Hamilton III, of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Kim Smid of Yukon, Okla., and Traci Deane Goldstein of Oklahoma City; a brother, Tommy Morrison of Vernon; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Smith Chapel in Chillicothe.
Memorials may be made to Odell Baptist Church.

McDANIEL, Bearl: 1918 – 2011

Bearl McDaniel, 93, of Quanah, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, in Quanah.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, pastor of Goodlett Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born Sept. 3, 1918, in Gould, Okla., a son of the late Paul and Sally Patrick McDaniel. A graduate of Gould High School, he served in the U.S. Army Infantry during World War II. He and Virginia Chambliss were married on Aug. 22, 1947, in Quanah. He was a longtime resident of Quanah and a farmer and rancher. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, of Quanah; two sons, Galen McDaniel and Lannis McDaniel, both of Quanah; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

BROWN, Doyle Wayne (D.W.): 1949 – 2011

Former Quanah resident Doyle Wayne (D.W.) Brown, 62, died of lung cancer at his home in Cedar Creek on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at Cook-Walden Forest Oaks Funeral Home, 6300 W. William Cannon Dr., in Austin. Arrangements are by Cook-Walden Forest Oaks Funeral Home.

He was born Sept. 14, 1949, in Dumas, the youngest of Maudie Victoria King Brown and Oliver Harrison Brown’s five children. During the Vietnam era, Brown served as a nuclear power instructor in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and a machinist mate on the nuclear-powered submarine the U.S.S. Gurnard, but was never on direct duty in the Vietnam Theater itself. He was honorably discharged after eight years in the U.S. Navy. After military service, Brown worked as final test supervisor and instructor at Eaton Corporation on the ion beam implanters. He then moved to Sematech/SVTC as a mechanical engineer on the ion beam implanters and other equipment. He served as a volunteer on the Flood Plain Task Force in Austin and as a water quality monitor for Colorado River Authority and at McKinney Falls State Park, where he was the driving force in getting swimming allowed again.

Brown loved to design and build and delighted in sharing his knowledge with others. He designed and built his present home with the help of his wife, son, and brothers. He also designed and built a cedar chest, multiple Bible boxes, kitchen cabinets, and all of the desk and furniture in his home computer room. At the time of his death, he was working on a stained glass carousel horse and an intarsa carousel horse.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by a sister, Pat.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Ethel Butts; a son, Jeff Brown; two brothers, Richard Earl and Carl Brown; a sister, Linda Brown; two grandchildren; and two foster grandchildren.

LEWIS, Orvazine: 1920 – 2011

Orvazine Lewis, 91, of Quanah, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, in Vernon. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joseph Jones, pastor of First Baptist Church in Quanah, officiating. Interment followed in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born March 25, 1920, in Eastland, a daughter of the late Robert William and Fannie Taylor Brown. A longtime resident of Quanah, she married Elbert “Monk” Lewis on July 16, 1937, in Quanah. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church. She was formerly an activity director of the Quanah Nursing Home, a former member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and a member of the Bonanza Belles Birthday Club for more than 50 years.

She was preceded in death by eight brothers; a son, Robert Lewis; and two grandchildren, Tiffany Mason and Don Lee.

Survivors include two daughters, Jean Inks and Carolyn Hughes, both of Vernon; a son, Billy Lewis of Vernon; a sister, Opal Williams of Weatherford; seven grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

LEWIS, Mollie L.: 1918 – 2011

Mollie L. Lewis, 92, of Quanah, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, in Vernon. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Larry DeLong, minister of the Quanah Church of Christ, officiating, assisted by Jerry Brewer. Interment followed in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

She was born Dec. 30, 1918, in Bone Cave, Tenn., a daughter of the late Andrew and Mattie Mae Johnson Davis. She married William Clopton Lewis in August of 1940 in Quanah. He preceded her in death on April 17, 2002. A longtime resident of Hardeman County, she was a homemaker and a gardener. She was a member of the Chillicothe Church of Christ, where she taught Bible class, and was a former 4-H leader.

Survivors include a daughter, Karla Moore of Lubbock; a son, Max Lewis of Quanah; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
The family suggests memorials to Westview Boys Home, P.O. Box 553, Hollis, Okla. 73550.

JOHNSON, E.J., Jr.: 1926 – 2011

E.J. Johnson Jr., 85, of Quanah, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, in Quanah. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Quanah with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead, pastor of First Christian Church of Quanah, officiating. Interment will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born Oct. 8, 1926, in Quanah, a son of E.J. and Alice Poole Johnson Sr. A lifelong resident of Quanah, he was a Quanah High School graduate and attended a year of barber school. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II. He and Betty Smith were married on Dec. 31, 1948, in Quanah. Johnson was a farmer and rancher and owner of Midway Barber Shop. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, a former member of the Airport Board, and served as a Hardeman County precinct election judge for many years.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Eddy Wayne on Sept. 5, 2004, and Johnny Dean on Sept. 17, 2005.

Survivors include his wife, of Quanah; two sisters, Janiece Trout of Azle and Johnnie Hutchens of Fresno, Calif.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorials to Meals on Wheels, 1410 Shaw Street, Quanah, Texas 79252.

SMITH, Glen E., Sr.: 1956 – 2011

Glenn E. Smith Sr., 55, of Quanah, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, in Quanah. A memorial service has now been set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at First Christian Church in Quanah with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead, pastor, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

He was born Sept. 19, 1956, in Hobbs, N.M., a son of the late Sherman Hill and Eddie Beatrice Collins Smith. A longtime resident of Quanah, he was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Smith was a longtime self-employed truck driver.
Survivors include a daughter, Melissa Hegwood of Midland; two sons, Jeff Smith and Glenn Smith Jr., both of Quanah; and 10 grandchildren.

GRAY, L.E.: ? – 2011

The man credited with the “QHS Fight Song” when he was band director for the Quanah Independent School District throughout the 1950s, L.E. Gray, 85, of Kerens died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at the East Texas Medical Center Hospital in Tyler.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, in Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leslie Byrd officiating. Burial was in Kerens Cemetery.

A 1943 graduate of Kerens High School, Gray attended Tarleton State University and then North Texas State University. He also served in the Army Air Force, and earned a private pilot’s license. Gray started his teaching career at Kerens, where he was for three years prior to becoming band director in Quanah from 1950 to 1960. From here he moved to Wichita Falls so that his sons could attend Midwestern University. In Wichita Falls, he first taught in junior high and then at Wichita Falls High School, staying in the city for 15 years before moving to Burkburnett, where he stayed 10 years.

At Quanah, Gray not only was credited with the “Fight Song,” but also with initiating the stage band, plus he organized a drive to purchase new band uniforms, to jazz up what became rafter-raising pep rallies in the auditorium, and to allow football players to be in the band and vice-versa.

Gray was remembered with great affection by an entire generation of Quanah High School students who continued to remain in touch with him through the years.
Survivors include two sons, Bill Gray of Broken Arrow, Okla., and David “Bubba” Gray of St. Augustine, Fla.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A scholarship in Gray’s memory has been established by the QHS Class of 1954 through the Quanah Alumni Association. Those wishing to contribute may send checks to the Association secretary-treasurer Helen Parker at P.O. Box 13, Quanah, Texas 79252. If a member of the 1954 class, indicate so on the check.

FLOREZ, Pedro P.: 1936 – 2011

Hardeman County native Pedro P. Florez, 75, of Abilene, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, in an Abilene medical center.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, officiated by Juan Gomez and Jesse Benavidez, with arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home of Abilene.

Florez was born March 12, 1936, in Hardeman County, a son of Elvira Carlota (Perez) and Santos Zapata Florez. He married Maria Ofelia Perez on March 30, 1956. She preceded him in death. Florez moved from Quanah to Abilene in 1960, where he was employed by Gooch Meat Packing Company and later owned and operated Florez Filter Service. On July 17, 1995, he married Martina Coronado. He enjoyed playing golf and chess.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Santos P. Flores, Goyo P. Flores, and Juan P. Flores; and sisters Jovita Belamy, Guadalupe F. Perez, and Elma P. Flores.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Carlos P. Florez; a stepson, Javier Salinas; two daughters, Nicaela P. Gonzales and Elizabeth P. Cobarruvias; a stepdaughter, Marisela Mendoza; four brothers, Carlos P. Flores, Ricardo P. Flores, Ramon P. Flores, and Francisco P. Flores; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
You may view and sign the guestbook at www.elliotthamilfuneralhome.com.

MOORE, Elbert : 1946 – 2011

Former Quanah resident Elbert Moore, 65, of Odessa, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Freedom Missionary Baptist Church in Odessa, with the Rev. James Archie and the Rev. W.M. Tatum, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Moore was born March 1, 1946, in Quanah, the youngest of Jerry and Buler Moore’s children. A graduate of Quanah High School, he moved to Odessa for a short time, then lived in Dallas for 23 years. He returned to Odessa in the late 1990s. He worshipped at Freedom Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers JB, Joe and Albert Moore; and sisters Jerrienne Toms, Pearline Houston, and Emma Jean Williams.
Survivors include a son, Elbert Miller of Fort Worth; a daughter, Sharon Prophet of Houston; three brothers, Melvin Moore of Santiago, Chile, Calvin Moore and Archer Moore, both of Odessa; two sisters, Mae Francis Carr and Helen Moore, both of Quanah; and four grandchildren.

ABERNATHY, Sweet Pea: 1933 – 2012

Sweet Pea Abernathy passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012 at her home in Altus. She was born June 29, 1933 in Quanah, Texas to Mayme and Don Drake. After graduating from Quanah High School in the spring of 1950, she married Earl Abernathy in August of that same year.

She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Altus where she was very active in Sunday school and many other numerous activities in the church. The National Association of Wheat Growers, Oklahoma Wheat Grower’s Association, and the Oklahoma Angus Association. She was a Past President of the Eroleathion Club, member of the Shortgrass Arts and Humanities, and a member of the National Cattlewomen’s Association for 40 years. She was named an Honorary Chapter Farmer by the FFA. In 1988 she was the High Plains Journal Agriculture Woman of the Year for the Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico region. She was heavily involved with the Altus FFA Chapter and the Ag Youth of Jackson County.

Sweet Pea enjoyed being involved in the family’s farming and ranching operation. She was a long time advocate for Agriculture in the State of Oklahoma and enjoyed being involved with many agriculture groups and activities throughout the years.

Sweet Pea’s greatest love, next to her family, was her enthusiastic devotion to the Democatic cause since 1966 when she went to her first convention. She held many positions of leadership in her local Democratic women’s group and worked in the local headquarters for candidates prior to elections. Her leadership positions include: Jackson County Democrat Co-Chair in 1967; Jackson County Chair since 1975; Delegate to the National Democratic Convention in 1988 and 1996; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Vice-president for the Oklahoma Federation Democratic Women; President of the 4th District Democrat Women in 1974 and 1990; Recipient of the Outstanding Federation Democrat Women of the Year in 1988. She hosted many receptions in her home for Democrat hopefuls including David Hall, George Nigh, David Boren, Jim Townsend, Pauline Gore, David Walters, and Billy Carter (representing President Jimmy Carter), Governor Henry, and many others. She was inducted into the Oklahoma Democratic Party Activist Hall of Fame in 2003. Sweet Pea’s commitment went beyond her proclamation to be a Democrat. She “walked the walk.”

Sweet Pea is survived by her husband, Earl; three children, Don Abernathy and wife Gayle of Altus, Marita Lane and husband Kevin of Quanah, TX, Tommy Abernathy and wife Kristy of Altus; nine grandchildren, Ashley Abernathy, Braddock Abernathy, Abby Abernathy, Dr. Lance Lane and wife Lauren, Grant Lane, Alex Lane, Lindsey Dorton and husband Kyle, Lori Miller and husband Boone, and Reed Abernathy; one great grandson, Kamden Dorton.

Services have been scheduled for 10:00 am, Thursday, January 5, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Altus with Dr. Jeff Moore officiating. Interment will follow in the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

The family will receive guests from 6:30-8:00 pm Wednesday evening at Lowell-Tims Chapel.
On-line tributes can be made to the family at www.lowell-tims.com.

PITT, James Eldon: 1917 – 2011

James Eldon Pitt passed away December 18, 2011 at Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. He was 94 years old. He was born June 21, 1917 in Quanah, Texas to Emmett Everett and Patsy Loemma (Martin) Pitt. He was predeceased by his former wife, Harriett (Philmus) Pitt, his sister, Mable Clay of Quanah and Milton Pitt of Cedar Hill, Texas.

Mr. Pitt is survived by his sister, Patsy Frasier, of Grapevine, Texas; his three children, David, of Ghent, N.Y., Timothy and his wife Lisa of Putnam Valley, N.Y., Debra of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and three grandchildren, Denielle, of Washington, D.C., and Katharine and James, both of Manhattan.

Mr. Pitt’s abiding love of music brought him a measure of fame during his undergraduate days at the University of Texas, where he began to develop his talents as a jazz guitarist and singer/songwriter, performing at clubs in Austin with his big band, Jimmy Pitt’s Knights of Note, and in a campus variety show called “Time Staggers On.”

Mr. Pitt first came to New York in 1946 as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he wrote for Stars and Stripes. A year later, he joined Time magazine as a contributing editor, rising through the ranks to become the company’s first director of corporate public relations.

He often returned to Quanah to visit family and attend high school reunions.

A long-time public relations executive, he campaigned to persuade fellow PR professionals that their relevance in a democracy hinged on their willingness to address urgent social issues.

Mr. Pitt’s views about the potentially constructive role of public relations took root in 1951, when Henry R. Luce, Time’s co-founding publisher, personally assigned him to interview Everett R. Clinchy, the newly appointed head of the National Conference of Christians and Jews.

The NCCJ—founded in 1928 in response to the anti-Catholic sentiments that attended Al Smith’s presidential campaign – wanted Luce to supply a young writer to prepare a brochure on the organization. The NCCJ, whose founders included Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, had recently broadened its mission, bringing diverse groups together to address interfaith divisions, race relations and social and economic injustice. It is now known as the National Conference for Community and Justice.

Mr. Pitt’s work with Clinchy marked the beginning of three decades of what he called a “rewarding and treasured collaboration.” The brochure grew into Mr. Pitt’s first book, a history of the NCCJ titled Adventures in Brotherhood (Farrar, Straus & Company 1955).

In 1967, as chairman of the New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, Mr. Pitt invited a succession of distinguished luncheon speakers, including New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay and the psychologist Kenneth B. Clark, to discuss how public relations professionals could help shine a spotlight on the problems of the cities in an especially turbulent decade.

“Public relations practitioners have long been criticized for a failure to show sufficient interest in the world around them,” Saturday Review magazine said in an editorial at the close of his chairmanship. “Pitt’s greatest contribution is the emphasis on public service by Chapter members.”

Mr. Pitt’s efforts later earned him a PRSA Gold Anvil award.

Mr. Pitt remained active following his retirement from Time Inc., working in Washington to promote the National Program for Voluntary Action in 1969. He later returned to New York to work at the Community Service Society.

In 1963, Mr. Pitt was the chief organizer of Time magazine’s 40th anniversary dinner at the Waldorf Astoria, to which the magazine had invited virtually everyone who had ever been on its cover. The wall-to-wall celebrity gala drew 284 guests of honor, 228 media representatives and an audience of 1,668. Bob Hope, the master of ceremonies, said from the dais that “I’ve attended a few affairs in my life – but never anything like this.”

In his later years, Mr. Pitt devoted his public relations expertise to promoting the Jazz Ministry at St Peter’s Lutheran Church in midtown Manhattan, where he worked closely with John Garcia Gensel, Pastor to the Jazz Community and the moving force behind the yearly church extravaganza known as All-Nite Soul.

His yearly gifts to family and friends were cleverly crafted birthday limericks or original ditties delivered over the phone to the tune of his trusty guitar. He had a happy, generous and loving soul.

A memorial service is planned.

SWINDELL, Charles Bryan: 1941 – 2012

Charles Bryan Swindell, 70, of Childress, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, in Quanah Memorial Park with Joe Milligan, Joe Minkley and Gary Swindell officiating. Arrangements were by Johnson Funeral Home of Childress.

He was born May 7, 1941, in Quanah, a son of Bryan and Reba Trammell Swindell. He married Kathy Milligan on May 28, 1960, in Quanah.

Survivors include his wife, of Childress; two daughters, Darla Felton of Childress and Karla Minkley of Claude; a brother, Gary Swindell of Childress; two sisters, Karen Swindell and Camilla Browder of Quanah; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The online guest book may be signed at www.johnsonfunerals.net.

CLAWSON, W.C. “Bill”: 1926 – 2012

W.C. “Bill” Clawson, age 85, of Quanah, Texas, went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, January 15, 2012, in Quanah, Texas.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church with Rev. Wayne Hollinshead officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Quanah.

Mr. Clawson was born on July 26, 1926 and was the son of the late W.W. and Novella (Mote) Clawson. He left school shortly before graduation to join the U.S. Navy in order to serve his country during World War II. Many years later he was honored by a ceremony at Sulphur Bluff High School, Sulphur Bluff, Texas, where he was awarded his high school diploma. He and Joan Major were married on April 17, 1948, in Vernon, Texas, and they rode the Zephyr back home to Quanah. In 2008 the Zephyr returned to Quanah and Bill and Joan met the Zephyr to celebrate their 60th anniversary at the Quanah, Acme & Pacific Railroad Depot where both had worked since 1946. He was a resident of Quanah since 1946 and a retired conductor of the QA&P Railroad for 36 years. He was a former employee of Georgia-Pacific for four years and also retired Mid-Tex security guard at the Georgia-Pacific plant. He was a member of the First Christian Church and the Quanah Masonic Lodge #689 AF&AM, American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was preceded in death by great-grandson Taylor Wiseman in 2008 and three brothers, J.B., Charmie, and Oscar Clawson.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Clawson of Quanah; two daughters, Kathy Jowers and husband Earl of Quanah, Texas, and Vicki King of Wichita Falls, Texas; a sister, Jean Stewart and husband Hollis of Decatur, Texas; three grandsons, James Gresham of Wichita Falls, Texas, Jeremy Jowers and wife Charity of Seymour, Texas, and Kevan Jowers and wife Rebecca of Iowa Park, Texas; and five great-grandchildren, Jay, Erik, Joshua, Joseph and Benjamin Jowers. He was also survived by many dear friends and family members too numerous to mention.

Family visitation will be from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Family suggests memorials may be given to the First Christian Church, P.O. Box 356, Quanah, Texas 79252, or the Veterans Fund in care of First Capital Bank, Quanah, Texas.

ALLEN, Nathan Daniel: 1947 – 2012

Nathan Daniel Allen, 64, of Manitou, Okla., died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, Okla.

Allen was born May 18, 1947, in Quanah, a son of Nathan Levi and Minnie (Sharp) Allen. He married Irellia Jones on Jan. 22, 1994, in Odell. The couple lived on Lake Frederick near Manitou for the past four years, where he enjoyed fishing and camping. Allen was known for being Santa’s helper and collecting Toys for Tots. He helped the Snyder, Okla., fire department deliver food and toys to the needy. He also was a cotton farmer for 25 years, and then went to work as a truck driver until his retirement in 2003.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1972.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; his mother; two sons, Loren “Bud” Allen and Bill Allen of Quanah; two step-daughters, Kymberli Read and Krystal Holt; a step-son, Glen “Bo” Gilliam; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

WHITMIRE, Bernice Lee: 1925 – 2012

Bernice Lee Whitmire, 87, of Quanah, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, in Quanah. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in Quanah Memorial Park with the Rev. Joseph Jones, minister of First Baptist Church of Quanah, officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Jan. 18, 1925, in Rotan, a daughter of the late Barnie Owen and Audie Valeria (Jenkins) Weems. She was a 1943 graduate of Hobbs High School at Rotan and moved to Quanah the following fall. A longtime resident of Quanah, she married Edward Taylor Whitmire Jr. on April 13, 1945, in Quanah. He preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1999. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the BYKOTA Sunday School Class. She was a former employee of the Quanah school cafeteria and was a retired employee of the Quanah Tribune-Chief.

She was preceded in death by a son, Owen Lee Whitmire, on July 1, 2001, and by a sister, Helen Parks, on Dec. 1, 1997.
Survivors include two daughters, Edna Whitmire and Carol Whitmire, both of Quanah; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

HUTCHENS, Avis Lee: 1920 – 2012

Avis Lee Hutchens, 92, of Quanah, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, in Wichita Falls. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Quanah with the Rev. Joseph Jones, minister of First Baptist Church of Quanah, officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

She was born Jan. 27, 1920, in Faye, Okla., a daughter of the late Avis Keith and Anna Lee (Parten) Wooten. A graduate of Perryton High School, she attended Mary Hardin Baylor in Waco and West Texas State University in Canyon. She and Ira Mabe Hutchens were married in 1940 in St. Charles, Mo. He preceded her in death in 1984. She moved to Quanah in 1950 and was a longtime assistant superintendent of Hardeman County Schools. She was a member of the ESA Sorority, Quanah Ladies Golf Association, and Quanah Needle Club. She also served as an election judge for the local elections, volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society, and was a member of First Baptist Church in Quanah.

She was preceded in death by one great-grandchild.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan K. Ussery of Vilseck, Germany; a son, Lee Hutchens of Canyon Lake; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday.

The family suggests memorials be given to Hospice of Wichita Falls or the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 681, Quanah, Texas 79252.

HARRIS, Onita I.: 1926 – 2012

Onita Irene Harris, 85, of Quanah, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, in Crowell. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Quanah with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, minister of Goodlett Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Aug. 28, 1926, in Watonga, Okla., a daughter of the late Richard Raymond and Lorene (Fulfer) Hinsley. She and David Crockett Ritchie were married in 1942 in Quanah. He preceded her in death in 1985. She married Martin Luther Thompson Jr. in 1962 in Vernon, and he preceded her in death in 1973. She married William Edward Harris Sr. in 1977 in Chillicothe, and he preceded her in death in 2006. She was a longtime resident of Quanah and a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Wiley Lee Thompson in 2006 and J.D. Ritchie in 1984; and by a stepson, Bill Harris, in 2011.

Survivors include two daughters, Edith Lanning and Brenda Walters, both of Quanah; a son, Richard Ritchie of Quanah; four sisters, Laverne Hiser of Lubbock, Vesta Lee Pitts of Post, Opelia Hunt of Bagwell, and Lula Bishop of Canadian; five brothers, Raymond Hinsley of Dallas, David Hinsley of Michigan, Elmer Lee Hinsley of Arizona, Tommy Hinsley of Flower Mound, and Donnie Hinsley of Vinson, Okla.; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

HINES, Billie Nell: 1925 – 2012

Billie Nell Whatley Hines, 86, of Quanah, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, in Crowell. Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead, pastor of First Christian Church of Quanah, officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Oct. 19, 1925, in Goodlett, a daughter of the late Dave Wood and Grace Zelma (Downs) Whatley. She and Homer Howard Hines were married Sept. 14, 1944, in Goodlett. He preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 2005. A lifelong resident of Hardeman County, she was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. She was the owner of The What Shop, manager of the Western Union, and a former employee of Security National Bank.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Jack Smith and Bob Martin, and two brothers, Del and Tom Whatley.

Survivors include two daughters, Martha Turner of Wichita Falls and Lea Ann Loveless of Quanah; a son, Larry Hines of Quanah; three sisters, LaRuth Patterson and Judy Rosser, both of Amarillo, and Kay Simpson of Denton; three brothers, Lester Ray Whatley of Garden City, Kan., Jim Whatley of Borger, and Tony Whatley of California; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 3 p.m. until service time on Friday.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

McDANIEL, Virginia: 1926 – 2012

Virginia McDaniel, 85, of Quanah, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, in Wichita Falls. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, minister of Goodlett Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born March 1, 1926, in Quanah, a daughter of the late J.K. and Jessie (Horseley) Chambliss. She and B.B. McDaniel were married on Aug. 22, 1947, in Quanah. He preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 2011. She was a lifelong resident of Quanah, a member of the First United Methodist Church, and was a Sunday school teacher. She was a homemaker, a 4-H leader, and a member of the Iris Club and Garden Club.

Survivors include two sons, Galen McDaniel and Lannis McDaniel, both of Quanah; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

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

MARSH, Helen Doris: 1921 – 2012

Helen Doris Marsh, 90, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Colorado Springs. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in Goodlett Cemetery with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, minister of Goodlett Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Aug. 10, 1921, in Quanah, a daughter of the late Tom and Ideres (Golston) McCreary. She was a retired archives technician with the government.

Survivors include a daughter, Holly Kramer of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and grandchildren.

MOORE, Joyce Ann Davis: 1942 – 2012

Joyce Ann (Davis) Moore, age 69, of Odessa, passed from this life on Saturday, February 4, 2012, at Regency Hospital of Odessa. She was born in Quanah, TX on June 25, 1942 to Jack and Tommie (Williams) Davis.

Her parents and her husband, Elmer Joe Moore, precede her in death. She worked at Sunshine Cleaners for twenty years.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter: Claudia Friar and husband J.L. of Amarillo, three grandchildren: Jasmyne and Jamon Friar of Arlington, Jermell Friar of Amarillo, and one great-grandchild. She is also survived by three cousins, Pat Caldwell, Michelle and Teresa of Midland.

No services will be held at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa and condolences to the family may be sent online at acreswestfuneral.com.

WRIGHT, Lucretia Gayle Hawkins: 1946 – 2012

Former Quanah resident Lucretia Gayle Hawkins Wright, 65, of Mansfield, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at her home. A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in Blessing Funeral Home at Mansfield.

She was born in Quanah on Aug. 30, 1946, a daughter of Tom and Wanda Barnes Hawkins. She graduated Quanah High School in 1964. She and Billy F. Wright were married in Las Vegas, Nev., on Feb. 10, 1979. She was employed as a legal secretary.

Survivors include her husband; and a brother, Tim Hawkins.

ATWOOD, Elsie E.: 1921 – 2012

Elsie E. Atwood, 90, of Quanah, died Friday, March 2, 2012, in Quanah.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 5, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Larry DeLong, minister of the Quanah Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born on April 20, 1921, in Lakota, N.D., a daughter of the late Matthew H. and Mary Josephine (Holmes) Roman. During World War II she was a ship welder in Seattle, Wash. She was a longtime resident of Quanah and a retired nurse’s aide. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include three daughters, Phyllis Maxwell of Wasilla, Alaska, Carol Lee of Quanah, and Mary Jane Stokes of Collinsville, Miss.; one son, Michael Atwood of Quanah; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at the funeral home.

DOCKERY, Virginia Anabel: 1927 – 2012

Virginia Anabel Dockery was born on September 13, 1927 in Wilbarger County to Roy and Emma Lou Hughes. Her father died when she was very young as a result of injuries he sustained as a WWI veteran. She learned about independence and self-reliance when she and her mother survived the Depression by running a small dairy near White City. After graduating from Vernon High School, she obtained a degree from University of Texas and began her life-long vocation of educating children. Anabel was heading back to school to get her master’s when Kenneth Dockery convinced her to marry him in 1949, and they delighted in 63 years of playing bridge with their friends in Vernon — especially Earl and Peggy Bristo — traveling the world from the South Pacific, to Alaska, to Europe and watching the river flow by their cabin in Colorado while playing cards.

Anabel touched many children’s lives as a teacher at Lockett, Oklaunion, and Shive Elementary in Vernon and Reagan in Quanah. She made a lasting impression as a teacher who cared deeply for them and their future. Not content with her impact in one classroom, she went to summer school to get her long-delayed master’s degree as a diagnostician. She expanded her reach to enhance the lives of special needs children across Hardeman, Foard, and Childress counties. She was so committed to her work, she was pulled out of retirement three times and her career lasted over 50 years.

Anabel passed away peacefully at BSA Hospice in Amarillo on March 2 surrounded by her family. She was the kind of wife, mother, and friend everyone would want…loving, compassionate, tolerant, intelligent — a class act in every way imaginable. She will be deeply missed and always remembered as a guiding light by the most important people in her life: her husband; children, Dr. Holly Dockery (Santa Fe), David Dockery (Johnson City), and Mary Kay Riley and husband Kevin (Amarillo); grandchildren, DeDe Dockery and Allison Clement; and many nieces, nephews, and friends around Texas and New Mexico. She was predeceased by her sister, Mary Covert Evans.

A memorial service will be held in Quanah on Tuesday, March 6, at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Quanah with Rev. Monte Lumpkin officiating. Anyone wishing to make a donation in her memory can contact the Arthritis National Research Foundation, any organization doing dementia research, or the charity of your choice.

DAVIS, Wayland: 1934 – 2012

Wayland D. Davis, 77, passed away at his home in Quanah on Saturday, March 3, 2012.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church with Wayne Hollinshead officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

Wayland was born on Sept. 28, 1934 to George (Shorty) and Allie Lee (Carver) Davis. He lived most of his life in Quanah and owned Davis Plumbing Company and Davis Bail Bonds and was former owner of Dutch’s Restaurant. He married his long-time companion and best friend, Vickie Dee Smith, on Sept. 10, 1999 in Las Vegas, Nev. He was a former member of the Quanah Jaycees, Quanah Chamber of Commerce, and member of the Professional Bail Bonds of Texas. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.

He had courageously fought multiple myeloma for the past six years and was an inspiration to those around him. His zest for life and positive outlook will forever by a comfort to those who loved him. He adored his family and was anticipating the arrival of two additional great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife and caretaker, Vickie, of the home; three children, Dina Leal and husband Mando of Quanah, Mike Davis and wife Lois of Quanah, and Mark Davis and wife Sunnie of Quanah; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Ava Lee Collins of Perryton.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to favorite organizations.

BRAZIEL, Joy: 1927 – 2012

Quanah, TexasJoy Braziel, 85, of Quanah, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in Fort Worth. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 12, in First Baptist Church of Quanah with the Rev. Joseph Jones, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Snyder, Okla., a daughter of the late Roy A. and Audrey (Evans) Croxton. She and Willie Ray Braziel were married on Dec. 21, 1946, in Vernon. He preceded her in death on May 14, 2002. She was a longtime resident of Quanah and a retired teacher’s aide. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the BYKOTA Sunday school class. She was also a member of the Good Sams Club.

Survivors include three daughters, Sandra Pritchard of Euless, Peggy Phillips of Mesquite, and Sharon Anders of Vernon; a son, David Braziel of Arlington; seven grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

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

BIRDSONG, Coy Gene: 1928 – 2012

Services for Coy Gene Birdsong, 83, Pittsburg, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Erman Smith Funeral Home, Pittsburg. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Pittsburg.

Mr. Birdsong died Jan. 1, 2012. He was born Oct. 4, 1928 in Acme, Texas, to Ira W. and Laura Mae Skinner Birdsong.

Mr. Birdsong was a retired Senior Master Sergeant with the Air Force, Retired from from both the United States Postal Service and Erman Smith Funeral Home. He was a member of the Greer Blvd. Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Burkhammer Birdsong- Pittsburg; sons. Timothy R. Giles- Floral. Ms. and Joseph E. Giles-Fairview Heights, Il.; daughter, Joyce Arlene Birdsong- Tulare, Ca.; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister and brother-in-law: Ira & Erman Smith.

Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

MADDOX, Jack Clinton: 1919 – 2006

Jack Clinton Maddox, 86, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2006.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Chapel in PAris, TX with the Rev. Ray Starnes and Tommy Townsend officiating. Interment follows in Woodland Cemetery. Lunch will be served at Woodland Methodist Church following the interment.

The family receives friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

He was born Dec. 10, 1919, in Medicine Mound, TX to Benjamin Franklin Maddox and Nettie Hightower Maddox. He was one of 13 children.

He attended Southern Methodist University on basketball and track scholarships but transferred to West Texas State University in Canyon to play on the nation’s tallest basketball team, where he was named All-American in basketball. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education.

He served in the U. S. Marine Corps during World War II in 1944-1945 and was selected to be in charge of athletics in Honolulu for soldiers returning for R&R. He played for the United States All America Team in Hawaii against such notables as the Harlem Globetrotters and others. He met the love of his life, Reva, who was Chief Petty Officer in the United States Coast Guard while on R&R in Honolulu, they married July 24, 1946, in San Francisco.

He played professional basketball in Minnesota from 1946 to 1948. He returned to Texas to be involved in ranching and Quarter Horse breeding. He taught school and was a high school principal and a referee for many years in many county and city basketball games. He operated four ranches near Paris for the Pritchard and Ray Cattle Co., managing herds of Bramha, Hereford and Angus Cattle. He was a regular on the Rodeo Circuit for over 20 years as a calf roper and in 1959 was the first president of the Paris Rodeo and Horse Club.

He was chosen by the Pan American and Greyhound travel agencies in 1961 to represent the United States as the typical Texan and American Cowboy and made a one-month “Visit the USA” tour of Europe making radio and television appearances promoting Travel of Europeans to the United States. He personally delivered President John F. Kennedy’s “Visit USA” message to people of Western Europe and also represented Paris as an Honorary Mayor for this trip. In 1970 he started his own cattle and ranching operation retiring at the age of 78.

He was an exceptional man in many ways, the first to help out in any situation and to tell you that he never met a person he did not like; he will be missed by his many friends and especially his loving family. He was a loving and devoted husband, a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather and a friend to all.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Reva Maddox.

He is survived by his son, Clint Maddox and his wife, Pat and grandchildren, Steven and Jeff of Austin TX . Also, daughter, Cassie Townsend and her husband, Tommy, and grandchildren, Justin, Trent and Blair of Austin; daughter, Pamela Maddox and her son, Chris Barnes and wife, Samantha, of Flower Mound and their children, Riley, Taylor and Kellee Barnes of Dallas.

Granjack will be deeply missed by his grandchildren not only for his keen wisdom but his loving, laughing way in dealing with the realities of life.

Serving as pallbearers will be Justin Townsend, Trent Townsend, Steven Maddox, Jeff Maddox, Barney Bray and Joe Shannon.

His brothers will serve as honorary pallbearers.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in Jack’s name to the Paris Rodeo and Horse Club.